Friday 24 March 2017

Making Ice-cream

Hi my name is Irene and I’m talking about science. The teacher for science is Whaea Tepora. This week we made ice-cream. First we put ice in a big packet then we put rock salt with the ice to keep the ice nice and cold.

Next we put cream in a small packet and added vanilla essence. After that we put the small bag of cream into the big bag then shook it for 5 minutes.  Then you have got ice-cream. You can make other flavours too by adding different ingredients.

I hope you can follow these steps - if you do then enjoy your ice-cream.    

By Irene

Wednesday 22 March 2017


These are our school values

TIKA- Means to be TRUTHFUL!


AROHA- Means to show LOVE and AFFECTION!

WHAKAWHANAUNGA- Means to show sence of whanau a relationship working together to show community values!

AHURUTANGA- Means to have a SAFE place!

These values represent our Dawson school. The children at our school show these values.

By Tristan

International Friendship Day

  International Friendship Day
Rm 18 is participating in the international friendship quest.
We made a short movie about New Zealand & about us. Many other schools around the world joined this quest as well like Australia, Taiwan, USA, South Korea etc. Remember to respect and treat people friendly!

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Check out our video below...

By Alana

Tuesday 14 March 2017

Get Writing NZ

R18 has been super lucky to be involved in Schoolkit NZ's get writing activity. We completed 32 postcards and wrote some exciting metaphors to go on the back. We also did a Ko Wai Au sheet about our class with lots of interesting facts about us. One of things that was a surprise to us was how many kids we had in our families. Can you guess the total amount? We bet you can't!