St. Joseph's School School Otahuhu


Room 2

Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai, kake mai! 

Welcome to Ruma Tuarua ō Hato Hohepa i Oahuhu! 

Term 3 started with a bang and we have gotten straight into our learning!

This term we hope to encounter Jesus through our prayers and by learning more about who he was by studying his words. We have been writing letters addressed to Jesus during our prayer time to thank him, praise him and seek his guidance! We also learnt the messages he taught through his parable, ‘The Unjust Judge.’ We know to persevere with our prayer because God will answer, although maybe not always in the way we expected! 

We recreated the Leonardo Da Vinci's rendering of the Last Supper as we discussed what it really means to celebrate the Eucharist and Jesus’ words: ‘Do this in memory of me.’

We are each illustrating a part of the parable and creating little doors. The Widow never gave up knocking on the Unjust Judge’s door, so we are putting our pictures inside a miniature door! Watch this space for the finished product!

Matthew 7: 7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” 

We are also honouring Mary MacKillop who said, “Never see a need without doing something about it.” 

In week one of footsteps started up again and we learned about the element of ‘space’ as we moved to dance track ‘Gasolina.’ We’ve also looked at relationships and body awareness, partner dancing and exploring contemporary dance! Room 1 and 2 joined forces and the instructor told us we looked like a mega-crew. She also said she has never seen any school with timing quite like ours! 

For Māori, we are learning about Ngā Hakari - celebrations! We have started learning our new kupu already and are getting ready to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in Māori so we can have another language on our list of birthday songs!

Our topic this term is Smart Consumer! Not only are we going to learn how to buy more wisely, but we are going to learn to be ethical consumers too! We have been learning vocabulary related to consumerism and investigating factors which affect our purchasing decisions!