Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Week 7 update

Kia ora

Only eleven days of School left for 2019.....

At this time the children are busy making hats for our "Hats off to the Models" end of year production item.  A notice went home yesterday to all the Models children (attached below).

We have been working on scripts, creating/designing theatres, responding to music and looking into the origins of drama, and hope to continue with these over the next week and a half.

Reports will be coming home next Friday.

For the Year 6 students we will have the Graduation night on Wednesday the 11th.

Our last day will be December 13th.  The children have been asking about having a shared lunch and we will be looking into how we might make this work.

Nga mihi

Dear Families

The Models Team have been very busy creating and making hats in preparation for our end of the year event.

You are invited to come and join us 
When: Thursday 5th December 
Where: 6.30 in the GSNS hall      

If you would like to come along with your picnic tea 
at 5.30 you are most welcome to come and sit with 
the models’ families out on the lawn. This part is dependent on the weather.
We would like all children to meet in M2A and M2B
at 6.10 to prepare. This is an important part of our Arts and Technology curriculum but if your child is unable to be there on the night please let your child’s 
teacher know.

Any queries please just ask.

From: the Models team teachers

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Things of note for Week 2

Kia ora

Ms Cleveland has joined us in M1A this week and will be assisting in class through until the end of week 4.

There will be a Disco on Friday the 8th.  Times to be confirmed, but pencil in a night of loud music, crazy dancing and mega fun.

The CD launch! Next Wednesday (30th) at 7pm in the School hall "OUR SONGS WILL RISE" is being launched. The CD and songbook will be available for purchase on the night or from the Office for just $30.

Nga mihi

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Term 4

Kia ora and welcome to Term 4,

This is the shortest term and traditionally the one that goes the fastest.

There are nine weeks or forty four school days left at George Street Normal School for our Year 6 students and those returning home overseas at the end of the year.

Our Athletics day is scheduled for Thursday 17th (Week 1) and if postponed will be moved to Friday 18th.

We have a day off on Monday 28th (Labour Day).

There might be a Disco in Week 4 (watch this space for more details).

The Models Team end of year production will be during Week 8 (the first week in December).

Graduation night for the Year 6 School leavers is on Thursday 12th December and this is followed by the School Leavers Assembly on Friday 13th (which is the last day of School).

Fingers crossed for a change in the weather for our return to school next week.

Nga mihi

Monday, September 16, 2019

This week

Kia ora

This is Mr McNaught's last week in M1A.  He is working hard with the children to get prepared for the School Fair and to complete our "Calendar Art" before Friday.

He is hoping to say farewell to the class with a few sweet treats on Friday but will be back to help out with the Fair on Saturday and to assist with coaching a Futsal team next term.

Speaking of the Fair... only four sleeps to go!

On Wednesday afternoon we have a cricket coach visiting to share with us some handy tips and perhaps inspire some of us to take up the sport?

This Thursday we will be making Coconut Ice creations to sell at the Fair.  The class have come up with their own adaptions to the recipe and will be packaging these using labels which they also designed.

If you would like to add to our sales stock please feel free to send coconut ice products along on Friday morning.

On Friday M1A will be transforming into the greatest little Book Sale Store in the Universe.

It is a busy week. 
Take Care
Nga mihi

Thursday, September 5, 2019


Kia ora

The children were sent home with Raffle cards a couple of weeks ago (Blue cards in a plastic bag) with instructions to return these sold or unsold by today.

At this stage we are still missing all but 6 raffle cards (a huge thank you to those who sent these back).

The Fair Committee is very keen to get these all back as soon as possible as they need to account for every single raffle card prior to the raffle being drawn.

If you never received a card, the card suffered an unexpected catastrophic accident or is located somewhere currently unknown please let us know as soon as possible.

Otherwise could you please send the sold/unsold raffle cards back to School at your earliest convenience.

Thank you in advance from our Fair Committee.
Nga mihi

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Darcy's Coconut Ice Recipe

Darcy’s Coconut Ice 


  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • ½ cup milk 
  • 25g butter 
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • ¾ cup of desiccated coconut 
  • Few drops of food colouring (you can choose your flavours) 

Lightly grease a square tin
Put the icing sugar, milk, butter and salt in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring consistently
until the sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. 
Stop stirring, bring to the boil and simmer until mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
(114 degrees on a sugar thermometer)
Remove the heat, mix in coconut and cool for 10 minutes.
Poor half of the mixture into a bowl, add food colouring and beat with a wooden
spoon until mixture starts to thicken.
Pour into prepared tin and then beat the white portion until it starts to thicken and spread
it over the coloured mixture. Cool the mixture, then cut into squares and serve.

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Tomorrow is our turn on the stage during the School Assembly. 

The children in M1A have worked hard to produce this assembly item.  They selected the songs (wrote a song), scripted the movie, created the props, suggested movements, volunteered for their roles in the item and in short took the lead in planning out the entire item. 

I am very proud of their efforts and hope to see you all at our assembly tomorrow,

Nga mihi