Friday, March 30, 2012

Old Macdonald's Farm

As part of the Pet Day group's breakthrough project, they organised for Old MacDonald's Farm to visit us at Stonefields School. We all got to go and see the farm animals and feed them. It was lots of fun. Thanks to Portia, Georgia, Eloise, Thomas, Daniella and Carmel for organising it for us!

Pet Day Assembly

Today was Pet Day at Stonefields School. The pet day group organised it as part of breakthrough time. The day started with LH2's assembly. We decided as a hub that since there were going to be animals involved, we better have it outside on the courts. It was a beautiful day so it was great to be outside. We also shared some of our breakthrough learning with the school and all the parents, and we sang Old MacDonald has a farm. When we clapped, we did sign-language claps so that we wouldn't scare the animals.  Our assembly was a success and we were very thankful to all the parents who came to watch and to help with the pets!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Madisyn’s eyes are blue and her hair is blond. She likes dogs and puppies. Madisyn goes to Stonefields School. She wears a uniform for school so that she does not get confused about what to wear. The uniform will keep children warm. It is very, very good to wear when it rains. Madisyn is a girl.

By Madisyn

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

John Key

The Prime Minister makes good laws and rules for people in New Zealand. He helps people and talks to other prime ministers around the world to make sure that the rules he makes are fair. He will still be the Prime Minster for three more years.

By Luca

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stand Tall

Today LH2 had a special visitor. Josiah's Aunty Sam has written a song which has reached the final 10 songs being considered for the NZ Olympic team!
We were privileged to get to learn some of the words today and it was very inspirational. My favourite lyric was about "blood, sweat and tears" because to me that shows the determination required to become an Olympic athlete. So the next time we have to run around the field, we will know what real determination feels like!
Thanks so much to Sam coming in to share this fantastic example of breakthrough learning in the real world with us! If you'd like to hear Sam's song and vote for it, log in to facebook (if you're old enough) or get an adult to log in and vote!

Friday, March 16, 2012


Cooper has written a report about gardens. Her SC were: have a title, an introduction and conclusion, have bundles of facts, use full stops and capital letters. Has she met her SC? Leave her a comment and let her know!

Gardens are for plants and flowers to live in.
There are plants that go in pots.  Some just go in dirt. Some grow from grass. There are lots of different kinds of plants. There’s dandelions, sunflowers, coconut trees, banana trees and even more.
To make a garden a person would need dirt and plants to put in it. Then they might want to put some plants in the dirt and water it. They might want to plant different kinds of plants in the soil.
There are many different types of gardens. There are gardens with prickles, pretty gardens and vege gardens. There are Japanese gardens, school gardens and parks.
People have gardens in cast they might want to have vegetables or a place to sit and look at nature.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Aomalu has written a report about gardens. Her SC were: have a title, an introduction and conclusion, have bundles of facts, use full stops and capital letters. Has she met her SC? Leave her a comment and let her know!

A garden is a place we put all our plants and seeds.

Gardens are special to other people. In Japan some people go to the Japanese gardens to think. Some gardens can also have vegetables and some gardens just look pretty.

Gardens are made out of seeds and rain and soil. There are all sorts of gardens. There are ones at school, home and even on mountains.

A garden is a place where plants live. To make a garden, dig a hole in the dirt and then put seeds in the hole in the dirt. After that, water it in the holes and then let the garden grow. If it is watered it will grow faster.

Gardens are special because they can remind people of special places they have been to.

By Aomalu.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Grasshopper Tennis

Today we were lucky enough to have some volunteers from Grasshopper Tennis come and teach us tennis skills. We had so much fun with them and can't wait until they come to see us again next week!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Marine Rescuers

Marine rescuers rescue underwater animals that are trapped.

Kelly Tarlton's has a lot of underwater animals. Marine rescuers rescue sharks, turtles, penguins and small fish, seals and stingrays and lots of other underwater animals. Kelly Tarlton's is near Kohimaramara Bay.

If the animals are caught in a net the marine rescuers untangle or cut the net. Marine rescuers are very good for underwater animals and the environment. They feed the animals for a while then they let the animals free into the sea.

Marine rescuers rescue underwater animals because they care about them and if all the animals die there won`t be any animals in the sea and that would be sad. 

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Top Town!

On Sunday, a group of learners from LH2 went to top town at Glover Park. They had lots of fun doing all sorts of crazy activities, and were given certificates and prizes at the end! Thanks so much to the parents who helped make this possible. Check out the awesome photos!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Breakthrough 2012

We have had our next breakthrough session for 2012 and there is so much learning going on! Some learners are investigating water, others are creating puppets, and still others are building a worm farm. Check out these photos to see more of what we are doing!