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Family Connect - Digital Program for community

Family Connect is a digital inclusion programme for people who have low or no education qualifications.  Only 10 hours to complete the program all in ONE WEEK.  Program is free; however, you will need to pay $50 for the Laptop you will receive after completing the program.Criteria for participants:·      Aged 16 years or over·...

A pong game

Use the mouse to control the tablet and dont let the ball touch the groundPress the green flag to start

Cultural Performance

 Last week the senior school students participated in different cultural group performances. Here are some pictures of my group, the Kapa Haka group performing....

Kapa Haka

Everyone was shaking but at the end of it all, it was outstanding!

Culture Performances

On November 3rd everyone performed in front of the whole school. Imagine everyone staring at you but still my group and I got it over with we had a fun day.

This was a very cool performance and it was very fun we even managed to success our number one goal smiling.

Indian performanceCheckout the Indian performance, everyone was nervous but when they started dancing it was like they were very confident and they weren't scared at all!...

Cultural Performances

Look at these photos of the Kapa Haka Group performing. We were all nervous and excited at the same time. ...

Culture Performance

Check out our Cook Island performance.  It was a very fun performance but our whole entire group was shaking with fear, but we managed to get over it....

Trek Trillion- Great morning

Well done to Taugaola Scanlan for being chosen to walk away with a bike at last weeks assembly. Keep up the great work :)Awesome breakfast for champions...

Waharoa Opening Videos

The porwhiri and the Waharoa explanation:Turn your sound right up because it was recorded on a phone :)

Waharoa Celebration Day

Today was one of the most interesting, memorable, and special days Leabank has had recently. We were treated to the opening of our special carving for our Waharoa, then the children had a hangi and then lastly all the senior school performed. Throughout the school were beautiful displays of art the students had worked hard on. Enjoy a few pictures from our day......

Tani and the stars

Here is one of our reading groups sharing a play that they have been practising. The sound quality isn't that great (As Miss Prentice video it on her phone) but enjoy our great acting skills.

Welcome back to term 4

This term is going to be a big and busy term!We started the term straight away into our Waharoa topic:Here are a few pictures of us starting to make some of our Maori creations...

Fitness is back on

FITNESS FOR ALL LEVELS WITH NOGIMONDAY'S & FRIDAY'S9.30AM - 10.30AMFREE FOR ALLBRING ALONG YOUR BABIES TOO.LEABANK SCHOOL HALL

Spying with a PERISCOPE

A great way to finish our topic - LIGHT AND COLOUR!We spent a couple of days this week to make our very own periscopes using paper tubes and mirrors....

Room 11 Red Card Recipients, Wk 10

Congratulations to our Red Card winners this week!👍Elijah AsafoFuataga MisiAnnaleise Brown-...

Jump Jam Fun!

Middle School children having a great start to their day by dancing to the song - Wairoa.

The spectacular Science fair

Well done Room 17You all did an amazing job and learnt so much from your science experiments.Very proud of you!...

SCIENCE BOARDS

Take a look at the senior school science boards that each of the senior school classes created. We think they did an AMAZING job. Great to see all the learning that the students achieved from carrying out their investigations. WELL DONE!!!...

SENIOR SCHOOL SCIENCE SHOW

"The Science Fair."by Oshea MohiPhotography by Mr Ekepati Welcome to the first ever Senior School Science Fair. Every old school, classy, funky project at the fair is overwhelming and the senior students are on top of the world...

Mikaere's School Poem

Come to schoolbecause school is coolYou can learn lots of cool things...And maybe even singAt school you can playbut not the whole dayYou can play with your friendsand you'll never want it to endTeacher are kindall the timeSo come to schoolbecause school is cool by Mikaere

racing car game

press the green button to start and the red button to stop use the left and right arrow key to turn and if you want to start the game press this page and then click allow the it will update flash.

Well Done Giya

We are very proud of Giya who competed in the Local Oratory Hindu Competition and she did very well represent Leabank School.We are so proud of your achievements and how you have come a long way in your confidence.

Exciting Science

Students are working on different science experiments and answering their big questions.There is science going on all over Room17 and each group is working on their science boards to share in week ten.Here are some sneak peaks about what has been happening in science this term:...

Spring Is Here!!Room nine is celebrating spring by planting some viola flowers, parsley and carrots. We hope they grow. Fingers crossed. We will post more pictures as they start sprouting.

Racing Car

Green button to start.
  • Red button to stop.Use left and right arrows to move.
  • If you want to start the game, Press the " This page " then click " Allow " at the corner and you
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Dancing Raisins

Initially some of the raisins sunk to the bottom.Air pockets on the surface of the raisins attracted the carbon dioxide gas in the liquid, which covered the surface of the raisins....

States of Matter Description

Recently a student named Jackson Atutahi has made a description called states of matter and I would like to show you it: There are three main types of matter which are solids, liquids and gases. They are states of matter because the are made of atoms, particles or molecules. They also occupy spaces, have volume and hold their shape differently.Solids have particles that are packed very tightly...

A Taste to Remember - Paraoa

Our First Aid Training with St John

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SoundWe made telephones with string and styrofoam cups. We were looking at how...

A pattern made by Chalin

Our St Johns visit!

Room 13 and Room 14 had a special visitor come in, to tell us all about how important it is to stay calm when making an emergency phone call....

Ka waani ke korua!

Good work, never goes unnoticed, Ka pai korua!!

Reflection

Today we looked at how our top half of our body reflects in the mirror. We sketched a drawing of ourselves and made sure we tried to get the lighting right on our faces, by using shading it in different tones.

Fractions anybody.

Can anybody guess what this group was doing........??? anyone........nobody....... Yes, that's right they were trying to find halves by using objects around the classroom and a strip of tape....

Our magnetic experiments

We were wanting to find out how many paper clips could stick to a magnet, this was our result :)

Baggie Ice Cream

We are learning that matter experiences physical change when cooled.After all the shaking it looked like it had been snowing❆...

CHOICE KIDS LUNCHES

A huge thank you to Choice Kids for proving 50 free lunch box meals to the students at our school. The students absolutely loved them and thought the food was delicious!...

Leabank Cross Country 2017

Heartiest Congratulations to our winners Year 4 GirlsFirst Place - Hunny HonaSecond Place -...

Student of the Month

Well done to Zion and Brooke for getting nominated for student of the month.Well done to Brooke for winning Best Girl in the senior syndicate!She has shown great improvement in her leadership skills and has been a great example to others in the classroom. She was also very brave and was the MC for our last caught being good assembly (Where she was dressed as a banana).Well done Brooke we are...

Walking Water

Walking Water Science ExperimentItems Needed:Two glasses of equal heightWaterFood Coloring (optional)Paper TowelInstructionsPlace the two empty glasses close together. Pour water into one of the glasses until it is halfway full.Add a few drops of food coloring into the water.Stir the food coloring until the water is all one color.Grab a strip of paper towel that is about 2-4 cms wide. Place...

Why are they smiling?

These two  Senior School children have held onto these two trophies since the beginning of Term 3 for 6 weeks running. Our next goal as a class is to get all 3 recognitions (Best Senior School Boy, Best Senior School Girl and Best...

Science in a Van

On Tuesday the 22nd of August the senior school were very lucky to have the science in a van visit us and demonstrate some amazing States of Matter Science.Here are some photo's of our amazing day:...

H.O.P.E FREE DIABETES PROGRAMEmpowering families to live a healthier lifestyleHOPE is a family based diabetes prevention programme aim to bring families together to learn about healthy food...

Talking Trash

RED BINS     RECYCLING      WASTE MANAGEMENTWHAT TO DO...COME AND FIND OUT WHAT GOES IN THE RED BIN AND HOW TO MANAGE YOUR RUBBISH AT HOME.WED 30TH AUGFROM 9.30AMLEABANK SCHOOLContact Julie Segi, Leabank Community Liaison Officer at the School.                  

WINZ CASE MANAGER ONSITETHURSDAY 25th AUGUST10AM -11AM (monthly)LEABANK COMMUNITY CENTRE“Ask questions about any concerns regarding benefits and changes with MSD.  I am here to give advice and how you can access what you may need to do with Work and Income. I am not able to look into individual cases but can advise clients on what they need to do”

Helping out with the BBQ during the Cross Country with one of our parents.

Wacky Hair and Loud Shirt Day!

On Friday the 18th of August our school had a Wacky Hair and Loud Shirt day!  We had this day to support the wonderful work that KidsCan does in New Zealand schools including Leabank School!  Check out some of the 'Wacky hair do's'!...

Vibrations!

During our sound topic we have been learning how vibrations create sound!  We discussed vibrations and we did an experiment where we made water move by creating a vibration by jumping in our classroom.  The students were able to observe the water moving as the vibration of them jumping went through the floor and into the dish holding the water....

Cornflour Slime

Messy FunWhat acts like a solid, but also a liquid?A non-Newtonian liquid!...

Mentos and Coke

If you haven't tried putting a mentos lolly into a bottle of coke you will know it has an awesome reaction.We thought we would create a fair test using different types of coke to see if they all had the same reactions.We tried diet coke, classic coke, and no sugar coke.We found out that the best reaction happened with the no sugar coke, the geyser created went the highest, the second was the diet...

Science this week

Understanding Viscosity This week we learnt about viscosity. It is commonly perceived as "thickness", or resistance to pouring. Viscosity describes a fluid's internal resistance to flow and may be thought of as a measure of fluid friction. Thus, water is "thin", having a low viscosity, while vegetable oil is "thick" having a high viscosity. We completed two experiments to...

Cross Country

We ran through the cold, wet and sunshine. Through the mud and the hard ground. We ran our best and we didn't give up! Most of us gave it a go even if we don't like running. Some of our super fast runners will be entering the interschool competition!WELL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO RAN!...

Cross Country Day!

Well the big day arrived this week!  We have been practising for our school cross country day since last term.  Unfortunately, the weather was not the best but we had lots of fun and there were still lots of parents to see the students try their best!...

Listening to quiet sounds!

Room 3 discussed quiet and loud sounds that we hear in our school, our homes and our communities.  There were lots of them!  We talked about how hard it was to hear quiet sounds sometimes.  Room 3 did an experiment where we had to try very hard to practise listening to quiet sounds like the ticking of a clock!  We tried using lots of different sizes of tubes to listen!...

Last terms painted fish

Kuhe symmetrical creation http://leabank7.blogspot.com/2017/08/kuhe-symmetrical-creation.html

Kuhe's symmetrical creation

The NED Show!

This week we had a visit from the NED show!  The NED show is a programme that travels around New Zealand schools promoting positive messages around learning and relationships at school.  The students were very excited to see the programme and became big supporters of what NED stands for!                           ...

Term 3 Update

Three weeks into the term and Room 18 have been working very hard. We are studying 'states of matter' for our topic. There are three main states of matter and they are solid, liquid and gas. We have been developing questions about states of matter so that we can conduct experiments and then discuss our findings. Look at all of the science our little scientists have been engaging in!!...

Soda Floats

Science can be fun and delicious!Can you see the 3 states of matter?...

The Ned Show

Today we were very lucky to have the NED show visit us at school.We had the very entertaining Hayley from California perform with a very important message.How to be a CHAMPION in life and at school.N- Never give upE- Encourage othersD- Do your best....

WELCOME BACK TO TERM 3 I hope you all had a great holiday with lots of reading, practising basic facts, some story writing and of course some well deserved rest. This term we are learning about the wonders of sound. How sound is made, how we can hear sound and how we can make sounds.We also have cross country coming up and the children have been training hard for that as well. Looking...

Big Ears!

Room 3 discussed some different ways that we could make sounds louder.  We wondered if we could hear sound better if our ears were bigger.  We decided to try this idea out by making bigger ears!...

Narrative Writing

We all had so much fun exploring NARRATIVE writing this week. Stay tuned for more...The Old Rusty LadyOnce upon a time, there lived an old lady called Granny Groggin and she had grey hair and white skin.Granny Groggin lived in a rusty house and it had spiders in it that crawled around the chair, crept into the cracks and climbed up the walls.Granny Groggin loved having spiders on her body. Flies...

Welcome to Term 3

In Term 3, we're learning about the "States of Matter"

At the Zoo

Where did you get the Ice Cream from?

Our Day at the Zoo

Where would you see this hand sign?

Making sound louder!

We started off our sound topic by learning how we can 'amplify' sound, or make it louder.  We made cones where we discovered we could use them to make our voices louder when we spoke into them.  We also found out that we could make the sounds that we hear louder by listening through the cones too!...

Here is the work we have been doing on the 5 senses

Term 3 is upon us already. Where is the year going? Thank you to all those parents who came and saw me at parent interviews.  This term we are going to be learning about sound.

Welcome back to Term 3!

This term we will be learning about Sound!  We will be doing lots of science experiments and work around this topic!

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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    • Learn skills to support a person with a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis.
 •    Learn a five step action plan to support a person until the crisis settles or professional support is received Wh...

SAVANNAH SUNSET

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MATARIKI STARS - Zentangle Art

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Room 11 Celebrating MATARIKI...

“Whakarongo ake au ki te tangi a te manu e rere nei, Tui, tui, tui TuiaTuia i runga, tuia i raroMaranga mai  MatarikiNga Whetu Kanapanapa i te rangi hei tohu o te tau hou MaoriNau mai, Haere mai.” He Honore...

Holiday Assignment!

APOLOGIES!!Kia Ora parents,My sincerest apologies, I have been trying to log into Harpara for their holiday assignments however it won't allow me to log in. For that, I won't be able to set anything up until this is sorted. They are able to type up their holidays and insert a picture and send it to me through email. This will go towards their learning curriculum folder in their drive.I hope you...

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations Miss Ansin on becoming fully certificated!We are super proud of you!...

Senior School Spelling Bee

After weeks of learning and revising lists of new and interesting words, 3 students from each class participated in Leabank's first ever Spelling Bee.  Tension was high, nerves were frayed...and that was just Mrs Kung!  Imagine how the competitors were feeling.  Everyone did a superb job but in the end Marri-Anne, Ivarnika and TJ took out first place in each of their divisions....

BEST CLASS ATTENDANCE AWARD

Very proud of my class and how hard they have worked this term.They took out the TOP Attendance award at caught being good assembly this term, with 90% attendance.

MOTAT Writing

Our trip to MOTAT inspired some great writing...MOTATIt was the day of Motat, it was finally here after weeks of waiting. The hall was bulging with excitement as we talked and waited for the bus to come. Group 1 which was  room 17 lead us to a giant, blue and red bus with silver ferns on it, as we boarded the bus Miss Prentice did a count. Soon after we were on the road talking and laughing...

MOTAT TRIP

In term 2 we learned all about simple machines. As a part of our learning, we went to the MOTAT Museum to explore simple machines. Here are a few pictures from our trip...

Friendship Club - Middles

Today was our first day having the Middle School in for Friendship club on their own.Next term we will have a different day for each syndicate so that everyone has a good time together during Friendship club.

We introduce to you our SCRUMPTIOUS Matariki cookies.

We were trying to shape our cookies.Some of us had paper...

Room 18's Learning Reflections

A big part of being a learner is knowing what we have achieved and what our next steps are in our learning. Please have a look at how well Room 18 have reflected on their learning for this term.

Vase Painting...

Healthy Sandwich Day...

Phase 1 of our Matariki cookies :)

Add Sugar and butter togetherAdd 2 large eggs and Vanilla...

Our Vector Energy visit

  1. This is the start to our year

Get your Licence quick.

LETS GET LEGAL NZ. FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR LICENCE. Aimed at Pacific Islanders and Maori living in South Auckland.  Download the App for getting your Restricted Licence on the first go guaranteed!WWW....

A video of the Volcano Experience

Room 8's Exploding Volcanic Experience.

Clink on the link below to watch a video of room 8's volcanic eruption.  The students had been reading, writing and learning about volcanoes and had lots of fun constructing their very own volcano. The students then recreated a real life lava eruption using white vinegar and baking soda.Have a look at one volcano erupting!...

Wow it was great to see the science class presentation of a volcano eruption.  Well done class!  Thank you for the invitation Te Hira and Joshua.

Exploring Static Electricity

Welcome Miss Dinkha to Room 9We have been very fortunate to have the lovely Miss Dinkha in our class for the last two weeks. She is a student teacher and has been an awesome help to all of us. She has listened to us read, helped us with our maths and even took part in a play we did. Sadly she will be going back to university on Friday the 23rd. But we have our fingers crossed that she...

Happy bunch of ladies and their tutor Mrs Val Pora

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COMPUTERS IN HOMES GRADUATES FOR 2017.WELL DONE LADIES!

This is a killer story- You need to highlight the black part to reveal the story!

THE HAUNTEDOnce upon a time, there was three kids, their name was Syrai the girly girl, Zaccy the cool guy, and me the nerd and the villain is Miss Diet as Miss Smith. We lived next to a house that turns into a haunted house when the moon is red. Who lived there,- you ask?, it was our villain, Miss Diet. She never comes out of her house.One day a mail man stepped on her lawn, he disappeared. No...

Friendship Club today with the Junior students.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB IS BACK

Friendship club will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's during Break 1 in the hall.Junior students will be on Tuesday's and the Seniors and Middles Students will be on Thursday.Starting after eating time and finishes 5mins before the...

WINZ Onsite

WINZ CASE MANAGER ONSITETHURSDAY 22nd JUNE10AM -11AM (monthly)LEABANK COMMUNITY CENTRE“Ask questions about any concerns regarding benefits and changes with MSD.  I am here to give advice and how you can access what you may need to do with Work and Income. I am not able to look into individual cases but can advise clients on what they need to do”

Building Cars

In room 17 we have been learning about how a wheel and axle works by making toy cars, we first made a simple car from a peg, 4 bottle lids and a skewer straw axle. Then we did the B.A.R thinking key, which means; Bigger, Adding and Replace and we replaced the peg with a bottle, and hot glued the peg to the axle. By doing this we were able to make the car bigger and more stable, it also meant that...

Stars of Week 5

Christopher, Francene and Harmony (and Adam*absent*) were nominated by their classmates for being role models in their learning. Here are some of the comments I heard the students say about their Stars of Week 5: "Christopher is onto it", "Francene always has neat work in her books", Harmony is a good girl and she always gets the lunches and she does a good job" and "Adam was trying hard and...

Our Samoan Inspired Art

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Week 6 Complex Machines: The Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer

On Tuesday, we experimented with a complex machine: an apple peeler, corer, slicer. What type of simple machines do you think this neat kitchen tool is made out of?

Simple Machines Experiment: Inclined planes

In Room 18 we are studying Simple Machines and how they make work easier. We decided to conduct an experiment using a simple machine: an inclined plane. Our question was: If we change the height of our inclined plane, how does that affect the distance our toy car travels?...

Salote's Cupcake

Thank you for my lovely cupcake from Dad's birthday party Salote. I take it Dad likes to play rugby? I wonder how I could tell?

Caught Being Good Superstar Week 5

At our last assembly we were pleased to award Joy-C with a Caught Being Good award. Joy-C has improved a lot in completing her homework because she knows this will help with her learning.

Road Safety Poster Competition 2017

Congratulations to our Amy who won first prize in the Road Safety poster competition. Amy had to design a poster that would highlight the importance of road safety and her theme was 'use the zebra lines to cross the road'. Amy won some great prizes and her poster will be used to remind our students to keep safe when they are near or on the road. Well Done Amy, you are a spectacular artist!...

Room 14 Amazing stories

At the ZooOn Friday the 14thn of May the middle school went to the zoo. Our topic was animals. First, we got on the bus and then we went to the zoo. We saw lots of animals. I saw a big  Tiger and a  Giraffe.  It was fun at the zoo I was in Miss Smith's group. At the zoo, we sat down. Frazer and John talked to us about the animals and at the end of the day, we got ready to go back...

Samoan Koko Alaisa and Chopsoi

Our class (Rm 21) made koko alaisa and chop suey on Friday for Samoan...

Samoan Language Week

Our class has been making koko alaisa and sapasui for Samoa language week. They were so delicious. When we ate the sapasui I loved the chicken the most but I only had one piece of chicken.We ate it with bread which made it taste even...

Samoan Treats

What better way to celebrate Samoan culture.  The students enjoy delicious sapasui and koko alaisa.  Click the link to make some yourself....

SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK CELEBRATED AT THE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY.SAMOAN GROUP SINGING THE SAMOAN NATIONAL ANTHEM WITH SOME OF OUR PARENTS.

Student of the Week

Well done to Miriata Fonoti for receiving an award for being the student of the week in the senior school.She received her award for always being quiet and getting on with her work.YOUR A STAR!!!

We grew a sandwichLast Friday we picked the veges from our garden and made delicious healthy sandwiches.We had chicken luncheon, carrots, kale, radishes, capsicum and silverbeet in them. Mrs Warrington helped us pick and wash the veges and Whaea Julianna helped us to put the sandwiches together. They were delicious!!! Vegetables always taste so much better when you grow...

SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEKIS ALMOST COMING TO AN END..THEME: Vaiaso o le Gagana Sāmoa – Sāmoan Language week starting 28th of May through to 3rd of June 2017.The Sāmoan language is the third most commonly spoken language in New Zealand, immediately...

Talofa Lava everyone! Welcome to Room 14's blog!

We were practicing our "make someone laugh pose"

Soccer skills with Kieren, week 2

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WELCOME BACK!!!!!

Kia ora, Malo e lelei. Talofa, Bula Vinaka,Hello and welcome back to room 9. This is our first post for 2017 and we hope to bring you many more stories about us and what we've been up to at our awesome school Leabank!!!Here's a few tips for helping your children get through the cold weather:1. Please make sure they come to school with a sweatshirt and shoes. It's getting pretty cold now and lots...

More science

We had a small class today since a group of children were away at the inter school rugby.Since we had a small class we decided to have fun with levers and made mini catapults and then experimented with different ways to make them go further.Here are some pictures of our catapults:...

Coding with Scratch

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Football Skills

Room 11 is learning football skills from Auckland Football Federation coach Kieren at school...

Swimming Term1

Term 1 Highlights

Fun with Measurement

Trip to Auckland Zoo

Even rain could not stop us from having an amazing day at the ZOO!

Science this week

This week we have been learning about simple machines:We have learnt so far that there are 6 different types of simple machines-Screws, Levers, Wheels and Axles, Pulleys, Incline planes, and Wedges.Today we were learning how to complete a fair test....

Our art

A few photos of our art from last term

Welcome back! Term 2 2017

This term we have a very busy term ahead with lots of events:Here are a few:-Travelwise- Road safety week in Week 2 (For all information about this check out the travelwise blog http://leabanktravelwise.blogspot.co.nz/ )-Spelling Bee challenge- Words will be posted soon-Inter school Rugby (week 4)  and soccer (week 3) (for some students only)-Science Road show trip (for some students...

  COMPUTERS IN HOMES PROGRAMWE HAVE A 5 WEEK CLASS STARTING MAY 2. TUES & WED 5.30-7.30PMREGISTER NOW!!SPACES LIMITEDCRITERIA: - PARENT HAS NO COMPUTER/LAPTOP USE AT HOME FOR THE FAMILY.- PARENT HAS SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN (ANY SCHOOL FROM PRIMARY TO HIGH SCHOOL) REGISTER WITH:Julie Segi, Community Liaison Officer, Leabank School. Phone or leave a message (09...

100% Attendance!!!

Congratulations to the following students who achieved 100% attendance in term One!...

Cut Above Academy Hair Models

What a great day to get our Hair done.Thank you to Cut Above Academy!!...

Zoo Trip Writing

Zoo dayAhhhhhhh…….the fresh wind blew on me, it was so hot in the long boring bus ride to the auckland zoo.At the gate John, Frazer and Kirsty were standing with big bulging uniform that said zoo educator. They walked us along the rocky entrance, the first thing we could see was the tigers and lions.We were walking with the other senior school classes to our meeting place where we discussed what...

Duffy Role Model Assembly

      Thank you to our Duffy Role Model "Michel" for visting the students and staff at Leabank.

Our good friend Geoff from Work and Income Manurewa will be here once a month to answer any questions you may have regarding WINZ so come in to the Community Centre and see him.  He will be here every last Thursday of the month from 10am-12pm....

WINZ CASE MANAGER ONSITETHUR 30th MARCH10AM -11AM (monthly)Located in the LEABANK COMMUNITY CENTRE“Ask questions about any concerns regarding benefits and changes with MSD.  I am here to give advice and how you can access what you may need to do...

H.O.P.E Diabetes prevention program for our school families

Great turn out and awesome meals for our families.  Thank you Diabetes NZ. Look forward to this weeks program.

2017 Leabank Young Leaders

Congratulations to the lucky year 6 students who were selected to be 2017 Young Leaders. We are sure you will make us proud, be wonderful role models and will continue to demonstrate ladership potential qualities. Our 2017 Young Leaders:...

St Patrick's Day Bake Sale

On Friday the 17th March the senior school baked some St Patrick's Day treats to sell as part of a school fundraiser for camp this year. The senior school were able to fundraise $834.40. What a great effort by everyone. Well done....

Life Jacket Skills

The students at Leabank Primary School have been learning how to use the life jackets as part of our school aquatic programme. Each year people drown in NZ waters that may have been saved if they had been wearing a life jacket. The students have been learning how to put the correct size jacket on correctly and how to stay afloat either on their own or with others while wearing the life jackets....

Welcome to Room 18's online website for 2017

Kia Ora tatou katoa to all of my new students of 2017 and their families. I am looking forward to supporting you all to reach your full potential this year. Remember 'the sky is the limit'. Please note that there are tabs for reading, writing and maths above which direct you to student work. Nga mihi.

School Athletics Day.

On Thursday the 3rd November the Junior and Senior school students were involved in a range of fun Althletic events. The students got to participate in shot put, high jump, bean bag races, frisbee throwing contests as well as running and relay races.The students all expressed how exhausted they were after the fun day....

Ralph the Reindeer

Today we presented our Christmas Musical to a selected audience of some students, staff and whanau. Have a watch and let us know what you think of it.Afterwards, some whanau came back to class to join us for lunch....

Year 2 Teacher Graduation

Congratulations to our newly registered teacher Skylah Smith. ☺Mrs Pillay Skylah's Tutor Teacher...

SKids Shared Lunch

Thank you so much SKids for our YUMMY shared lunch! The staff appreciated it very much and so did their stomach.On behalf of all the staff at Leabank, senior management would like to wish you a safe and very Merry Christmas!...

Weetbix Kids Tryathlon.

Congratulations to all the students who participated and represented our school at the 2016 Kids Weetbix Tryathlon!You are all amazing athletes and we are super proud of you!...

Jump Rope for Heart

Last week we had Jump Rope for Heart. The weather was gorgeous and everyone had a fantastic time skipping as well as some other fun activities. We were lucky enough to get to spend the whole day with Room 5....

Jump Rope

We had a great day today for Jump Rope for Heart. The sun was shining, the sausage sizzle was delicious and our ice blocks were the best. Thanks to Miss Pasirio for organising a great day. We look forward to next years event.

Friday's Assembly

At our assembly on Friday some people in our class were lucky to receive some awards. Ruby and Taytum both received their Silver Librarian Award and Dontaye received the Skoolbo trophy for answering over 10,000 answers on Skoolbo. Maui also got an award, he got the Caught Being Good certificate, but unfortunately he wasn't in the room when we took the photo. Well done to these people, and sorry...

Athletics

After two failed attempts (spring weather is so unpredictable!), we finally managed to have our Athletics Day on Thursday 10 November. It was a hot day but our class was on their best behaviour. Everyone got to compete in a field event and a track event. The day ended with the inter-class relay. Room 13 WON the Year 4 race! Well done to our great representatives: Moana, Sarai, Horouta and Elijah...

The Science FairThere were two children chosen from each class to go to the science fair at Green Meadows.This is a link to the slide from our visit to Green Meadows Intermediate. I hope you enjoy...

                                                                       GIANT KILLER...

“Giant Killer - A great role model”

This photo was at our whole school Duffy assembly. Room 16 took a photo with our  visitor a.k.a “Giant Killer”(rapper) and he created a rap with us. The rapper wanted to rape about something, so he asked for help from everyone. Everyone in the assembly chose green for the colour, orange juice for the drink and the food someone shouted  Nachos! He made a beat for everyone to say before...

Maths in Room 6

We love doing Maths in Room 6. Come and look at us!...

Athletics Day

Races, Throwing, Skipping, Jumping!The children in Room 5 had an exciting sunny day on Thursday 3rd November, 2016. During the first block we participated in a series of fun activities based on athletic skills. Then we competed in running races. We are learning to hand over batons in a relay race just like they do in the Olympics! Special mention to:...

Inter-School Cross Country.

Well done and congratulations to all the Leabank Primary School students who represented our school at the Manurewa Inter School Cross Country Day. It was fantastic to hear how well you all raced and how you were commended once again for your outstanding behaviour!...

Senior School Orienteering at Totara Park

 As part of the senior school maths unit on position and orientation the students visited Totara Park to participate in some fun orienteering activities. The children had lots of fun and we did not lose anyone which was a bonus ;-)...

Manukau Sports

Athletics SkillsOn Tuesday mornings we learn athletics skills like long jump, racing, and throwing. Our sessions with the Manukau Sports Team run for about 20 minutes. We are always puffed at the end! But we love it because we are moving with lots of energy and learning some important PE skills....

Pasifika Concert

At the end of last term we dressed up and performed for our parents. We sang and danced. It was great fun! Here are a few pictures of us....

Shapes Sorting

We are learning to sort shapes into groupsIn Room 5 we are starting to name different shapes:

  • Circle
  • Oval
  • Square
  • Diamond
  • Pentagon
  • Hexagon
  • Rectangle
We are also learning to put shapes in groups based on things like:
  • How many corners or sides shapes have
  • The type of shape it is.
Here's some photos to show you...

Fizzing Lemonade Take two

We tried it again and this time success! The key was lots more flavour and lots more sugar because the last lot was so kawa. This time it was delicious. We even got bubbles just like coke.

Boat Making

This week we have been making boats. We had to make a plan, and then make it and modify it until it would float. We had to help each other be successful....

Fizzing, Bubbling, Sherbet

We made sherbet as part of our topic today. It was very cool. The citric acid and bi-carbonate mix together with the saliva in our mouths to make a fizzy chemical reaction. We thought it was delicious, bubbly, fizzy, sour, soft, yummy and delicious. We took some photos of it fizzing in water and in our mouths. It's such a cool thing to make I'm going to make it at home....

We tried to make fizzing lemonade and it was not good. Everyone said it had no taste. So we're going to try again next week. That's science for you though isn't it. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't. Adjust your ingredients or method and try again.

Years 1, 2 and 3 Pasifika ConcertRoom 11 was part of the Years 1-3 Pasifika concert in term three. We had to learn a variety of songs and dance movements. Room 11 also made their own leis by dying cartridge paper and cutting out the flowers and leaves. We had to curl the flowers and tape them together and then thread the flowers and leaves onto a piece of green wool. It was quite challenging for...

Shake, Shake, Shake

Our topic this term is kitchen chemistry so today we made butter. It was so easy. Just pour cream into a container or jar and shake, shake, shake it up until it turns into butter. Here's a few photos of us shaking it up and eating bread spread with our delicious creamy butter. Keep an eye out for our next post on fizzing lemonade. Yummy can't wait!!...

Welcome back room 9!!!I hope you had an awesome holiday and are ready to do some really cool stuff this term. Here are some photos from our Junior Pasifika concert that we had last term. Don't we look awesome?...

Pacific Islands

Check out some of our comparison charts on Pacific Countries that we have been studying. We created them using  google slides.Savana ...

Pasifika - Artwork

During the second half of term 3, Room 12 were studying 'Pasifika' or 'The Pacific Islands'.  We learnt a lot about our pacific neighbours and lots of our students were able to share their own knowledge as many of Room 12 and their families come...

The Olympics - The Rings

As part of our topic study on the Olympic games, Room 12 had to find out the meaning of the 'Olympic Rings'.  We used our reading skills to figure out key words to search online during our ICT time to get the information that we needed.  Once we had this, we were able to write stories about the origin and meaning of the rings to go with our artwork! ...

The Olympics - Let the games begin!

After our very successful opening ceremony, the games began!  We had some very fun events to compete in as you can see in our photographs!...

The Olympics - Opening Ceremony

For the first part of Term 3, Room 12 were studying the Olympics.  We decided that the best way to learn about the Olympics was to hold our own 'Room 12 mini Olympics'.  It is not an Olympics without an opening ceremony so here is what that looked like. ...

Coding

During Term 3 we were learning how to code using a program called Scratch. Everyone learnt lots of skills that helped them make their first ever computer game. In Term 4, we will be learning more skills (both problem solving skills and computer programming skills) and will be able to do more complex things. In the meantime, here is a small sample of the games we made. Feel free to have a play...

Caught Being Good Assembly Awards

Congratulations to the following children who were recipients of our Duffy Caught Being Good award for their class.     Room 2- Jayden Rawiri­ Hansen, Room 3- Rastaneeah Halafihi, Room 4- Tiraha Fifita, Room 5-  Rayrangi Tuhi Davis, Room 6- ...

Pasifika Assembly

As part of our school topic 'Pasifika" students and teachers got to share some of the performances that they had been learning and practising in class. We are extremely proud of all the wonderful performances and enjoyed watching them. Thank you room 3, room 16 and room 18....

What A Gardener!

At the end of last term, everyone planted some radish seeds and took them home to look after them. Morehu brought his back to school today to show us how he did! TU MEKE MOREHU!

Pasifika Study

This term we have been looking at the Pacific Island countries represented at our school. We conducted research and we also did some practical tasks. We created our own design for a tapa cloth, made a mobile of greetings from different countries and also made lolly leis....

Pasifika Concert.Room 9 is looking forward to the years 1 to 3 Pasifika concert on Thursday the 22nd of September. We are busy this week making leis and practicing our songs. Hope to see you there!!!

Room 4's Pattern's with Sticks

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The Minstrel Show

On Friday the 2nd of September, Mr and Mrs Minstrel came to our school. They had a very special message about fishing. Emersyn wrote about the show and we would like to share it with everyone.

THIS IS FRANCIS WHO CAME FROM TONGA AND THIS IS A BOOK THAT HE WROTE. I AM IN ROOM 16I am...

Kia orana!This week we had two lovely ladies come in and show us how to wear a pareu. The pareu were very beautiful. Such beautiful bright colours and vibrant patterns. Thank you ladies.

Olympics Prints

This term we have been doing some print making. The children first had to copy one of the Olympic pictographs and make it into a cardboard block - in reverse. Most children got to use two different colours (all the colours used are from the Olympic Rings). We think they are pretty cool, how about you?...

MY INSPIRATION

My name is Feofaaki and my recent inspiration or role model has to be Eliza McCartney (New Zealander Pole Vaulter). She has achieved many of her goals at a young age of 19 and she has achieved a lot more goals than me.Eliza just recently fulfill her goal in the Olympics by receiving a bronze medal, she is the youngest...

PoetryWe interpreted our poem  about the Green Giant by listening carefully to each sentence  then we drew our own Giants. They all look so good.             ...

BUDDY READING

Israel (Room 16) reading to our buddy class (Room 11) 

Cross Country

The sun came out for us on Friday 19th August (2016)for our Leabank School cross country races.Room 5 ran the Year 1 races and cheered their school mates on during the other races.Well done to everyone that participated!Special mention to the children in Room 5 who achieved the following placings:...

WELCOME TO ROOM 9

Within the last three weeks we have had three new additions to our class. C'zin, Te Rangituatea and Samantha. We would like to welcome them and hope that they enjoy Leabank as much as we do.C'zin...

Algebra in Room 10

We have been learning about patterns. We can copy, continue and show repeating patterns using colour, shape and other elements....

Room 4's Olympic Flags

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Our Art

Maui and the sun.We had to learn how to do pencil sketches using the paper effectively and making the drawing as bold as possible with a vivid.  We enjoyed adding detail to the picture. It really looks good displayed in our classroom....

Feed The Need

We are very grateful for the food we received through Feed the Need.As this initiative is now over for the year we have been writing thank you notes to show our gratitude. In class we used our alphabet and word cards to sound out new words like 'lunch', 'burrito', and 'yummy'. We had teacher help to copy down words like 'thank you'. We are continuing to learn to use finger spaces between our...

Feed The Need

Today was the last day of Feed The Need lunches. We had butternut and bacon soup today and it was delicious! We all enjoyed it. Thank you very much for bring us all the lovely food over the last few months....

Patterns in MathsCheck out the latest Algebra learning that we've achieved in Room 5.We have been pushing ourselves further with understanding and talking about patterns in our classroom.We are looking at trickier patterns, and beginning to explain...

Cross Country Fun Day

All staff at Leabank Primary would like to thank all the amazing mums, dads, caregivers, uncles, aunties, grandparents, siblings, cousins and aiga/whanau for attending our 2016 whole school cross country.Thank you to all the amazing students who ran, raced and had so much fun on the day. You tamariki are awesome....

Olympic Games Bake day

Look at all the delicous food the senior school baked as an Olympic Day Bake off. All baked treats were such a hit that most of the treats had sold out to the junior and middle school students before our senior school students even had a chance to taste their own baked goods....

Cross Country

Today was the school cross country. It was awesome but it was a tough course. We had to run around the school field, then go out of the gate and go around Mountfort Park. We then returned to school to do another lap of the school field.  Sarai thought that it was fun. Eirene said the course was rough. Ruby thought it was challenging. Sale felt sweaty afterwards. Marlah said that it was hard...

TessellationsStudents from Room 11 created stunning tessellations using pastels. After selecting four colours to use, they carefully coloured in the template, continuing the pattern until they finished. Tessellation Artwork by...

Maths - Algebra

This term we have been learning about patterning in maths. We can make colour patterns, shape patterns and even patterns with our bodies. Here are an example of some of our patterns. We are pretty good.Girl, girl, boy, boy, girl girl boy, boy...

Maths in Room 6

We are making patterns in our maths.Kuhe and Layton have made a pattern using uni blocks.Cayleb has...

Feed the Need

We are really enjoying having hot lunches from Feed The Need on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have had delicious burritos, nachos, butter chicken, soups and stews. Here are some pictures of us enjoying our lunch.Teki, Wiremu and Tyson enjoying...

Maths in Room 5

We are learning to recognise, describe, carry on, and create patterns. This helps us prepare for algebra in maths....

Olympic Bake Sale!!!

Looking forward to the Olympic bake sale on Thursday. Don't forget to bring your money to get something delicious mmmmmm.

Break Time Activities

During the breaks at school the students can visit room 20 and participate in a range of activities organised for them. Here is just a few photos of some of the students having fun....

Matariki Stars

Swimming lesson at St Cuthbert's School

St Cuthbert's college offered us a free Swimming lesson organised by a group of Students. The programme  was called Float.  Thanks for the lesson and the yummy food provided for all of us!...

Feed The Need

A tasty lunch had by all the children provided by Feed The Need. ...

Hip Hop Dance Instuctor- MAYO.

At our last Caught Being Good assembly we were lucky enough to have a special visitor attend "Seantum Rapana….. AKA Mayo!"Mayo worked until recently at Countdown supermarket in Pukekohe. He is now a dance instructor and choreographer at Groovit dance school, the school where he started his training in 2011.He takes classes of 8-16 year olds, and teaches hip hop, popping and locking and robotics....

Rice Crackle Slice

 At the end of term 2 Whaea Hoki did some baking with her ESOL students.  The students enjoyed baking the crackle slice as much as they enjoyed eating it....

Maori Language Week

 As part of  Maori Language week Room 14 made yummy fried bread with Miss Smith and Whaea Hoki.  The students said that the fried bread tasted just like normal bread you buy from the shop. They all agreed that eating the bread was the best part!...

Swimming at St Cuthbert's School

Today we (the Year 4s) were very lucky to take part in a special programme being run by a group of girls from St Cuthbert's School. They have set up a company called Float and their aim is to teach children about safety at the beach and basic swimming skills that can save their lives. They also gave us some yummy snacks and a pack of goodies to take away. Thanks Float - it was AMAZING!...

Matariki Assembly Photos

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Matariki

Welcome to our first post!It has been an exciting term in Room 5.In the past couple of weeks we have focused on Matariki during our topic lessons.We enjoyed creating seven-stars-inspired pieces of art using cool-coloured dyes for the backgrounds, and...

Parent Teacher Interview Survival Kits

The senior management at Leabank School decided that since the wonderful teachers would be staying very late (well they always stay late) but staying later than normal, that they would put together a Parent Teacher Interview Survival Kit to help the teachers get through the afternoon and evening....

Computers in Homes Graduation.Leabank students' and staff would like to congratulate all our computer in homes graduates! computers in homes provide training, technical support, computers and home internet to students’ families. having a computer and the internet at home means students can build on what they learn at school and research homeworkwe hope your new computer skills and...

Tread Lightly Caravan

Great afternoon was had by room 15 learning about looking after our environment....

Tread Lightly Caravan

Yesterday, we went to visit the Tread Lightly Caravan to learn about different things we can do to reduce our use of natural resources and ways that we can save money too!...

Feed the Need

Last week we were lucky enough to resume the Feed the Need programme for 2016. We will be getting a hot meal every Tuesday and Thursday until August. We are so lucky! The food is delicious!...

Friendship ClubEvery Tuesday and Thursday we have a group of students who make a mad dash over to the hall during break 2.  Our school SWIS worker has a huge range of exciting board games for the students to play together.All students are encouraged to show friendship and care towards one another. This makes their breaks much more enjoyable and they get to make new friends at the same time!...

Egg-citing Times!

This week we have been looking after eggs as part of the Keeping Ourselves Programme. Congratulations Horouta, Robin, Josephine and Morehu - you were the only ones whose "babies" managed to survive the entire week. You are going to...

Tennis Sessions

We have enjoyed our tennis sessions this term!!

Our first Post!

The Worlds Largest School Wet, Bubble & SlideDo you know the length of the longest wet, bubble and slide in the world? If you travel to Manurewa on a really hot sunny day, you will find a school (Leabank Primary School) that believes that they...

Tennis Lessons

This week we started to have tennis lessons with Daniel from Counties Manukau Sport.  We will be doing this until the end of May.  Everyone had a great time this week!  Look at us all having a go!...

Occupations - what we now know

As promised, we have looked into a range of occupations and now know a few things that these jobs entail.  There are still the police and teachers in this video, but you will see that we now know more things that they do.

Top Jobs in New Zealand

We are starting to look at different occupations.  Here is a quick video showing you some of the occupations that we already know about.

Personal Qualities

Today we have been talking about our good qualities.  We  came up with a big list of personal qualities.  Have a look!

Happy Birthday Marlah!

Thank you for letting us help celebrate your birthday!  The cake was very yummy!  Sorry for the blurry picture, you were so quick when blowing out your candles! 

Water Cycle

In Term 4 2015, we were learning about the water cycle.  We were creating videos about it, but had a few technical difficulties.  However, one group managed to get theirs finished, so we hope you like it!

The Beach

On Saturday 12th of December my dad sister mum and I went to Castor Bay. My mum dad sister and I went up and down hundreds of rocks. My dad was carrying my little sister. I was struggling to get up and down the rocks, my mum was okay walking. When we all got to the right spot my dad went to the deep area he started to go diving for kinas (seafood). When he was done diving we all went to the sandy...

Rubbish and Tagging in Manurewa

We've been learning about looking after our local environment and have made some news reports about them.  Check them out here:

Being Cybersmart

We know some things to think about to stay safe online, have a look and see what we've learnt.

Digital Citizenship

We are learning how to be good citizens on the internet and keep ourselves safe, look at what we have learnt so far.