Thursday, 18 May 2017

St Clare's - M week

As part of our learning we look at a range of activities to incorporate and learn about the alphabet.
Last week we were focussing on the letter M. We made macaroni cheese.

As we read the recipe, we talked and made predictions about what the macaroni would be like when it was cooked. We tasted the raw macaroni and we noticed it was hard and crunchy.

While the macaroni was cooking the students all had turns helping to grate the cheese.


 When the macaroni was cooked we noticed that it had changed from hard and crunchy to soft, the size of the macaroni was bigger and it had changed from a dark yellow to a light yellow.

Everyone helped mix the flour and milk to make the sauce!


 I am making macaroni cheese in the microwave.  It was cheesey!
 Mikayla - 5 years old

 We mixed the flour and milk and cheese. Then  we ate the pasta!
 Sophie - 5 years old


It looked delicious and we couldn't wait to eat it. Yum!



Everyone was eating the pasta, 
but I ate the cheese instead of pasta,
because I didn't feel like it.
And I have never had it at
Jacob - 5 years

 We made macaroni cheese. First we washed our hands. Next we poured the macaroni in the bowl, then we poured water and we grated cheese. Did you know cheese is made from cow's milk?
Aurelia - 5 years old

I am making pasta with cheese and salt and pepper. We stirred it and we cooked it. We tried it and we ate it all up. I loved it! So I ate another bowl.
Isabel - 5 years old

We put pasta in the bowl in the staffroom and we put pasta in the microwave. I ate the macaroni. I like macaroni.
Julietta - 5 years old

Monday, 15 May 2017

Assembly Awards

Congratulations to our children who were recognised for their outstanding learning and attitude at our assembly on Friday.

The Principal award is given in recognition of students' achievement and efforts in their learning.

The Spirit Award is  to acknowledge student's demonstrating our 'Mercy Values"        

Te Toa o te Wiki - Star of the Week, is awarded to students who are demonstrating a positive attitude to their learning. 

 Whanau Awards - These awards are given out by our whanau leaders in recognition of attitude, effort and commitment to collaborating in their whanau groups.

Special congratulations to Honor, Lily and Louis who received their Sport Merit Awards.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Waterwise Regatta

On Tuesday the 9th of May, James, Louis, Lily and I went down to Narrow Neck beach to participate in the North Shore primary school sailing regatta. We were competing against 6 other schools. There were 7 races and we won 3 of them. In the end we came first out of all the schools. Everyone had a good time and we all would love to do it again!

Honor Year 6




Tuesday, 9 May 2017

St Clare - Science investigation!

Children in St Clare investigating wind direction.
We read some stories about kites and then made our own kites using plastic bags and string.
We thought about the best direction to run to fill the bag with wind. 
We asked questions about weather we could run fast or walk slow, if it was better on the ground or up on the playground. 
We learned to hang on tight and make a handle or the bag would fly away!
We talked about wind being a symbol of the Holy Spirit, you cant see it but you can feel it.



Friday, 5 May 2017

What's been happening this week.

Our first week back at school and we are ready for all the wonderful learning opportunities we are going to have this term.

Today we had our first Whanau time for the term. It was so lovely to see our children outside participating in the tabloid event that our whanau leaders organised for them.
They really are able to demonstrate our Mercy Values in when they are interacting with each other.



Principal morning tea is always a highlight and our students really enjoy the opportunity to share     all the wonderful things they enjoy about being at St Leo's as well as brainstorming ideas for
making improvements. This week one of our students was concerned about the amount of rubbish in the playground. So with the help of some friends Chiara is going to talk to everyone at our next assembly to see if we can work this out together.

Library is enjoyed by all our students. They are really loving our new library programme that allows them to easily reserve books. The children are enjoying many of our newly purchased materials.