Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Te Oro Art Exhibition by Mina

20170921_104055.jpg20170921_103351.jpgOn Thursday last week my class and I want to Te Oro in Glen Innes to check out everybody’s art work. I went there with my Mum and Dad because I live near to Te Oro. My Mum and Dad stayed with me for few minutes and checked out a class who was singing and playing with sticks. After watching the performance, my Mum and I went to check out our “Polluted sea” display which we worked on with EWC 3. I saw a lot of rubbish my class and Edgewater 3  had collected from home. Our class made  Blowfishes, eels and a turtle! I smiled when I saw the polluted room and even saw some bean bags from our classroom. After that, I said goodbye to my Mum because my Mum and Dad had to go back home.  I painted Volcano’s and helped create a Volcano art sculpture with some of my classmates. We then went to another room to make bags with Shelley and it was fun making bags with my classmates. I went to my favourite room which was the ICT room with Matthew, Thiha and Kaine and made music. I had so much fun.Even I saw one of Julia’s artworks, which was a very beautiful Mountain. I said goodbye to my class and went home with my Mum and Dad. 20170921_101452.jpg

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

An Earthquake by Joel

This is a story about an earthquake that has stricken Mexico City.  About 200 people have died from the earthquake. President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto said that a school had collapsed and that 20 children had died from it and 30 more have gone missing. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.1. This event took place on the 20th September 2017.

"Dear Mina" from All Your Friends and Teachers

Hi Mina,
I still feel really really sad that your Dad has passed away. I have prayed for your family last night and I will continue to do it for the rest of the week. I wish I was with you right now to give you a hug.
From Joel

Hi Mina
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From Julia.

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I want to say I am so sorry about your Dad. He was very good to me. I will always remember your Dad because he always gave me stuff I like. We prayed for you yesterday and will carry on praying. Thank you for being such a lovely classmate. We all miss you.
From Matthew

9a4042c67b24c920bd3c73d06ab4e003--sorry-for-your-loss-quotes-condolences-thinking-of-you-quotes-sympathy.jpgIt is really sad to hear about your dad. We all are missing you in the class. Specially your lovely smile. I will be thinking of you and wish you to have courage in this very difficult moment. You are always very kind to all of us and that is why we feel your pain.
  From Thiha.

Pink Red Yellow Petaled Flower in Close Up Shot · Free Stock PhotoI am sorry to hear about the death of your father.I miss you today and feel sad for you.I will pray for you.
Love from
Kyi Kyaw     

Hi Mina

I am sorry to hear about your Dad. You were lucky to have such a good Dad. Now you can remember him with happiness. We miss your friendly smiles in class.

From Kaine Castle

Dearest Mina, Mavis and family,
We are still shocked and speechless about the sad passing of a loving husband and father.
We all knew him well, he always had something good to say and would help anybody if he would.  The wonderful way he kept the family together when mum was ill.  He was truly a good man and has left footprints in all our hearts.  
Mina, we miss you in class, your lovely smile and your comforting hugs.  Wish we would be with you now and hand out those lovely hugs as you always do when we are sad or worried.
Just remember, loved ones die, but don’t leave us.  They are always there, part of our lives and one day we will all be together again.
Be strong and courageous in this sad time.  Our prayers are with you always.
Lots of love,
Valerie, Shyama, Gayle and Khunaf.


Monday, 25 September 2017

Te Oro, 2017 by Thiha

20170921_101538.jpgOn Thursday 21st of September, we went to Te Oro with my class. John came to pick us up to go there. We created blowfishes, eels, crabs, a turtle etc. Kevin helped to create a water pollution room. It was great. I painted a picture of a volcano with Matthew. I made a gift bag with Shelley’s class. Last, of all, we went to the ICT room. It was cool.20170921_103450.jpg

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Turning Bush into Butter By Mina

This photo is an Informal photograph taken at Winiata near Taihape. It was also taken when new technology made it easier to photograph what went on in the world outside the studio. I can see one cat, two dogs and two cows in this photograph. Mum and dad are milking the house cows. The family nationality is Maori. This photo was taken by  Edward George Child. You had to burn down native bush if you wanted to get rid of it for farming. It was hard work that went into making and running a farm but it also had a negative impact on our forests. Gone forever. The photographer show part of a forest which is still alive and a lot of burnt trees in the background. The good and the bad.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fun playing Basketball By Julia

On  Thursday 14th  Septemeber,   we went to the ASB Stadium to play basketball.  I was in the  Stormers team.  My teammates were Mina, Nikhil, Ethan, Braydon, and Willam.  I traveled in  Val’s car with  Kyi-Kyaw and Matthew.  We had  Morning  Tea and Lunch at the stadium.  I saw  My friends Lauren, Natasha,  Allan,  Vicky, Troy, Dillan, Keenan  and  Maciano from Base.  I was talking to my best friends. Everybody was cheering "Go Maciano, go Moncia "   I did well at shooting goals and my teacher said I was a good team member.  My team came second. I was very tired when I got back to school but had a lovely day.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Basketball- Special Olympics By Joel

On Thursday the 14th September, we went to the Special Olympics Basketball tournament at ASB Stadium. First, we got changed into nice clean Sommerville PE gear. I went in Val's car. When we get there, we got into our teams. Our teams were Stormers, Wildcats, and Thunders. I was in the Stormers team. First I was up in the seating area watching the other teams playing. Then my first game started, so I went back down and played my first game. We won 3 games out of 4. We came 2nd overall in our division. After the first game, I watched matches with Sunnyden and two other schools. I had a really fun time at the Basketball tournament.

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Staying Home By Aidan

I had a sore tummy last week and I stayed at home.  I remembered to brush my teeth at home and Val is happy about that. Everybody was glad to see me this morning and I am happy to be back.  I listened to music this morning at school and liked that. Later on, I worked hard by colouring in by number.


Friday, 8 September 2017

My BLUE Blowfish by Matthew

In week two I made a Blow fish in the class. First I blew up the balloon. Then I knotted the balloon.  I put glue newspaper all over the balloon. When it was dry I painted it blue. Stuck  2 eyes and a fin.

It looks beautiful!!!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

My Blowfish by Joel

During this term, our class made Blowfishes. First, we had to blow a balloon up. I blew my balloon up but I couldn't knot it, so I had to get Mina to help me do it. Then we had to glue newspapers onto them. Next, we painted them. I painted my Blowfish green. After that, we put some wet and sticky paper onto our Blowfish to make its mouth. We put on two paper eyes. Next, we put on two paper fins. Then we put on a paper tail on its back. After that, we left it for a few days before they were done. Now they are all ready to be shown at Te-Oro Art centre.



Monday, 4 September 2017

All abour Earthquakes by Matthew

Last Week we learned about Earthquakes.
An earthquake is a sudden violent shaking of the ground.
Earthquake - WikipediaFirst of all, what should you do before an Earthquake? Practice Drop, cover and hold.  Find a safe place close to you at home, school or shops. Planning for survival you will need supplies for at least 3-7 days. You will need food, water, and blankets. Good things to also have are warm clothes, raincoat, torch, radio, and batteries. Don’t forget the first aid kit. Then after an Earthquake, we must remember to switch off electricity, water, and gas. Try to put out small fires if there is a big fire, get out. Check on Neighbours and help.