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
Thanks to Life Ed!
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
Saturday, 17 September 2016
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
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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!
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.