Sunday, August 20, 2017

Welcome to Room 15

Term 2 has been full of smiles, laughter and so much fun.  Keep warm and stay well.

Thank-you to our whanau who help our tamariki, come to school everyday. Your support will help us win the attendance trophy!

 Your continuous aroha in sending our children with healthy kai, helps them in their learning. Thank you.


WALT: inform new students on a lockdown procedure.
Do you know,  when you come to Yendarra School, we practice lockdown drills.  It is important to practice at times, so you know what to do on a real lockdown.   You will never know, when a real one will happen.   You always stay cool, calm and still, you just have to  be prepared!  If you're outside don’t scream or shout, go to the nearest classroom.  Make sure you're under the table.  Be brave when a lockdown happens and don’t be afraid.  Trust your teacher, Mrs Dunlop, Mrs Greig and Mrs Takatainga who will endeavour to keep us safe.  You know it’s not a joke. 
By Mihaka


We Are Learning:  movement in small spaces.
In performing arts Room 15 is working on a line dance.  Room 15 were amazing, we were like cowboys and cowgirls. The music was making us go crazy, but we were having so much fun.  Our aim was to move altogether and all in beat. Our next step is to add hip hop and cultural dance movement to our line dance.  Who would like to join us?  Are up for the challenge?  By Brieze


On Friday afternoon, Ms Harrison noticed that Rm 15  had been putting the rubbish into the wrong bins.  Ms Harrison tipped out the recycling bin, compost bin and the general rubbish bin.  As a whole class we sorted the rubbish, recycling plus compost into the correct bins.  This was exciting! Not everyone was too happy, but we did it.

We are currently looking at the time line, of how long it takes, for different items to break down. So far we have:

Apple core: 2 months, Banana skin: 4 weeks, Orange skin: 5 weeks.
We have an experiment in our class.  We will be observing this, over the next 2 months.  This will be fun.  Will keep you posted.   By Daytona


We Are Learning : the official New Zealand language (Sign language)
Week 3 was the language week of sign.  We have been learning this, it’s been fantastic.  We have learnt to do our name, home, homework, teacher, can I help you, focus and friend.  We are hoping to talk with our friends in sign language.  I enjoy this.  We learn altogether, I want to teach my friends in another class.  By Kalia-mata

What Now takes over Yendarra School

What Now takes over Yendarra School
By Mahaearoa Taupo
Year 4
Room 13 
 “Ronnie’s here!” everyone shouted with joy and excitement. We looked at Ronnie and it was like I was in heaven. We sat under the library that morning with smiles on our faces. It was like a dream but instead it was real life. He walked over and asked us some questions about the Pacific Islands like Samoa and Tonga. He also shared some riddles with us.

Ronnie Taulafo who is the presenter of the kids show What Now

My day got even better, we were one of the the lucky classes to get filmed in the morning. The camera guy was filming us in class and I was nervous because the world will be seeing us on TV. Some people who were on devices also got filmed. After that he filmed the group who was with Miss Ha’unga reading on the mat. However, after lunch was the best part of my day because it was the teachers versing the students on the obstacle course. Their team names were Yendarra Strikers (students) and Yendarra Shooters (teachers). We learnt how to do a mexican wave with the whole school. Then it was time for the obstacle course to begin. We counted down to three “Tasi Lua Tolu!” and Miss Ha’unga slid under the Zig Zag ropes. Miss Takai glided above a plastic pole on top of a pool filled with foam. Mrs Greig hammered the wood with her foot and catapulted three balloons filled with slime to Miss Peti. The teachers won and after the challenge they all jumped in the pool. I felt very excited to see them covered in foam. Everyone was laughing with joy and excitement, I had a great time. I didn’t want What Now to leave Yendarra School.