Thursday, 19 December 2013

Walkway Bridge Opening

Yipee! It's finished!
We attended the official opening of the walkway this morning.
Then some of us went across the bridge for the first time.

Monday, 16 December 2013

200m Swim Challenge

Last week the Senior Sundicate went to the Olympic Pools for their 200m swim challenge. 
75% of our syndicate can swim 200m without stopping.
89% of our year 6's can swim 200m!
Thank you Pat for teaching us how to swim and how to be safe in water! 

T-Ball team

Here is the T-Ball team. They played T-Ball on Saturdays.
They won their grade!
Ka mau te wehi

Softball Team

The Softball team played on Saturday mornings this term.
Here they are with their certificates that they recieved
at Assembly this morning.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Weetbix Try-athlon 2014

Registrations are now open for this event.
To find out more click here.
If you register do so under Awapuni School name.
And get in early because...thanks to the Eastlands Community Trust, 
Sport Gisborne and the Weet-Bix Foundation 
there is a special discounted entry price for the first 500 entrants!
Here are some of our triathletes from this year's event...

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Senior's Assembly

Room 2 were the hosts for today's
Senior Syndicate Assembly.
What a great job they did too!
Certificates were awarded
to these people...

Kapa Haka Festival

Awapuni School was loud and hear today at
the Turanganui Kapa Haka Festival.
Here are the groups getting ready
to leave this morning.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

BLAH Boxes Collected Today

The Student Council and Webmasters
collected the BLAH boxes today.
Their first job was to read the suggestions.
There were a lot of them!
Then they sorted them.
I wonder what they will do with them now?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Murals at Awapuni School

The murals are up!
The search for Q Bear is on.
Each mural has Q Bear hidden somewhere..
Can you find him?

This playlist has all the videos of the classes 
talking about the murals they painted recently.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Senior's Athletic Sports

What a great morning of racing!
Full results out next week after the throwing finals.
Click here to see the results so far...
Well done everyone!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Greats and Grans Day

October 27th is Grandparent’s day. 
To celebrate our wonderful grandparents we would 
love them to come and read to our children at 
lunchtime in the library next week. 

Children … if you have a 
Grandparent or Great-Grandparent 
who would like to read to a little group 
in the library between 12.45 pm and 1.25pm 
next week let Mrs McPherson or 
Ms Mann know what day they are coming.

What's your favourite book?
My favourite book when I was at school
was "Anne of Green Gables".
Have you read it?

Thursday, 17 October 2013

"Safe T Sam"

New regulations about child restraints in vehicles will be in place from 1st November.
We have a display in our Hall to help you understand the new law.
How tall are you?
Do you need to use a booster seat?

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A New Learning Term

Welcome back to term 4!
Holidays were great in Gisborne

with fabulous weather.
Are you ready to learn?

Have you got your school hat ready to wear?
Why do we need to wear hats?
Click HERE to find out more about being "sunsmart"

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Make 'n Bake Sale

Well done Awapuni School.
 We raised $506.90 for Ronald McDonald House.
 Here is Ms Richardson presenting the cheque 
at yesterday's assembly.
 Congratulations to the Student Council and Room 4 
for their  excellent work in organising this event.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Warriors Fan

Ka mau Te wehi!

Privilege Day

What a great way to finish term 3.
The Senior Syndicate had their Privilege Day.
Well done everyone for earning this day😄

Tuesday, 24 September 2013


This week we are all creating murals to decorate our school.
Here's a peek at the boards today as they students begin to
plan and paint their creations.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Eastwood Hill Trip

What a great day we had today...
We soaked up the beauty of the Arboretum.

I managed to find 6 Stars in the Park...
how many did you find?

To find out more about the park visit their website here.

Awapuni Promo

The Webmasters & Student Council
had to make a promo movie
about Awapuni School.
It had to be 30 seconds or less...
Here is Kyle and David's Puppet Pal version.

 And here is the one Travis and Ethan made...
 Paddy and Joel made theirs about being Kind...
 Salem and Lyric used Puppet Pals as well...

Speed Geeking

The Webmasters and Student Council began their Digital Masterclass with
A Speed Geeking session.
They showed each other something on their device

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Inter School Cross Country

The Gisborne Herald covered this event. 
Watch this You Tube clip and celebrate the efforts of the athletes.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Enviro Shield

Kasey & Bella  fro te Green R4 Team presented the Enviro shield to R2 today.
Here is Dylan accepting the shield on behalf of R2

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Syndicate Assembly hosted by Room 3

Today Room 3 ran our assembly.
They showcased their learning about
There were information reports
displays, movies and 
Puppet Pal app movies.
Ka pai R3!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Rugby - Interschool Competition

Awapuni 45 Mangapapa 45. 
What a game! It had all the hits and drama. 
Awesome for our kids to finish on a high after getting well beaten in our last meet to come back and show some dignity. 
For our own MVP award: our supergirl Kaipo got 3 pts, Corbyn 2pts and Lochi 1pt. 
So to wrap it up...Awapuni Spartans 
MVP 2013 is Lochi Mead. 
Thanks to Christian Cullen for donating his autographed ball for a great cause.
3rd equal in Gisborne...not bad!

Awapuni's Got Talent

Register now for the entertainment event 
of the year.

Click here for the rego form

Beach Races

What a great day we had at Waikanae Beach.
The weather was perfect, the runners were keen
and the tide was right out!

Here are the winners standing
proudly on the podium.

Girls Inter School Football Team

Well done girls for representing
Awapuni School at the 
tournament this week.
You played hard and fair!

Enviro Shield

Room 15 were awarded the Enviro Shield this week.
Here are the Green Team representatives,
Rongo-Quai & Ethan presenting the 
shield to the class who is kind to the environment.
Ka pai Room 15!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Counting Visitors on your Blog

Instruction on how to add a Revolving Globe 
onto your blog to show how many visitors 
you have and where they come from.

Click on the link to go to 
the Google Doc.

Ronald McDonald House

Do you know what Ronald McDonald House is?
Do you know anyone who has stayed in Ronald McDonald House?

Room 4 and the Student Council have decided to hold a Make n Bake day on 23rd September. 
They were inspired to do this to assist a local family who are grateful for how the Ronald McDonald House helped them when their child was ill. 
They want to raise funds to provide Christmas dinner for families in 
Ronald McDonald House this year.

Our students are the community kind and wish to help too.

Make n Bake Day
Monday 23 September
at Interval
Come and buy some yummy things to eat
and join in and be
the community kind.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Senior Syndicate Trips in September

The 5 classes from the senior syndicate have been studying Conservation.
They have been writing reports about endangered species.
To extend and enrich our learning, they are going to the
Museum and Eastwood Hill Arboretum.
Read this newsletter with details of the 2 excursions.

Dear Senior Syndicate parents/caregivers,
As part of our integrated studies on Conservation we have planned 2 learning experiences.
9th & 10th September:     Tairawhiti Museum for Art
16th September:              Eastwood Hill Arboretum
Both excursions should be powerful experiences to extend and enrich the learning we have undertaken this term.
We need to pay for buses for these trips. Please send $5.00 to the school office. This will cover both trips.
Would you like to come to Eastwood Hill Arboretum with us? We need the assistance of 3 adults for each class to meet the Board of Trustees adult:child ratio for excursions such as this. Please fill out the form below. If we get more than 3 for each class we would love you to come. There is limited space on the buses, so if we get more than 3 adults, some would need to bring their own vehicles.
Details of what to take on the 16th to the Arboretum will be given closer to the time.
Yours in learning

Cheryl Torrie
DP & Syndicate Leader
 Cut and return to your class teacher   OR email to Mrs Torrie:

Student’s name: _____________________        Room __

Yes! I can come to Eastwood Hill on 16th September.

Parent name:__________________________ Ph no: ___________________

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Kiwi Reports

Room 13 have been writing about Kiwis.
Look at these two authors! 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Student of the Week Shields

Here are our super-duper learners and their shields.

Friday Assembly awards

Sporty achievements

Luke played squash and won this cup in a tournament. He played against other primary school kids and won all his games!
He won the medals in Trampolining - 2 gold and one bronze! He is so good he has qualified to represent the HB/PB region at the nationals In October.
Good luck with that Luke!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Beach Run

Nearly time for our annual Beach Run on 4th September.
Some R4 boys helped Mrs T clear the paths ready for a practise run.

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Our 4 masterchefs attended their cook off and were awarded this certificate for...
Best for cleanliness and efficiency
Best for presentation
Ka mau te wehi! 

Super Learners

Student of the Week Shields from Friday's assembly...