Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Welcome to 2013 Benjamin

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Welcome to 2013 April

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Welcome to Room 13 Aidan

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Welcome to Room 13 Ashley

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Welcome to Room 13 Aaron

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Introducing Room 13

Here is a short clip of all the students in Room 13. Watch and listen as we share a bit about ourselves and at the end, you're in for a real treat - Pt England Styles.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Our children have been very fortunate to have swimming lessons at the Glen Innes Aquatic Centre. They are divided into three groups according to their abilities in the water and children learn swimming skills. Each group has a qualified and very friendly instructor that teaches them for half an hour per session. There are eight sessions in total. Here is a short clip of what they've been doing so far.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Riverside has begun!

Riverside is an afterschool club for children Y4 - 8. It's held every Wednesday from 3.30-5pm. All the children have heaps of fun playing games and learning different life skills. There's even an end of year camp. Here are some photos from some of the students in Room 13. Can you see who they are?
plavakula's Riverside album on Photobucket

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Netbooks in Class

We've had our first two days using Netbooks and the children have done so well. We've learned how to create a doc and file it in the right folder. The children know that if they don't, then the teacher can't see it. And some of us got to use MathsWhizz for the first time. Today we had Mr Barks come in and show us the beginning stages of making a presentation in Google. Here are some photos of us with our Netbooks.
plavakula's Netbooks album on Photobucket

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Chrome Book Roll Out

We had our first roll out of Chrome Books in our class on Friday 8th February. It was an amazing experience. Thank you to Mr and Mrs Burt, Mrs Tele'a, all the Manaiakalani people involved and to the Tamaki Transformation Project and everyone else that helped make it happend. We can't wait to use them for our learning in class on Monday. Here are some photos!
plavakula's Netbook Rollout 2013 album on Photobucket

Friday, February 8, 2013

Taiaha's Holiday Animation

Listen as Taiaha shares with you what he did in the holidays. Well done Taiaha! You can view his blog here.

taiaha holidays from Team 3 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Welcome to Year 5 in Room 13

This year is going to be an exciting one. We hope you've all had a lovely holiday and look forward to all the wonderful events ahead. Term One will be a busy one so keep watching this space and check out what our Year 5 children will be up to.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Angelo at Athletics

Here is Angelo's writing about our 2012 athletics.

Do you know what we did on Thursday? We had school athletics my age group was the eight year old boys. We had athletics on the school field and because its part of the schools curriculum . It was on a sunny day.

Our first event was the soft ball throw. Lomio-lee threw the ball the farest. then we did discus Shaun threw the furtherest. then we went to the high jump I made it to the finals but I lost.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Good luck to Yvarna in 2013

Here are photos of the children from 2012 in Room 9 who will be moving onto Year 4 in 2013.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Good luck to Yvonne in 2013

Here are photos of the children from 2012 in Room 9 who will be moving onto Year 4 in 2013.