Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Final assembly

Christmas is nearly here.

The junior team celebrated the end of the year with singing, dancing and acknowledging our successes.

Have a look at the video of our final assembly to see all the hard work we put into our final celebration.

Room 1

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Room 2

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Room 3

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Room 4

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Room 5

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Room 6

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Room 7

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Room 8

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Room 22

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Book parade

Who loves books?

We love books!

What is your favourite book character?
Can you spot our favourite book characters that we dressed up as?

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We read lots of books on our own, with our friends and with other students around the school. We made reading fun by exploring books with drama, creating art work and reading around the school. Reading under the trees is lots of fun. Where do you like reading?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

BP technology challenge day

Our school had a fun filled day of challenging tasks. The students were separated into mixed level groups from year 0 to year 6 in their house groups, tui, weka, fantail and kea.

The focus of the day was team work and building the house spirit. Each challenge was scored out of 30 with points given for team work, design and construction.

Have you tried a BP technology challenge? How did you find the challenges? We found they were all fun and challenge although some were easier than others.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Iquiry presentation

The junior school worked hard learning about farming and culture.

The year 1 students investigated the cultures in our school. The key question they investigated was "how can we learn from the different cultures we have in our classroom?”

Have a look at what our wonderful year 1 students learnt.

Room 1 learned about the Maori culture. The girls learned a poi dance and the boys learned the haka. We also learned about the Chinese culture and why they do the dragon dance at Chinese New Year. We all helped make a big dragon to conclude our cultural unit.

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Room 2 shared a super Samoan dance.

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Room 3 learnt how to sing hello in different languages.

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Room 4 compared South Africa and New Zealand. They modeled some amazing masks. One side shows animals from South Africa and the other a Maori design specific to New Zealand.






The year 2 students inquiry was based on farming. The year 2 students key question was "How does farming affect my life?" The students directed the learning, exploring a harvesting crops and dairy farming. An exciting trip to the supermarket taught the students about roles and responsibilities. The year 2 students shared some of what they learnt at the inquiry presentation.


Room 5 asked the teacher some questions about Dairy Farming and how our food comes from the Farm to the Kitchen.











Room 6 were interested in the roles and responsibilities needed to get ice-cream from the farm to the freezer. Room 6 decided the best way to show what they learnt was through a drama of the process.

We started by investigating how to make ice cream. Yum!!!!






Then the different roles and responsibilities, which we shared at the inquiry presentation.

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Room 7 has been studying about how farming affects our lives.
We decided to present our learning through a song and posters.
The song title is
“Oh, McDonald milks a cow”.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The super supermarket trip.

The year 2 students went to the local foodtown supermarket, last week on Tuesday. It was fun. Splish splash in the rain to get there and red sizzling sasuages filled our tummies up. We really liked it there. We created photo stories to show you how much fun we had and what we learnt.


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Created by TulGer and RajDan


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Created by PayHay, NadFel and PaySim


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Created by KumAry, SteCod and EllJam


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Created by NazKal and DicTyl

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dance Festival



The Howick and Pakuranga Dance Festival celebrated dance with a range of local schools and students from year 1 to year 13 participating with their best dance moves.



Take a look at the videos to see all the energy, effort and fun that all the students put into their dances.



A group of our energetic junior girls got their groove on to Miley Cyrus’s song, see you again. The Junior girls will dazzle you with their dance... you will want to see them again... See you again.




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The beat, rhythm and moves of Bollywood Bonanza performed by the enthusiastic Year 4-6 dancers of Pakuranga Heights School is a colourful medley of three songs. So hold on to your seat and enjoy the beat.




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Bollywood Bonanza music collected from 'Move your body now' from Kismat Konnection sung by Shaan, Suhail, Hard Kaur and Aakriti Kaickar. 'Desi girl' from Dostana sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani. 'Jai ho' By The Pussy Cat Dolls sung by A.R. Rahman and Nicole Scherzinger.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Roald Dahl - The Twits

Room 6 is enjoying reading stories by Roald Dahl. We have started with reading The Twits. Have you read The Twits? We have decided to read Fantastic Mr Fox next. What is your favourite Roald Dahl story?

What is some of the mischief Mr and Mrs Twit get up to?
What prank are they going to play next?

Do the Twits show kindness and consideration?

Room 6 decided playing tricks like the Twits do on each other do not show the bee values and are not very nice. It is much better to show kindness and consideration to others.

Can you see what writing ideas we have borrowed from Roald Dahl the author of The Twits?



Can you tell us about your favourite story?