Sunday, 2 December 2018

The end is near, let's keep it up!!! Remember to always have Manaakitanga, Manaawanuitanga and Kaitiakitanga!!!

It's the end of week 7, not long to go now learners. To my learners, the last few weeks are like a 800 metre race. Don't stop running and pace yourself until you cross the finish line (The final bell on the last day of term).

Here are just two of the students from Ruma 18 that are doing that!

Friday, 9 November 2018

Athletics certificates awarded today.

Room 18 has a lot to celebrate today as these AMAZING athletes proudly representing our class and receiving a certificate for their efforts during our Kauri/Puriri Athletics Competition on Tuesday.

Hibo came 2nd place in the Year 6 Girls 800 metre race. 
Nuradiin came 1st place in the Year 5 boys 800 metre race.

Sefita came 1st in the Year 5 Shot out, 2nd place in the 100 metre, 1st place in the Discus and 2nd place in the Long Jump.
Apii came 1st place in the Year 6 boys Discus. 
Chloe came in 2nd in the 400 metre race for the Year 6 girls.

Finally, Congratulations to Fatima for coming in 2nd place for the Year 6 girls High Jump and 3rd place in the Discus.

Thursday, 8 November 2018

On your marks, get set................

On Tuesday, Kauri and Puriri students participated in the Owairaka School Athletics Competition. Our warm up was a very enjoyable stroll to Lovelock Track. Then once at the venue, boys and girls were separated into year groups. The girls were first on the track events and boys on the field events. Then half way through our day, the boys had their turn on the track and the girls on the field events.It was really hard to take photos, as all of the teachers were super busy running the events. It was a GREAT day and despite being very tired...................................... we all managed to walk back to school.

A very big THANK YOU to Mrs Mudgway for organising this event for us and to our whanau who helped us on the day. 
Everything is always better with whanau involved!!!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Congratulations to.......

Congratulations to Sammy for receiving a Manaakitanga Merit Award on Friday. He constantly demonstrates great respect for his peers as he is always willing to help. Sammy is refining his ability to be a Tuakana in all areas of learning, ensuring that he is 'showing' a teina how to do something rather than 'doing' it for them.

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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