Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Last Post for 2016

On Monday Zach's dad brought a mini stock car which his sister drives. Speedway racing is the Hatton's passion. Dad Dave drives a super stock car but was unable to bring the car on Monday. 
Thanks so much to the Hatton whanau for sharing this with Kauri Hub.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015


David and Max created these wonderful mosaic tiles at HOP. They chose their subject, smashed the ceramic tiles, traced their picture, applied the glue, the tiles and the grout. Frustrating at times, definitely messy but soooooo satisfying and they are sooooooo proud of their artwork.  Thanks Mrs Cacace!!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Te kapahaka o Parkvale Rōpū

Te Kapahaka o Parkvale Rōpū
Tēna koutou  Greetings everyone
Ko Parkvale tā tatou kura  Parkvale is our school
Ko te kaupapa o te tū, he maumahara ki ngā hoia ANZAC i whawhai  mō ō tātou whenua i te pakanga tuatahi o te ao.
The theme of our performance  today is to commemorate the ANZAC’s and all those who fought for our country.
Kia pai tā koutou mātakitaki mai  We hope you enjoy our performance.
Tēna koutou, Tēna koutou, Tēna koutou katoa

This year Parkvale sent two 60-strong kapahaka groups to the Ngati Kahungunu kapahaka festival held at Richmond School last week. It was our privilege as teachers, tutors, parents and whanau to witness a stunning performance from both groups. Each group demonstrated PRIDE, PASSION and PERFORMANCE-PLUS. Ka rawe ō mahi tāmariki ma!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Grandparent/ Koroua/Kuia Descriptions

For the first 4 weeks of this term, Room 10 and 11 had the task of compiling a biography about a grandparent/koroua/kuia. This was their opportunity to interview, construct a timeline and then write a description of a grandparent as seen through their eyes. Here are just a few examples of some wonderful pieces of work. Please visit your child's blog to see more.


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Grandparent/Koroua/Kuia Reading Week and Taste of Hangi

Kia ora ki nga koroua me nga kuia

Thank you to Marlene Greaves, Alma Bainbridge, Bonnie Amner, Tom and Doreen Condon, Karen Spargo, Les Byford, Russell Kupa and Linda Maggin our Room 11 grandfathers and grandmothers who came in to read to their grandchildren and experience eating a hangi with us all. It was a huge success. Sorry we weren't able to take photos of you all with your grandchildren to post to the blog.
In partnership with the Whanau Roopu, our  vision is:
 “Kia tuhono, kia mahitahi ki te whanau, kia whanake i a tātau tamariki”
“Connecting and working with whanau to grow our children"

Tiaana and her Nanny Bonnie

Michael and his nana Alma
Ngahere and his Nana Marlene

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Growth Mindset versus a Fixed Mindset

Kia ora koutou

 I found this description of a Growth Mindset versus a Fixed Mindset. In Kauri we are developing a Growth Mindset, the ability and capacity to be lifelong learners always growing and developing as people.

Growth Mindset
When I fall, I learn.
If you succeed, I'm inspired.
I can learn anything I want to.
When I am frustrated, I persevere
Tell me I try hard.


                             Fixed Mindset
I'm either good at it or I'm not
When I am frustrated, I give up
I don't always give things a go
Tell me I'm smart.