Sunday, 24 September 2017

PB4L Certificates

Here are our wonderful Pukeko PB4L certificate recipients this week. We celebrate Matthew in our class this week for not only listening to others opinions but seeking other's feedback. Well done for your positive behaviour Matthew.

Junior Kapa Haka Trip to CPS

Our neighbour's down at Clayton Park School very kindly invited our Junior Kapa Haka students down to their school last Wednesday to watch their school performance, "Seasons of the Pohutakawa". We enjoyed a show about about a Koro teaching his mokopuna about the growth of a Pohutakawa tree. We were blown away by the original, catchy songs, which were written in a mix of English and Te Reo. Thanks CPS, we had a blast!

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

PB4L Certificate Week 8

This week's certificate recipient was Preeya - who always does a good job of giving her full attention to the speaker. Well done Preeya and all our other recipients this week.

Maori Language Week

Last week was Maori language week and we learnt a lot of new reo (language) that we can use every day.

We learnt to ask - Kei te pehea koe? or How are you feeling? and a whole lot of answers for this that we say in a sentence like this - Kei te ______ ahau (I am feeling _____). We could feel matewai (thirsty), matemoe (sleepy), pai (good/fine), makariri (cold) or many other things - we have posters on the wall. Lots of kids have been asking Mrs Clarke to have a drink by telling her - Kei te matewai ahau.

We also learnt about body part names and colours and even learnt a new waiata (song) called 'Tena Kotou'. Here is a link to the youtube clip of a song we learnt so you can keep singing at home if you like.

On Friday we wrote mihi or pepeha (a way to say where you're from and introduce yourself in Maori. We presented these in a cloak. They turned out really cool - don't you think?

Thursday, 14 September 2017


We've been working through some courses on that we've been finding really exciting. Matthew went a step further than just working through the course and made his own small game.

Check it out by following this link:

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Matthew's Multiplying Decimals Video

Ryan shows us how to multiply decimals

Kiwi & Pukeko Team Kapa Haka

The junior Kapa Haka Group meet every Thursday afternoon as part of our Kiwi and Pukeko Team Electives Programme. We thought you might enjoy watching a short video of the boys practicing their haka and the girls practising their rakau sticks routine. The children age from just 5-9 years old! A special shout out to Cole who taught the boys the haka. Miss Chalmers and Miss Glen would have been lost without him! We are still practising but everyone can look forward to watching a more polished performance at an assembly later on during the year.

Kapa Haka Practice from Helen Chalmers on Vimeo.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

PB4L Week 6

These students have been working hard to use their "Traffic Light" thinking.