Sunday, June 25, 2017


It is so exciting to see what the students in High Fliers 1 are currently working on for their science and technology projects. Some experiments and models are looking pretty impressive.

Please see below the invite for our Science Fair. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Reading Challenge Book Reviews

All students should have set goals within their classrooms and be beginning to produce reviews for the books they read.

The first two are by Finn H.  Nice one Finn, for being the first in High Fliers 13 to complete two!

Olivia Mc

Annabel B

Finn H Finn H

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Swimming Reminder

                                                                Hi Everyone 

I imagine everyone enjoyed the first 3 swimming lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Just remember we have 2 more lessons 1 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Cake Sale Tomorrow

Bring $$ for Rm 18/19's cake/cupcake sale!

Bob's Books Blog and Recommendations

Recommended Books for our POC Reading Challenge:

One-Half from the East, by Nadia Hashimi - Story of an Afghanistan girl who just wants to be a boy

Horizon, by Scott Westerfeld - Story of a group of kids keen on Robotics

Into the White, by Joanna Grochowicz - Current  #1 NZ Book Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Adventure

Shooting Stars, by Brian Falkner  - NZ Fiction about a boy who lives by The Code and is tested with this code during his adventures. Book 2

Pig City, by Louis Sachar - A story of school, secrets and rivalry.  By the author of Holes.

Mechanica, by Lance Balchin - Set at the end of the 22nd century, Mechanica imagines a world without wildlife. 

What not to do when things are invisible,  by Ross Welford - One day, the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception.

Spy Toys, by Mark Powers - A hilarious, action-packed book about faulty manufactured toys.

Nightfall,  by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski - A teenage boy goes missing, but night is falling and their island is changing.

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, by John Boyle. By the same author as The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Football Teams

NOTE: The reserve squad will play for both A and B teams across the season (possibly the C when needed).  There is a permanent spot up for grabs in the A team which we will seek to fill from the reserve squad over the first few weeks, this will be according to the strengths they will bring to the team and how well they communicate positively on and off the field.  All team and squad members should have a decent amount of game time.
Team captains will also be selected on the above strengths.

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Extra Champions

Congratulations to everyone who got their letter to the editor published in the April edition of the Otago daily times EXTRA. Well done to Finn and Eden for their awesome letters to Cadbury. Also, Well done to Annabel, Vismaya and Hayden for you awesome letters about national pride

We had an extra awesome person Penelope, who got her national pride letter to be the letter to the editor, guest editorial. Well done Penelope.

Here is Penelope's awesome letter to the editor.

Let's up our game New Zealand
By Penelope

I am very disappointed that there are not that many recognised events on Waitangi day.
It should be one of the biggest celebrations in New Zealand. We celebrate Chinese New Year and St Patrick's day more than our own national day. America is proud to celebrate thanksgiving, Australia celebrates Australia day we in New Zealand, need to step up our game and be proud of Waitangi day and celebrate it more. Waitangi day should be a holiday where we show off our national pride and celebrate the treaty of Waitangi.  All of the big cities could hold a big festival where you can eat, or play and watch performances. We need to show other countries what we are made of and proud of.

Well done guys!

Published by Olivia and Poppy