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

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Persuasive Writing from Koru Hub

Do you wonder what your children think about different aspects of school life? Well, wonder no more, Koru students are ready to tell us!
We have been learning about writing persuasively. Over the next few weeks we will be posting some writing from students who would like to persuade you about a range of different things.
Here is our first batch of writing:

"I think we should bring our bikes to school. First because they give us energy. Second because the bike track is nearly open. Finally we can race people on the new bike track.
We should bring our bikes to school because it is fun."                 James, age 6

"I think that I should do times tables because I don't know all of the times tables. My first reason is I want to do challenging learning. My second reason is that I do hard times tables (so) if I move to High School I know it quickly. My last reason is that so I'm ready to move to High School.
I think that I should do times tables because I don't know all of the times tables and I want more challenging learning."                Jericho, age 6

"I think it would be better to not have school uniform on. I think it is better to not have school uniform on because I get cold and I do not like getting cold and I want to be warm. Second it gets boring because we wear the same thing every day. My third reason is school uniform is not as comfortable as our own clothes.
I think we should not wear school uniform. It will be cool if we can choose our own clothes." 
                                             Taylin, age 7

"Jackson (the cat) should stay outside. My first reason is that Jackson should stay outside because he might poo inside and it will be hard to clean the poo off the mat. My second reason is if he pees on the floor it might stick in the mat and if someone lies on it it will smell bad and it is going to be hard to clean too. My third reason is because Jackson might distract us and we will not do our learning. I think Jackson should stay outside because it is hard to focus. People might go and touch Jackson and they will not do their learning so Jackson should stay outside."                          Zen, age 8

"I want to bring my bike to school. My first reason is that I should bring my bike to school because you can race your friends and you might win. My second reason is you can do tricks on your bike and it is fun. My third reason is you can do jumps on your bike and it is fun.
I should be allowed to bring my bike to school this will allow me to have more fun."     Vida, age 5

"I think we should have easier learning at school. My first reason is I want easier learning so I can know it all and if a person tells me I will tell them straight away. My second reason is if a teacher gives me a easy test I will do it all. My third reason is with easy learning I can get better. 
I think Amesbury School should have easier learning so the kids will get better."    Affan, age 6

"We should focus on our learning. My first reason is if we talk we can't remember. My second reason is we get ideas if we focus. My third reason is you should not sit next to friends because if we talk we can't write.                   Hayato, age 6.

More great writing to come!

Friday, 14 October 2016

2017 school term dates


Planning a get-away at the end of the year, or some time next year?  Here are our start date and term dates for 2017... 

Monday, 26 September 2016

End of term 3 Learning Celebration - Science Expo


It was a great display of the science inquiry learning that students completed and enjoyed this term - here are a few photos...

Friday, 23 September 2016

Amesbury Awesomeness Awards

Term 3 2016 Amesbury Awesomeness RecipientsTerm 3 2016 Amesbury Awesomeness Recipients — by admin Amesbury School

Congratulations to our term 3 recipients; Oneli (Harakeke), Leonard (Koru) and Hannah (Te Rito)

Kate Yu - Our Wellington Representative


Yesterday Kate got up early and headed to Waikanae for the Inter-Regional Cross Country.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Bike Track Progress


More excavation, timber edging and a few unplanned water filled moats!  Check out the latest article and photos...  

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Swimming Success at Inter Zone

The Year 5 boys relay teamThe Year 5 boys relay team — by Urs Cunningham
Gracie, Freeman, Oliver, William and Harry represented Amesbury School at the Inter Zone swimming competition on Tuesday. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Amesbury School Flippa-Ball Teams


Would you like to play flippa ball in Term 4?  It's similar to water polo and no experience is needed... 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Day 2 - What a cracker!


A full day of skiing under another stunning sky and watchful eye of Mt Ruapehu.  What intrepid and tenacious kids we have!

Day 1 on Mt Ruapehu


The weather gods have turned it on for us. It's superb up on Mt Ruapehu!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Fantastic job, Surya and Siyala!

A huge congratulations to Siyala and Surya, who raised $251 for the SPCA last Friday. With the help of their mum, Sharmila, they baked a range of delicious cupcakes and sold them after school to raise money for needy animals.
We think they did a fabulous job to find a great way to help those in need, well done guys!