Straight back into it!!!

We are already at the end of week 2 of term 4! Here’s what Room 4 has been up to for the last 2 weeks 🙂

Team sport with the rest of our team


This term our focus in Te Reo Māori is Taonga Tākaro (traditional Māori game) and using phrases and praises during our sessions. Already we have learnt a game called Horohopu which involves a massive poi called a poi toa.

If you’d like to learn how to play click this link

HARROLD from Life Education!

Last week Mike along with Harrold the Giraffe visited S.A.S. Team tui were lucky enough to have 2 class sessions in the Life Ed truck. Our focus this time was identity, reputation and empathy. We’ve learnt a lot already and are still carrying on this learning in class. Here are a few pics from our lessons…


Last Thursday, the 18th of October at exactly 9:30am was the national earthquake drill. Room 4, as well as the whole school, took part. We all Dropped! Covered! and Held on!

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If you’d like to learn more about out national earthquake drill day, check out this cheeky video 🙂


Watch this space for more updates on our learning, successes and the fun Room 4 gets up to!


Welcome back team to Term 4. Start the term strong – finish the year strong 💪

ASB Financial literacy

Today Calam from ASB came into our class to teach us about money. We learnt all the ways we could make money. He told us about the 3 things you can do with money- $pend it, $ave it and $hare it.

We learnt the 5 steps to make a business 

  1. Think what are you going to do (the idea)
  2. Cost (how much will I need to spend to start up?)
  3. Price (what will we market our product at?)
  4. Profit (how much are we planning on making)
  5. Where are we going to set up business (where will I make the most money)

Our reflections 

  • I felt it was very interesting, it makes me want to open a bank account- B.R
  • I found out you could get money for free in a bank account. (Interest)- S.P
  • I found it very interesting how he told us how us kids could make money- E.P
  • I liked how he explained how to $AVE $HARE $PEND MONEY- E.G
  • I liked how he taught us what the elephant’s name was Kashin- J.A
  • I like how he taught us about interest- E.M


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Last week across Aotearoa we celebrated our native language, Te Reo Maori, through a range of activities. The theme this year is Kia Kaha: Be strong and give it heaps. Here at Stanley Ave throughout our classes we have been busy learning kupu hou (new words), mihi (greetings), and he tono (simple commands) to use every day.

Students practised our school whakatauki each morning to start and end their day. In Room Three and Four last week, they have planned and created a taonga to give to a special person. A taonga is known as a treasure that could be anything from a word to a memory. The taonga that they planned is a necklace that represents the relationship that they have with somebody special.

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Nutrition with Ben Bonnar


This week Ben Bonnar came into school to discuss nutrition with team Tui and Ruru. He talked about the most important meal of the day… BREAKFAST! We learnt how to read nutrition labels to discover how much sugar, fat or fibre an item has per 100g. We also became pros at figuring out if a breakfast food was an everyday item, a sometimes item or an occasional item.

Team Tui Speech Finals

Yesterday each of the classes in Team Tui sent forward our top Year 5 and 6 Speech competitors to compete in the Team Tui Speech finals. Overall the speeches were all of a high standard, followed a clear structure and everyone was loud and proud! Well done to all those students who presented their speech, you should be very proud of yourselves.

An even bigger congratulations to the following students, Casey, Chloe R, Imogen, Zak, Alize, Jaedyn, Nerro and Zander. Who all made it through to the School Speech Finals next Thursday! Team Tui is so proud of you and we can’t wait to see you represent us.

Here are a few pictures of the Team Tui speech finals.

Team Tui Reflections:

I was proud that Jaedyn got into the school speech finals. I think that his speech was full of emotive language and he was really confident –Vonnie

I liked Zaks speech because it was really funny. I liked the part at the end where he was talking about dogs and how we should act like them. He said something like if you can’t play with it or eat it, just pee on it and walk away- Malcolm

I like Zaks speech because it was like I was watching a drama show- Olly

I found speech finals scary while standing up in front of three classrooms and Mr Spicer. I had to set myself really high expectations- Ella

I found it scary when Mr Spicer rung the bell, it made me nervous because I thought I was going I slow- Greer

I found it quite hard presenting my speech because my face went pink- Amber

It was very nerve-wracking having to say my speech in front of all those classes, parents and Mr Spicer- Briony

Daffodil Day!

Two Fridays ago we had a Mufti/Yellow Day to support the Cancer Society.

It was fabulous to see many of our students and teachers in the yellow theme. Below are some of our school students, dressed in yellow for the day. The money we raised went to the cancer society to help with their research.


Our beautiful yellow ākonga 

Gym Sport 2018


Gym sport is a festival type event in Morrinsville, where lots of different schools get together. There are boys and girls and we do gymnastics. It’s like a competition but not really because it’s more for fun. Gymnastics is where you do tricks and it is a sport. The events are trampoline, vault and beam. You learn a routine for each event. You do also have to do cartwheels, beam, vault, mini-tramps, big tramps, floor routines and at the end is prize giving.

Our reflections:

  • I enjoy watching the hip-hop group and the cheerleading – Vonnie
  • I enjoyed sticking my landing on vault- Naysha
  • I liked everything thing and doing the floor routine. I also enjoyed watching the cheer. There was this one group who wore masks which was kinda scary –Ellaye
  • I enjoyed watching the cheer and doing our own one – Mia
  • It was cool getting compliments on our leotards from different people – Briony
  • Very nice presentation of all the things, it looked really nice – Ella

Team TUI challenge day

Today some students from our amazing team went to compete at Gym Sport. The rest of our team got together and completed a series of mini challenges in groups of 4’s or 5s. Our challenges involed p.e, math, reading, problem solving, measuring, Te Reo, science and much more. We revieved points for correct answers as well as demonstrating our learning dimensions in our groups.

Check out the fun we had…