Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Puriri Team 4 - Term 4 - Week 8 ending 8 December 2017

Puriri's Last Blog of the Year

With only two more weeks to go this is Puriri teams last blog of the year. Sven and I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the parent help we have had this year. Each and every one of our students are such awesome kids and we wish them all the best for next year. 
Where ever they end up, they will be amazing. Safe holidays everyone!

Business Day

A big thank you to everyone who helped out last Friday. It was a big success and the children did such an incredible time selling their products. We haven't got an exact profit number back as of yet but we can tell that it looks like one of our most successful days!







Wonder - The Movie

As you all know the Puriri team went and watched Wonder at the movies last Thursday. The students absolutely loved it and were so well behaved, even doing a really good job at making sure we left the cinema only after we had cleaned up after ourselves. They all represented the school really well.


Basketball Prizegiving

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the basketball season this year! Bayfield had a lot of teams and every single one of them were awesome players on and off the court. Here are a few from the Puriri team with their end of year trophies.



From Jack

On a personal note I just want to say thank you to everyone, students and parents, for making my first year as a teacher so much fun! It only feels like last week when I was preparing to teach the Puriri students for the first time. Everyone has been so welcoming and kind and I just wanted to say thank you to you all for making my first year of teaching one to remember.

Important Dates:
December 8 - Bayfield Open Tennis Tournament @ HBRC
December 14 - Puriri Team Day Out - Park and Pt Erin Pools
December 15 - Assembly and reports to go home
December 18 - Powhiri @ 10am to welcome our new Principal, Kerri McKay
December 19 - Last Day of School - finish @ 12:40pm.  Yay for the holidays!


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Puriri Team 5 - Term 4, Week 6



Can you believe we are over half way through term 4!  Summer is almost here and we can almost smell the holidays already!  


STEPZ Dance - We are really grooving now after two lessons.  Even Jack is starting to find some limited sense of rhythm. See the video above for a sneak peak at what we are doing.

Business Day 1 December - Business Day is next Friday and we are just putting the final touches on our adverts and posters etc.  There has been a slight change (excuse the $$$ pun) from the info sent home last week as we will now provide the students with their floats so they don't need to bring any money on the day!
Don't forget to email any costs or send receipts for any materials/ingredients purchased if you require a refund.  We will refund expenses after Business Day.
Students have taken home letters with the things they are responsible for bringing or organizing on the day.  Make sure you ask them for it if you haven't seen it yet.
Other considerations:
-Power (extension cords)
-Produce
-Prizes
-Costumes
-Tongs/utensils
-Serviettes
- Containers for money
-gloves *Must have gloves if handling food
-Chilly bins/ice
-freezer needed
-refrigeration

-Adults to assist with machinery

Working Bee - Ahhh a good old fashioned, get ya hands dirty and muck in, working bee.  Was a great effort by the Puriri Team.  We shovelled, barrowed and raked our little hearts out!  You can view our work over by the fence on the field.  We lay all the new bark which Peter was very pleased about.  A big thank you to all those who brought wheel barrows in to help out!



Choir - Congratulations to all of the students from the Puriri team who took part in the APPA Choir concert on Tuesday evening. By all accounts it was an amazing performance and you truly did Bayfield proud! 


ICSS Athletics - We had an incredible team compete in the inner city athletics day on Wednesday.  Mixed results with a number of placings.  Well done to all who competed!

Important Dates:
November 22 - ICSS Athletics @ Takapuna
November 24 - Lewis Eady Concert @ lunchtime in hall
November 30 - Year 5 & 6 to Wonder movie in Takapuna depart @ 9:10am
December 1 - Assembly Business Day
December 2 - Ukulele Festival @ Mt Roskill Primary
December 8 - Bayfield Open Tennis Tournament @ HBRC
December 15 - Assembly and reports to go home
December 19 - Last Day of School - finish @ 12:40pm.  Yay for the holidays!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Puriri Team 5 - Term 4 , Week 4




Puriri Team
Week 4 of term 4 already! With only 5 weeks left, this term is flying by! The Puriri students are still working hard each day and being the awesome students they are.

Auckland Marathon - Last weekend we had a lot of Bayfield students (the most entered by one school) take part in the last 2.5 km of the Auckland Marathon. These students had been training hard each day going on runs with Kate, Ashley, Jack and Sophie adding up their distant to reach a full 42 km! The day was perfect running weather and the students from the Puriri team were incredibly fast. Making a real effort with the distance they had. Well Done Guys!

(Some of the Marathon runners)

Kids for Kids Choir - Congratulations to all of the students from the Puriri team who took part in the Kids for Kids Choir on Monday! You all represented the school incredibly well and should be very proud.

Business Day 1 December - Business Day planning is in full swing already. The students have come up with some fantastic money making ideas and Sven and I are really looking forward to how they all turn out on the day. The students have their business plan on their Onenotes and know all the tasks they and their groups need to complete. (Including jingles, logos and and a slogan). Good luck to everyone and their ideas. Parents can help by double checking that their children's ideas are something that is possible. :)
*We are quite keen to get some guest speakers in to talk to us about setting up a successful business so you or someone you know would be willing to come and chat to the team please email Sven or Jack and let us know.

STEPZ Dance - Sven's dance moves weren't cutting it anymore and the kids had had enough of the robot!  From this Thursday, the Puriri team will be getting some real lessons by starting their first of three dance lessons with STEPZ dance. Feel free to teach your children some 'real' dance moves if you get the chance.

We hope everyone has had a joyful start to the term and we wish you all the best for the rest of it. As always, if you need to talk to Sven or I feel free to pop into class in the mornings or flick us an email.

The Puriri Team

Important Dates:
November 17th - Assembly & Sausage Sizzle
November 18th - Bingo Fun Night! (Get your tickets quick)
November 21 - APPA Choir Town Hall-  6pm
November 22 - ICSS Athletics @ Takapuna
November 24 - Lewis Eady Concert @ lunchtime in hall
November 30 - Year 5 & 6 to Wonder movie in Takapuna depart @ 9:10am
December 1 - Assembly Business Day
December 2 - Ukulele Festival @ Mt Roskill Primary
December 8 - Bayfield Open Tennis Tournament @ HBRC
December 15 - Assembly and reports to go home
December 19 - Last Day of School - finish @ 12:40pm.  Yay for the holidays!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Puriri Team 5 - Term 4 , Week 2


The Puriri Team's Last Term - Can you believe it is our last term as Year 5.  We have had an amazing year of learning but it isn't over yet.  We are still working very hard on our next learning steps and working our way through our learning progressions.  

Chapter Chat - This term we are reading the book Wonder, by R.J Palagio for Chapter Chat.  It is an amazing book that deals with lots of issues kids face like bullying and accepting differences in others with the ultimate message being that kindness conquers all.  We are planning on going to see the movie on November the 30th as a follow up to the book.  The video for the trailer is below if you want to have a look.  Please let Sven or Jack know if you have any objections.

Reading Zone - Reading Zone has had a huge impact for our team.  Our reading ability and motivation has gone through the roof!  This is just a friendly reminder that we need to bring our Reading Zone book home each day and then return it to school the following day. This means we are reading the same book for up to an hour a day.  Some of us have churned through more books than you've had hot dinners!


Business Day - Our big inquiry focus for the term is Business Day.  Over the next 6 weeks we are going to be doing a lot of work around Business Day and creating successful businesses.  This will involve writing, art and lots of relevant maths in the lead up to the big event which will be on Wednesday 6th December. 
*We are quite keen to get some guest speakers in to talk to us about setting up a successful business so you or someone you know would be willing to come and chat to the team please email Sven or Jack and let us know.

Athletics - What an awesome day!  The weather was great and the level of enthusiasm was high.  Well done to all our students and good luck to those who are going on to compete at the inner city competition which will be held on the 22nd November.

Library - Our library day will continue to be Tuesday from 11.20 - 12.00.  If any parents are happy to help out with returns and issues could you please let Jack or Sven know and we could start a timetable.

Important Dates:
October 27 - House Morning - Book Character Theme
October 29 - Kids Marathon
October 31 - APPA Choir - Pons Int for rehearsal 9 - 1.00pm
November 3 - Assembly & Sausage Sizzle
November 17th - Assembly & Sausage Sizzle
November 21 - APPA Choir Town Hall-  6pm
November 22 - ICSS Athletics @ Takapuna
November 24 - Lewis Eady Concert @ lunchtime in hall
November 30 - Year 5 & 6 to Wonder movie in Takapuna depart @ 9:10am
December 1 - Assembly & Sausage Sizzle
December 2 - Ukulele Festival @ Mt Roskill Primary
December 6 - Business Day
December 8 - Bayfield Open Tennis Tournament @ HBRC
December 15 - Assembly and reports to go home
December 19 - Last Day of School - finish @ 12:40pm.  Yay for the holidays!