Friday, 28 July 2017

πŸ† The Performance Was A Success! πŸ†

Today, all the classes convened together in the Multi-purpose room to perform in front of each other.

Each class presented a spectacular performance, with their beautiful singing, entertaining dances and even a catwalk dressed in Samoan and Tongan cultural and traditional outfits. My class, executed a wonderful, Pacific song called 'How Far I'll Go' from the movie Moana. All performances were astonishing, starting from Room 1 and ending in Room 12.

One of my favourite acts, was Room 6's catwalk because it wasn't only amusing, it was also unique and different from the other classes. After watching every classes' item, I really think that the parents will be keen on coming to our school to watch our performances.

Room 1 - performed a 'Samoan Sasa'
Room 5 - sang 'Le Aute'
Room 6 - modelled a 'Catwalk'
Room 7 - danced to 'Coconut Tree'
Room 9 - sang 'Little Birdey'
Room 10 - executed a nice song, 'E Otua'
Room 12 - sang 'How Far I'll Go'

πŸŽ₯ Movie Making For Manaiakalani πŸŽ₯

On Wednesday, (about 2:20pm) Mrs Golder gathered the Year 8s of Room 12 into Room 11 to start thinking about making a new movie. Last year, our entertaining movie was called 'The Focuser.' The genre of that one minute clip was an advertisement that was selected by the Ruapotaka School staff members to be the best film of Ruapotaka School that year.

This year, our topic is based upon New Zealand history, which is very major to our school, simply because Ruapotaka is a Maori term. First we came up with an unanimous decision which was the Rugby World Cup 1987. Seven students outvoted the other six which is why we are focusing on that topic.

Everyone in the Year 8 cluster will contribute to this movie which we hope will be successful.

Monday, 24 July 2017

✏πŸ“š The Begining Of Term 3, 2017 πŸ“š✏

Finally, it is the first day of school, since the last day of Term 2 ended. When I was walking through the school gates, I was so nervous and apprehensive because it was the first day back. But then I remembered, that it was everybody's day back. I was thrilled to see my friends after the two weeks holiday.

During class time, Mrs Golder and Mr Reid gathered everyone on the mat to teach us new maths subject such as fractions, ratios and proportions which I have learnt last year. 

There will be a lot happening this Term like inter-school rugby, netball, and cross-country. I cannot wait to see where our learning will take us Term 3, 2017!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Skipping (Update)

Skipping is now six days away and we Room 12 have been persevering with our skipping, ever since we have started. Our group routines and warm ups have been upgraded with the assistance of our teachers Mrs Golder and Mr Reid.

Last time, our warm-ups were just ten skips forwards, backwards and side-to-side, but now, we added ten more skips to make it twenty each.

My group has improved from last time and we have been practising to execute more advanced skipping manoeuvres. All the teams put in a great effort to make their routines entertaining, using their own special skills.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

🌟🌟🌟 The Return Of Matariki! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

We are currently learning about Matariki and how it is special to New Zealand.

Matariki is a celebration or an event that is celebrated during the winter solstice (Southern Hemisphere only). Matariki literally means the 'eyes of god' or 'little eyes.' When the new moon rises, it is a signal to a new year; the Maori New Year.

The seven stars of Matariki (a.k.a seven sisters) shine brighter and are more substantial than all the other stars in the sky at night. On Matariki day, people grow new crops, or replace the ones that they have already planted.

Some celebrations last up to at least three days or less, possibly more. Many people around New Zealand fly kites, light fireworks, perform kapa hakas and special dances at festivals. Matariki is really an event to be remembered and be carried on in the future.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Practising Our Skipping!

For the last few weeks, Room 12 have been training, to do skipping with each other. To begin the lesson, Mr Reid told us to form rows and columns with Meafou and Isabell in the front facing us.

For warm ups, we skipped ten times forwards and backwards. If we failed in our attempts, then we had to keep going. We then, had to get into our skipping groups. We were not allowed to have all boys and all girls in one team. My team members were Min Zin, Henry and Alexandra.

We are still working on our routine, for the demonstration. There are still a couple of more weeks until the skipping day. After skipping, our energy dropped, because we were skipping for so long.

It was amazing seeing that everyone had worked together in their teams and I am looking forward to the skipping demonstration.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

πŸƒExercising Our Bones!πŸƒ

Every morning, after the first bell rings at school, everyone in the junior and senior blocks get ready to do fitness. For daily fitness, the seniors (rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12) run around the block roughly around ten minutes.

The only times that we don't attend fitness, is on the weekends, on wet days, and if there are important events. The teachers stand at different points.

Mrs Golder = top of the hill

Mr Reid = near the basketball hoop

Miss Misela = near the toilets

Ms Riley = near Room 9

I mostly jog, with Azahar, Timote, Lupe, Mika and Min Zin.