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 calculate volume watch the clip below from 4:45-7:11.

Volume = Area X Length
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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.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

I would just like to say a big "Thank you" to all those parents who were able to make our triadic interviews on Tuesday 4th July and Wednesday 5th July. Thank you for taking the time to come out in the cold to talk about how your child is going.

Thank you, Fa'afetai tele lava, ಧನ್ಯವಾದ, Mālō 'aupito, Kia ora, Meitaki ma'ata, Meitaki ngao,آپ کا شکریہ, Merci beaucoup,  تشكر, Muchas gracias, धन्यवाद, 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Science Roadshow

As part of our Term 2 concept, the children were treated to a visiting Science Roadshow where people came in to help enhance the children's knowledge of science.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Transforming a liquid into a solid.

Our concept theme for Term 2 is "Transformation / I'm A Scientist." We decided to see how liquids can transform into solids. Our experiment was turning cream into butter by just using an empty mason jar and a 300ml bottle of whipping cream.

Our large mason jar and bottle of cream.

Pouring the cream into the mason jar.

After vigorously shaking the cream for just over 9mins, our cream solidified, changed colour and turned into butter.

Surprisingly, we discovered that buttermilk became a by-product of our experiment.

Room 23 class made butter.
A student buttering his pikelet with our class made butter.
Miss Ivory made our yummy pikelets for us.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Adapted Sports Day at Mt. Roskill Primary School.

Two of our students from Room 23, Fadil Hasan and Clarke Wairepo competed in the Adapted Sports Day competition at Mount Roskill Primary School on Friday 24th March, 2017. It was a great day had by everyone.

And the students are off into the unknown ... who will win?

A quick look at the venue.

Miss Ivory giving Clarke a pep talk.

Photo opp with the competitors

Clarke having a go at this activity.

Clarke was presented with the Billy Sullivan Cup for sportsmanship. It was presented to him by Jesse Reynolds, one of New Zealand's paralympians who competed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016.

Clarke's name engraved on the Billy Sullivan cup. This cup gets kept in the staffroom until next year when it goes up for offer again to all the competitors.

Clarke's personal trophy to take home for him to keep.

Room 23 happy and supportive of Clarke's awesome win.