Sunday, 24 September 2017

Week 10

Hi everyone,
Last week of the term and we are all thinking where on earth does the time go.

There will be another reading log going out this week. Please keep up the reading in the holidays. It really does help to maintain their reading levels when they continue reading. The public library have heaps of cool books the kids will be able to read independently. There is only one way to become a better reader, that is to read, read and read.

We would really like to have a shared lunch on Friday to celebrate all our hard work this term. Could you please provide a small plate of yummy (healthyish) food for us to share.

Portfolios and RE books will go out this Friday. Please go through them with your child and talk about what is in them.
Please return both in the first week of Term 4 with the RE Whanau page and the Two Stars and a Wish page filled in.

This week...
Wednesday: school singing 8.45am
Thursday: our last GO4it with Tim from Sport BOP
Friday: shared Lunch
Sausage sizzle and juicies for sale

We are looking forward to Term 4 and hopefully a little more sunshine.  I can't wait to get in the pool!

The children were pretty tired last week, it's always the way towards the end of term.  Make sure they are getting plenty of sleep and are eating plenty of healthy food.  This helps a lot.

See you all tomorrow.
Mrs H

A note from the Assistant Principal....

Forms for parent input into 2018 class placements were issued the week before last to each student. Parents - please note these forms need to be returned by Friday 29 September if you wish us to consider your input. The forms need to be returned to the big blue postal box in the student foyer.

Thanks to those parents who have already returned the form for their child/ren.
If you have mislaid or not seen the form you can collect a copy from the School Office or go to this link

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Catching up..

Every day I am surprised by the way children amuse themselves.  Have a look at what they get up to.
The lego fidget spinner is still a hit!

The writing table is a popular choice too, lots of interesting stories happening in those books.


I hope you guys carry on inventing and creating.  Keep up the great work.

Science is alive and well in Room 18

We had a visit from Mrs Barker and Mr Bach yesterday morning to teach us how to be scientists. To be a scientist we need to...



and Wonder.

We made some great observations and recorded our findings.  Like real scientists!

Mr Bach and the mysterious bubbles!!

This is such a cool shot.

Ask your kids what is happening here..

The children never cease to amaze me.  They are curious and creative, long may it continue.

See you at the Disco tomorrow for a boogie;)
Mr H

Monday, 18 September 2017

Disco Fever!!!

Soooooooo excited!   What superhero am I going to be???  Decisions, decisions.


Head Lice (Nits)

A case of nits has been reported in our class. 
A big thank you to the parent involved for noticing and letting us know.
Please check your child's hair thoroughly. If you find any head lice, please seek and apply the appropriate treatment before they come back to school. A copy of the letter sent home in your child's bag is below.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Week 9

Aaaarrrgghhhhh!  Week 9 already.  Where is the year going?

I had my first proper game of golf today, Yay!.  Was it good? Well, let's just say that I'm not the best golfer yet, but I shall persevere. 

That's my orange ball so close to the hole on the 2nd, my next shot went into the bunker.  I was so close to a birdie. I could have cried! But I dug myself out and went on to play the rest of the course.  I still don't know how it got in there.

Perseverance is a hard thing to teach but it is a valuable quality.  I admire the perseverance of all the learners in Room 18, you inspire me to become a better golfer.  Go you!!

Here are the things you need to know in the week ahead...

8.45 pm School Singing-be on time;)

Go4it with Tim-bring your PE gear.

5.00 pm School Disco-Always a fun night out.  Put your dancing shoes on and get involved - your kids would love to have a dance with you.  I will be there and I love to dance!!!!

See you in the morning.
Mrs H

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Welcome to the new teachers...

We have had some awesome readers showing off their skills in the class, they are going to put me out of a job!
Rushil was Mr Tapsell's helper.

Mr Tapsell wowed us with "Dog".

Mr Ngawhiki shared his story "Birds" with the class, nice to have a bit of non-fiction.  Thanks Tuks;)
Mr Kumar read "Bubbles" and his helper Henry was there to help turn pages-nice support.

Mr MacDonald and Mr Terry took on the tricky book "Dad's Snore", something they knew a lot about;)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Disco Fever

Our wonderful PTA are running another disco on Thursday 21st September from 5.30-7pm. 


If there are any parents who would like to help could you please let our disco coordinator Lynda Fox know. 
Her email is
Obviously, I love a disco, I will be there with bells, on ripping up the dance floor, it would be cool if some other adults would join me;)
Put it in the calendar;)