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Rock Up

On Thursday we were very lucky to have the Rock Up wall at our school. Was very cool to see so many of our kids give it a try even though some were scared and somewhere little spidermen it was a great experience!...

RTLB SESSIONS WITH OUR PARENTS ON HOW TO USE A TREASURE CHEST IN YOUR HOME.

Leabanks Got Talent 2018

LEABANKS GOT TALENT PARTICIPANTS.

Our Writing about MOTAT

Here is some of our amazing MOTAT writing:Click on the link to find different peoples writingLINK

Flight Topic this year

This term we have been so busy learning all about flight that we haven't had much time to blog about it. Here's an overview of our learning so farflight using four different forces:Lift, weight, drag, thrustWe also had an awesome trip to MOTAT:...

Family Digital Connect Program (Computer Course) has started.Term 2 June Class.

  FREE Community Laptop Course TERM 2 Workshop 2.A $50 fee is for the purchase of a new refurbished Laptop at the end of the program.Starts Monday 18 June & Friday 22 June.  9.30-11.30am5 sessions, course ends 02 July.Get in quick.We will be running a class each term so if you miss out this term, you can put your name down for next term.[Sign up & more information is to Julie in...

Samoan Language Week

Samoan language week done and dusted! till next year. ia manuia

School Mufti day.What do you want to be when you grow up?

Support group for all Women

FREE WEEKLY PROGRAM FOR ALL WOMEN.TRANSFORMING WOMEN TO OVERCOME AREAS SUCH AS:·         OVERCOMING ANGER·         SUBSTANCE ABUSE·     ...

More from the WAM working bee.

THANK YOU WAM CLASS!

WHANAU ARA MUA - WAMWorking bee for the school.Thank you so much to the WAM class.

Edwin, Adrian and Ronit Stop Motion Animation

In our video the bull and the dinosaur have a fight.

Kalisitule, Dysharne and Christines stop motion movie

 Little red riding hood meets the wicked wolves and her and her grandmother don't do to well.

Eirene and Christina's Stop motion movie

In our video peter pan is running away from two little monsters. First, he is going to sleep and then hears a loud noise ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! He woke up and saw two ghosts he was so frightened he flew away this is my story.

Eirene's Game

Have a try with your friend to see if you can catch the ball.

FREE Community Computer Course with access to a Laptop.Program is free; however, you will need to pay $50 for the Laptop you will receive after completing the program.STARTING UP AGAIN IN TERM 2 Monday 14thMay 9.30am & Friday...

Computer Digital class of 2018 Term One.  Well done ladies, enjoy your Laptops.

Family Digital Connect final class for Term 1, 2018.

Last class for term 1. 

Our next Family Digital Learning Computer course. Term one. 2018

Congratulations to our new Graduates with their Bachelor in Social Work.  These 2 parents were part of the first WAM class at Leabank School and went on to further study.  Lusia Sasulu-Siaea and Vanessa Mountain. ...

Rona's Birthday

Happy Birthday, Rona!Was nice having Rona's mum and family come in to share a cake for Rona's Birthday.We all loved the yum cake and appreciate that you brought it in for us....

Parent teacher interviews

Don't forget that we have interviews tomorrow. This is a meet the teacher and set goals time. Reminder school finishes at 1.30pm.Looking forward to meeting all our parents.Thanks

Community Legal Services South Trustproudly presentsFREE LEGAL EDUCATIONStarts March 14WEDNESDAYS WEEKLY9.30am – 10.30amRoom 23Different topics each week.Know your RIGHTS!  All welcome!Employment     ...

Sewing Classes have begun

Last week we started our Sewing classes.Weekly Fridays 1-3pm$2 donation only.Get in quick, only limited spaces due to amount of Sewing machines available.

Senior School Swimming Sports

Last week on Thursday the senior school all participated in swimming sports. It was an extremely hot day so it was great to get so many swimmers in the pool. It was very exciting to watch everyone who participated.Students competed in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.The top swimmers will be going to compete in the interschool swimming sports competition....

Welcome Back!!!

Kia Ora And welcome to room 9.Miss Roberts is my name and I am your child's teacher for 2018.I hope we all have a great year together and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.SwimmingOur swimming days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Children need togs, a towel, spare undies and a plastic bag to put it all in. It is expected that all children participate in swimming....

Whanau Ara MuaLevel 2 Certificate in Learning and Development. FREE3 days a week till November.Starting from Feb 20th, for 35 weeks.  3 days a week.  Contact Julie in the Community Center. 5

Sewing classes at Leabank School

WE HAVE A NEW ACTIVITY AT LEABANK SCHOOLEVER WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO SEW?!! FOR YOUR CHILDREN, FAMILY OR FOR YOURSELF?STARTING FEB 23 FRIDAYFRIDAY’S WEEKLY. FOR TERM ONE.1PM – 3PM.  FEE: $2 DONATION TO EACH SESSION. Room 23. MACHINES,...

Term 1 Swimming

"Yipee!""We love Swimming!" scream the students at Leabank School.The students at Leabank School are very lucky to have their very own swimming pool on the school grounds. This term all classes will be learning survival skills in and around the water along side learning to swim.We welcome all parents to come along and participate, support or observe their child while their class is at the...

Keeping Ourselves Safe (KOS)

(Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme)KOS letter to ParentsDear Parents/ CaregiversIn weeks four to week ten of this term (19th February-6th April) we will be teaching the personal safety programme Keeping Ourselves Safe.Keeping Ourselves Safe has been designed to give students the skills to cope in situations involving abuse. It has 3 overall aims: To develop and strengthen children’s skills to keep...

Parent Fun Picnic Evening

Parent Fun Picnic EveningThe Staff would like to invite all children and their families to a family picnic night on Tuesday 13th February 4.45pm-6.30pm.Bring along your blanket and picnic dinner to eat under the trees and meet your child/children’s teacher.We will have the school pool open, games to play and a free sausage sizzle will also be provided.We look forward to seeing you all there.

Free Community Fitness class 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR LEABANK SCHOOL FAMILIES.We will be starting up our Fitness classes so come along and get active and meet other people.  Open to mums and bubs and anyone else.Monday & Fridays9.30-10.30amFreeRoom 24 (Room is...

Welcome to Room 17

Welcome to 2018

Welcome back everyone!Parents -We are excited about the 2018 school year! Teachers are working hard to prepare for a great year. Information about what each year level has planned for this year  will be shared real soon. We are looking forward to another exciting and productive school year.

End of Year Graduation

Congratulations to our cup winners!Irene Reddy- Effort Brings SuccessKaleb Robinson - Effort Brings SuccessMikaere Petero- Top Academic achievement - BoyDanielle Tuki- Nomination for top academics, and contributions...

Christmas Hamper Cheer!

We had three very grateful parents receive an early Christmas present today.On behalf of the school, we would like to thank Life Church for their donation of the Christmas hampers for our three lucky families....

Digital Literacy for Leabank Parents

What a fantastic effort by all our parents that completed their Digital Computer Course this term.  I'm sure you will have fun using your laptops to support your child with their learning at school and to continue to develop your own digital literacy skills.  Well done!...

Well Done Ladies!

Congratulations to our Leabank Primary School parents who have successfully completed the Whanau Ara Mua course. We are super proud of you!

Whanau Ara Mua graduates who are Parents from Leabank School 2017

Congratulations to our Leabank School parents who graduated from the Whanau Ara Mua (WAM) course for 2017.  Well Done ladies!

Family Connect Digital Literacy Training graduates

Congratulations to these parents of Leabank School for completing the Digital Computer Course. Well Done and enjoy your laptop with your children.

Police Dogs and Helicopter Visit

Yesterday the Police Helicopter and the police dogs came to visit Leabank. The Helicopter Landed in our field and we were all very excited. Then the police dogs did a presentation on how they chase down a criminal, it was very exciting to watch....

The Eagle Has Landed

On Monday 11th December pupils and staff were privileged to experience the police eagle helicopter landing in their school grounds. The pupils and staff were able to see up close what the inside of the police helicopter looks like and have any questions answered about the flying of the helicopter.Pupils and staff were then able to see the police dogs put through their paces and experience...

Term 4 Highlights

Waharoa Celebration...

Family Connect. Computer Course

Family Connect Computer Course for parents has begun.

Camp at school 2017

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CAMP ADAIR 2017

Camp AdairCamp Adair was very cool and Exciting. It was very entertaining with 12 activities throughout 4 days. My favourite activity was when we did kayaking and also archery. Camp Adair was very cool and I hope to go back to Camp Adair in the near future.By MikaereCamp AdairCamp Adair was the most fun experience ever it taught me a lot about how to work in a team and corporate...

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·...

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

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.

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 :)

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...

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...

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....

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!!...

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!

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!...

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

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!...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

Our art

A few photos of our art from last term

Duffy Role Model Assembly

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

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. â˜șMrs 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....

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...

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.

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. ...

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...

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!...

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.