Friday, 28 September 2018

Year 7/8 Speech Finals Term 3, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Speech Finals today.
1st: Pupuke
2nd: Leanah
3rd: Jessica

Skip Off

Kotipi beats big brother Pupuke and wins the Senior Syndicate Skip Off earlier this week. Congratulations!
1st: Kotipi
2nd: Pupuke
3rd: Agueer

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Who Won? by Riiana

Friday last week was originally supposed to be the skip off but the rain had other plans. We were lucky enough to get all the Rooms displays done. Since we weren't able to do the skip off, we seniors did it on Monday which replaced fitness.

Congratulations to Agueer, Pupuke and Kotipi for placing in the Top 3!

If you'd like to see how it went down, here's the clip.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Printing At Tech by Julianne

On Wednesday we went by bus to Tamaki College for Technology. When we first arrived we had to finish off our name art, then we got to do our printing on t-shirts and jumpers. I had so much fun printing my name with Izabella. After we printed our names we then put matching gold turtles on our them. We left our final product to dry out. It was time to thank Mr Pineda then return back to school!๐Ÿ’ฅ

You Got To Be A Bookworm To Be Reading! by Henry

Everyone likes reading?! Well I do.

A person named Denzal discussed how he used to read. I said to my little but developing brain of mine, "Wait, every time I do a blog, everyone is reading it, which means I may be assisting little youngsters stretching their own vocabulary."

During his talk,  Denzal asked what our hobbies were and what we liked to do for pleasure. 

When he asked that question I was thinking of how I help kids extend their reading skills by just writing this post.

What do I do for pleasure besides playing video games all day? Writing. This made me think of what I want to be in the future. I want to be an author in 10 years' time. 

And no-one can stop YOU if you're DETERMINED to follow your dream.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

๐Ÿ–ฅChanging Tech Groups๐Ÿ–ฅ by Tristan

Last week we changed our Tech groups. My group (Group A) started with Cooking with Mrs Tuipolotu, then Graphics with Mr Pineda and now we're doing Materials with Mr Grundy. The last couple of sessions have been phenomenal. I hope this class will be as wonderful as the last ones, and I reckon it will be because it's interesting and fun to do!

Monday, 24 September 2018

Daffodil Day by Storm

Today we had Daffodil Day.

Daffodil Day is to support the people who have cancer. We supported cancer by fundraising to help the people who research the disease find a cure for those people with cancer to maybe live for an extra  day or maybe even for the rest of their life.

Later we made paper daffodils and I asked Mrs Vickers how much money we made  today and she said, "$73." I was like WOW!
That is amazing that we are going to definitely give that to the people with cancer.

Friday, 21 September 2018

ToonDoo - Graphics with Mr Pineda by Jessica

This week at Tech, I'm with a new teacher with a whole new style.

My new teacher for Tech is a man called, Mr Pineda. He does things based on drawing and designing. In other words, graphics. I am so stoked! Mr Pineda welcomed us into his classroom and introduced himself.

A few minutes of chatter and introductions later, we finally started our activities. We created an account on a wondous website called ToonDoo. Here is what I've created so far.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tongan Language Week! by Izabella

Malo E Lelei and greetings to you all. Today was the last day of Tongan Language Week so Julianne and I brought traditional Tongan clothing and head_gear.

The photos show us wearing the Tauvala, Kiekie, Kahoa, Tekiteki  and a Pule Taha. I wore the Pule Taha and Kiekie. A Kiekie is made out of Coconut Husk and Pule Taha is made out of cotton material.

Julianne wore a Tauvala and held up a Tekiteki during our Tongan presentation to all the Ruapotaka classes. The Tekiteki is made out of bark and sticks.

Then Vika, Peni and Tupou wore the same thing, a Tauvala but with different patterns.
Faka'apa apa ke ho mo faiako mo ho family koe ai pe oku tauhi a mou tolu Malo.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Speeches by Sosiua

Speeches are coming up. I don't want to go up on stage because it horrifies me that everyone is going to be sitting there just staring at me. It'll be so embarrassing if I do something wrong. I just don't think I have the skills and potential to do it, but I have to because everyone has to do one and who knows I might be picked for the finals.

Quiche !! by Lisa

At Tech we made quiche and I want to tell you the steps so you can make delicious quiche.

Step 1 - grab a whisk and 4 eggs, then mix
step 2 - get a half ham and cut slices in a straight line then cut across.
step 3- put the mixture in a muffin tray.
step 4 - sprinkle ham pieces and cheese over the mixture.
step 5 - pour eggs and bake the muffins for 180 degrees celsius for  10 minutes.


It's Nearly The End Of Term 3! by Tupouseini

It is now week 9 the second to last week of Term 3 and I can't wait until the holidays. I like the holidays because I can spend some quality time with my family.

The worst part of the holidays is being without my friends! I only have a week and a half left to make the best of Term 3.

 Next term I'm going to have mixed emotions because I'm nearly going to college. We still have cultural groups, prize giving and many more stressful things as Year 8 students.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

The Last Day Of Volleyball by Tiari

Yesterday on the 4th of September  was the last day of  volleyball. I had so much fun and an amazing experience playing volleyball .  It was my fist time playing volleyball. It was so cool and I wish Coach Renee could stay longer.

Firstly, Room 12 played a game called elimination and then after that we was playing a tournament and the last game we played was girls vs boys.  The Girls won. I hope Coach Renee has fun at her new school.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Jovi Clay Modelling- By Tiari

Last week group two was doing jovi modelling. The students had really good ideas and showed excellent modelling techniques. I loved modelling with Mrs Lonsdale-Cooper. She read an ABC book, but the book was not just about words it showed art ABC pictures. I loved that book because it was fun and arty. I had a good team to help me as well.

Cross Country- By Vika

Two weeks ago, we had our schools Cross Country race. It first started from room 1 all the up to the seniors. I was enthusiastic and eager about doing the cross country run around the school, because I like running and playing different kinds of sports.

When it was the year 8's turn to run we lined up, so we could get ready to run. I was glad that it was only 2 laps and when we were running I tried to keep running and jogging to keep my place. I also kept up ran with a steady pace to help me, not lose my energy quickly.

At last it was our final lap and we were nearly done. I came 3rd out of the year eights which made me pleased and I came 2nd for the girls which made me even happier. When it finished I was happy but exhausted at the same time.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Double Dutch. Jump! Jump! - By Jessica

This term we having skipping! My class is working very hard to come up with a routine to preform infront of the whole school and some parents if we're lucky.

My class is divided into 3 groups. Groups of 7-9. My group is made up of really talented students when it comes to skipping such as, TupouseiniIzabellaMary, Tiari, SaluseloTyronTristanLeaaepeni and of course, me. We have been working very hard to come up with a routine and now we just need to memerise it and fit it in with some music.

Origami is cool-By Izabella

Origami is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word origami. Its used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. We are creating things like a waka, love heart, bird and the hardest of all Iris.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Our Art Learning -By Joanlisi

On Thursday we had to split into two groups whether we go to an art lesson or library and I was in group 2 with others.

After interval group 1 had to go in room seven to do art, but group 2 had to be at the library to do some quiet reading and play chess, we did that for a while and then group 1 finished. We had to stop what we were doing and switch rooms. Group 2 had to go to room seven for our art learning lesson, we marched to room seven and finally we arrived. 

We all met Mrs Lonsdale -  Cooper, if it was hard to pronounce her name then you could call her Mrs L- C. She told us to grab two colours of  jovi modelling clay for art, there was only the colours of brown, red, orange, green, white, grey, black and yellow, it was some boring colours but anyways I chose green and white and the others they chose red, orange, yellow, black and green. She read a book of different drawing's and more but at the same time she said we could play with our jovi modelling clay to make it soft. After a long time around, I made a flower bracelet and Mrs Golder came around and took a picture of my master piece. 

So long Kevin and Hunter- By Henry

Everyone, grab your tissues because our friends from Taiwan were leaving! Don't worry, they're going to see us in the next, uh I don't know, 10 - 15 years . *Room 12 cries* So don- oh, you're still crying. Well how about we flashback to one of our memories back when they outsmarted all of us, even the year 8's. *Henry and the rest of the Class, GET SMARTER* But....

As one awesome and intelligent person said, *That person is me, of course.* "All things must come to an end."
So, we all hope you a farewell and I hope we'll meet you all in the future.

Friday, 6 July 2018

The NZ Icon by Henry

Okay, I know, I'm making a pointless blog post about a bike. I don't want to explain how a bike can become a NZ I won't.

Anyway, you think I'm going to copy and paste a Newshub post, right? Not really, I'm actually going to write about what I feel about this and tell you whether I like it or not.

Great "Icon." Am I right? No. I mean, look at that man! That "bike" won't even function properly, and please don't tell me there is going to be someone riding on it. literally?.  I mean, come on.

I know NZ is that inventive but not like this! I still wonder if it's stable enough to even go as fast as a person running. What do you think of that?

But as much as I would want to laugh to death about this invention, my emotions for this are...


Still kind of creative.

Image Link and ACTUAL Post

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Good Bye Miss Raj ๐Ÿ’ by Liza

Sadly we have come to the end of term two, with a wonderful teacher leaving our school. Miss Raj is a teacher who teaches year three and four. She has taught at Ruapotaka Primary for 13 years ๐Ÿ’ teaching students new things everyday to help them improve their learning skills.

We will miss you Miss Raj I hope you have a good time at your new school.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Work At Night At Hira Bhana by Sosiua

At night I go to work with my dad and we work at Hira Bhana. We do some planting on the farm so we can provide the markets with vegetables and some fruit.
I can drive a tractor while my dad, uncles, and cousins select the ripe fruits and vegetables. After the adults have their turn at picking the fruit and vegetables we have our chance to prove that we can correctly pick the food supplies for the markets,  as well as letting  the adults have a break.

Going Hunting With My Uncle! by Solomone

In the holidays I went down to Palmerston North to stay with my uncle until the holidays finished. I was so excited to go. I went by car with my uncle's girlfriend's family. After the long drive we finally arrived at our destination .My nieces came out and they were so happy that we came.

My uncle asked me if I wanted to go bush hunting - to go kill a deer on the mountains. My reply was yes and I was so excited and nervous at the same time. 

 The next day me and my uncle got ready and were picked up by his boss and we traveled to somewhere far. When we got there,  my uncle and his boss grabbed their rifles. We walked up hills and down hills. We even went through bushes. We waited on a high mountain and I got to hold my uncle's gun. It was very cold and it seemed like it was about to snow. 

We couldn't find a deer so we went back the way we came. It was a great experience. 

Hip Hop Off by Alexandra

Today was the day we showcased our dance moves. Each group from different classes have been selected to show off their own dances or the dances that they have been taught from our instructor, Jess. The people who were chosen to dance had to practice hard to be better than before.

This afternoon in the multipurpose room the whole school watched all the dances. The best dance group I liked was Room Twelve because the dancers added different unique  moves to the dance which they put together themselves. They looked amazing.

But the funniest one I liked was Room Six because they just made me laugh.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Reading Test by Liza

On Tuesday I had my first reading test with Mrs Golder. I was scared that I might move down a level. When I started my test I read a story called,  "Captain Kirk" silently, then had to read it out loud to her. When I had finished reading the story, the teacher gave me a lot of questions which I had to answer. Some were easy and some were hard. When I finished my test I was pleased and happy that I had moved up a level.

Monday, 2 July 2018

We Are Honored To Be Your Students, Dancing Sensei by Henry

If you are reading this Jess, we of Room 12 would like to thank you for going out of your way to teach us hip hop moves for 6 weeks. They have been an amazing time.

In the past few weeks, we have developed confidence, style and last of all, had fun! This has been fantastic for us because we were able to create our own dancing routines and we will continue with this. We all hope we will meet you again in the future.

With great honor,

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Duffy Award. Caught being good- By Leanah

On Monday the 11th of June I received a caught being good book. I received it at a school assembly, in front of the whole school. My teacher chose me because at reading time I had answered all her question that she had asked me with all the correct answers. I was allowed to chose the book that I wanted to read, so I chose Rocket And Groot!!!!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Hip Hop. It's been great. -By Katrina.

Hip hop has been great this term.

We first started off with a warm up followed by a game. When all that was finished we then had to get into our groups and practice our routines. After getting into our groups we all then separated apart. 

The group I was in had me, Izabella, Pupuke and Alexandra. When my group found out we were going to perform in front of the class we were shocked because it felt terrifying.

To me it felt standing in front of the whole class and dancing felt scary. While dancing I had butterflies in my stomach. I felt like I was the only one who wasn't being energetic but that was fine. 

After a long time of dancing I was very sweaty and tired.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Quiche! -By Izabella

Skills For This Week
1. Follow the instructions
2. How to ingredients right 
3. How to measure the ingredients correctly

Step 1 - Cut the pastry into 2 pieces. Paste into muffin tray.
2 - Dice Ham
3 - Add ham + cheese into the muffin tray
4 - Whisk 4 eggs with 1/2 cup of milk
- Dip on top of ham and cheese
5 - Bake for approximately for 15 minutes and at 180 degrees Celsius.

Hip Hop-By Mary-Ruth

Last Tuesday, Room 12 were with Jess, our Hip Hop dance teacher. I was so excited we were doing hip hop because it is one of my favourite things to do.

We were doing some really difficult stretches but at least I was warm. After we were all warmed up, we had to learn some new moves to the song Lean and Dab by ILoveMemphis. At first it was really hard but when I kept on practising, it started to get easier.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Katrina's Duffy Award: The Baby-Sitters Club #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne by Katrina

 I was chosen to receive a Duffy book because I had read in the holidays. 

 I had remembered an old saying and it was "Never judge a book by its cover." 

After thinking about that I read the blurb on the back of the book and it said, "It used to be that Mary Anne (character) had to wear her hair in braids and ask her dad before she did anything, but not anymore. Mary Anne has been growing up ... and the Baby-sitters Club members aren't the only ones who've noticed.

Logan Bruno (character) like Mary Anne! He has a dreamy southern accent, he's awfully cute --- and he wants  to join the Baby-sitters Club.

The Baby-sitters aren't sure Logan will make a good club club member and Mary Anne thinks she's  too shy for Logan. Life in the Baby-sitters Club has never been this 

complicated------ or this fun!"

 It sounded very interesting so I chose it.

Please remember this old saying when you choose a book.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Kiwi Sport Hip Hop!๐Ÿ˜€ by Tupouseini

Today we went to our hip hop class in the Multi Purpose room. Jess, our coach, demonstrated some warm ups and we had to space out and copy her. After warming up she started the first set of her choreography. We danced to Up Town Funk by Bruno Mars. At first I was finding the dance difficult but after practicing it a few times I finally knew the dance.

My favourite part of hip hop was playing musical statue but there was a twist. Instead of walking we had to dance. I was trying not to move when the music stopped. Luckily we were allowed to blink and breathe. We were dancing to Finesse by Cardi B and Bruno Mars.

Sadly our session had to come to an end. We all had fun. We all left sweaty and tired. We couldn't wait for our next session.

๐Ÿ“–Selecting Our Duffy Books!๐Ÿ“– by Robati

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Each student in our class had to select 3 different types of books that they were most interested in. The mystical book I prefer is Thor Ragnarok, which was later turned into an entertaining movie in 2017. However there were two books that I adore and they were "Zombie Swamp," a Minecraft story and "Goosebumps Night Of The Living Dummy 3." My favourite genres are horror and action books and I chose these.

Getting Up For Training... Ugh by Jessica:

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During the holidays I was hanging out with my father. We did so many different "activities" together.

On a bright Monday morning my dad barged into my nan's room and woke me up. At first he gave me a fright. He then jumped on me, I couldn't breathe! "Jess, get up. We're going to the gym!" 
I looked at him tired and annoyed.

8:30 a.m
It took me a long period of time to get out of bed. I did not want to leave the warmth of my blankets. I eventually got up, brushed my teeth and got dressed. As I was putting my t-shirt over my head I felt like I was going to fall. 

I then grabbed my shoes and waited by my dad. He looked at me in a weird way so I started staring at him. After sometime, we had to leave the house. I hadn't even put my shoes on! As I sat in the car I looked outside my window day dreaming.

Once we arrived I slipped on my shoes and prepared myself for the training session that was about to begin. 

A few minutes later
It was around 9:30 a.m when my dad started his training session. We did kicksits, push ups, kettlebell swings and many other movments. The workout he had designed was fun and tiring.  

By the end of the session I was exhausted! I could barely move my arms, nor my legs. Luckily, we did some stretching otherwise I wouldn't have been able to transfer myself from inside the gym to the car!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

A Huge Storm! by Liza

On Tuesday I was watching the news. I saw that Auckland was going to be hit by a huge storm so I prepared myself. A few hours later there was an enormous storm. I was terrified because I thought that something could have happened. A tree could have fallen on my house or the roof might have flown off so I snuggled in a fluffy blanket to keep me warm and relaxed.

 As I was watching TV I heard a buzz. Then lights went out. The television switched off automatically because there was a power outage. Suddenly, I heard weird banging noises coming from my balcony so I went upstairs, hopped into my bed and fell off to sleep.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Our Daily Fitness!! by Leaaepeni

On our first day back at school we had to start running laps for our fitness. We had to jog around the entire senior block, including the basketball and netball courts. Teachers spread themselves around the block . There is one teacher (Mrs Golder) who stands at the top of the hill with her phone timing us. We only run for 10 mins and when it's over we line up where we started from.

We start the running routine at the bottom of a hill and work our way around the block. Lap by lap people would be yelled at to start running because they walk too much. Some people can keep up the pace because they are fit and they practice a lot, but some are just good runners. Most of the good runners in the senior block are from Rooms 12 and 10, and there are only a few of fit runners in Room 9.

In our daily fitness we have some rules that we have to follow. The rules are:

1. If you are a slow runner move to the left

2. If you are overtaking move slightly to the right

3. When you are tying your shoelaces, move aside.

Friday, 4 May 2018

School Assembly by Storm

On Monday we had our assembly for term two. To start off we had the NZ anthem, karakia and our school song. 

All teachers had to choose one learner  from their class to get a Duffy Award while Mrs Vickers was reading out information from her  interesting neon orange paper. As the students chose one book each we all started clapping. Room Twelve's student was Katrina, who is the head prefect. She had chosen a book called 'Logan Likes Mary Anne'. 

After that Mrs Pederson came up and gave us an impressive talk. She had told us she sang the Australian NZ anthem at the Anzac ceremony she went to. I said in my mind, ''I just studied something like that.''  

Later Mrs Vickers said her last word and said we were over our limit and it was almost time to leave school.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

These Are What Raupotaka Students Are ๐Ÿ‘ by Tupou

Ruapotaka Students Are....

1.  Fair to one another and agree to disagree in any situation.

2. Caring people who are there for you.

3. Honest to teachers and other students.

4. Cheerful and share happiness to others at all times.

5. Respectful and polite to all teachers and other students.

These are the key values that Ruapotaka students hold.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Back To School by Pupuke

Ruapotaka School has just now began their first week of Term 2, 2018. I am so thrilled to be back and keen to work hard and become better than before at school.

The senior block has inter-school soccer this term, and I'm hoping that we have a wide range of people to participate.

Last year's team was great.We had tied for first place with a school called Stonefields.

I am sure many people have been practicing to see if they can make the team and represent our school.

I'm looking forward to the end of the term to see  who has placed first in our school houses. Last term the house that won was yellow. The students were allowed to go outside and have an extra ten to fifteen minutes of play.

I am also excited to see what class my group and I will go to next in Tech after we complete our cooking classes. Our cooking teacher said that we might have three to four weeks of cooking left before we change to the nest one.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Duffy Award by Sosiua

Today at school we had reading. We were reading a book called ANZACs at Galipolli and we had to look for the definition for every word we didn't know. While searching we discovered there were multiple definitions for some of the words. We had to  pick one and give a reason for our choice.

I gave sensible reasons why I chose the meaning to lots of words.

Then we had lunch and played outside and then the bell rang and everyone went to the multi purpose room for our whole school assembly. When we were at the assembly the first thing we did was sing the New Zealand national anthem.

After that the prefects talked about being safe around roads, listening to your teacher and more. Lastly, we then had our Duffy awards and I received one.  I was so surprised and I got to choose a book to take home and read.

Friday, 6 April 2018

๐Ÿ‘ Creating Charity Logos At Tech ๐Ÿ‘ by Mary

Today we designed a charity logo for sports funding for people who need help with sports gear. I finally completed my assignment.  I designed my logo with some PE (Physical Exercise) items on it, like rugby balls, baseballs etc. I really like what I've made here. It captures the objective of the lesson. I hope it will make a difference to my mark.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Working With Metal! by Robati

On Wednesday the year 8's and Saint Pius attended Mr Grundy's Woodwork Workshop.

I had to trace my drawing with a pencil and insert it into a piece of wood. Later on Mr Grundy showed us his deadly machine. It was so fierce the blade was moving fifty times per second! Luckily,  the teacher has a key to it on and off.

My design was a cross. It has sharp edges. Mr Grundy had to be careful with my design. He boiled some special metal called pewter and poured the liquid into the gaps in the piece of wood. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

Our Syndicate Assembly- By Julianne.

On the last Monday before the Easter break, Room12 presented a syndicate assembly.

 First we started of with a lovely song called This Is Me by: Kesha.

 After we sang it we played our little game called "Syndicates got talent." The contestants from each class were Aleki and Ong Minout from Room 9 who danced to a song called Jump, the contestants from Room 10 were Unita and Reality who sang Flashlight by Jessie J and then, when it was finally our turn our presenters Katrina and Pupuke sang a lovely Maori song called Tiaho Mai Ra. 

Then the whole Syndicate finished of with our school song♡

Sunday, 1 April 2018

River Talks- By Konzay

Two weeks ago some of the Ruapotaka senior student kids went walking down near Tamaki College. The  presenters  were talking about the river  because people put dirty things in the river and our fish and eels won't survive the pollution.  We learned lots of information from the presenters and the audience  loved what they saw and heard.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Vanilla Muffins- By Tupouseini

The ingredients we used to make our muffins was one cup of sugar, four eggs and one and a half cup of S.R.F (Self Rising Flour).

To begin with we whisked the eggs and the sugar until it was the consistency of light and fluffy cream. This time I made sure not to over whip the muffin. After leaving it to cook in the oven for approximately 20 minutes it was over baked and it was burnt but I took off the burnt pieces.

It was yummy!!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Making Mac and Cheese at Foodtech- By Malia

It was another day at food tech. We were making Macaroni and Cheese. We added herbs and all other spices and seasonings. It was like we were professional chefs. We tasted our food and it was actually an excellent dish. Most of the other people liked it as well. It was extremely easy for Riiana and myself to make. I'll be making this at home.

One skill I have learnt for this week is how to dice and slice an onion.

By Malia.

Thursday, 29 March 2018

River Talks- By Pupuke.

On the 15th of March half of Room 12 went to a very special and exciting event. We had to walk all the way to the  Omaru River. We were surrounded by other schools like St Helliers and Pt England. We were told the story of it and why we can't go in the water. The water was too dirty and full of germs and unsafe to swim or fish or boat in there. Then we moved to a different place and a woman talked about how we can keep the river clean and what goes in the water from our homes. The extra water from our home go into our rivers and ocean. The bad water goes to the sewers. She showed us some pipes where the bad water can sometimes get mixed up with our fresh water.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Terms and Services of a Manaiakalani School- By Henry

This is what is expected from you if you are a part of a Manakalani School:
  1. By accepting the terms and conditions of how why you should not go off task if you don’t have permission. Source: Smart And Legal
  2. Think of how you “advertise” yourself by blogging online to the whole public and to remember that it will be there for as long as you expunge it. Source: Smart Footprint
  3. Try to make intelligent choices if you are interacting with another person. Smart Relationships
  4. Understand the purposes of why you should be responsible of your’re digital devices and to know why you should be responsible. Source: Smart Learners
  5. If you are purchasing or selling something be careful of what you buy because of people that scam you. Source: Smart Money

By Henry.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Cooking at Technicraft- By Tyra

Today is our fourth day here at cooking tech down at Tamaki College. I really enjoyed cooking with my new partner Sia. When we finally finished cooking this tomato soup we cleaned our kitchen. Eventually we were able to try out our tomato soup. When I put the spoon of tomato soup and rice into my mouth it was really delicious. The only issue we had with our soup was that it was a bit sour because we didn't have enough brown sugar in it.

By Tyra

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Syndicate Assembly!! by Saluselo

On Monday, the 26th of February, we had a syndicate assembly hosted by Room 10. It was a really funny and wonderful experience for me.

Kate hosted the dance battle and called up the contestants to the floor. From Room 9 were Iosefo and Pita. From Room 10 were Kymani and Alamone. Both Rooms were (for me) dancing hard core but in the end, Room 10 won this battle and still the game wasn't over!

From Room 12 were Pupuke and Leaaepeni. There was a lot of humor in their dance. The  battle was over and Room 10 won. It was fun!

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Teko Teko! by Solomone

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Last week for art we had to draw a Teko Teko. A Teko Teko is a Maori word for a  carved human form (either the whole body or head), either freestanding or attached to the gable of a whare (house).

While we were drawing our teacher showed us an example from the year 8 from last year.  Minzin's drawing was by far the best. When we finished drawing it Mr Reid stapled it on the wall. On Friday I received a Principal's Award for the Teko Teko. I was so contented.

This Week's Testing by Mary

Testing, Testing, Testing, we are now heading towards nervousness. Right? As always teachers need to find out how well we are doing in our learning and what we have learnt in the past year. Today we started off with e-asttle writing test. Next we're going to have our maths test. 

Monday, 26 February 2018

Summer Learning Journey by Pupuke

On Friday the 22nd a very special guest, named Rachel, came to our school to announce the participants and the winners of the Summer Learning Journey blogging.  There were 8 people who participated and there were 4 winners. Coming in third place were two people who scored exact same points as each other which and they were Kotipi and Riiana. Coming second place was Riiana's brother Frank, and in first place was me. 

Rachel was very proud of all the people who had participated and partook in the holiday blogging program.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Back To School by Tupouseini

Finally it's 2018 and I'm so excited to see my friends and class mates. As I was walking to school I felt nervous because I just remembered that I am a year eight. As an intermediate student there are high expectations for me because the whole school looks up to the older seniors. We have to be good role models.

This year I am going to set my goals higher and I'm going to try and be better than before. I am apprehensive for week 6 because we have our Manaiakalani test which is writing. I hope I do well.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Meet The Prefects Of 2018

Kia Ora! My name is Katrina and I’m the head prefect of Ruapotaka School. Being a head prefect means I have to take on more responsibilities than the other 5 prefects combined. I, as head prefect, have to be an excellent role model to all students. I also have to make sure the other prefects are in shape and that they are doing their personal jobs properly. This year is probably going to be very sad because it is my last year as head prefect at this school.

Talofa! My name is Saluselo and I am a year eight student at Ruapotaka School. As a prefect, the title comes with great responsibilities. I am a sports person and I consider myself being an artist. My sister was a prefect too so I should say that prefect blood is in me. It is my last year so I should give it my all as a prefect.

Hi my name is Pupuke, and I am a year eight prefect at Ruapotaka School. As a prefect me and my fellow prefects have to show extreme leadership and be a great role models for our school. We have many goals and tasks to complete together and as individuals. Being a prefect has changed the way I do things in regular living. I have noticed that my actions, my interaction with people online and my fellow classmates have changed. Given the opportunity to be prefect is such a privilege and an honor.

Hello I am Riiana, a year seven prefect. Being a prefect comes with a lot of responsibility which is pretty nerve wracking. As a prefect you’ll be seen as a person to be looked up to so you can’t afford to make many mistakes. I am excited for the future as a prefect even though I’m also nervous about it. I hope my brother becomes a prefect with me too.

Hola, My name is Leanah. I am an intermediate student at Ruapotaka School. I have been chosen to be one of the prefects. Being a prefect means a lot to me because I can act as an idol to other students. I savor the time I have with my friends before we go off to college. Being a prefect has changed my perspective on some things in my life. Although being a prefect is a privilege I like to be treated equally. As an individual I have a lot of goals to achieve, and a lot of responsibilities to carry out.

Talofa! My name is Jessica. I am currently a year seven student at Ruapotaka School. I play a big role at Ruapotaka, I am a prefect. As a prefect have to be a positive role model but that doesn’t stop me from having fun. Being a prefect has definitely changed my perspective on some things in my life,  like how people act towards me. I’ve noticed that people are more friendly with me and a bit more formal. I like to be treated equally as a friend and as a prefect.