Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Forget Your "Smartphone" The "Superphone" Will Soon Be Your New Mate

At home, on the bus, on the street or in the park, a quick look round shows just how much we rely on our smartphones.

They've put internet access, cameras, scanners, cloud data and analytics into our pockets and try as we might, we find them hard to put down.

The Race Of Our Lives!

Tuesday was the race of our souls, everyone was nervous and very eager to compete in athletics. Everyone of the races were exhilarating which almost made me unconscious! Numerous times, people cheered and people were streaking around! 

Everyone took the consideration to pay attention and follow all of the teachers commands, it was astonishing! It was spectacular to see what such good behavior was displayed and the perseverance of our skillful runners!

Congratulations to those superior runners! 

Friday, 3 November 2017

School Assessments

Today has been a very unorganized day, we have had 3 assessments. We all have been tested on, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Spelling/grammar. All of us have been worn out from how much assessments we have done and how much more there are to come.

Most of our tests are 45 mins, but our grammar test was 25 mins.

Term 4 Activities Coming Up & In Development & Community Events.

It is sadly the last term of 2017, assessments have come up and more hard work is yet to come. We all enjoyed the holidays but unfortunately, it has come to an end. Speeches are being in progress right now when athletics are coming up, cultural groups are coming underway and prize giving might be our last day of 2017!

We all have speeches written down and we at least have one page written down, my speech subject is currently about video games. Swimming is coming up for the year 7 & 8 boys, the Manakalani Film Festival is coming up next Wednesday when the Manakalani tests are coming up tomorrow.

Cultural groups are coming up and Mrs Foulu, our Cultural Samoan teacher is now working on the Samoan cultural group.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Technology (Graphics - Mr Pineda)

Today at Technicraft we went to graphics, this weeks lesson was different and also a creative task. We were making our take away boxes from last week and if we want we could make an emblem/icon/mascot for our restaurant.

Mr Pineda said, you can draw any mascot you want for your restaurant, any superhero, any cartoon character,  anything! Including your own made up mascots! My mascot was a naruto character from the naruto series.

So we all started to draw and Mr Pineda started to give people points for working hard, responsibility and for helping out! When we all started drawing our mascots, finishing off creating our take away boxes, Mr Pineda started to take pictures of our mascots and restaurant take away boxes, then we

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.

Friday, 28 July 2017

We Just Went Viral!

Today at our Pasifika assembly we presented our astonishing items and performances. They were related to the cultures of Samoan/Tongan. Rooms 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 & room 12. Room 1 performed the "Sasa", the Sasa is a traditional Samoan dance. Room 1 executed the job successfully.

Next was Room 2.

They were singing, "Le Aute". They sang with harmony, melody and bass! We all gave them a clap! Next was room 6! They gave us a model of the dresses of Samoan & Tongan. We have never had a catwalk, ever in our whole schools. They were spectacular dresses. Room 7 performed a jump jam dance that they do for fitness. Room 9 sang a song, room 10 and then it is us. Room 12, we sang a song 


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

What I Did At Technicraft For Our Last Day!

What I did at Technicraft we were final finishing our finial touches for our amazing and extraordinary projects/woodwork. It was our last day of tech so we had to be a little bit faster than normal and so we could take our projects home. It was very fun and exciting to finish our projects because in someday in the future when we learn about woodwork and joints we will be much more experienced! When we were working we all learned something, it's that we must always make something that really is possible. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

Welcome Back To School Everyone!

It has been 2 weeks since we have come back to school. It is unfortunate that the 2 weeks of school holidays has ended. It is now a new term and harder challenges but good moments are anticipated. Cross country is coming up and we have been improving our fitness for this day. People from this room have been doing holiday blogging from the winter learning journey and perfecting our spectacular tones by singing our karaoke version of Moana. You can come this Thursday to watch us perform. Today we have our improved readers group!

Congratulations on achieving your new reading goal Tyron & Tuposeini!

And good job on those who have read over the school holidays!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

šŸŽµMoana Karaoke SingingšŸŽµ

Today we have been perfecting our spectacular singing voices, we also presented our explanations and our tapa cloth drawings. Today was our last week for singing and we have been practising 2 other versions of the Moana song which are karaoke versions. You can come and visit at the first week at term 3. If you know how to maneuver your way to the multipurpose room you will certainly enjoy this new experience at Ruapotaka School!

We all hope you can come and support us all.

Sing along if you know!: Moana - How far I'll Go

                                          Moana Karaoke Version 1

                                        Moana Karaoke Version 2

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tapa Cloth drawings!

 Room 12 students have been making a bunch of patterns in our tapa cloth drawings. We used either a black vivid or a black coloring pencil to make it stand out more. These tapas are related to our pasifika study about all the different pacific countries. This helps us remember knowledge about the pasifika cultures. We also made pasifika flowers and explanations of how to make your own amazing, homemade and beautiful tapa cloth!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Skipping Practice In Progress!

In the past few weeks we Room 12 ( including Room 11) have been practicing skipping and tricks to show off in our display! We have done warm ups and different combinations to help improve and expand our knowledge and skills about skipping! Once we get used to skipping and learning more advanced tricks we might be ready to show our display at our School so we can be better than before! Right now we are developing skills so we can be ready and increase our stamina/endurance so we can skip longer and the key to skipping longer is by practicing again and again so you can get the hang of it!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

šŸ„›National Milk Day!šŸ„›

Today was a beautiful day to start drinking our milk! The reason why we were all excited was because it was National Milk Day! The meaning of National Milk is that we all drink our milk and we take photos of us drinking a milk and post a blog about National Milk Day. The date of our National Milk Day in NZ is Thursday 1st of June. Usually we would all drink our milk with boredom, sometimes anger and sadness, but today we all felt all excited, filled with joy, amazed and inspired by happiness because it was national milk day. So today was an amazing and exciting day to drink our milk! We also felt stronger and more fit because remember, milk contains calcium, sugar free, and heaps of energy so we can go through our day with no problem! Milk is also good for our bones, muscles, and increases our strength, stamina, endurance, and speed! So whenever there is milk in your fridge, make sure you should drink alot to get energized and no longer lazy and tired.


Friday, 12 May 2017

Missing US tramper found safe

Last week a tramper was missing around Canterbury around for about one week and the police have been sent and found him safe and unharmed close to Rakaia River. The is what the Christchurch police has told us so far. He is with the members He is currently with members of the Methven LandSAR Group," said the police officers.

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Hunter found after going missing on Kapiti Coast

In the Weekends on Saturday a hunter from New Zealand was missing on Kapiti Coast and it says here on newshub, that he was last seen at 5pm at Saturday. Luckily he was found safe at Kapiti Coast by the police. The hunters name was unknown, but it also says that this hunter was separated from his friends that have been hunting with him on private property at rural Reikorangi on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New cool and amazing way to watch movies in 3D!

Image result for New cool way to watch a move in 3D NewshubA new way to watch movies in 3D is out now in your local cinemas like at Sylvia Park and other places. This may change other experiences but other people will think it will be okay. People will be using this very often and it will increase the popularity of the cinemas and it will be more packed in some cinemas so the employees will get more exhausted and more busy!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Electric car fans gather to break NZ record.

New Zealand drivers Yesterday Sunday are trying to break the record for the biggest cars came to one place. It's a part of a transport of these electric cars exploring the nation in a offer to raise the popularity of these amazing creative cars. It says here in Newshub that James Cozens said that they need like about 100 more cars to be at the Ardmore Airport. These Cars are more "cheaper" and are faster quieter and a little bit more stronger and can handle big crashes.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Vodafone outage across Auckland, Northland fixed

The Vodafone Company has fixed the issues yesterday at Thursday. "This used up 16 minutes of our time" said a person from the Vodafone company. It says that all of the power from the Vodafone has been restored and that they have apologized for the outage and will not let this happen ever again in the future. It also says that the Technical teams are now monitoring the network in case anyone tries to hack, or get rid of the Vodafone Network Systems.

Newshub - Article About Vodafone.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

'I've had enough': Dairy owners march against influx of violence

Over a alot of robberies around Auckland have been taken place and alot of the owners in some shops are fed up with all the attacks and robberies and are worried sick about their children and what might happen to them if they are lost or stranded in the middle of nowhere. Last Sunday afternoon dozens of dairy owners marched in Manukau with frustration, anger, stressed.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Use KiwiSaver to build flood defences - insurance boss.

The Kiwi Boss says that we should use money for defences because there have been terrible floods around the community and in Auckland city. If you want to help just look at this Newshub article you should be able to get defences from floods and other terrible disasters so our houses cannot be destroyed and we can have clean water and a clean community in this world! It also says in this Newshub article, that it will prevent damage by climate change. 

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Desperate students can't afford food, plea for immediate help

Lots of students at School cannot not buy food because they can't afford anything from the high prices of the food or products in school for their lunch or Morning Tea. They might have been restricted from using pocket money or their family doesn't have enough money to buy the children's lunch or they don't have enough money to give their son or daughter money to buy their lunch from School.
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Friday, 31 March 2017

Robbie Rakaete

Robbie Rakete came to our school to   show us how important reading really is and how it can take us to other places like, the moon, your own world where you can read, Egypt, the skyscraper, you could even be a superhero if you imagine and keep reading! That's how he told us how important reading is. He also joined us and sang the Duffy song with us and he took a picture with each people in each classroom that has been chosen for the Duffy books.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Petition launched for 'fair price' on water

The greens have made a request to the Government for permission to make a "sale" on the water bottles. Huge amounts of water have not been payed from any water companies because they didn't need to pay it. This has become a big issue around the community and on all of New Zealand since the request for water consumption has been a big issue. We all hope that this, "Water situation" is going to be all over.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Water from Mt Aspiring in the South Island set to be shipped overseas

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The Westland district council and a example of a group from a council called Alpine Pure so they could discuss to give the people permission permission for water usage

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Auckland floods sees surge in insurance claims

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The insurances companies have been inundated with calls about the floods in Auckland because It was pouring last weekend. People in the community have not been ready and might have been worried. About in 10 to 15 seconds the whole community was overflowed with water. The Civil defence paid for the family to live in a motel for two nights or more. The family was very sad and frustrated from the flood hits that have been coming more often. They have no insurance and they only moved in a month.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Auckland water restrictions will last until April

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The storm in Auckland might have been gone, but people will not be happy just yet by a rule for all New Zealanders to not use water every so often, and to not waste water. The water may be contagious because there might be mud, parasites and other bacteria or germs that will effect our health and safety. You should also be aware or prepared because there might be other storm coming soon so you should stay inside if it is pouring on you or you will catch a cold. I also recommend that you should wear warm clothes if it is cold in your house.

Links for help.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Everyday Theatre

This morning we were visited by two women named, and we earned one games masters badge and one games master card for the child if they are feeling, hurt, sad, angry, confused you can call someone to talk to or you can go on their websites if feeling left out or another problem that you are concerned about.

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Help for kids

Mr Grundy's wood workshop

Image result for tamaki collegeIn Mr Grundy's workshop at Tamaki college we as year sevens are going to make our final design and create it by using tools and wood but only if you can see one or two joints and if it has a purpose. We also have to make the wood even by measuring and cutting so we have the right size to fit into our housing joint. We also have to make a new idea so we can get high marks.  

Monday, 27 February 2017

The Search For The Missing River Resumes

The police are getting prepared again for a missing diver at the Marlborough Sounds. The man tried to come back up the surface of water yesterday morning after jumping off a boat at north of Stephens Island. Police and Coastguard are involved in the search and the national dive team has been called in. 

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Digital Maori Art

In Room 11 we used sumo paint to make this Maori drawing named teketeko. I had fun drawing this but I struggled at the bottom because i'm not used to drawing in a computer.

How Important Reading Really Is!

A week ago we went to the multipurpose room and we had to help Duffy and Global Girl save the planet, and at the end  They decided to make a comic book about themselves saving the planet and how important reading is! When they were done with their play we got ask a few questions about themselves. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Nerds that go outside and take to drone race at Te Papa

New Zealand's high guns have lived a life revolves speeding extremely fast and that soars high into the sky.
Last week Saturday, New Zealand's drones race each other compare what drone is the fastest and which drones soar the highest! Image result for drone racing at Te Papa

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Women is guilty in court

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An adult aged 27 years old called Megan Walton, has been guilty of an a attack on a group of girls/women in Huntly. She has also been charged by attack the group of women with a beer can. On Saturday she was being filmed using offensive language/swearing and throwing a can of beer at the group of women.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Candy Bars make for sweet leaving card.

A sweet leaving card was left for a woman named Susan that clearly is the favourite in her workplace/store. Chocolates and other candies like, Picnic, Fabulicious and dream. The Card was from Karen, Laura, Miranda and Elisha