Who are we?
We are room 14 a awesome class with amazing kids. We have a cool teacher named Barrie Hawkes, but we call him Mr Hawkes. We are a class with Year 7s and Year 8s. Your website monitor is Henali for this year.
17 December Welcome back. It is all most Christmas. Yay! This week has our very last day for some of us. On Wednesday we have the end of year prize giving at 6:30 in the Events Centre. The year 8s and the year 7s have the social on Thursday night and on Friday it is the epic water fight where you are most likely to get wet. The last of our radio broadcasts are getting finished today. That is the end of this year, it has been a good year. Farewell Mr. Hawkes, have a good retirement.
29 November 2019 We have had some amazing radio broadcasts, funny, great voice use, excellent sound effects. Yesterday we got to meet Katelyn's ten pups. You aint nothing but a hound dog! They were so cool:
20 November 2019 Its been a fantastic week so far. We are really excited because intensives is coming up and so is socials. We have been enjoying our swims and having heaps of laughter and fun with our broadcasts. Some people are almost done. We have an amazing few weeks ahead of us. Especially the year 8's. We have our lucky last [yasssssss] 12 minute run on Friday this week so remember your clothes and don't forget your togs because after the swim we will have a nice dip in the pool. We are also over and done with our P.A.T tests which is good. We are starting to learn about Wars and some of us are really excited for that. Some of us don't know much and some know heaps. We can't wait for the rest of the term. If you would like to see some scripts I will put some good ones up hopefully next week.
19 November We have lots of things coming up. Our class is writing radio broadcasts, so we will be able to start hearing some of them in the next few days. Next Tuesday Science In A Van is visiting. It sounds like a great science show, costs $4. Please send to school. Five of our class won't be able to go though, because they will be at the EBOP Athletics meet: Jon, Sophie G, Leah, Reghan and Jake.
14 November Yesterday was interschool athletics at Rex Morpeth Park in town. We had lots of students from our class go. They all did really well and some of them got placings. Sophie Growden got 1st in 400m, 200m and 100m. She also got 2nd in high jump and 3rd in vortex. Jake Laurent got 1st in 200m, 100m, vortex and high jump. He also got 2nd in discus and long jump and 3rd in shot put. Also our 12 year old relay team got 1st which included Phoebe Carter, Jasmine Kerdemilidis, Odin Herrick and Jon Tiwha-Smith Our 13 year old relay also came first which included Leah Rowe, Mikayla Bailey-Reece, Cody Neal and Jake Laurent. All together it was a great day!
12 November With Shaun's epic book, he has completely finished. Here are some of the characters and I will put their real name and their book names and their powers and the specialities.
8 November This week we stayed at the marae. On
The question is 1. How did you enjoy the marae on the scale chart 1-10 and why. and 2.Name 2 things you learnt about the marae.
First up we have Sophie Growden. " I rate the marae 7.5 because it was fun, but there wasn't heaps to do. I learnt that when Andrea's mum did one of the carvings inside the wharekai and that the Mataatua Wharenui has travelled all around the world.
Second we have Jake Laurent. " I rate the marae a 8 because I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friends and playing outside. I learnt that you can't stand on the mattress in the Wharenui and that the girls kneel and the boys stand when doing their pepeha.
Thirdly we have Summer Jones the person who always asks to be on. " I rate it 8 because it was a super awesome experience to be part of and learning more about the culture. I learnt what the patterns mean on the marae walls. I also learnt more about the carvings in the Mataatua Marae.
Of course we save the best for last Reghan Harrod. "I rate it a 7.5 because I had fun with my friends. I learnt that the Women Wharenui their ones are curved and the Mens are straight. I also learnt a new karakia song.
25 October Shaun has been making a huge book of heroes. He has created pages for all of our class and given us all super powers!
23 October 2019 Sorry for the huge lack of the website updating. We had lost our website folder. Anyway good morning people we are back. To kick off this term we have Athletics in week 3, Marae Stay, Socials, Intensives and Puberty talk and heaps more. It is also Mr Hawkes last year so we need to make the most of it. We have a busy term so lets gooo.
17 September 2019 We are finished Life Ed., sadly. We had heaps of fun and learnt lots. Wait a minute we don't actually know if people have learnt, but yeah lets ask a few people. We will ask Sophie Growden, Summer Jones, Reghan Harrod & Ollie Fort. The questions we will ask them are
1. What are 2 things you learnt?
2.How much did you enjoy it on the scale chart 1-10
Okay lets start with Summer Jones. "I learnt that you shouldn't put illegal drugs into your body. I also learnt that you will experience different choices in your life. I enjoyed Harold and I would give it a 7/10".
Next we have Sophie Growden. "I learnt not to go along with something that is not right just to look cool. I also learnt that drugs are really bad for you and you should only take them if you get a prescription from a proper doctor. I enjoyed Harold and I would rate it 7/10".
Third up is Reghan Harrod. " I learnt that if you keep repeating something bad, your brain cell will get thicker. I also that they are bad drugs that could ruin you life so kids remember do not take them and there is good drugs that help you". I would rate it SOLID 8/10.
Lucky last we have Oliver Fort. "That it take 7 years to go through puberty. I also learnt that drugs are bad but there are some that are good. I enjoyed it quite a lot and I learnt heaps so a 8/10".
OK thanks everybody, I really appreciated that and can't wait to get back to you next time bye.
06 September In class we have been writing chapter books and the genre is Fantasy and Adventure. We started a wee while ago and some of us have finished. Scroll down to Students Work to read Reghan Harrod's, Celeste Grimes's and Sophie Growden's work.
02 September 2019 This week we have Life Ed. We are going to learn heaps of cool stuff, we will visit Life Ed two times. We are really excited. We have our 4 last days at Technology with Mr. J and Mrs. Wycherley and it is really sad. Especially for the year 8s. We want to make these last days really count. Currently in class for maths we are going to gather information from other classes down to room 7 and up about lots of different topics. We can't wait to see the results.
28 August 2019 Sorry for the lack of website updating. Any ways in class we have been learning Spanish or as I would like to say Espanol. We actually started learning about it from term 1 but we have now learnt heaps and got better, thanks to our talented teacher Mr. Hawkes. We have started to learn our Spanish Pepeha and we need to memorize it in a week. I am sure we can do that because we have had heaps of practice. Here is an example.
So yeah we have to learn that. It goes like this. So you first say hi, then where you are from, then who your Grandpa is, then your Grandma, then your Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Yourself and what you like and, lucky last, thank you.
5 August 2019 We are back with and ready to start another week. This week we have Soccer and Hockey day and we are really excited to do it because we haven't done it in a few years. Hopefully it doesn't rain and everything goes well. For tech this is also our last week to finish our topic and thing we are making. At the moment the girls are on Metal making cool speakers and the boys are on Cooking. Last week they made some delicious bread and doughnuts experiments with yeast. On Wednesday the aims Sevens team are meeting up with some of our own Bay of Plenty Steamers team to do a bit of training and will be presenting our playing strip at one of the assemblies.
1 August 2019 "Man that was a long and hard month". We are now in August and we are going to kick this term off with Science Fair. As most of you parents know that the year 7 and 8 children had to work on the science fair and had it in. The science fairs have been handed in and they are being judged by the judges. The students will be interviewed today about there Science fair and viewing will be opened today at 5: to 6:00 Everyone has put in a great effort and we can not wait for the results. Science it is the start of the term lets interview people about the science fair. We are going to interview Sophie Growden, Jamie Hawkes, Bailey McDonald ,Leah Rowe, Summer Jones and Joel Jones. And if they have buddies they will bring them along. Here are the questions we are going to ask them.
1. So what is your topic?
2. How well do you think you did?
3. How was the interview [if they went]?
4. Overall how much did you enjoy doing it?
We are scamming our people with free Maccas.
First up we have Sophie Growden." My topic is can coloured candles melt as fast as white candles?. I think I did pretty good for my first year. The interview went well. I enjoyed the Science Fair quite a lot because I got to experiment on something that I like doing". Thank you Sophie.
Next up we have Jamie Hawkes and his partner Jake Laurent." Our topic is automatic water dispenser for small animals. We did all good. The interview went well and it was good. I enjoyed the Science fair because we got to work together and learn new things. Thank you great explanation Jake and Jamie.
Third up we have Bailey McDonald. "My topic is Lactose Free Pikelets. I think I did pretty good. It was really good and the questions were pretty easy. It was really fun beavuse I got to include baking which I love". Thank you Bailey Some nice answers.
Second to last we have Leah Rowe." Does the winter weather affect the performance of an electric car. I think I did very good because I chose a topic that I really like so I was interested the whole way through". Nice Leah.
Lucky last we have Summer Jones."My topic is which material keeps bread the freshest for the longest. I think I did pretty well and I hope to get a highly commended or a placing [hopefully]. The interview was alright but I think it could have gone better. I liked making my Science Fair and I enjoyed the time I spent on it." Thank you Summer Jones.
Wait there is one more that is Joel Jones and his partner Joseph Bateson. "My technology fair was to create a surf board rack. We think we have done well. Our judge seemed very interested. I did most of the talking jo seemed 'cos he was nervous."
24 July 2019 Welcome back to term three, hope you all had a great holiday 'cos I know I did. This term we have technology again yay, science fair on Thursday next week. Most people like me are painting their board and just having to put their information on, or haven't even started 'cos they have been too lazy in the holidays. Third day back from the holidays we have spotted a spider trying to eat a wasp that was in the skirting by the main set of windows behind Ollie and Summer. The final result was spider killed wasp and now is putting poison into him and will be having him for supper YUM!!!
26 June 2019 People are getting into science fair testing and technology fair work. Quite a few room 14 people have been carrying out tests, and building things over the last couple of weeks. Henali and Jade are testing today. They are seeing what is the best way of cooling down your mouth if you are eating hot curry. The results might be very helpful! The science fair is in week two next term.
17 June 2019 We are so excited for the disco this week and there is also no school on Friday [whoop whoop]. The theme of the disco is dressing up with something that starts with a S. Lets ask some people about what they're wearing. We will ask 6 people they are Ollie Fort, Kenna Baker, Jade Rika, Shaun Miller and Kyan Edwards and Jake Laurent.
14 June 2019 Wow, a big congratulations to Leah, Summer and Jade, who got first second and third in the speech finals! Maybe Leah's levitating helped her win! It was cool that people like Dylan and Guan Yu came to the finals to watch their class mates.
5 June 2019 Congratulations to our five speech semi finalists: Caleb, Leah, Jade, Sophie G and Summer. They all did a great job this morning (apart from Summer who is on holiday in Fiji!), along with Room 13's and 15's. We will wait to see who gets into the finals, which are on Tuesday next week.
26 May 2019
21 May 2019 Tomorrow we have Cross Country! Some of us are nervous and some are excited. We had a walk through on Monday which was yesterday which went great. So some of us will be wearing covered shoes and some will be running with bare feet.
17 May 2019 It has been a great week this week. Some of us are looking forward to next week, but some are not. It's because we have Cross Country and speeches. We will be doing a walk through on Monday and on Wednesday we will have Cross Country. On Thursday next week we will start doing the speeches. Some people are excited, but some aren't. Lets do an interview since we haven't done it in a while. Okay so we will interview Summer Jones, Tyler Kerdemelidis, Celeste Grimes and Jake Laurent since they haven't been. The questions I will be asking them are 1. How do you feel about cross country 2. How do you feel about Speeches 3. How do you feel about next week overall. Okay lets get started.
Okay now we have Jake Laurent lucky last. "I am not that excited about it beacuse of my knee. For speeches I feel nervous because I haven't even finished. Overall I am not that excited for next week because it's Cross Country and speeches and no one wants to do that!"
13 May 2019 Okay it is time to start this week! Hopefully it is going to be a great week. This week we have Rugby and Netball day on Wednesday so that will be a great day for the people who are going and hopefully we win. On Friday we also have the lunch day for the Singapore people so if you haven't brought your forms in, make sure you bring them in on Wednesday. Hasta Luego (we are learning Spanish this term!).
Friday 3rd May 2019 We are back. Now term 2 has started and we are nervous and excited for this term because we have Cross Country, Speeches and Science Fair. But we are sure that we will have a great year. As you know that we have been working on with the Tom Fedro art. We have now finished it. Also on the fundraiser, we made $1136 just our room but both rooms altogether we made $1656 which is a very good amount just in the one hour period of lunch time. Thank you everyone who spent some money at our Fun Raiser.
11 April 2019 Yay! Today is the Fun Rasier. We are Fun Raising for our camp fees. We will be selling food, lollies and we will also be putting up some games for the people who would like to play. Room 13 will also be helping us with it, but they will be selling food. This term has been really busy with Camp, Touch Fun Raiser and more. We would like to all the Staff for making this Term an awesome term. We hope we will have a great holiday.
5 March 2019 The end of term is getting closer. Next Thursday we have our Fun Raiser in the lunchtime. We have six groups doing activities like Dunk Mr Fitz, Horror House, Jump Out The Window, Lolly Pong and selling sherbet. The money will go towards our class camp funds.
25 March 2019 OMG Top School was amazing. We all had so much fun and we look forward to it again next year. Some of us from our class were also in the team. We will have a little interview with the people later and talk about how it was for them. This years winners were [drum roll] !AWAKERI! For Top School and for cheer leading. There are 5 people from the team, that are in our class. There are Reghan Harrod, Sophie Growden, Cody Neale, Jake Laurent and Jon Tiwha-Smith. The people that we will interview are Reghan, Jake and Cody, Sophie and Jon. Here are the questions that I will ask them.
1.How did you feel when you got into the team?
So first up we have Reghan Harrod." When I got into the team I felt normal but happy. We did extremely well and I think that I did good too. I felt very happy and we mainly did it for Mr Hawkes and Mr Fitz."
Second up we have Jake Laurent. "I felt good. I think we went really well and worked good as a team. I felt good that we won because we worked hard, we mainly did it for Mr Hawkes and Mr Fitz because it is their last year".
And 3rd we have Cody Neale." I felt good. I think that we put good effort into it. We felt really excited when we won".
Next up we have Jon Tiwha-Smith."I felt good when I got into the team. We did an awesome job. We felt really proud when we won."
And last but not least we have Sophie Growden." I felt really good and I was really happy. I reckon we did really well. I was so happy and I was really proud of the team."
21 March 2019 Yesterday we finished having people recite the poem Te Kaititiro o te Po, by Katarina Mataira. Everyone managed to do at least the first two verses. Cody Neale can recite the whole poem.
15 March 2019 This week we had a great week. We have been doing art based on Tom Fedro. We first drew the picture, then practised our shading and then we painted them using our shading techniques. Once we have finished them all we will get some photos on the page of some of them.
4 March 2019 We are back from camp. We had so much fun. So as you guys know we have been to camp for 3 nights and 1 day last week. It was incredible. We learnt heaps about the native bush because we went on heaps of bush walks. We also went to the Waihi Gold Mine which was amazing. We also got to see the Martha Mine which was huge. Lets not forget to talk about the Aongatete River that was awesome. It was a bit cold but we had heaps of fun there. Here are some cool photos from our camp. Just wanted to give a big thank you to all the parents and Mr Hawkes for a great camp.
22 February We are going to camp in 4 more days at Aongatete Lodge. We go on the 26th February and we will come back on the 30th February. We also have swimming sports on Monday the 25th of February which is exactly a day before camp. We are very excited for camp and we hope it goes well.
The Adventure of the Richardson's.
By Sophie G
Bobo The Retarded Cow
He is quite a big cow and he had udders even though he is a boy. His parents think he is pretty messed up and a disappointment, which is a bit sad. Therefore, Bobo decided to go to Kmart. He went straight to the women’s section looking for glasses. What he did not realize was that what he thought was glasses were XXL sized bras. He went to the checkout and went straight up to the checkout that had OUT OF ORDER scribbled all over it. Bobo tried to work the machine, but he could not, so he punched it. The woman that was on security yelled at him.
“Just because you have udders and you’re a boy, doesn’t mean you can give me attitude!”
As Bobo was falling, he saw the seagull flying and grabbed onto him. At this exact same time Peppa pig was sunbathing at the bottom of the cliff because she had a very bad tan line. So as Bob was falling he looked down and to his horror he saw his mum in a bikini sunbathing. Then some awesome slow-motion music came on and everything went in slow motion. The seagull shook off Bobo and he fell. He landed right on Peppa's stomach.
Peppa then had a huge rage quit because Bobo ruined her tan. Let’s just say that was the end of Bobo.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Chapter 2 Fake Love
Bom Bom past the Auckland tower (sky city) “far, that looks so cool”.
Chapter 3 Catch The Cheater
Catch the cheater
I Will Sting You
Sophie you're a girl making a big noise
The Aongatete River