Saturday, March 25, 2023

Talk 2 Write

We have started using talk to write again to build vocabularies and writing ideas. We are currently using it to build our explanations of what we have called the bike trails.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Arwen from Bike Northland

The students today were really excited to greet Arwen from Bike Northland. She was really impressed with the students knowledge and experience with designing and building bike tracks. Arwen left usvsomecresources to help us design a curriculum for teaching bike skills which is really helpful. Arwen was also excited about the skills lessons coming up in terms two and 4.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Taupo Bay Dune Workshop

 Great student led working bee/workshop at Taupo Bay this morning (Friday March 2nd). Students from Rōpū Ngaio showed students, teachers and parents from Peria School how to build sand fences and grow pīngao from seed. There were also workshops on pest trapping with Leslie from Kiwicoast and a beach micro plastics clean up. Thanks also to Laura from Coastcare and Jon from the Taupo Bay trapping group for supporting us with this mahi.

Ari running a workshop on pīngao seed planting.


Dominika running a workshop on sand fence making

Jon Urlich reinstating the signage (with some help from some preschoolers) after the cyclone



Tamara and Rebecca ran a high water mark micro plastics search

Friday, September 9, 2022


Today we put the culvert up in the overflow so we can get a digger in to the adventure playground space.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Vision Statement

Today Su came in to help us work on our vision Statement for the adventure playground. We have come up with so.e great ones and are now refining so that we can have one shared vision.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Breakfast Club is back!

After a two year break breakfast club is back! The students collected eggs from the duck pond then another group made scrambled eggs, beans and toast! The students even cleaned up perfectly!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Music with Jade

We are loving music with Jade. We have made a school song and even added lyrics!


Awhina and Marewa came in on Friday to help us finish our tukutuku. We brainstormed our school kaupapa and have come up with a school tukutuku design to represent our teaching and learning.

Duck scrambled egg sandwiches

We have started collecting duck eggs again! The students have been making scrambled egg sandwiches for the school as a nutritious snack.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Daffodil Day

Last Friday was Daffodil Day. Everyone brought in a gold coin donation for Cancer Research in order to wear yellow.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Taupo Bay Sand Dunes

We have now planted the pingao and spinifex and are looking forward to monitoring their progress. We will also be back in November to harvest their seeds.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Taupo Bay Sand Dunes

Last week we held a hui at Taupō Bay to show all project stakeholders what we have been doing. Kaumatua Mike spoke on our behalf after Morgan from Taupō Bay marae spoke. It was a great morning, which we finished of with acting a spinifex and pīngao before Morag gave a whakatauki to close.