Move It!

Congratulations to everyone in Rūma Waru who took part in the latest round of Move It! I was so impressed by your positive attitude towards starting the day with a little bit of physical activity. I loved seeing everyone’s smiling faces as they walked up the hill or around the course at school. Unfortunately the scavenger hunt was cancelled due to the weather. But luckily, … Continue reading Move It!

Move It and Shake Out

Welcome back for Term 4. It was awesome hearing everyone’s holiday stories throughout the week. It sounds like everyone had a great break. All the children came back recharged and ready to get straight back into their learning. We have moved classrooms this term while we wait and watch our class be renovated. When finished it will be a super play based friendly learning environment. … Continue reading Move It and Shake Out

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Whakamihi to our super stars who performed their first play today to not only Rūma Waru, but also Rūma Whitu. Your hard work (three days of practice) payed off. You read your parts with beautiful expression and had well rehearsed stage movements. Ka pai! Kudos to Mia for stepping in last minute to replace an absent child – thanks Mia! For the remainder of the … Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Escaped from the Zoo

This year NZ schools were introduced to the newly developed digital technologies curriculum document. This is an expansion and change of the original technology curriculum. “The goal of this change is to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to become digitally capable individuals. The change provides a greater focus on students building their skills so they can become innovative creators of digital solutions, moving … Continue reading Escaped from the Zoo


On the last day of Term 2, we celebrated a fantastic term and Matariki by having a hangi. For most children in Rūma Waru, this was their first hangi and it was quite exciting. They loved heading up the hill to look at the pit, hearing about how a hangi is made and most of all eating their hangi for lunch. I was impressed how … Continue reading Hangi