Monday, September 23, 2013


This term we have been learning to SWIM and STAY SAFE in and around water.  We have enjoyed travelling to the Otara Normon Kirk Memorial pools to work with our swimming coaches from Swim Gym.  Learning to swim is so important because we can use these skills when we are on holiday at the beach with our family in summer and when we visit the pools in the school holidays.  If someone needed our help we know we could offer some assistance.

 To show our appreciation Room 19 Boys Class have been learning to write acrostic poems to show our gratitude using the word: Thanks! So on behalf of all of us to all of you: Sir John Walker Find your field of dreams, Swim Gym, Mike Ibbertson and the staff at the Otara leisure centre this is for you……….

Thank you to Sir John Walker find your field of dreams for the opportunity

Have learnt so many water safe messages like always wear a life jacket on a boat

Am looking forward to teaching others how to use floating aids when rescuing someone in trouble

Nice swimming teachers helped us learn how to kick, blow bubbles, float and glide under water

Keep up the great work and offering these lessons to other children so they can be safe around open water at beaches

Swimming will be treasured and remembered by everyone who was involved this year.

1 comment:

  1. BEST TIME is seeing the BOYS engaged, excited and learning a LIFE SKILL! I hope we do it all again another time...
    Mrs Greig