Tuesday 25 March 2014

Pohutukawa on ice, dry ice

Thanks to a magnificent donation of some dry ice, Te Whanau o Pohutukawa got to
harness their inner scientist. 

Monday 24 March 2014

Learning to stay safe online

The senior students' at Beckenham School attending an informative and fun play about potential dangers and the responsibilities of your online life.

The adventures of No Name penguin and the children from Room 22.


DInner with Ruben.
Great start to my adventures!
Ruben and I went for an afternoon fish in Governor's Bay. I showed Ruben my fishing techniques and Ruben's mum did the rest.

My cool friend Vita was teaching me to play the flute. 
I was a natural.



Last Thursday was the day of our awesome duathlon. Congratulations to all our wonderful competitors.

Friday 21 March 2014


Rooms 14 and 15 began their study in kitchen chemistry by making sherbet.

We found out what happens when we added too much citric acid!

Even though it was sometimes sour we also found out that we love sherbet!

And what causes the chemical reaction in sherbet?  We'll find out later!

Thursday 13 March 2014

Supermarket Trip

Thursday was the day for Te Whanau o Pohutukawa to visit the supermarket. We had already had a visit from a wonderful nutritionist, Marewa, and had learnt all about reading labels to find out which foods were healthiest.  Each class spent 45 minutes comparing the labels on everyday food items and counting the colours of different fruits and vegetables.

It was very educational! A member of the public, who was doing her own shopping, changed the brand of cereal she put in her trolley when she heard what our students were saying

Friday 7 March 2014

Te Whanau o Pohutukawa at Work

ICT in Room 21

Writing and reading in Room 22

Art in Room 15. Could they be drawing pohutukawa flowers?

Reading in Room 14.