Thursday, 31 March 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Cast Announcement: Jorja

Another player from the 2015 season has just been confirmed for 2016 - adding to a cast now fast approaching completion. Jorja last year took several bold steps in the game and brings problem solving and teamwork as a strength to the game. Renee has also been added to the 2016 season - this means that there is only nine spots left; which will be filled tomorrow. Who will arrive at the last minute? How will the teams look? Who has worked together before and might be able to work together again? How will last years game play and experience shake how this years competition goes? Are there scores to settle? Its the greatest internet classroom competition game of all time - with an incredible prize on offer... this is going to be the most amazing adveture...

Survivor from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Survivor Taranaki: Audition Tape: Joe/Astin

Two more places have just been filled - with more to come today as the contestant deadline finishes tomorrow.  This video about contestants ability to 'survive' was created by Joe and Astin.  There is also a cameo in the background by 'Harry' the Grand Final winner from 2016 - who as of yet has not declared his hand and entered for 2016...

Joe & Astin Survivor Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016: He's back...

Arguably the most untrustworthy player ever to play the game... last season if there was a point when it went all downhill, where the 'Outwit... Outsmart and Outplay...' part of the game took hold... Kikorangi had two leaders who were working together to build a team based - until episode five...  just confirmed today... back for the 2016 season and a second chance at glory or a second chance at infamy... in the greatest internet classroom show of all time!

Rico instigated a removal of the other co-leader the first chance that he got.  Siobhan hadn't put a foot wrong and done everything write for her team... but for Rico it wasn't enough....

He's yet another returning player now confirmed for the 2016 season.

With an oversea's fan club (true!) he's talented and devious - truly one of the most dangerous players around. Can he improve on his 2015 effort? Which if the teams will he end up in?

There's but two days for contestants to have their application videos in before the final selection is made! 

Already confirmed for the 2016 season are Natalie, Ebony, Caro, Jayden and Regan. Confirmed officially today are Rico to be joined by Aroha and Ashley. That leaves only 11 spots up for grabs for potential contestants - which means that some of last years group will  miss out... will Harry step up and come back? Will Bethany the most unlucky player from last season whose game was ended by a single vote try again? Who is still to apply

Kaponga School - 125th Jubilee

Not only has Auroa School and Districts recently celebrated our 125th Jubilee with a number of events and activities. This past weekend our friends from Kaponga School held their own Jubilee. Mr Bloor from Auroa School likes recording important events in the community and he recorded this video of the highlights of the jubilee. Jackson R was in the parade it was an inspiring parade quiet slow but fun, Jackson.R poked a holden flag out window. It was longer than there Auroa one, it was about 2KM long.

Monday, 28 March 2016

Auroa School Jubilee - Highlgihts Video Mr Bloor

Mr Bloor has done it again with another sensation highlights video from another significant event. This video was created from footage at the Auroa Primary School and Districts 125th Jubilee Celebration.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016: Cast Announcements

Two further contestants have put their hand up to be contestants in the 2016 season of Taranaki Survivor. Already confirmed for this coming season are Natalie, Caro and Ebony. Today we can confirm two more contestants for this coming competition - the first is Jayden, who was the very first contestant to exit last years series. The second is the first contestant confirmed from Room Three for this year Regan. There is still time to confirm your entry into the 2016 competition; you need to email or Google Drive share it to Mr Webb as soon as possible. This is Jayden effort:
IMG_0428 (1) from myles webb on Vimeo.
This competition is already shaping up to be the most dramatic ever. The prize will be the biggest single prize in the history of the online internet classroom competitions. Last years competition has gone down in history as one of the most intense ever with a following from around the world and unparalleled viewing figures... 2016 season will be history in the making and there is still a chance to compete... but be quick soon the slots will be filled...

Friday, 25 March 2016

Auroa Primary School Library Tour

We're in the process of updating our 'about us' tab on this blog. We're replacing the written content with some video footage of different places around Auroa Primary School. The first of these was created by Aroha and features the School Library at Auroa Primary. Aroha planned, drafted and then wrote the script for this walk through and was also responsible for the recording, editing and finish work - what a great job!

AUROA school library from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Tarnaki Survivor Contestant Announcement: Caro/Ebony

Last year in the 2015 season of the classroom internet competition two compeditors engaged in an epic battle against each other.  During the course of twenty episodes only two players avoided elimination despite their best efforts to eliminate each other.  Online blog polls predicted that they would both be in the final and after an epic confrontation and battle that proved to be the case.

The final vote was eventually won by Harry, with Caro claiming second place.  No-one more immunity challenges than Caro but also no-one was involved in more blind sides or big moves.  Last year she came as close as possible to winning the competition without managing the cross the finish line.  This year she will be aiming to go one better.  Our second confirmed 2016 cast member: Caro.

Caro's Taranaki Survivor Audition Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Then there's this audition tape that came in from someone else who took part in 2016.  Ebony was one of the contestants who was eliminated early, located an immunity idol and made it back into the game.  She exited for a second time just before the semi-finals.  How will she progress in 2016? Can she do better than before? Regardless of this its an amazing application video and she will be contestant number three...

Ebony Survivor Taranaki Audition Video from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Cast Announcement

At its peak last year it was drawing nearly 500 people a week to this site - including regular viewers from around the world in countries such as France and Hong Kong.  This year its back - better than ever involving the entire school.  The first episode of Taranaki Survivor 2016 will be released before the end of this term!

The first contestant can be announced exclusively here as Natalie from Room One.  She has filed one of the 18 game spots and will be competing later this year.  This is her audition movie:

Taranaki Survivor Audition: Natalie from myles webb on Vimeo.

If you are intending to enter this year we would encourage you to have your audition videos in before the end of next week.  If you hesitate you may miss out on your opportunity.

Immunity Idol Clue: Seek from a familiar location that may not be familiar anymore.  You are looking for something out of place that won't make sense until you can join the dots.

Friday, 18 March 2016

Taranaki Survivor 2016: The Big Announcement

Today at assembly the format for the 2016 season of Survivor:Taranaki was announced.  The competition is coming back for 2016 but there's a twist - no longer will it be a Room Three only competition, this year the competition will run across the entire senior school.  The competition audition process is now open.

If your a returning contestant who wants a second chance or if you a new player convinced that you have what it takes - you both have the same task.

Create a short 30 to 45 second video explaining why you deserve to have a place in the 2016 competition and email it to Mr Webb.  Mr Webb, Mr Bloor and Mr Chittenden are going to select the best ones and this is how the contestants for this year will be selected.  We will be announcing the cast during the rest of the term, with the final teams and the first episode at the end of this term.
The big questions are:
Will Caro attempt to make it back for 2016? She made it all the way to the final in the 2015 competition and then chose to take Harry with her to the final.  Will she be back again to try and go better? Will Harry attempt the impossible and go back to back as a double champion?

Who will come into the competition? Who else from last years season will seek redemption? Look to settle old scores? What alliances will be reconnected? What alliances will fall apart? Will old team mates from Whero or Kikorangi will work together again?

All these questions will be answered as we repeat the never again to be repeated series of the greatest internet classroom competition of all time.

In our flash-back for the 2015 season this episode was entitled 'Knock Me Down' which was episode eight.  In this the two competing teams were joined by a third team created from the eliminated players 'The Exiles".  This episode was significant because it featured the first idol play of 2015 when Gypsy protected Mackenna and caused the elimination of Bethany.   And to make it more exciting the first idol for 2016 is in place already and the clues to its location are already in place - however why would it be in place without a competitor named? What is going on? This episode originally broadcast on this class page 29/10/2015:

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Aroha's 125th Jubilee Video

Saturday saw the 125th Jubilee celebrations of Auroa School. There were speeches, official ceremonies and a parade past the school. If you missed the parade then Aroha from Room Three was there with her technology to record the event! During the parade some of the floats were throwing objects into the crowd - which included water bombs and sweets! Filmed at Auroa Primary School on Saturday 12th January 2016.

AUROA SCHOOL 125TH JUBILEE from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Announcement Coming...

This Friday at Assembly we will have a special announcement to make. Students who are interested across the senior school in taking part in a regular competition this year will have details about how they can 'audition' for the 2016 season of Taranaki: Survivor. Regular competition will be starting shortly. This promo features some of the characters and events from last seasons competition. You can view all the episodes from last season on the tab above.

Survivor Taranaki 2016 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Coming Soon...

Last year we had a classroom competition in Room Three, based around the TV Show Survivor which ran during Term Three and Four.  This year we've decided to bring the competition back for 2016.  There will be an announcement made at assembly on Friday about the show and how students could possible participate.   If you want to view any of the episodes from last year you can see them on the 'Survivor: Taranaki' tab on our blog.  This promo is for the new season which will start later in the year.  This was created by using iMovie and the trailer option.

Taranaki Survivor: Trailer 2016 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Collaborating with France

As part of 'Relating to Others' at the start of this year our students have looked at New Zealand and compared it to France. We've had some fantastic contact with CM2 From Brindas School in France. We compared New Zealand to France and asked some questions about their lives and way of living. They have produced a video of answers and some more questions. You can click on the link to it here.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Swimming 2016: Mr Bloors Official Video

Swimming Sports: Parents Vs. Pupils Vs. Staff Relay

The final event for our 2016 School Swimming Sports Competition was the Staff Vs. Pupil Vs. Students relay. A hotly contested competition between the three groups with pride and glory on the line. The students have traditionally been given a half length advantage in this race and then the adults were allowed to start following that (as you can see from the video). The race was incredibly close and the result is still in debate the following day - who finished first? Who touched the wall? Mr Bloor has filmed the finish at close quarters and while we await the definitive answer these highlights, filmed at the Stratford Swimming Pools will have to do in the meantime.

Parents Vs. Pupils Vs. Staff Relay from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Swimming Sports Whanau Relay

Yesterday Auroa Primary School held their 2016 School Swimming Sports at Stratford Swimming Pools. The second to last event of the day was the Whanau relay. Students at Auroa Primary School are placed in one of four whanau for competition against each other. This 4x25m Relay was an open event and featured students from Y6-Y8 competing against each other.

WhanauRelay2016 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Auroa Primary Schools 125th Jubilee

This coming weekend its the 125th Jubilee of Auroa Primary School. Our students have been busy preparing for this special event which includes a parade on Saturday and a special dinner on Saturday night. On Friday we are having a ceremony at the cenotaph outside of our school where the students are going to lay a poppy. For the dinner on Saturday night our students are producing an A3 placemat for the people who are attending to have their dinner on. The parade starts at 10:30am on Saturday morning.

Open spaces at Auroa Primary School.

Yesterday we looked at 'rush hour traffic' outside Auroa Primary School and in the second part Paige decided to show off our school fields so it gives our friends an idea of how big it is and how much space that we have. You can click on the link to their class page here.   The video was put together by Paige including all editing and publishing of credits.  Filmed at Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand on Tuesday 8th March 2016.

IMG_2218 from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Rush Hour at Auroa Primary School

We recently collaborated with the students from 4A from the Australian Independent School in Jakarta, Indonesia.  While we were talking with them we discussed how big our areas around our school was.  Jakarta has around 15 million people living in it.   After we spoke both classes used Google Earth to check out their school and they looked at ours.  That got us thinking about traffic, so Paige and Kadian, supervised by Mrs Auld, went outside our classroom, outside our school by the front gates and filmed the traffic chaos outside Auroa Primary School during the middle of the day.

Rush Hour at Auroa Primary School from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

How to Survive A Cow Attack! Guest post by Jessie@Panmure Bridge

We're always looking for work and examples of interesting things to share and think about. Today Mr Webb found a post written by Jessie from Panmure Bridge School in Auckland. It was entitled 'How to Survive a Cow Attack' and had a series of tips and information about what to do in a cow attack. We used it as a reading exemplar and worked our why through it. Some of the questions caused discussion and sharing of experiences from our class. Some of the examples we agreed with and some we weren't sure about. We went through each of the statements from her display and Paige from our class took notes.

It was a really interesting experience for us to use our existing prior knowledge, make inference about some of the slides that Jessie had come up with and see what statements we agreed and disagreed with.

Tip Two, which is to the right we did agree with - we did a survey of who had Cows at home or next door to them and nearly everyone in the class did.   Most of the injuries that people had received were
based around the Cows being scared or not realising a person was there (being stood on during milking or being kicked in the face during teat spraying).

Tip Three really caused a great discussion in class.  We thought that in some circumstances it did apply and in others it did not.   We used inference in Tip Four to think that the information came from being online because it said 'pounds' and in New Zealand we use Kilograms to measure the weight of a calf or a cow.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

MT SPA Athletics 2016: Mr Bloors Sensational Video

Auroa Primary School has some amazing things happening and some amazing people who work for it. Mr Bloor is our audio visual specialist who produces some breath taking word. Mr Bloor has just added another aspect to his incredible videos - a drone! There are some shots in this video taken during fly overs - just an amazing piece of work. You can view some of his amazing work on his Sonic Video Studios Channel. These highlights record Auroa Primary School's successful defence of the Athletics Shield from the MT SPA Cluster on Thursday 3rd March 2016.

Friday, 4 March 2016

11-12 Year Old Girls MT SPA Relay

The final race of the MT SPA cluster field day took place on Thursday with the senior students racing. This included teams from the four of five local schools - Manaia (blue), Kaponga (black), Matapu (blue with gold) and Auroa (orange). The teams were competing against each other to contribute points towards the shield for best overall school.

1112Girls from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

SeniorBoys from Myles Webb on Vimeo.

MT SPA Relays - 9 and 10 Year Olds

This footage is of the 2016 MT SPA cluster relays held during School Athletics Field Day at Victoria Park, Kaponga. The event was held on Thursday 3rd March. Auroa are competing in the orange, St Patricks are in the purple. Manaia are in the blue. Matapu School are in the blue with gold. Kaponga are in the black.

910BoysRelay from myles webb on Vimeo.

910Girls from myles webb on Vimeo.

MT SPA Athletics 7/8 Old Relays

These races are from yesterday MT SPA Athletics Competition. They are the relay races for the 7 and 8 year olds, Girls and Boys. Auroa Primary School are racing in the orange. Manaia Primary School are in the blue. Matapu Primary School are in the blue and gold. Kaponga are in the black and St Patricks Kaponga are in the purple. Filmed at Victoria Park, Kaponga on Thursday 3rd March 2016

78YOGirls from myles webb on Vimeo.

Boys78 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

MT SPA Athletics 5/6 Sprint Racing

One of the highlights of the MT SPA Cluster Athletics which was held at Victoria Park, Kaponga on Thursday 6th of March. These videos are of the Y1/2 races the five year old and six year old students. Manaia are in the blue, Matapu are in the blue with gold, St Patricks are in the purple, Kaponga are in the black and finally Auroa are in the orange.

AtheleticsY56 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Athletics56Boys from myles webb on Vimeo.

MT SPA Athletics 2016

Today at Kaponga in South Taranaki the MT SPA Cluster held their annual Athletics Day. This consisted of local schools of Auroa, Kaponga, Matapu, St Patricks Kaponga and Manaia competing in a range of events. At stake was the Athletics Shield of which Auroa were the defending champions. At the midway point Manaia had a close lead from Auroa, however in one of the closest finishes in recent times Auroa were able to overtake Manaia and successfully defend the shield! Mr Chittenden was very happy.