Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rippa Rugby National Qualifiers

Kiana, ball in two hands, looking for the gap.

The Parkvale Rippa Rugby A Team competed in the Tremains Hawke's’ Bay National Qualifier tournament on Thursday 25th of June. The team contained four Rimu students; Hugh, Cameron, Kiana and Keighan. Our team faced a tough draw on a freezing day and played with spirit and teamwork to finish second to Frimley in our pool and just miss out on the semi finals.

Cameron, using his acceleration.
In game one, we faced the Napier champions Arthur Miller. After a slow start, we came back well to draw 3-3, with a try to Hugh Kilsby and two tries to Caleb Johnston. Game two was against Wairoa and we played a solid all round team game to win 4-1. Leilani Williams scored our first two tries, followed by a try to Kiana Pohe and another try to Caleb Johnston. Against Frimley, we got down 3-0, before two terrific tries by our captain Hugh Kilsby on either side of the half got us back to 3-2. Frimley came back strong and were deserving winners 5-2.

I was proud of our team who played with heart and never gave up throughout the day. They represented Parkvale with skill and P.R.I.D.E. Congratulations to Tiaho who upset Frimley in a tense, closely fought final. We wish them all the best for the Nationals in the Wellington.

Our mighty captain!

Te Reo Kori 2015 Nationals

Congratulations to all of the students who participated with such PRIDE last week at the Māori hand games tournament. Parkvale won for having the most children registered to play the games. Ezra was Parkvale's top individual prizewinner, placed 2nd in Hipitoitoi overall. He tino pai, Ezra!

Postcard Week 9

Rimu MLE's Week 9 Postcards (Learning Superstars)

Bella C - for following feedback and putting her personal best into learning tasks.
James - for making huge improvements as a self-directed learner.
Mya Wanden - enjoying her learning and making awesome contributions.

Visit their blogs and congratulate them with a comment.

Tu meke,  Week 9's Learning Superstars!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Matariki Workshops: Kite Making

Tomorrow is the Māori New Year, Matariki. This week, Nga Rakau Nui hubs have been attending fabulous Matariki workshops. On Friday, Rimu will be having our turn. Today some lucky students from Rimu Hub also got to attend workshops with Tōtara hub. These are workshops which are not available on Friday. A huge thank you to Mrs Hardaker who organised the workshops, and also to all the amazing adults from our Parkvale community who are running or contributing to the workshops.

Below are some of our students getting stuck into traditional kite making using harakeke. Tu meke!

Unique, Faith and Eva

Lachlan, Zane and Oscar

Zayne, Shaydn, Haris


Aston, Nick and Liam

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Postcard Week 8

Rimu MLE's Week 8 Postcards (Learning Superstars)

Rory - for tacking all learning challenges with a fun, positive attitude.
Maia - for being a consistent role model of Learn, Create, Share!
Brayden - really getting on track as a self-directed learner.

Visit their blogs and congratulate them with a comment.

Well done to all of three of you! I wonder who will get the postcard next week...

Friday, 12 June 2015

April Fool!

Mt Cook reading group had a task to email their reading in either an audio or a video recording. Adrielle teamed up with Suzanna from Egmont reading group and they decided to create an animation using the app Puppet Pals on the iPad.

I loved how they worked together to create an entertaining video. Well done, girls!

Postcard Week 7

Week Seven's learning superstars were so deserving of their postcards! Well done to Kaydence, Skyla and Sophia. Rimu hub are proud of all our students and the competition for postcards is intense!

Kaydence: for having great learning habits.
Skyla: for having a super week focused on her learning.
Sophia: for taking PRIDE in all her learning and being super enthusiastic about helping others.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Postcard Week 6

Superhero Postcard people for week six!

Adrielle: For taking on all challenges with a super positive attitude and friendly smile.

Shannon: Second Postcard in two weeks: amazing consistency! Her standards keep rising.

Oscar E: Being a thoughtful learner and problem solver.