Sunday 30 August 2015

Cantamaths & Basketball

Hi Everyone! The past few weeks the Pōhutukawa Whānau have been busy, busy, busy! The children have had some awesome learning opportunities lately that have challenged and encouraged them to work together. Everyone has been doing an outstanding job of working hard in their learning and upholding our schools values. Here is a little bit about some of the things we have been doing at Beckenham School.


Some of our brilliant mathematicians were given the opportunity to compete in the Cantamaths Year 6 Problem Solving Challenge this year. These children spent weeks calculating and creating these projects based off a problem presented to them by Cantamaths and you can see below just impressive the final products were! We are so proud of how hard these children worked and want to give a big shout out to Alex and Hannah who managed to score an excellence, the top honour in Cantamaths. Ka pai Alex and Hannah!


On Friday we were lucky enough to have a year 5/6 team from Somerfield School visit us during lunchtime to play a game of basketball against our own team. All players from both schools played extremely well and our audience cheered hard for both teams. It was a fun and exhilarating atmosphere with Beckenham getting the win 18-5. We are looking forward to the possibility of visiting Somerfield School next term for another rematch. Until then... GO BECKENHAM!