Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Manaiakalani Film Festival: From Moo to you

SPX Tui FromMooToYou from Manaiakalani Film Festival on Vimeo.
Room 7 has been learning about the Milk Journey. We learnt to appreciate how it all started at the Dairy Farm. We would like to thank Fonterra for their kind donation in providing us with the milk which we all loved.

Manaiakalani Film Festival: Islands By Tempo Style

SPX Tui Island from Manaiakalani Film Festival on Vimeo.
Composing music will take you far. Write it, Play it, Film it and you will be a movie star.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

We had a great netball season this year.  Both our teams won their grade.  We would like to than Caroline for coaching our Year 8 team.  Deja and Dawn were awesome in coaching our Year 7 team.  Well done girls.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Weaving Mats


Room 7 learnt to follow a procedural text to make island mats using papers.

Beginning of Term 2

Term 2 began with a visit from the ERO (Education Review Office) on the second term.  We had a welcome in the hall.  It was very formal.  Ascott did a mihi (Maori welcome), Sonya did the Samoan welcome, Taiwan spoken in Tongan and Deja did the English speech.  
One of the visitors spoke in Maori.  She told us that St. Pius X is her first school in New Zealand.  She came here when she was 5 years old.  All of us were amazed and happy that she still remembered our school.  
The ERO visitors stayed for 3 days.  Mrs Tui was talking with them a lot of times.  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Room 7 has 3 learning hubs.  Each hub has its own leader and rules for how they work.  This is an addition to the classroom treaty/rules.   The hubs have a range of learning abilities and we based our thinking in cooperative learning.  The children choose who they would work with.  Everyone is responsible for each other's learning.   

The Learning Hub for Week 4 is  Hub 3.

Opening Mass 2014

Opening mass for the year is always a special occasion for St. Pius X Catholic.  The Student Leaders and the the Staff are commissioned by the parish priest.

Student Leadership Team 2014

Dawn, Zheiyna, Sione Toa, Deja & Ascott.

                                        Blessing of the Staff.

In Room 7, we started a Student of the Week by having a draw from our  Caught Being Good Award box at the end of each week.   We began in week 3 and the student of the week was:-
                                                       Deja for the virtue of Responsibility. 
In week 4, Taiwan is Student of the week.
He was caught practising the virtue of Self Control.

For week 5, Valenisia is the student of the week.  She has be                                                               caught practising the virtue of Commitment.

Faith & Harmony 2013

Faith & Harmony 2013

Faith and Harmony Group 2013