Monday, 15 May 2017

Brenda Ballinger Challenge Cup


 A big congratulations to Zach Phillips-Lim who came first in the year 5 and 6 Brenda Ballinger event.

Zach's comment
On Saturday 14th of May I went to the Brenda Ballinger running event and I came 1st. I am really proud of myself, but before the race I probably shouldn't have eaten so much.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Barrett Lagoon


On Tuesday we went to Barrett Lagoon. Our instructor was called Mr Archer.

First he showed us a Kawakawa tree. He told us about how Maori used to use its leaves to numb their teeth when they had a toothache. Some of us tried it, I did and it was disgusting.

After that he took us through a bush walk, then he showed us a tui in a Kauri tree. Finally we arrived at the lagoon where there were lots of ducks and black swans. Sadly, there was a duck with a dart in it. Mrs Zieltjes called the SPCA to come and save the poor little duck, but they couldn’t catch it. He also showed us a lot of plants.

By Ranui Rodger      

Welcome Back


It sounds like the students had a fantastic time in the school holidays. It is great to see them refreshed, full of energy, and raring to go. We have a wonderful term of learning ahead, as well as plenty of exciting events to look forward to. As always, if you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to email me at james@oakura.school.nz.