Friday, November 29, 2013

In break through we are helping our community. We are collecting food for the Glen Innes food bank. We have collect 202 things for the food bank so far!  Thank you to everyone who has donated food so far. There is still more time so please keep giving. Thank you!
Hub 2  

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Manaiakalani Film Festival!


Today was an exciting celebration of learning. The whole school went to the movies this morning!

Stonefields School is part of the Manaiakalani Trust, which is a cluster of schools working collaboratively to develop learners technological ability and broaden teacher's professional development.

Once a year the schools come together to showcase their learning through movie making.

It was so exciting to see what other children came up with and to celebrate their achievements.

Click on the link below to see Hub 2's movie, we hope you enjoy it!

Watch this space to see some photos of us in the theatre soon...

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Whare Pukapuka

Kia Ora

 We have been building our knowledge on Maori art and the koru design. We practiced many shapes and patterns before deciding on the one we would colour. We needed to choose two pastel colours. They look fantastic! Then we made a Whare for our library room.  On the wall we have numbers, colours and greetings in te reo Maori.  Come on in and have a go at saying Kia ora! You can also read from our selection of books (pukapuka) in Maori and English.

Ka Kite (See you soon)
Hub 2

Break Through Term 4

One of our break through groups this term has become passionate about helping people in the community. The idea of people arriving from other countries, not knowing the language,without any friends or even belongings came up. The word refugee was introduced and a lively discussion followed. We had many questions about what refugees were, so we have now decided to build our knowledge about refugees further so we can apply our understanding by giving back to the community  in a powerful way.

Below is a video of Dhevan, one of our learners describing what he has learned so far.