Thursday, December 4, 2014

The final Homework Challenge 'Z'

This week was the final EVER Homework Challenge!!

With the letter Z we only had a few topics to choose from... but the winner brought his usual humour to his work.

Jai did a great challenge on ZOMBIES. Well done Jai!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

White Ribbon Day

Huia Range School were lucky enough to be visited again this year by the White Ribbon Day boys on their bikes.

This is now a yearly favourite for our kids, with a very important message:  "to treat our girls and women with the respect they deserve, and that violence is NOT OK!"

Here are some pics from the afternoon...

The bikes looked mean as!!

We sat up nicely so we could get chosen to have a ride!!






"Hey, You got my apple!?"
(how to deal with confrontation...)

We had FUN!!

The Homework Challenge Winner 'Y'

Now, this was a tough letter!!

The winner though turned the idea on it's head with an entry called "YOU, Mr Evans"

So for the first time ever we have a Homework Challenge about the teacher, gosh!!

Thank you Sally, our winner this week.

Digi-Awards Winners!!!!!!!!!!!


What a night last night for the 5 lucky boys and their whanau who went over to the Regent Theatre in PN to support their efforts in the Digi-Awards.

For the first time a Huia Range School entry won a title!! We won the Year 1 - 3 Animation title. Awesome work Rico, Jake, Jai, Santana, Robert, Ben and Jahdae!!!

We found out that there were 34 school enter this year and over 720+ entries, so that shows what an amazing effort they put into their animation movie!!

Below are some pics from the night.

Well Done Boys!!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We love "Zippy Shake"

From this term we have been using a new online learning tool called 'Skoolbo'. It is a bit like our other online learning tool, Studyladder. It has a range of Maths and Literacy games for the kids to do to engage them and advance their skills.

From this week Skoolbo released a range of jump Jam videos. They are really cool because the Jump Jam instructors are actually the kids 'avatars' from the Skoolbo game!!

Watch us Zippy Shake' up a storm on our first ever try!!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

We love singing!!!

Today we have been singing our hearts out!!

Check out our efforts below. And get all your friends and whanau to check out our blog too!! (We went to get to 2,000 hits by the end of the year!!)

...and here we are learning a new song "I can see clearly now".

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Homework Challenge Winner "W"

This week we had some really creative ideas. It seems that the 'tricky' letters draw out the creativity in the students, well done!!!

To give you a taste, we had witches, whales, wellingtons (the gumboots),watermelon and even wild pigs...

But the winner was Bridie's creation on 'windows' in which she created her kitchen windows and drew and listed all the things that can be seen from her windows... a really cool idea!!