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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 

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

This week we did some more learning about Team Work in Room 13 as we thought there was so 
much more that we could do with with it. 

We decided to make posters in out Cooperative Learning groups. The aim of our poster was to cut out pictures and words from magazines which symbolises "team work" in order for us to complete this task we all had a certain job on our table. For example 1 person would be the cutter, the 2nd person would be the gluer and the two others would be the ones that would go through the Magazines and find pictures.  This was a cool way for us to work in a team and we all got to have a team name! 

Miss Hamid then let us present our posters to the class because there were some questions that would make you think "How does that photo represent teamwork" 

Below are some of the work that we did :)
Room 13

He Waka Eke Noa - We're All in This Together

For concept this term we have been learning that we are all  on a learning journey, learning with and from each other and also we are all on this learning waka, we need to paddle together. "He Waka Eke Noa"
This week we focused on "Team Work" and all the things that we need to remember when we are working in a team. 
"We need to help each other all the time" - Trey Goodare
"We need to have faith in one another" - Jayde Heka
"We need to listen and understand" - Boston Kipa-Gunther
"If we are unsure about what to do in our learning we should ask someone, friend or teacher" - Anshika Gounder
"Its not always about being right, give things a go" - Yash Krishna
"At School we all have a Code of Conduct that can help guide us in the right direction" - Toahemotu Vaetoru
Below we have put a photo up of our Concept wall in the classroom we have tried to display what He Waka Eke Noa means to us. Feel free to come into our lear…

Home Learning Links

Here are some Wonderful links that students can use at home. They range from Maths, Reading and Science. Have fun :) 

Animal Jam

BBC Maths


Kiwi Kids News

Science Fun

Story Bird

Maths Games

Times Tables

Welcome to our learning space!

Kia ora, Bula, Namaste, Talofa, Malo e lelei and a BIG warm Welcome to Room 13s Wonderland  Term 1 has started off with a fantastic start!  This year we will show you all the exciting things that our class is learning and doing! 
Valentines day was last week so we decided we would create a "Valentines Bee"we then wrote down all the ways our heart opens up / cares for / thinks for others and this also links with our Concept topic of "He Waka Eke Noa" - We are all in this together.  Here is a picture of the final look of our bees :)