Wednesday, 13 November 2019


A Kaleidoscope is a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, whose reflections produce changing patterns when the tube is rotated. Can hands be used to emulate a kaleidoscope?

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Term 3 P.E.: Boxing

This term we have been learning various skills in Boxing with our sensational coach Pax from Sticks X Stones. At first many of the children were nervous about trying this sport, however, with the wonderful support of Coach Pax they have come along well. Here are some photos and video of one of our last classes.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Canon Ball Challenge

This Wednesday from 8:30am until 8:45am our school held a scavenger hunt in association with Canon NZ. 3 rugby balls were hidden in various spots around our school which children had to find and return to claim a prize. The prize? The winning Canon Ball Challenge kids will spend a few hours with Damian McKenzie in a skills and drills session at North Harbour Stadium on the 15th September. There will be face painting and a sausage sizzle on the day. They'll also take home an A2 photo printed on-site on a Canon large format printer and a bag filled with goodies. Here's how it all went down.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Drama In Schools with Auckland Theatre Company

During the course of this term we have been receiving extra special workshops aimed at boosting our reading comprehension skills. Caitlin and Stacey have been running these workshops once a week for the past 3 weeks now and today our children were tasked with creating a memorial for a deceased character from the story "The Treasure Box" by Margaret Wild and Freya Blackwood.

By exploring emotive language, imagery and their own emotions our students have discovered a deeper connection and understanding of the story.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ki O Rahi Tournament 2019

Yesterday was special for our children for several reasons: First because it marked the end of Matariki, secondly because the inaugural Ki O Rahi Tournament took place. Here's what April had to say about the day:

"Ki O Rahi is a game that represents a legend of “Rahi and the Patupaiarehe”.

Rahi and the Patupairehe is a legend about a man (Rahi) whose wife was stolen by fairies that live in the forest ( The Patupaiarehe). Rahi had to find his wife.  So then Rahi packed food, water then went on his Journey. He crossed a desert, met a giant hawk who saved his life.

Saint Patricks went to a Ki O Rahi tournament. We played lots of games, we saw hundreds of schools. We won our first game. Then it got a lot harder. At the end we ate sausage rolls (hotdogs), drank drinks. Our coaches from Kelly sports were supporting us.

Thank you Kelly Sports and Coach Ronnie, Coach Shanice, and also Georgina Gatenby (from Sports Auckland)."

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

How Do We Get Our Markers To Work?

Mr Bell is always sending us up to the office to get new whiteboard markers for our class. He was telling us about something someone had posted on the Facebook Teachers NZ group and we wanted to try it. Ellma even explained how you can try it with your own worn out whiteboard markers.

Check out the video below: