He waka eke noa.

We are all in this together.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Hand Stencil Art

Sometimes the things you throw away after the artwork is created can have their own artistic merit. We were working on stencil art using hands today. When this hand was removed from the painting it was almost more impressive than the artwork.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Rewindable Learning

Kia ora,

Welcome to Term 3. To get to any of the tutorials or videos that Andrew and I have recorded, they are easily accessible on our sites. Or you can click here on this link:


I hope you find something helpful...

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Kumara Plant is Named

Stay tuned for more pictures and information about our class kumara plant. After voting was finished the winning name was Usain Bolt. I guess this might help it grow faster?

Sunday, 3 July 2016


We are nearly half way through the year and we have accomplished so much. It is a good time to think about positive memories, challenges, triumphs and use these as fuel to dive into term 3.

Choose 6 of the following reflection questions to start your discussion/journal/blog post. 

  1. What is something we did this term that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?
  2. What is something you accomplished this term that you are proud of?
  3. What was the nicest thing someone in our class did for you this term?
  4. What was the most challenging part of this term for you?
  5. Where is your favorite place in our classroom (or school)? Why?
  6. If you could change one thing that happened this term, what would it be?
  7. What are three things you did this term to help your classmates and why?
  8. What are the three most important things you learned this term?
  9. What is something that was hard for you at the start of the term but is easy now?
  10. In what area do you feel you made your biggest improvements?
  11. What is your favorite part of the day in our class? Why?
  12. What is something you taught your teacher or classmates this term?
  13. Of the books you read this term, which was your favourite? Why?
  14. What was the best piece of writing that you did this term? Why do you think it is your best?
  15. What person at our school has made the biggest impact in your life this term? Why?
  16. What is something the teacher could have done to make this term better?
  17. What are six adjectives that best describe this school term?
  18. Knowing what you know now, if you could write a letter to yourself that would travel back in time so that you would receive it at the start of the school year, what advice would you give your younger self?
  19. When you consider the rest of your life, what percentage of what you learned so far this year, do you think will be useful to you?
  20. What advice would you give students who will be in this class next year?