Monday, 7 September 2015


Dear parents/caregivers,

AIMS Games is finally here, which means we have two of our students out for most of the week as they are participating in this exciting event.  Good luck to Nia and Gemma!!!

We also have new students in our class.  A big welcome to them both.

On another note, thank you to all those parents who have offered to help out with camp.  You will be hearing back from me before the end of Week 9 to confirm your place as an adult helper.  Our preference is for helpers who can stay for the whole week.

Mrs Maria Veronese


1) Spelling (see sheet)
2) A - Z Passion Project
3) Literacy (15 mins of reading/writing each night)
4) Maths word problems (see sheet)

Home learning is due on Friday 11th September :)

Saturday, 22 August 2015


Monday 24 August 2015

Dear parents/caregivers,

Please take time to talk with your child about their home learning this week. Most learners will be up to the letter ‘L’ but some may be at another letter in the alphabet. Your child is expected to incorporate statistical information in their ‘A – Z’ passion project. For example, if your child was to complete their project on ‘Lions’ they may like to include some facts about how heavy the lion is or how fast they can move. I also encourage you to listen to your child read or spend time reading together. Getting involved in your child’s home learning is a great way to ensure strong links are maintained between home and school.

Thank you to those parents who have returned their parent help notices for our camp next term. It is great to see that some of you will be able to help out during the week of camp.

Many thanks,

Mrs Maria Veronese

Friday, 14 August 2015


Monday 17 August 2015

Dear parents/caregivers,

Please take time to help your child complete their home learning this week.  Your child may have a mixture of their A – Z passion project and their speech to work on at home this week.  Every child will be delivering their speech to the class at some stage between Monday and Wednesday of this week.  It is a good idea to have them say their speech in front of you at home as this will help them develop in confidence.

On another note, I have noticed that many of the students in Room 23 need to have their tools of the trade replenished.  Could you please ensure that your child has the following items: red pen, blue pen, pencil, ruler, glue stick, eraser and spare refill pad for SSA.

Many thanks,

Mrs Maria Veronese

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Homework - Monday 10th August

Kiaora whanau, our class is working on speeches at the moment. Your child completed a brainstorm today in class to organise their ideas around the topic that they have chosen for their speech.

They are required to spend at least 15 minutes per night working on their speech. They will also work on speeches during class time (that is why their speech needs to be written on refill). Each child is expected to give a speech that is 3 - 5 minutes long.

That is our homework for this week. Please ask if you have any further questions.

Monday, 3 August 2015


It is our last day for our Japanese Student Toshiya. He has been in our class for the past two weeks and leaves us tomorrow. We will have a shared lunch to say farewell. Parents can you please send your child to school with a plate of food to share with the class.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Kiaora from Mrs Veronese

Te wiki o te reo Māori

Dear Parents/caregivers,

Room 23’s homework this week is a bit tricky to understand as it is different from the usual A- Z passion project.  This week your child is required to design a poster to show their family heritage and provide a short piece of writing to describe their drawing.  To celebrate Maori Language week we have decided to take part in this competition.

He aha te whakataetae? What is the competition?
Tamariki to tell their whakapapa through artwork and te reo Maori

Year 7 & 8 learners are required to have a drawing with a short piece of writing with te reo Maori being included where possible.

Kia kaha!  Give it a go!
Mrs Veronese