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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

😄Skipping Demonstration😄😌

 Ruapotaka School had the skip off competition and the demonstration. I felt very nervous and excited at the same time. Parents and families came to watch. The juniors had their skip off first. Reality came 1st place, Otolose came 2nd place and Jacob came 3rd place. After the skip off the juniors went back to the junior block. When it was finally our turn to perform I felt scared that I was gonna mess up but I told myself that I shouldn't worry. As I did the double dutch I failed two times but managed to do it on the third attempt. I was very proud of our group and class. I am relieved and happy that it has finished.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tapa Drawings

On Friday afternoons Room 12 group 1 and 2 did art. For art we drew tapa cloths on paper based on our learning about "The Pacific Study". We used colors and pencils to draw Tongan or Samoan patterns and many island pattern. The patterns I drew was a flower and a traditional Tongan pattern. I used a black pencil to darken the outline and used a pencil to shade the inside of the flower.

😲Skipping Is Coming Up 😮


Next week Wednesday Ruapotaka School will start skipping. There will be competitions on who skips the longest. In room 12 we all split in groups to figure out what were going to do with the ropes. My group and I decided to use long ropes and do double dutch. My groups are Teremoana, Meafou, Vika and Vaimoana. We all have things to do. Some of the other groups have tricks to display. I feel nervous and excited at the same times. Hopefully it all goes well.😳Parents can come to watch..👍

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Syndicate Assembly

Yesterday the senior block had a syndicate assembly. 

The class hosting it was Room 10. 

At the assembly we had songs, certificates and quizzes. 

Tyron and Tupouseini got certificates for reading to a higher level. 

The quiz was about Samoa and Tongan questions and Room 12 answered the most questions so they received a certificate.

 It was fun.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Samoan Singing

Image result for le pua samoaToday at 2:00 the senior block started Samoan singing today. Mrs Folu was teaching us Samoan music. She taught us different songs and the songs we sang were le pua and siva mai. The songs had beats and music to them. The song I liked was siva mai. We also learnt the vows in Samoan language.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Daily Fitness Routine

Everyday, Each morning rooms 9/10/11 and 12  run around the school block for about 10 minutes. It helps us stay fit and healthy, each lap is tiring. The sounds of puffing and huffing is surrounded by me. The Jogging warms us off when it is a cold morning. 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Convert energy:Science experiment

Last week Friday Room 12 started doing science. The science we worked on was converting energy. We flicked elastic bands to find out the energy. The energy's were kinetic, stored and potential. 





Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

Milk produced by Fonterra farmers is being consumed everyday by people everywhere.
Nutritious  Milk available to all primary school kids national wide . School books, writing pads, wall cladding, and roof tiles are just some of the things that can be made from recycled Fonterra Milk for Schools packs. Students and schools are happy to know that every single milk pack is recycled into new and useful products to be used by someone else around the world
 we celebrate the 16th annual World Milk Day on 1 June 2016.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Inter schools (Soccer)

Yesterday Wednesday the year 7 and 8's and the year 5 and 6 went to the Pt England Reserve to play other schools , we were playing soccer. I was excited and nervous at the same time.We played 5 games and made it to the semi finals. We played Tamaki Primary, Sylvia park, Glen Taylor,St Patrick  and lastly Stonefields. We sadly lost against Tamaki Primary and won all 4 games.  We also drew againest Stonefields. Overall we came 1st place. Our team were very proud of our selves.
Scores 
Glen Taylor     won 1-0
Tamaki            lost   0-1
Sylvia               won  1-0
St pats             won 7-0
Panmure         won 4-0
Stonefield        D     0-0

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Dallas Fisher: 'Hamilton's very experienced at running large events'

 Hamilton is set to host the Rugby Sevens tournament for the next two years, after the event off long-standing host city Wellington. Dallas Fisher is the managing director of 37 South Events in Hamilton.  He spoke to Duncan Garner about how the event will be different to the Wellington Sevens. The Sevens, which have been held in Wellington for 18 years, have lacked individually and audience for the past four.Next year's event will be held on February 3-4. Hamilton Mayor Andrew King welcomes the news 37 South has brought the event to the city through working with World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby and Hamilton City Council. 


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's distress over damage to babies' graves

Related imageFlowers, wooden crosses and other decorations had been broken and strewn around the children's area of the gardens. Mother Brookie Himiona emailed Auckland Council about the damage on Tuesday afternoon after her daily visit to her daughter's grave.  "I went back early [Wednesday morning] and it was still damaged." Brookie said. Flowers and decorations and the most of the other graves in the children's section were a mess. "We do take full responsibility and will work with all our teams to ensure this does not happen again." Auckland Council says. 


    Monday, 8 May 2017

    Joseph Parker outpoints Razvan Cojanu to retain WBO world title

    Joseph Parker throws a full-blooded right hand.
    Parker out-pointed big Romanian Razvan Cojanu in south Auckland in a frustrating first defence of his WBO world heavyweight title. The judges scored it 119-108, 117-110, 117-110 in a fight where Parker couldn't find the knockout blow. Parker out-boxed the big Romanian to win his first defence of the belt                                                          in Manukau on Saturday night. The Romanian           heavyweight didn't take kindly to questions about Parker v Anthony Joshua.


    Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Do Not Feed Birds Bread!!!



    The cost of backyard bird feeding. New Zealanders' passion for feeding the birds costs not only an awful lot of bread, it is not good for our native birds. University of Auckland ecologist Josie Galbraith's PhD research has found that we are feeding the equivalent of five million loaves a year to birds. Her work is one of the first studies in the world to look at the science of bird feeding and the findings have been published in international science journals. People’s kindness could also be killing the birds.  As for feeding our native species, stick to sugar water she says.

    Monday, 10 April 2017

    Air-born: Flight crew helps deliver baby on board

    A pregnant passenger suddenly went into labor at 42,000ft – but fortunately, the cabin crew were all incredible.The crew members all pulled together to help deliver the baby, A little girl who was later named Kadiju. Nafi Diaby gave birth to the girl on a Turkish Airlines flight from Conakry in Guinea to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Crew on the flight all worked together to help bring Kadiju into the world and once the flight had landed in the West African country the new mum and baby were taken to hospital to be kept under observation. Turkish Airlines later confirmed that the mum and baby were both doing well.

    Kadiju was born prematurely at just 28 weeks, according to The Independent.Mother and daughter are reportedly doing well after the mid-air arrival.

      Thursday, 6 April 2017

      Flood in Orakei cemetery (Submerged)

      More than 150 graves in a cemetery on Tamaki Drive have been submerged. 
      A large flood pool surrounds the Okahu Bay Papakainga Urupa, with only the tallest headstones showing above the flood.  Sharon Hawke, of Ngati Whatua Orakei, said shocked family members had turned up at the urupa all morning. Ms Hawke said they would find out why the pump system had not worked well. 



      Friday, 31 March 2017

      Robert Rakete

      Yesterday afternoon we had some famous visitors visiting our school. They were Robert Rakete and Henry. They both introduced themselves then shared some interesting stories about their childhood. Robert shared about himself as a Tv presenter, Wiggles actor and being on the radio. They both encouraged us to read.

      Wednesday, 29 March 2017

      Giant gold coin worth millions stolen from Berlin museum

      A Canadian gold coin named big maple coin was stolen from a German, Berlin museum. The coin, taken on Monday night, is made out of pure gold, weighs about 100 kilos and has a face value of around C$1 million (NZ$1.06). The coin was stolen last night, it's gone," museum spokesman Markus Farr said.Police said it was probably stolen by a group of thieves who entered the museum undetected through a window. They then managed to enter the building and went to the coin exhibition.
      "The coin was secured with bullet-proof glass inside the building. 
      Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the ...

      Wednesday, 15 March 2017

      Shots fired during Mangere dairy robbery

      The men allegedly robbed the Idlewild Superette in Mangere before fleeing from police.
      Several shots were fired during a dairy robbery in Auckland's Mangere dairy. Two men allegedly stole the store's till after firing a firearm at around 2pm on Monday after driving off . The car was later spotted in Manuwera, but a police chase had to be abandoned after the offenders shot at one of the police cars.Three men, aged 21, 26 and 29, were arrested after being tracked down with a police helicopter.The victims were shaken but are being supported by police. The officer who was shot at is also being supported. Police are continuing to investigate the incident that had happend. 


      Wednesday, 8 March 2017

      Food Technology



      At Tamaki College the year 8s from Ruapotaka school are working with Mrs Tuipolotu the cooking teacher. Last week we made mini quiche but failed to make it. The missing ingredient was pastry.Today we will be making mini quiche again with pastry. Hopefully its goes right. We have to follow instructions on the board and make sure the measurements are right. Some of us had allergies to ham and eggs which made their mini quiche soggy and wet. 

      Friday, 3 March 2017

      Everyday theatre



       Today two students came in today to share a families story by acting and to encouraging us to call for help when we feel Hurt, Sad, Angry and confused.Caitlin and her partner then started acting as a family. We learned alot and also had some fun to. We got to act as Dave, Mariah and Tee. They were an incomplete family. We also acted out photos of them. At the end of the play we got  free games master card and a special badge for us to put on our uniform. Then we asked them personal questions. Rm 11/12 had alot of fun today. 

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      Thursday, 23 February 2017

      Room 11s syndicate assembly

      On Monday Room 11 hosted the syndicate assembly for our assembly we had song competitions. We picked all sorts of students from each class to sing their song. Most of them picked How far ill go by Moana. They all had beautiful voices. The judges Dakbai and Teremoana thought Room 12 was the best.







      Tabloids


       Last week Wednesday Ruapotaka school started tabloids. Parents came with tents and chairs to sit down and enjoy tabloids. We were lucky because we got houses. I was in the kakariki house. My group did all sorts of sports. The groups were whero, kakariki, kikorangi and kowhai. They were all the maori colors and words.


      Friday, 17 February 2017

      Richie McCaw flying against the fire

      Richie McCaw has been providing ground crew support for the helicopters fighting the fires, and flying around those ...
      Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says seeing the devastation caused by the Christchurch Port Hills fire has been a reality check.
      "Jeepers, when you see flames burning so close to the city it's scary stuff," he told The AM Show.
      McCaw has been flying missions since the fires broke out on Monday. McCaw, who began working at Christchurch Helicopters after he retired from the All Blacks in 2015, says it's a rewarding job.
      "I'm hugely passionate about flying. I think the big thing that I've enjoyed especially around the earthquakes, and now this, is you're actually flying to help people."
      He says the death of helicopter pilot Steve Askin, who crashed while fighting the fires on Tuesday, was a huge shock which most people still haven't had time to process

      Thursday, 16 February 2017

      UPDATE: Dive squad called into Lake Rotoiti search

      SEARCH: Police divers are back in the water today. PHOTO/STEPHEN PARKER

      The Police National Dive Squad is on its way to Lake Rotoiti to help look for a person who was seen to "go under" on Lake Rotoiti yesterday.

      Police have confirmed this morning they are still looking for a 48 year old man but said they were unable to release specifics to the media.
      A police media spokeswoman said this morning a witness had seen someone "go under" at about 3.45pm on Lake Rotoiti yesterday.
      The Rotorua Daily Post went to Lake Rotoiti yesterday and saw the Coastguard and other boats in the area between Curtis Rd and Lake Okataina Rd."We have had three more divers join us from Wellington today, making the total six."
      The family of the missing man was later on happy to hear he was found 
      Coastguard search on Lake Rotoiti this afternoon. Photo/Ben Fraser