Wednesday, February 24, 2021


The children are super lucky to have their reading programme supported by senior students in the school. This week saw them meet their buddy for the first time and then they had the chance to sit with them and read. It is all about supporting the children and giving them yet another opportunity to read to someone else. The more reading the children do the chances of their reading improving goes up.  Children loved the opportunity and found some really cool places to read. 



Thursday, February 18, 2021

 Wow, We were very lucky to get through just 3 days of lockdown. It was great to hear that the children continued their reading when they were at home. ]

The children love finding the high frequency words in the books, writing them down, and spelling them out loud. It's such a great way to help them with the new words.  They are doing amazing alphabetic work as they find letters from their name, say the name and sound of that letter. Some of them are still writing them down to help them as well.

Keep up the great work of reading with your children and talking about the books they read. They love it when they earn a sticker on their chart.



Thursday, February 11, 2021

 YEAH:  Our reading groups are up and running. The children are now coming to see us in room 5 every day.  They love looking at and learning the alphabet, saying the letter sounds, and names. Reading the new books and finding the words in the book.  

It is so great to see them come to reading with a big smile on their face.  Thankyou for supporting them everyday and reading with them

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Welcome to year 2021

Welcome to 2021. Let me introduce myself. I am Mrs Helen Tipelu. I have been involved with the school  for over 20 years. You will have seen me around in lots of different classes. I have taught all year levels. Please say hello to me when you see me.

A big warm welcome to all our new families. Looking forward to the year ahead and what awesome adventures and activities,  fun and learning awaits us all. Lets have a great year everyone.

You will find me mostly in room 5 at the start of the year as I support our lovely children with reading.




Tuesday, July 3, 2018

End of term Play Based learning

WOW.  kids had a great day and loved playing and leannig all day. They started the day doing activites in their own classroom before joining with rooms 1 and 2 in the pool.


After morning tea, all the children went and  showed off the locomation skills they had learnt throughout the term. They jumped, hopped, ran, skipped, kangaroo jumped, frog jumped, and moved  in a variety of other ways.

The P.E and sports gear came out and the children were allowed to explore and experiment with all of the equiptment. They loved creating new games and having fun with their friends and using the it is different ways.

The  last part of the block there was free choice activities. A group of girls made a pretend fire and were toasting marshmellow,  some choose to  look for treasure in the sand pit. There were zombies on the play ground, and others drawing rainbow ice creams with chalk. Lots of imagination  was used in the all the activities they were making up. Along with having a load of fun.

Then finally it was game time, duck duck goose or dancing.  Wow  what a day , no wonder the kids the children were super tired by lunch time.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Completed Art

The children completed their art during the week, adding the rainbow. It was a new technique for them and myself, but the results from 5 years old in making a beautiful rainbow are pretty awesome.
Check out some of the children working on the final part of the project. They had to gently scrap the paint across the paper with a peice of cardboard making it blend and spread out as it went. Hard for some kids who thought they needed to press hard.