Fun Day 2020!

In order to make learning about the elections more authentic, Karearea class formed parties and lobbied the rest of the students at MMS for their vote. Each party planned out a Fun Day for the rest of the school and used their plan as their party’s “policy” when campaigning for votes. After a week of campaigning, the whole school went through the voting process, and the Naturistics Party won!

On the following Tuesday, the Naturistics Party held their Fun Day for the rest of the school. It was a fabulous day full of fun activities that each of the classes got to participate in.

There was biking, hide and seek, and sardines:

Karearea enjoying their turn at biking and playing sardines

Inside there were arts and crafts, including the very popular “make your own stickers” table and a colouring competition:

Making our own stickers!
Doing our best colouring for the colouring competition

And games out on the field such as Soccer, Capture the Flag and Moonlight:

All the kids had a great time. A big thank you and well done to the Naturistics Party for an awesome day!

MMS Cross Country 2020

On the 26th of June, we had our annual school Cross Country day. It was a great day and all the children did really well. They were positive, resilient and supportive of each other. Well done everyone! Check out some photos from the day below:

Piwakawaka off and away!
Running with all our might!
Tui Class setting off on their race
Kiwi Class taking off
The year 5 and 6 kids raring to go!
Running like the wind
Cheering each other on
Nearing the finish line!

School Closed for Covid-19 Lockdown

In line with the Covid-19 alert level 4, which came into effect at 11:59pm 25/03/20, Makara Model School is temporarily closed. This includes the school playground and bike track. Remote learning options have been set up by all of the teachers so that the children can be continuing with their learning from home. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your child’s teacher.

While the teachers will be setting up learning for their students to do, it is important to remember that there is a lot of learning to be had while doing other activities such as cooking or baking, gardening, arts and crafts etc. These kind of activities shouldn’t be overlooked as a source of learning and fun.

Please note: the school holidays have been brought foward, and will run from the 30/03/20 to 14/03/20 inclusive. It’s fair to say that we all will need a break for a bit and take a couple of weeks to unwind and adjust to the new normal.

Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we try to establish our remote learning systems. This is new territory for us all, and it will take some time for us to get things right.

Keep safe, stay well. Kia kaha everyone.

School Triathlon 2020

On the 28th of February, we held our annual school triathlon. It was a fun and successful day. A big congratulations must be said to the children, for their resilience, perseverance and positive attitudes on the day. Also a big thank you to the parents who helped with our sausage sizzle on the day and came to support the children, we couldn’t have done it without you all!

The children swam, biked and ran their absolute best. First was Piwakawaka and then Tui classes, who went before lunch. After lunch it was Kiwi and Karearea classes’ turn. It was amazing to see how determined the children were to do their best and finish the whole triathlon. It was also so wonderful to see how enthusiastically the children who were spectating cheered on their peers from other classes. What a wonderful, positive day it was!

Ready to swim!
“Let’s go Makara, let’s go!”
Biking down the hill
Run, run to the finish line!