Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organised Chaos

Senior school students are working hard each Friday to make sets and props for our upcoming production of The Jungle Book. 
They have had to think creatively and work in groups with students from other classes and they have been outstanding with their flexibility, enthusiasm and collaboration skills. Keep it up seniors! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Senior Merit Awards

Congratulations Noah, Mariam and Harry! These hard working students each received a merit award at our senior school assembly today for their consistent effort in striving to reach their learning goals, and for having a great attitude towards their peers and their learning. Ka rawe!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Speech Finalists

Great job Emma, Lachlan and Matthew for being confident and articulate speakers at our Speech Competition this week. Lachlan won the Year 6 division and Matthew won the Year 5 division, as well as being the overall winner who will represent Pakuranga Heights next week at the English Zone Final which will be held at Elm Park school. We are very proud to have 3 students from Room 22 make the speech finals. Awesome work!  

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mighty Mathletes

Our school competed with hundreds of other schools worldwide in the Mathletics "Tri-Nations" challenge between New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.  These fantastic mathematicians ranked in the top three for Pakuranga Heights School!  New Zealand came 2nd overall.  Pai mahi girls!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Trampoline Triumph

Congratulations Lachlan!  Lachlan won a silver medal at the Franklin Gymsports Trampoline championships over the weekend.  Way to go!

More book week frivolity....

What a great end to book week!  Room 22 went all out with their costumes for the parade.  We had a range of fantastic costumes from the following books: Demon Dentist, It, Pokemon, The Crow, Ninja Turtles, Matilda,  The Lorax, The Karate Kid, Fox in Socks, Flying Furballs, Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hungry Caterpillar, The Jungle Book, Lord of the Rings, Assassin's Creed and Batman.  The students went to a lot of effort to create interesting costumes from material that they had at home. Well done everyone,  and thank you to our whanau for supporting us in our special week of celebrating literacy.  
All of our senior students did a book reading rotation between classes as well.  We read an English book and a pukapuka in te reo maori as well.  Awesome challenge takers everyone. Tino pai rawa atu! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Book Week Activities

As part of Book Week we had "Bedtime Reading" in Room 22.  In the afternoon we had milk and cookies and read some of our favourite books together.  We made the chocolate chip cookies in class in the morning. We had to scale down the recipe to make smaller batches, so the first task was to use some maths strategies to create the correct recipe.  After that we worked collaboratively to prepare and bake batches of delicious, home made cookies.  They tasted amazing!