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!

Sunday, 19 November 2017


The term is moving fast, with now only 4 weeks to go until the end of the year!!

The children are very motivated and enjoying the projects this term, the dance and drama groups are coming together well and the technology group got a sneek peek of the performance on Friday.  The technology group is now onto designing the masks and the famous boat for our showcase.

Sunday, 12 November 2017




This week for Maths we have begun to explore the wonderful world of Geometry. We have been naming, sorting and drawing 2D and 3D shapes. We are learning about symmetry and finding the number of edges and vertices in shapes.

Te Reo
During our Te Reo classes we are beginning to learn our Pepeha. We are learning to introduce ourselves, say how old we are and where we are from.


In reading we have been learning how to find information in the story and use this to create a character response such as a Wanted Poster.

We are beginning to create a cool mural for our creativity project 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
We have made some awesome monster masks out of paper.

Our showcase for Where the Wild Tings are is in full flight. Here is the drama and dance group working on their acting and dance sequences.

Sunday, 5 November 2017


What an exciting week we have had - dress up for Halloween, Te Reo class and getting fully involved in our creativity projects!

The children are working really hard in their drama, dance and technology groups.  We are beginning to learn about geometric shapes and this is forming part of our art focus.  For PE we are practicing our athletic skills (run, jump and throw) ready for athletics day near the end of this term.

Monday, 30 October 2017


Celebrating Diwali

To celebrate the Hindu festival 'Diwali' we created Rangoli Art using what we find in nature. The students collaborated together to create some awesome Diwali Art.

Kapa Haka and Te Reo

We started Te Reo lessons this week and we had a taster session of Kapa Haka. Our new Te Reo teacher is awesome and we all loved the singing.

Touch Rugby

We kicked off the season with a great game of touch rugby, the kids skills are really improving!!

Monday, 23 October 2017

Welcome back to Term 4, 2017

Week 1, Term 4

It was great to see everyone back after the holiday break refreshed and ready for another busy term! This week we started by watching "Where the Wild Things Are", as this is our project for this term.  The children have chosen their areas from immersion that they wanted to focus and learn more about (Technology, Drama or Dance).  From there we have been busy planning costume and prop designs as well as auditioning for character parts and beginning to choose the music that we want to dance to.  We have been continuing our focus on fractions with the children during maths target workshops.  
Some of our lovely families celebrated Diwali this week and the teachers were well looked after with some lovely Indian treats (thanks to Payal's mum).  The girls looked gorgeous in their pretty dresses!

We also welcome our new school children who have started the school term in our big break out space, as part of the reception class.