Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Koha from MYOB!!

Today we had staff from MYOB bring us Christmas presents! We are so grateful for these gifts and had lots of fun playing with them today. Ngā mihi nui, MYOB!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kaupapa - Ngā Kararehe - Neshaun, Billie, and Rocky

Kia ora koutou, we split into groups and our group were learning about Riona. Check out our work on ThingLink.

ThingLink: Wuruhi - Wolf

We paper mached a balloon for our kararehe. It took 6 weeks to paper mache and paint the riona, and make the mane. We are really proud of our mahi.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kaupapa - Ngā Kararehe - Lucan, Draved, & Carlos

In kaupapa we were learning about wuruhi. We made a ThingLink that had facts on it. Check out our amazing work!

ThingLink: Wuruhi - Wolves

We created a paper mache wuruhi. It was pretty hard because it took a long time and we made a few mistakes. Our wuruhi turned out amazing.

Kaupapa - Ngā Kararehe - Jackson and James

We made a ThinkLink about wheke on an ipapa. We learnt that squid eat each other. Click on the link if you want to see our ThingLink.

ThingLink: Wheke - Squid

We got to make paper mache wheke. It took us a long time. We think they are really cool!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Kaupapa - Ngā Kararehe - Laila and Merryn

We made a ThingLink about Panata Pango. It was really hard and took us a long time to finish it. Tirohia!

ThingLink: Panata Pango - Black Panther

Here is our paper mache panata pango - pretty cool huh?! We love how our panata pango turned out! They have big noses like Pinocchio!

Monday, November 9, 2015

ASB Manuhiri

Today we had Amy from ASB come and talk to us about pūtea (money) and being 'Cashletes'. We talked about saving money, being safe with money, and shopping around. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kauhoe @ Canterbury Swim School

For the next 2 weeks we get to develop our kauhoe skills. We're learning heaps from the instructors and having lots of fun!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jackson and James' Procedure - How to Paint a Picture of a Car

We did a procedure about how to paint a picture of a car on an app called Book Creator. We hope you like it. We do! ;-)

Draved and Carlos's Procedure - How to make a Matariki Whetū

We made a book on the iPads. We used Book Creator. We wrote a procedure on how to make a Matariki whetū. We hope you enjoy our book. :-)

Kingston and Neshaun's Procedure - How to make Weet-Bix.

We wrote a procedure about how to make Weet-Bix. We used Explain Everything. We hope you like it. :-D

Rocky and Lucan's Procedure - How to make a Paper Dart

We used Book Creator on the iPad. We created a procedure about how to make a paper dart. Thanks for watching our video! :-D

Merryn and Alyssa's Procedure - How to Plait your Hair

We used an app called 'Explain Everything' on the iPads to make a procedure about How to Plait your Hair. We hope you like it! :-D

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Aliyah and Laila's Procedure - How to Brush your Teeth

We used an app on the iPads called 'Explain Everything'. We made a procedure about How to Brush Your Teeth. Thanks for watching! :-)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Kiwican Prize Giving

Today we had our end of term prize giving for Kiwican. Well done to Lucan and Stevie from Rūma 4 for winning a small prize. Well done to everyone for showing integrity - "Do the right thing when nobody is watching!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wero o te Wiki - Wiki Tuawhitu

For our Wero o te Wiki we had to make a rōpata - a robot. We were only allowed to use sellotape, 2 x toilet rolls, 1 piece of paper, and some felts. Our rōpata had to stand up on 2 legs by itself. We also had to give it a name. We focused on being good Participators. We were sharing our ideas. We worked as a group. We took turns. We used everyones ideas. We worked as a team. Well done to the Wolverines who won! He mahi pai Stevie, Neshaun, and James :-D

Monday, August 31, 2015


Every Rāhina we head along to visit Katie and Sophie for our Kiwican time. We have been learning all about showing integrity - doing the right thing when noone is watching. This involves showing honesty and taking responsibilty for our actions. We love the activities that demonstrate these skills.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tuhituhi - Writing Procedures

We have been learning how to write procedures in Rūma Whā. A procedure tells us how to make or do something.

We were also practising how to take photos using the ipads. We used an app called 'Flick' to flick the pictures onto Whaea Rovena's computer from the ipads. This was the first time we had ever done this before, next time we will be even better! It was pretty tricky!

 Here is a procedure we wrote as a class about how to make toast.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Wero o te Wiki - wero tuawhā

On Rāpare our 'Wero o te Wiki' was to make an egg parachute. We had to create a parachute and a basket to save an egg from cracking. We used a plastic bag, paper towels, straws, ice cream sticks and sellotape. We had to drop the egg parachute 2m from the ground. We had to show Critical Thinking skills - we had to plan before we made our parachute. We also had to be Participators - we needed to share our ideas and let others join in. Well done to the Wolverines, they were the only rōpu who didn't crack their egg when they dropped it! Ka pai Stevie, Neshaun, and James.