Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Philopsophical Question of the Week

Here's our philosopical question of the week to get you thinking about what you are thinking...

At what age is a person an adult? Why do you think so?

Image result for adult and child

Comment below with your answer and make sure you tell us why you think that.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Big Rubbish Clean Up

On the last week of Term 3 Rm23 took part in the Big Community Clean Up where we joined Room's 19 and 25 in cleaning up around our school and all the way up to the top of Mt Albert.
It was great to be able to do something for our community and the students did an amazing job getting in the bushes and behind all the debris to collect a large amount of rubbish!

Hopefully when we do it next year we won't find as much rubbish!! Challenge Owairaka community!


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Dawn Raid

This term we have been reading the book 'Dawn Raid' by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith.
We were lucky enough to have a character from the book 'Tigi' come in and talk about his experience as a Polynesian Panther and how they fought the injustice of the Dawn Raids in the 1970's.

Rm23: Tell us what was most memorable about Tigi's talk. Comment on what it made you think/feel.



Here are some of the questions we wanted to ask Tigi.
Made with Padlet

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Room 23 video about change entry - Ako Hiko


Credit to Leo, Solomon, Harry, Joel, Rico and Charlie. Awesome work boys!

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Mexican Group

Here is the slideshow with the Mexican dances the Mexican group will be doing for Cultural Festival.


Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Congratulations to the speech winners

Firstly congratulations to Solomon and Rawiri who represented Rm23 in the Kauri Speech finals. They did an amazing job representing us. Kapai!
Solomon's speech was on 'Nuclear Weapons' and Rawiri's was 'Rebellion not the Empire'.


Big congratulations to all the Kauri Team finalists that did an amazing job representing our cohort.
Big thanks to the amazing judges Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Cramer who had a very hard job picking the winner.

Finally a massive congratulations to 3rd place equal winners: Alodia and Zoe
2nd place equal winners: Luka and Licha
and 1st place winner: Bruno.

Author Visit

Today we had a visit from the talented author Anne Kayes who wrote 'Tui Street Tales'. 
She read us an snippet from her book which had us all hooked in and wanting more.

Rm23 - Please comment on what you thought about the sound of the book or a question you would like to ask her.

Check out more information about Anne and her book here: https://www.annekayes.com/