Thursday, 8 November 2018

Edgewater Satellite Class Blog Has Moved

Hello Friends and Visitors

Our classroom and our blog has moved. We have moved into a new building and have combined the Edgewter 1, Edgewater 2 and Edgewater 3 classes.

Now we have a new blog. You can check out the latest news at or simply enter "Sommerville Edgewater" into most internet search engines to find our new blog. We will leave our old blog open so people can access the learning links, resources and fun memories. We do not post or reply to comments on this old Edgewater 3 Blog. If you want to talk to us come and visit us at ....

Thursday, 1 February 2018


Building Our Future 

The Edgewater Way

Based on the relief carving technique, students will create a cardboard self-portrait. This is a great technique to learn to build from 2D to 3D and also learn about facial features.

Greetings Earthlings

As part of our "Vocational Skills" programme the Edgewater students are learning how to greet their classmates.

Each morning we ... face, name and shake

We face the person.
We greet the person by name.
We shake their hand in a friendly way.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Edgewater 2018

Lookout kids ... Teachers are getting ready for

TERM 1, 2018

Students Start School on
Thursday 1st February 2018

Friday, 15 December 2017

Term 4 School Newsletter


Dear Families & Friends of Sommerville,                            14th December 2017
On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I thank you for your continued support of our programmes.

This term we have welcomed the following new students and their families to our school community:
Aerl Agnes, James Darvell, Delano Egan-Rossi, Andre Gera, Toby  Jaques,  Joel Norrington, Toby O’Brien, Michelle Prochownik, Hannah Simpson, Jette Cyrus Telosa, Hoia Te Aro-Manu Wipani, Cruz Zuriel.

This year we farewell 8 students who’ve turned 21 years of age:- Zaina Al Mesfer, Edwin Chan,
Solomone Fonohema, Lawrence Liu, William Sili, Emma Sykes, Daniel Wong, Timothy Wong.
We extend our best wishes for their future to their families and ask that they keep in touch with us
and let us know how they are going along.

IEP MEETINGS:Thank you to the parents/caregivers for participating in our latest IEP meetings with teachers and therapists.

STAFF: We farewell the following staff and wish them well in future endeavours.
Teachers: Rose Anne Hughson, Allison Mackie. Teacher Aides: Sherwen Mohan - Tam Prim 2,
Theo Faithful - R1 base, Dorota Broda - R1 base, Nirosha Fernando - R7 base,
Stacey Howes - Tam prim 2, Monica Widjaja - R3 base.

PROPERTY:  Staff and students in Te Hapori at Highland Park have settled in well and are enjoying their
new building with so many facilities nearby.   

Our new unit at Edgewater College is up and running with students eagerly utilising their space.

TAXIS:  If there are any changes of information, eg start date or address, please email John immediately on:                                                        

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:     Note: We break-up on Friday 15th December 2017 at 1.30 p.m. for the Term Four holidays, returning on Thursday 1st February 2018 for the start of Term One, 2018.

NOTE: School will be closed on Tuesday 6th February 2018 as it is the Waitangi Day holiday.  
School re-opens on Wednesday 7th February 2018.    

Our term dates this year are as below:-     
Term 1, 2018: Thursday 1st February – Friday 13th April 2018
Waitangi Day Holiday:  Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Easter: Good Friday 30th March – Tuesday 3rd April 2018/Return to school Wed. 4th April 2018
Term 2, 2018: Monday 30th April – Friday 6th July 2018
Term 3, 2018: Monday 23rd July – Friday 28th September 2018
Term 4, 2018: Monday 15th October – To be advised
Labour Day Holiday: Monday 22nd October 2018
*Edgewater College Satellites end of year closing date is to be confirmed

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES:  Email:  /  Lifekidz Ph 533-6360 Deearna

Available now - all Colour pages – showcasing all our students and their activities throughout the year – a great Christmas present for friends and family.  We offer our 2017 Yearbook at this price because of generous sponsorship from Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd. Order now $15 each. _____________________________________________________________________________________

                                     SOMMERVILLE SPECIAL SCHOOL YEARBOOK 2017

NAME: ………………………………………………………….……….....………………………………………….

     ROOM: ……………………………….……… NUMBER OF YEARBOOKS: …………………….…………..…

Amount enclosed: $…………………………………… OR Direct credit to: ASB 12:3089:0122445:00

Direct Credit with the reference: ‘yearbook’ and your ‘name’.   Please return form with your order.

HOLIDAY DENTAL CARE: Pt England Dental Clinic Ph 570-4309 remains open until Friday 22/12/17 at 3.00pm. Then reopens from Wednesday 3/01/2018. They are open from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. each day.

TUESDAY 6th February 2018

Where:  Centre Park, 141 Robertson Road, Mangere
When:   Tuesday, 6th February 2018
Time:    11.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

Term 4 has been a great term for sport. A fantastic time was had taking part in the Adaptive Cricket Day at Parnell Cricket Club.

Sommerville had a strong showing at the Pakuranga Triathlon.
Also seen in the last picture are students from Anchorage Park practicing their Boccia Skills with the ever watchful eye of Coach Martin from the Riverside Sports Club.


Wishing you a very happy and safe six weeks summer holidays.
Diane Hankins     

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Trump 2017

For our Trump work in 2017 the brilliant Edgewater 3 has worked together to learn how to plan and organise our own learning activities. We practiced working together on team activities and sometimes we independently managed our own learning.

To achieve a pass in Trump this year the Edgewater 3 students planned trips to the swimming pools, managed their personal fitness programme and competed in a range of team building activities.

Students also planned a menu and enjoyed making healthy shared meals. We mastered the juice extractor machine and learnt how to juice fresh fruit and vegetables to make a nutritious cold drink.

We used our Chromebook computers to learn, create and share our work. Using Google Slides software we made slideshows to publish our stories with interesting fonts, photos and artwork.

We have also created personal blogs, learnt to search for information online and had fun using Gchat to chat online safely with our Sommerville friends.

Trump 2017 has helped us learn how to plan and organise ourselves. This work has helped us to become more independent learners. It’s been a fun year's work.