Monthly Archives: June 2018

A winter video poem from Russley School 5 year olds




Annette Ward and the wonderful kids of Room 17 wrote this poem. 

We are Room 17 at Russley School. Here is our poem about our first winter at school. We are a year 0-1 class, we are all five years old and have only started school this year. 


I love the way you have gathered wintry words and made them sound so good! PG

Poetry Box audio spot: Janice Marriot reads ‘Hoiho’ and ‘Turkey Gobble’











Janice Marriott is a multi- award-winning writer of novels, memoir, short stories and children’s books, songs, radio stories, documentaries and plays, and TV scripts.She has won the NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, Aim Senior Fiction Award, Aim Book of the Year, the Esther Glen Medal for Fiction, and been awarded, in 2018,  the Margaret Mahy medal for lifetime achievements in the field of children’s literature.  

She has published poems in the NZ Treasury of Children’s Poems, School Journals, and the NZ Poetry Anthology.  Her poetry blog, active for 7 years, is here 

Janice now helps other people write their stories and poetry here.  Her assessment, tutoring and mentoring business shows how writing can soothe us, challenge us, and give us satisfaction and friendship.