Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Life Education

We had a bit of technical difficulty today... so Life Education had to move into our hall.
We talked about identity...(who we are)... and about our reputation.

Reputation: the way in which other people look at you.
We discussed the reputation that our school has. We gave awesome teachers. The teachers and the children care for you & it's a nice community. We welcome newcomers by being kind and showing them around and making them feel at home. You're not allowed to be mean and have to be nice to one another. 

We looked at words that might describe us. We came up with 3 that people might use to describe us.

Last Kiwi Can Session

We played Marco Polo. First up, Levi & Mr Gold had a turn first up. When it was Ms Raisins turn, she missed the memo and was trying to hide instead of find Marco! It was great fun, and we really had to listen carefully.

We recapped about what positive relationships are. We talked about the difference between positive and negative, and how that might be seen in our relationships with other people. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Celebrating Ara Tu Whakata

It's been an early start here at Ara Tu Whakata today! Our new space has been blessed by our local runanga. 
Our hangi Fire is burning and ready to be laid!

The Easter Bunny has been

Strange happenings around Te Ara Takitini this afternoon... hundreds of little eggs have appeared around the hub.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

An Easter Visitor

We had a special visitor in the hub today, making special deliveries to the teachers!

Monday, 19 March 2018

Food for thought

We were luck enough to have Mikaela, from the Heart Foundation, visit us to teach us about what foods are going to look after our bodies as we grow up.

We learned about Food Groups. Everyday & Occassional foods. We talked about nutrients - the stuff inside the food that makes it good for us.

The stomach looks like a crossaint. 
The intestine, if we unravelled it, would be 7m long. Fibre helps clean out our intestine & helps us go to the toilet. It also keeps our stomach full. Breads have carbohydrates too. We need carbohydrates to give us energy.

We need to eat 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables a day. In Australia, they aim for 10+ a day!

The nutrients we get from fruit and vegetables are vitamins and minerals. We also get fibre from them. Vitamin C helps keep away colds and stops us from getting sick. Oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits give us vitamin C.

We worked groups to sort foods into their categories. We had to decide how many serveds we should have and which nutrients go with each.
Calcium and protein is in milk and dairy products. Calcium makes your teeth and bones strong. Protein keeps your muscles strong. 

Protein rich food is also lean meat, chicken, fish, seafood, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, lentils & tofu. Iron is also in this group. 

There are fats that help our body and others that really don't! -like the fat from our fish & chips. Some foods fit underneath the categories but are occassional foods. A little bit of salt is good for us, but too much makes our heart struggle to pump our blood through the body. 

We talked about preservatives that are in food to make it last longer than it should.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Life skills

Four people learned 5 skills. We split into teams and they then taught their team those skills. To learn them, we had to use our ability to focus and listen... as well as leadership skills to teach it.