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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finding our way around Ruapotaka

Orienteering was fun for everyone. Learning about the symbols on a map, how to use a map, how to read a map and following north, south, east and west were all apart of orienteering. We always looked forward to our lesson with Leon because we were able to find controls all around Ruapotaka school.


We were learning how to read a map.


Following directions and finding our way.


We found a control and found ourselves in the corner of the multi-purpose room.


Liza learning how to read a map and find her way.


Asking Leon questions.


Still following our maps.


Learning about what orienteering is before we head out into the field.

Friday, 1 September 2017

A Day At The Zoo

We have been learning about predators and preys. We were very fortunate to see the awesome animals at the zoo especially because we have learned a lot about whether they are hunted or the hunters.

All we had to do was observe how the animals acted. We noticed different things including their interaction with other animals. How they treated each other.


The lion den was a class favourite!


The otters were sleeping most of the time but we were able to catch a glimpse of them at one point.


Giraffe drinking water.


These baboons were also a favourite. This was more funny behavior displayed by the baboons.


The seal was awesome. In this beautiful blue home we were able to see the seal swim and eat food.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Playing sport with St Kents

Wow, we have been very fortunate to visit St Kents and do fun sport an team activities but also have them visit us at Ruapotaka and have more sport here!


Playing tag!


This was the human knot. Fakaola looks uncomfortable but she's just trying to get out of a team knot.


Here's another knot.


Watch out Solomone! Playing terminator tag.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Who's going to win it?


Weeks of training and building stamina has lead this group of hard workers to compete for the longest skipper. It was a very long skip off and to skip for that long only showed how much our winners had to practice. Awesome job to all students who participated.


First place: Limiteti
Second place: Fakaola
Third place: Meana
Well done!!!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Learning about the friendly island of Tonga

Malo lelei , we have just completed an awesome inquiry topic - Tonga! It has been very interesting investigating the unique Tongan culture. These are some of the traditional foods from the Kingdom of Tonga. A lot of us have tried it for the first time today and wow did we love it!


We had some visitors that have also studied this inquiry topic.


Kain looks like he's enjoying that lu sipi and talo.


It was definitely a new and different meal from what some of us normally have. I hope everyone enjoyed it!


Malia, Joanlisi and Mary-Ruth brought some beautiful colourful outfits to celebrate the occassion.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Farewell Dominic

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On Wednesday the 31st of May 2017 Dominic left our class and our school. It was very sad to see him leave. We loved him so much. He was the coolest friend ever, if someone was sad he would help to cheer them up. He was the brightest person I have ever met. He was cool, amazing, funny and he absolutely loved the Lord.

We will miss you soo much Dominic!
I wish you luck at your new school and have fun.
Enjoy your life the way you want and take care! We will miss you.. a lot!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Sour science experiment



This is our week 2 science experiment. Lemon floaties! Find out if a lemon floats in water... We created and experimented ourselves. It's exciting investigating and experimenting.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Kicking off term 2!

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We're back..

It's been an awesome start to the term. We're ready to learn! We're ready to create! We're even more ready to share! So look forward to an exciting term. With our inquiry topic being on Tonga we will have a lot of exciting new learning visible soon. We have science and arts to share! We also have our kiwi sport football starting week 2...





Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Edit and check!


We have been learning to become a strong writers and to edit and check our writing thoroughly. A lot of the time we miss mistakes and don't realize it. So here we have completed and checked the writing of a peer. This is helping us understand how we can help others improve their writing and also help us spot the mistakes we see in others writing and miss in our writing.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

My Learning Goals by Tyra

My learning goal from term 1. I really want to put more effort into achieving my learning goals. My general goal I have already achieved  which is to encourage my friends now I will carry on. I will try my hardest to do all my learning goals so I can be more confident. This year,I want to be better than before.

My learning goals for this term by Mary-Ruth

This year for my goal is to encourage people,  if they need help and to show love to people when they are stuck on their work. My goals for maths is to do more than one strategy if their is a hard equation. I even want to learn my 6 to 12 times tables. For writing I have to add punctuation and to add more information so that my audience are interested and they can understand my writing and lastly for reading my goal is to understand the main text in the book and to read everyday at home and also to focus while while reading.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Focusing on my goals by Malia

HI these are my learning goals. My favourite goal is my maths goal. I want to focus on my goals all this year.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Learning Goals!!! by Liza

                                                                  2017!!!
I want to improve on these learning goals so they can help me with my learning.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Term 1 2017 Learning Goals by Leaaepeni

On week two of school we had to write our personal goals to improve we could achieve them.First we had to write it in our general book or piece of paper if you don't have your stationary.We had to write down our goals in our book and then we copy it into our Chromebooks.
                           

Monday, 13 March 2017

My amazing goals for the term by Kain


These are my learning goals that i have been working on this term and will work on this year.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

My Awesome Learning Goals! by Tristan

Fakalofa lahi atu, these are my learning goal for term one 2017.I want to accomplish these goals before the end of the term.One more thing have fun at school!

Being wise is my thing by Joanlisi

 These are my goals I wrote four writing, reading, Maths and also General. My favourite goal is my general I love choosing my friends wisely and use my words wisely as well.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Goals Of 2017 Term 1 by Jessica

It is 2017 term one and I need some goals. I have five goals for school and one goal just for me! My goal just for me is for art! I want to do more shading and use more colours. Here are my goals for school!


Friday, 10 March 2017

My Term One Goals by Riiana

On week two of school, we had to work on our term one goals like every other year. We all had to write it in our general book or on a piece of paper if we didn't have our stationary. It took me a few tries for my writing and reading goals, but maths and general took one take! I overthink my goals a lot.

These are my goals that I want to complete before the end of the term.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

My leaning goals by Brazie

This year for my learning I'm going to try to be better than before and finish my work on time. I'm going to use punctuation in my writing and at home I will learn my times tables especially my 6 and 7 times. Also I will find keywords to help me understand the meaning of a story.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Saving the world with Duffy

WHAT AN ADVENTURE!


Duffy took us on a journey with Global Girl and it was full of fun, learning and EXPLOSIONS!


Duffy was very lucky to receive his very own cape. What an honor! Of course if you save the world like Global Girl you're going to need an awesome cape.


Remember the science experiment! Live experiments that showed us an explosion in seconds.


A lot of us were just learning abut how we affected the world we live in.


Including how we affect the beautiful moana that surrounds our lands.


Duffy definitely showed us how we affect our living world. We learned that courage with reading benefitted Global Girl and helped her on her mission to save the world.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Swimming in the cool water


We have kick started swimming and the weather has been awesome!


Practicing our swimming skills has been challenging but has also reminded us of how much we need to improve. This is going to be very useful when we swim in the holiday with our families.