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Monday, 4 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey

On Friday Rachel Williams came to Ruapotaka School to talk about the Summer Learning Journey. Rachel said that this year's theme is based on New Zealand.

This year she was lucky enough to have a team of bloggers to help comment on each student's blog from different clusters. I knew that as soon as she started talking about it I wanted to register and the prizes would relate to the theme.

The reason why I want to participate is because when I come back next year I will be ready for my tests that I have to sit. And because I want to make more progress and be better than before. I can't wait until I'm registered and ready to blog.

Also it begins on the 18th of December and ends on the 26th of January 2018. If you haven't registered then register now so you can start blogging.


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Last Day of Technicraft for 2017!☹

Today was the last day of Tech at Tamaki College for this year. I was so devastated when I heard the news but in a way I was happy because we were going to be coming back next year. I finished all my art works and I wrote my summary about what I have learnt at graphics and my favourite things about it. In the end we all achieved our goals which was to finish all our art works and be better than before in art. Leaving was sad but I'm excited for the new year to come.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Athletics Day

Today we had athletics and it was a hot sunny day with only a few clouds in the sky and nothing but a calm chilling breeze. As I looked at the track, butterflies started to fill my stomach but I tried not to think about it. First was the years 7 and 8 girls including me running the hardest race of all the 400 meter races.  The next race was the 200 meter race. We were each running in our own years.

Finally when the juniors had finished all of their races it was our turn to run the last race which was the 100 meter race. While I was walking to the track I forgot about everything and focused on the race. I was running down the track as fast as I could and I caught a glimpse of one of the girls that I had just passed. When I reached the finish line I was surprised because I received a brown block which meant third. I was so proud of myself for what I had achieved.  Next time I will set my goal higher so that I can be better than before.

Speeches

Today was our first practice for speeches and we were being judged by one of our classmates. The judging was out of 39 and I was so nervous because I thought that the year 7s were going to go first but luckily the year 8s had to present theirs first.

My speech topic is Tonga and all the unique things like food, dances and heaps more. It will be exciting to see the speech finalist presenting Room 12. But until then we will have to keep practicing our speeches.


Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday the whole school went to Sylvia Park Hoyts. We were in cinema two with St Pius School. A lot of the movies were funny and had meaning but I think our movie was more strong and powerful. The Room 12 Year 8's have done a great job and I hope you enjoy it.  

Monday, 30 October 2017

First Day Of Term 4

On the 16th of October 2017 term 4 had finally started. I was excited to be back at school especially because I missed my friends. Daily fitness was fun and Mrs Golder announced that it was Chinese language week. We learned a Chinese word which was 'Huānyíng' and it means 'welcome'.

Shortly after sports the bell rang and everyone walked to assembly in the multipurpose room. Mrs Vickers talked about the Tamaki College Gala and the prefects said some reminders like 'testing soon' and 'to go home straight away'. One student from each classroom received a Duffy book from our sponsor Terry Jarvis for 'caught being good'. When we were back in class, Room Twelve Group One reviewed this week's Homework.

I learned a lot of things on my first day back at school I can't wait until tomorrow.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Color Combination

The topic for science experiment was making a rotating color disk. We started off with three circles then we colored them each with primary colors. Next we had to punch holes beside the center then add a meter long string then we experimented with them.
As we got the hang of it we discovered that the faster the disk spins the more likely you will see a different color appear. Then as we kept on spinning our arms got tired but I didn't care because I liked watching colors like orange,purple and yellow appear. Not only was it fun but it was great arm workout. My arms were aching but I managed to work with them through out the rest of the day.