Friday, 13 April 2018

Fiafia 2018

Despite the challenge of cold and somewhat wet weather for all the performers and the audience, we enjoyed a wonderful evening of singing and dancing at Fiafia 2018 last night.  After practising throughout Term 1, all of our tamariki were finally able to share their amazing talent with whānau and friends.  Teingoa was the only Fijian warrior from Room 11 and he did a marvellous job of showcasing traditional Fijian meke on the big stage in front of such a large crowd.  Bula!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Fiafia ... it's finally here!

We have been practising for our Fiafia items with our different groups this term and today is the day that we finally get to perform on the stage.  We have been making cards to thank our coaches for the time and effort they have put into making our dances look amazing.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Learning through Lego

Brendon and Lee created a rocket ship for their heroes so that they can get away from the bad guys who are chasing after them.  They enjoyed making things with the Lego after they had finished their work.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Robot Rampage - by Leah

Every weekend there was one job Hemi hated doing: mowing the lawns, He’d much rather be building his latest robot invention in the shed. That was it! What if Hemi could build a robot to mow the lawns? Hemi dad told hemi that the lawns had to be mowed this weekend and his big sister told him to do it but he said no. So Hemi had stayed up all night looking for some tools to make a robot so that hemi doesn't need to mow the lawns. Once Hemi had finished the robot he took the robot out of the shed and made it work and the robot had started to work and then it had mowed the lawn and hemi fell asleep and while the robot was finished mowing the lawn hemi woke up and the robot was gone.    

Hemi was so scared that the robot might of going somewhere far away from the house so hemi was so furious so hemi had done the biggest scream so his sister came out of the house and “said why did you scream” and he said nothing so he was so quiet so is dad came out with a suitcase with something inside. So Hemi asked his dad what is inside the suitcase but the dad had annoyed hemi. So the sister was laughing at Hemi then Hemi started crying and he told the sister that he didn’t like it. So he told the mum so hemi told the mum if she had seen a robot and the mum said yes and it just went past. So Hemi was following the track where the robot was going so he found it and the lawns was still not finished because he had forgotten the backyard so hemi was angry and so when it got to saturday Hemi dad ask if he had finish mowing the lawns. So hemi was trying not to lie but he said yes so hemi dad went to the backyard and when hemi dad was so angry because hemi dad needed the lawns to be short because hemi dad family is going to have a party. So Hemi was angry that he didn’t find the robot but when he got in his mum and dad room the robot was on the bed sitting down. So hemi was so so so proud that he had found the robot and then hemi took it outside and pressed the button so that it can mow the lawns and once it was finished the backyard the dad came out of the house to see if the backyard lawn was mowed. Next hemi dad paid him 200 dollars because hemi really wanted to get a playstation but it cost 200 dollars so hemi had gone to buy it…..


Thursday, 29 March 2018

French cricket

We had fun learning how to play French cricket with our Maths groups yesterday afternoon.  As well as learning a new game, we were learning to work together when we were fielding to try to get the batsman out!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A musical afternoon

Three musicians from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra brought their instruments and enthusiasm for music to Team 4 yesterday afternoon to play a selection of music from around the world.  The trio played Irish and gypsy dance music as well as some classical music from Germany.  Greg sang, played the guitar and the flute while Paul played the cello. Yulia, who comes from Russia originally, played the violin.  Some of the music was so relaxing that it made us feel sleepy while the energy of the dance music made us want us to tap and clap along.

Many thanks to the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and their sponsors for arranging this fantastic visit.