Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Prize Giving

Today was a special day to celebrate students' academic achievements and to acknowledge those who have shown citizenship and friendship throughout the year. 

(Sefo Faleta- Most improved Year 2)

( Paea Fangupo - Top academic award Year2)

Well done to everyone who received a prize and to the students who made any progress during this year.

Lastly, it was the last prize giving for year 8s because they are leaving us and starting a new journey as secondary students.
Good luck to you all and wish you all the best for your future.

Friday, 8 December 2017

School Speech finals

3 students from each class were selected by the teachers to present their speeches to the whole school. The finalists from room5 were Sefo, I'ola, and Kiana.

Congratulations to Kiana for placing 2nd in the Junior Speeches!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Room5 Market day!

Today is a special day for us as it is....
Room 5 Market Day!

Throughout this term, we earned money from Miss Min by...
- always showing our mat 5s
- completing our work to the best of our ability
- helping our friends and teachers
-making the right decisions

First we had to add up all our money to so that we know how much we have to spend.

Then we wrote down a list of what we want to buy.

It was important that we counted the right amount of money to give to Miss Min.

Yay! We now have pencils, rubber, and notebooks to use to continue our learning over the holidays! 

Through this programme, we learnt to count money and to manage our money to spend it efficiently. 

We also learnt that it is hard work to earn money.

So... are you spending your money wisely?

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

School Tabloids

It was a perfect weather to be outside doing teamwork activities!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Athletics day result

Ka pai to all the winners of athletics day and everyone else who participated with positive attitude!

Year 2 girls : 1st Mele, 2nd Grace, 3rd Helen

Year 2 boys: 1st Jacob, 2nd Louis, 3rd Paea

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Making 10

It is important that we know our basic facts to 10 as this will help us later on when we solve addition and subtraction problems with bigger numbers.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

School Athletics

What a lovely day to have school athletics! 
It was hot but it did not stop us from running our best.

A special thanks to Mike who mowed perfect lanes for this day and to all the whanau who came to support us!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Mrs.O'Brien's last day

Almost every student in Ruapotaka School have been taught by Mrs.O'Brien.
We would all like to congratulate on her retirement and hope to see her when she visits soon!

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Film Festival D-Day!

Today was the big day and it was a long day for our two nervous presenters, I'ola and Alilia. 
Thank you to all the supporters and hope you all enjoyed our movie from Ruapotaka School!

Helping Hands

Rooms 1, 4 and 5 has made a movie together about Helping Hands.
Everyone can use their 'helping hands' to help others. 
Here are some ways that we do to help each other.

Hope you all enjoy our movie!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Before the big day!

The day has finally come... Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017 !

Our special display is ready for tomorrow to share with the cluster all the learning and achievements made by the students at our school.

Visit our blog again tomorrow to watch our movie!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

School Cross Country

On your marks...get set...GO!
We were so lucky to have our school cross country on a lovely sunny day!
Room 5's goal was to finish the race, even if we may not come first, second or third.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Daffodil art

25th of August is Daffodil day and we used the star-shaped cookie cutters make our own daffodils!

Skipping routine

On Monday we came up with our own fitness routine.

Today we created our class skipping routine.
We chose a range of skipping techniques to add to our routine.

Then we went inside and wrote the steps.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Fitness routine

Today we created our own fitness routine. 
We wrote the steps so that other people can follow our routine.

Music with Room9

Our class was very lucky to participate in a fabulous music lesson with Room10!

We had the opportunity to play different instruments and we tried to make the sounds of the 4 seasons; spring, summer, winter, and autumn. 

A big thanks to Miss Riley for the wonderful music lesson!

Friday, 4 August 2017


Kiwi is a native bird in New Zealand. 
Here is how we made origami Kiwis!