Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Hello Everyone

Welcome to Term three.  I hope you have all had a restful holiday as we have a busy term planned.

Swimming is on every Thursday from12.30 till 1 pm this term.  We do not have transport organised so we are walking to and from the pool.  Could you please send your child to school with a warm beanie and jacket for those cold days when returning with wet hair.

Cross Country is on next Wednesday and we are doing some practice runs for fitness.  Please send your child to school in their sports uniform for the next few days so they have comfortable clothes to run in and good sneakers as well.

Dress up as Your Favourite Book Character Day this Friday.  Please bring sneakers and something comfortable to run in on this day as well.

This will be the last time I write on the blog as we are changing to use 'Skool Loop'.  From next week I will be communicating through the Skool Loop app.

If you need to catch up with me my number is 0275618000 or email deblerew@stgerards.school.nz

Kind regards

Deb Lerew

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Last Week of Term

Hello all.  Welcome to Week 10.

We still need cars to transport us to and from the ice skating rink tomorrow and Thursday.  Let me know if you can help. 

We are having a finishing up week this week, finishing off our art work, working on our mini research projects on pests and native animals, and working out what we need for our Friday Fun day.

It's been a full on, amazing term.  It has been wonderful to get to know your lovely children and I look forward to next term.


Deb Lerew

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Today we walked to and from the skating rink and it was very cold and took a long time.  We have decided to try to get some parents to help to shuttle us next week.

If you are able to help out could you please contact me on deblerew@stgerards.school.nz  or
0275618000.  We need to be at the rink by 9.40 and will be ready to return to school at 10.50.  
The bus costs $76 for a round trip to the rink from school which is unaffordable. 

Thank you for your support.

Deb Lerew

Daisy Thursday Morning taken by Amelia
Hi Everyone

The board has approved Daisy coming in and being part of our programme in our class.  Does anyone in Rm 5 have allergies to dogs?  I hope not! Or do you have anything against Daisy being in the class?  She is a placid Jack Russell who has spent every day at Clyde School with my Year 1&2 class last year and there were no problems.  We take her out for toilet breaks at fitness, morning tea and lunch and clean up after her.  She is sweet and kind and helps people when they are sad.  She also loves being read to.

Some parents are dropping their kids straight to the ice skating rink at 9.40 as we start walking at 9.10 so they will not be missing anything beforehand.  We are walking to and from the rink on Tuesday and Thursday 9.45 to put on skates finishing skating at 10.40.  All welcome to help tie up skates!!!

Have a great week.

Deb Lerew

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Week 9

Poetry recitals times: 

  • Thursday after lunch for theYear 5's with Rm 5 and 6. 
  • Wednesday after morning tea for the Year 6's.
  • These will be marked following the criteria shared last week.  Winners will share on Thursday 4th July at 1.30.
School Ski Camp info
A letter will be sent out this week asking permission for your child to come on camp as well as gathering info on parents who are interested to come, the extra skills and strengths on offer, and a rough guide on prices.

Ice Skating
Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks from10-10.40.  Feel free to meet us there to help with putting on skates etc.

School Mass
Week 10 Wednesday 3 July at 9 am run by Rm 5 and 6.  All welcome.

Predator Free NZ
We have tracking tunnels set up around the school to gather information about what pests or animals are in our area.  Ask your child about how these work.  We are hoping to work on some mini projects on both introduced pests and native animals.  If your child can bring a device this and next week it would be very helpful for our research.

Have a great week,

Deb Lerew

Monday, 17 June 2019

Hi Rm 5 Team

Upcoming events:

School Ski Camp
We are now taking the Year 6 kids first,  Monday 9th, Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th September and the Year 5's are going Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th September.  We have had a lot of interest from parents.  I am happy to bring as many parents as we can fit but this will mean you will pay for your own skiing and we may be able to cover your accomodation and food.  There will still be parents that may miss out so I apologise for this in advance. 

Poetry Eisteddfod this term:
Using poetry, recite/perform a chosen poem making meaning clear by using
appropriate speech and delivery.  It will be marked as follows:
Introduction /10
Preparation /10
Diction /10
Audience suitability /10
Presentation /10
Total /50
Year 5 will be presenting their poems to Rm 5 and 6 on Monday 24th June so get practising.  Year 6 will present theirs to Room 5 

Iceskating is the next two weeks.  It is on Tuesday and Thursday from 10-10.40.  Rm 5 will be walking to the rink and home by bus.  Your child will need:
  • Gloves (these protect fingers from blades as well as for warmth)
  • waterproof pants and jacket
  • Helmet
  • warm long socks
Play is the Way -  is starting this week school wide and will be part straight after lunch three times a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  

Thanks and have a great week.

Deb Lerew

Monday, 10 June 2019


The date of Room 5 Ski Camp is Week 8, September 9 - 13.  The Year 5 students will be skiing Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the Year 6's are skiing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I need to get parent numbers sorted asap so we can police vet any parents that haven't previously.  The police checks last for three years.

Email me on deblerew@stgerards.school.nz or text me 0275618000 if you are keen to come on camp.  Spaces are limited so get to me as soon as you can.


Deb L