Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Netballing Stars!!!

Meet the Marshland Pulse Netballers. This team has been working hard all season on their netballing skills. The majority of the team are playing their first season of netball so there have been plenty of learning curves including some heavy defeats to much bigger and more experienced opposition. But the attitude and effort these girls play with is amazing. They really work hard to play as a team and are showing a lot of promise. Ka pai girls, we are very proud of you!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cheerleading Champ!!!

Congratulations to India-Grace whose cheerleading team won 1st Place at their competition in Auckland over the weekend! We know how much work you put in and are very proud of you. 

India-Grace will be competing in Hawaii in 2019!!!

Wacky Hair Day

How cool are these Wacky Hair designs?!! It was great to see the Korimako students embrace Wacky Hair Day so enthusiastically and come up with such creative ideas.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Friday 18th August - Sports Results

Marshland Jacks 12 vs South Brighton 14
Marshland Aces 9 vs South Brighton Rua 15

Marshland Rovers 0 vs Rawhiti Rangers 0
Marshland United 10 vs NBC 1

Marshland RnB Sticks 0 vs South Brighton 12
Marshland Black Sticks 0 vs Rawhiti Purple 16 

Marshland Pulse 0 vs South Brighton 15
Marshland Steel 0 vs Te Pa 17
Marshland Combo's 17 vs Queenspark 6

Marshland Red n Blacks 4 vs Chch East 10

Table Tennis 
Marshland Girls 1 vs Rawhiti Green 2
Marshland Double L's 3 vs Te Pa Tahi 1
Marshland Korimako 0 vs Te Pa Rua 1

Two more weeks left of Friday Sport.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Korimako Rugby

The Korimako Rugby team that competes at Friday Sport has had a mixed season. Usually playing against much bigger sides they have had to use their speed and skill to get past defences. They have had a couple of great wins this season including a HUGE comeback win last week. Down 7 trys to 2 trys at halftime they won 9 trys to 8. Kobe scored a length of the field try in the last seconds to secure the win.

Above are some photos of the team playing South New Brighton School, a game that we won.

Below are some photos against Christchurch East. Unfortunatley they lost 10 - 4 but scored some scintillating tries.

The team is: Damien H, Jessie, Josh, Lachlan W, Benjamin F, Caleb, Jack B, Ethan F, Kobe, Sean, Ben C, Riley, Jake, Braeden and is coached by Mr Sutherland.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Cultural Festival Performance

We are so proud of the Korimako students who participated in the Cultural Festival this week at Horncastle Arena as part of the Kapahaka. They were amazing. This is the result of months of hard work and commitment. They have done themselves and the school proud!


To celebrate Maths Week we ran a Cantamaths style maths race in the hub. Students had to complete as many problems as they could as a team.

It was great fun and awesome to see students working together and applying their maths skills.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Friday 4th August - Sports Results


Marshland City 2 vs Queenspark A 5
Marshland Rovers 0 vs Queenspark B 8

Marshland RnB Sticks   3 vs    Te Pa 3
Marshland Blacksticks 4 vs Queenspark B 6

Marshland Steel  1 vs South Brighton 14
Marshland Pulse 2  vs South Brighton 24
Marshland Combo's   7 vs Chch East 6

Marshland Red and Blacks 5 vs Rawhiti 80

Marshland Girls 0 vs Queenspark 3
Marshland Double L's 3 vs South New Brighton 0

Marshland Jack 8  vs Queenspark 10

Chef Andy Visits

What a great afternoon we had learning a bit about the food industry as part of our Inquiry unit, Korimako Kai. We were very lucky to have Chef Andy and Cheryl from the International Culinary Studio  come into Korimako to talk about some of the basics in food preparation such as kitchen hygiene, dress code and knife care. Chef Andy is an extremely talented and experienced chef who was even a judge on South African Masterchef. 

The highlight of the visit was when Chef Andy taught us all how to 'pipe' chocolate. Birthday boy Jordan along with Scarlett and Max had a go at doing some designs with the chocolate. Check them out below.


The Korimako students did their hair, straightened out their uniforms and put on their brightest smiles for school photos. Order forms will be out shortly.

Intermediate Open Day

On Wednesday afternoon our Year 6 students had the opportunity to visit our Year 7/8 Hub, Toroa. This is so they could see what is on offer for them as a Year 7/8 at Marshland School. Mrs Davies talked about all the exciting opportunities that the Toroa students get before they got the chance to wonder around and see for themselves and chat to some of the current Toroa students.

Having a chat with Mrs Davies

Seeing some of the robotics

The very popular 3D printing

Toroa's totems

 Swamp Radio, the Marshland School Radio Station run by Toroa students.

Food of the Week - Spinach

This terms Inquiry focus is on food with our unit called Korimako Kai. Each week there is a different food for us to look at. This week it was the very popular SPINACH!!! Both of the Cook and Sutherland writing groups used spinach to help inspire some writing. 

Below are pictures of HULK JUICE which the Sutherland group used to write food reviews about. 
Here is Lachie's review:

'Yesterday at school the Sutherland writing group tried hulk juice. We tried hulk juice because it was the Sutherland writers food of the week.

We began by watching a little bit of Popeye because he liked spinach and it made kids try spinach. Then we had to plan and think what it would taste like while Mr Sutherland blended up a mixture of spinach, milk, and banana.

When I received the hulk juice it smelled horrific and it made me gag! It looked all lumpy, and it looked like moss. Before I knew it, it was time taste it. I took a little sip and spat it right out because it tasted really disgusting. I could not bare to take another sip. I swear everyone else liked it. At least I tried to like it.

After that Mr Sutherland was crazy and asked who wants seconds? Some people did! Then we could finally tip it out and not feel sick. Well some people had the smoothie of there dreams, I had the smoothie of my nightmares.

In conclusion, my suggestion is that people do not even go close to the hulk juice and please listen to that!! That is my review of the disgusting hulk juice. Yuck!!'

By Lachie