Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Art lesson with artist Neil Shasky

After morning tea we headed over to the hall for our art lesson with artist Neil Shasky. The focus was on self-portraits and the proportions of the face.

This kicks off our 2 day 'Art Attack' - creating a self-portrait.

Here are some photos of us today.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Buddy Reading

Today we looked at our Cyclone Pam reading, specifically the vocabulary.

Words that we discussed were:  strewn, debris, isolated, prone, archipelago

After that we read with a buddy.

Everyone took home a copy of the reading which they will read tonight. It doesn't need to come back as students already have a copy glued into their reading activities book.

Here are some of us in action.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Award winners at Kauri assembly

Today at Kauri assembly Jack W and Rishab received an award.

Jack W received the Room 9 'Self- Awareness' certificate because he is able to make good choices about who he works with, where he works best, and does what we call the 'Nike' - he Just Does It - he gets on with his learning and completes it to a high standard.

Rishab received the Room 9 Mathletics Trophy for achieving the highest class score.

Well done, boys - keep up the fantastic learning.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Principal's Award

Congratulations to Jessica who received a Principal's Award at school assembly today. Jessica received this award because she is an outstanding self-manager who is aware of who she works best with and where in the classroom she works to ensure she is on task. Jessica is also very helpful with others who need some support.

Well done, Jessica.

Never Give Up - inspirational video shared by Harry

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Student Council election

On Friday we held our election for the Student Council. 10 boys and 7 girls went into the first round ballot.
Prior to this a number of students took the opportunity to present their credentials in a 2 minute speech. There were wonderful anecdotes of students wanting to begin their leadership journey, others deciding to throw their hat in the ring after sitting on the sidelines for a couple of years, and even one who promised a free sausage sizzle if students voted for them.

6 students ( 3 boys and 3 girls) made it through to the final ballot.

Unfortunately we were unable to have 6 councillors and it is always hard to miss out.

The final results were:

Student Council :   Girl    - Amelia Tainui          Boy   - Cormac Tobin

                          Deputy Girl -  Zoe Dryden         Deputy Boy   - Oscar Andersen

Congratulations to all those who put their names forward. You can be very proud of yourself.

Given the desire of many students to be involved in a leadership position we are looking at establishing a Room 9 class council run by students. Watch this space.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Football training

Today Emma and Xavier (from France) from Mainland football came to Oaklands and room 9 went out for a session.  We split off into girls and boys with the boys playing a game of 'connect four' and a mini-game after practising dribbling and control skills. The girls played a game of zombie tag using footballs as well as a mini-game.
Whilst it was hot and tiring, everyone seemed to have a good time. Here are some photos of us in action.
By the way, Mr F was the champion with 11 kicks on the foot in a row.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Completing a line graph

Today we took our survey data of our favourite fruit burst flavours and displayed it as a line graph.

We looked at an instructional video ( on the statistics page) then had a go.

It took a bit of re-ruling and some rubbing out but we got there.

And here we are.