Monday, 21 September 2015

Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls

Everyone crowded, pushing each other while trying to fit through our school gate. After all the pushing and bumping each other we finally made it through. During the time we were running we could feel the pressure and perspiration forming on our bodies. Everyone was cheering while coming through to the finish line. We felt relieved. At the end of the day we were all proud of ourselves and others who tried their best.

Mikayla at 1st place
Ofa at 2nd place
Miria and Elizabeth (tie) 3rd place

By Elizabeth, Miria, Mikayla, Ofa

Friday, 18 September 2015

Congratulations to Chance

When the teacher said "Chance up for 1st place,"  I was so happy that I came first in the School cross-country boys' race.  I was really exhausted after we finished, my legs were so tired and I felt like I was going to faint.  
By Chance

DONisaur by Don

For Visual Arts we made origami objects. One of my favorite ones that I did is the dog. The dog can move.

We used different coloured papers and had lots of fun. I made a Dinosaur, a stunt plane, a sausage dog and a daffodil. 
Here's a picture taken by Simon. My purple Donisaur is searching for food.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Origami Objects

Firstly,  we had to make paper origami dinosaur and butterfly. After I finished my origami dinosaur I had to make something else to challenge myself and I made a green dress. Origami comes from Japan. My teacher Mrs Golder decided to put my dress with Mika's bow and cat together and now it looks like a project that Mika and I made.
By Simon

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Maths: Squares and Cubes

On Friday, Room 12 was physically making squares and cubes of numbers out of unilink blocks by doing 2 by 2, 3 factors of 4 and even more. It was pretty easy, but I had to count in my head the total number of blocks to make a cube of a number and that was the hardest thing about it. 
Then Mrs Golder made us make harder squares and cubes of numbers like 6x6x6, each group had to join each other's unilink blocks. The first group who did the 6-cubed was the group next to us and then we joined up with them and that's how we made larger squares and cubes.
By Raniera

Friday, 11 September 2015

Duffy Role Model Assembly

Today a man called Myron Simpson came to our school as a Duffy Role Model. He is currently a cyclist who has been all over the world, competed in the Commonwealth Games and best of all represents New Zealand. 
I was lucky enough to introduce him to my school and ask him a couple of questions. His favourite place he's been to is Italy because of the delicious pizza. He always has to study places before he goes to them. 
He also has a muesli brand which is sold online and it is called Myron’s Muesli. He had some pretty cool gear with him such as his special bike, his helmet, medals and more. He has followed through with his dream since he was little.
By Miria

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Senior Syndicate Assembly

Syndicate Assembly
Yesterday, Monday the 7th of September 2015 Room 12 once again were assigned to host the Syndicate Assembly
First we had to have someone to be the ‘Master of Ceremony’ which in other words is the ‘Chief Host. Miria volunteered to be the organiser. 
For our main attraction we had a Talent Quest performed by a group of people from each senior syndicate class. 
We had four judges including Kolotina, Mika, Miria and myself. 
At the end of the Talent Quest it was a tie with first place Room 9 and Room 11. In second place Room 10, and Room 12 at third. Sini and Melelose represented our class. 
It was really fun and it seemed that our audience enjoyed our presentation.
By Elizabeth.

First place (tie): Room 9 and  

Room 11

In second place: Room 10

In third place: Room 12

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Pati Pati Lima

Sing-a-long another Smaoan song sung by Room 12 students. This one's called Pati Pati Lima.


Thursday, 3 September 2015

Best Daffodil from Each Classroom

These Daffodils were made by the students from each classroom and selected by their teachers as the best made flower. Each class created their Daffodils in different ways.
Some classes constructed them by using muffin cases, straws for stalks and orange and yellow papers. Some classes folded their papers and others used templates created by their teachers.
We made these because we support Daffodil Day as a school raising money for the Cancer Society.
By Miria

Photographer: Estah, Wevideo directed by Estah, produced by Sini

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Samoan music

Mrs Folau has been taking the students for their Samoan music. Click and listen to Room 12's solo performance of  Siva Mai.

Daffodil Day

What Was On The 28th of August? Daffodil Day!
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Friday the 28th of August was Daffodil Day so we made some origami daffodils. We only needed yellow, green, and orange paper to make the origami daffodil. The first time we made it was alright but the second time we made it, it looked like a real daffodil. We were all proud of our daffodils and my daffodil was picked as the best daffodil.

These are all our daffodils we made  in our classroom and we even made the origami vase for the daffodils to sit in.
By Mika

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Florida receiving the Good Conduct Certificate at the School Assembly

On Monday the 31st of August, I was awarded the Good Conduct certificate and on the certificate, it said "for being an excellent role model."  
My thoughts and feelings of earning this certificate made me really happy, proud of myself and I thought to myself that I was the best.
By Florida

Photographer: Estah