Friday, 29 July 2022


 Earlier this week, we went into KPMG for a Classroom@KPMG day! We haven't had many opportunities to do this in recent years because of limitations with Covid-19. We had a fantastic day. Check out this movie of our day!

Thank you so much to KPMG and all of the people who took time out of their busy schedules to spend the day with us!

Thursday, 2 June 2022


 This term, the Year 7&8 extension class made visual texts using scratch (a coding programme) to share their understanding of a chosen Whakataukī/Māori proverb.

Check out some of their completed projects by clicking on their names!










Monday, 21 March 2022

Pōhutu: To make a splash

Our Whale Tail, Pōhutu is completed and currently living down at Te Oro in Glen Innes. Here are some videos to show the progress towards the completed tail. Thanks to Tāmaki Regeneration for sponsoring our tail! We have loved being part of this creative event!

Year 3 Photo Stories

Year 3 have been creating photo stories this term on their iPads using lego characters. They have been taking photos to tell a story. They have then learned how to edit their photos using the photos app on the iPad. Finally, they have recorded themselves telling their story. Here is a great example by Olivia in Room 21.

Kapai, Olivia! Keep up the awesome work!

Friday, 11 March 2022

Year 2 Photography

Wow! Check out these amazing photos taken by Aroha in year 2!! The year 2s have been taking photos of each other to show different emotions. Here are Aroha's photos of 'happy' and 'sad'. She edited the photos to match the emotions.

Aroha's photo of 'sad'. Her subject is Maisie-Lee.

Aroha's photo of 'happy'. Her subject is Ava Lee.

You can check out more of Aroha's photos on her blog. Please remember to leave her a comment!

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

We have a teleprompt!

Today was an exciting day for the PENN crew! We had a teleprompt arrive from Australia! Since covid has stopped us being able to film indoors, we have found it challenging to read from a script as we have to hold the laptop up above the camera. We had our first go filming today using the teleprompt, which reflects the script directly in front of the camera!

Here we were trying it out while the camera wasn't rolling. 

Lesson learned from today: The glass needs to be TOTALLY smudge-free before we begin filming to insure the image is clear and blemish free.

We look forward to having this as part of our set up from now on!

Monday, 21 February 2022

Whale Tales 2022

We have been fortunate enough to have had Tāmaki Regeneration sponsor us with a mini whale tail for the Whale Tales art trail!

In the first couple of weeks of term, classes from across the school participated by designing tails!

The Year 7 & 8 extension children then decided on their favourite designs. Ezekiel and Matelita, from year 7 & 8, had their designs chosen. 

Ezekiel and Matelita then combined their designs before pencilling the final design onto the sculpture!

Our tail is looking amazing! Ezekiel's and Matelita's next step is now to begin painting the tail.