Friday, 24 April 2015

Postcard People Week 1


Well done to Faith, Rosie and Liske who were Rimu hub's amazing Postcard People this week.
These three showed consistency all week with their effort in all of their learning tasks, have amazing attitudes and beautiful behaviour.
Well done girls!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Easter Writing Competition Winner!

Connor, with the Competition Prize!
In the last week of term one, we had an Easter Egg Competition. Here are the details:

Easter Egg Competition - 100% independent

Write a description of your perfect Easter Egg, think carefully about the words you choose to describe it, don't forget to punctuate your sentences.

Draw a picture- either digitally or non-digitally.

There were many examples of rich descriptive writing from our students. In a tough competition, Connor came out the winner! His super yummy creative writing is below, as well as his digitally created illustration. Enjoy!

I pick up the dazzling  Easter egg and  gaze at the awesome blue and orange tinfoil cover with an excited expression on my face . The blue and orange tin foil peels  off so easily it is hard to believe it was made by a human. This is the moment, I thought to myself. Time to eat it.  Chomp! The brittle chocolate shell surrenders to my destructive teeth. As I look inside the egg my eyes widen. Caramel,  marshmallow, and “wait whats this” I say, as I stare straight at some thick, oozy stuff sorta the same texture as caramel. But the colour! It isn't a colour known to the human race at all. It’s sorta green in a way, but so different from green at the same time! This is a weird but delicious Easter egg. I take another little nibble and what I see is nearly making my eyeballs explode into tiny different fragments and go flying across the universe . There is fizzy. In the egg. Fizzy in an Easter egg. Can you hear me, FIZZY. It’s the same greenish colour as the other stuff. “Well here goes” I say drinking the fizzy and using the chocolate as a cup and guess what? It is the best thing I have tasted in my whole life. This egg was not created on planet earth. Could be Jupiter? Maybe Mars? Nah, it’s from a different galaxy, I assure myself.

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I am right. Twenty five years later scientists discover another galaxy with weird eggs  floating around as they please. But they also find out that they were live creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Connor Derham

Blogger of the Week - End of Term One

Mya's popular posts

Well done to Mya Wallace who was our last Blogger of the Week in term one.
Her blog is full of great posts across all her learning. She has really shared her learning well. Mya also makes thoughtful blog comments.

Check out Mya's amazing blog and make a comment!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Postcard People - Week 9

Congratulations to all our Postcard People from our last week of term one!
  • Tessa, for managing her learning task time well and responding to feedback.
  • Ruby, for being a wonderful self-directed learner.
  • Zane, for consistently trying hard with all learning.

Sunday, 12 April 2015


At the end of term one, we had our Walkathon. Well done to all the students and especially those who raised money for their camp costs!

For the Walkathon, we walked in two of hub day groups joined together. It was great to see the students encouraging each other and walking together as a team. 

Parkvale P.R.I.D.E.

Thank you to Mrs Miller for the photos. Click on the photo to view clearly.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Camp Omatua

Camp Omatua Room 21b

The lead up to Camp Omatua was quite an exciting one. We did heaps of team building activities so we were ready to face the challenges and problem at camp. 

Day One:
After leaving school we went to the Puketapu Domain which is sort of like a playground. I enjoyed going on the flying fox - Lachlan
It was really fun going up and down on the see-saw - Oscar Ellis


After we left Puketapu Domain we went to the camp. When we got there we had to sit on the deck ready and waiting for our safety walk. This told us where we could go and where we couldn't go - Zane

We had to get our bags and put them in our rooms. We also had to make our beds and it was a competition who could be the bestest dorm. In my dorm, Aaron and Rob let us down because they hadn't made their beds properly - Deegan

The first activity we making our dinner and preparing the fire. For the camp fire we had to collect stones, kindling, tinder and fuel and some other bits and pieces that we could fine. For our dinner we had to make the meatballs. It was disgusting rolling them up in your hand - Bella

Next we made our rafts and we did a competition. We made rafts because someone had fallen over and hurt them selves. I was in the team that crashed, we were all holding on and Faith might have been too heavy cause she fell straight into the water - Amie

Kaydence and Team trying our their contraption

Bailey being carried by her team down the river
Carrying their injured person down the river

We used a lot of bamboo so our raft didn't break. We also a lot of string which helped to hold everything together. I enjoyed this because the activities were fun at camp - Kayden

The bamboo forest was dark and pretty scary. It has some steep and flat paths. I enjoyed the bamboo forest because I liked walking up and down the paths - Rosie

Tyla going down the mudslide

Kids waiting to go on the slide

Oscar J playing in the water

We got to go for a free swim in the river. When I first got in it was freezing. We went on a mudslide which was made of clay. It was very slippery and it was difficult to get up - Aston

It was cool setting up our own fire and food. I didn't really like the food that we made but I made sure I tried some anyway. I loved the smores we make though - Bailey

We also cooked some potatoes on camp. We roasted marshmellow cookies too - George

The end of the first night ended with a quiz. These were done in our activity groups. We took turns at writing an answer and if we got it right we would get a new question. We learnt to work together as a group. Some of the questions were math, reading, and some we had to run outside and find information about camp - Faith

The year 4's in Homeroom Plimmer thoroughly enjoyed camp and many came back wishing that they could do it all over again. 
Miss Plimmer and Mrs Love were so proud of the efforts of all the children and it was a pleasure to see the kids push themselves and do things they hadn't done before. 

If you want to hear more about camp and the activities we did, head to the children in homeroom Plimmer's individual blogs to hear more about what they enjoyed :)