Monday, 13 February 2017

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

All the best for next year!

2016 Year 6 students2016 Year 6 students — by Amesbury School

An evening of celebration, dinner and speeches for our Year 6 students... 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Year 3/4 Camp Day Two

After a good night's sleep we were ready for the second energetic day of camp.
After much toast, fruit and cereal (thanks for hoovering up our milk spillages, Jackson!) we made our own cut lunches and then headed off to the ASB Centre. A high energy rotation of futsal, frisbee and inflatables left us a little hot and sweaty, but we had time to cool down a little in the shade of beautiful trees in Kilbirnie Park whilst we had our lunch.
Time to cool off and clean up: Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre was a perfect place to end the day. A swim, a run through through the sprinklers and a chance to laugh and play with friends before heading back to school.
A great camp was had by all. Many thanks to all of the parents who came and helped out in any way, including the parents willing  to help us pitch tents, even though we ended up not doing this - camps are possible because of all of the support from you. Thanks also to Mike, for all of his help, and to Hazel, who took time out of her Uni schedule to come on camp with us.
Sleep well, everyone!

Friday, 9 December 2016

Camp Fun!


Photos from the Year 5 & 6 Forest Lakes Camp... 

Day One of our Year 3/4 Camp

Wow, it has been a busy, exciting day!
We started by exploring the treasures of Te Papa, after rain meant we could not head to the beach. We wandered through wonders in small groups and went to all of our favourite haunts.
After a quick lunch we headed off to Jumperama, for an hour on the trampolines and an hour bowling. We discovered that Mike is very agile and Leo is a ninja with his flips.
Back to school for some afternoon tea, sampling the delights of our home-made slices from the transition programme, then on to some social time with friends.
Dinner was cooked by our own fair hands, using small barbecues to cook our own sausages; we are pretty proud of ourselves for that! After ice blocks to wash it all down, setting up our sleeping spaces took us a while to get it all just right (rain meant we did not pitch our tents outside, sadly). Then some settling down time listening to our hub novels.
Phew, a pretty full on day! Tomorrow we are off to the ASB Centre for some sports, then on to the pool. Bring it on!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Persuasive Writing by Te Rito Hub

Would you rather...Would you rather... — by Angela Johnston

This term we have been improving our literacy through persuasive writing. Here is a small sample of work from Adhrit, Hannah and Bowie. These ones are inspired by John Burningham's book titled "Would You Rather".

Monday, 14 November 2016

Amesbury School Open Today


We've checked out the school and everything looks fine and set to go. School will be open as usual today. 

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Koru Persuasive Writing

Koru Hub continues to work on writing persuasively. We have been getting our creative juices flowing by inventing new products and then persuading others to use them or buy them. Can you see anything here you would like to try?

If you love wings and if you love colour and sparkle then you should get flying pyjamas. 
My first reason is it can make you fly up to the sky. My second reason is if you don't want to walk to bed then the colour and sparkle wings will fly you to bed. My third reason is your bed will fly when you're asleep. 
Flying pyjamas are so cool that you should get some any day.                               Emily, age 6

Do you want to buy a transforming toilet? You can go into space!
The toilet has a jet pack so you can go anywhere you want to go. It comes with a double toilet so you can go on the toilet with your friend. And after a while you get flushed down the chain. 
I think it is fun.                       Josh, age 6

Do you want a pet Ponycorn? It's very cool so do you want it?
My first reason is that you should get it because it has a button and if you click on it the Ponycorn will turn you into a ponycorn, too! My second reason is that if you say the word LOVE the Ponycorn will give you a ride. My third reason is that if you touch or press its cutie mark the cutie mark will change. If the cutie mark is the same all the time it will be boring. That is why the cutie mark changes.                             Sonia, age 6

Are you sick of fighting? You should use a Protection Wardrobe! 
My first reason is it can save your life and it goes to war. My second reason is it kills baddies. My third reason is if you touch its undies then he will laugh! 
Protection Wardrobe is war-tastic so you should get it today.          Jack, age 6

Some creative products and compelling reasons to try them! We'll keep the persuasive writing coming!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


The moment I stepped onto the dance floor I felt a quiver down my spine. I was being watched by all the parents. I got lined up, ugh so loud. I knew for salsa we had to be partners with the person next to us so I looked next to me. It was Tre. I was having so much fun.

Now Jack and Mark were introducing themselves and what we were going to be doing. I was bursting with excitement.We were starting. “Shoulder, shoulder… Ok, I’m getting it.” I thought.

“ALL I WANNA SAY IS THAT THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US!” We all shouted. Now I was doing the ‘pump, look up- bring it on down’ move. It was really fun.

We moved on to the salsa. Lots of the girls hated being with the boys but it was alright. We were doing the dance and we had so much fun. Now for the surprise… The parents were invited up onto the dance floor and we had to do ‘Ice Cream and Cakedy-cake!’
We had a really enjoyable, fun, epic, awesome and amazing time learning how to dance and actually doing the dance. I had a blast.- Grace Buchanan

Monday, 24 October 2016

Amesbury School Athletics Day - Results


The sun was shining, the birds were singing and our students were competing to the best of their abilities - another successful athletics day. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

Athletics Day


There were six events in that day of uphill hill hard work battle to see who was the greatest. My personal favorites were vortex, quoits and long jump. Funnily enough I was actually really good at it. For every event someone different won: Freeman won sprints, I won quoits and Callum won vortex. No-one was good at everything especially with me doing high jump, one reason for that is the weather.


At the start of the day it was horrific. The weather was so bad I started getting dressed into my normal school clothes. Every hour after it just kept getting better, sadly for me high jump was just at the wrong time of the day. Sprints were at the wrong time of the day too because it was too hot. The weather didn’t affect the sports events and the ran smoothly.

Overall the day was quite great, there were no injuries and everyone had a good time.

- Harry Law