Happy Birthday, School?
(SJ Pt.2 No.2 2007)
I am learning to respond to a text using my prior knowledge and experience.
Complete the table below about the special features and ways these schools
celebrated their schools’ birthdays.
Manurewa Central School
Date school opened
9 August 1906
8 September 1906
Special features of the school
It was a native school intell 1907.
Waimana school was closed in 1907 and moved to a new site and reopened in 1908.
It only had 2 class rooms and forty-four children. The playground was just a rough paddocks. The boys were taken out of the class to grub out the gorse.
By 1930 the roll had grown to sixty-three pupils.
In those days the kids used to ride to school on horseback and hardly any of them wore shoes
How did they celebrate their birthday?
They invited the pupils who came to waimana school before
They dressed up fancy and played old fashioned and learned to use slates and in copper writing and got 3 giant chocolate cakes to feed the whole school
They had a huge birthday party and everyone got a special pen and a certificate. The school’s youngest children could release a hundred helium balloons
Compare what the schools in the book were like in the past to how they are now.
1. There used to be native school’s
2.hardly any children wore shoes
3.some school’s only had two classrooms
4.some kids used to ride on horseback to school
5.school in the past used to use slate to write on
1.in the present school’s have a huge amount of classrooms
2.we have more stuff to help us learn computers ipads tv’s
3.we use cars to get to school and other things like bike scooters
4.we use white boards and other materials
5.we use technology help us learn in many differents ways
This year it is Elm Park School’s 50th Jubilee. We have had a school birthday but will be having our Jubilee celebrations in Term 4. What would be an appropriate and special celebration for our school?