On the 25th April the Head Students and Kaiarhi I Te Reo went to the Anzac Day service in Katikati and laid a wreath on behalf of the school.
The parade was such an honor to go to, I felt so proud to lay the Katikati Primary School wreath. It felt so good to stand next to the veterans that fought so well for New Zealand and for Australia. I wish I was brave enough to go and talk to them about their experience, all of their medals made me think that they were the ones to make NZ safe for others around them. I really respect the sacrifice they made to themselves and their families, both my great grandads fought in the World War 2 and my family deeply respects them.
Lest we forget...
By Rose Morley
On 07/04/18 Timo Tagaloa came and visited our school and told us about his life. He is a former All Black. Timo was born on October 17, 1964 in West Auckland. He first played for the All Blacks when he was 19, he had to train instead of playing with his friends. His dad passed away when he was 22. He was inspired by Michael Jones, a fellow All Black, and was good friends with him in primary school. He has played for 5 teams including Argentina, Samoa, Wales, New Zealand and more. He believes in positivity and sportsmanship, he believes that’s what made him a legend. He went to university in Alberta. He is 6 foot 5 inches and is also very good at basketball. He has made his country proud and is an amazing player. His number was 11 which is his lucky number. Timo got to go to 40 different countries doing what he loves. He is still playing rugby today but he is a coach as well
While he was here, Timo taught children who were keen rugby players how to improve their skills. He showed us a video of some of games he played, it was very exciting. He also answered all of our questions.
He said his sense of identity made him one of the greats, so he told the children what identity means. Some of the meanings for identity are family, personality, actions, emotions and respect. He also taught us about a special word that we need to remember: PURPOSE. Each letter stands for a word.
P – Passion (finding something in life which really excites you)
U – Unselfish (help others to reach their goals too and make sure you never put somebody else down)
R – Risk (be prepared to take sensible risks and try something new)
P – Persevere (don’t listen to those who say you can’t and never give up)
O – Outcome (train hard, be prepared to make sacrifices in order to reach your goals)
S – Setbacks (everyone faces setbacks so be prepared to adapt and don’t give up)
E – Experience (enjoy new experiences, learn from them and open yourself up to new opportunities)
Timo told us he likes rugby because he loves smashing into people and getting paid.
Thank you Timo you were great!
As you may know all the Senior School had a House Challenge Day on 09/03/2018. This day was filled with many challenges such as: Bigfoot; Pool Relays; Beach Flags and Big Ball Soccer. All of the seniors worked together from year 4, 5 and 6. This event was to help the houses to work together and build teamwork. Thank you to all the teachers who helped put on this great event. Below are some of the things we learnt as leaders taking part in these activities.
Six members of our team had their feet strapped on to two long planks and we had to work together to walk across the field.
We learnt that you have to work as a team and listen to what others have to say. The person at the front was mostly in charge and making the decisions. Most teams were saying 3, 2, 1, left, right - so that everyone moved at the same time.
Our team had to line up one behind the other. The person at the front dipped the cup into a bucket of water. They then had to pass the water over their head until it got to the person at the back. The one at the back put the water in the bucket. Whoever had the most water in the bucket at the end won.
We learnt that you had to listen to the person behind you to make sure they were ready or you got soaked. We had to go slow otherwise the person behind you didn’t have time to get ready.
We had to fill up our bucket by scooping water with a spade and then carry it over the playground to the end. The team that had the most water in their big bucket won the game.
We learnt that it was better to go slowly than to rush. We had to take care over all of the obstacles and remember to cheer on our team mates.
Water Slide Rounders
Water Slide T-ball is like normal T Ball but the place where you run to get a home run was made of water slides. We had to slide around four water slides. For each time we ran around all the water slides, we scored a homerun. I was in team 5, we versed team 11 and we lost because we got 5 home runs and they got 15. But we still had fun and enjoyed having a free play on the water slides at the end until the bell rang to go back to our meeting place.
We learnt that we needed to tell each other when to run otherwise one of our team-mates got out and we scored less points. We had to tell team-mates when to run as they couldn’t see behind them. The waterslide made it more difficult but kept us cool.
Sand pit - big soccer, beach flags, rob the nest
For the beach flags we had to pick who would represent the house but it was really hard.
For big soccer the leaders had to pick who would take part. The teacher threw it in and we had to get it into the other team’s net. We had to work as a team to know who was the goalie and who was doing what.
By taking part on all these activities, these are some of the things we learnt about leadership and teamwork:
The head student camp was an amazing experience. The rock climbing wall was very hard but it taught me to push myself to the limits. The pancake challenge was very tasty and if i'm ever lost in the bush, I know what i'm cooking! Overall the camp taught a lot more about leadership. - Tom
Put your right hand out and grasp a firm grip shake fluently for about 1-2 seconds then let go. How to do a successful handshake is just one of the useful tips we learnt at camp. Along with rock climbing and making pancakes it was all challenging and exciting but fun. Thanks to Omokoroa Number 1 School for hosting the leadership camp. - Leo
The lead student camp was a amazing experience to learn how to be a leader. The great pancake challenge was when we get a map and go all round camp and find ingredients to make pancakes. We learnt how to be in a team. The rock climbing wall was tall and very challenging. If we weren't confident we learnt you have to fake it till you make it. Overall we learnt if were not happy about something you have to move on and be a leader. At the end of the camp we shared ideas to bring back to our schools. We thought we would have a golf fundraiser. - Grace
I had so much fun at the lead student camp because as well as being fun I learnt so much about how to be a better leader. My favorite activity was the rock wall because it was challenging, yet I still made it to the top. I also really enjoyed the great pancake challenge because I had others that could help me. Although we ruined all of our pancakes we still had heaps of fun and that's really important when you are a leader. We also learnt that everything isn’t going to go your way and that's ok, you just have to move on. Overall it was a great trip, I had so much fun and learnt so much and I know now I’m more confident being a leader. - Rose
Hello! My name is Tom freeman. I love to play football and would be happy to host games on the backfield playing with the students. I once lived in Australia but moved here when I was 2 years old. I now live in Athenree and love it. I am a very confident speaker so I wouldn't mind speaking in front of assembly.
Hello! My name is Leo and I am 10 years old. I live in katikati with Helen (Mum), Tam (Dad), Mac and Isla my siblings. My family moved from Auckland when I was 3. I have a dog and enjoy playing sport. The reason I went for head student was because I like helping people and challenging myself. I am committed and excited to learn. This year I am looking forward to meeting new people and encouraging others.
Katikati primary school has been a big part of my life with the staff helping me enjoy it I would like to help other students have the same encouragement in their education.
Hi my name is Grace and I live with my mum Zoe and my dad Alan. I also live with 3 dogs,Cilla,Sherlock and Pip. I love Netball, hockey and golf are my sports, and I also like colouring. Whaea Jayne is a really good teacher. She makes us learn a lot with different subjects.
Katikati primary has been a part of my life for 6 years. The reason why I wanted to be a head student was to increase my confidence and show I can do it. Plus I am really committed and excited to learn from my mistakes.
I am looking forward to running activities. This year I hope I get to do more activities on the the playground.
Hi my name is Rose, I live with Kate (mum), Chris (dad), Leo (brother) and Max (brother). I am so excited to be a Head Girl at Katikati Primary School. I love little kids and enjoy spending time with others and learning new things. My hobbies includes: surf club, swimming, farming, and soccer. Also I am really looking forward to camp at Aongatete lodge, hopefully I will be able to take lots of photos to share as well as the other head students and the Maori ambassadors.
Our Head Students for 2018 were announced at the Year 4 and 5 senior assembly in Term 4.
We are very proud to present our Head Students who are Leo Willacy, Tom Freeman, Grace Skayman and Rose Morley.
We look forward to introducing the lead students to you when Term 1 begins.