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welcome to room 9

Mrs Kanon and Room 9 welcome you to our page full of great work and wonderful ideas. Please contact Mrs Kanon if you have any questions or would like to submit work and photos to this page. 

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Mercy stays Positive

Mercy has been completing some mindfulness colouring. Amazing work Mercy thanks.

Kea Whaanau Recipe Book

Prior to lockdown, we were all learning about Procedural Writing.

So, early in our lockdown journey Kea Whaanau Teachers asked our learners to share some of their favourite recipes.  

We had lots of awesome recipes and photos shared by students in all classes! 

Mrs Fraser has kindly put them all together as our very own Recipe Book.  

Click on the link, search through the slides, and give another classmate's recipe a go! Let us know how you go!

Writing from Kayden

Kayden has been writing, getting feedback and editing his work. I am so proud of the writing Kayden has been completing at home. He has been writing about topics he enjoys and sharing his ideas with others. Thank you Kayden for your effort to improve your writing and share your knowledge  with others.

Term 3, Week 9 & 10 E-Letter

Kia ora Whaanau,  

Please click on the E-Letter below or this link to access the learning grid for this week and next. This is learning from today Wednesday 22nd September until Friday 1st October the end of the term.     

We are always glad to hear from you and receive any photos of activities, inside or outside you have done.  This week we are also introducing our EXPLORE slide show (below) which encourages our students with choice to explore around the world.  

Keep being creative and sending in your entry to the "Kea Whaanau Toy Photo Challenge". Further information can be found on the Kea Whanau Learning From Home page.  

Keep safe in your bubbles.

Pokeno Virtual Library

Sophie's Wild Flowers

First I picked some flowers. Then I made the shape of the wood I wanted and hot glued the vase onto the wood.I engraved in the wood saying "Sophie's Wild Flowers".

Ako  Kayden

Kayden has been very productive over the last few days. He has been helping his brother with school work, playing UNO, reading books to his brother, creating abstract art and making a huge mince and cheese pie for the family.

Nadira's Lego Creations

Abstract Window Art - Rachel

Shadow Monsters by Mercy

Yuvi's amazing Drawings

Our first entry into the Toy Photo Challenge includes art from the Amazing Yuvi.

Term 3, Week 8 E-Letter

This is our E-Letter for this week (Week 8 of Term 3). This is learning from today Wednesday 15th till next Wednesday 22nd September.   

We appreciate everyone’s situation during alert Level 4 looks different and have been pleased to hear whaanau prioritising health and wellbeing into their daily schedules.  

Thank you for sharing photos, we enjoy receiving these updates. Remember, these photos can be of learning and/or other things you are doing at home (e.g. baking, building, creating, learning life skills).  

Don't forget to read this weeks email as it had a link to the NZ Rugby World Kids Magazine to read and enter competitions. Below is the video completed by Mr Wiz of all the photos of you, the Kea Whanau students "Reading in Unusual Places".

Abstract Pavement Art

Sophie worked on the pavement to create some amazing art for people walking by to see. Would definitely made me smile. Thanks Sophie.

Chef  Kayden  

Kayden has been busy in the kitchen making us all hungry. Art and food sounds like a wonderful combination.

Mercy  creating art and Science

              Aania and Khizar 

Aania and her brother have been working on the Raisin Experiment, watching the raisins dance. They have also been outside keeping busy when it has not been raining and Aania has been showing her artistic side with some Abstract Artwork.

Lucas visits Pokeno Waterfall

Term 3, Week 7 E-Letter

Malo e lelei,  

Welcome to the fourth week of Kea Whaanau online learning during this Level 4 Lockdown. Please click the link to our E-Letter for this week (Week 7 of Term 3). This is learning from today, Wednesday 8th, till next Wednesday 15th September.      

Teachers will be available from 10 am - 2 pm to respond to emails.      

Thank you to all those who have sent in pictures of your learning. Thank you also to everyone who submitted an entry for the  'Reading in an Unusual Place' competition! They look great and the video will be fun to watch.      

Remember we understand that everyone’s situation during alert level 4 looks different,  So we encourage you to do what is manageable for your whaanau.  A day outside with your family is just as valuable as time on a device - we are all putting our wellbeing first.   

Kia kaha

Covid Cake on T.V.

Watch the clip below to see Rachel and her sister on Television sharing the Covid Awareness cake they created. Her sister designed and decorated the cake and Rachel helped with the baking and decorating. What an amazing job.

Scientist Seth

Seth has been working on the Wicking Water Experiment. He followed the instructions and saw the water travelling through the paper. It used capillary action. He also created a superhero who got his powers from a Radioactive Lazer. Great work, Seth.


Riyansha & Rishik make a Father's Day cake

Nila & Charlotte keeping Active

Kayden on a Nature Scavenger Hunt

Kayden and his family have been out and about, feeding the eels and ducks, washing the horse and looking for objects on the Nature Scavenger hunt. What a wonderful way to spend the lovely sunny days we have been having. 


Aania and Khizar at Crafting

Aania has been very busy drawing, making loombands and having fun with her brother. He has been working on Batman crafts. I am happy to report some housework has also been completed.

Term 3, Week 6 E-Letter

Kia Ora whanau and welcome to Week 3 of learning from home.  

Please take some time to read over the new activities in the Term 3, Week 6 e-Letter. Remember these activities are today Wednesday 1st through to next Wednesday 8th September.   

It is Tongan Language Week next week, so we’re starting early. There are some fun website links to click and check out! I hope you’ve enjoyed using the Virtual Library. This week we’ve added a Writing Virtual Classroom (which is on the Kea Home Learning page).     

Thank you to all those who have sent in pictures of your learning. I will try to put it up on our webpage for everyone to see.      

Don't forget the 'Reading in an Unusual Place' competition! This will be the last week for photos! Send your photos to me to add to the class competition and the Kea Whaanau video. We have had a lot of really neat entries already, and there may be a teacher entry or 2 also!

Craft time with Rachel

Rachel has been working on great art activities. Mehendi art using Hena is a very difficult way of decorating your hand and Rachel is doing this by herself. She has also completed some beautiful autumn leaf art. Keep sharing your wonderful crafts with us Rachel.

Out and About with Kayden

Kayden and his Mum have been busy checking the horses, riding bikes and exploring nature. When he is not outside he has been researching the Olympics and writing facts about Dinosaurs. It is so great to see Kayden keeping active and doing a variety of things. I can't wait to read his research. Here are his photos. - Thanks so much Kayden & Mum

Milk Rainbow - Rachel

Rachel completed an experiment exploring a property of liquids known as surface tension. Surface tension is an effect where the surface of a liquid is strong. The surface can hold up a weight, and the surface of a water droplet holds the droplet together, in a ball shape.   When liquid dish soap is added to milk with drops of food coloring on the surface, the soap reduces the surface tension of the milk and reacts with the fat. This interaction causes the fat particles in the milk to move and create swirls of color.   

Active Aania

Aania has been very busy away from the computer helping around the house. She has cleaned her room (lots of points with Mum) and made Loombands. I am sure there will be lots of orders coming in Aania. Rm 9 girls you can order through Mrs Kanon. Aania can deliver after we are all back or maybe she can demonstrate in class. Ako Aania!

Keeping busy during Lockdown

Kayden has been focused on Mathletics and Reading Eggspress which MrsK can see when she checks online. He also decided to redecorate his replica Kenworth Truck. On Tuesday night the family decided to make a Hangi for dinner. Wow! What fun this family have been having. I think Bronson and Kayden have lots to tell us all when we get to see each other again.

Term 3, Week 5 E-Letter

Kia ora Whaanau,   

We all hope you're doing well in your "bubbles". We've really enjoyed seeing all your efforts during learning at home, including unusual places to read! Stay tuned next week when Mr Wiz's video will reveal all our weird and wonderful reading places.  

Click on the image below or click here to link to the PDF. From there you'll be able to access a range of other links to help you with your online learning this week.   

Don't forget to check back in on our class page and see what your classmates have also been up to! Keep emailing me your work so I can add it to our page.

Elena has been busy too

Elena and her brother have been busy building a fort. She has also been watching Sophie's Slide " Things to do in a lockdown" -see below and created some art work. As we are going to be away from school for a few more days Elena wanted to share some happy " Smile" memories too.

Graffiti Street

Yuvi has used this image from Poble 365 to write a story. Remember to send your stories. It would be great if you put them in Rm9 drive so I could edit them first.

Kayden at Home

Thanks, Kayden for these great photos of you learning at home. Kayden has been busy on the computer, completing science experiments and keeping himself active by going on walks. He has also been practising Kapa Haka with his brother.  It is great to have photos of him happy in the sun.

  Outside Activitiesheart tree

While the weather is fine get outside and enjoy. I have been planting seeds and weeding the garden. Kayden (above) has been going for walks. See to your right 40 Ka Pai things to do Outside!

Let me know with photos and drawing the ones you have completed.

Term 3, week 4 e-Letter for light bulb ideakea whanaulearning from home

Kia Ora Whaanau, Hope you are all safe and well in Level 4.  Please find the Term 3, Week 4, E-Letter for the Year 5 and 6 Kea Whaanau students attached here.   You can access the worksheet for the science investigation attached here, and the slide on making your own musical instrument using recycled items here.    

Please remember to share your pictures and work with your teacher so that they can post them on your class webpages.  We look forward to seeing your amazing learning from home.  Stay Safe - Kea Whaanau Teachers.


We have been learning about our Origins and being a Kiwi. We created a video of the different ways we can say "Hello"in Rm9.

Eke Tahi - Giant Skateboard

Matt Markland and Bowman Hansen visited our school and arrived with a giant skateboard called Eke Tahi. They have travelled around New Zealand reminding us about the Olympic Games and encouraging students all over to follow their dreams like they have. Watch this Video to see a little about their journey.

Below is a Padlet this is where you can add your poems you have written so we can all see the great work you have done. Click on the background, add your name and type in your poem.

              Week 4- E Letter                Poetry & Statistics

Kia Ora Room 9,

I hope you are safe and well. Please find the Week 4 E letter attached here. You can also find the slide for Statistical Success here. Please share any work with me via email so I can post this on our class webpage. Look after yourself. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Mrs K.

Kostyn and Picasso

Kostyn completed a "Roll your own Picasso" and then wrote an acrostic poem about himself. Hasn't he been busy. I would like to try this in class but you can try by going to this you tube clip and following the directions.  Amazing work Kostyn.

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Amelia and her Dad have been hard at work. Looks like she has the biggest desk but he has the most screens. Both working hard. Well done Guys. Toreigh has also been working hard and making some amazing lunches , look at this one.


Kostyn is at School with Mrs Fraser. He made playdough. He created a burger and doughnuts. He is now making Chocolate sauce. Kostyn says he is missing Rm 9 and hopes to see us all soon. I am missing everyone too and am now very hungry. Thanks for the wonderful photos Kostyn. 

Statistical Enquiries

Ngatoki has completed his Statistical Enquiry about fruit see his process here. Great job Ngatoki.

Here is Sophie Statistical Enquiry on the Seasons. I can see she has been on the computer and used Excel to generate her graph. Great Job too.

Learning From Home

Kia Ora Kea Whaanau, below is our first Kea Whaanau E-Letter: Getting Started for 2021 - Learning from home.  The links below the image will take you to; the PDF of the E-Letter where you can access all of the links that you will need to complete the tasks, tutorials, the Brain to label activity and the answers to labelling the brain.  Please use this to help  support your child/ren with learning at home. Some of this information is also avaliable on our class webpages.   We understand that everyones situation during alert level 3 looks different,  so we encourage you to do what is managable for your whaanau.  We would love to have learning shared with us during school hours: photos, writing etc. If you are happy for us to update our class pages as a forum of sharing please let us know. We are happy to answer questions and support you and your whanau in this learning journey. 

Kea Whaanau E-Letter: Getting Started, Label the Brain ActivityAnswers to Label the Brain

Level 3 announcement

Good Morning Room 9, you will be aware by now that as of 11:59pm last night we moved into alert Level 3 for the Auckland Region and that Pokeno is included in the Auckland Region this time around. We are hoping this Level 3 will only last the three days, however we can’t be too sure. In saying that, the Kea Whaanau teachers are working hard to set up some online learning platforms that we can use, if we need to.  Our class pages will be updated regularly with information and activities for you and your family to participate in, so keep an eye out on your class web page for updates and please stay safe. Kia Kaha  Kea Whaanau Teachers
 Mrs J Delany (j.delany@pokeno.school.nz)   
Mrs K Kanon (k.kanon@pokeno.school.nz)   
Mr T Wisnewski (t.wisnewski@pokeno.school.nz)  
Mrs S Fraser (s.fraser@pokeno.school.nz) 
Miss K Day (k.day@pokeno.school.nz)  
 Mrs V McCarthy (v.mccarthy@pokeno.school.nz) 
Miss M Watson (m.watson@pokeno.school.nz )

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