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Saturday, 20 May 2017

More farm pictures

Term 2, Week 3

Kia Ora Whanau/ caregivers

I found some more pictures from the class trip to add to our blog. The children are making a display in the class  to show the  milk process from grass to  finished products.

It is passion week in two weeks, please talk to your children about this exciting  week. I have been asking them what they would like to be learning about, I have some great ideas to keep me motivated also.

You are all welcome to join in on passion week, if you would like to be included just come and see me.

This is the farm dog Jess

Fresh rich delicious milk coming out from the vat.

I hope you all have a great weekend, I look forward to seeing everybody at school on Monday.
Mrs Birchall and Room 8



Friday, 12 May 2017

Junior school farm trip to Ohaeawai!!

Term 2, week 3

Kia Ora Whanau/parents

On Friday we visited  Terence and Suzanne Brocx 's farm in Ohaeawai.  The children learnt to take risks, experience new learning opportunities, conquer their fears, laugh, move out of their comfort zone and bond with their amazing teachers.

#DairyNZ and school kit allowed this amazing opportunity for the tamariki to happen. DairyNZ paid for the bus, each child received an amazing fun filled day, a chocolate calciyum and a Rosie pack filled with goodies.

Everyone involved was amazing,  A very BIG thank you goes out to Terence, Suzanne, Craig, T, Jared and Helen. The day was well planned out.

Here is just a photo below from our day, more pics to come




Thank you also to the whanau who came and supported us, Pauline, Logan and Erana.

Mrs Birchall and Room 8

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Welcome back to term 2,2017

Term 2, week 2

Welcome back to term 2. This is going to be a fantastic term.

I would like to welcome Patunghere, Ashleigh, Paige and Frankie, they all transferred from room 14. I hope they enjoy learning and building friendships with us in room 8.

This week also we had two more children join our  whanau in room 8, Nikkiyah and Te Arairangi.  It is wonderful to see how many children have chosen Kaikohe west as their new school.

Next Friday 12th May all of the year 2 and 3's are going to have a farm trip to Okaihau. It is going to be very exciting. Please make sure  all children have a bigger lunch, drink, warm clothes and gumboots just in case it is muddy.

We now have 24 children in room 8!!!  how we have grown. Mrs smith will be teaching Monday and Tuesday and Ma Te Hira will be in Wednesday to Friday in room 8, while I complete my Reading recovery training.

Here is a gorgeous photo of my lovely class ( everyone was even here to take the photo!!!)


I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Please don't forget your permission slips for the farm they are all due back next Wednesday, See you all on Monday

Mrs Birchall and Room 8