Term 1 2022 Student Achievements


Theo and Mila competed in the National Wakeboarding Championships over the weekend of 1/2 April.  Theo placed 4th in the 8 & Under Boys Division and Mila came 2nd in the Under 15 Girls.  Well done!

Theo and Mila

Waka Kori Play

The whole school had fun using all the play equipment on the WAKA KORI play trailer.  This play trailer is organised through KCDC and can be hired out to schools free of charge. The aim of the Waka Kori play trailer is “to remind us that play is super important for our tamariki’s physical and mental health”.  Below are just a few photos of kids at play.

Movin' March

Thank you to our incredible PBS Sports Ambassadors for encouraging us all to get active.  Here are some PBS kids getting active in the sun!

Some of the fruit and vegetable characters roaming around the school!

Track & Field

Congratulations to the following students who gained places on the podium for Paraparaumu Track and Field Club:

1st – May Newlove
2nd – Hayley Kirton
3rd – Aglika Angelova and Lara Thomson

May, Hayley, Aglika and Lara

Manawatu Wanganui Children's Champs

Congratulations to Phoebe Corin & Mia Thomson who both went up to Palmerston North on 27 March for the Manawatu Wanganui Children’s Champs. Each athlete is allowed to do 5 events and they both did very well:
*Phoebe – 1200m race walk Gold 9:16 new PB; Discus Gold Shot Put Gold; 200m Silver 32.4s new PB
*Mia – 1500m Gold (only 10 year old running); 800m Gold 2:28.50 new PB; High Jump Silver; Discus Silver new PB of around 19m

Phoebe & Mia


Some amazing results achieved by Mia and Phoebe at Wellington athletics champs…
*Mia gold 1500m (breaking the Wellington record) 5:01.56, gold in 800m, silver in 400m & 200m and bronze in high jump
*Phoebe Gold in discus 25.62 gold in shotput 10.08, gold in race walk

Mia & Phoebe

Student Council 2022

Congratulations to this year’s newly appointed PBS Student Council!

Back row: Benjamin Ross, Ella Stevens, Hunter Page, Isobella Marshall, Fletcher Cooper, Max Darton, Kayla Turner

Front Row: Alex Kenny-Schlup, Kayla Collett, Jessica Ellames, Peycience Seymour, Bailey Hunt, Monty Parr, Luka Dinou & Samantha Barrington

Student Councillors 2022


Last week Maxwell from Room 10 shared his brilliant Maths work with me.  Maxwell was very proud to share his measurement work with me.  It was great to see his ‘workings’, showing how he arrived at his final answer.  Great work!



Mila and Theo competed in the North Island Wakeboarding Championships recently.  Mila won the under 15 girls division and Theo came 3rd in the under 8 boys.  Wonderful results from these two specialist athletes!


Unicycle Star

Amy in Room 29 has been learning to ride a unicycle!  I asked Amy about her new passion and this is what she told me.  “I started unicycling about 2 months ago. My sister helped me learn how to unicycle because she started unicycling about a year before me. It is really fun but quite hard when you start. I did a lot of falling off.  Now I can unicycle to school and home again for Moving March.



Ema and Aglika from Room 11 have been sharing the tradition of Martenitsa with their classmates.  Ema and Aglika’s families are from Bulgaria and last week they proudly shared this tradition with me too.  They presented me with a small bracelet made from white and red wool. Martenitsa are worn from Baba Marta Day (March 1 when Spring starts in Bulgaria) until the wearer first sees a stork, swallow or blossoming tree (or until the end of March).  The red and white woven threads symbolize the wish for good health, which is of paramount importance right now. 

Ema & Aglika

PBS Actor

It was awesome to see Griffin (Room 28)  acting in “Wellington Paranormal”, on TVNZ recently.  It’s awesome to see that he’s so passionate about pursuing his acting career.  Griffin is registered with a talent agency and hopes to get another role soon. Well done Griffin; keep aiming for the stars!


Former Student's Outstanding Recent Achievement

Former PBS student Nicholas Harman being applauded for an outstanding recent achievement. Nicholas, who went on to become Head Boy at Paraparaumu College, received a New Zealand Qualifications Authority Premier Award.  This achievement is due to the scholarships he received last year in biology, health and physical education, physics and statistics as well as a scholarship in calculus and chemistry.  This year Nicholas is off to Otago University to study health-science; he will receive $10,000 each year for three years, provided he maintains a B average. 


Treaty Waka Project

Emily, Alyssa and Sofia from Room 11 presented me with their Treaty Waka project last week.  They had been reading about Tiriti o Waitangi and learning what treaties are all about.  They then created their own treaty and presented it in a ‘waka’ with other important items.  This is great learning kids!

Emily, Alyssa & Sofia
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