Sunday, November 24, 2019

Starfish Swimming

The Year 4's and 5's have really enjoyed their swimming sessions at Starfish during the last 2 weeks. The lessons have been loads of fun and we have learnt a lot!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sports Coaching at Hillmorton High School

The Year 4 students have really enjoyed the Sports Coaching sessions at Hillmorton High School, each Tuesday for the last 3 weeks. Students are participating in netball, hockey, football and basketball coaching sessions, lead by senior PE students from Hillmorton High. We have been developing our ball skills and learning to work as a team with a variety of our peers. It is so much fun!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Tuhono Kapa Haka Festival

Last night, the Year 4-8 Kapa Haka team performed at the Tuhono Kapa Haka Festival. They competed against 5 other Christchurch schools in the Intermediate section. They did an amazing job of impressing the audience and judges with their waiata, action song and our school haka. Ka pai team, you should be very proud of your efforts!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Gymnastics with Jono

Every second Friday for the rest of the term, we will have Jono from Selwyn Sports coming in to teach our Otawhito kids gymnastics. Last Friday we worked on our balance and stability which is a key part of gymnastics. As a group we worked on our core muscles and how we engage these when we are doing different activities such as planks and balancing. 

Fun Day at School on Wednesday

With a large majority of Year 5 kids on the ski trip to Mount Hutt on Wednesday, the kids back at school had a fun day full of problem solving, baking and games. We made marshmallow balls, using our measuring skills that we have been working on in maths. These skills helped us with measuring the ingredients for the recipe. We played hungry hungry hippos which was a lot of fun competing in pairs to get the most tennis balls. It was a great day full of fun and laughter.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Buddy Time!

Students in Otawhito look forward to Buddy Time each fortnight. T36 had an extra Buddy session this week and they made toys out of coloured card. This idea came from the new Toy Story movie where one of the characters makes a toy out of a fork. Look at how much fun we had!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

RAMS visit

Our Year 5's were lucky enough to have two RAMS players visit us at Halswell on Tuesday. Our Year 5/6 boys and girls teams that went to Zones were lucky enough to have a coaching session with them before all Year 5-8 students had a question and answer session. It was great to get an insight into the determination and motivation that these players have to play at a competitive level and represent Canterbury.