Welcome Back To Term 4… And Room 8’s Jokes Of The Week To Tickle Your Funny Bones…..

This week we had 3 winning Jokes Of The Week as selected by Ms Trow and Room 8…. the winning 3 agreed to have all 3 jokes on the blog this week for you to enjoy…

Eden’s Joke:

What do elves learn at school?

The elf-abet

Joseph’s Joke:

Knock knock

Who’s there?


Business who?

None of your business…

Courtney’s Joke:

What’s the cat’s favourite movie?

Star Paws

Ebony’s Fabuliciously Cool Poppy 👍🤗💖💖

Earlier this year Room 8 planted poppy seeds in remembrance of ANZAC Day… Ebony’s poppy has flowered! Doesn’t it look totally amazing!! Well done Ebony (and family) for getting it to bloom!

Plus they have also had success with Ebony’s sage plant from last year’s Room 8 New World seed plantings!

Fabulicious work Ebony and family 🤗💖💖💖

Happy Holidays from Room 8!!!

On the last day of term 3 we have had our popcorn and movie session – to celebrate our Mindfulness focus and our Mana Potential work with the lovely Kerrin. To celebrate we watched the awesome cartoon movie: “Inside Out” which is all about handling our emotions. (It’s on Disney Plus if you want to watch it at home) – thanks to our awesome Mrs Hamilton for running it for us 🙂

Happy Holidays everyone! Have a totally Fabulicious holiday and see you all in Term 4!!

Term 3, Week 10 – Calendar Art, Umbrellas and Sunflowers, and Mindful Breathing Art

In the last few weeks we have been working flat out to finish our art and have it ready on display for the end of Term 3… Thanks to our Lovely, Fabulicious Kathy – with her expert display skills! – we got them all on display :). Pop in when you can in Term 4 (when we’re hopefully in Level 1!) and have a look!!

Here’s our fabulicious umbrella and sunflower art – Joseph’s sunflower is especially amazing!!

Remember: Calendar Art will be available for ordering next term too… here’s a sneak preview of our Butterliciously Sensational Art 🙂

Here is our magical mindful breathing art…

Term 3, Week 9 – Codie’s Seal Weekend

On Saturday the 18/9 we jumped in the car and headed off up to thames coast with the beautiful sun shining. We parked up and went for a walk along the beach, looking for mussels and we saw a cute seal. He looked quite shy and mum gave it a mussel and it sneezed at her. Then mum took a photo with the seal. As we were leaving he headed back to the ocean for a swim and then he went to find its mum in the ocean. 

Term 3, Week 7 Wednesday (Rāapa) 8th September – Thankyou!!

Good Morning Room 8 !! No tasks today, as we will be getting things planned and sorted for your return tomorrow.

We wanted to take this time to say a HUGE thank you to all of our families. We understand that this time in lockdown has been a massive balancing act of home, school and work commitments and we truly appreciate your efforts. It has been lovely to see and hear from you during this time and we can not wait to see the smiley faces back in class tomorrow.

If your child has any hard-pack learning left, could they please bring this into school tomorrow.

Also, if you have not read the guidelines and procedures for being back at school,please see these below.

Special points to read are the drop-off and pick-up procedures as well as students needing individual drink bottles.

If you have any questions about tomorrow please do not hesitate to contact us via email and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Enjoy your day at home together, rest, relax and recover from this interesting time and look forward to being back to normalish tomorrow.

Kind Regards

Pukeko Teachers

Dear Stanley Ave families/whānau,
We are extremely excited to see our wonderful students on Thursday 9th September and resume our
onsite learning.
Stanley Avenue School Alert Level 2 Key Guidelines Summary
Please note the below guidelines are in place to protect your children and all school
personnel alike and are taken from Ministry of Education advice to schools.
As a staff our initial focus will be on the Well-being ‘Hauora’ of our students. Numerous research
identifies that students need to feel comfortable, secure, and happy within a positive environment for
learning to occur.

 Schools are exempted from physical distancing requirements. (No Social Distancing).

 Children and staff do not need to wear face coverings because other public health
measures will be in place. However, they are optional to wear if children know how to
wear them properly.

 It is important to not send your child/ children to school if they are sick.

 On arrival and departure from school and throughout the day students will sanitize/ wash and
dry their hands before entering and exiting their classrooms.

 Hand sanitizer/ soap and paper towels are available in all areas of the school.

 All surfaces across the school will be cleaned regularly, including toilet areas.

 We require every child to bring their own water bottle to school.

 A reminder students within Team Tui and Team Ruru are welcome to bring their own device
to school for learning purposes.

 Our playgrounds will be operational for Morning Tea and Lunchtimes only but not for the
whole school.

 Team Piwakawaka will have the option of using the front playground at Morning tea time and
Team Pukeko at Lunchtime.

 Students will sanitize/ wash their hands prior to and after playground use.

 In line with Ministry recommendations only parents/ family/ whānau of Piwakawaka
will be allowed on site before school to deliver their child/children to outside
their classroom.
 A school staff member will sign Piwakawaka parents in (or scan) for contact tracing purposes
and hand sanitizer will be available.

 Students from other syndicates are to assemble on the front court area in their own or sibling

No parents are allowed onsite in the afternoon’s to pick up their children. Classrooms
teachers will walk students out to the front gate area to be let go.

 It is recommended at afternoon pick up time for parents/ family members to wait by their car
if they are parked in the car park.

 Buses will be running at their normal times and are sticking to their same routes. Bus
companies are responsible for providing increased sanitation on each bus. Masks are not
required to be worn on the bus, however they are optional if students know how to wear
them properly.

 Parents needing to go to the school office, will need to line up outside the office entrance
with a ‘one in one out’ system.

 If you need to get a message to your children’s teacher that is non urgent feel free to use the
communication channels that we have being using during Distance Learning. Messages can
also be left at the office via email/phone or the school app.

 Kids Club will be open and operating.
We are working hard to ensure your children and all school staff stay safe during Level 2.

Thank you for your co-operation and support.
John Byers
Please contact me on 021 1381983 if you would like to discuss anything further.

Term 3, Week 7 Remote Learning – Tuesday (Rātu) :)

Hi all! If you are working through your learning packs, keep going for today’s work and here are some online tasks for today- Tuesday (Rātu) 🙂


  • Today’s starter writing is a quick creative story activity:
  • In class we are working on persuasive and opinon writing which will develop into our speeches… Using yesterday’s pre-writing plan template for persuasive/opinon writing, plan today’s piece on “Would you rather fly to space or swim to the bottom of the ocean?”
  • Spelling: You have your spelling words so you can continue to work through these at home.


  • Here’s a short reading activity:
  • Reading Eggs book challenge competition – week 4 – the final week!!! Let’s win this Room 8!!! (The trial for Reading Eggs ends at the end of the competition so if you can’t log in etc, don’t panic…): https://readingeggs.co.nz/
  • Read a book of your choice – tell me about the characters (who), setting (where), plot (what). (You can use a book from Storyline online if you like here: https://storylineonline.net
  • Jump onto study ladder: https://www.studyladder.co.nz/. Choose a reading task to practise. We’ll go back to teacher set tasks when we’re back in class as we tie them into the daily lessons 🙂


  • Here’s a fun ‘shape riddle’ maths activity:

  • Mathseeds practice: https://mathseeds.co.nz/ – work through the mental minute challenges and tasks on the map, we’ll go back to teacher set tasks once we’re back in class as we tie them into the daily lessons 🙂


DON’T FORGET!!! ALL completed work gets waka points – and we went from leading the Pukeko class points table to coming 3rd! Come on Room 8!!! Send your photos and videos of you completing your learning to get those points!!!

Check out our daily teacher videos on the Pukeko Team Facebook page, as well as daily posts here with online learning challenges… watch out for those from 9am 🙂

Take care all of you, have a great Tuesday!

Ms Trow

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