October 2016


October 24th, 2016|

On Wednesday 12th October our Years 3-5 learners visited MOTAT to enjoy the Da Vinci Exhibition. And learn more about simple machines.

       Inventor * Artist * Genius

Da Vinci imagined and was extremely curious.

He envisioned many ideas before the technology to build them actually existed.

Curiosity is an important  habit to foster  when we a living in a […]

October 2015

Pirate Week & Animal Onesie Day

October 22nd, 2015|

The learners in LH4 and LH2 had an amazing ‘Pirate Week’ of learning which culminated in a fun dress up day and a wicked treasure hunt!  Learners enjoyed their pirate ship and the themed approach to their learning and surroundings!  In Habitat 1, they had an animal onesie day with a gold coin donation.  This […]

August 2015

Disco Dynamite!

August 9th, 2015|

We all had an amazing time at our first ever Disco.  Big congratulations to Ash and her helpers for organising, selling tickets and ensuring the night ran smoothly.  A big thank you to the Gupta family for their support on the night as well.  It was so wonderful to see our learners let their hair […]

July 2015

OrmPS Learners Present…themselves!

July 3rd, 2015|

Learner Led Conferences: 

In addition to the reports which our Learning Coaches for the learners who have been with us since Term 1 (available online in the learner’s learning pathway), all learners and their families had an individual  ‘Learner Led Conference’ in Week 11 with a Learning Coach. Thanks to all the families that attended their […]

June 2015

LH1 has some Farm Fun!

June 21st, 2015|

Reeves Farm

We went on a special learning adventure to a working Dairy Farm in Glenbrook on Tuesday 9 May 2015, as part of our studies around CONNECTING to our environment, people and places.  While there we got to:

observe and learn about farm animals and farm equipment
watch cows being milked / observe the dairy cow rotator […]

Student Led Google Apps Summit

June 10th, 2015|

GAFE Student Summit

On August 12 some of our LH1 learners and Learning Coaches will be attending the first annual Learner Google Apps for Education Summit at Hobsonville Point Primary School.  A #oresome opportunity to COLLABORATE with others.  The tickets have already sold out!  We are super proud to announce that all 8 of our learners […]

May 2015

National Young Leaders Day

May 21st, 2015|

All Year 6 learners went to the National Young Leaders Day at the Vodafone Events Centre. This was a fantastic opportunity for our senior learners to listen and learn from inspirational speakers.   We are lucky enough to be able to offer all our Year 6 learners the opportunity to attend NZ’s premier youth leadership conference, […]

LIFE Education

May 7th, 2015|

The Life Education Mobile Classroom was on-site on May 4-5th. The classroom is air-conditioned and equipped with sight, sound and aroma technologies and three-dimensional film technology that make learning in the mobile classrooms, a fascinating experience.

All learners had two sessions in the classroom with the Life Education educator. The topic that the educator […]

April 2015

Learning Pathways- connecting with families

April 21st, 2015|

Every learner at OrmPS has a Learning Pathway (all our staff too!).  You may know these better as ‘ePortfolios’ but to us they are much more than that.  The Learning Pathways are a place to put artefacts of learning, but they are also a place for learners to reflect, assessments to be held, learning coaches […]

Road Patrol

April 7th, 2015|

Most of our year 6 learners have volunteered to become a road patroller for our school. This is so we can operate the Kea Crossing across Helianthus Avenue.  In the last week of term 1, they were all trained by the NZ Police. This ensured that they were able to carry out the duties of […]