Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Signing off From Miss G

Well Miss G's time at St Pius X Catholic School has come to an end.  She has loved working with all the enthusiastic students helping them with their eLearning.

After having this blog for 6 years it is sad to say goodbye to this, however, it is time for a new chapter in her career.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Peru Inquiry Presentation

Here is the Peru Inquiry group presenting their findings.  Also the presentation that they used during their oral presentation and the rubic marking sheet for their group.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Colombia Inquiry Presentation

Here is the Colombia Inquiry group presenting their findings.  Also the presentation that they used during their oral presentation and the rubic marking sheet for their group.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Argentina Inquiry Presentation

We have been studying South America. In groups we presented different countries from South America.  Here is the Argentina group presenting their findings.  Also the presentation that they used during their oral presentation and the rubic marking sheet for their group.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Film Festival 2013

Success is something that we strive for.....but what does it look like?
Room 3 put together a movie by brainstorming ways you can succeed at school and storyboarding ideas in class before filming their success' in small groups to bring to you the movie SUCCESS!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Testing Week

This week is testing week and we have been doing lots of practising so that we are prepared for the testing situations.  We want to make sure that we can share our learning the best way we can.  We need to make sure that we eat breakfast and get a good nights sleep before the tests each day.  We have been doing really well so far......2 more tests to go this week.  Wish us luck :-)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Storybird Creation

Check out the storybird that Miss G created.  We are all making our own this week in our Literacy time.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Victoria's Squash Writing

“Awesome, this Squash is going to be fun and my first day playing Squash.” 

On Monday after morning tea we came to class and then Miss G told us to go and line up outside. When we got to the hall there were two people standing there and their names were Michael and Phil. They were our coaches to tell us how to play Squash. When we played our first game of Squash our coaches Michael and Phil said it was time to go and he and his friend Phil said "we were going to do some more Squash". I wondered what we were doing the next day? 

On the Tuesday we had 20 seconds to chose your court and play in the hall.

We all started playing and when Michael came past he said we had 30 minutes left and Phil came too and asked who were the highest scores out of our two highest people were Alecia and Christopher. Next we kept on playing Squash until we finished and people kept on moving to the next court but I stayed on the same court. 


On Wednesday we had our last game of squash. We played king of the courts so we had to play for about 30 minutes. Phil asked us who were the 2 players who were the World Champians and everyone held their hands up and they told the answer which was Nicol David and Ramy Ashour.

When we were finished playing Squash we went back to class and everyone said that they had fun.

It is weird to think that Squash was created in 1830 which is a long time ago in Harrow School which is in England.

My favourite part at Squash was having fun and knowing how to play a new sport. Also I enjoyed playing with my friends and I had a really good time playing Squash.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Holiday Blogging

Well the holidays are nearly over and we are looking forward to a very busy and exciting Term 4.  Well done to Patrick, Alecia, Rachel, Tokilupe, Joshua, Seuati, Rosrine and Joanna for blogging over the holidays and allowing their audience to hear about what they have been up to.

This is going to be a great term and some awesome stuff is going to be happening.  Keep checking our blog for updates on what Room 3 are doing.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rorine's Term 3 Reflection

This term it has been amazing because we have a lot of new students that have come to our school. We are all getting along with each other and also learning new stuff and making new stuff.

We have been learning a lot of new things, like social justice and we have been learning what to do in a lockdown. 

In Room 3 we have also been making PINATAS. What I liked most about making pinatas was when you are doing your paper mache, you stick the paper on your balloon with glue and it feels so cold like you are touching a whole block of ice and it feels so goopy.

What I also learnt this term was a little bit of information about China and some new games from a special guest named, Nathan Grey who came for our Duffy Assembly.

Another part of term three, was getting my new books. I have been waiting for my books forever this term. The books I got were ‘The Return of the Vampire’ by Geronimo Stilton and Von Cacklefur and ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was such a sad story.

What I am looking forward to next term is the Manaiakalani Film Festival because I get to see myself on the Xtreme big screen. I always wanted to be on a film.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Room 3 Impressing at Kids for Kids

Wow!! what a night last Friday.  Room 3 were amazing singing with all the other schools at the Kids for Kids concert. Was awesome seeing Rosalina singing a solo in front of all those people.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Duffy Hero Assembly - Nathan Grey

Today we had our Duffy Assembly and our Duffy hero was a man named Nathan Grey.  He was really interesting talking about his 60 day trip walking the Great Wall of China. He can speak many languages and is very clever being both a Lawyer, journalist and author.  He was very inspiring and was fascinating to listen too.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kids for Kids Rehearsal

An awesome day for Room 3 at the Rehearsal for the Kids for Kids Concert which we are in tonight.  We have been practising for the last two terms and finally the big night is here.  We have 4 students from our class doing solo's out of the 250 students on the stage.  We are all so excited to perform in the huge stadium tonight for all our parents.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Filming Reflection

Last week our class were starting to make a movie. We got into a group, we discussed what we were going to do. I was going to be the director, one of the students were acting as the teacher and the other was acting to be a teacher aide, there still was four children left and so they played the students. After that we put it on the storyboard. We made sure that everyone in our group had a part to play. When it was time to film our teacher helped us to film it.

I stood from an angle to see. I then thought what is the movie for and it was for the Film Festival where other schools come and watch films from schools that act out movies just like what our class did. When my teacher filmed it we stopped and told her what part we were doing next. After that we were finished. I sat down with my teacher and discussed where the footage will fit in. It worked and we listened to it with some music and it was perfect. The other groups put their movies all together. When it was all done we watched it all and it was amazing.

By Annalise

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Rugby League Session

Today Room 3 had their first Rugby League training session.  For our kiwi sport for the next 4 weeks we have a member of the Junior Warriors coming in to teach us the skills to play rugby league. Here we are in action.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Visit from Marist under 21 NZ Rugby Team

This week we had a suprise visit from Marist NZ under 21 Rugby Team who are travelling around NZ at the moment.  They came and presented our school with lots of new sports gear and gave inspiration to the students about becoming a rugby player.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of making Pinata's

Today Room 3 began making their South American Pinata's.  We blew up balloons and carefully did the first layer of paper mache.
 We are making Pinata's because we are turning our classroom into a South American celebration to share with the school our learning about South America.

Check out the photos of us in action.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Feast of St Pius X

St Pius X was born on June 2, 1835. He grew up in a country called Italy. He had 8 brothers and 8 sisters. St Pius. X had a real name and it was Joseph Sarto. Joseph Sarto became a Priest and then a Bishop and then he came to be a Cardinal and then he finished up being a Pope. He wanted everyone to get the Eucharist and to help the poor people. Joseph Sarto died on the 18 August, 1907 and everyone was so sad that he died.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Assumption of Mary

We celebrate the Assumption because it is Mary’s Heavenly Birthday. Mary’s Heavenly Birthday is on the fithteen of August. When Mary died the people couldn’t find her body and her bones so Pope Pius declared to the people that Mary’s body was sent to Heaven. 
When she was sent to Heaven she became the Queen of Heaven. When Mary died the people didn’t know where she went. 

By Annalise

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Badminton is a very simple sport but it has a lot of instructions you have to learn before you play.

In Badminton you have 2 ways to hold the racket. They are called the forehand grip and the backhand grip. Badminton is just like tennis but tennis has a bigger ball than Badminton and a different racket. Badminton was one of the events in the 2012 London Olympics, it was founded in the Olympics in 1992. Badminton has been an Olympic sport with 3 events men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and also mixed doubles.

Badminton was made up in Europe and Asia a long time ago and they used paddles or bats for a racquet. The Shuttle for beginners are made out of plastic and for professionals the shuttle is made out of goose feathers if the shuttle hits you it won’t hurt because it is only a soft item.

Badminton is a very good sport because it is good exercise especially if it is a single match. it is very good for you because you can run around the court. You can hit the shuttle however you like. You can hit it low, high, fast, slow, soft or rough it.

I like Badminton because it is good exercise and it is a simple sport for you to learn.
By Patrick

Monday, July 22, 2013

Embracing Cultures - Diversity

In Term 3 Room 3 will  be having an awesome time looking at Embracing Cultures - Diversity.  Each class has been given a different continent and Room 3 got South America.  We will have students finding out about 4 countries - Agentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.  I wonder what amazing things the Room 3 students will discover!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Week 8 - Melbourne and Learning

On Tuesday on Week 8 at 3:30pm Miss G and Mrs Tui left to go to Melbourne, Australia. 

While Miss G was in Melbourne, Australia she had an awesome time. She went there with 21 other teachers. The reason why Miss G and Mrs Tui went there was to see how to make our school a modern learning environment. She saw huge classrooms there and really cool rooms and stuff. In Melbourne they don't call them classrooms they called them Learning Neighborhoods. She visited 8 schools, the names of the schools she saw were Broadmeadows, Silverton Primary, Berwick Chase, Danderong High, Hume High, Meadows Primary and Broadmeadow Valley Primary. On her last day at Melbourne she went to the rugby with some other teachers, she said that it was about 1 degree. The time she flew back to New Zealand was 1:30am. 

She also said that she woke up to plenty of sunshine and had heaps of food. When she came back she bought us some tiny Koala toys. 

While she was away Room 3 had lots of fun as well but not as much as Miss G. My favorite thing that I did was make my cookie construction with my partner.

By Alecia

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

God's Call to Mary

We had a wonderful session today learning about God's Call to Mary.  We got into groups and did a role play of the event.  Even Mrs Tui our Director of Relgious Studies who was visiting us for our R.E. lesson today joined in on the fun.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

St Pius Community Mass

Today we had a celebration mass with the school and parish together for 10am mass.  It was a wonderful celebration of our partnership and a great way for the parish to be with our school.  We commissioned and blessed our Board Of Trustee's too during the mass.
We sang songs of praise and prayed together. We are proud to be part of the St Pius X Catholic Community.

What a wonderful way for us to share being a Catholic school.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Netball Tournament

Very proud of some members of our class who represented our school at the Tamaki Cluster Netball Tournament.  They did so well and played their little hearts out.  Prehaps some future Silver Ferns here :-)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Circles Group sharing their learning

Circles group filmed their learning on the ipad in Week 5 sharing their learning intention with their blog audience.  What do you think of Circles learning?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Spirit of Truth 2

We have been learning about being the Spirit of Truth and being a good role model out in the playground.  Here is the movie my group and I made about doing exactly that.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spirit of Truth 1

We have been learning about being the Spirit of Truth and being a good role model out in the playground.  Here is the movie that one of the groups made about doing exactly that.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Catholic School's Day

On Tuesday St Pius X Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Day with St Joseph's Primary School, Orakei.  We had a wonderful day with a mass followed by a shared lunch where the students and teachers ate together and then had time to get to know eachother more out in the playground.  We completed our celebration with a wonderful concert where both schools shared their talents.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Room 3 Signing

Room 3 are so clever! Here they are signing their own names using NZSL.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NZ Sign Language Awareness

This week is NZ Sign Language Awareness week.  Today Room 3 learnt to say their name in NZ Sign Language.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Term 2 Topic

Last term we 'Embraced Ourselves' this term we will be 'Embracing God's Creation'.  We are surrounded by water and we need this to keep alive.  We will be looking at the positives and negatives of water and how important it is in our lives and the lives of all of God's creations.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Telecom Foundation

This term has been awesome in Room 3.  We have had lots of fun.  We are very proud of some of our students who have become the faces of the Telecom Foundation.  Here is the video from Telecom that promotes the awesomeness that is Manaiakalani :-)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Our Jesus Strand Display

Room 3 this term have been learning about Jesus.  Here is the wall display we did showing the events that occured in Jesus' life.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Typing Test - Term 1

Today we shared our typing skills for the Term.  For many of room 3 this is the first year that they have ever done typing.  Each term we will try to beat our own score.  Can you beat mine?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What is a Metaphor?

In room 3 this week we are learning about Metaphors, this is an example of a template that the students used today.  

Monday, March 18, 2013

Soul Friends

Last week Room 3 joined up with their Soul Friends from Room 4.  Soul Friends are people who we are their to help, guide, listen to, encourage and be there when they need a friend.  Here are our Soul Friends.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


During this week Room 3 has been training for a Triathlon.  Today we finally competed in the event and everyone did an awesome job.  We had so much fun.  Check out the pictures below to see how we did.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Engaging with our netbooks

Our netbooks allow us to have FAITH in our learning, HOPE that we will achieve and we just LOVE using our netbooks!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Our Identities

This week we have been looking at our Identity during our topic study which is 'Embracing Others' - Social Justice.  We need to embrace ourselves before we can embrace others.  We used Google Draw to create a presentation of our Identity and used our webcams on our Netbooks to take a picture of ourselves to insert in our Google Draws.  Here are a few examples of the students work.