Sunshine from Auroa, New Zealand – Part One ;)


Today was a grey day in Greystones.

Then the postman came

and brought with him

some sunshine from New Zealand.


Our old friend Mr. Webb

with whose class from Hamilton, Wellington, New Zealand

we did a lot of co-operative learning in 2013

has relocated to Auroa School, Taranaki, New Zealand.


Mr. Webb has a new class blog

Mr. Webb’s Class: Room One, Auroa School, Taranaki, New Zealand.

It’s official ‘opening’ was Monday 3rd February 2014,

so it is brand new.


To mark this occasion, Mr. Webb

sent packages to a number of schools

all over the world.


So ours arrived today

and brightened our day.


So to Room One, Auroa School

and their teacher Mr. Webb,

we would like to say

6 thoughts on “Sunshine from Auroa, New Zealand – Part One ;)

  1. Dear Merrybeau

    I absolutely love the old grey building in the top photograph. We don’t have any buildings like that.

    All our buildings are new and painted white or cream.

    Miss Tyler-Smith from Cape Town, South Africa

  2. Dear Miss Tyler-Smith,

    Thank you for your comment. The building is over a hundred years old and was a convent.

    We enjoyed a visit to your blog today. We loved the time pieces. It was a very visual post.

    With every good wish,
    Merry Beau

  3. We are glad that our package arrived and gave you some cheer on a rainy day. The school mascot is the Pukeko which we sent you some pictures of, might it be possible to get a couple of shots of this around your school somewhere?

    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Auroa, Taranaki, New Zealand

  4. Kia Ora.

    Thank you for taking the time to post about our school in New Zealand. It is fantastic to see and learn about your school and class.

    Nga Mihi Nui
    Mr Chittenden
    Principal @ Auroa School

  5. Thank you Mr Chittenden, it is fascinating for us to learn about Auroa School and New Zealand. The students are learning about the time differences and seasonal differences in a very practical way. It is interesting for them to see the similarities and differences between your school and ours, and between New Zealand and Ireland. The teachers too are learning a lot. It enriches my own knowledge of your country which I can then pass on to my students,
    With every good wish

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