Friday, 16 December 2016

Celebrating Success

We created this movie to celebrate success. Our group did fabulous work at making this movie. I learnt a bit about using Movie Maker to create this.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Cherry Blossom

When we did our art, we had to paint the background blue, green and yellow for the sun and just a little bit blue for the sky  And I had to put the  leaves and it was pink and lots of colorful leaves and I will tell you the steps.

Step 1 You have to  colour the background any colour you want.
Step 2 you have to put watery black paint on the background and then blow it around with a straw so it will look like a tree.
Step 3  you have to wait for the paint to dry. Then you have to dab your finger in pink, purple or white paint to make the flowers and it will look like this.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Botanical Garden

On Thursday we went to the Auckland Botanical Gardens. Screenshot 2016-10-14 at 2.41.47 PM.png My favorite part was when I went to see the roses because there were lots of colors and lots of petals. My favorite flower was the daisy because it was the biggest one I have ever seen. Also it was a nice day there and we saw a waterfall and a lot of flowers. Also we were allowed to pick up a flower that was on the ground to have a close look at it. Also we took a lot of photos and then we walked for a long time. We went to the children’s part and had a 15 minute rest. Mrs Hoeberigs came with us too.  We had a lovely time there and I hope I’ll visit there again.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

In the holidays

In the holidays I went to the library and we had a booklet but you have to finish the activities. If you get 9 stamps, you get a prize. The prize was to take a DVD home for free and I had fun at the library.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Training with Yayleen

Yesterday my mum came to do training with Yayleen. She had to listen to instructions. Now I can take my Chromebook home from Monday to Thursday. My mum is the first parent in the school to do training with Yayleen. It was exciting taking my Chromebook home last night and it will be cool taking it home every day except Friday and in the weekend.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Kenya at Rio 2016

Yesterday we were learning with people from other classes about Kenya. Our group were working on our Olympic country's flag and finding out information about Kenya at the Olympics. Here is our slideshow.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

At the zoo

On Friday rooms 10, 9, 7 and 6 and some of room 5 we went to the zoo and we saw lots of animals. The best part was when I saw the tiger and the lion. I was in Mrs Buchanan’s group with Katrina, Prudence, Leilani and Bella. I had a lovely time when we had morning tea at the band rotunda. Then we visited the bird and it was screaming at us. The sad part was when we didn't see the crocodile but the trip was not bad. We had lunch at a shelter and the elephant did a poo in front of us. We had a look at the flamingo then went back to where we had to go back to the bus. I think that was the best day ever. When I was on the bus I tried to go to sleep but was too noisy. We made it back to school and then we went home.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Marjorie Gestring

Marjorie Gestring was born 1922 and American and died in April 20,1992 aged 69 and she like diving Marjorie Gestring Following her Olympic victory, she competed in national championships in the run up to the following Games. She won the US national title for three meter springboard in both 1938 and 1939. She also won the regional Far Western and Arizona State swimming championship in 1937

Andrea Kilday

Andrea Kilday was born 1982 and does taewondo and her height is 161cm she is good at doing her job i wish i can fight other people like she does. Andrea is the current 2012, 2014 biannual Oceania Taekwondo Champion. she was born in Christchurch. 

stuart farquhar

stuart farquhar is a good Olympian player and i want to be like him stuart farquhar  was born 1982 and He has competed  five IAAF World Championships since 2007 with a best result of ninth at Moscow 2013 he is like the best sport player and he inspired me today he is like the first man in this planet to that's good at javelin.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Lauren Boyle

I want to see Lauren Boyle so that I can learn how to swim better then before. Lauren is New Zealand's most successful swimmer and she was born in 1987. Her height is 183cm and she was born in Auckland. She wants to be the fourth Kiwi swimmer to go to three Olympic Games. She is successful because she won 5 medals at the world championships.


Monday, 18 July 2016

old boxing gloves

these boxing glove is from way back in the days like in 1929 but when new boxing glove where made people where training to fight other people and people from 1929 retired because there old they can't live that long. 

Friday, 15 July 2016

Tokyo Summer Olympic Logo

Since 1999, the process has consisted of two phases. During the first phase, which begins immediately after the bid submission deadline, the "applicant cities" are required to answer a questionnaire covering themes of importance to a successful Games organization.

No girls allowed

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During the ancient Olympic Games, men were allowed to compete in the events but women were not. In fact, women were often forbidden from even watching the games. I reckon that this is an unfair rule as women should've been able to compete even to watch because what's wrong with having ladies watching or competing. Women should have the same rights as men

Horse racing

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Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, involving two or more jockeys riding horses over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports and its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has remained unchanged since the earliest times

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tom and Vinicius - Episode 2

Tom and Vinicius Video Episode #2
in this video 2 friends where looking for a place to stay so the yellow guy went to sleep in log and a bug fell on him so he ran and the blue guy went to sleep in a owl hole and the owl ran after him so they work together as a team and built a  house and sleep in it but a night they where sleep walking outside and sleep there and the hole night.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tom and Vinicius - Episode 1

Tom and Vinicius Video Episode #1 the big idea was he was trying to catch a yellow glowing ball then another person was try to catch a blue glowing ball so at the end they crash in to each other and they be came friend.

Monday, 11 July 2016


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Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in brazil.Until April 21 1960 it was the Capital city of Brazil. Today, it is the capital of the State of rio de janeiro. According to the 2000 Census, the city had 5,473,909 people, and an area of over 1,000 km. Eduardo Paes became Mayor in 2008.

Sunday, 10 July 2016


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Boxing was the most famous sport until the the other sport came out boxing was invented On 6 January 1681, the first recorded boxing match took place in Britain when Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (and later Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica) engineered a bout between his butler and his butcher with the latter winning the prize. Early fighting had no written rules.

Saturday, 9 July 2016


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Sprinting is running over a short distance in a limited period of time. It is used in many sports that incorporate running, typically as a way of quickly reaching a target or goal, or avoiding or catching an opponent.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016


Gardening flowers outside

When the people went to Vector they had fun and the other people had fun gardening. We planted lavender poppy New Zealand grass and a golden star. We spent the whole day gardening. It was fun. When they came back from Vector, they told us about their trip. They told us that they went in Beyonce and Rihanna changing rooms and they win a prize and had free lunch and came back to school. The people that stayed had lunch at school.

Monday, 27 June 2016


Matariki is the Maori name for the group of stars also know as the pleiades stars cluster or the seven sister and what is known as the traditional maori new year. The maori new year is marked by the rise of matariki and the sighting of the next new moon. The pre-dawn rise of matariki can be seen in the last few days of May every year and the new year is marked at the sighting of the next new moon which occurs during June.

It has two meanings - Makariki means Tiny Eyes and Mata Ariki means Eyes of God.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Mum at school!

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Yesterday my mum came to talk to my teacher about my chromebook so I can take it home. She signed a paper so I can take it home on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Mrs Grant and Yayleen came too. My favorite part was when I ate some biscuits and a fruit bar and I had a drink. Then when the bell went, we got to take another bar home and a chocolate fish. I took a photo with my mum on my chromebook.  I had trouble with the internet at home  but it was cool listening to music.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Solar Oven and Teamwork

Following the instructions, I made a solar oven with Shakaia, Katrina and Tyron. It was fun cutting the cardboard, folding the newspapers and covering the top with tin foil. It was a bit tricky cutting the square in the lid and taping the clingfilm to cover the hole in the lid.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Coming to school to learn


Hi, my name is Alexandra and I am a Year 6 student at Ruapotaka School. My teacher is Mrs Buchanan. I like coming to school to learn and my favourite subject is reading. My favourite book is The Twits by Roald Dahl. It is very funny. I also like playing sport.

At home I have two pets and my pets’ names are Alvin and Simon.  Alvin is a dog and Simon is a cat.