Monday, November 17, 2014

First Aid Course

Today Room 9 completed a first aid course with St Johns. We learnt that responding to an accident involves:

  • Dangers - what are the dangers to me?
  • Response - calling out to the victim or tapping their collar bone to get a response
  • Send for help - call out for help and call an ambulance
  • Airways - tilt head backwards to clear airways
  • Breathing - check breathing - if they are breathing then the heart is going
  • CPR

Friday, October 31, 2014

On a spectacular Thursday morning, room 9 was given the opportunity to make food with the schools freshly grown vegetables. Everyone made a group of four that we would be making the food in. I was in a group with my amazing friends Rosie, Caoimhe and Abi.

We were first given the picked vegetables like carrots, cabbage and silverbeet that we went and washed because they were growing in soft soil that stuck to them. We then started dicing them into very small bite size pieces. We were also given some rice paper and a tray filled with hot water. I dunked a few rice papers in the hot water so it became soft and and a bit sticky. And then filled it with the cut up vegetables that we made before. I rolled it up being careful with every side trying not to rip any holes. After my group and I had filled some rice papers all of our reading buddy class came to help. My group helped the little kids with filling and rolling it all up. Rosie and I ripped some rice papers by accident while they we softening. After every group had made around 6-8 filled rice papers we then went outside to help water and plant the vegetables. And we left the food to set.

When we arrived at the garden we helped our little buddies put the gloves on and find a watering can. I planted all sorts of seeds with my buddy and we sprinkled water all over every plant we found.We started After a while our food we made earlier had set and was ready to eat. It was the first time most of the class had tried this type of food. We also had a bowl of sweet and sour sauce. We all learnt the benefits of growing your own food.

by Emma Dobson

Friday, October 17, 2014

Passion Projects

Today students there Passion Projects. Check out the slideshow above to see what the students have chosen as a topic.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hayley's Leadership

Last week I had librarian,I have librarian every second thursday,every odd week, with three other girls.
Last week I read a book to three little girls who were in year 1-2 when I read the book to entertain them more and to feel interested in the book I asked questions that were related to the book which got them thinking about things.The book we read was about a bath tub where every night the bath tub would move to a different pace in the house on of the questions was do you have a bath tub in your kitchen??? the little girls thought that it was a little weird for the bath tub to move and as they said "NO!!!"
 "My bath tub stays in the bathroom every night and day and the tub cant move" commented one of the girls.After I helped issue books out for other children in all different ages.All the time we put away the books that need to go back to their place so other children can read the books.
Last week I enjoyed librarian and its a fun job to interact with the joiners.

Emma's Leadership

Today I helped out to be a Peer Mediator. Down here is Sophie and I getting ready to help people.
(We are so kind.) This Sophie and I in our cool new uniforms.

Caoimhe's Maths

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Be more dog

Yesterday we reviewed our Ruma Iwa Learning Plan. We begun by looking at this video - Be More Dog. As a class we looked at the key messages of this advertisement were and aspects we could relate to us as learners. The two key points were:

  • to take more risks and challenges with our learning.
  • to show more energy towards learning new tasks.
So our motto for this term is "Be More Dog".

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Caoimhe explaining how to model and solve linear equations

Consumer Rights Video

From Isla's Blog

This is my Fair Go video.I am the business person,Tamara is the consumer and filmer is Mereana as well as postlady.Overall,businesses and their managers have a lot of responsiblities because they need to supervise their staff,check for unsafe goods,not mislead anyone purposly and giving refunds because the law states so.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thornton and Oliver's Math

Sylvia's Art

My Art

WALT: Apply the drawing and painting techniques

I think Iam at Extended Abstract because I included several strategies in my art, I chose the right places to use them and I seek feedback on how I could improve and changed it to make my plan look better.

The strategies I used in my painting were:
-Included a vanishing point, for example if you were in a car on a road going straight ahead you can see the two sides of the road joining right in the distance, thats the vanishing point.
-Added a horizon line.
-Used shapes and made sure it wasn't to detailed.
-We dipped pastels into paint and used that to create our painting (i found it weird and ended up with a rainbow hand)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Abi's Home Learning Challenge

Homework challenge Work experience

In the school holidays I did work experience working with landscape architects at the Christchurch City Council for 4 hours and here is some photos! and I did it at my dads work and I loved the hot chocolate! I worked with Jessica and Joslyn.

Pink Shirt Day

Friday, May 16, 2014

Great assembly for Room 9. Rosie received her bronze and Katie became our new House Points Coordinator.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Arguments - Writing

Over the past couple of weeks we have been learning how to create effective arguments. Part of which we have been learning to use persuasive phrases to enhance our message and to use connectives to link our ideas. Here are a couple of snippets of writing:

From Caoihme...
This paragraph is a paragraph out of my agument  about why school camps shouldn't be banned. This writing shows the use of connectives. For example I used I believe and from my experience. 

I believe school camps are great for getting to know your class better. When you're on school camps you spend a lot of time with your classmates. Some people might say that children can spend time with each other on the weekend but on camp they have fun doing once in an lifetime opportunities with there friends. From my experience you also get put in groups with people that you might not normally talk to this is a good thing it means you make new friends.

and from Isla...
This is a paragraph from my persuasive arguement.I am learning to add persuasive phrases/words to make my writing more persuasive.

Here are some reasons why school camps are not a waste of time.Firstly you can meet new people and make new friends.Students get to know their teacher better and learn interesting things about them.Students may even learn about their good friends!Obviously you are pushed to aim higher and take risks which helps you become more confident in yourself.Clearly,school camps give you many experiences for example competitions,night games like spotlight,risky activities and your teachers holding strict room inspections.Do you want to be part of a group of people who don't want fun for their children?So let all children go on school camps!

This writing shows that I can use persuasive phrases/words.
For example clearly,obviously and do you want to be part of......

Life Education

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bucket fillers

These students won bucket filling awards for their help out around the school. Well done for making a difference!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Abstract Landscapes

Grace S's art
The lines in my art are around my sun and my sunshine. Around my mountains and my hills. They are effective because they make the shapes stand out. The colours are on my whole painting. They are effective because it makes the painting look interesting. the tone is in my sunshine. It is effective because it shows the suns rays. The simple shapes are in my mountains and my hills. They are effective because you can still tell what they are. Overall my painting is very good because I have tone, simple shapes, bold lines, and nice colours.

Abigail's Art

All lines are drawn
Not that dark I painted over the lines

The colours suit the painting
It shows cold colours and warm colours

On the mountains and the sea
All colours are nearly the same

All of my painting has shapes
The shapes are simple

Basic shapes warm and cold colours

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art Attack Week

This week we have had an Art Attack where we have focused on the abstract landscape Art of Lawren Harris and Ted Harrison. Here is a slideshow of Ruma Iwa's artists.

Ten guitars update

So after a couple of weeks practice, how are we going with our challenge. Here is a sneak peek.

Mathelitics notice

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


For the School Administrator
Dear School
'We need your help to develop effective health education resources that make a difference!'
Working with Cognition EducationAttitude (a registered charity) is seeking information from parents and caregivers of Year 7 and 8 students regarding their health education learning needs and ways to support parenting of this age group. Input from parents/caregivers is critical for the development of resources to support the learning needs of their children.
We ask you to please forward this email to members of your Board of Trustees and Parent Teacher Association so that they can complete the survey and give us invaluable insight. It would also be wonderful if you could include the survey link on your school website and any newsletters that may be going out shortly so that all interested parents and caregivers could respond. Survey participants can choose if they want to go into the draw to win a $100 Westfield voucher.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Kind regards
Amanda Hargreaves
Health Education Consultant
For Parents and Caregivers of Year 7 & 8 students
Kia ora Parents and Caregivers of Year 7 and 8 students
This is a survey of parents and caregivers about your health education learning needs for your children.
Health education provider, Attitude, is working with Cognition Education to seek insights and information from parents and caregivers of Year 7 and 8 students about;
  • the health education topics you believe are important
  • types of resources that could support your parenting of this age group
  • your child's learning and wellbeing.
You will also be asked about the Attitude Year 7 and 8 School Programmes (if you are familiar with them).
We appreciate your time is valuable and so by completing this survey (and if you choose to provide your name and email address) you will go into a draw to win a $100.00 Westfield voucher.
The survey should take you about 5-­7 minutes to complete. All information is confidential and your responses will not be referenced back to individuals. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please feel free to contact Amanda Hargreaves at Cognition Education at
Click on the survey link below to participate before 9am Monday 17 February 2014.
Thank you for your support and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Kind regards
Amanda Hargreaves
Health Education Consultant

More about Attitude
Attitude is the youth education division of Parents Inc. (trading as The Parenting Place). It began in 1998 and its focus is to provide a range of resources that will help equip tweens and teenagers with the life skills and insights necessary for building a meaningful future. Attitude offers learning opportunities for students, professional development for teachers, and education evenings for parents/caregivers alongside their children. You can find out more about Attitude on their website at
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