Monday, October 9, 2017

Hopefully this link will get you to our dance from the production. The kids were awesome on the night. I was very proud of their performance.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Check out some photos of the visiting performance we had this week performing "Puss In Boots Pet Detective"

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hi From Mrs Twomey - The new teacher in Room 2!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Ko Ruahine te maunga.
Ko Manawatu te awa.
Ko Endeavour te waka.
Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi.
Ko Te Kupenga o te Mautauranga te marae.
Ko Jerald taku hoa tane.
Ko Sam raua ko Jessica oku tamariki.
Ko Bailey raua ko Hariata oku mokopuna.
Te taha o taku hoa tane.
Ko Ngati Raukawa raua ko Ngati Kahungungu ona iwi.
Ko Ngati Manomano tana hapu.
Ko Taumata o te Ra tana marae.
No Papaoeia ahau.
Ko Clair Twomey ahau.

Just a quick note to introduce myself as I will be your child’s teacher for the rest of the year. We have moved back to the Manawatu  as my husband has left the army  and moved back into civilian life. Until moving here I was the DP at Naenae Intermediate in Lower Hutt.

I was born and bred in Palmerston and my husband’s family are from Whanganui so it will be good to be back closer to family and friends. In our family, we have 2 adult children, Sam and Jessica, Sams partner Amy and 2 grandchildren, Sophia and Bailey, who will be remaining in Upper Hutt. We have bought a house in  Feilding and are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

I have taught in a number of schools in Whanganui, Waiouru, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt over my teaching career. These have been a mix of primary and intermediate and as a result of this, I have taught at all levels at some point during this time.

I am looking forward to working with your children and meeting you all in the coming weeks.  

Yours sincerely

Clair Twomey

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Here are some clips of the Linton Camp School Matariki Festival we perfomed at last week.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Term 1 Dance. We are learning to keep in time with the music, with each other and remember the dance moves.  We also made up dance moves of our own. Ms Donald

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Noho Marae

Last week, Te Wao Nui o Tane had their Noho Marae at Rangitane Marae. It was awesome to see so many Room 2 children getting involved with all of the activities. There were several rotations that the children were apart of and this included Maori games, nutrition and food prep for a hangi, sketching of Maori carvings, rakau sticks, weaving and a traditional Maori board game. It was an awesome opportunity for the children to learn more about Maori tikanga as well as the culture. This was a very valuable experience for the children which I'm sure they will remember for many years to come.

We would also like to send out a BIG thank you to all the parents who came down to help with either the activities, the food prep or both. We really appreciate all your hard work!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hula Hoop Creative Dance
We explored a variety of movements both frozen and with movement using a prop (hula hoop)
In the beginning we made frozen shapes using our bodies in a variety of different ways and levels.  Then we experimented with movement in and around our hula hoop, creating different ways to travel through, around or over it. Finally we combined both frozen images and movement together to create a partner dance.
Look at all the fun we had working together and creating our dances.

Ms Donald

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Art Work

Kia ora whanau and friends,

For the past three weeks, the children have been working on their art work to hang on the walls of our classroom. The artwork is a side on portrait of their faces and inside this picture they have drawn pictures of their interests and hobbies. Some have already completed this to a very high standard and the remainder of children are almost there. We can't wait to have them up on our walls for everyone to see! =)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dance with Ms Donald
Students collaborated in groups to show the process of a volcano erupting.
They explored the elements of dance by leaping, bursting and stretching.

The Bunny Hop chain dance to conclude!  Heaps of fun!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Room 2's expectations

Room 2 expectations

We expect our teacher to..
  • To give clear examples of what we need to do.
  • Be a happy teacher.
  • Challenge us.
  • Respect us.
  • Give us challenging homework.
  • Give us lots of writing.
  • Be hygienic. 
  • Be funny and not grumpy.
  • Play games with us.
  • Make sure we are happy.
  • Give us free time.
  • Teach us.
  • Listen to us.
  • Teach us some creative art.
I expect children in Room 2 to..
  • Be respectful to all teachers in our learning space.
  • Listen carefully when their peers or the teachers are speaking.
  • Use their manners inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Treat others how they would like to be treated.
  • Put your hand up when you want to speak.
  • Have everything organised for their learning at the beginning of the day.
  • Give everything a go and challenge themselves.
  • Talk to me if they are unsure of anything or if they need to tell me something.
  • Ask questions.
  • Come to school each day focused and ready to learn.
These are the expectations that the children have come up with together for the teacher this year and also what the teacher expects of them.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Welcome Back!!

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready for a fun filled year.

I am extremely excited to begin my teaching career here at West End School and I am sure that it is going to be an excellent year filled with some great learning experiences.

I am of Māori and Cook Island ethnicity and I am originally from Tawa, Wellington and moved to Palmerston North five years ago to study Sport and Exercise Science at Massey University. I also completed the one year teaching diploma last year through Massey and am now set to begin my teaching career. My fiance is a teacher also and we have a three year son named Declan. My interests include Sport, Music and spending time with family and friends.

If anyone has any questions throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Ngā mihi koutou!