Sunday, 18 December 2016

Ka kite ano!

Congratulations on an amazing year in Room 10. You have challenged yourselves and achieved success. Dream big as you continue to reach for the stars in 2017! Ka kite ano! Mrs Buchanan

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Katrina and Shakaia sing at prize-giving

Katrina and Shakaia performed this waiata as the first item at our annual prize-giving and culture festival held at Tamaki College on Thursday.

The kapa haka group, Tongan, Samoan and Cook Island cultural groups also performed for family and whānau to acknowledge and celebrate our successes this year.

Friday, 16 December 2016

Dream~Believe~Achieve - by Jessica

This film is about how we grow and achieve our life goals. From when we were little to how we are now. The people involved were Alexandra, Jozlo, Riiana, Tupouseini and my teacher Mrs Buchanan. Thank you all for working with me.

Music: 7 Years by Lukas Graham and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth (used under Ruapotaka School's One Music Licence).

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Prize-giving 2016 - a celebration of culture and achievements

What a wonderful celebration of our cultures, achievements and success at Ruapotaka's annual year-end prize-giving which was held at Tamaki College.

Congratulations to our Room 10 prize-winners:

  *  Duffy Award for Attitude of Excellence - Shakaia
  *  Years 4-6 Sporting Ability - Mary
  *  Academic Excellence Year 6 - Katrina
  *  Academic Excellence Year 5 - Riiana
  *  Most Improved Student Year 6 - Pupuke
  *  Most Improved Student Year 5 - Jessica

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Celebrating Success! - by Bella

Our inquiry related to celebrating success. We came up with the idea of successful role models. There were some challenges while we created our movie about role models but we got over them and had some fun at the same time.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Celebrating culture and success - by Leilani

Our group has celebrated three cultures in our film. We will show our dances in Samoa, Tongan and Maori. This video was made by our team work and facing challenges.

Friday, 9 December 2016

St Kent's Day - by Solomone

It was a Friday morning like every Friday morning but then it was St Kent's day! When St Kent's came we had to be split into groups and go with two St Kent's boy and girl. When we we got organized we went to some activities the St Kent's made. I went to soccer first! It was amazing. I really had fun and enjoyed it so much but my team lost but at least I got to participate in it. After that my team got split up. I got to stay playing soccer. It was fun. After that game the other team won! After soccer the bell rang for morning tea. When morning tea was finish my team went to the music room and we played some music. After that we moved to the library and played some board games get it board games. I played chess and I won 3 games. I beat Popi, Mary and Brazie. Then I vs a St Kent boy. He won and I said good game and we shook hands. After that we moved to Zumba. It was cool we learned new dance moves. After that the bell rang and it was lunch time. St Kent's People made us some Sizzle sausages! After lunch time it was Culture groups and some of the St Kent's people came and watched us practice.

And that's what we did for St Kent's day!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

What is Teamwork? - by Tyron

Teamwork is when you work with people and do something together and have fun. For an example: when you're cleaning up a room and people help and you all do it together that is called Teamwork. Teamwork is a good way of doing things faster and better. Team: Together Everyone Achieves More.

Thursday December 1st 2016

When we were making the cake we first had to take the cake and put it on a type of plate and Pupuke had to get some icing and spread it across the sides. It looked delicious already. Then Julianne and I had to put some kitkat around the edges and then it stuck to it sort of. The next thing we did was tip some M&Ms on the top of the cake and whala there you go a m&m cake with kitkat on the sides.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Working as a team - by Solomone

I loved the movie because Julianne, Tyron, Pupuke, Katrina and I made a cake! Mrs Buchanan was recording us. When we started we put the cake on the table and Pupuke put the icing on the sides to stick the Kit Kat on. After that we stuck the Kit Kat on and Katrina and I put the M&Ms on top. Then Julianne,Tyron and Pupuke helped us. When we were done we finished recording.  I felt great because we got to make a cake! When it was lunch time, Julianne cut the cake and we got 1 piece of cake and 1 Kit Kat each.

We worked well together to make our movie. I used Panzoid to make the introduction about teamwork. Katrina used button base to make the beat for the background.

And That's What We Did For Our Movie! It was fun!

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?