Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Buddy Class PREP Art

Today Room 1 met up with our buddy class (Room 13) to work on our PREP art project. In the pictures below you can see us writing words and drawing pictures about PREP. If we ran out of ideas, we were allowed to draw patterns. The art should be finished before the end of the week, so come and have a look!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Pen pal letter link

Click here to look for your pen pal. If you can't find one, choose another persons pen pal and reply to them :)

Penpal letters

Early PREP success

Wow look at the amount of Westies the girls made!!! Over 1000!!! Congratulations girls on your successful business partnership... who would have thought that a popcorn business could compliment a movie business... GREAT THINKING :)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Is this FAIR???

Today we had a discussion about how much people get paid for the things that we buy in New Zealand. We agreed that a soccer ball cost around $20.00 at a sports shop. We soon realised where the soccer balls were made and how much money the people who made them got paid. This was a HUGE shock to us.

The video above explains how a company called Fair Trade help the workers to get more money and better education, health and opportunities in their villages.

Please let us know what you think.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jump Jam!

On Wednesday, we were given free apples so we decided to come together for a Jump Jam session too. We had lots of fun learning the new dance moves and were really tired at the end.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Last week, Te Wao Nui o Tane children left for a four day and three night camp! We stayed at Micamp which is located in Mission Bay, Taupo. We had such an amazing time challenging ourselves to try things that scared us. Ask us some questions on our blog or out in the playground (we love talking about camp)!

Look at all of our bags!!!

Here is a photo of the field with Lake Taupo in the background.

This is where we did our kayaking.

Some of us even snuck in a swim in the lake!
This was where most of us slept (and dried our clothes).

This is a picture of the scary activities! High ropes, rock climbing, abseiling, and the flying fox. Lots of us screamed our heads off while we were having a go at these.
If the children are about 1.5m tall, how high do you think the tower is?

Friday, March 4, 2016

Buddy class challenge.

Room 1 and 13 have been working together for the last two Friday afternoons. We have been trying to build a bridge or structure that is really strong. Look at us in action!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Weta At West End School

Today we found a weta by the library.

Have you seen any bugs in unusual places?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Learning about how to set up our blogs!

Today, the children in Room 1 learnt about how to set up their blogs. They chose a new background, font, and colour scheme. Now, most of the class are able to find their way around their blogs!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Winning the Singing Trophy

Today, Room 1 won the singing cup. We won the cup because everyone was singing loudly and clearly. We also tried our best. We all managed ourselves.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Camp Work Groups

This week, we found out which children from Te Wao Nui o Tane would be in our camp work groups. There was a lot of excitement and discussion when the groups were announced.
Now we're starting to work together in these groups in the afternoons. We hope to get to know and understand more each about each other.


This is one of the activities we participated in. We had to learn how to communicate with each other and work together as a team.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Learning how to be a good buddy

Today, Mrs McKnight came into our BIG classroom to talk to us about how to be a good buddy.

We learnt about what is expected of us when buddying in Room 9 and also out in the playground.


Mrs McKnight answered lots of our questions and now we know what to do.

We can't wait to get to know our Room 9 buddies! 

Being responsible for our rubbish.

Today marked the first day that we could all eat our morning tea and lunch outside in the quad. We are all learning about tidying up after ourselves and the importance of a clean learning and playing environment.

To kick start this learning, Room 1 children joined the rest of the school in a whole school cleanup. We tidied up around the turf area and found LOTS of rubbish.

If we see rubbish in our school, we're going to use our initiative and pick it up!

Camp Cabin Choices

Today in Room 1, the children made several VERY important choices. They thought long and hard about who they wanted in their camp cabin.


Ask your child who they requested and why.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Waita with Te Wao Nui O Tane

This morning our team got together for our first waiata session. We come together to sing each Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Have a listen to us and let us know what you think... 

Haere Mai  

Hoia Ra

Sunday, January 31, 2016

First Day!

Wow what a great start to the year! The class were a little unsure what was going on when they saw this...

Questions and concerns were heard around the room. Once the children realised that they were going to design the layout of the classroom, they were relieved! This activity was designed to establish the idea that the class belongs to the CHILDREN.

Parents, family, and whanau... Please come in when possible and ask your child about their decisions.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Growth Mindset

Te Wao Nui o Tane are learning about 'Growth Mindset.' Below are a few videos that Room 1 have been watching to better understand how it all works. Keep checking back as we share our growing shared understanding.