Thursday, 24 November 2016

Kiwi can

Today I went to Kiwi Can. The theme for the lesson was respect and we discussed about respecting our environment. We learnt a new greeting which was Xin Chao. This greeting is from Vietnam.

The activity  for the lesson was game called Krickby that was made up by Telesia. We played this game on the field with a rugby ball using softball like rules.

By Asley

Cinquain Poem about Autumn🌴 🌱 🌿 ☘

🌴 🌱 🌿 ☘
Colours are bright
It’s very very warm
Go outside and have heaps of fun


By Aaliyahna

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can
Today we had our second to last session for point’s at Kiwi can. We first got greeted by Mrs Tuia.

The catchphrase was “Respect this place, Treat it like your own, At the end of the day, It’s where we call home”

Our topic was respect for our environment and our theme was respect. We talked about what respect meant to us. Then we went straight onto our activity. Our Activity was Telesia’s game. Telesia’s game was called Crickby. Then we came back into the classroom and did the points. We got 25. After that we headed back to the class for lunch.

By Trent
Kiwi Can

For todays lesson we started with something different. We didn't have a energiser. Instead we played a game which we made last week. The game was called Crickby which was played outside. It's like softball but played with a rugby ball. We spent a lot of time playing until someone won. At last we had to go back into our  Kiwi can room and continue our lesson. Todays Kiwi cans catchphrase was " Respect this place, Treat it like you own, At the end of the day, It's where we call home. 

I enjoyed this Kiwi can lesson because the game was fun and there were no issues.

By Davarni

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Room 8 Djembers

During terms 2 and 3 Room 8 had been studying about the evolution of music across cultures and time. Our class decided to create a piece of music using Djembe drums, tambourines and maracas. Watch our movie and tell us what you think about it.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Kiwi Can

Today Room 8 and I went to Kiwi Can session in Room 11.

When we were in Room 11 we got into a big circle and then they told us what our catch phrase was and it was "Kiwi Can says Our community is for you and me Respecting each other Is the place to be. Then we played our Energizer which was Rubbish Relay, In Rubbish relay we got split into 2 groups and then we went outside and we had to get the rubbish into the bin. After that we talked about Community  and then we did  our Activity which was designing Thank you Cards.  The thank you cards were for our Community. After our Activity we sat back down and then went to class.

I enjoyed this Kiwi Can session because we talked about our Community and i love the games we played.

By Salote

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Kiwi Can

Today, was Kiwi Can!

Our topic was Community. Community to me means that everyone has something in common and we live together  and  look after each other.

Our catchphrase for Community was  -  “Kiwi Can says Our Community Is for you and me , Respect each  other It Is the place to be.’’

Our energizer was rubbish relay's. We had to get into two teams and line up behind the cones and try and throw the scrunched up paper into the bin.

Our activity was designing thank you  cards for our community. We had to draw what was important to you us in our Community.

We had a lot fun doing the energizer and the activity.

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By Jessie

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Kids' Health

Kid's Health👍🏽

This is part of my reading, it is all about Kid's Health. I decided to use graphics so it would be more understanding. Stay tuned for all my other Kid's Health's Google Drawings.

By Aaliyahna

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Kiwi Sport

Kiwi Sport - Softball

Today we had our second session of softball with our coach. The whole lesson was about batting which is the funnest part about softball. We started off with a warm up and then played a game similar to real softball. The coach taught a chant about batting the ball. We were split into two groups. Before the game we had some safety rules for batting.
The rulles were….
  • Check your Surroundings
  • Don't throw the bat
  • Don't swing the bat

She also taught us a chant on batting which is…
  • Door knocking knuckles
  • Bat by your ears
  • Eye on the ball
  • Step on the bug
  • Squish the bug
  • Swot the fly.
That chant really helped to bat well. The game was really really fun but unfortunately the team that I was in lost 49 to 31. At the end Maselino said thank you and we went back to class

By Telesia

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Kiwi Sport

KIwi Sport - Softball

During Softball today, we learnt the rules of the game. There were two teams. One team was fielding and the other was batting.  My group fielded first. then we swapped over. To remember how to hit the ball, we made up a chant...

"Door knocking knuckles, bat by your ear, eyes on the ball, stomp on the bug, squish the bug, then swat the fly."

The rules while using the bat:

  • Look around your surroundings before swinging the bat.
  • Don't throw the bat.
  • Don't run with the bat.
  • Don’t use the bat until the coach tells us too.
  • And definitely do not hit anyone with it!

Our team won in the end with 49 points, and the other team got 31 points. I felt very excited to hit the ball, that’s probably why I missed it twice. But I still got the chance to run around all the bases two times. And I was kind of proud of that. I had a lot of fun, and I hope my class had fun too.

... ISF fastpitch softball.

By Shannon

Kiwi Sport

Kiwi Sport - Softball

For todays Kiwi Sport we had Softball. We played a quick warm up game. Then we played another game called Skatter Ball. It was simple. There were 2 teams. One team  battied and the other one was fielding. My team was fielding. After everyone had a turn batting, it was our turn. For batting, there were 6 simple rules to remember. Those rules were:
  • Door knocking knuckles
  • Bat by your ear
  • Eye on the ball
  • Step on the bug
  • Squish the bug
  • And swat the fly.

The safety rules we had to follow were:
  • Check your surroundings
  • Do not throw the bat down
  • Only get the bat when the coach asks you to.

This is  what we had for softball today. I really enjoyed playing with my classmates.

Softball, Outside, Ball ...

By Davarni

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Trip to Te Tuhi

Trip to the Art Gallery

Today Room 8 went to the Te Tuhi Art Gallery in Pakuranga. We first went to the Art  room for the Art Lesson with Charlotte. The instructor asked us to  draw 2 technologies we used  now and 2 technologies we used in the olden days.

Next we went around the Art Gallery to look at some hidden Art Work. Then we went outside to see this tall sculpture. After that she sat us down in a small spot and talked to us about the sculpture outside. Soon after that we thanked Charlotte and came back to school.

By Davarni

Healthy Tiria Kai

Healthy Tiria Kai

Today, we had a healthy shared lunch for the whole School at Glenbrae School. Room 8 prepared a Rainbow 5 plus Salad that had Lettuce, Carrots, Capsicum, Oranges, Apples, Red Onions and Tomatoes in it.

The other classes prepared Chicken Roti wraps, Fruit kebab, Sandwich, Rainbow Salad, Pumpkin soup, Corn fritter,Vege sticks and Hummus. Some of our parents were also there. After the shared lunch, some of us helped with cleaning up the hall.

The best food I enjoyed was Chicken Roti wrap, Tuna Sandwich and the pumpkin soup.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Kiwi Can

Today we had our first kiwi can session for the term.The catch phrase was "Kiwi can says I show respect you should to, respecting our school is what we do"  The Topic was Respect and we  talked about core values which is Honesty, Truth, Caring and Integrity. The Energiser and the activity was based on the 4 core values which was very fun and full of excitement. We finished of by doing our short chant and left the room quietly.

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By Telesia

Kiwi Can

Today was the first Kiwi Can session of the Term.

Our Kiwi can Leaders, Mr Numia and Mrs Tuia told us our Catchphrase which was "Kiwi Can says, I show Respect, you should to, Respecting our school, Is what we do. The topic was Respect and we also talked about Core Values -  Integrity, Honesty, Truth and Caring.  The Energizer and Activity was based on the 4 Values

I felt very happy and had a lot of fun with Kiwi Can and i enjoyed our Kiwi Can session.

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By Salote

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can
Today we went to our first Kiwi Can lesson. We learnt about the  four core  values called  respect, integrity, honesty and caring.

The lesson was started with an energiser..Then we went outside for a game on the four core values. When we came inside, we got in groups and did a skit on each of the four core values.

The  catchphrase for the lesson  was “Kiwi Can says, I show respect, you should too,  respecting our school is what we do”  At the end we sang our short goodbye song.

By Ashley

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Fair Play

What is Fair play?

WALT: Play fairly and behave on the playground

What is fair play?

  • Following the rules
  • Respecting others
  • Working as a TEAM
  • Communicating with others
  • Being honest at all times
  • Sharing with others
  • Being a good WINNER and a good LOSER

I feel that this netball player is a fair player and that she is a talented fair player.
By Jessie

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Science Intensive : Room 7

Science Intensive : Room 7

Today after Interval and Lunch, Room 8 had a special visit down to Room 3 to learn about Science.

In Room 3 Miss Stone (from room 7) was there and she had an exciting day planned for us.  We did an experiment where we made Oblique which is Water and Cornflour and we didn't know if it was a Solid or Liquid.

Next we did another experiment involving a lot of equipment and patience.  It was Chemical Rocket and we had to try and create a Chemical Rocket.

By Aaliyahna

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Netball with Auckland Netball

Netball Series with Auckland Netball

For the last few months lots of school have been participating in Netball at the Auckland Netball Courts.
Just last week there was a Prize giving ceremony for all the schools that had participated. Prizes were given to teams that had either come first, second or third, but the good thing was  that everyone acted well.

Glenbrae was put into E group and we came first in our.  We were so excited and filled with lots of enthusiasm. After receiving our certificates and badges we had our team photo taken

By Aaliyahna

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Learn, Create, Share

Sumo Paint Creation

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This is what I created using sumo paint. Sumo paint allows you to create anything you imagine So this is what popped up into my mind “RUGBY”. So if you got something creative you want to do, just head straight to and you can create anything.

By Loto

Monday, 29 August 2016

Glenbrae Cultural Festival

Glenbrae School's Cultural / Music Festival

During the night of Thursday 25th of August 2016, Glenbrae School presented their performances based on music and culture to everyone who came, including parents, family members of ours or maybe friends of staff. Everyone and anyone was invited to come and watch.

All classes took part in these performances. We had a lot of rehearsals as each class, and groups such as the Kapa-Haka group, the Samoan group, the Tongan group and the Cook Island group had to perform. Then we had two rehearsals with the whole School, so we knew what to do and say. The Kapa-Haka group kicked off the festival with their amazing performance. Then the Juniors performed their cute and funny dances. 

Finally, it was  our class's turn to perform. Our class played the  drums, tambourine's and shakers. The drums we used looked kinda of like the  Djembe Drums from Africa. 

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The drummers sat in a semi-circle formation, while the shakers and tambourine players stood behind them. Mr. Nath (Our Teacher) also played the drums. I played the tambourine. One of our class members played the bass and kept everyone in the correct beat and rhythm.  The students playing the shakers just hit them continuously against their own hand. The beat was magnificent to my ears. 

As we got into it and started to have fun, our teacher started to dance causing other teachers and parents to dance as well. One of the staff members came up on stage and started dancing with Mr. Nath, while everyone  laughed their heads off. 

After all, we had the last group to perform, which was also the biggest.. The Cook Island group! First, the smaller children performed their Cook Island dance. A lot of people were cheering them on. Then the older classes came on stage and showed us their fantastic dance. There were also Cook Island drummers which made the dance more exciting!

We had this festival so we could raise some money for our own outfits. The ones we were using weren't ours. There were a lot of parents who donated some money for our cultural costumes and that was great! We're very thankful. That night was  definitely a night to remember. It was super fun to experience watching different dances from different cultures and some of us weren't even a part of that culture, so I'm super proud that we gave the dances a try and entertained others.

By Shannon

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Olympic Poem

The Olympic Game Poem

Standing and waiting for the race to begin,
I’m getting quite nervous,
Am I going to win?

Crouching down low, I wait for the gun,
Bang! There it goes,
We’re starting to run.

My heart is pounding, I’m going to burst,
Come on legs keep going!
I want to come first.

Just one last effort, I pass the line
Am I first, last, where am I?
What’s my time?

I stand on the podium, proud and bold,
I’m wearing my medal,
An Olympic gold!

By Shannon

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can

WALT: Create simple action plans to help us achieve our goals.

On Thursday, the 4 of August we had Kiwi Can lesson  and the theme was Resilience which  means :  the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.

Next we talked about  topic goal setting which means: is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life.

Then at the end we talked about the catch phrase. A goal is something you want to achieve, if you work hard and just believe.  

By Salesi

Fair play - What does it mean to me?

What does fair play mean to me?

It is fair to expect me to:

  • Learn the rules and follow the game.
  • Respect my teammates and equipment.
  • Work together as a tem and share the equipment.
  • Be a good winner and  no put downs in the game.
  • Play your best and no showing of and play fairly.
  • Listen to the coach and follow instructions given by the coach.  

     By Salesi