Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Certificate recipients

Congratulations to Hannah, Alaina and Lachlan for receiving merit certificates at our final assembly for 2017. We are very proud of you all for your hard work and diligence in the classroom. Keep it up in 2018!

Keeping us safe

Thank you boys for keeping our roads safe. Our Travelwise leaders Hassaan and Jarvis had a little extra help today from Ryda while they monitored Reeves Rd with the police. They used a ray gun to track the speed of motorists and gave prizes to those who were keeping to 50km per hour or less. Those motorists who went over 50km were asked to reduce their speed. The boys were given these matching t-shirts as a token of thanks for their vigilance and responsibility. Three role models for the students of PHS. Ka rawe koutou!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hatupatu and the Birdwoman - Dramatic Arts

In Room 22 we read some famous Maori myths and legends during Te wiki o te reo Maori.  Our favourite story was called Hatupatu and the Birdwoman, which tells the story of Hatupatu being chased by a supernatural being, half woman, half bird,  and then hiding in a rock which can be found near Rotorua on the  main highway today.   
We wrote scripts for a play based on this myth and performed our play at the Senior School assembly on Friday.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Slow Motion Writing - Jarvis Edmonds

Click on the link below to go to Jarvis' blog and read his awesome slow motion writing.  This is where you watch an action in slow motion, and then describe the action in detail using powerful and descriptive vocabulary.  Ka pai Jarvis!

jarvis edmonds_@phs: The torch experiment: In the video I can see 2 smart scientists experimenting with pale gas and a golden flame. The scientist wearing a white cloak went first ...

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!

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