Wednesday, 31 August 2016

R3 MOA Awards Book Trailer - Minecraft Combat Book

Our students AKO this term is creating work for the digital MOA Awards that take place next term in Opunake at the Sanfords Events Centre. One of the criteria for entries is the 'Book Trailer' to enter this students can use iMovie and use the 'Trailer' option to create it about a book - this is Jackson R. effort about the Minecraft Combat book:

Combat Handbook from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

R3 Reihana - Battle of the Mountains Book Trailer

the BATTLE OF THE MOUNTAINS - Small from myles webb on Vimeo.

Auroa Primary School student Blogs

At Auroa Primary School we are very lucky to have some fantastic classroom and student blogs.  You can follow the links to the classrooms and student blogs through some of our widgets.   One blog that is just started is from Sophie who is from Room Four - she has only ever posted twice but has already had an audience from around the world for her writing.  You can click to the link on her blog here.

Another one of our students who is producing consistently excellent work is Lexi from Room One.  She's recently had a comment from a teacher in Canada about her amazing writing.  You can read her amazing post here. 

Friday, 26 August 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 8

The greatest student internet blogging competition of all time... with the most unexpected elimination so far... a shock result that would send one of the red hot favourites for the 2016 season out.

Two teams of students competing against each other in a series of challenge to determine one survivor the ultimate champion. Competition started in March and filming is scheduled to wrap in December when one challenger will stand having defeated all others!
Taranaki Survivor: Episode 8 from myles webb on Vimeo.
In this challenge the premise was simple - both teams had three minutes to stack as many blocks as possible in a "Tower of Doom'.  Both teams had a choice of working co-operatively or letting others in the group take the lead.   Whero were desperate to wrestle control of the game back from Kikorangi having seen their early domination disappear.  Whero's challenge was led by Astin who created and maintained a twelve block tower. While this might have been impressive Kikiroangi had Jordan who was able to significantly better the mark with 15.  

The vote last episode had been affected by an immunity idol being played - would this be repeated? Which of the four remaining Whero players would be next to leave the game? With the merge only a short time away and players looking to make it a dream finish whose game was about to turn into a nightmare?   The amazing competition was about to take another turn that no-one could expect with a shock elimination of a leading contender for the 2016 title... all will be revealed...    

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Monday, 22 August 2016

Robotics at Auroa Primary School

On Friday at Assembly a group of students from Auroa Primary School were able to put on a special performance.  A group of students have been preparing for the regional robotics competition for 2016 and while that didn't go ahead unfortunately we still had a competition at Auroa School.   Each of the groups performed in front of the School Assembly.  We had a couple of students who were present who filmed the event and today Jackson R. spent a few minutes putting together these videos of each of the groups.  Filmed at Auroa Primary School on Friday 20th August.

Star Wars Robotics from myles webb on Vimeo.

The Robbery Robotics from myles webb on Vimeo.

Robotics 'Mining' from myles webb on Vimeo.

Christmas Santa Robotics from myles webb on Vimeo.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Olympics@APS 2016

School Athletics 2016 on PhotoPeach

Taranaki Survivor: Episode Seven

Its been a while since there was an episode due to a variety of circumstances but the greatest internet competition of all time returns with a blockbuster episode of dynamic proportions!

Since last episodes the two competing teams of Whero and Kikorangi were closely poised, however there was a huge swing in progress. Early in the year various 'power ups' or add on's were hidden in secret locations around Auroa Primary School, one of which was the dreaded 'double elimination'. This was played before the vote so the losing team would suffer a shock double elimination.

Furthermore a surprise immunity was discovered by one player in the challenge, further complicating the vote. One team was about to take a stranglehold on the competition and one team was facing the bleak prospect of total elimination. The merge of the two teams is fast approaching and players are desperate to make it to the last stage of competition - two players are about to fall at the nearly last hurdle. Who will pull it together and make it? Whose problem solving and teamwork will lead them to victory? All these questions will be answered in Episode of the greatest internet classroom blogging competition of all time!
Survivor Taranaki Episode 7 from myles webb on Vimeo.
In this challenge students had to race to 'four corners' of Auroa Primary School collecting a series of letters. They had to race back to a central location, bring the letters to their team and then unscramble an eight letter word. Both teams were racing against each other to complete the task, secure victory and avoid an elimination vote.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


The time is drawing near for the Robotics Competition at Auroa Primary School. Later this week the teams will do battle in the performance section of Robotic Dance, and R3 will be represented by Mccallum, Jamesen and Jake. These exclusive photos are of the groups working on their final routines - we can't show you any video just yet! However the teams are looking forward to having an opportunity to go to the nationals.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

R3 Tangrams in Mathmatics

Today in class we were looking at making shapes with our Tangrams for Geometry.  Jamesen then created a Timelapse of the tangram process - we thought this was a great idea because we were looking at creative and innovative ideas for the MOA Awards and so we combined this part of the photography with our designs.  Filmed in R3 on Friday 5th August 2016.

Tangrams in Maths from myles webb on Vimeo.

Friday, 5 August 2016

R3 Guest Post - Georgia from Awahono School

This link is to Georgia from Awahono School, she has produced an excellent post about Letter Writing, which we've been working on in our class this week. If you click on this link here then you can see her amazing summary about a letter and its format.

Click on the link here to see her amazing work.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

2016 Auroa Primary School Promo

This video is a promo video for Auroa Primary School, it is created by our amazing multi talented Mr Bloor - it features a number of famous faces and students from Room Three this year and last year.