Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Robotics Day 1

Ethan and his LEGO robot!
Today we had our first sessions of Robotics! It was run by Scott Groombridge from Robots in Schools. We used instructions from the iPad app to build our first robot with LEGO. It was a lot of fun. The students stretched their collaboration learning muscles working together. They had to really use their noticing muscles to follow the instructions. We were all absorbed in our learning. Here is a video with photos from the 9:00 group.

Learning Muscles

Term Three has just begun and already we have seen some great learning muscles in action. We have started the term with learning buddy groups strengthening our collaboration learning muscles to work together and find information about the Olympics. We have also seen some great absorption and noticing learning muscles being used about the classroom. Keep up the great work Rimu!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Bommy-Knocker Problems

There has been a big problem at school this week. The bommy-knockers are out of control!
The trees are full of them, and the bike track is covered, making it really hard to use, especially for the younger students.

The boys that are left over during kapahaka time decided to help solve this problem for everyone by going outside to relocate the bommy-knockers. This was a massive task for the boys- and a likely ongoing problem.

The boys picked up many many bommy-knockers, and enjoyed giving back to the school. We even got to see some younger students using the bike track again!

Well done to all of the helpers!
Here are some of them.
Finley and Toby

Mac and Van

Nick and Oscar W

Oscar J, Oscar W and Nick


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Postcards: T2, W10

Here are our last postcards of the term. As it is recognition for a consistently great term, getting the last postcard of the term is a very special achievement. Congratulations to our three Rimu superstar learners and leaders; kia kaha Bella, Liske and Keighan!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Fun Day: T2 W10

Rimu Fun Day T2 W10 from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Congratulations to all the students who made it to the last Rimu Fun Day of Term 2. Here is a video to celebrate. We look forward to the first fun day of Term 3!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Postcards: Term 2, Week 9

Here are our fabulous Postcard winners from Week 9. They have put lots of PRIDE into their learning.

Khushi has been a great role model in our hub. She puts in her personal best, capitalising on her learning opportunities and is always kind to others.

Reuben has really became absorbed in his learning; showing determination and perseverance.

Mitchell has also shown superb determination, capitalising on his learning opportunities in the classroom and in sports.

PRIDE Awards: Term 2, Week 9

Kia kaha to our last P.R.I.D.E. award winners from Term 2! Ruby, Zane and Karamea are superstar students who have been exercising their learning muscles. Check it out in their certificates below.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Postcards: Term 2, Week 8

Our superstar postcard winners from Week 8!

Jessica has been stretching her absorption learning muscles.
Liske has been stretching her reflectiveness learning muscles of planning and meta-learning.
Amie has been stretching her managing distractions learning muscle.

Kia kaha Rimu tamariki!