Friday, 31 July 2020

The Arts and Dance

This term Room 19 is focussing on The Arts and retelling Māori Legends through dance, drama, music and visual art. 

This week we learnt about the story of how the Te Ika-a-Maui (North Island) and Te Waiponamu (South Island) were created. The class chose a part of the story and in groups came up with a movement they felt reflected this. They then presented their movement to the class and in groups put all of the movements together in an interpretive dance.

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Cross Country

It's that time of year again! Come the cold weather it's time to get warm and set some personal goals.

This term in the lead up to cross country learners are attempting to beat their personal best and focussing on how running (and indeed any physical activity) changes how their body feels. We're focussing on the positive effects of physical activity on both our bodies and our minds.

A quick reminder that if your learner doesn't enjoy running in bare feet then they should bring suitable running shoes to practise in.

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

St Johns Visit

Last week we had a visit from St Johns and the learners of Room 19 learnt all about emergency responses, what you have to do when you ring for an ambulance and how to place someone on their safe side (also known as the recovery position). 

They also got to practice applying a dressing to a wound.

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Whakamana torohē

agency = I can make choices and act on these choices to make difference in my life" from a student reflection.
Over the last two weeks rooms 19 and 20 have had the opportunity to engage in self directed learning. Every Wednesday Room19 learners choose their own tasks and activities to complete over the day. 
It has been an amazing learning experience both for the learners and myself as a teacher and I am excited to facilitate more experiences in the classroom that promote learner agency.

Friday, 15 May 2020


One of Room 19's upcoming focuses for learning is going to be volcanoes. 
See below what Room 19 already knew, and what they learned after watching this video

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Nature Sculptures.

Learners from Akomanga 19 watched a video about how to turn objects from their backyard into nature sculptures. Their task was to head outside and find natural objects they could use to make a picture of an insect, then one of themselves. Some learners went even further and created sculptures of people in their bubbles. 

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

One call away

The teachers and staff at HES made this beautiful video for the learners of HES. We hope you enjoy xx 

Monday, 4 May 2020

COVID-19 Medals

The learners of Akomanga 19 Have been designing medals for New Zealand to acknolwedge the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here is what they have come up with. Some fantastic ideas and designs!

Friday, 1 May 2020

Distance Learning Positive Assembly Week 3


One of Room 19's Seesaw activities this week was to listen to the poem "Listening" by Peter Bland.

They then had to go outside and sit and listen for a few minutes, then complete their own version of the poem, using both what they heard and what they imagined they could hear. The resulting poems were wonderful.

By Ceddrick:
 By Nate:
 By Opal:
 By Riley:
By Hailey:

By William:

By Isabel:

The Arts and Dance

This term Room 19 is focussing on The Arts and retelling Māori Legends through dance, drama, music and visual art.  This week we learnt abou...