Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Happy Holidays!

Well, we have finally reached the end of the crazy year that 2020 has brought us! So many changes, new skills learned and staying safe during the multiple lockdowns. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2021. All the best for the coming year. Ka kite ano...from Mrs Carter.

Friday, 11 December 2020

Our school picnic

On Friday morning we walked down to Pt England beach and enjoyed a picnic lunch as well as fun sports games, playing on the adventure playground and exploring the rock pools! Some children found lots of crabs and Peter enjoyed climbing the tree. During the day Barrett, Myu San and Azahn munched on their lollipop treats. Unfortunately the tide was out, so we couldn't go swimming this time.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Breaking the board

For our last Tae Kwon Do class Coach Doogan let us break the board using our foot! Even Mrs Carter had a turn.

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Our Indian elephants

Mrs Carter drew the outline of an elephant in profile. Each child in Rm 24 chose some colourful Rangoli designs to add first and then painted over them using water colours...

Friday, 20 November 2020

Art Alive!

Rm 24 enjoyed a free hand choice painting activity outside this afternoon as part of our Inquiry topic. Toi Ora!

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Our first school trip in 2020!

Rm 24 were so excited to travel by bus to the Hoyts cinema in Sylvia to watch our Manaiakalani movies!

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Digital Natives

This year Room 24 went back in time to look at how things were done in the last few decades using phones and helping with chores around the house and how some children these days spend too much time on technology instead of being active. Take a look at our movie and please leave a positive comment.


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Athletics Day!

On Friday 6th November we had a our whole school Athletics Day. We enjoyed joining in all the fun activities that Miss Va'afusuaga had organised such as parachute with a ball, Rob the nest game, 50 metre race, tennis ball throw, volleyball and gumboot throw!

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Kiwisport for Term 4

Rm 24 have been learning how to do some Tae Kwon Do moves such as self defence and learning about positive moral values.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Niuean language week!

Faakalofalahi atu to all of our Niuean students! Well done to Mrs Lagitupu and Ms Teleso for supporting an amazing cultural performance that was shared at assembly. We were delighted to see the boys doing the haka and the girls dancing so beautifully.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

PES - Cross Country!

On Friday 11th September we had our first school Cross Country day without spectators due to being in Level 2 in Auckland. Everyone tried their best running until the finish line and there were 6 top place winners that were acknowledged in our Team 2 Assembly. Well done to these children.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Namaste from Mrs Carter!

On the weekend Mrs Carter enjoyed dressing up in a sari at home to show her students what it looks like when it is worn. Each sari is 6 metres long and requires a special technique to wrap it around your body so it sits elegantly showing off the intricate patterns and designs. Please watch the Inquiry presentation on Introducing India found on our Team 2 site!

Friday, 21 August 2020

GM 4 GM - Good Manners for Google Meets!

Team 2 have been enjoying our daily Google meetings at 10 am and 2 pm with their teachers and peers! It is back to learning from home in lockdown, Level 3 in Auckland. Unless you are one of the lucky people able to attend Bubble school at PES?! Take care and stay safe everyone...

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Rm 24's PENN for Term 3!

Making sock face masks in lockdown!

 Ms Gaston and her daughter made their own face masks at home using recycled socks which is such a clever idea! I think that Aliana did really well using a big pair of scissors so carefully. If you make your own one at your house can you please share it with one of your teachers and they will put it onto your blog. Check out their video on our Team 2 site. Thank you, from Mrs Carter.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

The finished product - Cannelloni for dinner!


Making Cannelloni with Mrs Carter!

Team 2 have been learning about the country Italy for this term's Inquiry focus called "A world of difference" so Mrs Carter decided to make some Cannelloni which is an Italian pasta dish. Here is her video, maybe you could try making this at home with a grown up?!

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

My birthday holiday!

In the July school holidays Mrs Carter and her family drove down to Mt Ruapehu which took 4 hours in the car. We had to dress warmly with lots of layers. It was freezing cold with -1c weather! Mrs Carter enjoyed playing in the snow that had fallen the night before. I wonder if you have you seen snow before?

Friday, 26 June 2020

Matariki Day - making and icing star cookies!

We showed Manaakitanga by sharing ingredients and utensils used for learning how to bake star cookies. The older students looked after the younger children tuakanaand helped them to learn new skills for cooking in the kitchen. After the icing was made, the tamariki added sweet treats to make them really sparkle! Kapai mahi everyone!

Matariki Day - preparation for baking star cookies!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Our new "Online Maths lesson" created by two University students!

Last week we were introduced to 4 Auckland University students who are required to develop a Maths related digital tool for our Year 2 learners to be able to access using their iPads. So Michaela and Alie made a video for the learners to watch all about Rainbow Maths which clearly demonstrates how to learn maths bonds to 10 using a visual rainbow. So, Mrs Carter began the introductory launch and then showed the children the fun and interactive video that their girls had made. All of the children enjoyed watching new children they had never met before and the cameo appearance of the "black cat"! This was a very successful lesson, which had a minor hiccup due to a misunderstanding of the worksheet equations which was quickly resolved from Mrs Carter's explanation. We will be showing evidence of our learning basic facts on our individual blogs by the end of this week. Check out this new Google site:

Friday, 19 June 2020

Special guest at assembly!

This morning we were surprised to see Joseph Parker and his sister Elizabeth at our school assembly. He spoke about how you need to "believe in yourself" and that "nothing beats hard work". We were so happy and excited to meet him. Our friend Paaka got to shake his hand. In the afternoon we made cards to say thank you for coming and sharing a great message with us.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

This is how we roll!

We are so excited to see the tamariki who have returned to school in level 2. We are practising social distancing inside "Our Space" in Team 2.