Thursday, 29 September 2011

Rippa Rugby Tournament

Today was the Junior School Rippa Rugby Tournament.
We played as the Canadian team.
Here we are getting ready for the tournament.

More photos to come.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Week 9 Assembly Stars

Congratulations to Fetoa and Mark
who are our Assembly Stars for Week 9.
Ka mau te wehi tamaiti.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Rippa Rugby Fun on the Field

On Wednesday we had lots of fun on our Rippa Rugby learning journey with Christina from Kelly Sports.
Our ball skills are improving and we are getting better at staying inside the cone lines.
Bring on the Junior School Rippa Rugby Tournament next week.
If only we were playing Rippa Octopus - We wonder if Miss Breen could put a game or two in the draw for us?

Rippa Rugby Fun on the Field on PhotoPeach

Kiwi Can Fun with Room 10

This week we invited Room 10 to join us in our Kiwi Can lesson.
We did the most awesome and very loud warm up.
Ms Tataurangi and Miss Lendrum should remember to bring earplugs next time.

Matina, Joseph and Eddie helped us to remember about physical and verbal bullying.
We shouted out "No Bullying in our School".

We played Statues. There were so many of us that we didn't have time to find a winner.

Here are our Totally Awesome Kiwi Can Kids from both Room 10 and Room 8.
Zachariah, Mark, Xaylem and Chevelle


On Monday, September 19th we lead the Whole School Assembly.
We were very nervous about talking in front of all the students and teachers.
We were so nervous that only Bailee and Mark could introduce the items and who was speaking next. Congratulations to you two SuperStars.

Next time we will have much more confidence to be able to get up and speak in front of so many people.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Whole School Toothbrushing

On September 9th, as part of our Oral Health & Hygiene Week, we all stayed on the courts after our Black Out Day photo and brushed our teeth. Cynthia, our dental therapist, lead us in brushing our teeth all together. What a wonderful sight it was - as you can see by the photos and the video!
Room 8 Superstars brushing our teeth
Open wide and brush in circles
Remember to brush our tongue as well

Rugby World Cup - Black Out Day

We had a special Black Out Day to show our support for the All Blacks on September 9th. Here are some photos to show what we all looked like in Room 8 and what our whole school looked like for this awesome day.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Jump Rope For Heart

Here's some videos of our very clever Superstars 
skipping at our recent Jump Rope For Heart day. 

Jordan, Sardonyx and Rosalia having fun skipping.

Fetoa showing off his skills. Flash ...

Adirua showing off her skipping skills.

Ashley being clever with her skipping rope.

Rugby World Cup

We have been so busy, Ms Tataurangi has only just got round to posting about our Rugby World Cup.
We have adopted Wales
and Canada
as well as the Mighty All Blacks.

This week we have been looking at the flags
from our adopted countries.
Come and have a look at our windows.
We have made a display of the flags and jerseys from the 20 RWC teams.

We did it...

Today when Ms Tataurangi logged into our blog,
guess what she saw?

YES, YES, YES - this means we are going to have a very special celebration and invite all the students who have been in Room 8 this year to come and share achieving 500+ visitors so quickly.
Watch this space...

Farewell Katalau

Last week Katalau, his brothers and sisters left to go to a new school.
We wish him all the best at his new school. We will miss your smiley face Katalau.

Week 7 Assembly Stars

On Monday, Laani, Xaylem and Lilly were named our Super Assembly Stars for Week 7.
Laani and Lilly have just joined Room 8 and we welcome them to our class.
Xaylem is able to write his name on his own and Ms Tataurangi is very proud of him.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Making Butter

Today we made butter to go with our yummy scones.

Making Scones...

Today in Room 8 we made scones.
They were yummy!

Making Scones on PhotoPeach

Here's the recipe for our yummy scones:
4 cups of self raising flour
1 300ml bottle of cream
1 can of Sprite
1 teaspoon of salt

Turn the oven on to 220C.
Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and make into one big shape on the oven tray.
Use a spatula to 'cut' the scone shapes.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool before eating. 
Best eaten with homemade butter and jam.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Working in Room 7

Last week we spent the afternoon in Room 7, while they had their visit from the Dental Therapists in our classroom.
We had fun sitting at the big desks to do our work.

Kiwi Can Caring Week

Last week we learned about Caring in our Kiwi Can session.
Rihannah was our Eyes up, Eyes down winner.
Jordan and Rihannah are our Totally Awesome Kiwi Can Kids.
Kiwi Can Caring Week on PhotoPeach


Last Friday was the last day in Room 8 for these tamariki.
Chevelle, Schaniyah and Isaac are now in Room 10
with Mrs Nathan.

Olivia, Ashley, Adirua, Nyree-Ann, Paimarie, Sardonyx and Jordan are now in Room 12
with Ms Seaton.

Sandcastle Competition Winners

The School Councillors had a sand castle building competition
as part of their Bordem Busters at lunchtimes.
Here are the winners from Room 8.

Congratulations to Jordan, Ashley and Fetoa.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Dr Rabbit said...

Last week for Oral Health and Hygiene Week we watched a video called "Dr Rabbit goes to School".
Here are some of the messages that we got from watching this video and talking about taking care of our teeth.