Monday, 18 June 2018

Northern Zone Cross Country

Last Wednesday was the Northern Zone Cross Country.  28 awesome students ran to represent our school and we were very proud of them - not just because they ran fast, but because they were so enthusiastic, even though it poured with rain and was extremely muddy.  

Well done to the following students:
From the middles - Amelie, Katya, Hannah Z, Charlotte, Alicia, Aiden, Caleb, Sean, Tinashe and Fergus.
From the seniors - Lucy, Lucia, Jessica S, Karenza, Zaria, Oliver, Riley B, Alessandro, Charlie, Codie, Hannah W, Macy, Lily, Oscar, Roman, Daniel M, Rory and Sam M.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Room 3:  We have been learning to use chalk pastels to blend colours when creating pieces of art.  These are some of our creations which we are very proud of.   Here is one of our creative and imaginative stories using artwork as inspiration for our writing.  Who knows, this may become a legend one day!

Thursday, 24 May 2018


This week our school’s Whanau-House Leaders joined student leaders from other primary and intermediate schools at the National Young Leaders Day (NYLD) at Te Rauparaha Arena.

The objective of the day was to motivate and empower them to make a positive leadership contribution to our school and inspire them to continue developing leadership skills throughout life.

The event included motivational talks from great New Zealand leaders, question times, videos, music and interactive activities. The exciting line-up of speakers included a former MP and mayor, an extreme endurance athlete and business owner, an equestrian clinician and author, a musician, and a Year 13 student who is an ocean advocate.

The team is working on a presentation about leadership for their schoolmates and a post for the Whanau-House blog.

Thank you to the always-supportive Home & School for funding the trip and to Treasuring Hearts Photography for the photos. 

Art and Maths from Room 1

During Term 1 Room 1 created paintings using George Serat's style of painting called Pointillism.

At the beginning of Term 2, maths became very interesting as the students looked at maths in a different way -looking for number patterns. 

Click on the painting to see the movie.

ANZAC Poppies

During the last week of term 1 Room 1 knitted poppies to wear on ANZAC Day.

We were very lucky to have mums and grandmothers come in and help us.