Friday, 22 June 2018

Celebrating Matariki

Over the last two weeks we have been learning a lot about Matariki.
On Friday, the Akeake Team got together to share our learning, watch our yr 3/4 Kapahaka perform and to share some kai.  
We had made some yummy star biscuit and we decorated them especially for Matariki.  
We have had lots of fun with our new learning and we are looking forward to doing it again next year!

We got 2 star cookies each and we worked in groups to decorate them.

We carefully put icing and sprinkles on our stars.

And the we got to eat them.  They were delicious!

Saturday, 16 June 2018


Matariki is a Māori event that celebrates the start of a new year. We have been celebrating Matariki at KNS this week with a range of activities. The activities will run through next week and we are looking forward to a shared kai on Friday afternoon. Kōapa are especially proud of the stars that we have made and the display that we have in our space. We designed our own stars on black paper and decorated them with coloured paper. There are pictures of our busy hub making the stars below. We were even lucky enough to have Mr O back relieving in Room 8! 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Finger Painting for the Kaiapoi Art Expo

We have been working hard in Akeake during Explore Time to get ready for the Kaiapoi Art Expo.
Those who chose to do Finger Painting, have created some amazing artworks!
Over three sessions we followed some steps to create our art.  We did a little bit each time and had to wait for the
paint to dry in between.  We got to choose between the 'Owl' and 'Jungle' to create.

Check out some of our amazing art that will be at the Kaiapoi Art Expo.

By Cara

By Harley

By Addy

By Paige

By Nova

By Zanzi

By Lila

By Shaylah

Details below

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

SPCA Visit

We had a very special visit from the SPCA last week. They taught us all about what the SPCA does, the most common animals they get (cats) and how we can support them by doing a good job of looking after our pets. 

They brought along a furry, white friend with them. I wonder if you can tell what kind of animal it is.