Junior School

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Welcome to the Junior School webpage for 2018!


Room 8 made cherry blossom art as part of their study about the season spring. They used tissue paper to make the sweet little pink cherry blossoms. Spring is in the air!     read more →

Each week the class that have the most number of students to bring Nude Food (lunchbox with no wrappers) get a special award – Kai the Kiwi and his whanau! In Term 4, Week 9 Room 4 had 17 students bring Nude Food to school – Ka pai, Room 4! They enjoyed having Kai’s whanau.. read more →

Junior school’s inquiry focus for term 3 was around water. We had a visitor from Watercare called Sally. In our first session she talked to us about the water cycle and how our drinking water is collected.She told us that the water moves into pipes and it goes to the water filter station to be.. read more →

In Room 4 we had lots of fun focusing on the koru. First we looked at different koru shapes on our ActivBoard and discussed them in detail. Then we worked on designing many pencil sketches of koru shapes and added other patterns to the designs.  After that the children selected their favourite design and this was.. read more →

The Junior GATE e-learning group created fantastic trailers for the picture book Green Eggs and Ham by using a programme called iMovie: By Gurnoor and Ray from Room 6 By Jaskaran and Malika from Room 4 By Megan and Savannah from Room 3 By Addison and Wilson from Room 10 By Louie and Rebecca from.. read more →

In Room 7 for maths we have been learning to recognise and talk about 2D and 3D shape attributes. We have been using lots of different materials and shape activities to learn all about shapes. We made shape monsters too!   read more →

  In Room 5 we have been learning about crocodiles. Here are some information report and art by the croc lovers from the class. read more →

In Room 10 we have been learning about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. We made an art work of monarch butterflies on swan plant leaves. read more →

It was a beautiful, warm and dry day today – just perfect for a trip to Butterfly Creek! There were so many things to do and see there and our wonderful parent helpers took great care of us as we went from place to place. The Butterfly House was aflutter with colourful butterflies flapping and.. read more →