Tuesday, December 21, 2010

End of 2010

Here are AWARDS for 2010:

Class councilors - Victor Guy, Ashton Morris
Enviroagents - Ashleigh Taiapa, Tatiana Thompson
Choir - Jayda Te Hira, Ashton Morris, Alyssa Hirawani, Angela Black
Rock Band - Jayda Te Hira, Ashton Morris, Alyssa Hirawani, Garry Mose Iopu
CPA - Arahia Miratana, Tatiana Thompson, Hendrix Peters, Elkanah Andrews-Peters, Garry Mose Iopu

General Excellence - Jayda Te Hira
Academic - Sasha Babbington
Sportsmanship - Alyssa Hirawani
Effort - Hendrix Peters
Citizenship - Victor Guy

Excellence in Music - Jayda Te Hira/Ashton Morris

BOY were our students busy this year... Thank you Room 1 for all your hard work! :) GOOD LUCK at high school, work hard and have fun!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ATHLETICS - sprints and relays

This Friday we have our school 100m sprint heats and finals, and the class relay!

Our girls team is: Ashton, Sasha, Hine and Alyssa
Our boys team is: JayJay, Hendrix KP, Newelle and Jordan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This term we have our school athletics! During week 1 and 2 students are practicing and developing skills in long jump, cricket ball throw, shot put, discus, and high jump.

Here are some you tube clips to inspire you...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


How does the world investigate the truth?

What is Forensics?
What is Truth?
What is Evidence? What is proof?

If you don't get caught are you still wrong?

Innocent until proven Guilty OR Guilty until proven Innocent?

How do we justify our decisions?

These are some of the questions students will be answering and learning about during our forensics unit.

(Click on the image to see it full size)

To start the unit, we discussed what we already know about Forensics and brainstormed key words... turns out there is a lot we need to learn! This is a whole class wordle. We will be comparing this one to one at the end of the term so see if there is a change in our forensic vocabulary.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hip Hop @ NZ AIMS

Two students from Room 1 are a part of our schools Hip hop group that traveled over to Tauranga to compete at NZ AIMS. Here is some footage of their routine:

CONGRATULATIONS to all the crew for coming 4th in the competition!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Story Time: building confidence for speeches

Students in Room 1 are practicing speaking in front of an audience, building confidence and using expression when they speak. Each week they choose a picture book to share with their group, they practice reading it with expression at home and then bring it to school to read aloud.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


By now you should be thinking about how you are going to present your speech and practicing in front of friends, family and the mirror! Here are the speech finalists from 2009, are there any tips you can pick up from these fine citizens?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Speeches, the word makes some people cringe and hide away whilst others thrive at the opportunity to speak amongst their peers. This term they are here, with some very interesting topics:

1. Is our climate really changing? Where's the evidence - how do we know?

2. "Show me don't tell me." Talk about air pollution and how to reduce it where you live.

3. One mans trash is another mans treasure - persuade us to recycle.

4. "Make today, better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today." What are you doing for sustainability?

5. Science is simple common sense at its best.~ Thomas Huxley. In the name of science it is common sense to kill whales

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

PrEP 2010

We had an exciting PrEP Market Day! Room 1 students worked extremely hard to create interesting, high quality products to sell. It took 5 weeks to plan, produce and sell our goods to our community. Here are some signs created to advertise Room 1's business ventures:

We are confident that our class produced the best products overall, with teddy bears made out of recycled clothing, classy wooden coasters, pinatas with lollies inside them, a dart throwing competition with beautiful origami balls with lollies inside as prizes, poi for sale, and delicious home made baking!
Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 9, 2010


On the 5th of August, four students travelled to Auckland to compete in the Maggi Kitchen Showdown. Room 1's Ashleigh Taiapa thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Here are some snapshots of their day...
Posted by Picasa