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    Room 1 are so lucky to have Constable Cyrus in for three lessons. Lesson 1: Safe walking when we cross a road (classroom) Lesson 2: Safety in cars (wearing seatbelts) Lesson 3: Safe walking (demonstration – walk around the block) Today, for lesson two, we got to show Constable Cyrus just how well we can […]
    On Friday students supported Westpac Chopper Appeal by wearing red. The Westpac Chopper Appeal is a national fundraising event where they raise awareness and funds for the charities that provide New Zealand’s rescue helicopter. This enables rescue helicopters across the country to continue helping people in a range of emergency situation for 24 hours a […]
    We went gardening with our Tuakana’s and Jared from Countdown.  Our gardens needed some new vegetables planted after we pulled all the weeds out a few weeks ago. We planted carrots and beans and each class was also given some seedlings to grow – Room 1 got beetroot which have sprouted in our classroom this […]


    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...]

    ASB – Get Wise Money Programme


    Today, Gary from ASB took us through a Get Wise money lesson. Here were some of the key things it taught us; What money looks like (different coins and notes in NZ) Where safe places are to keep money How we can get money e.g by doing chores for our parents Wants and needs How to spend our money wisely … [Read More...]

    Samoan Langauge Week


    Room 1 were invited to the Grey Lynn Library to celebrate Samoan Language week. We were read some stories and got to sing some Samoan songs.  Lucia even gave us a treat - Panikeke, which is a Samoan donut. We loved sharing our knowledge of Samoan language with the younger children who also attended this special event. … [Read More...]


    Jonah – Man Jazz


    This year our school production was based on the theme of Jonah and the Whale. Room 5 students played all the major characters including Jonah, God, the King, sailors and villagers. We danced to the song 'Locked out of heaven' which was very energetic. It was a fun and exhilarating experience, especially when the audience cheered us on. … [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...]

    Gardening with Countdown


    It was a bright sunny, Wednesday morning when Room 5 went along with Jared and Jessica from Countdown to plant vegetable seeds and some strawberry seedlings in our school garden. The students started with cleaning out the weeds and placing the seeds and seedlings in rows of four. Thank you Countdown for your support and for teaching us … [Read More...]



    Winners 2017 – Netball Tournament – Year 5 + 6

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    Our Year 5 and 6 Netball team 2017, were the proud champions in their C- grade. The team demonstrated excellent skills, confidence and determination winning all their 7 games and the finals. What an achievement!! We are proud of you!! A big thank you is extended to our coach Malu and manager Rasmus for all the support, time and effort … [Read More...]

    St Mary MacKillop Feast Day


    On Tuesday 8th August we celebrated St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. We started the day with a liturgy where we celebrated and remembered St Mary MacKillop and all of her achievements. At lunchtime we all shared a sausage sizzle and in the afternoon the whole school participated in a sports afternoon organised by our house leaders. It … [Read More...]

    Maori Games


    For the last four weeks our school has been participating in a Maori Games session every Wednesday. This programme has fit perfectly into Room 1's Physical Education focus of team work through learning games such as Tapu Ae and Ki O Rahi. It was an exciting opportunity where we learnt more about Maori language, history and physical … [Read More...]