Thursday, March 30, 2017


This week our theme has been forgiveness. We have learnt to forgive when others are being mean or disrespectful. We have also learnt that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins. This morning, we wrote two prayers - the first was to ask for God's forgiveness for something we have done, and the second was to pray for someone who needed forgiveness. We nailed our prayers onto a wooden cross to remind us that Jesus has taken our sins away by dying on the cross.

Here are some links to some of the songs we have been singing this week:

By Darnaka

Friday, March 3, 2017


Last week was EOTC week. On Monday, we learnt about beach safety and how to look for a rip current and how to escape a rip if we get caught in one. We also learnt about the Maori legends and how Wellington Harbour was formed. In Mr Mac's room, we had a look at water pollution and what's killing sea animals. On Tuesday, we had athletics and the Prime Minister visited our school. We did relays, sprints and long distance. It was really hot. On Wednesday, we went to Petone Beach by bus. At the beach, we helped to clean it up, we visited the settler's museum, and we looked for dangers. We also got to have a swim and make taniwhas in the sand. On Thursday, we got ready for our trip to Richard Prouse Park. We learnt about river safety and how to cross one. We continued learning about water pollution and the Maori legends. On Friday, we went to the park and walked along the river, picking and eating blackberries. We did a river crossing and looked for eddies and strainers. We tested the water and went for a swim. It was fun jumping off the big rock. It was a really fun but tiring week. By Constance and April

Ash Wednesday

On Ash Wednesday, the whole school had a liturgy in the Fale. We all got ashes on our heads in the shape of a cross. These ashes remind us to repent - to be sorry for the things we have done wrong. Father John asked us to make a Lenten commitment and to pray about it every day. We had to commit to changing something to be a better person. Some of the commitments our class made were to go to church every Sunday, to help people with their learning, to eat all my dinner, to take pride and care of my work, and to try new things. By Lily and Zubair

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Day the Prime Minister Visited

On the 21st of February, during EOTC week, the Prime Minister, Bill English came to visit our school. He came with Chris Bishop and some security guards. It was really cool. At the start of their visit, we gave them a mihi whakatau said by Kelston. We sang a welcome song to welcome him to our school and the Prime Minister said we sang beautifully. Then they sang us a song and it was very delightful so we gave them a round of applause. When the Prime Minister talked, we learnt that he has six kids and went to a Catholic school. Then Bill English looked around the school. He went to some classes and people got to talk to him, ask him questions and shake his hand. It was really fun. By Archie and Logan

Friday, February 10, 2017

Welcome to Hinau Toru!

This is Hinau Toru.
There are 22 kids in this class. Our teacher is Mrs Chard. We are looking forward to having fun and learning lots. By Irelyn and Bailey