Thursday, 29 June 2017

Scarlett and Thomas are Stars

Last Tuesday Scarlett brought in some fruity bags. These are bags that you can reuse time after time at the supermarket to put your fruit and veges in, instead of using plastic bags. Thomas has some more bags here that do the same thing. Well done Waste Watchers. It is so good to see you taking on learning and action to try and make our planet a better place.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Scape Art Competition

There is a Scape Art Competition for budding artists up to age 18. Last year's winner was a 7 year old. If you are interested in entering follow this link.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Writing Competition

Can you believe...

Paper Plus and Pilot Pens are running a creative writing competition. You can be in to win a $200 Pilot pen goodie bag!!!!! Plus more

All you need to do is:
  1.  Enter into your age category: 5-8 year olds, 9-10 year olds and 11-12 year olds
  2. Write a piece of creative work starting with "Can you believe..." 
  3. It needs to be between 250 - 350 words long.
  4. Entries close 31st July
  5. Drop into your local Paper Plus Store or send to:
        "Can you Believe" Competition
          PO Box 97 063
          Manukau City
          Auckland 2241

For more details go to this website:

We have some many amazing writers in Navigators 3, it would fantastic to see some of you enter this. You've gotta be in to win!!!! :)

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Survival in the Water

Todays swimming was all about survival and safe ways of exiting into the water. The children were very brave as falling backwards from a boat into the water is not the most comfortable feeling. Well done everyone. You did well!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Egg Drop Competition

Egg drop competition
Year 5-8

The goal of the competition is to create the lightest, smallest egg-cradling device capable of protecting an uncooked, small egg during a single-storey fall.

The event will be held at 12.45pm on Monday 19th June outside Rm 13

Egg drop rules.
·       Nothing can be permanently attached to the egg.
·       Your container must be in free fall during the drop. No bungee cords.
·       Your Egg must not be cooked or coated with any material.
·       No parachutes, wings or lighter than air substances are permissible.
·       Your container should be made predominantly of recycled materials.
·       No commercial packaging materials are permitted to be used including bubble-wrap, egg cartons. Cotton balls, babies nappies and Styrofoam.
·       No liquids or food substances are permitted
·       Volume will be calculated based on one of four shapes (sphere, cylinder, rectangular prism (box) or pyramid. Inside air volume will not be subtracted out. Shape dimensions and volume shall be noted on your device in centimetres cubed. If you have any difficulties in calculating volume please see Mr Roberts
·       The mass of your device (in grams) should also be recorded on your device.

·       In the event of more than one successful drop the winner will be decided by the lowest score based on the following formula: Volume (in cubic centimetres) x twice the mass (in grams).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Our Pioneering Swimmers

Swimming has been fantastic this week. The children have had their swimming togs at school each day and have taken part in the survival activities with enthusiasm. We have been most impressed with their willingness to try things they may not always be entirely comfortable with. Go Navigators 3 Pod. You are amazing.

Sorting Groups
Practising on our back


Getting ready for the PJ swim which was so much harder.



                                 More PJ swimming


Trying to swim/move through a pathway which had waves, choppy seas and currents.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

PJ Day on Wednesday

The instructors at Pioneer have asked the children to bring their pyjamas, long sleeved and long legged ones please. NO ONESIES. This is do to with their Water Safety programme.

Swimming Tomorrow

Hi All,

Don't for get your togs tomorrow - no skinny dipping allowed!!!!  😂😂😂