Thursday, 14 January 2021

SLJ Week 1 Activity 4 Te Reo Maori

 Kauri has been taking part in the Summer Learning Journey this year! Check out his blog to see more of what he has been learning. 

Task Description: We had to put Te Reo Maori sentences together. On the last slide we had to say what we were doing today and I wrote "I am going to the beach today".

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Zaeeda SLJ

Zaeeda has been continuing her learning throughout the summer holidays - ka pai! Check out her blog to see more of her posts.

Activity 1: Rise Up

For this task we were asked to compose the chorus of the song. If possible we were also asked to record it. I enjoyed writing this song very much however, I wasn't able to record it due to complications.

Activity 2: Te Reo Maori
This was a bit easy, and I didn't really find it much of a challenge. However it was still fun to do and practicing Te Reo is always important

That concludes day 4 of the summer learning journey. I'm enjoying the Holidays a lot. Keep safe and have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Farewell Year Eights

 What a whirlwind of a year it has been! Despite two lockdowns and some new teaching/learning experiences, our year eights have done us proud. It has been such a privilege to get to know these students over the last couple of years.

These students excelled throughout the lockdowns due to their dedication to their learning and fantastic work ethic. They brought great energy and enthusiasm to room four every day and I know they will continue to succeed at college in 2021.

 Farewell year eights, we wish you all the best at college!

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Amazing day at Tamaki College

 Today the year eights had the absolute pleasure of attending Tamaki College for a college experience day. 

This was an amazing opportunity to learn what it is like to attend TC, from following a timetable to moving to different areas of the school. They were also lucky enough to receive a pizza lunch and a delicious morning tea!

See what Sonnia had to say when we returned:

Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to welcome us to your school and for providing food and water for us. We appreciate all the time and effort you have put into all these amazing subjects and topics. We all came back to school excited and happy wishing to go back. We did not want to leave as we were having so much fun in our classes and with your amazing students. Thank you for also taking the time to plan all these amazing things especially the last minute van ride back to school. We appreciate the DELICIOUS PIZZA that we were able to have for lunch. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Monday, 23 November 2020

Lads who lunch

 Today the boys enjoyed a shared lunch - pizza, chips and juice. We celebrated their stellar turn out at swimming as well as their awesome attitude towards learning this year.

Then at lunch room four came together to play a game of volleyball. It has been a real privilege for Mrs Stone to watch the class grow and bond - everyone has a great attitude towards teamwork.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Tea Party Time!

 To celebrate our success in swimming (we had the largest number of students organised to swim), we won a lunchtime prize. After some discussion, we had some different ideas about how to spend our lunchtime, so we split into two groups. The first group had their celebration today; cupcake decorating.

We experimented with different nozzles, piping bags and decorations. It was great fun, if a little messy!

We have all certainly learnt a little about decorating - sometimes less is more! But it was lovely to have the opportunity to spend a lunchtime together having a giggle, before we farewell our year eights at the end of the term.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Ruby Finds A Worry

Have you ever felt worried? You might feel stressed about a test, anxious about going to a new school or worried about speaking in front of an audience. But everyone feels worried sometimes, from your little sister to your grandpa, everyone get's worried about something.

After a particularly worrying year, Room 4 wanted to create a film festival movie to show you what to do when you are feeling anxious. We found the book Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival and thought it was fantastic! We have used most of this story (although we changed a few parts) for our movie.

I n the story, we meet Ruby who is loving life. Then one day she finds a worry. In our movie we showed these worries as creatures, but they represent worried or anxious thoughts. Ruby's worry started off small, but it got bigger over time... Watch the film below to find out what Ruby did next!

We hope you enjoyed our movie and that you'll remember it the next time you feel worried. Remember to leave us a positive comment!