Mōrena Room 8 Whānau, 

I hope you’re all having a great Sunday. Read on to stay in the know for the week ahead!

Te Kupu O Te Wiki: Wera – heat/hot, e.g. The weather last week was tino wera (very hot).

Week 3 Reminders:

  • Kai Hauora/Brainfood – Just a note to remind everyone that Kai Hauora is a small & healthy snack. It’s best if Kai Hauora is kept in a named separate container. The below poster from our classroom outlines what kinds of food we can bring for Brainfood. Thank you!

  • Swimming – A reminder that sessions for us are every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We’ve been loving them so far! Don’t forget to name all belongings.
  • LEOTC Forms – If you haven’t already filled out the Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom form, it only takes 30 seconds on SchoolStream and we need this renewed each year. Click here to have a read and fill it out online.
  • SchoolStream Notifications – To avoid getting notifications for every class, simply turn them off for each room except those you have children in. You will also need to keep ‘From the Office’, ‘Papatūānuku’, and ‘Leadership Pānui’ turned on as there are often important notices posted there for the whole school. Samantha has made an easy to follow video with directions on how to personalise your notifications – click here to see it.

Our class name…

Over the past two weeks we’ve had lots of kōrero (talks/discussions) about what our class name could be. We brainstormed ideas and the kids have been very excited about choosing a special name for our little whānau. We got it down to 4 suggestions and then had a class vote on Friday. The name with the most votes (by a long way) was Pounamu.

Pounamu is a very special stone, also known as jade or greenstone. It’s regarded as sacred by Māori & is therefore very treasured. Our kids liked this name the best because Pounamu are small and precious, just like they are. It’s going to be the perfect name for us!

That’s it from me this week. Enjoy your Sunday.

Hei te ata (see you in the morning),


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Waiata time with Te Whāriki – Room 14

We had our first library visit this week

Mia helped to explain what we do at Papatūānuku Hui to the new students in our Junior School. She was so brave using the microphone and speaking in front of everyone!

Macy and Elyse have loved working on solving this Maths challenge together. It’s pretty tricky but they’ve been showing lots of Wairua by re-visiting it each day to keep trying!