Friday, 16 March 2018

Week 7

Week 7

We are continuing to immerse the children in "Innovation" provocations and activities.  These have included making a robotic hand out of card and straws, testing which items float or sink and making robots using our tin cans, nuts and bolts and other junk materials.

For PINs this week we were very lucky to have two parents come in to led a workshop about Korean.  The children learnt how to bow and play a traditional board game.

We are continuing to take part in our GET SET GO! sessions.  We have been learning to skip, balance and hop.  The children have been learning lots of different games practicing these skills.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Week 6

Week 6 in LC3 

We can't believe we are already over half way through Term 1! We have had a very busy week in LC3. At the start of the week we started preparing for our trip to MOTAT by talking about robots and what we thought robots could be and do. The possibilities seemed endless!

We have also been very lucky that we have had Mindkits at HPPS running Professional Development sessions for the teacher, which the children have also been able to attend. In LCs 1, 2, and 3 we have been learning about Edison Robots. We all learnt a lot!

On Wednesday was our trip to MOTAT! We all had an amazing day. We had time to explore different areas. We had an educator-led session during which we learnt all about Revolutionary Robots.

We also went on the tram (because you can't go to MOTAT without a trip on the tram). After all that excitement we were all very tired!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Week 5

Wow the term is flying by fast!  This week we have been very busy at Get Set Go! and having an awesome ignition day on Thursday around our next concept of innovation.  The children rotated around 5 stations with different teachers throughout the day.  Lots of fun was had by all and the children are getting excited.  Workshops included floating and sinking, planes, sound, making paper bridges and many more.

At Get Set Go we have been learning how to skip, this is a skill that can be practiced at home as well.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Week 4 in LC3

We have had a busy week in LC3!

We have been learning the school song with Matua Araz. Here are the words and a video if you would like to practice it at home! 

We have also been busy running more PINs workshops. It has been great to see so many children keen to plan and run different workshops. There have also been several workshops run by two children, it has been wonderful to see this collaboration. 

We are wrapping up our identity topic and have been talking about rules and why they are important. LC3 have come up with some rules we think are important for our common. We have also made a book illustrating these rules. Come and have a look! 

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Welcome back to 2018


LC3 have been busy this week with specialist time (music, drama, PE and stem), a Kelly Sports demonstration, Te Reo classes, Get Set Go sports and beginning reading and writing workshops.  We have been focused on learning how to share in our common and work with different people that we may not know yet.

On Friday we have our weekly PINs workshops led by the children.  It is fantastic to see so many children wanting to plan and lead a workshop for their peers - from treasure hunting to drawing.

Monday, 4 December 2017


The end of term is fast approaching and it is lovely to see the weather is now so nice.  We are putting the final touches on our performance, ready for week 9.  The children are very excited and can't wait to share their learning with their parents and family.

We are very lucky to have some of the older children coming into our learning common to lead some PINs workshops which the children are enjoying.

The children have been designing their own kiwi Christmas cards this week and are very excited about giving them to a special person.

Monday, 27 November 2017

LC3 Week 6

Reading and Bridges

Who would of thought reading could be so much fun! Some of LC3 read a book about 'The Impossible Bridge' and they then created their own. The test was to see whether a car could cross it. Aiden and Cheston loved sharing their design and success!

Our students are still loving their PINS Workshops and at the moment we are making the most of our Japanese Students and the skills they bring. Here are a few shots!