St. Joseph's School School Otahuhu


Room 13

Welcome to Room 13! 

Take a look at our show stopping work! 

Term 2 was packed jam with memorable learning experiences. 

From a spot of baking with our ever-so patient teacher aides…..

to making rockets with Mrs Wiggans and our younger friends in Room 7. 

Our Term 2 Topic, ‘Our Star, The Sun’ sent us to the Stardome Observatory Planetarium. 

Matariki celebrations were in full force with art, singing, dance, story-telling and myths and legends. From our Matariki breakfast with Room 11, to our student led assembly where the boys showcased their Haka they had been working on with whaea Michelle and the girls, the simple poi dance they learnt in class. Our super supportive parents and families came to watch us in action! 

In R.E this Term (Term 3),  Room 13 students continue to enjoy expressing their ideas through the use of Drama.

In maths we’ve had fun with tessellations and even more fun with loads of hands on activities, weighing things like dolls, to grocery items, toy animals, marbles and more! 

In P.E we’ve been polishing up on our soccer skills, focussing on passing accurately and trapping a ball.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

We kicked 2019 off by learning about our founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi. After a week of unpacking some important facts about the treaty we decided to create our very own classroom treaty. Together we discussed and brainstormed treaty rules we felt we'd like to have in place to help shape the culture and environment in our classroom. The ideas were collated and here is what we came up with collectively. Just like the Treaty of Waitangi, our treaty, thanks to Helen West has a Maori translation too.

R.E: A year of Gratitude

Our school-wide focus this year is Gratitude. We have been learning to clearly articulate the things in our lives that we are grateful for. 


This term we have be learning about the traits of a good friend. Our self-portraits that are displayed in our corridor were inspired by the book 'We're all wonders' by R.J Palacio. Each time we enter our room our self-portraits remind us that we're all wonders. They also remind us to act and look with kindness.......always! 


Earlier this term we wrote sensory poems about Summer. We have been learning to inject our writing with adjectives to make our writing more interesting for the reader. 


In maths we have learnt to read information displayed on a range of graphs. We can also display information on bar graphs and pictographs using data collected from a tally chart.