Room 1 Newsletter

T4 Week 3

28 October 2014

Awapuni School

..where children love to learn and learn to love

Te Kura o Awapuni

..te waahi whai matauranga, me te aroha

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Week 3: 28 - 31 October

Kia ora & welcome to week 3.

On Friday it is the Senior Syndicate Athletic Sports. Races start at 9.15am on the soccer field. We’d love to see you there! 

Guest Columnists:

This week the guest columnists are…

Maia Lee-McGill  and  

Kasey Ingram

  Did you know that this is what Gisborne used to look like? It is called Turanganui-a-Kiwa, or the resting/waiting place of Kiwa.

This week the senior syndicate

went to the museum and we

heard the story of the horouta waka. ask your child about the story they should be able to tell you the whole story.

This is a model of a waka hourua.


Nits are spreading around like butter on bread so please check your childs/childrens hair and treat their hair if they have nits. Nits have a 9 day cycle so check hair every week until they are gone.


This week’s Homelearning is a follow on from last week’s work. of building a pepeha.

This week everyone needs to practise saying their pepeha and memorising it so they can recite it without looking at their sheet.

The pepeha will be recorded and put on blogs as they are completed over the next 3 weeks.


A reminder that students can access this at home. Each Room 1 student has thier passcode glued into their Homelearning book.

Please encourage them to spend time on this site - it is perfect for consolidating times tables.

Awards: Week 2 Term 4

Kind Certificate:  Tara for being the learning kind

Mathlete of the Week:  Melea 5260 pts

Student of the Week: Mason for being the learning kind

Ka mau te wehi!

Dont forget to keep track of our class programmes on our Room 1 website Rm1 gSite QR Code.png 

or scan this QR Code

Noho ora mai rā

Cheryl Torrie & Sherryl Gomm

Room 1 Teachers

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Tara - KIND student


Mason - Student of the Week


Melea - Mathlete of the Week

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Well done to these readers who are recording their nights of reading and moving along on our charts.

Kasey is zooming along and will soon be on 80 nights of reading.

Ka pai Kasey!


Room 1 at the Museum retelling the story of the Horouta waka,

Paoa and Kiwa through drama