Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Dream Leaders Assembly

Inspiring Leadership in all NZ'ers

As part of the Sir Peter Blake leadership week, Isobel Ewing, a journalist from Newhub, came to school to talk to us about her journey to success.

Isobel talked about the 4 key points that has helped her reach her dream. Failure, determination, talking to people and following her passions.

Isobel at the top of a mountain in Antarctica!

Isobel has inspired Room 8 to starting dreaming big by thinking about where we want to be in 10 years time and want we need to start doing to get there.

After the assembly with Isobel. 

Thank you Isobel!


Sunday, 1 July 2018

Central Zone AFL Tournament.

A big well done goes to Washington and Tana who represented our school in the Central ARL tournament on Thursday. Parents notice both how well you played and how you managed yourself on the playing field. Awesome work!




A special thank you goes to Tony Mudgway for coaching our team.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Auckland Rugby League

Today, we were very lucky to have coaches from ARL come into school and teach us a few rugby league skills. We learnt how to hold and pass a league ball. We also practiced how to score a try!  

Our coaches teaching us how to hold the ball correctly.

Practicing running with the ball using one hand.

Learning to throw the ball and catch it with 2 hands.

Try time!
We had a great time. A big thank you to David, our main coach for the session, and to Room 25.

Stars of Week 8 and 9 - Manawanuitanga in action!



Jonty was our star for week 8. He got his certificate for his manawanuitanga, being resilient with his learning.

Well done Kosha, you love learning. Great manawanuitanga!

Well done Isaiah, you show great persistence with your reading. Great manawanuitanga!




Arataki Trip

We had a fantastic day at Arataki Regional Park walking amongst spectacular native forest. We were learning about how invertebrates help nature to recycle.

The start of the Loop Track. We had to wash our shoes to help protect the beautiful Kauri Trees. 

Natalie, Alodia and Licha searching for invertebrates amongst the shrubs. 

What a view!
Photosynthesis - C02 and 02 in!

Photosynthesis - oxygen and sugar out!


We used mirrors to look up at the canopy without falling over when walking down hill.

We used our hands and pooters to suck up the invertebrates to have a closer look at them.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Matariki in Room 8

We have been learning a lot about Matariki over the past 2 weeks. 

We have researched online, asked our whanau and used the experts in our class to understand more about this very special Maori tradition. 

Check out our own learning blogs to see how we have shared our learning. 

Kosha, modelling our cloak we shared at assembly.

We used watercolours and Maori patterns to colour in our feathers. 

We went to our buddy class today to share our learning and to listen to a story.
Sharing kai (food) is an important part of Matariki.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Eden Albert Cross Country

Well done to all of the students from Room 8 who represented our school at the Eden/Albert cross country final today. Mrs O'Shea was very impressed with your awesome attitude and effort. It was a long, challenging course.  You are all excellent examples of  manaakitanga!