Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Planting Trees

Today the student council planted 5 native trees at school, kindly donated by the Paper 4 Trees programme in conjunction with Shell Todd and Te Kahuri Nurseries.

Paper 4 Trees is a programme that was set up in 2008 to promote recycling in schools. Each class has a grey bin that they collect cardboard and paper in, that is then put in the big blue bins to be recycled. For every 2 cubic metres of paper and cardboard we recycle each year we receive 1 native tree. This is the equivalent to 8 large wheelie bins. 

This year we are aiming to recycle 20 cubic metres and have another 10 natives to plant!

Monday, 22 June 2015

Maths in Room 1

In maths the Pukeko group have been using tidy numbers and rounding and compensating to solve multiplication problems. Here are some videos that show how the strategy is used.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Academic Day

On Thursday of Week 8, Meg, Kaiah, Keifer, and Joe represented Auroa School at the annual Mt Spa cluster Academic day, held at Kaponga Primary School. There were quizzes based on general knowledge, sport, literacy, and maths. Kaiah and Joe took part in the spelling bee also. The students represented our school very well and we finished 4th overall.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

DARE Programme

Room 1 are lucky enough to have Jono from the Stratford Police come and talk to us about making positive choices. He will be with Rooms 1 and 2 for the next few weeks. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Great Writing

During the past few weeks Room1 have been focussing on recounts for their writing. Over the next few weeks we will share some of the recounts that Room 1 students have completed. This is Meg's recount of her trip to Auckland.

No Sound Without Silence

I sat excitedly awaiting their arrival. Watching the clock decline. 3,2,1. A green glow appeared from the side door and out they came surrounded by people carrying colossal green L.E.D's.

Suddenly an ear piercing noise came from the guitars on stage. "I know you're 
missing home," Bellowed from the speakers throughout vector arena. Every single person in the crowd jumped up from the velvet seats and started chanting the 
chorus. "It's alright cause tonight we gunna paint the town green"

After singing all their number one hits they launched down off the stage and made a mad rush for a small black platform on the border of the mosh pit. They told a story about their first ever song released then sang "Man that can't be moved."

As they belted out the lyrics to "hall of fame" their last song of the night, the whole crowd went ballistic. The night was over, the lights came up and everyone fled.

That was one of the best nights of my life. It was amazing. They are so talented and 
I really hope that when they come back the 'Paint the town green.'