Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Who am I? You may ask?

"Who am I? you may ask" is our movie about ourselves and our identity. It is about us and the things we want to be when we grow older. It is about the things that we are. It teaches us to embrace who we are and the things that make us special. 

We are leaders. We are confident. We are strong! 

We hope you enjoy our movie.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Make & Create the number 55

 For Maths, Quotients & Multipliers had to use colour to MAKE & CREATE the number 55. They also had to show and explain how they made 55. 

Ahasi - 5 rows of 10 and 1 row of 5 


Monday, 12 October 2020

100 numbers for Maths

 Today for Maths, we had a task - TO FIND 100 NUMBERS. 

We had to work in groups and we were given 2 minutes to find the numbers. We had to find the numbers in order (1,2,3,4..) and we had to take turns. 


The first time we did it, we didn't find many numbers. The second time we did it, each group got better. After this second time, Kymani found a paterrn - have a look at the pictures below. Can you see the pattern? We then got to do it a third time - and we were even better than the 2nd time.

From this activity we talked about what made us successful.

We all decided that we were successful because we 

- Worked together as a team. This meant that we were taking turns and listening to each other.

- Helped each other out. When it was 1 persons turn, we were all looking for the number to help them.

- Stayed focussed. We were doing the work that we had to do. No one was playing around or mucking about, we all were focussed on the learning. 

- Were patient with each other.

- Listened to each other. 

We will continue to work on these things during our learning time so that we successful! 

Monday, 28 September 2020

Term 3 Kiwisport

We have lots of fun during our kiwisport sessions. This term, it was SOCCER! 

Check out Bethany, Joshua, Brooke & Lance sharing their highlights and what they've learnt.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Home Learning - BAKING STYLE!

We did baking today on our 1pm google meet! It was very busy but also lots of fun. I think it was a bit stressful for the parents but that's okay - they got a yummy slice out of it at the end.

Check out the student blogs for their posts but enjoy this photo of us in the middle of our baking

Monday, 17 August 2020

Faiva's maths

Check out the awesome maths work Faiva is doing while we're at home! You can find more of his blog posts here FAIVA'S BLOG

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Ava-May; Workhouse Musician

 Part of our learning this term has been around identifying and using adjectives in writing. Ava-May has a description using adjectives for the writing task 'WORKHOUSE MUSICIAN'. 

How many adjectives can you find? 

One day this little boy he had no home so he found this place wear these people

used to live their and when they moved out he thought yeah I should move in here

because I have no home.

But he had no clothes so he said to himself maybe I can only wear these clothes

because I have no other clothes.

Then when he moved into the house he found this violin and he said may as well

practice violin cause that’s all will keep me occupied. So he found this bird when

he was looking for somewhere to live so he took care of him. He had to find food

everywhere for both of them. But until then they will do the exact same thing 

everyday always find food and take care of his pet bird. By Ava-May

Thursday, 30 July 2020

GTS Bike Track Opening

Today we had the GRAND OPENING for our BRAND NEW BIKE TRACK. They started working on the bike track when we came out of lock down. 

We had to meet in the hall and our Chair of our Board, Scott talked to us about cycling. He introduced Campbell Stewart to everyone. He is a NZ Champion in Cycling. Our Kapa Haka Group sung waiata as well. 
Once the ceremony was over and Matua T blessed our bike track, we got to go out onto the field. Some of us got selected to ride the bike track on some of the new bikes. Some people did wheelies and cool tricks on there. 

We're so lucky to have the bike track and the bikes that have been donated and stored at school. 

We are very lucky at GTS.