Monday, 18 December 2017

My Journey Across New Zealand

Dear friend, 

It has been really great voyaging across New Zealand in a waka.  The waka is very different to a electric boat. These people on the waka here with me welcomed m with open arms. It is really great to be travelling round New Zealand. 

The sad thing is that your not here with me. 

See you soon.

From: Katrina, your friend

Friday, 3 November 2017

Guy Fawkes πŸŽ†πŸŽ‰

On the 5th of November most people celebrate Guy Fawkes day. On this people buy fireworks to light up with a lighter and watch the cool looking colours explode into the sky.  It is important to remember about Firework Safety:

1. Make sure children are supervised while holding a firework,

2. Always have a bucket of water near or next to you,

3. Never try to re-light a firework,

4. Make sure the fireworks are legal before buying them at the store.

Poem about the explosion that happened:

Remember Remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason plot we see no reason why gun powder treason should ever be forgot.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Pumphouse Theatre

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 singing. The play was very enjoyable and satisfying.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Colour Changing

How do colours change?

Colours change by combining different colours together and using a spinning technique.

When blue and red are spun together on a spinning wheel they produce the colour purple.

When the colours green and blue are spun together they produce the colour turquoise.

These colours are produced depending on the speed of the spinning wheel. If the wheel goes slow you will not be able to see the colours change but if it goes fast you will be able to see the changing colours.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Cultural Event 🌴🏝

Today at approximately 11:30 there was a very special assembly where every class did a performance about Tonga and Samoa. Each class performed different things in front of the whole school. The one I mostly enjoyed was Room 10's performance because they were singing with enthusiasm. 

Great job to all classes, you did a really wonderful job.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

✏Graphics ✏

Today at Technicraft the year 7/8s were arranged into different classes. Year 7s went to Mr Penida who does Graphics but sadly Mr Penida wasn't there. We had a different teacher instead who's name was Mr Stagg and he taught us year 7s how to write and draw our names in different shapes and types.

Technicraft was exciting but complicated at the same time because I didn't really know what to do during Graphics but then everyone helped me do what I was supposed to do.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


Today at approximately 11:50 am room 12 did an orienteering. When we first started orienteering we were all given different maps with different courses on them.

When I started I was confused because at first I didn't know how to read the map but later through the quest the map was actually getting easier to read. While trying to find the letters on the map it was tiring and exhausting at the same time.

The weather was really cold and windy at first but after running around it started getting warm.

At the end of the session it was still a bit chilly but at the same time it was exhausting.