Friday, 31 August 2012

Golden Girl at the Paralympics

Congratulations Sarah Pascoe for winning
our first gold medal. 

Fiona Southorn won a bronze medal 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

This afternoon we had some discovery time. 

We talked about taking turns, sharing, suggesting ideas and listening to each other's ideas.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Paralympics begin on Wednesday the 29th August in London. 
What are the Paralympics?

It is very special because a former pupil of our school  Tim Prendergast in competing in the Paralympics. 

     We wish you all the best Tim!
                from  Rata 1 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Congratulations Levi. A BRONZE certificate.

Mathlete of the Week

Thursday, 23 August 2012


Thanks for coming to our assembly.

 Welcome to Papakowhai School on PhotoPeach 

'Welcome' certificates for Tawera, James,
Liam-Vaea and Riley.

Congratulations Charlie and Mya certificates  for
'Great Thinking'

Come and read the book we wrote today......

  TheMonster Alphabet by Rata1 on Storybird

Wow Writing this Week....

My writing goal this week was to leave spaces. Guess what...?

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Great work Sophie.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Welcome and Happy Birthday Bella.

My first Day on PhotoPeach

Tawera is sharing her great writing with her Mum.
Welcome Mrs Tricker.
It is great to have you working with us in 
Rata 1 and 4. 

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Custom Glitter Text
We will be welcoming Tawera, Riley, James, Liam-Vaea and Bella at our assembly. 
Totara and Rimu will be sharing items. See you there.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Hi Tepatasi for Rata 1.
We hope you are having a great time at your new school in Australia


Well done Charlie, Mya, Riley and Alex.
Great work this week

Maths Week......

Mathlete of the Week

Monday, 13 August 2012

Emily visited us today.
Welcome to
Rata 1

Wow Writer of  the Day..........  

Thursday's writer of the day was Mya.
Today I had a big breakfast. I liked it. It was porridge.
My Daddy made it.
It had some sugar but it had lots of healthy things.
Awesome writing today Alex

Super sounding out Riley

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Two more gold medals for NEW ZEALAND.

Friday, 10 August 2012


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12 more gold medals to add to the tally.

Mathletes of the Week

Writers of the Week

Gold medals for reading

Rata 1 Gold Medalists 2012

Look what  happened today at school.
The big yellow digger started digging..........





Thursday, 9 August 2012

Today we had some special kindergarten visitors in our class.

Welcome Madison, Chloe
and Bella


During the past few weeks we have been studying measurement. This week we have been using non standard units of measurement to measure things around the classroom.
We measured things around the classroom. We measured with our hands, feet, and even with a long lizard.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

S.P.C.A Visit on PhotoPeach

 We learned.... BE FAIR.. treat our pets with kindness and respect.

Look what arrived at school today....

We are practising lots of songs for our 
School Production.

Keep practising at home but don't give away too many secrets!!!!!!

Audio recording >>

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Record music with Vocaroo >>

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Yahoo – Two more GOLD medals

Congratulations Hamish Bond, Mahe Drysdale and Eric Murray

How many medals have we won so far?

Friday, 3 August 2012

What an exciting day we had today.

We won a GOLD medal at the Olympics
Congratulations to our awesome rowing duo of Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan


  Police Dog Visit on PhotoPeach

 Today we met Logan's new puppy Pepper

Don't forget our visit from the SPCA on Tuesday. 
We have already started the coin cat.

Mathletics - A  bronze certificate  -
Well Done

Look what arrived at our school last night. 
What could it be for?

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Wednesday the 1st of August

Haere Mai - 
Welcome to Papakowhai School

Today we won a medal at the Olympic Games.....  
Go New Zealand.


MATHS -  Measurement
We are learning to order and compare objects by size and length......

We found out Rata Block, a tree and a ladder are taller than us. 
Can you find some things at home that are taller than you?