November 2016

Extra-Curricular = Extra Fun & Learning

November 15th, 2016|


Every Monday, Thursday and Friday we have a leadership programme which is called Trans-fo-minds- and it is held in the OrmPS Te Manawa. On Monday’s their is an activity called dance persona which is where we learn to dance and become more comfortable when doing a performance. On a Thursday there is an activity called […]

Learning English!

November 2nd, 2016|

English Language Learner Support.

The English Language Learner’s support team are now very busy working in habitats supporting the development of language. Learners are being supported both individually and in small groups in all of our Learning Habitats.   We have recently purchased a lot of specific resources to help us support learning English and make […]

Diwali Dynamite

November 2nd, 2016|

Diwali – In the week prior to Diwali learners across all habitats explored the Hindu celebration.  Learners were curious to find out about this important celebration and how the people from this culture celebrated.  Learners choose from a range of experiences that explored the history and art of Diwali.  A huge thank you to Mrs Abinesh, […]

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 […]

Netball Ninjas!

October 20th, 2016|

‘And the winner of best defence trophy for Howick and Pakuranga Netball Association 2016 goes to Ormiston Primary School’. The proud holders of this trophy are nine enthusiastic, committed and humble year 6 and 7 girls, who over the past two terms have reliably week in and week out braved wild Auckland weather to showcase […]

LH2 is Feeling Clucky!

October 20th, 2016|

School Chickens

In term 3, LH2 had the opportunity to incubateand hatch baby chicks in the habitat lead by Miss Morgan. We had a variety of different eggs, some were even green! The learners thought that maybe the green eggs would be boys and the brown/white eggs would be girls, but we had to wait to […]


October 18th, 2016|

A Journey of Learning – jhack
Jhack is a competition supported by Microsoft and Manukau Institute of Technology.

It is an opportunity for young people to be involved in a series of programming challenges.

We have three Ormiston teams Competing in jhack.

Collaboration, Curiosity, Capability, Connectedness and now Constructing in our Challenge.

Our Challenge is to Construct an online game […]

May 2016

Getting Googly @OrmPS!!

May 30th, 2016|

We hosted the first ever  @GEGNZ Sparkshop at OrmPS on Saturday, My 28, 2016.  Over 50 educators attended and participated.
What is a Sparkshop?
A Sparkshop is designed to “spark” inspiration in the practice of others.  The event format is similar to an unconference with a twist.
Participants who are keen to pitch a Sparkshop were invited to add […]

April 2016

Little Bo Peep!

April 3rd, 2016|

The Learners in LH2 and LH4 were treated to a really immersive learning experience in Week 9 when Little Bo Beeps ( travelling petting zoo visited our school.  The learners were able to interact with a range of animals including:

a pig with 11 piglets
a rescued battery hen
a donkey
a pony
a calf
a goat
a rabbit
2 alpacas

The learners learned […]

August 2015

Zippity Zoo-da!

August 9th, 2015|

LH1 went to the zoo in Week 2 and had a super fantastic learning adventure.

As part of their learning this term the learners are exploring animals, habitats, adaptations and innovation.  They will all be designing an animal habitat for a real or imaginary animal by drawing it, making it, digitizing it or localising it.  So, […]