Thursday, December 17, 2015

Meri Kirihimete ki a koe me te whanau

Merry Christmas to you and your family.........

A BIG thank you for your support throughout the year. 
We have had a great time sharing our learning with you.

Now it is time to celebrate Christmas, relax and enjoy a well earned break.

Have a fun holiday and take care.

Love from Mrs Foster and Mrs Jones
We have had a very crafty week.......

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

This week we wrote to Santa to tell him what we would like for Christmas and to wish him a safe journey to Papakowhai. 
Then we walked down to the post box and posted our letters. 
We hope Santa writes back!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy Birthday 
and a 
BIG Welcome to Cameron

Monday, November 30, 2015

Today we welcomed Adrean to 
Rata Tahi...

Adrean has moved from Kenakena School to Papakowhai.
Evie was Adrean buddy.
Thank you Evie for showing Adrean what to do.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friday 27 Nov..
Inventors, designers,  
toy makers!

We had a fantastic morning making our toys 
that move...
A big thank you to all the parents 
who came to help us...

Check out our amazing toys.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Odd and Even Numbers

This week we have been learning about
Odd and Even Numbers.
We drew our Letterboxes.
These people have a letterbox
with an even number.

These people have a letterbox
with an odd number.
Do more people live in 
an even-numbered house
or an odd-numbered house?
Letterboxes in Spey Place on PhotoPeach

Monday, November 23, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015


Today we made our own windmills.
We had to colour the plan on both sides 
with bright colours.
We threaded the corners with 
a toothpick and secured it 
to a sturdy straw with blutack.
We tested them outside.
It was very windy.
All the windmills worked but
unfortunately some of them broke.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

We have had more fun finding out how our toys move.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

A big welcome
happy birthday


Monday, November 16, 2015


We are talking about forces, about air in particular and how it makes things move....

Today we had some fun with toy balloon cars
We found out...when air escapes out of the back of the balloon, it pushes the car forward...... for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

We tried to make a balloon rocket. It didn't work today so we need to do some further investigations


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Congratulations to Toryn and Kobi 
for showing responsibility during Discovery time 
on Friday

Thursday, November 12, 2015

At our School Assembly today we welcomed our newest children. 
Each child was introduced by their big buddy. 

Kobi, Justin and Evie were presented with a 
"Welcome to School" certificate by our Principal Mr Smith.

 Congratulations to Hunter and Jonty who received a 
Key Competency certificate.

Special visitors 
    to Rata Tahi.....

Kora and Matilda came for a school visit today.

Kora will be starting school next week.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rata Tahi - Sporty Stars! on PhotoPeach

Monday, November 9, 2015

Go Carts!!
Some clever Year 6 children 
have made Go-Carts.
We went to the Hall 
to check them out.
What a great toy Go-Carts are!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

click on the image to have a go

This week we have been creating our own robots.....