Monday, December 17, 2012

Prizegiving - 14 December 2012

Our annual school prizegiving was held last Friday. The following Room 10's received awards:
Room 10 Class Awards:
 Emmy Daniel, Cameron Hoskins, Michael Swanson, Margaret Dennis and Porche Phillips

Tech' Arts Awards:
ICT - Laura Totton, Jevon Waea Allan
Food and Nutrition - Sarah Livingston
Art - Katie Mae Maihi Young, Lakyn Wehipeihana
Music - Angel Stewart

Laura Totton, Katie Mae Maihi Young

Katie Mae Maihi Young, Kristyn Rayner, Michael Swanson

Year 7 Materials: Thomas Bates

Year 7 Music: Rico Tarai

Junior Girls Athletics Champion: Margaret Dennis

Te Toko Matauranga Ki Nga Mokopuna O Tokoroa: Angel Stewart

Deputy Principal's Cup for Excellence in Mathematics: Kristyn Rayner

Christmas Jib Jabs by Jevon and Jake

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mufti Day - Cans for the Foodbank

Today was a mufti day - instead of bringing money to be donated to a charity, everyone had to bring a can ( some people brought more than one !). Room 10 brought a LOT of spaghetti !
These will be given to our Tokoroa Food Bank to help needy families.

Papa O Te Aroha Marae Memoirs and the Carvings

Papa O Te Aroha Memoirs

Click on the picture to read our memories of our stay at Papa O Te Aroha Marae.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Syndicate Relay Cup is still Room 10's

Last Tuesday the syndicate relays were held, points were given for each race and .... Room 10 won again this year 

it's ours!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Garth Lezard - world cyclist

On Wednesday 14th December Mr Garth Lezard came to speak to Rooms 9, 10 and 12 about his journey biking around the world. Garth has biked around 5 of the world’s continents: North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. He is currently riding around our continent, Oceania.
Garth started his journey on 4th December 2010 and has been on a 3 and a half year journey. We learnt that there are many caring people around the world that are willing to help. Garth’s first bike, ‘Craigey’, (not sure how to spell it) helped him until it was ‘Craigey’’s time to retire, but Garth eventually got a new bike.
Did you know that Garth travels on a plane or boat to other countries, so he doesn’t technically bike around the world because you can’t bike on water or else you’ll just sink. 
He told us that he met lots of new people that later on became his sponsors.Garth is cycling to raise money for charity. We wish Garth Lezard the best of luck on the final part of his journey.
By Katie-Mae

he cycled through Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam

Thomas used his ICT skills to show Garth's power point and take photos!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Athletics Sports 2012

After a bit of a chilly start last Thursday, our school Athletics Sports were held. Room 10 students all tried hard and scored points for their Houses.
waiting for the events to begin...

After a long day, Margaret was our most successful competitor and was named Junior Girls Champion.She was placed in the following events:
1st: 300m   2nd: 100m, 200m, 1000m, 1500m, Long Jump    3rd: Cricket Ball Throw   4th: Shot Put

Other Room 10 students to get placed were:
Te Reti McLeod   2nd High Jump   3rd 60m 200m   4th 1500m Long Jump
Cameron Hoskins   2nd  Long Jump,  1000m =     3rd 300m    4th 200m
Lawence Ellis 2nd = 1000m     3rd Long Jump, High Jump
Sheydan Reti   3rd Cricket Ball Throw, Discus

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Timothy (also known in Room 10 as Timo') invited Mrs Puke to South Waikato Diwali Celebrations on Saturday night. Michael and his family also attended, we were entertained by Indian dances and the amazing  Cook Island groups from both Tok' High and Forest View. For those of you who don't know what Diwali is - here is Timo's explantion:

Diwali Namaste and happy Diwali. Now you may be wondering, what is Diwali? Well Diwali is an Indian celebration known as the festival of lights. Diwali is the time to enjoy the delicious sweets, light the bright lamps and to have a wonderful time with your loved ones. The festival of lights has been celebrated in India for a very long time. But do you have any idea of how and when did it first originate?
 It is since ancient times that Diwali has been celebrated. So it’s not easy to say the reason behind its origin. Different people believed different events to be the cause of this festival. There are 10 mythical and historical reasons that are possibly behind the Diwali celebrations. The most well known story behind Diwali is about Ramayana. Ramayana the prince of Ayodhya was ordered by his father, King Dasharatha, to go far away from his country and back after living in a forest for fourteen years. So Ramayana went on exile with his devoted wife Sita and his faithful brother Lakshmana. When Ravana the demon king of Lanka abducted Sita and took her away to his island kingdom of Lanka, Ramayana fought against and killed Ravana. He rescued Sita and returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years. The people of Ayodhya were very happy about their beloved prince’s homecoming. To celebrate Ramayana’s return to Ayodhya, They lit up their houses with earthen lamps. They also burst crackers and decorated the entire city in their grandest manner.
This is believed to have started the tradition of Diwali. Year after year this homecoming of Lord Ramayana is commemorated on Diwali with lights, fireworks, bursting of crackers and merriment. The festival Diwali gets its name, from the rows (avali) of lamps (deepa) that the people of Ayodhya lit to welcome their king.

Timo' and Michael


Michael now knows what "Around the World" is all about!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's Halloween!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Using Youblisher

Survival Island - The Abbilicious Surival Island - The Froskings Crayfish We have been using Youblisher to create books...(Thomas does now know the difference between there and their!)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New uniform for the girls

As the material for the girl's summer skirt is no longer being made, a new skirt has been chosen for girls attending Tokoroa Intermediate to wear. This new skirt will be phased in starting in 2013, it will be worn all year round and replaces the 2 existing skirts worn (summer and winter) .
Margaret modeled the new skirt for the visiting Year 6's

They are better than the 'picnic clothes' we wear now - Taylah and Katie Mae
It saves us having to change skirts during the year - Laura
the summer skirt we wear now

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bugsy Malone - the School Production

Lakyn and Angel - two of the choir members
Margaret is Velma and Rico is the leading actor - Bugsy Malone
Michael is Roxy, a gang member who gets shot in the opening act
Thomas is Knuckles - Fat Sam's main man

This year's School Production is called Bugsy Malone, a story of gangstersthere are twelve Room 10 class members in the show .
Taylah, Angel and  Lakyn  are in the choir
Sarah, Laura and Abby are dancers
Margaret, Michael, Timothy, Kristyn, Thomas and Rico are all in the cast.

Interclass Rugby !

This week Room 10 played Room 12 in the final of the Interclass Rugby, sadly we lost by one try 7-6. Michael( Mad Dog)was our player of the game! Thanks to Mr Fisher for refereeing.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Scary tagexdos and we won the Year 7 Netball!

As part of our spelling homework we had to use our scary vocabulary to create a tagexdo Thanks to some great playing Room 10 won the Year 7 netball. We have already won the Year 7 Touch and girls Tug Of War, next up is the Year 7 rugby- here's hoping...

Friday, August 31, 2012

Life Ed' 2012 and "Stop, Drop and Hold!"

Thanks to our resident computer expert Thomas for creating this for Room 10

On Thursday the 30th of August we had an earthquake drill, we had this drill so that we can be prepared for an earthquake in Tokoroa. The whole of New Zealand will be doing this drill. We had to drop onto the ground, get under our desk and hold onto them because if you didn’t hold on the desks would fall over. Remember if you find yourself in an earthquake drop cover hold, and don’t panic. If you do panic take deep breaths and try to avoid falling debris while you find cover.
Michael Swanson.

Friday, August 17, 2012


Everyone in Room 10 has begun using MyPortfolio to create an online portfolio.
This Portfolio provides a personal learning environment to record and show evidence of achievement,  and show what we are learning at school. We have been scanning the certificates and reports from our Achievement folders and putting these in our portfolios, we have created profile pages, added our 'friends and created a page to show the learning we did in Terms 1 and 2.
Our portfolios can be accessed at home and shared with our families.

we can log in at home or school

we can add pages...

we belong to the Room 10 group and can add our friends

here we can show certificates and awards we have received  and copies of our reports

we can show work we have done in class

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cross Country 2012

Last Thursday was the school cross country, Juniors had to run 3 laps of the course around the school. Everyone in Room 10 entered the Premier races. Porche was our best placed girl and got 3rd. Cameron just missed out on 3rd in the boys event and came 4th.
Well done to all those who got in the first 20 and to everyone else for 'giving it their best effort.'

Porche, Cameron and Timothy got to represent the school at the Waikato Intermediate Cross Country event in Hamilton on Tuesday 14 August. Laura made the team too but she chose to stay at school and take part in the New South Wales Maths Test.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whaea Amy

Our Kuia Whaea Amy was our special guest at Assembly on Friday, she is leaving Tokoroa to live with her family in Australia. Whaea has played an important role at Tokoroa Intermediate over the years - as a te reo teacher, kapa haka tutor and supporter (we can't forget her Maori bread at the Marae), as a kuia for Noho Marae and last but not least for instructing countless children in the art of making harakeke putiputi. The Forest View Kapa Haka group joined us to farewell her and the school performed the Haka Ko Tokoroa for her. The highlight of the assembly was the beautiful waiata Kowhai and her friends sang for her.
Nga mihi nui.. we will miss you Whaea Amy!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Michael's memoir and two wins in netball!

 Interclass netball has begun, Lakyn has selected a strong team and they have already beaten Rooms 9 and 12.

The Game
Smack!!!!!.... We all started laughing. The little boy tried to punch Sheydan in the head but it didn’t appear to hurt, it was just like a flea breathing on him. We just swam away laughing at them.
The trip to the AC Baths had been fun, but now that we were here, this was awesome. We had just found a space in the pool to play league, when all of a sudden Nan called us:             “THE FOOD IS READY!” We were welcomed by a mountain of food; pizza, chips, cans of drink, all the junk food you can imagine. YUM!!!
After half an hour of eating like a fat boy in a candy shop, we took a break and started playing league. Out of nowhere the boy that tried to punch Sheydan in the head earlier showed up… with his sixteen year old brother towering over all of us.
I didn’t care because there were more of us and less of them, so I said,  “Wanna play some league?”  I told all my mates my plan, they agreed to it. It was to gang up on them and smash them. The plan worked. After a few head highs and accidental fouls we won.
We went for another feed and invited them to join us. There was still enough food to fill a truck when we left. We all piled into the car and started singing, ”I WANNA KNOW IF YOU’LL BE MY GIRL !!!!”
Michael Swanson.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Social and Moonball to end the term...

The Social Night!
Our first social of the year. It was held in the school hall on Tuesday 26th June, from 7:00-9:30.
We had a DJ that played really cool songs. The canteen was selling lol drinks for $2.00 and other things that the sell normally at the canteen.
There were prizes given out at the end of the social. The prizes were for  best dressed boy and girl in each class and best boy and girl dancer in Year 7 and 8.
Abby and Tikal  got Room 10 best dressed and Jayden was best boy dancer for Year 7. Everyone had lots of fun and I know that I did because I was going crazy on the dance floor. Everybody enjoyed themselves at the social. We can’t wait till the next one but it’s going to be even more amazing and a blast!
By Emmy Daniel.   
No Sarah - you weren't forgotten!

Because we worked hard all of the last week we got to end the term with the
 Room 10  game ...Moonball