Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Week 1: First blog post for 2017

Welcome back to a new year of exciting learning in Pohatu class!

Today was our first day back at school where we had loads of fun learning and getting to know each other. We did this by working in groups to scan QR codes Miss Fortes had put up around the room. Each QR code had its own question - Christian and Bob found the QR codes that were hidden under a table and shelf.

The questions helped us find out that the overarching theme for 2017 is Hononga (connections) and our context this term is 'identity'. They also helped us remember a few other general knowledge questions.

One of the questions was about acting out the 'Hay Park Way'. Instead of just acting it out, our groups decided to create short films demonstrating the Hay Park Way. It was really exciting to watch our videos together on the big screen.

Thank you for reading our blog post. We look forward to you joining us on our learning journey this year.


  1. Great first post of the year!

    Thanks for sharing this fabulous learning. I can't wait to see some of the movies that were created. I really liked the concept of a 'treasure hunt' style ignition for the learning and think it's something others could access easily. In the ever connected world within which these students are growing, hononga is an area we could all do with focusing on and learning within.

    Great start to the year in Pohatu Class!

    Ngā mihi


  2. Hi Mr Hopkins. Thank you very much for commenting on our blog post. The QR code challenge was definitely fun and exciting. It was also a great challenge for some of us, especially the hard ones that Miss Fortes hid under the table.

    From Pohatu Class

  3. Hi Pohatu Class,

    I happened to walk past when you were doing your 'treasure hunt'. It looked like so much fun and it was so good to see you working together as teams. I can't wait to see all the fabulous learning you do this year.

    Mrs Archer

  4. Hi my name is Toeumu and I use to be at your school also i love your video.


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