Wednesday, 21 March 2018

We're Going to be on TV!

A What Now film team came to see us today. Luis and Simon were here to film us playing Ki-O-Rahi, a fantastic traditional Maori ball game.

This all came about because last year our Student Council helped introduce the game to our school and to other schools in our cluster. Ki-O-Rahi has been played in the North Island for years but it is fairly new for the South Island and our children were instrumental in teaching others about the game.

Hannah was the host for the segment and she did a fantastic job. We learnt a lot about programme making, especially about how a 3 minute segment can take up to 3-5 hours to film and about how many takes have to be done in order for them to get the right shots. 

We can't wait to see the finished segment. We don't know when it will be on yet but we'll let you all know once we do.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Welcome to 2018

We are off to a great start in Rimu class. If you want to know what students are doing then check out the individual blogs. Each student will have something posted by the end of Week 3. We look forward to reading your comments on each student's work.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Scar Island - The Ending ...

Was Johnathon really guilty of those horrible crimes?
Who survived the terrible hurricane that was battering the island?
What happened to the Librarian and 99? 
Did any of the boys get to go home?


Find out how this fantastic story ends ...

Our Leavers Video - Farewell Year 8's!

Here is our Leavers Video for 2017

Thanks Prudence for making it.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

The last day of camp

Slow wake up. More time. No Mt Victoria walk. Celebration! Pack bags. Find things. Lose things. Find things again. Breakfast. Make lunch. Flood in a bathroom. Oops. Very wet carpet. Suitcases stored. Time to walk.

Wellington Museum. What was it before? Bonds Store. Ask a student. They know. Explore the first flour. Wellington through the ages. 3 facts and up the stairs. 

Wahine Disaster. Listening. Learning. Answering questions. Watch a film. Moving. Surprising. Humanity is wonderful. 

Final level. Explore some more. Weird and quirky stuff. Make a badge. Time to go.

Walk back, quick march. Get bags. On the shuttles. Airport here we come.

Airport. Bags tagged. Tickets. A small wait. 

Bye Wellington - you were absolutely, positively amazing.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Day 4 - We are a little tired but still having fun

It is hot! Bit slower getting going. Walk to the Westpac Stadium. Oops, wrong way. Walk back a bit. Found it! Hot! Talking. More Talking. Going in. Corporate box. Fancy. $$$. Changing rooms. Boys smell (actually). Ice bath. Showers. Locker room. Some more talking. Time to go.

Shuttle. Wellington Zoo. Still so hot. Animals. Hills (ugh!). Chicken surgery. Chimps. Eating poo! "Grotty" said Trudi. Shade. Otters. Cuuuuuuuute! Ice blocks. Thanks Mr Robertson.

Space Place. Movie. Nap time. Mrs S may have snored. Creation of the universe. Robotics. Learning Pit. We can do it. Achievement. Exploring. 

Determination. Time to go. Great view. Cable Car. Little scary. Mr Robertson reassuring. Walking. McDonalds. Share box for the boys. Fries for Africa.

More walking. Not far. Laser force. We are ready to win!

Parents won (maybe, but don't ask the students). Dan, Lucy and Piper dominate. Time to go. Quick change. Diving. Again. All survived. But not the gopro. 

Bed time. Sleep time. Last day tomorrow.