Saturday, 30 August 2014

Auroa Primary School: NZAIMS 2014 Draw

Next week we will be posting remotely from Tauranga as Mr Webb and 12 students from Room One will be attending the NZAIMS Games in Tauranga.  This competition this year features over 225 schools and 7000 students in competition.  Auroa Primary School is entering for the very first time in Golf and Girls Basketball.

Next week in Tauranga, Mr Webb will be with the Auroa School Girls Basketball team.  We are playing at the ASB Arena at Baypark, Tauranga. (Formerly the TECT Arena).  The Golf team plays Monday to Thursday.

The Basketball have games against Dio School from Auckland and host Otumeotai Intermediate on Monday 8th September.  Tuesday we play against Dunedin North Intermediate and Kura te Koutu from Rotorua.  On Wednesday morning we play Highlands Intermediate from New Plymouth.  Following that we have up to three play off games over the following two days.

We are intending to be remote posting from Tauranga during the tournament, results and media from the games as they occur.  

Methanex Mathematics Competition 2014

Last night in New Plymouth Auroa Primary School competed in the 2014 Methanex Mathematics Competition Quiz.   We had two teams competing in the Y7 and Y8 section.   The Y7 team consisted of Meg, Kaiah and Keifer from Room One and Joe from Room Two.  The team were running second for parts of the competition, before finishing 10th out of 22 teams.  You can read Kaiah recount about the event on her blog here.

Following this competition the Y8 team then took up the challenge.  The Y8 team consisted of Thomas, Tom, Izzy and Michael.  The team managed to finish tenth in the competition, out of twenty nine teams.

Special mention must go to Mr Gibson and Mr Bloor who stepped up for the parents team in the Y7 competition, who were runners up against an amazing Devon Intermediate team.

Auroa Primary School Vs. Oakura

On Friday 22nd August the second to last round of Taranaki Trophy (Y7/8 Sports) Competition took place at Auroa Primary School.   Auroa hosted Oakura in Netball, Football and Rugby.   Football was a tight game, with scores being tied at 1-1 at half time before Auroa were able to take a win 3-1.

In the rugby Auroa were looking for another strong performance prior to the arrival of St Josephs Stratford on Monday, their final home game.   These highlights, filmed by Kaiah, are of that game.  Oakura are in the red and black and Auroa are in the dark blue with orange.   The game ended up being 85-0 to Auroa Primary School

Oakura vs Auroa from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

The other action of the day centred around the Netball.  In it, Auroa were looking for another win to continue their good run of form in the competition, as to date their only defeat had been against St Josephs Hawera in the second round.    Auroa are in the Dark Blue with Orange and Oakura are in the red and black.   The game swung Auroas way early and Auroa were able to claim a convincing 37-5 victory.  

Netball vs. Oakura 22/8/14 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Daffodil Day@Auroa Primary School 2014

Today Auroa Primary School celebrated Daffodil Day. The School Council were responsible for organising this fundraiser. Each of the classrooms were able to come to the hall, see the display that had been set up and purchase items that were associated with Daffodil Day. In total the students of Auroa Primary School raised $640 for the cause. These photos were taken on the day at Auroa Primary School, Friday 29th August, 2014.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The Missing Trans-Tasman Kayak: At Auroa Primary School!

This afternoon thanks to a big supporter of our school, Sanfords, Auroa Primary School students were able to view the 'missing' trans Tasman Kayak of Scott Donaldson.   Scott Donaldson attempted to solo Kayak from Australia to New Zealand, however sadly after 83 days at sea he had to abandon his attempt.   Since then he's been looking for his Kayak, including searching for it extensively, but being unable to locate it.  Today it was found, close to Auroa Primary School.  It was recovered today and brought into school for our students to have a look.  These photos of the craft were taken this afternoon.
You can read about Room Seven writing about the event here. You can read about Room Eight writing about the event here. You can read about Emily from Room One writing about the event here.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Robotics Nationals: Robocup

We've got some very exciting events coming up shortly our Girls Basketball and Golf teams are travelling to Tauranga to compete in the NZAIMS Tournament.   That same week on Friday we have our Robotics Team 'The Robo's' travelling to Dunedin to compete in the Robocup Nationals.  Of course they've got a super secret performance and we can't share footage of their actual show, but will be doing so at the completion of the nationals.  These shots were taken by Logan from Room One.

Maori Hand Game: Kaiah

Maori Hand Game from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
This is a maori hand game some students have been learning during kapahaka. The actions are... Whew which means to move to the next person, Patu which is a rebound or change direction, Peke which means to jump or jump one person and finally Peke Roa which means jump two people. This game has been demonstrated by Kaiah, Cruz, Natalie, Katelyn, Quade and the filming was done by Durann.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Video for Mrs Yollis from Taranaki, New Zealand

This week the Auroa Primary School Kapa Haka Group has been producing a series of videos about games that we've been learning to play in Kapa Haka for our Maori language program led by Mr Tai.  You can see some of our Matariki (Maori New Year) videos and material here.

We posted early this week and we had some fantastic feedback almost straight away from our Blogging Friend, Mrs Yollis in Califorina.   Mrs Yollis is very famous, as she has a class page thats had over one and a quarter million pageviews! Mrs Yollis wonderful comment was this:
One of the things that Mrs Yollis asked was to pronounce the words again so that her students from the USA who want to learn the Maori hand game.

Today we had a small group of students who went and filmed a follow up video to their original post.  We thought about Mrs Yollis request and made sure that we concentrated on speaking clearly and slowly so the students could learn the game properly.   This is the video created by students in Room One, today for Mrs Yollis.

Maori hand game from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Maori Hand Game

Here is a video of a maori hand game we play in Kapa Haka. Here is Bethany, Hevanlee, Isabelle, Gemma and Siobhan showing you how to play a maori hand game. Thats how you play Kapa Haka maori hand game. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Emily and Megs AKO Currency Investigation

Here is a slide show that Emily and I made. Its all about currency all around the world. Hope you like it. This work was created by two of our Room One students, Meg and Emily.

Traditional Maori Hand Games

Our students have been learning games as part of Kapa Haka.    This game is a Maori Traditional game that you use your hands to play with.   You need to be the last person that is left in the game, because you get out if you don't follow the proper pattern.   This video was recorded on Friday 15th August 2014.   Filmed by Teague from Room Four.

Maori hand game from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Check Out Toms Awesome Post

One of our students, Tom, this year has been on some exciting adventures utilising his Go-Pro Camera. This weekend was not exception, as he's ventured to Mount Ruapehu and filmed this video of his exploits.
        Two great days of skiing all put into one, enjoy !

Photo Slides: Can you guess #2

Can you identify these locations/items/places around Auroa Primary School? Photographs taken by Kaiah around our school. Can you identify what she has taken photos of? Can you identify what Mathematical shapes that you can see in the pictures?

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

MWC: Shapes Around Auroa Primary School

Have a look closely around Auroa Primary School. These images were taken by Fletcher and Riley from Room One and are for Maths Week 2014. They have taken photographs of a number of mystery objects around our school, some famous, others a little obscure! Can you work out where they are and what they are?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Taranaki Trophy Round Two: Vs. St Josephs Hawera

This video is highlights of the Taranaki Trophy, Y7/8 Sports Competition between Auroa Primary School (in Blue and Orange) and St Josephs Hawera (in Green). Played at Auroa Primary School on Tuesday 5th August 2014. Hawera came from a deficit of 5-21 at half time to win 41-27. Filmed by Kaiah from Room One and edited by Lucas from Room One.
rugby from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Buddy Maths with Room 8

Every Friday the students of Room One spend half an hour engaging with Buddy Maths with a student from our Junior School (Room 8).  Our students pair up and look at teaching strategy to another student and then we discuss and analyse whats gone in back in Room One.  Students from Room One are looking at building their relationships with juniors and also developing their Mathematical thinking and looking at how others see things.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Taranaki Trophy R2 Vs. St Josephs Hawera

On Tuesday 5th August 2014 Auroa Primary School hosted St Josephs Hawera in Round Two of the Taranaki Trophy Y7/8 Sports Competition.  The two schools played against each other in the three competition sports, Rugby, Netball and Soccer.

This video, created by Kaiah and Emily from Room One, this video shows highlights of the Netball game between the two schools.   Auroa are in the blue and orange and Hawera are in the purple.   Filmed at Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand on Tuesday 5th August 2014.
Netball VS St Joes Hawera 2014 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Vs. Mangorei Primary School

Highlights of the Taranaki Trophy game between Auroa Primary School and Mangorei Primary School, held Friday 1st August at Auroa Primary School.
Taranaki Trophy 1/8/14 Vs. Mangorei from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

On a nice sunny day three great games were played to a very high level.   With the Netball Auroa had a win 39-11 in a great game.   Soccer Auroa Primary School won 3-1 and they completed a clean sweep with a win of 69-17 in the Rugby.  In the next round Auroa will take on St Josephs Hawera on Tuesday 5th August 2014. [Lucas].

Last Friday, the first of August, Auroa and Mangorei Schools competed in the Taranaki Trophy competition.   It was held at Auroa School, the netball on the Auroa School Netball Courts.  Auroa smashed Mangorei with a whopping score of 39 to 11.   Auroa gave it their all thanks to Isabelle Cook and Brylee Winter, the fantastic shooters from Auroa.  It seemed that luck was with the Auroa School sides with Auroa winning Netball, Soccer and Rugby.   With a clean sweep for Auroa in the competition we expect big things coming up in the next round. [Kaiah]

These highlights were filmed by Heavenlee during the game.  They were edited by Lucas and Tom.  Filmed at Auroa Primary School on Friday 1st of August 2014.

Taranaki Trophy Vs. Mangorei

Taranaki Trophy 1/8/14 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Last friday on the 1st of August Auroa School  and Mangorei School competed in a game of Rugby, Netball and Soccer.  It was round one of the 2014 Taranaki Trophy competition.  All three teams came out with a victory Soccer won 3-1 Netball won 39-11 and Rugby won 69-17.

The is Brylee writing in the style of a TV news anchor about the event.
"Last Friday at the Auroa School Netball Courts an astonishing game of Netball was showcased by two well known teams, Auroa and Mangorei.  In the first two quarters we saw great defence from both sides but Auroas offence was the real star though.  Sending the ball down the court, which was not surprising that the half time score was 26-9 to Auroa.   After a very competitive but clean game Auroa came out on top with a clean sweep and a score of 39 to 11.  

In these highlights, filmed by Lucille from Room One, edited by Meg and Brylee, Auroa are in the blue and orange uniforms and Mangorei are in the green.  Filmed at Auroa Primary School on Friday 1st August 2014.

We've spent the day analysing the highlights that were filmed, as we have another game on Tuesday. What do the students recording need to focus on? Should they be recording landscape or portrait? What else could they add to the film to enhance your understanding of the competition or the game?
If you are from overseas have you even heard of Netball?