Friday, June 23, 2017

Maeroa Twilight Market

Students from Room 8 in the DLU participated in developing business plans and creating products to sell at the Maeroa Twilight Market with proceeds going to charity and to pay for buses for the Marae trip next month. The class created 6 businesses, selling Ice Cream Sundaes, Cheese Cake, Bath Salts, Scented Candles, Balloon Balls, Lava Lamps, and produced Art works on canvas and framed from the "Artists Co-operative". All businesses made substantial profits. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Class Sporting Endeavours 2017

Many members of the Room 8 DLU Class are involved in sporting endeavours during the week playing a variety of sports. Pictured below are many of the class in action.

                                        Cole- Maeroa Basketball team - Tuesday nights

                                       Bastion- Maeroa Basketball team- Tuesday nights

 Anaru- Frankton Rugby Club
 Bastion- Frankton Rugby Club
Cole- Frankton Rugby Club


Ashton- Saturday Soccer team

Dani- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Emma- Saturday Maeroa 8A Netball team

Johanna- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Kiana- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Riley- Saturday Maeroa Netball team
Thomas B- Saturday Soccer player

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Triathlon 2017

Kahikatea students featured again in this year's school Triathlon with the most entries from any of the teams within the school. Gina Hafliger from Room 8 was 2nd in the Girls Individual event, and in the Boys Individual event, Cole Goodson was also 2nd, with Walter Walmsley finishing 3rd, Thomas Burt 4th, Mac Winter 7th, and Thomas Gardner 21st.
Cole finishing 2nd in the Boys Individual event.

Gina finishing 2nd in the Girls Individual event.

Gina on the biking leg.

Walter crosses the finish line in 3rd place.
Mac finishes in 7th.

Kahikatea team- winners again at the school Swimming Sports

Kahikatea Team were convincing overall champions at this years school Swimming Sports and received a Pizza lunch as a reward from the school Principal. Well done TEAM!

The Team on the bank supporting the swimmers.

Riley in action

Team Cheer group leading the chants!

Rock Up team building day

As part of the EOTC programme for 2017, each teaching team participated in a team building day called "Rock Up" in the school grounds where the students rotated around a number of activities during the day. The highlight was the Rock Wall where students had a number of opportunities to scale the different approaches to get to the top. The four classes within Team Kahikatea were mixed up to become ten groups for the day, and an added task was for the group to care for a balloon for the day. Most groups named and cared for their balloon really well, but a few experienced the odd "accident", and had to give an eulogy at the end of the day. Great hilarity and fun was had by all over the day, and a few more friends made as well.
Emma scales the Rock Wall

One of the balloon mascots

A group hug around the cube they have successfully assembled.

Harrison passes the ball on to Campbell in the Goal Shooting relay.
Fun trying to knock each other off the pole.

Heather scales the wall.

Gia gets airborne.

Cole works his way up the wall.

Jaedyn gives his eulogy for the balloon his group parted with.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Swim to Survive 2017 programme

The class has been involved in the "Swim to Survive" programme this week in the school pool learning about River Safety, Survival Strokes, Boat Safety, and Snorkeling. The class then visited WaterWorld on the last day of the programme to kayak, complete the 200 metre challenge, experience the dive pool, and have fun on the Hydroslide.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New students in 2017

Harrison Peaker

Hithen Raaj

Thijs van Driel

Danielle Taylor

Riley Ormsby

Shelby Wallace

Thomas Burt

Kaylah Waihi
Sarah Collins
Bella Pye
Caitlin Williams
Blake Marshall
Dean Moxon
Thomas Gardner
Jordan McGahan
Anaru Foster
Kennedy Hosking

The start of the 2017 school year has signalled the arrival of the new students into the class, which has undergone another shift, and is now based in Room 8. Our Year 8 students have all headed off to High School, and the new Year 7 students have all arrived and are making themselves familiar with their new Year 8 classmates and new environment. Welcome to all the new faces into the class and DLU. We all look forward to working with each other.