Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Matua - Tryathlon Champ

Wow Matua! A great achievement today. Well done young man. Thanks Miss Tait for organising this. Valerie Adams got to meet Matua!

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Taekwon-do photos from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Take a look at what we did in Taekwon-do today. 
Some pretty high leaps and kicks!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Bonfire night

Guy Fawkes from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11 learnt all about the meaning of Guy Fawkes and bonfire night. We had a very yummy treat too! Check out our special art work at the end.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Performance 2 from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
More photos from rehearsals and the night. They were so awesome!


Performance-Medium from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

A first movie of the performance. Ka pai to all of the children. It was a stunning performance!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cook Island doughnuts

John's Donuts from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Last term John bought Cook Island doughnuts to school to share. These were to celebrate his culture and we loved them.  His nana made them for us. Meitaki from Room 11.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Our learning Holland Style!

The class in Holland took a look at our Blog to answer our questions. They also had a look at our recent collaboration movie and decided to make the tallest tower in their class too! Have a look at what they made. We think it's great that our learning is happening across the world as well. 
(We can't read the words but it really doesn't matter).

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

We have answers from Holland!

Answers from Holland! from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Last term we did some thinking and asked questions about life in Holland. The children from Oscar's auntie's class have answered them for us. This is what we found out. We learned heaps about life in Holland through our inquiry. This term we have promised to make a movie of our clog dance so share on the Blog for them to see.

Monday, 22 September 2014

The power of reflecting

Collaboration Towers from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

I gave the children a challenge. Build the tallest tower. They made mistakes, gave in, got upset or bossed everyone! All good ways to learn when you reflect on it. We talked about what collaboration looks like and sounds like, then tried again. The towers got built and everyone felt valued. Take a look....

Questions, questions

Holland questions from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11 are following an inquiry into life in Holland. We are learning a cultural dance and have lots of questions. We are hoping that Oscar's aunty will watch this with her class over in Holland and answer some of our wonderings/questions. It might be tricky as we know they speak Dutch in Holland and she will need to translate.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Community Views on Health and P.E.


Here is a link to a survey we are conducting to find out the views of our parents about Health and P.E. Please take a few minutes to do the survey to help our school.

Thanks in advance Emma Martin

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Learning our ABC's

We are learning our ABC's for behaviour. 
This week is D. Doing good, because good is good to do!
Look out for our next movie ...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Consider your choices.

Choices from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

We have been learning about C, consider your choices, and thought about times when we had to make choices about our behaviour. Take a look....

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Jasim's Samosas

Jasim from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Jasim brought in Samosas to share with the class. They were yummy. Take a look...

Monday, 25 August 2014

Calendar Art

Pukekos-Large from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Take a peek at our calendar art this year...

Cultural Foods

Cultural Foods Part 2 from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

More cultural foods that have been shared. This is a great inquiry!

Thursday, 21 August 2014


Save the worm! from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Working together to solve a problem. Oh and saving a worm!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cambodian Dessert

Cambodian dessert from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Leon's dad brought us some Cambodian jelly. We all tried it and thought it tasted of coconut. Thank you to the Taing family for this treat!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014


Oliebollen from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Oscar's mum made a Dutch treat for the class. They are called Olibollen and are similar to doughnuts. We are loving learning about different cultures!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Cultural Foods

Foods1 from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
On Friday some of our class remembered to bring in food from their cultures. Take a look at what we shared...
Maybe, if you forgot, you could bring something this Friday.

Memory Wall Tiles

Memory Wall Tiles on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Term 3

                        Term 3 and still crazy!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Player of the day!

Congratulations to Dominic. Player of the day for his soccer team!

Sunday, 10 August 2014


Respect from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
We wrote a class acrostic poem about respect. 
We also wrote individual ones.

Learning about Holland

Happy Birthday from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Charlie's Oma (Woole) came into school to talk us about life in Holland and shared some traditional baking with us. Take a look.... 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

We celebrated our cultures today!

Cultural Dress

Jasim wearing his Sarwaani

Rubi and her Vietnamese umbrella.

Rishaya with her special Indian dress.

Eva with her special Pasifika top.

Oscar With his clogs from Holland.

Devon in his Scottish T shirt.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Happy Birthday Katherine!

Today Katherine turned 7. She celebrated by giving us all goody bags. Thank you Katherine and Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Act Safely

Act Safely from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
Room 11 know ways to keep safe on the playground and in the classroom. Here are some examples.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fry Bread

Maori Bread from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

We have been learning some new Maori words and phrases as part of Maori language week. 
We made fry bread today to celebrate!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Everyday Heroes!

Today Room 11 were heroes. We dressed up to show you who we admire. This is what we said:

Devon - Today I am dressed as 'Dan Carter', Dan Carter is my hero because he is a good tackler.

Recaro - Today I am dressed as 'Creeper' from Mine-Craft, Creeper is my hero because people tried  to kill him, he died.  I feel sad for him, I came as Agrafaer.

Oscar - Today I am dressed as 'my dad', my dad is my hero because he fixes aeroplanes for people so that they can go on holiday. 

Jayden - Today I am dressed as me.  Well I like Karate, I am going to be an Astronaut when I grow up. 

Sean - Today I am dressed as me, my hero are the 'Police Officers' because they catch the bad guys.

John - Today I am dressed as 'John Cena', John Cena is my hero because he is a WWE Heavy Weight Champion.

Charlie - Today I am dressed as a vet, my heroes are vets because my dog ate 23 bread buns, he found them in the garage.  I don't know how he got them.  The vet saved my dog's life, my dog got very sick and he had an operation and got some stitches. 

Horatio - Today I am in my school uniform, my hero is boxer Mike Tyson because I have a brother called Tyson.

Kya - Today I am dressed as a Teacher - my hero is 'Mrs Martin', Mrs Martin is my hero because she is nice to us and she teaches me lots of stuff that I didn't know. She teaches me to read, how to do maths. I like it the best when Mrs Martin reads to us because she makes it fun. 

Logan - Today I am just wearing normal mufti today - My hero is 'Robin Hood' he is my hero because he saves people.

Matua - Today I am dressed as 'Peter Brock' he is my favourite V8 driver - Peter Brock is my hero because he is the best racing car driver of all time.

Kirsten - Today I am dressed as 'Anna Pavlova' - Anna Pavlova is my hero because she was a beautiful dancer and I want to be a dancer when I grow up. 

Katherine - Today I am dressed as 'Princess Kate Middleton' - Princess Kate is my hero because she is nice to people.

Rylee - Today I am dressed as a 'Dentist', my heroes are Dentists because they look after our teeth.

Taleah - Today I am dressed as an 'Eye Surgeon', my heroes are Eye Surgeons because when my sister went to hospital she had to have surgery, the doctors made her eye better.

Tanicka - Today I am dressed as a 'Sheriff', my hero's are Police Officers and everyone that works with the law. Police Officers always stop people from doing bad stuff, they stop people from stealing. 

Leon - Today I am dressed as a 'Soccer Player' his name is 'David Villa', David Villa is my hero because he plays good Soccer and he sometimes always wins the Fifa World Cup.

Dominic - Today I am dressed as a 'Soccer Player', he plays for a team that wears blue and white. His name 'Messi' he plays for Argentina. He is my hero because my dad has a t-shirt of him and what ever my dad likes I like. 

Eva - Today I am dressed like me, my hero is 'my dad'.  My dad is my hero because he is number 1 for work, he lets me play on his phone, daddy does funny jokes. 

Rubi - Today I am dressed like 'my mum', my mum is called 'Tu-ahn'.  My mum is my hero because my mum tickles me and my sister. My mum loves me soooo much and she puts make up on me for the School disco. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

John's Certificate

Congratulations John. Player of the Day for his rugby team. 

Clay Tiles

The tiles have been sent to the company that will fire them. 
We are excited about seeing the finished product.

Thursday, 19 June 2014


If you missed our team Celebration last week here are some highlights courtesy of Miss Chalmers.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Matua was "Player of the Day!"

Congratulations to Matua. Player of the day for his Rugby team.

Friday, 6 June 2014


Taniwha from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Miss Tait taught Room 11 a new song and had a play with a green screen. Check out the children swimming with their Taniwha!

Devon is Player of the day!

Miss. Fothergill took a snap of Devon this morning and sent it to me. Ka Pai Devon for getting player of the day with your Rugby team. 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Take a look at us now

Term 1                                           Term 2

Term 2 Photo

They really are quite crazy!

Thursday, 29 May 2014


Taniwha from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

The children learned a new song this week with Miss Tait. It is all about a Taniwha. We drew pictures in Kidpix today to help tell the story. Take a look...

Water Safety

Water safety from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

This week in our swimming session we learned how to keep safe in the water and how to help someone that is in trouble. Take a look...

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Samoan Language week

Samoan counting from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11 learned to count to 10 in Samoan this week as part of Samoan language week. Take a look at the movie we made...

Friday, 23 May 2014

Don't be an egg!

Don't be an egg! from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
This week Room 11 have been learning about Road safety as part of Road safety week. We learned about helmet safety for riding a scooter or a bike. Take a look at the 2-4-1 rule we learned to keep us safe...

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Player of the day

Rishaya is a soccer player! She brought in her trophy to show the class. She was player of the day. Well done Rishaya on this achievement.

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Take a look at the cards we made to tell our mums that we love them!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Super Heroes from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11 have been out and about at Morning Tea and Lunchtimes dressed as a Super Hero.
Our school motto is "Doing good - because good is good to do!" We wear the "cape of goodness" and the "mask of goodness" to help us to remember to care for others and our school. We think we look pretty cool and are learning that doing good for others makes us feel great!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Talking rubbish

Talking bins from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11's inquiry this term took us into some fun learning. Take a look at our movie to see how we came up with the idea of making picking up rubbish FUN!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter treats

Today we made Easter nests. They were yummy! Have a wonderful holiday everyone and see you next term.

Super Hero Day

Super hero day was awesome! We had fun. The school raised $519.20 to help children with Cancer.

ANZAC wreath

We made a wreath to commemorate ANZAC day.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cupcake Sale

The cup cake sale was awesome today. 
We did our best in Room 11 to support our Year 7/8 pupils. Yummy!

Devon's Trophies

Devon brought trophies in to show us. 
Congratulations on your rugby achievements!

ANZAC clip

We watched this clip to help us to learn about ANZAC day. 
It was very simple and informative. Take a look...

Hedgehog Fun!

Hedgehog fun from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
Kakariki reading group got to make a hedgehog after reading this book. Well done, you read and followed instructions so well. Take a look...

ANZAC visitor

ANZAC visitor from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

David Fenton came to visit us last week to talk about ANZAC day. Take a look at some of the things he told us. 
We especially liked learning about the medals.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Kai Karakia

Kai Karakia from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Room 11 have been learning a Kai Karakia. 
We are trying to say it before morning tea and lunch time. It's quite difficult but we are doing well for the first term.

Matua's trophies

Matua brought in his trophies for us to look at. He won Player of the year for his rugby team and a trophy for club player.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

John's medal

Today we congratulated John on winning a medal. 
The medal was for playing T ball.
John said " It was hard to get."

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


Creative lines from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Today the children were given pieces of paper with a black line or shape on. They had to use their imaginations and creative skills to make it into a  picture. Take a look at their wonderful ideas!

Super heroes!

Super heroes from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Mrs. Bennett worked with the children last week and they had to describe a Super hero. They illustrated them and they are now published on our Writing wall. This gave me an idea about what it takes to be a super hero and how we can make small differences at school. More to follow with this idea ...

Mini me's

Wobbly people from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Take a look at our finished people that we shared at Celebration. These are now on our classroom wall. The children had so much fun making them and worked independently learning new skills. We also learnt a body parts song in maori which we shared at Celebration.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Procedural Writing

Wobbly People from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Today at Celebration we shared our Wobbly People. 
We made them and learnt body parts in Maori. We also learnt how to write a procedure. We showed this movie about our writing. Take a look...

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Impossible Bridge

Bridge from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

Whero reading group started to read a text and were given a challenge. Tomorrow they will "Read to learn" to find other solutions to a problem set.

Gala Preparation - Art work

Preparing for Gala from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

The class have been busy creating art for the Gala on Saturday. Take a look at the finished products in Room 16 on the big day. Radical Robots created by Year 2 and Fabulous Frames by Year 3.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

All about me posters!

Our posters 'All about me" on PhotoPeach
Some pupils missed having their posters downloaded. They are now added. Well done to the children and families who helped make them.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Robots in the making.

Robot plans from Emma Martin on Vimeo.
Planning our robots. More to come. 
Check out the finished ones at Gala on Saturday!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Getting to know you

M n Ms from Emma Martin on Vimeo.

A yummy start to getting to know each other! Take a look at what we found out...