Friday, 29 July 2016


Today in maths we were exploring shapes by using tangrams. We made some interesting things- kites, christmas trees, junk monsters and many others. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Worser Bay Junk Bots are coming...

Nicola's base group have been exploring different sounds on Garage Band. We are really excited about the upcoming Worser Bay music festival. 

We are the "Junk Bots" and will be making our costumes out of junk. 

We have also been experimenting with green screen as we would like to make a music video to go with our performance...

Learner attributes - goal setting & reflection

In the morning we have been setting a goal around the learner attributes (I am a thinker, I am connected, I am a goal setter and I am powerful) then in the afternoon we have been taking the time to reflect on the goal to see if we have achieved it. Here are some examples:

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Creating and exploring sound .

Scott's base group have been exploring vintage instruments, such as record players, tape players, drum machines and even a theremin in preparation of the music festival. 

Friday, 8 July 2016

Friday Funday!

We have had an amazing term. We celebrated on the last day of term with a "Friday Funday!"

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

We have been making our own music using Garage Band

We have been working together to create music on Garage Band. We have been finding sounds around the school. We will be creating our own music for the upcoming music festival. 

Postcards for Bukit Timah Primary School in Singapore

Tautoru wrote postcards to Bukit Timah Primary school for Nicola to take with her to Singapore. We bought a Kete and decorated it with feathers to transport them. Nicola will explain to the children what a Kete is when she gives it to the them. Take a look at our photos to see how beautiful they are! Have a great time Nic!

Funday Friday!

Tomorrow we are going to have a Funday Friday! We managed to get over 100 points on the class dojo this week. We had to work together to get the points for our reward. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Message for Melati and Isabel in Bali for PFP

Hi Melati & Isabel 

Thank you for your message. We shared this at our movie night to inspire people about our Plastic Free Peninsula project. 

We like how two young people can make a big difference!

We would like to continue to connect with you and share our journey and hear about yours too.

From Worser Bay School



Kandinsky inspired art.

In Scott and Chrissy's maths group we have been looking at the geometric art of Kandinsky. We designed our own patterns and transferred them to make a group art piece.

Eid Mubarak to Bukit Timah School

We are making connections with Bukit Timah School in Singapore. They have a day off for Eid today. We would like to wish them Eid Mubarak! 

Nicola's literacy group read and learnt a little bit about Eid ul fitr.

Plastic Free Peninsula Pizza and Movie night.

A message from Miranda Struthers...

July is Plastic Free Month and the Worser Bay School community has launched a ‘Plastic Free Peninsula’ campaign. Students, staff and parents are raising awareness about the plastic problem in the Miramar Peninsula coastal environment and are taking action to address the problem and reduce consumption, both at school and at home.

To kick off the campaign a movie and pizza night was held for the school community, showing short films about plastic consumption, its impact on the natural environment and personal stories about how individuals can make a difference. Students and parents were inspired by the event, and motivated to get involved in the campaign. 

On Sunday 3rd July, International Plastic Bag Free day, the school community held a beach clean-up around the Miramar Peninsula. Over 20 large sacks of rubbish were collected and some interesting items were uncovered including a welding mask, complete fishing rod, sailor’s washing machine and parts of an old washed up suitcase. The students then took the rubbish back to school to complete a waste audit of their findings. Hugo M  said "I'm surprised how much rubbish we found. I'm surprised we didn't see it at first till we looked closely, it was tangled in the bushes and wedged between the rocks". 

The Plastic Free Peninsula campaign will continue beyond July and the students are wishing to share the campaign with other schools, businesses and communities on the Peninsula. More activities are being planned in the months to come.
Raffle Prizes- thank you to Jacky for donating the water tank to the school
It's Plastic Free July Are you ready to take the challenge?

The PFP logo was revealed. Thank you to Hunter T who designed the crab and Catherine Hanham for putting this together. 

These are the movies that we showed at the movie night:

Here is a message for us from Melati and Isabel:

Monday, 4 July 2016

Visitor to Tautoru

Today in Tautoru we had a visitor talking to us about the continent of Africa. We talked mainly about Empathy and what the difference is between New Zealand and Africa. Thank you Zoe - it was very interesting!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

It's Plastic Free July! PFP do a beach clean up!

It's Plastic Free July! To kickstart this event the Plastic Free Peninsula Group did a beach clean up at Worser Bay Beach... 

Message from Sophie Williams...

83 of us collected heaps of rubbish today, about 10 sacks full! 

The weirdest things we found were:
A travel washing machine
A welding helmet
half an old wooden suitcase
A bra
A fishing rod covered in tube worms.

Melissa won the prize for most collected
Edward won for unusual small washing machine
Amanda won for unusual Welding mask
Kaia found the suitcase!

Edward and Vicky tidied around a penguin nest. Edward said: "From the sound of it, you could hear babies - squeaks. There was heaps of rubbish around the nesting box: polystyrene, snack packets and heaps of cups".

Great work! So satisfying.

Thank you to all of the families that participated- a real team effort. Such a great turn-out (and so much rubbish collected!), Plastic Free Peninsula is thinking of holding them quarterly. 

Spanish Lessons: We have been learning days of the week and months of the year

Muchas Gracias to Maria! She taught us days of the week and months of the year in Spanish. Learn some of the Spanish Songs.


This is a new song that we have been learning: