Saturday, 15 December 2012

Goodbye everyone

What a great year this has been. I hope you have enjoyed being in Room 3 and I look forward to having some of you come and visit our blog next year. Please keep in touch. Our blog address will be different next year. The page is still being made but soon you will be able to drop in at, Merry Christmas, with love from Mrs Todd

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Mini christmas decorations!!

In class we have been really getting into the Christmas spirit by creating mini Christmas trees and other christmas decorations such as posters and things. The procedure of making the Christmas trees went like this... 1.get a pine cone from the bench 2.choose a colour and paint it 3.then you had three choices for the this stage you could add another lighter colour on the tips of the mini Christmas tree or add white to make it look like snow and the last choice was to decorate it with glitter. 4.paint the base of your tree 5.add decorations on it

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Partial Solar Eclipse

Today there was a partial solar eclipse. We made pinhole viewers so we could see the eclipse safely. Pinhole Viewers on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Highlander Hamper Raffle

Tickets are only $1.00. Buy from the office to have a chance to win this lovely hamper donated by Highlander. All funds go towards camp

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Friday, 26 October 2012

Can you defy gravity?

Today we attempted to mimic an anti-gravity situation by eating apple sauce whilst upside down. Not as easy as it looks!! Eating upside down on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Athletics with Room 5

When we are not swimming this term, we will be having PE with Room 5.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Have A Nice Holiday!

Hope That Everyone Has A Nice Holiday. And We Are Already Infuction For Term 4

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Art Exhibition

This Tuesday we had our extreme Art Exhibition of Maia Walczak Inspired art and Room 1, 2, 4 and 5 visited. It was amazing! Over 100 people questioned and visited our class. This is a popular image that most people used for their report:

Homework Champions

This term, every completed piece of homework earned students one item on a fruit and treat kebab. These students completed ALL their homework in Term 3 and earned a very tasty treat. Well done. (Some students only got a grape on a toothpick!!)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Visit from an Olympian

On Monday, we were very lucky to have Fiona Bourke visit our class. Fiona represented New Zealand at the Olympic games this year and came to talk to us about her experiences. She wore her official Olympic suit which was very cool. It was great to meet such a amazing sportsperson.

Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2012

This week in maths we made Revolting Cocktails and later, in Goldentime, we decorated cupcakes inspired by Roald Dahl characters. Celebrating Roald Dahl Day on PhotoPeach

Friday, 31 August 2012

Maia Walczak Inspired Art

Maia Walczak inspired artwork on PhotoPeach Today we looked at one of Maia Walczak's pieces of art - Sunset Sessions. We then created our own versions.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Using Twirlers


On thursday we went to the museum and we made twirlers. When the Maori were sick they had a speacil member of the tribe to come and say some prayers and they would have twirlers to get the sickness out of them they were made out of tree bark for the middle and flax for the string.

Friday, 17 August 2012

More Stray Stories

It’s evening in a city where the sky has gone a dreadful shade of grey from smoke. Amongst the dark factories and dreary office buildings there is a dirty, damp, dump. Where a white, stray dog searches for food to fill it’s empty stomach in the pale moonlight. The stray comes across a very busy motorway. It does not know how dangerous the road is. It crosses slowly, maybe limping, across the motorway. Halfway there then....BANG! The dog lays there on the road. Another dog sees the motionless body lying on the road. The dog drags the body to the safety of the woods. The other dog took care of it well. It brought things for it and they both slept together under the bright, glimmering moon that sat upon the star-lit sky like crystal orb on a velvet cushion encrusted with diamonds. The next morning, the sky was a pale grey. A bright orange butterfly danced in the air in front of a single stray and a ghost of a dog still lingering on this very earth. By Francine It was a dark grey day. In the large city their stood a rubbish dump. It was a dark damp dump with many stray dogs, and one dog named Boris lived there. He was looking for food to keep him alive for just a bit longer. After awhile looking for food Boris set off for a midnight walk. When something stopped him it was a huge four lane motorway. Trucks and cars zoomed past but luckily Boris made it across safely. But another stray dog named Doris also tried to cross the busy motorway. He had made it half way when SPLAT! A large truck had come and ran Doris over. Boris saw this and ran like lightning to save little Doris. Boris yanked Doris’s lifeless body off the motorway. To the fields in the country side. Doris lied dead, but something strange happened under the full moon. Doris came back as a ghost. Boris and Doris slept happily under the full moon. The next day Boris and Doris played and chased butterflies . By Ronan
Stray, by Oliver It was a dark night. The owls were hooting in the large oak trees. Stanley the dog was on his way across the raging motorway to get to the hill where he rests his skinny body. After a long day of finding food in the dump he felt good as he slept the night away. He woke thinking about where he will start his long search for food. He walked lazily down the hill and on to the motorways curb. Unaware of the hazardous dangers that await him as the crossed the motorway he took five wary steps then SLAM! Stanley was out cold. Meanwhile another skinny brown dog called Rodger he heard Stanley’s call of distress and ran to the rescue when he had reached the dog he pulled Stanley to the side of the road. Rodger brought food everyday till Stanley got better. But sadly nights passed and Stanley got sicker and sicker later that night Stanley died he was as dead as a dodo.

Our Stray Stories

Based on a true story Seagulls and blackbirds flew across the dark gloomy, cloudy sky. In the city dump poor unhappy, stray dogs were scavenging for food or leftover scraps. Each dog was as skinny and bony as each other, and poor and lonely as each other too. Unfortunately one of the stray dogs didn’t have any luck finding food. He crossed the busy motorway feeling helpless and miserable. The stray dog slept behind some bushes not to faraway from the city dump. He looked at the beautiful moon which was a gorgeous pearl in the pitch black velvet sky. The next day he planned on going to the city dump again. He reached the incredibly busy motorway which was now busier than ever. The stray dog felt helpless, frightened and scared. He didn’t know when to go, but eventually the dog decides to dash through the busy road hoping he will make it unharmed. BANG! A busy truck driver ran over the poor stray dog, the truck driver did not stop for he was far too busy. On the other side of the road was a skinny stray dog. The dog ran to the injured dog and dragged him to the footpath. Over the days the stray dog looked after the injured dog, they became friends and spent the rest of their life’s together as stray dogs, though now they were a little bit happier as stray dogs since they knew someone was looking out for them. By Christa
Stray, by Rawinia Chapter One: The sky was a torrent of darkness as the stray dog, scavenged around aching all round. Its body was skin and bone from the lack of food it’s had over the last few years. Chapter Two: He slowly wandered away from the dump, he was a snail compared to the cars on the busy highway, and he ran across the road and got run over by a rude truck driver who yelled out “Get out of the way you ugly mutt” not worried by the fatal medical issues he has. Chapter Three: Another stray dog was overlooking the incident and so alarmed she put her own life on the line to go and see the wounded dog. After she had pulled him of the road she treated him like he was her pup cared for him and loved him. Chapter Four: One day just like a pup and a mother the injured dog was well again and they had to go their separate ways they knew that they would never forget each other.
Stray by Alliyah It was a cold and grey evening and the moon shone in the twilight. A dog was lurking in the dirty crooked dump searching for any leftovers. It was a Labrador called Pascual. He was lonely as anyone with no family or hope. Just then, another dog was creeping in the dark gloomy dumpster. He was called Chavealonzo. They were both lonely and Pascual trusted Chavealonzo and had a stroll around the busy city. Chavealonzo fell asleep. But Pascual was wandering ‘round the motorway. He was trying to go back to the stinky old dump. Pascual hindered the roaring racketing road then... CRASH!! The truck was a monster roaring in the city. No one noticed a poor dog lying in the dark cold road. Chavealonzo raced on the road to help his loyal friend. He dragged him in the footpath. Chavealonzo was begging and praying. He felt asleep and the time passed quickly as the night was all misery. Morning passed and all that sadness sped away. Chavealonzo was shocked and mesmerised that... PASCUAL WAS ALIVE!! It was a glorious moment! They became best friends and they lived happily ever after THE END ...based on a true story...

Thursday, 16 August 2012


In term 3, Room 3 are studying the work of Maia Walczak. Maia is an artist and creator of children’s books. This week we have looked at the book Stray. This book has no words and so we have written our own text to accompany the pictures.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Our healthy lunch

Last week on Friday our class made healthy lunch as a follow up for a programme we did last term called food for thought. In this we learnt about how to eat healthy and how to read

Friday, 27 July 2012

This is someone in our class doing a waiata that means-song

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Snail Olympics.

On Friday the 20 of July Room Three had the snail Olympics for Goldentime. In 1st place we had Rocky(Saskia, Ngaio and Arohanui's snail) he was speeding ahead of every snail until he stoped and Bubblegum came close to him. In 2nd place we had Bubblegum(Rawinia's and Saskia's Snail)Closely behind Rocky. In 3rd pladce we had Glamour(Also Saskia's Snail)miles behind the two winners but she had a close third with Sarah Slider(Francines Snail). We had a BLAST doing the snail Olympics and we would do it again and time. If you want to try all you need is a two snails and watch and Laugh.
By Rawinia and Michael.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Paper Plane Compition

Mrs Todd our wonderful teacher created a paper plane compition. There were two catergories for winning you could win the distance catergorie or the acracy catergorie.We learned how to use different tecniques and how to make different paper planes. The winners were 1st Rufaro 2nd Rawinia 3rd Kurahaupo these people are room 3 paper plane champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Arohanui and Ngaio

Paper Planes

Paper Plane Competition on PhotoPeach

Thursday, 28 June 2012

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, 22 June 2012

Room 3 Winners!!!

Congratulations to Riley, Ronan and Jerome for winning the senior Lego competition.  They all won a cool Lego minifigure.


In Room3 we made a new speices of bird, it's name is Boxosaurus (Its the last one of its kind ) and it is very dangerous!
If you come into our class DON'T FEED THE BIRD!!!!!!
Its know to attack Humans so keep clear.
By Rawinia&Jerome.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

This week Room 3 had Hit it with Susanne, Hit it is a mix between Tennis and Badmington.
In Tennis we learnt how to SMASH the tennis ball.
In Badmington we learnt how to use Forehand, Backhand and SMASH!
By Jerome & Rawinia.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Art Truck

This week we visited the art truck we saw alot of Amazing art.This is one of the photos that i liked we learnt heaps about art and that art is directed to all ages there was just under a milllion dollars worth of art there and they were all originals and every peice is trying to tell you somthing.there were many different types of art and they all have a meaning behind them.

Roman Day Photos

Roman Day on PhotoPeach

Friday, 8 June 2012

Bird Pudding

Today we made some bird pudding. It was made with Fat and seeds. it is food to birds By Alliyah and Harrisson

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

The impossible bridges on PhotoPeach

The Impossible Bridge

Today we read The Impossible Bridge and then tried to make our own bridges. We had to span a gap of 50cm using paper, cardboard, string, straws and tape. A car had to be able to "drive" across the bridge. Here are our bridges.
hi my name is mele and my partner name is caleb and we are going to tell you about cross country the cross country was cool and exciting because we got to run in the rain and mud and you get to be in the finals.

Cross Country

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Road Structures

In week 2, we looked at the structure of a road and then we made edible chocolate roads to see how they compared.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Week 2 Homework Challenge

This week, the Room 3 students had the challenge of seeing how many individual items they could fit inside a standard matchbox. Ngaio and Jerome were miles ahead of everyone else. Jerome got 43 items to fit in his matchbox and Ngaio had 41. Mrs Todd came 3rd with 31!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Thursday, 26 April 2012


we are learning about structures from what i have learnt this term i think that structures is building and working together and connecting many parts together to make somthing better or easier not onlly humans can make structures insects can to.
Written by Arohanui

structures ignition day

What a great day to start this term this term we are learning about structures so we wanted to give the children an idea of what it is about we all had so much fun
Written by Arohanui and Jonty

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Roman Day

On Tuesday we had Roman Day this is the boys and girls in their Roman Costumes we did lots of Roman things during the day my Favorite was doing the play that Room 3's teacher made.

The Donkey Parade.

Last Friday we had a Donkey Parade we started by singing and then we went outside to see Brianna/St Mary's student ride the donkey.
We liked the donkey parade alot.
By Rawinia.

Friday, 23 March 2012

High Five Shark

Today we saw a cool photo of a shark in the Herald.  Here is the writing we did about the picture

lemon shark
lemon shark swim up and down,
swimming in the ocean underground.
trying to find some food to eat,
intil an person has a peek.
when he is all done,
he will have more fun.
the end.

Our day with Ruru.

On Wednesday the 21 of March we learnt about  road safety with Ruru the Road Safety Owl.
He taught about the signs around Rotorua and what they mean for example he taught us the round about sign and the traffic light sign.

We also meet some friends along the visit who had run on the road and guess what happened to them they got hit by a car!

There was also this man who had his seat belt off and his car slipped off the bank and he was very badly hurt and was very lucky to be alive.

So what the hole point about Ruru's visit was always wear your seat belt and keep safe when your near the road.

By Ryleah and Rawinia.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Athletics day:
Fun or boring?
Actually it was AMAZING!!! We had a amazing day filled with fun because we had all kinds of activities like high jump, relay races, long jump, shot put and best of all tabloids.
We think that MACKILLOP and POMPALLIER are the best houses ever but we also think the other houses are COOL.
By Ryleah and Rawinia.

Monday, 12 March 2012

swimming sports

on friday we had swiming sports and we had to race for our house groups the house groups are when the school gets into groups and have fun.We got 1st in some of our races. 

by Riley and Shaya.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Winning Cake

Well done to Francine for her Gold Winning Cake.  It looked great and tasted wonderful.

Gala time lots of stuff hope that everyone who came had a good time By Finn and Cody

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Cake Competition cakes look really cool i wanna eat them By Finn and Cody

Setting up the gala looks better when its on! By Finn and Cody

Monday, 20 February 2012

the giant vegetable

Today Kararaina brought in a giant zucchini. I think in England you call it a courgette. Its huge and not to heavy to lift. I wonder how long it would take to eat and cut up?!!!