Thursday, 20 September 2018

Auroa School Pinball Pool B

Its a fantastic competition - Mr Bloor's Auroa Primary School Pinball Competition! Today we shot and filmed 'Pool B' which saw Herzius, Ashton, Charlotte and Leighton from Room Six comepting for a spot in the finals. Filmed and produced by Mr Bloor, with some dodgy commentary from Mr Bloor and Mr Webb.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Auroa School Pinball Competition 2018!

Mr Bloors new project has been a 1980's Pinball Machine - an amazing machine with a huge competition - forty five players competed in a stunning competition and this week it was reduced to the top nine. This video shows the three way battle between Caris from Room Five, Tudr from Room One and number one qualifier for the finals Harriet from Room Six! Only one of these players will make it through to the finals, whose going to achieve greatness? Commentary by Mr Bloor and Mr Webb.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Zooniverse Explanation - McKenna


  • iPad, IPhone, Laptop or a desktop
  • Zooniverse Website

  1. Search up on Safari with your device that you have chosen to use.
  2. Click Classify in the top right hand corner.
  3. A few notes will pop up so have a look and see what the site has to say.
  4. Look at the picture on your screen and think about what animal it could be.
  5. Once you have figured out what animal it could be, next to the picture there is a list of animal names click the name of the animal that you think is shown in the picture, if you don’t know what animal it is click can’t tell or no animals here button.
  6. Once you have clicked the animal name there will be a few things about the animal and below that there will be numbers click the number of the amount of animals you have seen.
  7. After that click identify, the you click done and then you click next.
  8. Once you’ve done that it will give you another photo to try to solve and try to solve as many as you can.

Taranaki Mounga is trying to reduce the amount of pests off of the mountain by eliminating them. They are trying to get more Kiwi including other native animals on the mountain. Taranaki Mounga are trying to get all of their photos identified to monitor the amount of pests, so they can get more traps to eliminate them.

By McKenna

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Cross Country 2018 - Highlights Video

Project Mounga - Zooniverse

One of the major projects that the students from Room Six at Auroa Primary School are involved in is the Project Mounga Project.  This is an amazing opportunity for our students and local community to be involved in a fantastic local project to eradicate pests from the local environment.  Our students are regularly using this site to help the project management with the identification of pests.   We are eventually be using this as a project of our own develops.  If you want to find out more information about this project you can click on the link here.

If you want to go directly to the identification page that is specific to the Taranaki Mounga project, to identify some of the pests that have been seen on our mountain you can go directly to that page by clicking on this link here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Nadiths Time Lapse

As part of Auroa Schools MOA Awards for 2018 our students are each recoding a Time Lapse of something of local interest. This Time Lapse was created by Nadith from Room Six.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

MOA Highlights - Mr Spice's Amazing Work!

Continuing our MOA Awards highlights from years gone by we are highlighting the work of some of the teachers and students from Auroa School from 2014-6. These videos are the collective work of a number of students from Mr Spices classroom! Enjoy!

MOA Highlights - Mrs Derbyshires Amazing Work

Later this year we have one of our major events the 2018 MOA Awards. These awards are held every two years and are a major event for our cluster of four schools. We have started looking at some examples of work from previous awards. These fantastic amazing videos are from Mrs Derbyshire who used to teach at Auroa Primary School. If you look very closely at some of this fantastic work you might well see some famous faces of students who are currently in Room Six!

Friday, 3 August 2018

Term Three's AKO Topic: Rivers

This term we have a special project involving some of our local Taranaki Rivers.  We are just starting our investigations into the animals that live around and near the rivers in South Taranaki where Auroa School is.  This information graphic on Mosquitoes was produced by Caitlin.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Caitlin's MOA Awards Photos'

These Photos are from Caitlin, in Room Six.  She's thinking about one of these photos for the 2018 MOA Awards, they've all been taken with an iPad, by Caitlin this year.   She's really interested in having some feedback about which one she should select.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Winter in New Zealand

Its the first of June in New Zealand, to celebrate this our students this morning went around school and looked at the evidence of frost and Winter as seen at Auroa Primary School.   They then created a Googleslide of the images, which are shown below.

This is another of the awesome efforts of our students.