Assembly This Week

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Term 3, Week 5

This week we celebrated Daffodil Day as a school with a mufti day fundraiser.  It was so lovely to see all the students arrive, and decorate our hall with their yellow outfits.

Hall 1 HaLL 2

Students were able to give their class donations into the display that was lovingly made by Suzanne Kidd.

Display Donations 3
Donations 4  Donations 5
Dontations 2  Donations 1

Staff stood to share who they are wearing their daffodil for.


Our Road Patrollers were celebrated for their outstanding job whilst on patrol outside our school.

Road Patrollers

And our Cool Clan Kids received their certificates, well done!

Cool Clan Kids


Assembly This Week

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Jump Jam for Star Jam

Term 3, Week 3

This week we had a visit from Harold and Trish who are visiting our school in the Life Education Truck.  Years 1-4 students have, and will be visiting the truck.  The students were very excited to see Big Harold at our assembly.
Harold the Giraffe

Mr Wallbank introduced us to the Aberdeen School Rugby Team who had their first game and win, against Glenview last week.

Aberdeen Rugby Team

Player of the day was awarded to Ikaika Tawha, who was also nominated by the opposition for their outstanding contribution to the game.

Player of the Day Rugby

Last term the PTA asked the teachers if there was anything that they would like for their classrooms and students.  Teachers and students had to submit a proposal, with what they would like and why they would like it.  At assembly, Sharnyn from the PTA addressed the school and gave out some items that students and teachers has asked for.  Some of the items that were requested were Lego, Lego Robotics and a contribution for books.  Some students came up to receive their items.


Mrs Rameka and her Jump Jam crew debuted their Jump Jam routine for the school.  They will be submitting this routine in a Jump Jam schools competition and at the moment is ‘top secret’.  Here is a pic sneak peak.

Jump Jam Group

This week the clan leaders gave their cool clan kid certificates to teachers.  Big Harold helped the clan leaders to hand out the certificates.

Clan Certs T3 w3

The last thing that we did at assembly this week was Jump Jam for Star Jam.  Star Jam is a non-profit organisation that empowers young New Zealanders with disabilities to achieve their full potential through music and performance workshops.  We have had great success supporting Star Jam over the last few years and this year was no different.  Thanks to all that bought in a gold coin donation.

Jump Jam for Star jam 1 Jump Jam for Star Jam 2 Jump Jam for Star Jam 4 Jump Jam for Star Jam 5 Jump Jam for Star Jam 6 Jump Jam for Star Jam


Assembly This Week

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Road Patrollers T3W2

Term 3, Week 2

We celebrated the success of two of Aberdeen’s Year 6 students who have been accepted into the 2016 Year 6 Netball Academy.  Well done to Ashlee and Miah.

Ashlee and Miah

Mrs Parkes gave certificates to three Road Patrollers this week.  They have earned their certificates for their clear calls when on patrol, and their outstanding attitudes towards the job.  Well done Ella, Chariza and Oliva.

Road Patrollers T3W2

These cool clan kids received certificates for their outstanding friendship and behaviour out in our school playgrounds.  Awesome work!

Cool Clan Kids T3W2

Epro8 Challenge Final

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Testing the flying fox

We arrived at school very early at 8.15am, ready to leave at 8.30am for the Epro8 Challenge Final at Rototuna Junior High School. At the Epro8 Challenge we had to build a flying fox, a party-popping machine, a safe or calculate how many balloons it would take to lift a 32kg sister!  We could build with gears, axles, joiners, metal rods, electronics and many other pieces of equipment.  For each completed challenge our team would get points and the team with the most points at the end of 2 ½ hours, wins. One of our team member’s described the day as ‘intense, extreme and exhilarating’.  We got 350 points and we came 3rd!  We are the 3rd best Year 5-6 team in the wider Waikato area.

Written By Alma Walmsley (Room 26)

A happy Stevie-lee Building a flying fox

Building a set of scales Testing the flying fox

Aberdeen Firesparks Final scoreboard Finals scoreboard

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Cool Clan Kids T3 W1

Term 3, Week 1

This week’s assembly was full celebrations for our successes.

Our Term 2 Basketball teams received their certificates for their stellar work shooting some hoops on the court’s last term. Congratulations on all your hard work.

Basketball 1 Basketball 2 Aberdeen Pistons Basketball 3 Aberdeen Nets Basketball 4 Basketball 5 Aberdeen Nugget

The Aberdeen Firesparks celebrated their success at yesterday’s (Thursday 28th July) finals for the Epro8 challenge held at Rototuna Junior High.  They worked diligently on three different activities, which involved reading instructions and creating solutions to problems.  After a day of intensive competition they came third  This is an awesome effort, well done.

Epro8 Challenge Team

These cool Clan kids received certificates this week for their great work looking after their friends and out in the playground.

Cool Clan Kids T3 W1

Assembly This Week

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Family Feud

Term 2, Week 10

This assembly was the last assembly for term 2, and Mrs Pogai jam packed it full of all the great things that have been happening around Aberdeen School for the last 10 weeks.

Mrs Wright, the Mandarin language students  and their teacher presented to the school.  They sang a couple of songs in Mandarin, including “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. They asked the school some questions, and also did some role plays.

Mrs Wright thanked their teacher for all the hard work over the last term.

Chinese Language Learners 1 Chinese Language Learners 3 Chinese Lanuage Learners 2 Chinese Language Learners 4

On Thursday 7th of July the Aberdeen Firesparks were at Maeroa Intermediate for the semi-finals in the Epro8.  They worked hard during the day and received second place with 290 points.  They are off to the finals at Rototuna Junior High next term.  Great work Raihan, Alma, Dylan and Stevie-Lee.


Mrs Parkes asked all our dedicated Road Patrollers to stand at assembly today.  She thanked them for all their hard work while on Road Patrol this term.  They have all put in an outstanding effort helping us get across Aberdeen Drive before and after school.

Road Patrollers 1 Road Patrollers 2

Finally, Mrs Pogai ended our assembly with a fun game of Aberdeen Family Feud. Two teacher teams went against each other, with an exciting, nail biting finale.  What an awesome way to end a term.

Family Feud

Arbor Day 2016

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Arbor Day 2016

By Matilda Hart and Mathijs Vandriel
Finally, the glorious day dawned. Members of the Student Council were wrapped up in a river of warm clothing as we grabbed our trusty spades.
Piggles the Piglet snorted joyfully around the library as we waited impatiently for the bus. After about an half an hour wait, the bus came to the school. We hopped on the bus and we were on our way to our destination.
As we looked out the windows we saw a spectacular sight, flower pots with little saplings swayed on the sun-dappled hills. We got off the bus and found the perfect spot for our bags. We sat down and ate snacks as we watched the Mayor plant the first tree.
After 5 minutes we went to the saplings and started the dig. First, we dug a square. Then we lifted up the sapling and gently shook it out of it’s pot plant. Next, we put the sapling into the square. Finally, we covered it up and gazed at our first tree with pride.
It was very fun, even though this process had to be repeated at least 12 times per person. When we planted 1 tree we were pumped up, when we planted 3 trees our energy faded, when we planted 7 trees some kids broke sweat, at 9 our arms we soooo tired and finally 12, we were near dead.
At the end we all got free hot dogs! Yum! (Mata ate 7!) When the bus arrived we hopped on with full stomachs. We high-fived as we reached Aberdeen. I can’t wait for Arbor Day next year.

Arbor Day 1

Arbor Day 2

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