Thursday, December 15, 2016

Prize giving 2016

School Prize giving was this afternoon, our guest speakers were two former pupils and current Black Fern rugby team members; Chelsea Alley and Toka Natua. 
Quite a few awards went to Room 10's ... no pic but Antony also received the Intermediate Swimming Cup as he was the Year 7 Swimming Champion.

The Law Cup for the Year 7  Speech Winner:  Mya 

Curriculum Awards of Excellence in Maths and English: Mya 

Class Merit Certificate and McGovern Cup for Year 7 Girls Cross Country winner: Lucy

Class Merit Certificate:   Christian

Class Merit Certificate: Mana

Class Merit Certificate: Keyana 

Curriculum Awards of Excellence in Maths and English,, Class Merit Certificate for Art: Ivy Jean

Curriculum Award of Excellence in Maths: Caleb

Te Matauranga O Te Reo Maori: Jordyn

Te Matauranga O Te Reo Maori: Marley

Class Merit Certificate for Music: Taylah

Class Merit Certificate for Food and Nutrition:  Isla

Information Reports

The last writing done this year was an information report on a spider or insect, this tied in with our Science study on Classification and our reading of non fiction texts on small creatures.

Information reports need to contain the following:
  • an opening statement that starts with a classification.
  • factual information about various aspects of the subject - description, food, life cycle, habitat etc, organised into paragraphs.
  • diagrams and illustrations to add interest to our wtiting.
  • appropriate 'scientific' language.
  • a concluding statement about the topic to finish.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Thanks Tokoroa McDonalds

For many, many years now Tokoroa McDonalds have sponsored Tokoroa Intermediate with vouchers - thse are presented to one child in each class every Friday. Names of recipients are read out in Assembly and a certificate is presented.
A Big Mac currently costs $5.20. 12 classes and 40 weeks in the school year = $2,496.00  worth of sponsorship.

This week Room 10 wrote thank you letters to Mr and Mrs Byrne the local franchise owners...

Sunday, December 11, 2016

End of Year Newsletter

Lucy and Mya wrote the report for Room 10 to go into our Syndicate Newsletter...

Room 10
Oh my gosh! This year has gone by way too fast! We have had quite a busy term, with speeches, athletic sports, the social, the life ed van and our class EOTC trip.

Life EdπŸ˜€
This term we learnt about our differences and how special and unique we are with Harold the giraffe and Andrea in the Life Ed caravan. The caravan was very stylish and modern and we learn’t quite a lot from it about cyber bullying, peer pressure and our differences.

Speeches approached very quickly this term! There were speeches on parents, world records, confidence, basketball players, and many more! Three people from Room 10 made it to the Syndicate Finals! We are also very proud of Mya for winning the Year 7 speech competition!

Athletics was a great day for all the sporty kids to show off their sporty skills and try and break records that have been there since the 1960’s and upwards. Inter school’s came very fast after school athletics and very soon some of us were on our way to Porritt stadium. We are very proud of all the athletes who participated in this event, we are even more proud of the athletes who tried their hardest and even got a placing (as you may have heard) and our best athlete Izzy (room 10 again)  who got two placings 2nd in Shot put and 3rd in Cricket ball throw

Social πŸŽ‰
On Wednesday we had our school social. We all enjoyed it and had a really good. Best dressed from Room 10 went to Isla Dott and Marley Rawiri Taiki.


It was soon that time of the year again where the Mārae checklists started getting handed out and the permission slips were being returned! Room 10 was fortunate to stay at Papa O Te Aroha Marae (Our Marae) for 2 nights. We had so much fun and we hope that we can go next year as well.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Christmas Technology Challenge

The  Monday of Week 9 is designated as the  Year 7 Fun Day, in Room 10 this means the annual Christmas Technology Challenge.
Using newspaper, some coloured paper, cellotape, and crepe paper,  a Christmas Tree has to be made and decorated (judged on shape and height), a santa costume created for one group member and  a gift made, wrapped and presented as a verse from a Christmas song is sung.

The afternoon was spent playing Wet Head and Non Stop Cricket

Waikato Intermediate Athletics 2016

The Waikato Intermediate Athletics competition was held at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton on 29 November, Our best perforning athletes were two Room 10's, Izayah (Izzy) was 2nd  in the Shot Put and 3rd in the Cricket Ball Throw. Juliyah was 2nd in the Cricket Ball Throw and 4th in the Discus.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Papa O Te Aroha Marae

The annual Room 10 Marae stay took place on November 22- 24th, during this time the class; took part in a  powhiri to welcome them onto the Marae, helped get the hangi out and had it for dinner, learnt some long and short rakau with Whaea Awhina's daughters - Angel and Ariana, went to Te Awamutu to learn about the early navigators to Aotearoa - New Zealand with the highly entertaining education officer at the Museum and took part in a water safety course at the swimming pools.
They went to the movie Fantastic Beasts and played some 'spotlight' and learnt a lot about the marae and its carvings from Whaea Prue and .... didn't sleep much!
Here are their versions of their time at Papa':

Carvings at Papa O Te Aroha