Interschool Mountain Biking

Well done Katie for placing 1st at the Interschool Mountain Biking competition on Friday. We are very proud of you.

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Y4 Literacy Team

Our Y4 Literacy Team had a great evening last night at the annual Quiz night. This is a fun event where the students are put to the test with their knowledge about how to navigate around and use a dictionary. The Rotary North Club work hard to distribute dictionary’s to Y4 students across the Whanganui region which is greatly appreciated. Thankyou Mr Rennie and Whaea May for your hard work to prepare the students.
Well done Bailee, Ruby and Jennifer.

 

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Chinese Visitors

Today we welcomed to Whanganui East School Jason, Alice, Arthur, Cindy, Anne, Mary, Davis and Jacky with a special Powhiri. The Chinese students from Xuzhou are staying with us until Friday next week. The students from China will be in Rooms 7, 8 and 15.

We hope you have a great time at our school. We look forward to learning about your schooling experience and your culture.

 

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Circle Time

A Time For Sharing

 

At Whanganui East school Circle Time is an opportunity for the students to talk about how they are feeling. It encourages children to share a problem they may have and are unsure of how to solve it. As a class we can come up with strategies that may help us. During one of our Circle Times Whaea Jordy brought in two apples one called Andy and one called Andrew. They both looked juicy and delicious enough to eat. During circle time we passed around Andy and said mean things to this apple, such as “You don’t look like a nice apple” and “I would never eat an apple like you”. We then passed around Andrew and said lots of nice things like “What a lovely red apple” and “You look so delicious I could eat you right now”. At the end we examined the apples and on the outside they still looked the same and very delicious to eat. Whaea Jordy then cut the apples in half and Andy was all brown and bruised inside, he looked really hurt whereas Andrew was still firm and white he looked fine inside.

 

Kailahi Blake “They look the same on the outside, but on the inside Andy looked hurt and Andrew looked fine”.

Chloe Kelly “If we say mean things to people they look the same on the outside but they are hurting on the inside”.

Caprice Mathews “We need to say nice things to people so they feel good inside”

 

Circle time has really help students at Whanganui East School to open up and share how they are feeling..

 

Haven Cotter “I like circle time because I get to share about things that I don’t like and things that make me happy”.

Jarvae TePatu Miller “Circle time is one of my favourite things to do because I can help my friends when they are sad”.