Thursday, 28 February 2019

Smart Learner Lesson 4 - Te Ropu Maia

Te Rōpū Māia

Today we had a great lesson with Miss Morgan.
We learnt to crop photos from our books and stick them on our Explain Everything Project.

Here is a link to our lesson. 
Check out our photos below.

Auaha - Our Harvest

We  had potato chips made from potatoes from our garden. They were crunchy and they tasted yummy. They tasted amazing. They were soft inside.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Te Rōpū Māia 2019

Kia Ora,
Here is a picture of Te Rōpū Māia hanging out together. We are the year 3 class in Te Ara Whakatau (junior hub).
We are a pretty crazy fun bunch and love our senior playground.

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Play Based Learning - Week 2

It has been two weeks since we started Play Based Learning. While the children are having fun, they are also learning many things through play. Check out some of the learning the children are doing during the play.

Harsirat, Aria and Maddison were busy creating at the craft table.

Luca was finding out how the scale works.

Laytin and Skylarr made their cosy hideout. 

Isabella and Milla measured the length of the uni-link block they connected.

Zack, Cayden, Ryan and Kairo experimented the different states of liquids and solids with cornstarch.

Boston and Toby worked together for figuring out how to put up the

Caytlin-Lee, Mikayla, Sharnee are playing together nicely. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

Check out this Champion!!!

Check out this awesome champion! MJ has only been at school for just over one week and he is super full of confidence and led our daily Karakia. We are so happy that you have joint our hub. Ka Pai MJ!!!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Hi. Our class is called Auaha and in our class we have 21 students in our class. We made a treaty and we used coffee and teabags to make it look old. You can see the treaty behind us in the photo.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Te Ara Whakatau has been making the most of the amazing weather and are continuing to develop our swimming skills in our school pool. It has been amazing to see all of the students growing in confidence and continuing to improve each and everyday! Here are some students from Te Rōpū Kura Pounamu, Te Rōpū Whakaute and Te Rōpū Wawata enjoying some free time after their swimming lessons.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Play Based Learning

Play Based Learning.

We have started out journey with Play Based Learning, and we are absolutely loving it. Check out some photos below. We are also starting to put up photos around the room of some of the great things we have made. Come in and check them out.