Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cross Country 2014

After a frosty start to the day, the sun came out and the school Cross Country was held. Room 10 has a pretty successful day 14 of the class were placed in the top 20 in their respective events. Congratulations to the "old Room 10's" too - great running, Jess, Chloe, Kirsty and Monica in the Senior Girls and he did it again - Justin won the Senior Boys race convincingly.Well done Jayden, Brad, Toso, Jaxon, Cejay, Bailey and Hayden too... turn the sound on!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Term 2 Awards

Forest View High School Senior Students take Room 10 for Maori Games

The More You Read ...

The more you read the better you get at it, the more you read the more you know .... Room 10's get this message a lot, so today they got some proof that their teacher doesn't just make up things .. so going to Di our Reading Tutor.for 20 minutes each today, not only got Zak and Cheyden  a certificate but also added some more words to their vocabulary!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Room 10 Term 2 as reported by Akeisha

Room 10’s Term 2

This term room 10 have been learning about the importance of the Anzacs at Gallipoli.
We have been writing description and diaries about how it would have been if we were at Gallipoli and how life might’ve been for nurses or soldiers to put in our old newspaper.
 Our class all dressed up in either nurse’s uniforms or soldier’s uniforms so we can take a photo of ourselves to create a description of our soldier/Nurse to put on our old newspaper.

We have also been reading Anzac stories and learning about non-fiction features in these texts, along with stories that included conscientious objectors and the things they went through when they wouldn’t go to war, like for instance there is field punishment number1,
Field punishment number1 is when you get tied up to a pole and get left there for a long time; even if it is snowing they get left out there on the pole.

We had an Anzac soldier’s lunch it was absolutely terrible there was stringy bully beef and really hard biscuits, the biscuits weren’t that bad, they were just too hard, nobody liked the bully beef except for Phoenix, Cheyden and Ezekiel they thought it was delicious.
The day after that Kiana brought some different army rations there was beef  noodles, chocolate, curry, crackers, condensed milk and lots more they were way better then the other lunch we had.
During our Anzac studies, A group went to the cooking room with Mrs Duffin on senior teacher release to make Anzac biscuits, there they learnt how to make Anzac biscuits with a partner, at the end of the day we had a room 10 annual biscuit competition and our lucky winners were Kiana and Cora with a set of 2 lovely looking biscuits.

 On the 27th of June Room 10 had a special assembly, it was special because room 10 pupils were either getting awarded or giving speeches, for instance our deputy class councillor Nevada introduced her friend Te Amorangi in front of the whole school, Kiana Mclean got best book and was also our guest speaker, she talked about her experiences overseas. Karma got most improved book and the Room 10 Ki o Rahi team came first and got rewarded with a trophy that Kani Manu held in replace of our captain Bailie A.K.A  captain foolish, who was away with an injury.

Room 10 has accomplished lots of things and are sure to accomplish more next term.

Written by Akeisha and published by Karma and Nevada.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

T.I.S Polynesian Group Farewell Mr Thompson

 Friday 4 July, was the last day for Mr Thompson, the Principal of Tokoroa Intermediate since Term 4 2011. He's going  to be the new Principal of Masterton Intermediate, so he was given a special farewell Assembly. We wish him well in his new position and we'll miss him.
Jess and Jasmine were the House Captains in charge...
Jess, Kirsty and Reina made a farewell speech to accompany the PowerPoint of memories made by Renee (who sadly couldn't attend.)
Room 10 had quite a few class members perform with the Polynesian Group or Kapa Haka group:

Mr Thompson's  farewell gifts from the Polynesian Group

and the Assembly ended with the haka Mr Thompson taught the school  Ko Tokoroa

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Reading Tutors

Tokoroa Intermediate runs a Reading Tutors programme where elder members of our community give up their time to come in and help children with their reading. Room 10 have 2 very special Reading Tutors; one is the legendary Di Bell - she's been a Room 10 Reading Tutor for years and years. The other is Mr Read - he's a really clever man who knows a lot about everything, especially history and France. Four students go and practice their reading with him every Wednesday - today he very generously came bearing gifts....

Thanks Mr Read your kindness was truly appreciated!