Awesome Bayview Magic Year 5 Netball Team!

At their prizegiving on Saturday 20th September, Bayview Magic were awarded their trophy for third place in the A Grade competition. They were also awarded the Maureen Mulcahy Cup for their attitude, sportsmanship and fair play during the season. This is an amazing award as they were nominated throughout the season by other teams, coaches, umpires and mentors! Well done girls and your coach Kate Hadfield. You have made everyone very proud! An awesome effort.

Fantastic Homelink

Room 5 were learning about how the letter 'y' at the end of words sometimes makes an 'e' sound. Noah Smith went home and came up with a list of words for homelink that make the 'e' sound. He used different colours for the different letters that makes this sound (y, e and ee).

Room 5 thought that this type of homelink was a model example of connecting learning between school and home.

Great work Noah!


Judo Silver medal winner visits Bayview.

On Monday we were lucky enough to have Adrian Leat come and visit our assembly along with Johan from Auckland Judo.  Adrian won a silver medal at the Commonwealth games this year and he spoke to us about his journey so far.  He explained that he had to show resilience when faced with challenges and talked about the many hours of training and hard work he had to put in to achieve his goals.  The children then had the opportunity to ask Adrian some questions.

'Challenge' in Room 5

This term we are learning about the concept 'challenge'. Mrs Lovegrove set a challenge of building a house out of cards.

This was a lot harder than it looked, and required a lot of resilience, perservance and patience. Some students changed the surface that they made these on. Some students used different sized cards to see if this made any difference. 

Here are some photos of our attempts:


Elective Enviro group

On Friday afternoon, the elective enviro group made some bird feeders using gelatine and bird seeds. We pressed these into cookie cutters and once they had set, we hung them on the trees. They were so easy to make, and the birds love them!


Enviro Group

Today the enviro group were helping Mr Corbett to sort out the worm farm, and organise the new worm bins. We went through the compost and broke it up and put some of it into the new bins.



Pikorua Term 2 2014

This term, the Pikorua learning group have been meeting regularly on Fridays. Room 2 have been teaching rooms 1, 3, 4, & 5 about weaving, making lanterns about celebrating matariki and today they taught us different rakau songs.

Alyssa is reading the Ready to Read story of Matariki to the learning group.



A Book of Poems

The attached booklet is a collection of awesome poems written by Megan and Jenna from Room 16.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Room Five's shared reading book was called 'Giraffes Can't Dance' by Giles Andreae.

Ivy has re-told this story in her own words.


Giraffes Can't Dance

By Ivy Tottenham

Visiting the Gym


On Thursday the 7th of March Bayview School visited the construction site of the gym. Here are some stories room five wrote about the experience.


Visiting the Construction Site

By Sam Buggay


I was surprised. It was the first time going in to the construction site. We had to wear safety gear. When I went to go in there, Tim showed us building stuff.


Visiting the Hall

By Emma

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