Monday, 15 August 2016

Emily's Post on Monday, 15 August 2016

ART What do you think art is ? In my opinion art is something that tell you that I don't have a good hens jewels

Friday, 5 August 2016

Parent Evening

Thank you to all the parents who came out to our parent evening last night. We had such a great turn out of families and felt very encourage around the feedback from the evening. If you weren't able to make it or would like a reminder of the things we talked about I have included the slideshow from the evening below.

If you haven't already download our schools app which can be found by looking in the app store: "Hobsonville Point Primary" or for android in the Google Play store this is a one stop shop for our planning site and blog which can be found under "Our Learning".

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Showcase Time: Projects

Today we were invited down to the Secondary School to see some of their project learning they have been doing around safety in an emergency. The kapa haka group performed (it was great to see and hear lots of LC2 children in this group). Our learners got to explore basketball, food and having a ride on a pony. Thanks secondary school we had lots of fun!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Today in our Kaupapa Maori group we were learning about the parts of a wharenui. We were using this website to help us.

Thursday, 23 June 2016


We are loving reading the BFG at the moment, following along as Liv is reading to us!! Every day someone new has a copy to read along with ....
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Why do cats act so weird? - Tony Buffington

Thursday, 9 June 2016

How to make a Matariki Star

Today we made Matariki stars. Phew it challenged our dispositions!!! How we managed being challenged? Do I keep trying even when it gets difficult?

Friday, 3 June 2016

Emily Chen's Post on Friday, 3 June 2016

ART What do you think art is? In my opinion art is something that you put together to tell you something or something or something that you creat. You know what it can even be made out of RUBBISH ! Out of books,films. I don't think it's just about drawing and painting. So that's what I think art is. (It's the stuff from my book)

Sofia 's Post on Friday, 3 June 2016

Does art have to make sense? No it does not have to make sense. Art can be very confusing at first but when you look at it more closely you can understand it. For instance Picasso's art was very unusual. Take a look at Picasso's work I drew myself. So remember art can be from anybody and everybody so it does not need to make sense.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Starry Night

This is my Starry Night picture, I made it good.

Priya 's Post on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Why is art important? Does it mean anything? Yes it does! It can mean stuff to other countries. Art can anything. It can be carved, drawed, takin by a photo and a phew other stuff that I can't think of. As long as it is what you think it can be anything!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

What is art?

What do you think art is?  I think art is telling us all a story, don’t you think?

I think art tells us different things about different cultures. For example a New Zealand piece of art could be a painting of a koru. Art from Australia could be a dot painting.

In my opinion art is not all about staying still. Art could be a play with lots of people moving around. Or it could be a dance.

Art could also be about scribbles and dots and all kinds of colours. Like in a book called Dot. A boy thinks he can’t draw but he draws a dot and then it ends up in an art gallery.

Art can tell lots of stories in lots of ways. What story would you tell?

By Freya

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Getting Our Sew On

It has been exciting this week to see our clothing projects coming to our close. It has great to see all the problem solving and creative thinking going on as our creations are being realised.

Monday, 9 May 2016


This week was our first netball game of the season. We won!!! It was exciting to be there to watch and support form the sideline. Super proud teacher, we played together really well as a team and we're doing some awesome passing. Thanks for being an awesome coach Liz :)

Thursday, 7 April 2016

We are learning to skip count in 2's

Today Asher and Lucas had made a snail out of the counting beans. I wandered over with the question "What maths learning goal are you working on here?" They were able to tell me they were practicing skip counting in twos, they were counting in 2's using the blue beans. Love creative learning opportunities like this that happen in LC2. Nice one Asher and Lucas!!!

Who knew pasta making could be so much fun!!!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Moments of wonder in LC2

Often as a teacher you look up from the madness and see moments of wonder. This photo captures one of those moments in LC2. Connor is working on writing, Leila is working on a reading activity and Gordon is working on Studyladder. This captures a moment that reflects what we're all about and how learning works in Learning Common 2. Happy teacher and learner moment :)

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Beach Education Day at Mairangi Day

We had a beautiful day today at Mairangi Bay for our Beach Education trip. We learnt about the 5 safety rules when you are at the beach.

  1. Always swim between the flags
  2. Always make sure an adult is watching you
  3. Talk to the lifeguards
  4. Never swim or surf alone
  5. If in doubt, stay out.
We learnt about what to do if you are caught in a rip
  1. Stay calm
  2. Try to stand up
  3. Put your hand up
  4. Float on your back
It was a cool day.

Hot Cross Buns

Last Thursday our food project group made hot cross buns. We learnt about yeast and kneading bread. They were delicious!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

THE FUNNY POEM.I bet it will make you laugh, by Freya and Lucia

We like writing but we don't like thinking.

We like eating but we don't like drinking.

We like running but we don't like walking.

We like listening but we don't like talking.

We like cats but we don't like fleas.

WE LOVE PUPPIES but we don't like their WEES.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

What it's like in Lc2

In LC2 we have been working hard and we have new people in our class. We have 60 people in our class. Sometimes when people do target maths workshops we sit outside. Our whole common is changed. In our common it looks very different.

What Is Going On In Lc2 by Layla

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So far LC2 is very busy, people are writing, doing maths and doing stuff like that. I've been doing crafts, drawing and blogging. So, basically, people have been really busy around here. Especially the teachers, they've been doing reading workshops, writing workshops and math workshops. I think all they want is a break. So that's what has been going on in LC2.


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Hello from HPPS

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We have been learning about easy blogger because it is an easy way for our students to share their learning with the world😊. We have also been exploring the world of dispositions like noticing and reflecting. This is why we made the website because we want to share our learning with the world. I hope you Enjoy the website. Made by luke😄

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Digital Storytelling by Mikelis

We have been learning about digital story telling. 😄 It was fun learning about digital story telling  because you get to add sound effects. Once you add them you can publish it.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Digital Citizenship

Today we were lucky to have Amy pop in to talk to some of us about digital citizenship. We talked about how important it is for us to be careful about what information we give to people online. Check out the link on our Learning Common 2 site to find out more about what digital citizenship is all about.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Luke playing the djemba drum.

This is Luke's cultural artefact from home. It's a djemba drum from South Africa. When it's played it's a call to gather together with peace. We like this idea.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Frog And The Lizard Cave by Lewis

Not too long and not too far ago there lived a frog. He was just walking along when he spotted a cave. It was dark and frightening. He tried to mind his own business when a joke came from it. He tried not to laugh but laughs burst from him because it was such a good joke.

A bunch of other laughs came from the cave then a big boulder with a hole in it rolled in front of the cave. A lizards head popped up. It said "what's the password?" The frog said "lizards only?" It said "no." The frog said "lizards rock?" The lizard said "not even close." The frog sighed "I give up." The lizard said "ok I will tell you why didn't the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have the guts to! Ha ha ha hoo hoo hoo!"

The frog laughed so hard that he couldn't stop. Then the lizard said "you can come in." So he spent his day in the cave laughing. That made the lizards his friends. The end.

My Collage by Andre

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This is my collage. A collage is tiny pieces of paper put together. My collage is a sunset at a beautiful beach.

Monday, 22 February 2016

The Castle On The Hill by Luke

Once in a far away land there was a castle on a hill. This hill made joy to the village next to the castle. But the house closest to the castle had a preposterous man in it. This man tried to steel the crown jewels every day. Today he tried something different but as always he failed.

It was a sunny day in the village. The army was getting ready to take off. The villagers had no idea that the army was surprising the princess for her birthday she forgot all about her birthday. And she nearly forgot about the invitations for her friends. While she was asleep the villagers were getting ready to party. So when she woke up everyone acted like they forgot about it. She started to sigh then started to make the cards as she cried. When she got out of the castle she got suprised!!!!!!!!

They shouted happy birthday so you didn't forget as she opened the door. And they all settled down on the couch.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

By Suah

Today we did fitness with Louise inside. We danced to Katy Perry Roar.