Feb 23, 2018

2018 Student Council and Celebration Time Wk 4 Term One

Today we are all colourful, representing our Whanau groups of Kikorangi, Kowhai, Whero, Kakariki and Tawa. Our parents were invited to join us for a sausage sizzle lunch and a games afternoon. 


Nevaeh received the Principal's Award for showing Manaakitanga Respect. 


At our Whanau Day Celebration Time today we announced the 2018 Student Council - seven this year as we have seven classrooms. 








We had 16 awesome Year Six students put their names forward and it was a very tough decision for everyone who voted (Yr 4-6 students and staff). 

As with any democratic process, there will be winners and losers, so commiserations go to the nine candidates who were not elected. Each of you will have other opportunities to contribute to our school in a variety of ways. 

Congratulations to Ben, Alice, Emelia, Joacquin, Kimberly, Olivia and Peyton - we are sure you will make a great team and will provide a lot of fun activities for us this year. 

Here are the photos of the certificate receivers this week as well:







Feb 19, 2018

Water Survival Skills



Last week and this week we have Janet and Sarah, swimming instructors from REAP Southland, here at school taking us for a half hour lesson in the pool each day - we are learning about water survival skills and how to try to stay alive and safe if we find ourselves in trouble in deep or fast-moving water.

Of course, we would hope that we would be wearing a life jacket every time we are in a small boat like a speedboat; but there are situations that arise where we may be near water or on water without a life jacket.






At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Matt Walker - NZ mountainbiker in action

What a crazy race-track! We are using this video as our writing inspiration today - imagining that we are the person riding the bike...



And here is the Red Bull video to show the racing from a few different angles - hold onto your hats, it gets rough in places!



At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Feb 16, 2018

Brain Power!

Learning about our brains and thinking about how we learn...

Use this video to help you fill in the info sheet for your books:

Some more information and fun facts:

KIDS' HEALTH - the brain      The brain (and some info about dendrites)




At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Dec 14, 2017

Our concert item to end the year!

Our Christmas-themed team item: 'Santa's Solar Sleigh' by Bryant Oden (known for one of our faves...The Duck Song) - performed at our school end-of-year concert:
At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.