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.
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.
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.
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.
Term 2, Week 9
This week we all turned up with our Bad Hair in celebration of Bad Hair Day.
We had a visitor from Westpac Bank come to our assembly to hand out a special award to one of our students. The Sir Peter Blake Young Leaders Award, which went to Matareu Toko. Well done Matareu.
“Sir Peter Blake believed in the incredible potential of young kiwis to achieve great things. He knew that inspiring leaders of any age could be found in every corner of New Zealand. Sir Peter showed all of us there are leaders and there are dreamers. Leaders make things happen. Dreamers have a vision. The truly special people do both. In that spirit, and in partnership with Westpac, our Young Leader Awards celebrate young people whose outstanding leadership uplifts their school community.” (Sir Peter Blake Trust)
These awesome students received their Cool Clan Kid award for being outstanding Aberdeen School students both in class and out on the playground.
Term 2, Week 8
This week’s assembly was full of celebration of our wonderful students here at Aberdeen School.
Mrs Turner introduced the Aberdeen School J-Rockers. She talked about how hard all the students had work and the awards that they received. They received certificates for excellence in Drama, Costumes (Character), Choreography and The Spirit of J Rock. Well done to Mrs Turner, Mrs Rameka and all the other parents who made this a reality! You guys ROCK!
Here are a few photos of their performance this morning.
On Wednesday 22 June a group of eight Year 5 and 6 students went to the Epro8 Challenge held at Maeroa Intermediate. Epro8 stands for ‘Engineer, Problem Solve , Innovate’.
One of the teams, the Aberdeen Firesparks, constructed a working crane which gained them enough points to come 2nd overall. The Aberdeen Dynamos showed perseverance constructing their crane and competed very well also. Well done to Alma, Stevie-lee, Dylan, Raihan, Kennedy, Blake, Oliver and Aiden.
Matilda and Jackson received certificates for the excellent work whilst on road patrol outside the school.
These cool Clan kids received certificates from our Clan Leaders, well done!
On Wednesday 22 June a group of eight Year 5 and 6 students went to the Epro8 Challenge held at Maeroa Intermediate. Epro8 stands for ‘Engineer, Problem Solve , Innovate’. At the challenge the two Aberdeen teams of four were competing against seven other school teams. There were tasks to complete in a set time and the teams needed to construct, problem solve and work together to complete these tasks to gain points. One of the teams, the Aberdeen Firesparks, constructed a working crane which gained them enough points to come 2nd overall. The Aberdeen Dynamos showed perseverance constructing their crane and competed very well also. Well done to Alma, Stevie-lee, Dylan, Raihan, Kennedy, Blake, Oliver and Aiden.
Being measured by the judges.
Term 2, Week 7
This week at assembly we were treated to performances from the Donker Cup winners.
First up, Mrs Parkes awarded Highly Commended certificates to Riley, Hayley, Ashlee, Chele and Alma.
Angelina recieved 3rd place for her Donker Cup performance of My Granny drove out the garage, by Judi Billcliff
Matilda received 2nd place for her Donker Cup performance of The Porcupine, by Roald Dahl.
Kennedy received 1st place, and the Donker Cup for her performance of Three Little Pigs, by Roald Dahl.
Brandon and Olivia were our stand out Road Patrollers of this week. The received their certificates for the punctuality and eagerness to perform their duties, as well as their clear, loud calls.
We were treated to a short performance to introduce Math-a-thon, which will be happening in our school over the next 6 weeks. More information is going to come home in the next two weeks.
The Aberdeen School Board of Trustees has been elected and is as follows:
- Olly Te Ua
- Deon Kerehoma
- Nicole Blackwood
- Karl Harris
- Andrea Stocks
- Russell Death
- Renee Evans
- Joshua Kemp (Staff Representative)
- The Principal is also a member of the Board of Trustees
Thank you to all parents who voted in the recent election and to Chris Kawa, our Returning Officer.