Wednesday, 28 September 2016

What makes a good teacher? by AJ

In inquiry, we have been looking into what makes a GOOD teacher and what makes a REALLY good teacher. Please leave a positive and thoughtful comment on this!!!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Student Led Toolkits in R8

Multimedia Mondays in R8 1 - 1.25pm
Student Led toolkits
BYOD if you have one or just come along and learn watching others
Week 2 eMaze
Week 3 Powtoon
Week 4 Stupeflix
Week 5 WeVideo
Week 6 Screencastify
Week 7 Animoto
Week 8 Prezi

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mini Olympics 2016

This week CTK held our very own Mini Olympics.
Here are some highlights from this very much enjoyed event.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What we think makes a positive blog comment

R3 worked with James Hopkins to create this Padlet of 
what WE think makes a positive blog comment...

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Keean's Conservation Week 2016 Thinglink

This week was Conservation Week.
 I've created a Thinglink presentation to share my learning.

Monday, 19 September 2016

AJ's Conservation Week 2016 Google Slide Presentation

I have made a presentation about Conservation Week 2016 in just 45 minutes. 
This was a really fun challenge that we got given and I can't wait to do something like this again!

Growth Mindset by Tiana

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Mele & Estelle's Conservation Week 2016 Stupeflix presentation

In our classroom we have been learning about conservation week. In this slideshow we will explain what conservation week is.
Mele and I found out that finding the information and putting it into our own words was quite hard. Although we enjoyed picking the music for our slideshow. We used stupeflix to create this.

By Mele and Estelle

Mass with Father Peter R6 & R8

Father Peter came to teach R6 & R8 here are some of the highlights of his visit.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Jacob's Conservation Week Rap

Click the image to here to listen to my conservation rap

This week is Conservation Week
I wrote a rap with Mr Hopkins and created a presentation
using SMULE on Mrs Ashe's ipad to share my learning.
Please leave a positive thoughtful comment 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Conservation Week 2016 by Maranita, Milla and Mikayla

This is a presentation that I created with Mikayla and Milla. We had fun creating this even though we only had 45 minutes to finish it. We worked together well and we enjoyed it. Everything went great however. We hope you enjoy watching this presentation and that you can learn a lot about conservation like us too! 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

What we are using to guide our blogging

Getting Going
Smart Learner


What have I been learning?

  • I’ve written what I have been learning about e.g. shared my WALT
  • I have put in an image, drawing or a screenshot of my learning
How do I know I have learnt?

  • My post includes information and ideas that show what I learned.
  • I created a DLO that shares my ideas about the learning: eg, a video, diagram, infographic etc
Reflected on my learning:

  • My post has my new ideas and what I enjoyed or found really difficult
  • I’ve shared what I think my next steps are, what I’d like to know more about, and what I might do differently next time


  • I have explained the learning I did
  • Most of my ideas can be seen
  • I included a photo, image or screenshot
  • My title is unique or catchy
  • My DLO is my own creation, makes sense and adds more information
  • My post may include embedded html content e.g. collage, video, Google Slide, animation etc
  • My post shows WHO I AM as a learner and is unique to me.
  • My information and ideas help my audience to understand the learning, [and there’s a link to this activity to my class learning site]
  • For my DLO, I (or my group) made all of the learning being shown from scratch


  • Some of my spelling and punctuation is not right
  • My post might be hard for the reader to understand
  • I have checked my punctuation and spelling
  • I have asked a buddy to read my post, made corrections and I cannot see any mistakes
  • I’m confident all my spelling and punctuation is correct and it makes sense for my readers, they will be able to read it easily


  • My font sizes and colour may be different and need making the same
  • My images or embedded content might not fit properly
  • I may not have used labels or a title on my learning blog post.
  • I previewed layout to see how my post would look and changed it where I needed to
  • Font size and colour match
  • I’ve used a title & labels  
  • If I’ve used other people’s work or thinking I have shown the source or attributed it to them
  • Media/html content is checked e.g. size, position, and appears when post loads
  • My labels and title are specific to the learning & help people searching my blog
  • I am beginning to use scheduling for publishing so my posts don’t all come at once

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Term 2 Craft with Jeslin

Ako Hiko Student Led Toolkits by Mikayla R5

On the 23rd of August 2016, I was chosen to represent my school at the Ako Hiko Student led toolkits. I was so excited to share what I have learnt and learn new applications. So I have created a Stupeflix about my time at the Ako Hiko Student led toolkit. Hope you enjoy!  

Monday, 5 September 2016

Patrick and Ralph's trip to Queenstown

Patrick and Ralph have created a digital diary to 
share their fabulous family trip to Queenstown.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

The Tiqbiz App - please sign up

 Community engagement and group communication app

Image result for tiqbiz download

You can sign up on a smart phone or a computer

Parents information
  • Parents download and sign in to the App  it is FREE
  • Parents can choose their language (any language currently on Google translate - not Tongan or Fijian yet). This will auto translate anything that is not a PDF or JPEG.
  • Parents choose the relevant classrooms, sports groups, the newsletter, and hopefully PTFA news.
  • Parents can look at our Facebook page, the school public calendar, the class blogs or website in the Tiqbiz App
  • Parents will receive whole school alerts eg "school lockdown" or "mufti day tomorrow" and Newsletters
  • Parents will receive information directly from teachers about the specific classroom(s) and groups they are signed up to.
  • Parents can direct message with the editor of the group (eg. classroom teacher or netball coach) eg. "Sally forgot her money for the netball trip, I will pay tomorrow"
  • Parents can fill out an absentee form (type in the kids name, and a couple of clicks later it is done)
  • Parents can fill out a Trip permission slip (same process as absentees)