Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Go for Gold

In Term three the Pavilion children learnt about the Olympics. We enjoyed learning about sport and it got us thinking about working hard so one day we can go for gold at the Olympics.

Our Presented introduced the movie like this:

Kia ora Pisirina
Kia ora Levonah
Remember how we learnt about the Olympics last term.
Yes. Why?
Well, I have decided I’m going to be an Olympian.
Really? What kind of Olympian?
I’m not sure yet, but whatever I do I’m going to work hard and Go for Gold!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Pisirina @ Pt England School: Ginger Beer Fermantation

A Great explanation of  how to make ginger beer and the fermentation process.

Pisirina @ Pt England School: Ginger Beer Fermantation: Last week we made Ginger beer. I can't wait to taste my Ginger beer!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Exploding Ginger Beer

Today we opened our ginger beer and something amazing happened it went everywhere take a look.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Ginger Beer

This term our inquiry focus has been Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes. In this inquiry we have been exploring changes of matter. The Pavilion children have been exploring the changes of matter that occur when cooking. 

Our first big experiment was looking at what happened during the process of making Ginger Beer. 
We hope you enjoy our movie. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Zaeeda @ Pt England School: Intergalactic Space Trip

Zaeeda has explained her Mathematical thinking beautifully in this post. This is a great example of how to add and subtract decimals.

Zaeeda @ Pt England School: Intergalactic Space Trip: Yesterday the maths group called the Dodecahedron went on a trip to planet Luna. We went in groups the people in my group were Pisirina an...

Friday, 8 July 2016

Aaliah @ Pt England School: symmetry

A wonderful piece of art that explains what we have been learning about symmetry by Aaliah.

Aaliah @ Pt England School: symmetry: In my garden my flowers have  rotational symmetry. This means that… It is the same 8 petals and it rotates. my butterfly has…   ...

Thursday, 7 April 2016

The impossible bridge

This week the Batman Reading group have been reading a book called the impossible bridge. The story is about children building a range of bridges to solve problem. The boys were then challenged to work together to create two bridges from the book Together. 
Below is Qwanelle's Blog post about this learning. 

We read the impossible bridge and made two bridges.



What we found out… We found out that the triangle bridge  bent in the middle.
Problem...We had to make it strong.
What we did... was we had to make triangles and sellotaped the triangles on to the cardboard.



Problem… was the bridge kept falling.
What we did… we cut it in half and then we folded it 7 times and the other half was put on top.
What we found out...we found out that it kept falling but the lego was strat.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


This week Team 3 started Swimming. We are very lucky to have access to amazing tutors. I was so proud watching the children from the Pavilion learning to be great swimmer.

Here are some photos.

Well Done Team Pavilion keep up the great swimming. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

The Big Flag Debate

This week we have been writing about the possible change of the New Zealand flag. The amazing children in the Pavilion have chosen whether they would change the flag or keep the old one.

Here is  AJ F piece of writing that looks at both sides.

I think that we should change the flag so we don’t have the union jack any more. Lots of people are saying that we are Australian. We like the new flag so people don‘t say that that we are Australia. New Zealand is a proud independent country. 

We are no longer a British colony. So we shouldn’t have another country’s flag on our flag. The new flag is the best.

We should not change the flag because it was a part of our Nation. The Blue comes from the British Union Jack and has come to represent the blue sea and sky. The southern cross emphasises our location in the south pacific ocean.

If you would like to let him know what you think you can comment on his Blog.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Maths Problem Solving

A woman has two dogs, three rabbits and lettuce. She must cross a river.Her boat is unable to transport all in one crossing.If she transported the dogs, the rabbits would eat the lettuce.If she transported the lettuce, the dogs would eat the rabbits.

Question: How is she able to transport them all safely?

Here is Jasmines Response, if you enjoyed this video you can leave a comment on her Blog

Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Last week the children in the Hulk and Wonder Women reading groups read the Journal article- Just One wheel. This article is about the children at Bombay School riding unicycles during lunch and morning tea. As a follow up activity the children were challenged to take the knowledge they had learnt from reading the article and apply it to riding a unicycle themselves. They then had to reflect on the experience. Here is Levonah's amazing video.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

PENN - Easy Love

It has been a great start to the year in the Pavillion. A highlight for me from the last three week was working a group of amazing children to create our first PENN (Pt England News Network) movie.  It was inspiring watching these children work together to choreograph the dances for this video.


Well done Easy Love Stars, YOU ROCK!