Written by Anthea and Kyla
On Wednesday 8th March the Year 5 & 6 students had their Swimming Sports.
We had Swimming Sports to get house points and also to find the students who would go through to represent our school at Northern Clusters.
We sat on the bank until it came time for our race. The competitive swimmers went first. Some of the competitive races were 1 and 3 lengths freestyle, breastroke, backstroke and medley.
After the competitive swimmers had finished their races we all had a free swim as it was such a hot day! Then we had some non-competitive, fun width races. Some of these were running, cartwheeling and dolphin diving. We also had a house relay which Mulgan won.
We had a bake sale, sold juices and had a sausage sizzle in order to raise money for our camp later in the year.
A huge thank you to Christine, our sports coordinator, and all the volunteers who made our Swimming Sports possible.
Written by Abby O and Devon D
On Friday 22nd February the Year 5 and 6 students had an interclass water challenge day.
The Senior School got split into their house groups and we did different water based activities.
One of the activities was a soggy pant relay where you dip wet pants into soapy water, put them on and run across tarpaulin to reach your team on the other side.
Another activity was the playground challenge. Students had to fill up a small bucket with water using a spade and then go across half of the playground without dropping or spilling it.
Some of the other challenges were a sponge relay, ping pong shooting slide, a noodle challenge in the pool and a holey bucket obstacle.
Even though the was some drizzile we still had a fun day. Thank you teachers.
Written by Rajveer and Augustine
On Friday we had a Character Book Parade to celebrate Book Week. On book week parade you get to dress up as a book character of your choice and then parade around the courts with your class to a song.
First it started off with Year 1 and then it went all the way up to Year 6. After the Year 6 students paraded there was a teacher's parade.
Mrs Nicholson and Mrs Morris were the bubble twins, Miss Hills and Whaea Tania were Thing 1 and Thing 2, Mrs M was Alice in wonderland. Mrs McKeown was Little Red Riding Hood, Mrs Taylor and Whaea Jane were tigger and pooh bear from winnie the pooh. Mrs Gaudion was Cat in the Hat because she loves cats! Mrs Purcell was Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. Mrs Bertinshaw was Pippi Longstockings and Mrs Bain was a pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean!
A special thank you to to Miss B and Mrs Dyer for organising the parade and also for organising all of the fantastic events to celebrate Book Week at Katikati Primary School!
Last week we have the Scholastic Book Fair at school as part of a fundraiser for our school. To celebrate the Book Fair and Book Week we had some great things happening around the school.
During Morning Tea and Lunch breaks teachers read to the students. Here is Miss Lee telling one of her famous 'Scary Stories!'
We were also lucky enough to have local author Kinsa Hays visit us and talk about the things we need to do to become a published author.
Students were also able to participate in some competitions during the week. There was a competition to design a new book cover for your favourite book and make a bookmark. Congratulations to Sasha from Matakana Pod for winning the bookmark competition and Liam from Kaimai Pod for winning the book cover competition.
This week, Rereke Pod have been doing a first aid course. They have learnt how to treat a blood nose and a cut arm or leg. They learnt how to put a sling on and a bandaid.
Rereke Pod was also on assembly last week. They performed a song called my pet rock, to the tune of Baby Shark. They changed up the words of baby shark and made the words my pet rock. The kids also wrote about their pet rock that they drew on paper then they published their writing along with a picture of their pet rock.
Recently our senior Pasifika group students performed at the annual Pasifika festival, held at Greerton Village School. It was a well organised and fun event that showcased the many different Pasifika people who live in the bay. Traditional island food was available to enjoy while we watched the varied dances. Our students looked amazing and sang beautifully. They did our school proud. This annual event is well worth a visit and we hope to attend again in 2019.
Last week was Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week. Check out some of the fantastic learning that took to celebrate this!
Kowhai Pod have created some beautiful artwork!
Rerekē have been learning Te Reo during Maths!
Kaimai pod used scenes from the First 1000 Words in Maori book to create simple children's books. The aim was to create books that would appeal to children and to use a range of words in te reo Maori within their books.
Written by Augustine and Rajveer
Ruru pod has been doing their speeches. They have also been doing a lot of art like symmetry art with trees and paint. Another piece of art they did was a feather skirt art. They colored in paper feathers and glued them all together to make big giant feather skirt. They did taniwha art with pastels and they did paper mache with magazines to make faces. They did waka art with the kids faces on them.
Kahikatea pod have been working on their speeches too. They again have also been doing some art. They did a really cool piece of art with food coloring and circle paper. They have been doing some maths on Seesaw. They put the question in the middle on the screen and then the answer and last they put the way the figured it out on the last place. Another piece of art that they did was art made out of rubbish.
Written by Rajveer and Augustine
On Wednesday the juniors had wheelie Wednesday. They had all sorts of fun stuff like bikes, rollerblades, go karts and scooters. The lead students made a course for the juniors to ride around on. The lead students put giveaway signs, arrows, stop signs and go signs so the kids would know what to do. All the kids were having a great time there every child had a big smile on their face. All the children were lined up in a very long line waiting for their turn for the big blue go cart and the grey one. Everyone wore a helmet on their head so they could protect their head.
Written by Jack and Flynn
On Friday 10th of August Katikati Primary School made up a team of 13 boys and went to Arataki Park where a league tournament was held.
We had Tony, a coach from Bay of Plenty Rugby League come out school and help us learn some of the rules and practise our tackling.
The team included: Jack Harray, Flynn Moodie, Fletcher Anderson, Blake Furness, William Sutton, Talan pearse, Ben Montford, Simi Vackasiole, Mounga Kivalu, O'shea Puffalane, Lucas Favel-Phillips, Filli and Jake Bowman.
Our team played 4 round robin matches and 2 play of games. We won 1 of the round robin matches by default and won the last 2 play off games against Gate Pa and Pongakawa.