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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Last week of 2017

Term 4, Week 8

Kia Ora whanau,

I can't believe it!!!!!  Only 5 more days of school for the year!!

It was amazing the school float came  2nd in the school category. Kaikohe East came first and Ohaeawai school came in 3rd!!  Congratulations to all the schools that entered and who won a prize.


We have  school prizegiving  this Monday 11th December , starting at 11am.  It would be simply fantastic to see lots of whanau from room 8 who can come support and cheer on their tamariki for showing progress and achievement through the year.

Next Wednesday we are walking down to Santa's Ghotto after morning tea.  We will be back by lunch time.


Have a simply amazing week, I hope to see you all on Monday!!

Mrs Birchall and room 8.





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Friday, 1 December 2017

2017 Christmas Parade

Term 4, week 7

Kia Ora Whanau,

Today was the Kaikohe christmas parade.  All the junior school put together a wonderful float based around celebration of cultures!!

Well done to Mrs Millar, Mrs wihongi, Mrs Bingham  for all there fantastic effort. Room 8 made some pretty glittery stars to make the float more stunning!

Next Tuesday we are having parent/Teacher interviews at 3.30. If you wish to see me please ring the school and make a time with Whaea Chanelle.

Only TWO more weeks to go. Everyone is getting tired but we are on the christmas countdown at the moment!!

 Our school prizegiving is Monday 11th December at 11am. It would be lovely to see  lots of whanau supporting the tamariki from room 8.

Front view of the float

Side view of the float

back view of the float

Saturday, 25 November 2017

achievement= success=awesome report

Term 4, week 6

Kia Ora whanau,

Wow, only three weeks left of term four, the year has flown by so fast.  We are still swimming on a Monday and Thursday, please ensure your child has their togs. They feel extremely disappointed when they forget their togs on a hot burning day.

I was very proud of Ziggy, Cloey, Te Arai, Benji, Teina, Jahneequa, and mark. They came second in the rippa tournament in Kerikeri last Thursday. Everyone played with passion, resilience and determination. They only lost to Kaeo school 5-4 in the final. 

The tamariki are learning lots about bees and the role they have in the pollination process!!

Just a heads up, we are having parent/teacher interviews on Tuesday 5th December from 3.30.

It would be absolutely fantastic to see lots of whanau there so we can discuss the awesome progress of your tamariki. Just ring up the office and leave a message with Whaea Chanelle.

Summer is nearly here!!  we can't wait.

I have been sharing the learning progress with all the tamariki, so they know how far they have all come through the year.


Have a great weekend

Mrs Birchall and room 8


Saturday, 18 November 2017

The special gold circus ticket


Term 4, week 5

Kia Ora Whanau,

This has been such an exciting week in room 8. All the tamariki have been trying extra hard to behave and support each other, as last week Ma Te Hira gave all the teachers one FREE circus ticket to a deserving tamariki.


In room 8 we decided to have a special draw  from the white cards that were collected all week.

We completed the draw after assembly on Friday and.........BENJAMIN was the lucky winner. I hope he has a fantastic time at the circus and tells room 8 all about it on Monday morning.

REMEMBER.... we have swimming also on a MONDAY and THURSDAY!!!

Have a great weekend

Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Happyness and Success!!

Term 4, week 4

Kia Ora Whanau/caregivers

I hope you have had a great week.  During the week some children from room 8 went to the Kaikohekohe games at Lindvart park.  We had heaps of fun, laughter and whanauntanga.

Nivanna, Tiger, Ziggy, Benji, Cloey and Paytonn had a fabulous day. They meet children from the Kura, Christian, East and Bay of Islands Academy.  Whaea Tui and the teachers from the Kura in Kaikohe put on a yummy lunch for the tamariki.

Thank you to Nivanna and Luke's mum for coming along to support and cheer on.

Ziggy was especially lucky this week as his name was picked out of the white card box and he got two half  price tickets to the circus that is coming to Kaikohe next week.

Don't forget our swimming days are Monday and Thursdays.  The water is slowly getting warmer!!

Have a fantastic week.

Mrs Birchall and room 8

Friday, 3 November 2017

Little Gardens

Term 4, week 3

Kia Ora Whanau

Well it has been a busy week. I was sick for three days this week. Rom 8 had Mrs Pearson and Whaea Liz who  taught the class while I was away. Thank you so much ladies for your support.

While I was away the little gardens grew  really well,  We are going to re plant them on Monday in the planter boxs so we can start to attract the bees.

Swimming has started, we will be swimming on a Monday and Thursday, please ensure your child  is organised with their togs, towel in a named bag.

On Friday the children did a E-astle writing sample about, why Music is more important than  sport.  All the tamariki did a fantastic job!!  They have all made the most amazing writing progress.

Cloey has been in charge of watering the plants every day, She has taken on this role with a responsible attitude.   Please be careful as its  Guy Fawkes tonight!!  Please keep all your animals safe. See you all next week.

Mrs Birchall and room 8

Friday, 27 October 2017

Achievement, yellow card = success!!

Term4, week 2

Kia Ora Whanau

I can't believe swimming season is almost here.  We will be swimming from next week on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their togs and towel in a plastic bag.

During the school assembly on Friday,  Stevie-Ray and Skylah received a certificate. They were both so proud of themselves.

Ziggy and Teina got their names picked out of the yellow box and Teina  was lucky enough to spin the wheel also.

I am very proud of my class because they always work hard to achieve fantastic  learning results!! 

Progress= SUCCESS!!!

Have a great weekend

Mrs Birchall and Room 8