Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Water, water everywhere...

As part of our topic study on 'Sustainability', we have been learning about the Water Cycle. We looked at some National Geographic Readers on Water as well as some great information that we found on the Internet. A favourite of all the children was the Water Cycle Song. They especially liked the catchy tune and even made up their own actions.

Today they worked together to put water cycle pictures and words into the right order. Great work team!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Good Bye Caroline - We're going to miss you

Today the ESOL team said farewell to our wonderful year 5 student Caroline, who is moving to Auckland with her family. 
Caroline started at Addington in year 1 and has been an active member of our ESOL group, as well as a founding member of the Addington Green Team. 
When interviewed for the blog, Caroline, who loves to read and grow vegetables said she will miss her Esol friends, the library, the Green team, Ms Loveridge and Ms Mac.
Caroline always role modeled the Addington Attitude and she will be sorely missed by children and staff alike. Her Auckland school is very lucky to have such a outstanding young lady join them, and we wish her all the very best for the future.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


 This week we have been learning all about water. First read a book about water and learnt that water can be liquid, solid or gas. This book helped us understand all about water by showing us pictures of water in these three different forms.
Then we sorted some pictures of water in different states to show that we had remembered what we had learnt.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

World Refugee Day Christchurch 20 June 2010

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to reflect and acknowledge the courage, resilience and strength of refugees. Global attention is focused not only on the plight of refugees and causes of their exile but also on their determination and the contribution they make to their host communities.
The global theme for World Refugee Day in 2010 is “Home.” 
See the poster above for Christchurch Celebrations.
For more information go to

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tongan Colours

Amanda has finished her wonderful Tongan Poster. Great work Amanda.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Samoan Language Week: Teaching the Teachers

Tasi and Line check out the teachers' Samoan Workbook

The Samoan children have had a busy week, teaching the teachers at our school some Samoan words and phrases. We think that these children are all wonderful teachers and thank them for the enthusiasm they have put into this task. Well done Faalagi, Fili, Peiai, Miracle, Venus, Izaia, Dupri, Jeremy, Utu, Tasi and Line. We are all very proud of you.
Miracle, Tasi and Line help Mrs Barr learn her Samoan numbers

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Samoan Language Week 2010

We began our Samoan Language Week by taking some beautiful posters that we made in our ‘First language Group” to our junior classrooms so that the children can learn some Samoan words. We made them on the computer using KidPix.