Sunday, November 11, 2018

Athletics at Lovelock Track

On Tuesday 6th November, Puriri and Kauri students went to Lovelock Track for Athletics. We all had an amazing day and it was great to see all students give everything a go.

Well done Claire, Alyzae, Marley R, and Phillip for making the Owairaka School Athletic team.

Monday, October 29, 2018

How to begin your story...

In Room 25 we are learning to write an introduction (orientation) for our narratives (stories).

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Keywords to describe this picture:
- scorching hot, dry
- stampede - deafening sounds, thumping, rumbling, ground shaking, galloping
- rough rhino skin, tough
- sun setting, early afternoon
- crinkly sand
- rising sand clouds
- sand storms

Your task Room 25:

Write a comment below with your introduction.

Remember an orientation (introduction) includes:
  1. Where (setting)
  2. When (time of day)
  3. Who (Characters)
  4. What (what the story is about)

In the early afternoon, the sun beats down on the desert sand like a tennis racket to a ball. A boy sits astride a rough skinned rhino, leading the charge. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Camp is just around the corner!!!

Room 25 are very excited about camp. 
Here is a sneak peak of what is to come:

Remember here are the things you will need for camp:


Friday, October 26, 2018

Can you write an introduction?

In Room 25 we are learning to write an introduction (orientation) for our narratives (stories).

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Keywords to describe this picture:
- moody, unusual
- dark and gloomy day
- misty
- deathly, haunted
- foggy - misty. As the mist rolled in...
- middle of the lost island
- faded, abandoned
- mysterious
- lamp town
- deserted but only one shadow appears. Silhouette

Your task Room 25:

Write a comment below with your introduction.

Remember an orientation (introduction) includes:

  1. Where it takes place (setting)
  2. When (time of day)
  3. Who (Characters)
  4. What (Telling your readers what it is about)
Once upon a gloomy summer's night, a silhouette of a shadow stood by the lamp house, waiting....

Monday, October 22, 2018

Roll a story

In Room 25 we have been learning how to write narratives and what to include in our narratives. Here is our story we created together.

Character: A handsome knight
Setting: A dark forest
Problem: He lost his memory

As the moon sits high in the sky, in a cursed dark forest, a handsome knight is on a quest to defeat his mortal enemy. As the brave knight rides his horse through the deep dark forest, he passes through an invisible barrier. Everything he knew changed...


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Special guest...Tigilau Ness

This term Room 25 and the rest of Kauri team have been learning about the 1970's and the dawn raids. We have been reading the Dawn Raid novel written by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith. 

Room 25 invited Tigilau Ness (the father of Che Fu...Yes Che Fu!), also a character in the novel, to come and share his story and experience of the 1970's and the dawn raids.

He did some songs with us too!

Tigilau is a member of the Polynesian Panthers. The Polynesian Panthers help out in the community. They stand up for what they believe in and help others to do the same.

Frankie and Digby Welcoming Tigilau
Tigilau sharing his story with us


What an amazing experience for Kauri team!

Thank you to Chris Graham (Mala's dad) for helping us to make this happen for everyone!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mud runners!

Well done to the Kauri students that braved the mud!

Room 25's focus

In Room 25, we have been finding ways we can be better learners. This is our focus so that we can be better learners as well as help other learners:

We have come to school to learn and to let others learn:

This is one way we can focus more on our own learning. We 'tune out' the distractions and 'tune in' to our learning.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fibonacci is all around us!

Today we learned about Fibonacci and his rule. We managed to workout his rule.
Can you work out the pattern too?
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55...

Fibonacci is all around us! Even in nature. Here are some examples:
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We got out and about today to look for our own examples. We found a few:
Elio found a clover
It has 3 leaves.
Devon is counting the number of petals.
Some more counting of petals. We counted 5 petals.

This week we are having a go at using the Fibonacci rule to design our own spiral. 

Check out our blog later this week for our spirals we have created!

Endangered Animal Assembly

Room 25 were in charge of the School Hui this week. 

They performed a traditional Maori waiata and dance and performed a story (we were inspired by Greenpeace)

Here is a snippet from our performance:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Maths, Maths, and more Maths

This week is Maths week. On Monday we learned about BODMAS. We learned about the order that we to solve problems that have more than one operation (x, ÷, + and -).

Once we learned about BODMAS we did a mathletics challenge. We worked in groups to solve tasks. To get answer checked we had to do a lap around the classroom (walking with purpose, not running!)

Kauri Netball

On Thursday, girls from Kauri team competed in the Eden/ Albert Netball competition. The girls played exceptionally well. They displayed excellent sportsmanship and really showed how much they have improved in their netball skills this year.

Well done Girls!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Cook Island Language Week

Kia Orana,

This week we have been learning about the Cook Islands. Jadarose's mum, Hamida, came in and taught us about the Cook Island Language and Customs. We also got to learn about how to dance, and learn some new words.


Meitaki Maata Hamida for taking the time to come and teach us something new.

Well done to Jadarose who also received our Merit Certificate this week. She proudly and confidently shared her Cook Island culture with Kauri class, teaching us how to dance. Meitaki maata Jadarose.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Film Festival

Kauri team were given an amazing opportunity to watch some Short Films. These films were from all corners of the world. 

Each film had a message for us. We really liked these films:

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tae Kwon Do

We had our first session of Tae Kwon Do this term. We learned some discipline and had to sit still and reply 'YES SIR' when told to do something. We also learned about how to punch and kick. We can only use these moves in the Dojang.

Here are some snaps of our new learning:


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Welcome back for Term 3

Hope you are all well rested and ready to hit the ground running.

Some things to remember:

     1. Holiday Reading Logs
     2. Healthy lunch and water bottles
     3. Chromebooks (fully charged and ready to go)

See you all bright and early tomorrow morning :-D

Arataki Trip

We have been a lot about invertebrates this term. We went to Arataki to investigate where invertebrates live and learn about why they are important to our environment.

Here are some snaps of our day:

We had such a great day out of school.
Thank you to the parents that were able to come and help us out.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Another Amazing Reader of Room 25

Well done to Elio! You achieved 100 nights reading!

I wonder who our next student from Room 25 will be to read 100 nights? 

Celebrating Matariki

In Room 25, we have been learning about Matariki.
Here is a few snaps of the last 2 weeks.

On Friday, we were in the whare kai (kitchen). We made Maori Fry Bread to share with our buddy class, Room 10. It is tradition that during Matariki, you share kai (food) with others. 

All we needed to make Fry Bread was self raising flour and water. Then we placed them gently into hot oil. Once they puffed up and were golden brown, they were ready!

It was absolutely delicious!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Amazing reader!

Congratulations to Jadarose. She is the first student in room 25 to achieve 100 nights of reading! Fantastic effort Jadarose. 

Keep up the great reading room 25 and you could also get your 100 nights reading certificate.

Remember to read for 15 minutes every night and fill in your reading log!

Eden/ Albert Cross Country Competition

Congratulations to Marley, Frankie, Phillip and Claire for your efforts today! 

You guys were amazing runners today!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Riding like the wind

This week we had Bigfoot Bikes come into our school to teach us about bike safety.
We had a lot of fun. We especially liked the game at the end.

We have done some amazing writing on how to be safe on a bike. Watch out for these, they will be finished soon!

Watch the video below. 
We are talking our selves through a bike check before getting on our bikes.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Running for miles...

This term we have been running regularly in preparation of Cross Country.
Everyone who participated gave it their all! 
Well done Kauri! 
Feeling the wind in his hair... Go Marley!
Checking both ways... Devon keeping safe.
Great work!
Stopping for an action shot...Keep going Jadarose!
The finish line...Yes we did it!
Phillip bringing it home!

Congratulations to Cleo, Marley, Frankie, Phillip and Claire.
Good luck for the Eden Albert competition!