Monday, 29 October 2018

Red Riding Hood with a twist

For shared reading this week we are looking at the fairytale Red Riding Hood but with a twist! The Kikorangi reading group worked together to make this edpuzzle video quiz for you to try. Give it a go by clicking on the link

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Ako Hiko Film Festival 2018 Finalists - "JUST ASK!"

A short comedy film made by students in Room 6 about stealing milk and being honest, we also want you to remember to recycle!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Last Day of Term 2

We had a special treat with Room 7. BUTTER CHICKEN! For some of us it was our first time. Thank you to the amazing restaurant that provided the Hoiho team with a delicious end of term lunch! We loved it.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Our Assembly

If you missed our assembly this term we had fun performing a Jump Jam routine, the whole school got involved and we shared our paper mache hot air balloons. Lofa read her writing about how they fly. Here it is;

WALT: explain how a hot air balloon flies.
Today I am going to tell you how a hot air balloon flies high
in the sky.The forces of flight are lift, weight, thrust and drag.

Lift is a force that makes an object go up. The fire from the
bunsen burner causes the air to be trapped in the hot air
balloon. It lifts upwards when the anchor is released
because hot air rises.

Weight is a force the makes an object go down weight
is also like gravity and how when we jump we are brought
back down to the ground. When you stop the fire the balloon
is pulled down slowly by gravity.

Also the hot air balloon is deflated so it doesn’t automatically
stick up, you have to fill it up on it’s side.

I wonder if hot air balloons can stop in one place for a long
time without moving?

Thank you for listening to my explanation.



Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Our amazing MOTAT trip!

Learning all about forces acting on flight.

Spot Miss Bound!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

We love TRASH LAB!

We were problem solving at trash lab today. We tried to make a platform to stand on so that we could stand on it while the tyres rolled.

Thanks Miss Rose for capturing us!

Monday, 28 May 2018

Student Led Toolkits

Well done to Sunia, Lincoln and Minerva who presented at the student toolkits today. Check out some of the responses from the students that went -

Well done to Lofa, Haiti and Samisoni T who also presented at tool kits - Tour builder is an awesome tool!