Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Grandparents Day 2018

Last Friday we had our Grandparents afternoon and this is the one photo we took of our Jump Jam group that performed for our Grandparents.
They did an outstanding job.
Grandparents Afternoon is a day where all the students invite their grandparents to watch children perform, and enjoy their selves, the performances included Pasifika ( Pasifika is a group that performs Pasific dances while representing their culture., Jump Jam- the picture above ( is a fun groovy dance group that performs fun dances to entertain us, Music Group ( A group that performs songs very well, using Ukuleles, tambourines, drums, and their singing voices. And our Kapa Haka Group( performing Maori dances and haka's)
 There was also afternoon tea for our grandparents to enjoy with homemade food from our students and families ( they were delicious) I'm sure the Grandparents loved them

We all enjoyed having our Grandparents visit our School,

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Makey Makey STEAM

In The Kahikatea Hub, we have been working hard every Monday and Friday afternoon making different things for STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) IN the afternoons when we do STEAM, we make different things that contain conductive materials. Conductive materials are materials that will produce electricity, we also use a website called Scratch.
Some of the things we have made have been Instruments, Controllers and an alarm system.
We use alligator clips and a Makey Makey Kit

The conductive play dough for a creative keyboard/piano

Working out where the clips go

Another Keyboard/piano

Working together on a musical instrument. TEAM WORK!

Another outstanding piano

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Variety Show!

                       PCS Variety Show!

Playing games while waiting for the Variety Show.

          The Senior School singing their rewritten version of How Bizarre, in front of our School.
                       Jasonna Luu performing a gymnastics act in front of the whole School.

Kahikatea Hub's Dancers and Singers showing of their voices and moves!
The Kahikatea "Komedy" group makes everyone laugh with their jokes
Room 15 and 16 performing the color song.

This is the Kauri Hub's Dance Battle between girls and boys

The Variety Show was very fun for all the students, we got lots of positive feedback. Adults enjoyed the show as well as children. We raises a lot of money to pay for EOTC.
Our Variety Concert was a success and most of the parents and families enjoyed seeing their students on stage performing a show they had put together. We raised around $6,000 and that was enough to pay off our bus ride for our end of the year.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Getting ready for our Variety Show

The students at PCS have been working hard for the Variety Show that will be held in Week 9. Shaye was our winner for creating the best Admission Ticket. On the Top left hand corner are some of our dancers. The top right hand corner are our singers. Bottom left are the #JJSquad short for Jump Jam.  We are looking forward to performing infront of the community.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Sign Problem

This video was created and filmed by Isla, Ava, Kate, and Reagan from Room 5 Kahikatea Hub,
They thought of a word problem to sign count in.
Their favorite part was learning how to sign it. 

Monday, 7 May 2018

Anzac Puzzles

This is a Learn Create Share that Bella, Lara and Seane worked on.
The purpose was to create a puzzle for the juniors to play with.
The theme was ANZAC, because it had been ANZAC day recently.

Friday, 23 March 2018

School Leaders & House Captains

These are the school leaders standing with the Principal, and the senior team leader.
The certificates contained a school leader badge.
This is the School Leaders & House Captains sitting together for another photo

Here is a photo of the house captains only. 

Here is the photo of the school leaders with their certificates.

And this photo is special, It's a picture of me( Ruby) and my Mum sitting together.
With my certificate.
The house captains, after they received their certificates.
Their are 7 house captains for 4 houses. 2 for Red house, 2 for Blue, 2 for Green, and 2 for Yellow,
but one of the 8 house captains are away.

A Presentation by Ruby.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ready For the Explosion!

This is a volcano made by Abby, Ana, Samantha and Mehakpreet.
To make their volcano waterproof, they got clear varnish and that also makes it very shiny.
To get the shape they glued down a bottle to a piece of cardboard and then glued strips of cardboard to the bottle and Paper mache  it.
Then painted it.
This Volcano was made by Lyric and Mark.
First they put a bottle on a piece of cardboard They used  newspaper and cardboard to paper mache it.
Then they painted it. 

This Volcano was made by Emma and  Arpit with the help of Julie
it didn't go as planned
So first they made a small cone out of card then they rolled up some cardboard and stuck the cone on, around this stage it looked a little weird but the they attached the volcano to a base with cardboard strips. After they Paper Mached it,Painted it and put trees on, then it was ready. They called it mount doom.

This Volcano was made by Shaye and Maddie
They made a volcano out of a coke bottle, cardboard, duck tape, paint, newspaper to  paper mache their volcano and hot glue.
 First they took a coke bottle and hot glued it to some cardboard and made a structure. 
 Next they started to paper mache it. They did the same with the mini volcano.
Step 3: Then they painted it with brown paint and a mixture of orange and red.
And they were done

This volcano was made by Bella, Ruby, Loveleen and Amanda.
First they got a cone and wrapped cardboard around it to make the shape. Then they paper mached it with newspaper and a special kind of glue. Then they left it outside for 25 minutes to let it dry. 
They then got some cardboard and stuck a small bottle to it.
They put the volcano paper mache around it.  Then painted it.
We used newspaper to make bushes around it.

This volcano was made by Harman, Slade and Dylan
first we glue tacked the bottle to the cardboard after we cut out 4 stripes of cardboard and glue tacked it to the bottle
then we started to paper mashaye and glued the paper to the bottle in a volcano shape then we finished then we sarted to paint it and that was it.

They used a 1.5 liter bottle of Fanta and a packet of Mint flavored Mentos.
They used five layers of Paper to use as the shell of the volcano, then added brown and blue paint to make the volcano look as effective as possible, as they had the outlook of the volcano being in the water. Then added red and orange paint to paint the 'lava' on.

They used a cone for a template and paper mashed it. They Painted it with brown paint mixed with red paint. They
poured diet coke in the bottle and threw 7 mentos in it.

This Volcano was made by Grace with some help from Haley.
First they cut out their cardboard base,
and then they glued a cup down onto the cardboard piece,
Next they started building clay around the bottom area's of the volcano,
Then they cut off the top of the cup and then 
The next thing they did was they started to build up the clay around the cup making a volcano shape.
Then they painted all of it.  

Friday, 9 March 2018

3 States of Matter

Did you know that the particles in solid are very close together so they can form a solid shape? That's what Tara from Room 4 learnt. This is Tara's awesome animation about the 3 common states of matter. Tara really hopes her information on her animation taught you something.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Meet students in Room 4 Kahikatea Hub

Welcome to the Kahikatea Hub.  This year our buildings are being renovated into ILE's.  At the moment 3 classes are being built.  We are in the 2 classroom hub and are waiting for our classroom to be turned into one big open space.  We have put together a little video of a brief introduction about ourselves.  Enjoy!