Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bird watching


Room 2 at Oraka with Mr Smith from DOC. Mr Smith showed us some birds that are sometimes found at Oraka like the Kotuku.   We learnt about why birds can wade at the edge of the water and other birds swim in deeper water. We also learnt about Godwits and how they fly to Russia.T

Next we went to the Wetlands to watch birds. We were really quiet and saw a Pukeko. We heard a Bitten booming. We also saw how the Raupo was growing in water and we looked at the trees that we had planted. Mr Smith told us how the Wetlands was his favourite place and how once there would have been Giant Eagles and Moa living there.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wairoa Inter-school Chess Tournament


On Wednesday we had a small team of 9 Chess players who participated in the Wairoa inter-school event held at Tiaho Primary School. 122 students from around the district gathered to participate in a tournament and gain experience. Jedi and Noble (Eastern Knights Chess Club) assisted the marshals in the different age groups to record scores. It was an awesome day and another experience for our children, that have an interest and talent in playing Chess. At the prizegiving, Jedi presented Patricia Davis with a Chess Board. His korero went something like… “ I was impressed with this young lady, her thinking and moves on the board. Every time she played she got better and better. I hope she carries on playing Chess and learning as much as she can.” Ka mau te wehi Patricia – you are such a taonga for Te Mahia School! A big thanks to Aan Hoek and Sue Crawshaw from Nuhaka School who organized the event. Also Whaea Pepi and Mid who helped transport our tamariki into town.  


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cross Country

On Thursday 10 the runners from Room 2 participated in the cross country at Nuhaka School. We and not had many  practice runs due to the rain but we had a very successful day with everyone running hard and finishing their races
Congratulations to Tia and Rebecca who both won their races!!