Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ripper Rugby Session

Ripper Rugby on PhotoPeach

Yesterday we were lucky to have Bill come into school and take us for a Ripper Rugby skills session. We had a wonderful time practising our passing, catching and team work skills. Check out our pictures from throughout our session.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Tuakana Teina

Today we had our first Tuakana Teina session of the year. This year we are lucky enough to be paired up with the wonderful Room 3.

We enjoyed getting to know our buddies - asking them a number of questions all about themselves, and sharing some time quietly reading together. Everyone has learnt a lot of new names and it was lovely to see all the connections being made.

To finish off our session together we went out to teach our buddies a new game. It is lots of fun and easy to play, so make sure to ask a Room 3 student to teach it to you!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Welcome To Room 3, 2017

Here in Room 3 we have 'hit the ground running' and got straight into a busy year of learning. We have been focussing on creating a Safe and Engaging Learning Environment that we can all thrive within, and becoming effective Team Members.

Already there is a fantastic feel of friendship, support and fun within the classroom, and I cannot wait for the rest of the year with such an amazing team.

Check out some of our photos from our first day...

Thursday, 1 December 2016

This week we did a science experiment where we got into groups and filled ⅔ of a balloon with water then put it in the freezer for 2 nights. When we got our balloons we examined it and observed it. Afterwards we peeled the balloon off the ice and sprinkled salt on it then watched it dissolve into the ice. Mrs Rendell then poured food coloring on it and it showed what it did to the ice. After we had some fun and smashed the ice into millions of pieces. My group (Xanda’s) learnt how salt melts ice and Noah A’s group learnt how the inside of the ice cracks when you sprinkle salt on the ice. Written by Xanda and Noah A

Friday, 18 November 2016


On friday 11th of November, Room 3 did a flowers experiment. We got into groups and each group got a cup, a flower, little of water and food colouring. The flowers’ petals changed into the colour of the food colouring. We could then see how the water travels up the stalk and into the petals. I found it interesting to see, and the flowers are on our window sill, they look odd.
Written by Rikki, Room 3

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Over the past few weeks our class have been doing a science experiment that involved mould. Everyone was apart of the experiment . Mrs Rendell split us into 5 groups , then we all got together and chose our toppings for the bread. We had cheese and margarine,fairy bread,wet bread,normal bread and toasted bread. After 3 weeks we all studied our bread in our groups and compared which ones were mouldy and whether the experiments in the light or in the dark went mouldier. Almost all of our breads were mouldy, but  the toasted bread contained no visible mould. It smelt horrible but was interesting.
Written by Olivia and Ella

Monday, 24 October 2016

Welcome back, term 4 is going to be yet another action packed term. The 7/8 formal, performance assembly, calf day, school athletics, Te Rapa Pools trip and Rainbows End trip.

We have begun with athletics training with room 1 & 2, this term as we will be running the school athletics on week 4 Wednesday. The focus has been on students part taking in all activities (long jump, high jump, shot put, discus, sprints and relay) to ensure they know which events they would like to select on the day. We have had some assistance from Mrs Daysh which has been great. Just two more weeks until the main day, so good luck to all of room 3!