Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Last week we saw our Totara students take part in the peninsular tennis competition.
A great opportunity for our young athletes to get out and test their skills in a healthy and fun atmosphere.

The Totara students were joined by other Vauxhall students from the junior and senior syndicates.
Well done team!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Life Education Bus

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Thanks so much to Life Ed and Harriet for coming to Vauxhall and teaching us all about leadership and being a good team member.


Flynn, Benjamin, Rose and Eden writing down the qualities of being a true team member.


By Annabelle, Alisa and Rose

Monday, 19 September 2016

Chilling in the library

On Tuesdays, each literacy group in the Totara syndicate get to use the school library.
A great part of the day to chill out and read.


Saturday, 17 September 2016


Speech Finals

Hi my name is Joe Brownlie. On Tuesday 6th of September I was lucky enough to go to the Peninsula speech cluster finals at Saint Joseph's Primary school. This was the first time for me representing Vauxhall and I was excited to see what other people had chosen for their speech topics. Some of the other topics were: ‘why shopping should be considered a sport’, ‘hidden sugar' and the topic that took first, ‘pollution’. The winner of this final then went on to compete in the Auckland primary school final. While I was disappointed that I didn’t get a place, I was thrilled that I had the chance to overcome my nerves and stand up in front of an audience I did not know. Between you and me I was relieved not to have to say  my speech on ‘Why advertisers are taking over the world' again. I was getting very sick of my own jokes! Mind you I did get some ideas already for next year's competition…….

Great job Joe!

The Totara Syndicate are all so proud of you.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

History Lesson

Thanks to Rowan's Grandma who sent us an article about the history of Vauxhall School. We were fascinated to discover that our olive trees are over 130 years old. We decided to explore the grounds in search of a few....


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Sculpture On the Shore

Sculpture On the Shore

Totara students preparing their character art pieces for Sculpture On the Shore. 

Keep an eye on our class blog. We will be posting more pictures as we continue to work on our art.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Things we do


Another fantastic day at Vauxhall School. Some of the Totara kids checking out the display of native NZ birds.


Sunday, 4 September 2016


Sculpture On the Shore

This coming November Vauxhall School will be presenting our art installations for Sculpture On the Shore. The installations will be shown at Fort Takapuna.
As part of our preparation we decided to discuss the meaning of an installation, create our own and discuss ways that an installation can be presented.
We all had a blast.
Well done team!

Inspired by maths

Being the Teacher

(Just for a minute)

It was great to see Anibal showing the class a maths problem involving paddle pop sticks. 
Well done Anibal for bringing a great idea to our maths lesson. 
The children needed to arrange the paddle pop sticks to show a problem that would add or subtract.