Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dress Rehearsal - Tuesday 28 October

Room 10
Production Dress Rehearsal

Dear Parents and family,

We have a very exciting time coming up in the next few weeks with our production and the athletics day just around the corner.
Tuesday the 28th October is our first in school dress rehearsal for the production. Please help your child to get all their rehearsal items ready to bring to school on Tuesday morning.
Here is what they have to bring:

1.     Black singlet
2.     Black shoes
3.     Hair in pony tail.
1.     White T-Shirt
2.     School blue trousers
3.     Covered dark shoes

Please be aware that I’m going to use gel for the boys’ hair to get a sleek look and I’ll be using bobby pins in the girls’ hair to make a bun.
The tour guides and little Dora should also bring their items to school on Tuesday.

It is advised to bring all clothing items in a named plastic bag, as many of the shirts will look the same.

Have a great long weekend and see you all on Tuesday morning!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Recitation Finals

Well Done, to all the students that took part in the Kiwi and Pukeko Team Poetry Recitation. 
Thank you parents and families for all the hard work that you and your children have put into learning their poems.  

A very special congratulations to the Room 10 students. The 1st, 2nd and the 3rd place winner are from Room 10.

I'm feeling very proud tonight!

Here are the Y1 results:

1st Place: Yandri Fourie

2nd Place: Jade Clifford

3rd Place: Jacob Thornborough


Friday, 5 September 2014

Father's Day Celebration!

A Big Thank, you to all the Dad's that attended our Father's Day Breakfast on Friday Morning. 
It was wonderful to see the special smiles on the Children's faces, when they walked into the hall.
Here are some Photo's we took at the breakfast. 

Congratulations to Morgan and his dad for winning the Paper Plane competition. Yeah!


More info on the Poetry finals...

Kiwi and Pukeko Team Poetry Recitation

The Kiwi and Pukeko Teams Poetry Recitation Finals will be held next Tuesday 
(9th September) in the school hall at 1.50pm.

Thank you parents and families for all the hard work that you and your children have put into learning their poems. All children practised in class, but the caliber of performance in classroom recitals would not have been possible without some real effort at home, too.

The Finals will be organised into three categories – Year 0s, Year 1s, and Year 2s.

Again, the judges will be using the following criteria to choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each of the three categories:

·      Recites the poem from memory
·      Addresses the audience confidently (stance, eye contact)
·      Articulation
·      Volume and pace
·      Use of expression and personal style

You are very welcome to join us, even if your child is not performing on the day. This is a celebration for both teams. If your child is performing, please remember to keep practising!

Kind regards,
The Kiwi and Pukeko Team Teachers

Poetry Finals

Dear Parents,
Here are our Room 10 Finalists:

Trey Tusa

Jocob Thornborough

Yandri Fourie

Zarah Hex / Jade Clifford

Congratulations again to everyone and good luck for the finals next Tuesday!
Saturday, 30 August 2014

Poetry Recitation

Poetry Recitation

Dear Parents and family 

Just a little reminder...
I am really looking forward to celebrating with you and your child as they stand in front of the class to proudly recite their poem. 

Please join us in Room 10 for our class poetry recitation at 2.15pm on Wednesday 3rd September

Mrs. van Zyl.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Consider your Choices

We've started early this week unpacking the ABC's  and are looking at "consider your choices."
Here is our class with a reminder...

Today two students from our class explains how we are using 
the " Traffic light thinking" in the class
and around the school.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Be Respectful

For the last 2 weeks we have been exploring the 2nd letter in our Reremoana behaviour chart, the B for Be Respectful.
This are our ideas of being respectful in the class.
Respect in our class.

1.  Be a good listener
2.Keep your hands to yourself
3.Raise your hand
4.Treat others like you would want to be treated.

Raise your hand.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Learning about diversity!

We started the term by having conversations about the countries we are from and this led us asking many questions.
The students are very interested to know more about the different countries, where they are in the world and how the people live in those countries.

Here are a few photos from our first introduction to the countries we are from.

Having a hangi in New Zealand.

 In Spain we love Tortilla with cheese

In South Africa we love eating pap and wors.
Home made sausage rolls from the heart of Invercargill.

Here are a few photos of the countries we 
represent in Room 10. The students were so super proud to talk about their countries. We enjoyed listening to and learning some interesting facts.
Thank you for supporting your children with this task.

Act Safley in Room 10

We have been using role play 
to remind us how to 
Act Safely in class.
  1.   Use the class equipment with care.
Be careful!
This is being safe!
 2.  Help a friend in need.
Feeling confused

Feeling successful

Monday, 28 July 2014

Our ABC Behaviour Chart

                                    Our ABC's for positive Behaviour

Positive Behaviour for Learning

In 2014, Reremoana School became part of the Ministry of Education's Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) contract. 
PB4L helps schools, teachers and parents across New Zealand to promote positive behaviour. PB4L is supported by eight education sector organisations and led by the Ministry of Education. 
The principles behind PB4L
Positive Behaviour for Learning believes:
  • positive behaviour can be learnt and difficult and disruptive behaviour can be unlearnt
  • individual children are not a ‘problem’ – we need to change the environment around them to support positive behaviour
  • punishing and isolating children doesn’t bring about long-term and sustainable changes in behaviour
  • we need to concentrate on a small number of evidence-based programmes and frameworks that we know work
  • there are no quick fixes. Behaviour change takes time.

The difference PB4L will make
  • Children and young people will be more engaged and will achieve at school.
  • Teachers and leaders will spend more time teaching and be less stressed.
  • Educators will keep more children and young people at school, will feel confident, and will feel supported in addressing behaviour problems.
  • Parents and whānau will have more positive relationships with their children and home life will be more positive and harmonious.
  • School leaders and Boards will celebrate the learning and achievement of all of their students.
Saturday, 26 July 2014

Great running Room 10

I am very proud of all the Room 10 students that took part in our school cross country event on Friday.  It was cold and it was wet but you still gave it your best...
Here are some results
Year 1 Girls: 1st Yandri , 2nd Zarah , 3rd Tayla.
Year 1 Boys: Millar, 2nd Jay, 3rd Oliver.
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cross Country

Good luck Room 10 with the cross country school event tomorrow. 
You have been challenging yourselves with every run for the last Term.
Go Room 10, you can do it!

Remember, you can come to school 
in your house colours! 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Term 3

Welcome back to all Room 10 students, parents and caregivers. 
Hope you had a safe and enjoyable term break. 
We are all looking forward to an exciting term packed with learning opportunities for the students.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

How to make Puffy Paint

Here is an activity for the students to try and make over the holidays. They will love making it and playing with this pain is fun.

Recipe for Puffy Paint
1 cup of self raising flour
1 cup of salt
3/4 cup of water
Food colouring

Continually mix the ingredients with a spoon until all ingredients have combined well into a paste.

Use a thick cardboard from an empty box and also cut the cardboard in smaller to fit into the microwave. When the painting is finished place a microwavable bowl in the centre of the microwave and put 1 painting at a time on top of the bowl. Different microwave require different times but it takes around 25sec on high to puff the paint. Don't over cook. It should the warm not hot!


Have fun and take a photo of your Art Piece to show the class!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

School Memory Wall

A big "thank you" to the parents that came to help with the ceramic tiles last week. The students loved making the tiles and can't wait to see the end result.