Friday, November 25, 2016

Term 4, Week 7

This week was our Tui Team Celebration. Everyone did so well, especially everyone from Room 16 who presented or shared their work. Have a look below to see the slideshow from today!

EOTC Reminder for Week 8

Hi Room 16,

Below is the notice that went home last week listing what you need on each day. Please check it to make sure you have what you need for each day next week.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mathletics Champions: Week 3, Term 4

Well done everyone who worked hard and did their best at Mathletics this week - keep up the excellent work. Have a look via the link below to find out who our outstanding Mathletics champions were this week. The class total has been included again. Keep up the good work, everyone!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Week 2 Mathletics Champions

Well done to everyone who has started the term off on a really good note. We have five champions this week, and I've included the total points from our whole class. Have a look via the link below. Keep working hard, everyone!

Term 4, Week 2 Highlights

This week we had our first Field of Dreams Swimming session. We were all really excited and had a fantastic time - it might be said that we took to the water like fish!

A special big thanks to the parents who came along to help supervise - we wouldn't be able to take part in this fantastic learning if it wasn't for you helping out!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Highlights from Week 7

This week we had our much-anticipated trip to the Howick Historical Village. We all enjoyed the new things we learned, and the weather was so fantastic!

We had activities in the morning, involving learning about helpful herbs, finding out what school was like in the 1850s, we did some baking of scones, and a scavenger hunt around the village to try and spot items that weren't from 1850. In the afternoon, we had time to meander around the village and investigate the cottages and find out more about the olden days.

Thanks again to the fantastic parent helpers who came along - it's always great to have so many parents keen to help out!

Have a look via the below link at more photos from our awesome day!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Mathletics Champions: Week 5

Last week was a hard act to follow, but nonetheless we had three outstanding Mathletics Champions. A big well done to everyone who reached 1,500 points or more, and a special congratulations to our three champions this week. Take a look via the link below!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Week 4 Mathletics Champions

Wow, Room 16! We keep on getting better and better this term! Our Mathletics champions this week have all reached over 6,000 points! Well done to all of you who worked hard and reached your 1,500 points, and a massive well done to our champions this week, who you can find via the link below.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Mathletics Champions: Week 3

Well done everyone! As a class, we did so much better than last week with our Mathletics. Almost everyone made it to 1,500 points, and there were three standouts who are our champions this week. See the link below to find out who they are, and just how many points they got!

Mr Fourie has been sending through a list of the whole-class totals, and for the second week in a row, Room 16 is the second best class in the whole school! Let's keep up the excellent effort, Room 16! There are quite a few classes close behind us, so we'll need to keep up the good work if we want to stay in second place - or even better, make it to first place!

Friday, August 05, 2016

Week 2 Highlights

Two excellent weeks in a row - and two busy ones too! We've got back into the swing of our classroom routines quickly and have been working really well.

At the end of this week, we had our first Tui Team Assembly, where Mrs Slee awarded PB4L certificates to two students from each class. A big well done to Sophie and Reilly - you both deserve this award, and Mr W has noticed you stood out and exemplified our focus for this week, which was "Be Respectful: Listen and respond appropriately."

Homework Reminder

Homefun is an important part of our learning in Room 16, as it supports and adds to the work which takes place daily in our classroom.

Far too many students this year have not regularly been completing their homework. Please do your best to make sure you complete all your expected tasks each week. If there is some reason that you were unable to complete your homefun in a given week, make sure to bring a note from home for Mr W.

Below is the whiteboard from today with the names of everyone who had to stay in during morning tea to complete their work. Let's make that list much smaller next week!

Term 3 Week 2 Mathletics Champions

Well done everyone who did their best and achieved 1,500 points on Mathletics this week. Keep working hard - remember our goal to be the best class in the school. We'll need to keep improving every week for this to happen!

Especial congratulations to our three Mathletics Champions - follow the link below to find out who they are!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Welcome back to a brand new term

What an action-packed first week we've had! We've jumped straight into our learning, and everyone's settled back into routines really well.

Our writing focus this term is going to be explanation writing, and we kicked this off this week by writing a poem, based around William Carlos Williams' poem, This is just to say. Have a look at some f our fantastic poetry writing via the link below.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Student Logins: Personal Google Accounts

Student online learning at school is managed under our school domain. Students are protected when using their designated school gmail account by our N4L filtering system. As per our school cybersafety agreement, this is the only account students are to use for their learning at school. 

Should students abuse this account by using it for purposes other than learning, they will lose access to their account for a period of time (up to a week in the first instance) as a consequence.

It has come to our attention that a number of our students, including younger students, have created their own google accounts/logins as a way around this. Because these do not operate under the school’s domain, we are unable to monitor their online activity as we are able to do when the children are using their school login.

Please discuss with your child if they have an alternate account. It is our recommendation that any child with a personal account has an adult at home monitoring it.

Students found logging in with alternate accounts at school are also in breach of the cybersafety agreement, and will also lose their login privileges as a consequences. We are being vigilant with this as our primary concern is for the safety of our students.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Highlight of Week 7

This week has been really excellent in Room 16. Our best moment was in the Tui Team Celebration, when we shared some of our learning about Hamlet.

We spent time together in our collaborative groups making slideshows about the characters, setting, and scenes that we knew, and then shared six of our slides with the school. Have a look at our slideshow below!

At the end, we showed off a sword-fighting game that we had learned. It was very dramatic and lots of fun!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Week 6 in Room 16

This week we've been working hard on a couple of things: our writing has been to do with our science inquiry. We researched and wrote definitions for three key terms: renewable resources, non-renewable resources, and natural resources. We made triaramas and illustrated them to show examples of the types of resources defined.

Also, this week we finished our flower artwork! We started these during Samoan Language Week (Week 5) and used patterns on the petals inspired by Samoan Tapa cloth. Have a look below the cut to see some of our outstanding work!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Week 3 in Room 16

This week was national Bullying Free Week. As a class, we brainstormed what we can each do to help prevent bullying behaviour. We also brainstormed what makes us feel valued and how we know we belong.

Mathletics Champions: Week 3

For the very first time in Room 16 history, we have a tie for the Mathletics champion of the week! Well done to those of you who got to 1,500 points this week, and a special congratulations to our class champions ...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Uniform Reminder

Dear Parents / Caregivers

We've all noticed the weather start to get a bit colder, a bit wetter, and a bit windier. The Tui Team teachers have also notices that students are wearing footless tights under their shorts and/or skivvies under their school polos. Please remember that any items worn under school uniform of this nature should be navy blue.

Monday, May 16, 2016


For homefun over the next four to five weeks, students will be expected to be working on a persuasive speech to present to the class. The best will be selected for the finals which will take place in Week 9 of Term 2.

Below the link you will find pdf documents outlining the expectations and with handy hints to help you write the best speech possible. If you cannot see the documents, please make sure you are logged in to you Reremoana School account. If you would like a hard copy of the document, please let Mr W know and he will organise this for you :)

Please note that Year 4 students are expected to present a 2 minute speech, Year 5s 2 and a half minutes.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Week Two

This week Room 16 had a couple of new and exciting things take place. In maths, we've started cross grouping across Tui Team, and will do so for most of the rest if this term. In reading, we tried out doing reading using a Learning Pathway. This means that the children have the option of choosing when and how they complete their tasks for the week. It was great to see the kids get stuck in and doing their best. In fact, one of our students was so successful that he was sent over to see Ms Fothergill for a Celebration. Find out who this was below the link...

Mathletics Champions

Our Mathletics this week was not our best. While many people clearly worked hard, there was a good number that did not get the expected 1,500 points. Have a look below the link to see who our stand out stars were this week.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Back Again: Week One, Term Two

What an action-packed first week back! It's fairly flown by.

For many of us, the best part of our first week was probably the Circus Day on Tuesday. We had a performance of juggling, unicycle-riding, and acrobatic tricks. Audience members from Tui Team (and some teachers) got asked to help out and be involved!

After morning tea, we got our turn to have a go at learning tricks ourselves! Have a look below to see more pictures of all the fun we had!

Mathletics Champions: Week One, Term Two

Well done everyone who made it to 1,500 points this week! I can see that many of you worked hard on your tasks and on Mathletics Live - well done to you all.

Have a look below to see who our five Mathletics Champions are this week!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Week 11 and Term 1 Mathletics Champions

Well done to everyone for working hard on their Mathletics this week - especially in the last week of the term! An extra big congratulations to our three champions this week, who have well and truly earned having their names put up in shining lights!

As well as our weekly champions, we also have our champions for the whole of the first term. Have a look below the link to find out who they are!

Friday, April 08, 2016

Week 10 Mathletics Champions

This week our Mathletics was pretty good. A number of students stood out from the rest - well done to Keira, Sophie, Charlie, and Lucy A for your outstanding work this week. There will be a special post next week for the champions of the term as well as our weekly champions.

Week 10

Week 10 felt quite long - especially seeing as we'd had short weeks before and after Easter! Our focus in maths this week has been all about geometry. We looked at some examples of Rose Windows and discussed the symmetry we could see. Then we got stuck in and tried making our own! Take a look under the link below at some of what we made.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Super Mathletes in Week 9

Well done to those of you who worked hard at your Mathletics this week - even if it was a short week! Those with the most points this week were so spectacular that I had to choose five. Well done to Keira, Abbey, Kayley, Marina, and Sophie for you hard work!


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Week 8 in Room 16!

This week, our class did some writing about our green bag that went missing. Our focus was to use sparkling vocabulary to make our writing more interesting and exciting for a reader. Have a look below at some of our awesome stories! And no, we haven't found out who stole it ... yet!

Have a safe and relaxing Easter weekend.

Mathletics Champions: Week 8

Please be reminded that any Mathletics accounts which have not been paid for by the end of Week 9 (next week) will be closed. Mathletics is a very valuable tool which is used not only for Homefun, but forms an important part of in-class learning during maths.

Even though this has been a short week, Room 16 still worked hard at their Mathletics. Well done to everyone who did their best. An extra big well done to our three champions this week: Keira, Denzel, and Rishaya.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week 7: Singing with our buddy class

This week, Room 16 learned a new waiata called Wairua Tapu. Mr Woodfield taught the words and actions and we knew it so well that on Friday we shared it with Room 3, our buddy class. Have a look below to see the words (in maori) and a youtube video of the New Zealand Youth Choir who sing it beautifully - and with the actions, too!

Mathletics Champions: Week 7

This week we did fantastically at our Mathletics. Room 16 are proving to be excellent at setting and meeting high standards - well done to everyone who did their very best in completing tasks and made at least 1,500 points over the week. An extra big well done to our champions, who this week are Seren and Logan. Keep working hard and doing your best, everyone!

Friday, March 04, 2016

School Hats

Room 16 started the year incredibly well, with 29 out of 29 children having hats in the very first week. There was even a post on the school Facebook page about how amazing we were!

Since then, our hat wearing numbers have dropped. Please remember that it is a school rule for every student to have a hat and wear it during break, PE, and fitness times during Term 1 and Term 4.

Tui Team Homefun Club

To help our students become more self-managing and responsible about completing and remembering to bring their homefun to school by the due date, the Tui Team has implemented a Friday "Homefun Club" during morning tea and lunch eating times for students who have not completed or forgotten their homefun.

Students are still able to eat and are not expected to spend their entire break times in the club.

After three weeks we have already found that children are developing their self-management skills and are understanding the importance of completing tasks set for home.

We acknowledge that there are times when students may not get their Homefun completed for one reason or another. In these instances, please feel free to email or send a note to let the teacher know, and they will be excused from the Homefun club.

Tips to help your children become more independent with their homework
  • Provide a break between getting home from school and starting their homework.
  • Set aside a specific time and place for Homefun.
  • Let your child's teacher know early on in the week if there is anything that is confusing or not clear about the Homefun.
  • Children will always have Homefun, unless you receive notification otherwise.

Week Five

This week was super busy! We spent much of our time preparing for Tui Team Celebration and Goal Setting Conferences.

Thank you to all the amazing parents and students who came along on Thursday afternoon and evening. It was great to be able to share and discuss our learning goals for the year ahead. If you weren't able to come along, feel free to email Mr Woodfield to discuss setting up a time in the next week or so. Alternatively, because we completed our goals on our Chromebooks, you could get your child to share their goals with you themselves!

This Friday we had the first proper celebration of the year, and Tui Team were awesome! Room 16 shared a class poem which we wrote based on observations of summer. The children took turns to reading one of the lines from their poem. You can see our slideshow below.


Well done Room 16 on another fantastic week with Mathletics. This week was great, although not as overwhelmingly impressive as last week. A super special congratulations to our top achievers this week, Logan, Sam, and Charlie.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Week 4: Hockey!

Our highlight this week was the second of four hockey sessions which took place just before lunch on Thursday. The children put their hats and sunscreen on, took their drink bottles to the court, and had a great time learning new hockey skills from our visiting hockey teacher, Cee.

It's great to see the kids getting stuck into something new and always striving to do their best. Well done, Room 16!

Mathletics Champions

This week our Mathletics was amazing! It's clear that you all worked really hard and ended up easily achieving the expected 1,500 points by the end of the week. That made it really hard for Mr Woodfield to choose our best Mathletics students, but in the end there were three clear champions. Well done to Keira, Seren, and Braden! Because we dod so outstandingly, I've also put our class total and class average up in shining lights. Ki te pai, Room 16!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tui Team Celebration Songs

Tui Team have a waiata to learn in preparation for our celebration on Friday. We all got together on Thursday and practiced it together. Everyone did so well and worked hard to learn the words and actions.

Below you can find the youtube videos of the words and the actions. Practice at home so you can be an expert by Friday!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tui Team Maths: Cross Grouping

Last year, Tui Team tried cross grouping for basic facts knowledge and saw great progress among our students. This term, the Tui Term is trialling cross grouping for addition and subtraction, along with basic facts.

Students are split into ability groups which have been determined through pre-testing. There is fluidity between groups, as once students shows competency at the stage they are working on, they may be moved to another group. Similarly, if a student shows the need for additional support, they can be moved to a group which can cater for this. 

At the beginning of the year it is important that students feel comfortable and are given the opportunity to build confidence. The Tui Team teachers know that cross grouping will be new for some of the students, and we will make sure to speak to children about all of them having their own learning journey and the importance of being in a group which best meets their needs.

Please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher or our team leader, Michelle, via her email

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Week 3 in Review

What an action-packed third week we've had! There's been maths cross grouping, reading, writing, Tui Team sports, hockey, and even more besides! One of our highlights this week was visiting our buddy class on Friday during the middle block. Room 16 were fantastic role models to the Room 3 students, sharing stories and reading beautifully with them. Next week Room 3 will visit us, and we're all looking forward to sharing our writing - narrative stories all about time travel machines!

Mathletics Champions: Week 3

A lot more of the Room 16 students did really well at their mathletics tasks this week. Remember to keep logging on each day to make sure you make 1,500 points by the end of the week! A special congratulations to this week's top Mathletics students:

Friday, February 12, 2016

Mathletics of the Week

Well done to all the students in Room 16 who worked hard at their Mathletics tasks this week. A good number you reached or exceeded 1,500 points, which is the expected minimum number of points students should be achieving each week. A special congratulations to the top five Mathletes who are listed below in shining lights!