Thursday, March 14, 2019

Visit to the eel tank with Mr Vogt

The Year 5&6 Extension group was very lucky to have visits from two eel experts Dave Cooper and Mahu (Ngati Paoa) this term. We are grateful to Mr Vogt for organising these visits as it relates to our inquiry for the term. Mr Vogt was also present for both visits to introduce our guests and to help direct student learning. The visit to our school eel tank was definitely a highlight for the Extension group.

This movie shows highlights from the Year 5&6 Extension group visit to the eel tank for the second time this term with Mr Vogt and Mahu.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Year 5&6 Camp 2019 - Camp Concert items

The Year 5&6 camp was held at school during the first week of March. Some of the activities included kayaking, games, swimming and much more. On the last night of camp the camp concert was held in the hall. Each of the 6 camp groups performed and entertained the audience. Here are their items:

Tamaiti Malosi


Tamaiti Lelei

Mali Mali Katoa



Tama FiaFia

Monday, February 11, 2019

Better Together - Kia Pai Te Kotahi

Our school wide theme this term is 'Better Together' or 'Kia Pai Te Kotahi'. A trailer was created at the start of the year for our PENN (Pt England News Network) episodes. It captures a brief glimpse into each class around the school.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Y7&8 Extension - Te Wa Toi and Makey Makey

In Term 4 our theme is Te Wa Toi or Art Time. Our Year 7&8 Extension students were asked to select a well known artist to create a digital artwork based on the style of that particular artist. Then our students were asked to share their learning in an interactive way. Their artwork was printed out. Some pieces of foil was attached to the artwork and to Makey Makey and Scratch. When the student pressed on the piece of foil connected to a Makey Makey wire, a piece of text would appear on Scratch to share information about the artwork.

Here are some students explaining the process in the following movie:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fairytale News - Film Festival Movie

Are you the type of person who prefers to watch the news? Have you ever read any of the classic fairytale stories e.g. Cinderella? Well imagine if you could rewrite the stories of some well known fairytales? Imagine if the characters were real? Take a look at our movie and see what you think.

This movie was created by our Year 7&8 Extension students. Students were split into 3 main groups and had to rewrite a fairytale in the form of a news report. Scripts were created and part of the movie was filmed and edited by our students.