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The Middle School are “Reaching for the Stars” in 2016

Room 11 have been experimenting with Pop Art. First we made examples with digital art using our photos to Birkenhead Leisure Centre. Next we learned all about onomatopoeia and how it is used in art. What do you think? Does our art pop?   read more →

Te Tuhi Trip This term Room 13 went to Te Tuhi art gallery to create an artwork called Dream Houses.  We went in a bus and it took us 15 minutes. First of all we met our educator called Salome who showed us the way to the work shop.  There we sat on stools.  Salome.. read more →

Room 30’s learning about fossils led to some creative, colourful artwork.  They found all sorts of different leaves in The Hive to make crayon rubbings of, which they dyed and then cut out to display on black paper with a colourful border. read more →

And some more from Room 11 and Room 29. Gosh we’ve been busy. Here we are with our new buddies from Pakuranga Heights School. Room 11 and 29 had the privilege of being chosen as part of a Positive Community Action, being organised by one of our fabulous parents, Mr Rahen Naidoo, Rushalia’s Dad. Our.. read more →

Here’s Room 11 on production day for their Middle School Market Day. We are making six different Christmas cards. We’re having a competition to see see which team can make the most money on Market Day. It depends on the number of cards we managed to make too so team work was key. read more →

Rm 29’s Inquiry Study about Kiwi’s,  India and the Maori Culture –  being inclusive of all cultures in our school and country read more →

Room 15 loves ‘CURIOUS MONDAY’ Science Investigations Every Monday we arrive at school and the first learning we do is a science investigation. We focus on: NOTICING THINKING WONDERING We have had so much fun and can’t wait to get to school after the weekend to see what our next experiment is! read more →

We loved listening to James Russell (a New Zealand author) read us his Dragon Brothers Trilogy. He told us about his life as an author and how he just loves writing. He even signed books we bought from him. read more →

Room 15 had so much fun walking together to Arnica Park.  The leaves were everywhere so we jumped in them, threw them in the air and chased each other through them.  We decided we love Autumn.                   We wrote amazing poems about the things that we saw.. read more →