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This blog is primarily run by our Room 5 students, so there may be occasional errors in our writing but please do not let that put you off enjoying our amazing year that is 2014!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Gala Success!!!

Hi families

Well done to all of you for making an effort to be apart of our Gala in whatever way you could. We all managed to raise $18,500 profit for our School! Yay! This is going to be really helpful in getting our wonderful school more fantastic resources.

I have attached some photos on here that Ms Fothergill took on the day. Thanks Ms Fothergill!

 Go Sam!!!


 Yummy!!! Brayden's Mum hard at work :)
 Go Irza! Did you win a prize?
 What a beautiful day!

 Ha, ha Mr Munro got dunked!!!
 The cool bouncy castle :)
 This is the wheel that Mrs Notley's daughter Caitlyn won the above prize on... cool cats

 Look at those clouds... they didn't slow us down though!
Alysha, her Dad and little sister checking out the awesome jolly jars













Sunday, 23 March 2014

Gala Art Celebration!


Room 5 did really well with our making of our Paper mache creatures and we won the First and Second place certificates. Well done to Steph who took out first place and Alysha who took out second place. Well done girls, you deserved to win, you spent a lot of time working on your animals.


Year 5/6 Cricket field day


Year Five/Six Cricket field day

When the year 5‘s and 6’s went to cricket most of us got changed then we waited to go. Finally we left and I got to go in Logan’s Mums van. When we got to Memorial park we went to find shelter. A lady announced where we were playing and who were playing against. When we got to the spot there wasn’t any proper pitch so we made our own. I got to be Captain for the match so I had to pick heads or tails and I picked the correct one so we got to bat first.  Faronce and Daniel were hitting the ball far then the rest of us had a turn, then we switched. We were fielding a little better than the Gardens school but we lost by 13 runs. Even though we lost we had fun. Our next opponent was Manurewa West school their team got to bat first. Faronce got to bowl first our fielding was very good we didn’t let them make most of their runs. They got 30 runs we got 33 runs so we won! We went back to the shelter and heard that our School had come 3rd out of 6 schools. 

By Mikhil


Cricket field day  
 The Reremoana Black caps turned up to the menorial war park to play 3 games  of cricket .  We put down our bags  and headed to the  grand stand  to find out what  pitch we were going to play on . The lady told us  to go over to the back of the field . But the only  proper pitch there was  one with the sprinkler  going . all right said Mrs Notley talking to the other teacher from Te Matauranga . We  decided to head to the back of the field to make our own pitch.  We won the coin toss and then started to bat . After  batting we  had 29 runs in total  and Te Matauranga had 22 runs. So we won our first game. 

Just then  we found out that we were going to play on our made up pitch again. Up next  was The Gardens, Daniel had so many bowls  that went straight and bowled a guy out . Then johanri  caught a guy out,  after all the excitement  we kinda lost . 42 to 29 . Yay finally we  got a lunch break and  it was 30 minutes long. Then we were into our last game of the day to Manurewa west school.  Faronce, Johanri,  Daniel and Mitchell got wickets / bowled straight/  caught  people out/  and stopped the  ball. After the thrilling game that we had, we won 30 to 33  after that day of cricket we came third out of A grade . We went back to school and Mrs  Notley got us ice cream  wow. 

By Crosbie




























Room 5's Technology Project


Steps to make drain covers


( Technology project )


Step1: We first planned what problem there may be around the School that we could look at improving or making better. We all chose to make drain covers to save the ducklings as we have had problems in the past with ducklings dying in the drains.

Step2: We drew pictures of what we wanted the drain covers to look like.

Step3: then we made prototypes out of card-board, paper, and see through card-board.

Step4: We went around the school counting the drains, and measuring them too.

Step5: Then we went online to see how much the materials would cost to make the real drain covers.

Step6: The researchers who went online had to share what they had found out.

Step7: The people who had made their prototypes had to show the class so we could pick the ones we wanted to make into the real drain covers.

Step 8: We chose two different materials to make our drain covers from. 1: Aluminum which has lots of little holes in to drain the water and 2: flexible chicken mesh which has holes that won't trap the ducklings.

By: Lelani and Tyrone.
 My drain cover prototype is made of wood with holes in to let the water drain through and it has a handle to lift it up and put it down.
 My drain cover prototype is made of Stainless steel and has holes in to let the water drain through and is attached by hinges.
 My drain cover prototype is made of metal and has holes in to drain the water.
 My drain cover prototype is made of stainless steel and has a steel chain attached to it for extra support.
 My drain cover prototype is made of chicken mesh with holes small enough that the ducks wont fall through. It will be attached by zip ties.

 My drain cover prototype is made of stainless steel and pine wood and will be attached with hinges.


My drain cover prototype is made of chicken mesh and is attached by zip ties.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Room 5's Marae Trip


    Marae Trip


On Tuesday 19th of March 2014 Rooms 7,8,6, and 5 went to the Manurewa Marae for a trip. For me I already know a lot about Maori culture but since I’ve been at the Marae I learnt a lot about the Maori culture.
I learnt that the girls were the boss ( like of course the girls are the boss. ) We went into the Whare and looked and talked about the Maori patterns, people and about their land. I learnt that the Maori people do a Powhiri when they welcome visitors on their land, and the visitors do a Karanga. We did a song E Toru Nga Me. After lunch we had a walk around the land and talked about what the things we were looking at and why they have it. Finally the buses arrived and it was time to go back to school.
After being at the Marae I learnt so much more! about Maori culture. 
BY STEPHANIE!!! 


On Wednesday we went to the Manurewa Marae.
First when we went into the marae we sat down on chairs and listened to Matua Toi tell us about where the name of the Marae came from. Then we sang a Waiata and the man talked to us some more then we had morning tea. Next we went into the Whare and learnt about the ancestor's who made up the Whare and then it was lunchtime. After lunch we came back and did another song. Lastly we went for a walk around the Marae to see all the different buildings and what they do for the community. On the way back I sat with Johanri  and Sam, it was really fun.
By Ashley



The front of the Manurewa Marae Whare
Morning tea time :)
Matukurua Whare
Shoes off and time to go and learn all about the ancestory of Manurewa Marae




The inside of the Whare was beautiful and represented different Whakapapa






These beautifully created stained glass windows were paid for by the local community



Thanks to Irza's Mum Marlise for the awesome photos of our day!