Sunday, 21 December 2014

Auroa Primary School: International Collaboration

While school has just finished for 2014 in New Zealand for the year we were thrilled to find out that our friends Mrs Yollis and her class from California, USA have created a video based on our students work. Earlier this year our Kapahaka Group created a series of 'How To' videos about different games that were traditional to Maori. Mrs Yollis and her class, across the other side of the world have used that video and work to teach their students
They would like some feedback about their videos - have they done the correct moves? They would also like to know if there are any other traditional games that are played here, or in your country that you know of.  We're very fortunate to have Mrs Yollis recognise our work, she is famous in blogging, being one of the top teachers in the world with a massive audience.  We were pleased to have 60,000 pageviews this year - Mrs Yollis has had 1.5 million.  She is an amazing commentator and a great online model and friend.   This is her class video:

Friday, 19 December 2014

School Production 2014: Highlights

The year is over for Auroa School and we'll be seeing you all back again in 2015 for the start of the new school year in January. Our year finished with a culmination of the terms efforts with the students School Production. Mr Bloor, Auroa Primary Schools Amazing Audio Visual Genius has created a DVD of the concert which you can order through our school website. This video is the highlights of the show.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

School Production: Rehearsal

We are fast approaching the end of the 2014 School Year, with our School production rehearsal today, the School Production at 12pm and 7pm on Thursday and then Friday is the end of the 2014 School Year. These photos were taken in the Auroa Community School Hall during the Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday 17th December 2014.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Y8 School Camp: Slideshow 2

These images are some of the activities that the students were involved in during the Auroa Primary School Y8 Camp which took place in Taupo and Rotorua on Tuesday 9th of December to Friday 12th December.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Y8 Camp: Tom on the Rotorua Luge

During Auroa Primary School Y8 Camp our students had four days of amazing activities last week, enjoying some of the best activities from the Taupo/Rotorua area. One of the highlights came on Thursday when the students from Auroa got to take part on the Ogo in the morning before switching to the Skyline Luge Rotorua. Of course if you weren't lucky enough to come on Y8 Camp then you couldn't experience it - that is unless you watch Tom riding the Luge, with this video that he created with his Go-Pro Camera, including a crash on the first corner of the Intermediate Track. Filmed by Tom on Thursday 11th December 2014. You can visit his blog where he posted this by clicking on the link here.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Y8 Camp 2014 Highlights

Y8 Camp 2014 on PhotoPeach Its the Y8 Camp and these Highlights of some of the exciting adventures that the Y8 students of Auroa Primary School during their annual end of year Camp. Thanks for your visit to our blog Mr Webb and his full class will be returning to action this coming Monday. Thanks for your visit in the meantime and we look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

MOA Awards 2014: Sonic Studios Highlights

On November 11th there was a special event for the Schools that comprise the MOA Cluster - thats Matapu, Opunake and Auroa Primary School. A special awards ceremony was held at the Opunake Events Centre to recognise Digital Excellence from our Schools. Mr Bloor produced the following highlights video of the evening. He always does an incredible job with his work and yet again this is another amazing example of his fantastic work. Emily, Kaiah and Room One were all recognised for their fantastic work during the year.

Friday, 5 December 2014

3D Printing at Auroa Primary School

We've had some amazing feedback about some of our recent efforts with our new 3D Printers.  We've had our second most popular video of the year, Michael and Alyssa's Tilt Invention for the 3D Printer - this is second only to 'Barefeet in New Zealand'.  Tahana's portfolio of 3D Printing work is the first in a series and we have other students working to complete before the end of our school year.

We've also had some queries about how a 3D Printer works.  Today Michael and Lucas put together this video from our classroom which shows the 'layering' that the 3D Printer uses to create the build.  You can also see the filament and the spool at the end of this video.  Filmed at Auroa Priamry School, Taranaki, New Zealand on Friday 5th December 2014.
3d printing' from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Auroa Schools Salvation Army Appeal

Will from Room One has been involved in some fantastic projects for the school and community this year.   One of the things that he organised was our involvement in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.   This is what Will wrote about it on his blog:

Between the 25th of November and the 5th of December our school community participated in the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, were we brought a tin can (non perishable item) or gift for a child less fortunate.  

A big THANK YOU to all the people who donated a gift or tin can for the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. You have made a less fortunate child have a very very merry Christmas.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Room 1@Auroa School: Shortlisted for Edublogs Awards!

Today we received some amazing news - we have been shortlisted for the 2014 Edublogs Awards for best class blog. This is a very, very special achievement. These awards are international digital awards and they are generally regarded as the premier online digital awards. One of the special things about these awards are they are not regional or national but international awards voted for people from around the world.

The short listing is a fantastic achievement in itself as there are just over fifty classroom blogs from around the world that have been shortlisted for this award, and it would appear that we are the only page from New Zealand to make it into the voting/shortlisting round.

You can view all the finalists and see their wonderful fantastic work here. Voting is open until December 15th.

Musical Recital - Que Sera

We've had some students involved every week in music lessons during the school year.  Last Sunday the students held a musical recital in the Auroa Community Hall for the local community.  One of the performances from the show was 'Que Sera'.  This is another video put together by James from Room One.

Que Sera - Musical Recital from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

James' Mountain Biking Jumps

This is James second video showing some of his extreme sports activities that he is involved in during his spare time.  James has created this video, filmed and edited it himself and then posted it on his log.  Its a fantastic example of student created material that is exciting to watch.

Mountain Biking Jumping from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
What activities do you like doing in the weekend? What do you think of James' video?

Monday, 1 December 2014

Music Recital Performance: Happy

This year we've had some students who've regularly been involved in additional music tuition during the year.  Last weekend on Sunday they had the opportunity to put on a recital performance for the local community in the Auroa School Hall.   This footage is of the group performance of 'Happy' if you look at the performance you can see numerous members of Room One in the performance.  This is another video which comes from James blog.

Happy: Music Recital from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Whanau Day at Auroa Primary School 2014

Last Thursday Auroa Primary School held our Whanau Day Competition for 2014.  This was organised by Gemma from Room One.  It was an amazing day of competition between the four houses at Auroa Primary School - Auroa (Red) Hinengakau (Blue, Haua Roa (Yellow) and Haua Piko (Green).  They competed in eight different competitions looking to gain points for their houses.   It was an awesome competition ultimately won by Auroa for 2014.