Friday, October 30, 2009

Technology at Paraparumu College

Since the start of the year the year seven and eights have been going to Paraparaumu college for technology every Wednesday. When we go there we are split into six different groups. Three year eight groups and three year seven groups and each group does a different subject. The six subjects are cooking, sewing, art, woodwork, metalwork and horticulture. We do each subject for six to seven weeks. In cooking we made a different recipe each week. In sewing we made pencil cases. In woodwork we made pencil holders. In metalwork we made necklaces out of pewter. In horticulture we grew a few different plants, and in art we made masks. We asked a few people what their favourite subject was the following people said cooking:
Matt, Georgre, Georgia, Dylan, Potatau, Jo, Tanelle, Harry, Keelin,Amy,Briar & Terese

Anahera said sewing.

As you can see people like cooking. Technology is good because if someone is going to Paraparaumu college they get to know their way round and it also helps kids different skills that they might choose when they go to college. Another good reason about technology is that we get away from our teachers. =)

Published and Edited by ; Harry, Jo & Keelin

Talent Quest 2009

On the 20th of August we had the 2009 Talent Quest sign ups. Ms. McDougal and Johnson were the judges of who made it through to the first round. We had all sorts of amazing acts. Singing, dancing, a combination of both, joke telling, juggling, the list went on. Mr. Vaughn, Mrs Davey and Mr. Chambers were the judges. Mr Vaughn was judging costumes, Ms Davey was judging choreography and quality of performance and Mr Chambers was judging on stage presence. They gave the contestants advice on how to improve their performance.

Vote slips were passed around each classroom and everyone voted for who they thought had put on the best performance. 50% of the voting power was given to the judges and the other half were the votes of the students.

The contestants who have been successful in both the auditions and the 1st round of the competition were;

Aimee- juggling

Tatyana- singing

Tayla- dancing

Hayley- singing

Dayna, Alesha and Grace-a combination of singing and dancing

Keelin- singing

Ella- dancing

Jo- playing guitar

Caleb and Dyllan- dancing

Tanelle and Madison- singing.

The rounds have now been split into two heats, two weeks apart. Half of the contestants perform in one heat, the other half in the next heat.

The M.C for the show is Johnson, the stereo operator is Kodie, Elton helped organise the second round of the competition. Another person who has put in a lot of effort to organise the whole competition is Ms Mcdougal.

Ms Davey said that she likes the variety of acts, and she agrees with the votes. She told us the audience had been excellent, and she is looking forward to the second heat. Her advice to the competitors was; 'Practice heaps. If you don't practice heaps, you won't get anywhere.'

Everyone is looking forward to seeing the next heat. Good luck to all competitors, from Room twelve!

By George, Anahera and Mystery

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Meet Kapiti Primary School's lunch lady

On the 29th of October Kaea and Izzy went to interview the Lunch Lady, she was very nice and let us ask her some questions. We found out how she makes her cookies so yummy, she says they need "lots of love". She likes working with her hands in the Kitchen, so the job was perfect for her. She first found out about the job through her children at Kapiti Primary, she has lots of experience in the kitchen at her other job in a Restaurant. She always keeps the Kitchen tidy, so does the nice PTA lady that comes in to help when shes sick. She plans to keep on working as the cool Lunch Lady at Kapiti School.

Special thanks to,
Anna The Lunch Lady.
Kaea the Photographer.
Izzy the Interviewer.

By Izzy and Kaea.

Recycling at Kapiti School

A group of students were selected to work on a project, for working hard and consistently creating a high standard of work. They have independently set up a complete recycling system for Kapiti Primary School including a compost bin for food scraps. It took them six weeks to complete the process of setting it up, and now they collect the schools' recycling once a day, and hopefully this will carry on for years to come. Here is a slide to show you their hard work and the process.
By Harry and George

KPS touch rugby results Week 1

On Wednesday, the 28th of October, Kapiti Primary school kicked off their first touch game for the season. All of the kids that participated played extremely well and made a huge effort.

The scores were:
Kapiti Motormouths - 9-2 win
Kapiti Hoia - 6 - 1 loss
Kapiti Miharo - 7 - 1 win
Kapiti Whero - 11 - 0 loss

The games that were supposed to be played on the 29th October were cancelled.

A special thanks from kapiti primary school to all the coaches, players and referees and anybody that helped out in anyway, our school appreciates everyone that participated and their efforts. My specials thanks though to Alicia (my coach) who came and coached us in our game.

Note: I will keep you updated on the scores every week.

By Matt

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Maths in room 12

In the senior syndicate we move to different classes for mathematics. At the moment we are learning about statistics. This week we have been learning about the following ideas:
Mean=Add the scores together and then divide them by the number of scores.
Median= To find the median you put the numbers in order then start counting from the outside and count in till you reach the middle number. If there is an even amount of numbers you will end up with 2 numbers, find the number in between those numbers for example if you had 6 and 8 the median would be seven.
Mode=The mode is the most common score. If you have 2 most common scores that means they are both modes. If all the scores are different there is no mode.

By Anahera

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sarah Walker BMX World Champ at Kapiti Primary School

Today was the day Sarah Walker BMX World Champion came to Kapiti Primary School.
It was mint. She gave Matt her number, 96.
She answered all of our questions, and she's pretty cool.
She gave out her Beef+Lamb posters.

She even took a photo with us, Room 12 and she gave Nikitah a high5. She's never gonna wash that hand again, Haha.
She said that she was good at school. And she went out with a joke.
She comes from Cambridge.
She has definitley put New Zealand on the map and she has made us proud to be New Zealanders.
We loved having her at or school. It's not every day you get famous people at our school.

By Nikitah & Miria:)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Smile - Mr Madge gives us next Monday off!

We're smiling, as in appreciation of how hard room 12 have worked during the first two weeks of term 4, Mr Madge has given us next Monday off. We thank him for his kindness.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Talent Quest 2009

On October 22nd, Maddie, Keelin and others from different classes performed in Kapiti Primary's Talent Quest. We were split up into two different groups and rocked that boat baby! "I thought my performance was so fun to do and show the whole school, there was some funny parts in it too and the judges were very nice about my performance and i sung Hot n Cold by Katy Perry," says Keelin who was singing for the show. "I thought my performance could of been better, but the judges thought i had done well but needed a bit more. I sung The Fame-Lady Gaga and i thought it wasnt the song for me. Next time, I will be dancing." Says Maddie. Next week, five other contestants will perform to the school. Now, the school will have to vote.

The wait is upon us all...
By Keelin and Maddie.

Curious Cove Camp information 2009

Last night the senior syndicate held a parents meeting for those interested in learning more about the upcoming Curious Cove Camp. The camp starts on the 16th November. You can view the slideshow shown at the meeting below.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Girls Basketball A Team - 22nd October

Basketball Thursday the 22nd of October was the Girls ‘A’ team basketball game. They played Kenakena. Everybody knew it was going to be a hard game because in the netball finals Kenakena bet our ‘A’ girls netball team.
“Everybody on court” Mr Vaughan yelled out. All the girls had a smug look on their faces. This game was going to get brutal. ‘Phewww’, the whistle blew. Nikitah and the huge tall Kenakena player both went up in the air. The Kenakena player smacked the ball over to their good player. She went to lay it up but missed. “Yusss” the KPS girls were thinking.
One of the KPS girls rebounded it and dribbled it down to our end. She missed too. “Damn” they probably were thinking. Throughout the game there were heaps of fouls that didn’t get pulled up, heaps of 3 second keyholes, not blaming anyone *cough* *cough* ‘Mr Vaughan’.
The game was starting to get tight and all the girls were getting frustrated waiting for the whistle to blow. Goal after goal, the girls lost track of the score. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 “PHEWWWW” the whistle blew. All the girls were wandering what the score was. “20 all” Ms Williams said. “Wow I thought we had lost” Hayley said.
They did their three cheers and shook Kenakena’s hands. You could tell that both of the teams were out to get each other bythe looks they had on their faces before and after the game. They muscled up to the Kenakena players and put up a hell of a fight. Well done girls, you make KPS proud.

By Nikitah & Kodie

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Syndicate speeches

Room 12 students began their work on putting together their speeches today. Some of the speech topics are:

Should kids have to go to school - Briar

Should Goldilocks have gone into the three bears' house? - Matt

Is music a bad influence? - Nikitah

We look forward to hearing them.

Year 8 students sit college testing today

The year 8 students who are going to Paraparaumu College sat their college tests today.

Matt said, "it was all-right."
Keelin said, "I didn't do it because I'm not going there."
Rachel said, "The English one was easy, the Maths one was hard."
Terese said, "It was annoying."
Madison said, "The test was all good."

We wish them well at college.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kaea's Three Little Bears narrative

The Three Little Bears,
Written in First Person
Through the Eye's of Pappa Bear
by Kaea

Halloween, our own family Holiday. Well actually it's the only time our family can leave our cold, damp, dark cave because the stupid Humans will never recognize us. To us three Bears its a safe Haven, the only place that the Zoo keepers can't find us. The Zoo was like a jail to me and my family, stuck behind bars all day long. Twelve years ago my Family escaped from that Zoo and thankfully are still safe.

Mamma bear always likes to make mine and Baby Bear's favourite, Porridge. I can smell it from a mile away. She Traditionally makes it on Halloween, for supper, its delicious. We usually go down by the River and play Night Tag for a couple of Hours. Mamma Bear is just Serving up our supper so it can cool down while were out. Well we better head off down to the River.

I'm going to catch you Baby Bear, Tag your it. Baby Bear is in, Baby Bear is in, Baby bear is in the Rubbish Bin, eating this, and eating that, now he's got a hairy back Me and Mamma Bear Sang. Baby bear tripped over an a stone and started crying. Hey there's some small footprints leading to our cave, I wonder who they belong to.

Huh? I don't smell Mamma Bears Porridge. Hey, half of my Porridge is gone, and so is half of Mamma Bears. Woahh, all of Baby Bears Porridge is gone, I wonder whos been eating our Porridge. Hey, my Chair Cushions are on the floor, and so are Mamma Bears. Woahh, Baby Bears Chair is broken, I wonder whos been sitting in our chairs. Hey, my Bed Blankets are all on the floor, and so are Mamma Bears. Woahh, a Trick-o-Treaters asleep in Baby Bears Bed, and she's waking up. What are you doing in my Cave! Get out! Don't come back!

By Kaea, Room 12

Friday, October 16, 2009

Room 12's 2009 calendars

George writes...
In room 12 we've been making calendars. Our teacher has given us free choice on what the image on the front page can be. We could use pens, pencils, felt tips etc. whatever materials we wanted. We worked hard, and in the slide are some examples...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creating blogs for everyone in our class.

Over the last couple of days Jo, Harry and Mr. Madge have been busy creating blogs for every student in the class. We still have a few to create yet, as it takes quite a while to set them up correctly.

We also developed some class rules for using blogs. They can be found on the side of the blog page and below:

Bloggers are asked to keep to our rules.
1. Don’t give out your address, phone number or any personal details.
2. Only use your first name.
3. Only use your blog for school related work.
4. Don’t put pictures of yourself or others on the blog without permission.
5. Use appropriate language and pictures.
6. Try your best with spelling, but it doesn’t have to be totally perfect.
7. Don’t be rude or horrible about anyone or anyone’s work.
8. Keep your comments about other's work positive.
9. Respect other people’s opinions.
10. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Blog.
11. Log off at the end of your session and don't share your log in details with others.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Narrative writing

Today we started work on narrative writing and we are using the story of Goldilocks to help us start writing. We are rewriting the story through the character's eyes. The characters are Goldilocks, papa bear, mama bear and baby bear. This is first person writing.

We will publish some of our writing on our blog soon.