Welcome to Room 1

We are the year two and three class. Watch our learning journey through the year.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Schools Out!!!

Good Bye Matua Rob

 On the last day of school we had to say goodbye to someone special - Room 3's awesome teacher Matua Rob.

Here is Matua Rob with his class.

We have been so lucky to have Matua Rob at Russell School. He has done so much for us, like teaching us about the Alopha programme and taking the Culture Club. He has organised Umu's and Ma'a to come and visit and he was a great little pig at the concert!!
Thank you Matua Rob for all you have done for us.

We hope you will come back as a reliever next year!

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

 Today Room One changed rooms with Room 9.
I felt excited when we went inside and I saw the lovely decorations and when we were putting our stuff in Room 9 it was a lot of work and when we went on the top field we had lots of fun games to play.
 By Laolao.


We had our annual H.E.A.R.T. awards yesterday.
The whole school voted and here are the year 1 to 5 award winners.
Can you see P.J. on the left ? He won the year 3 award winner.

 Whaea Angela gave PJ. his award. 
Irirongo was a star - she sang a solo

Friday, 27 November 2015

Our special visitor

Someone special who visited us is in this photo
Can you see Nehe?
  Here he is with Whaea Deb

What have you got ?

Cale , PJ and Xavier look at the Rugby World Cup medal!
PJ got to play rugby with Nehe 

So did Cordeius 

way to go Oceana

Oceana playing with Liz her Violin tutor

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Who is this?

We hear he might be visiting Russell School tomorrow ( Tuesday 10th November) to meet the school whanau. WOW! 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

magical music making

Zung Hkaw
Rangihana ( Rm 6) Jadda and Anareia
Jadda Angel
Su Lin

Oceana and Mokotupu


The boys of the band

The musicians with Whaea Marie
Jeremiah, Cale and Maraea

Thanks Whaea Marie - we love to make music!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

New Zealand Shakeout

On Thursday we were part of the New Zealand Shake Out!

We practiced how to drop, cover and hold like Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor.
We read a story called "Ana's Jelly" where they talked about the earth being like jelly when there is an earthquake, so we got to make and eat jelly !
We made jelly in the staffroom with Bernadette.

Thanks Bernadette!

Thank you also to Laolao, Maraea, Kanye, Taniela, Mokotupu and Xavier for taking the fantastic photos of the jelly making.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Gorgeous gate

When we got to school on Monday there was a "big parcel" 

It covered our amazing new gate and school sign.

A Reverend came to bless the beautiful gate.

After the blessing a child from each of the rooms got to help "unwrap" the parcel.
Laie ( 3rd from the left ) waits to help

In our class, it was Laie was chosen because it was her mum Nina who painted the gate.                                                                                                             
After the gate was blessed we got to walk through it!

Then Nina told us what the painting all means. Nina went to Russell School when she was a little girl.
Wow ! We think it is an amazing gate and Nina is a great artist!

What a classy group !!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

A big thank you !

We are getting better and better at reading, because two AMAZING people come and help us TWICE a week.
Whaea Bev with Su Lin and Oceana
We are very grateful to Whaea Bev and Bernadette for all their help. Thank you for showing H.E.A.R.T.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

We were lucky

First there were new lunchboxes
Then they hung them in a tree.
Next they added light and made them magical

Later they took them down and filled them

Bought them to Russell School

And we got a lovely lunch and we got to keep the lunchbox !
Thanks ' Feed the Kids too' and to everyone who made it possible. We LOVED the lunch and the lunchbox.