Monday 31 August 2015

Brilliant Bobcats

A big congratulations to the Beckenham Bobcats who were placed 2nd in the C grade basketball competition at Pioneer. They put their bodies on the line and gave it their all!

Friday 28 August 2015

Sporting highs and lows on Friday.

Well done to the Year 8 football team who took on the staff today. Brilliance was seen from both teams, with a one all score at full time. In the penalty shoot-out the staff pulled ahead by one.

After school the Bandits, our top basketball team, played their final game of the season at Pioneer Stadium, playing for third place in B grade against the South Steelers. If was a close game, with the Bandits playing particularly well on defence. The final score was 9:7 to Beckenham. Thanks to all those who turned up to support the team.

Friday 21 August 2015

Big week for Kauri Whanau

What a week we have had!
Monday was a pretty standard day.
Tuesday saw our korfball team competing in the Christchurch Korfball Competition. They blew us away with their skill, drive and determination. Having beaten every team in their pool, they made it to the final, where they met Heaton's Year 8 team, the reigning champions. The final score was 7:4 to Heaton. Those of us back at school were with them every step of the way, as Jarred sent texts and calls. It was a pretty exciting day for all of us.
Wednesday saw excitement build in anticipation of a day on the slopes. The big event was after school with the Cantamath Competition. Our teams both started well in the problem solving competition, then got stuck on a question or two. The biggest lesson of the day was knowing when to pass on a question! We had much success in the project part of the competition. Congratulations to Angus, Pippa, Ella, Maddy, Ashleigh, Kara, Bodie and the N2 maths class for their Excellence awards. Well done to Daniel, Emma, Dom, Olly and the N1 maths class for their Highly Commended awards.
Thursday was such a fabulous day up Mt Hutt. When we talked about the highlights the following day, one child talked about how great it was the way everyone supported and helped each other. He was absolutely right. So many goals were set and surpassed. We all left the mountain on a high!
On Friday we looked back over an awesome week. A week when we showed how much we love learning, how much we love challenge and how well we care for each other.

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Wheelchair Basketball and Cantamath Projects

There is lots happening in the Intermediate Hub at the moment. Yesterday, as part of our lead up to speeches, we spent time playing wheelchair basketball.  The children loved this new experience and thought we should have our own school team! This linked in to the exemplar speech. We are encouraging the children to choose a speech topic based on something they are passionate about.

Last Friday we had our socks blown off at the amazing standard of work in the Cantamath projects that had been completed for home learning.

A special congratulations to the following children whose projects will go on to the Cantamath competition next week:
Games and Puzzles: Daniel, Dominic, Oliver, Bodie
Written Work: Jack Cl, Tim, Angus S,
Mathematical Poster: Ashleigh B, Kara
Static Mathematical Model: Charlotte, Ella W, Noah, Pippa, Georgia, Tate, Tom, Kimberly, Emma, Maddy F, Zoe H
Banner: Angus L