Living Eggs – Our Baby Chicks


What an amazing experience Room 1 has had over the last two weeks. From watching our baby chicks hatch out of their eggs, to seeing them grow so quickly right before our eyes.  We even got to hold them and play with them on several occasions. We learnt all about their needs and how they develop. It was such a valuable learning experience … [Read more...]

Living Eggs Programme

Room 1 first egg hatches

Room 1 currently has the living eggs programme in our classroom. This programme supplies us with 10 eggs and all the equipment needed for them to hatch and then to care for them. Here is a picture of our very first egg hatching! We were filled with excitement as you can see by the looks on our faces. Stay tuned for further updates of … [Read more...]

Planetarium Trip


On Wednesday 25th October we ventured out on a trip to the Planetarium. Our school inquiry focus this term is on space and we got to learn a lot about the different planets in our solar system. Watching the movie which was displayed on the ceiling of the dome was our favourite part of the trip.   … [Read more...]

Football for Children Programme


On Wednesday the Football for Children programme came into our school for a free demo day. We got to learn football skills from professional coaches and enjoy games of football in a blow up field. This programme will be running every Tuesday at morning tea for 6 weeks staring on the 31st October at a cost of $44. … [Read more...]

Jonah-Man Jazz Production

Room 1 Production 2017 (2)

For our 2017 production Room 1 participated in the Jonah-Man Jazz performance. We were the 'underwater creature' characters and we all learnt a dance to perform in front of our audiences. Some of us even had speaking parts which was a new and exciting challenge. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed learning more about drama and … [Read more...]

Kapa Haka

This term we have been learning Kapa Haka with an expert from Auckland Sport. The video below shows one of the items we have learnt over the 8 sessions we have had.  Happy Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Maori Language week from all of the staff and students at St Joseph's. … [Read more...]

God is Creator


For the second half of this term we are learning about the God strand in Religious Education. Room 1 got creative with our painting skills and drew some of God's creations. Here is us in the process of brainstorming and painting. Come and have a look at the office display for a closer look at our colourful work. … [Read more...]

Tuakana – Teina


The weather was beautiful and sunny today so for our Tuakana - Teina time we went outside to play a game. Room 5 taught us how to play octopus. There was lots of running, laughter and competitions. We look forward to learning from our Tuakana's again next week. … [Read more...]