12 June 2019

Cross Country and St John visit

 Room 1 children are waiting for their turn to run the cross country race at school.

 A St John's lady talked to us about how to prevent having injuries inside and outside.

28 May 2019

Room 1 goings on this Term

Room 1 had an exciting day today visiting the Suter Art Gallery to see Royce's 70 plates, which celebrate his 70th  birthday. In the photos we are sketching some shells.

At the Aquatic Centre we had lots of fun in the wave pool and also during our swimming lessons.

05 April 2019

Another busy Week in Room 1

This week we had another class treat to celebrate our continuing hard work and good choices in Room 1.  It was a Wheel's Day.

On Friday we all wore our gumboots to school to support children's mental health and donated a gold coin. We wore the gumboots so it felt like we were walking in mud all day as it is for kid's with depression.

23 March 2019

Museum Visit

On Tuesday my class went   to  the monster museum. It gave   me a fright. Some people got  a   fright as well because of the   monster models that moved   and their frightening noise. On the walls there were writing next to the paintings. At the end we got to hold bones and fossils. We drew pictures of Reptiles to bones. There were lots of bones to choose from. I really, really want to go again.  
by Leilani

09 March 2019

Dress up Day

Dress up Day
On Wednesday Room 1 had 20 marbles in the jar so we had a dress up party.
I was dressed up as a ballerina.
At the dress up party I had so much fun.
When we had the class treat I was the extra special person!
By Charlotte

05 March 2019

Keeping Busy

In the last week we have been very busy making boats out of flax sticks and then floating them in the school pool. Playing Rippa was lots of fun and we were hard at work writing instructions about it.

25 February 2019

2019- Here we come!

Room 1 recently had a pool party to celebrate all the good things happening in Room 1.
Each Monday morning for three weeks we are having Rippa training with two Makos player. We are learning lots of stuff and playing fun games.

22 November 2018

Pet's Day

Room children had lots of fun making flower creations and their baking from home.

12 November 2018

Junior School Assembly

Emmitt is showing a Karate move.

Tabitha is Tap Dancing.

Eimear is reading her speech before she begins her Irish Dancing.

07 November 2018

Making Healthy Popcorn

Last Friday Room 1 made delicious popcorn that was popped in Joanne's popcorn machine. We also made origami containers for our popcorn, Joanne scooped it out and there were a lot, a lot of popcorn! I made a green slot it looked cool like the rest. It was hard to make them. There were so many difficult folds but the teacher was there to help me. We had plain popcorn because it is healthy and it works with our topic healthy food. It was popped from little bits of hard corn. It looked cool when it was popping because it explodes with heat, the shell's crack and then explodes and goes flying into the bowl or floor which a kid would eat it. I got 2 serves because I finished quick. It was yum popcorn because I like popcorn.                 by Ali

27 October 2018


On Friday we had a visitor to our class. He was little and furry. Thanks Emma and Jasmin for sharing your pet possum with us.
On the last Friday in Term 3 Ryan won the Gold Ukulele for Room 1because of his fantastic singing at the school assembly - thanks Ryan!
We have been using the robotics that we have to programme so
they can follow directions and it is lots of fun.

28 August 2018

Term 3 Assembly

Last Friday Room 1 did Assembly and I was leading it. I was so exited and it was Room 1 and Room 5.  I was leading with Steve. Room 1 had the most planned by far we had calendars, a dance, a song, a tree poem and story. It was amazing all because of our teacher's really good planing. It was an outside Assembly. I have never seen an outside Assembly before. I liked Assembly because we did a dance. Now I will thank my teacher for planning an amazing Assembly, 'thank you Mrs Roberts.'     by Ali

18 August 2018

Tree Nursery Visit

 We visited the ArborGen Tree Nursery at Spring Grove this week. Russel told us how they grow the little pine trees from seed and then sell them for planting in forests.

14 August 2018


Room 1 children were busy today doing Matific Maths on the class computers.
Everyone was working very hard and engrossed in their task.

07 July 2018


Brightwater School celebrated Matariki with a shared breakfast. We then spent the morning completing a range of different Maori activities including singing, art, weaving and rakau. It was a really cool day at school!

28 June 2018

Jump Jam and First Aid

 On Monday a person who did Jump Jam came to our school, his name was Brett and he was 55 years old. He taught us some Jump Jam moves, we went over the bridge and then he came there too. Brett is very good at dancing. Dancing isn't just for girls, it is for boys and girls. He is very nice, at the end we got to ask questions to him. One of the questions was why is Jump Jam called Jump Jam?The whole school did Jump Jam with Brett and Brett put some music on. I like Jump Jam really, really much because you
can learn different dance moves. 'Jump Jam is my second favourite dance.'       by Sana

 We did First Aid with Catherine and learnt about the emergency services. Room 1 children also had fun bandaging each other.

20 June 2018

Class Treat

Room 1 earnt a pyjama party by getting 10 marbles in the jar because we were getting everything back like poem books.
I am wearing a onesy today and we are going to have popping corn, a DVD this afternoon.
Mrs Earle is going to look after us.
by Reilly
Today is pyjama party day and it is so fun because we don't get to get dressed. I am wearing my unicorn pyjamas that Breanne got for me for my birthday and I brought my dressing gown and slippers. My slippers look like my Nana's ones but a different colour. My slippers colour is pink and black but I do not know what hers are.
Yesterday night Grandma came to our house, before she came we were watching Winks Club.         by Zoe

14 June 2018

Up-date for Term 2

Cross Country
Road Safety

Mushrooms for school gala

Veladrome - scooter safety