What's been happening in our school?

Flower Show and Pet Day 

The sun was shinning, an abundance of flowers filled the classrooms and children were busy creating beautiful floral arrangements. Delicious smells filled the air from the PTA food stalls, animals were lead and groomed and dressed in costumes for the parade. Take a look inside our classrooms and meet our awesome students and their pets...

Cross Country and Colour Fun Run

On the 8th of August we made the tough call to postpone our Cross Country and Fun Run. However, this worked out for the better as we had an amazing day of sun and fun on the 9th of August. Over the past two weeks, our students have been learning our CARE value of ‘a can-do attitude’ in more depth. Cross Country was the perfect day to test out our resilience. All students that gave Cross Country a go should be so proud of their efforts. After our Cross Country races, we had our Fun Colour Run. What an amazing sight this was! It was so lovely to see all of the smiles, laughs, and crazy colour from our tamariki (and the parents). Thank you to our volunteer FireFighters who came down to help us out. As a school, we raised a total of $11,679 to go towards our playground upgrades. What an impressive effort! 

Science Roadshow 

Our tamariki were bursting with excitement when they arrived to school and noticed a huge truck backed up to the MPR Room. All sorts of interesting equipment was being set up for the Science Roadshow. All of our senior children spent the day learning about science through hands-on exhibits. What a fabulous opportunity that broadens our students' knowledge and experience; connecting with science and technology and the world around them.

Here are some awesome photos to give you a glimpse of their day...

Mid-Winter Swim

Today we braved the cold and plunged into the freezing, cold pool! There was so much excitement, screaming and laughter as the teachers and students jumped in. Not to mention lots of choice dance moves - the only way to warm up! 

Thanks so much to all the parents who came along to watch. All money raised from this event will be going towards our new junior playground. 

Jumping June

Wow! What an amazing day we had to hold our Jumping June event. The sun was shining and skipping ropes were in full swing! All students had a can-do attitude and showed amazing resilience when it came to doing each rotation. It was amazing to see all of the positive participation and also whanau support. All together we raised $1021 that will go to the Heart Foundation. 

Soccer/Football in Schools

We have been very lucky to be a part of an 8 week long football programme in schools. Throughout this time, coaches from Northland Football will work alongside teachers to teach your child/ren new skills relating to football. So far, we have been learning how to defend ourselves/the ball, we have been doing dribbling practice, and playing soccer games against classmates. 

Enviroschool Encounter

Enviro Encounter - Te Moana

On March 22nd, ten students, who are also Enviroleaders, took part in this year's first Enviroschool Encounter.  We spent the day at Pahi Domain and learned all about Te Moana - The Sea.

We participated in a number of action stations throughout the day.  Some of the highlights were talking with a marine biosecurity specialist.  She taught us how native species like to live and how pests affect the marine food web.

We put on life jackets and went onboard the Northland Regional Council maritime department boat. We learned how to be safe when diving, biscuiting or fishing and tried out the hand-held walkie talkies.

Moana Futures taught us about Māori traditional knowledge and techniques for sourcing kaimoana.  We measured real life crayfish and even ate some kina!  

Our water safety skills were put to the test as we learned how to row and kayak in the water.  

We can't wait for our next Enviro Encounter.  

School Triathlon

Wow! What an amazing day for the 2023 School Triathlon. So many students put on their 'Can-do Attitude' caps and gave this a go. 

First, our tamariki biked one lap (or more) around the bike track. Then, they moved on to swimming lengths/widths of the school pool. Finishing up with a run around the classrooms and playground. 

Thank you to all the parents/whanau who came down to show your support, especially to those who offered to be marshals for this event. It is so awesome to see so many spectators! An enjoyable day for all!

Bream Bay Swimming Sports

Congratulations to all those who got through to the Interschools Swimming Sports Competition!

It was so fabulous to see our tamariki representing Maungaturoto Primary School and display our CARE values. We are really proud of your efforts and achievements.

Thank you to Miss Thomas for your amazing organisation and also Whaea Karen, Miss Phillips, Myra and Stacey for helping out on the day. 

Year 1 and 2 Camp

Yes, we made the call and decided to

head to Auckland Zoo last Thursday

with our Yr 1&2s. A great day was

had by all. The journeys to and from

Auckland were free flowing, the buses

were very swish and the day seeing

the animals was perfect. We managed

to catch glimpses of the tigers, saw the

cutest orangutan baby, the

not -so -short baby giraffe and

the fluffiest flamingo chick.

A huge thank you to all our parents

who helped at the Zoo, at school

preparing and serving dinner / breakfast ,

and staying overnight.

We all had a fabulous time.

Rms 11,5,6,7

Year 5 and 6 Camp

The year 5 and 6 children had a fabulous camp in the last week of Term 1. Thank you to all the many

parents who helped make this camp so successful, especially to the group of parents who stayed at camp.

Thank you also to the Year 5 and 6 teachers for their great organisation and commitment. The students

were all really well behaved and it was great to see such a positive display of CARE values and children building REAL Learner skills.

Some Student feedback:

Adrenalin Water Park was so cool because I played on the obstacle course for hours and hours - Nate

It was a great camp. My friend Lucy yelled when she jumped off the high bit– Niwa

Adventure Forest was my favourite because of the ziplines. The time went so fast – River

I did archery at the camp. I got one on the board. - Coralee

The flying fox and the water slide were my favourite things at the camp - Ellise

My best part was Adventure forest because I got to face my fears and climbed like a monkey, swinging in

the trees -Rohan

Green hook, orange clip, the 200 metre zipline, 5 metres high was really scary but so much fun - Xavier

My favourite part was at the waterpark because I liked the big drop. Marley and I were the first kids to

jump - Ash

I enjoyed the Aquatic Centre in town basin. The water slides there were awesome, I loved the dark slide the

most. Ellise and I touched the bottom of the 2.2 metre pool - Zene

On the last day we hung around camp doing tons of fun activities - Bianca

Swimming Sports 2023

2023 Swimming Sports Champions:

10 Year Old Boys:

1st Place - Jaxson Sheppard

2nd Place - Nate Fergus

3rd Place - Boston Doughty-Gardner

10 Year Old Girls:

1st Place - Bianca Brown

2nd Place - Marley Sheppard

3rd Place - Alisa Crosby

9 Year Old Boys

1st Place - Quinn Troost

2nd Place - Ollie Weber

2nd Place - Ricco Heta-Moon

9 Year Old Girls:

1st Place - Lucy Maw

2nd Place - Anna Rauner

3rd Place - Tyla Baker

8 Year Old Boys

1st Place - Tallon Peterson

1st Place - Beau Wall

3rd Place - Marcus Lord

8 Year Old Girls:

1st Place - Amber Rozema

2nd Place - Niwa Kawana-Pool

3rd Place - Bella Jager-Bone

7 Year Old Girls:

1st Place - Cora Hill

2nd Place - Erin Cullinan

3rd Place - Azalea Pei

What a fabulous day for our Years 3-6 Students. The sun was shining and the support from each of our four Tribes was fantastic! It was also awesome to welcome back whanau after two years of Covid restrictions. We really appreciate your support! All tamariki participated to their fullest in what was both fun and competitive. We are so impressed with the effort, attitudes and participation from everyone during the day.