Friday, November 26, 2021

2021 - Another Covid year #1

2021 has been a funny year for Room 10, we were in Level 1 for Term 1-2 and life was pretty close to the old normal, school assemblies, kapa haka, sports and learning. 

Here's some of what we got up to:


Pink Shirt Day 2021             Pink Shirt Day 2021               Pink Shirt Day 2021



Wearing pink to school was encouraged and Room 10 did it well:






Pink t shirts were designed:





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The school Cross Country moved to the Tokoroa Sportsground this year, the weather was perfect and with our new Whare coloured t shirts it was easy to spot the runners from Te Whare Pono and Room 10 : 




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Kuki Airani Week ( Cook Island Week)

 Week 2 was Cook Island language week,  our school Polynesian Group had two full days of practice preparing for a performance at Central school on Wednesday 4th of August.

Wednesday was also our School's Cook Island Mufti day. That is where we could dress in mufti but had to wear COOK ISLAND themed mufti. It was a great turn out and it was pretty cool looking around our School and seeing an explosion of colours. 

Here are some of our students all dressed up.  


We also got to design a Cook Island style shirt and created individual tivaevae patterns. 

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The Friday Assembly this week was hosted by Te Whare Pono 




and for lunch we had Chop suey and rice,  and donuts 

                                                                                                

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Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori


Lots of fun activities were done this week - Te Whare Pono created our 'korowai' -  it has the pepeha of everyone in our whare.

Te Whare Pono's  whakatauki: 

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa.

Let us keep close together, not wide apart

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In Reading the class learnt about the features of narrative texts when they read some classic narratives. After completing their texts they then created new book covers for these great stories:




STARS TEINA

'Stars Teina is a programme deigned to help students make a successful transition into Intermediate and High School. It works to strengthen the sense of community within the school.

The weekly classroom programmes encourage a positive attitudes in both social and academic situations.

It builds student confidence and life-skills that can be transferrred to both the school and community ."

Room 10 enjoy going to Stars Teina (especially when Koni - a former Room 10 herself) is facilitating, they especially enjoy the team building games:












Sunday, April 11, 2021

Ko Au - Healthy Me

This term as part of our Ko Au focus, our team Te Whare Pono investigated what being healthy involves.

Over the last 6 weeks, The class have learnt about aerobic and anaerobic exercise and measured how well they could carry out a range of fitness activities. They will be revisiting regularly as part of our PE programme.

They learnt about our digestive system and what it involves, and cooked Island chop suey and a microwave steam pudding.

They also learnt about Healthy Eating - the food groups,and nutrients, you can see this on the slides Room 10 created below as part of their food inquiries. 

This year Tokoroa Intermediate is part of the Lunches in School programme, you can find out more about it here:

School Lunch Programme

The class used their learning  to analyse the food groups and nutrients in some of the lunches they've had:








                     They also found out how much sugar is in many common drinks



The class also took part in a shared Padlet on What We Eat with a class in the Marquesa Islands (North of Tahiti) and one in Ohio USA, it has been interesting to see similarities and differences.






We are currently doing another with our epals in France.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Leadership in Room 10

This Year lots of new leadership roles have been created at Tokoroa Intermediate and today's Assembly saw school leaders, whare - house leaders, class councillors, and team leaders announced and badges presented.

Recipients from Room 10:

* School Leader - Casey
*Te Whare Pono leader - Takurangi

Class Councillor - Tatsuya

We had 5 candidates for the Room 10 Councillor position and after the final votes were counted Tatsuya was declared the Councillor for 2021

Cerrone is our Deputy Councillor, he made an amazing video for the class - He's highly talented and we can expect to see more of him when the school Production takes place in Term 3



*Te Whare Pono Team Leaders:
Maunga iti - Julius,
Mangaharakeke - Qwade
and Rimu - Renata .

We have 4 School Councils this year - giving student's voice and Room 10 are well represented on these:

* Sports Council - Renata and Noah.

* Curriculum and Well-Being Council - Maia, Takurangi, Koston and Kiera.
* Social and Celebrations Council - Casey.


*Eco -Environmental Council - Flynn, Calum and Jacob.