Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 School Athletic Sports

Students from Room 8 competed in the annual Maeroa Intermediate School's Athletic Sports at Porritt Stadium in Hamilton as part of the Kahikatea team. Students who achieved placings were-
Anaru- 3rd in Year 8 Boys Discus
Matthew- 2nd in Year 7 Boys Long Jump
Kalen- 3rd in Year 7 Boys Cricket Ball Throw and 4th in Discus
Emmerson- 4th in Year 7 Girls 100 metres
Sarah- 3rd in Year 8 Girls 200 metres and 4th in 100 metres
Kiana- 2nd in Year 8 Girls Cricket Ball Throw
Cloe- 2nd in Year 7 Girls Cricket Ball Throw
Our relay teams achieved second placings in all four relays!!! Members of these teams were Matthew, Emma, Hannah, Cloe, Sarah, Shelby and Riley.
Pictured below are some of these students participating on the day.
Riley- second from the right.

Sarah crosses the finish line.
Cloe and Hannah deep in discussion.
Shelby gets ready for her next event.
Stretching in progress!

Emmerson cruises down the home straight.






Saturday, September 1, 2018

Summer Nights Musical Production


The school mini-musical production saw three Room 8 students in key roles in "Summer Nights" with Kayla in the lead role of Sandy, Cailyn as one of the Pink Ladies, and Ben (who climbed out of his sick bed for the performances). The cast performed "on tour" for two of our contributing schools in the morning, our school in the afternoon, and for the public at night. A busy day for the cast and teachers who supported. 

Kayla as Sandy

Cailyn as one of the Pink Ladies.

Ben

The full cast of Summer Nights perform "Greased Lightning".

Kayla

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Espanol y Churros

Los estudiantes de la Sala 8 recientemente hicieron churros como parte de su experiencia linguistica y cultural en espanol.

Matthew gives thumbs up to the taste.

Anaru being busy with the pan cooking his group's churros.

Jack looks happy in anticipation of eating a few more.

CHURROS!

Caitlin, Hannah and Blake enjoy their churros.

Keira and Emma busy with their churros.


Dani and Kiana want more!

Dylan and Matthewenjoy their churros.

Weiyi is a study of concentration to get them right.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

WaiMaths Teams

The teams from Maeroa in the WaiMaths Problem Solving competition featured students mostly from Room 8 and achieved placings in the 2018 edition of this event. The Year 7 team of Weiyi Jiang, Kalen Lake and Matthew Emett were placed 5th, with just one point separating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th; although there was some disappointment that they could have achieved higher. The Year 8 team of Alma Walmsley (Room 9), Thomas Gardner and Thomas Burt were placed 10th. Well done boys!
Year 7's- Weiyi, Matthew and Kalen.

Year8's- Thomas B, Alma and Thomas G.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Maeroa Kapa Haka Festival 2018

Our Kahikatea Team were superb in their performance at the 2018 Maeroa Kapa Haka Festival, ably led by students from Room 8 with Cailyn performing the Karanga, and Anaru speaking the Whaikorero. The team chanted "Waikato Te Awa" before performing with all the actions for "E Noho Tuheitia". A very proud group of teachers looked on, and our students regarded their performance with pride. Well done Team!

The Kahikatea Team assembles for their performance in the school auditorium.

Cailyn begins with a Karanga.

"Waikato te awa"

Anaru gives his whaikorero.

The team performs "E Noho Tuheitia"



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.