Tuesday, 18 December 2018


I still cannot believe that a whole year has passed! It feels as though we should still be half-way through the year, but, be that as it may, the year five students from room six will be moving into year six ready to take on new learning challenges and responsibilities. I would love to thank every single one of my students for all of their hard work throughout the year as they engaged with each other and learnt a multitude of new things.

As a beginning teacher, I did not know what my first year of teaching would bring and now can honestly say that my students this year only developed my passion for teaching and I can't wait to see what the new year will bring.

I hope all of the room 6 students and their families have a wonderful and safe Christmas and holiday break. Students please remember to keep up with your reading and maths practice. You can go to the library and join the holiday reading program (click here to sign up) and you can practice your basic facts here.

I will leave you with a picture and video from our Kauri Whanau celebration assembly, I was so proud of room 6 for their amazing performance! Click here to check out the video from our Facebook page.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

SVA Project = Mission Complete!

Room 6 worked so hard to plan and follow through a student volunteer project. We helped Sunnyhills School to stay gold green by cleaning up the school grounds through picking up rubbish, weeding the gardens, washing and getting rid of broken sandpit toys and moving mulch to the western boundary gardens. We also helped some buddy classes with new entrance and year one students to create Christmas cards that they can take home and share with their families. 

I am so proud of all the effort that the students put into this project and I know that they learnt a wide range of skills to help them. 

Check out the video attached that was made by our storytellers about our project day.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Environmental Studies are FUN!

Wow! I am super impressed with all the Room 6 students who have been working hard in their Environment classes. They have planned and created movies to promote the wonderful outdoors. Have a look at some of the completed films here  and here on Mrs Daniels YouTube account.

What do you think about nature? Please leave a comment and let us know!
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Thursday, 1 November 2018

X-Factor was FANTASTIC!

Well done to all of the participants who performed at our school X-Factor this week. I was stunned by the talents that our students have.

Nicole sang beautifully and Mia and Lauren presented a wonderful dance they choreographed together.

Thank you to all of the students and parents who donated money, this is going to the Kampung kids in a village school in Jakarta. The money will go towards providing them hot lunches.

One of my favourite items was the piano, what was yours?

Monday, 15 October 2018

Student Volunteer Army

Welcome back to term four! I hope you all had amazing and wonderful holidays.

As our inquiry subject this term, the year fives are all researching and then following out a student volunteer project. We have registered with the Student Volunteer Army who focus on organising projects to help communities.

We will be asking our families and friends for ideas of what we (as year fives) could do to help our community in any way. If you have any ideas and are not a room six student please comment your ideas below.

If you are a room six student, you need to research ideas from here and comment them into our class Padlet here.

If you would like to look into what the Student Volunteer Army does and who they are, you can visit their website here.

We can't wait to read your ideas!

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Teach the Teacher

A huge thank you to Carter, James and Cade who have all shared with us their fabulous teach the teachers. We all look forward to teach the teacher on Fridays as it's very exciting to learn new things from our peers. 

Carter brought in some very interesting science experiments, he showed us the bouncy egg, growing crystals and reactive water. 

James showed us all how to make beautiful friendship bracelets. It was a little tricky at first, but we managed to get it!

Cade wowed us with his karate skills and knowledge. He taught us how to defend ourselves in different situations so that we can make it to safety. 

Check out the photos from these sessions here. 

I can't wait to see what we will learn next week. Tell us what you think it might be.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Welcome to Science Week!

Wowzer! What a fantastic way to kick off science week.

We were treated to an amazing presentation from the wonderful people at Science in a Van. We learnt a lot about the three laws of motion and saw some super interesting experiments.

My favourtite part was when Steve (the chicken) was strapped to the rocket and then was blown into the ceiling. What was yours?

Please check out some more EPIC videos and pictures and leave us a comment!