Friday, 4 December 2015

Amesbury Athletics Achievement 

Amesbury Athletics Interzone Team 2015Amesbury Athletics Interzone Team 2015 — by admin Amesbury School

Well done to these students who made it to Interzone this year, and congratulations to Harry, Callum, Freeman and Hannah who then qualified to compete at Regionals with great results!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Sustainable Coastlines

Today all the Year 4s and 5s went on a trip to Titahi Bay to make a change by cleaning up the coast.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Hannah Dunbar wins inaugural Leadership Award for 2016


Hannah Dunbar received her award from Mayor Celia Wade Brown last night at the Newlands Community Centre along with the winners from each school in the Northern Suburbs.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Haka to Neala and Matilda

Haka to Neala and Matilda, the Term 3, Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipientsHaka to Neala and Matilda, the Term 3, Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipients — by admin Amesbury School

Congratulations to our Amesbury Awesomeness Award recipients for term 3...

Monday, 23 November 2015

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Where's Wally? 

Mischa, with the amazing 'Where's Wally?' cake she made with Kirsty for our Living Globally inquiry. Mischa, with the amazing 'Where's Wally?' cake she made with Kirsty for our Living Globally inquiry.  — by Urs Cunningham

No need to ask today...Wally's in Harakeke Hub, thanks to the amazing baking skills of Mischa and Kirsty.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

International Community Celebration happening here on Friday 5.30-7.30pm - all welcome


Come along for dinner and a show at Amesbury School.  We've got student walk-through expos, Indian dance, cultural dress parade, music and fabulous food!  

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Celtic Stories


Today we were captivated by Linda Hansen aka 'Shadow the Storyteller' who shared traditional Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Ireland...

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Paddington welcomed back to Churton Park by a very excited crowd!


After adventuring around the world, Paddington returned to Amesbury School today to share stories of his travels (and some cake!)...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Thursday afternoon - Maths!


In Harakeke we have been exploring activities that develop an awareness of volume and mass  - lots of concentration and fun!

Great start for Amesbury futsal boys 


After an initial struggle, the year four Amesbury boys' team quickly found their futsal feet and won by 14.1. What a great effort!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Harakeke Athletics Day


It was very grey and gloomy but the weather held out long enough so we could complete all events.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Friday, 25 September 2015

Heading Home

Well, that's us all packed up and cleaned. Some of us showed great proficiency with a toilet brush.
Fantastic send off from Teapot Valley Camp with a running high five.
Now a sunny bus ride, a play in Picton park and then the ferry ride home.
See you soon, folks.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Second day of rotations at camp


It was a fabulous day: lovely weather, exciting rotations, delicious food and talent to boot - who could ask for more?

Dear Paddington Bear...

Sharing a letterSharing a letter — by admin Amesbury School

Koru Hub enjoyed having a visitor and helping him plan his next adventure around the world.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Day 3: Roaring around rotations


We started the first of our two rotation days today. We worked our way through our first rotation module of archery, slingshot paint balls and the challenging confidence course. We also started our second of three rotation modules of zip line, climbing and team building. 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Harakeke storms the Abel Tasman.

12 Km later and still smiling (mostly).12 Km later and still smiling (mostly). — by Urs Cunningham

We had a fabulous day walking in the Abel Tasman National Park today. 

2 minutes of brushing

BrushingBrushing — by admin Amesbury School

The mouth - just one of the many interesting things we learned about this term...

Monday, 21 September 2015

Harakeke Storms the South Island

After a pretty rough crossing we have all been revived by hot chips and slushies in the ferry cafe, so we are ready to head  onwards.
Next stop, Teapot Valley. We will send a full round up of the day later this evening, we just thought we'd let you all know we made it!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Netball 2015

Hannah Dunbar and Maddie Thomas - 2015 MVP'sHannah Dunbar and Maddie Thomas - 2015 MVP's — by admin Amesbury School

Well done to all our netball players who represented Amesbury School this season...

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Wellington North Primary Schools' Citizenship Awards


Which Year 6 student from Amesbury School will be presented the award for showing "true leadership, citizenship and contribution to school life"?

Friday, 11 September 2015

Chinese Artistry


Today we had Chinese artist, Deyu Cheng teaching us how to do traditional bamboo paintings...

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

Fabulous FUNdraiser!


A good time was had by all at the Amesbury Mid Winter Disco last Friday. The team also managed to raise just over $1000!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015



Participation in the moveMprove programme has a flow on effect to the classroom.  Here's some of our Koru Hub children in action...

Monday, 24 August 2015

Science, Smoothies and More

Bone ExperimentsBone Experiments — by admin Amesbury School

Check us out having fun learning about different aspects of being healthy...

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Calling all disco divas!

Image courtesy of Alain Matthes through Creative CommonsImage courtesy of Alain Matthes through Creative Commons — by Urs Cunningham

THIS FRIDAY (28th) is Amesbury’s Mid-Winter Christmas Disco. Come along and show us your flash dancing moves!

Hauora Inquiry ASB Outing 

School TripSchool Trip — by admin Amesbury School

As part of the learning programme, the whole school will be venturing to the ASB Sports Centre on Wednesday 9th September for a day of team sports, cooperation and physical skill sessions. 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

EPro8 Challenge

EPro 8 Challenge 2015 - Awesome AmesburyEPro 8 Challenge 2015 - Awesome Amesbury — by admin Amesbury School

Two Amesbury School teams competed in the EPro8 Challenge for the first time...

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Friday, 7 August 2015

Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Respiratory System

Mike's literacy group will be using this clip about the respiratory system. 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Term 3 Electives

Construction/Building/Creating Elective Construction/Building/Creating Elective  — by admin Amesbury School

It's all go on Friday afternoon!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Term 3 Inquiry

Te Whare Tapa Wha - The 4 walls of a whare/house represent the 4 areas of well-being (hauora).   Te Whare Tapa Wha - The 4 walls of a whare/house represent the 4 areas of well-being (hauora).    — by admin Amesbury School

This term the concept of Hauora is incorporated into our learning. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Amesbury Awesomeness Awards

Ben and Echelon Selling Bean Bags at the Churton Park Market DayBen and Echelon Selling Bean Bags at the Churton Park Market Day — by Lesley Murrihy

Four students received Amesbury Awesomeness Awards at the end of term 2 Learning Celebration. Below are the comments teachers made about each student.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Two Tyrannosaurus-Rex


Ryan T wrote this poem last year.  It is a good example of using a variety of language devices and shows rhythm and rhyme.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Hannah's Survival Poem


From the Diary of Anne Frank, Hannah has identified the theme of survival and isolation.  Here is a poem she has written based on this theme. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Come along to our Term 2 Learning Expo!


Next Friday our students will hold their Term 2 Learning Expo, sharing their fabulous learning from the term with others. 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Do you enjoy heroic adventures? Then Josh Nel has just the book for you!


One of our Year 5 students, Josh Nel, has written a book review of an adventure book he really enjoys. Read on to see if it's a book you or someone you know might like. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Great success at inter-zone cross country!

Our fabulous Amesbury runners at Inter-zone cross country: Kate, Cruz, William.  Our fabulous Amesbury runners at Inter-zone cross country: Kate, Cruz, William.   — by Urs Cunningham

Huge congratulations to Kate, Cruz, and William, who competed in the inter-zone cross country competition today.