Thursday, 18 October 2018

Welcome back to Term 4- Let's learn how to play Cricket!

This term, we are very fortunate to have a coach from Auckland Cricket for 4 sessions.
Session 1 was super fun. We learnt how to hold a bat and played non-stop cricket. No pictures tho, because I (Miss Mills) was busy operating the bowling machine. Guess what I want for Christmas!!!

Session 2- we learnt how to throw and bowl. To do both properly is very challenging.  We practised our technique when having a competition. Each team scored a point every time they hit the wicket.

I look forward to our last 2 sessions next week.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Maori legends expressed in the form of dance

On Tuesday, Room 18 was very fortunate to have a dance session with Megan. Through our dance we were telling the story of Papatuanuku and Ranginui. How at first they were bonded together, and how their tamariki wanted to seperate them.

Here is a video of our dance and how we interpreted the story through movement.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Dawn Raid by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith


During Term 3, Room 18 and the whole Kauri Team have been reading a novel called Dawn Raid. If you haven't read it, then we highly recommend that you do. From this novel, we have learnt so much about the history of New Zealand and the Dawn Raids that occurred in the 1970's.

As a way to celebrate our learning, we were very fortunate to have a special assembly. Our guest speaker was Tigilau Ness who was a character in the book and a member of the Polynesian Panthers.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Ka mau te wehi! Celebrating awesomeness!

During our whole school assembly today, several students from Ruma tekau ma waru received certificates and one student won a prize.

Both Fatima and Rekshan received certificates for their effort in the Kauri Team Speech Finals. Rekshan also received our class merit award for being a great tuakana during our filmmaking process.


Herbie was able to choose a prize today because he was chosen from the Kauri Team Values vouchers. Super proud to have Kaitiaki like Herbie in my class.

Then there is the Rugby boys. Great role-models both on and off the sports field.

I would like to share this whakatauki, because I believe that success stems from a belief that you can achieve something. These young learners are proof of this and they should be very proud of their achievements.

'Mauira te pono' - Believe in yourself.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Another GREAT week in Ruma Tekau ma waru.

Luke was Room 18's Merit Certificate recipient this week. He lead a fabulous learning discussion on Thursday, speaking confidently and with great Manaakitanga.

Rekshan entered into the Fathers Day writing competition and it was his entry that was selected. 
Congratulations to Rekshan and his Dad!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Watch out world Miss Mills has 25 body guards!!!

This weeks Taekwondo session including punching and blocking as well as celebrating being a LOSER. That's right, I said it "We are LOSERS and proud of it". Our instructor shared with us his personal experiences of winning and losing when competing in Taekwondo competitions. We totally took on board his message that, while we will win sometimes, most times we will lose and that's ok.

One thing I know for sure is that when it comes to giving everything 100%, Room 18 students and Miss Mills are WINNERS!