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.