Thursday, February 22, 2018

Unboxing day!

Hi everyone. 

This week our Year 4's had a very special delivery! We had so much fun seeing them open their brand new Chrome books.

Our Year 5 and 6 learners were great at helping our Year 4's log in and learn to drive their new devices. They were very patient, encouraging and gave fabulous instructions!

Watch this space to see what amazing things we learn to do in Bixley Class this year!

Ka Kite!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Leading the way with orienteering!

Namaste everyone!

Every Thursday at Hay Park School this term we have been learning about orienteering with Leon. Last week we learn about all of the symbols that can be found on a map and what these mean. This was really tricky because while the symbol may be the same, the colour may be different. For example, a blue 'X' represents a water fountain or feature but a black 'X' represents a man made object such as a seat or rubbish bin.

This week Leon gave us each a map of our school and he challenged us to locate things. It is really important when you are using an orienteering map that it is always positioned so that the arrows point north.

We are really excited to use our maps next week to locate all of the controls! Watch this space to see how we did.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Swimming at Cameron Pools

Kia Ora Bloggers,

This term we have swimming lessons every Tuesday and Thursday. During the first lesson, we got split into our groups. Our instructors are Yash, Conor, Courtney and sometimes Rachell.
Our first lesson was all about water safety and how to be safe in water. On Thursday, our second lesson, we learned how to float on our backs and glide without kicking. We also learned to swim on our backs and kick during gliding. After that we had to glide through a hula hoop and try to find some rubber rings. We had lots of fun and we can't wait until our next lesson!

Blog you later!
Hansen Class

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Human Chain!

Kia Ora Everyone!

This week in Hansen class we moved the stuff from our old resource room to our new resource room. The clever teachers came up with an idea to put all the books and things to our new resource room. The brilliant idea they came up with was a…. Human chain! First the senior classes met up in the hall. Mrs Archer explained what we were going to do. Then we walked down class by class forming a line from the old resource room to the new one. After that we passed all of the boxes of books down the line until it came to the new resource room. Some of the children were tired but we were still eager to put all the stuff into the resource room. The only hard thing was the stuff came so fast that some people dropped it! Overall I think the idea of a human chain was great and I think the most efficient way.

Thank you for reading this. Feel free to comment.

Blog you later,


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bacteria Investigation!

Hi Everyone!

This term we have been learning about oral hygiene and how important it is to brush our teeth! Many people think that brushing your teeth twice a day is enough to combat bacteria so we decided to put this theory to the test!

We worked in teams to take a swab of someones mouth, and added the swab to a petrie dish. The same person then brushed their teeth and took another sample to add to the dish.

When this was done, we talked about other places around the school and collected some more samples - some people even swabbed the toilet seat!
Our samples are tucked away in a warm spot so that the bacteria can grow - stay tuned to see the results....

Thursday, August 3, 2017

MERC Camp - 2017

Kia ora!
Last week our year 5 and 6 students travelled to the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC) in Long Bay for three days.

While at camp we were lucky enough to participate in activities such as a rocky shore exploration, dune planting, sailing, raft building, archery, the giant's ladder and stack'em. 

We all had an amazing time and have developed lots of new leadership, communication and cooperation skills. Some of us faced challenges when participating in the activities but with lots of perseverance and resilience, we achieved some pretty amazing things!

This trip wouldn't have been possible without the help of our parents and whanau - Thank you all for your support.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


Some of the children in Hansen Class are part of the Permablitz gardening team. This week, The team bent to Wesley Primary with Miss Wilson and Mrs Archer to help plant some vegetables.