Sunday, 21 December 2014

The end of school


All around New Zealand kids are buzzing to get the next few weeks over and done with all the tests are over and everyone is putting up the Christmas tree

By Riley

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The 1970's School Concert

Over the last 8 weeks we have been practicing our end of year school concert. Each class has been given a decade from the 1920's to the future to create a play about.  This is a show that will blow you away and also give you the memories of that decade. Room 3 got given the 1970's. We have characters such as Forrest Gump, Bruce Lee, 6 million dollar man and of course disco dancing! This will be at the Auroa Community Hall on the 18th of December at 7pm if you can't come at that time come earlier at 12pm. We will also have some Christmas carols that the school will be singing for you to listen to. It will be the best night ever!

By Jade

Friday, 12 December 2014

Madaline's Countdown to christmas

13 days to go. YAY!!!!! Soon santa will be coming down our chimneys and giving us presents.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Summer Poems

Summer is finally here and we only have a few weeks of school left. Here are some summer poems that the students are working on.

30,000 Hits

Wow! Finally we have reached 30,00 hits on our blog and with 2 weeks to spare in the school year. It's been a long road to where we are at  and hopefully there is a lot more to come. Keep an eye out for lots more great posts.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

1970's concert

For the first 8 weeks of term 4 we have been practising hard out for our concert. Our theme is 1970's so we are doing a mix from Forest Gump in Vietnam, to disco dancing. It is a show that will blow you away. The overall theme is decades from 1900 to now!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Our Mihi with iMovie

Here is another short film made by Braith, Riley and John. They are performing their mihi and used green screen technology in iMovie.


How to survive in a tech school

With our school going BYOD next year some students in room 3 have made a short film about life in a tech school.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Move it music video

Here is John, Astin, Jordan, Jos and Tyson's music video they made for the MOA awards. Unfortunately it did not make the finals, but we decided to put it up here for your enjoyment.


Down on the farm

Here is Kyah's and Katelyn's video about farming. They wrote and filmed it themselves and entered it in the MOA awards. We hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

How to create a pick a path using google docs.

Here is a short video the girls made about creating a pick a path story using google docs. They had a lot of fun making these and it gave their writing an extra dimension. Enjoy!


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Around the world

Well done to the students in Room 3, who took out the best animation award. We almost won the supreme award and were just beaten by a group of year 8's. Well done to all those involved and here is the winning video

Friday, 7 November 2014

The 70's

Room 3 has our concert topic and it is the 70's. Madaline and Katelyn have made this awesome report on the 70's as a bit of research. Check it out!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Moa awards coming soon

Room 3 has some finalists in the moa technology awards and we are counting down to the 11th of November. In the meantime here is a quick teaser of things to come.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Soccer Trials

Yesterday we had the soccer trials for the Year 5/6 team and lots of students from Room 3 took part. It was a hot day and a hard game and hopefully they made the team. You can check out our school website for the results!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

School speaches

Room 3 had our debate yesterday and two students were chosen to go through to the school speech competition. Well done to Riley and Madaline for their great effort with getting up in front of the senior school and giving a great speech.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Classroom debates

Room 3 are going to have our first debate of the year today and the students are hard at work preparing to speak. For many of them it is their first time speaking in front of a crowd and they are nervous. The top two speakers in year 6 are going onto the school champs. Wish them good luck!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Calf and Lamb day is here!

Today is the big day for Auroa school. Our calf and lamb day has arrived here are a few pics of what the class looks like before the crowds are due to come through. Check out some of our great art work!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Last day before calf and lamb day!

Today was a mad rush around the classroom to make sure all of our art and creations are ready for tomorrow. It was a close call but we made it just in time and are all set for the action.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Calf and lamb day preparation!

Today room3 got into full swing with our calf and lamb day artwork. We have 4 art and craft pieces  that we have to complete by Thursday. Stay tuned for more photos and updates throughout this week.

Welcome to Term 4!

Wow! the year has gone so fast and we have now hit our busiest term. Keep an eye out for updates on calf and lamb day, concert, school prize giving and much, much more.

A busy year so far....

Room 3 are into the final stretch of this year and it has been super busy for the last 3 terms. The end of term 3 was capped off with a matheletics party and an odd shoe day. Here a some pics of a mad-capped last few days!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cross country champs

Some of the students from Room 3 ran in the cross country champs today at Mania. It was a cold and rainy day with difficult conditions. Finn cam in with a good result at 5th. Katelyn also had a good run with 2nd. Here are a few pics of the action

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

MOA technology awards

Room 3 is currently working hard on our MOA technology awards projects. The awards are for using ICT in the classroom. We are all working hard on different projects and will post them up here when they are done. Stay tuned!

Mathletics madness

Room 3 hit mathletics big time today with a massive effort. We ended up the highest scoring class in New Zealand and the number two class in the world. We did this by only doing our activities and not using matheletics live. Well done to 6 of our students getting in the top 10 for New Zealand and Madaline reaching the number 1 student!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Mathletics Gold!

Room 3 have finally got our first two golds in Matheletics. To get a gold each student must get 5 silvers. To a silver you need 5 bronzes. As you could imagine a lot of mathematics is required for each gold. Well done!

Monday, 15 September 2014

The lost Kayak drops by

Room 3 got to see the lost Kayak that was found on the shores of a South Taranaki beach. It was involved on a solo crossing from Australia to New Zealand, when a fierce storm swept it away from its owner. Luckily both the Kayak and its owner escaped major harm and he came to answer some questions from the students. Here are a few pics.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Te Reo lessons

Today Room 3 continued with our Te Reo lessons and we covered how to ask what day it is. We learned to read and speak the days of the week and how to ask what day it was.

Ko te aha tenei ra? What day is it today?

Ko te......... tenei ra. Today is

Rahina Monday
Ratu Tuesday
Raapa Wednesday
Rapare Thursday
Ramere Friday
Rahoroi Saturday
Ratapu Sunday

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Market Day madness

Room 3 finally had our products ready for this weeks market day and it was a great success. All of the groups made a profit and the whole class made $300 dollars. Overall it was a fantastic day and all of the hard work was rewarded. Here are a few snaps of the action.

Monday, 1 September 2014

20,000 hits!

Wow Room 3's blog has finally smashed through the 20,000 hits barrier and with a whole term still to come this year. Let's see if we can make 25,000 or 30,000 before the end of the year. Keep on reading!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Repurposing sale only 2 weeks out!

Our groups in Room 3 have been working hard on their repurposing projects. Each company are making their own presentation about what they are going to make and how much it will cost. Thier aim is to make the greatest profit possible. They are not allowed to use new things and almost all of the materials must be recycled.

Statistics and graphs

Room 3 have been learning to use the Numbers software to help us graph our information for repurposing. It helps each group get a great visual picture of how they are going to make a profit for market day.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Ellie's pick a path

Weekend word problem

Pack ‘n’ Save Hawera want to build a new car park that holds 5325 cars. If the planner decided that each level should hold 215 cars. How many levels should the car park be? Why?

 Mr Spice needs 1.6 metres of wool for each child’s repurposing project. There are 61 children going on the trip – how much wool does Mr Spice need to buy?

 During Matariki each student needs 3.25m pieces of flax each to use for weaving. There are 64 children – how much flax do we need?

 For a fundraiser, Room 3 has 968 packets of gingerbread cookies to sell. There are 27 children in the class. How many packets of cookies does each child need to sell?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Practicing our Mihi

For Maori language week this week Room 3 are learning our Mihi. It is a basic introduction saying our name, where we were born, our local mountain, who our mother is and who our father is here are a couple of examples from Georgia and Riley.

Monday, 7 July 2014

15000 Hits

Wow! Room 3's class page has just ticked over 15000 hits. What a great target to hit and only half way through this year. Our next aim is to get 20,000. Here we come!


Friday, 4 July 2014


Today Room 3 celebrated Matariki by getting into groups and participating in different Maori activities. Some of us made Rewana. Here is a presentation of the action.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Play it if you dare!

Our first pick a path adventure is up and running. Play it if you dare and see if you can survive to the end!

Pop over to her blog and play it for real

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Matariki this week

We have been celebrating Matariki in the past week at Auroa school and this Friday are going to have a fun day with lots of learning and a performance by the Kapa Haka group. If you don't understand what Matariki is here is a little information:

What is Matariki?

Matariki is the Māori name for the group of stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster or the Seven Sisters.  
During Matariki we celebrate our unique place in the world.

Matariki is an important time of the year for the provision of kai:

“Ngā kai a Matariki nāna i ao ake i runga.”

  “Matariki scoops up the food.”  

•There are 2 translations for Matariki.

•Matariki - tiny eyes.

•Mata Ariki – Eyes of God.

When is it?

During the end of May and the beginning of June each year, Matariki rises on the north east horizon.  The same spot as the rising sun.

Pyjama Day

Last week at Auroa school was Pyjama day where the students had to come dressed in their own Pyjamas. The students had to line up and  have a parade around the school and some were picked as best dressed. Abby and Rico from room 3 was chosen as best dressed. Well done guys!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The iMovie advertisements are finally here!

Room 3 has finally completed most of our advertisements and have decided to share them on our blog. It took a week and a bit of hard work using iMovie and the blue-screen function. We hope you enjoy all of the hard work and leave a comment on your favourite movie!

Here's number 4

Number 3 is up

Here goes number 2

Here is our first energy drink advertisement

Letters from Vonsild School in Denmark

Room 3 opened our letters all the way from Vonsild School in Denmark. The students were excited to learn all about things from other countries. They really enjoyed reading the letters and are going to write back to the students. Here are a couple of photos.