Tuesday, September 20, 2022

 Ata marie tamariki ma, I can't believe how quickly this term is going - it's nearly time for the holidays again! It's been very nice to have some better weather lately especially because it means I can bask in the sun when I'm at home and also I seem to get taken for more walks! My favourite hikoi at the moment is the Point England walk from  Kiano Place along until you reach the playground on Point England Reserve. It's great fun because I don't have to have my lead on and there is so much to see and do! Yesterday we saw so many pukeko that I couldn't count them and there were some chicks! They were cute and fluffy. Definitely a sign of spring! We also saw a beautiful bird called a kingfisher (according to Mrs Cox). We usually meet other dogs to play with - well I play with them; Mrs Cox just gives them a pat or says hello! There's a beach for me to play on and the water is wonderful to have a quick swim in. 


If you are looking for a great walk to take your family on - this is it! You might get to see me there one day. You may have already been there... if you have write and tell me what you like best about it. 

Did I mention you can ride your bike along the path?

keep safe and take care

ma te wa

Alan 💙 🐾

  


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Alan and his Alan Awards

 Kia ora tamariki ma, gosh it's week three already! How did that happen?! Do you know what bit of last week I enjoyed the most? It was that I got to come to school on Friday and give out the Alan Awards in person..or is that dogson...? Mrs Cox helped a bit. 

The attendance and ready for learning percentages are really improving which is great to see although of course there is always room for improvement. The Alan Attendance Award was won by the wonderful Room 10 - ka pai room 10! The Alan Ready for Learning Award was won by the awesome room 13 - mahi pai!

I also got to wear my dinosaur costume because it was fluffy day at GTS. There were so many people wearing onesies, fluffy jumpers and fluffy hair ornaments! Such a lovely day. But then, I love everyday at Glen Taylor School. Home and Glen Taylor School are my two favourite places.


Have a great week
Be safe and be kind

ma te wa 

Alan  💙🐾  

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Alan Enjoyed his Holiday

 Kia ora tamariki ma, I hope you are all glad to be back at school - I certainly am! I did love the holidays because I got to do some cool stuff like my big walk around Cornwall Park...it was so pretty especially as the daffodils are starting to appear and I'm pretty sure I saw a lamb! I was quite keen to make friends with the sheep and the cows but Mrs Cox said I have to be on my lead when we are there because dogs and farm animals don't always mix especially at lambing and calving time.  

It was disappointing to see that there are signs up saying not to pick the daffodils! You'd think people had the integrity to leave them for everyone to enjoy. It's stealing if you take them!! I'm glad all my friends at GTS know how to act with integrity that's for sure!   


I read a very interesting plaque at the park - all about the pa that used to be here and about Rongo the God of the kumara. So it was an extremely educational trip as well as fun.

Have a great week

Be safe and be kind

ma te wa 

Alan  💙🐾

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Alan and the Last Week of Term

Morena tamariki ma, kei te pehea koe? It's the last week of term and I'm a little bit sad I won't get to see my friends for two weeks but I'm just thinking about how exciting term three will be to cheer myself up.

I've been seeing students showing great confidence in themselves lately which is great to see. It reminds me of my friend Barney who lives in Wellington - he's been going to dog obedience classes and has tried so hard even though he found it a bit tricky....he kept on believing in himself and telling himself he could do it. That takes confidence! And guess what? He passed his course and felt so proud of himself!

Another great example of confidence I saw recently involved a student in room 5. I showed her a maths game I had and taught her to play it. When we had finished she asked " Can I teach someone else to play it?" Of course I said yes and away she went - incredible confidence. I was so proud of her and more importantly she was proud of herself. Tino pai!  
I would love as many students as possible to write and tell me about a time they showed confidence in themselves - I can't wait to hear from you! And remember I always reply!

 Have a great week everyone!

Keep safe and be kind

ma te wa

-Alan 💙 🐾

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Alan Loved Samoan Week

Ata marie tamariki ma! It might seem a while ago now but I really really enjoyed being at school during Samoan Week seeing all the great activities and learning that was taking place. I saw lots of wonderful Samoan art and many people writing awesome information reports on Samoa and creating posters about Samoa to show off their knowledge and share it with others.

I especially liked seeing students and staff wearing their traditional dress (some Samoan but also other cultures) Such gorgeous colours and lovely materials - and such smiling faces on the people who are proudly displaying the symbols of their culture.

I was extremely disappointed that Mrs Cox didn't bring me to school when it was time for the Samoan food! She really should have known that would be my favourite bit! I saw photos and it looked delicious...I heard everyone enjoyed it very much. Perhaps next time someone will take pity on me and at least give me a taste? (No Alan nobody will be giving you any food - Mrs Cox.)

Anyway it was such a good week - I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!


 Have a great week everyone!

Keep safe and be kind

ma te wa

-Alan 💙 🐾

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Alan Goes to the Park with a Friend

Kia Ora, tamariki ma, 

Well I had another great weekend full of walks and treats and lots of cuddles and playing with my toys, especially my latest toy which is my otter toy. 

Did you know that Ms Karl looked after me the other weekend? Mr and Mrs Cox went away for the weekend and I wasn't allowed to go. (I don't know why - it didn't really seem fair...) Anyway Ms Karl stayed at my house and played with me and gave me lots of extra treats which was really fabulous and extremely delicious. 

The most exciting part of the weekend was when I went to the park with my new friend Marley....a beautiful Alsatian who is Ms Karl's dog. We were instant friends when we met and we had such a wonderful time at the park we visited. You can see we both have big smiles on our faces can't you?

I was sorry when Marley and Ms Karl went home but it was quite nice to see Mr and Mrs Cox again!   

                    

Have a great week everyone!

Keep safe and be kind

ma te wa

-Alan 💙 🐾

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

My Holiday!

Kia ora tamariki ma! I hope everyone's week is going well so far. I had such a wonderful weekend - Mr and Mrs Cox went away for a bit of a holiday (I can't believe they didn't take me......) so Ms MacKenzie and Ms Karl looked after me. I had such a good time. I got to stay a night at Mrs MacKenzie's house and they have a great bean bag that I like to curl up on - so comfy! And of course I get so many pats and get to play with toys. 

On Saturday Ms Karl came and got me and we went to my house and hung out together. She is so much fun and I even got to play with her dog Marley -  he was a lot of fun so now I have a new friend which is very cool. 

I got to go to school as well and that was the best bit as I don't like missing days at Glen Taylor. Today I hung out in Ruma Wha. They were awesome and really respected my space and let me rest on my blanket whenever I wanted to and didn't disturb me. Tino pai Ruma Wha! I was very impressed.

Mrs Cox came and picked me up - it was lovely to see her but in a way I was a bit sad my lovely long weekend was over.....I'll have to try and arrange another one as soon as I can!



Have a great week everyone!

Keep safe and be kind

ma te wa

-Alan 💙 🐾