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Monday, 30 November 2015

A Special Visitor

On Friday, Room 3 were very excited to have Mr Julian Atkins (a National Fingerprint Training Officer based with the NZ Police) to come and talk to us about his experience working in Thailand after the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.

We have been learning about natural disasters, and Julian explained what his role was in helping identify victims of the Asian tsunami. He also explained how tsunamis are caused and how we can tell if one is coming towards a beach.

Did you know if the sea water suddenly recedes (goes back out to sea) really quickly - this is a sign a tsunami could be on its way?
Don't stand and stare!  Run away from the beach. Get to higher ground - tell others on the way.

Thanks Julian for your talk. We learnt a lot.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Discus training

Room 3 have been practising athletics skills. Today we were out on the field throwing the discus.
We are working on leaning back, and bending our knees, and to hold the discus correctly.
We have to throw with a straight arm.
It looked like flying saucers on the field today!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Wellington Zoo Trip

On Friday, Room 3 went to Wellington Zoo for the day. We met up with Thom, the zoo educator, who showed us around some of the carnivores. We got to see him feed Narla and Sasha - two of the lionesses. It freaked us out when one of them growled for her food!

It was a gorgeous day, and we got to explore all the animals in the zoo. Thanks so much to all our lovely parent helpers who provided transport.