Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Crowley Cup Vs. St Josephs Opunake Results

Today Auroa Primary School hosted St Josephs Opunake in the final of the Crowley Cup Y5/6 Rugby Competition.

It was an amazing game full of drama.  The score see-sawed, Auroa scoring first before St Jospehs Opunake dominated the game to have a seemingly unbeatable lead - however Auroa finished strongly storming back into contention... the final score was Auroa 40 St Jospehs Opunake 43... an amazing game full of excitement.

Room Three had various students filming and taking highlights, those of which will be posted tonight and tomorrow.  Congratulations to St Jospeh's worthy winners and fantastic champions.  To quote Rico from Room Three: "It was a good game Auroa done well St Joseph's put us to a challenge but unfortunately Auroa lost by 3 points."

Highlights and footage will be appearing here shortly.

Crowley Cup Final 30/6015 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Mackennas Geometric Shape Project

Monday, 29 June 2015

Recounts about Regional Robotics Competition

This past Saturday Auroa Primary School had five teams competing in the Junior Robocup. This competition is the regional competition for the Junior Robocup of which Auroa is the defending New Zealand and Australian Robotics Champions. Auroa were able to continue their dominance at regional level and now look forward to travelling to the Nationals in September in Christchurch. As always we would like to show the performances however some of the aspects of the performances are best kept for the nationals. In the meantime these recounts were written about the event:

Mackenna: "On Saturday the 28th of June it was the Junior Robocup regionals. There was 6 teams in theatre and 21 teams in rescue. We had to get there by 8:00 AM. Which was quite early. Then we had a start at 10:00 AM. Once we had finished, we had waited about 10 minutes. Then it was prize giving. They said thanks for coming, and then they started. In 3rd place was the Robros. Then in 2nd place it was the Udder-Budders. Then in 1st, it was the JKLMinaters. After they finished of the rescue. For me it was a scary experience because we hadn't quite finished our program, and I was nervous about the interview, but both turned out quite fine because the interview went great and we also got 3rd!"

Robo Cup Recount by Harry and Quade
On Saturday the 5 Robotics teams( 3v4,JKLMinaters,JAD,Robros and Udderbutters traveled to Whaganui for the New Zealand National Robo Cup competition which was held at Whanganui Intermediate.

They got us sent to a room where they could set up and play their robots and wait for their interview.
First up was 3v4 they were doing Olympics their runner crashed the swimming went not as planned and the diver didn’t do what it was supposed to  but then they redone but it did the same thing . Next JKLMinaters theirs went perfect apart from when it reversed and crashed into the shed.

The third group was JAD theirs didn't go so good the car didn't go like they thought it would and the train didn't go straight. Robros were fourth Shrek didn't go right he crashed into a shed and he tried to go back into the out house and he flipped.

Last was udder butters their went good but the head fell off and that was almost perfect.

Bye the end robros got third udder butters got second  and JKLMinaters got first.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

R3 MOA Awards Photographic Ideas

Coming up in Term Four Auroa Primary School has a special occasion - the MOA Awards. The awards involve a huge night for our school at the Opunake Events Centre. Mr Bloor - our amazing Video Creation Expert published this fantastic highlights video from last year featuring some amazing students who you might recognise! One of the competitions that our students will be involved in is the Photographic Competition - and although entries aren't due in until next term we wanted our students thinking and taking advantage of situations as they arise. The task initially was for our students to take two photos a day apart to show the difference in light...

Friday, 19 June 2015

Lego Animation

Untitled from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Today in Room Three we had a group of students who were working on material for the MOA Awards - this fantastic Term Four Event is a celebration of digital excellence from Matapu, Auroa, Opunake and Kaponga Primary Schools.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Auroa Vs. Matapu Crowley Cup 18/6/2015 Results and Highlights

Today Auroa Primary School hosted Matapu Primary School in the semi-final of the Y5/6 Crowley Cup Rugby Competition.  This was an important game in the context of the competition as it was a knock out semi-final match.  The game was hosted today at Auroa Primary School.

Students from Room Three got straight onto the editing of the footage of todays game after lunch - have a look at these awesome highlights from the game created by Katelyn from Room Three.

Crowley Cup Semi-Final Vs. Matapu 18/6/2015 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

The first half saw Auroa taking a commanding 19-0 lead with Rico from Room Three scoring a brace, however Matapu were confident having won the pre-season match and stormed back into the match scoring the next three tries.  Half time saw Auroa talk the shortest of leads 26-24, which Matapu more than matched, scoring first at the start of the second half.  From there Auroa started to take the ascendancy in the game, claiming victory in the end 66-29.   Highlights from the game have already been created.  Auroa are in the Blue with Orange and Matapu are in the Gold. This highlights video was created by Jayden from Room Three. Jorjas report You can also read about the game here.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Katelyns Amazing Hurricans Post

On the 13th of June me and my family went to the CHIEFS VS HURRICANES game in New Plymouth at Yarrow's Stadium.  We went to get our sets and then Jorja's  family  came and sat with us then Caro's family came and sat with us too then Katelyn Hughes' family came to sit with us then the Siobhan, Aliyah, Tiani, and her Aunty and Uncle came to sit with us then the game started.
 The CHIEFS got the first try then they got the conversion so that put them in the led 7-0. Then it was half time the score was 14-13 to the Hurricanes.  The second half of the game the Hurricanes got another try and they got the conversion over so that led the hurricanes to 21-13 and that was the final score. 
When I went to the Rugby game the weather was not that good 
it was spitting with rain but they still got through the game 
but we still got wet. 

Paige's Tour of Auroa School from Myles Webb on Vimeo.
On Tuesday the 16th of June 2015 I got some photos around the school and
made it into a iMovie about most of the thing at school.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Can you help Zariah identify this pound coin?

 If you know what the name of this Bridge on this One Pound Coin please Comment? (If you can?)

On Sunday I found a One Pound Coin, laying on the Floor on our hallway, I didn't know what type of One Pound it was, but then I thought of bringing it to School, because we have been looking at some classrooms, and we came across a Class in England using pounds in their description of a post they wrote using pounds on their classroom blog.

Today, Me and Mackenna went out and toke some photos around school with the One Pound Coin.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Tour of Auroa School June 2015

Auroa School from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

This video was created by Teague and Tarquin and shows what its like at Auroa Primary School, this video was created by Teague and Tarquin on Friday 6th June and shows the grounds of our school.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

What we know about Canada...

We're always looking for collaboration opportunities with classrooms around the world.  We've just made communication and started interactions with Mrs Grosfield and her class from Canada.  Today in class we brainstormed what we knew about Canada in class.

What do we know about Canada?

  • The Maple Leaf is on the Canadian Flag
  • The Moose is the native animal of Canada
  • Bethany's Aunt was born in Canada and is a famous Ice Skater
  • Maple Syrup is from Canada
  • In Canada they drive on the right hand side of the road
  • Ice Hockey is the national sport of Canada
  • They have McDonalds, KFC and Carls Junior in Canada
What do we think we know about Canada?

  • Maple Syrup is made from the Maple Tree or is it made from raw sugar?
  • Do they play American Football in Canada?
  • Do they play Rugby in Canada? Do they have a Women's Rugby Team?
  • Canada is the 2nd largest country in the World? Is there 80 million people in Canada? Is it 6/7 times larger than New Zealand?

We we surprised to learn that Canada is the second largest country in the world on the basis of country size and is nearly 37 times bigger than New Zealand!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Student Explanation of the DPE Program

We've had some fantastic feedback from so many people with the details of Auroa Primary School's DPE (Technology) program. This video is from a students perspective which details the process that you go from, from start to finish, was produced by Kaiah from Room One.

Mrs Crain's Procedural Writing Task for Room Three

At the end of last month to finish off procedural writing in class Room Three asked our learning network for suggestions of instructions that we could follow to complete a task. Mr Crain, a teacher from Iowa, USA went out of her way to help up. She produced a Google Slide about how to make a Transforming Star complete with each of the steps and a series of pictures that explained each step. Yesterday Room Three took up the challenge and spent a block following her instructions to complete the task. We used our prior knowledge as well because we had two students who have completed the task before. We used additional media too for the students who were having a bit of difficulty we found instructional videos to guide us through the process. Our students had a whole lot of fun and we able to evaluate the procedural writing from another teacher in another country and we enjoyed the challenge of the task. Thank you Mrs Crain. Mrs Crains Procedural Writing on PhotoPeach

Monday, 1 June 2015

Some Fantastic Room Three Student Blogs

Not able to personally attend the FIFA Under 20 World Cup here in New Zealand - you don't need to be able to because you can read all about it here on Mackenna's Blog: 

Mackenna today attended the Nigeria Vs. Brazil came which ended up 4-2! You can click on the link to her fantastic blog here. 

Ashton has crated some fantastic posts in 2015, related to his farming experiences here in South Taranaki and detailing some of the creatures he's found on his farm.  This latest post, about the shifting on his farm of the Muscovy Ducks is probably his best post yet. You can click on the link to his amazing blog here.