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Monday, 10 September 2018

šŸ¦The Lion King ProductionšŸ¦


Over the past 12 weeks, the Toroa and Korimako hub students alongside their teachers have prepared and performed the production. Week three of this term was the performance week. I've put together a video with some photos that were taken from the production.  


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Sport for the Juniors

As I am Head of Sport, I decided to run some fun fitness/sport games for the juniors because they are focusing on fitness this term. I ran a relay for them which they loved and played a little toilet tag. After, they really wanted to play octopus so we played it but we put a little spin on it. Instead of just running to the other end, we called out some exercise they had to do to get to the other end. (high knees, side steps, bear crawls, skipping etc.) It went really well, better that I expected because I thought that they´d only want to do it for 20 mins or so because they´d lose interest but instead they wanted to go for the whole lunch time!

Do you play any sport? If you do, what sports do you play?

Here are some pictures:




Friday, 17 August 2018

Curb the cup

As an ECO friendly school, we are working together to encourage our community to start using reusable coffee cups instead of single use.
We have been getting our local coffee businesses involved and this is an email we sent out. 146 billion coffee cups get put into landfill every year.
It takes 30 years for each of them to decompose and we want to do something about it.

We have talked to some staff about this issue and are trying to encourage as many people
as we can to use reusable coffee cups.
We have also begun to approach our community to encourage them to use reusable coffee cups too.
We are sure you will agree with us, that this is a big problem, and we all need to do
something to try and make a change

“Incase someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, It’s not.”  The Lorax
We have also challenged our staff members to use reusable cups, here is the challenge:

#curbthecup

Thank you for time
Riley Tyson (Head Girl)
Olivia Cooper (Head of Library)
Campbell Walker (ECO Leader)

Friday, 1 June 2018

National Young Leaders Day



On Wednesday all of the leaders were fortunate enough to attend National Young Leaders Day 2018. We had the chance to listen to many different people who talked about their experiences as a leader. Some of the leaders who were involved include, Amanda Wilson, Jono Naylor and Sala Tiatia.
Here are some of the most inspiring advice we took from the leaders.

  • Be brave enough to be different.
  • Stay true to yourself, don´t try to be someone your not.
  • You can do whatever you want. Follow your dreams!
  • Fear is one of the biggest things to get over.
  • Surround yourself with people who won´t always agree with you. 
  • It is better to try and fail than to not try at all.
  • Be humble.
  • Be a leader where you are.
  • You can make a difference today!
The main focus of the day was, ´Me Whakaro Rangtira´ which means ´Think Like a Leader.´
Each different speaker talked about a different word in the whakatauki.
Amanda Wilson talked about the word ´Me.´ She shared her experiences while growing up and how she got through being different as a child. This is all about being brave. Be brave enough to be different and you can accomplish whatever you want as long as you put your mind to it and never give up. 

Sala Tiatia was definitely the most inspiring speaker. He spoke about how important it is to have a healthy Whakaro. He talked to us about how as a child his whakaro was not very good and all he needed was some positive, encouraging words to help him feel better about himself.
In order to have a healthy whakaro you need good words.

Rangatira. 
Jono Naylor explained how hope is a very important strength as a leader. He put it into an acronym to make it easier for us to understand. 
Humility - Be Humble, having a low view of one´s importance and being positive towards others.
Others focused - Include others, work as a group, use the word ´WE.´
Play to your strengths - This means if you are good at something, do what you can to be better and try things you haven't done before because you might find a new passion.
Extend yourself - Put energy into what you are doing, step out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals.

Overall National Young Leaders Day was an awesome experience to gain new skills as a leader. We all learned the most important values to become a great leader, we took away amazing advice that we will take with us through high school so we can become great leaders in the future.

Me Whakaro Rangatira!

Written by Riley Tyson, Ava Costley, Ella Costley. 




 



Friday, 18 May 2018

Leaders get Behind Pink Shirt Day


For Bully Free Week the Marshland School leaders wore pink on pink shirt day to show are support for the cause. 
Sadly bullying in schools and workplaces occurs weekly. We as leaders wanted to encourage our school to support this cause and stand up to bullies.
#PinkShirtDay


Friday, 11 May 2018

Bullying Free Week


Our Leaders are getting behind Bullying Free Week 14th-18th May, 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

Shave for a Cure - Marshland Musketeers

Shave for a Cure 

Marshland Musketeers



On Friday thirteenth of April 2018, Mr Sutherland, Mr Gillstrom, Mr Tyson, Mr Cowles, Isana Y, Caitlin S, and Campbell W all participated in Shave for a Cure. Caitlin and Isana cut and donated over 35cm of their hair to be made into wigs for people with cancer that have lost their hair going through chemotherapy. While Mr Sutherland, Mr Gillstrom, Mr Tyson, Mr Cowles, and Campbell W shaved their luscious locks to show their support.

Together with help from the school, family, and friends, we raised nearly $4,000 for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. Thank you to everyone who sponsored, and supported us. Thank you to everyone who attended the Shave/Cut and supported us on the day. And thank you to the Hairdressers from Mane in Prestons, who came and gave their time to cut and shave our hair.




Monday, 19 March 2018

Leaders Visit

Today the leaders were fortunate enough to have a visit from our local labour MP Poto Williams. 
She came in to talk about her role as a member of parliament and a leader of our community. Here are the key things we took away from Poto. 
  • Put yourself out there, don´t be scared and no matter what always stand up for what you believe in.
  • If you are the only person that believes in something then get together a small group of people who do believe you and use all the different strengths of the group.
  • Often you will have to persuade and negotiate with people until they agree with you.
  • Being a good leader and a good person also comes with having a lot of values.
  • Be compassionate - Kind towards others, help them when they need it.
  • Be accessible - Being an easy person to talk to, a person that people can ask for help or take their problems to when they need it. 
  • Integrity - This is the most important value of a good leader. Be true to yourself and if something does not feel right in your heart then it´s not right for you and you should not do it. Also when you are true to yourself it makes it easier for other people to trust you. 
Overall I think Poto William´s visit is definitely going to help us improve our skills as leaders and being role models across the school. We are all very grateful that she took the time to come and teach us about leadership. We all really enjoyed it and we can´t wait for the next leader to come and talk to us.





Friday, 16 March 2018

Hell Reading Challenge

Hells Pizza Reading Challenge




This year, all of the Year 1-8 students in Pukeko-Toroa can choose to participate in the Hell Pizza Reading Challenge.
Each student can earn 1 pizza wheel per term. If they wish to do more you can go to the public libraries and get some from there(the librarians tick it of, not the teachers).
How it works is that once a student reads a chapter book or signs off their reading log for the week, they will have to give an explanation on what happened in the book and will get questioned by their teacher about different characters.
Because there are lots of different aged students that read lots of different sized books, there are rules to make it fair for all children.

It will be exciting to see the children reading and being encouraged to read different books.

Friday, 2 March 2018

ECO Friendly Marshland


Campbell's role is Eco Leader.  As our school gets bigger, we want to make sure the we are being ECO friendly.  

As part of this, we have contacted the Council and got more recyclable bins delivered to our school.  Each hub have been allocated their own bin, and the office have two.  To help ensure that only the correct items are being put into the bin, Campbell and his selected committee stuck signs to the front of each bin with pictures of what is recyclable and what is not.  Campbell will speak to the assembly on Monday to reinforce this message.

Campbell and his committee will be responsible for taking the bins out, and bringing them back in weekly.  To help encourage hubs to recycle successfully, Campbell will also be handing out awards to hubs that have fantastic recycling behaviours!

"I am really looking forward to Marshland being up there with the top schools in Christchurch for being ECO friendly!"  Campbell  

Tuesday, 13 February 2018