Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Rugby - Teacher Teacher & A Special Visit from the Bulls


On Friday we had a special lesson on rugby skills. We went outside and learned how to kick a rugby ball using a dropkick and grubber. We all had a few turns and will play a game together to practice these skills - when the weather fines up!

Today we had a special visit from some of the Bulls players. Here is some information they shared with us today:

  • They shared some of their hobbies, favourite ice-cream, what schools they went to and what they eat - Emma & Liv. 
  • The day before a game they eat lots of carbs such as rice, pasta and bread - Ava. 
  • They do breathing techniques before a game to calm down and clear the mind - Marcus. 
  • They are very spoilt because they get to go on lots of trips - Cole. 
  • They had played the Springboks and the Blue Bulls from South Africa - Abbi. 
  • They talked about their toughest games and their scores and tries - Seth. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hockey Skills

Hockey Skills

Last term we had 5 sessions with Deb learning about different skills in hockey. We learned how to hold a hockey stick, dribble, how to be safe with hockey sticks and most importantly how to play. Have a look at some of our photos:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mike Dawson - Olympic Kayaker

On Wednesday Mike Dawson-Olympic Kayaker came to Oakura school to share about his Olympic dream and experiences. He started kayaking at the age of 13 and went on to win medals at the Olympics. His kayak is only 7 and a half kg's and he wears a lot of gear that is as light as possible. His dad became his coach for four years. TheOlympicc values are respect, excellence and friendship.

Buddy Reading

Every Thursday after noon room Tawa goes to room three for buddy reading. We normally read each other books but some times we play a game instead. We have lots of fun hanging out with them and they also read books to us.
By Miro and Kado

Thursday, March 28, 2019

weet-bix tryathlon

Everybody at the Triathlon was nervous and excited. It was really windy and the sea was really rough. Everyone persevered and did there best. It was very tiring at the triathlon and it drizzled a bit but they still pushed through it and did not give up. Everybody cheered for each other and
shouted,"keep going! You can do this." Some people won prizes and some people didn't but no matter what everyone was happy for each other.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Swimming Sports

Swimming Sports

Year 4 to 8 students went to the Okato pools for swimming sports this week. It was very loud everyone one was really excited. Everybody at swimming sports participated, tried their hardest and cheered really loudly for everyone. There were a lot of races such as boogyboard, freestyle, breaststroke and many more. Also, everyone there did really well and pushed themselves out of their comfort zone.

News Reporters: Emma and Miro

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Pukeiti Gardens

Wow! What a fantastic day we had at Pukeiti Gardens!
We learned about Predator Free Taranaki, native trees and birds, types of plants, frogs that can jump but can't land (except by face planting!) and native critters.

Check out some of the fun we had...