Monday, 24 November 2014

Certificates for Week 6

Congratulations to Mac for receiving the Principal's Award for Week 6. He has been working diligently on his writing and produced a great poem using personification.

Well done to Chaytah, Dorian, Joe, Hayley and Savannah. They received the PRIDE Certificates for Week 6. They have also been working diligently on their writing. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Personification Poems

This week we have had a great time doing our writing. We have been focusing on personification. We looked at a poem about a landscape. We then tried creating our own poems using different images. 

Here are the images that we used to help us create our own Personification Poems.

Please click on our individual blogs to view our Personification Poems: Kaydee, Luke, Jordan, Chaytah, Mamaeroa, Cayden, Milly, Zoe, Hayley, Joe, Isla, Cameron, Karolin, Angus, Savannah, Mac, Keegan, Manix, Dorian, Ria, Joshua, and TeKapua.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Opunake Primary School and the MOA Cluster made the paper


Rascals inspire students' winning movie

The Naughties earns Supreme Award



Opunake Primary School children Jayden Churchill, left, with Louie Harman, Jade Ackerman, Hamish Wilson, Ivy Wall, and Charlie Weston’s short film, The Naughties, saw them named Supreme Winner at a digital awards evening.
A group of young Coastal Taranaki filmmakers was crowned cream of the crop at an inaugural digital media awards evening.
Opunake Primary School students Jayden Churchill, Louie Harman, Jade Ackerman, Hamish Wilson, Ivy Wall and Charlie Weston made a four-minute silent film, The Naughties, for the Moa Awards, which landed them the Supreme Winner award at the event.
The awards, made up of schools Matapu, Opunake, and Auroa (MOA), celebrate the use of digital media to enhance students' learning.
More than 500 guests attended the evening held at the Sandfords Event Centre last week. Visitors were ferried to the venue in classic cars.
The Naughties followed a group of pranksters up to mischief like placing fart cushions on their teacher's chair and a balloon under her car's tyres.
Opunake student Charlie, 11, said the group was inspired to make a film about mischievous children after she watched the movie, The Little Rascals.
Inspired by both the movie and the silent film era, the children decided they would do their own film along the same vein.
An appreciation for comedies, like Despicable Me and Toy Story 3, were also the reason behind the film.
Classmate Hamish, 13, said making the movie had its moments of frustration, especially when it came to trying to organise a group of six actors to be in sync with each other.
"There are people going different directions, that makes it difficult," Hamish said.
Learning they were nominated for an award was quite exciting but it was just splendid to be named Supreme Winner, the group told the Taranaki Daily News yesterday.
"We thought 'wow, wow'. There were so many movies [entries] out there which were really good."
There are already plans of making another comedy because it was all about "making people laugh and putting a smile on their face".
The Naughties can been seen at the website

- Taranaki Daily News

Monday, 17 November 2014

Week 5 Certificates

Congratulations to Joe who received the Principal's Award for Week 5. He has been persevering and working diligently while we have been completing testing in our class. Keep working hard Joe.

Congratulations to Kupa, Ethan, Luke, Rylan and Karolin who received PRIDE Certificates for Week 5. They have been working diligently in class.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

MOA Awards 2014

Yesterday we celebrated our MOA Awards. Unfortunately students from Room 15 did not come home with any awards but the school did receive many awards including the SUPREME Award. Please view the video showing photos from the awesome evening. Thank you to Mrs Potroz and Mr Lodge for the photos.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Certificates for Week 4

Mr LeProu was relieving in Room 15 during Week 4. He awarded Kaydee with the Principal's Award for her great focus on her work and also the support that she gave him.

 Mamaeroa, Milly, Ria, Isla and Savannah received PRIDE Certificates for the great support that they gave Mr LeProu while he was relieving in Room 15.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Twilight Gala

Don't forget about our Twilight Gala that is happening this Friday between 6-8pm.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

MOA Awards Trailer

Here is the trailer for the MOA Awards which are happening this Tuesday 11th November. I hope you have your tickets! You can buy these from the Office (there are not many left).

Friday, 7 November 2014


OPS Kapahaka group performed their set to the rest of the class today. Unfortunately there was a big of a breeze coming through the speaker for the camera. They did a great job.
Thanks to Mr Lodge for creating this video and letting us share it on our Blog.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Homework Awards

Congratulations to Karome, Joe, Savannah, Kaydee, Hayley, Mac, Cayden and Luke who received certificates and prizes for their effort in their homework. These students have brought in their homework every week in Term 3. Who will be able to bring in their homework every week this term?

Monday, 3 November 2014

Skills4Life - Week 3

Here is a video of the skills we worked on during Week 3 of our Skills4Life session. We have two more sessions working with Kelvin and Kate from Sports Taranaki. Week 4 will see Miss Ogle leading the session with Kate and Kelvin supporting our learning.

Certificates for Week 3

Congratulations to Dorian who received the Principal's Award for Week 3. He has been persevering with his maths and this is producing some great results. Keep persevering Dorian.

For the last few weeks we have been working on showing respect to the people in our class and our classroom. Chaytah, Cameron, Joshua, Savannah and Karolin have all been showing respect. Congratulations of receiving PRIDE Certificates for Week 3.