Monday, 12 February 2018

Week 2 Term 1

This week we brought our devices to school and have been setting them up and learning to use them.

Also, this week we also went to Khandallah Park for the school picnic.
The pool was freezing cold, but incredibly fun.

Then we got out of the pool and walked up Mt Kaukau.
It was a hard walk up but the view was worth it.
Coming down was easier.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Athletics Day

On the 1st of November 2017, Kilbirnie School had athletics day the year fours to year six what year 4, 5, and 6 did high jump, long jump, sprints, quoits and vortex where all the events. Year 4 to 6 if you get in the top 2 (or top 4 for relay.) you qualify for eastern zone which is all in the east.
Everyone got in there year groups and watched the year two’s race everyone cheered. A few minutes later Mrs Te Rito calls out the activities for different year groups.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Orange day!

Year 6 road patrollers dressed in orange and celebrated Orange Day with the rest of the wellington region. A great day out with a parade and entertainment in the Michael Fowler Centre.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Capital-E and City Art Gallery Trip

We had an amazing trip to Capital-E and the City Art Gallery.  

At Capital-E we explored making digital art. We used different layers, filters, and effects to make some fantastic artworks. 

When we visited the City Art Gallery we viewed and analysed some digital artworks. Afterwards we explored some of the ideas from these works and translated them into our own artwork. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Genius Hour Presentations

During term two, Matairangi started Genius Hour. Students were given time during the week to pursue their passions and dreams. 

After a term of hard work, and ingenuity, students of Matairangi came together to share what they have been working on. There was a wide range of topics, interests, and objectives being covered, all of which demonstrating the diverse passions of Matairangi students.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Queen's Birthday Weekend

This weekend is the Queen's Birthday weekend.  If you are going away have a safe trip and a restful weekend.

The Matairangi Hub

Cross Country 2017

Another exciting cross country and we were very lucky with the weather. Well done to all those students who qualified for the Eastern Zone Cross Country.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Planet Earth and Beyond!

This term we are exploring Planet Earth and Beyond

Matairangi are investigating distance, size, components, travel, survival and everything space. 
It is an exciting topic and we are looking forward to learning more. 

We have an upcoming trip the Carter Observatory, which will further spark our imagination. 
Room 9 - Paper Mache Planets 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

This term on Friday we have been running a rotation.  We have mixed up the classes and Katrina is running an art session, Margaret runs a music session and Sam has been running some Science classes.

Over the term so far we have learnt about a number of artists including Leonardo Da Vinci, Edvard Munch and Andy Warhol.

In Science we learnt about the life cycle of a cicada and we are doing some work on fair testing at the moment.

In music we have looked at the difference between a rhythm and a beat and created some music.


Welcome to the Matairangi Blog for 2017.

We have been developing this over the last few weeks and have some initial posts for you to check out.

At the end of February we headed off to camp.  We were very lucky with the weather and we managed to do all our activities.

Below are a few photos from camp.

Week 2 Term 1

This week we brought our devices to school and have been setting them up and learning to use them. Also, this week we also went to...