Tōtara – Yrs 6-8


Di Cameron & Anna Lopas

Kahikatea & Tōtara (Yr 6-8) – The Year 6,7,8 collaborative class of ‘Rimu’



We are right into rehearsals for “Little Rivers Got Talent”, and talent is certainly abundant in our class!

Groups are working on script-writing, the technical aspects of running a show, costumes and the acts themselves.

In Digital Technology “We have been using a website called Scratch to help us build our understanding and skills of coding, while making fun projects and games for the whole class to enjoy.”  Chloe L.

“Scratch is an online learning website that teaches you how to code. You can make games and other things like stories and tutorials. You can add cool effects and record yourself. You should go and try it!!” Indiah R and Nevaeh.

Matariki Day

Thank you, to all the parent help and whanau for our Matariki Day celebrations on the final day of last term. The students had a fantastic day enjoying the activities, kai and waiata.

Artwork inspired by American artist Kimmy Cantrell.

Totara class have been working on fractal triangles.

Each triangle is a fraction of the other triangles.

Totara_Kahikatea Yr6-8 Stationery List 2020


The RE:ACTIVATE project has focused on aspiring artists from year 1-8 and year 9-13. Two designs from each will be produced by SCAPE to feature in the six week exhibition from October through November.

This year pupils of Little River School submitted their designs for sculptural art along the theme of Tūrangawaewae. This theme closely aligned with our annual concept of Identity and one that our pupils worked with their teachers and Josie Whelan to develop into unique designs for public artworks.

It is with great pride that we can officially celebrate Alex as one of the artists to have their design constructed and featured in the central city of Christchurch.

Alex has kept this exciting news secret for a month. If you know her well, you would have seen a grin and bounce in her step since she learned her design had one!

Alex’s design is made up of coloured transparent windows, each piece representing people of different shapes, sizes, colours, religions, and beliefs.

The sculpture is intended to show how everyone comes together as one, to strengthen and support each other.

Alex thinks that our Tūrangawaewae is being together.



Totara are making Diaramas to depict an aspect of France.

Parisienne café life, by Kei and Zara.

Tour de France, by Louisa, Alex, Harry J and Gordon.

Paris night Skyline, by Belle, Chloe L and Malcom.

A typical street in Paris, by Chloe M, Wendy, Hamuera and Nate.

Rueben, Lizzie and Alex presented a fabulous dish made from our veggie garden.

Today Totora students were making Gingerbread Men.

“The Hare & the Tortoise was the inspiration for a delicious day!”

By Keiana.

Link to: Totara Stationery List 2019