Celebrating Grandparents

Team 10 celebrated a lovely morning with their grandparents. They travelled from Australia and Dargaville to share their precious time with the children. The skills workshops that they shared was rather enlightening. Among the many bakers, we had embroidery, knitting, sewing, carpentry and artists. Playing gutter board was also one of the many skills that was shared with the children.

The children and grandparents enjoyed a morning of socialising, learning new skills and most importantly sharing their learning. We concluded the day with  morning tea.

A lovely experience and fun that was had by all!


Haere mai tamariki mo me to whanau to room 6.

I hope you all had a restful break and have been enjoying time with the whanau in this wonderful weather that have finally come upon us. Better late than never.  I have been lucky this holiday to travel overseas with my family and to miss the nasty weather that clouded  Auckland over the holidays.  I will tell you about my holiday in more detail when I see you.

We will be starting with an activity that introduces you and your family to your classmates.  Please ask your parents to send me a photo of your family via my email bvosper@birkdalenorthschool.sc.nz. In addition, if you have photo snaps of your holiday that you will like to share, please send them too. We would also use your holiday photo snaps as our first writing activity which will be fun and creative.

Looking forward to seeing you all again and very excited to have you in my class. I have many exciting things planned and  I can’t wait to share them with you.

Kia Ora

Mrs Vosper

Exciting progress for Six Year Olds

The Reading Recovery students at Birkdale North School have daily lessons to support their progress in reading and writing. This special program is tailored to student’s individual needs and designed for accelerated progress in literacy.

Rhymez has recently developed real enthusiasm for writing her own ideas. After ten weeks on the Reading Recovery program at Birkdale North School she is excited to be reading at Level 14. Each day she proudly creates a new story.

Kiriwai has taken ownership with her reading and checks carefully that the words match what is on the page. She has some favourite books which she loves to read – Brown Mouse’s Party and Brown Mouse Plays a Trick.

Sire is enjoying reading about Little Chimp. He has written some interesting sentences about monsters. “My green monsters are having fun.” “My red monster can fly.”

Sorayah has learned to read smoothly and to change her voice for direct speech. She is learning to write so many new words, which helps her to record her ideas quickly.