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2021 Agri Kids

2020 Forbes and Tippett Relay Congratulations to our girls and boys A grade teams who won the 2020 Forbes and Tippett relays.  The girls broke the record that was last set in 2017.

  2020 Colour Fun Run 2020 EPro8 Challenge   Celebration of fantastic student work during Lockdown Hunter’s family ANZAC tribute Blende wrote this poem about his Great Grandad, well done. “That was my Great Grandad”   2020 Agri Kids 2019 Pet Day 2019 Kapa Haka Festival Our junior and senior Kapa Haka groups performed at the 2019 Tamaki Nui A Rua Kapa Haka Festival recently.  Congratulations to both groups who had put a lot of time and effort into practising. The Senior Kapa Haka team were awarded the following trophies, ka pai. 1st Haka 1st Waiata a Ringa (action song) 1st Te Reo (pronunciation of the kupu) 1st Male leader 1st Female leader 3rd Kakahu (uniforms) Below are links to the videos of their performances. Senior Kapa Haka Performance Junior Kapa Haka Performance 1 Junior Kapa Haka Performance 2 Junior Kapa Haka Performance 3 Junior Kapa Haka Performance 4 Junior Kapa Haka Performance 5   2019 Rugby Prize giving Congratulations to Anson and Isaiah who were presented with medals for great sportsmanship, work ethic and dedication. Well done boys, we are very proud of you both.  The Dannevirke Typhoons were presented with a shield which recognised their perseverance and enjoyment in rugby.  Although they never managed to win a game, they showed up every week with a smile on their face and did their best in every game.  The effort from this team shows all the South School values. Ka pai. The South TKK Midgets received trophies for winning their grade and also winning the 7’s competition.  Congratulations Robotics Declan, Jaxon and Miller from Room 3 had an interest in robots.  They began by making a robot out of old appliance parts.  Next they worked independently to make a Vex IQ robot that went forwards and backwards.  Then they added the claws so that they could pick up a ball and store it at the back of the robot.  Here is a video of what they have achieved.

The boys now want to work with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 which they will start to program using a chromebook. Well done boys. Update 9/9/2019 The boys have been learning how to programme the Lego Mindstorms EV3.  Here is the latest video of the task that they have completed.   South Blue Netball Team Congratulations to our South Blue netball, team winners of the A grade competition, winning 21-19 to Huia Hawke’s. Congratulations also to South Silver who got runner up in C grade. 2019 Mathex Competition in Palmerston North On Friday 9 August 2019 3 teams of 4 travelled to Palmerston North to compete in the Manawatu Mathex Competition.  The teams had 20 minutes to solve 5 practical maths problems and then 15 minutes to solve as many quick fire questions as they could. Well done to the teams: Year 6 – 7th equal (Ewan, Isaiah, Dimitri and Alvin) Year 7 – 4th equal (Bayly, Caitlin, Dani and Greer) Year 8 – 24th equal (Charlotte, Riana, Grace and Bryan) A big thank you to the parents who transported the teams to and from the event. 2019 Inter School Maths Competition On Thursday 8 August we had 4 teams representing South School at the Inter School Maths Competition at Ruahine School  The teams had 25 minutes to solve as many quick fire questions as they could. Congratulations to the following teams: Year 5 & 6 1st Place – Year 6 team – Ewan, Dimitri and Alvin Year 7 & 8 3rd Place – Year 7 team – Bayly, Caitlin and Dani