Monday, April 9, 2018

Commonwealth Games Volunteer

Today we used "FaceTime" to connect with Angela who is a volunteer at this year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia. She has traveled Australia to help with the organisation of the Queens' Baton relay and is now involved in the Gymnastics Arena.

Angela says that she has thoroughly enjoyed her role as a volunteer. She has met many top Gymnasts and was fortunate to win tickets to the opening ceremony.

Angela had to get up very early this morning to be ready to talk to us at 9:15am New Zealand time. Without the many volunteers the Commonwealth Games would not be possible.

Our Stream Study

As part of our Enviroschool unit on Sustainable Seas, we visited the Waitohi Stream and Ngakuta Bay stream to find out how healthy they were. Anna Crowe from the Counci came along to help us. We discovered that both streams were reasonably healthy but the Ngakuta Bay stream contained more critters. It was a beautiful day and we loved looking for the critters. We didn't want to go home. Thanks to the parents who transported us and to Anna for all her knowledge and support for our learning around river ecosystems. Check out these amazing photos taken by the Room 2 students.

Te Ika a Maui

We drew our own illustrations and then took photos of them to create our own retell and digital story using Google Slides of the legend of The Big Fish of Maui - Te Ika a Maui. Check out these very cool illustrations by the class and great photography by Charlotte.

Integrating IT with maths and PE

This is a collection of photos taken by the students of Room 2 during their maths unit on measurement and athletic skills.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Ki O Rahi

As a class we have been learning how to play Ki O Rahi. It is a very physical game and we are doing very well to learn it. We hope to get good enough to enter in the competition in Blenheim at the end of the term.

Check out the video to brush up on your knowledge of the game.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reading, reading and more reading!

In Room 2 we are crazy about reading. We try and read everyday and in lots of ways. This year we are learning new reading strategies that will help us to become better readers.

Following My Dream

Following My Dreams
By Malachi Manu
My dream job is to be a rugby league player for the Warriors.
I’ll need to train a lot and play a lot of games as a child and train a lot in my own spare time.I will also need to watch some rugby league games and learn to tackle and pass a ball properly.
I think my dad will help me to achieve my goal to be a player for the Warriors in rugby league, by encouraging me and helping me to get to practices.
In my schooling years I'll mostly need to learn perseverance, because new things take time to learn. I will have to try again and again.
The other things that I will need to learn at school are maths and communication.I’ll need to communicate by telling the truth to other people.
To be a team player I will need to give people put ups. When I play games when I’m young,I’ll need to be nice to other people and not get angry if my team loses.
I will need to learn new skills and learn to know when to go through gaps when needed. I will need to make the reps and play other people older than me so I can get better and better.
The reason I want this job is because I can get paid to do something I love and because I would also get to travel to other countries and see the world.