30 March 2017

Rippa Rugby with Mount Biggs

Yesterday at lunch time our Yr 5&6 rippa rugby teams had a game against Mount Biggs school as practice and in preparation for their tournament next week. They had a great time and did very well showing off their wonderful skills. Thanks Miss Simpson for organising this!

24 March 2017

High Jump Highlights

Today we refreshed our techniques in high jump, before we start recording our jump heights next week. We all remembered the scissor kick really well and were able to jump some rather good heights! Check out the great snaps!

23 March 2017

Rippa Rugby Training!

Today our rippa rugby players were very lucky to do some rippa rugby training with a Manawatu rugby player ahead of their tournaments next week! He taught them many valuable skills, played some great games and they all had an awesome time! I am sure they will all take tips and skills from this training to tournament! Thank you Manawatu rugby!


21 March 2017

Gala Fun!

Well, what a day it was! This year's gala was absolutely outstanding. There was so much fun to be had, amazing performances and we sold lots of great things: waffles, food,  photo booth pictures, plants, rides, second hand and new goods and the list could go on! We really are lucky to have such an awesome supportive community surrounding us that are more than willing to lend a hand or support the school and our children! Thank you to absolutely everyone that made this day possible and got in and helped out. I know the children of Halcombe School really appreciate it and had an fantastic day! Check out some of the great snaps of our day!

16 March 2017

Athletics has begun!

This week we started athletics! We made a great start by learning to jump hurdles and jogging our memory of our long jump techniques! Athletics is always fun and we learn so many techniques. This year we are learning to:

  • Demonstrate correct technique in shot put
  • Demonstrate correct technique in discus
  • Demonstrate correct technique in long jump
  • Demonstrate correct technique in high jump
  • Value healthy competition but also demonstrate good sportsmanship
  • Have a positive attitude towards athletic activities
Check out the awesome pictures so far... 

14 March 2017

Animal Classification!

This week we started our new science unit. We are looking at the living world and learning skills such as classifying, identifying, observing and comparing. We made a start by brainstorming all that we know about animals, and attempting to map them into any categories that we could identify.

Check it out!

Colourful Pastel Art!

Over the past couple of weeks we have been working on a piece of art. We have been learning about blending, primary colours, contrasting colours, and warm and cool colours. First we had to plan out what patterns we were going to use and what colours would be in each section. We then drew our pattern onto a big piece and began our pastel work where we had to be very careful not to let the colours smudge. We cut them and glued them onto black paper to make the bright colours pop! Don't our finished products look amazing? We are really proud of them!

10 March 2017

Fun Swimming Sports!

Yesterday afternoon, we finished off our summer swimming unit with the fun swimming sports and fun it was! What a great afternoon, full of great swimming, funny races, teamwork, chanting and cheering. All the houses competed well and totally enjoyed themselves. Thanks Miss Simpson for organising this awesome event!

09 March 2017

Senior Swimming Sports

Yesterday the clouds moved over and the sun shone in allowing our senior swimming sports to go ahead! We had a wonderful afternoon down at the Makino Pool and all the kids did their very best! They all swam in a number of races and enjoyed the afternoon. The teachers and parents were very proud of all that the kids achieved! Thanks parents for coming to support and help out, Miss Simpson for organising, and a special thanks to Mr Blanchard for the excellent photos!

Great afternoon, great swimming, great photos!

03 March 2017

People Savers First Aid

Today in Room 5 we have been doing the people savers first aid course with Stacey from Red Cross. We have learnt many new skills today about administering first aid and what do do when some one is hurt. We also did some role play to practice some of the skills Stacey was teaching us. It was a lot of fun and we learnt so much! Thanks for coming Stacey!

Let's be friends!

Yesterday we spent time with out buddy class. They have been learning all about friendships -how to be a good friend, what a good friend does etc, so we helped them and taught them to make friendship bracelets. Our little buddies loved making them and their finished bracelets were very cool!

02 March 2017

Level 4 swimming afternoon!

Yesterday all of our year 7 and 8s went to the Makino Pools to complete the level 4 swimming assessment. They all did very well and swam their absolute best. Well done guys. While we were there, we had time to have a little bit of fun jumping off the diving boards. 

Check out the brilliant photos!