Monday, 17 May 2021

Year 7 Snorkeling Trip

 The year sevens are super lucky this year! Usually they stay at school while the year eights go to camp, but this year they are heading to Goat Island for a snorkelling trip! This is being provided by Experiencing Marine Reserves and Whitebait Connection. We are enjoying some awesome science lessons with them as well as our snorkelling lessons and experiences. 

This video shows our first snorkelling lesson!

Friday, 7 May 2021

Building a Raft

 This morning Room 4 took part in a team building STEAM challenge - to build a vessel capable of carrying the weight of a small plastic animal. They were given straws, tape, cardboard and some decorative items.

This week we have been learning to recognise the strength in others and to be willing to work with anyone in the class. This challenge demanded that we communicate effectively with one another and think critically to build our craft.

There were some really creative designs and every group did something a little bit different. This is fantastic as we all bring different strengths and ideas to our groups.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Maths Holiday Challenge

In case you are looking for homework this holiday, check out this homework task created by Megan Clune who teaches Maths/Science at the University of Auckland.

You have five thousand dollars to go on a trip around New Zealand. You can either plot your trip on Google Maps - My Maps, or make a slide show/ poster showing where you would go and what you would do. Will you spend all your money on the most expensive hotels or do some wild tourist activities like sky diving?


Room 4 Role Models

 This term we have set up our class treaty and have taken the opportunity to get to know each other better. However, Mrs Stone recently shared that there was a member of the class that we hadn't met yet, because she is hapÅ«. 

As an end of term celebration, we decided to have a cake to reveal the gender of Mrs Stone's baby. We first did a survey and we were quite split about what it would be, so anticipation was high to find out who was right! 

Another reason for the celebration is that Room 4 are the baby's first role models - the baby can already hear them and learn from in the womb! Mrs Stone is very grateful to have such a beautiful class who are already teaching the Pt England way to the next generation.

Monday, 12 April 2021

Lest We Forget

Today Room 4 discussed the significance of Anzac Day. We first revised who the ANZACs were and learnt a little about their time in Gallipoli. Next we considered why it is so important to remember those who fought for us in WW1. To support this remembrance, we created artwork with images of ANZAC soldiers and poppies.


We used tea to dye the back of the artwork, made a collage poppy and then stuck the various parts together and used paint to add highlights and create one final piece.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Digital Noho

 This evening we had a Digital Noho - we all took our Chromebooks home and took part in a Google Meet after school. This was so we could have a practice for lockdown and to check we know what we would do if it happened again! 

Everyone followed Good Manners for Google Meets - keeping our mics switched off unless we were speaking and using the chat for questions if need be. 

All but two of our students in Room 4 made it, which was a fantastic turn out! We also had students from Room 1 join us which was great to see.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Introducing Room 4

 At the start of the year we created our Room 4 Treaty. Watch the video below to learn about our treaty principles and meet our class!