Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Our School - Close Up!

Here are our entries for the 'Original Image' for the MOA Awards. We took Mr Lodge's camera for a walk around our school and took photos of ordinary everyday objects we pass right bye without even looking at them.  Close up they are extra-ordinary...

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Wonderful Place We Live...

Home Reading Tree

With the end of the year fast approaching we are now double jumping branches on our Home Reading Tree.  Keep up with your Home Reading everyday, we may even have 'Random Lucky Reading Days' when those who have completed home reading will
            move up the tree.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Homework and 'Chunk of the Week.' Week 6.

Week 6's Chunk of the Week is 'sk'  In the comments below, write a word for the chunk of the week. You will get house points for every comment that you leave.  Put your word into a sentence to get bonus points!

Well last week was certainly a busy week.  It was great to catch up with a lot of Room 14 parents at the MOA Awards and Gala Day.  It was great to see a large number of people out to support the children at our school.  This week we start the 'Skills for Life' programme run by Sport Taranaki.  This is a once per week lesson where students learn a variety of different offense and defense skills that can be used across a variety of sports.  Don't forget, all of our MOA awards work is on our blog, we have a page dedicated to all of the wonderful work we completed, click on on the page link above and take a look.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Wahine Update

We have been reading 'No Safe Harbour' by Taranaki author David Hill.  It is a story of Stuart and Sandra, 15 year old twin brother and sister and their survival of the Wahine Disaster on the 10th of April 1968.  This has inspired us to look deeper into the events of April the 10th 1968.  We are completing research mini studies, writing newspaper articles, using the green screen to take photos of us there on the day.  We are even writing and presenting newspaper articles using 'Lifecards' as well writing and filming TV news bulletins as if we were there on the scene reporting the news.  Keep checking back to see how we got on.

We have also been using the APP 'Lifecards' to make these newspaper front pages.  This is Jazlins, more will follow...

Wednesday, 12 November 2014



Best Intermediate Short Movie - Witch's Hut

Congratulations to Lia, Naleeah, Sayen, Kaiden, Daragh, Bella and Summer for winning Intermediate Best Short Movie at last night's MOA awards.  It really was a magnificant evening, congratulations to all of the winners from all three schools.

Congratulations to all of the Team Kauri (RM 14) students for what they produced for the MOA Awards.  You can all be very proud of what you achieved.  

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


The MOA Awards are on tonight.  Remember to be at school by 6.15pm for your ride to the Red Carpet!  

Don't forget formal dress for the evening.  
Good luck to everyone who made the finals.

Monday, 10 November 2014


Only one more sleep for the MOA awards.  Keep donations coming in for the Gala.  Bike Safety day has been postponed due to a double booking.  Lots on at the moment, keep checking in...

Our Calendar Art

Here is our Calendar Art.  We used a green screen as part of our work for the MOA Awards to take these photos.  Make sure you order your calendar quick.

Hello Everyone,

Well the MOA awards are finally here.  Tomorrow night sounds like it is going to be a great evening.  I can’t wait to see if our movies, photos or graphics have won an award.  At this stage we are still looking to have the children travelling in style to the ‘Red Carpet’ in classic cars from 6.30pm from the school car park (unfortunately the weather looks like it might be against us).  I know a lot of tickets have been sold so get there early.  As I understand it once we are there the children will sit together near the front with adults behind the children. This Wednesday is bike safety day.  I will let you know more details as we find out.  Check in with our blog, as this will be the first place I put information as I get it.  The final day for ordering Calenders is this Friday, once again I have put the students Art on the class blog so you can see what they have made.  We have used a green screen photo from our MOA awards work.  Get ordering, quick!  Gala Day is this Friday.  It always amazes me how a community gets behind a school for fundraising events like this.  Keep those donations rolling in.  There is a lot on at the moment so keep checking in on our blog.  It is the fastest way to let you know what is happening.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Not long now for the MOA Awards evening, will Room 14 snatch a win with one of our entries? 


Week 5's Chunk of the Week is 'pl.'  In the comments below, write a word for the chunk of the week.  You will get house points for every comment that you leave.  Put your word into a sentence to get bonus points!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Kapa Haka Crew

OPS Kapa Haka group performed their set to the rest of the class today.  Unfortunately there was a big of a breeze coming through the speaker for the camera.  They did a great job.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Halloween Disco

Here's a short video put together by Miss Ogle from our Halloween Disco.....  Scarey.....

Monday, 3 November 2014

Opunake Primary School Website

Have you checked out our new school website, click on the link below to check it out.

Chunk of the Week

This week's Chunk of the week is 'dr.'  In the comments below, write a word for the chunk of the week.  You will get house points for every comment that you leave.  Put your word into a sentence to get bonus points!


Congratulations to all of the students who received nominations for the top four in their category for the MOA awards.  Students in the movies ‘Witch’s Hut’ and ‘Fire! Fire!’ Charlie and Sean (Short Animation), Travis (original image), Daragh (Graphic) have made the top four for their sections.  Our class has also received a top four nomination for our Music Video ‘Happy.’  Don’t forget the awards night is next Tuesday the 11th of November at the Event Centre starting at 7pm, get their early for a good seat and enjoy the evenings awards, remember tickets are limited to 4 per family.  Once again congratulations to all of the students for their great work last term.