Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cycle Safe

Wow what a awesome start to Term 4 and we are finally getting to see some sun! This week we have had Phil in from Sports Manawatu teaching cycle safety. Lots of us got success from the course and now can use our hands as indicators. A special mention must be made to Arapata, at the start of the week Pata could not ride a bike, but with some one on one time with Ms Black Arapata has perserved and officially can ride a bike. The whole class were very supportive to Pata and his new venture, as to were they to those who were less confident. Moments like these call for celebration in Room 11, Ms Black is very proud of the class and their attitudes towards others.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


It is now the end of Term 3 so we have started swimming again, we will be swimming all of Term 4 as well. Our swimming day is Monday afternoons. Please remind us to bring our togs!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Information Report

In Room 11 we are learning to write a information report. Our first report is based on the life cycle of Turtles. We have been doing some great planning to help sequence our ideas. On Tuesday we were lucky enough to have a turtle visit in class, although it was smaller then the ones we are writing about we were all very excited to experience a new creature.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


In Room 11 we have a new member - Cookie. Cookie is Ms Blacks pet lamb, she was abandoned by her Mum when she was born. We have been learning how to care for Cookie, what defines a living thing and how Cookie's needs are different to our own. All of West End have been enjoying looking at the cute lamb. Hopefully we all will get a chance to feed her while she continues to visit us at school. What a great start to Term Three!

Moostery Challenge

Ms Black entered us in a New Zealand wide geography challenge last term. The challenge was called NZDairy Moostery, the aim of the game was to find a location and name of a school using the least amount of questions and time. This involved us learning alot about New Zealand, the different islands, regions and areas. The above image shows you what we knew after just one lesson.

Dairy NZ gave Ms Black a buddy school, she didn't tell us anything about the school except the skype address. On Wednesday in the last week we skyped this school and won the challenge!! We found out our school was in West Port, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand and called St Canices School in just 9 questions. We used google maps and our books to assist us. We were very excited that we were winners!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Student-led Conferences

Today your child has been sent a paper copy of the timetable for student led conferences.  This is an opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. They may choose to do this in a variety of ways including, but not limited to their blog, their work books and displays around the space. I have set aside 15 minutes for each student-led conference.

As previously mentioned, this is a time for your child to share their learning with you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's learning, please book an additional time to discuss this.

Please fill in three available times and I will arrange the finalised date and get back to you as soon as possible. Please place both your name and your childs. If you wish you can do this via email with the dates and times that work for you my email is or via the link
Thanks, Georgia Black


Room 11 and their buddy class Room 7 have been practicing their assembly performance for a couple of weeks. Room 11 taught their buddies the dance for Waka Waka. We hope you enjoyed our performance.