Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Over the Top

The Room 10 'soldiers' went to France after Gallipoli. There they fought in the trenches and had to 'go over the top.'

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Our Gallipoli Soldiers 2016

As part of our integrated unit on Anzacs and Gallipoli,  we created a soldier - we found out a little about what life was like back in 1914 and described our soldiers, what they did, their family life, occupation and reasons for 'joining up'. Read all about them here:

Gallipoli Soldiers

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NYLD 2016

On Monday 23 May, the  school House Captain's were lucky enough to attend  NYLD (National Young Leaders Day) 2016, in Rotorua.

They got to spend the day listening to some pretty inspiring speakers:
"Today is an opportunity for you to hear amazing stories from very different people- the ways they have lived their lives and what it meant to make tough decisions. Their stories will show us that we can all be leaders, but that leadership can look different in each situation."  

First up was the very entertaining Billy Graham:

Brylee is proof that her disability was not a barrier to achieving her dreams:

Valentine Tauamiti shared how important his parents had been in his life:

Marina recited a poem on her hair - here it is, you need to listen - she's amazing! (her hair is certainly longer now!):

Then Pio Terei the well known comedian gave a highly entertaining account of  his first school experiences and the benefits of crossing cultural lines:

Hundreds of other students from the Central North Island attended

Emily was not only a talented musician, she shared her belief in supporting a cause, World Vision.

and the day ended with Dave from Avalance City, who not only shared his journey to success, but also played his two biggest hits to the audience. 

The House Captains will be sharing what they learnt from these speakers in Assembly soon...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Our Member of Parliament visited

Recently our local Member of Parliament, Louise Upston visited Room 10, this was a first for Room 10, it's not everyday an MP pops in. She was looking at how technology is used at our school: