Kia ora and Welcome to Te Awamutu Satellite Room 1
Daleen du Toit (Teacher)
Margaret Campbell (Support Staff) Christine Brown (Support Staff) Robyn Chisnall (Support Staff)
BBQ meet-and-greet welcomes the new school year
Te Awamutu Satellite kicked off the brand new school year with an enjoyable BBQ meet-and-greet. Whãnau, friends, students, parents and teachers gathered to catch up and get acquainted while enjoying delicious kai and swimming in the pool. On behalf of all the staff and students at Te Awamutu Satellite, thanks so much to one and all who took time out of busy schedules to attend our meet-and-greet. We look forward to more get-togethers in 2018, and, as always we appreciate your ongoing support.
Up-and-coming chefs show off their new aprons!
Special Olympics swimming event
Why Light It Orange?
"Domestic violence thrives in darkness and secrecy. If no one asks about it and no one talks about it, nothing changes".
On the 13th March, TA Satellite joined hundreds of schools throughout New Zealand to "Light It Orange" and help raise much-needed funds and awareness to help victims of family violence get safe and stay safe. Well done guys!
Room1’s focus this term was to give back to the community through volunteering while gaining work experience at the same time. Some of our students participated in making 60 thank-you cards for TOUGHLOVE, a not-for-profit Family and Parenting Support service for families as well as delivering pamphlets in mailboxes, for Freeman Court, who operates a food delivering service on a daily basis. All the students enjoyed both activities greatly.
Football skills day at the Melville High Satellite
We are learning to make stirfry and a smoothie
We did it again!-1st place!
All about saving our environment!
We are learning to make a beeswax food wrap
One of the biggest game changers in our plastic-free kitchen adventure has been the making of eco-friendly, reusable beeswax food wraps.
After watching the demonstration closely, the students felt comfortable to create their wraps. They chose their fabric, correctly measured a square of 25cm x 25cm, drew cutting lines, and cut the fabric to size. They placed their piece of fabric on a sheet of wax paper and spread shavings of beeswax evenly on the fabric. They covered the fabric with another piece of wax paper. The students carefully used a hot iron to melt the wax into the fabric. All the students were keen to learn new skills and excited about the fact that they created a sustainable item that has a practical use
A very special thanks to Fiona and Lot for the fun presentation which included a yummy honey tasting and touching a real beehive!
Volunteering- Raising money for Assistance Dogs New Zealand
Some of the students in Room 1 volunteered to collect donations outside Pak’n’Save supermarket during Assistance Dogs Appeal week. Leading up to the appeal, the students spent time learning about the charity and what the donations were being used for. They also met one of our student’s dog, Ranger, who is an Assistance Dog.
GREAT WORK GIRLS!