Sunday, June 27, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
This past Tuesday roles were reversed... the youngsters were teaching the oldies!
St Patrick's students lead staff from other Manaiakalani schools through an animated video using process drama.
The themes found within the video were Difference, Fear, Hope and Love. Through many different drama conventions, cut throughout the video, staff were able to explore and experience character development gaining a glimpse of how vocab and inference could be developed... not to mention empathy, compassion and understanding.
Our wonderful students clearly articulated and shared their understanding representing St Patrick's and their whanau with pride!
We all hope the 'oldies' were inspired and took away an understanding that learning can be fun!
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Saint Patrick's had a fantastic day which we will remember for life!
Quoted from Aleenah's Blog:
"Last year the Year 7 & 8's were unlucky since covid struck and they couldn't go sailing. Now I am most grateful to St. John's Rotary & Yachting NZ for giving my friends and I the opportunity of a lifetime. It has sparked an interest in me and to maybe pursue sailing in the future."
Quoted from Augustine's Blog:
"I had a wonderful experience sailing and realised that I would like to sail again but with my family. When we got back to school we couldn't stop talking about the day because we had such a great time.
I would thank St Johns Rotary and Yachting New Zealand for giving all of us such a fun opportunity to learn some skills about sailing.
- No child got hurt - just wet."
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
A summer spent relaxing, having fun AND doing some learning activities? Not possible?
With Manaiakalani's 'Summer Learning Journey' anything is possible! Our St Patrick's winners not only enjoyed their summer break but also the fun and creative learning they were a part of discovering the SLJ.
Our winners were Roneeza (now at Selwyn College), Tyrah and in top place Giselle! They all were awarded certificates and prize bags filled with exciting goodies.
Hoping we can have even more creative learners onboard this coming summer!