Sunday, 24 August 2014

Cambodian Temple Art

Look at our amazing Cambodian Temple art that we created after William's dad came into to share information about Cambodia.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Super Hero Assembly Day

Wow Bright Bugs. You looked amazing at assembly today! For many of you this was your first time getting up on the big stage in front of a very big audience! Some of you even read your fabulous stories and you all showed your art and sung our special finger counting maths song. You made me feel very proud of you and I know your parents, grandparents and friends who came to watch you at our Super Hero Assembly are feeling incredibly proud too. Tino pai rawa!

Learning about Cambodia

William's Dad, Ravouth, came in and talked to the Bright Bugs about Cambodia. We had a great time. You can see Charlotte and Jodeci and Toby all dressed up in traditional Cambodian clothing. Charlotte and Jodeci are wearing the 'special occasion' clothes and Toby is wearing the everyday clothing, usually worn by older men. The children learnt some Cambodian dancing and also tried some very delicious Cambodian rice balls. A big thank you to Ravouth and William for coming and sharing some things about their family story.

Kaliyah's special visit...

Kaliyah had a special visit from a friend who drives a Fire Truck! Lucky Kaliyah! Check out the photos. I wonder if Kaliyah sung the Fire Truck song?

Monday, 11 August 2014

The NED Show

On Thursday we had the NED show which gave us 3 key messages. Never Give Up Encourage Others Do your Best Here are a few stories that the children wrote about these messages and how they use these in their everyday life or something they enjoyed about the show:

 I am trying my best at word power. By Riley
 I liked the balloon queen. By Brodie
 I liked the yoyos. By Codey
 NED said funny stories on the stage and I laughed and I laughed and I laughed! By Helna
 I liked the NED show. He said a funny story. By Kaliyah
 I encouraged my friend to do the slide yesterday. By Jaxon
 I taught my sister to swing. By Amy
 NED taught me to never give up. By Jemma
 NED taught me how to never give up. By Jorja
 I am playing with my friends and I am trying my hardest. I am looking after my friend. By Jodeci.
 I can do my fast words. By Leo

What's Your Story? Dolls, Doll's, Dolls!

On Thursday Sandi shared her very special doll collection with us. The dolls came from different countries all around the world. Each time her dad travelled away from home he would return with a special doll for Sandi to treasure. I'm sure he had some wonderful stories to tell as well. It was interesting looking at the different 'traditional dress' that helped identify each country. Have a look and see if you can remember the name of some of the countries that these dolls came from!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

RSS Games

What a fabulous day we had. It was so lovely to see all the children having a 'good try' at something new and enjoying themselves throughout the activities. There was a great show of mana motuhake (self-awareness) and team work. Tino pai rawa! Ana took some amazing photos during the RSS Games Day. Check these out!

Monday, 4 August 2014


Wow, great words Emily and Victoria! You are getting very fast at writing these. Jodeci is trying hard with lots of letters and some words. Well done!

Hiwi the Kiwi