Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Netball Finalists 2018

Room 8 students played their way through the inter-class Netball tournament to reach the final in games held during Sports breaks throughout term 3. They won all their pool games, and beat their rivals in the quarter finals and semi finals. However, they came up against a tough team to beat in the final playing one of the Sports Classes' teams, and were convincingly defeated. The team also achieved a 100% record in Fair Play. Congratulations team for making the final! We are proud of your achievement. This is the second final in a row this year after also making the final in the football tournament.

Back Row- Cloe, Riley, Hannah, Blake and Anaru
Front Row- Kalen, Kiana, Danielle and Thomas B.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Maeroa Fun Run 2018

Students across the school enjoyed this year's Fun Run and a chance to get dressed up and muddy, although the student's on this year's Wellington trip missed out as they were flying home at that time on the Friday afternoon. Below are pictures taken which include students from Room 8.
Some of the Room 8 girls ready to have fun before the Obstacle Course start- Aria, Caitlyn, Riley, Cloe, Hannah and Cailyn.

Ben followed by Matthew behind him.

Caitlyn, Aria and Hannah head through the water course.

Cloe leads the way through the water course.

Matthew takes a leap over the hay bales.

Wellington trip 2018

Students from Room 8 accompanied Mr Metcalfe and students from Rooms 9, 10, 19 and 23 on this years DLU trip to Wellington where the group stayed at the YHA and visited Te Papa, Capital E, Parliament, Ferg's Rock Wall, Zealandia, WETA, the Great War Exhibition, The Gallipoli Exhibition, and Pukeahu (The National War Memorial), as well as attending the Last Post Ceremony at 5pm at the War Memorial.
Three visits to Capital E saw them create the news programmes "ToNightline". and "Once Upon A Crime", as well as creating 2D animations at the Media Lab. At night, students were faced with Thinking challenges contributed by each student, went to the movies, and had dinner at Ghengis Khan's Mongolian BBQ. Parent support was from Dani's mum Tracey, Anaru's mum Maarama, and Thomas B's dad Chris. A great trip to be remembered for a long time.


Once Upon A Crime
Bella interviews Sarah for "ToNightline".

ToNightline presenters Anaru and Amelia.

ToNightline Studio cameras.

Tonightline Director Kennedy with assistance from Thomas G.

The group outside Parliament.

Anaru climbing at Fergs on Queens Wharf.

Thomas B scales the rock wall.

Sarah climbs at the rock wall.

Scout interviews Anaru (The Big Bad Wolf) for "Once Upon A Crime".

Danielle and Thomas are Beauty and the Beast on "Once Upon A Crime" and are interviewed by Lucy.

Sarah heads the control team for "Once Upon A Crime".

Kennedy and Thomas G present the TV show "Once Upon A Crime".

Inside the main studio at Capital E.

Kennedy delivers the weather forecast on "Once Upon A Crime".

Anaru and Thomas G play a game of chess in the "Thinking Challenges".

Kennedy and Amelia stack cups in the Thinking Challenge.

Danielle stacks dice in the most popular Thinking Challenge created by Bella.

Bella and Sarah play Pick up Sticks with chopsticks.

Kennedy and Thomas G are challenged in Scoop it Up.

Danielle at WETA'S Thunderbirds studio.

Bella is ready for take-off at "Thunderbirds are Go!"

Thomas takes his turn at the controls in the Thunderbird's film set.

Dani takes on Kayo at the Thunderbird's TV show studio.

Thomas G, Anaru and Thomas B at WETA Cave.

Thomas B in the claws of the "Lord of the Rings" character.

Kennedy, Sarah, Thomas G and Anneliese enjoy their dinner on the last night of the busy week.

Danielle and Thomas B enjoy watching their dessert.

Kennedy and Sarah tuck in to their desserts.

Liberty watches on as Bella enjoys her dessert.

Thomas G is happy with his dessert as Poppy looks on.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Inter-class Soccer 2018

The Room 8 team played out a thrilling final in the inter-class Football tournament but unfortunately went down 1-0 to Room 18 in front of a large crowd of spectators and supporters. The winning goal was scored in the last seconds of the match. Up until then, the game appeared to be heading for a draw, with both teams having excellent chances throughout. Well done to the team for playing so well in the final.
Back row- Emmerson, Ben, Anaru, Cloe, Cailyn
Front row- Thijs, Matthew, Thomas, Kiana,, Hannah

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Science Night

 The school Science night saw all the classes show off what they have been working on in their Science Inquiries, with Room 8 demonstrating the process of Crystal Making using Copper Sulphate. The school gymnasium was awash with spectators, with students willing to demonstrate their class experiments. Also on display on the TV set beside our table, were the Google Slide presentations of all the Room 8 Science Fair experiments.
The process of making crystals begins.
Liana, Caitlyn, Hannah and Georgia all ready to start their experiment.
Having fun with the ping pong balls 

Dylan, Blake and Weiyi keep the process moving ahead.
Interested spectators viewing the crystals.

Blake and Thijs do their magic.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Classy Art

Art projects in Room 8 are looking fantastic with a variety of designs and topics being attempted. The Pop Art has been extremely popular, as has the melted crayon art, despite setting off the fire alarms when using the heat gun. Early art work using micography resulted in a wall display of "Future Leaders" using Time Magazine as our future theme. Pictured below are artists at work and samples of the class art.