This Term in Matakana Pod we have been researching the teacher strike. We have written a piece of persuasive writing about our opinion. Watch and read our writing below.
Teacher’s should go on strike
Written by Abby O
Teacher’s get 12 cents per student, per hour. Do you think that’s enough? I don’t! I think teachers should go on strike. There is more than just this reason, teacher’s also have to put up with rude kids, teacher’s work really hard to help kids and teachers don’t get paid enough.
Firstly, I think teachers should go on strike because teachers have to put up with rude kids. Kids that shout and swear, hit and punch and also spit at the teacher’s thinking it funny or they can’t help it. Teachers need more teacher aides or some kids are going to get really hurt.
Secondly, teacher’s work really hard to help kids. Did you know that there has been a 40% drop in teacher training. Teachers do more than just teaching for example they write reports, tie your shoelace, mark your books and get you lunch when you don’t have it. Now you know teachers do more than just teaching.
Thirdly, teachers don’t get paid enough. For example babysitters get $10 per hour and teachers get 71 cents per student, per day. If this keeps on going teachers will not be able to pay their bills. If teachers get a pay rise maybe more teacher’s will come into school’s.
As you can see teacher’s should go on strike because teacher’s have to put up with rude kids, teacher’s work really hard to help kids and they don’t get paid enough. So think about. What will we do without teachers?
Teachers should go on strike!
Written by Devon D
Do you think teachers should go on strike? Well I do! There are not enough teachers. Teachers are not getting paid enough! They not only pay for themselves but they pay for things for the students too!
Firstly, I believe teachers should go on strike because we need more teachers. Principals are having no choice but to hire non qualified teachers. In this situation kids won’t get the learning they need. Last year, six hundred vacancies for teachers were advertised but none were taken.
Secondly, teachers are not being paid enough! In fact teachers need to be paid more because they pay for most of the students school supplies to help students succeed in their learning. In other words teachers are having to spend their pay on the students.
Teachers do a lot for the students, way more than we expect at least! Teachers pay bills and for food, but to most of our surprise, for us too. Teachers spend their money and time on most of the students school supplies and planning too.
For these reasons, I hope you agree with me that teachers should go on strike. Teachers need more money, they do many things for us and we need more teachers! Who will teach the future without teachers?
Why teachers should go on strike
Written By Dylan L
Do you think teachers should go on strike? Hi, my name is Dylan and I'm here to tell you, yes you, why teachers should go on strike.
Firstly teachers don't get paid enough money. The cost of living has gone up but teachers pay has not! Babysiters get paid $10 an hour but teachers get paid 12 cents per student, per hour!
Secondly, teachers have to put up with children swearing, yelling and screaming. Teachers get frustrated and normally quit their jobs. Kids should have more respect for what they are learning and should be thankful.
Thirdly, there are not enough teachers. There has been a teacher shortage by 40%. That means kids won’t get smarter and accomplish their dreams.
In conclusion teachers should go on strike. Teachers should get more money, students should have more respect and there should be more teachers. Without a doubt teachers should go on strike!
By Hannah, Kaylie and Amy
Last week was Matariki and Kahikatea have done so much Matariki work. They have done awesome writing and made 3D printed stars of matariki with the names Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Tupu-a-rangi on the stars. They put lights on the top and that just made it look even more amazing. We interviewed Briar Jenkins and she was happy that they got too use tinkercad but it hard.
Written by Rajveer and Augustine
This week the year 5&6 have been doing cycle safety. The year 5&6 had to bring their bikes and helmets to school to be able to participate in this event. We have had some cycle safety instructors come to our school and teach us some skills and rules to make sure we are safe while cycling on the road.
We had one day talking about being safe on our bikes. We watched a video about a boy called William and discussed the bad choices that he made on his bike.
We learnt that when we are riding on a bike we need to have bright clothes on so other people on the road can see us. We also learnt that we should not wear baggy clothes when we are riding because the clothes could get caught in the chain or the wheel on our bike which could make us hurt ourselves or fall over.
We learnt the ABC check for our bikes A stands for air in our tyres B stands for are your breaks working and lastly C stands for chain the chain needs to be oily not rusty or brown so the chain can work. The instructors set up a skills cause for us to go through on our bikes.
On Thursday and Friday we will go out on the road to ride our bikes and to demonstrate that we know how to ride safely on the road.
It was time for the big Matariki breakfast! I was excited! The teachers asked for people who wanted toast. I stood up straight away, nice and tall. The teachers led us to the big table of delicious, crunchy toast. After that I got a boiling hot milo that was in a big pot.It slowly slid down my throat just like the very golden syrup on the yummy pancakes. I was so hungry that I had toast, milo and pancakes!
By Fili T
This morning I woke up and did not have breakfast at my house. I went to school on the bus and went straight to my class for our Matariki celebration breakfast. We had milos, toast and pancakes. I helped to make the toast. The matariki breakfast was delicious. I said thank you to the teachers for the delicious Matariki breakfast. We had lemon, sugar, peaches and maple syrup on the pancakes. The milos were very hot so the teachers had to put some milk in the milos. On the toast we had butter, veggie mite maremite and delicious plum jam. What a delicious Matariki breakfast yum yum.
By Luca W
On Wednesday 23rd of May we went to the Rippa Rugby World Cup. There was a group of 20 children that had been split into 2 teams both made up of 5 girls and 5 boys. One team was year 5-6 the other 3-4. The 3-4 team was coached by Michael Podbury and 5-6 team was coached by Jayne Harray.
The day was wet and cold and had to be shortened so all they played was the 3 pool games. The 3-4s played very well and won all three games. The 5-6 team tried their hardest but only won their last game. The 3-4s are going on to the championship round where the top 8 teams play off for a winner in Paengaroa on Wednesday 13th June.
The 5-6 team was made up of: Fletcher, Jack, Ben, Luke, Edward, Meghan, Coby, Korah, Ella-rose and Janaea. The 3-4 team was: Cameron, Ty, Josh, Broedy, Leo, Savannah, Amiyah and Hannah.
We played Omanu school, Gate Pa and Welcome Bay school. Since it was the ripp rugby World Cup we were Italy. Good luck to the Year 3 and 4 students for the BOP Rippa World Cup .
This week in Kaimai pod they have been thinking about Pink Shirt Day and anti bullying week. They have been doing some writing about if you’ve been bullied or threatened. They planned comics, based around a situation they had been in or read about. They also thought about how we could stop bullying in school and everyone came up with five things they could do to help. Kaimai loved dressing up in pink for Pink Shirt Day.
In writing they have been describing Mr Graveson and what he does in our school. Kaimai Pod is nominating him for a competition for the best caretaker in New Zealand. Kaimai Pod thinks he does lots for our school. They listed all the jobs they knew that he did … and the list was very very long. Then we wrote descriptions about him.
Mr Graveson’s smile reaches his ears with laughter everyday. Grey hair sits on his head, blue eyes twinkle at the door that he fixes.
By Tegan Fea
His big friendly smile covers his face and light blue eyes hide under his glasses when he reads. He wears a green T.shirt matched with a KKPS vest, as well as grey and brown army shorts.
By Sophie Mackay
The black boots are worn out from years of tireless work. Jeans are cracked with mud from cleaning gutters and working.
By Rhys Harrison
Written by Sophie Mackay and Tegan Fea
This year Anzac Day fell in the school holidays. This didn't stop us from learning about this important and special day. Check out some of the awesome learning that the senior school has done to celebrate Anzac Day.
Our head students went to the Anzac Parade and service to lay a wreath on behalf of our school.
I hear gunshots as I jump off the boat. The water is dark red. The cold night air seems gloomy and scary, this morning. I regret coming here and so many other people probably do as well. I reach the sand. Tears drip down my face like rain. The only thing going through my head is… this is the end, the end of my life. People are already giving up. People shout, “Shoot! Shoot!”
I lift my gun and pull the trigger. Bang! It hits someone. They fall. I drop my gun. I feel guilty for killing someone. I don’t want to fight this war. There’s a stinging sensation in my chest and then silence.
In Matakana Pod students made Anzac Biscuits and wrote acrostic poems
On Friday 6th April Katikati Primary School was privileged to have Timo Tagaloa, a New Zealand born Samoan rugby union player and ex All-Black, visit our school to take a rugby coaching clinic with a group of 20 Year 5 and 6 students.
Timo’s visit began with a powhiri welcoming him to the Katiakti school community. He then took a group of students through a rugby coaching clinic which involved activities to develop ball skills, tactics and team work.
Timo’s then talked with the students about his background and journey to being a top sports person.
In the afternoon Timo was the main speaker for the Senior School Assembly. He spoke to the students and parent guests about PURPOSE. P = PASSION for whatever you choose to commit to do, U = UNSELFISHNESS is the hall mark of people of character: sports people need to be persons of character to succeed in sport and in life, R = RISKS are a part of every journey if you’re serious about achieving your goals, P = PERSEVERANCE is paramount as you learn the skills and get the experience needed to excel, O = OUTCOMES are only possible when you have the right attitudes and make the right choices, S = SET BACKS help you to grow in character as well as in developing the skills needed for your particular sport, E = EXPERIENCE happens over time. It takes time to develop the physical skills and the character needed to be a person of PURPOSE.
Writing by students in Matakana Pod
When I walked into the pool, parents were already waiting to see the swimming. The teacher called out the first swimming group and we put our warm feet in the water. The water was cold when we jumped in and were waiting for the clapper to go. Then suddenly the clapper went. Bang! Everybody started swimming as fast as they cold to win the race. The next race went and then the next and next. At the end of the day they told us the winning house - Gledstaines, Stewart, MacMillan and then Mulgan! By Tianna M
Go, go, go! Yesterday we did Swimming Sports. We went over to our school pool in our house colours. It was only Year 4’s. It was exciting, everybody was yelling for their teammates. The pool was freezing cold as soon as you got in and even more freezing when you got out. When we were in the pool the teacher had two block and BANG! Everybody was off swimming. It was amazing at Swimming Sports! By Tresna S
Splash! The water splashed as I darted into the water as the clapper clapped. “Swim” I said to myself, “swim as fast as you can”. But it was too late. The children were already at the end. !st Tianna, 2nd Ashlee and 3rd Madison. That was the end og the length of freestyle. Well too bad, at least I tried my best. - By Shreya K
Splish, splash as I pushed off against the side of the pool. People were cheering. I just wanted to close my eyes. I took a deep breath s the tiny waves pushed me underwater. Finally I touched the bar in first place. I rushed out of the KKPS pool with my purple lips touching. I ran with the cube in my hand. I heard “go MacMillan, go Stewart, go Mulgan, go Gledstanes”. Yay, next it was the finals. I was nervous. By Ashlee B
Splash! Yesterday I went to the Year 4 Swimming Sports. It was awesome because I came 2nd in backstroke and freestyle and I came first in the dolphin dive! The funnest part was that we had a free swim. I played tag with my friends. By Shyam K