Wishing all our wonderful Mum’s, Nanna’s and special people in our lives a wonderfully fabulicious Mother’s Day on Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

Mason C’s awesome BMX success!!

This week Mason C went to the Te Aroha BMX club’s prizegiving… He did very, very well! Mason won the Top 8 year old boy rider trophy and the 1st place overall trophy – gaining the most points of all the riders in the club!!!

Well done Mason!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


HI EVERYONE!!! Voting has opened for our lanterns with the National Lantern Competition through the Wellington Lantern Festival!!! Please see below for the voting link and details ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks everyone – Lets get voting for Room 8’s stunning creations ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!

Kia ora, 

Voting is officially open! Head to our website https://www.wellingtonlanternfestivalvote.com/ to place your vote!ย 

A big thank you to everyone who submitted their classroomโ€™s lanterns, this initiative could not go ahead without the support of all the schools involved. We are very impressed with the artwork that was submitted. We can tell the kids gave it their all and we are sure itโ€™s going to be a close competition. 

The competition is open from today the 15th of April till the 1st of June 2021 with one vote per person. Once the voting closes we will notify the top three winners who will be flown to Wellington in October along with their guardian to be a part of the prizegiving and festival. On the first night of the festival, our overall winner will be announced and present with the Discover New Zealand prize package. This is an exciting opportunity for the children and we encourage everyone to rally their family and friends to get voting! 

Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram as we post updates of the leading lanterns! We will also keep in touch throughout the competition via email. 

It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this newsletter and information with parents so they are aware that voting has begun. 

If you have had any issues uploading photos please flick us an email and we will hopefully be able to help! We would like to see as many childrens lanterns published as possible.

Good luck to everyone and happy voting! 

Kind regards, 

The Team at Wellington Lantern Festival

Paper plane challenges – Term 1, Week 11…

And suddenly itโ€™s the end of Term 1!! As well as all the ANZAC learning and art and craft, we held 2 paper airplane challenges.

In challenge 1 on Thursday, Wylie and Josh tied with winning airplane flight distances, Flynn cane 3rd… who will win on Fridayโ€™s final round?

Room 8’s Successful Athletes

Te Aroha Athletics Club held their end of year prizegiving last week. Three of our wonderful, talented students won certificates.

Here are Tiana, Mason C, and Rylee – Tiana won 3rd in shotput, 3rd in 1,000m, and 3rd overall 7 year old girls. Mason C won 3rd in shotput, and 2nd in 3,000m. Rylee won 2nd in shotput, and 3rd in 100m.

Term 1, week 10 and 11 in Room 8…

In week 10 we had a visit from Ruben the Road Safety Bear. It was fun to learn how to cross the road safely and about seat belts and traffic lights with Ruben. Here are some photos from our fun with Ruben:

We also finished our space presentations – everyone shared their research powerpoint presentations with the class and they looked amazing!! Now we are busy finishing off our Rocket Weaving art and craft, and space work. Ms Trow will put some photos of our finished work here when it’s on display ๐Ÿ™‚

We also started our ANZAC silhouette art with Mrs Knyvett. We are now learning about poppys and the significance ANZAC Day, which will be in the school holidays this year.

To celebrate ANZAC Day, Ms Trow organised a poppy garden kit and we all planted some poppy seeds on Monday to take home on Friday – they should be germinating by ANZAC Day :). We are also doing lots of different activities about ANZAC Day this week. Here are some photos from our poppy planting:

And don’t forget – voting for our lanterns in the Wellington Lantern Festival starts online on Thursday 15 April!! This Thursday! Ms Trow will post the link to vote as soon as she is sent it from the Festival organisers. ๐Ÿ™‚

REMINDER: This Friday at 9:15am is our performance assembly – don’t forget to get there early if you want a seat – it’s going to be awesome!! :). See you there!

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