Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Merry Christmas From Our Whanau To Yours!

 Today marked our last school day of 2020. This year brought many challenges to us and our families but also many blessings. 

On behalf of our St Patrick's whanau we wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday break, best wishes for the new year and blessings to you all. 

See you in 2021!

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Summer Learning Journey Has a New Format!

 This year the Summer Learning Journey has a different format. Below is a little teaser to try and see if you would like to be a part of this summers adventure!

Kick Start 

Art Colouring Book: choose an image to colour.

Dig Deeper 
    • Upload your Art and a screenshot of the original and label each image.
    • Describe why you chose a different colour for one of the objects in the painting.
    • Watch: create your blog post.

Step It Up 

Art Colouring Book: choose an image to colour.
Use the Zoom Tool Look closely at the original image you chose to colour. What do you see?

Dig Deeper 

    • Upload your Art and a screenshot of the original and label each image.
    • Describe the image using as much detail as you can.
    • Watch: create your blog post.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Learning Basketball With ABSL

 Our P.E. sessions this term have really made an impact with our students. Coaches Tania, Tai and Ra are helping out students to develop the basic skills necessary to participate in a game of Basketball. Although our school doesn't have the best equipment our coaches are making our learning fun and relevant to us. 

Friday, 25 September 2020


 During our week of learning Room 7 have been learning some basic NZ Sign Language. Erich Wyne, Dre, Leonie and Desiree have worked with Nicola McLean to learn how to sign the alphabet, how to sign their names, as well as asking basic questions and replying in NZSL.   

Our students Eli and Amiel are learning how to edit video using iMovie so they put together this video of R7 working on tasks to help us learn some NZSL:

Friday, 11 September 2020

Cloak Of Dreams

 Today in our Te Rito Toi sessions the children explored the idea of someone having their "Cloak Of Dreams" torn. Once we had discussed what the words "cloak" and "torn" meant we all contributed our own dreams to a new cloak. Here is the Room 7 Cloak Of Dreams. 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Freeze Frame Time.


Another exciting task in our exploration of "The Emperor and The Magic Goose" was to put ourselves into the roles of members of the town where the main story takes place in this legend. As you can see, the children enjoy exploring this story through actions. 

Level 2: Back Again, With Te Rito Toi

 On our return to school last week, our students began working through "The Emperor And The Magic Goose" as adapted by Professor Julie Dunn and Professor John O'Toole. During this unit of work our children were asked to visualise key moments in the story and draw them as a group to share with others. Here are a few examples of their work. 

Friday, 3 July 2020

Gotta Move!

 This term we have been so blessed with having our P.E. sessions in the Church Hall in association with Groovit Dance Studio. Our children have really engaged with our wonderful tutors and enjoy putting their bodies to work to music. 

Friday, 29 May 2020

Using Drama To Understand What We Have Read

This past week, students in Room 7 have been exploring the events detailed in "The Green Children" a myth adapted by Professor Julie Dunn, Griffith University and Professor John O’Toole, University of Melbourne.

The below video documents the children's first day at school in the village. Groups have put themselves in the shoes of various people involved to help them understand what was going on during this time.

Friday, 15 May 2020

Freaky Hair Friday!

The final challenge before we return to school was issued by Room 8. Our seniors decided it would be fun to have "Freaky Hair Friday". Walking into the junior bubble and the admin block this morning showed how everyone has enjoyed these challenges.

Here's a screenshot of our morning Meet:

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Funky Hat Monday!

In response to the junior bubble challenge last week, Room 7 challenged all students to attend their Monday Meet wearing a FUNKY HAT.

Here's how our Monday Meet looked:

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Shiny Thursday!

During our daily learning, our junior bubble (based at school, in Room 2) decided we all needed to dress up. Thus our first "Shiny Thursday" began!

Here's a screenshot of the Room 7 Google Meet shining bright like diamonds.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Our First Hangout Under Level 4

These are definitely strange times but our first day of Distance Learning for Term 2 has brought us together on Google Hangouts. Our learners have done so well adapting to learning from home. As you can see, it's all new to us, but we're determined to make it work.

We hope you and everyone else in your bubbles are happy, healthy and safe at this time. 

-From Room 7.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

What Are Virtues?

Room 7 have been learning about virtues and how these behaviours model a high moral standard.

As a class they decided that these definitions best match each of the virtues listed. Below is the group task:

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Explaining The Steps In The "Statistical Data Inquiry Cycle"

This term our students will be looking for ways to use the Statistical Data Inquiry Cycle (A.K.A. PPDAC Cycle) to investigate and find new solutions to problems we are facing.

As the first step, groups of students were given the task of explaining what each step means and how it is important to our work. This is a slide deck showing their posters. Please check the student blogs for their Screencastify explanations.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

What's In Her Hair? ("Mophead" and ATHCO)

Room 7 students interpreting a conversation different objects might have if they were stuck in Selina's  hair. 

Monday, 17 February 2020

Using Freeze Frames In Reading

Students of R7 have started working with ATHCO on their "Drama In Schools" Programme. For today's session they have made freeze frames about concepts like "Identity", "Culture", "Difference", "Unique", "Bully". Watch this space as we delve into reading "Mophead" by Selina Tusitala-Marsh.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

How Do The Key Principles Of The Treaty Of Waitangi Look To Us?

During our Guided Reading learning activities the members of Room 7 have been earning about the Principles of Partnership and Active Participation. They decided to mime how they think this will look for them and their lives.