Tuesday, 29 August 2017


This term we have welcomed Jacob, Ty and Finn who have moved through from Room 1.

Below are some links to some work we  have been doing this term around space and report writing.
Please check these out!!

Frankie's slide show about the Tarantula

Amelia's report about the sun.

Hannah's descriptive writing

Mackley's instructions on how to draw a kiwi

Fred's slideshow on how to prevent nits!

Monday, 12 June 2017

A 5 month old kiwi from the Kiwi Creche in Atarau.  This is managed by the Paparoa Wildlife Trust who do an amazing job looking after, tracking and keeping these beautiful birds from becoming extinct.
Please visit their website for more information about what they are all about.


Kiwi Creche
Yesterday at 9.30, room two went to the kiwi creche.
We had to bring a gold cone donation for the kiwi.
Some parents drove us by car to Atarau.
We went because we are studying New Zealand’s
Native Species.When we got to the kiwi creche, a lady
amed Jo came out of the big deer gates and took us
for a walk. After the walk Jo talked to us about kiwi
information. Then she used her transmitter to listen
where the nearest kiwi was. After that we took a walk to
the kiwi. Then we had to wait by a toilet and
half of us went with Jo. When they got to the
spot where the kiwi was thhey couldn’t see it
because Jo couldn’t get it, so they came back.
When they got back,we got to see a kiwi.  It was 5 months old. Half of us got to stay and the other half went with Jo. We had to be very quiet because the kiwi would get frightened. After that the other half got to see it.  Then we went for a walk to put the kiwi back in its’ burrow.  After that we went back to school.

By Jaydee

On the 6  of June room two went to the kiwi creche in Atarau. It was a nice sunny day. The first thing we did was we packed up our gear and headed off. When we got there Jo the kiwi owner, said that the big gates were for the kiwis to be safe from the predators, but…. the flying predators can get them but the kiwis sleep at day. The eggs are very big! The male great spotted kiwi has to sit on the eggs for 80 days! You have to be very quite around the kiwi. Next we had break Jo found a great spotted kiwi, Jo put transmitters on the kiwis to keep track of them. You can tell if it is a boy or girl because the female has a bigger beak then the male. The female has to eat more because she needs to lay the eggs otherwise, she won't have babies. At the very end we got to see where the burrow was. The burrow was in the forest behind the kiwi creche.
By Angus

Our Kiwi Visit
On Tuesday the 6 of June, room two went to the kiwi creche in Atarau.We walked up a path and Joe used a transmitter to find a kiwi.She took a group at a time to see the kiwi, but the first group didn’t get to see the kiwi. When the first group came back we all went as a class back on the trail to the  green house where the trial ended. Room two had break after the long walk and I ate a lot for break. After break we got to look at a great spotted kiwi but we did not get to touch the great spotted kiwi. We released it to it’s hole. Jo showed us the way, we went up small hills ,and through muddy puddles. In the end we joined together to see Jo let it go.          
By Hannah

Tuesday, 16 May 2017



Well done Angus, Fred, Thomas and Lacey!!

Monday, 1 May 2017


At the end of last term our school competed in the Top Team games at Paparoa Range.  We all had a great day and took part in a lot of different events.  Here are some photos of our morning.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017


Last week Mrs Wallace read us the story of the Rainbow Fish.  The Rainbow Fish had beautiful scales that all the other fish wanted to have but he wouldn't give them any.  The other fish were sad and didn't want to be his friend so they talked to him about it.  In the end the Rainbow fish decided to share his pretty scales which made the other's happy and they were all friends again.

Monday, 6 March 2017


We have all been working very hard over the last couple of weeks.  Here are some pictures of us working with our maths groups on different strategies.

We are learning to count on and back from the biggest number consistently.

We are learning to add to 10 first then when we are adding more than two numbers.

We are learning that the same number can be made up of different groups.

Friday, 17 February 2017


Welcome to Room 2's blog for 2019.  This year we are a Year 3/4 class.  Our Year 4's are fully digital so that is exciting.  Our teachers are Mrs Carruthers and Mrs Meikle.  Watch this space for all our to view some of the great learning we will be doing!