Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Postcards: Term 4, Week 9

Congratulations to our fabulous Postcard winners from the last Friday of our school year. Absolute superstars!

Amie for consistently being a Rimu superstar learner!

Rory for consistently being a Rimu superstar learner!

Rain for consistently being a Rimu superstar learner!


PRIDE Awards:Term 4, Week 9

Here are our last two P.R.I.D.E. awards of the term (apart from the Ultimate PRIDE awards at Prizegiving). Daniel also received one for his fantastic efforts in Year 6 cycling activities but he was away.

Mya: for helpfulness.

Caitlin: for enjoyment!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Postcards; Term 4, Week 8

Congratulations to our Postcard tamariki from Week 8. What a fantastic bunch of learners!

Maia for making links and capitalising on her learning opportunities.

Oscar J for using his noticing and capitalising learning muscles effectively.

Skyla for strengthening her planning and revising learning muscles.

Postcards: Term 4, Week 7

Congratulations to our superstar P.R.I.D.E. award winners from Week 7!

Aston: For capitalising on his learning opportunities.

Khushi: For empathy and listening.

Charlie: For empathy and listening.

PRIDE Awards: Term 4, Week 7

Congratulations to our awesome PRIDE award winners from week 7. One didn't come for their photo but that is okay. Counting down to the end of the year...

Anika: Personal best and determination.

Reuben: Determination and perseverance.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Postcards: Term 4, Week 6

Kia kaha our fabulous Postcard boys from Week 6. They have all strengthened their learning muscles and we are very proud of them!

Amos has been capitalising on his learning opportunities.

Mac has been building his making links learning muscle.

Rory has been digging in and showing great perseverance.

He tino pai tō mahi, Rimu whanau!

Postcards: Term 4 Week 5

Another overdue update on our awesome award winners. Here are our amazing Postcard winners from Term 4, Week 5.

Nehemiah has been stretching his perseverance learning muscle to get the job done.

Lauryn has been capitalising on all her learning opportunities in Rimu.

Liske continues to be outstanding role model of capitalising, as well as empathy and listening.

Kia kaha, Rimu tamariki!

PRIDE Awards: Term 4, Week 5

Time for some overdue updates on our awesome award winners. Here are our PRIDE award winners from week five! They just happen to be all superstar Year 6 boys ;)

Rory, personal best and responsibility.

Cameron, personal best and responsibility.

Amos, personal best and responsibility.
Kia kaha, e tama!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Our Great Kiwi Morning Tea!

Great Kiwi Morning Tea from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Our Great Kiwi Morning Tea was amazing!  We raised $820 for our kiwi, our National Icon. A huge thank you to Mrs Carr, our amazing organiser; Dom, our inspiration; Rimu Whanau, our genius bakers; and Parkvale School, our amazing supporters. You all made it happen!

Today we received an email (including a thank you video) from Kiwis for Kiwi.

I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone at Parkvale School for your amazing efforts and raising $820 with the Great Kiwi Morning Tea. That's just brilliant! 

I did a little video to say thank you if you'd like to show it to your students. Please find attached.

Your receipt and certificate are in the post.

Thank you again for your fantastic support.

Best regards,


Sarah Nutbrown
Fundraising Manager

The best thing about the video is that Sarah Nutbrown shared that our $820 will protect eight kiwis for a year. Wow!

Our New Blogger of the Week!

Congratulations to our latest superstar Blogger of the Week, Lauryn! She has been so inspiring to others with her thoughtful, kind comments. Look at some of her supportive comments below. 

Tu meke, Lauryn!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Postcards:Term 4, Week 4

Congratulations to our Week 4 Postcard winners! All three have worked really hard and stretched their learning muscles to achieve this recognition. A special mention to our wonderfully proud Eva, as it was her very first postcard!

Mya: for stretching her capitalising and perseverance learning muscles.

Oscar: for stretching his managing distractions and absorption learning muscles.

Eva: for stretching her managing distractions and capitalising learning muscles.

He tino pai, tamariki ma!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Great Kiwi Morning Tea Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the Great Kiwi Morning Tea. Rimu will have a cake stall. Baking will cost from 50c to $2 (depending on the item). All the money is going towards helping save the kiwi: “to help protect kiwi and the places they live. Because we can’t imagine New Zealand without kiwi.”

Here's a preview of our wonderful goodies for tomorrows bake sale. So many choices and I think there's more to come. Thank you to our great Rimu Whanau for their efforts, everything looks delicious.

Please buy me. I'm cute!
Our national icon.
The baking is rolling in!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Photography Competition

Tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 5:30pm is the Nga Rakau Nui Cultural Evening. It will contain these performances:

  • Year 4 kapa haka
  • Pasifika
  • Choir
  • Year 5 and 6 kapa haka
  • Instrument players
  • Soloist singers
  • Poets

There has also been a photography competition across the Nui and the winning photos from each hub will be displayed. Here are the six winning photos from Rimu Hub. They were chosen by independent photography judge, Mr Lowe.



Mya Wallace




Postcards: Term 4, Week 3

It was a boys' week for Postcards last week. Not by plan, but because these three boys all had a superstar week. Kia kaha, e tama!

Naman (Nick) for capitalising on his opportunities to get absorbed in his learning.

Julius for really stretching his noticing learning muscle.

Zane for capitalising on his opportunities for learning, through stretching his perseverance learning muscle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

PRIDE Awards: Term 4, Week 3

Here are our two awesome P,R.I.D.E. award winners form last week. The other winner was away on Friday and will have to wait till the next school assembly. Read below to see what these two superstar students were recognised for.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Postcards: Term 4, Week 2

Congratulations to three more fantastic Postcard winners! Here are their proud smiles :)

Mitchell has been stretching his capitalising learning muscle to make the most of his learning opportunities.

Bella has been stretching her collaboration learning muscle to learn effectively with others.

Victoria has been stretching her capitalising learning muscle to make the most of her opportunities.

Tu meke, Rimu postcard winners!