Friday, 28 October 2016


Term 3, week 3

Kia Ora Whanau

I can't believe 3 weeks down and 7 weeks to go!!!  We finish school on the 16th December.

There is alot going on in Room 8. Maika has joined our class from Gladstone school in Auckland. He has settled well into his new routines. He has made friends with Tyrone and Vaughan!!

It is Monique's 6th birthday on Monday 31st October and  we are having a dress up day at school on Monday to help celebrate Halloween. We are going to make white ghosts also.- Yum Yum

Swimming will be starting week 5- Monday 7th November.  Please put their togs and towel in a plastic bag so nothing gets lost.

The Waimate North show is coming up on Saturday 12th November.

I hope you have a happy sunny weekend.

Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Brooke Neal's visit

Term 4, Week 2

Kia Ora Whanau

Last Wednesday we had the most amazing visitor come to Kaikohe west school.  Brooke Neal a NZ hockey black stick player came and spoke to our whole school about  hockey and her experience at the Rio Olympics.

Brooke spoke about Olympic values which are Excellence, Friendship and Respect.

Find your super power




Thank you Brooke for coming to visit Kaikohe west school, your visit was amazing and inspiring!!!

Friday, 14 October 2016

Welcome back to term 4

Term 4, Week 1

Kia Ora Whanau

Welcome back to term 4.  I will share my class letter with you so everyone knows what is happening this term.

Dear Parents/Whanau

Welcome back to term  4. I can’t believe we are at the end of the year already and there is only 10 weeks to go until the end of 2016.

This term is very busy  and we have lots of exciting things planned. Swimming will be starting in a few weeks time once the water gets warmer. Please ensure your child has their togs in a plastic bag along with their towel. We have swimming caps at school as well.

We will be planning an end of year trip  more details to come soon.  This term our Inquiry focus is connected to the world. Room 8 are going to be investigating how as a school we  connect to the world by using technology and by generating questions that further explain how we can show what makes our class amazing.

Room 8’s class blog is http -  The children love having their mahi commented on please come and visit our blog so you can capture your child’s learning in action.

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 75 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)

Have a great weekend with your precious children.

Mrs Birchall and Room 8