Saturday, October 14, 2017

Welcome back to Term 4! Notices/Reminders

Welcome back to Term 4! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable and restful break and ready for the last term of the year. We have so much to look forward to this term such as Camp, Swimming, Athletics, and Gala to name a few! 

A few reminders/Notices
HATS: As Term 4 approaches, so does the sun. Please make sure you have a Reremoana School hat that is clearly labeled with students name and room number. Without a hat, students will only be able to play in shaded areas during break times and may miss out on sports during class time. Classrooms have plenty of sunblock but if you wish to bring your own to school, that is fine too.

SWIMMING: Tui team Field of Dreams swimming starts Tuesday 17th October. Room 15's swimming time is at 12:30pm which means we leave school at 12pm. Please make sure you are prepared for this by packing swimming togs, towel and if you have your own goggles (The pool provided goggles also)

ATHLETICS: Reremoana School athletics day is Friday 27th October held at Massey Park in Papakura. Please make sure you have returned your permission slip and $6 bus fare. 

SHOES: We will be doing a lot of athletic training during the first week back. Please make sure you wear closed in running shoes every day. Closed in shoes protect our toes when practicing shot put and discus. 

CAMP:  In the last week of Term 3, a camp notice went home regarding medicines, food allergies and general things we need to be aware of. It is super important that we receive these forms back. Please return it as soon as you can. If you need another one, I have spares in the classroom.

Please email me at if you have any questions/queries.
See you all on Monday!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Field of Dreams Swimming

Dear parents and caregivers, 

At this stage our class does not yet have enough parent helpers for our Field of Dreams swimming lessons next term. We need to have a minimum of three parent helpers per session in order to meet our safety ratios. If you are able to assist, please just send me an email to indicate which days you will be able to come along on the using the table below. We ask that all parent helpers meet their child’s class at the Sykes Road Pool and Leisure Centre at the beginning of the lesson.

A friendly reminder that all permission slips need to be returned to school by Wednesday this week. 

Kind regards, 

Rooms 15, 16, 17, 18 and Year 6 students from Room 6
Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14

Week 1 - Tuesday 17th October

Week 1 - Thursday 19th October

Week 2 - Tuesday 24th October

Week 2 - Thursday 26th October

Week 3 - Tuesday 31st October

Week 3 - Thursday 2nd November

Week 4 - Tuesday 7th November

Week 4 - Thursday 9th November

Week 5 - Tuesday 14th November

Week 5 - Thursday 16th November

Week 6 - Tuesday 21st November

Week 6 - Thursday 23rd November

Week 7 - Tuesday 28th November

Week 7 - Thursday 30th November

Week 8 - Tuesday 5th December

Week 8 - Thursday 7th December

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Science in a Van

The Tui, Pukeko and Kiwi teams were all so lucky to have Science in a Van come and visit us on Wednesday.
We learnt all sorts of things about the three stages of matter; Solid, Liquid and Gas.
Just take a look at the clip below to see how much fun we had! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Olympian visitor

On Friday, we were so lucky to attend an inspirational assembly with a New Zealand Olympic athlete.

Brooke Neal, a Black Sticks player, came to Reremoana to talk to the Years 5-8 about working hard to achieve your dreams, no matter how big or small they are. Her presentation was so motivating and encouraging and we all walked away from her talk with our heads held high and a little more spark in our steps!
Some of the students were even lucky to help her out on stage and also got her signature. It was definitely a moment to remember!

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hayley's St John training

We have a doctor in the making in Room15!
A huge congratulation goes out to Hayley who moved up a level in her St John training. 
She competed in a number of tasks and stations in the relay division, even overtaking her brother, resulting in a new rank!
Well done Hayley, we are in safe hands!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Life cycle writing - Weeks 4 & 5

The Tui Team writing focus this term is explanation and informative writing. For the last couple of weeks, we have been working really hard on writing about a life cycle of an insect or frog. We had the option of choosing a butterfly, ladybug, mosquito or frog. We found out heaps of interesting information along with life cycle facts. Take a look at some of our writing samples below and leave a comment if you wish! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Equivalent Fractions Support

Along with the support of the clip and image above,  I have attached a helpful site to consolidate fraction knowledge. There is an abundance of fraction games to support new knowledge.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Supporting your child at home with school maths and extending their numeracy knowledge

It is important for parents to help support their child with their maths learning, so your child can retain the learning from school and to help them to be successful. A lot of the time parents don't know where to start with helping their child because the strategies are different from what they did at school.  The area where students need the most support is with numeracy knowledge such as basic facts, place value, forwards and backwards number sequence etc.  Here is a link to an awesome math site of ways you can help support your child with their school maths at home.

Alongside this great e-learning tool, there are also other programmes that support Place Value and Basic Fact knowledge.

Multiplication/Division Practice

Place Value Practice
Basic Facts Practice

Friday, August 4, 2017

Week Two, Term Three

The Tui team were lucky enough to have World of Maths come to visit us. It was such an awesome experience with over 15 puzzle solving and maths stations! We had such a blast, just take a look at the photos'!

Student of the Month

Congratulations to Xavier who earned himself the Student of the Month Principals award. You have worked exceptionally hard and are very deserving of this award Xavier, well done.