Monday, 29 August 2016


What a lot of thinking and concentration was needed this morning! Coach Paul from Chess Power visited Ruapotaka to teach everyone in Rooms 10, 11 and 12 how to play the game of chess. Now that we've learnt the names of the pieces and how they move around the board, it's time to work on strategy!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Bouncing the ball everywhere!

Eight students from Room 10 represented Ruapotaka at the interschool netball tournament last week. Mary did an outstanding job as captain of the Year 5 and 6 team, making sure that everyone worked together while enjoying the day.

Leanah shares her writing about the day:
On Wednesday the 17th August Kuini, Tristan, Fakaola, Pupuke, Shakaia, Saluselo, Bella, Katrina, Mary and I went in a Tamaki College van to inter school netball and Mr. Reid was driving. When we got there Mary and I had to practice shooting because we were the shooters. We had to play 6 games in total. Our first game was against Pt. England. We lost to them. After that game we had other games and we won 4 of them and had a tie on one of them.

Kuini's shares her ideas about the day in an acrostic poem:

Monday, 22 August 2016

New to Room 10!

We  would like to welcome five new students to Room 10 after their big move from Room 9! It is fantastic to see that they enjoy reading too. They have recently launched personal blogs and are looking forward to sharing their learning just as much as everyone else!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Training with Yayleen - by Alexandra

Yesterday my mum came to do training with Yayleen. She had to listen to instructions. Now I can take my Chromebook home from Monday to Thursday. My mum is the first parent in the school to do training with Yayleen. It was exciting taking my Chromebook home last night and it will be cool taking it home every day except Friday and in the weekend.

Sunday, 14 August 2016


Room 10 enjoyed a wonderful day at Auckland Zoo on Friday thanks to the amazing sponsorship of The Warehouse. We were treated to a Zoofari around Pridelands by a zoo educator and were able to spend the rest of the day exploring other animals and their habitats. Everyone learnt a huge amount during the visit and the students are looking forward to writing about this learning adventure in Week 4.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo

School's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
School's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow
And we can stay all day!

We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo ...

Monday, 8 August 2016

Reading at home

Now that everyone is able to take their Chromebook home, we are able to do different activities when we are learning at home. Here Julianne reads the story "Mele's Money Dance" to show that she is practising her reading at home.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

3rd place for me - by Leilani

On Tuesday my teacher Mrs Buchanan had told me that on Monday, when I was sick a lady called Rachel came over to our school on Monday. I was given a prize and a certificate from her for doing a good job blogging in the winter learning journey program but sadly I wasn't there. She had chosen three winners, I came third and Prudence came second and Jessica came first they also did a fantastic job on blogging as well. Then at the end of school my teacher had given me my prize and certificate to take home. I was so happy that I got this prize that when I got outside I was jumping around with excitement. In my prize I had a Rio DVD a green water bottle, water slingshot and three chocolates. When I got home my mum was very proud of me. The winter learning journey was fun for me and thank you to Rachel for my prize.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

2nd place - by Prudence

On Monday Rachel came to our school. She came to do the prizes and certificates for the Winter Learning Journey. She gave some people certificates and 3 people prizes. 3rd place was Leilani. 2nd place was me and 1st place was Jessica. When Rachel called my name my heart was pumping. It was hard to hold my prizes. For my prize I got a basketball, drink bottle, Rio 2 DVD, Slingshot, 2 chocolate bars and a book. I liked doing Winter learning Journey.