Monday, 9 September 2013


PrEP - Primary Enterprise Programme

PrEP is run every year at our school. We have to come up with ventures or businesses and then we have to apply for jobs in those ventures. This means we have to do up a CV and a letter of application. Our teacher then lets us know if we have been successful in applying for the job.

PrEP runs every afternoon for two weeks. During this time we get paid, have a mini market and market day where we can sell our products and of course spend our hard earn money.

We love PrEP!

Making our birdscarers

We used old CD's, foam shapes and googly eyes to create them. We hoped that when the bird scarers were hung in the garden they would scare away the birds.

Making our pet rocks

We had fun painting them. Some of the things we painted the rocks as were minions and angry birds.


Each venture group had to make posters to advertise their products. We put these up around the school.

The Doorhangers group with their stall.

Market Day

The most exciting day of the PrEP fortnight! The whole school set up their different ventures on trestles and we got to go around and buy the products that we had made. The hard part was deciding what to buy!

Financial Literacy

We have been learning about financial literacy.

We played a game that made us think carefully about earning money, spending money and how much fun or free time we had while we did it.

We also learnt about depositing and withdrawing money and keeping balances. All this helped us to run our businesses during PrEP time.

Jackie came to visit!

On Friday 30th of August we were lucky enough to have Jackie Thomas visit our school.

We were soooo excited leading up to the day.

Some of the Room 9 children with a banner they had made.

Some lucky children got to shake Jackie's hand when they received their Keycom certificates at assembly.

All the children that received their certificates. Some of them were starstruck!

Monday, 8 July 2013

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Last week was Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. We had heaps of fun lunchtime activities that we could attend.

Weaving the fence with harakeke.

Weaving the fence with harakeke.

Lime stone carving.

Yum! Boil up!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Welcome to Asia!

We have started a new topic - Asia.

We wrote down everything we know about Asia which wasn't much and then we wrote down everything we wanted to find out. It turns out we have a lot of questions to research!

After that we got dressed up in some traditional Japanese outfits.

Bringing out the inner ninja.

Konnichi wa!

Keep an eye out for more of our Asia adventures!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Book Week 

Book Week happens every year and is full of fun. We have Wacky Wednesday where we add wacky things to our uniform or do our hair in a wacky way, Book Character assembly where we come dressed as our favourite book character and our Door Displays where we have to choose a book and decorate our door like it.

Our Door Display - Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Mo Willems

Us in our wacky outfits for Wacky Wednesday.

Us in our costumes for Book Character Day.

Finished Puppets

Some examples of our stick puppets and fabric puppets.

We are now eagerly waiting to perform our plays next week.