Monday, July 25, 2016

Tracy the Olympian

Tracy Keith-Matchitt visited West End School today and here are some things she talked about:

-Perseverance made her discover her love of swimming
-Training, determination, commitment and effort are important
-Went to Russia for the world champ in 2015

Personal best records:
56.6sec 100m
26.2sec 50m

"Don't let anyone tell you can't do it"
"No matter how hard it is give it your best, don't give up"
People have told her she won't make it or have been negative and she didn't listen. If she had listened, she wouldn't be going to the 2016 Olympics.

Check out this article on Stuff

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Proverb workshop

Hi team,

Here are some examples and meanings....

Here is the game I would like you to work on! How many did you get right?

Proverb game

Mrs Pouniu

Sunday, May 15, 2016


Wow, West End won $2500 worth of sports gear!!! Thanks for anyone who voted for us at the Jennian Homes Mothers Day fun run!!!!

Can't wait to see what we might buy!!!

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Monday, April 4, 2016


Singing cup!!

WE WON THE SINGING CUP!!! What a great afternoon, Room 2 sung beautifully, everyone joined in and we were great role models for the school. We were super excited to win it. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Home time

Home time.... we are tired and ready for a sleep in our own bed.
Today has been a little eventful....check out the picture below

Don't worry, we got going and made it back to school an hour early. Phew

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Camp activities

OMG, we are so tired after 2 fabulous days of fun-filled and adrenaline rushing activities.

We are having a blast, hope you aren't missing us too much!

Check out some of our pics:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Arrived at camp safely


We arrived safely at camp today and even got out for a few games with our awesome parent helpers. Here is our view!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

NZ Read Aloud

Assignment 1: Due Tuesday 1st March

1. Predict what you think our NZReadAloud book Conrad Cooper's Last Stand is about. Use the picture below to help with your prediction. It is not about being correct but giving a good idea with detail!

Write it on  

Feel free to do this at home!

After you sign in....

Click on the assignment "Conrad Cooper's Last Stand"

Read the assignment (see highlighter)
Type in your answer.
I expect to see 3 or more sentences. 
Think about .... WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY, WHEN, HOW.

Click "Turn in assignment" to submit your answer.


Thursday, February 18, 2016


easy soduku


Here are some French video's so you can practice at home.

Learning a new language can be hard but think positively and keep practicing.

Share your learning with your friends and family!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Room 9 buddy

We are learning about being a Rm9 buddy.
We know that we use all of the key competencies.
Relating to others-being a helpful buddy.
Managing self- being at rm9 at the right time.
Thinking- thinking about what you can play together safely.
Using language, symbols and text- interacting with your buddy by talking or by using sign language.
Participating and contributing- helping make West End School a happy place for all people at this school.

Room 2 are lucky to have 2 buddies!! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Camp buddy form


Our library day is Tuesday. 
Check out our librarians at work and our class mates reading!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our Padlet

Finding Out about Mindset

The RESEARCH begins!!! We are listening to videos and Googling what fixed and growth mindset means.
We will share what we learn later on!! 


(Another cool place for fonts is flaming text thanks to a Room 2 member, I have learnt another new thing today)

We have only just started the new year and our waiata is sounding fantastic, especially for our first day. Have a listen!!

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset
(This text design website  was shown to me by someone in Room 4, they know who they are!! Thanks for teaching me something new today...Mrs P)

Mrs Pouniu said that she wants Room 2 to develop a growth mindset.

Here are some video's to help you find out what this is!

Think about: 
What messages did you get from these videos?
How can this help us in the classroom?
How can this help us in our lives?

Try looking at these Pinterest posts for ideas too!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Problem solving time!!

Today we were given this problem:

It was so frustrating for a lot of us because we thought we had solved it, but it wasn't quite right.

Most of us were trying to make 2 little squares but that didn't solve the problem.

In the end, 1 team got it!! Phew, once we  looked at theirs we had an "Ahaaa" moment and realised we needed to think outside of the box.

Welcome to Room 2

Our classroom started as a pile of furniture in one corner.
From there we planned and moved furniture. From there, hearty discussions came about and people had to give good reasons as to why things should be where they are. 

This is our final design. We are going to test it out to see if works for us and our learning.

Feel free to come and see our space!!