Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Duffy Role Model Assembly

We had Shelby Wolfe come to speak to the school today about her work with the SPCA And car racing and mechanics as a Duffy books role model. She also gave us our Duffy books to take home. Thank you Thomas for representing Rimu class during the assembly too.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Class awards

Thank you to Mr Arrowsmith for the photo of our award winners receiving their class awards this week.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Camp Week Photos

 Camp Week Photos

Please follow the link to access the folder with photos from camp week. We would LOVE it if you could add your photos to ours if you have any so we can all see and enjoy them.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fun day - bouncing castles

Fun day - scooters

Scooters on the tennis court for second session. I'll make a folder with all photos to share as there are far too many to upload them all here.

Fun day - first session

Getting off to a great start having our turn exploring the senior playground this morning. Fantastic to see all the tamariki here today to enjoy our fun!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Kiwi can

This week's catch phrase the students are learning is:
'Be my friend, stick with me, I'll look our for you, and you look out for me'

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Second St John's session

The students are having a wonderful time this morning learning about the different emergency services and their roles in our community and how to use the recovery position in am emergency.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Final Water Safety Lesson

Today was our last water safety lesson with Aevril. We learnt about a new stroke called 'survival stroke' and how it can save energy when swimming a long distance. The students who completed the course work have certificates to bring home tomorrow afternoon. Thank you Aevril!

St John Visit

We had Jo from St John's teaching us about how to keep ourselves and those around us safe today. She got us to ask 'Is this safe?' to help us think before we do things.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Kiwi can

Today's Kiwi can catch phrase is 'co-operation is a team operation'. The students have had a great time especially playing picture relay.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Granny B and Muz

We are incredibly lucky to have the wonderful Granny B and Muz visit us to help Rimu class students with some reading today. It's always wonderful to have extra ears to listen to students read and help them get those 'reading miles' up. We hope Granny B and Muz will have time to visit us in the future as we are very grateful for their help and enjoyed their visit so much!


This fortnight's award winners from Rimu class. Well done ladies!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Karaoke Tuesday!

Today we had a go at Karaoke with Matua Tups. The students made some great song choices and we were all very impressed with how brave and confident they were getting up and having a go. 

Library time

Tuesday morning is Library time for Rimu class. We love reading together and exploring all the books and stories. Don't forget you need to return your books to get new ones out.


Practicing our safe entry's and straight strong legs with our kicking before we got in the pool yesterday

Kiwi Can - Hungry Hippos

Kiwi Can this week was all about co-operation and team work. We played Hungry Hippos - I will try to upload a video of this fun game for you to watch.

Tremendous trees

Playing our tremendous trees games last week, learning about adding and taking away, and using fantastic measuring language to discuss whose tree was taller, shorter, tallest, shortest and more.

The rocky shore zones

We have been learning about the different zones of the rocky shore and where different plants and animals live within them.

Friday's Tsunami Warning

The students did an amazing job supporting each other and keeping calm and safe on Friday during the Tsunami warning. I'm incredibly proud of them all.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Junior swimming sports

I will be loading up some longer videos later this week once I can compress them, but in the meantime here is a taste of our water safety session with Averill this week. The kids had a great time learning numerous different skills to help keep them safe in the water. 


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Longer and Shorter

Exploring measurement words and our team work skills, working out the length order for these pieces of string. Lots of fantastic language being used by the students when comparing and ordering. We even had a helper from our buddy class join us to help.