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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

First Day Of Term 4 by Tupouseinii

On the 16th of October 2017 term 4 had finally started. I was excited to be back at school especially because I missed my friends. Daily fitness was fun and Mrs Golder announced that it was Chinese language week. We learned a Chinese word which was 'HuānyΓ­ng' and it means 'welcome'.

Shortly after sports the bell rang and everyone walked to assembly in the multipurpose room. Mrs Vickers talked about the Tamaki College Gala and the prefects said some reminders like 'testing soon' and 'to go home straight away'. One student from each classroom received a Duffy book from our sponsor Terry Jarvis for 'caught being good'. When we were back in class, Room Twelve Group One reviewed this week's Homework.

I learned a lot of things on my first day back at school I can't wait until tomorrow.

Monday, 30 October 2017

✈ An Adventure To Melbourne ✈ by Timote

When the two weeks of holiday started all I could think of was going to Melbourne. Me and my sister (Ruth) quickly dashed to the car because we were a few minutes late. As we arrived at the airport we cautiously placed our luggage on the trolley because there were fragile items in there.

Later on we weighed the bags, waited patiently in line to check in and lastly filled the form. As me and my sister were walking through the gateway we said our farewells. 30 minutes later we were on a giant plane, I looked out of the clear window and all I could see were clouds.

I deiced to fall asleep so that I could have more energy to move. As we landed we quickly grabbed our luggage and headed out of the airport.  I was so exited to explore Melbourne.  

Friday, 27 October 2017

Fitness Disaster!! by Saluselo

On Tuesday, we started our new fitness. Our fitness now includes relays. We are organised in our dance groups and we are split up into four corners.
There were four cones on the field. Each teammate had to run to each cone and pass the baton to their teammate there, but it ended up in a disaster! People didn't know what team they were in, they didn't know how to pass it to their teammate, and even one team gave their baton to another team member! It was outrageous! It was messy.

Mr Reid said that if we didn't do it properly tomorrow, we had to do Ms Riley's fitness which was circuits!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Goals For Term 4! 😊 by Lupe

Today we are writing up our goals. We had to do a goal for every subject except inquiry.

My personal  aim is to concentrate on my education because next year I will be going to college.
My reading goal is read more often at home, my writing goal is to use more academic words in my writing and my maths goal is to show evidence when solving problems.

I'm going to  try and achieve my goals  and be BETTER THAN BEFORE!!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Pumphouse Theatre by Katrina

On the second to last day of term 3, 50 children from Ruapotaka School were chosen  to watch the Pumphouse Theatre play. It was called Mrs. Wishy Washy. The play is based on the Mrs. Wishy Washy and The Big Farm Fair book.

The characters were Mr and Mrs Wishy Washy, Cow, Pig and Duck.
All characters were very fascinating and delightful. My favourite character was pig because of  his singing. The play was very enjoyable and satisfying.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Orienteering by Timote Junior


On Tuesday we had orienteering, Mr Leon had gently placed down controls all around the school. Orienteering is all about knowing how to read maps so that you can get to specific places. Mr Leon presented us with a piece of paper. There were four sections to this orienteering, I left with full speed running as fast as I could.

I arrived at my first destination and I was already exhausted, sadly I had no time to rest as I quickly had to  dash  to the second control. When I reached it I thought to myself will it be too challenging for me? As I was sprinting pass people I decided to stop, turn around and help my classmates.

Jack and Azahar were standing at the rugby post confused about where to go next. So I ran over to them and directed them to the right place. At the end me, Jack and Azahar ran together to finish off the task we were assigned to do.    

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Duffy Role Model by Mika

On Tuesday Michel Mulipola visited our school. Michel is a comic book artist and a pro wrestler. His love of drawing and reading inspired some of the students. He illustrated the book Headlocked: The Last Territory. He is a wrestler at the Impact Pro Wrestling. He enjoys his time as a wrestler and  artist.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Technicraft Rotation by Tupouseini

Toady I hopped on the bus excited for Tech rotation. When we had arrived  at Tech Mr Pineda was sadly absent but I was still happy because our teacher was Miss Kasipale. The task  that was  assigned to us was to draw our names and the width had to be approximately 60mm long which is equivalent to 6cm.

We were  instructed to try and make each letter of our name different and unique. As I looked around at everyone else their drawings were nearly ready for coloring. Then I looked at mine and saw only three letters and some weird looking shapes. I felt really frustrated because I didn't know how to draw with detail so I remembered our mindfulness session.  I stopped,  took a deep breath then I carried on. At first I didn't think it was going to work but after I finished my drawing I actually had time to add some detail.

After the bell rang for first period a new reliever came in and took over Miss Kasipale. When I was adding my detail I was distracted by Mr Stag. I couldn't help laughing,  he was just so hilarious. When I was about to color in my drawing the bell rang for the second period.  We sadly had to go but I had fun for the first time in graphics.