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Friday, 15 September 2017

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Term 3, Week 8

Kia Ora Whanau,

Next week we are having  parent/teacher interviews on Tuesday  19th September from 3.30-5.30.

  I am hoping to catch up with lots of whanau so we can celebrate their child's success and talk about their amazing progress!!


Just ring up the school office and make a time with Whaea Chanelle.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Birchall and room 8

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Proud Tamariki in Room 8

Term 3, Week 7

Kia Ora Whanau,

I hope everyone has managed to stay warm and dry this weekend.  I can't believe how cold it has been. This week in room 8 we have been busy talking about the Auckland Zoo and all the wonderful experiences and memories they created!!

This week Nivanna was my star student in room 8. She was being a terrific 2IC when Matua Gus had a tummy bug on Monday and Tuesday.  Nivanna was helping Darcy with his learning and supporting him in his reading, writing and maths.

I did really appreciate how she displayed mahi tahi with respect and collaboration, working as one!!

Caeshian, Darcy and Nivanna with their certificates.

Next week we have the rippa rugby taniwha "give it a go" day on Tuesday 12th September at Lindvart park. Please ensure your child has a bigger lunch and drink bottle. Thank you


Mrs Birchall and Room 8



Friday, 1 September 2017

Room 16 learning and sharing in Room 8

Term 3, Week 6

Kia Ora Whanau,

On Wednesday Room 8 were so excited, 16 children were going to Auckland for two days. The tamariki went to visit Auckland Zoo and  Kelly Tartlons.  On Friday morning everyone was bursting with exciting stories of their adventures. Next week we will share these on our blog.


On another note, I was Room 16's teacher for two days. We all had so much fun from talking, listening, laughing, counting, geometry shapes, reading and writing.    Chance also turned 6 on Thursday, we made him a special card.  Samicia and Soraya came in from room 3 to help with the extra lovely tamariki also.  Thank you for your help girls.

The star student was Edward. He received a special certificate at Fridays assembly to celebrate his amazing attitude to learning.

2D shapes and patterns

Daley with his creation

Tamzin with her creation too.

Edward and Anania  working together, great mahi-tahi  displayed.

Have a great week
Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Junior trip to Auckland

Term 3, week 5

Kia Ora Whanau,

Well it's only THREE days to go until half of the Junior school  venture to Auckland. I have 17 out of 21 tamariki going from room 8!!!  Everyone is going to have sooooooooooo much fun and learn so much.

Mrs Wihongi has been worked extremely hard on getting everything organised. A final letter went out on Friday advising whanau what was needed on the trip!!!


I hope everyone has an awesome time at Kelly Tartlon's and the Auckland Zoo!!

Have a great week
Mrs Birchall  and Room 8


P.S. I can't wait until the tamariki come back to school on Friday and share all about their adventures!!!



Friday, 18 August 2017

Room 8 cross country heroes!!

Term 3, week 4

Kia Ora Whanau

On Wednesday we had Kaikohe west school  cross country, it was a splendid SUNNY day, without any rain even in the sky.  All the tamariki  gave it their best and ran their little hearts out!!

We have been practising alot and 7 of our children  managed to get themselves placed in the top 3 in their age groups. These children will be attending Ohaeawai interschool next Wednesday 23rd August 2017.


Here are my amazing runners, Jahneequa, Cloey, Te Arai, Mark, Ziggy, Frankie and Teina! 
Jahneequa with her 3rd place getting in the 7 year old girls.

I am so proud of EVERYONE in room 8 who ran their quickest and fastest!!

Have a great week
Mrs Birchall and Room 8







Friday, 11 August 2017

Kids Can Crazy hair day and birthdays!!

Term 3, week 3

Kia Ora Whanau

This week I have been on release to  complete my reading recovery assessments.  From week 4 I will be back full time in room8.  Thank you to Mrs Young for taking such good care of room 8 in my absence.

On Friday it was my birthday and Room 8 made the best birthday cards ever!!!  Thank you so much for the lovely messages.

Also on Friday we had Kids can crazy hair day so we could raise some money for such a worthy  organisation.  Every year Kids Can donate baked beans, scrogin, peach pots, muesli bars, tissues, shoes and wet weather jackets.

I captured Skylah looking pretty amazing with her spectacular looking hair.


Skylahs back of her crazy hair design

Skylahs front view of her crazy hair

Next Wednesday is our school cross country, We will be starting by  10.30. It will be fantastic to see lots of whanau support there to encourage and cheer your tamariki to run faster.
Sausage sizzles, drinks and iceblocks will be all $1.00 each.


Have a great weekend

Mrs Birchall and Room 8.







Friday, 28 July 2017

Welcome back to term 3, 2017

Term 3, week 1

Kia Ora Whanau

I hope you had a great holiday. I am sharing the term 3 newsletter  with you, it will be coming home on Monday.  We are in the middle of cross country training, please ensure your tamariki brings their running shoes on Monday and Wednesday as these are our training days!!


From Monday we are start a reading challenge through Hell Pizza. Every time your child reads at home they will  get a clip on their Pizza card, once they have read 7 nights in a row they will receive a FREE pizza in the next school holidays.  This is a great promotion to create more enjoyment and pleasure when it comes to personal reading!!


Kia Ora Whanau

Welcome back to Term 3!!!!  Room 8’s newsletter for this term is about reinforcing what we are learning about, up and coming events and how you can support your child to be the best that they can be.
Our Inquiry focus this term is looking and comparing  animals  that are native to New Zealand and Australia. This links nicely into the Junior school trip to Kelly Tartlon’s and the Auckland Zoo at the end of August.

Our school cross country will be taking place Wednesday 16th July. Times will be confirmed closer to the time, it would be lovely to see you at school cheering and encouraging your child to try their best.

Room 8’s class blog is http - kwsbirchall.blogspot.co.nz  The children love having their mahi commented on please come and visit our blog so you can capture your child’s learning in action.
My class has a planning site that you can also visit, https://sites.google.com/a/kaikohewest.school.nz/room8-2016/?pli=1

I would really appreciate your continued support to listen to your child read each night, please record their learning in the reading log. Some tamariki already have read nearly 50 nights in a row!!  Please remember they need to bring their book bag to school each day.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via phone, email, social media or a school visit.Your continued whanau support is everything to your own child!
4011713- school, 0275004575


Mrs Louise Birchall ( Kaiako)



Kia Ora Whanau

Welcome back to Term 3!!!!  Room 8’s newsletter for this term is about reinforcing what we are learning about, up and coming events and how you can support your child to be the best that they can be.
Our Inquiry focus this term is looking and comparing  animals  that are native to New Zealand and Australia. This links nicely into the Junior school trip to Kelly Tartlon’s and the Auckland Zoo at the end of August.

Our school cross country will be taking place Wednesday 16th July. Times will be confirmed closer to the time, it would be lovely to see you at school cheering and encouraging your child to try their best.

Room 8’s class blog is http - kwsbirchall.blogspot.co.nz  The children love having their mahi commented on please come and visit our blog so you can capture your child’s learning in action.
My class has a planning site that you can also visit, https://sites.google.com/a/kaikohewest.school.nz/room8-2016/?pli=1

I would really appreciate your continued support to listen to your child read each night, please record their learning in the reading log. Some tamariki already have read nearly 50 nights in a row!!  Please remember they need to bring their book bag to school each day.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me via phone, email or a school visit.Your continued whanau support is everything to your own child!

Mrs Louise Birchall ( Kaiako)