Saturday, 25 February 2017

Learning Conferences

We had a fantastic two evenings last week meeting so many of our students and their families to discuss the year ahead and set goals. It was wonderful to see so many of you!

If you were unable to attend, please touch base if your child's teacher as we are very happy to organise a meeting for you over the next few weeks.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Homework help- syllables

Hi team

As Miss Johnson and I marked your homework we noticed that a lot of people were having a hard time with syllables.

Watch this video to help you this week!

Syllable Lesson Video

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Whanaungatanga: Parent, Teacher and Child Interviews

Kia Ora Parents/Whanau/Caregivers,

IMPORTANT BOOK NOW FOR UPCOMING: ​Whanaungatanga: Parent, Teacher and Child Interviews, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February

Please take this opportunity to come and talk with your child and their teacher about their goals for this year.

We want these interviews to be based around the concept of whanaungatanga which is about relationships, kinship, and a sense of family connection. We know that we are better able to understand and teach your children when we have strong and positive relationships with them and you, their parents/caregivers. We want this to be a time where we all share information - It will be a chance to talk to your child’s teacher and your child about the year ahead and how we can work together to help your child be successful. It is also an important interview to share information about your child.

These interviews will take place on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd February starting at 2.15pm with the last interview being at 6.45pm.

Each interview will be fifteen minutes long. To book a time slot, please go to and use the code v8rt9

If you have no internet capability please book at the office.

Please note that school will finish at 2pm on both of these days.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Pi & Sigma Maths Groups

Some possible topics to think about for your Statistical Investigation.

Uniform: Is it time for a change?
- Looking at whether students/teachers/parents believe our uniform is outdated or not needed
How dangerous is our school’s street?
- Looking at our school’s street and the traffic, the number of cars, cyclists and pedestrians,  then comparing to other schools
Do we spend too much time looking at a device and not enough time in books?
- Looking how much video games and television are watched compared to books that are read at home
Are we safe on the road?
- Looking at numerous aspects of road safety (eg. seatbelts, cars not indicating, cars not stopping at stop signs, cars cutting corners)
Should fast food be on the menu?
- Looking at the nutritional value of fast food and how much it is consuming by people

What are the reasons families immigrated to New Zealand?
- Looking at how many families immigrate and their reasons

You hopefully have even better ideas! Will be checking in Thursday so we can get started. Good luck!

Mrs O

P.S. If you finish the checklist and worksheet, go to BBC Bitesize to do some more on median, mean, mode and range.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Room 10 & 11 home learning

Hi everyone,

We have spent some of today looking into the history of the Treaty of Waitangi and how this relates to us. As part of our investigation, please think about and discuss:
- when, why and how your own family came to New Zealand and the reasons they had for immigrating here
- in England at the time the settlers came to New Zealand (approx. early-mid 1800s), there was a class based system. What was this and why would coming to New Zealand appeal to the settlers?

We will pick up with this tomorrow (Friday).