Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Bucket Filling

Today we learned all about how to fill each other's emotional bucket with the little and big things that we do for others. The tamariki made beautiful little messages for each other to fill their friends' imaginary buckets. Later in the day they reflected upon what they had done during the day to help fill another person's bucket. Here is the story that we all read together.

Here are a few amazing bucket filling reflections:
MJ and Nikau filled their friends' buckets.

Trisanah filled her friends' bucket today too.

Our Sunflowers

We were so excited to arrive back at school after our Christmas Holidays and find our little sunflower seeds that we had planted had grown into beautiful yellow flowers. They made us smile every time we looked out the windows at them. The tamariki have loved comparing their own height to the sunflowers and deciding if the flowers were taller than them or not.

After the big wind last week the sunflowers had begun to die off and today we were able to harvest the flower heads to retrieve the seeds. We had lots of keen helpers collecting the heads, pulling out the big plants and fixing up the garden so that the remaining flowers could carry on growing. Oskar was amazing and determinedly followed through the process from the start to finish. He is a very passionate gardener and shared lots of stories about what he does in the garden at home with Mum.

The tamariki then helped carry the dead plants to the compost, watered the rest of our gardens and packed away all the garden tools. They are amazing young gardeners!

Collecting the heads from the flowers.

Carefully digging and pulling out the plants.

Look at all our seeds!

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Gilberthorpe Students sure do have talent!

At the end of 2017 the Gilby's Got Talent Show was held. It started with semifinals in each of the hubs, before 5 acts were sent through to the Grand Final. Congratulations to all our entrants, there were so many brave students that got up there and did their best. It certainly made it difficult to decide on the top 5. Finally a big congratulations to Jonte and Sapphire for winning the Junior Prizes in the Grand Final!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Our Green Team Have Been Busy!

We have made amazing progress with our efforts to be more environmentally friendly this year. Check out some of the cool things that our tamariki have been involved with.

Reading - Term 4, Week 6