Wednesday, 29 November 2017

New Zealand Warriors Visit

Thanks to Ann Yearbury, one of our administrative staff for entering a competition for the Warriors to come in to our school today and speaking to the children in our school hall. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were ecstatic to take part in the various interactive activities prepared for the occasion. Some children were also lucky to have received a Warriors plastic drink bottle, small toy rugby ball or black Warriors wristband. Some were even lucky enough to have taken photos with the players and or get their autographs! I look forward to the day when I see my ex-students in those celebrated positions representing our country on the sports field. Kia kaha tamariki mā!


This is what's called a Warrior's Burpee. How many can you do?

Sunday, 5 November 2017


It's Term 4, Week 4 which means swimming! We have just had our third swimming lesson for the term and everyone is enjoying the cool comfort of the pool on warm days like today. Vaishali, Zaakiyah and Mohammed were taken aside to do some extra water confidence exercises and they did well. Hopefully we can build the class's confidence and water skills before the holidays come so they can enjoy the hot weather coming without any problems.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

We are delving into decimals this week and to help us, below is a YouTube clip to help us understand what decimals are. Click on the link to view. Last week we learnt a little about how money and decimals are related.

Click here to see video.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Here's to good memories ...

Dear Mark,

Mythri: "I hope you have a good time at your new school."
Vaishali: "I hope you make lots of friends at your new school."
Lymerique: "I hope you have fun at your new school."
Fadil: "I hope you have a good time in your new class."
Nina: "Remember us."
Mohammed: "Enjoy Puhinui School."
Adam: "Remember the class."
Akansha: "Have a good time at Puhinui, make lots of friends and don't talk too much."
Ashriya: "Make good choices."
Destiny: "Stay cool."
Rayna: "Enjoy the rest of your year at Puhinui and don't forget Pap South."
Shreya: "Stay positive."
Kishan: "Have a nice time at Puhinui,"
Ganesh: "I liked your beep-boxing."
Zaakiyah: "Have a wonderful time at Puhinui."
Angeline: "Remember your favourite teacher."
Tupou: "Enjoy your new school and stay FRESH!"
Clarke: "Lest we forget. Have a good adventure."

Tarynce, Viliami, Jordan and Te Paea are away today and Luke's at leadership ... they would all like to wish you all the best at your new school and we will miss you and your talanoa everyday happy smile.

Yours sincerely,

Room 23

Sunday, 13 August 2017


This week's maths strand activity is all about volume. Over the past couple of weeks we've done perimeter, area and now volume. To help the students understand what we need to do to calculate volume watch the clip below from 4:45-7:11.

Volume = Area X Length
Click here to view.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Today we went to the Auckland Zoo. Thanks to John our zoo guide who was impressed with the intelligent questions being asked by our group of kids, the manners displayed throughout the tour, their keen eyesight in spotting the birds in amongst the trees and leadership qualities amongst some students. Thanks also to our helpers who came along to help out today.

Kākā using its large beak to climb up and down trees

Kākā showing its red colouring

Kererū (Photo courtesy of Whāea Leena Rm18)


John teaching us more about the native bird life of Aotearoa

Photo with John our guide 1

Photo with John our guide 2

Kaikai time

Tiger chillaxing

Close up of tiger



Elephant & trainer




Zebra & giraffes
Close up of giraffe



Lions on the rock





It was raining so the orangutans has covered themselves with a cloth so we didn't realise they were in their enclosure. Once the rain had stopped they immediately took the covers off to reveal where they were and straight away they jumped onto their playground.

Student: "Mister, he looks like Maurice from Planet of the Apes."

Can you spot the alligator?


Serval 1

Serval 2

Off home ...

Let's go!

"Ummm, can we all fit?"

Thank you!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Adam and Umer have been attending extra-curricular classes to help improve their English during Term 2 and their teacher Mrs Heather Robertson has awarded them these certificates for their great effort. Well done Adam and Umer.