Thursday, 9 November 2017

Discovery fun!

Joshua and Dane spent 45 minutes (entire Discover time) today developing this marble run. They never gave up. It took great perseverance to complete it.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Rimu Hui Certificates and Discovery Time

I remembered to take a photo today of the Rimu certificates!

Well done to Maddie and Toryn for this week's awards.

Rimu 6 was open for home-made marble runs during Discovery today.

Awesome job guys!

Hungry mouths

We wonder how many hungry mouths these will feed. Well done to everyone at Papakowhai for collecting over 1200 cans!

Also, a big thank you to all our families in Rimu 6 for the 137 cans donated for this cause - Watties Cans for Good.

There is a prize for the class with the most collected, and... we won it!

Prizes and actual figures will be sorted early next week.

Some older students at school have also entered an art competition using the cans supplied by whanau. Check out 'Papakowhai Waves' below.

Ukulele Concert photos

Yesterday Mckenzie and Sophie performed as part of the Ukulele Club. They were spectacular on the mic, ukulele, kazoo and tambourine!

Sophie on the mic

Mckenzie on the mic

Monday, 30 October 2017


Today we received an email from Alberta Drachen, a world famous Dragonologist.

She asked for our help in finding out which type of dragon visited Papakowhai School over the weekend. A video was taken by a dog walker, you can view this below.

We read up about two types of dragons known to live in our area and explored the bottom field for clues.

We're awaiting an email back from Alberta checking the size of the dragon, but at this stage we think it is the Porirua Thunder Dragon.

This dragon is a vegetarian, loves to play chess and is often kept as a pet.

After about an hour of working through this we discussed how we felt about the possibility of a dragon nearby and whether we thought it was real or not. After a 50/50 True/False count, I decided to let the children know that it was fictional. This set many minds at ease.

Chess piece


Vegetable peelings

Raghav checking out the footprints

Art mistaken as bloody paper

Claw markings

Looking for more evidence

Twigs (snacks)

Branches (snacks)

This is a great writing prompt. From here we will create our own dragon, deciding on it's habitat, features, likes and dislikes. This will be our writing for the next two weeks.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Book Character Day

Look at these awesome book characters...
We had a fantastic day. A lot of excitement around books with the added bonus of finding Wally throughout the day.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Sasa intro

First part of our Assembly performance...

The kids were awesome.

Some were a little shy and overwhelmed. We'll have to perform these in class and post them as they're full of energy in practise!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Volcano fun 1


We made volcanoes at school last week.
The children then had to write instructions for Rimu 5, showing them how to make them.

Volcano fun 2

Sharing about culture...

Find out about Toryn and his manaia...

Lucy tells us about where her Mum is from...

Mckenzie's culture talk

Liam teaching us some Russian

Our special Korowai - Maori cloak

We made a class korowai. This one represents our classmates and their siblings.