Sunday, October 15, 2017

Diwali and Christmas - Similarities and Differences

It's nearly Diwali time! Diwali is a very important Hindu celebration also known as the 'Festival of Lights'. We are learning about how Diwali is celebrated in many countries across the world, including Aotearoa. Today we read an article and then we made a 'compare and contrast' diagram to examine how Diwali is similar to Christmas, and how it differs. Here are our findings and ideas. If you can add any of your own ideas please write them in the comments below.

Room 22's favourite reasons to be back at school!

Made with Padlet

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Kindness Matters

Kindness to others is something that is highly valued at Pakuranga Heights school, and last week Ellen-Rose received the kindness award at our values assembly for showing a big improvement in her behaviour towards others this term. Keep it up Ellen-Rose!

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!