Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Straw Bridges

Team Work
Never give up
Make the world a better place for everyone
Don’t give up on your dreams
Use your grit
Work together
Have fun

Stay positive

The Challenge

  • Design a bridge that will hold a cup filled with rice
  • You CAN NOT tape the legs to the floor
  • You must only use the materials provided
  • Work as a TEAM to complete the challenge
  • 10 straws
  • Tape (1 meter)
  • Tape  (1 meter)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Cultural experiences

Dear parents/Whanau

This term Puawaitanga team are learning about cultural diversity and inclusivity. As part of this inquiry your child would like to invite you to come into our classrooms to share a part of your culture with us. You could share anything from your culture including art, music, dance, cooking/baking storytelling - any ideas the children are able to experience or participate in are welcome.

We are hoping to have parents come into share with us in week 8 (March 18th - 22nd). Depending on interest, we would like to set up a rotation on Thursday 21st March so that all the children in Puawaitanga can experience a variety of culture. We understand however that this day may not fit in with your schedule or you may only be able to give up a portion of your day, so if you are only available to share with your child's class or at a certain time we will work with you to organise this.

If you are interested in being part of this learning experience in any way please get in contact.

Thank you,

Mr McKeever

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Library visit

Last week Room 14 went to the Awapuni Library. Some of us bought our library cards from home and got out a book to take home. Those of us who didn't have a card have bought home a form so that we can get our own card. We loved exploring the library and looking at new books. Here are some photos of us at the library.

Room 14 and Room 5 Gala Stall

Toy Store!!!!

To Parents/Whanau             

As I’m sure you already know, West End School is having a gala on Friday 1st March, 5pm - 8pm. Each classroom is running a stall and Room 5 and Room 14 are selling old toys. We would like permission to bring any old toys that are in good condition to school to add to our stall, to sell. We appreciate any donation that you are able to make.

Thank you for supporting us, Room 14

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Swimming Groups 2019

Next week is week five and that means we are starting swimming. We will be swimming for the next 10 weeks, until week 3 term 2. Our Swimming groups are either on a Monday or Tuesday. These are early groupings and may change in the first few weeks of swimming. Some children have yet to be placed in a group and will need to bring their togs on Monday.

Click here to see groups

This list will be updated when changes are made so please keep checking it.

Working together

In Room 14 we have been learning to work together. We did an activity where we had to move cups into a tower using string and a rubber band. Here are some photos of our efforts.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Welcome Back!

Term 1 2019

I hope you have all had a fun filled holiday and are ready to get into a busy year of learning! 

I am very excited to be working with you all this year. In Room 14 you will need to work hard, ask questions, try new things, solve problems, make mistakes and persevere, but don't worry there will be lots and lots of fun to be had as well!

I am looking forward to seeing you all and hearing about the wonderful and exciting things that you did in your holidays.

Don't forget your hat and a drink bottle on Wednesday the 30th February - see you then.

Mr McKeever