Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christian's speech

Today the Syndicate Speech Finals were held, 3 people from each class were selected to take part. Everyone in Room 10 worked hard on their speeches  - special mention has to go to Brayden, Karine and Kody James for the great little speeches they gave, and to Lucky and Matamaru for making us laugh!
Shaneya, Iva and Christian represented the class in our Syndicate Finals and .... Christian was selected to go through to the School Finals next week!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life Education

This term in room 10 Mrs Puke and the class have been visiting Harold and Shelly from the Life Education van. We have been learning about choices and how they influence us. When we first went to Harold we were excited because it’s been ages since we have last seen Harold in our primary schools.
At our first lesson we played a game which was very entertaining personally I stuck to FIJI, There were three places where we could go: Fiji, Los Angeles and North Island ( Wellington) First we had to pick where we wanted to go the most BUT there was consequences depending on where you went, Most of our class decided to go to Los Angeles with Shelly and Mrs Puke, BUT in the end we found out it was only a game.
 We made a burger with the Choices, Consequences as tomatoes, Influences as the meat patty and lastly Information as the lettuce. At our second lesson we learnt about the long term consequences of smoking and annorexia. At our third and last session we learnt about how smoking and drinking alcohol affects our body.
 Sadly we have to wait till next year to see Harold and Shelly again L L L L
Collette and Demos

Year 7 Rugby Final

As the All Blacks took the field in the weekend wanting to smash France Room 10 were thinking the same as we took on Room 12 in our rugby interclass final.
We all set out to win but I think we all set our own goal to take down the mighty Seu.

We even tried to play like the all blacks with our Sonny Bill Williams  off loads (David)  Riche McCaws tackling(Christian & Jonas) and Cory Janes speed and running (Lorenzo,Ben,Shaq,Lucky).At least some of these moves must have worked because we were leading at half time.

Kody James today remembered to release the ball and didnt get penalised,well not for that anyway.
Shaneya had a great running and tackling game scoring 2 tries and good back up support from her mate Kowhai.

We were lucky to win with an awesome score of 9 to 1 to us. We did have to watch out for their danger players Seu with his mean run ups/ Shazier with his stepping style and Brayden with his good leader ship.

Great Final game Room 12 it has been fun playing rugby at lunchtime with a proper ref.  Thank you Mr Hopkinson for missing out on your lunch to come and ref us all, if it wasn't for you we couldn't take the field.

Thanks Mrs Puke for supplying mouthguards for those who forgot and Fisher for being as loud as a crowd even though there is only 1 of you.

Written by our rugby reporter - Jemaine
Shaneya in action...

The Team

Saturday, September 24, 2011

All Blacks 37 - France 17

A much better effort this week Room 10 - some very close scores! This weeks winner was Collette and Ben was the runner up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Interclass Rugby

We have all been watching the rugby world cup games that are happening around New Zealand but for today we were all focused on our own interclass rugby game.Hearty Room 10 took on the fancy footed Room 16. We took the field wanting to win to stay undefeated in the comp so far.

The first half saw us take the lead with our great tackling (shot Room 10 boys),good run up's and passing – though I admit I'm not the best at sharing  the ball.

This carried on into the second half but it definitely was more challenging for us.David Dewar came across to Tok Intermediate just in time being the best try saver of the game, shot D! Jonas Jonah Lomu is proving to be our key weapon charging through the opposition every game.Thanks to our courageous girls who played, if it wasn't for them we would not have a team to take the field.
We still have a few things to work on. Playing today we had a slight problem with Kody James not knowing when to release the ball. When he was on the ground he kept getting penalised for not letting the ball go.Hopefully he will remember to let the ball go next time but more importantly great running Kody!

Tyler Riki-Pahewa and Christian Manual were danger players for room 16 with very good skills and Tyler being the only try-scorer of the game for them.

Final score 7 to 1 to us!
Thanks to all players and our number 1 supporters Mrs Puke and Fisher Harris.
We look forward to our next  game  GO ROOM 10

by Jemaine

Kapa Haka practising for Poly Fest' 2011

The Kapa Haka group have been working hard all year learning their items for PolyFest'. They meet in the hall twice a week and this Saturday is the big day! They will be performing at the Putaruru Plaza.
Room 10 has 3 pupils in the group Kowhai- (seen here doing some ' pretty awesome' poi), Shaneya and if you look  carefully Christian.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Friction - our science topic

The Forest View Band and Dancers

Dancers and various band groups from Forest View High School came and entertained us.

Mrs Puke was especially proud of the 5 'old' Room 10 pupils who performed - Sasha, Letitia, Nadine, Michelle, Summer and Tayjana!

Friday, September 16, 2011

All Blacks Vs Japan

Well Room 10 you certainly under estimated the All Blacks ! All Blacks 83 - Japan 7
The winner of our class sweepstake  ( by 1 point!!!) was Mrs Neho our hard working teacher aide, the runner up was Jemaine and in 3rd place was Joy ....

Monday, September 12, 2011

folk dance 2011

When we had folk dancing. Mrs Long was our tutor she taught us the chicken dance at first and then the bunny hop. We really enjoyed the chicken dance because it allows you to make a complete fool out of yourself while you’re enjoying it. When we learnt the bunny hop everyone was laughing because if your leader wasn’t that co-ordinated the whole group would stuff it up. Then we learnt the German clap dance it was my favourite because you got to dance with a number of different people. Next to learn was the Csebogar  We had a good time learning this it was completely hilarious to the boys and even more so to the girls, We all threw our legs up when we went into the center J It was awesome!!
Collette  003.5

More Folk Dancing

Friday, September 9, 2011

Adventure Narratives

Room 10 have been writing adventure narratives. As we read adventures texts last term we knew what a good adventure narrative needed: fast paced action and heroic deeds.
We also tried to include similes and some onomatopoeia in our writing to make it more interesting.

Here are some extracts from our narratives:

Kody had lit a forest fire that quickly ate everything in its path. Soon Kody was surrounded by a vicious ring of fire. It started to close in on him, he could only stand and stare in the face of death but he wasn’t going to die today. No he was going to survive. I had to act quickly if he was going to live. If this was a movie I would jump in and get him out without a scratch on me. But this wasn’t a movie this was reality. Without thinking I jumped in it was just luck that I didn’t get burnt going in. With all my strength I pushed Kody out and then everything started to go dark I jumped out and then blacked out.                              Demosson

I just kept walking the way I thought I came from. I walked back then I started to panic, so I began to run, then sprinted. I was running and before I knew it I ran into a solid pine tree and rebounded and fall into some blackberry bushes. OUCH! ...
Us boys then put the hangi down. We waited for 8 hours for the hangi to be cooked. Unfortunately when I got the covers off it and we pulled the basket out, it was hot and it dropped on my foot, which burnt right through my shoe.  I asked Shaq to take the basket in for me because I needed to go and get my foot checked at the hospital. At the hospital the nurses said I was fine to go. Sweet!    
I then drove to the Ware – Whare to get me some shoes but they were too poor. So I went to Morrissey’s to where the flash shoes were at. My shoe problem was solved; I could go back to Christian’s party.                                  Lucky

“I’m so bored,” Kate groaned. It was the 3rd week of the school holidays and she hadn’t seen one of her friends! Her parents had taken her to a batch by the sea in Cambridge, with no internet connection!  Radio stations! Or any cell phone reception. It was hell on earth for a teenage girl. She twirled her brown hair but eventually gave up and looked outside to be disappointed by rain. Then she searched the bookshelves finding Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix. “Dad have I reed this one yet,” she asked. Her dad looked back from his paper-work “I don’t know honey,” he replied. Kate trudged her way upstairs and slammed the door. She jumped onto her bed which made it shudder underneath her.
Kate opened the book “Wow, “she said sarcastically and started to read...                                 Collette

AGHHHHHH! Screamed a couple of kids that were caught in a rip  Jase ran to the end of the wharf and shouted “Moana go get help!” He could feel adrenaline pumping through his body. He knew he had to do something. He shouted, “Don’t worry help is on its way!”.  He found a board floating in the water and grabbed a branch not far from the wharf and got into the water. The rip’s current carried him towards the children. He reached out to get them but he lost his balance. Luckily he got back on with the three children tugging onto his clothes. Finally the lifeguards showed up and were able to pull them up to safety.     Iva 

In the middle of the night, dogs were howling and the wind was making the trees sway side to side.
So Dad went outside to see what it was he took his torch and went into the pitch black forest. The children all reacted, they were frightened and worried. They watched their dad leave but then Sarah cried because she was thinking about what it was and what it might do to her Dad, she might not see her dad again.                                                                                                                Kowhai
It was a week into the school holidays and Bobs mum had organised a trip to the woods Bob invited some friends; their names were Sandy and Richard. They were going to go camping. As they were in the car they were singing a school song it was called’ Musical Demons’.  They sang that song until their voices cracked.
They arrived in the woods and Bobs mum slowed down her driving just in case she crashed. The kids also quietened down their singing. They all looked out their windows and saw a cottage nearby their camping site. Everyone stopped what they were doing besides Mum she kept on driving.
“Wow!” whispered Sandy “that’s an awesome house”.                         Shaneya   
On Marie’s farm there was a forest. There used to be a path through it but 3 days ago there had been  a storm and now the path was covered in mud and leaves. Marie thought that she knew the path off  by heart. I was hoping that nothing would happen while we were in the forest because I wouldn’t know the way back.

About half an hour into our walk we came across a wolf. It was golden brown with evil black eyes. It made a horrible growling noise. Then all of a sudden it pounced at us but we started sprinting back to Marie’s house. It felt like I was running as fast as a cheetah. Marie yelled “IT’S CATCHING UP!!” then just as she finished that sentence; the wolf jerked Marie away from me...                                                Josie
I gulped and shouted, “did any one bring a compass?” Sadly no one did from there on we were lost. Ben suggested we should carry on with the hunt then will try to find our way out of here. After everyone had their moans and groans we came to a reasonable agreement. We all kept walking and walking, our legs were tired they felt like wobbly jelly. Half an hour later we heard trees rustling it sounded like they were whispering to each other ...                                                                      

Johnny snapped and sprinted out of the cave while this mean old wicked, ghost flew into the air, she was ugly with pimples and hairs all over her face, she also had grey and black hair.
 I quickly threw the moonstones on the hard concrete ground and CRASH! they smashed into a million pieces. The ghost witch screamed, “AHHHHHH” and vanished.
I picked up a souvenir and screamed “VICTORY IS OURS”.                    Lukah
Shaquille and Lorenzo had advanced to the finals which meant they were going to fight each other.  Then all of a sudden, there was a clap of thunder above and a white light appeared in the sky, it started moving towards them, slowly covering everything within eyesight.
The light finally got to them and they could hear someone’s voice:  “Lunch is ready”, then again, “Hurry up boys, lunch is ready!”
“Who was that?”  Shaquille asked Lorenzo.
“I dunno” said Lorenzo.
The yellow light enveloped them, they both felt warm and a bit tired and just closed their eyes for a second.  A big BANG noise woke them up.  They were back in the bathroom, and Mum was standing there in the doorway “Come on guys, gee I’ve been calling you for lunch for ages”.
“How weird was that?”  Lorenzo said.  He and Shaquille high-fived each other and laughed on their way to the kitchen to grab their lunch.“I think we’ve played inside enough today, aye” Shaquille suggested.                                                 Jonas
Finally the weekend has arrived, “Rotoma here we come”. We launched the boat, Jack, Dad and I head across the lake. As we hit the five knot buoy, Dad cut the throttle and headed into the flooded jetty. Dad says, “Tie her up Jack”. I jump out and tie the boat to the pole; little did we know what was ahead of us.
We ran up the track with our heavy back packs and our hands full of shopping bags. Jack and I got the job of lighting the outdoor camp fire “Yum” bacon butties for smoko. Now the adventure began Jack and I head down the back track, past the long drop and through the gate.   
 “I think we're on a pirate ship” Joy said amazed.  The pirate ship looked very old. It had bits of wood that looked like they had been pulled out and its sail has been ripped. “It doesn’t look like there are many people around,” Nicole said as she looked around the ship. Just then a pirate appeared and he walked up to us. He had a  pirate hat on, a parrot on his shoulder and baggy pants that looked really funny on him. “I’m Black Beard what are you doing on my ship?” he said evily
“We don’t know how we got here, we just want to go home,” we said to Black Beard.     Logan
I got out of bed. It was a sunny and good day for fishing here in Tokoroa.I got the rods and blew up the inflatable dingy. I went to New World to pick up the bait, then to Lucky’s place. He was helping his dad on the trailer. After picking up Ben we headed to the Waikato River. We used Lucky’s dads fifty ninth trailer to carry the dingy. At low tide we set sail next to the sightseeing car park.

Three minutes later Lucky growled “there’s no fish”. He was right; the river was as empty as my dog Jacks bowl
Then suddenly Ben’s reel started spinning like crazy,“I’ve got a big one” said Ben as he went to reel it in.
 Lucky yelled “it’s not a fish it’s a shark” ...

 Then suddenly the boat tipped forward…BOOOM…I plunged head first into the water. I could feel the bottom of the river. I saw Jermaine sinking lower and lower.
I tried to call out to Jermaine, but the only thing that came out were bubbles and more bubbles ‘Jermaine Jermaine” I shrieked then I remembered ‘air air I need air”. I try to swim up. I don’t even know what I am doing, it is not a swimming technique but it is fast. I am nearly at the surface and Im thinking ….nearly there…come on…..just a little more then…

“Breathe, breathe” cried Lucky as he punched my chest.
“HHHHUUUU,”  I spluttered as I coughed the water out of my lungs
‘Dammit Lucky” I coughed some more  water out  “I told you not to buy those Warehouse life jackets”.
“What …they were on special $ 2 a jacket!”  said Lucky as he stomped into the bush
“That is why they didn’t work” I shouted but he  had already disappeared.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Interclass Rugby vs Room 18

Today Room 10’s rugby team went down to the bottom field and played rugby against Room 18. We had 3 girls and 10 boys it was supposed to be  10 aside. Room 18 only had 6 players so we could only field 6 players at a time. Everyone had a game and Room 10 said to each other “this game is too easy” but then they got their only try of the day and everyone was annoyed at each other because he/she let him through.
The boys had the ball mostly all the time but sometimes gave it to the  girls. Kowhai scored a great try but it was disallowed and Shaneya got a ‘pretty much runaway try.' Room 10 won 15 tries to 1.
Room 10 had a good time playing rugby but they want to play a class a bit  more challenging like Room 16.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Folk Dancing

In PE Mrs Long has been teaching our syndicate dances from different times and cultures - Room 10  are getting pretty good at dancing!!!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kapa Haka noho marae

On Friday night the Kapa Haka group went to the Papa o Te Aroha marae, to get ready for the Polynesian Festival.
 First we had a powhiri. We had to wear black. The girls were in the front and the boys were at the back. A lady welcomed us on to the marae. Whaea  Awhina replied back. We sat in the marae and listened to a matua do his speech, when he finished him and two other ladies sang a song.  Mr O`Rouke replied back and we did our moteatea called Kangangahu. We all went around and kissed or hongied the hosts of the marae. We had a 5 minute break just to get out of our powhiri clothes and get changed into our P.Js. We went straight into practice. We had dinner and then supper and went to sleep. The boys slept on the left hand side and the girls slept on the right.
On Saturday we all woke up and had a shower and then went straight into practise. Had breakfast and then went for more practises.  After practising we went to the pools and stayed there until 3:00pm. Anton suggested that we do some skits just for fun. We all finished creating our skits but we weren’t allowed to do them because we had to have a dress rehearsal. Many of our parents and some teachers came to watch us.  After we finished our rehearsal we had some supper. We all went for a shower then had a MEAN pillow fight, but we had to go to bed because we were too loud. LOL!
On Sunday all we did was clean the marae and pack our stuff and wait for our parents to come.
It was a fun noho, the best we had ever had J      
Shaneya and Kowhai

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Cupcakes for the SPCA.

On Monday, 29th August the whole school community was involved in a Cup Cake Day to raise money for our local SPCA. Staff of Tokoroa Intermediate either donated ingredients or backed cupcakes and a lot of students baked as well. The outcome was amazing with some wonderful and colourful cupcake creations. We sold approximately 800 cupcakes to students and staff and raised $589 for the SPCA. Thank you everyone who supported this worthwhile course by donating, baking and/or buying cupcakes. And they didn’t only look nice they were yummy too!