Thursday, 30 April 2015

Kotuku Cup

Well done to Luke for winning this week's Kotuku Cup!  Luke has tried hard to use his initiative in class and has great listening skills.  Keep up the great work Luke :)

Monday, 27 April 2015

St Paul's ANZAC Service

On the 24th of April we had very special people at our school. We had the Mayor of Tasman, Father David, head Waimea College students, head Garin College students, R.S.A members and Garin college principal also the Salisbury students.

We welcomed and introduced our guests. Then we read the Ode. After that our class handed out poppy wreaths to our special guests then we played The Last Post on a bugle. Not long after that we sang the National Anthem then Mayor Kempthorne read a speech. It was very interesting. The person who played the bugle was very talented. He was from Garin College. It was not his bugle, it was Toby (from Kereru) great grandfather's bugle.
Logan Spur read the ode out loud. I don't think she even looked at the paper once! I had to try to remember really hard when she started to say it. 

Jasmine got to give her wreath to the Mayor of Tasman. Some little kids went up with Mr Dorman to get the wreath - it was so cute! 

By Cael and Maisie

Thursday, 23 April 2015

ANZAC Biscuits

A  couple of days ago we made yummy ANZAC biscuits and today we are going to write about them.
Jasmine, Agnes, Cael and Mrs Trolle made them.  The ingredients were golden syrup, flour, sugar, butter, rolled oats, coconut and baking soda. Here's a picture of these delicous treats. They were so good!

ANZAC biscuits were made to send to soldiers at war.  They needed to last a 2 month journey on a ship, so no eggs were put in the recipe (as they would go off).  They would have made a nice treat instead of the hard tack army biscuits which the soldiers were usually given.  Some soldiers broke their teeth on hard tack!

If you want to make them at home we wish you luck. We hope you do not burn them.

By Maisie and Cael

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Ronan and Lucas' War Stories

Ronan's dad was training to be a medic in the army. He left before they had to go to another war.
This was their first war. I can imagine why Ronan's dad would want to leave . . . the training would be pretty hard !

Lucas' great great grandfather TOM MORGAN went to Gallipoli in WW1. He looked after the horse carriages. He came home to his wife Edith Morgan and his kids and he died of old age.

Written by Maisie and Cael

Thursday, 9 April 2015


Hi Kotuku class!

I hope you all enjoyed Easter with your families and are relaxing in your school holidays :)

I look forward to seeing you all again Week 1 Term 2.  We will be having a special ANZAC day remembrance service on the Friday of week 1.

From Mrs Trolle :)