Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Well, thanks Rata 4. 

I am heading off to New Caledonia. It has been a fantastic year and I look forward to having some of you in my class again next year. Have a wonderful Christmas break, let's hope the weather stays fine. 

Take care. 
Love from Mrs Powell.   :)

Whanau Fun Day

We had a great time at our Whanau Fun Day, what fantastic weather we had.

Paytan enjoyed throwing wet sponges at Mr Robinson!

Nice shot Paytan!

We had some yummy food!

What a great day.

Grace had fun on the water slide.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Monday, 10 December 2012

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Letters to Santa.

This morning we went for a walk down to the mail box. 
We sent our letters to Santa to the North Pole. 
I wonder if we will get a letter back from him?

Monday, 3 December 2012

Tennis Clip

Grasshopper Tennis

This morning we went to Grasshopper Tennis 
It was fantastic and already we are making huge progress. 
Check out these photos:

Monday, 26 November 2012

Reading to Kiwi!

One of our blogging buddies in England have posted pictures of the children reading to their class "pet". The mouse isn't real, he is a soft toy, but it looked like fun for the children to take turns reading to Mouse. We liked it so much that we have decided to do the same, but our "pet" is called Kiwi. 

Here is Super Star Bella reading to Kiwi.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Run, Jump, Throw

Our Run, Jump, Throw day is not too far away, so we have begun our practising.....
Mrs Brown's class came out with us today to help us along.

Keep December 5th free for Run, Jump, Throw at school!

Haere mai:

Here are the actions for our song Haere Mai, You might like to learn them. I will be.

Jigsaw Puzzle

Thanks to our Blogging Buddy at Lound Infant School.

Week 6:

We have had such a busy week, but it has been fun, have a look and see what we have been up to:

Mark Kairua came to Rata block and taught us some more Kapa Haka songs.
He told us that Kapa Haka means 'group dance'
Thanks Mark.
We also had an assembly on Thursday and Rata block was presenting our Bee work. We were fantastic and we even surprised Mrs Church.

We welcomed our new people, Ohara, Paytan, William, Sarah and Tasmyn.
Phoenix and Kayla got certificates for  great participating and contributing.
Well done everyone!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Technology and Literacy:

We are printing on the ipads. It is fun to do all the letters and numbers.

Here Kayla and Phoenix are reading with the Talking Pen.

This group of girls are listening to Letterland on the ipod.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Powhiri Clip

Solar Eclipse:

Today we went outside to look at the sun. We wore special glasses so we could see the moon covering the sun. It is called a Solar Eclipse.
"The sun looked like the moon because it was chopped in half " Phoenix.
"The moon was covering the sun." Ohara

Monday, 12 November 2012

Thursday, 8 November 2012


This morning we had our Powhiri for this term. It was again a very special time...
For our British friends, a Powhiri is a traditional Maori welcome for all of our new students.

Check out some of the photos.


Monday, 5 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Kapa Haka

Mark Kairua (Grace's Dad) has been coming to school each Friday afternoon to teach some of the school Kapa Haka. He is fantastic, and the kids all love it. Thanks Mark!

Watch this to see how clever we are after only 2 sessions.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

WOW Writing!!!

We have been doing some amazing writing this week: Have a look.

"I am going to Halloween and I will get lots of lollies" said Ohara

Anna's story was "Me and Ohara are going to a Halloween fair".

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Making Playdough

Cora, Ohara, Phoenix and Bella went to the staffroom to help make playdough.

Building Site

This morning we were allowed to go up to the Top Field to see how the new classes are going..... They look fantastic, we could see where the toilets will go too.

Grace is our Super Star today, so she got to carry the concrete,
 it was heavier than we thought it would be.
It is in our class now, so we can see it set.

Friday, 19 October 2012

We love all the different things we can
choose to do during M.O.O.T.

We play with the lego, ipads, cars, laptops,
dress-ups, blocks or crafts.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Paytan starts school!

Welcome Paytan on PhotoPeach

Great Writing

Sarah wrote a wonderful first story!

Phoenix is doing a great job of
 sounding out words.

Bella wrote a great first story too.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sarah and Bella on their first day! on PhotoPeach

Friday, 28 September 2012


Here is a taste of some Production Photos, more to come soon!