Sunday, 3 July 2022

 Final week of Term 2

Children are excited about

showcasing their learning!

Hope to see you there!

This weeks Happenings

-  Matariki Showcase Breakfast
-  Library (Please remind children to bring their library books to exchange)


-   Principal's Morning Tea

-  Singing
-  Kapa Haka

-  Assembly
-  Tuakana-Teina with Kakano 3
-  Assembly
-  Last day of the term.

Friday, 1 July 2022



if you are able to make it on Monday, can you please comment so I have a rough idea of how many.

Last night was the whanau celebration for Matariki.  It was great to see so many families.

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Matariki Celebrations 

There are two whanau celebrations coming up for Matariki. 

Whole School

Totara Team

breakfast for whanau

Sunday, 26 June 2022

 I hope everyone has enjoyed the first official celebration of Matariki with a long weekend.  I enjoyed whanau time with my son visiting from Wellington. It is always lovely to see him.

Week 9 is upon us already. Oh how time flies when you are having fun and I am having fun with my beautiful class.  I have really got to know them this term with so few interruptions.  Seeing their personalities and sense of humour coming through is great.

What's happening in Week 9

Monday - 

  • Library
Tuesday - 
Wednesday - 
  • Auditions for the school production, 
Thursday - 
  • Matariki Whanau Dinner
  • Tuakana-Teina with K3, 
  • Golden Time,  
  • Assembly, 
  • Sausage Sizzle, 
  • Roller Skating
  • Name the Breakfast Cafe competition closes.

Breakfast Club

Each morning between 8.30am and 8.45am we have toast and      Weet-Bix on offer for the children to come in and eat.  We have a competition running until Friday to name our Breakfast Cafe. 

Friday, 24 June 2022

 'Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori'.

Our week of learning: Week 8

We have had a busy week in class, with lots of learning happening.  It is great to see the children so engaged in their Project Based Learning and making their presentations of their research of Matariki.  We look forward to sharing the projects with whanau when they are completed.

This week we took part in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Mass.  This was a school mass and our children took part with Room 2 in preparing and taking part during the service.  

Grandma Gail came and spent some time in our class this week (which was great to have her).  She worked with a group of children to make cupcakes to share with the class.  (I am sorry, I forgot to get photos until the end).  I can tell you that they were consumed quickly and thoroughly enjoyed by our tamariki.

Last week, I entered our class into a competition to win a Solar System to decorate.  We were one of 12 classes around New Zealand to be chosen.  Unfortunately not all of us were able to decorate so a group of children took on the task for our class.  I have sent photos away of the decorated Solar System   This is through Qizzle and there are prizes for the winning class. When the voting starts I will share the link with you.

Sunday is the last day to order the school photos and take advantage of the free postage.

Sunday, 19 June 2022

 The schedule for the Kiwi Cam Exams is out.  This is only for those students who have already signed up. 

Science Thursday 23/6 /22 - 11.15am
Mathematics Thursday 30/6/22 -  11.15am
English Thursday 7/7/22 -  11.15am

Sacred Heart Mass

Rooms 2 and 3 are leading mass this week. You are all welcome to come and join us on Thursday at 11:30.


Chess and Golf tournaments, some students only. 

Library - bring books to exchange




Sacred Heart Mass. (Room 3 and Room 2 are presenting the Mass this week)


Matariki Holiday - School closed

Mr Popata's day, stepping in for Mr Macmillan

and what a great job he did.

Ready to start work for the day.

This is hard work, the need for a coffee (hot chocolate) is great.

Time to relax a bit during assembly.

Giving the Principal's Award.

Have a great week everybody!