Sunday, 23 December 2012


Goodbye to Lia, have an amazing time in Japan. 

Goodbye to Wil W. Enjoy Scots College!

Goodbye to Fern, we hope that you have a lovely time in Australia.

Also, a big bye bye to all of the Year Six students- you have all been fantastic!

Xmas Wrap 2012

Xmas Wrap 2012 on PhotoPeach

The Balloon Challenge!

Last Balloon Standing! December 2012 on PhotoPeach

Beach Day #2 Dec 2012

Beach Day #2 12.12.12 on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Beach Day- Surf Life Saving 12.12.12

Beach Day- Fishing, Kayaking, Swimming... 12.12.12 on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Librarians for 2013

Message to Year Five students from Christine: 

"Any potential Year 6 librarians for 2013 need to write an application letter to me. 

Applications need to be given to Nicola by Thursday afternoon.

I will start with some training on Friday.

I look forward to hearing from you!" Christine

Monday, 10 December 2012


Kate, you have been at this school for a very
long time. All of your friends are going to miss
you so much. Make sure that you keep in
touch. We hope that you have a lovely time in
Oakura. From Ally, Lia and all in Matariki
and Māhutonga XXX

Homework- Term 4, Week 9

Homework- Term 4, Week 9

Friday, 7 December 2012

Science at the beach by Lia

Science At The Beach by Lia December 2012 on PhotoPeach

Rock,paper,scssors by Juliette, Leila and Lia

Rock, Paper, Scissors by Leila and Juliette Dec 7th 2012 on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Glitz and Glamour Disco

Glitz and Glamour Disco, Dec 1st 2012, By Emma, Eloise, Anna and Kate on PhotoPeach

Friday, 30 November 2012

Thanh at the Hobbit Premiere

The Hobbit on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Quadblogging: Questions for the International Schools

We wanted to ask you questions about your playtimes

1. What are the most popular games at school?

2. Do you have different play spaces?

3. Does your school have much shade/ trees?

4. Do you make up your own games?

5. Do you have a PE shed?

6. What equipment do you have in the playground?

7. Do you prefer chasing games or ball games?

8. Do you always play with the same people?

9. Can you join in with anyone else in a game and feel comfortable?

10. Are you kind to others and are others kind to you?

11. Do you learn while you are playing games and if so, how do you learn during these games? What are the games?

12. Do you use your playing time to read?

13. Do you have children that run games at playtime and lunchtime?

14. Do your teachers supervise at playtime?

15. Do you have a library?

16. Are you happy with your school environment?

17. Do you prefer to play inside or outside?

18. Are you allowed to play on the computers?

19. How long do you have to eat and play?

What do you want our blog to look like?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Have a Go Sailing

Have-A-Go-Sailing on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Year 6 Day Out Porirua By Gretta and Tiana

Year 6 day out Porirua on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Sustainable Coastlines

 Last Friday the Student Council went down to the beach to clean up rubbish with Te Kawa from the Sustainable Coastlines organisation. We found plastic, metal, rubber and cigarette ends (they are not natural).

We found plastic, metal, rubber and cigarette ends (they are not natural). Once we had made our way down to the end of the beach we went up the stairs and made our way on to the road/ foot-path to start cleaning up rubbish. Then we came back down the beach for one last clean up.

 We need your help!!! The sustainable coastline guys are organising a large scale coastal clean-up this weekend. It's being held out at Makara Beach on Saturday 24th November from 10:00am People can register online at this link here: 

By Harley and Aidan

Soccer Tournament

Soccer Tournament, Year 5 and 6 on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Power- Some of our first ideas!

This week's Quadblogging...

Click on the link below...

Please make sure that you comment on the posts on this blog.

Here are some questions for you to answer...

What celebrations do you have?
Do you wear a school uniform? If so, what colours are they?
How many people do you have in your school and class?
Do you go on any camps with the school? How long are they usually?
Do you have anything special going on at your school at the moment?
Do you have any pets at school? What are your most popular pets at home?
What do you do mostly on the computers or iPads?

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fudge Making

Fudge Making on PhotoPeach

Athletics Training

Athletics Training on PhotoPeach

Solar Eclipse

solar eclipse on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


From 4EL’s class blog students:

“We would like to know more about your school.
Please use the comments to answer some of our questions!

Is school fun in your country?
What ways do you communicate?
Do you do children in need day (a special day to raise money for children's charities)?
What shops do you have in your country?
Do you have castles in your country?
What kinds of animals do you have in your country?
What kinds of toys do you play with?
What kind of books do you read? Do you read Roald Dahl?
What is the street your school is on called?
Do you have a king or queen?
What kind of food do you eat?
Do you live in a city?
What's the name of your school?
Do you like our blog?

Answer these questions on their blog...

Monday, 12 November 2012


Make sure that you are playing at home!

You can get your username and password from the notice board in Mahutonga.


This week we will be looking at this blog:

Remember to comment on posts and say who you are! Happy Blogging :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Netball Year 6 V Teachers by Jack R and Felix

teacher V.S year 6 on PhotoPeach

Athletics EZ

Athletics Eastern Zones- Wednesday 7th December on PhotoPeach Wow! What an amazing day at Scots College! All of our athletes were fantastic. A big ‘well done’ to you all! Well done to Anthony who is through to Interzones for long jump. Well done to Kirstie who is through to Interzones for long sprints and 1000m. Thank you to the parents who came along to help!

Homework week 5

This week's homework is to conduct observations around the home.
- Draw a comic strip of a classic or common situation around your family life.
- Record a conversation between two of your family members written as a dialogue piece.   

Friday, 2 November 2012

Homework- Week 4

Research a NZ artist whose sculpture in on display in Wellington, compare and contrast to Len Lye's sculpture.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Miniball- Eastern Zones- Oct 2012

Miniball on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Homework: Due Friday 2nd November

  • Write a reflection about the farm trip. Choose your own genre. You could write a poem, a report, a recount, a story… 
  • Present your writing any way you like...

  • Be creative! Be prepared to share your writing next Friday.

Baby Elephant Rescue

Where am I? There is mud all over the place I feel my heart pumping I hear my parents trying to get me out but I hear something else...A lion? Wait the mud cleared out of my eyes OH NO those things with wheels are scaring my parents NOOOOO mum don't leave me dad come back please.Ho are those things? are they going to kill me? Wait they are helping me! I'm going to get out I just need to find my parents "1 hour later" they've gone really far away... I SEE THEM DAD MUM, THOSE THINGS HELPED ME I AM SOOO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!!!! Those things are humans.  By David

Mum, mum! Don't leave me, I'm stuck in a hole. No no! What's that? A sound that a tiger makes? No, it cant be it's some sort of electrical thing. Hey mum, I'm saved, nope, oh! I see an animal standing on it's his leg's I'm saved now. I have to run to mum. By Felix

Wednesday Farm Trip

Tunapo Farm Trip on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

 Look at this blog today...

We are "Quadblogging" We will be linking up with schools across the globe to share our blogs with each other.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Homework: Week 2, Term 4

The quality of the homework continues to improve, keep the great work coming. We are finding that this work is helping to support and inform what we do in class. 

This week, please find out about the New Zealand artist, Len Lye.

In the holidays...

The 10th tooth

Light shone into my eyes, a metal strap was wrapped
around my tooth, a crunching sound was going on
inside my mouth. Suddenly it stopped and a man took
out a white blood stained object and replaced it with a
piece of cotton wool. It was over. I had lost my 10th

By Aidan


The sand crunched beneath my feet and the 
wind blew against my face as I walked along the 
beach. I lay down and let the soft, silky sand 
slide beneath my fingers while I heard the waves 
crashing against the shore. The salt, light as air 
slipped into my open mouth. Children laughing 
and screaming, jumping and playing while I sat 
still as a stone, looking and listening.

By Anneke

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fred the Flamingo by Juliette, Maya and Fern

We have a new class mascot. His name is Fred the Flamingo. Check out his adventures on his blog:

Meet Fred the Flamingo on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Maths Activity

Independent Maths Activity today...

Please sign in the comment box when you have completed this.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Stop Press...

Our star runner, who came first in the Year 6 girls' Inter-regional Cross Country held yesterday at Queen Elizabeth Park in very wet and muddy conditions! She was also in the Wellington Year 6 Girls' A team who got gold.

Congratulations, Kirstie!!!!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

National Geographic Photo Contest

Click on the link below to look at some amazing pictures...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Art Gallery Trip- John's Group


Monday, 24 September 2012

We have been learning how to "GLOG" by Tasia, Fern, Ian and Juliette

Whare Making- Thank you to all who came to help!

whare!!! on PhotoPeach ">

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Art Gallery Trip in Wellington Pt 1


Art Gallery Visit Pt 2


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Homework- Week 11

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Homework- Week 10

Look at the artwork in your house and document what you see at home. What is its purpose? Where is it from? Why is it there? Who made it? How does it make you feel? What was the artist thinking at the time? Do you like/dislike it? Tell us about your artwork...

If you are finding Equivalent Fractions tricky, take a look at this...

Wallwisher- What do you know about Art?

Orange Day Parade on Stuff

"They are the unsung heroes of the school play yard, but today more than 1200 school traffic patrollers got their time to shine in a dedicated parade through the capital."

Click on the link below to see our amazing Worser Bay patrollers...

Friday, 14 September 2012

Orange Day by Matahi


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Our School Playground




Wednesday, 12 September 2012



Geometry Maths


The Waffle Tree


Friday, 7 September 2012

Sculptures- Photopeach by Juliette, Maya and Billy


Art Trip- 21st September

On Friday 21st September Māhutonga and Matariki are going on a tour of art galleries in the city. This will include Michael Parekowhai’s amazing pianos.

Please let Nicola know if you are able to help on the day.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Sketching the School


Bye Bye to our Favourite Mermaid!

This Friday we will be losing our favourite mermaid lover from Māhutonga/ Matariki. Grace is moving to Palmerston North. We will miss her dearly because she is a dynamic person filled so much energy and spunk. She will certainly be missed. 

Some people may say she is a mermaid herself. It may be true…

By: Evie and Kate Roberts. 

We will be having a shared kai tomorrow to say goodbye! Bring a dish...

Click on the link below to learn more about Andy Warhol

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tuesday Maori Lesson - Our first take on the Haka


Mahutonga Haka on PhotoPeach

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Keely Came to Visit again

Keely Came to Visit Mahutonga and Matariki on PhotoPeach

Friday, 31 August 2012


Look how clever my dad is. He drew me as "PJ Girl" See more of his animations and art on

By Nea

10 X 10 X 10



Bullying is a word that means threatening, hurting feelings, texting and sometimes violence. Bullying is when someone targets a person and is mean to them for a long time or over and over again. 

We did some drama about bullying in the playground. Some people were being bullied, some were bullies and some were bystanders (people who are watching but not doing anything). There is also a teacher and people who are sticking up for the bullied person.

By Billy

Is this Art?

We have been making sculptures in Matariki and Mahutonga. I am using jelly in my sculpture called candy land. Is this art? By Rebecca

Please leave your comments!

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Learn more about fractions...

Click on the link below to learn more about fractions...

Swimming Eastern Zones


Friday, 24 August 2012


In Mahutonga and Matariki we have been learning to write a debate. We read articles in the newspaper and the internet such as "Cats are killers" and wrote about a subject we were concerned about. Afterwards we learnt how to make visual language such as posters, advertisements, and how to argue a debate with other people. We had to come up with strong statements that are hard to argue about. We got into groups and discussed ideas to convince the other groups.

¨ Here are some things  we have been debating about in class:
¨ The New Zealand flag and if we should change it or not.
¨ Fracking: it should be banned
¨ Cats are killers and we should exterminate/not exterminate them.
¨ NZ native birds, animals and the pests in New Zealand,
¨ Whaling,
¨ Trees should not be wasted for paper and cut down,
¨  Water should not be wasted. 

Come into our classrooms and see our reports!!! 

 By Alexandra and MIllie.

Homework- Week 7


CHOOSE a period from Art History that you are interested in.

Please research your chosen period.

You will need this information to create a poster (in class) about the period to go on our timeline.

Use these question stems to help with your research


Think about what was going on in the world that influenced this art movement.


Go Kirstie!

Kirstie is travelling to Paekakariki for the Nationals Cross Country on the 27th of September. She will be competing against around 65 people out of the whole of New Zealand. It is at QE2 park so if you want to support her on this race it would be awesome if you could.
GO KIRSTIE!!!!!!!!!

Kirstie, how do you feel when your in a race?

I don't really think about anything apart from where to go. At the start I'm really nervous.

How do you feel after a race?

Thirsty, puffed, tired, hungry and happy.

Are you excited about going to nationals?

Yeah, I'm excited and also nervous.  

Good luck Kirstie!!!