Thursday, 22 October 2015

Prize Winner For the Art Quiz

Congratulations to Ethan who was the winner of the Art Quiz. He won a $25 Paper Plus Voucher. Thanks for coming to our Art Show it was an awesome night.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Shake out! New Zealand Earthquake Drill

Today at school we practised our earthquake drill as part of the New Zealand-wide Shake Out!You can see Rata 2 in the stop, drop, cover and hold position.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Young Leaders Awards

Such privilege to be at the inaugural Rotary Leadership Award ceremony for outstanding young leaders in Porirua. Papakowhai School nominated Sendhil Rungasamy and Gemma Orsman because they are outstanding role models and leaders in our school. They were presented with their award by Nick Leggett, Mayor of Porirua.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Papakowhai School compete in the EPRO8 Technology Challenge

Elijah, Josh, Erana and Zoe competed in the Epro8 Technology Challenge hosted at Papakowhai School. They competed in the semi-final against teams from across the region. They tied for second and go through to the grand final next week.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Papakowhai are the Year 5 and 6 Swimming Champions

Papakowhai School Year 5/6 Swim Team took out the Parumoana Inter-School Championship today. Congratulations to  all our wonderful swimmers and special thanks to our Manager Rachel Jones.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Charli in Rata 2

Today I enjoyed Charli's writing. She is in Rata 2. What a super story about going shopping with Mum.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Oliver in Rata 1

Oliver in Rata Tahi is an awesome writer. Today he wrote about playing trucks with his grandad. Thanks Oliver for sharing your writing.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Opening of Kauri and the Playground

Mark and Grace Kairua gave a blessing to our new block. It was a very special morning.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Wellington Lit Quiz at Papakowhai School

Today Papakowhai School hosted the Wellington Final of the Lit Quiz. It was a terrific competition. Thanks to our wonderful Home and School parents who provided morning tea and lunch. Well done to our students and thanks to Mrs Judy Munro for great coaching and organising.

Last Day of Swimming

We have had a brilliant swimming season at Papakowhai School thanks to sunny weather, our new heater and super swimmers.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Modern Learning Environments

Our redevelopment of Kuai Block is going well. Here are some new photos. We are still expecting to move in at the start of term 2.

The concrete work you can see outside is the new plumbing for our wet areas.
The door you can see in the corner is to the shared teacher workroom.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Kauri Progress

Work in Kauri Block is coming along nicely. Here are the latest photos.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

So great having the Phoenix at Papakowhai School today.

What a great time we had with the Phoenix today. We have a lot of soccer stars at Papakowhai.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Anyone can do it!

Today Mr Smith was Mr Robinson's stunt double and ran an iPad app workshop. This just goes to show that anyone can do it and indeed you can teach an old dog new tricks. Book creator is such an easy app to use. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Great progress in Kauri

The framing is going up and the colours are all chosen. It's looking pretty awesome for the new and improved Kauri Block.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Whanau Fun

Great seeing our new whanau leaders getting their groups sorted for the Aotea picnic on Thursday. Here is Kereru.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Rimu 3 do handwriting

Rimu 3 did their handwriting out on the court today. I was impressed to see the careful formation they were using. After they worked on the court they came inside and practised in their books. Great job Rimu 3.

Monday, 16 February 2015

You can see right through Kauri!

Kauri demolition is well advanced as you can see.

Teachers learning about Maths

Our teachers are working with Julie Roberts this year for Maths professional development. Today Julie was working with our Rata and Rimu teachers on junior school assessment of Maths.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Fire drill today

We carried out our first fire drill today. All clear and accounted for in less than 7 mins.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The new heater is in.

The pool was 26 degrees at 8am this morning after a cold night!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Kauri will never be the same!

This is the last time Kauri will look like this. Construction starts on Tuesday.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Kauri in the hall

This term Kauri are in the hall and Rata 5 and 6 until our building work is finished. They are working so well in the hall, it is a great set up.