St. Joseph's School School Otahuhu


Room 3

Welcome to Room 3

So far this year we have been busy learning about empathy and how to show this towards others. Why don't you ask us about empathy next time you see us. We kick-started our learning about empathy in the Life Education Van with Harold.

This year we are thinking carefully about our spirituality and our relationship with Christ. In order to do this we have been doing lots of work around Prayer. We thought about what prayer is, what it means to be prayerful and what prayer means to us personally. We use prayer to strengthen our relationship with God and are enjoying exploring different types of prayer. 

As part of our focus on spirituality we thought about what God looks like to us. We then looked through different magazines and found images that reflect our vision of God. These are now our RE book covers and remind us everyday to take time to connect with God. 

Term 2 was all about Space in Room 3. We have learnt so much about our Solar System and found it fascinating to think further away than Earth. We designed and then made their own planets using paper mache and then painted them.

We are super lucky and have got a brand new ActivPanel in Room 3. This means that we have lots of awesome new learning opportunities. We have used our new board to Live chat with an author about story writing called 'Feeling Brave' initiative. Avril McDonald read her stories to use and explain how she created them.

We had a fantastic day at Mt Smart for our School Sports Day. We showed excellent sportsmanship by cheering on all of our team mates. We all participated in an event and really tried our best to beat our personal records. Have a look at our photos and see how much fun we had.