Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Week 8 - Coconuts and immunisation!

Coconut investigation...
We were playing Survival Island and no one knew much about coconuts. Mrs Puke brought some coconuts for us to try. We got one coconut per island.We had to open them, drink the juice then open them to get the meat out. We watched some videos on how to climb a coconut tree and how to get the green husk off, We learnt that a coconut is the seed of a fruit called a drupe.

Kowhai cracking a coconut.

Matamaru and Te-Ina are having a sip of coconut milk.

Joy, Brayden and Logan making holes in the coconut.

They just finshed cracking a coconut open.

head down bum up! it's our Fisher!

Michael, Collette and Josie having some of the coconut.

Karine and her  perfectly shaped coconut half.
Guest Speaker at Asembly
This week Marion Brown from Raukawa came and spoke to the school about her recent experiences in Christchurch. Raukawa sent some people and equipment down to help  Iwi members caught up in the earthquake. She showed us the water containers and toilets they supplied to people and we looked at photos of what it was like down there.

 We had immunisation injections this week.These protect us from tetnaus, diptheria and the whooping cough.
You look very calm Lorenzo.

no need to be scared Christian.!

Its all over now Demos !!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tapu Ae, Ki O Rahi and Tug of War

Kc Maaka , Nicole & Vanessa from Raukawa came to teach us some traditional Maori games. We played Ki O Rahi and Tapu Ae.

We played some games that made us run, sweat and work as a team.

Grab The ball Boy.

Michael Gets a turn at sports.
Jonas what are you doing?
Josie It's okay
Joy is Airborne
Grab the ball Matamaru
The next Karate kid
Snatch the ball Te Ina
Protect the ball Shaneya
Grab the ball Demos

Tug of war
All the classes in the school took part in  a tug of war competition. In the Year 7 girls final we had to face Room 12, they had strong girls in their class- we came second!  The boys came second as well.  Room 9  had really big boys in their class, they were pretty hard to face.
We all did a good job and we had a lot of  fun as well.
Pull room 10
Taking the strain Shaneya
Pull Logan Pull!

go girls go
Ben , Jemaine , Shaq and Jonas Pulling

Don't fall over

Tough luck boys

Friday, March 11, 2011

Week 6 - Our Class Councillors Were Chosen.

Nicole & Jonas
Our Councillors

This week our class councillor was chosen, the candidates needed to say a speech, all the other students needed to vote for the person they wanted to be the councillor.
Nicole and Jonas were chosen, Nicole was voted councillor and Jonas was chosen to be deputy councillor,
As a councillor, you need to be honest and reliable.  Councillors have to go to council meetings and take the best & most improved books from our class.

some of the class of 2010 looking in!

Last week  the school House Captains  for 2011 were announced and presented with their badges in FridayAssembly, this week it was Team leaders.  Mrs Puke would like to congratulate the following  ex Room 10's :

House Captains  
Hobson- Camryn Nicholas and Cole Bain
Cobham- Danielle Lamont
Grey - Bailey Sneddon and Tiare Manu

Team Leaders:
Riley Neil, Brooke Baldwin and Amos Manu

our Ultimate Frisbee team
We have been playing in the lunch time Ultimate Frisbee competition- Mr Hopkinson organised this and Year 8's referee, we did really well until our final game, sadly Shaneya, Kowhai and Te Ina had to go to netball trials. The team missed them and we lost to Room 16, the good news is that Kowhai and Shaneya made it into the A netball team and Te Ina into the B's.

In class so far this year we have been studying Rules, Rights and Responsibilities - we signed a class agreement on these. We alo have been reading and summarising newspaper articles on the Christchurch earthquake.Now we are playing a co-operative game called Survival Island.