Saturday, 10 December 2016

2016 Terrific Kids

Congratulations to our 2016 Terrific Kids who were awarded badges and goodies from the Kiwians on Thursday. 
Tyler, Ocean, Hollie, Jimi, Kase, Keah, Libby and Arie - you are all TERRIFIC kids and display all of the values!

Last blue badges for 2016!

Congratulations to our hard working students who earned their badges this week!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

MLC End Of Year Trip 2016

The Middle team had heaps of fun on our end of year trip to Inflatable World and the Selwyn Aquatic Centre.
Special thanks to our helpers who came with us!
Here in the link to the photos: Trip Photos
Below is some of the action at Inflatable World:

Christmas Fun

Room 12 have been having some fun making Christmas videos using - check out what amazing dancers we are!

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Zones Team

Good luck to our MLC athletes competing today at zones!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Friendship Recipe

Today at lunch time the girls group working with Catherine (our school social worker) created a recipe for friendship.
It is certainly worth sharing!
Very wise words from these young ladies!

Orana Park Trip

Link to photos from our trip

Monday, 3 October 2016


The MLC has been learning all about RESPECT for Term 3.  We led Celebration Assembly for the final week of term and shared everything we had learnt for the term, including this wee number.  Big thanks to the wonderful, brave Rap stars who stepped up to learn the words to this!!  You guys rock!!

Thursday, 22 September 2016


Another 2 super stars got their blue Smiler Sam badges at assembly today!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Descriptive Writing

We watched this clip of the animals that live in the rain forests in Rio, and we wrote these 
"What am I?" descriptions.  We were trying to use adjectives to "show not tell."  
See if you can work out what animal they are.  
[Answers are at the bottom of this post.]

[1]  What animal am I?
I have really long arms.
I am competitive.
I am orange and brown.
I can swing so high, like a ape.
I have long fur.
I steal stuff.
I have ears on the side on my head.
By Angus

[2]  What am I?
On the top of my head I have sharp pointy ears.
My nose is as long as a banana.
I have long whiskers as hairy as a carpet.
The rest of my head is light brown.
I have a short neck shorter than a human's neck.
My body is  as short as a block of wood.
I have sharp claws as sharp as a shark's tooth.
I can jump long distances like as long as a door.
I can leap high like as high as the ceiling.
I have four legs.
By Cody

[3]  What am I?
I have got an unusual face.
I have got a jungle as my home.
I have got yellow eyes.
I have 4 legs.
I can not be raised in homes.
I am orange.
I would be useful for a race.
I have tail like a snake.
By Lily

[4]  What am I?
I have black fur from head to toe.
I have greeny, yellow eyes.
I have black ears.
My nose is like a cat’s one too.
I have long white whiskers.
I have a weird mouth.
I have sharp teeth.
My tummy is long.
My legs are skinny.
My tail is like a cat’s tail.
By Teagen

[5]  What am I?
I am really slow.
I have two eyes.
I do swinging.
I like to hang upside down.
I have floppy arms.
I have a grey and brown, furry body.
By Henrietta

[1] I am a monkey.
[2]  I am a fox.
[3]  I am a cheetah.
[4]  I am a panther.
[5]  I am a sloth.

Reading Thinglinks

A couple more Thinglinks from the hardworkers in the KiwiKiwi and Tawa Reading groups:

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Creating Thinglinks

Jovarn has worked super hard this week to complete this Thinglink. His Reading group read an article called "Cool Facts About a Hot Place" and they watched a couple of YouTube clips about the sun. Jovarn has created some Google Drawings and linked them to his Thinglink to share what facts he has learnt about the sun. Great work Jovarn!

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Repeated Addition

We are learning solve multiplication problems using repeated addition. We created these digital learning objects for other groups in our learning community to use for their learning.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Matariki Cloak

Look at this fabulous cloak the MLC students created with Mrs Dinnington in our Art interchange. 

Monday, 5 September 2016


Congratulations Levi and Chloe on receiving their blue Smiler Sam badge at Celebration assembly last week!

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Peg Challenge

The Tawa & KiwiKiwi Reading groups read a Connected text about muscle fatigue. This was their learning for 2 weeks.


 This is what we created.


Thursday, 1 September 2016

A Year With Mother Bear

Mrs Jones' Ma Reading Group have been learning about bears and bear cubs.  They created these Google Drawings with the facts that they learnt.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Room 9 & 10 People Powers

After watching Kid Presidents Pep talk to Teachers and Students. Sandra created this video to share her knitting skills with others.

Other children have started up clubs, so watch this space.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Advice from Kid President

Room 11 and Room 12 watched some Kid President YouTube clips and we learnt a lot of good things to pass on to others. Here is our Padlet that we created.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Quality Blog Comments

We are learning to identify and write a quality blog comment?
Our top tips for writing a quality blog comment .

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Present

Room 12 watched this clip as part of our Power Time.

By Hannah
One day a boy was playing on his play station. Suddenly his Mum came into the house with a large brown box. His mum said it was his. The boy wonder what was inside of the large brown box? It was a golden puppy.  He said “aww” in a happy way. Suddenly he noticed that the golden puppy had a leg missing. So he threw it on the ground. The boy hated the golden puppy. But the golden puppy was still happy.  I don’t know why the golden puppy was happy, it was weird.  At the end they got along, the boy forgave the golden puppy because he had one leg missing too. They both had something in common and they played fetch.

By Zanyu
At the happy end he stopped playing the game and he picked the ball and he looked at himself.  The boy had a missing leg and the little puppy had a missing leg. They went outside with a red little ball and the boy threw the ball and the puppy was happy and he got the ball.They all had a missing leg and dog taught him how to be friends and they played fetch.

By Levi
I was furious when the young boy opened the box. How could he throw the little cute precious puppy to the hard ground like that ? I was frustrated when the dog got up and the little boy kicked the dog on it’s back. Then the dog found a small red ball under the big cupboard and he went to grab the small red ball. He hit his head on the strong cupboard then he went under the cupboard and got the small red ball. When the puppy got the ball he rolled the ball to the boy. The puppy rolled it fast because he wanted to play.
At the end of the video the boy recognised that he was worrying about the BBQ sauce on the dog instead of the BBQ sauce on his shirt.

By Teagen
If you were the puppy how would you feel if someone threw you to the ground? The puppy felt happy but Iḿ not sure why. He found a ball and he ran to it, bumping into the wardrobe. He grabbed the ball and gave it to the boy.  The boy kicked it and the puppy played. At the end they got along because he remembered that he had one leg missing so they went outside to play with the ball. Before all of that his mum came in with a box in her hand and she put it in front of him, so he moved it away. Then he opened it up and saw a dog with one leg missing.

Magic Milk

Thursday, 18 August 2016


Yesterday Mrs Dickson's and Mrs Jack's Math groups learnt about symmetry. 
Here are a couple of symmetrical patterns the children made with the pegboards.

Our Quality Blog Commenting Tips

We are learning to identify and write a quality blog comment?
Our top tips for writing a quality blog comment .

Monday, 8 August 2016


Impossible Bridges

After reading a book about bridges, Mrs Jack's reading groups began making their own bridges.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016


This week for Maths Mrs Jones' groups have been learning about reflection, rotation, and translation, or in simple terms flipping, turning and sliding shapes.
After we did some learning on Monday we were given the challenge to create something to share with others to show our learning. We could choose to create anything - a Google Drawing, a Google Presentation, a dance to be videoed, make a book, etc.  
We then had some time to get busy and "create" over the rest of Monday and Tuesday's Maths sessions.
These are our finished results - we hope you enjoy learning about how shapes can be flipped, slid and turned.

Monday, 18 July 2016

The Chocolate Game

Room 12 learning about The Learning Pit

Room 12 have been talking about The Learning Pit. The Learning Pit is where we find ourselves when learning is hard, and the real learning happens as we try hard (and persist) to get out of the pit. We can collaborate and work together to help each other get out of the pit. This padlet shows some of our learning when we watched 2 YouTube clips about the learning dip.
We talked about times when we remembered being in the learning pit. We created these Google Drawings to explain when we were in the pit and how we got out.

Grandparents Day

Click here to see the photos from our wonderful Grandparents Day.

Thursday, 30 June 2016


Another 4 super heroes got their Sam Smiler badges today at Celebration Assembly.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

American Alligators - Tawa Reading Group

The Tawa reading group have been learning about American Alligators this week. They have used google drawing to show the facts and information that they have learnt. Hover your mouse over the circles (links) on the Thinglink to see what they have created.

Turtles - Kiwikiwi Reading Group

The Kiwikiwi reading group have been learning about Turtles this week. They used some of the facts that they learnt to create google drawings. To see our facts hover the mouse on each circle (link) on our Thinglink.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Wear a Wig & Wacky Hair Day for Child Cancer

Our school raised more than $250 for Child Cancer on our Wear a Wig or Wacky Hair day.