Monday, February 29, 2016

Rippa Rugby

29 February 2016

Ruma Tahi, along with all the other classes have been really lucky to have Nobby come in to build on our rippa rugby skills over the last two weeks. We've learnt how to pass the ball while moving, move into spaces and how to work as a team. Ka pai Nobby. We hope you can come back again soon!

 . . . and this is how it's done . . .

Cameron running in to rip the tag.

A chance to use those new skills and tips.

Team talk!

The Fairest of Them All!

29 February 2016 - a date that only comes around every four years!!

Last week the show 'The Fairest of them All' by New Zealand Playhouse performers proved to be a big hit. The acting was incredibly realistic and the jokes were hilarious.
Furthermore they delivered the important message about 'switching off' from the virtual world of computers at times and making the most of real life. A show we could easily watch again and again.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Leadership Camp

26 February 2016

Tom, Scott, Charlotte and Khaya were pretty excited as they set off to Lake Kaniere on Thursday morning for a Reap organised leadership camp. We are looking forward to them coming back and sharing their new skills with us!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Why Read?

18 February 2016

Have you ever wondered how to help yourself to be a really great reader is? Well, like anything in life reading takes practice! Making sure that you read everyday at home for only 20 minutes will make a big difference in your achievement by the end of the year. 
Now you know this - pick up a book and read!
Which student will you be this year?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Introducing our Buddies

23 February
Our buddy wall in class is steadily filling up. When you read through these interviews you will realise just how many unique talents the kids in room 1 have. Here are the latest interviews hot off the press . . .
Nice smile Renee!

You have captured Charlotte well Belle.

Sporty Esther by Charlotte P.

Serious shot of Cody by Khaya

Buddy Interviewer: Morgan

Great photographing Charlotte! 

It would be great to have a pool in all the hot weather!

Tom - you've dug deep to find all this information out about Riley.
16 February 

Over the last week the class have been finding out a bit about each by conducting interviews. It is amazing the different skills and unique talents that each student has. Happy reading! 

Great interviewing Riley. A good idea to include an action shot!

Nice smile Charlotte!

Rugby Skills

16 February 2016

Nobby Maitland spent the morning at Kaniere today and taught some valuable rugby skills to the class. He will be back again next Tuesday. As an added bonus Nobby stayed on at lunchtime to run some further skills lessons.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Swimming

Friday 12 February

We had a lot of fun down at the town pool this afternoon and appreciated the extra coaching tips from some ex-Kaniere students who are unable to currently attend WHS. Thanks Jack, Mitchell, Grace, Laura, Ella and Preston!  

Top: Jessie learns to float while Jack provides a helping hand.

On your marks, get set - GO!

Charlotte and crew getting ready for backstroke

Thursday, February 11, 2016


February 10 2016

It was great to head off to the pool last Friday to begin our swimming lessons for the term. Everyone appreciated the chance to cool off. We were lucky to have so many parents offer to help run the groups. Thank you! The class will back at the pool at 1.30 again this Friday (12th). 

Learning New Skills

This afternoon the class was kept busy learning new skills on the chrome books. Everyone (including Mrs Phelps) now knows how to research in a smarter and more efficient way. You can see from the photos just how much brainwork was required!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chromebook Day!

Was certainly mass excitement in Rūma Tahi last Friday when it came to the students unwrapping their very own chromebook!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Maths in Flight!

As part of our maths the class started designing catapults. It was exciting measuring the flight paths today! Tomorrow they will begin to organise their data into a graph.

Week 1 in Ruma Tahi

It has been a brilliant start in room one this year. We welcome our new Year 6 student Raihan and all the new students from room two. We've been busy getting to know the new routines and expectations. Come and in and see us anytime!