Te Reo Maori

As you may know it has been Te Reo Maori week. Paihia School has been doing rotations from class to class. Paihia School has learn’t many new Te Reo Maori words and numbers and even songs. Each teacher has been teacher other’s new skills or reminding them about old skills. We are very lucky to have been able to do the so a BIG thanks to Sarnia Pou (Mrs Pou). Paihia School has had so much fun learning Te Reo Maori and I think that Paihia School with do it again next year.

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Project Island Song

On Thursday 24th August some students from Te Maunga and Te Ngahere were chosen to go out to the islands for Project Island Song. Project Island Song is a group of volunteers that go out to the islands, trap pests (possums, rats, mice, stoats and etc), plant native trees to encourage other native birds to come back to the island. The Explore team took us out to Urupukapuka. Without their help we would not have been able to go to the islands. From there we were handed over to Debby and BJ, who are part of Project Island Song program. We were split into two groups of twenty and we were off doing projects to help the island. One group did planting and the other made traps or tracking tunnels. We had a great time and are very grateful to the supporters and helpers. Here are some of the amazing photos that were taken:

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Tim Tipene

On Thursday May 11th an author Tim Tipene came to our school to talk about books he wrote,he read us some of his books and he tells us story’s about his life.He write 10 books.Tim Tipene  was really fun, we enjoined his visit. But He had to leave eventually. Soon his visit was over so one of the kids stood up and said good by and thanked him for coming. We had an amazing time with Tim Tipene and we hope he can ever come again.  :-) 

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Nga Motu



Nga Motu is a learning environment for our Year 2 and 3 pupils.  It has 57 children and 3 teachers, Anne-Maree Cameron, Denise Hadwin and Michelle Williams.  We also have two fantastic Teacher Aides, Gina and Brigitte.  We work together for some of the day, and at other times we break into groups so that we can target the needs and abilities of the pupils.  We are all loving our new environment and are all enjoying collaborating together.

To find Nga Motu’s site click here

To find Nga Motu’s blog click here



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Te Maunga



Te Maunga 


Kia ora , we are Te Maunga.  We are an awesome group of year 4 and 5 students who are working really hard to become self directed learners who plan their own learning based on our current achievements and learning needs, with the help of Whaea Becks and Shirley.  


We aim to share our learning journey and would love for you to have a look and let us know what you think.


This is the link to Te Maunga’s site

This is the link to Te Maunga’s blog

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Te Ngahere





Kia ora we are Te Ngahere.  This year we are focusing on becoming independent learners, through self assessment and creating our own learning plans, with the support of Whaea Chrissy, Mrs Pou and Whaea Ronnie.  We are strongly focused on our values, the four Hoe; Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Tu Maia and Kaha.  Please take the time to watch our learning journey this year, through our individual and class blogs.




To find Te Ngahere’s blog click here

To Find Te Ngahere’s site click here

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Te Awa


Welcome to Te Awa
We are the new entrant class at Paihia School. At present we have eighteen amazing five year old students who all have very positive and enthusiastic attitudes towards their learning. Each student is assessed in reading, writing, maths, alphabet letter knowledge, colour recognition and oral language when they have been at school for a month. From this information I make sure that each student is engaged in learning activities which cater to their individual set of needs. ALL parents, caregivers and extended whanau are made to feel welcome in Te Awa and we often are lucky enough to have whanau helping us with our learning programme. Pre school visitors (an a caregiver) are invited to join us in Te Awa for Thursday morning visit (9am till 10.40am) for six week before they turn five. This makes their transition from pre-school very easy and enjoyable. Please enjoy our blog.



To find Te Awa’s site click here

To find Te Awa’s blog click here

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Te Moana

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Te Moana is the name of our new class.

We are a class of twenty-five predominantly Year Four students. Most of us have been at Paihia School since we were five year olds. This year we  have welcomed three new students in our class. Our teacher Mrs Neumann taught half the class last year and the other students were in Room Three but worked collaboratively with the other Year Three’s last year.

We have some fabulous new furniture in our room and we have some new exciting areas in our class that will be fun to learn in. This year is our first year to use chromebooks, most of us did not even have digital devices last year, so together with our teacher Mrs Neumann we are all “learning together to prepare for the Future.” we are going to have fun learning together using a variety of intelligences that will support our different learning styles.

We are fortunate to have a beautiful mural on our outside wall that was created by some of our parents with Martha Meyer many years ago when Mrs Neumann worked with her and the special students. Please keep reading our blog, adding comments and seeing the exciting things we will be learning and sharing with you.


This is the link to Te Moana’s site

This is the link to Te Moana’s blog

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