Wednesday, April 12, 2017

We had fun writing postcards

The class has almost finished our postcard writing. We will address them tomorrow then off to The Warehouse Stationery they will go to be sent overseas and around the New Zealand. Thank you TWHS for encouraging writing.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Wonky Donkey

Today author and song writer, singer Craig Smith came to see us. He showed us the books he has wrote and gave us a look at his new material which will be books soon. He writes children's books. You may know some or all of his titles such as Kaha the Kea or Square Eyes and others.

Books are soo much fun. Open one today!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2017 Bay of Islands

Congratulations to everyone who participated on Sunday. High five to our class mates Awatea, Mahuta, Xavier and ___ for getting out there and having a go.  The race consists of a swim followed by a cycle and a run. We are proud of you all. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Duffy Role Model

Its cool to read! Its cool to achieve! 

Ngahiriwa is an actor raised in Rotorua. He went to drama school in Wellington. He is a Duffy Role Model and also a Duffy Regional Rep. Ngahiriwa talked to us about dyslexia and his challenges as a kid to learn how to read. Now he works in an industry that demands lots of reading. He said, "When I read I like to disappear into a whole new world and learn a bunch of new things." 

So, how did he learn to read? "I'm not afraid to fail, I fail a lot but I keep trying because I know at some point I won't." An inspiration for us to keep up with our reading, its hard but rewarding too. We love our Duffy Books. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Hello April! For the month of April The warehouse stationery is providing FREE postcards in all its stores.

Anyone can go instore to write and send a postcard for FREE to loved ones anywhere in the world via its Post Boxes instore. 

This term Room 3 has been practicing handwriting. Handwriting is important. We are going to use our best handwriting to write on these postcards. Exciting!

Papakaio school, Whakamaru school and Oamaru Intermediate - what is your address?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Motatau swim day

I nanahi ra, I haere a matou room 3 ki Motatau kura. Whakanuia matou nga mea whakahira e pa ana ki te kaupapa o te ra, ara whanaungatanga, te reo Maori me ona tikanga. Wananei!
Watch a video of one of the swim heats.