Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A special visit from Fanimals!

How lucky are we in Akeake?  
We had a wonderful visit from some very awesome guests at school this morning.  
Jess and Molson from the TV show Fanimals paid us a visit as a special treat!


The children were all very excited to give Molson a pat and to get to meet Jess up close.  
We have some very big Fanimals fans in our team!
Jess signed a postcard for all of our children and some were even lucky enough to get a hug.

We would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Jess, Molson, Rosie and Jo for coming out to see us today.  
We really appreciate the love and kindness coming our way!

Fanimals is on TV2 each week day at 4pm.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A wonderful time

Akeake is back from two fun-filled busy days at camp. The year 4s had an overnighter and the yr 3s joined them again on Tuesday. 


Can one highlight be picked? 

The general answer is a great big NO.



A big thank you to 
our wonderful parent helpers 
for your support in making this camp 
a brilliant one for everyone.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Celebrating our students

This week we celebrate our 
Super Students, those who show the Way to Go, 
our Great Role Models,
 those having Awesome Attitudes, 
for work Well Done.

Friday, 26 October 2018

More amazing Akeake students

It was great this week to celebrate our 
Star Students and Outstanding Workers, 
our Superstars
and having such wonderful Awesome Attitudes. 

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Akeake Tennis Hot Shots

On Thursday all the children in Akeake had some tennis coaching.  
We had heaps of fun learning some new skills and it was great to see the children being brave 
and trying something new.  Well done to all out tamariki who had a go!

TENNIS HOT SHOTS is a world class tennis programme for 3-12year olds.  It is a safe, fun way to get into tennis.  
Children are encouraged to work together or independently on tasks to learn the game of tennis - how to serve, rally and score.  

If your child is interested in giving tennis a go you can email
or register at

Friday, 19 October 2018

Our amazing Akeake students

It was great this week to celebrate our 
Star Students and Outstanding Workers, 
our Role models, Great Friends
and having such wonderful Awesome Attitudes. 

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sun Smart - Our Skin!

In Akeake, we are learning about how to be smart in the sun. The first thing we had to do was some learning about our skin. We had to use red, brown, yellow and white paint to create some natural-looking skin tones. Our biggest challenge was trying to recreate our own skin tone! Once we had our colours, we fingerprinted them onto a tree template. Then we reflected on how everyone's skin tone is slightly different, but that doesn't change how we treat them. 

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Akeake Production

Wow! What an awesome effort from all our Akeake children this week with their performance in 
Next Stop Mars
We teachers are so very proud of our children and extremely grateful to all our wonderful parent helpers who 
gave their time and effort to help us make this show happen.

Room 8 - Flying us through space

Room 9 - Heading to work

Room 10 - Ready for lift-off!

Room 11 - About to go into battle

Room 12 - A bunch of Purple People Eaters!

This was a great experience for all and not one that any of us will forget anytime soon! 
THANK YOU to everyone who came to watch.  
We hope you enjoyed our show.

Craig Smith - Wonky Donkey Author

This morning, years 1-6 gathered in the hall for a very special visit from Craig Smith, the author of Wonky Donkey and other very cool books. He shared his brand new book called Grizzly Bear and told us it would be in the shops to buy next week. 

He also sang the Wonky Donkey, My Daddy Ate an Apple, Kaha the Kea, Eating, The Scariest Thing in the Garden and he sang the alphabet backwards!

Craig brought some friends along with him. Kaha the Kea was a crowd favourite.

He also brought some puppets to help tell the stories of his books.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Take 2!

Kōpapa have been celebrating Māori Language week this week. We thoroughly enjoyed our house morning and the bake sale on Thursday. Thank you to everyone who donated baking for this, we really appreciate your support.

On Friday we spent some time learning how to use rakau, which are traditional Māori batons.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

We have been busy celebrating Maori Language week in Paneke.  
One of the things we did was learn how to ask and answer: How are you?

We spent time with a buddy to practice asking how they were and we used the 
new feeling words that we had learnt to answer.

We also had a go at doing our Te Reo in Sign Language!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Production News

Rehearsal's are under way for the Akeake Production ...

Next Stop Mars!

We are really excited to show off all of our hard work to you in week 10 on Tuesday 25th September.
Make sure you save the date!

                        We would like to say thank you for all the donations of materials so far.  We really appreciate your help!

Please see the notice below for ways that you can help us at this stage.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Sun and Shadows

In Akeake we have been learning about space this term. We have been reading about different planets, writing about Uranus and even designing our own planets! In Kōpapa we learnt a bit about the sun. We know that the sun is a burning ball of gas, it is a star, it gives us light and heat, and it creates shadows on the ground. We did an experiment on the court to investigate our shadows. We discovered that our shadows change size depending on where the sun is in the sky.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Swimming Lessons at Kaiapoi Pool

Over the last two weeks Akeake children have been having swimming lessons at the Kaiapoi Pool.  Our last day was all about water safety and we had a great time learning about what to do if we fall into the water in our clothes. An amazing opportunity for all of us.