Monday, November 11, 2013

Rememberance Day

Eliah helps lower the flag

Yesterday at Russell School it was Armistice Day.First Sharnita did the karanga to welcome the guests. Then we stood up to sing 'He Kakano Ahau'. Before we did 'He Kakano Ahau' we were suppose to do a haka, but we took so long that Whaea Rachelle started the songs.

The good thing about the Armistice ceremony was when we sang "Tihore Mai Te Rangi' because we got all the words right.When all the little kids in Room 2 did there poem they did well. On Thursday they didn't know all their words and we felt surprised.
We felt proud of the poem Nelisa, Willow and Fay wrote because they tried hard when practicing, and yesterday they did a great job saying it.

When the RSA forgot their words when singing their song we felt empathy. When they finished we clapped for them. We felt empathy when Tau lost his words, he kept trying and finished strong!

We remember Armistice Day to keep remembering the people who fought for us and our freedom.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sammy J's fun concert

Yesterday afternoon Sammy J and his guitarist came to Russell School. He sang songs for us.The songs were 'Fall in Love','Mr Sun', 'Give me All' and 'Ice Cream'.
He taught us 'No shame', so not to be shy when we perform.
When Sammy J was choosing volunteers he chose MJ,  he pointed at MJ who said 'I'm only stretching'. We laughed.
Sammy J picked seven volunteers to play a game. Whoever did the actions wrong had to go sit down. Once one person sat down it became boys verses girls. The boys had to act like fish and the girls had to act like zombies.The boys won because they were good actors and because they had more claps from the audience. For their prize the boys had to sing 'Twinkle, twinkle little star'. 
Faleaana liked his prize because he likes to sing.

Finally, at the end we all got to get autographs.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wild life at the Zoo!

We had an amazing trip to the zoo on Tuesday.

Thank you to all the helpers, who even had to get blind folded. Yes, Veronica your group was taking you to be feed to the lions! All the adults showed great HEART.

We loved seeing a real kiwi. Did you know a tuatara feels soft? Most of us thought it would be hard like teeth. And it's much bigger than it looked on the old five cent coin.

When you are at Wellington Zoo look up and you might find the red panda is spying on you.

Next term we look forward to learning more  from 'Bush Builders' and what lives in our gardens, trees and areas around Russell School.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Famous Room 9

We went to Hosanna Hall at 5.30pm. We felt shy because there were  a lot of people there and we might get stage fright.

When we first walked into the wings, we were shy. By the time we were on the stage we had big smiles on all our faces.But when we danced to the 'Winner' song we all felt proud because our parents were there. Then the lights turned on, the spot light went boom on us, like an angel coming down towards us.

The audience was packed like cars in a traffic jam. After we finished dancing the crowd went wild like a bunch of lions roaring 'Rrrrr!'.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kis Can dress up

Room 9
Today Russell School had a dress up day to raise money for Kids Can and to give thanks to them for giving us baked beans, warrior jackets, shoes, nut bars and beanies . Some kids won a cirtificate and a gold metal for the best costume. I think Eliah & Lylah had the best costume because they were wearing another schools's uniform. By Fay

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mr Alfred Ngaro MP inspires

Mr Ngaro & Brandon train hard.
Aishah wins because  she knows to 'Dare to Dream'
Today MP Mr Alfred Ngaro came to visit us in Room 9. He is not Mr Lost, because of his dreams he knows where he is and where he wants to go.

Mr Alfred taught us three things:
1. It is important to have a goal or dream
2. Tell someone it
3. Work hard to reach your goal.

This is important, thanks Mr Ngaro.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kapo Kapo

On Friday 21th of June 2013 Russell School Kapo Kapo team went to the Te Rauparaha arena. Did you know why we went to do kapo kapo? To celebrate the Moari new Year. The school that were there were Brandon Intermediate,Natone School,tairang,Holy family, Rangkora,Te Kura Maori, Winley,Discovery School and Russell.The frist song we did was Te Matarik then us i was nervous that i was about to pee my pants but i didn't.I say we did a Awesome job! Because in front of lots of people everyone did good singing and showed teamwork.The school that did the best was Natone because it was funny to watch then it was time to go and I said we did a good job.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thanks Whaea Kirsty

Whaea Kirsty, 
Thank you for bringing Hootch in to meet us. We learned that before patting a dog we should ask it's owner  and let the dog see us before we pat it. Also if we see a dog on our side of the footpath; to stay safe we should cross the road because we don't know if is mean or not.

Hootch has a strong neck, soft fur and a happy tail. It was funny when he kissed people.

Whaea Kirsty, thank you for all the work you have done to help us learn at Russell School. We hope you like it in Ohope and the kids are nice to you at the school there.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lelei Lava

Thank you to all the experts from Room 9 who shared their language with us during Samoan Language Week at Russell School. 

You made learning fun by telling us stories,
making us repeat words and being happy even when we got it wrong. 

You showed real H.E.A.R.T.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

AFL coaches comes to Room 9

 Room 9 met Jay and Corey.After that we had to listen to what they said. I was honest when I played the game of seaweed and stood still when I was out.

We learned the AFL skill of drop punting. It was funny when they said 'Laces away faces'. I was happy when I kicked the ball because I thought I didn't know how to kick the ball, but I did it!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

We Won Russell

Room 9 on the top field with Russell.

We felt proud to win Russell the dog.  It means we were showing H.E.A.R.T during the last assembly.

It is important that we are seen showing H.E.A.R.T. Room 9 is a Year 5 and 6 class so are leaders at Russell School.

We took this photo on the top field because it is Soane’s favorite place at our school. Soane was our helper for the day.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Big Data & Flexible Wellington

 Faamanuia is looking outside,on the way to the National Library. We were going there to learn about Big Data and about the past present and future of Wellington.

This carving looks like a feather. We learnt about Maori legends because they are stories from the past.

 Here we are working on the water.The puzzle was all blue for the sea. Then we built Wellington,  by 3D pieces. Wellington changed over time.
I liked the [art when they said there was reclaimed land. It is scarey to think about.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

He iwi tahi tahou

Meet the Room 9 class of 2013! We have been reminding each other about the Russell School H.E.A.R.T and the importance of the treaty (we are now one people).