Thursday, December 20, 2018

Remembering 2018

Remember poems were revisited - we had a fun look back on our year ...


The school speech competition was held in Week 3, prior to this we had our class and Syndicate finals to determine who would present their speeches in the Year 7 finals. Bailey, Kylah, and Jo represented Room 10.
Jo gave an amazing persuasive speech and was the Year 7 winner. Kylah's was announced Best Informative speech.

and Hyrum just made us laugh...

Sunday, December 9, 2018


During Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori the class prepared their pepeha - these were delivered when we were at Papa O Te Aroha Marae last month. They've also recorded them: Copy the link to hear them.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Community Gardens Term 4

Term 4 saw the gardening group learning a lot about weeding and planting seedlings, Robyn Wolfe continued to show infinite patience and shared her extensive knowledge of plants and weeds with the group. 
A big thanks to Robyn and Jared from Raukawa, for making it possible for the group to learn about growing your own vegetables:


Thanks McDonalds

McDonalds Tokoroa have sponsored our school for the past 20 years, they generously sponsor a weekly free Big Mac for one child per class - known at Tokoroa Intermediate as the McDonalds Award. So 11 burgers per week for 40 weeks...
Tokoroa Intermediate appreciates this so each class has written  thank you letters to Mr and Mrs Byrne the owners to show our appreciation - here are Room 10's:

What did we learn and enjoy about our stay at Papa?

The boys practised their 'popping manu" skills

Made with Padlet

Painting the Fence at Papa O Te Aroha 2018

November 19- 21 saw Room 10 at Papa O Te Aroha for the annual Marae visit. This year's stay was a little longer as it had been decided the class would paint the front fence. Papa O Te Aroha Marae has been a place of special memories for many Room 10 classes over the years, so it was good to be able to give something back to the marae.
 Yr's painters and Bunnings Tokoroa kindly donated paint brushes, School kits SVA pack contained a $50 New World voucher that was spent on lollies to provide energy, and with some parent help and the forecast thunderstorms holding off until later in the day we got it done.

Here's the finished results. Papa O Te Aroha's front fence looks great!

Room 10's hard at work:

Creating imaginary insects

After learning about classification in the animal world, and more specifically identifying spiders and insects by their features, the class wrote reports describing 'imaginary insects' they had discovered...