Wednesday, 6 December 2017


You may have seen the posters!

Just a reminder about the SPCA Animal Dress Up Day this Friday. Details are as follows...

When: Friday 8th December (Week 8)
Cost: Students to bring a gold coin donation. Money will be collected in Hubs and a runner from Hub 8 will come to collect it around 10am.

Details: As part of a break through charity event organised by Hub 8 learners, Stonefields is having an animal dress up day on Friday 8th December (Week 8).
Children can bring a gold coin donation and dress up as their favourite animal or wear an animal onesie. Learners can just wear something small like an animal headband or hat it does not need to be a full costume.

All proceeds will be going to the SPCA. Any children not dressing up will be required to wear their school uniform. At lunchtime, there will be art competition outside Hub 8 where children can win cat or dog toys that have been made by Hub 8 learners.

Thanks for your support, it will be a purrrrrfect day!

Friday, 1 December 2017

From our own Well being to that of others...

              We have been learning about participating and contributing, here is our thinking....

Monday, 13 November 2017

It is time to give back!

In hub 11 & 12 we are learning about what we need to make sure our well being is looked after, Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. Our most basic need is for physical survival, and this will be the first thing that motivates our behaviour. Once that level is fulfilled the next level up is what motivates us, and so on. If you look at the pyramid - you will notice that the most basic need in a person's like is food, water, warmth and rest is something that many of us have readily available. Let's put our feet in somebody else's shoes just for a moment - There are people in our communities who do not have access to this basic need.

Hub 11 & 12 are looking at ways we can help - As 5 and 6 year olds what can we do that can make a difference ?

Talk at home with your learners about some of the things that you can do! Watch this space ... we have exciting learning to come.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

2017 Film Festival

Hub 11 & 12 have been building our knowledge about farming and change - here is our film festival entry for 2017.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Please practice our new songs at home

Good Afternoon, We are learning two songs in both hub 11 & 12. It would be tremendous if you could please practice these at home with your learners.

Monday, 30 October 2017

What a super fun day we had at Junior Field Day!
The kids were enjoying being active and learning new skills. Lots of time to explore and collaborate. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Please help us learn He honore

We are learning this song to welcome new families and visitors
Singing helps our wellbeing Hauora.
It releases feel good chemicals in our bodies.

Thursday, 26 October 2017


                    Hauora on Thursdays!

Every week Hub 11 and 12 have been enjoying exploring the four walls of Hauora, rotating around 6 different activities and collaborating along the way.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The earth is our mother

Papatūānuku is our mother,
Papatūānuku we must take care of her.

Papatūānuku is our mother,
Papatūānuku she must take care of us.

Kia Kaha Kia Kaha

Her sacred ground we walk upon,
with every step we take. x2

Kia Kaha Kia Kaha X2

Papatūānuku is our mother,
Papatūānuku we must take care of her.

Papatuanuku is our mother,
Papatūānuku she will take care of us.

Kia kaha kia kaha X2

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Learning how to collaborate made fun.

In professional development this week hub 11 & 12 teachers discussed areas of the graduate profile that we felt we could further promote and strengthen our knowledge of within the hubs. 

Collaboration was an area we felt we could develop - although we talk a lot about collaboration we felt our learners were not confident in explaining what this actually meant. So today we took 20 hub 12 learners along with hub 11 to share what it means to collaborate effectively.

Here are some photos of a few of the activities we participated in.

Monday, 28 August 2017

School production song

Hub 11 & 12 have been working really hard to learn their part from memory, can you please practice the song together at home - our learners will certainly be proud to show off their singing abilities.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Planting with Hub 12 - Wondering

I wonder what will grow ?

I wonder what each plant might need?

I wonder whose plant will be the tallest?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Look at our plants grow

Eye spy with my little eye, what kind of changes can you see?