Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Goodbye 2018

Hello everyone,
It has been a great year at Owairaka and I am really sad to say that it is coming to an end of 4 amazing years at Owai. I've been through a lot at this school and its upsetting to say goodbye. My highlights of the year have included Year 6 Dancing, Camp and the mud run.

I am really sorry to say this is my last every blog post. Thank you to everyone who has ever commented or read my blog.

Goodbye everyone and Goodbye Owai.


Monday, 10 December 2018

Making a SPLASH at Kauri Big Splash

On Friday, last week we had Kauri Big Splash. I did Freestyle, Freestyle Relay, Noodle Tow, Class under and over and Clothes race. I came second in the freestyle heats and 4th in the final. Our class won the over under race and the freestyle relay. We came 1st in the noodle tow and 3rd in the clothes race. Here are some images of the day.
The pool before we made a SPLASH

Getting ready to here what the first race is. 
Phillip doing his seal pose 

Claire doing her winning pose

Backstroke Boys 

Frankie bossing the backstroke

Claire doing the seal race

Ebony getting the soaking wet tshirt for the clothes race

Getting in the pool for the class under over

Friday, 30 November 2018

Ratio Art

Recently in Rm 25 we have been learning about ratios. We did a activity including ratios and art. This activity included mixing primary colours as well as black and white to create new colours. This is my finished artwork.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Roll a story #2

Character: Underworld Goddess
Setting: Underworld kingdom
Problem: Stuck in the land of the spirit

Once upon a Monday morning, when everyone was bored. a weird purple swirl appeared in the blood red clouds because as I said before, it was a Monday. Everyone went crazy even though this happens pretty much every day in the Underworld so the Goddess went to check it out. Then as she approached the strange floating portal, it swallowed her whole.

Now she is stuck in the land of the friendly spirits for the rest of eternity. Cursed to always appear on Earth when the moon is at its brightest and that's not the worst of it, she has to be dressed as a...

To be continued

I hope you liked my story

Athletics Day

On Tuesday 6th of November, Kauri team and Puriri team had athletics day. We walked to Lovelock Track and did all our athletics there. I did really badly but I gave nearly everything a go. I really enjoyed myself. Here are some photos from the day. Sadly there are no photos of me.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Roll a Story

This week we have been learning about writing narratives and what to include in one. This is my roll a story. First I roll a dice to find a character, then I roll the dice again to find out my setting and then roll the dice again to get the problem.

Character: a beautiful princess
Setting: a magical castle
Problem: ate a poison berry

On a chilly autumn evening, in a enchanted castle, a gorgeous young princess was wandering the corridors. She was daydreaming when she stumbled across a vine wrapping itself around her ankle. She was reaching down to yank it off when she spied a blood red berry.

 The young princess was amazed. She snatched it from the vine and lifted it to her lips.
"Yes" It whispered. A vine sprouted from the tip and wound itself around her face. The berry launched itself in to her mouth and she fell to her knees.

Wake up
                                                     Where am I?
Not where. Who
                                                     Am I Ari, heir to the throne?
Guess again
                                                     Am I Hermione Granger from Harry Potter?
Not quite 
                                                    Can you tell me?
                                                    Who am I?
You are a blood red berry

   To be continued 

I hope you liked my story.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Meeting Tigilau Ness

Today we met Tigilau Ness, father of Che Fu. He is a character from the novel Dawn Raid. We have been learning about the 1970s and the dawn raids this term. He came in to tell us about his life and the Polynesian Panthers. We learned about how he was expelled from high school because he refused to cut his hair. We also learnt that he was imprisoned for 9 months for protesting. 

Tigilau is a member of the Polynesian Panthers which is a organisation that helps the community by doing small things like hosting a homework club for kids that don't do homework at home and helping to tend to others gardens when they can't do it themselves. 

He also sang us some songs. It was really fun. Here are some photos and videos of our experience.
Frankie and Digby greeting our visitor.  

Tigilau telling us his life story.

A photo with Tigilau Ness

Another photo with Tigilau

A video of the song we learnt.

Thank you Tigilau Ness for coming and telling us about the Polynesian Panthers.