Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas epals

Before school finished for the year, the class sent Christmas greetings to epals in the USA, France, Taiwan and Korea:

Waikato Athletics - December 5 2017

On Tuesday December 5, the school athletics team travelled to Porrit Stadium to compete in the Waikato Intermediate competition. We placed 4th out of the 12 schools that took part. 
The Room 10's boys competing had an extremely successful day: 

  •  Jadath 1st Junior Boys Discus 
  • Andrew 2nd Junior Boys High Jump 
  • Ali 1st Junior Boys Shot Put, 2nd 100m, 2nd 200m 
  • and Caelys Paul was 1st Junior Boys Long Jump, 1st 100m, 1st 200m and overall Junior Boys Champion, his 100m time of 13.21 seconds was a new school record.

Our Marae Stay -2017

So what did the class do at Papa O Te Aroha Marae when they stayed there in November ?  They finally finished their collaborative slides so you can find out...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Fact of the Day #2

Some of the  Room 10 girls and Conor have continued to start the day by finding interesting (and some rather random ones too ) facts to share on the Fact of The Day part of the class board. These are often illustrated imaginatively...

Korean Bulgogi

Our Korean epals sent us some recipes for some traditional Korean food , unfortunately, we have run out of time to try making these and they did look rather complicated. Luckily when the lady who owns Green House Sushi happily agreed to make it for us.
Today the class had Bulgogi for lunch - and loved it. The challenge was to eat it the traditional way - using chopsticks...

Athletics Results - 2006 - 2017

Earlier this term some of the Maths students graphed the winning times and distances from Tokoroa Intermediate's Athletic sports since 2006. Records were also included:

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Andrew is one of the Room 10 2017 boys, he's quite a character,  and we discovered that early in the year. He loves words and has a phenomenal vocabulary, and general knowledge earning him the nickname
The class have learnt the meanings of a whole lot of new words this year ( so have I! ) words like Aubade, boreal, Cimmerians, and pulchritudinous
When he's not creating some pretty amazing writing. he can be found on the basketball courts where he is known as 'Uncle Drew: He is also the Junior Boys High Jump Champion. 
I always knew Andrew was a thoughtful, kind student and the letter he wrote about his school year proves it.
Watch this space - I'm sure he's going to have a great future ahead of him ....

Tokoroa Intermediate staff 2017,

This is a letter of appreciation to the 2017 Tokoroa Intermediate staff. After an incredible first year full of knowledge being passed down from teacher to student through the many enjoyable lessons I've had the pleasure to have been a part of, I am thankful for our amazing teachers who have made our class a safe haven so that we could simply listen and learn. Who have sheltered their students from the harsh world, focusing only on giving us the tools to succeed, to be brave people with hearts of steel I will make each and every single one of you proud of me, that's a promise. In particular, I want to express my gratitude towards the awe-inspiring Mrs Puke and Mr Knapman for many things. They not only filled their roles as teachers but served as the lights that led me down the correct path, showed me what a truly kind person is along with their examples of mental strength.

Our wonderful principal and deputy principal who have been the composers behind the symphony of achievement our school has performed so proudly throughout the year. The tech arts teachers who have made our sessions with them an experience of fun mixed with an abundance of learning. An incredible pair of women who operate in the office, they are amazingly organized with the many trips, currency and permission slips they have handled. I also want to acknowledge the staff members who are unfortunately retiring or wish to pursue a career elsewhere I respect you and wish you the best on the journey of your life. I look forward to another year at Tokoroa Intermediate and am truly grateful for the things my teachers have taught me both academic and moral, thank you all from the bottom my heart.

- Andrew

Athletic Sports 2017

Lots of places were gained by Room 10's at the Athletic Sports last month. Caelys Paul broke the Junior Boys 100m record and Ali was named Junior Boys Champion:

Korean Currency

Our epals at DaejeonWonpyeong Elementary School in Korea sent us a powerpoint on Korean currency - and we sent one back telling them about our money. We also added in our Christmas wishlists too, we wonder if they are also wanting basketball and iphones...