Thursday, September 20, 2012


At the start of term 2 the whole of Wainuioru School started practising taking photos for the Wairarapa Schools photo competition. We had all  taken alot of photos but we could only chose one to go in the Wainuioru competition. The staff chose the best 5 photos out of each year group and the photos that won get to go in the real Wairarapa school competition. we stopped taking photos  week 9 of term 3. There were 2 categories - living and non-living. We have not yet found out who has won but we are hoping it is someone from our school.


2 weeks ago, Ngaumu and Ngahape started to replant our vegetable gardens. First we weeded the weeds because the weeds were taking over. Then we planted onions and lettuce. We are trying to get a big garden so we can use the vegetables at school. We are also going to plant a variety of vegetables and fruits. We are going to use the onions for our sausages each Friday , the lettuce and onions for our burgers that we make at school. I sort of enjoy gardening although i do get annoyed when the mud dries on your hands.

School Disco

On Friday the 28th of September Ngaumu is holding a disco at the Wainuioru School hall  from 6pm till 8pm for Ngaumu Poroporo, Fernyhurst & Ngahape to enjoy. It is a fundraiser for our camp.
 The Ngaumu students all have to bring some party food such as hot chips,cookies,brownies,pizza, cake etc. We also have a disco job such as DJ/MC, gold coin entry, food stall & selling glowsticks. We hope it will be a lot of fun and hopefully everyone will turn up and support our fun night.

by Evie Tomlinson

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wainuioru school Electives

Every Thursday for 6 weeks this term, all of the children at Wainuioru School participate in an electives program.
The parents and teachers have agreed to run the electives and have offered a variety of choices and activities.
The electives we could choose this year are Crafts, kayaking, technology challenge, card making, swimming, drama, cycle skills, cooking and baking, fun with science, triplet lamb transfer, camping skills, music, Japanese, arts and crafts, print making and computer animation.
In technology challenge we have made a flagpole out of straws, a catapult and a tower made out of dried spagetti. we also had to design a structure made from straws that would hold a nut and we had to make a bird feeder house out of news paper. 
In baking, we have made cupcakes, pizza, pikelets, smoothies, sherbet and learnt how to make icing.
In card making we have made a selection of different cards with different designs on them using special card making equipment.
In drama we are doing a play called Penny and the Wolf and in fun with science we explored oobleck, made fizzy lemonade and lava lamps. It has already been a lot of fun and we are all looking forward to another 3 weeks of electives. 
Our electives only happens at our school every two years.

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