Hunua School


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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 9.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,

Highlights of the week

NZ Author’s Competition: On Thursday our students who had entered the NZ Author’s Competition participated in the quiz at Hunua Hall. Samantha, Emma and Josiah competed as a team and Sylaan was a reserve. Josiah said "it was hard and it took a long time to prepare for it because we had to read so many books and take in all the information, which was crazy! It’s really hard but it’s lots of fun!” Sylaan said "it was really fun and I enjoyed seeing all the schools coming to participate.”  Emma said "it was fun and opens your eyes to a whole new genre of books.”  Samantha said "it was STRESSFUL, but a lot of fun!”


Community Service Day: On Friday we got into our groups to volunteer around our community and serve. Some groups cleaned around Camp Adair, Hunua General store, hall & mini supermarket as well as some of our long-standing community volunteers’ houses.


Leadership Camp

Thank you to those who have returned the Year 6-8 Leadership Camp form regarding parent meetings. We are wanting to invite our families to a Leadership Camp meeting that is convenient to parents so that you can ask questions and learn more about the activities and challenges that students will be participating in. The options are:

  • Week 10: Monday 25th September, 6:30 ~ 7pm

If the above date and time are not convenient to you, please contact Oriana directly to arrange a meeting that suits: ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 10

  • Monday 25th September: Leadership Camp Meeting, 6:30 ~ 7:00pm for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Auckland Live trip.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon (for students who have registered)

  • Wednesday 27th September: Tennis Session coached through Kiwi Sport.

Student Voice: Highlights of the week

Finishing a whole lot of Ag day art and being the reserve for the NZ authors challenge.-Sylaan

I enjoyed the NZ author’s challenge, and I also enjoyed working on the poster advertising ag day :) ~Emma R

Finishing all my ag day art I have to do this term and finishing my math - Lily L

Finishing three ag day art pieces yesterday and nearly finishing my phone holder

-Issy

My highlight of the week was almost finishing my tech design .

My highlight of the week was helping Zaahir with his mural and having a really good birthday.

~Alysha

Finishing most of my ag day art and tech

My highlight of the week was doing art because it is really fun- Naroli

My highlight was doing a good job in Community Service Day Community Service Day.

Nathan

My highlight of the week is working hard drawing and colouring my ag day sign cause i’m a true artist-Zaahir

Finishing most of my ag day art and only having to only two more-john

Finishing all of my Ag Day art apart from my egg carton flower arrangement  and competing in the New Zealand Young Authors Challenge for Hunua.   -Samantha

Finishing most of my ag day art during the week and doing the community service day at camp adair, giving back to the community~ Charlize.

Finishing almost all of my ag day and a lot of other things.

Finishing most of my art except for my wind chime.

  • briar

Finishing most of my ag day art. I have finished my cherry blossom painting, my bird feeder, my mosaic art and my milk bottle container. I still need to do my wind chime and my egg carton flower arrangement   -Josiah


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 8.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

Reading Learning: We have been reading a range of texts related to our Inquiry learning then each group has a design challenge inspired by their text. For example, Group A who are reading the text "Plastic Fantastic?” are designing something that uses plastic bags to make a new item. Lilly, Briar and Stella are designing clothes that are made from plastic bags. Group B are reading about "Wind Power” and are designing ways we can use wind power in our community. Group C are reading about "Hukanui EnviroSchool” and are using ideas from that school to incorporate in our EnviroSchool practice in order to achieve a Green/Gold level. Group D are reading "Warming up, cooling down” and are designing uniform items of clothing with technology that could be used by students to help warm up or cool down individually rather than using classroom heat pumps.


Ag Day Art: We’ve had a switch in focus this week to concentrate on getting our Ag Day Art completed. Students have chosen their person of influence for their Mosaic Portrait and have started the arduous process of cutting the mosaic pieces from magazines. We have adapted our bird feeder to be made out of the Fonterra milk in schools cartons so will no longer need plastic bottles for this project.


Leadership Camp

Thank you to those who have returned the Year 6-8 Leadership Camp form regarding parent meetings. We are wanting to invite our families to a Leadership Camp meeting that is convenient to parents so that you can ask questions and learn more about the activities and challenges that students will be participating in. The options are:

  • Week 9: Tuesday 19th September, 3:00 ~ 3:30pm

  • Week 10: Monday 25th September, 6:30 ~ 7pm

If the above dates and times are not convenient to you, please contact Oriana directly to arrange a meeting that suits: ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 9

  • Monday 18th September: Tennis Sessions start.

  • Tuesday 19th September: Leadership Camp Meeting, 3:00 ~ 3:30pm for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Thursday 21st September: NZ Author’s Competition at Hunua Hall.

  • Friday 22nd September: Community Service Day, 9:30 ~ 12:30pm.

  • Friday 22nd September: PTA Disco at Hunua Hall.


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 10

  • Monday 25th September: Leadership Camp Meeting, 6:30 ~ 7:00pm for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Auckland Live trip.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon (for students who have registered)

  • Wednesday 27th September: Tennis Session coached through Kiwi Sport.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight is starting art and finishing it and math and reading and almost finishing my phone holder at Technology. Nathan

My highlight of the week was finishing my blossom ag day art - LilyL

My highlight of the week was My highlight of the week is starting my ag day sign-Zaahir

Was ag day art and nearly finishing my mosaic art and  doing tech and finishing cutting out-Theodora

Getting into fixing my cookie cutter and hopefully printing it and restarting my mosaic art.-Sylaan

I liked completing most of my ag day art and being pretty happy with it. I also liked wednesday because we weren't at school. ~Alysha  

I loved doing the 3 day  NZ Junior Ukulele Development Squad thing :D UKULELE! That and I enjoyed starting on the board advertising ag day :P ~Emma R

My highlight of the week was doing ag day art and starting Alysha and I’s Lollie Jar fundraiser - Holly

My highlight of the week was cutting out my tablet holder / phone holder and doing some ag day art - LillyF

was getting more maths and tech -Stella

My highlight of the week was tech and making my cookie cutter and having a day off and then ag day art. - Harneet

My highlight of the week was doing ag day art and finishing most of my art. - naroli

I enjoyed doing having half a day of doing Ag day art and finishing my 12 pages of maths on tuesday. My other highlight is having a teacher only day on Wednesday~ Charlize

Was finding out that my 3d printed cookie cutter works!-Josiah

My highlight of the week was tech, Reading and Ag day art.

- Briar

I liked doing some of my art and other work.-Raffi

Doing my ag day art and doing cutting at tech

-Issy


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 7.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

Inquiry - Action through Agency!

Room 2 and Room 2 have been working on a community-wide initiative for inquiry to ban plastic bags and convince our local stores to stock reusable bags instead. Today we met with Raj from the Hunua General Store to convince him to use reusable bags for his customers - TRUE inquiry and REAL LIFE change agents in the making taking action for our community!


Inquiry Learning: This week we started exploring further to find out how realistic it is to be waste free. We researched and got inspired by some highly innovative ideas to see what design challenges we could create that are eco-friendly. Some examples of what we researched:

The focus questions for the week while we were exploring further were:

  • What ideas are you excited by and why?

  • What could WE do here in our community?

  • What change could we ALL make?


Senior Speech Results: We had the senior student speech finals in the library with our judges, Mrs Therese Dixon and Mrs White. It was fantastic to have so many parents attend to watch and support our students, too! Congratulations to our students who performed their speeches with strong messages to provoke their audience into thinking deeply and possibly making small changes for our sustainability. Congratulations to our finalists who presented their speeches last Friday. Results of the senior speech finals are below:

Year / Placing

1st

2nd

3rd

Year 7

Issy Rogers & Theodora Papali’i

"Once upon a plastic”

Zaahir Iqbal & Raffi Gilardi "Animal Cruelty”

Briar Deeming

"Why plastic is bad”

Year 8

Samantha Lee & Alysha Read

"Us”

Sylaan Schipplock

"Land”

Samantha Lee

"Free range or caged?”


APPA Speech Competition: On Wednesday our speech representatives, Samantha and Sylaan, went along to Ardmore School to represent Hunua at the inter-school speech competition. Sylaan presented her prepared speech called "Land” and Samantha entered in the impromptu speech competition. Samantha was given a topic to prepare shortly before presenting: "3 things I would change if I ruled the world.” She made specific links to our current Inquiry learning, incorporating the need to recycle. Congratulations to Samantha for receiving runner up!


Leadership Camp

Thank you to those who have returned the Year 6-8 Leadership Camp form regarding parent meetings. We are wanting to invite our families to a Leadership Camp meeting that is convenient to parents so that you can ask questions and learn more about the activities and challenges that students will be participating in. The options are:

  • Week 8, Monday 11th September, 8:30 ~ 9am

  • Week 9: Tuesday 19th September, 3:00 ~ 3:30pm

  • Week 10: Monday 25th September, 6:30 ~ 7pm

If the above dates and times are not convenient to you, please contact Oriana directly to arrange a meeting that suits: ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz


Ag Day Art: Below are the materials each student needs to bring to school to be able to recycle, reuse and utilise for their Ag Day art pieces, which need to be completed within the next three weeks:

Ag Day Art materials to bring to school

Plastic soda bottle

Plastic knives / forks

Old magazines

Metal cutlery (old)

Colander / CD’s / DVD’s

Plastic 2L Milk bottle

Egg cartons

School supplies

Dye (blue, green)

Paint

Bird feed

Hot glue sticks

String

Velcro

Gems

Portrait mosaics

Bird Feeder

Windchimes

Egg Carton Bouquet


Milk bottle sandwich container

Cherry blossom Painting



Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 8

  • Monday 11th September: Leadership Camp Parent meeting, 8:30 ~ 9am for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Tennis sessions start. These are once a week and coached through Kiwi Sport.

  • Teacher only day on Wednesday 13th September. This is to allow for our teachers to their attend graduation from Mindlab. School is not open on this day.


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 9

  • Tuesday 19th September: Leadership Camp Meeting, 3:00 ~ 3:30pm for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Thursday 21st September: NZ Author’s Competition at Hunua Hall.

  • Friday 22nd September: Community Service Day, 9:30 ~ 12:30pm.

  • Friday 22nd September: PTA Disco at Hunua Hall.


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 10

  • Monday 25th September: Leadership Camp Meeting, 6:30 ~ 7:00pm for families who have indicated they are able to attend.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Auckland Live trip.

  • Tuesday 26th September: Pukekohe Raceway Duathlon (for students who have registered)

  • Wednesday 27th September: Tennis Session coached through Kiwi Sport.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

Having an amazing and fun time at the speech finals with Sam.-Sylaan

Liked doing maths and some writing and i loved doing speech finals- Theodora

I liked being school leader for the welcome of Miss Clegg. ~Alysha

Finishing my alone writing. - Lily

My highlight of the week was my steam project and reading.

-Briar

My highlight of the week was doing technology because we got to do more work than we usually do~ Charlize

My highlight of the week was playing basketball and getting a lot of tasks done also finally finishing paperwork in tech-Raffi

My highlight of the week was finishing my math tasks and basketball skills-john

My Highlight of the week  is signing my Aladdin mural-Zaahir

My highlight is math and doing some reading.

Nathan

My highlight of the week was tech where we made cookies and also basket skills are really fun.-Harneet

My highlight of the week was starting my my tech cardboard design-LillyF

Drawing my practice copy of my ag day art (cherry blossom)-Josiah  

I enjoyed tech (I mean, I got to make cookies with mah cookie cutter XD) And I’m also enjoying working on the STEAM project Zaahir and I are doing. ~Emma R

I likes filming and acting in Stella and Briar’s play/movie

-Issy

My Highlight was getting arting me g 400 trees gifted to our school and starting on my mosaic placemat -Samantha

My highlight of the week was doing basketball and starting my mosaic Ag Day Art. - Holly


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 6.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

Speeches: Students were well prepared for their speeches on Monday and Tuesday - they should be incredibly proud of their efforts and preparation! We ran our speeches pretty close to on time and each student received feedback and feedforward about their speech presentations. Congratulations to all of our students! The following speakers will present on Friday morning at the speeches finals:

Year 7’s

Year 8’s

Briar: "Why plastic is bad”

Zaahir & Raffi: "Animal Cruelty”

Issy & Theodora: "Once upon a plastic”

Josiah: "Reduce, Reuse and reuse again”

Samantha: "Free range or caged”

Sylaan: "Land”

Samantha & Alysha: "Us”


Reading: This week we started reading new texts that relates to our Inquiry learning. Each of the reading groups then co-constructed a design challenge using the reading text as their guide. Next week we will see their finalised products!


Maths: Each of the maths groups have been learning and sharpening up their strategy use and problem solving skills. It is fantastic to see how engaged the students have been in taking home their maths books to continue their learning tasks and work towards completing their word problems. Each of the students have been assigned a NZCM book (red, blue, green or orange) and also have access to their books on Google Classroom. We have thoroughly enjoyed our maths group time, with students being able to write down their working out on individual whiteboards. We’ve also had great discussions on how we can solve problems in slightly different ways.


Ag Day Art: On Tuesday we had our Ag Day art introduced. All of the tutorials of how to create the art pieces are on Google Classroom. We also co-constructed a list of what materials each student needs to bring to school to be able to recycle, reuse and utilise:

Ag Day Art materials to bring to school

Plastic soda bottle

Plastic knives / forks

Old magazines

Metal cutlery (old)

Colander / CD’s / DVD’s

Plastic 2L Milk bottle

Egg cartons

School supplies

Dye (blue, green)

Paint

Bird feed

Hot glue sticks

String

Velcro

Gems

Portrait mosaics

Bird Feeder

Windchimes

Egg Carton Bouquet


Milk bottle sandwich container

Cherry blossom Painting


Counties Power: We received a class kit from schoolkit and Counties Power to learn about power circuits. Last week, our ‘resident engineer’ Josiah problem solved the circuits so that he could teach us how to create our own circuit boards this week! It was great to see students collaborate together to learn how to use copper tape, a battery and small lights to complete parts of the map!


Speech Finals: Congratulations to all of our speech finalists who presented on Friday morning! Our winners were decided by our two judges: Mrs Dixon and Mrs White.

Year / Placing

Year 7

Year 8

1st place

Issy & Theodora

Samantha & Alysha

2nd place

Zaahir & Raffi

Sylaan Schipplock

3rd place

Briar

Samantha


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 7

  • ECCS Speech Competition at Ardmore School, 11am in the school hall. Hunua Speech representatives to be determined.

Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 8

  • Teacher only day on Wednesday 13th September. This is to allow for our teachers to their attend graduation from Mindlab. School is not open on this day.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight of the week was doing my speech and doing some maths - Lillyf

Is maths and reading activities and i also liked doing speeches and it was fun and i also liked doing a bit of basketball-Theodora

My highlight of the week was presenting my speech and almost finishing this week's math. - Lily L

I liked presenting my speech at the finals and coming 1st. I liked going out for basketball when we did. My lowlight was Tech because we did too much talking and also assembly because we do the same thing every week. ~Alysha

My highlight of the week is coming second place in the speech finals-Zaahir

Getting the basic shape of my cookie cutter sorted and speech finals.-Sylaan

Getting lots of my task done like maths and reading tasks especially i also really enjoyed basketball.

My highlight was coming first in the finals -Issy

My Highlight of the week was tech, basketball and speeches.

- Briar

My Highlight of the week was coming first and third in speech finals. -Samantha

My highlight of the week was speeches my lowlight was mucking up in speeches-Josiah   

was maths ,the reading activity and the  speeches -Stella

My highlight was doing speeches with harneet it was helpful to teach us what we need to work on for future years-john

My highlight of the week was doing speeches with Naroli and it was fun even though we didn’t end up going to finals, I liked doing basketball and playing numbers with the class even though it got aggressive. - Holly

doing speeches getting them over and done with and also finishing my reading tsunami project and starting the counties power circuit. -Charlize.

My highlight is math and speeches -Nathan


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 5.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

Speeches: Students have really taken on the challenge to link their speeches with our Inquiry learning and have spent the week preparing cue cards and memorising their speeches. We have had a few class discussions where students have asked if it is ok to have some visual aids such as photos and posters - this is absolutely fine and even encouraged! Students also asked if they could wear non-uniform items to support their speeches, which is also fine. We are excited to hear the speeches on Monday and Tuesday next week, topics are below and the timetable is under ‘upcoming events week 6’


Waste (Lily)

Animal Cruelty (Raffi, Zaahir)

Land - whānau (Sylaan)

Earthquakes (Nathan)

Overpopulation (Charlize)

Reuse and NOT recycle plastic (Josiah)

Plastic and what happens to it (Issy, Theodora)

Unless… (Emily) [The Lorax]

Us - Making our planet a waste free planet(Samantha, Alysha)

Why we should stop littering around the world (Lilly)

Animal extinction (Stella)

Plastic and how it affects everything (Naroli, Holly)

Free range or caged (Samantha)

Land - ancestors - Sunday Island (Emma)

Why plastic is bad (Briar)

Global warming and plastic (Harneet, Hone) "Do we have inevitable fate?”


Busy Bees: We have continued being ‘busy bees’ and planning for our bee sanctuary in the school. We walked around the school looking for a great spot to put our beehives. On Tuesday, our ‘Bee Committee’ met with the Room 4 students who are also learning about beekeeping. We each had a partner and wrote all of our burning inquiry questions in our modelling book before meeting our external expert. On Wednesday, Mrs Murphy came to show one of her beehives and answer our questions! We learned about what a beehive needs, how it operates, why it would be a good idea to have beehives at our school and were even lucky enough to taste her honey!


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 6

  • Speeches in Class: Students will be presenting their speeches in class on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th August. Parents and families are most welcome to attend. A finalised timetable is below. If you would like to be able to attend your child’s speech, please let Oriana know so that we can accommodate.

Est. time / day

9:10am

9:20am

9:30am

9:40am

9:50am

10:00am

10:10am

10:20am

Monday 28/08

Josiah

Lily

Raffi + Zaahir

Naroli + Holly

Lilly

Emily

Theodora + Issy

Briar

Tuesday 29/08

Sylaan

Stella

Samantha + Alysha

Harneet + John

Charlize

BREAK

Emma

Samantha


  • Speech finals in the library from 9:30am, Friday 1st September. This has been moved to an earlier date due to ECCS speeches being in Week 7.


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 7

  • ECCS Speech Competition at Ardmore School, 11am in the school hall. Hunua Speech representatives to be determined.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight is starting the new project Zaahir and I are doing… \(OvO)/ And tech! And speech XD ~Emma R

My highlight was basketball numbers game and seeing Harneet print off Raffi's rocket -John

My highlight of the week was having daffodil day and practising my speech for tuesday-Charlize

My highlight of the week is speech writing and maths tasks -Stella

Is  basketball and maths and reading activities because i like the talk that we did with Mrs Murphy and i liked kapa haka- Theodora   

Writing my speech and working on my STEAM project with Holly and Samantha - Lily L

My highlight is math and kahoot -Nathan.

My highlight of the week was doing the vet talk and the bee hives - Lilly F

My highlight of the week was basketball skills and teaching someone to 3D print- Hairneet

My highlight of the week was basketball,tech, reading and math.

-Briar

Basketball, getting my new maths activities, memorising my speech, getting my calf, getting PETER PAN and qualifying for nationals for gymnastics!. ~Alysha

My highlight of the week was working with zaahir on our speech and learning a new stratagy-Raffi

My highlight of the week was finishing of my tasks and started making my ag day sign cause I am an artist. -Zaahir

My highlight  of the week was getting student of the day in tech and doing kahoot-Issy

My highlight of the week was doing the reading texts and doing basketball, my other highlight was doing maths because I felt really independant. ~ Holly

Finishing writing my speech and memorising most of it, learning how to 3D print, making my bag tags with the 3D printer, playing the basketball game passing tag and starting my STEAM Project with Lily L. - Samantha


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 4.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

Inquiry Workshops: We started this week with workshops and three different teachers! First we went to Mrs Acton for ‘Skipping Plastic’ where we made skipping ropes from plastic bags. Then we went to Mrs Frost to reuse recycled CD’s and made creative coasters! Lastly we went to Mrs Thompson and designed a water wall made from recycled spouting pipes. Our designs were so impressive that Mrs Thompson is inspired to have the Room 3 students actually MAKE the water wall for their STEAM project! It was an interactive, engaging and rotational learning experience that had our teachers just as excited as the students...Inquiry making it full circle at Hunua!


Reading Learning: This week we read texts related to our Inquiry: facts about bees and how important they are to our ecosystem, rising sea levels, the science behind the devastation of the Christchurch Earthquake and the impact on the ocean made by the Rena. From these texts, each group was assigned a design project: design a beekeeping sanctuary for our EnviroSchool, a building that uses innovative technology to sustain an earthquake, a seabin that captures floating rubbish in the deep ocean and a home that is able to move when sea levels rise and flooding occurs. There have been some fantastic ideas from students that have used innovative engineering and creativity!


ECCS Cross Country: Congratulations to our Room 3 runners who represented Hunua School with incredible pride at the ECCS cross country event on Wednesday! We had some fantastic results, muddy bodies and a whole lot of smiles! Our results are:

Year 7 Boys

Year 7 Girls

Year 8 Boys

Year 8 Girls

Raffi 14th out of 56 boys

Emily 16th out of 52 girls

John 23rd out of 51 boys

Alysha 7th out of 56 girls

Nathan 41st out of 56 boys

                                               

Naroli 19th out of 52 girls

Holly 37th out of 56 girls

Theodora 31st out of 52 girls


Hunua Community Plastic Bag Ban: Through our Inquiry learning, we have been diving deeper into discovery, particularly about the damage and harm caused by plastic! We have been ignited with change agent interest to make a change in our community: banning plastic bags and encouraging our local stores to sell Hunua student-designed reusable bags instead! We are hoping to inspire wider community change by starting with our General Store and Superette by writing persuasive letters and designing bags at a reasonable price point! True inquiry and agents of change in action!


STEAM Projects: We definitely have some budding chefs in the making in Room 3! This week we had some crystallized geodes made by Holly and Lily, a three course meal by Raffi, Samantha and Harneet, a kit kat cake by Lilly and Briar - what will be ‘STEAM’d’ up next??


Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 5

  • Spoken Word / Speeches: Students will start practising their speeches in class next week.

  • Community Service Day: Students will be giving back to our community with a day of service on Friday 25th August. More information about this event will be sent home through Mrs White.

  • Daffodil Day: Friday 25th August - time to wear yellow and bring a gold coin to purchase a daffodil at school.







Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 6

  • Speeches in Class: Students will be presenting their speeches in class on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th August. Parents and families are most welcome to attend. A draft timetable is below. If you would like to be able to attend your child’s speech, please let Oriana know so that we can accommodate.

  • Community Service Day: Next Friday (25th August) Room 1, 2 & 3 will be taking part in a Community Service Day as part of the Student Volunteer Action that all of our classes have signed up to do. This is an initiative that was put out to all schools by Sam Johnson who founded the Student Volunteer Army. We have a number of community members in the village we will be doing jobs for as well as the YMCA Camp Adair. To assist us with this project we will need some parental assistance with some transport and supervision. If you are able to assist please email me at ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz This is a great way for our students to give back to the community that constantly supports them throughout the year.

  • Speech finals in the library from 9:30am, Friday 1st September. This has been moved to an earlier date due to ECCS speeches being in Week 7.

Estimated Time / Day

9:10

9:20

9:30

9:40

9:50

10:00

10:10

10:20

10:30

Monday 28/08

Year 7’s

Zaahir

Ryan

Raffi

Nathan

Naroli + Holly

Lilly

Emily

Theodora + Issy

Briar

Tuesday

29/08

Year 8’s

Sylaan

Stella

Samantha + Alysha

Lily

Josiah

Harneet + John

Emma

Charlize

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Upcoming Events: Term 3, Week 7

  • ECCS speeches on Wednesday 6th September at Ardmore School from 11am.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight of week was the inquiry workshops on monday to morning and basketball and cooking.-Harneet

My highlight of the My highlight of the the week is starting my lego stopmotion for my steam-Zaahir

Is ECCS because it was better than Mrs Frost farm because it was FUNER and it was AWESOME!!!!! LOve ECCS - Theodora

My highlight of the week was making the CD coasters-Issy

I liked doing tech and nearly finishing my first 3d printed cookie cutter-Josiah

My highlight of the week is eccs. At eccs the year 7&8s had to run 3000 meters. Our school did well and got good place.   - Emily

I liked doing basketball for one day this week, tech and doing my steam -Stella

My highlight of the week is doing my steam project and tech. -Briar

I liked helping out my friend in eccs and finishing all my writing  

  • Nathan

My highlight of the week is doing our steam project and finishing my reading booklet.

Since I wasn’t here for most the week my highlight was Tech and getting to use Tinkercad.-Sylaan

My highlight us Tech! :D I’m so happy with my lil’ pumpkin cookie cutter XD ~Emma R

My highlight was eccs cross country because it was fun but tiring -John

My highlight of the week was getting 19th place out of 52 people at eccs and also having a reliever Mr Hornby teaching us as a reliever.- Naroli

My highlight of the week was finishing designing my cookie cutter in technology and having the mufti day today-Charlize.

My highlight of the week was ECCS because I came 14th out of 56 and it was extremely fun.-Raffi

I liked doing ECCS Cross Country even though I didn’t keep up with my friends I still thought I did a good job. I liked doing my STEAM Project with Lily but we are still trying to get them crystallized. I enjoyed doing the Inquiry Workshops and learning decimals. - Holly

I liked coming 7th in ECCS because my goal was top 20 and I definitely achieved that. I also liked the inquiry workshops because it was something new and I am happy that we have reading groups.~Alysha


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 3.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of the week

School Photos: This week we had our school photos, including class, sibling and individual photos. It was great to see our Room 3 students all prepped and primed, ready for their memento of the year! We can’t wait to see the final Room 3 photo!


Science Roadshow: On Thursday we went to Rosehill Intermediate for the Science Roadshow. First there was a presentation about different types of magnification and then we had time to explore all of the workshop exhibits! It was an interactive experience for our students who got to explore, learn and try science in practical ways. Our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves!


Cross Country Statistics: We have been using the preparation for cross country to link with statistics in maths and collect data: how many laps of the field or court we can run within 12 minutes. The goal is to try and beat the number of laps each time. After each run, students write in their data on our class spreadsheet and will soon use that data to create graphs that show their progress!


Local Business-School Partnerships: Students have been researching local businesses around Hunua Road and writing letters and sending emails to set-up school-business partnerships in the hope of gaining some sponsorship for our leadership camp and project safe haven.


Inquiry: This week focused on the war against plastic - and it isn’t fantastic! We have been watching parts of the ‘Bag It!’ documentary about the need for plastic bag bans. Inspired by this, students have been bringing in old t-shirts to reuse and make into reusable shopping bags!


Upcoming Events: Term 3

  • Ag Day Art: In preparation for our Ag Day art, we are asking our community to please collect and send to school the following household items: Egg cartons, Milk bottles, Soda bottles, Magazines, Plastic bags. Please help us by ensuring they are clean before sending them to school.

  • Inquiry Workshops: Next Monday morning, each of the teachers is going to be doing an EnviroSchool related workshop for our Inquiry learning. These workshops are going to be 20 minutes long, will have a core focus and be interactive and practical for our students to better understand how to use otherwise wasted items for new purposes (upcycling). In preparation for the workshops, students need to bring to school the following items:

Senior School Lessons:

  • Teacher: Ms Thompson
    Workshop: Water Wall Design
    Items to bring to school: students don’t need anything.

  • Teacher: Mrs Frost
    Workshop: Recycled CD’s
    Items to bring to school: old CD’s or DVD’s.

  • Teacher: Mrs Acton
    Workshop: ‘Skipping Plastic’
    Items to bring to school: 5-6 plastic bags each
    Student Voice: Highlights of the week

Making my tote bag. My lowlight was Tech because we talk too much and it will be cross country because it’s running. ~Alysha

I enjoyed watching ‘Bag It, I enjoyed tech, having Mr. Hornby as a reliever, I enjoyed the science road show, I enjoyed a lot of things XD ~Emma R

Was cross country and and the road show even though i didn’t stay long but there were cool stuff there that i liked and i also liked the runs the 12 minute run-Theodora

It was the science road show and technology. Watching bag it.-Harneet

I liked the Moment In Time writing because it was really different and fun, I liked watching Bag-It and Paper Man ~Holly

Was tech ,my steam project and the science road show -Stella

Creating my first drawing for my tech project - Lily

Getting flipped in basketball

Nathan

The science road show. -Paige

My highlight of the week is going to cross country and doing the t-shirt bag -Lilly F

Cross country

Steam project because they were two different things that. -Sylaan

I liked science roadshow because the exhibits because they were hands on and they were interesting -John

Mr Hornby, he was so nice to the class. I also liked learning about plastic bags and how aluminium can be recycled forever. -Ryan

My highlight of the week is being with Mr Hornby cause he was very nice to us.-Zaahir

My highlights of the week is the science road show, tech, and making my bag out of a top.-Emily

Practicing for cross country and going to the science roadshow and designing my cookie cutter. Also starting my steam sharpie tie dye. -Charlize

I enjoyed the science road show and meeting a new relieving teacher - Issy

Going to Roadshow and being a volunteer. Also practising for Cross Country by doing the 12 minute run AND getting a certificate at assembly. -Naroli

I enjoyed the cross country practice and the science roadshow also i liked planning for our cooking.-Raffi

Practicing for cross country and the science road show - Josiah.

I liked making my t-shirt tote bag and getting to draw my design on it and I liked the science roadshow as we got to see a whole different perspective of science and I am really excited for cross country. ~ Samantha

Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 2.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,
Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight of the week would be basketball lessons and inquiry because it was pretty fun doing inquiry and it got us learning about it-Theodora

My highlight of the week was finding out that the playground was not on for sale-john

My highlight was finding out what we are doing for   inquiry and the basketball lessons -stella

My highlight of the week was doing basketball skills also te reo maori because I love learning about our culture and languages Naroli

My highlight of the week was learning about inquiry and basketball skills was pretty fun.

Highlight -Josiah my highlight was teck and the basketball sessions

My highlight of the week is doing my btc tasks.


Zaahir

My highlight of  week is playing basket ball and the Te Reo Māori.-Emily

My highlight of the week was getting a lot of tasks done on every subject-Sylaan

My highlight of the week was our steam project and basketball

-Briar

My highlight of the week is basketball practise and tech and the my mihi-paige

My highlight of the week was being able to do our steam project and doing the lorax .LillyF

Highlight was technology and being able to use tinkercad to designing my cookie cutter and also finishing my lorax activities before the end of the week -Charlize

My highlight of the week was playing basketball with the class and saying normie alot-Ryan

My highlight was playing basketball and inquiry and tech

  • Issy

My highlight of the week  is tech. Basketball too, I guess ^^ ~Emma R

My highlight of the week was playing has been thinking and questioning about the school being "FOR SALE” because it was a new and interesting way to look at things. I also liked doing the lorax activities but I wish we did a bit more maths. ~Alysha

My highlight of the week was planning for my STEAM Project and writing my spoken word with Alysha and deciphering the popsicle stick  message to find out what our inquiry question and statement is for our term -Samantha

My highlight of the week was doing basketball and learning more about spoken word poetry, I am writing and presenting one with Naroli. - Holly

My highlight is Basketball training pradis and the lorax writing and the plastic bag ban

Nathan


Upcoming Events: Term 3

  • School Photos: Wednesday 9th August, 9:00am onwards

  • Cross Country Walk-around: Wednesday 9th August, 1:40pm around Frost Farm.

  • Science Roadshow Thursday 10th August, Rosehill Intermediate, $8.  Any parent who assists with transport on the day is able to attend free of charge. Students need to be at school by 8:00 am.

  • Cross Country: Friday 11th August at the Frost Farm.


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 3, Week 1.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

School Production: This week has been centered on our final dress rehearsals for the school production "Between the Lines.” It has been fantastic seeing the students in Room 3 participate in multiple roles, whether as a cast, crew, artist or leader for the other classes. We are very proud of their efforts in inquiring into the question: "Who can be an artist?” while exploring the inquiry statement: "creative expression or interpretation - reading between the lines!”


Property Update: You must come and see our brand new exterior colours! We are looking sparkly bright and cheery with the painting of our school buildings! Our four house colours are represented as a feature wall each: Red for Mangatangi, Yellow for Cossey, Blue for Wairoa and Green for Mangatawhiri.


Inquiry: Our Inquiry this term launched with our students reading Dr. Seuss’ "THE LORAX” and watching documentaries such as An Inconvenient Truth. To link into our 2017 Mantra of "Change Agents in the Making, Our Environment for Sustaining” our focus Inquiry Question for this term is "How can we innovate to create AND preserve what we deserve?” and our focus Inquiry Statement is "Join the race! Make our place a sustainable space!” Inquiry this term is centered around ENVIROSCHOOLS, Social Sciences, Technology and Science.  Next week, we will launch our inquiry even further to IGNITE INTRIGUE & INTEREST before DISCOVERING DEEPER and EXPLORING AND EXAMINING followed by AGENCY THROUGH ACTION.Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 4.10.26 PM.png


Basketball: We have been utilising the free school assist pack, manual and bundles of basketballs to learn and practise skills for our Health and PE this term. Although we do have to time it just right between downpours of rain, we have managed to use the last 15mins of the day to get fit and active!


Aladdin Mural: Congratulations to Zaahir, our ‘Artist Extraordinaire’ for completing our class mural, working right up to the final deadline to perfect our mural for the school production! We are so proud that this storyboard has been 100% student-driven and are so excited for our community to see it!



Student Voice: Highlights of the week

My highlight of the week is feeling the AWESOME adrenaline rush just before I go on stage for the production! ~Alysha

My highlight of the week was getting on stage with the rest of the cast for the first time in front of an audience it was so much FUN!!! ~Samantha

My highlight was having an amazing performance and seeing all their reactions. IT WAS AMAZING!!-Sylaan

My highlight of the week was coming back to school for the first production after not being here on monday,tuesday and wednesday. Our first show was awesome!-Charlize

My highlight was acting in the production, it made me get over my stage fright and it was really really fun! - Holly

My highlight of the week was doing all the basketball lessons watching the documentary and watching a bit of aladdin and watch kanye west say george w bush hates black people

Raffi-My highlight of the week was doing basketball practices because i can finally shoot threes. Also it was funny to see kanye say that George w bush didn't care about black people

My highlight of the week was doing the production it was lots of fun. And playing basket ball.-Emily

My highlight of the week was being able to see and practice being an audience for the production students -LFLilly F

My highlight of the week was that I loved the fact that everyone was so nice to me on my first 5 days,also  i love the work. -Ryan

My highlight of the week is finishing my Aladdin mural because I am the artist in the class!-Zaahir

My highlight of the week was doing the production play yesterday and doing basketball lessons and i also liked the what we did on the first day of school which was the maths game-Theodora

My highlight was  the performance because it was really fun and the lorax worksheet  -stella

My highlight was the basketball skills NATHAN COWLEY

My highlight of the week was starting school again, starting Tech again, and above all, being the Stepmother in the school production! :D ~Emma R

My highlight was basketball,  the production and the math game. - Briar

My highlight of the week production and being a wolf it was super fun and hot. I also loved basketball practice and watching the inconvenient truth-Harneet

My highlight of the week was getting to do our first show last night. Which I thought everyone did amazing - Lily L

My highlight of the week was by far the production I play Devin - Josiah

My highlight was the performance I think the whole cast did really well and I also enjoyed helping with the mural and the Aladdin movie and the documentary-Issy


Upcoming Events: Term 3

  • Science Roadshow Thursday 10th August, Rosehill Intermediate, $8.  Any parent who assists with transport on the day is able to attend free of charge. Students need to be at school by 8:00 am.


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 10.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:Screen Shot 2017-07-06 at 2.27.55 PM.png

Dance Performance: On Monday our class along with Rooms 1 & 2 performed our final dances to Purapura and Room 4. Each group received constructive feedback and feedforward comments to help them fine tune their dances, moves, levels and flair!


Great Kiwi Competition Tests: Students who registered for the tests completed the Maths, Reading and Science tests this week. Results will be available from mid-August.


Incredible Science: Wednesday was a fantastic day of scientific exploration and experimentation! We went to the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science and experienced through 20 minute workshops including physics, biology, earth science, marine biology, mathematics, statistics, forensics, chemistry, coding, virtual reality and so much more! We had an INCREDIBLE time at Incredible Science and wish to thank our parent helpers: Lewis Reid, Luigi Gilardi and Chris Woods.

Final Tech Class: On Thursday we had our final tech class for the term with Whaea Petera (Year 7’s) making their self-designed recipes. These included mini-pizzas, orange chocolate chip scones and empanadas! The Year 8’s completed their device holders to take home and hopefully try out over the holidays!


Mid-Year Reports: Students have brought home their mid-year reports to show their learning progression and how they are tracking towards the National Standards. Their reports include comments on their Inquiry, STEAM, RiCH Values as well as core subjects in Maths, Reading and Writing. If you have any questions regarding your child’s report, please feel free to email or arrange a meeting with Oriana.


Student Voice: Highlights of the week

Briar: my highlight of the week was incredible science because I found it interesting and cool. My favorite part was when he lit the balloons on fire and they went up in flames.

I love tech because we get to cook our creation with the scone dough. Lilly, Aaniyah and I are doing orange choc chip scones.

Aaniyah: my highlight is going to incredible because I haven't been there for a long time so it’s nice to go back there again and I also loved doing the steam project with Lilly and Briar because it’s nice to try other things.

Theodora: my highlight through the week was incredible science because I like how they exploded stuff in the air like the balloons and it was so amazing and I hope we can go there again. My highlight for learning in the class will be the kiwi competition  because I had fun doing them all and I hope I get a good score for all of them.


Lilly: my highlight of the week was going to the incredible science and seeing the tornado and how they could track all the earthquakes that we can’t even feel. I enjoyed doing the science and English test.

Zaahir: What I like about incredible science is that there were friendly staff over there and I liked the science show! It was incredible! I liked how the person blew up the helium balloon and had a big explosion. I liked making the slime!

Paige: my highlight of the week is the incredible science trip because of the experiments, things we got to take home, the mini tornado and the loads of experiments at the end.

Josiah: my highlight was the incredible science because I love science and doing that sort of stuff has been my lifelong dream, my favorite part overall was physics.

Zaahir: My highlight of the week is doing my Aladdin mural because I put a lot of effort to finish my mural. I drew it,then I outlined it and now I am up to painting it! My classmates gave me feed forward and a lot of people was surprised to see it!

Raffi: My highlight of incredible science was making slime because it was fun and we got to play with it. I also loved the chemistry magic show because it was really funny and I saw experiments that I always wanted to do

Naroli: My highlight of the week was going to incredible science because it was something new the thing I liked there was the marine biology it was cool how that boring starfish was actually something beautiful when you look closer, when the magic show came on it was funny because the person behind me said it's a blender and then when the man did the ice fire thing the boy said where is the marshmallow I loved incredible science also I am excited for tech because me and Emily are making scones.

Charlize: my highlight of the week was going to the incredible science and learning how in crime scenes fingerprints are recovered.


p.s I really enjoyed watching the chemistry magic show especially the snow.


Emily: I loved incredible science I learnt so much. Coding has been lots of fun and I also leant lots from the website.

Holly: My highlight of the week was going to the Incredible Science Day, (Probably because I wasn't there for half of the week) I liked learning about physics and chemistry and made me want to know more about them.

Lily: my highlight of the week was marine biology at incredible science. Because I like to see what I could be doing if I become a marine biologist.

Emma: My highlight of the week was INCREDIBLE SCIENCE! Even though I got motion sick there and back, the experiences were amazing and I did learn stuff :)

Alysha: My highlight of the week was performing our dances in front of the school because I liked to see what other groups had come up with and I liked getting feedback. I really enjoyed Incredible science especially physics.

Sylaan: My highlight of the week was going to incredible science and learning a whole range of now things like Physics and parts on different sea animals.

Samantha: My Highlight of the week was going to Incredible science because I got to find out the different ways light can affect the world and I got to do marine science and chemistry.

I also liked finding out I can go to to grading for my brown belt.


Issy: I liked science because I learnt a lot of new things and experiments to try and we got to take some things home!!!


Upcoming Events: Term 3

  • School Production - Keep these dates free to come along to our ‘Between the Lines’ production at Hunua Hall on Thursday 27th July (7pm) and Friday 28th July (1pm and 7pm).

  • Fonterra Science Roadshow - Notices have been sent home about this trip next term at Rosehill Intermediate. We depart from school at 8am and require parent helpers to transport children. The cost for the roadshow is $8.


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 9.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

Dance: We have almost finished our dance lessons for the term with our senior students finalising their choreography to perform to the junior school next Monday afternoon!

Auckland Live: Room 3 had a fantastic day of creative expression at Auckland Live on Tuesday! They learned how to work together to make the shapes of animals with their bodies and grooved away to Bruno Mars by learning a dance from dance troupe Fresh. The whole class returned from Auckland Live invigorated by the range of performance arts that they observed and experienced!


Learning Stream: Our learning journey continues in Room 3, with student-choice and student-agency being an invaluable part of our innovative learning progression. This week we began using our ‘learning stream’ on our big whiteboard. This is a visual board to show which tasks are on google classroom and for students to monitor which tasks they are going to do, are currently doing and have done. Students move their names along the ‘stream’ to show their progress in their chosen learning tasks.





Matariki: For our Te Reo Māori lesson this week we learned about the seven sisters that make the Matariki cluster of stars. We learned a little more about some more Atua (Māori Gods) and why the new year is in June. Students then had started an activity where they listened to the author read her ‘7 stars of matariki’ book and from the clues in the story, draw the village in the book.


Mid-Year Reports: Students are bringing home their mid-year reports today to show their learning progression and how they are tracking towards the National Standards. Their reports include comments on their Inquiry, STEAM, RiCH Values as well as core subjects in Maths, Reading and Writing. If you have any questions regarding your child’s report, please feel free to email or arrange a meeting with Oriana.



Upcoming Events: Week 10


Trip Preparation and Reminders:

Please ensure that your child is at school in time to attend our Incredible Science event on Wednesday 5th July. If you require your child to be picked up on these mornings to ensure they get to school on time, please let Oriana-Sensei know by phone or email: ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz so that we can make arrangements.


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 8.

 

 

Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,

 

Highlights of our week include:

Writing: Our new moment in time is centred around our main character, Toki, who lives in the Amazon Forest. The video prompt is called ‘Ride of Passage,’ but before watching the animation, we had a class discussion to decide what ‘Rite of Passage’ means and predict why the title of the video was altered slightly.  Students then had to write start their planning by writing as though they are in main character’s shoes during a defining moment of decision making - what do they see, hear, feel, think, say, do, taste, smell?

Fairytale Geometric Art: On Monday we had some special visitors from Room 2 who had completed a special inquiry-maths-art project! Mrs Acton kindly shared with us the activity and we were motivated to create our own! It started with choosing our own fairytale story and three main scenes from the beginning, middle and end of the fairytale. Students then had the challenge of creating their three scenes with geometric shapes.

 

Dance: This week Mrs Thompson played a piece of music for us to use as a starting point for our self-selected dance moves. The challenge was to use the music to help us tell our story through dance. We have two weeks to decide and perfect our dances then will present at the end of the term! It has been fantastic to see so many of our students step out of their comfort zone and really put in 100% into their choreography!

Coding: We continue our journey into coding with the inspiring quote: "Computer Programmers of today are the wizards of our future” as we work through our courses on code.org - we are determined to be the wiz-kid wizards of our future!

Upcoming Events: Week 9-10

 

Trip Preparation and Reminders:

Please ensure that your child is at school in time to attend Auckland Live on Tuesday 27th June and the following week on Wednesday 5th July for our trip to the Incredible Science event.

If you require your child to be picked up on these mornings to ensure they get to school on time, please let Oriana-Sensei know by phone or email: ohansell-pune@hunua.school.nz so that we can make arrangements.

 

Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 7.

 

 

Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,

 

Highlights of our week include:

 

Upcoming Events: Week 7

 

Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 6.

 

 

Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,

 

Highlights of our week include:

Upcoming Events: Week 7

 

Student Voice: What we are enjoying about our learning

 


Upcoming Events: Week 7:



Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 5.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Fairytale Mural: Our class have been working on our draft mural ideas to paint on  a board for our production. The mural board will be displayed on the stage with other class murals. Students have chosen their favourite fairytale to depict in an original art piece. This week we completed our mural drafts and each voted on which one we thought should be created and displayed on stage. Congratulations to Zaahir for his winning piece! We can’t wait to see it completed!

  • Technology: This week the students with Whaea Petera made bread cups with egg, cheese, ham and bread - it was delicious! Aaniyah, Briar and Lilly even made extra to give to our bus driver! The year 8 students continued with their device-holder designs and are almost ready to create next week!


  • Te Reo Maori: Our lesson focused on ‘he aha te huarere?’ meaning "what’s the weather?” We learned a whole range of weather types in Te Reo, including lightning and stormy! In pairs, students created gestures to help us all remember their weather cards. Then on Friday we tested our weather questions and answers knowledge with a Kahoot quiz!


  • Water Skills for Life: We had our fifth and final lesson at Massey Park and it was a challenge! Students had to swim in their clothes as well as try to inflate their t-shirts to help them stay afloat. It was the final assessment of our lessons, we showed great progression with our skills in water safety!


  • Sneeze Safe: Unfortunately we have been sharing a bit too much in Room 3 - sharing germs and bugs. To help us understand and practise safer sneezing and sniffling, we did an activity where we sprayed blue water to show how far germs spread when we sneeze without covering our mouths. We also used glitter to show how far and wide our germs can travel and be transferred if we do not wash our hands. Our biggest message was: Trap it (in a tissue / in our elbow), Bin in (throw our tissues in the bin), Wash it (wash our hands with soap and warm water).


  • Reading: This week we have been using our tools to practise answering Before / During / After reading questions with our "wheel of questions fortune” and "questions dice” - students self-selected a kiwi kids news article to read and rolled the dice to find questions to answer from the article. It was an interactive and engaging activity that had all of our students reading and rolling for more questions to discover!


  • Flocabulary: Another eLearning tool to add to our belt! We have had fun watching videos to help us with learning about adjectives and testing our understanding with a quiz! We can’t wait for more flocabulary activities next week!



  • Upcoming Events:
    Week 6:
  • Recitations will be in class next week on Tuesday,  judging who will be sent to the finals in Week 7! Students’ order of recitation performance is below for those who would like to attend.

Room 3 Recitation Order - Tuesday 6 June

Session

Approximate Time

Names

Session 1


9:10 – 10:00am

Aaniyah Strang, Alysha Read, Briar Deeming

Charlize Hartshorne, Emily Innes, Emma Reid, Harneet Singh

Holly Beehre, Issy Rogers, John Haira-Payne

Session 2

10:10 – 10:40

Josiah Dixon, Lilly Flavell, Lily Lockwood, Naroli Robitaille

Nathan Cowley, Paige Nimmo, Raffi Gilardi

Session 3


11:30 – 12:20

Samantha Lee , Stella Hakkenbroek, Sylaan Schipplock

Theodora Papali’i, Zaahir Iqbal


Student Voice ~ Our highlights / lowlights of the week:

  • My highlight of the week is doing ixl, cooking, and the last day of swimming -Zaahir

  • Lowlight: I was only at school for 2 days this week -Lily

  • My highlight of the week is being back at school (Dark sickness XD), starting Flocabulary and doing Kahoots :D -Emma

  • my highlight through the week was tech and for learning I enjoyed maths -Theodora

  • My highlight of the week was doing Hockey, completing my Fidget Spinner STEAM Project and finishing my Tech drawings.  -Alysha

  • My highlight of the week was finishing my math task. -Sylaan

  • my highlight of the week has been practicing my poem -Josiah

  • My highlight was playing all the kahoot quiz and the flocabulary songs-John

  • my highlight of the week is doing maths on Monday. -Lilly

  • my highlight of the week is kahoot, swimming, and tech -Emily

  • My highlight of this week was going to the AGG's open day. I got to see awesome classrooms and got to speak to the Principle. My low-light was not coming to Hunua school yesterday. -Holly

  • My highlight was swimming and maths. I have no low light. -Stella

  • My highlight of the week was having almost all of my tasks handed in by Wednesday and getting them all handed in so I had no tasks unfinished this week. I also liked Kahoot a lot. -Raffi

  • My highlight of the week is is doing Ixl maths and pronouns, also going to tech and making really yummy food. -Naroli

  • my highlight is the kahoots that we did and water skills for life and also I loved ixl fractions this week. -Harneet

  • Highlight - Being ready for cutting my wood at tech and finishing my Inquiry Mural Drawing. -Samantha

  • my highlight of the week is going swimming at Massey park pools and my low light was not coming to school on Monday and for the Kahoot! -Paige

  • my highlight of the week is kahoot and swimming and tech -Briar

  • my high light is going to water skills and going to tech and doing kahoot my lowlight is that it was our last water skills -Aaniyah

  • my highlight of the week would be learning the maori colours and weather and understanding my maths work. No low lights available at this time -Charlize

  • Highlight:doing kahoot. Lowlight: losing in kahoot -Issy

Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 4.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Speed Gun Statistics: This week we took the Auckland Transport ‘SDAS’ Gun out on to Hunua Road and collected data on the speeds of vehicles driving along the 70km/hr speed zone. We then returned to class to create graphs of the speeds and calculated the average speed of the vehicles. Speeds ranged from 32km/hr (a bicycle) to over 76km/hr!

  • Water Skills: Our fourth water skills for life lesson was action packed! We had life jackets, a dingy AND the wave pool going! It was fantastic to see the students using all the life saving skills they have learnt over the past three weeks in the deep pool, practising how to save themselves and their friends in the water.

  • Numero: The week started with our numero challenge to get us in the mathematical frame of mind! The students have thoroughly enjoyed throwing down their wild cards and working out their tactical strategies in this maths card game!

  • Pink Shirt Day: Thank you to Alysha, Holly, Samantha and Lily who organised and advertised the anti-bullying campaign. The student and staff support was fantastic! We raised just over $150 to support the mental health foundation! We even linked our RiCH values lesson to Pink Shirt Day - learning about the difference between Empathy and Sympathy. Our quote of the lesson became: "Silence Signifies Consent” - focusing on the importance of standing up for others when we see something happening that isn’t right or justified.

  • Te Reo Maori: This week students presented and taught their colour songs in Maori! By the end of our lesson we had learnt each group’s song AND the names of our colours in Maori, too! Ka pai to mahi to all of our students who put in 100% to developing a memorable song to an existing tune!

  • Kahoot! It’s a hoot! To test our Maori colours from Thursday, we started the day with a Kahoot quiz on Friday morning! It was a competitive yet collaborative quiz game that really engaged everyone - so much so that the students begged to play again and again!


Upcoming Events: Week 5:

  • Our 5th and final water skills for life lesson is on Thursday 1st June.



Student Voice ~ Our highlights of the week:

  • Kapahaka with our visiting group and I also liked doing IXL. Lowlight seeing our visitors go -Aaniyah

  • Performing Kapahaka -Issy

  • I liked practising our production at the hall and watching the performance at assembly -Naroli

  • Drama practice -Emily

  • Starting using the BTC’s book this week -Harneet

  • Kahoot and finding out the results of our tests -Alysha

  • Finding out I went up a math group -Lily

  • Kahoot quiz and getting the results of our tests -Raffi

  • Making the lego fidget spinner, it was fun -John

  • Playing kahoot this morning -Paige

  • Kahoot and finding out what groups we’re in for maths and reading -Samantha

  • Today wearing the pink clothes and IXL and Khan Academy -Charlize

  • Production, kapahaka, pink shirt day and Kahoot -Theodora

  • Finding out what we’re doing for maths and Kahoot -Lilly

  • Kahoot and technology -Stella

  • Finding out that we raised $150.30 for the anti-bullying campaign and my other highlight was going on the boat at water skills -Holly

  • Technology, water skills for life and Kahoot -Briar

  • Kapahaka and my lowlight was saying goodbye to Jesse

  • Water skills for life, kahoot -Sylaan

  • Kahoot, pink shirt day and writing -Zaahir

  • Kahoot quiz and Khan Academy -Josiah



Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 3.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Beyond the Class Tasks: Students now have an allocated "BTC” book. BTC stands for Beyond the Class - a book where they will write what learning tasks they have continued at home either at night or in the morning before school. To keep home-school communication clear, students will ask you to sign their BTC book each day. Every morning, they get their BTC book signed by the teacher and may have tasks to submit or file in their portfolios. The expectation is that students will do at least 20 minutes of a learning task from class, which they plan and prepare before the end of the day.

  • Dramatic Dress-Up Day: On Tuesday we had students who dropped in from the 80’s, Medieval times, 1600’s, early 2000’s and even before BC! It was fantastic to see ALL of our students put in 100% to our dramatic dress-up day and really get into character for our arts inquiry and narrative writing assessment!

  • Technology: Our Year 7’s have been with Whaea Petera and have energetically cooking - this week they made scones! The Year 8’s have been learning how to design a device holder with Mr. Rippey - we can’t wait to see their final products!

  • Mid-Year Assessments: This week we had a range of assessments, including eAsttle writing, maths and reading, IKAN and basic facts tests. Results of these tests will be shared with students next week and they will set goals for their next learning steps. This information will also help inform their mid-year Overall Teacher Judgments for National Standards.

  • Te Reo Māori: This week our lesson had a little interruption with vaccinations but all of our groups were allocated at least five colours and started creating their colour song to teach the class next week - we can’t wait to learn MORE colours from each other!


  • Fidget Spinner STEAM Project: In Room 3 we like to utilise students’ current interests into our learning so this week we started the optional STEM project on fidget spinners! Students measure the length of time the fidget spinner can spin, collect data, calculate the math to find their average time then graph their data. They will also write up their results, design their own fidget spinner and finally explore the physics of how the fidget spinners work. We are VERY excited to see how STEM projects develop over the next few weeks!


Upcoming Events: Week 4:

  • Hockey: sessions are on Wednesday and continue for the next three weeks.

  • SDAS GUN: We have the Auckland Transport "Slow Down Around Schools” speed gun and badge maker to use next week so will be around our school community taking the speeds of passing cars! Look out for statistics around what we find!


Student Voice ~ Highlights of the week:

  • My highlight of the week was the Narrative Writing because we got to dress up as an olden day character or time Era. My low light was all the maths tests but at least I know where I am at.  -Alysha

  • My highlight of the week is doing the btc work. -Zaahir

  • My highlight was getting 35% on the last stage of the basic facts test. Because last time I on got like 10% -Lily

  • My highlight was getting all of the questions right on my IKAN test. - Samantha

  • my highlight through the week was doing water skills for life and doing all the tests. -Theodora

  • My highlights of the week were doing the E-Asttle Writing Test and the Dramatic Dress Up Day! I loved getting the part for Cinderella in the Hunua Production.​ -Holly

Student Voice ~ Highlights of the week:

  • my highlight of the week was getting the fidget spinner project. -Briar

  • My highlight of the week was getting to be able to do a steam project on fidget spinners. My low light of the week was the practice writing test because I didn't finish on time. -Sylaan

  • Highlight: was the writing test. Lowlight: having a headache and injections. -Issy

  • My highlights were: tech, water skills 4 life, te reo maori and bible -Emily

  • My highlight of the week was reading the ugly duckling and completing the task and also starting the fidget spinner project. My other highlight of the week is swimming and tech. Lowlight is nothing. -Charlize

  • my highlight of the week would be getting my ingestion and going to tech and swimming and doing the a ha ka ma na song also doing my test and my low light would be feeling the pain of the injection -Aaniyah

  • My highlight of the week is swimming and my lo light is getting the injection also i liked  doing the writing test and maths test. -Naroli

  • My highlight of the week is getting to work about fidget spinners because they are toys really it is something very new for me because I always thought that toys and school never go together. I had a pretty good week with handing in tasks as well so i am pretty happy. -Raffi

  • My highlight was working with Raffi and harneet with our fidget spinners because it’s meant to be a toy but there is learning to do with it as well. -John


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune

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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 2.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • NZ Road Safety Week: On Tuesday our bright spark students came in their highest high-vis best to fundraise for Brake Road Safety Charity! Throughout the week we also completed a range of Road Safety activities, such as creating a Road Safety Superhero and a sign with a safety related message in a catchy slogan. We will vote on the signs to send to Auckland Transport to hopefully get made into signs to display around our school community!

  • Narrative Writing: This week started with a well known story - "The 3 Little Pigs” BUT it had a twist! We got to see the OTHER side of the story, set in present times. Our class had an exceptional discussion that included sharing of opinions on social media, insurance fraud and mortgage repayments! Ask your children to describe and even SHOW you the other side of the 3 Little Pigs story we thought we all knew so well!

  • ARTS INQUIRY - Magic Mystery Box: In small groups, our students were given a box of mysterious items and the challenge to create a piece of art from their given materials. They were allowed to add on other materials but had to use what they were given in the challenge. Students presented these items on Friday!

  • Te Reo Māori: Our lesson focused on the Māori colours and correct pronunciation. The students were given a colour card and had to choose props and a gesture to show the class to help us remember the colour by the gestures we repeated. It was a fun lesson that came with an extra challenge! They now have a week to create a song with gestures that helps us remember all the colours! We can’t wait to see these songs in action next week!

  • School Signs: You may have noticed that we have some new signs in our school community! We have two outside our main gate, one on the corner fence of the Fire Station and two on Hunua Road! Our Travelwise Outcomes are coming to fruition thanks to our Change Agents in the making!


Upcoming Events:

  • Great Kiwi Competition Tests: The final deadline to sign up and pay for the Maths, English and Science tests is on Monday 15th May. Information of students who have paid and signed up for the tests will be sent to the organisers.

  • Week 3: Next week is assessments week. Students will be tested in maths, reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and basic facts. This information will help inform part of their mid-year Overall Teacher Judgement for National Standards, which will be shared with parents in our mid-year reports at the end of the term.

  • Week 3: Tuesday 16th May is "Dramatic Dress Up Day” to link our Arts Inquiry with Narrative writing. Students are to come dressed in their interpretation of dramatic era by rolling back the clock! Following this, we will write a narrative text for our writing assessment.


Student Voice: Our highlights of the week

  • My highlight of the week was, by far, BEING ALLOWED TO SWIM AGAIN! :D And going down the slide at water skills for life! -Emma

  • my highlight of the week is doing our mystery box and tech. -Briar

  • my highlight this week was our wheels day because we only have on wheels day each year so wheels day twice epic. -John

  • my highlight through the week was be bright and be seen mufti day. -Theodora

  • My highlight of the week was Wheels Day and Swimming at Massey Park because we got to go down the hydro slide. My low light is assembly. -Alysha

  • My highlight of the week was having my first lesson at tech and finding out what we were doing and my first lesson of water skills for life and being able to tread water for almost 5 minutes. My low light was nothing. -Sylaan

  • My highlight of the week is wheels day and learning in the classroom. -Zaahir

  • Being able to do water skills for life and auditioning for the school play. -Lily

  • my highlight was water skills for life and also technology and being a princess for a day and winning a prize and wheels day on Wednesday. -Harneet

  • Working on my magic mystery box with my group as it was fun. - Samantha

  • my highlight of the week is going to the water skills and watching the swimmers. My low light of the week is not being able to go swimming at water skills. -Paige

  • Doing the Rap for RiCH value lesson. -Lily

  • My highlights of the week were doing the Spinning Chair Narrative writing. My other highlight was going down the hydro-slide at swimming. -Alysha

  • my highlight was swimming and the maths ,also the mystery box too. I had no low light. -Stella

  • my highlight was swimming skills for life, cooking tech, wheels day and auditions. -Issy

  • my highlights are swimming, tech, making  fudge, and maths. -Emily

  • my highlight of the week would be hanging out with Paige and doing tech also I loved singing the Maori. -Aaniyah

  • my highlight of the week was swimming and tech but the things I liked more was doing harder, more challenging maths instead of doing easy maths because I love doing challenging maths. Also I liked learning about the hamburger in writing, it was fun. -Naroli

  • My highlight of the week was swimming at Massey park cooking in tech (making the ultimate cheese rolls) and getting to write the narrative of the three little pigs 2012. My low light was getting in trouble with my dad for not bringing homework home. -Raffi

  • Working on our mystery box challenge because it’s lots of fun and it’s good to work with people who you haven’t worked with before. -Josiah


This Week’s Tweets: include our introduction to our NZ Road Safety activities, water skills for life, Geometry. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Nga Mihi, Oriana Hansell-Pune





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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 2, Week 1.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Welcome back to another term of interactive activities, engagement and 21st Century learning!


Highlights of our week include:


  • Narrative Writing: We began our first day back at school with a writing task based on students writing about a ‘mystery setting’ - somewhere they went during the holidays but written in a way that gave clues to the reader. Students then shared their writing with the class who had to guess where their writing was set. It was the first task in preparation to narrative writing, linking our Arts inquiry to writing about characters in particular settings.

  • Arts Inquiry: Our Term 2 inquiry question is "Who can be an artist?” with the statement "expression or interpretation - reading between the lines.” This week we started with exploring what we think the words ART and ARTIST mean, examples of them and questions we had about them. These questions formed our Inquiry question wall for the term.

  • Water Skills for Life: We had our first of five lessons on Thursday at Massey Park pools and what an hour of swimming power it was! Students learned a range of survival skills in deeper water and were challenged by our swim instructors Jane and Jasmine!

  • Persuasive Letter Replies: We have multiple examples of change agents in our community and class! A number of students received letter replies from Auckland Transport, Phil Goff, Bill English and Auckland City Council after they wrote persuasive letters last term to ask for action towards our road safety issues.

  • Te Reo Māori: We had our first lesson this week that focused on the Māori alphabet and correct pronunciation. The students learned a song, which they practised in groups then eventually as a whole class. We made fantastic progress in the correct pronunciation of the Māori vowels!


Upcoming Events: Week 2

  • Tuesday 9th May is ‘Be bright, be seen!’ mufti day. Students are to dress up in bright colours and bring a gold coin donation to fundraise for Brake Road Safety charity.

  • Wednesday 10th May is Room 3’s Wheels Week day. Students can bring their wheels and safety gear (especially helmets) to ride around at morning tea and lunchtime on the bottom court.

  • Production Auditions: This term our inquiry is focused on preparing for our school production. For this, auditions will be held on Wednesday next week in the library during lunchtime. Mrs D and Mrs Acton will be leading the production and will work closely with the actors.

  • Recitations: Students have brought home a notice about recitations that details the preparation process for our annual recitations. Students are to choose a poem to recite in dramatic fashion and can use props, costumes and gestures in their performance. At year 7 & 8 level, the poems that students choose need to be of considerable depth and substance.


Student Voice: Our highlights of the week

  • My highlight of the week is going to technology  and making twisters my low light was pretty much nothing. -Aaniyah

  • My highlight of the week was swimming in a deeper and warmer pool. I also liked going to tech and seeing what we were making. My lowlight was assembly. -Alysha

  • My highlights of the first week are: going back to school, seeing Oriana Sensei and my friends, starting inquiry, our new STEAM projects and starting a new hard materials project at tech! :D My only low light is not being able to go in the pool :P -Emma

  • My highlight was the 800 words mystery setting and tech as well as starting school again. -Stella

  • My highlights of the week were doing Swimming at Massey Park Pools because I got to work on my core and hold my breath. My second highlight of the week was doing Inquiry, because we got to ask questions and learn more in art. -Holly

  • My highlight of the week is tech because I had lots of fun. -Briar

  • my highlight of the week was starting back at school and starting water skills for life as well as tech. -Charlize

  • My lowlight was not being able to go to water schools for life. My highlight was the whole day of writing on Monday. Lily

  • My highlight of the week was going to Massey park pools and doing a 360 of the jump. -Raffi

  • My highlight/s of the week is cooking and swimming. -Emily

  • my highlight of the week was starting our inquiry art. -Josiah

  • My highlight this week was going to massey park pools to learn how to swim. -John

  • my highlight was swimming because it challenged me more then swimming in our own pool. -Harneet

  • My highlight of this week was coming back to school. My low-light was missing water skills for life. -Sylaan

  • My highlight of the week is starting a great new school and making lots of new friends. -Paige

  • Highlight:cooking technology, lowlight:cutting my ankle. -Issy

  • my highlight of the week was being back at school getting the certificate and swimming also doing tech cooking was fun and swimming was my favorite today has been a great week. -Naroli

  • Highlight: Was swimming at Massey Park because we were in a deeper pool and we learnt things that were out of our comfort zone. -Samantha


This Week’s Tweets: include our introduction to our Term 2 Inquiry, water skills for life, Te Reo Maori lesson, technology. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa, Oriana Hansell-Pune



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 10 - 11.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:


  • Inquiry Outcome: Our students presented our very first school-wide Inquiry Outcome at our Travelwise Community Consultation day! It was fantastic to see so many of our stakeholders come along, vote, have their say by giving feedback and ask our students questions about their 3D models! Our students presented their 3D models proudly and very articulately!
    Thank you to all of our parents, community members, neighbours, past students and guests who came along - it was an incredible turnout for our shared inquiry outcome!

  • Statistics: This week we used the data collected at our community consultation to collate the votes, feedback, analyse and present the data by learning how to create graphs on Google Sheets. It has been a true and authentic link with maths and inquiry with a whole range of deeper learning for our students! We will soon share the results with our school community!

  • Water Skills for Life: A notice has been sent home regarding our opportunity to have 5 x 1hour long water skills lessons at Massey Park Aquatic Pools. Because we require a bus for the day, there is a fee of $27.50 per child for five weeks of lessons. Thank you to those who have started paying.

  • Persuasive Letters: All of our students have posted and emailed their letters of persuasion to their chosen ‘Agent of Change’ and have already had some replies to help us in our quest to make our community roads safer. Our very own Prime Minister, Bill English has replied, too! Here’s hoping for more traction on our action!

  • Softball Fun Day: Unfortunately due to the weather, our softball fun day was postponed last week, then cancelled this week. Hopefully Term 2 will bring us better weather for our ECCS sports events.


Upcoming Events:

  • Week 1: Thursday 4th May - Water Skills for Life - Lesson #1


Student Voice:

  • My highlight of last week was the inquiry consultation day because our  family got to see our 3d models and hard work. My low-light was not having the softball fun day.  My highlight this week was finishing our data collecting thing because i was so happy when it was done that i felt like i could run around for an hour. My low light was not having the softball fun day again because we prepared so hard for it. -Raffi

  • My highlight for last week is that we got to share our 3D models with the parents. My highlight for this week is softball even though we were not allowed to go because it was raining but it was still fun doing practice   -Aaniyah

  • My highlight for last week was the community consultation because I got to meet Andrew Bailey. My highlight for this week was finishing the maths statistics for inquiry. -Lily

  • My highlights of last week were doing to consultation day because I got to meet a lot of people and I also got to have a good time presenting with Charlize and Josiah. My Highlights of this week are doing the Easter eggs and our last day of tech! -Holly

  • My highlight for this week was the Easter eggs and last week was all the great feedback on our inquiry solution. -Stella

  • My highlight from last week was the inquiry consultation day because it was exciting seeing all the parents coming to our project while we explained what we are doing and why we need some things fixed. -John

  • My highlight from last week was that we got so few negative comments! This week my highlight was starting my Easter egg in room 2. -Josiah

  • My highlight of the week was the whole thing on Friday. My highlight for this week is that school finishes but my learning highlight is moment in time. -Briar

  • My highlight is making Easter eggs. Emily

  • My highlight of last week was meeting Bill English and telling him about what we want to achieve. My low light of last week was having to leave early and not staying to greet more people. My highlight of this week was finishing all of the statistics from the Hunua Consultation day. My low light was softball getting cancelled. -Sylaan

  • Highlight: was how the community presentation went really well. Lowlight: being sick on Tuesday and Wednesday. -Issy

  • My highlight last week was the inquiry 3D model. My highlight this week was khan academy. -Theodora

  • My highlight of the community consultation day was that lots of people expressed their feelings and they thought that it was amazing. Then this week my highlight was doing Easter eggs decoration. -Naroli

  • My Highlight of last week was seeing so many people come to the Community Consultation Day. My highlight of the week was going for softball practice just because it was really fun. -Alysha

  • Last Week: Highlight: Community consultation and getting lots of votes. Lowlight: Hurting my ankle- Softball being cancelled. This week: Highlight: Softball and getting lots of tasks done. Lowlight: No Softball and counting the 89 votes. -Samantha



This Week’s Tweets: include our Travelwise Inquiry Community Consultation. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Have a fantastic Easter and school holiday break! We look forward to more learning fun and challenges in Term 2 - see you on Monday 1st May!


Naku Noa, Oriana Hansell-Pune



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 9.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:



  • Inquiry: Our students have been working vigorously on their 3D models to present at our Inquiry Outcome Community Consultation Day. They have created some incredibly safe and well thought out solutions to the road safety issues we have in our community - make sure to come along and have your say!! You will be able to see the following solutions:




* Sylaan, Charlize, Holly and Josiah have worked on a Zebra Crossing solution

* Nathan, John, Raffi, Zaahir have created a pavement solution along Lockwood and Hunua Roads.

* Harneet has worked on School Awareness through Signage

* Samantha and Lily have created a 3D model of Project Safe Haven

* Theodora and Aaniyah have focused on parents crossing children to school

* Lilly and Briar have created a 3D model that plans for better signage in and around the school

* Emma has developed a Scratch animation that explains her plan for a drop-off / pick-up zone

* Stella and Issy have created a 3D model that focuses on lowering the speed limits in our community

* Naroli, Emily and Alysha worked on the speed of cars along Lockwood Road.

  • Technology: Our year 8 students completed cooking their chosen menus! What did our Master Chefs make?

  • Josiah, John and Harneet made Roti pizza

  • Lily, Alysha, Holly made pizza cheese rolls

  • Samantha made pasta topped pie

  • Sylaan made teriyaki chicken dumplings

  • Emma, Stella made butter chicken crepes

  • Charlize made Mexican devilled eggs


Upcoming Events:

  • Week 10: ECCS Softball Fun Day at Clevedon Showgrounds (Wednesday 5th April) - thank you to all of the parents who have been able to volunteer transport to and from the venue!

  • Week 10: Inquiry Outcome Community Consultation, 2 - 4pm - we hope you can all make it!

  • Week 11: Our last day of school is Thursday 13th April as Friday 14th April is Good Friday.

This Week’s Tweets: include our Maths learning, Technology cooking, reading poem activities. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa, Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 8.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Maths Learning Tasks: We have been a hive of activity in our maths tasks this week - learning and practising how to use place value, multiplication and rounding and compensating to solve division problems! It sounds difficult but after a bit of practice, we’re getting more confident in using our strategies!  

  • Reading Learning Tasks: Our reading texts and activities have been a lot of fun - challenging our deeper understanding and imagination! Some students have created Newsflash movies that summarise the text. You can see one of these videos on our YouTube channel!

  • Technology: Our students are well on their way with their technology designs. The year 8’s have completed their fusion cuisine menu ready to cook next week. The year 7’s have practised cutting their shapes for their candle designs.

Student Voice:

My highlight of the week is starting my steam project (hoop glider), and my highlight is when I first came to the school and Ashton and John showed me around and when I had my first wheels day. The main things that I am going to miss is all the teachers that have taught m. I will miss all of my friends that have been with through the years and I will miss basically the WHOLE school.  -Noah

Hi my highlight of the week is basically everything but I really liked representing hunua school at the ribbon day it was amazing, Thank you for giving me harder reading things to do because I think with more challenges it will help me learn more and get smarter, I am really just loving school at the moment and no other would be better thanks for an amazing wonderful delightful week. -Naroli

My highlight of the week was hearing that there was a football fun-day. My lowlight is Noah’s last day at school. -Raffi

My highlight of the week is having a secret squirrel -Lilly

My hightlight through the week was maths but I didn't get it all done -Theodora

My high light was Hunua school winning the cup for Auckland Intermediate school ribbon day. -Emily

My highlights of the week were going swimming in the pool because I got to race new people and learnt new ways of warming up with Mrs Cameron and going to tech on Thursday because I finished my plan and am excited  to make our meal next week. Also because we decorated COOKIES. -Holly

My highlight of the week is finishing of my huge card i made for noah and the whole school signing their names and their comments hehehe shhhhh it’s a secret! -Zaahir

My highlight of the week was swimming and my learning highlight is reading and math. -Briar

My highlight was reading task -Stella

My highlight of the week was going to the intermediate schools ribbon day -Josiah

My highlight of the week was reading because have been getting it done fast and easy, it's also very fun as well. -Lily

My highlight was finishing my paperwork in tech because we get to cook our creations next week -John
Upcoming Events:

  • Week 9: Counties Cricket sessions at lunchtime (Monday 27th and Wednesday  29th)

  • Week 10: ECCS Softball Fun Day at Clevedon Showgrounds (Wednesday 5th April)

  • Week 10: Inquiry Outcome Community Consultation, 2 - 4pm

This Week’s Tweets: include our Maths learning, Reading tasks, Softball practice. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa, Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 7.



Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Sailing: We started the week with a whole lot of wind in our hair! Our sailing lessons were so much fun - thanks to all of our wonderful parents for donating their time and transport to ensure our kiddos could experience the wind behind their sails!

  • SSR Challenge: We have started a reading challenge in class with a whole range of novels and reading material available to students to choose from - all within their reach in our classroom. Students write the title of their book, the date they started reading, how many pages in the whole book, the date they finished reading and a short reflection about the book. It is a 6-week challenge to encourage our students to read for pleasure, which they can also continue at home as a ‘BTC’!

  • Pirate Dress Up Day: We had a wonderful launch of our Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday with the pirate parade and dress up day! It was fantastic to see so many students (and teachers) dress up in their finest Buccaneer gear! Our very own Charlize had her dream of being a mascot realised as Clifford the Big Red Dog!

  • Wheels Day: On Friday we had our wheels day! The whole school was able to navigate their way through the two obstacle courses (beginner and advanced) on the courts. A special congratulations and thanks to Raffi, Nathan, Noah and John for designing the courses as their STEAM projects! A very special thank you to Mr and Mrs Cowley for kindly lending us their ramps during the week so that our obstacle course designers could perfect their prototypes!

Student Voice:

My highlight was finishing the wheels day course my lowlight was having only 2 tasks with my reading tasks -Raffi

My highlight of the week was sailing because i got to capsize with Nathan and Lilly, THANK YOU -Alysha

My highlight was: doing my inquiry project. My lowlight was: my sore ankle -Samantha

My highlight was finishing one of my reading tasks -Josiah

My highlight of the week was sailing because we had nearly capsized sooo many times. -Sylaan

My highlight of the week was the pirate dress-up because I won a prize! But also because it brings the school together more and I think we need to do more of that. The other highlight was when we had sailing because all of us year eights were so happy and knew it was out last time sailing together so we enjoyed it a whole lot more. -Holly

My Highlight was sailing because I love getting out in the ocean and swimming and I just love water. I really liked jumping off the pontoon and just sailing in general. -Alysha

My highlight of the week is  trying to finish my steam project -Lilly

My highlight of the day was going swimming and doing four laps total -Charlize

My highlight was making the wheels day track at testing it out the jumps and obstacles -John

My low lights would be that we don't stay at school all day and my highlight is finding out that I can do my project tomorrow -Emily

My highlight of the week is the ssr challenge log -Zaahir


Upcoming Events:

  • Week 9: Counties Cricket sessions at lunchtime (Monday 27th and Wednesday  29th)

  • Week 10: ECCS Softball Fun Day at Clevedon Showgrounds (Wednesday 5th April)

This Week’s Tweets: include our day Sailing, Pirate dress up day, wheels day. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa,

Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 6.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Civil Defence Emergency: As you know, our school was closed on Wednesday. A notice went home and has been on the school website regarding the response to our school being used as a Civil Defence Emergency Base.

  • Night Zoo Keeper: We have started using Night Zoo Keeper to engage, challenge and excite our students in writing. This eLearning tool also has a range of reading comprehension and worldwide challenges! So far on our trial the students of Room 3 are thoroughly enjoying themselves and are engaged in the learning activities available.

  • Travelwise Rural Schools Workshop: On Thursday, four students (Harneet, Josiah, Lily, Samantha) went with Oriana-Sensei to Patumahoe for a Rural Schools Workshop. We learned a lot about road safety and came away from the workshop highly motivated to inspire our student, parent and wider community in being safe on our roads to and from school.

Student Voice:

My highlight of the day was steam learning time -Briar

My highlight through the week was IXL because I’ve got 4 gold medals. My low light was not going swimming -Theodora

My highlight was the storm on Wednesday and helping out there and also the travelwise workshop. My lowlight was the bad weather - Harneet

My highlight of the week was tech and my STEAM project. My lowlight was not coming to school on Wednesday -Stella

my highlight was finishing my questions about steam - Lilly

My Highlight of the week was making Chop Suey at tech. I liked the new swimming routine -Alysha

My highlight of the day is room 2 coming into our class because they were really nice to us -Aaniyah

My highlight was going to the travelwise workshop because I learnt some much about road safety -Lily

My highlight of my week was trying other people’s STEAM project cooking. It was very exciting being a judge and I would totally do it again. My other highlight was making chop-suey at tech, it was cool having a different bunch of people making food with us -Holly

My highlight of the week was finishing my letter to the council within half an hour -Charlize

My highlight was tech cause we made sapasui and fry bread -John

My highlight of the week was making the wheels day courses and trying them out with our own scooters and bikes -Raffi

My highlight of my week was doing the wheels day course -Noah

My highlight was finally cracking the air powered car -Josiah


Upcoming Events:

  • Wheels Day: will be now be on Friday 17th March. We postponed it last week due to the weather forecast. Students are able to bring their skateboards / roller skates / bikes / scooters - anything with (non-motorised) wheels!


This Week’s Tweets: include our planning for action in STEAM projects, 3D models for Inquiry, Civil Defence Emergency School Closure and our Travelwise Rural Schools Workshop. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa,

Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 5.


Namaste to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Class Tag: We have started using Class Tag as a way of communicating events and organising our events, activities, notices and permission slips between school and home. Invitations have been sent to all parents who have email addresses. Please accept the invitation to Class Tag so we can be even more efficient in our communication.

  • IXL: We have started using IXL.com to practise our maths and literacy skills. In Room 3 we have negotiated that each student will utilise this eLearning tool for our ‘beyond the class tasks’ (aka Homework) for a minimum of 20 minutes per night at home. Each student has a specific login and password for IXL.

  • Student Voice:

  • ​I enjoyed starting our Inquiry Tasks for TravelWise with our groups because it made me stronger in a group. ​I also enjoyed doing my STEAM project with Charlize and Lily because we were laughing so much and working together, I think we made the movie funnier than if we were working with others.​ -Holly

  • My highlight of the week was Math because it wasn't hard - I got it and understood it! -Briar

  • My highlight was judging Samantha and Alysha’s three course meal. Their meal was pizza roll scones for the entree, the main was pasta bake and dessert was donuts with cream. -John

  • My highlight was bible in schools. I also liked trying Sam and Alysha's pasta bake and finding another steam project as well as cooking. -Issy

  • My highlight of the week would have to be learning new ways in maths and learning new things on IXL. I also had fun in technology (except for the bell) but the rest of the week was fantastic. The food that Samantha and Alysha made was great.P.S I think IXL is a great way to learn grammar and other math techniques. -Charlize

  • My favorite thing of the week was definitely judging Samantha and Alesha's food, but I also liked doing my science experiment with Noah because it was beautiful and colorful. I like the reading workshop, too because it helped and was fun, it taught me new words. -Raffi

  • My highlight of the day is going passed 30 minutes on ixl -Aaniyah

  • My high light through the week was ixl maths because I had fun and I learned what I did wrong, like where to put the commas in the numbers -Theodora

  • I loved everything about this week especially the swimming -Lily

  • My Highlight of the week is knowing that I can cook a 3 course meal on my own. I really enjoy the maths and reading groups. -Alysha

  • I loved starting IXL it is lots of fun i have practised for 2 hrs 45mins I've mastered 3 subjects and I have received 9 prizes. -Josiah

  • I liked swimming lessons and maths group learning rounding and compensating. -Stella

  • Tech: I Like that we tried a bit of baking and go to have a different teacher, Basic Facts Test: I like them because they are on paper not on a laptop. Swimming: Just being able to swim because I love it so much and I miss it in winter and also I felt like the class kind of bonds with each when we’re in the pool. -Lily

  • I really like tech so far because we get to learn about lots of things like how to make candles and I’m excited to learn new things at tech.  My maths: I am starting to like my maths and reading more because I am getting to understand how it works. Thanks to you, you have helped me to progress my learning skills.   I have loved steam: also getting to be a judge and judging food by Lilly and Emily, they made amazing food in the steam room.  I like to be able to focus more on science, cooking and other cool things in the steam room. -Naroli

  • My highlight was figuring out how to use the 3d printer and printing heaps of stuff and doing tech. -Harneet


Upcoming Events:

  • Vaccinations: The first Year 8 vaccination dose will be on Tuesday 7th March.

  • Wheels Day: will be on Friday 10th March. Students are able to bring their skateboards / roller skates / bikes / scooters - anything with (non-motorised) wheels!


This Week’s Tweets: include our planning for action in Inquiry, technology, maths groups and STEAM projects and swimming sports.  Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following @Hunua3


Naku Noa,

Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 4.


Bonjour to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Community Walk: On Monday we took a walk around our community to identify the current TravelWise and safety issues, including parking, signage, speeds of cars and ways to help the public easily identify Hunua School. From this information that we collected, students then chose two or three ‘departments’ to be members of and are now starting to write persuasive letters to a range of agencies to help make some changes for our school environment!

  • Environmental Day: On Tuesday we had our first Environmental Day for the year. Students collaborated in groups to beautify the school exterior environment. Our students worked tirelessly, despite the sun, ensuring dead leaves were composted, branches were collected, pavements were swept clear and the worm farm was completely cleaned. It was a fantastic day where our senior students got the opportunity to put their leadership into action and help the junior students.

  • Bus Safety Lessons: On Wednesday, Lisa from Auckland Transport came to school to take bus safety lessons and introduced our students to bus ninjas. The lesson ended with a looped drive in our school bus down Lockwood and Hunua Roads.

  • Swimming Sports: On Thursday we went along to Ararimu School for the small school swimming sports. We had an incredible day, filled with races and swimming events that allowed our students to compete against three other schools. Congratulations to all of our students! Our senior students represented Hunua School with pride and showcased their RiCH values from start to finish.

  • Persuasive Letters: We have started to plan and write our letters to a range of agencies to persuade them to help us make changes to our school and wider community environment. Room 3 students decided to write to Auckland City Council, Auckland Transport, our local MP, the NZ Police, the Prime Minister and Franklin Council.


Upcoming Events:

  • Vaccinations: The first vaccination dose will be on Tuesday 7th March. Thank you to those who have sent in their completed vaccination forms.

  • Wheels Day: will be on Friday 10th March. Students are able to bring their skateboards / roller skates / bikes / scooters - anything with wheels!


This Week’s Tweets: include our community walk, completing our Class Treaty, STEAM projects and swimming sports.  Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following us @Hunua3

Naku Noa,

Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 3.


Bonjour to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Statistical Investigations: Through maths this week, students have been completing learning tasks in statistics - analysing data, collating data and deciding how best to present the data by choosing between graphs and tables.

  • Inquiry: Having some inspiration in our maths, some students decided to make some authentic links to our inquiry this week by finding out how far we all travel to school. They collected data by creating a google form and are now using google maps to find the distance between where we live in relation to school. Next week, we will have a map to show the distances and modes of getting to school. Perhaps there could be opportunities to become more Travelwise? Watch this space!

  • Literacy Circles: Students selected novels to read in small literacy circle groups and we have introduced how "the order of business” - students have to negotiate with their group how many pages or chapters they will read by a specific date, they read those pages, they then choose a role to be for the discussion (Discussion Director / Passage Picker / Connector / Illustrator / Summariser / Word Master) and complete their role card. Next they meet with their group to share their role cards and discuss the part of the book they have read. Finally they re-negotiate their next part of the book and deadline.

  • Teeth: Students wrote their first ‘a moment in time’ to a visual prompt - a short film called Teeth! First we listened to the film without any visuals and noted down all of the things we could hear. We discussed what we thought the film might be about. Then we watched the film and discovered that it was about two older men in a boat who had false teeth. No spoilers, you’ll have to read your child’s moment in time to find out what happened!

Upcoming Events:

  • eAsttle Assessments: Students will have two tests on Monday 20th February, one in Reading and one in Maths. This assessment will be completed through eAsttle.

  • Environmental Day: Next Tuesday 21st February we will be putting our 2017 Mantra ("Change agents in the making, our environment for sustaining”) into action by having an Environmental Day. Students need to bring old clothes, gloves, gardening tools, a water bottle and lunch.

  • Vaccination Talks: Our Year 7 & 8 students will have their first talk with our local public nurse, Josephine, who will show the students a short video related to vaccinations and have time for students to ask any questions. This will happen on Tuesday 21st February in the morning.

  • Ukelele Group: Mrs Bird will be taking our Ukelele Group on Tuesday and Wednesday morning tea times starting on Tuesday 21st February.

  • Bus Safety Lessons: We are having Lisa Woodman from the Auckland Transport TravelWise Rural Schools programme come and take bus safety lessons with our students on Wednesday 22nd February (Week 4).

  • Information Launch: We are inviting our school community and whānau to view our information video on our school website to learn more about our curriculum. The focus of our Information Launch is on Inquiry and Maths. This is an opportunity to learn more about the delivery of Inquiry and Maths within our classrooms. Our Information Launch video will be live on Wednesday 22nd February (Week 4).

  • Small Schools Swimming Sports: Year 5-8’s will be heading to Ararimu School for this swimming competition on Thursday 23rd February. Year 7 & 8’s will not be attending Technology on this day.


This Week’s Tweets: include writing ‘a moment in time,’ creating our Class Treaty, STEAM projects and maths groups.  Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following us @Hunua3

Naku noa,
Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 2.


Talofa Lava to our Room 3 whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Life Education: We had our three sessions with Pamela and Harold in the Life Education Caravan this week and learnt a lot about our brains and their neurons, being resilient, the differences between showing ‘the leader in me’ vs being a ‘bossy boots’ and so much more!

  • What are our paths for change?: This week our students started identifying the current issues around our school community in our quest to become a TravelWise school. We discussed ideas about signage, speed of cars, parking, drop-off and pick-up zones, crossings, bus stop and safety when walking to and from school.

  • Inquiry: We have launched our first inquiry this term and are very excited to begin the process by following our inquiry cycle. We begin with ‘tuning in’ and work our way around throughout the term, ending on ‘reflecting’ on the changes we have been able to make. More information is on our school website on our new ‘Inquiry’ page.

Upcoming Events:

  • Assessments: We will have a handwriting assessment next week. In Week 4 we have eAsttle Maths and Reading assessments.

  • Bus Safety Lessons: We are having Lisa Woodman from the Auckland Transport TravelWise Rural Schools programme come and take bus safety lessons with our students on Wednesday 22nd February (Week 4).

  • Information Evening: We are inviting our school community and whānau to attend our first Information Evening to hear and learn more about our curriculum. The focus of our first meeting is on Maths and Inquiry. This is an opportunity to learn more about the delivery of Inquiry and Maths within our classrooms and ask any questions you have. Our Information Evening is on Wednesday 22nd February (Week 4).

This Week’s Tweets: include swimming, Life Education and STEAM projects.  Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following us @Hunua3


Naku noa,
Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 1, Week 1.


Kia Ora and Happy New Year to our Room 3 parents and whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Starting 2017: What a week! It has only been four days but we have managed to pack it full of learning, fun and engagement!

  • Swimming: We started our swimming lessons in the school pool and the students have been incredibly responsible in bringing their togs, towel, goggles for our lessons. The students have been asked to keep these at school until Friday each week so that they can dry during the afternoon (we have a very convenient rail to hang them from) and remain at school for the following day.

  • Technology: Our first technology class of the year was with Mr Rippey (Year 7’s) for hard materials and Whaea Petera (Year 8’s) for food technology. This week Mr Rippey focused on safety, hazards in the classroom and helping students inquire into "what is technology?” Whaea Petera focused on following recipes, measuring and taking risks when deciding whether or not to add extra spice or flavour to nachos and Mexican hot chocolate!

  • 30 Words in our heads: we have completed our 30 words in our heads displays that show who we are as individuals, what makes our character and personality unique but also what threads bind us as a whole class. We have found there are as many different words as there are similarities!

  • Notices: Each of our students has been given a notices folder to ensure the safe transportation and return of notices, permission slips, money, weekly updates and newsletters.

Upcoming Events - 2017:

  • Life Ed: Harold the Giraffe returns to Hunua School next Tuesday and is here for daily sessions until Friday. The three big questions that our Year 7 & 8 students will focus on and explore are: 1) What is an upstander? 2) What makes a good leader? 3) How can we deal with change?

The reasoning behind these 3 questions:

  • focusing on students' transition from Year 6 to Year 7 then from Year 8 to high school.

  • preparing to stand up for their own and other's rights

  • Learning how to be positive digital citizens

  • Making and building relationships, friendships, resilience

  • Open School Event: is on Wednesday 8th February from 3 ~ 7pm. We welcome all visitors! If you are unable to make this event, the classroom is open from 8am and Oriana-Sensei is happy to meet with any parents / family members at a time that is convenient for you.

  • Assessments: we will have our first assessments of the year next week. These will include IKAN for maths and spelling for literacy. These assessments will assist in grouping students and identifying which specific areas need to be taught for individual students.

This Week’s Tweets: include swimming, technology and our 30-words-in-our-heads. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  by following us.

Naku noa,
Oriana Hansell-Pune.


 



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 4, Week 10.


Kia Ora and Meri Kirihimete to our Room 3 parents and whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Moving Classrooms: On Monday we shifted from our Room 3 classroom to the Room 7 classroom. Our students helped Mrs Davenport and Mrs Harwood move out of their classrooms, organised furniture and then moved everything into our new classrooms, ready for 2017. The Year 7 and 8’s are now well settled into Room 7 (which will be renamed Room 3 next year) and the room is full of light and interior decorating opportunities!

  • Nick’s End of Year Concert: On Tuesday morning students who have been taught guitar by Nick performed to the whole school. It was incredible to see the talent that students were able to share - including electric guitar skills and singing! Congratulations to Ashton, Samantha, Emily, Paris, Meagan who all performed incredibly well and entertained us greatly with their song of choice!

  • Cook Out: On Tuesday we had our traditional cookout on the field. Our students were fantastic leaders for each of their groups and set up their stations with the appropriate safety requirements and preparation tables ready to serve food to their groups of students. All of the students should be proud of their cookout efforts and leadership - students were well entertained and fed...and best of all...kept safe around the fire!

Upcoming Events - 2017:

  • 2017 School Year: School starts back on Tuesday 31st January.

  • Stationery: Students have been sent home with a stationery list for next year. You can purchase these items at stores of your choice.

This Week’s Tweets: include our end of year concert and cookout. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3  


Have a wonderful Christmas holiday and enjoy the time with your children and family! To our Year 8 students and families, good luck for your transition to High School - you will go far and beyond! To our Year 6 and 7 students, we cannot wait to welcome you back next year!!



Meri Kirihimete,
Oriana Hansell-Pune.



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Room 3 Weekly Update, Term 4, Week 9.


Kia Ora to our Room 3 parents and whānau,


Highlights of our week include:

  • Cook Out Meeting: On Monday we had our continued cookout meetings. The group leaders have prepared safety action plans, permission slips and allergy forms to be sent home and signed. Our cookout leaders are responsible for organising and planning their group’s menu, food items to bring, entertainment activities and safety action plans.

  • Maths: We have been focusing on problem solving through strand this week and the students have been challenged with a range of problems to solve, which get progressively more difficult as they move to higher levels. This has generated some fantastically engaging discussions as students work on the problems together.

  • Auckland Live: Students went to the Town Hall and Aotea Centre on Tuesday to experience the behind the scenes action and activities of Auckland Live. The feedback was outstanding and the students absolutely loved their day!

  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic: Some of our Room 3 students who were unable to attend Auckland Live were senior helpers in the junior school Teddy Bear’s Picnic. It was a fantastic ‘Tuakana-Teina’ opportunity and they were amazing helpers.

  • Student Leader Campaigns: Students who campaigned to be student leaders for 2017 visited Rooms 1, 2 and 3 on Wednesday to deliver their speeches. Students in Rooms 1, 2 and 3 then voted on their preferred leader. The votes were counted and will be announced at Prizegiving next week. Congratulations to the Year 7 students who put their hand up to be leaders and prepared some stunning speeches: Alysha, Holly, Lily, Samantha, Sylaan, Harneet and Josiah.

  • Senior Citizen’s Concert: On Wednesday at the Hunua Community Hall the junior school students performed a range of items for our local senior citizens. Our school choir also performed at the concert - congratulations and thank you to Stella, Karlson, Phoenix, Josiah, Holly, Dylan, Emma Reid, Chasity and special thanks to Harneet, who helped with the sound production!

  • Prizegiving Practice: On Thursday we had a whole school practice for Prizegiving at the Hunua Community Hall.

  • Year 8 Graduation Dinner:  This year we had our Graduation Dinner for the year 8 students, their families and our school staff at John Hill Estate. Thank you especially to Kelly Davis who helped us with our booking!

  • Ashton’s Farwell: On Friday we had a "secret squirrel” surprise for Ashton in the library. The students made and brought food and set up the tables and presentations ready for our surprise. Meagan and Josiah had prepared a presentation that we showed on the TV, Samantha presented her folder of photos showing Ashton’s time at Hunua School over the years and Ciaran said a speech. It was a lovely way to start the day and share our highlights and lowlights together.

Upcoming Events - Week 10:

  • Cook Out: is on Monday 12th December on the school field. We have had the first meeting in our groups to start the planning process so that each group knows what their menu will be and which items to bring for cooking.

  • Moving Classrooms: Next year, the Year 7 and 8’s will be in the Room 7 classroom. We will be moving furniture and setting up this classroom on Tuesday 13th December.

  • Last day 2016: Our final day of the year is Wednesday 14th December - please remember that we finish school at 2:00pm.


This Week’s Tweets: include our prize giving practice, our final technology class, the Year 8’s performance practice, our final technology class for 2016, the Year 8’s graduation dinner and Ashton’s farewell. Keep updated daily on our twitter account:  www.twitter.com/Hunua3