R2 Classroom Construction and Move

Last week our class and Room 1 started to move to the Rec Centre. Our classes had to move because of renovations. We had to move a lot of furniture like tables, chairs and shelves we also used Mr Durbin’s lawn mower trailer. It work very well for all the heavy furniture. The rest we carried because they were really light. When we finished lifting we had to sort out our classroom. When we were cleaning up Mr Spicer had to take the projector chord out of the roof. He looked like Spiderman, he was a pretty good climber and the class was cheering and laughing. We have already made a big change to our learning style and we now sometimes work as a combined class with Room 1.


Danile and Grady


Awesome Athletics Day

Last Wednesday was my first experience of the Stanley Ave Athletics Day… and what a day it was! The weather turned up and it felt like a hot summer’s day. I was working on the long jump activity which involved a lot of measuring. Some jumps were ridiculously long, others weren’t, but the key thing was that all jumpers thoroughly  enjoyed themselves. Props to Mrs Silvester, Liam, Upoks and the Silvester girls for their hard work helping out with the activity. The highlight, of course, was the parent-staff-student relay. I was given the impossible task of trying to catch Mr Byers and although I tried my hardest, could not narrow the gap! Overall I was really impressed with how well the students behaved, from juniors to seniors, and the sun continued to shine throughout the day.

Mr Robinson


The Students’ Assembly

On Wednesday the 13th of September, Coby and I held the first student-held Ruru assembly. It was an embarrassing but fun experience and we had lots of fun doing it. We told some jokes, sang some songs and just had a generally good time. The songs included “The Phoenix” and “Grenade”.

Some of the jokes were dry and the riddles challenging yet simple. Over all we had such a great time and wish to do it again soon.

Thomas Franklin


Trash pickup in the wet lands

Last Friday SAS went to pick up rubbish in the wetlands for the community. I think it was an adventure for all of us, especially since we saw all of the rubbish in the wetlands, we even found old metal that was in the mud and swamps! There were so many glass bottles and metal tins that were carelessly thrown away and the broken glass could have cut an animal. But it was really fun and felt good to help the community.

Rouxane Kuhn


Tuakana-teina PE

Today Amy, Rouxane`and I did limbo with some yr 2’s from room 9. We had a skipping rope and had no idea what to do with it so today we just went with the flow. I enjoyed seeing the kids laughing and having fun. Not much was challenging. What I would change, is that we would be more oraganised. It really made my day when they said it was fun and some even said it was there favourite.

By Charli

Being a Team Player

This week Room 2 has been learning about being a Team player. Groups decided on meanings of our school values relating to being a team player. Some groups made videos to show the values. Our group decided we were going to do it by presentation using cue cards. We all got to practice our lines then we performed in front of the whole school. Some of us were scared but we tried anyway. One of the groups had to think at the last minute because all their footage was gone but we got there in the end! Overall, everyone enjoyed working with other people.

By Pheonix   


Next Term….Term 3

Next term will be a really busy term.

The things that we know are happening already and important for you to know:

Wk3 cross country Practice/Cross country practice

Wk4  gym sport, cross country, ICCAS maths

Wk5 district cross country

Wk6 Winter Olympics and Stanley Olympics

Wk7 classroom speeches

Wk8 possibly rotary speeches, to be confirmed

Wk9 Waikato full primary cross country

Next term you should be aware that  there will be a lot of practice for: winter olympics, cross country, and speeches

Hope you all have a lovely holiday, stay safe but have fun 🙂

Written by Daniel and Pheonix