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Friday, 15 December 2017

R12 Prizegiving 2017

Y8 Academic Excellence and Dux: Athens

                                     
                               

Academic Excellence Y7: Saluselo

Most improved Y8:  Min Zin

Most improved Y7: Henry,
and Mary

Y8 Manaiakalani Cluster Scholarship for Tamaki College: Mika

Manaiakalani Ambassador: Athens

Lion trophy: Mary

Responsibility: Meana

Leadership: Min Zin

Supportive: Katrina

Principal’s Award: Athens

Citizenship:  Meana


Sportsperson of the Year: Timote



Cultural Performances 2017


Prefects' Last Messages 2017

Waiata

Tongan Girls

Tongan Boys

Samoan Girls

Samoan Boys

Samoan  Girls and Boys

The Cook Islands Girls

The Cook Islands Boys

Monday, 11 December 2017

Speech Finals

'Procrastinating: by Athens: Winner of  2017 Y7/8 Speech Finals


'Education' by Meana: Second in 2017 Y7/8 Speech Finals


'Video Games' by Henry: Third in 2017 Y7/8 Speech Finals: 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey by Tupouseini

On Friday Rachel Williams came to Ruapotaka School to talk about the Summer Learning Journey. Rachel said that this year's theme is based on New Zealand.

This year she was lucky enough to have a team of bloggers to help comment on each student's blog from different clusters. I knew that as soon as she started talking about it I wanted to register and the prizes would relate to the theme.

The reason why I want to participate is because when I come back next year I will be ready for my tests that I have to sit. And because I want to make more progress and be better than before. I can't wait until I'm registered and ready to blog.

Also it begins on the 18th of December and ends on the 26th of January 2018. If you haven't registered then register now so you can start blogging.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

No Hat, No Play! by Jack Daniel

Since Summer is approaching, sweatshirts and trousers are now BANNED! The sun is shinning everywhere around Auckland and I haven't seen a drop of rain around. At Ruapotaka School, hats are to be worn at interval and at lunchtime play. Not only are students wearing hats, but so are teachers on duty.

"No Hat, No Play," is a simple rule used for sunny days like these ones. Students without hats sit under the shelter, to keep nice and cool, on a hot day. The sun is going to burn off for a hard 3 months (November, December and January) and going to the beach or pools in the holidays would be appropriate.

Reminder: Hats are to be worn on heads at all times, and it is not a glove.

Speeches by Athens

So I made it into the speech finals, super exciting! I made it along with three other students who are Meana, Salu and Henry. We are all very thrilled and have been working super hard to do our best. 

My speech is about 'Procrastinating' which I, myself do a lot of. I know I'm not the only person in the world who does this so my speech is to help out everyone else who has the same problem as me. I hope on Friday I can please the judges and maybe even get a placing.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Second Place! by Athens


So my wishes didn't come true after all, after hoping and praying that Mr Reid doesn't make us run up and down the tracks. Guess what happens the very next day? That's right! He makes us run and get ready for athletics day.

Somehow on athletics day I placed second in both the 100 and 200 metre races (don't ask me how I did it, I don't know). So that meant that I was going to the inter-schools competition! 

The students and I trained every single morning to get ready for it but sadly I ended up catching the flu from my brother so I had to stay home. Luck is never on my side.