Thursday, July 5, 2018

3, 2, 1.... BLASTOFF!

Today we launched our rockets. We changed the amount of water in the bottle to see how high the rockets would go. We found out that the less water you put in the bottle the higher it went. Can someone from the Kea team explain why?

Volume and Capacity

This week we have been learning about volume and capacity. We pretended we were trading with the island of Smati who use dribbles, plops and sloshes to measure liquids. Then we bottled up some water using their units of measurement. Here is the activity on NZ maths.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Toru TV Episode 9

This week's behaviour of the week is being responsible by acting safely. Here are some members of Room 3 acting safely on the courts. Can you think of ways you could act safely in other areas of the school like on the deck, in the bathroom, in class or on the field? Leave us a comment if you can. Also let your teachers know if you see someone acting safely this week so that they can give out tokens!

Friday, June 22, 2018

PB4L disco!

Today we celebrated filling up the token box by having a disco. It was organised and run by our Wesley Well-being Superheroes. To see what else these guys get up to check out their blog...

Friday, June 8, 2018

hupara opening

Today we were lucky to be part of the official opening of the new hupara play area at Underwood Park. We can't wait to go there with our whole classes and play some of the traditional Maori games we have learnt!

Toru TV: Episode 8

This week's behaviour of the week is being RESPONSIBLE by BEING ON TIME. Here are some posters that Room 3 made. If you have any tips for how to be organised and get to school on time or get back to class quickly after the bell then comment below...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Toru TV: Episode 7

Hi bloggers, this week's behaviour of the week is showing respect by using our manners. There are hundreds of ways you can use your manners. Here are some ideas by Lillian, Richard and Noah. Leave us a comment if you can think of some other ways we can show our manners at school...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Samoan Language Week

For Samoan Language Week Room 3 have been learning how to ask and answer some questions in Samoan. Here are some of our ideas. 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Toru TV Episode 6

Next week's behaviour of the week is showing respect by keeping our hands and feet to ourselves. We were inspired by the 'Give Nothing To Racism' adverts where racism is given no respect, no place and no encouragement. So if you see someone who is not keeping their hands and feet to themselves, give them no encouragement and help them make a smart choice.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Toru TV Episode 5

Hi all, it's been a few weeks since the last episode. This week's behaviour is to be responsible on the field and courts. One way to do this is by finding help if you need it (as Semisi, John and Cordell will show us). Can you name the other two ways of being responsible in these areas?

We also have mediators starting this week so keep an eye out for them at playtime and find them if you need help solving a problem.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Local Values

At Wesley Primary our values are respectful and responsible. We wanted to know what values local businesses had so we wrote to some of them. The Warehouse and Coffee Club kindly replied and shared their values with us. We then compared their values with our own (along with our graduate profile) to see if they were similar. This is what we found out...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

NYLD 2018

This week our Kea class captains went to National Young Leaders Day. We heard lots of awesome speakers and got plenty of good advice about thinking like a leader. One of my top tips was to try and look for chances to tell people what they are good at.


Last Friday the Kea and Hoiho teams visited MOTAT to have a lesson on Fantastic Flight. We also explored the Simple Machines and Gearing Up exhibitions and had a ride on the tram. Can any Wesley students share what they learnt on the trip?

Friday, April 13, 2018

Jagged Smackdowns

We are all different. This week in Room 3 we have been working on our jagged profiles. This includes skills like listening, speaking, collaborating and being organised. We shared what we learnt with a one minute smackdown. Here are the slides we created with a few pictures of students sharing their work.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Students Sharing Subtraction Strategies

This week Room 3 have been collaborating to make some resources for other teachers to use to teach subtraction. Check out all the different strategies we have learnt this term! Which one would you use to solve these problems?

Friday, April 6, 2018

Resilience Writing

For the last few weeks we have been learning a lot about being resilient. We collaborated with some buddies to write some stories about how a made up character (Ronnie) showed resilience. He might BEND but he will not BREAK!


Well done to the boys and girls in our touch teams who had an awesome time at the Eden Albert Zone day on Thursday. They represented our school amazingly, showed great sportsmanship and worked so well together. Here's our boys team who came 5th in their grade after a 1-0 win in their play-off (sorry I don't have any pictures of the girls' team).

Saturday, March 24, 2018


We just couldn't wait for Harko Brown to come back so we learned some of our own traditional games. We found a great game called whanowhano and then wrote our own instructions. We hope you enjoy them and give the game a try!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Toru TV Episode 4

This week our behaviour of the week is being responsible by being on time. This includes getting to school on time and getting back to class quickly after morning tea and lunch play times. Let's see how Room 3 get on. Do you think you can get back to class quicker than them?

Some of us also had a play with speeding up or slowing down time in our videos. What do you think?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Toru TV Episode 3

This coming week our focus behaviour is keeping our hands and feet to ourselves. Room 3 had a go at reading the news after thinking about what the world would be like if everyone showed this behaviour.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Toru TV Episode 2

This week our behaviour of the week is showing respect by keeping our school clean and tidy. Here is Keren, Danielle and Sofaia's example. But Room 3's shoe rack is only one small part of school. We challenge you to think about other places we need to keep clean and tidy. Maybe you could make your own videos and share them with us! Who is up for the challenge?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Hupara with Harko Brown

This week the Kea team were amazingly lucky to have Harko Brown come to Wesley Primary for the whole day to teach us some traditional Maori games. We can't wait to teach the rest of the school and start designing our hupara stumps that will be going into Walmsley Reserve this year!

Kea, leave a comment to explain what the games were and what equipment we used...

SMRF it!

Hi. New to Chromebooks? Or forgotten how to Stop, Make a copy, Rename and File a doc over the summer? Then sit back and Loseli remind you how to do it.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hello Tuhi Mai Tuhi Atu group!

Hello to our new friends at Papakura Central and Kokatahi Kowhitirangi Schools. We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you this year. Here are our Ko Wai Au slides that we made to introduce ourselves.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Toru TV Episode 1

Hi, welcome to Toru TV. Room 3 will be making videos as part of our PB4L lessons to help remind students how to behave respectfully and responsibly. This week we are focusing on showing respect by listening to others. Here are some of our videos (the first one is an introduction).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Summer Learning Journey

Thank you Megan for dropping off prizes for the students who took part in the Summer Learning Journey. Well done to everyone who completed tasks. And an extra special congratulations to Toe'umu who completed the most tasks out of anyone from the whole Ako Hiko cluster! Awesome effort. Enjoy your prizes!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Welcome back to school everyone. We've had a great start to the year and have been designing our new class site. Here are some of the buttons that didn't quite make it onto the website. To see the ones that did click here.