Monday, November 28, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 7

Ok, so technically this work was done in week 6 but it was so good I had to post it at some point. In Maths Room 3 have been collaborating to solve problems and present their research and strategies in Google Drawings. Others schools in the Ako Hiko cluster are trying this too. Here is an example thanks to Analese, Sabrina and Mele. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 7

This week we did some writing about our Tiritiri Matangi trip. Here are Kezline and Kotahi's pieces of work:

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 5

Well this week how could I pick anything but our amazing day on Tiritiri Matangi! I was so impressed with how much the students remembered from our work in class. We also had some expert bird spotters. Can anyone remember all the different birds we saw?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

School Band rocking out at the 
Awa Extravaganza!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 4

Every Friday we do speed writing. We use a random starter to practise doing as much writing as we can in 10 minutes. Then we edit our work while working on our writing goals. This is Angelina's speed writing for the term:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 3

Now that we are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) school we decided to make some videos to remind students how to be respectful and responsible. We looked at how to use positive language to show respect. Kezline, Christina and Mele made this video:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Work of the Week Term 4 Week 2

Work of the Week this week is shared between everyone in Room 3 for their Genius Hour work. I can't wait to see how these amazing students will use their strengths to make a real difference in our community. For example, Alisi is using her Chromebook and designing skills to try and stop students from eating junk food:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 4 Week 1

This week we were learning about rotation, reflection and translation. In these tangrams you had to use the different shapes to create images. Here is Lotu's dog!

Friday, October 7, 2016


Hi Room 3! Hope you have had a good holiday! You WILL need your Chromebook on Monday so don't forget to bring it fully charged!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 9

In writing we have been learning how to use quotes and speech marks. Check out Alipate's newspaper report of the All Blacks vs Australia test match.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 7

This week we've been trying to include quotes in our newspaper reports. To do this we had to learn how to use speech marks. This is Elijah's explanation of the rules for using speech marks.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Football @ Seddon Fields

There may have been broken boots but there was no break in team spirit or our defense! Well done boys: one defeat, two draws and a win. Most importantly great ambassadors for Wesley Primary School and huge improvement throughout the day! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Swimming 🏊

Room 3 from Wesley Primary on their way to start swimming lessons!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 6

Not sure how to leave a good blog comment? Let Alani explain...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 5

This week we have been working on using positive language to describe our listening goals. This is Mele's Google Drawing showing what we're working on in class:

Ako Hiko Student Toolkits

This week 12 of the Kea team went to student led toolkits at Hay Park Primary. Our students presented toolkits on coding and animation and also attended other workshops on tools such a thinglink. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 4

I chose to post Lotu, Elijah and Alipate speaking to the school because they independently saw a problem and worked out a way to solve it (by speaking to the whole school at assembly). They explained that all of the Kea team are mediators not just the students in jackets. So any member of the Kea team can help you to solve your problems at playtime!


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 3

This week we started Genius Hour where we will be trying to make a difference in our community. We started by coming up with a question. This is Ingrid's.

Our next step will be to think of ways we are smart to help us answer our questions. Watch this space...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Work of the Week - Term 3 Week 2

Wow, term 3 already! This term we are taking part in Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu. Each week our group of four schools focus on the blogs from one of the schools. We are learning to make positive, thoughtful and helpful comments on these blogs. Here is Simativa's comment on a blog from Room 8 at Paroa School.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

RUGBY (finally!)

After weeks of rain our open weight team finally got to show us what they can do with the added bonus of having the whole school watch!

Final score Wesley 5 - 2 Dominion Road but more importantly an amazing chance to show great sportsmanship and work as a team.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 9

This week Alani really improved his understanding of what simple, compound and complex sentences are. I look forward to reading his writing in the future now that he can use these different types of sentences.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 8

This week's work isn't finished or edited yet but I love it because Mele has used what she has learnt during her explanation writing in a reading task. I also think the way she talks to the audience is great, it really makes me want to read her work. Great job Mele! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 7

This week one of our tasks was to search multiple websites to find information about the weather on different planets. Then we had to design an alien that could survive on our planet. Her is William and Sabrina's interesting alien!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Art Group

Some more fantastic art from our very talented group of students. These leaves are brightening up our office space.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 6

Too close to call this week so there are two pieces of work!

This is Simativa's graph after we used Google to search for information and check more than one website. It was also our first go on Google Sheets!

This is Dallas' poem called 'What is the Sun?' We were learning about metaphors as well as developing our inquiry of Space.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Warriors Visit at Waitakere Library

Tamiano reading a really grown up book while meeting the Warriors! 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 4

I know testing week isn't the most exciting but we need to celebrate success and jumping from Stage 4 to Stage 7 in basic facts in just one term is HUGE success! Great effort Tamiano!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

National Young Leader's Day

Hello from NYLD! "Leaders are people who make tough decisions!"

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 3

Bullying-free New Zealand Week

To support this, Room 3 made some comic strips using Google Drawings to show tactics of how to deal with bullying. Here is Elijah's comic.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Adidas Fun Run

I ran right through the inflatable arch with excitement trying my best to get past the person in front of me.I ran like I was chasing my prey and the person at the back of me was my predator.

I was jogging it so that I wouldn’t lose my energy and so that I won’t pass out.I went forward and ran down the hill past the drink station ran past the goal post around the court and ran straight past the cones turned right jumped into the round circular shaped hula hoops and ran straight back to the start.

I could feel the wet sweat coming down my face and it tickled me to death so I wiped it off curiously.I ran again and again and again 7 times it was soooo tiring.When we were done we all took pictures near the arch and we were posing in different ways.Later on we went back to class and we ate lunch.

By Hingano

Sweat Drips running down my forehead,Puffing and puffing! I ran to the finish line! FINALLY IT'S OVER! The Adidas Fun run was really really fun!(No wonder it’s called the fun run).But at the same time it was the most tiring thing I have ever done.I don’t even know how many laps I did but it felt like 50!My favourite bit was encouraging the little ones to keep persisting.I felt like a great role model encouraging them.And my second favourite was taking photos at the end! The Adidas Fun Run was the BOMB!

By Mele

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Art Group

Congratulations to the artists who finished this fantastic piece of work for the staff room last term. I have heard many visitors comment on how amazing it is.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

WoW - term 2 - week 1

This week we studied a poem called 'Bored to Death.' This poem joked about how the dinosaurs died because they had nothing to do. Here is Alani's version:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 11

In the last week of term one we looked at anger and explored some strategies to help us deal with this emotion. We also learnt how to use WeVideo to create a movie. Here is a great example...


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

At the Pet Doctors

Waiting for Ron to get his injections, he is not happy in his box! I wonder if someone could invent a way to get him to the vets and keep him happy? 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 10

This week the Avengers reading group read a School Journal story called Monsoon Flood. Taliai has used this text to write a set of instructions about how to stay safe in a flood. 


Step 1: leave everything before you die and save yourself.

Step 2: Shout for help so someone can help you.

Step 3: Go to a safe place but a high place like a mountain or a place that's in our country.

Step 4: Instead of swimming and getting tired find something to grab on something and hoist on to it

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Last week 6 students from the Kea team visited Roskill Youthzone to start their T-shirt designs. They learnt how to make effective stencils for the printing process. Watch this space for the finished designs next week...


On Friday Room 3 baked healthy cookies. They were delicious and would make a great addition to breakfast, morning tea or lunch! Who can remember the main ingredients?

Work of the Week - Week 9

This week we started looking at the food we eat and asking ourselves questions such as:
- How many calories are in this food?
- What are the ingredients in this food and where did they come from?
- What influences the choices we make about the food we eat?

We found a poem called 'Alphabet Stew' and created our own using only (or mostly) healthy food choices. Here is Alisi's poem (so far).

Use healthy food only
Get to at least m

Use capital letters for each line
Group lines into verse

Use a different size, colour or bold to show the letters
Use interesting words

Alphabet Stew

Apples are so juicy,Bananas are so soft,Cucumbers are so hard,Durians are so yum and sometimes I have lots.

Eggplants don’t taste like egg at all,Fennel kind of looks like a ball,Grapes are so sweet like how my dad makes meat.

Haricot beans kind of look like rice,Iceberg lettuce doesn't always feel very nice.

Jerusalem artichoke looks like a pig,Kiwi fruits are so yummy in my body that is kind of big

Lemons are so sour,Melons are so huge do you want to try my stew I sure do.

Nectarines kind of look like a peach,Oranges look like a sun has just raised on the beach.

Pineapples are kind of sour and I like sing a pineapple song in the shower,Q

Friday, March 25, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 8

Another tournament day and another fantastic example of team work, sportsmanship and persistence. 

Our touch team battled through four hard fought games (all decided by one try or tied) to make the play-off for third and fourth places. We had success and grabbed 3rd spot with a 3-0 win over our friends Owairaka. 

Well done boys! Can anyone remember some tips we picked up to improve on the day? 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 7

This week we have been writing sets of instructions about how to look after our Chromebooks. Our goals have been to use adverbs and visual text in our instructions. Here is Talaiasi's fantastic work.


. Carefully wash your hands firmly then dry your hands. Then use your Chromebook.

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. gently close your Chromebook after using your Chromebook.
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. gently put two thumbs on top of Chromebook.

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. Totally don’t put the Chromebook on the edge of the desk or a table.

. Charge your Chromebook safely so no one can’t drip over the charger when it’s dangled.

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. Usually try not to walk around with your Chromebook screen open.

. when you walk around with your Chromebook walk calmly

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. If you’re eating food to be certain put your Chromebook somewhere safely. Or nothing on top of the Chromebook

Friday, March 11, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 6

This week we had the Eden Albert cricket tournament. The Wesley team showed made huge improvements throughout the day thanks to good listening, persistence and team work. Here is the batting score card from the last game, an improvement of 81 runs from the first game!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 5

Wow, week 5 already! This week we have Kotahi showing us how to catch successfully. Notice how he is keeping his eyes on the ball. Who can remember what else we should do when attempting to catch the ball?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 4

This week we finished our stories for the 'League in Libraries' competition. Have a read of Mele's story about some of the Warriors. It has heaps of exciting events and a tense ending!

One super sunny Sunday Manu Vatuvei , Solomone Kata , Shaun Johnson , Konrad Hurrel and Ben henry decided to go have some lunch at Mcdonald's since they were really hungry after training.They promised to their coach they will be right on time. When they arrived at Mcdonalds they noticed something suspicious.There was a young man   following them the whole time BOOM!sirens were flashing,  people were screaming! ‘’Just a false a false alarm everybody! Shouted one of the employees. Phew!everyone  was so worried.

Anyways after that they decided to take a seat and have their lunch. Right across them was the same man stalking them!.When they walked out the man was still following them! They ran as fast as they could. They were like cheetahs ROAR! But it was too late….. The man had already caught them! He actually turned out to be a professional spy ! Dun Dun Dun!.......

Later on it was nearly time for the game and the man was still chasing them. Luckily they stopped at the Warehouse where Jennifer lawrence was waiting for them “Run to the Burger King restrooms where nobody can find you. So they ran to the Burger King restrooms when they saw a silhouette of a man. They were curious to know who it was. They thought it was the man but it wasn't. It turned out to  be…. Leonardo Dicaprio! and this is what he said ‘take a bus to rainbows end where there is nobody . It was 7:30 and the game started at 7:45.

Later on they were Rainbows end where there was nobody.Suddenly the man appeared from the back and zoom! They ran really fast and by really fast I mean really,really fast . It was 7:40. They used a random car from the street and KABOOM! They were off! When they got to Eden Park the man caught them! It turned out to be that he just wanted an autograph! So he wasn't that bad  he was trying to chase them the whole time just for one little autograph anyways after that they offered the man which name was greg free tickets to watch them. It was 7:44……

It was 7:44 so they ran as fast as flash to the field just in time lucky were already in their uniform. They made it just in time but the coach was quite cross but anyways they all had a fabulous game and celebrated by going to Kfc but this time there was no man chasing them so they lived happily ever after.THE END

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Work of the Week - Week 3

This week's work is a class effort. We studied a poem called 'classrhymes' and then created our own poem based on Room 3 students. We hope you enjoy it and leave us some positive, helpful and thoughtful comments...

Steven’s been to Cleveland
Kotahi likes to mahi
Dallas has a palace
Einstein er…………

Alani watches Barney
Owen likes poems
Kezline eats beans
Einstein er…………

Jairus remembers Miley Cyrus
Taliai bought a pie
Simativa has a pet beaver
Einstein er…………

Tamiano has a piano
Salati does karate
William counts to a billion
Einstein er…………

Kahliel does cartwheels
Hingano wants a rhino
Mrs Walker is the talker

Einstein... likes Frankenstein!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Work Of The Week - Week 2

I couldn't pick just one this week. These are two stunning designs for our Kea team T-shirts by Owen and Taliai. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Work Of The Week!

Welcome to 2016 in Room 3. Room 3 is now part of the Kea team. One new idea we are trying this term in the Kea team is 'Work Of The Week.' Each week we will post a piece of work that shows excellence. Please leave us some comments on the work or on any of our other blog posts.

This week's work is a kea shape poem by Nila: