Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Why Cats Should Not be Banned

Room One has been flat out writing persuasive arguments and voicing their opinions as to whether or not domestic cats should or should not be banned. Abby has worked hard to include topic sentences and emotive words. What's your opinion?

Friday, September 29, 2017

Jessie's Shout Out

Jess is proud of what she has learnt in reading, writing and maths this term. She has included some small examples to share her progress with you.

Our Shout Outs

The class has been working hard this term and are now busy putting together their own 'Shout Outs' of their learning in reading, writing and maths. This are on their own individual blogs but to give you an idea here is Jorja's below.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sherman - the Inventor

Over the last week or so Room One students have been writing of the adventures of a hapless inventor called Sherman. He desperately wants to design a 'flying machine' but he keeps on failing until one day . . . Click on the names below to hear how things work out for Sherman.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mathletics - TriNations

Ruma Tahi is working flat out to gain points in the Tri Nations Mathletics Challenge. They are using all their maths skills to earn as many points as they can. Check back later to see how we are doing.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

All about Kaniere School!

Renee worked hard to gather lots of information to inform you all about life at Kaniere School. Enjoy reading it!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fossil Animation

Nathan and Connor have created a 1000 slide animation to share their knowledge of how fossils are formed. They have put heaps of time and effort into their work - please leave them some comments! Great collaboration boys. After pushing the present button simply hold the spacebar down to see the animation in work.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


The class have been busy learning about how fossils help scientists and palaentologists learn about the evolution of modern day animals and plants. Riley has some great information below.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

St Johns Comes to Kaniere

We were really lucky to have the opportunity to have St Johns spend two days in our school earlier this week. Everyone had plenty of time to learn the new skills. An extra bonus was the presentation of a handy sized first aid kit to each student.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


We have some great athletes in Ruma Tahi. Last weekend it was Jessie's turn to shine.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Riley let Upstart Magazine know about his swimming success and was rewarded with a prize package yesterday. Congratulations!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Anzac Day - Lest We Forget

Over the last week Ruma Tahi students have been busy upskilling themselves as to what life was like for the New Zealand soldiers in World War One and in particular those who fought at Gallipoli. This helped to make the Anzac Day service we held at school far more poignant. We look forward to your comments.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Falling Into Space

Over the last few weeks Ruma Tahi students have been developing artwork entitled - Falling Into Space. The aim was to create the illusion of falling to earth from a far away planet. Students used their actual feet and hands to create the 3D type effect. We look forward to reading your comments.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Clued Up Kids at Cass Square

A fun and learning day in the sun at Cass Square. The aim being to give kids all the 'clues' they need to keep themselves safe. Thanks to our parent helpers - we couldn't have done it without you!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Swimming Sports

It has been a really busy time in the pool for Yrs 4-6 lately - in fact we feel a bit like fish! School Swimming Sports, District Sports and next week 13 competitors will take the plunge again to represent the Hokitika District at the West Coast Swimming Sports. Thanks parents - we couldn't do it without your outstanding support.

Art - Term 1

Friday, March 10, 2017

Poetry by Georgia and Riley

We have really talented poets in Ruma Tahi and I know you will be really impressed with what the language Georgia and Riley have used.

GET NZ Writing

We have had heaps of fun writing postcards and completing the challenge activities for the Get NZ writing- get NZ writing challenge. Our work is now winging its way to My Albert School in Auckland! Can't wait to get our courier parcel back.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ruma Tahi 2017

Welcome to Ruma Tahi for 2017. We hope you enjoy reading all about our unique talents.