Sunday, February 3, 2019



Kia Ora Whanau, over the past week Room 10 learning about Whakapapa
and Mihi. Could parent please help with the mihi homework sheet.



Ma te wa - Matua Paul 





Parent Teacher Even

Thursday 12th Feb 6:30pm

Nau Mai Haere Mai.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019




Kia Ora nga Whanau- Its great to be back after an enjoyable time of leaning at Te Wananga O Raukawa.

This year we have many exciting things to learn. Remember your child is precious and we want the very best for them, at all times.

I look forward to working with you over this year.

He Whakatauaki 

He aha to mea nui o te Ao ? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata  - TapiripiriaHe aha to mea nui o te Ao ? 

He mokopuna, he tamariki , he tangata.

Ae raua raua,  taua taua.Kua tare te wa , kei te whakareanga rau akonga o te Reo Māori.

No reiraTena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa 


What is the greatest thing in the world it is the people, the people, the people, turn it around what is the greatest thing in the world it is the grandchildren, the tamariki, the people.Yes these two are the same and now is the time for this generation  

to enjoy learning Te Reo Māori.


No reiraTena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa


Nga mihi

Matua Paul 

Monday, July 2, 2018

OWL Parent, pupil and teacher conferences ...


These were on this term and we were really lucky in Room 10 as most of our parents came and shared our learning with us.  Mrs Low took some photos of us with our families which was nice and we will put these on our own blogs to help remind us that we are all in a partnership.  Here are some of our families celebrating our learning :)





We made toast ...



For our procedural writing we made toast - it was quite hilarious as we figured out pretty quickly that we needed to give Mrs Low clear details as to how this was going to be happen and be successful -  who knew that you put 'toast' in the toaster, butter on the toast (a whole container is not needed :) We also learnt that things need to be done in order if they are to happen the way we wanted them too.

 We made sandwiches and milo too and they were also excellent learning experiences for us and from doing these we have established that using language such as first, next, then and finally help us all keep track of what we are doing - it also allows others to be successful if they are following them.













Owl McOwl recipients Term Two


Many of us have been lucky enough to have been given Owl McOwl for our excellent efforts in the classroom.  We have been selected because we have:
- managed ourselves
- been ontask
- practiced being kind
- worked on minding our own beeswax
- using TRUMP.
Can you spot your child amongst these, we hope so :)






















Sunday, May 6, 2018

Owl McOwl recipients from Week One, Term Two


Amiria was our person on Tuesday and she then gave Owl McOwl to Tane for Wednesday because Tane  had been managing himself and making sure he thought about who he was sitting by.


Tane then awarded Owl McOwl to Liam because he felt that Liam was managing himself as he was listening to myself and his classmates extremely well.


And then once Liam has enjoyed having Owl McOwl for the day at the end of his reign he proceeded to give Owl McOwl to Ruby for managing herself as Ruby is a star learner who always tries her best and finishes all of her work on time.


What a great first week back we had.  The children were all really settled and have come back rested and raring to go.  I am looking forward to seeing how well they now achieve their goals that we will be sharing with you at our conferences over the next few weeks.