Pokeno School

-Welcome to Room 12-

Kia Ora Room 12,  If you or your Whaanau have not received an email from me in the past week, could you please send me an email to the address below so I can check that I have the contact email and details for you and your Whaanau.


Many thanks,  Sarah Fraser

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!

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Good Morning Whaanau,

Welcome to Week 9, and a move into Level 3 bubble learning.  Your E-letter this week looks different from previous weeks, as we move into using Google Classroom Daily Task, Epic!, Mathletics and Wordflyers as the only platforms we will be using for our Year 7 & 8 Whanau.

To find a copy of the email that was sent out today; which contains all of the relevant information regarding our platform use click here,  It is important going forward that you have written and managed your own timetable (as per the google activity last week).  The one in the picture below is a perfect example of how your day may be structured to ensure you complete all of the expected activities, this timetable can also be located here.  This week we are also introducing the Explore slide show, which encourages you all with choice to explore around the world.  To have view the Explore slide show click here.  Enjoy your week, Stay Safe, Stay Home where you can, and I will see you all online.  Nga mihi maioha,   Mrs Fraser

Fun at Kahungunu's whare

Kahungunu sent me these amazing photos of his day.  He played a game outside which was called corn hole!  And looks really fun, hopefully you can teach us this when we get back to school.  Then he made the most divine looking cinnamon scroll that was as big as a dinner plate and took around 5 hours to make from start to finish.  Plenty of kneading and rising to do with this tasty little morsal! I wonder if its big enough to qualify as the biggest cinnamon scroll for the Guinness book of records!  Hope it tasted as good as it looks Kahu, and thanks for sharing with us.

Room 12 Certificates for Week 8

To view Room 12's Online Certificates for Week 8, Click here.  Congratulations to all of the amazing people who got online, and got involvled in the learning and online tasks.  A massive thank you to everyone who is still sharing their photos and learning with me and allowing me to share these on our Webpage and dont  forget  to enter our Kea Whaanau  Toy Challenge!

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Ata Maarie ruma tekau ma rua. 

Welcome to week waru of term toru, and our rima week of Learning from Home.  Learning for this week has been emailed out this morning to whaanau.  It has also been sent out on Hero, Google Classroom, and on our Kea Home Learning page. 

A copy of this weeks email can be found here, and a copy of the Ta

skboard can be found here.  I look forward to seeing you all engage iin the activities this week that are based around Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week).  

For additional resources to support your Reo learning check out our Nga Toka tu o Pokeno Kapa Haka page; there are some fun Maori language week activities, quizzes, waiata, books and stories available here for you to check out and use.

Have an amazing week, and I look forward to seeing you all online, Mrs Fraser.

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori

Kia Ora ruma tekau ma rua!  This week is Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori language week).  For some extra activities, stories, waiata, books to read and quizzes check out our Nga Toka tu o Pokeno Kapa Haka page, there is also a virtual classroom that is set up with some really interesting links!  Head over and check them out!

Toy Photo challenge

Are you ready for another Kea photo challenge?! We are!  

The next challenge is the 'Toys in Real Life Situations' photo challenge! 

Choose a toy (Lego minifigs, dolls and action figures are perfect for this!) and place it in a real life situation. Things to think about:  

-The photo can take place outside, in nature or in the kitchen, garage etc. 
-You are not allowed to be in the photo. -The photo needs to be at the same level as the character or toy, so that you are getting their perspective. (Don't stand above it, get down on their level)
-The photo needs to be in landscape format. (very important for editing for a video later).

- You may use a couple of different characters / toys and some props. 
- What story are you trying to tell? Is the camera going to be looking towards the character or behind as if you are seeing what the character is looking at?
- Is the character the main focus, something near or in the background. 
We can't wait to see your fun, creative entries for this challenge!

Paige's beautiful koru art

Lamees' Baking Success!


lucas' lockdown

Lucas has been managing to stay busy during Lockdown.  Lots of adventures and exploring, arts and crafts, movies, games and quality family time!  Looks like you are having an amazing lockdown with your whanau Lucas, and thank you for sharing your photos with me!

Lego Time

Kahungunu grabbed out a pack of Lego and got in some build time! How many other people find Lego Building therapeutic?  Loosing time in a great pack of Lego is a favourite in our household too Kahu!  Great to see your doing things you enjoy!

Infinity Rainbow Origami

WOW Lucas, this is awesome!!  You have amazing patience, I tried to make this and it ended up in the bin before I even made it to half way - I got a little frustrated!  This is very cool, when we get back to school can you please teach me? I love receiving photos like this where you guys are actually engaging in the tasks we are setting.  Keep it up guys, it truly makes my day!  Well done Lucas.

Where's the
Kea Whaanau Teachers

Week 7 Room 12 Awards!

Room 12's virtual certificates for Week 7 can be found here.

Congratulations to everyone who recieved a certificate this week!!  Keep up the amazing work.


What a busy week we had in Week 7!  Thank you to those who shared learning and photo's with me.  We had a busy week with our Google Classroom learning about Fractions, Energy, and Well-being!  Dont forget to be engaging in Mathletics, Epic! and Word Flyers as these are still part of your recommended learning tasks!

Liane's Nature Mandala

Noah Campbell - Lockdown Baking 

I think we have discovered the next 'New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker',  Noah has been practicing some of his Math skills by measuring, weighing and even doubling this recipe!  All while training his 2 apprentices/Kitchen hands in the Kitchen with him!   You are very clever Noah and these donuts look absolutely divine!  I have food envy just looking at them!  Well done, and thanks for sharing this pictures with us! 

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Kia Ora Room 12 Whaanau. 
Hard to believe it is Week 7 of Term 3 already, isn't it!  This weeks Learning from Home E-Letter should have made it safely to you inboxes by now, remember we are sending this information out to you and your whaanau via email (both your school email and your parents emails) on our Class webpage, on the Kea Learning from Home page and also in our Google classroom.  So hopefully there is no way you can be missing this correspondence from us.  This weeks Email can be found here, and the link to the taskboard can be found here.  Keep sending in the awesome pictures of your learning we love receiving them.  

Take care and see you all online soon, Mrs Fraser.


Well Done Room 12!

Yesterday we hit 18 Students engaging in our Google Classroom Daily Task.  A big pakipaki to you all!  If you haven't had a look out our Daily Tasks yet, jump online and check them out!!

Wellness Wednesday - Gratitude Writing

Lianes amazing 'extra's for experts' from todays Gratitude Writing.  Liane submitted the most beautiful, heartfelt writing today!  This task really makes you realise just how much we have in our lives to be grateful for!  

Master Chef Lamees

Kea Whaanau's  Writing Lounge 

For optimum viewing of our our Kea Whaanau Writing Lounge, click on the three vertical dots and select "Enter Full Screen".  All attached websites will open in a new window.

Kahu the master chef

Kahungunu has been baking up a storm this morning at his whare!  Yummm banana bread.  It looks so good Kahu, can you make some for me?  Nothing like some warm banana bread, smothered with melting butter on a cold, windy, wet day in Pokeno!


Room 12 Virtual Certificates this week can be found here.

Well done to the following people for their outstanding effort and participation.

Keighton Bennett - For your effort and participation in our Google Classroom Daily Task, not only did you complete all 5 days worth of assigned tasks but you read the feedback provided and worked hard on the areas that we provided for you.
Noah Manning - For outstanding participation and results on Mathletics - 4 hours and 19 minutes, 1 Silver Award, 1 Bronze Award and 2 Gold Bars. 
Liane Victor - For her amazing effort on Epic! Books this week, reaching 3 hours and 16 miuntes of reading time!  Well done Liane, thats absolutely amazing.
Arnav Pesala - For your attitude and entusiams towards your learning and completing the most units and tasks on Wordflyers.
Zaedyn Gallagher and Liam Bell - For completing assigned tasks on Sunshine Collections, being responsible learners and for having great attitudes towards their learning.  Well done boys keep it up!

Bronze Awards

Maddison Beeby
Paige Leywood
Liane Victor
Lamees Alharbi
Rohaan Prasad
Noah Manning 

Silver Awards

Noah Manning

Gold Awards

Year 7 & 8 Google classroom daily tasks

Kia Ora Team!  Haven't had a chance to pop in and have a look at our Google Classroom Daily Tasks yet?  Check out the pictures below.  These are just some of the fun, interactive slides that have been assigned for your learning during lockdown.  Pop in and check them out, these activities are really fun, and totally interactive!

Lockdown at the fraser's

Lockdown at the Fraser's house has seen loads of fun, baking and learning (and Marking Google Classroom Tasks).  On Saturday we did Bubble Art, which was sightly messy and lots of fun.  Tegan ended up looking like a smurf with a Blue face.  Please keep sending me your Lock down photos, I love seeing what you are all doing and sharing them with the class!


Well Done Room 12 Whaanau!!

16 is the new Magic number!

On Thursday we had the biggest participation in our Google Classroom from Room 12 so far.  

That number was 16!!   So proud!  Keep it up - let's aim for 100% participation!

Virtual Classroom 

For optimum viewing of our our Virtual Classroom  slide, click on the three vertical dots and select "Enter Full Screen".  All attached websites will open in a new window.

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

Lamees has been baking up a storm during lockdown.  This is total drool material, chocolate cake with funsticks in the middle, looks great and Lamees said it tasted pretty good too!  It looks really yummy if you ask me!  Hope everyone else has had an amazing weekend and spoilt their Dads!

Liane's lockdown learning

Liane deep in concentration, working hard on today's online learning task in our Year 7 & 8  Google Classroom.  Well done Liane, I really look forward to seeing the learning that you are turning in daily!  If you have not had a chance to check out our Google Classroom Daily Task yet, you are missing out!!!  Jump into our Google Classroom and check them out!  If you cant remember your password for your Google Account - send me an email and we can fix that for you.  Hope everyone has had a great week at home with their whanau, have a wonderful weekend and stay safe everyone!!

ARNAV's lockdown learning

Arnav has sent me this amazing presentation using google slides on Renewable/Non-Renewable Energy.  He has done such a great job with this - Arnav it is so well presented and very informative.  Keep up the amazing learning Arnav!

Kahungunu's lockdown learning

Kahungunu had a busy day making and using his own poi.  This is very cool Kahungunu!  Well done, you are doing an amazing job with your learning!! And thank you for getting involved in our Daily Learning Tasks on our Google Classroom.  You are ALWAYS the first to submit your task in the morning!  Such a dedicated learner, Keep it up!

Jeongwoo's Lockdown Learning

Jeongwoo busy working on his Weekly Quiz, which is one of the Daily Learning Tasks that we are assigning on our Year 7 & 8 Google Classroom.  Jeongwoo, you are doing an absolutely amazing job with your online learning.  Keep up the amazing work!

Kinikini's Lockdown Learning

Kinikini got busy on his computer today and jumped into our Google Classroom and completed the Daily Tasks that was set.  Great work Kinikini - I hope you enjoyed that task!!  If you havent yet checked out our Year 7 & 8 Google Classroom (the same one we use in class) jump on and check it out!

Aibel's Lockdown Learning

WOW!!  Aibel, this is amazing!!!  Aibel has completed and sent me a picture of his Research Project (which was an optional activity) - A poster about Renewable/Non-renewable energy sources. It looks phenomenal Aibel and has so much information in it.  Well done, you consistently do an amazing job of your online learning!

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Kia Ora Whaanau. 
Welcome to the Third Week of Kea Whaanau Online Learning during this Level 4 Lockdown.  You will hopefully have received our Year 7 & 8 E-mail this morning - this has been sent out via Hero, Google Classroom, to your Whaanau email address and to your own School email adresses. 

If you have missed this information you can find the E-mail here and the Task Board (with links) here.  Wanting to build the Star Wheel to check out the beautiful night sky?  Click here

 Don't forget our 'reading in an unusual place' competition.  Cant wait to see more of these awesome photos. I look forward to seeing you all online this week. 
Stay Safe    -   Mrs Fraser.


Number 13!  This seems to be our Lucky Number at the moment guys.  13 is the number of Room 12 Students who are regularly engaging in and submitting our Google Classroom Daily Task!  

If you are yet to check out our Google Classroom Daily Task; these tasks are done in google slides and the activites are completely interactive. 

Come check them out and get involved, it would be great to have all 33 of us doing the Daily Task!

Parents please note: As this competition requires visiting Facebook for the daily link, we recommend this is done with your child, not by them independently.

Every day by 9.30am the Young Ocean Explorers team will share a link on their Facebook page Young Ocean Explorers.

Each link is a "how to draw" video. 

If you would like to enter, draw your entry and get your parent or caregiver to upload the picture to the Young Ocean Explorers facebook page - in the comments of that days link by 5pm.  

Each day, Explorers Riley and Steve will judge their favorite entry - and courier the winner a copy of the book -  Love our Ocean

Today’s Challenge is The Great White

Lockdown at the Post's

I received these amazing photo's today from Jasper.  He has been super busy at home during this Level 4 Lockdown.  Johnny has been learning to fence.  The gorgeous little lambs are brothers of the little triplet that Jasper's family are bottle feeding.  Jasper has built a climbing frame for the goats - all of his own design!  Below is a picture of Jasper feeding Lockie in the box he helped build, and Jasper with Beau and Lockie.  Love the pictures, thank you so much for sharing with us!  Its been neat seeing what you have been busy doing during lockdown.  So many awesome experiences!

Room 12 Awards - Week 5

Hey Team, What a busy week of online learning we have had, a great effort has been put in by so many of you with your Online Learning this week on the range of platforms that we have.  So well done for that!  As a class we have hit 246 Books,  a MASSIVE 17hours and 53mins on Mathletics this week and a huge effort on Wordflyers getting some of the top rankings.  WOWEEEEE!!

The awards this week:
Epic! - Jacob Smith 2hrs 29 minutes of reading - well done Jacob.  A shout out to Kahu, Kinikini, Liam B, Maddison, Paige and Rohaan for all getting involved in the assigned reading tasks on epic this week.
Mathletics - Lamees Alharbi for her amazing effort gaining a Gold, Silver and Bronze award this week 
Maddison Beeby for her amazing effort of 4 hours and 5 minutes on task (gaining 1 Bronze award and 14 Gold Bars
Word Flyers - Lamees Alharbi for an outstanding 26 Lessons completed this week
 Arnav Pesala for an amazing 18 Lessons completed this week

Bronze Awards

Maddison Beeby
Paige Leywood
Liane Victor
Lamees Alharbi
Rohaan Prasad

Silver Awards

Paige Leywood
Lamees Alharbi

Gold Awards

Lamees Alharbi

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Kia Ora Whaanau. 
Welcome to the second week of Kea Whaanau online learning during this Level 4 Lockdown.  It has been great to see you all online and getting involved with the home learning that is being assigned.

Below is the learning tasks for the Year 7 & 8's for this week (Week 5 of Term 3). This learning starts today Wednesday 25th September and continues till Wednesday 2nd September.  You will notice that we have sent this communication out via a range of platforms, Our Webpages, Emails, Google Classroom and via the Hero app.  If you have missed this communication for any reason a copy of the E-Letter can be found here.   

You can also find the links to the recommended learning activities here:  Sustainable Art Tutorial, Glenn Jones Art Lessons, What is the Paralympics - Video, Salt and Pepper Experiment and Family Mad Libs.

Stay Well and Stay Safe, Kea Whaanau Teachers.

Our virtual library

For optimum viewing of Our Virtual Library slide, click on the three vertical dots and select "Enter Full Screen".  All attached websites will open in a new window.

Maddie's Lockdown Learning

Maddie has done an amazing job on her research project into the Paralympics, all about Sophie Pascoe.  So informative Maddie, well done!  The Paralympics are running from Tuesday 24th August through till Sunday 5th September.  To view Maddie's amazing work click here.

Check out below Maddison's beautiful Sustainable Artwork!  She had so much fun creating one of these that she decided to do two!!  Don't they look amazing. Well done Maddie, and thanks for emailing me with pictures and google slides of all of your fantastic learning to me.  I love seeing how you are engaging in our tasks!!

Cooper P's Lockdown Learning

Cooper P has had a go following the Sustainable Artwork Tutorial that was in this weeks learning grid, the artwork  shows on one side a clean green eco friendly world and on the other side the polluted, run down world.  You have done a great job of this Cooper.  Hope you enjoyed this activity.

recycled instruments
Challenge accepted

Lamees has taken on the Recycled Instrument Challenge and absolutely NAILED IT!  One recycled Xylophone coming right up!  This is such a cool Recycled Instrument Lamees, very unique!  But does it sound any good?  I cant wait to see it in person.  Absolutely loving the pictures, slides and learning that is coming through Team.  So proud of you all, Keep it up!

Liane's Lockdown Learning

Liane created a slide show of her investigation into recycled instruments.  She has chosen the instrument, she would like to make and written a procedure on how to make it.

Liane is now up the the crafting her own recycled instrument stage.  Well done!

Mathletics Snap Shot! Week 5

Wow, Guys!  We are 2 days into this week and we are already at 9 hours and 38 mins of mathletics time...and we have a range of awards already earned!  Keep up the amazing effort Team!

Gold Mathletics Award

Lamees Alharbi

Silver Mathletic Award

Lamees Alharbi

Bronze Mathletic

Lamees Alharbi
Maddison Beeby
Liane Victor

Kea Whaanau

Reading Challenge

Get someone to take a photo of you reading a book, magazine, newspaper or comic… in an unusual place! (or in an unusual outfit, or position)  Email your photos to your class teacher for judging. (Please take your photos in landscape).  A prize will be awarded to the top 3 in each class, and everyone’s photo will be added to a video by Mr Wiz! Get your Entries into us by the end of the Week!  Well done Kahungunu on getting your entry in!  Let's get some more in team!

Recycled Instruments - Challenge Accepted

Well done Kahungunu for completing the Recycled Instruments Challenge in our Week 4 task board.  I was so excited when I opened the email and saw Castanets!  This was an instrument i hadn't even thought of.    I hope Kahungunu is planning on learning the  flamenco now so he can play his Castanets as he dances!  Keep up the great work Kahungunu.

Noah's Lockdown Learning

Noah has shared some of his amazing Lockdown Learning with me.  He has been very busy baking up a storm, making chocolate cupcakes and Lockdown Loaf (beer bread). Noah did an amazing job reading following a procedure (recipe), counting and measuring the ingrediants.  Noah then typed up and sent me the Lockdown Loaf recipe to put into our Kea Whaanau recipe book!  Keep those recipes coming team. 

Lucas' Lockdown Learning

Lucas has had a fun start to his lockdown, hes been busy with some family activities, sports and crafts. Looks like your having a great time Lucas.  Great to see you online enjoying the online platforms and activities this week.

Room 12 Awards

Well Done to everyone who logged in and got involved with our online learning this week.  I have decided to give out some virtual awards. These awards have been given according to tasks completed and hours spent on our platforms. Drum Roll Please.... *drumroll*

Paige Leywood - for a massive 2 hours and 23 minutes on Mathletics (and getting a bronze award).

Maddison Beeby and Keighton Bennett - For completing all assigned tasks on our Google Classroom.

Lamees Alharbi, Liane Victor, Rohaan Prasad and Kahungunu Aubrey-Lindsay - For activly participaing to a high standard across all of our learning platforms.

Again, Congratulations to everyone who got involved in our online learning.  I hope you have all enjoyed the assigned Google Classroom Learning, the Area assignments on Mathletics and the Reading on Epic! and Word Flyers.  I look forward to seeing you all online again this week! 
Stay home, stay safe and stay cool,  Mrs Fraser.

Epic! Books
Class Code

Mathletics Snap Shot!

We are five days into Level 4 lock down and our Mathletics usage is already growing this week - 11 hours and 59 minutes, keep it up Team, great to see you getting involved! Keey those awards coming in - its very exciting to see!

Silver Mathletic Award
Congratulations to:
Maddison Beeby

Bronze Mathletics Awards
Congratulations to:
Maddison Beeby
Lamees Alharbi
Aibel Athithara
Rohaan Prasad
Paige Leywood
Arnav Pesala

Epic! Books

Hey Room 12, I have found a range of really cool books on epic! books, that relate to our Inquiry topic of Sustainability - The World as a Powerhouse.   There is even a video in there about electrical circuits (which will help with your Daily Google Classroom task tomorrow).  Please head over to epic! and check them out.  They have been assigned to you, and some of them do have quizzes to complete at the end of the book!  Good Luck.

Pretty good effort going on here with our Readerpillar Room 12 - he is growing by the day!  202 Books, lets get him some more awards by reading the books that have been assigned (in the picture above) that relate to our Inquiry.  Great Job Lamees, Kahungunu and Rohaan you three are increasing our classes reading hours greatly! 
Keep it up!

Word Flyers

Congratulations to Arnav, Lesley, Lamees, Aibel & Rohaan who have all been into wordflyers this week and are all ranked in the top 4 places - Well Done Team!  

If you are unsure of your Login details for word flyers, please email me and let me know.

Google Classroom

Great job to everyone who has been in and completed the daily Google Classroom activities, its great to see the level of engagment and participation in these tasks.  Please email me if you need help with any of the tasks or activities, or if you are unsure of how to navigate your way around the slides.  

Say "Cheese!"

Hey Guys, don't forget to send pictures to me of any of the tasks or activities you may be completing from home.  I would love to see them and to share them with the rest of the class!

Lamees has been super busy - between completing all of her daily Google Classroom tasks, Mathletics, epic! and Wordflyers Lamees has even managed to bake some Banana Bread!

August 2020

Epic! Books have put out this very cool Calendar.  Its a different theme a day.  What a cool way to try something new evey single day during Lockdown.  Today 21/08 is Science day, we are going to try out some Kitchen Chemistry and make some Hokey Pokey - and look at the reaction that happens between all of the ingrediants.  Educational, Fun and Yummy, can't get better then that!

40 Ka Pai Things To Do Outside 

Looking for things to do at home?

Running out of inside activities?

Looking for thing to do that involve getting outside in your own backyard?

Getting outside for some Vitamin C and some fresh air can help us feel  ka rawe!

Rain or shine, there’s heaps of fun you can have right outside your backdoor.

Check out these ideas that have been put together by sparklers and the Department of Conservation.

Year 7 & 8
Level 4 Learning Week

Magic Comb Template is here, and Recycled Instruments Instructions are here

Kia Ora Whaanau 
Here we are. We got this!
Please find attached our E-Letter for this week. This is learning from today till Wednesday next week. As your child is a Year 7 or 8, they have access to our Google Classroom, in which they already have their own school email accounts. We will be sending this email to both you as their parent or caregiver and assigning this and tasks in Google Classroom.   

Teachers will be available from 10 am - 2 pm to respond to emails. We may mark learning tasks that are turned in, in the evening when our own children are in bed.

We would love for you or your child to send any tasks, photos, and comments about the learning you are doing from home so that they can be shared on our class website.  Please check our school webpage www.pokeno.school.nz for updates and to help your child feel in touch with their class.    

We understand that everyone’s situation during alert level 4 looks different,  so we encourage you to do what is manageable for your whaanau.   

If you should require your child’s passwords for their online platforms -  Mathletics, Wordflyers, and Epic! Please contact me if you have not received these and I will resend them to you.   

To support you with learning at home the Ministry of Education also has the following available: 

Loading.... Online Learning, coming soon to a computer near you!

Bread and Jam @ Tech

Wood Work

Night Lights @ Tech


Kea Whanau are looking at and learning about sustainability for this terms topic.

Cross Country Training

Out and About! The keen Tamariki of Kea Whaanau training hard with Miss W and Mrs Fraser for the upcoming Cross Country Competition.  They are fast alright!  Great Work Kahungunu, Cooper and Hailey.

Red Nose Day 

Enjoying the festivities at Red Nose Day - Well done Student Council and Mrs Houghton for another amazing event for our Tamariki.

Homework 1

Homework is due fortnightly, attahed is the homework for Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 3.  Please ensure that you are engaging in and completing the allocated homework tasks to a high standard. Homework Due 6th August 

Homework 2

Homework is due fortnightly, attahed is the homework for Weeks 3 and 4 of Term 3.  Please ensure that you are engaging in and completing the allocated homework tasks to a high standard. Homework Due 20th August 

First Day
Of Term 3

Room 12 and 14 (our amazing Year 7's and 8's) hard at work on the first day of term, creating their own daily timetable and taking responsibility for their learning.  Such a neat cohort of kids!

Welcome Back and Hello Term 3!

Kapa Haka

Beautiful Christian-Ly ready for our end of term Kapa Haka bracket.

So excited to have our Pokeno School Kapa Haka up and running again, and they sound truely amazing!  

Thanks Whaea Irene, Whaea Demelza and Matua Na, our Tamariki are blessed to have you come in and be their kaiako.

Whaea Irene even weaved this beautiful korowai herself, special just for this occasion. Stunning!

Cant wait to see the amazing things that this ropu will be able to do!

Music & Dance - Sasa

Music - Body Percussion

Visual Arts - Lei

Drama - Body Sculptures

Belonging and Origins

Kea Whaanau are looking at Belonging as this terms topic.  As part of 'belonging' we have been learning about our last names, and where they first originated from.  Some of us where quite surprised about what we found and where our Family names originally came from.

Room 12 has been busy creating their own Taonga using clay.  We researched traditional Maori carving designs, their meaning and significance, then chose one to base our own Taonga on.

Creating our Taonga

Well, Hello there Term 2

The franklin Bulls

Last week we were extremely lucky to have the exceptionally talented Franklin Bulls come to visit us at Pokeno School.  What a really neat thing to have for our Tamariki.  The Bulls spoke to the whole school and answered questions about their careers, then we split off into our Whaanau groups and got to shoot some hoops against some pro's.  What an amazing morning we had!

Room 12 vs The Bulls

Elijah Shoot's

Nysa Dribbling

Christian-Ly Aims

Look at the height on that Liane

Kahungunu going for the 3 Pointer

Jasper guarding the Ball

-welcome to room 12-

Kia ora Whaanau, 
Welcome to Room 12 and to 2021.
I look forward to getting to know you and working with you all in 2021.  If you have any questions or would like to chat about anything  please feel free to contact me via email on s.fraser@pokeno.school.nz or come in to see me in Room 12, my door is always open. - Mrs Fraser


I am sure you would all have heard the exciting news that Auckland is moving back to Alert Level 2 at 6am on Sunday, which means... SEE YOU ALL MONDAY!!!! 

The pool is ready, so dont forget your togs on Monday - we swim 11-11:45, Cant wait to see you all, Enjoy your Weekend.

Week 4 - Thursday Catch up email-

Hey Team, this morning (04/03/21)
I  sent out a 'Thursday Catch Up' email to you all, if you have not seen this yet make sure to have a read of it.  There are a few little reminders about online expectations - 'recommended learning activities' and 'could do activities'.  Hope you are all enjoying these activities.  Please make sure to take some pictures of your work and send them to me to share on our webpage.  Enjoy your weekend, stay safe and stay calm, We have got this!      - Mrs Fraser.

- bubble learning in room 12 -

We made Playdough in our Room 12 Bubble for ourselves and our friends in the Room 8 Bubble.  Not only did we have fun playing with the Playdough, but we also had to read the recipe, weigh/measure the ingrediants and mix the Playdough. The recipe we used:
2 Cups of Flour
1/2 Cup of Salt
2 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
2 Tablespoons of Cooking Oil
1 Teaspoon of Food Colouring
2 Cups of Boiling Water

Week 4 E-Letter: -Poetry and statistics-

Kia Ora Whaanau,

Hope you are all safe and well.  Please find the Week 4, E-Letter: Poetry and Statistics for Kea Whaanau attached here.  You can also access the slide for how to write acrostic poetry attached here and the statistical slide attached here. 

Please remember to share your pictures and work with me so that I can post them on our class webpage.  I look foward to seeing your amazing learning from home.  Stay Safe! Thinking of you all, Mrs Fraser.


Congratulations to these phenominal people who have recieved bronze award on Mathletics so far this week! Also another well deserved congratulations to Maddison Beeby for her effort on Mathletics...5hours and 51mins on this learning platform!! Well done Maddison, Keep it up!!

epic! books -readerpillar and badges-

WOW!!! What an amazing effort on epic! this week Room 12!!  What a fantastic surprise jumping on to check on usage this evening to see this!! (03/03/21).  I am absolutely gob-smacked, Great work.  If you havent yet visited epic! you should, there is a huge range of reading that is avaiable to you all!     


Below is a Padlet! This is where you can add the poems you write and share any other amazing work you are getting up to at home! You can even add photos! Click on the background, add your name, and share away! I can't wait to see!

Made with Padlet

-lamees' amazing learning-

Wow, Lamees!! You have been busy with your learning from home.  I see you are enjoying Prototec, such a neat digital platform to use, isn't it?  Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Lamees! Keep it up!

-Jacob's amazing learning-

Jacob has been busy with his learning from home during our Level 3 lockdown, documenting all of his thoughts, feeling, emotions and things they did.  Thanks for sharing with us, Jacob!

epic! books -readerpillar and quizzes-

Wowweee! Nice work Room 12, we have finished reading 81 Books, for a total reading time of 760 minutes.  I am so impressed with how so many of you have engaged with the reaading assignments that have been set on epic! books, what a neat platform it is, ahy?! Keep up the fantastic effort team!  

Congratulations to these amazing readers, who even completed the quiz at the end of the assigned reading tasks! 

Recommended activities -Digital Platforms-

Mathletics, Reading Eggpress and Epic! are all live with tasks, lessons and books assigned to everybody. 
Mathletics, Reading Eggspress, and Epic! Books.  Make sure you jump on and give them a go, as they are part of your recommended learning activities.   If you need any help with any  tasks or if you have any questions regarding any of the assignments please contact me on - s.fraser@pokeno.school.nz 

- Roll-a-picasso activity - 

Want to try something a little different?  Have a go at this Roll-a-Picasso art activity!  Here is one that I made in my Room 12 bubble.  Its simple but eye catching and vibrant!  All you have to do is roll the dice and whatever number you roll shows you the facial shape or feature to use in your picture.  All you need is a dice, a pencil and your imagination!  

Intrigued by this style of Art?  Want to learn more?  Well, Room 12 do I have the challenge for you?!  First person to email me with Who Picasso is, What this style of Artwork is called, Where Picasso was born, When Picasso first became famous, and a short summary of Picasso's achievements will get a 4 pack of Trumpet Icecreams for themselves and 3 friends!  Dont forget to email me your answers - s.fraser@pokeno.school.nz

GOOD MORNING ROOM 12  -Alert level 3-

Good Morning Room 12!  Welcome to Week 4, Term 1 - and Alert Level 3 Lockdown.  Remember to check your emails for school communication. This morning I have sent your Usernames and Passwords out for our online platforms; Mathletics, Reading Eggspress and Epic! so that you may access these from home. Some of you may be aware that I am teaching on-site, at school during this Alert Level 3,  I am available via email for any communication, questions, or  pictures of your learning and I will respond as soon as I possibly can. Stay Safe Whaanau and Take Care. 
Nga mihi nui - Mrs Fraser

Wahoo!! back to school!!

How many of you were like me this afternoon? Planted in front of the TV, waiting in suspense, silently perched on the edge of my couch, watching the clock slowly tick around to 4:30pm to hear the Prime Minister address the Country.  I imagine this would have been the scene in many homes in New Zealand this afternoon.  What FANTASTIC news, I am so pleased that we are moving to Alert Level 2 at 11:59pm (17/2) tonight, and that tomorrow we will all be able to come back to school!  Not sure what Alert Level 2 looks like for returning to school?  You can find this information here on our Pokeno School COVID19 Alert Level information sheet.  I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow and getting back into our Learning to Learn unit! Kia kaha Room 12 and see you all shortly. - Mrs Fraser.


-Naughts and crosses-

Wow, we had such a fun game under the roof today between Rm 12 and Rm 14. 
An awesome game of strategy, team work, speed and problem solving called  "Naughts and Crosses" with Miss W!  Adding extra chairs, blockers and mixing up the teams really ramped up the competiton! Think this is definitely going to be a favourite in Room 12! Great to see the teamwork and camaraderie already built.

-Room 12 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 post your photos on our class  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

learning from home   - zion -

Our very talented Zion has reached "expert" status with his origami folding skills.  Zion used the tutorial on our E-Letter to create the inside of this Lotus flower, and then created embellishments of his own by adding a surround of more petals to the outside. Gorgeous! Very clever Zion, and absolutely stunning.  If only paper origami had a beautiful scent to match its visual beauty, Im sure it would smell devine!

learning from homE     - lAMEES -

Lamees has had a busy few days learning from home, using the range of different platforms that we suggested in our E-Letter.  Ka pai to mahi e hoa! She has tested her Math skills on Prototect, and completed some Basic Maths Facts practice, she was even able to pin point some gaps in her own knowledge and set some goals for herself.  Not only has she enjoyed some Math,  she has also been on Pobble365 for a story starter (White Rabbit), AND she has enjoyed some stories on Storyline Online.  All of this hard work from the comfort of her own home.  Brilliant!

learning from home     - Liane -

Thanks for sharing your amazing work Liane, looks like you have got the origami mastered, and you have created some new pathways in your brain!  Great to see you enjoying some of the tasks that we have set and using some of the fantastic learning platforms that are available to you. Keep it up!

Learning from home      - ROHAAN - 

Thank you for sharing your fantastic learning from home with me Rohaan.  Great to see you enjoying some of the activities that have been set up for you this week.  Please keep sharing your learning with me Room 12, I love seeing your amazing learning from home and being able to share with your classmates.

- uh-oh! a Level 3 Announcement -

Good Morning Room 12, you will be aware by now that as of 11:59pm last night (14/2) 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.

kea teachers    - contact information - 

Room 8 - Mrs Julia Delany 
Room 9 - Mrs Karen Kanon 
Room 10 - Mr Tony Wisnewski 
Room 12 - Mrs Sarah Fraser 
Room 13 - Miss Kirstie Day 
Room 14 - Mrs Vicki McCarthy 
Whaanau Leader/Room 14 - Miss Michele Watson

you got it boss

well, lookie here...Room 12 goes to tech!

Room 12 and I had a fantastic first day attending Technology over at Maramarua School today.  Our Year 7's enjoyed some woodwork with Mr Hunt, starting to design, measure and cut their toolboxes, while our Year 8's started planning, cutting and sewing their Kiwiana Pillows with Mrs Gallagher.  It was great so see everyone so engaged in their projects. Ka Rawe Room 12. We are all looking forward to our next session at Maramarua, which I know you will nail!  (Woodwork...NAIL....Yea, bit of a Dad joke!!)

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