Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Kia Ora Everyone!!  We are just about to head into week 9 which means its almost the End OF TERM!! Heres just a quick recap of last week!

To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori our ataahua (beautiful) tamariki  created whānau portraits using Kōwhaiwhai patterns. (Thank you to our amazing Whaea Vita )

We all got together as a School and had a fun interactive Assembly where we sung beautiful songs and also did some Maori dances!

Here are a few photos: 

Welcome to Tongan Language Week!


Stardome Trip!

Hello Everyone!!

On Wednesday 23 August we got to visit the Stardome at Cornwall Park.
We all had so much fun!
We got to learn more about Matariki as well as work in our groups and complete mini quizzes about Space. 

Our favourite part was the conservatory, it actually felt like we were travelling in space. The movie about Matariki was so capturing. Those Maori Gods definitely looked fearsome it was amazing! 

Thank you to our lovely parent helpers that came with us. We hope you had a super time!

Here are some photos:

Buddy time with Room 4

This year we have the pleasure to have buddy time with the Wonderful Miss Galt and her class Room 4. 
We meet every Friday afternoon in our class where we get to spend time with our buddies and acknowledge each others learning and end our week on a happy positive note!

Buddy time for us means having a little junior student we get to look out for through out the year as well as teach them about things that we learn in class. We enjoy getting to know them more and more and seeing them develop as the year progresses. 

During buddy time we share with them things that we have been doing in class, sometimes Miss Galt and Miss Hamid organises a fun Art activity to do, we sing and do just dance, go outside for a game or play some inside games and at the end of each buddy time the teachers always hand out Certificates to students as well as let US praise our friends or someone in particular that has demonstrated one of the 3 B's throughout that week. 

Here are a couple of photos from todays bu…

Cook Island Language Week


This week Papatoetoe South School are celebrating Cook Island Language Week! 
The middle school have been learning a Cook Island Song called "Tamaka Reebok" and we will be performing this on Thursdays Assembly!

~~A very BIG THANK YOU TO MR MARSHALL- HARDING - (Room 23) for organizing the "Tamaka Reebok" song for all of us and to the Fantastic Miss Tuli and Room 15 for all the singing practices ~~

News ShowRoom

This term for concept we have been learning about Science!! 
We have been learning about Matter, Transformation, Scientists and lots of different experiments!! It has been so much Fun !!

The past week we have been making up skits about different topics 
We decided to do a short Skit about Earthquakes because well.. \we all love talking about Earthquakes and we guess that does relate to Science!

We enjoyed working as a team and sharing our ideas. This learning experiance has been a fun way to demonstrate what we know and what we have learnt about Earthquakes. 

We talked a little bit about the Christchurch Earthquake in 2011. We hope you enjoy our Video :)

By: Trey Goodare, Anshika Gounder, Nishita Kiran, Jay Alariao

PE Session!!

For PE today we got to learn some awesome Rugby skills!!  We had the fantastic Selena come in from Counties Manukau to teach us a few skills. Our focus was particularly about tackling (safely of course) all of us had a really fun time! 

Here are a few photos from today