Sunday, February 16, 2020


Calamity has struck!
Ms Jones was out admiring the gardens on Friday morning and not looking where she was going. ...
Now she has a broken ankle after falling from the grassy area in front on Room 6 onto the concrete.

Whaia Monika will hold the fort and look after Room 5 while Ms Jones is getting mobile again.
Hopefully very soon you will see her whizzing about on a knee scooter!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Welcome to 2020 in Room 5


It's hot but we are keeping cool in our air conditioned classroom and swimming in our fabulous pool in the afternoons.

We are off to a great start despite the strangeness of having a day at school then Waitangi Day then another day back in school and now it's the weekend!

Children should have taken home a stationery list and a letter from me explaining our class and the way things happen.  It would be good if stationery could be purchased as soon as possible so we can all start in our new books together.

If you have any questions or issues please feel free to come and speak with me before or after school. I look forward to meeting everyone at the family picnic on Thursday the 20th of February.

Here are some photos from today.

Lining up after lunch.
 We started our self-portrait paintings today.

We have been exploring the equipment in Room 5.


Ready to swim 





Thursday, December 19, 2019

Farewell, class of 2019!

The final week of term was very quiet, with many of the children away, given the unfortunately timing of the vomiting bug that beset the school.

I am sorry that Room 5 didn't have the chance to say goodbye as a group. It was a good year, with a great bunch of children. Thank you to everyone for the friendship, kindness and generosity that was abundant in Room 5.

I wish you all the very best of summer holidays, and a positive start to 2020.

Here are some photos of our teddy bear's picnic to end the year.

Those of us who were at school this week made Christmas trees.

Happy Christmas everyone. Go well. Drop in next year and say hi.
Love, Ms Jones xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Food festival

We all enjoyed our wonderful International Food Festival last week.

The weather was perfect. The food was wonderful and the performances were amazing.

Room 5's job was to organise the rubbish.
We are serious about reducing our plastic use so we encouraged everyone to bring their own plates to eat from.
For those who didn't we had recyclable paper plates and cups and bamboo spoons.
We made signs to show people which bin to put their rubbish in.
On Friday we collected the rubbish and put it into a garden bed in the Kitchen Garden.

We tipped the paper rubbish into the concrete garden bed.
We pressed it down a bit.

We scooped up the soil we'd taken out of the bed and tipped it back on top of the rubbish.


Finally we had refilled the garden bed. Now we will wait and next year maybe we will dig it up to see how well it has rotted down. We will find out if paper plates and spoons really are compostable.


Another thing we have been doing in Room 5 to help our planet is rescuing monarch caterpillars and letting them grow away from wasps inside our classroom.

So far we have released about thirty butterflies.

A very hungry caterpillar!

They made their chrysalises in some very unusual places.

Once they are ready to fly we have been putting them outside on a cabbage tree to finish drying their wings.

Fly free beautiful butterflies!