Category Archives: Room 8


Matariki Celebrations Junior School


Our Junior school celebrated Matariki with a shared breakfast and pyjama day.  The tamariki had a great morning coming to school in their pyjamas and enjoying toast and milo for breakfast.  Below are some stories from Room 8 (Year 1) children about their morning.   ‘I like Matariki because we get to wear our pyjamas. […]

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Our Gallery Art


From Tuesday 26th June until Thursday 5th July our children’s artwork is on display at the Wallace Art Gallery in Morrinsville.  The children have worked very hard creating their artwork and love showing it to their families and whanau. Susan St Lawrence – Resident Artist at the Gallery is greatly impressed with our children’s art […]

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Juniors visit to Hamilton Gardens


On Wednesday, me, Paige and Benjamin went to the Hamilton Gardens.  First we went past the pond and underneath the trees and over the bridge.  Then we came to a roundabout.  We chose a dark path and it echoed.  We went around the corner and came out at the vegetable garden.  We looked at all [...]
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BOT Families Evening


The Board of Trustees hosted its annual families get together providing a BBQ sausage sizzle.  The tamariki (and parents) had plenty of laughter with some fun races and then a swim. 
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Language Experience


Every Thursday in Akomanga Waru we try to have a hands on language experience in order to increase our vocabulary and produce more powerful writing. So far this term we have explored the rain, tasted summer fruits, and even made play dough with Room 11. As the term progresses we look forward to showing you […]

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Living & Non Living Things


This term as we work our way towards the beach trip we have being learning about what makes something living. We have had a lot of conversations around this and most students are able to distinguish between what is living and non living. When we got to the beach this will be one of our […]

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Swimming


Akomanga Waru have worked hard to improve on their swimming this term. We started in the beach and have begun to practice in the deep end. Our new skills include using a flutter board forwards and backwards. Some of us can now hold our breath under water and others are able to sit on the […]

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Family Festive Evening


We held our Annual Family Festive Evening on Wednesday 7th December.
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