Thursday, 14 September 2017


Yesterday at Tech we were doing our expectations for Mr Pineda, we had to create a google drawing, not put it in any folder, name it : Expectations, Share it With Mr Pineda and be creative!

We could use to create our expectations by using words such as, focused, peace, hardworking, Graphics Technology, behavior and respect. The people who had finished were instructed to go to the document that Mr Pineda had shared with the Yr 7's and make a copy.

After that we had to think of a restaurant name, choose what kind of takeaway box and what ingredients to use for our food.We also had to share our copied document so that Mr Pineda could help us with one of our ideas. We would also get points for being responsible and for other good actions.  

Monday, 4 September 2017

Cross Country Coming Is Up! (Ankles Broken Warning)

Today we had our first cross country run. We all were instructed to run for 2 laps,the faster/ more advanced runners took 3 laps for more practice/training so they can be prepared. Mr Reid said "tomorrow the years 4, 5 and 6's only do 2 -3 laps, when years 7 & 8 were doing 3 - 4 laps! So that will be our normal routine for tomorrow and for as long as until cross country comes up.

(Good Luck, Don't get your ankles broken.)

Thursday, 31 August 2017


On Tuesday we had Orienteering after morning tea. We were all instructed to do each course and to take your time an not rush, we all had to keep the map facing north. We could work in groups of two, or work by ourselves. We had to choose each course map, and we each had a piece of paper, so we can keep track of how much we have progressed and how much more until we complete all courses. Orienteering requires endurance, sometimes speed and agility.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Technicraft (Graphics) - (Drawing).

Today at Technicraft we were now moved to another class named: Graphics, Graphics is class which involves measurement, Art, concentration & determination. Our Graphics teacher was named: Mr Pineada, unfortunately we had two substitute teachers. Their names were Mrs Kaispale & Mr Stagg. We were instructed to not draw free hand, but to draw with a ruler, also with ease. We had to draw our first & last names. We could colour our first & last names when we finish drawing them so we can colour them creatively!

So that was our Technicraft session.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nacho Time!

Today at Technicraft we made nachos! I was with Mrs Tuipolotu, we all had one bowl of cheddar cheese with beans and some sauce. We combined the oil and the garlic to change it to brown.

We were then instructed to get some mince so we could stir it well with the brown - coloured garlic. We then had to mix the mince with the brown colored garlic by also cooking the meat into a brown coloured, cooked mince! We then stirred and combined all of the cooked garlic with the cooked mince. Mrs Tuipolotu then told us to pour the cheddar cheese with the beans inside of the frying pan that we used to put the mince and the garlic.

We then mixed all of the ingredients and we poured them onto the Doritos chips!

As you can see it tastes delicious!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Our Duffy Achievers!

Today we had our casual whole School assembly together, as Mrs Vickers talked she was very shocked of how much people didn't know why we sing our national anthem. She then told all of Ruapotaka School that Room 12 through Room 1 had to at least go to Mrs Vickers  and tell her 7 New Zealand facts This Friday. Now was when the prefects came up and talked about what we had to do to keep our whole School/environment clean. Mrs Vickers then said to us, "since I want you to improve on your writing and reading, I have brought one book for each class."  Mr Reid chose pupuke and Mrs Golder chose Katrina!

Congrats Katrina & Pupuke!


Banana, Banana, Banana!

Today at Technicraft we made banana muffins. First we had to wash our hands in case we spread germs on the food. We had to grab out the muffin tray. We mixed the banana, butter and eggs with care. Then we had to add more sugar and flour so it wouldn't be watery and it would come out incorrectly. We then mix/stir so we could mix the ingredient and it could taste astonishing!

We slotted the required materials into the muffin tray and we poured our mixture of, banana, butter and eggs into the muffin cups and we put them in the oven for 20 - 25 mins.

(And this is how it turned out)
As you can see, the muffins were overcooked a little and it tasted a bit bitter.