Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Mission Day

On Friday 23 September we celebrated Mission Day... a time to live our RNDM charism of Prayer, Community and Service to help our friends at Holy Angels Boarding School and Orphanage in India. Room 8 ran an “a-thon” where students were tested on the knowledge of 50 locations in NZ.  Money was also raised through raffles and wearing mufti. Families also sent along a non-perishable food item to be donated to our local food bank. It was a lovely day and made even more special knowing the fun we were having was going to support those less fortunate than ourselves!  

Sunday, August 28, 2022

The plan takes life

 The past few weeks Room 8 have been learning about Bastion Point... the factual side. Once we had that foundation we began the fictional side. How did Joe Hawke feel as a child when he saw his house being burnt down? Why was the removal of homes necessary for the arrival of the Queen? Or was it really a plan to sell the land for more money? With this in mind Room 8 decided to recreate the Orakei reserve area so the Crown would have no reason to destroy it. What does the community, who is it to serve? The area had to have a marae and this needed to be the centre point. Homes were designed to scale that were insulated, warm and dry. A park runs through the centre of the reserve that all the homes have access to.  The park has both child and adult areas to play, exercise and socialise. There are community gardens, orchards, a kura and a large medical centre with an ambulance bay. 

Surely now if we present this to the Crown they will have no reason to burn down the homes, destroying the lives of many families!

Monday, August 22, 2022


 A new way to practise measurement... and another way to use up a roll of masking tape!!

Monday, July 4, 2022



The best time of the Term! Learning to swim is not only fun but is an essential life skill necessary when you live on an Island! In NZ we are surrounded by water so making sure our Akonga know how to be safe when having fun at the local pool beach or waterway is essential! 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Epro 8 Challenge

 This week is our Epro8 Challenge week! Our first day was exciting and extremely challenging sorting out which pieces go where and the role of different mechanical equipment. We're all looking forward to the week ahead where we have many learning challenges to accomplish and at the same time lots of fun!

Meals on a Shoestring

 This week at Tech our Year 8's were tasked with creating a meal using mince and cabbage...although cabbage, at present, is unusually expensive!! The end result was meatballs and meatloaf with coleslaw. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

New Playground

 Testing out the new playground at Pakuranga Intermediate. It definitely passed with flying colours! 
A good day baking bread, creating in the art room and of course testing out our climbing skills!