Term 3 2018

Term 3 2018

Mathex

As in previous years, Papatoetoe Central School hosted the local cluster Mathex on Thursday 16th August, where the other Papatoetoe primary schools come together for a major morning of Maths action in our school hall.  Children work in teams of four and solve maths problems in their teams.  They have to be fast, smart and accurate and our kids are definitely all of these.  This year PCS came in first place in Years 5 & 6 and 3rd place in Year 4.  Well done to our Maths Enhancement Teacher Gurmeet Baidwan for all her expert coaching, class teachers and the students themselves – just wonderful.  Special thanks to Ross McGowan for his great organisation and hosting of the competition.  See below for some photos of our students in action in Mathex, with their trophies and certificates and with Mrs Baidwan.

Mathex 1 year 4 Mathex 2 year 4 Year 4 mathex team Year 4

Mathex 1 year 5 Mathex 2 year 5 Year 5 mathex team Year 5

Mathex 1 year 6 Mathex 2 year 6 Year 6 Mathex team Year 6

Mathex winners All the teams with Mrs Baidwan

Cross Country

On Thursday the 9th of August, the senior school ran the annual cross country.  The weather was lovely and all the students ran very well.

Below we have some images of our runners and the winners in each category.

Cross country 1       Cross country 2       Cross country 3

Cross country 4        Cross country 5        Cross country 6

Cross country 7         Cross country 8         Cross country 9        Cross country 10

Cross country 11          Cross country 12         Cross country 13         Cross country 14

Cook Island Language Week

To celebrate Cook Islands Language Week, the Student councillors sang a song called Kua Iti Te Marama during the whole school assembly on Monday the 30th of August. Here is a photo from the presentation:

SC Cook Is Week 1