Sunday, July 30, 2017

Zoo Trip

We had so much fun launching our inquiry into sustainability by visiting the zoo!

We learned all about our native flora and fauna, which are taonga to our country. We found out what we can do to protect these taonga.

Some examples are:
- Making sure we keep dogs under control
- Making sure cats wear bells around their neck
- How to keep the habitats of native animals clean and safe

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Making Oobleck

We made Oobleck as part of our concept for the term - 'We are all Scientists'.

Here is a video so you can try at home! Beware, it's very messy!

Science Road Show

The science road show came to visit us. We learned all about physical and chemical change.

Physical Change is when you can change something back to how it was e.g. mixing salt and water.

With Chemical Change, the change cannot be reversed e.g. burning paper.

We saw cool experiments and got to test machines!

Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa


'O ā mai 'oe?

Room 26 had a great week celebrating the language and culture of Sāmoa. Have a look at what we got up to!

We had a lesson with Mrs Malietoa. She shared knowledge about the traditions and customs in Sāmoa.

On Friday we dressed up for a whole school celebration, the staff joined in too!

We did a quiz, quiz, trade to test our knowledge.

Winter Sports Tournament

On Tuesday the senior school competed in the Papatoetoe Winter Sport Tournament. Room 26 had a number of students represent the school in netball, soccer and rugby. All students played hard and left everything on the court / field (so much so that we had a few fall asleep on the bus back)!

Seini in action!

Chetan in action!

Netball C and D

Soccer - Girls

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


At the moment we are looking at explanation writing. This is when you write to explain how to do something. To support your child at home do some cooking and baking together and discuss the steps along the way!

Monday, May 1, 2017


We have started the term by learning about the colour wheel and discussing primary and secondary colours. We will use this knowledge in our Art Project for the term!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Code of Conduct Team Projects

Here are links to the completed 'Digital Code of Conduct' projects that two of the teams have created.

Ka mau te wehi! Great work teams!

Team 1

Team 2

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Swimming Skills

We learn best when we TEACH! The Warriors ran swimming skills workshops for one another during swimming this week. It was great to hear them helping each other refine their skills using constructive reminders like "make sure you have long, loose legs when you kick". Ka pai!


The Warriors participated in a technology challenge last week. They had to create something in their teams to protect an egg when dropped from a height. Talk to them about their results!

Monday, March 27, 2017


The Warriors are lucky to be a 'google classroom'. They have been busy learning about google classroom, google docs and google slides. Every child can access their personal google drive at home (just google search 'google drive' and enter login details). Take some time to explore this together and look at some of the work they have done.

 This week they will be developing a Code of Conduct for digital learning in teams. These ideas will then be submitted to the PB4L team to be considered for use across the school!

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Room 26 Warriors have been learning how to find a fraction of a number.

Check out some tutorials made by our students!

Asmita used equal sharing by visualising to work out the answer.

Shriya used addition facts to work out the answer.

Chetan used addition facts to work out the answer.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

School Kit

Room 26 Warriors finished their 'School Kit' postcards this week and sent them off to be received by another class in Aotearoa. When they were put together they made a beautiful piece of art!

We also finished or found poem which tells our buddy class a little bit about us!

A metaphor poem was constructed by each student and published on a postcard. Have a look in your child's writing book or check out our writing display to see your child's work!

Here is an AMAZING example. Reece worked so hard on his postcard he even asked to spend his lunch break on it! Ka mau te wehi Reece!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Our Class Recount - By Room 26

Going Shopping at the Supermarket

“Hurry up and get in the car, we’re going to the supermarket” exclaimed my mum. My mum pushed me into the car and there was nothing I could have done to get out of it. It was a rainy Sunday afternoon when my mum, my dad and I drove to PAK’nSAVE to buy some delicious food for the week. I absolutely despised shopping more than I hated cleaning the house!

First, we arrived at PAK’nSAVE and we got a trolley. Our trolley was as rickety as a broken, rusty car. We had to use all of our strength to push the trolley through the bars at the entrance. I felt so embarrassed that I turned as red as a tomato.

After that, we trudged through the aisles. While we shuffled as slowly as an elderly person through the aisles, we searched for the food that was on our list. The rain sounded like a giant was thumping his feet on the roof. As we walked past the food my stomach rumbled, I felt so hungry.

To top it off we strolled to the check out to scan our expensive food and the milk spilt all over the ground. The milk looked like a bird had pooped all over the supermarket floor. I thought to myself, I am having a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad day. As soon as the milk was cleaned up, I rushed to the car ready to go home.

When we got home, I decided that I would never go shopping again. I felt as exhausted as if I had sprinted a marathon.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Home Learning

Here is a link to an e-copy of the Home Learning document. This document outlines expectations for Home Learning each week. There are also links to apps and websites that can be done for extra work. If needed, children may complete the online part of home learning in the morning at school.

The Warriors!

Word Window

The Warriors are so excited to start creating our 'Word Window' to share with another class in Aotearoa. We don't know who they are yet but we can't wait to find out!