Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations To our SLJ students!

 A summer spent relaxing, having fun AND doing some learning activities? Not possible?

With Manaiakalani's 'Summer Learning Journey' anything is possible! Our St Patrick's winners not only enjoyed their summer break but also the fun and creative learning they were a part of discovering the SLJ.

Our winners were Roneeza (now at Selwyn College), Tyrah and in top place Giselle! They all were awarded certificates and prize bags filled with exciting goodies.

Hoping we can have even more creative learners onboard this coming summer! 


Thursday, March 25, 2021

What's for dinner...

 Low cost meals... what can you cook that is economical? Let's try using mince or sausage meat.

How about a delicious meat loaf, rissoles or scotch eggs? And of course served with a heathy salad! 

CPR and Sports Injuries

 Thanks to St Johns and Nicoli for teaching us how to manage risk in our sporting endeavours and how to save someones life if they are unconscious and not breathing. Such important life skills! 

Lent and a time for New Beginnings

 This week we welcomed the arrival of 11 new baby chicks from Living Eggs. Two females and nine males. Thanks to Room 6 for hosting the hatchery and brooder! We were all amazed at the fast development of the chicks compared to human babies! 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Making a Loaf

 This week Yr 8 had to design a loaf to sell at a school Fair. A variety of flavours were made with the most memorable (because of the delicious aroma that filled the room) being the coconut loaf! 

Friday, February 12, 2021

Our New Leaders

Today we celebrated our first Mass for the year and also the inauguration of our new House Leaders.

The surprise factor on theirs faces was priceless! 

Congratulations to: April and Desiree (Kauri), Giselle and Augustine (Rimu), Asinate and Paul (Totara), Aleenah and Angelina (Rata). Thanks also to the younger students of each house for lighting the candles for our Leaders to... 

                                                                    'Lead The Way' 

Duck duck goose for ALL!

 Thursday arvo and Room 8 enjoyed the company of Room 2. After a few relay races and some tunnel ball we all relaxed with a game of Duck duck goose. There were only 3 rules and I think they were all broken with every turn taken! But Hey... rules are made to be broken and the main think was there were lots of laughter! Hope we can do it again soon Room 2!!! 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Welcome to our new classmates!

Our first week back and a time to enjoy each others company while doing a bit of team 'art building!'


                                                   From a little piece of the puzzle... 



                                                        to the finished product...


               We loved our finished product even better than the original!!