Monday, April 29, 2013

Butterfly Art

We created these art works with a variety of media.  First we looked at lots of photos of butterfies and sketched some to gather our ideas.  Next we created our own butterfly shapes and added patterns in a symmetrical design.  Then we dyed the butterflies and used vivid to outline our shapes and patterns.  Our backgrounds were made with paint using brushes, rollers and sponges.
You can find the individual art works for viewing and printing on the school website - click here.

Xavier's Grass Man

Xavier made this grass man at PINs with Miss Vidal.  He has watered it at home and brought it back to show us just how well it is growing. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013


For more information about ANZAC Day please refer to the wiki page – click here.

ANZAC Day services in 2011 and 2012 - photos sourced from NZHerald.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Chan Yu's Walk

Chan Yu and his family went for a walk to Nihotupu Dam In the Waitakere Ranges as one of his home learning challenges.  He enjoyed the challenge and was scared and excited when he saw the dam.  What do you know about the Nihotupu Dam?  Click here if you want to know more about this walk.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Term One PINs

Each term we have a chance to choose an activity we would like to 'have a go' at.  Here are photos of some of the activities we were involved in.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Olivia's Giving

On Friday Olivia shared her giving home learning challenge with us.  She went to an abandoned orchard and picked the apples to donate to the Salvation Army.  Well done Olivia, we are proud of your kind, caring actions.