Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How Waves Were First Formed

Siobhan and Saffron showed real teamwork and supported each other well in creating their myth about how waves stole land. Remember to click on the video link to hear the girls read the myth to you.

How The Kiwi Lost Its Wings

Ruma Kereru has been flat out learning to write and animate myths over the last couple of weeks. The final step was to insert a voice over to assist young readers. Check out Arlo's work below. Make sure you click on the voiceover in the top right hand corner of his third slide.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


This week's whakataukī. Be ready to share your ideas on our blog as to the meaning of this whakataukī by the end of the week.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kid's Lit Quiz 2018

Do you think you could answer 100 questions about children's authors, book characters, nursery rhymes under pressure? Well that's what Arlo, Jake, Saffron and Jessie faced today at St Patrick's School in Greymouth. The quizmaster in charge was Wayne Mills a past senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. Jake's mum, Sandra said that he kept the questions pumping along meaning the team had to really think on their feet.

Monday, May 14, 2018


After our class discussion write your opinion as to what our whakatakukī means this week and how this can help you with decisions you make in class.

Life Education

Last week Rūma Kererū spent a few hours inside the Life Education van with Carmen. The class learnt about the importance of keeping themselves safe on the internet. Everyone has written their views as to the importance of making the right choice and decisions and how to resist peer pressure. Jake's work is below but check out the individual blogs to read others.

Friday, May 4, 2018


Rūma Kererū and Rūma Piwakawaka join each other every Thursday to learn a range of songs and with Dr Tim Shawcross. They have only been learning together for a few weeks but are already mastering a few of these.