Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Army Visit!

Recently local army units visited West End School. It was a lovely sunny day and Room 10 had an opportunity to meet the soldiers throughout the day. They also managed to explore some armored vehicles. They asked some great questions and took full opportunity of such a unique learning experience.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Marble Runs and Straw Boats

This term has seen Room 10 really show how they can work together to produce some pretty clever designs. A few weeks ago they designed their own marble runs and this week saw some pretty impressive straw boats. Soon we will see if they float.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Term 4 is up and away!

What a busy start to the term.

The kids have been getting outside and practicing their athletic skills with fantastic participation from everyone.

In class we have been getting stuck into our learning with lots of effort and smiles.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

End of Term 3

It has been a busy term with lots of learning. It has been great to see Room 10 explore our local waterways and even get out for some skipping practice.

 Rest up Room 10 and get ready for Term 4!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Army Men Launchers

Room 10 have really been showing how they can work together and problem solve when given some challenging construction projects by Miss Donald.

These army men launchers worked really well and it is great to see Room 10 working together to achieve a shared goal.

Well done.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Our Water

The kids have been getting stuck in learning about our local river and ways to keep it clean and healthy.

We managed to get down to the Manawatu River to learn about water testing then we had a guest speaker from Horizons. We talked about ways we can keep sediment and pollution out of our streams and rivers.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Literacy Week

What a great week with lots of interesting events around our favourite books.

Well done to all of Room 10 for their best efforts during our morning quiz and being a great audience for the teachers play.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Looking back on our marea visit. The students really got involved and showed a great attitude.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

End of another exciting week.

Room 10 really showed their fantastic swimming skills this week. We also continued to work hard in class as we finished up our new class treaty.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Welcome to our new term.

Room 10 explored some new activities and resources. We also took some time to find out more about each other. It was a really informative and exciting start to the term.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Welcome to Term Two!

Kia Ora.

My name is Sean Koch and it is a pleasure to introduce myself as the new face in Room 10. I am looking forward to getting stuck into Term 2 and meeting you and your tamariki. A little about myself. I'm 35 and I was born in Auckland but grew up in Australia. I did my teacher training in Palmerston North and have recently moved back into the area after teaching in Porirua last year. I also have experience in teaching English overseas, being based in China for several years.

I come from a mixed background with my family roots originating from around the globe (English, Irish, German and Maori).  I love travel and was an enthusiastic geography and history student at school. I am also passionate about the promotion of tikanga Maori and Te Reo in schools and will look to build on the foundations already in place in Room 10.

Finally I love sport, having played tennis, cricket and football as a kid as well as being not to bad at long distance running. I still like to run trail runs and long distance events.

I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know your backgrounds and interests, feel free to pop in for a chat.

nga mihi

Sean Koch.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Home work for Noho Marae  - please allow your children to research your whanua history and fill in the missing names below. 
Noho marae homework term 2 2019

        Toku Mihi   
 Tena koutou
Ko ___________________ tòku muanga
Ko ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­______________________ tòku awa
Ko _____________________tòku moana
Ko ______________________ tòku waka
Ko _____________________ tòku marae
Ko _____________________ tòku tipuna
Ko _____________________ tòku mama
Ko _______________________tòku papa
Ko ____________________ tòku whanau
Ko te Kura O Urumutu te kura

Ko ________________________ ahua   
No reira
Tena koutou
Tena koutou
Tena koutou

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mr Moses and his Bee’s

On Wednesday Sarah’s father came into our class with his bees. Everyone was excited. He showed us the bees and how they make their nest.

Mr Moses then cut a slice out of the bees frame, it was full of honey. We all got a piece to eat. 
It was so sweet and yummy.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Maori Instruments with Mr Horton

Today in our class we had Tia’s grandfather, Mr Horton, come in and show us the Maori instruments

He has made and can play.

He played a number of the instruments for us then he gave all the class a flute to practice on.

Monday, March 18, 2019

A Room Ten Independent Study 

Animal Studies you can do at home – ask your parents if you are allowed to use the computer.
 Watch the following video’s and make sure your parent is watching with you

Wolf Documentaries.
Place the cursor over the website, click on it – a drop down box will appear go to the
OPEN HYPERLINK  and click on that to open the website.

Top Ten Facts about Wolves

Thursday, March 7, 2019

                  Today we learnt a new action song and game 
with our buddy class Room 1. 
Here are the words to the game, you might like to ask your child how to play.
Rakiraki raki koe, koe, koe
me ana pepe tika t ika ra  - Aue!
Rakiraki raki wharo, wharo, wharo, wharo, wharo, whara!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Room 10

Week 5 and we are 
Swimming every Monday
2:20 - 2:50 
At West End Aquatic Center 
see you there

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