Friday, September 8, 2017


Taekwondo at Waikowhai primary School. 

Each week  Waitamata will do Taekwondo we learn lots and lots of new things. Some of the things we learn are how to kick correctly and how to stay balanced.  I have created a Google drawing to show some of the things that we have been doing. Have a look at my work then go to link to read the rest of my work.

Noah Year 4 in Waitemata

Our camp journey

Hi, Bloggers last week we went on a ski trip for four days. We stayed at the national park hotel and got served some DELICIOUS  dinner  and pudding. On our journey MT  RUAPEHU we stopped at different  places like, Hamilton gardens , Otorohanga walk way.  At Hamilton gardens we did a scavenger hunt all around the gardens to find specific photos that Ms Sands had taken. It was so much Fun and Hamilton Gardens is an amazing place to visit. We stopped at Tamarnui Primary School for afternoon tea and to stretch our leg and for a play. When we reached our accommodation we had free time in our rooms sorting out our gear. That night we went for a walk in the dark to a nearby park. The next day was the most exciting of all we finally got to head up to the mountain and see the SNOW.  Up on the mountain we were dived into skiing and snowboarding groups to get started and get our boards and ski's but MAN was the gear difficult to put on so hard getting our feet into the boots. But after that, the real fun started.

Up on the mountain one the first and second day, we all got ski or snow boarding lessons. These were super useful as it taught us how to stop in the snow and how to turn and avoid people so we didn't get hurt. The first day on the snow was the most difficult because we were on our bottoms a lot and we had to keep picking ourselves up all the time. But we all should so much resilience and determination not to give up and keep trying until we got the hang of it. The best news is by the end of the first day most of us were able to ski from the top the the bottom of the mountain without falling over quiet as much and by day two we all had it nailed and were like Olympic athletes Haha. 

We have so much more news to share but we think its better if you the fantastic bloggers ask us questions. Ask us questions that you would like to find out about our awesome trip.  Below is a slideshow of some of the photos of our trip.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paula's New Park

Waitemata went on tinker-cad for Maths this week and made our own park.  When we used Tinker-Cad we had to make equipment to play on out of 3D shapes. We were allowed to create any playground we wanted BUT we had to be creative.  Below is an example of some work done by one of our new and very talented year 4 students Paula's work.  Please feel free to comment.

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Waikowhai Book Fair

The Famous Waikowhai Book fair week. Yet again the Waikowhai students showed just why they are the best in the world by really getting into our book fair week. We have been super busy doing fun and exciting activities. We had the outstanding and very funny Judi Billcliff as a guest speaker. We have dressed up as our favourite book character. We have even had a parade to showcase the wonderful characters we have here in our school. Below is just a snap shot of some of the fun that we have had here this week

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


To kick start a very busy term three Te Waka Ako have been getting creative. We have been creating the sounds of sweet sweet music (and some not so sweet sweet music) whist looking at how we can connect our bodies through music.  For our Music and Dance unit this term we have been starting to look at Music and what influence music has over us. For our first and second dance and music sessions we have been looking at how we can use our bodies to create different shapes and forms as well as making music that enhances and creates a certain type of mood. Below are just a couple of videos of the awesome work we have created thus far. Please feel free to comment and tell us what you think.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Environment.

Welcome Bloggers!! This week the newly named but still mighty Waitemata (Room 7) have been very excited to have the opportunity to combine Drama, Technology and Inquiry all into one. For our Inquiry we have been learning all about our environment and whats been happing in it. We also this year have been doing Drama. So we thought why not do both and use technology as a medium to show it. For the first time also we got to use the green screen in our new classroom that we were super exited about. Below is the movie we came up with. We hope you like it and please feel free to comment.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Room seven are starting to learn all about Matariki as part of out Te Reo studies. Mr Ross wanted to know how much we actually knew about Matariki before we got started.  So he gave us the challenge to fill out a Padlet with information of what we already know. Boy oh Boy was he super impressed and taken a back with just how much we already knew. Here is the Padlet of what we produced. We challenge you bloggers to leave a comment and see if you can add even more information.

Made with Padlet

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Anzac Day

We in Room 7 are passionate about learning and celebrating the sacrifice made by all the brave men and woman in WW1 and WW2. We watched a wide range of video clips, read books and researched information on our Chromebooks to learn from others just how scary and mind blowing going to war must have been. We truely cannot show enough gratitude to all those involved, not only on the  men and woman on the front lines.  But also all those involved in the medical and aid side of things. What we also discovered was what a  huge toll it took on all the families back here at home and that is something that cannot be underestimated. What we know for certain is that we never want to see a repeat of what has happened before and that war and loosing loved ones is never the answer to any problem the world may face. Below are just a few pictures of the celebration for the Anzacs we had here at school. We would also like to say instead of using your precious time commenting on this post, we would love it if you could go and do a good dead for someone else. Even if its just to say hello and give a complement to someone you might not always talk too. 


For our Kiwi Sport activity this Term we have been learning all about the wonderful game of Badminton.  Our Awesome teacher Daniel has been teaching us all sorts of techniques and terminology around Badminton. We learnt different ways to hold our racket so we can hit a backhand or forehand correctly. Boy oh Boy did we get good at hitting that shuttlecock, although it did take us a while to get use to. It's so much harder than hitting a tennis ball thats for sure.  Here is a video and some photos of us in action. Hope you enjoy and Blog you later.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Rippa Rugby Central Campions

The Mighty Waikowhai 1 and Waikowhai 2 went to the Central Rippa competition run by Auckland Rugby. Their were 26 teams involved and we played at Cox's Bay reserve in Auckland. Unfortunately Waikowhai 2 were eliminated in the quarter finals but we were all so proud of them for the amazing efforts they put in. However our Waikowhai 1 team played amazingly well and won the whole competition for the first time in the school's history. They showcased their outstanding skills and team work throughout the day and were thoroughly deserving of their tile win. The most exciting news is that their amazing run is not yet over and now we get to go to Eden Park and play for Auckland Champions. GOOOOOOOOOOO WAIKOWHAI !!!  Congratulations to Max, Hame, Conroy, Nevaeh, Skye and Shiya from Room 7 who were involved.  Here is a Video of our day and our apologies for the poor picture quality the file was to big.   

Student Of The Week

Congratulations to this term's Student of the Week from Room 7, Hame.  Once a term the poor, poor teacher in Room 7 "Mr Ross" has to make the hardest decision of all. He had to choose which one of his wonderfully amazing students got the coveted award of student of the week. This term the thoroughly deserving Hame won the award. Here is the video of him accepting his certificate.

Room 7's Awesome Writing

Over the past two weeks the mighty Room 7 have been creating some outstanding pieces of writing. We have been looking at creative ways to write stories by using using story starters. For inspiration we watched some videos from famous New Zealanders about how important writing is to their success. You can watch the video's by clicking on this link. After watching these videos we then could not wait to get started and create our own magical masterpieces. Here are just a few examples of the work we produced. Please feel free to leave us a comment of what you think of our work. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Room 7's all ready to rock and roll for 2017.

After a short hiatus for christmas and new years, Room 7 is back and ready to rumble. We have an exciting new class with lots of new members whist still keeping some of our wonderful old students from last year. This year we are super excited about all the new learning activities that we have planned as well as our big move into our new class rooms in term 2 but more to come on that later. But for our first post of the year here are some photos of some of the things we have been up to so far this year.