Monday, May 22, 2017


Some boys in Room 6 had fun creating a rap about the 3R's. They had to write their rap related to the school values.

Friday, May 19, 2017


RESPECT, RESPONSIBLE, RESILIENCE - these are our school values.  They had to create something to teach our younger students what they are. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Right vs Wrong

Room 6 were set a task of producing something that could teach our younger students about our school values. This group came up with a video showing the right and wrong way to behave at school. Well done girls.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Resin Pendants

As part of our technology unit we made resin pendants and key chains. We made our own moulds and used pre-made moulds to see which was better. We had to make something that reflected who we were with our design, colour and things we put in the resin. They turned out great.

Secret Garden

We have been designing and building some pallet furniture to make a secret garden out the back of our classes.

Sun hats at school

Here is Alex's introduction for 'Should all children have to wear a sunhat at school?'. She worked really hard on this, using rhetorical questions and  research to back up her opinions.

Do you want to prevent yourself with skin cancer? Did you know each year 4000 people are diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer),which  up to 11 people per day being diagnosed. Over 300 New Zealanders die of  melanoma,although maori and pacific people have a low chance of getting affected by the cause.  I believe we need to make sun hats compulsory in Nz schools to help in the prevention of skin cancer. Firstly,we need hats to be compulsory as children get affected by it in the young stages of their life.  Secondly, if we make hats in school compulsory,more schools over the world may change their rule for hats to be compulsory. Finally,  no one wants to be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer,as we all wanna last as long as we can and not worry that we have issues with our health. Make hats at school compulsory before our younger ones get burnt so bad that they  could have  speckles of cancer in our body.

Sun Hats at School? By Tyissa

We did Exposition writing in term 1. We had a workshop on how to write an opening statement using a rhetorical question. The students did really well at this and were able to use research to support their opinions. Here is Tyissa's writing on should we have to wear sun hats at school. What is your opinion on the topic.

Sun Hats
Do you want to be a one of the people diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer)? Over 4000 New Zealanders are diagnosed every year with melanoma. Do you want to be one of these people? I agree that sunhats should be compulsory in New Zealand schools. Firstly, hats can stop you from getting sunburnt. Secondly, it should be a compulsory requirement at our new Zealand schools Lastly, some hats  can be a big fashion statement.

So to begin with there are a lot of people in New Zealand that are diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer) each year, even each day, so how do you think we can decrease this ? Well did you know that sun hats can do a lot to help you to prevent yourself from getting melanoma. Hats stop the sun from beaming onto your face and burning your nose which is one of the most common places where you can get melanoma. Sun hats should be compulsory at our New Zealand school!

Secondly, I strongly believe that wearing sun hats at school during lunch and morning tea should be a compulsory rule. Kids needs to be protected because their skin is more delicate and burns easier than adults skin so if kids keep putting their hats on it becomes a habit and then they are protecting themselves without even thinking about.

Lastly, not only can hats protect you from the sun it could also be a fashion statement you can support your local teams and even other big teams by wearing their hat like the chicago bulls ect , it can go with your outfit and you can show your individuality.

So in conclusion, I am adamant that sun hats should be compulsory in our New Zealand schools. Some hats can actually be apart of a big fashion frenzy and should it be a rule at each school because melanoma can kill people. So, I strongly recommend to go out and buy you a sun hat today!

Ruapekapeka Pa by Adelia

Aswell as going up to Ruapekapeka for a class trip we learnt about the history of Ruapekapeka Pa and what happened there.

2017 Kaiarahi

CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 7 and 8 students who were presented with their Kaiarahi badge for 2017 students. These students participated in team building sessions at school and then filled out an application form. We are very excited to see them grow into great leaders in our school this year.

Weetbix Tryathlon

Well  done to all those who were involved in the Weetbix Tryathlon. After training at school and in their own time they all did so well. Awesome work.