Our Classes

Welcome to Waiouru School!

Here at Waiouru School we believe that a sense of identity is very important for our students to settle in and become a successful part of our learning community.  So not only are we proud to be WAIOURU we are also proud of our classrooms.  We like to name our classrooms at the start of the year to reflect our students’ ever evolving classroom identity.  I am pleased to introduce our classes of 2019

Guardians Of The Toy Box(Reception) with Carie King & Jackie Kaio,

GOTTBWe are the Guardian’s of the Toy Box! We are year 0-1 children at the beginning of our school journey. We chose our name because our room is like a toy box- full of lots of fun things for us to play, learn and explore with. Our class is really special because it is always changing! We get new friends joining us often, so it’s lucky that we’re really friendly and caring. 
We care for the environment, care about people and living creatures and care about learning. Come in and meet us some time!

Nga Rapeti (Year One to Three) with Stacey Buchanan,

stacey'sKia Ora and welcome to Ngā Rāpeti. We are an enthusiastic class of 17 Year 1-3 learners. We use learning through play as a way to explore the world around us. Our class are thinkers who are great at engineering and building. We take risks which help us to be amazing learners. We are a kind, caring class who look after each other. 

Nga Kairangahau(Year Three and Four) with Cath Donaldson,

cath rmWe are the Year 3 and 4 class and are keen investigators, that’s where we get our name Nga Kairangahau. Our teacher is Mrs Donaldson. As a class we really love exploring nature and our classroom tends to be full of bugs both alive and dead! We also love to create and are really keen on LEGO, Mobilo, cardboard and glue,  and the sandpit. We can be a bit noisy but if you visit us you will likely see us busy making creations, reading or writing about what sparks our interest or sharing our ideas through drama or art. We are a friendly bunch of kids and have welcomed heaps of new students into our class this year.

Huripuri(Year Five to Eight) with Cecilia Huber,

snrrmWelcome to Huripari! We are a class of 23 year 5-8 students at Waiouru School. Our teacher is Miss Cecilia. We decided to name ourselves ‘Huripari’ or ‘Hurricanes’ because we are like a force of nature we cannot be stopped. This was the name that we thought represented our class the best. We are an energetic lot that enjoy playing sports as well as doing our learning inside. This term we have enjoyed working in groups and have completed many projects together. As well as working in our separate classes we also sometimes work with the other senior class on things like movie and novel studies.

Inferno’s(Year Five to Eight) With Sarah Porter

Welcome to Inferno! We are a class of 25 year 5-8 students at Waiouru School. Our teacher is Miss Porter. We decided to name ourselves ‘Inferno’ as we are a force of fire and knowledge and can’t be put out easily. We create a spark everywhere we go. Our class learn through ‘child-led learning’ or ‘project based learning’. This is where we choose topics that interest us and learn new literacy, science and social studies school through them. Already this year we have created our own worlds and made a mini-golf course! We also sometimes work with the other senior class on things like movie and novel studies. We love to share our ideas and passions with each other and create a fun learning environment for everyone in our class.

The ORRsome Office Crew – Kerry and her grandchildren

We are an ORRsome lot who know how to make an excellent cup of tea, coffee and at times a mess! We have all the best stickers, and only one of us likes to have nana naps. Come visit us anytime because we work really, really hard and need coffee breaks often.

12 comments on “Our Classes

  1. That is so cool, i love my old class and my old classmates they are so cool and all the teachers there, have a good time to all staff and children

  2. Wow i miss Waiouru i wish i could see you all again but highschools been so busy lately it was good seeing you guys at winter tornament on friday good to catch up with some of you

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