Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ideas for the Holidays...

Wondering what you could do in the holidays? How about you enter yourself into the Young Authors Challenge for 2017. What a great way to practice your writing at home.

For more information, click on the link below!


Monday, 10 April 2017

Maui & the Sun Art

Check out our beautiful Maui & the Sun artwork we have been working on this week. 

Come in and have a look :)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

PB4L - Week 10

PB4L Week 10
Girl Power! Check out these super star Pukeko Team girls who have been "Being respectful by keeping tidy"

Pukeko Team Certificates

Go Miss Emma - working hard in Room 14 :)

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Ka Pai to these four students who have been working SUPER hard this past week. Keep it up Room 14!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

April Fools Jokes on the Kiwi & Pukeko Team

Thank you Miss Chalmers for the creating the video!

PM comes to Reremoana from Helen Chalmers on Vimeo.

Student of the Month

Congratulations Michael! You have worked super hard this month... we appreciate you!

PB4L Week 9

Well done to these boys for "Considering their Choices" and making good learning choices for themselves and others.

Boys Rock!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Tuesdays at the Castle

Week 9 update

Chapter Chat has come to an end for Term 1. This term our novel study was based on the incredible story called - Tuesdays at the Castle written by Jessica Day George. It was an awesome first book to get us going as we took part in our weekly Chapter Chat sessions on Twitter. Our whole Pukeko Team took part in Chapter Chat this term and we all LOVED it. We are really excited to start next terms Chapter Chat with a new novel and an absolute classic - Matilda by Roald Dahl. 

Have a look at some of the awesome work we got up to this term. Leave us a comment below -what did you think of our little video?

Glower Castle from Sophie Glen on Vimeo.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mathletics & Spellodrome Fees


Just a friendly reminder Mathematics ($30) and Spellodrome ($11) payments are due by the end of the term. It would be greatly appreciated if you paid for these subscriptions as soon as possible. These programmes are beneficial for your child's learning at school and form an integral part of our weekly Homefun. Unfortunately, your child's Mathletics and Spellodrome logins will be blocked if payment is not received by Week 11. 

Payments can be made either via the online shop or directly to the school office. 
As always, your support is very much appreciated. 


Congratulations to Week 9's super stars - these children have been "Considering their choices - when faced with a problem, use traffic light thinking"

Go Pukeko's!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


Hi Parents/Guardians, 

There was a little confusion with Homework this week as I have been absent. Just a reminder that if your child doesn't receive a paper copy at the start of the week there are two places you can find the homefun - on our class blog and in their homework folder in their google drive. 

As I was away this week - please do not stress if homework has not been completed :)

Miss G

Sunday, 12 March 2017


What a positive way to start the week! Samuel and Jacob have both received a certificate each. Well done boys :)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Dog Safety

Today we were lucky enough have 4 visitors in from the council. Room's 13 & 14 students learnt some important information about dogs and how we must treat them.

Here are some tips we learnt:

Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Monday, 6 March 2017

Pukeko Certificates

Some well deserved Pukeko Team Certificates today for these boys... Way to go Morgan & James!

Spellodrome & Mathletics Fees

A reminder that Spellodrome and Mathletics fees need to be paid ASAP. These can be paid via the school online shop or at the office. 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

PB4L Certificates for the Pukeko Team

Well done to these sensible students who have been helping to keep the bathrooms nice and tidy over the past week!

Friday, 3 March 2017


Congratulations to Ryan for being our "Student of the Month" & Jeremy for receiving a Principals award for his amazing google slide about the Periodic Table. You boys have made a fantastic start to the year. 

Miss G

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Princess Celie & Princess Lilah

These creative girls are loving our Tuesdays at the Castle book, so much so that they are even making crowns to be just like Princess Celie and Princess Lilah. 

Ka Pai Room 14 Students

Certificates for Zarah and Sam for being superstars during our Reading time today. 

They both contributed to our whole class discussions for our Chapter Chat story - Tuesday's at the Castle and had some wonderful answers to our Twitter questions. They are definitely ready for tomorrow's live Twitter chat!

Way to go Zarah and Sam!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Go Darius!

Darius is always a positive role model in Room 14! He consistently tries his best in all that he does and he always does it with a big smile on his face. You are a Darius, star! 

PB4L certificates from our Week 4 Focus

Congratulations to these Pukeko Team students for receiving certificates for "Being respectful - By keeping our hands and feet to ourselves"

Well done! 

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Chapter Chat is going so well in Room 14, we are having lots of fun! This week we focused on just 2 questions as all 10 can get a little overwhelming!

Why do you think the castle sends Celie up to the Spyglass tower everyday at least once? What could possibly be the attraction of the tower?

Celie knew that her Father wasn’t dead. What was the thing that made her realise this in Chapter 7?

They come through on our Twitter feed looking like this:

Here are some examples of our answers today:

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Homework Reminder

Just a reminder that paper copies of homework will only be sent home for Year 3's, homework is online in two places for the Year 4's (on the blog & on their googledrive). 

There are lots of people not bringing in their homefun books - please ensure your child is bringing their homefun books to school on a Monday (so work can be glued in) and on Friday (so it can be marked). 

Thanks, Miss G

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Our First Tweets!


We had the best day today! We learnt more about logging onto our chromebooks and accessing our googledrive. We also learnt how to TWEET! It was super duper fun and we now feel really prepared for our first live Twitter Chapter Chat on Friday. 
Our next steps are to look at our punctuation and ensure our Tweets are interesting to read. 

Can you spot your Tweet? Leave a comment below. 

Miss G

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Pukeko Certificates

Celebrating these two boys today! 

Ka Pai, Ryan & Elliot for being excellent role models in Room 14. We appreciate having you two in our classroom.

Miss Glen 



Chapter Chat

The term the Pukeko Team are doing something really exciting as part of our reading programme. Rooms 11, 12, 13 and 14 have all signed up to something called "Chapter Chat". Chapter Chat is where 100 Year 3/4 classes from across New Zealand chat and share responses to a particular chapter book on Twitter. This term everyone will be reading the book "Tuesdays at the Castle" by Jessica Day George.

How does it work?
Every day each class will read a little bit of "Tuesdays at the Castle" and complete activities during independent learning time. Every Friday at 10am we go live! Each child will be logged into Twitter ready to answer some questions about the chapters they have read so far. 

Why Chapter Chat?

- The main focus for Chapter Chat is to foster a love of books! Chapter Chat is about books!

- Chapter Chat as a way to get children connecting with others. 

- Chapter Chat is about an audience! Children love having an audience for their learning and one of our goals is to provide it.

- Chapter Chat is a place where children can learn about Cyber Safety in real time. It teaches children how to behave in an appropriate way online.

- Chapter Chat supports children with quality writing. Tweeting is not just for fun but a place where we can practise and develop our writing skills.

Keeping Safe on Social Media!

In order to make sure we can monitor all activity while we are on Twitter, all children will be using the one classroom account. Teachers will check tweets before they are sent and systems have been put in place to limit what children can view while they are on Twitter. We will be using Twitter solely for the purposes of Chapter Chat. We believe this is a really fun and authentic way to teach children about digital citizenship and online safety.

Can I Follow Along?

Sure! If you have a twitter account, you can follow our class (PeachyKeenRm14)

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Hockey today!

A blog post by: Phoenix, James and Darius.

Today we played hockey, it was a tie. By Phoenix. 

When we played hockey it was very fun! By James. 

Today we played hockey, the person we played with was a lady, she was good at hockey. We played mini hockey games. When were playing we had fun then we had to play and vs another team at the end. By Darius.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Chromebooks at Reremoana School

Following a positive response in 2016, we are again holding a session where parents of students in Year 4 - 8 can learn more about how we use Chromebooks at Reremoana School. Parents of students in Y3 who are using school Chromebooks from time to time are also welcome to attend. This session will be set up so parents and students are working alongside each other on a Chromebook. 
When: Wednesday 22 February from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: Room 16
What we will be covering: 
  • How to log in 
  • How to monitor gmail 
  • How drive is organised 
  • How to view work
  • Introduction about safety at home and at school 
Things to bring:
  • Chromebook (if your child has one) 
  • Child’s username and password 
Please email michelles@reremoana.school.nz or lynnf@reremoana.school.nz if you plan on attending, with the following information copied and pasted into your reply:
  • Your name/child’s name, room number, year level
  • We will use my child’s chromebook Yes/No
  • We would like to use a school chromebook Yes/No
  • We know my child’s username and password Yes/No
  • We need to be given my child’s username a password Yes/No
  • Any specific information you would like covered, if time allows.
Michelle Slee

e-Learning Lead Teacher

Saturday, 4 February 2017

5 Facts About Me

Check out Room 14's funky art work. We had to record 5 facts about ourselves, we have learnt lots about each other already!

Monday, 30 January 2017

Day 1 Complete!

Who had a great first day? I know I did... I think my highlight was setting up the balloons and then seeing each of you pop them to reveal the confetti and questions inside! 

See you all tomorrow!
Miss G :)

Comment below with your highlight from today.