Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Maths Whizz.

In our class room we have been doing maths whizz. We all took a test to see where we were at. We go on tutor mode and practise our maths. Here is what I am learning what to do.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Aussie Rules

For past few weeks we have been having Aussie rules sessions with Micheal, and a few others. We have learnt a lot of new things especially how to drop punt the ball.Check it out.

Mrs Richards Stay With Us.

For the past 5 weeks we have enjoyed having a wonderful student teacher with us. Her name was Mrs Richards. She created a reward system for the people who kept their eye on the ball. The person who received the most ticks got a small prize pack. At the end of her stay the person with the most ticks for each week got to make Yum Cha Dumplings. I really enjoyed having her. It really helped me learn better. We will miss you Mrs Richards hopefully you come and visit us again.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Black Out Day

Today our entire school had the option to wear black to school. Its to support the All Blacks first game against Tonga tonight. We all look like we are ready for the game . Even the teachers dressed up creative.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pt England Rugby Sevens Champions.

Last week the year 8 Rugby Sevens team went down to Tauranga to compete in the NZ AIMS games. They played against lots of school. They left on Sunday morning in two vans heading to Tauranga.They stayed in a marae for the week.

It was their 1st game against Cambridge Intermediate on Tuesday morning. Ms Tito had received a text message from Ms Va’afusuaga saying that the boys won their first game. They had won their second game, third game and so on. It was the semi finals and they had won. Thursday was the big day they played their grand finals. We were waiting for the final results.

The results had come. 'THE BOYS HAD WON!'. We celebrated for them it was a really proud moment for us, our boys were the New Zealand Champions. The coach for the New Zealand rugby sevens team 'Gordon Titeons’ watched some of their games. There was a rumour going around saying that our team was Gordon Titeons team. It was a real honour to have him watch their games.

At the end, our champions came to school and showed us their trophy and medals. We were very proud of them

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tuakana Teina Reading

Every Thursdays afternoons Room 22 (Yr 7 & 8 Class) and Room 7 (Year 2 class) come together in the library for Tuakana Teina Reading. Tuakana means Big brother/sister and Teina means little brother/sister. We were put into pairs with the juniors. There are a number of reasons why we do this.  The main reason is to work with the younger kids so they become whanau (family) and the second reason is so we (us seniors and juniors) get better at reading.  We have turns at reading to each other and it's alot of fun.  You should try it, maybe you have a junior class or senior class that you would like to start a Tuakana/Teina Reading programme.  It's for 1/2 an hour each week and we love it!

Reporter & Producer: Etta Manase

Friday, September 2, 2011

Why is learning about people in the global community important?

I think it is important because we need to have good relationships with different countries and people. I think it will be great if we could learn how to speak other countries languages. It’s also important to learn about people in our global community so that we know whats wrong and whats good like for instance if we were in a Samoan church and we started to text or to start eating in the church that wouldn't be the right thing to do .