Term 2 2018

Term 2 2018

Presentation of SPCA Fundraising Cheque

At the school Assembly on Monday the 25th of June, the student councillors presented a cheque for the money raised at our PJ Mufti Day to Inspector Cody and Sarah from the SPCA.  Inspector Cody shared some awesome information about what happens at SPCA and he also talked about how we can be responsible citizens and help the animals in our community.

Here are some photos from the presentation.


Winter Sports Zones

On Tuesday the 19th of June, our Rugby and Netball teams competed in the Winter Sports Zones with the other local schools.  The Rugby team played at Bruce Pulman Park, while the Netball teams played at the Manurewa Netball Courts.  All our teams showed great sportsmanship and determination and we were very proud of their progress. They played some excellent games and represented Papatoetoe Central School with pride.

Below are some photos of the Rugby team in action and with their coach.

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Here is a photo of our A & B Netball teams.

Netball A & B

Here are photos of our C and D Netball teams with their coaches.

C Team D Team

Kapa Haka Performance

On Wednesday the 13th of June, our Kapa Haka Group walked to St George’s Preschool in Papatoetoe to perform for the children for Matariki.  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.

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Line Dancing in Pyjamas

On our PJ Mufti Day on Friday the 8th of June, the Year 4 team decided to have some fun and do some line dancing in their pyjamas!  See below for a photo of the awesome Year 4’s line dancing.

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Rugby Training

On Friday the 8th of June, our rugby team was very lucky to have a training session at the Recreation Ground with a coach from Papatoetoe High School.  They learned many new skills which they will hopefully put into practice at the upcoming Winter Sport Zones.  A huge thank you to their coach for taking the time to come and help with their training.

Below are some photos of the boys in training.

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PJ Mufti Day at PCS

In Week 6, on the 8th of June, the PCS student councillors organised a PJ Mufti Day to raise money for the SPCA. It was a successful event and everyone had fun wearing their PJ to school. Here are some photos of the students in their PJ’s.

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Even some of the teachers dressed in their pyjamas for PJ Multi Day.  Below is a photo of Room 4’s students and teachers dressed in their PJ’s.

Rm 4 PJ Day

Samoan Language Week

The theme for this Year’s Samoan Language Week was “Alofa atu nei, alofa mai taeao” which is “Kindness given, kindness gained”.

During Week 4 and 5, the student councillors performed two action songs at the assembly. The songs were ‘O le Pepe’ and ‘Le Aute’. We invited the whole school to sing with us!!!

Here are the photos of the student councillors performing:

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PCS Fun Run

On a lovely sunny day on Thursday the 31st of May, PCS held it’s annual Fun Run.  All year groups participated in the Fun Run, with the year 1 & 2 students running for 20 minutes, the year 3 & 4 students running for 25 minutes and the year 5 & 6 students running for 30 minutes.  The students began at Te Piringa Totara and ran past the adventure playground and around the field, back to the start point. As they passed the starting line, they had a mark for each lap placed on their hands.  At the end, their marks were tallied and they collected sponsorship money from their friends and family.  The students will decide at a later date what the funds raised will be used for at our school.

All of our students did a fantastic job at the Fun Run. and there were some amazing numbers of laps clocked up.
Here are the highest laps for each year group;
Year 0/1   – 13 Laps – Zhi Ye (room 1), Ekamjeet (room 4)
Year 2       – 17 Laps – Timmy (room 10), Rihan (room 13), Gurkirat (room 13)
Year 3       – 20 Laps – Malachi (room 17), Joshua (room 23)
Year 4       – 25 Laps – Virath (room 24)
Year 5       – 28 Laps – Luca (room 12)
Year 6       – 28 Laps – Chanae (room 32)

The total number of laps from all year levels was 9,431 laps and the total distance covered was 2,049,300 m (2,049 km). This is the same as traveling from Cape Reianga to Invercargill!

Thank you to James Richards for co-ordinating the Fun Run and running an impressive number of laps himself!

Below are some pictures of our students in action.

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Kapa Haka Group

Our Kapa Haka Group meets every Wednesday afternoon under Te Piringa Totara, under the expert direction of Glen Cowan and Kalani Moses.  On Wednesday the 23rd of May, after their practice, they were visited by the Year 1 & 2 groups.  The Kapa Haka Group put on a performance for the Year 1 & 2’s and then they all performed a dance together.  

See below for some photos of the Kapa Haka Group and the Year 1 & 2’s in action.

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National Simultaneous Story Time

On Wednesday the 23rd of May, we celebrated National Simultaneous Story Time.  All classes read the book “Hickory Dickory Dash at the same time as many other schools in New Zealand.

Room 4 decided to make masks to wear while reading the book.  See the photo of their wonderful masks below.

Read Aloud Day

Duffy Books

We were fortunate at Papatoetoe Central School for each student to be able to choose another book from Duffy Books this term.  Below is a photo of Room 25 with their Duffy Books.  Thank you Duffy Books!

Duffy books

Room 25 & Room 11 Paper Planes

Many of our senior classes frequently join together with junior classes to form ‘Buddy Classes’.

At the beginning of this term, the Room 25 and Room 11 Buddy Class decided to get together to make paper planes.  The older students helped the younger ones to fold the paper to make the paper planes and, because Rom 25 is upstairs in the new building, they decided to test them out.

The paper planes were thrown from the Year 4 balcony, with some flying very well out across the playground.  The students all had great fun making and testing out their paper planes.  See below for a photo of the paper planes being made.

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