Friday, 28 April 2017

Term 2 2017

Another exciting term is about to begin here in Room 23 Owairaka School.
Here are some key dates to remember that are coming up...

Week 1:
Tuesday - Science in a Van vising. Make sure you have handed in your $3!

Week 3:
Monday - Life Ed session 1
Tuesday - Otahuhu School visit

Week 4:
Tues/Weds - Table Tennis coaching
Wednesday - Life Ed session 2

Week 5:
Thursday - Cross Country

Week 6: 
Monday - Queen's bday (no school)
Assembly Friday which Rm 23 and Rm 6 are hosting.

Week 8:
Wednesday or Thursday - MOTAT

Week 10:
Wednesday - Reports home
Friday - Last day of term 2! Disco 11.20

Lots on this term so make sure you are organised and eager to get involved every day. Let the fun begin!

Our School Focus for Weeks 1-3 is...

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


We were lucky enough to have softball instructors in for two training sessions. Check it out!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Our 'Get NZ Writing' buddy school

The buddy school we shared our 'Get NZ Writing' postcards with was Rm 12 Goldfields School in Cromwell.
Check out the awesome work they shared...

Race Relations Day 2017

An amazing effort from all Owairaka students and staff on this years Race Relations Day. A great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our school and share our amazing food and cultural traditons with each other.
Big thank you to Claire's mum, Victoria, for coming in to teach the class how to make paper window flowers. Awesome!
Check out some of the photos from the day...

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Duffy Assembly magic

We were lucky enough to be visited by the very talented Madison Nonoa this afternoon at our Duffy Assembly. She shared her passion for reading and her talent in singing. Amazing!
The students all got their Duffy books this afternoon and have rushed home to read.

 Here is her bio:

Madison has a Bachelor of Music with first-class honours from the University of Auckland. She is a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar at the University of Waikato, where she is studying French and German. A Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, she this year performs Papagena in The Magic Flute. She is a former member of the New Zealand Youth Choir, an alumna of the New Zealand Opera School and New Zealand Singing School and has been a finalist and winner of many aria competitions around the country. In the 2014 Lexus Song Quest, Madison was the youngest semi-finalist and RNZ Concert Listeners’ Choice Award winner. 


Monday, 27 March 2017

Get NZ Writing project

Rm23 recently took part in a great initiative called 'Get NZ Writing' where classes around NZ buddied up to share their creative writing and a snapshot of who they are.

Check out the photos of our work...

We can't wait to get the awesome work of our buddy class from somewhere in NZ. Watch this space!