Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Making ANZAC Biscuits with Room 14

This week we learned lots of interesting facts about ANZAC and way it is important to us as New Zealanders.
Today we baked some ANZAC biscuits with our buddy class next door. Mmmmh.. it was yum!

ANZAC Biscuits from Sophie Glen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Congratulations you guys! These Pukeko students have been great citizens the last two weeks. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

PB4L celebrations

These lovely students from our Pukeko team made some pretty good choices last week by using their WITS when faced with a problem.  We were very proud to see Mia and Carlos from Room 13 up there this morning!
Congratulation you guys!

Three-Way Conferences in Week 11

Three-Way Conferences in Week 11 - Please Read Before Booking a Time Slot

Hi Parents and families,

Please read the following notices before booking a time slot for three-way conferences. Only some students will be coming along this term, and it all depends on when their anniversary is and when they will be receiving a report. These notices were sent home in hardcopy last Thursday. If your child is a Year 3 and their name is not on this list, they will be receiving their report, and will be invited to three-way conferences next term in Week 9. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions,
Kind regards.

Netball Sessions

What Are the Benefits of Netball?
Netball is a game similar to basketball, but there are a few notable differences between the two. In netball, there are seven players per team. You're not allowed to dribble the ball, it must be passed between players by throwing. The ball and basket are smaller and there isn't a backboard. Despite these game differences, the health benefits of netball are comparable to basketball.
Benefits of Running
Playing netball requires you to run around the pitch, sprint short distances and change direction quickly. The running skills involved provide a good cardiovascular workout and over time will improve your fitness, strength and agility. The standard netball court is 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. As a netball game progresses, many of the players will cover some significant distance running around the court. In particular, the player in center position has to cover most of it.
Hand-to-Eye Coordination
Netball requires players to pass the ball to members of their own team using different throwing techniques. Each requires and develops good hand-eye coordination; a player must throw and catch the ball accurately. A high pass sends the netball over opponents' heads, and the player's teammate must usually jump to catch the ball from a high pass. A chest pass is a fast throw at chest height from one teammate to another; a bounce pass sends the ball to and from waist height with a single bounce on the ground.

Thank you Counties Manakau Netball for introducing this sport to our students.

Here is a short video of Room 13 students, learning to land and pivot.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

PB4L celebrations

Congratulations you guys! These four Pukeko students have been considering their choices while visiting websites at school.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

House Wheelay

On Friday afternoon each class in the school went out to the soccer field in participate in the House Wheelay Event. A wheelay race is when 12 teams are lined up on the spokes of a large wheel that has been painted onto the grass. Each team passes a baton through their team members on the spoke until it gets to the outermost person, who then runs around the circumference of the wheel. The first team to have every player run around the wheel wins. We haven't done a wheelay at Reremoana for a few years because we're getting so big now. 

Check out the photos below; photographer, Ms Fothergill.

Sunday, 12 March 2017


These two girls have been acting safely around the school. Congratulations for receiving these certificates during Pukeko assembly this morning. What great role models to have in our class.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Learning more about dog safety

We had a great opportunity today to ask questions and learn more about how to keep safe around dogs. 
Here is the link the 'World-first dog safety app' that helps keep children safe around dogs.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pukeko Team Celebration this Friday

Please Read!

Just a reminder that we have a community calendar now that outlines events for the term ahead. It might be a good idea to save this link.

Monday, 6 March 2017

PB4L Congratulations

Congratulations to Neel and Veronique form Room 13 for receiving a certificate at our PB4L assembly. These students were recognised this morning for their efforts in "do good because good is good to do" around our school.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Student of the month

A special congratulations to Hope. She has been a positive role model for her peers. Hope always strives to show resilience and determination in her learning.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Collaborative Challenge

Working together in groups can be lots of fun, but it can also be very challenging if you don't work together. Today's challenge was to build the castle from our shared reading book 
"Tuesday at the Castle". 

Each group was given a bag of marshmallows, skewers and some toothpicks. They had to plan, share ideas, listen to each other and work together to achieve the end result, a castle that could stand by itself.

Fantastic collaborating Room 13. 
Just look at these photos and videos!




Chapter Chat on a Friday

Room 13 is super excited about answering the Chapter Chat questions on a Friday morning. The excitement of doing this on twitter and getting ready to "tweet" a valuable response is a great learning opportunity for the students. 
Below are a few pics we took last week while they worked on answering the questions.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

PB4L - Celebrations

Congratulations to these Pukeko Team students ( Chaska and Eden) for receiving certificates for "Being respectful - By keeping our hands and feet to ourselves"

Jump Jam and House Spirit Day!

Jump Jam & House Spirit Day

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Our Castle Designs

Today Room 13 was given the task of designing and drawing the castle we have been reading about in the book 
"Tuesday at the Castle". 
They have all done an amazing job and showed resilience by trying and redesigning and trying again until they were happy with their designs.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Chapter Chat

This term the Pukeko Team is doing something really exciting as part of our reading programme. Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 have all signed up to something called "Chapter Chat". Chapter Chat is where 100 Year 3/4 classes from across New Zealand chat and share responses to a particular chapter book on Twitter. This term everyone will be reading the book "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George. 

How does it work?

Every day each class will read a little bit of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and complete activities during independent learning time. Every Friday at 10am we go live! Each child will be logged into Twitter ready to answer some questions about the chapters they have read so far. 

Why Chapter Chat?

- The main focus for Chapter Chat is to foster a love of books! Chapter Chat is about books!

- Chapter Chat as a way to get children connecting with others.

- Chapter Chat is about an audience! Children love having an audience for their learning and one of our goals is to provide it.

- Chapter Chat is a place where children can learn about Cyber Safety in real time. It teaches children how to behave in an appropriate way online.

- Chapter Chat supports children with quality writing. Tweeting is not just for fun but a place where we can practise and develop our writing skills.

Keeping Safe on Social Media!

In order to make sure we can monitor all activity while we are on Twitter, all children will be using the one classroom account. Teachers will check tweets before they are sent and systems have been put in place to limit what children can view while they are on Twitter. We will be using Twitter solely for the purposes of Chapter Chat. We believe this is a really fun and authentic way to teach children about digital citizenship and online safety.

Mrs van Zyl

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Buddy Class Time!

On Friday afternoon our buddy class Room 6 came over and taught us a Samoan song with actions. This was very interesting and all the students enjoyed it.  
Thank you, Room 6 and Mrs Bailey.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Counties Hockey

Every Thursday mornings we are so privileged to have Counties Hockey at school, to teach and develop our hockey skills.

What a great opportunity for our Pukeko students to be part of this development programme.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Chromebooks at Reremoana

Dear Parents

Following a positive response in 2016, we are again holding a session where parents of students in Year 4 - 8 can learn more about how we use Chromebooks at Reremoana School. Parents of students in Y3 who are using school Chromebooks from time to time are also welcome to attend. This session will be set up so parents and students are working alongside each other on a Chromebook. 
When: Wednesday 22 February from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Room 16
What we will be covering: 
  • How to log in 
  • How to monitor gmail 
  • How drive is organised 
  • How to view work
  • Introduction about safety at home and at school 
Things to bring:
  • Chromebook (if your child has one) 
  • Child’s username and password 
Please email or if you plan on attending, with the following information copied and pasted into your reply:
  • Your name/child’s name, room number, year level
  • We will use my child’s chromebook Yes/No
  • We would like to use a school chromebook Yes/No
  • We know my child’s username and password Yes/No
  • We need to be given my child’s username a password Yes/No
  • Any specific information you would like covered, if time allows.
Michelle Slee

e-Learning Lead Teacher

Friday, 3 February 2017

Our Language of Learning

Our whole school focus this term is looking at Reflection. How do we reflect?, Why do we reflect? and how can the way I reflect change my learning so I can feel successful.

Here are a few sentence starters that will help us, when we reflect.





Thursday, 2 February 2017

Great start to writing

Yesterday we discussed what PB4L means at Reremoana school. We unpacked the behaviour ABC's and then had the opportunity to write about it. 

These four students blew me away with their thoughts and ideas.
Keep up the good work guys and girls!

Using the Chromebooks

What an exciting day! 
Just look at how professional we look.
This afternoon we had the opportunity to work on the school chromebooks for the first time this year. It was important for us to learn how to sign in and find our work on google drive as this will help us complete given tasks and our weekly homefun. 

We followed all the steps given by Mrs Slee - our ICT expert. 

Thank you for helping us, Mrs. Slee!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

All about me - getting to know each other

Our first week back at school and we are getting to know our friends in class.  
Here are a few photos of our ALL ABOUT ME presentations.
Great sharing Room 13.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Kia ora and welcome to Room 13

Here we are... what an amazing group of students.
 Hope you all have an exciting first week back at school.