Friday, October 19, 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.

Thursday, September 27, 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!

Wednesday, August 29, 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!

Monday, April 9, 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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Using Story Starters

In Room 11 we used a story starter to help us ignite ideas for our writing. Ms Black modelled a story on the whiteboard, which we put a lot of input into. Our ideas were creative and definitely original. We were trying to use describing words, adjectives and similes in our writing to help engage our audience. This is our class story, our individual stories will be uploaded to our blogs in the next few weeks, once we edit them.

Class story: 

Starter is found on

.........moved next door and started ruling the neighborhood. Steve told us stories about him conquering dragons. Dragons as big as houses. There was even a story about Steve fighting clowns with diamond axes. Steve described the clowns as stupid, with fat red noses. Steve was getting all the attention, so Sean went to Steve's house and yelled "this is my neighborhood!" Sean's happy emotions began to melt he was so furious at Steve. One day Sean was walking along the street and met Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants farted on Sean and gave him super powers. He didn't like the smell of the fart but he kept the super powers. With the super powers Sean flew to Steve's house and thunder screamed "get out of my neighborhood!" while screaming Sean farted. The fart's smell caused Steve to faint. Sean went on to destroy Steve's house. Sean first sneaked into Steve's room where he placed a bomb. He lit the bomb on fire, there was flickering flames coming off it. The house went KAMBOOM!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Welcome to 2018

Welcome back to West End School Room 11. My name is Ms Black and I will be the teacher for the year! This is an exciting opportunity for me to be joining the West End whanau and I cant wait to get to know you all.

A little bit about me....
I have recently finished my studies at Massey University, with a Double Degree in Education and Sociology and a Diploma in Primary Education. Whilst studying full time I continued my interests in Athletics, having in the past been a national representative. This involved coaching, junior development and community event organisation.  I enjoy seeing kids achieve and strive to help them endeavor completing their goals as best I can if it be academic, sporting or cultural. I live on a farm therefore at times the kids will come home telling stories of Ms Blacks lambs, calves or pigs. I hope sharing this small snippet of my life with you, allows you the ability to know me a little bit better, as I get to know your children and yourselves better throughout 2018.

Over the course of the year we will be using the class blogs as well as student blogs to keep whanau updated with student progress. You will see in the coming week students goals appearing on their page, so please have a look. Feel free to pop into the classroom before and after school to see your child's work also.

I look forward to meeting to all,

Ms Black