Friday, 26 May 2017

National Young Leaders Day

Recently the whanau house leaders attended National Young Leaders Day (NYLD) at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. It was an inspirational hui for young leaders from around the New Zealand.

The objective of the day was to motivate and empower us to make a positive leadership contribution to our school and inspire us to continue developing leadership skills throughout life.

The event included motivational talks from great New Zealand leaders, question times, videos, music and interactive activities.

The exciting line-up of speakers included Aaron Jackson (actor), Daniel Flynn (co-founder of Thankyou), James Beck (Attitude Programmes for Schools), Kasey & Karena (NZ Masterchef winners), Maree Steunebrink (community leader), Nomad (performer), Te Waka McLeod (The Parenting Place), Trina Tamati (former CEO of NRL Nines), Zane 
Scarborough (spoken word artist) and backstage crew Tony (Epic beatboxer)

Written by Luke, Ollie, Sam, Devin, Emma, Peehoo, Rhea and Aliyah

Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Congratulations to our school cross country champions for 2017: 
Hanna, Andrei, Niamh, Rishab, Amelie, Sean, Lucy, Harry, Luka, Rory, Rhea and Sam.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

We Are . . . By Room 5

We were really busy for a couple of weeks completing our "We are . . ." poster and postcards. After lots of hard work we finished them and sent them off to Putaruru Primary School. We hope that the class that received them enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Our poster was full of information about us and where we live. We also got to choose our favourite words, find the longest word we could and even create a 'Found Poem'. We wrote really interesting metaphors about ourselves for the postcards. We thought about what we would be if we were an animal, a food, a building, an article of clothing or a vehicle. We decorated the back of our postcards and when we put them together they showed this message . . .

2017 Senior Syndicate Camp

Click here to see our slideshow.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Ready to Celebrate!

We're looking forward to welcoming our 150th reunion guests today.

Monday, 3 April 2017


The 150th jubilee reunion team hard at work decorating our school hall in preparation for this week's celebrations.