May 22, 2019 - - Students from Middle School have been participating in the football fundamental skills programme,which has been offered by a local football club. All the students have enjoyed getting outside,kicking the balls around and scoring a few... More →
Big Brothers - Big Sisters
May 22, 2019 - - One of our lovely teacher aides, Hannah, also works for Big Brothers Big Sisters - a community programme that has launched in Lower Hutt. We’d love to share with you a little more about this wonderful programme for tamariki! - Big Brothers Big... More →
Tōmene Explore - MUSIC
May 21, 2019 - - Tōmene Explore time is off to a great start in the junior school! - It has beenfantastic to see everyoneget stuck in and try something new. Tōmene time is all about the students using their interests to drive their learning.During our music... More →
Is your child 4?
May 21, 2019 - - Please contact the office is you have not filled out an enrolment form. This enables us toprepare for your child's first... More →
Blasting into Term 2
May 17, 2019 - - This term we have started the Wonder Project, a science, technology, engineering and maths initiative. We are learning about the design process and building a rocket. This week we designed and built ships, then we evaluated the success of our... More →
Junior Pods: Tōmene-Explore Time!
May 16, 2019 - - This term the Junior Pods are trying a new learning approach based on structured play. At Avalon School we are calling it our Tōmene-Explore Time. This time happens daily from 1.45-3pm. - The children are able to select curriculum themes (in maths... More →
May 15, 2019 - - This week we played a game called 'Ghost Busters'. The children practised their kicking skills will trying to get the 'ghost' (the kids in the orange vests) - This was a lot of... More →
Tōmene - construction
May 15, 2019 - - Challenge: Erect the tent - One of the tasks this week was to put the tent up. This was a first for many students. It was great to see the children learn the steps and work together to make it happen. - The next day those children were the experts... More →
May 15, 2019 - - Design and Make - We had Nicky's guinea pigs in Pod 2 this week.One of our challenges was todesign and make some shelters for them to hide in. - Look at what we... More →
May 8, 2019 - - Every Wednesday we have some football coaches coming in to teach us a Fundamental skills programme. They are fantastic and the kids learn a lot over the term. - This week we practised some dribbling, toe taps and stoping the ball (with our feet) -... More →