Thursday, 1 December 2016

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Three weeks ago, on Wednesday 9th of November 3, some of Room 12 students made a quick short video called The Focuser. The video is mainly about how the students focus on their work at school. There are 8 students from Room 12 who are in the video. There is also a bottle full of water and on that bottle is a label that says The Focuser. 

👉Enjoy the video👈

Friday, 28 October 2016

Term 4 Testing

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On Wednesday morning room 12 and 11 had a writing test. All the year sevens went to room 11 and the all the year eights went to room 12. When our test started I was so scared that I might full behind. It finialy came to the end. 

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Born In The Year Of The Rabbit

Ruapotaka Mini Olympic

On Friday 19th of August Ruapotaka school made our own Mini Olympics. It was really cool because that was the first time we had a Ruapotaka mini Olympics. We had an opening ceremony with flag bearers for each country we represented.

When we finished our opening ceremony we played our events against other countries. I was in France.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Mini Olympics - France

French forest fires threaten cities

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Wildfires in southern France have forced people to flee their homes and are threatening the country's second largest city, Marseille. About 1800 firefighters are fighting the blazes and are creating a firewall to try and protect the city. Hundreds of children and adults have been evacuated from their homes in the town of Vitrolles, about 25km north of Marseille. Some homes in Vitrolles have already been destroyed.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Close Drysdale wins gold in photo finish


Mahy Drysdale has won the men's single sculls at the Rio Olympics. The kiwi collacted our gold second medal of the Games with a dramatic photo finish victory. Drysdale went into the final as the defending Olympic champion and the title favorite. However, Croatia's Damir Martin had other plans. The Crotian led the feild by a boat length after 1000m but by the 1500m mark Drysdale was in front and he appeared to have the race under control. But a sensational burst by the Croatian seemingly beat Drysdale right on on the line. There was then a nervous wait for a minute and a half as the judges checked the photo finish – before awarding the race to Drysdale but crediting both rowers with the same time.


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

World's Smelliest Flower

flowerThe world's smelliest flower has bloomed in New York and it stinks! The rare flower, a corpse flower, known for its stench, has been on display in New York. The rare plant is called the corpse flower because it smells a bit like rotting meat or sick. It's one of the biggest flowering plants on earth and can grow up to six foot as tall as a grown man. The flower usually takes 10 years from seed to first flower and after that blooms again every two to three years for just a couple of days.  The last time a corpse flower was displayed in New York was in 1939. 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Shot put

Image result for Shot Put ballsIn the morning I do my sprint drills, Then warm up circuit, also to practice my throws. I start with a low movement and then build up to a higher movement. For practicing my throws I use heavy balls for strength and light balls for speed. I had to practice my forward shot put throw x5, overhead shot put throw x5, 5 double hops, 5 backward double leg hops, and 5x20m sprints.

Friday, 29 July 2016

My Olympic Mascot

On Friday afternoon me and my class did art and we had to make up our own mascot. My mascot represents the rings. When I drew the rings it looked boring so I added lines so it will make it look like some one is holding the rings up. 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Government To Buy $500m Ship


The government has to buy a $493 million naval tanker. The ship will be custom made for use in the Antarctica and will replace the 30 year old HMNZS Endeavour. The new ship will be used to refuel naval vessels and helicopters at sea and to supply fuel and fresh water. The new vessel will be built by the South Corine company Hyundai heavy industries and was expected for delivery in 2020. The replacement tanker will be much larger than HMNZS Endeabour and will be due to retire in 2018.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Library cat allowed to stay

library catA north Texas city council has voted unanimously to rein state Browser the cat to his job as live in mascot of the city's public library. The council voted 3-0 to let Browser stay at the library two weeks after voting 2-1 to give the tabby 30 days to check out. Mayor Ron White had said he was overwhelmed with more than 1,000 messages on social media, all in support of keeping Browser on the job. 


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

My Speech On The Village Of Lakepa

My speech is on lakepa. If you don't know what lakepa means it is a village in Tonga. I had to say my speech off by heart and it had to be 3 minutes long. But unfortunately my one was only2 minutes and 53 seconds. When I was presenting my speech to the class I was scared. My heart was pounding like I was running. 

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

John Key Visits Fiji

John Key in Fiji

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has called his trip to Fiji last week a success. John Key visited the Pacific nation and had a meeting with their Prime Minister (Frank Bainimarama). John Key said the aim of of the trip was to reset the relationship between the two countries. However, at the state banquet, Frank Bainimarama criticized the New Zealand media. He also defended the fact that he has banned some New Zealand media reporters.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Kiwi Business Aims To Raise $1 million dollars food images

An Auckland business will launch a crowd lending campaign hoping to raise $1 million to help provide lunch for children. Last year they gave away about 180,000 lunches to 32 schools in Auckland and Hamilton last year. The investment would then be repairs over five years, with interest paid biannually. The company is hoping to raise $1 million to invest in their business.

I think that they will raise the $1 million dollars otherwise there will be a lot of hungry children out there.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


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Matariki is the Maori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades. Matariki is a traditionally for Maori when it appeared just before dawn in late May or early June, it signalled the Maori New Year. For some tribes. the rising of Puanga (Rigel in Orion) signals the start of the New Year. 


Thursday, 26 May 2016

From Farm To Table (Bees)

This is the slide I was working on for a collaborative presentation. This slide is about how bees are VIPs (very important pollinators). It tells us Bees are very important to the living world.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A landslide has happened at the site of a hydropower project in southern China after days of heavy rain. Rescue teams have recovered 34 bodies while 4 people are still listed as missing. "We were asleep when the mountain began to jolt very strongly and before we knew it, sand mixed with mud were floating into our room," survivor Deng Chunwu told the official Xinhua News Agency. Their rooms were filed up with mud and sand up to 10 metres. More than 600 rescuers, including firefighters and police, were searching for the missing and attempting to clear sections of roads leading to the site.

Kiwi kids news

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Huge Slip At Waihi Gold Mine

Two million tonnes of rock has slipped at a gold mine in Waihi. No one was working in the Martha open pit gold mine at the time and there were no injuries. The slip was not a surprise because there was one about a year ago. 

There is still movement being detected at the mine, and further rock fall is expected, how ever on a much smaller scale.

KiwiKids Link

Friday, 15 April 2016

Hello Kitty Themed Restaurant Opens

Hello Kitty Themed Restaurant Opens

The first Hello Kitty Themed restaurant has opened in Shanghai in Mainland China. The restaurant will serve cat shaped food and a drink. The cafe is split across to floors with a gift shop and huge models of the famous cat to pose next to. Most of the food and drinks in the restaurant are Hello Kitty shaped, including hamburgers, and cakes. Although this restaurant is the first one of its kind in Mainland China, a Hello Kitty restaurant already exists in Hong Kong.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

New Zealand's New Internet Cable

New Zealand is to get a second undersea internet cable link to the United states. The 14,000 km cable will be running by mid 2018. The cable will link New Zealand, the United States via Hawaii, and Australia, and would compete directly with the Southern Cross cable, which is half owned by Spark. It is expected to cost about $500 million dollars for you to use.                                                              Kiwikids News

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Hide - And - Stuck

 Hide And StuckAn 11 year old girl was playing hide and seek with her cousins and thought that the washing machine was a perfect place to hide in, until she found her self stuck. 

Hiding in the washing machine she kept her hidden throughout the game but after she realized the game had ended. After the game she couldn't get out her mum helped her and also her aunt but they couldn't get her out so they called 911.
Photo By: Kiwi Kids News

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Digital Art

Last week we tried digital art and made an artwork using sumo paint. This shows how well we can use the internet to draw with Sumo-paint. When we started we had to find an artwork to get ideas from it and then we had to open a new tab with Sumo-paint. 

Before we started drawing we had to look for the right online tools to use so our artwork can look fantastic. When I started I thought that it didn't look right for me so I started again on a new one.I had to start with the big curls then the little ones in the middle. Next I drew some zig zags in the inside of the big curls and the big curls. It reminds of the Maori patterns you see in meeting houses.

Friday, 26 February 2016

With Room 12

On Wednesday we had to go in to room 12 because our teacher was gone with the softball team to play against other schools. When we were in room 12 we first had to read a book and wait until we went to tech.
When we got there we had to get in to a line of year 7 in room 11 and year 7 in room 12. The year 8's had to get in a line and go to cooking class and the year 7's in room 12 went to craft class and the rest of us from room 11 went to metal class.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

I had to wake up early in the morning and put on my gardening gloves and go help my dad with the gardening at the back yard. Before I went to help him I had to brush my teeth and wash my face. When I herd my dad calling I rushed down and said I'm here to help. Finally I got a time to help my dad for the first time with out my mum calling me to come and get something for her.

When me and my dad had done some of the gardening we went inside for a cup of tea. We then had a little rest then went and finished off our gardening. I had to pull out the weed and my dad was on the other side planting in some new flowers. When he finished he came to my side and helped me pull out the weeds. After I finished pulling out the weeds I had to mow the lorn. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Waitangi Day

On Waitangi day me and my dad went early in the morning to the otahuhu market to sell fish. We had to set up the tent then start selling. When we finished setting up the tent I had to fill up five bags of mussels that waits 5 kg. We then unshelled some of the mussels and put them into boles we leave the rest for people who wants to unshell it themselves. When it is nearly 12 we then start to pack up.