Wednesday, 30 June 2010

'A Team' update

Reporters: Morgan and Kachina

Hockey and Soccer Tournament

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On Thursday 1 July our hockey and soccer teams will go and compete at the hockey and soccer tournament at Burnham Army Camp.

Come and support our team between 9:10 am to 3:00 pm.

Reporters: Isabell and Myami

Interview with Allana about the E-Team Blog

Reporters: Claudia C and Tessa E

Map of Springston School

Here is a map of our school. Click on the blue markers to find out more about the different places around the school.

View Springston, New Zealand in a larger map

Reporters: Josh G, James T, Alice T.

Pathway Awards

This year the Year 7 and 8 students have started a new homework program called Pathways. In Pathways you get a pamphlet that has all different kinds of activities. The Year 8s have to do 4 activities per term and complete 12 by the end of the year. The Year 7s have to do 10 activities per year. At the end of the year, if you have completed the number you have to, you get a medal.

Below are copies of the Silver and Gold Pamphlets so you can see the sorts of activities students are participating in. Click on the images to view these online.

Silver Award
Silver Pathways Award

Gold Award
Gold Pathways Award

Reporter: Libby H

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Winners of Library Book Week Competition 1 Announced

Congratulations to the winners of Library Book Week Competition 1 - Create a bookmark - who have been announced here.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Winners of Library Book Week Competition 3 announced

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The winners of Library Book Week Competition 3 - Library Blog Treasure Hunt have been announced here.

Winners of Library Book Week Competition 2 announced

The winners of Library Book Week Competition 2 - First line of your book? have been announced

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Wonky Donkey Visitor

Reporters: Myami and Isabel

Springston School Fun Run

Springston School had their Fun Run for the whole school to get active. The whole school took part. Everyone had a great time!

Reporters: Georgia, Megan

Interview with Helen on her A+ Adventurers blog

We interviewed Helen on her new class blog the ‘A+ Adventurers’.
Some of the questions we asked were:

What made you decide to start a blog for your class?

Have you thought about what you want to put on your class blog?

Reporters: Lucy and Emma

Monday, 21 June 2010

Library Blog Book Week Competitions

Have you seen the three competitions on our Library Blog, for Book Week? Springston School students need to be sure to have their entries in by this Wednesday 23 June at 9:00 am sharp.

Entries for Competition 2 (First line of your book) are in the form of a Comment to the Blog Post.

Entries for Competition 1 (Create a bookmark on your computer) and Competition 3 (Library Blog Treasure Hunt) are to be placed in the appropriate entry box in the Library.

Prizewinners will be announced later in the week here, on the News Blog, as well as on the Library Blog!

Will YOU be a winner?

Image Attribution: "Day 158 -- Featuring Bookmarks by SEP+Book+Club"

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Canterbury Gymnastics Competition

On Monday 14 June a small group of children from Springston School went to compete in the Canterbury Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition. We have been training for 6 weeks on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. We have some excellent coaches, Janine, (our main coach) Claire, Megan and Sandy. There are three Grades. They are 1, 2 and 3. In Grade 1 we have Alice T, Isabel, Anton, Scott, Myami, Jackson, Annabelle, Sam and Anna. In Grade 2 there is Emma-Rose, Lucy, Emma, Megan, James and Georgia. Harriet is in Grade 3. Everybody managed to make the team so we all were able to compete.

On Monday morning all of the Grade 1s had to get up in the dark and drive to QEII Gymnasium. They got there at 8.00am and had a stretch. First they had a beam practice and then it was time for judging. The Grade 2s arrived at 9.00 am and warmed up, and then they went upstairs to practise. Harriet got there at 9.30 and practised her routines with the Grade 2s. When it was judging time Harriet came down to the floor to support the Grade 2s and one of the judges even joked that she was our team cheerleader.

Sadly no-one in Grades 1 and 2 were placed although Lucy was a very close 4th on her beam. In Grade 3 Harriet got 2nd on her vault and we were all very proud of her. If you want more results just go to

Congratulations to everybody for giving this competition a go, and thank-you especially to all of our coaches!

Reporters: Emma-Rose, Lucy, Alice T.

Friday, 18 June 2010

School Newsletter 18 June 2010

Springston Newsletter 18 June 2010
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Book Week Parade

Book Week Parade on PhotoPeach

Reporter: James T

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Room 5's Book Week Dioramas

Reporter: Isabel

Year 8 Wellington Camp Planning Update

In November 2010 Year 8s are going to Wellington for their school camp. Mrs Hamlin and Liz Weir have been discussing how best to fundraise for this trip.

We were given the opportunity to deliver pamphlets and in doing so we have raised $1800 for this trip.

We have also decided to sell chocolates and any funds raised will be attributed directly to the student who has done the selling.

Once in Wellington the Year 8s will be visiting Weta Studios, Parliament and many more exciting places. We will be travelling up by plane and travelling back by Ferry and the TranzCoastal train.

Reporters: Lucy and Emma

Meet the Media Team

The Media Team has started again for the year.

This year's Media Team is doing a variety of news items of events around the school. We are also learning to use lots of new ICT tools.

We had our first meeting on 9 June and meet every Wednesday from 9.15 to 10.40 am. Look out for new Media team news on the blog every week.

Myami O, Tessa E, Claudia C, Isabel W, Alice T, Emma Rose B, Lucy C, Emily B, James T, Kachina S, Libby H, Megan H, Courtney J, Morgan P, Georgia W. (Absent Josh G.)

Reporters: Libby H and Josh G

Friday, 4 June 2010

School Newsletter 4 June 2010

Springston Newsletter 4 June 2010
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