Monday, 25 March 2019

Apina and Sharlane share their specialist knowledge with us on occasion and we are richer for the experiences. They have made a huge difference to our reading levels by running the Toe by Toe program for groups who need to learn their sounds. This is a big shout out "Thank you" to these lovely ladies from Room 11.

Monday, 4 March 2019

Art Class by Skylah

I believe that we should have a art class in school. An art class is a creative place full of imagination
and passion where I can feel free! You can build up your art skills! Art class is a great place for
friendship, communication and making connections. You and your friends can teach each other your
own techniques. I represent my creativeness when I draw. My passion leads to art, that’s why I
strongly believe that we should have an art class.

We need a Gym By Kayne

I think Kaikohe west school should build a gym because it would be fun.

Firstly we should have a gym because one day you could be representing your school and it will
motivate you to get fit. You can also defend yourself but if you just go around looking for trouble,
well they can leave. And you help other people lift heavy things like boxes if they’re new to your
neighbourhood. If you’re passionate about sport particularly rugby, well you can practice that in the
gym. You can also build skill on arm and leg strength.

So I think we should have a gym because you can get fit, have fun, be motivated, have passion
and help others.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Some experts in our class teach maths and others help with art.

Friday, 8 February 2019


Tena koutou whānau,

On Monday we will be having a visit from the educators from the Waitangi museum.
They are coming to teach the children different digital technologies.
It is a wonderful opportunity and we are in the second year of this fully funded project.

Your child has recently joined my class so I have sent this permission slip home for you
to sign to allow the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to promote their work using images including
your child during the learning.

Please sign and fill in as required and if you can return this on Monday.

Mihi nui

Miss Nicola

Tuesday, 5 February 2019


Tena koutou whānau,

It is a new year and a new term and we are already successful at achieving our goals!
Ask your child what they have learnt and they will be able to show you using the links
on our site on their chromebook!

I am aiming to make the learning rewindable so they can revisit previous lessons and
remind themselves how to do something. Those with chromebooks will be able to use
this to help accelerate their progress and take control over their learning more because
they can learn at their own pace.

We have already had two trips out of school and we are planning an overnight stay  
together at school and another trip to Waitangi this term. Keep an eye out for permission
slips etc.

I am committed to the needs of your child and encourage you to visit and join us anytime.
They tell me they would like you to see what they are doing.

Mihi nui

Miss Nicola