Monday, October 16, 2017


For the past few weeks of Term 3 Room 9 have been busy creating their masks for the Masked Parade.  The takahe are so looking forward to the event, due to be held on Friday, 27th October.  Keep the date free!  A notice will be sent home this week and details will be in the school newsletter.  We want as many children as possible join us on Friday afternoon for the event.   Rehearsals start in earnest this week!

We're back and into Term 4

Welcome back to everyone after the holidays.  And, Room 9 warmly welcomes our new student Salwa and her family.  Our Mihi Whakatau was held today for all our new students and was extra special as we formally welcomed Cherry and Salwa to Nelson Central School.

Room 9 had another visitor today - Patrice brought in her Pomeranian Griffon puppy, Wolfie.  He was very cute!

Finally, remember hats are compulsory this term.  They must be wide brimmed so they best protect the children from the dangers of the sun.  If you need to get one, hats can be bought from the office.

Busy end to Term 3

Wow, what a whirlwind term!  We finished with a Fun Day Friday, reaping the benefits of our very own garden.  The rhubarb muffins were delicious - thanks to the expert, and enthusiastic, bakers.

It was a day to celebrate at our whole school assembly, held at the Masonic Lodge Hall.  Well done Zephyr for your certificate, successfully completing Reading Recovery.

It was a sad day as well.  We wish Anne all the very best in her new role at Nelson College for Girls.  We will miss you very much in Room 9, and think NCG are very lucky to have you.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Baby chicks visit Room 9

Room 9 had some very cute visitors this morning.  Scarlet allowed her three newborn chicks to come along and meet us all.  They are only 3 weeks old!

They are called Noodles, Tulip and Binky and Binky is the boss.  She is a barred rock hen and the other two chicks are Hyline hens.  They are really good layers and Scarlet will get about 20 eggs from each of them every month. 

We hope to have them back to visit at the end of the year when they are almost fully grown to see what they look like.  Thank you Laura and Scarlet for sharing your special feathery friends.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tamariki Toa rehearsal

This afternoon Tamariki Toa were rehearsing and needed an audience so Pohutukawa and Kowhai Syndicates as well as a few Kahikatea classes were treated to some wonderful Kapa Haka.

Tamariki Toa are a group from Te Pouahi who are off to the National Kapa Haka competition early next term and are practising around the clock to be ready to represent Nelson Central School.  We think they already look slick and amazing - ka pai tamariki!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Room 9 sports - Hot Shots Tennis was a blast!

Over the last few weeks Room 9 students have been receiving the expert tuition of Nick from Nelson Hot Shots Tennis.  The children's skills on controlling the ball and racquet have come along.  Check out the photos below!

On Saturday 23rd September there will be an Open Day just for Nelson Central School students at the Nelson Tennis Club in Rutherford Park Complex.  A notice came home on Monday.  This is free to just NCS students and is on between 10am and 11am.  Go along and give it a try!

Te Reo Māori Language Week Wero

Last week the school were given a selection of challenges to attempt to celebrate and learn te reo Māori.  Room 9 embraced the 'wero' (challenge) and here are some of our efforts!

Room 9 saying the longest place name EVER! Longest Place Name ever by Room 9 from Kathryn Robertson on Vimeo.

We also had a challenge to make up a kanikani (dance) to a really great waiata.

The Rock Stars from Kathryn Robertson on Vimeo.

We also designed posters to go around the school to promote looking after our environment.  Keep an eye in the foyer for the top three entries from our Syndicate - we think we'll be there!

We hope you enjoyed watching our challenges as much as we enjoyed doing them.