Wednesday, July 5, 2017


We have been celebrating Matariki in Totara 2. One of the school wide tasks was to choose one of the 9 Matariki stars and create a banner representing that star. We chose Waita as our star. Waita is the star that represents the ocean and all of the food sources that are found in the ocean. We decided to create a fun Nemo theme. Ella led the way and managed this project. Thanks for all your hard work Ella, we couldn't have done it without you! Come into school to see all of the classes banners which are being hung around the school!

Homework Draw Term 2

Congratulations to Holly who won the homework draw and chose to take Yana out for lunch to McDonalds. Holly has worked really hard this term and every time she completed her homework, she got a token to go in the draw. Her hard work has paid off! Thanks for an enjoyable lunch girls!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Indoor Bowls

On Thursday's we are lucky to have Vern Goodall volunteer his time and teach some of the Totara learners how to play indoor bowls. We thought playing bowls would be easy but we have found that it can be quite complicated and it takes a lot of skill to get it right. The bowls are weighted and in order to get it in the right place you need to aim almost in the opposite direction to get it where you want it.
We are hoping to get ready for a competition with some of the other schools around Greymouth. We think it would be a lot of fun! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Speech Time

Here are some handy hints for creating your speech. Can't wait to see your speeches in the next few weeks!

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Kung Fu

Today we had a Kung Fu master visit us during our Mandarin lesson. We learnt the fundamentals of Kung Fu and learnt that it was really important to use our mind as well as our body. Our Kung Fu teacher showed us how to use nunchucks and we couldn't believe how fast he could use them without hitting himself. He is very flexible and can kick himself in the head!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Superstars of the Week

Awesome work to Kate and Dylan for receiving the class key coms for the week. Keep up the great work guys, we are so lucky to have you in Totara 2. Ka Pai!