Year 4 Syndicate

Room 7 & 9 Assembly

In Week 8, Room 7 and 9 performed during the Yr3-6 Assembly. As our focus in writing as been narratives, both classes rewrote the well known fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood" into their own version. By change the characters, setting and the problem of the story, we were able to create a brand new story. 

Room 9 took a fitness spin on theirs, creating a world where Funky and her grandfather win a race against the Big Bad Wolf.

Room 7 created a world where Grandma turned into a wolf and the one to saved the day was actually the Big GOOD Wolf.

Thank you to all the friends and whanau that came to watch their tamariki shine the in spotlight!

Nga Toi: The Arts

The Term 3 Learning Inquiry is focused on Nga Toi: The Arts and the students are involved with Drama, Dance, Visual Arts, Digital Art and Music. As part of this Inquiry, the students visited Te Toi Tamaki: Auckland Art Gallery on Tuesday, 1st August. 

Life Education

The students are participating with the Life Education programme this term. The focus is on Resilience and explores positive strategies that help to enhance a positive mindset. Harold the Giraffe is always a welcomed visitor.


This term, the Year 4's had instructors from Water Skills for Life teach them about life-saving skills when in and around the water. 

The students were drilled on how to float on their stomachs and backs, using flutter boards to float and how to use a life jacket to keep them above the water.

All the Year 4's really enjoyed their time in the pool this term and some of us were able to have one last splash around before the end of term.

Tāmaki Paenga Hira

The Year 4 visited Auckland War Memorial Museum on Tuesday. They spent an hour session, "Stars in their Eyes", with the resident archaeologist, Ma'ara Maeva. The students learned about the history of Ancient Polynesians and their origins as they sailed across the Pacific Ocean to settled on the many islands. The last Polynesian Island to be settled was Aotearoa New Zealand.

The visit to Tāmaki Paenga Hira supports the Year 4's Term 1 Inquiry about the Pacific Navigation, and encourages the students to reflect on their own journeys and narratives of Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Tēnā koutou katoa

Our Year 4 syndicate warmly welcome your child to the new school year. 

The teaching team for 2023 are:

Room 4: Miss Ruchika Rajkumar;

Room 6: Mrs Ismawani Busby;

Room 7: Mr Aryaman Parulkar;

Room 9: Dr Renée Gilgen.

The Term 1 student inquiry is focused on the topic of "Pasifika Navigation". We will be visiting Auckland Museum to learn more about the wayfaring navigators who settled the islands across the Pacific Ocean many years ago. The museum visit will be on Tuesday, 21st Feburary. 

We look forward to meeting you and your children.