Monday, 17 December 2012

Singin' the Blues

Here is our item for the End of YEar Celebration. 
We sang 2 songs.. 
Cut Lunch Blues & I'm Gettin' Nuttin' for Christmas 
What do you think of our singing?

Saturday, 8 December 2012

200 metre Swimming Challenge

Here we are...
the crew in Room 2
who can swim 200m continuously!
Ka mau te wehi!
Here they are still holding their breath

Monday, 3 December 2012

Student-Led Conferences

Today we start our Student-Led Conferences.
We have been practicing and are ready to talk to our
family & whanau about 
our progress and achievements this year.
Good luck Room 2 from Mrs T and Mrs Gomm

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Wordless Wednesday

What can we photograph on Wednesday that needs no words to explain it?
Take a look at what other people have found last Wednesday here.

It might be like a tourist's album like this one here.

Or it might be about something in your world like this one here.

Or it might be something that you have seen/made/cooked/painted like this one here.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

R2 Karakia

Every morning Room 2 say karakia (prayer). 
 Watch our video. 
 The words in Maori and English are here for you to read as well.
What do you do to start your school day?

Karakia Tïmatanga
Whakataka te hau ki te uru.
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga.
Kia mäkinakina ki uta.
Kia mätaratara ki tai.
E hï ake ana te atakura.
He tio, he huka, he hau hü.
Tihei mauriora.

Prayer for start of day/meeting
Cease the winds from the west.
Cease the winds from the south.
Let the breeze blow over the land.
Let the breeze blow over the ocean.
Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air.
A touch of frost, a promise of glorious day.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

My first Glog

Tourist Attractions in Gisborne

Room 2 have new posts about tourists attractions around Gisborne.
This is for our USA & UK Quadblogging buddies to find out more about where we live.
We look forward to reading their comments and answering any questions they have for us.

The tourist attraction I would like to write about is the Tolaga Bay wharf.

I was brought up in Tolaga Bay and still love going there.
Tolaga Bay is 50 kms north of Gisborne.

The wharf was the centre of attraction at this year's Transit of Venus celebrations.
The wharf is the longest pier in the southern hemisphere.
When I was a kid we used to have bike races along it.
Green-lipped mussels grow on the piles and they are easy to gather and delicious to eat.

There is a walkway to Cook's Cove.
When walking to Cook's Cove you get a really good view of the wharf and Tolaga Bay form the top of the hills.
Captain Cook voyaged to NZ in 1769 and when he returned to England and told them about the beautiful land here, it was seen as a great place to migrate to. People started to come to NZ in the 1800's and settled here. Lots of us have an english heritage.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Children banned from NZ's Got Talent

Children under 12 are not allowed to be in the studio to watch the
New Zealand's Got Talent semi finals.
They reckon kids will fidget during the 4 hours
it will take to tape the session and distract the performers.
Read the news item here

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Halloween happens next week
I don't know much about Halloween and 
our family have never celebrated it.
What do you know about it?
Maybe our Quadblogging Buddies in USA can help us out

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Quadblogging for term 4

Yipee! We are back into Quadblogging!
Our group members are from USA and UK.
The links to their blogs are in the left hand side bar.
Our first post for them is about our place...
what is your favourite part of Gisborne / East Coast?
Here is a "tongue-in-cheek"
picture of our harbor.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Athletic Sports - day #1

The senior syndicate managed to get some events completed before the rain came today. 
We will finish the rest of the events over the next 2 Thursdays.
The results from today are are...

50 metre sprints
Y5 girls
Taylor Trott
Kaipo Olsen-Baker
Tessa Hills

Y5 boys
Corbyn Peach
Ohaia Gillman
Troy Wharepapa

Y6 girls
Tyla Wharehinga
Messiah Haenga
Manaia Hutana

Y6 boys
Angus Briant
Kayden Ingram
Whetu  Ruru
75 metres sprint
Y5 girls
Taylor Trott
Tessa Hills
Kaipo Olsen-Baker

Y5 boys
Corbyn Peach
Ohaia Gillman
Troy Deakin

Y6 girls
Manaia Hutana
Tyla Wharehinga
Messiah Haenga

Y6 boys
TK Reihana/ Angus Briant
Dante Paea
Kayden Ingram
200 metres
Y5 girls
Taylor Trott
Tessa Hills
Kaipo Olsen-Baker

Y5 boys
Corbyn Peach
Karlyle Te Maari-Te Paa
Luke Low

Y6 girls
Manaia Hutana
Maringi Riddell
Messiah Haenga

Y6 boys
TK Reihana
Dante Paea
Bradley Wright
Ball Throw
Y5 girls
Omni Rehutai
Kaipo Olsen-Baker
Madison Savage

Y5 boys
Marika Rawiri
Karlyle Te Maari-Te Paa
Luke Low

Y6 girls
Messiah Haenga
Kiana Ria Renata-Kokiri
Lillian Hema

Y6 boys
800 metres
Taylor Trott
Lillian Hema
Daysha Williams

Luke Low
Bradley Wright
Ruben Bronlund-Sheridan

Room 2
Room 4
3rd=R1        4th=R3

Congratulations to these people
and well done to everyone for participating
 and making these races and tabloids competitive events!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Planting Pingao

Yesterday we went to Midway Beach to plant pingao in the sand dunes.
We ate our lunch at the beach and enjoyed the beautiful spring day.
Here we are watching to learn how to plant pingao in the sand.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Senior Shield Winners - Term 3

Congratulations to these people who were awarded the
Student of the Week shield.
Ka mau te wehi!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Blogger of the Week

After looking at all the posts of Garden Creature Report Writing, the class
voted for Blogger of the Week.
The votes came out with Tyra topping the list.
She was chosen because she had included a glossary and her voice was clear in the recording.
Click here to read Tyra's Garden Creature Report.
Don't forget to leave a comment!
Here are the other nominations and the voting count...
To view the work of the other on their name to visit their
Science blog and read their reports.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Netball Staff v Kids

Lots of fun today as the staff used the Green Ferns
to practise against to get ready for thier big game on 9th October.
Thanks kids for the great game!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Art Mural - Our Place

12 artists worked with 2 tutors to create this mural.
It will hang on the end of Room 1 for us all to see.
See if you can find Q Bear...he is hiding all over the place.
A big thank you to Miss Lewis and Mrs Langford for tutoring this group of artists.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Blogger of the Week

Tremaine & co. chose David because of his homelearning post last week.
Well done David!
To see this post click here

Friday, 7 September 2012

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Paralympian Visitor

If we won the photo competition and could have a Paralympian visit us, 
who would you choose and why? Complete the online survey below by clicking on the link


Darryl Fitzgerald

Darryl spoke to the Senior Syndicate today at their assembly.
We had lots of questions for him.
Luke got to wear the cool glasses, accreditation lanyard and GPS watch.
Cleveland held up Darryl's competition uniform.
Cleveland wanted to know how to put it looks really small and tight and there's no zips.

Awapuni School's own Olympian

During the Olympic Games we discovered that one of our NZ Olympians went to Awapuni School.
He is coming to talk to us today at Senior Syndicate Assembly.
What questions do you have for him?
Here is his class photo when he was in Room 1 in 2001

13 medals at the Paralympics

We have 13 medals.
This equals the Olympic Games tally.
Will we get any more?
Vote here...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Paralympic Games competition

Mrs T has entered us into a photo competition.
The main prize is a visit from a Paralympian.
Cross fingers and hope we win.
Here is our photos entry.
Room 2 - Please leave a comment telling Mrs T which Paralympian you would like to visit us and why

Monday, 3 September 2012

Beach Races

Today were the school Beach Races.
Room 2 performed exceptionally well.
9 students from Rm2 are going to the
Interschool Cross Country on Wednesday.
Good luck and...bring home the bacon!
Year 6 boys
Year 6 girls - girl power. All from Room 2

Year 5 girls
Year 5 boys

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Blogger of the Week

This week Blogger of the Week is awarded to the person who wrote the most creative captions on their Mini Indoor Olympic slideshow.
The award goes to... Tremaine.
Well done Tremaine!
Go and have a look at his slideshow here.

Paralympic Medal Count

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Wheelchair Jump Jam with Ruben

Everyone in Room 2 has a day on the wheelchair
in term 3. 
We are doing this while we follow the Olympic and
Paralympic Games this term. 
Here is Ruben doing Jump Jam on his day in the wheelchair. 
He was able to move forward and backwards and clap all the while
staying in time to the music. 
Ka pai Ruben!

Sitting Volleyball

One of the games at the Paralympics is Sitting Volleyball.
We had a go at it - only difference was we used 
balloons instead of a ball.
It was fun - but those balloons don't 
go where you want them too.
Karsen has his eye on the balloon.