Welcome to the Aroha Syndicate page, featuring Year 1 children from Rooms 4a, 9 and 10.
Room 9 has been very lucky to have a student teacher called Miss Haggerty. She is from Dunedin and she will be teaching in Room 9 for three weeks. In our syndicate we have been learning about celebrations and Miss Haggerty taught Room 9 all about Diwali and they even got to make Diawali candle holders.
On Wednesday Aroha Syndicate were fortunate to be visited by four firefighters. They arrived in their firetruck! They showed us the uniform that they wear everyday as well as the uniform they wear when putting out fires. We really enjoyed seeing Nick get into his uniform and learn about how the uniform protects them while they are working. We lerarned about the firetruck. They showed us many parts of the firetruck such as the hoses, ladders , axes and the controls to move the firetruck and ladder. We all know how firefighters work to keep us all safe.
On Wednesday morning all the year ones gathered in the library for our Scripture cup. Mr Young was the judge. Ten children in total competed from Harnui and the Aroha Syndicate. All our classes have been focusing on scripture readings as part of our reading programme this week. Everyone read well and we were all proud of the effort and achievement of those who chose to participate in the Scripture cup.
Celebrating our shared faith is important in the Aroha Syndicate. On Friday we went to mass together. Praying and singing songs about God is a key part of our religious Education programme.
The Aroha Syndicate have had a very exciting week. We were lucky enough to have Constable Dimetrius from the Police come and talk to us, and we were also able to see and sit inside the police car. Some of us were able to press the siren button and talk on the radio. We learnt about police cars and what makes them so important in helping the Police do their job to keep us all safe.