Thursday, April 18, 2013

Run Jump Throw -

We are lucky enough to be currently having brilliant coaching to improve our athletics skills. Today we covered Shot Put, Javelin and Discus throwing. It is amazing how the coach get the kids from 0 to hero in all aspects so quickly. Clear, easy and simple instructions that work well. Everyone in Room 8 was amazing. Will be a great athletics day this year.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fitness Assessment - The Beep Test

The first test was done early in the term and this was our assessment of our own fitness levels after we had completed a 5 day a week 10 week fitness program. Strength and Speed. The kids were brilliant. Awesome effort RIMU.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pukenui Forest Map

It is amazing to think just how big this forest is and how many creatures would use this bush as their home. There are 3 massive walks if you start at the Pukenui forest end. The shortest is a 3 hour walk to Barge Park in Maunu. There is a 5 hour walk to the Whau Valley Dam and the longest walk is a 7 hour walk from Pukenui to the Quarry Gardens in Kensington. 

If you just want to have a shorter stroll you could do the Pukenui Forest loop which takes you on a 1 and a half hour walk through the forest. 

From Kamo Primary to Amalin Drive which leads you to Pukenui Forest.

This is the area of Pukenui Forest as seen from above Earth. It's huge.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pukenui Forest - Kamo's Hidden Treasure

WOW is the best word to describe Northlands largest protected piece of Forest. Just up Three Mile Bush Rd. It is safe, and easy to walk through and is home to native kiwi, gecko, weta, bird and bat.

The kids listening to Gerry and looking at the skulls of predators he had to show. 

The wonder Gerry who shared all his wisdom and knowledge of the bush and animals that live within it. 

Gerry with the Kiwi egg.

A female stick insect that we found on the forest floor. 

The rodent trap. Hopefully it catches stoats, possum and rats. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Harlem Shake - Room 8 Style

This is the last week  for swimming this term. We decided to have some fun in the water and shoot a couple of movies. Made us laugh a lot so we hope that you get a kick out of them as well.