Thursday, 29 October 2015

We've received another nomination...

We've received another nomination...
Miss Ogle got told yesterday that our class blog is one of the finalists in the Blog section of the MOA Awards.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Taranaki Hockey

This week we have been lucky to have a specialist Hockey coach come in and teach us some hockey skills. We had our first session yesterday and we will be continuing to have more sessions throughout the week. Here are some photos from our first hockey session yesterday. Thank you to Jo from Taranaki Hockey.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Certificates for Week Two

Congratulations to Sofia who received the Principal's Award for Week 2. She has been persevering with her work even when it can be challenging. Keep persevering Sofia.
Well done to Tamzyn, Dante, Tristan, Shakshi and Mazzlin. They have been demonstrating PRIDE and were awarded the PRIDE certificates for the week.

Friday, 23 October 2015

MOA Awards 2015

Here are two videos to prepare us for our upcoming MOA Awards. Please watch and enjoy. 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Calf & Lamb Day 2015

Our artwork was up and ready for judging.
Congratulations to Jessica who received Reserve Supreme Champion.
Miss Ogle ran the Balloon Darts for the Mini Gala in the afternoon. Because of the wet weather all of our gala events were set up inside our classrooms.
Aila and Levi received Highly Commended Awards for their indoor exhibits. 

Here is a collection of photos that Mr Lodge put together of photos taken on the day. Thanks to Arnita and Brydee for their great photography skills.


After our ShakeOut practice last Thursday we were all prepared for the real thing today. 

Well done to all teachers, students and parents who used their Shake Out knowledge and dropped, covered and held until the earthquake was over.

We were able to look on GeoNet to see that the earthquake was only 15km north of Opunake.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Skills with Sports Taranaki

Today we had our second session of skills with Kelvin and Erin from Sports Taranaki. Here is a collection of photos and videos from our session today.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The nominations are in...

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for the MOA Awards. Room Totara have been very lucky to have eight nominations over seven different categories. 
Our class nominations are:  
Nominated for Best Music Video - Intermediate
Room 15 - Fun, Fun, Fun 
(Whole Class)

Nominated for Best Te Ao Maori - Junior
Christian, Levi, Alex - He aha te tae?

Nominated for Best Graphic Design - Junior
Madison - Said Poster
Tyrone, Alex - Ice and Fire

Nominated for Best Animation - Junior
Dante, Reece, Caitlin - Mana Means PRIDE

Nominated for Best Te Ao Maori - Intermediate
Jessica, Sienna-Nicole - He Aha Te Tae?

Nominated for Best Book Trailer - Intermediate
Levi, Luke - Best Mates

Nominated for Best Teacher ICT
Miss Ogle - Teaching with ICT: Reading Portal

Students will have letters sent home which invite them to the MOA Awards event.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Week 1 Certificates

All students have worked really well this week and it has been a challenge to choose just one person to receive the Principal's Award. We have been working to complete some art work for the Indoor Exhibits for Calf/Lamb Day. Aila has demonstrated great perseverance and diligence in completing her artwork. 
Our PRIDE Certificate recipients for Week 1 are Annabelle, Aila, Jessica, Luke and Shakshi. Aila, Jessica, Luke and Shakshi has put in extra time over the holidays to write post to their blogs. We also welcome Annabelle to Room Totara. She is learning the runnings of our class and it fitting in well to how we work and complete activities.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

National Shake Out

This morning we participated in the National Shake Out.
This afternoon we demonstrated what we did during the ShakeOut.
Remember to Drop, Cover, Hold in the event of an earthquake.

Skills Training with Sports Taranaki

Yesterday we had Kelvin and Erin from Sports Taranaki come and share some skills with us. Here is a video of some of the activities that we did with them.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Art: Movement with Lines

We are getting ready for our Calendar Art. Here are some photos of us complete Step 1 and 2 of our Art. You will have to wait until next week to see the finished product. 
We will be presenting this art at Calf/Lamb day next Thursday as well.
We hope you will come in and see what they look like.