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About Mark Armstrong

Hello, I have been teaching for many years starting at Onehunga Primary. My hobbies are football, fishing and biking. I am married with two children. I joined the school to be part of the Henderson Community and help the children progress, so that they are Critical, Creative Cultural Thinkers.

West Auckland 2019 U50s Rugby Champions

HSS under 50s boys took out the West Auckland Competition for rugby this year. Every team they played was tough but they showed amazing resilience and grit.  This was a very special group of kids, [...]

By | 2019-12-02T13:32:12+13:00 2nd December 2019|Kowhai, Sports|Comments Off on West Auckland 2019 U50s Rugby Champions

Kowhai and the Tread Lightly Experience

The Tread Lightly Caravan is a mobile exhibition/classroom established by the Urban Ecoliving Charitable Trust to inspire 8-12-year-old New Zealanders to live more sustainably. Kowhai kids enjoyed learning about Sustainability with the lovely ladies from [...]

By | 2019-12-02T12:53:22+13:00 2nd December 2019|Kowhai|Comments Off on Kowhai and the Tread Lightly Experience

Kiwi Can Program in Kowhai 2019

Kiwi Can is our energy-packed primary school programme, aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, helps build resilience and delivers fun-filled learning to schools all around [...]

By | 2019-06-11T10:20:42+12:00 11th June 2019|Classes|Comments Off on Kiwi Can Program in Kowhai 2019

Samoan Language Week in Kowhai 2019

Samoan Language Week / Vaiaso o le gagana Samoa helps all New Zealander's journey towards shared cultural understandings. Learning a new language gives us insight into new ways of thinking, and to different beliefs and cultural practices. [...]

By | 2019-06-11T10:16:59+12:00 11th June 2019|Classes|Comments Off on Samoan Language Week in Kowhai 2019

Book Week in Kowhai 2019

The week-long event is an annual celebration of books written for young people and hopes to inspire a love of reading. Schools, libraries, and communities across the country host numerous events and activities that connect [...]

By | 2019-06-11T10:05:22+12:00 11th June 2019|Kowhai|Comments Off on Book Week in Kowhai 2019

Te Reo Maori in Kowhai

  Whaea Jenny Matheson is the Te Reo Maori Language Teacher at Henderson South School. She has been helping Kowhai children to gain the confidence to ask and answer questions, about their families. Children start [...]

By | 2019-05-13T21:21:26+12:00 13th May 2019|Classes|Comments Off on Te Reo Maori in Kowhai

Kowhai at West Wave

  At the end of Term 1, Tipu whanau went to West Wave to have some fun and more importantly show off their swimming skills. Unfortunately, the floor of the pool was not working and [...]

By | 2019-05-13T20:56:24+12:00 13th May 2019|Classes|Comments Off on Kowhai at West Wave

Thank You Swim Safe

  Thank you to Swim Safe for their support. Here are some fun filled photos. Aquatic education is based on the combined development of physical skills, critical thinking and building experience to ensure safer participation [...]

By | 2019-05-13T20:39:32+12:00 13th May 2019|Kowhai|Comments Off on Thank You Swim Safe
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