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Term 1 2020

Student Council 2020

RATIONALE:

The student council will consist of one student from each class from years three to six.  It has been established to give an opportunity for the development of leadership in these students.  Each class will elect one student to represent their class at council meetings.  The council will meet weekly  in Room 32 and will be led by the designated staff member.

PURPOSES:

  • To develop leadership skills in students.
  • To provide all students with a voice about matters within school.
  • To allow council members an opportunity to select a project and develop it through to completion.
  • To provide council members with the responsibility of collecting concerns, ideas and suggestions from their class and bringing them to the meeting.

See below for a photo of this year’s Student Councillors.

Playground Role Models 2020

What do PRM’s do?

  • We help you to solve problems
  • We play games with you
  • We help you be sensible in the playground

See below for the photos of this year’s Playground Role Models.

Term 3 2019

Gymnastics Zones

Our PCS teams competed with confidence and had fun at the Gymnastics Zones on Tuesday the 24th of September.  We are very excited to announce that we won some placings!  We are all very proud of them.

Year 3/4
Boys
Riley – 1st overall, 1st Bar, 1st Floor, 3rd Vault
Illhan – 7th overall
Yr 3/4 team – 1st overall
Girls
Zoe – 6th Overall, 3rd Vault
Year 6
Girls
Qyahna – 1st overall, 1st vault, 1st beam, 2nd floor
Esther – 2nd overall, 3rd floor, 2nd vault
Yr 6 team – 2nd overall

See below for some photos of our wonderful gymnasts.

     
      

Sewing Group

Our wonderful sewing group have been following our theme of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, by turning old shirts into cushions.  They have worked hard this term with Mrs Talbot and have all created fantastic cushions.

See below for a photo of our sewing group and their amazing cushions.

Tongan Language Week

This week (September 2 – 6) we celebrated Tongan Language Week.

The theme for this year is: Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘a e Tauhi Fonua – which means:  A Tongan Perspective of Enriching Aotearoa, New Zealand.

The Student Councillors performed a traditional Tongan dance known as the ma’ulu’ulu –(mah-oo-loo-oo-loo). It’s a sitting dance and the movements are mostly shown through the hands as well as the tilt of the head known as the teki (tek-key).

Here are some photos from our performance:

   

Daffodil Day

Last Friday the Student Councillors hosted a Daffodil mufti day. The main purpose was to support the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Everyone in our school got to wear something which was either green, yellow or orange. The school looked really colourful. The students and teachers made a gold coin donation.

See below for photos from our Daffodil Day mufti.

PCS Book Week

During week 4 we held our annual Book Week at PCS.  We had a number of exciting activities and events that made up Book Week – Scavenger Hunt, Book Swap, Puppet Show, Poetry Giving and the Book Character Dress Up Day.   All events were very popular and the students very much enjoyed Book Week.  Thanks to Miss Fok for her organisation of this fantastic event.

Click here to view photos from all the events.

Cook Island Language Week

On Monday the 5th of August we celebrated Cook Island Language Week at our school.  The theme for this year is:

Taku rama, taau toi: ora te reo  (My torch, your adze: the language lives)

To celebrate Cook Island Language Week, the Student Councillors sang a song called ‘Te tere nei’.  This song is a popular children’s song, sung during church.  It;s about the train going to  heaven and everyone needs to hop on board.

See below for some photos of the Student Councillors in action.

     

Click here to view a video of the Student Councillors performing.

Mihi Whakatau for Mr Holt

On Monday the 22nd of July we welcomed our new Principal, Mr Holt, to Papatoetoe Central School.  The year 3-6 students attended the Mihi Whakatau to welcome Mr Holt, with performances from the Kapa Haka Group and songs of welcome from all the students.  A number of staff and students from Mr Holt’s previous school, Manurewa Intermediate, came to farewell him and they performed a wonderful song and haka and presented the school with trees and seeds to plant as a link between our schools.

See below fro some photos of the Mihi Whakatau.

          

Term 2 2019

Talent Show

In Term 2, the Student Councillors hosted the Talent Show. There was a Junior and a Senior Show. All the performers demonstrated their amazing talents exceptionally well. Even Kalani, one of the learning assistants, did a starry performance.

See below for photos of our wonderful performers in action.

               

Sewing Group

This term our sewing group have been making cushions out of old shirts with Mrs Talbot.

See below for a photo of the amazing cushions they have produced.

Kapa Haka Childcare Visit

On Monday the 24th of June, our Kapa Haka group visited Little Feet Childcare Centre to perform for the children.  The Kapa Haka Group performed several waiata for the children and then the children joined in with one of the songs.

See below for some photos of the Kapa Haka’s performance.

Winter Sports Zones

On Tuesday the 18th of June, our rugby, soccer and netball teams all travelled to Bruce Pulman Park to compete in the Winter Sports Zones with the other local schools.  All our students put in a fantastic effort and showed great sportsmanship.  We are very proud of the way all our students represented our school.

See below for photos of our amazing teams.

  Netball A team

  Netball A & B teams

  Boys Soccer A team

  Boys Soccer A & B teams and Girls Soccer team

Library Bingo Challenge

Students have been working hard at completing the library bingo challenge for the past two weeks. Here are some students using our school library at break times to read many books and complete their challenge booklets.  Winners will be announced next week.

     

     

Young Leaders Day

On Wednesday the 8th of May, the Year 6 Student Councillors and the Kaiawhina Rangatahi went to Young Leaders Day at the Vodafone Events Centre. They had an opportunity to listen to some inspiring speakers. The speakers were:

RONNIE TAULAFO

Ronnie is best known for his role as a presenter on What Now, and is currently working on his first feature length film. He’s passionate about seeing young people in Aotearoa reach their full potential.

KINGS

KINGS (Kingdon Chapple-Wilson) burst onto the music scene in 2016 with the release of his single, Don’t Worry ‘Bout It, which went to number one on the NZ Singles Chart. KINGS has become one of Aotearoa’s most in demand live acts, regularly performing at some of the country’s biggest events and festivals.

DR LEHAN STEMMET

Dr. Lehan Stemmet is passionate about seeing people reach their full potential. Lehan has studied up a storm around the way that people work and what makes them great leaders.

HANA TAPIATA

Hana’s incredible blog promotes the value of understanding who we are and where we come from. She’s got a significant online presence that already inspires so many across Aotearoa. Hana’s heart is to help young people better understand themselves and to empower them for the future.

CHRISTIAN GALLEN

Christian Gallen joined Attitude in 2009 after completing a BA in Te Reo Māori. Since then he has spoken to over 100,000 young people around New Zealand with his trademark positive and inspirational presenting style.

Here are the photos from the day:

Term 1 2019

Duffy Books Assembly

On Tuesday the 26th of March, Papatoetoe Central School had their first Duffy Role Model assembly for 2019, hosted by the student councillors. 

Our Duffy Role models were Daz and Ast who are radio hosts on Flava’s Breakfast Show.  They spoke to the students about how it is cool to read and cool to achieve.

Daz and Ast also presented some of our students with their Duffy books.  Here are some photos from our Duffy Role model assembly.

     

Year 1 Hockey Mini Sticks

On Wednesday the 27th of March our Year 1 students had the opportunity to have some hockey training at the Kolmar Sport Centre hockey turf.  Members of the Southern Districts Hockey Club showed them some basic hockey skills which they all had a fun time learning.

See below for some photos of our Year 1 students in action.

     

      

Chess Power Tournament

Eight of our pupils attended a Chess Power Tournament at Puhinui School yesterday where they played 7 games of Chess. We had some amazing results and the children all had a great day. The results are as follows:

John Nguyen – 1st Team, 1st Overall, Badge (Checkmate in 4 moves), Badge (Checkmate in under 30 seconds), Badge (Winning all 7 games)

Numhayr Rahim – 1st Team, 3rd Overall, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens), Badge (Checkmate in under 30 seconds) , Badge (Checkmate in under 10 moves)

Ezra Henderson – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens), Badge (Checkmate in under 10 moves)

Caleb Driller – 1st Team , Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens)

Cyris Campbell – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with 3 Queens)

Ayaan Kakker – 1st Team, Badge (Checkmate with a Sneaky Knight)

Malachi Driller – 1st Team

Henry Dang – 1st Team

Congratulations on a very successful Tournament. We are all very proud of you. Thank you to Celia Talbot for her support of the team.

See below for a photo of our Chess team.

Cricket and Playball Zones

On Tuesday the 19th of March, our cricket and playball teams attended the Papatoetoe Zones Championships. 

Congratulations to our boys cricket team, who won the Papatoetoe Cricket Zones.  After five games, our boys were undefeated including a tough final against Puhinui.  They showed awesome sportsmanship, some excellent batting, bowling and fielding, positive attitudes and great support for each other as a team. Well done boys!  Thanks also to Deborah Bland for her amazing coaching skills, and to Kylee Sauni and Shabnam Majboor for their support by bringing out jackets, warm food and drinks in the rain!

See below for a photo of the awesome cricket team.

Our playball team also did very well with 1 win, 1 draw and quite a few very close scores.  All the boys represented PCS well and had a great day despite a little rain. Players of the day were Tikapa and Marona. Thank you to Glen Cowan, Andie Filipo and Kylie Sauni who were part of the coaching team.

See below for a photo of the awesome playball team.

Student Council 2019

RATIONALE:

The student council will consist of one student from each class from years three to six.  It has been established to give an opportunity for the development of leadership in these students.  Each class will elect one student to represent their class at council meetings.  The council will meet weekly (Mondays/ Wednesdays) in Room 28 and will be led by the designated staff member.

PURPOSES:

  • To develop leadership skills in students.
  • To provide all students with a voice about matters within school.
  • To allow council members an opportunity to select a project and develop it through to completion.
  • To provide council members with the responsibility of collecting concerns, ideas and suggestions from their class and bringing them to the meeting.

See below for a photo of this year’s Student Councillors.

Playground Role Models 2019

What do PRM’s do?

  • We help you to solve problems
  • We play games with you
  • We help you be sensible in the playground

See below for the photos of this year’s Playground Role Models.

Welcome Back!

Term 1 started on the 4th of February 2019.  Welcome to all our new and returning students.

 
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