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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finding our way around Ruapotaka

Orienteering was fun for everyone. Learning about the symbols on a map, how to use a map, how to read a map and following north, south, east and west were all apart of orienteering. We always looked forward to our lesson with Leon because we were able to find controls all around Ruapotaka school.


We were learning how to read a map.


Following directions and finding our way.


We found a control and found ourselves in the corner of the multi-purpose room.


Liza learning how to read a map and find her way.


Asking Leon questions.


Still following our maps.


Learning about what orienteering is before we head out into the field.

Friday, 1 September 2017

A Day At The Zoo

We have been learning about predators and preys. We were very fortunate to see the awesome animals at the zoo especially because we have learned a lot about whether they are hunted or the hunters.

All we had to do was observe how the animals acted. We noticed different things including their interaction with other animals. How they treated each other.


The lion den was a class favourite!


The otters were sleeping most of the time but we were able to catch a glimpse of them at one point.


Giraffe drinking water.


These baboons were also a favourite. This was more funny behavior displayed by the baboons.


The seal was awesome. In this beautiful blue home we were able to see the seal swim and eat food.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Playing sport with St Kents

Wow, we have been very fortunate to visit St Kents and do fun sport an team activities but also have them visit us at Ruapotaka and have more sport here!


Playing tag!


This was the human knot. Fakaola looks uncomfortable but she's just trying to get out of a team knot.


Here's another knot.


Watch out Solomone! Playing terminator tag.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Who's going to win it?


Weeks of training and building stamina has lead this group of hard workers to compete for the longest skipper. It was a very long skip off and to skip for that long only showed how much our winners had to practice. Awesome job to all students who participated.


First place: Limiteti
Second place: Fakaola
Third place: Meana
Well done!!!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Learning about the friendly island of Tonga

Malo lelei , we have just completed an awesome inquiry topic - Tonga! It has been very interesting investigating the unique Tongan culture. These are some of the traditional foods from the Kingdom of Tonga. A lot of us have tried it for the first time today and wow did we love it!


We had some visitors that have also studied this inquiry topic.


Kain looks like he's enjoying that lu sipi and talo.


It was definitely a new and different meal from what some of us normally have. I hope everyone enjoyed it!


Malia, Joanlisi and Mary-Ruth brought some beautiful colourful outfits to celebrate the occassion.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Farewell Dominic

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On Wednesday the 31st of May 2017 Dominic left our class and our school. It was very sad to see him leave. We loved him so much. He was the coolest friend ever, if someone was sad he would help to cheer them up. He was the brightest person I have ever met. He was cool, amazing, funny and he absolutely loved the Lord.

We will miss you soo much Dominic!
I wish you luck at your new school and have fun.
Enjoy your life the way you want and take care! We will miss you.. a lot!