Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ocean Conservation

 On Monday Libby Bowls came to visit Te Ngahere and teach us about Ocean Conservation. I learnt allot, like Microplastics, Did you know that Microplastics are these small little crystals that kinda look like salt. I also learnt about Manta rays, Manta rays are so long that there longer then 2 small cars.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Visual mihi

Last week we made a google drawing. We put our mihi on it and we put pictures related to the mihi so it could remind us what the words to the mihi were. For example I chose Maui because he reminds me of the gods.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Check Out My Writing Goals...

Last week in Te Ngahere, we created a google drawing of our Writing Goals. Our WALT was to Identify our next learning goals in writing. The reason why I choose these goals is because I didn't really know what they meant also What I want to achieve is R5 and move to R6 in writing.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Last week In Te Ngahere we had to set some new maths goals and put them  on a google drawing. After we needed to put what we were going to learn. My maths goals were multiplication, division, to solve problems by using repeating addition and order fractions with the same denominator. I picked those goals to get to the national standards in maths and to finish off stage 5.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

William Pike

Last week Te Ngahere researched about William Pike and his life  We made a google drawing about him. On my google drawing I explained that he survived a volcano eruption but he had to get his leg amputated. He did  not give up, instead of giving up he set himself some big challenges; for example he climbed Mount Scott in Antarctica.

Science Week

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Bullet

A few weeks weeks back my reading group “Green” Were reading a story called “ The Bullet” and we had to answer there questions that were about the story. Our group was learning use a range of strategies to answer comprehension questions. I think I improved on the amount of work that I did when I was By myself.

Monday, September 11, 2017

3.8.17 New Zealand WALT: write an informational report and use the structure. New Zealand is a in the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand is in the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's native animal is the Kiwi it has a long beak. There were about twelve million kiwis but predators eat so many chicks there are only about one hundred thousand Kiwi in New Zealand. New Zealand has a lot of sport but the most popular sports are rugby, cricket and rugby league. New Zealand rugby team won the Rugby World Cup. There are a lot of traditions in New Zealand. Halloween is one of the traditions in New Zealand. On Halloween you dress up as zombies, skeletons and other monsters. In New Zealand there is Waitangi day as well. New Zealand has a lot of sport. New Zealand is a cool place to live in.

A few weeks ago Te Ngahere were writing reports.

Our first one was about picking a country and writing facts about it. We were learning to write an informational report.

Report Writing


Did you know that Japan has at least 6,852 islands overall? In this information report I am going to be stating some facts about the historic events, architectural styles, natural disasters, and sports in Japan.
Japan has interesting ways to build different buildings. Many structure’s from back in the day were made from wood and to make huts and villages. Back before we were born Japanese people use to make castles to protect their king or leader and protect themselves from enemies. Also during the Edo era the samurai were meant to protect and surround the castles and villages of their own.
Historic Events
On August 6th, 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing took place in Japan. Another name for Hiroshima is Little Boy. It was a gun type bomb with about thirteen kilotons of force and explosion power. Hiroshima was home to about 280,000 - 290,000 people and about 43,000 soldiers at the time. But sadly at the time between 90,00 and 166,000 people were declared dead in the time of 4 months. Three days after America dropped the Hiroshima bomb. America bombed Nagasaki on August 9th. The bomb was a device also known as Fat Man. On the day of the bombing 263,000 people were in the Nagasaki bombing. Also between 40,000 - 75,000 people were killed. During the Nagasaki bombing another 60,000 people suffered severe injuries. The total of deaths in Nagasaki would be about 80,000.
Natural Disasters
Japan is one that have several natural disasters. In 1995 it was reported that The Sakurajima Volcano to have erupted 200 times. The Sakurajima Volcano erupted around late October and Early November. The Hanshin Earthquake took place in Japan on January 17th Tuesday 1995. The earthquake lasted 20 seconds and destroyed 150,000 buildings. The magnitude of the quake was 6.8. The quake killed over 6,000 people and the quake made people either homeless or have severe injuries and in hospital. The 1993 Sea of Japan earthquake happened on 1993 May 16th. The earthquake lasted for a minute and measured about 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake killed 100 people. The tsunami struck through communities on the coast and the coast was damaged badly.
One of the sports that Japanese people play is Sumo wrestling. Sumo wrestling has been around in Japan for 1,500 years. Sumo wrestling tournaments take place in Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuok. Sumo wrestling is a traditional sport too. Another sport that Japan participate in is Karate. It is one of the most famous martial arts styles. Karate first started in India.Chinese trainers brought the fighting styles and skills to Japan back around in the fourteenth century. Karate was never properly introduced to Japan until the twentieth century. But after WWII they changed the name and the characters so that it was translated to be called empty handed.

In Japan there is a lot of things to do and see. You can go to different places in Japan and look at all the interesting landmarks. You can participate in different sports in Japan. Try and avoid all disasters that happen if you want to go to Japan. The last activity you can do if you want to go to Japan is look at all the places in Japan where historic events took place.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Grren Screen

Last week some students were lucky enough to try out Mrs G's green screen. They used their report writing and chose a background to suit.  It was done very quickly so they did not have time to rehearse or learn what they were going to say.  This was about the process not the product.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

On Wednesday all students from our Kaikohekohe network came together to share how they learn at our E Learning Synposium.

The afternoon began with  Dr Seuss themed breakout.

Our students shared; how they use Learning Plans and Hand In Sheets to support their learning, how the use Chapter Chat and tweeting to help them to improve in reading comprehension, how they plan for and carry out Student Led Conferences and why and how they set goals.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Molly's Reading Goals

Last week in Te Ngahere we made our reading goals. We are learning to identify our next learning goals. My group (The White Group) looked through a sheet of reading techniques, and found strategies we could do, and strategies we found difficult. Once we found three strategies we struggled with. These were our goals. These goals will help us to increase our knowledge of reading.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Maths Goals

This week in Te Ngahere we made a google drawing of our maths goals. We are learning to find our next steps in maths. We selected our goals by going through a maths sheet and finding strategies of maths we could and couldn’t do. We chose three strategies we struggled with and put them on our google drawing, we also added the examples as well. These goals will help my increase my maths knowledge and help me achieve more.

Maths goals

Last week Te Ngahere made a google drawing of our maths goals. We had to copy our goals off our Ikan sheet because we had to learn them. Our Walt is Identify our own learning goals.
Last week in Te Ngahere we had to make some math’s goals.  We had to make a google drawing and put our math goals on the google drawing and then put three math goals and then explain what they mean. We have these so we can try to achieve our goals in maths. The WALT was: to Identify what we have achieved in maths and our next learning steps.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Writing Goals

Last week was the first week of the term 3 and we had to set some writing goals. We were learning to identify our next learning goals in writing. We have to achieved 3  learning goals by the end of the term. Once we had finished putting our writing goals on a slide we got to put them on a google drawing and make it look cool .
I hope I achieve my writing goals by the end of the term and this helps me learn better.  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

kowhaiwhai and koru

Last term Te Ngahere and Te Maunga drew kowhaiwhai and  koru. That was so cool! I drew a koru. We had to draw them about our family.

( Kowhaiwhai Art )

Last term for Matariki Te Ngahere and Te Maunga created some kowhaiwhai art that represented our family. Firstly we used scrap paper and used crayons to practice drawing, When we were finished we were finally on our new piece of paper, Next we copied it onto our last copy of paper and used metallic paint to paint it, Last when it dried out I outlined my drawing with vivid.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

our learning

On Monday Te Ngahere made a google drawing each of what we were learning this team. I put in my google drawing  Reading,Writing, Math, Art and Inquiry.
The google drawing was for Student led conferences.
I needed to show my mum what I have improved on in my work.

My mum said that it was ok.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Matariki celebration

Last week it was Matariki. If you wanted to be  there to  see the Matariki stars you needed to wake up at six o’clock in the morning.
I woke up at six and went to Matariki. I saw Mr Halliday, Tarquin, Thomas and other friends. Then it was time to go to the beach. We went to Paihia beach where Alfresco is. Firstly we didn't see the stars so easy. They were covered with clouds so you could not see the Matariki stars. Then Whaea Becks had this app that could see through the clouds. after a while the Matariki stars appeared but you could only see six, because the 7th one was blurry.  Then after awhile we went back to school and there was breakfast. if you wanted breakfast you needed give a gold coin, I gave 2$.

But I just had a toast and some oat biscuit from my bag.


Last week on Tuesday the whole Paihia School went to the Treaty Grounds.The little  kids went before the older kids so when the little kids go before us that’s good because the little kids get more time to play than the bigger kids.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Waitangi Treaty

On Tuesday all the Paihia School kids went to the Waitangi Treaty grounds the juniors went in the morning  and the seniors went in the afternoon.When we arrived at the treaty grounds we had to split into three big groups, some group’s had their class and some had split up into different classes the first one we done was the one when we had to go into the bush and plant some plants. We had to plant kawakawa we tried  find a place to plant our kawakawa.The next activity was manu aute as in kit I went with Reitu we both were done at the same time.When everyone was done we had to fly the kites the only kite that went the furthest was Kingi’s and his partner. The next activity was playing matou and maui plus ki waenganui those were the one’s that I liked. I think that that day was the best.

waitangi trip

Last week on Tuesday Paihia School  we went to Waitangi Treaty Grounds we played Matou Maui,ki Waenganui and Manu Aute and it was a sunny day and I had so much fun.

Lily's Tree Research

On Wednesday we did some research about the plants we planted on Thursday so we would know where the plants grow best. I did my research on a plant called Reinga Lily. But we did have quite a few options like Te Kouka, Carex Secta Grass, Manuka, Koromiko, Harakeke and Puriri. Before I had started the research I didn’t even know what Reinga Lily was or the other names so I am glad I chose Reinga Lily because now I now nearly all about it and what a cool plant it is. Our WALT was to find information.

Frey'a Tree Research

On Wednesday we started to learn about a selection of plants. There was Ti Kouka, Carex Secta Grass, Reinga Lily, Manuka, Koromiko, Harakeke, Puriri. I chose Manuka. We have a Manuka forest at my house and I did not know much about them apart from that they can be made into honey. So I wanted to learn more about them. First we had to find a picture, find out the best growing conditions and find any interesting facts about our chosen plant.

Frey Holland

Monday, June 26, 2017

A few weeks ago in Te Ngahere the other Students from Te Mounga came into our class and together we did some art on an A3 piece of paper.
The walt was to use up as much space, crayon and dye so that's what I did; for My one I did a nuclear sign and I’m happy with how it came out.

Fidget Spinner Art

A few Weeks ago Te Ngahere And Te Maunga did Some  Fidget Spinner  Art, we were learning to use up all the space and use  dye and crayon on an  A3 piece of paper. It was pretty hard because we had to use up all the space on such a big piece of paper. We used a lot  of different shapes using bowls and cups. Doing the Art was so awesome and we hope we can do it again!!!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Yumm Ice Cream

Yummy Icy Ice Cream Making

WALT Write a recount using the correct structure and use alliteration

On Friday the best day of the week Te Ngahere made yummy vanillary vanilla icy ice cream! We had to work in partners it was Keekee and I, but first Te Ngahere had to all finish off our learning plans and the cool thing is that we all finished it on Friday.

Firstly we had to write our names on a small bag, and next we had put in 1 cup of creamy cream, two tablespoon of sweet sugar and to make it taste like vanillary vanilla we had to put half a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Next we had to get a big bag a put 2 - 3 handfuls of icy ice, it  made me  feel like I had numb hands,  I did but they were red like the sun.  We also had to put 6 tablespoons of salt in the big bag of icy ice then we had to put the little bag of creamy cream and sweet sugar in the bag of ice Mrs Pou said make sure you close the bag properly or it will be an icy ice salty creamy cream, like what a kid in Te Ngahere did.

Then we had to go outside and shake and shake it.  It was  cold but Keekee and I were taking turns, we had to shake it for like 15 minutes.  When we were finished Alexis and Brodi said we need to get the little bag out of the big bag and I put my hand in the icy ice salty salt and it stung my hand.   

Last  week on Friday Te Ngahere Made delicious Vanilla ice Cream, We all had to write a Recount about how we made it an what we used. We had to use a variety of measurements and ingredients. I was also Learning how to use  the correct structure and use alliteration in my writing. We got to make the ice cream because we all got 100% on our learning plans. We had to work in partners it was Keekee and I. When we were finished we got to eat it and it was salty from the the bag that we put it in.

making ice cream

On a Friday Te Ngahere made ice cream We didn't get to make ice cream free it was a challenge. firstly we needed to finish are learning plans so everyone went and helped each other. We had  to collaborate and achieve this. We wrote a recount and my goal was using commas,  full stops, capitals letters and one idea at time.

Making Ice Cream

On Friday Te Ngahere made ice cream. We got to make Ice cream because we got 100% in our learning plan, when we were making ice cream we had buddies and my bubby was Kingi. When I was eating the ice cream it was so salty (Ew).

Friday, June 9, 2017

Te Ngahere's Assembly

On Friday, week 6, Te Ngahere students hosted the school assembly.  They shared their learning of persuasive structure and emotive language.  Some students shared their persuasive arguments about, 'Are Innovative Learning Environments better for Teaching and Learning'.  AWESOME JOB!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rippa Rugby

Last Friday some of Te Ngahere’s year 7 and 8’s participated in a Rippa Rugby Tournament in Kaikohe.  They played amazingly and responded positively to the instructions of their coach Tony. They played 3 games and won all of them.
Ka mau te wehi!!!

Learning together is empowering

For the past few weeks Te Ngahere, Te Mounga and Te Moana have been learning about different celebrations from around the world that we have adopted in New Zealand.  
They were grouped in mixed groups with the goal of working collaboratively to achieve the success criteria.
Each group spent 2 sessions with Mrs Pou, Whaea Chrissy, Whaea Beks and Mrs Neumann.  These sessions were used as an ignition point for our inquiry this term.
It was really exciting to see students taking responsibility for not only their own but their peers learning.  
We (the teachers)found this hugely successful and we have decided to begin every new topic in this way.

Term 2 2017 Technology

Term 2 Technology - Year 7 and 8

Year 7 students have started this term with cooking.  They have been learning about the food pyramid and had to add ingredients to make healthy muffins.

Year 8 students are doing wood work.  Students got to choose what they wanted to make.  Some students chose to make wood signs, while others decided to make wooden puzzles.  Students are learning to use a variety of tools and safety.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rippa Rugby Tournament Made By Chevylee

Last Friday some of the year 7 and 8’s (including myself) went to Kaikohe for a Rippa Rugby Tournament. We had entered the social category  and had three games. We played against, Bay of Islands, Kaikohe Christian School and Rawene. We won all of our games and we all had fun. When we finished the tournament we all went to McDonalds and had Ice Creams. Next year we are going to enter in the competitive category. We had an awesome coach, his name was Tony and he helped us through the games by giving us feedback on what we can do better and training us for the past week. I had so much fun and can’t wait until the next Rippa Rugby Tournament.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tim Tipene's visit

When Tim Tipene visited Paihia School we were excited. He told us about his childhood and he read us a book called Hinemoa Te Toa, That was funny when he would acted like the other people.
His message was: Everyone has a warrior inside them. I haven’t read his books but I am really looking forward to reading them. I think some of his books are called: The Warrior kids, Taming the Taniwha, Haere and Kura Toa.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Incredible Easter

This term Paihia School seniors are learning about celebrations.One day my class learnt about Easter.I learnt that hot cross buns represent the cross that Jesus died on.
I think I did well with researching.

I think I need to work on my punctuation.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Surf Life Saving!

This is my surf life Saving presentation . It has all the safety rules that you have to use when you're in a problem at the beach. I think I need to Improve on not copying and pasting.

Blog Post

Vanya’s Blog post Reflection Date Reflection Date 28.3.17 For the beach clean up we picked up smocks,bear bottles and ruddies it was terrible 7.4.17 I like the triathlon because I like to run, swim and bike. Biking is my favourite because your legs get exercise when you pedal, after swimming we ran back to the school and hopped on the bike and biked around the field two time’s, then we got a musil bar.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Beach clean up

Last Friday us seniors went to the beach clean up We were quite 
amazed of how many rubbish we found lying on the beach. We found heaps of rubbish
Cans,  glass and even cigarette butts.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Tangelo The tangelo looked like an orange, bumpy thing. The tangelo feels bumpy an slime. The tangelo smells like it's nosy an it smells good. The tangelo sounds like an orange but like gooder. The tangelo tasty like an orange but cool This is my tangelo descriptive writing. I was learning how to make a good writing. For the tangelo I've done a good writing. But I didn’t use my onomatopoeia and my similes And I hope I do a good tangelo writing next time.

My Tangelo

                                   The tangelo Sonny boy

The tangelo looks like a orange ball.
lt feels like a squishy orange.
It smells like a small juice orange.
It taste like  orange juice.
It started like bubbles popping in the skin when i rip the skin.

I was bowing when idea at a time

I like it when I felt the tangelo and it was soft like a lollie and when I opened it I heard bubbles popping in the air.

My Tangelo

The Tangelo

The Tangelo looks like an bumpy, Orange stress ball.
The Tangelo feels like an scrunch up  pace of orange  paper wrapped up in gladwrap every well raped .
Smells like a yummy worm smell of summer.
The Tangelo sounds  like a crispy, crackly sound.
The tanglo tace not just like an orange but like a sweet juicy mouth watering tasty loley.
The skin of the Tangelo   is a sower sweet tace
As I bite into it and the juice squirts everywhere.
Image result for a tangelo

My learning in my Tangelo story I have been trying to put adjectives in my writing and I tried to make it make sense and use the 5 senses in my writing as well.
I learnt to use adjectives in my writing and I think I did it well with that.

My Tangelo

                    The Tangelo
The Tangelo felt hard, soft, bumpy and wrinkled with an orangery color. The Tangelo skin smelt sweet, smooth, strong and ripe. The Tangelo tasted nice, juicy and sweet. As I removed the peeling and took a bite the flesh squirted out and ran down my arms and I felt crushing in my mouth. I was focusing on how the tangelo felt like,taste,smelt,

Image result for TangeloI was learning about how my tangelo tasted like smelled like looked like. I did well on creating a slide and learning different nouns and I could  focus on making my descriptive writing more interesting.

My Apple

My juicy red apple...
I was looking at my red shiny apple,
It felt as cold as a ice cube.
I put my apple close to my ear,
I tried to peel it with longish nails.
It made a like a fizzing sound like a fizzy drink,
I gazed at my polished apple one more time.
I took a small bite like it was bitten by a mouse,
I took another bite and it was bigger.
I took a few more big bites,
all you can see was the brown and white seeds.

That was how my apple got gobbled up!

My Learning Map

I think  I did well while doing my learning map because, I wrote what helps me and how much it helps me.

My Yummy Tangelo



CRACK as I feel the delicious ingredients organising into my hands, as the juicy water drips into my hand making it into a swimming pool. It tasted like a magical fairy tale with juicy wet organic seeds. It sweet as a pie. WOW the sour flavour washing down my mouth, making my mouth numb. It sounds like a humongous wave about to fill my mouth with yummy flavours, it was really lumpy and bumpy around the outsides, it was sour as vinegar.

A couple of weeks ago Mrs Pou brought in some tangerines. We had to write about the 5 senses. What it looks like, what it feels like, what it sounds like, what it tastes like and what it smells like. We also had to describe our writing and do a onomatopoeia for the start of the story. Next time maybe I could you adjectives, adverbs and alliteration and find more about why there tangerines.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

My Yummy Tangelo Story



CRACK as I feel the delicious ingredients organising into my hands, as the juicy water drips into my hand making it into a swimming pool. It tasted like a magical fairy tale with juicy wet organic seeds. It sweet as a pie. WOW the sour flavour washing down my mouth, making my mouth numb. It sounds like a humongous wave about to fill my mouth with yummy flavours, it was really lumpy and bumpy around the outsides, it was sour as vinegar.

                  THE END!!!
A couple of weeks ago Mrs Pou brought in some tangerines. We had to write about the 5 senses. What it looks like, what it feels like, what it sounds like, what it tastes like and what it smells like. We also had to describe our writing and do a onomatopoeia for the start of the story. Next time maybe I could you adjectives, adverbs and alliteration and find more about why there tangerines.