Sunday, September 30, 2018

It's OK to ask for help...

Our wonderful Wesley Wellbeing Superheroes made this fabulous video after we looked at our wellbeing data and found that a lot of students were not very confident asking for help. This video teaches us that you can ask for help from many different people including:
-class captains

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Great Drain Game

This week the Kea and Hoiho teams were lucky enough to take part in The Great Drain Game, We learnt lots about what happens to our water and how different things can end up in the wrong places. Can anyone answer these questions?
1. Where does water go if it goes down an outside drain?
2. What is sediment and why is it bad?
3. How can we help stop sediment building up in our streams?

Also there is a planting event in Underwood Park this Sunday at 12:00 (see photo for details).

Friday, September 14, 2018

Toru TV: Episode 11

Week 9's behaviour of the week is showing respect by listening to others. Room 3 watched some videos and picked up 4 tips to help us become better listeners. We didn't have much time to finish our videos this week but I think they do a good job of showing the main ideas.

1. Focus on what the other person is saying, not thinking about what you're going to say.

2. Repeat parts of what the other person says to prove you are listening.

Can anyone share the other two tips?

Hit the button!

Yesterday 4 Kea students took part in the epro8 challenge at Mt Roskill Intermediate. Epro8 stands for engineering, problem solving innovation. Innovation means thinking of brand new ideas to solve problems. John, Tufui, Yonatan and Danielle racked up 160 points (and had to hit their button to get points from the organisers) and came 7th out of 12 schools. Great collaboration guys! Can you share with us what was fun and what was challenging?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Toru TV: Episode 10

It's been a while but here's our 10th episode. In Week 8 the behaviour of the week is being respectful by keeping our hands and feet to ourselves. We know this is hard to do when you're angry so Room 3 researched some tips about what you can do. Here's what they learnt... can you work out what the four tips are?

Tongan Language Week

This week has been Tongan Language Week. My awesome students have been teaching me lots of new words such as Falaite (Friday) and engeenga (yellow). What words could you teach me in your language?

Some Kea students also did a great job at presenting their speeches at assembly today...

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Try Time!

Congratulations to our under 50kg and open weight rugby teams who represented us superbly at Cox's Bay on Tuesday. So many great tries and tackles and lots of learning! Thanks Mr Bruce for the awesome photos.

Film Festival

Friday's Film Festival was a HUGE success. Well done to all classes for making such amazing films! And congratulations to Lillian and Yonatan for picking up best actress and best actor while Room 6 picked up best directing for their film. Keep an eye on the Wesley class blogs to see all entries later in the term...