Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sustaining Ourselves!

Sustaining Ourselves
In this Activity Davarni,Salote and Telesia has participated!...
We are learning to address the factors that can affect our wellbeing
Next to each of these scenarios write down which area of your wellbeing is being affected - social/whanau, spiritual, mental/emotional or physical. You might find that they affect more than one area

  • Going for a run - Physical

  • Playing a sports game with others - Physical and Social/Whanua

  • Going to church, the marae, temple… - Spiritual and Social/Whanua

  • Listening to your favourite music - Mental/Emotional

  • Eating fresh fruit and vegetables - Physical

  • Learning from a grandparent or caregiver - Social/whanua

  • Taking part in a cultural club or activity - Social/whanua and Physical

  • Getting enough sleep - Mental/Emotional and Physical

Imagine you are part of the following scenarios. Make a decision that will positively impact on your wellbeing and note which aspect of your wellbeing is affected.

  1. You and your older brother have been given some money to buy food for you and your younger siblings for the next few days. You are tempted to buy take away, but you have to buy enough food for breakfast, lunch (for school/pre-school) and dinner for two days. -  They should not buy the takeaway and focus on buying their lunch and other important meal’s...

  1. You are having a really bad day and feel yourself getting angry and upset. You had a small argument with a friend earlier in the day, but you are now really angry at them. The bell will be ringing in ten minutes and you will have to sit next to this friend. What could you do? You shouldn’t take your mental anger and put it on your friend’s,Sort things out  ;) Tell them that you're sorry while you have time.

  1. You have just changed schools and are missing your old friend and activities. At your old school you played for the school rugby team, but you have not played sport here, except for in P.E. - Make friends with the classmates to make yourself confident around everyone. Get used to the students and teachers so you feel comfortable and can get back on track with sports and learning.

  1. You are Tongan, but your parents were born and grew up in New Zealand. They taught you English since you were born so that you would find New Zealand life easier, but they did not teach you much Tongan. At school you see other students speaking Tongan and participating in Tongan clubs and dancing. Although you feel happy in New Zealand, you wish you could connect to your Tongan roots. Why not go to Tonga to learn the ways and the language they speak and do, but your parents could’ve been taught tongan so you can also ask your parents.??

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Water Fun Day!

Water Fun Day!

1.Guess what?, We had Water Fun day!.It was 9:00 and all the room’s of Glenbrae were changing in their coloured T-shirt and there coloured pant’s.”Ding Ding Ding” Mrs Tofa rang the bell so that mean’s we need to be on the court.Everyone was rushing because they needed to add more details to them selves (Paint on faces).We all lined up and quickly walked to the court,we sat down and we listened for which class would be going to this activity and this activity.”Room 8 you're on walk the plank!” said Mrs Tofa,I was nervous because I was scared I was going to fall but when I went on the plank I didn’t!.Every single class had to get water into a team coloured bucket but the teachers made it even more difficult,they punched some holes in some of the container’s we had to fill water in!.Every activity we do has to be in 10 minutes so we were easily tired.

2.It was time for the next activity.It was the “Three legged Race” Mr Nath was in charge of this Activity,How we played it was we had to lock arms with a person and fill a cup and spill it in a bucket.It was so tiring for my team (Kauri) because there was only four people in our team and some of us didn’t get enough rest while the other people were running.It was only 5 second’s on the clock and Me and my Partner Tumanako tried to run as fast as we can to the bucket but then “splash!” we made it to the bucket!.”Good Work Room 8” said Mr Nath. Our next activity was called “Overhead and Under Legs”,Mrs Ripata was in charge of this activity and how we play it is we wet a big sponge and try to put the sponge Over our heads and under our Legs plus we had to squeeze all the water out of it and into the bucket. Room 8 ran back and forth and back and forth but it all came down to Tumanako she had her last sponge,the time was running out fast!.She ran and ran then “SQUEEZE” Tumanako made it!.Next Activity was the “Zig Zag” activity where you had to run down a steep mountain while going Zig and Zag and plus having to hurry before the holes that were punched in the container make the water run out.It was extremely hard but still FUN! :).After the Zig Zag activity we went to the most awesome st activity ever the “WATER SLIDE” ,everyone was excited but I was kinda Nervous I’ve never been on the water slide at school before!?!?.It was my turn and I had to go straight down,I ran and then “Ahhhhh” It was so fun I was Screaming!.Next came the most difficult Activity ever!,We had to go under three chairs with a cup full of water!.It was so difficult I spilt half of my water.Room 8 (My class) were also nervous about this activity but luckily we got to spill the water on ourselves at the end!.”Ring Ring”.It was time that Water Fun day came to an end or is it thought the School.The teachers had been keeping a amazing secret from us what is it you may ask????,Well we got to have a WATER BALLOON FIGHT!.Glenbrae school all got in line and then we began throwing water balloons.After a maximum of 15 minutes all of the Glenbrae balloons were officially popped.

What a awesome day right!?!,Check Room 8's blog to see more!

Watch the Water fun Video Here!



Last week was our first Kiwi Can lesson,Mr Numia the Kiwi Can conductor was in charge of Kiwi Can for today.Ok well Mr Numia greeted us outside of Room 11 (Kiwi Can Room!) Then he kindly escorted us in four even line’s.”Talofa lava Room 8,Which language does this greeting come from?” said Mr Numia ,Room 8 student’s all put there hands up and all said “Samoa!”.Mr Numia first talked to us about Active Listening and ask us some questions like “What is Active Listening?” and ”How do we show Active Listening” ….Room 8 blowed up with answers.

After a talk about “Active Listening” ,We got to play a game that required “Active Listening”.The game was called “Fruit Salad” This is how we play,If Mr Numia call’s out a type of fruit you have to do a action he told to do when he starts the game.”Orange” said Mr Numia,The room 8 student’s move there hip’s to the left (Example).After the Game we got to sit down and talk about Positive Communication.What is Positive Communication you may ask?,It’s being kind and using kind words to people (Friend’s,Families and People).After talking about Positive Communication we got to our Activity which was called “Make the Sound!” Example we had to make the sound’s of the things that came from that place or what that thing would sound like!.

After our fun game of “Make the Sound” we had a GKQ (General Knowledge questions).After that we had to go back to class,We said goodbye to Kiwi Can and left room 11.

Find out more at Room 8's Blog


KIWISPORT:TENNIS Guess what we did today??,Guess what we played today??....Ok I will tell you,We were playing Tennis!

Today at precisely 9th February 2017 at 9:30 room 8 went to a tennis lesson at the court.Firstly we went outside and lined up and then walked to the Court,there we met a wonderful man called Campbell.Campbell the coach firstly taught us a few interesting tricks (That were so cool) He taught us how to swing and have a good grip on the tennis racket,but obviously were suppose to be in team’s so, coach Campbell told us to make groups of four. Davarni,Salote,Telesia and I were together for the tennis Competition!....

After a few minutes we stopped and tried to learn how to hold the Tennis Racket properly,coach Campbell showed us the trick’s (Dear lord he was so awesome!),Then coach Campbell gave us a chance to try the tricks in partners.After we practice we got into the real deal,the COMPETITION!...It was between Salote,Telesia, Davarni and I,the ball goes straight to Davarni she hit’s it with all her strength but somehow Telesia and Salote stood a chance,Salote hit’s it with all of her strength and then the ball came straight to ME! It was as fast as a cheetah but looked as soft as a pillow. I was sweating and then BANG! I hit the tennis ball but then suddenly,It went out!....

Some minutes past and it was time to do some awesome trick’s like bouncing the ball on the racket behind your back,Under your leg’s or even in front of your face. ,Room 8 all tried the awesome tricks,balls went down the junior Pathway and some ball’s indeed in bushes (But we were still AWESOME!)....It was finally the time to go, we lined up and went back to class we waved goodbye to Coach Campbell….

Friday, 10 February 2017

Explanation:Why do we learn about the Treaty of Waitangi at School?

Explanation: Why do we learn about the Treaty of Waitangi at school?

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It is important to learn about the Treaty of Waitangi at school. The Treaty of Waitangi is an important part of New Zealand’s history, so it is something we should learn about and follow in the future. Once they have learnt about the treaty, the children can teach it to others.

The Treaty of Waitangi is an important part of New Zealand’s history because it is the treaty that was signed by the Maori and British. We celebrate Waitangi day on the 6th of February each year.  The treaty was a contract between the British and Maori and it is one of the most important documents in New Zealand

From this day on we still celebrate Waitangi day.We have to honour the Contract,Law and the rule’s it has presented to us,From my theory I think we should always celebrate Waitangi day and all it’s amazing history!.

Friday, 3 February 2017

My InfoGraphic

 My Infographic

This week in Room 8 we have been learning about Infographics,This is an Infographic about Room 8!