Karearea Superkids

Karearea Superkids

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Karearea's Panto Song!

Check out our Indian song we are singing as part of the school panto!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Karearea Ukelele performance

I hope you're enjoying your holidays!! Here is Karearea's performance using the ukeleles at the last assembly of term 3!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Karearea's museum stories!

Earlier in term 3 we helped Carole out by helping her retell two famous robbery stories from Clyde's gold mining past. We recreated the stories in paintings! Be sure to go check them out in the holidays!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Bye Jimmy!

We're going to miss this guy! It was our last day with Jimmy in Karearea. He and his family are off to Papua New Guinea for 3 years. We will miss you Jimmy! Take care!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Leaning Rock

Next week we will be sharing our water colour paintings at assembly! Here is a little taste with Lenny's beautiful painting from the Clyde lookout.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Leaning Rock water colours

Here's a taste of some of the fantastic water colour paintings we are doing! Don't forget to get your clear file folder in so we can put all your kid's art in it!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Our ukelele orchestra!

Stayed tuned folks! We're practising hard! Keep reading your newsletter, we'll be performing in an assembly some time soon.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Back to school!

It is great to be back with the super kids from Karearea! Even better that most are healthy!!! We are all back doing lots of learning. This term were are learning about New Zealand and what we want to learn about our country.
Here is a photo of Jazmin working on her family of facts.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Ice skating!

We had so much fun ice skating! The weather was great and we all improved heaps!

Thursday, 29 June 2017


Karearea have had a super week celebrating Matariki, the Maori new year this week!  String games hsve been especially popular. Thank you to Jazmin who shared the fun time she had with her whanau on Sunday. We hope to see you at our shared feast at 12.30 in Karearea!

Monday, 26 June 2017

The Legend of the Midnight Thief

A big thank you to all the parents that came to help us celebrate the opening of our class legend. I was super proud of how our kids read to you and you should be very proud if their efforts!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Meg's marvellous writing!

Meg is working very hard on using different sentence starters and putting similes in her writing. What a super effort Meg describing a swimming cave. Tino pai!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Boys at play.

The weather hasn't been great lately but it was great to see the boys from Karearea out playing force em back before school. There was lots of sharing and excitement going on as well as some really big kicks!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Karearea's little fish!

This week is the last week if swimming.   It has been great to see how much the little fish in Karearea have improved over the 5 weeks! Tino pai Karearea!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Stanley the spider.

On Monday Mr Banks found a BIG vagrant spider in our iPad box. We decided to call him Stanley. We kept him in a jar and had a good look at him. Yesterday we caught a fly to feed him, but he wasn't interested in the fly.  At the end of the day we decided to let him go. We put him under a bush near our class. This morning when Mr Banks went to open the class door, a spider web thread hit him in the forehead! We wonder if Stanley made it!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Fractions masters!

Today in Karearea, we chose a fraction and tried to find as many ways as we can to show that fraction. We used all sorts of equipment. Tom decided he'd get some leaves and a stick to show 3/4! We are the fractions masters!

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

We are learning Ukelele!

Have a listen to the start of our first song for the term! 
Short and sweet!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lochy's wonderful writing!

Lochy wrote a fantastic story about the photo of a sad looking lion below. The kids in Karearea work very hard at their writing each day. Come and check out your child's book!!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Karearea's new teacher aide.

Cory has been helping us out in Karearea. He's been helping William out in his wheelchair this week. He's from Northern Island and is very popular with the kids. Welcome Cory!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Castle building!

Look out folks! As part of learning about our Scottish ancestry we are making castles! Do your best to get to assembly as we'll be showing off our castles there!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Boh's brilliant writing!

Each child in Karearea have their own writing goals. Boh did a super job putting adjectives and verbs in his writing. Tino pai Boh!!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Karearea's eager writers!

Here is a great pic of some of our super writers in Karearea. Every day we read out our 'world class authors' and the writer achieving their goals best wears a medal for the day! Today it was Dylan!! Tau ke Dylan!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Lenny's amazing world war 2 wallet!

Lenny and his Mum found a real treasure last weekend. A wallet owned by an old relative who went to Egypt during the second world war. New Zealand soldiers trained and fought in Egypt during the war. It is in amazing condition and had wonderful pictures on it! Thanks for sharing Lenny!

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

We made our own treaties!

We had a fun time today agreeing on some treaties to make things fairer in Karearea. We chose three problems that we needed to sort out, agreed on some rules and then signed them, just like the English and Maori chiefs back in 1840.

Monday, 6 February 2017


Today we learned about Waitangi Day and why we had a holiday yesterday. We talked in simpler terms about Maori coming to Aotearoa/New Zealand, and pretended our junior playground was New Zealand. 
We learned what happened when the Treaty was signed a long time ago and the troubles afterwards. We finished our session by showing how happy we are to live in such an AWESOME COUNTRY!!!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Welcome to KAREAREA!

It was great to see so many happy and enthusiastic little kids arrive this morning. Lovely to meet some of you for the first time and catch up with others. A big welcome to Lenny Hicks, on his first day at Clyde School!
We had lots of fun our first day, and there were some tired campers at the end of it (including me!) 
The kids recreating dragons and unicorns using our imagination playground equipment! We hope you enjoy the pics! Click on the pics to enlarge the images.