Friday, 2 December 2016

The right attitude pays off!


Congratulations to Katrina and Saluselo who were chosen this week to become school prefects. Ka mau te wehi! They have shown responsibility and leadership throughout the year and thoroughly deserve this recognition.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Where will your Summer Learning Journey take you?





























It's nearly time for the Summer Learning Journey to begin! Rachel Williams came back to Ruapotaka today to explain how to register for this holiday blogging programme over the summer - and to tell us all about some of the exciting prizes up for grabs for those who blog the most over the holidays.

Anu from Glen Innes library was also on hand to let us know that Te Oro, Panmure and Glen Innes libraries are supporting this programme with free internet access during the holidays.

It's time to register, choose your destination and then begin your summer learning journey on Saturday 17th December! Where will your journey take you?

Friday, 25 November 2016

On The Road Again! - by Robati

Running is not allowed on the road.

On the road we always walk

Also when you're walking if someone hold their hand so they won’t run off.

Don’t just walk if you not patient for cars.


Parents always have to be your supervisor if you are with them.

And if you are not with a parent, make sure you look to your left and right.

To keep safe you have to: stop, look and listen.

Road Patrol is quite hard when you get nervous near the road

Or if you're used to the road you can do it easy

Look always - don’t stare at nothing - keep turning your head left to right.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Run Jump Throw - by Tyron

Image result for run jump throw logo

On the first day we went to jump run throw we were being guided by a coach named Declan. Declan told us all of his three simple steps one: never talk when Declan or Mrs Buchanan is talking, two when Declan blows his whistle freeze and 3 have fun.

Day 1 with Declan

With Declan we first did a game called happy cone sad cone and what we had to do was if the cone was knocked over it is a sad cone and if it was standing up it is standing it is a happy cone. There were two teams one team had to knock the cone over and the other team was making them stand up. The team that was Knocking the cones down won the first round  but it wasn't over there were still two more rounds but the game changed a bit the team that was knocking the cones over had to knock the cones down with there heads and the team who was picking the cones up right had to do it with their feet and the knocking down team won! again. Then after that we played a tag game and what you have to do is run after a partner and if Declan blows his whistle you have to freeze and the person that was chasing their partner had to try reach out and tag their partner and if they did the person that was chasing had to be running away. Coach Declan was telling us about running and how we start running and when you run your hands go cheek to cheek. Then the next activity we did was a relay you had to jump over cones that were in a line and run back. And now the last activity of the day we all played a shark game there were two sharks and the rest of the class were pirates there were hoops that the pirates had to stay in so the sharks won’t get them and the pirates can only stay in the hoop for less than five seconds.

Friday, 18 November 2016

An earthquake occurs - by Riiana

After the earthquake that hit Hanmer Springs and was felt in the south and north islands. The first and most horrific earthquake was a 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. A lot of people were confused because of how long the earthquake went on but the first one was followed by two mini ones.

Kaikoura and Wellington were the main places affected. A lot of tragic accidents have happened like two people have died in Kaikoura and Mt Lyford and Kaikoura has been flooded because a tsunami. A small amount of people a being flown out by a helicopter. Kaikouras drinking water has been cut off as well so they’re running low but luckily shipments are coming in to give them supplies to survive.

The tsunami that hit Kaikoura was caused by the 7.5 earthquake that hit on Monday 14 November. Here are a few tips if there is a tsunami coming.

  1. If you know there is a tsunami coming, don’t wait for sirens or anything like that.
  2. If you’re near the shore, plan an escape route.
  3. Never stay to watch a tsunami come in.
  4. Know the signs of a tsunami like the the shore being empty.
  5. Go straight to higher ground or inland, away from all the water.


I hope those four tips helped. Stay safe and be aware.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The colour of spring?






































After seeing such beautiful cherry blossoms on our visit to Auckland Botanic Gardens earlier in Term 4, we created our own cherry blossom trees to celebrate these spring colours in Room 10.

Monday, 14 November 2016

How did Leilani and Pupuke introduce our movie?



Leilani and Pupuke did an awesome job of introducing our class movie to the audience at Hoyts Sylvia Park last Wednesday at the Manaiakalani Film Festival. Here you can listen to an audio of their introduction.

Gotta Read 'Em All!