Haere mai, haere mai, haere mai!

Welcome to a New Zealand school, Greytown School. We are situated about and hour and a half north east of Wellington, our capitol city. The tangata whenua (indigenous people) of this land are Maori. "Kia ora koutou" is hello to you all and "Haere mai" is welcome. We hope you enjoy our page.

Some year 8 girls made this movie about a visiting school coming to play sport against us and it was filmed for a TV show . Great work Rosie & Livvy.

Untitled from Maddie Johnson on Vimeo.

This movie was made by a group of year 8 girls about being in Kauri Syndicate. We Have four syndicates named after New Zealand native trees. Kowhai, year 1 & 2, Totara, years 3 & 4, Karaka, years 5 & 6 and Kauri, years 7 & 8.

Untitled from Maddie Johnson on Vimeo.

A Photopeach presentation about Greytown School by some year 8 students.

About Greytown school on PhotoPeach

This movie is made by three of our year 8 boys (12 yrs.) This is a great learning opportunity as they have learned about skills such as sound and camera shots. We hope you like what you see.

Jordan, Lachie and Javier.

Untitled from Brigid Stevens on Vimeo.

This movie was made by three of our year 7 boys and was the first movie they had made. They are off to a good start.

Untitled from Brigid Stevens on Vimeo.

The following slideshows have been made by our Year 3 & 4 class. These children are only 7 and 8 years old. Room 7 have enjoyed making these.

Thomas on PhotoPeach

The first week of term was Science Week. In Room 7 we took some photos of our Hovercraft.
Science: Making a Hovercraft on PhotoPeach

We have written a class story about the new white kiwi chick born recently.

The White Kiwi

A white kiwi was born recently at Mt Bruce, in the Wairarapa, New Zealand. Its name is Manukura which means ‘of chiefly status’. Mt Bruce had its best breeding season ever with 15 chicks being born.

This white kiwi is very rare. The last one died seven years ago. Kiwis only live in the wild in New Zealand. They are in zoos in other countries. They are endangered.

The white kiwi has white, fluffy feathers with pinkish skin colour underneath. It is not an albino but has a gene that gives it white feathers. It has short legs with sharp claws. Its feet are strong. It has black eyes, a long beak and a fat body the size of a baseball.

The white kiwi eats bugs and worms. Stoats, rats and cats like to eat kiwi babies.

The white kiwi is able to protect itself by using its strong legs. It kicks out at its predators.

We think the white kiwi is amazingly special. It is a taonga/treasure to the Maori people who believe that every now and again something special comes along to remind us of the special nature of nature.external image port-kiwichick-420x0.jpg

White Kiwi on PhotoPeach