Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tri-Nations Victory

Danny, from Room 9 feels proud helping during the unveiling of the new Russell School gateway. 

To'e & Cornell raise the Niue flag during the week.

We read books about Niue, Fiji and Tuvalu.
With help from Whaea Rach, we won the 'Golden Jandal' for our amazing language learning.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Term Three and still going strong

Working on our digital passports.

Making our own hei tiki.

Fun marae experience .
Getting physical during Ko Wai Au.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Come to 0ur Concert August 12th.

This is a poem inspired by our school concert.

Room 9 Concert Disaster!

Tamara bumped into Shalom and they fell down on their faces
He tipped and slipped and broke his hip. You should have seen our faces.

Faamalele walked onto the stage, but she was way to early
She got hit by a taiaha and went home on a gurnney

Micah went to help her up 
but then the spotlight shone 
 she danced her way into the crowd
it meant her act was done.

After us there was a fuss with the other classes
One lost a shoe, forgot a boot 
and others were just too cute.

We all stepped up to take our places
You should have seen the audiences  
They all cracked up and laughed
right in our faces.

by Tufaina

Thursday, June 4, 2015

We are learning about Iraq

Showing off our henna hands.
Did you know that some women in Iraq put on henna tattoos before their weddings because they believe it is good luck?
Uaina and Alexia.

Crowds of people shop at busy street markets in Bagdad, where goods like spices, rings, copperwear and antiques are sold.
Ocean & John.

The country of Iraq was created in 1921, but people have lived on the acient land for tens of thousands of years.
Kaipara & Cornell


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Exposition Writing by Room 9

Saturday morning practice
I think sports on Saturday should be banned so you can have a day off.
What I think should happen is sports should be banned in NZ school, why?Because you get hurt.
Saturday sports are bad because you have to get up early in the morning.That makes you tired.
That is why I think Saturday sport is bad.

By To'e

Saturday practice is good, everyone in the world should do it.
 I think Saturday practice is good because it helps people get fit and it could take you to the big days like becoming a All black.
It lets you get over your fear of being tackled.How do you take over your fear? Sometimes you just have to be tackled a lot of times, it helps you get over it.
That is how you get over your fear.I feel excited because we get to do better stuff like playing rugby on Saturday.

By John

People shouldn't play sports on Saturday and it should be banned in NZ schools.
Sports shouldn't be played on Saturday because of getting hurt; you could just sit down and watch t.v.
Sports is fun and boring at the same time because you have to be benched for a long time and can't play on the field and can't be the champion.Why is sports not fun?Because you get hurt.
That's why sports is boring too.

That's why sports shouldn't be played, confused?

By Ocean

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Week: One World, Many Stories.

Ruth Paul and Jeremy talking about illustrations.

John receiving his prize after the Parade of Nations.

Alexia & Faamalele during the parade.
'Book Week was fun because we got to hear different teachers read to us.'

Ruth Paul was interesting. She knew our names and answered our emailed questions.
Ruby Readers.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ocean Walks Baby T

It was fun walking baby T, but at the same time it was scary because his teeth were as sharp as a razor. It was exciting when Baby T walked in the door, the costume was amazing. We thought it would be robotic. He sounded like my Mum when she gets angry or like a wolf looking for his pack.
Everyone was screaming loud, I couldn't hear anything. Room 3 were crying. Room 6 were scared and Room 9 was just perfect.

Ocean & Cornell

Maths Madness Unite

A photo of the mini maths challenge team from Russell School. We were chosen to participate in a maths challenge at Windley School.
We got a certificate for participating. I felt proud of our team because we did our best and worked together.


Movin March Week

 Sometimes I walk to school with my friends. We play on the way. We talk about what we are going to do, our teacher and what we did yesterday.
I walk to school to learn. On the way I see kids playing and sometimes at the shop when they buy their lunch. When the bell goes they go to their class.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Special guests

Thumbs up for Room 3's bread.
Nurse Bron teaching us about throat swabs.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Welcome to 2015

We have been learning about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Teamwork in action 'Learning Maths Together'