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.


Monday, May 1, 2017

Today, Constable Rob came to talk to us about the hazards we might find on our way to school. We went for a walk around the block and worked in groups to identify hazards and mark these on a map. We were really surprised to find so many things that could hurt us or other people walking down the street. 

One of the biggest hazards we found were sneaky driveways. It is really important that we stop and check before walking past these driveways because if a car is reversing too fast, the driver may not have time to stop.

We also talked about how we can be really responsible citizens by either removing or reporting any hazards we see.
Hansen Class checking a sneaky driveway for cars.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Joseph @Hay Park School: Badges

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our inquiry topic this term is identity. We have been learning lots about ourselves and we have learnt that even though we are all different and unique, we make a pretty great team.

Yesterday, we played a game called headbands and worked in teams to try and help each other guess them name of the famous person that was stuck to our heads.

It was really challenging because we were only aloud to answer questions that require a 'yes' or 'no' answer.

                                  (JD - AKA Steven Adams)             (Prisha - AKA Richie McCaw)

                              (Laycen - AKA Ariana Grande)               (Fatima - AKA Batman)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Check out Hansen Class! Every Thursday we have a basketball session with coach Malek and we have learnt so many fantastic skills.

This week we learnt how to shoot the ball into the hoop and we uses the letters B.E.E.F to help us remember the steps.

          B - Balance
          E - Elbows bent
          E - Eyes on the hoop
          F - Follow through

One thing we all found challenging is focusing on the ball while someone was trying to get it of us. We have learnt that if we are resilient and stay focused, we can do it!

Here is Grace in action.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

This week in Hansen Class, we have all been respectful, responsible and resilient learners. In our classroom we can earn Dojo points for showing the Hay Park Way and this week we reached 500 points as a class! On Friday we all had ice blocks to celebrate our fantastic teamwork!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Our class is named after New Zealand artist Shane Hansen. In the holidays, Ms Campbell went to one of his exhibitions and purchased a print of one of his pieces of art. On Thursday, we were lucky enough to see it! We are really excited to learn more about our artist this term! - Hansen Class

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Welcome to our new class blog!

Welcome to our new class blog for learning. We look forward to sharing learning with our school, family and friends anywhere.