Thursday, 2 August 2018

the film fest

We want in to  town  and we saw 12 short films
at a big theatre                        

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Arataki recount

WALT: recount an event.
Remember to:
  • recount only the main/key events of the day
  • write in order
  • use a thesaurus to choose interesting words use.
  • check my writing makes sense and has corrected punctuation.
Key words
  • Arataki/Waitakere Rangers
  • Bendy bus
  • Loop track
  • Ms Best/Virginia
  • Stacy
  • Park Rangers
  • Kauri tree dieback /wash boots
  • Life cycle
  • Photosynthesis
  • Oxygen
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Invertebrates
  • Mirrors
  • Canopy
  • shrubs
  • Pooters - bug collectors

Fun times at Arataki

The students in Rooms 6, 7 and 8 were so excited on 27th of June when the long bendy bus arrived with a hiss to take them to Arataki. We are learning about the lifecycle of a leaf.

We got on the bus and then I sat with my friends Washington, Tuki, Kosha and the bus was moving away. After a long time we arrived at Arataki, we stopped and got off.  I saw how our long bus was as I walked to have morning tea.

We want in to a workshop where we were learning about a life cycle of a leaf. And then she told us that worms go chew, chew, poo, poo, to make leaves into soil.

Then we went outside and went around the loop track on a bug hunt. We found hoppers and spiders and I saw big trees and little shrubs.

I think it was really fun you should come to Arataki to learn all about the life cycle of a leaf.

Friday, 29 June 2018


This is a life cycle of a leaf

these are some of the trees and bushes

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Monday, 25 June 2018

Invertebrates & Vertebrates.

This is my Invertebrate and Vertebrate work.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Letter PM

Owairaka District School
113-115 Richardson Rd
Mt Albert

Wednesday 16th May

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
Office of the Chief Executive
Level 8 Executive Wing
Parliament Buildings

Prime Minister,

We would like to tell you about a program called Garden to Table that we have at Owairaka District School. Owairaka is a great place to learn, its in Mt Albert, Auckland.

Firstly we would like to explain that garden to table is an educational program that helps people learn how to cook and garden. We harvest delicious and healthy veggies from the school garden and use them to cook tasty food with.  It's also culturally aware. Last time we had turkish food and before that sushi because we have student from those countries in our classroom.

Every week the groups swap over positions so one week you cook and one week you garden. When we cook we measure carefully like the right amount of sugar and the right amount of milk. If you don’t the recipes won’t work. We also have these things called Knife licenses and if you have one it means you can use the knife properly. We also get help from adults or parent volunteers who give up their time own time to help us learn to cook.

In the garden we harvest and fruit or veggies to use in the kitchen and use our math skills to plant seedlings at the right amount of depth. We have learnt about composting and how a worm farm works. We have a really big one at school. We also check in on our Chickens and bees to make sure that they are healthy and in tip top condition.

We think that the Garden to Table program help us learn to take initiative, teach us life skills so we can help around the house and makes learning reading and maths fun (and tasty). We think you should come and visit so you can see for yourself how amazing this Garden to Table program is and hopefully your Government will help other school have this opportunity.  

Yours sincerely,

Tana, Ben and Questyn  

Room 8