Friday, September 08, 2017

Brightwater School Library

Click on the image to go to the Library Web App.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Kindy Visit

On Monday Room 2 went to kindy. We dug a big hole in the big sandpit. When it got very deep we found water. I slipped in on accident. After that Jonas dropped a heavy pipe in the water. It splashed all over me. I got really angry at him. Every one thought that the big hole full of water was cement. It was a very good day at kindy. By Astin

On Monday Room 2 went to Pinegrove Kindy from 9am til 1pm. We got to play all of the time. The kindy kids went for a trip to the gym and Isle Park. While we were there we played music. We had lunch and morning tea there too. After that I went on an obstacle course. That was a great day out at Kindy. By Kianah

Monday, August 14, 2017

Maths Fun

Try some of these activities.

Maths Week


Friday, August 11, 2017

Hour of Code

These children have all completed their first Hour Of Code.

Author Visit

We have had a visit from the author and illustrator Ruth Paul. She told us about how she starts to write a story and how she develops the pictures. Check out her website Ruth Paul.


We are doing tennis with Ngaire on Thursday mornings for 4 weeks. 
We do around the world, uppers and downers. We also hit the ball over the net for our buddy to catch.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Fun Day At Netball

Scooter Skills

Marty, Wilhem, Sheila and Lynette came to school to teach us some scooter skills.
We learnt how to make sure our helmets are fitted correctly with the two finger rule.
We learnt how to glide and use our brakes.
Good places to scooter are the footpath and the skatepark. We need to look out for sneaky driveways.

Gingerbread Men

Look at our fantastic iced gingerbread men.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Word Work

Anna and Eimear had fun with the dough making their spelling words.

Word Work

Kianah and Mieke had fun doing some Word Work together today. Can you check they got them all right?

Money Money Money

We have been learning about money ready for the School Gala. 


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Hi Viz Vests

On Friday we got our Hi Viz Vests which were supplied by the Fonterra 
Grass Roots Fund. Thanks to Fonterra and to Mrs Walker who nominated our school.  

Egg Collection

Lewie brought his egg collection to show us on Friday. He got it from his Uncle. The biggest egg was an emu egg. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cross Country

First Room Two Girls
On Friday it was the Cross Country. All the Year One and Two Girls and then the Boys ran together. We had to do two laps.

Boys Finish

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


 On Tuesday's after school Emily, Amy, Ali and Mellody go to Saxton Stadium to play ANZ Future Ferns netball.
They learn skills then have a game.
Amy and Emily got players of the day.

Thursday, April 06, 2017


On Tuesday we went to hockey with Jaron. He taught us how to hold our sticks. He taught us how to do the Hockey Haka. We played two games. One was Creep Up Jack. The other one was Robber Dribble. The robber could steal your ball. We had lots of fun.

Car Stopping Demonstration

On Wednesday we walked down to Starveall Street with the rest of the Junior Syndicate to watch a car stopping demonstration. Mrs Woodward went in the car with Carl.  He drove at 20 kph and slammed on his brakes when we yelled Stop! He stopped pretty quickly. Then he drove at 50 kph. It took longer to stop. When he drove at 60 kph he crashed in to the cardboard lady because it took him longer to stop. We learnt we always need to Stop, Look and Listen before we cross the road.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Olympian Vist

Brightwater School were very lucky to have a visit from Mike Dawson, the New Zealand Olympic Ambassador. He showed us the gear he wears to compete in the kayak slalom. Drew  got to put the gear on. He wears a skirt to stop the water getting in the kayak. He wears a lifejacket. He wears a t shirt with his number on. Finally he wears a helmet to protect his head. He showed us videos of the food hall in Rio that can feed 5000 people at a time. 

Lewie's Bear Skin

This morning Lewie brought his bear skin to school for us to see. His Grandad  brought it back with him from Canada. It felt very fluffy and soft. The teeth were really sharp.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Pool Party 2017 on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017