Friday, 28 August 2015

Rimu MLE Song

For home learning, Liske chose to write and record a song. She wrote it about Rimu Hub. We were proud of her effort and with her permission are sharing it on the blog.

I have published it with some recent photos of students learning in the hub. We definitely have fun learning together in Rimu Hub!

Liske has created her own post about the song. Check it out and leave her a comment!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Emailing Jonny 4Higher

At the moment Rimu Hub have literacy groups researching, reading and writing about the New Zealand artist of their choice. One of the groups is investigating the mural / graffiti artist, Jonny 4Higher. It is a boys' group and we are in the process of sending well-written emails to him. Some have already been sent and we wait eagerly for a reply! The Padlet above has the boys' original ideas.

Visit Jonny's website to see his amazing murals!

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Jonny 4Higher replied to Taylor, answering all his questions. Check it out at his blog! His replies to the other boys have been shorter because Taylor was the first to finish the draft of his email.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Postcard T3 W4

Rimu MLE's Term 3 Postcards (Learning All-Stars #4)

Liske - for being a consistently awesome learner and hard worker.
Monica- improved learning habits and focused attitude.
Bella - for her consistent high quality contributions.

He tino pai Rimu All Stars! We are very proud of you.

Postcard T3 W3

Rimu MLE's Term 3 Postcards (Learning All-Stars #3)

Rosemary - for being an enthusiastic learner and leader.
Bodie - improved learning habits and all round responsibility.
George - for sharing top quality learning tasks.

He tino pai Rimu All Stars! We are very proud of you.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Fun Run 2015

We have been training hard for the "Fun Run" in Rimu Hub and we're very proud of our results. Just look at that results table! 

Taylor couldn't run, so he took photos and created this video on the iPad. Visit his blog and leave him a comment. I think he did a creative job which captured the efforts of many students.

2015 Fun Run Results
Year 4 Girls fun
Year 4 Boys fun
1 Monica Sharplin    Takahe
2 Tyler Smith       Pukeko
3 Unique Rigby     Takahe
4 Bella Taylor     Pukeko
5 Aimee Osborne       Kea
1 George Taylor   Tui
2 Boston Dixon  Tui
3 Jordan Ross   Hoiho
4 Kayden Stowe  Hoiho
5 Declan Meads   Kea
Year 5 Girls fun
Year 5 Boys fun
1 Astella Tui
2 Aspen  Kea
3 Keisha Eagan Hoiho
4 Lake Paea  Hoiho
5 Jahzana Winiata   Tui
1 Diaz Davison  Pukeko
2 Rory Cameron  Takahe
3 Ngahere Greaves  Takahe
4 Logan Neis  Tui
5 Campbell Dean  Takahe
Year 6 Girls fun
Year 6 Boys fun
1 Jasmine Taylor  Tui
2 Leilani Williams  Pukeko
3 Emma Jarvis  Pukeko
4 Renee V   Takahe
5 Samontae  Tui
1 Corbyn Bloor  Kea
2 Jared Anderson  Takahe
3 William Wepa-Hazel
4 Liam Harmer  Pukeko
5 Connor McAneney  Hoiho
Year 4 Girls comp 3 laps 7:14
Year 4  Boys comp  3 laps 6:06
1 Ruby Hansen  Tui
2 Jasmine Bixley Kea
3 Ruby Langford Kea
4 Mya Wallace  Tui
5 Kalae Proctor Tui
6 Kaea Pomare  Tui
7 Skyla Halton Tui
8 Sienna Gamabarazzi McCarthy  Tui
9 Tia Dempsey  Hoiho
10 Isabella Ladd  Kea
1 Toby Mc   Tui
2 Camo Murphy   Takahe
3 Deegan Butcher  Hoiho
4 Mitchell Townsend Takahe
5 Bowen Steffert  Hoiho
6Jacob Johnson  Takahe
7 Callan Robson   Tui
8 Beau Heibner   Takahe
9 Jakob Whitnall  Takahe
10 Bradley Singer  Kea
Year 5 Girls comp   4 laps     9:02
Year 5 Boys comp  4 laps   8:15

1 Caitlin Astwood      Kea
2 Liske Halford       Takahe
3 Keighan Hikawai-McIntyre  Tui
4 Charlotte Reid  Kea
5 Claire Morrison   Hoiho
6 Izabella Hancz  Hoiho
7  Hannah Malcolm  Hoiho
8 Megan Orr  Tui
9 Bella Casson  Tui
10 Ruby Van Maanen  Tui

1 Ezra Morton  Hoiho
2 Connor Gallagher  Hoiho
3 Camden Bruce  Hoiho
4 Bodie Scott  Kea
5 Chris Walker Hoiho
6 Oscar Wilkinson  Kea
7 Camden Russell  Tui
8 Cameron Browning  Kea
9 Kevin Karena  Pukeko
10 Lucian Karaitiana  Tui
Year 6 Girls comp  4 laps  7:42
Year 6 Boys comp 4 laps    8:15
1 Aniela Apperley   Takahe
2 Kiana Pohe Pukeko
3 Adrielle Gillespie  Kea
4 Sophia Langford Kea
5 Maia Bassett Kea
6 Rosie Jones  Takahe
7 Shannon Hutchison
8 Tianna Rolls Pukeko
9 Shakayla Burton Kea
10 Emma Randle   Hoiho
1 Dylan Costello  Pukeko
2 Hugh Kilsby   Hoiho
3 Connor Derham   Tui
4 Caleb Johnstone  Hoiho
5 Jonathon Harbord Tui
6 Josh Stephens Takahe
7 Curtis Mc   Tui
8 Zayne Anderson   Tui
9 Tyler White   Pukeko
10 James Brown  Pukeko

Back in the hub, we reflected on the efforts of ourselves and others. It was wonderful to hear how well our students recognize the PRIDE in others. Here is a video of Hannah interviewing Liske about the Fun Run.

Kiana wanted to write a Moment in Time about her race and share it on her blog. She captured her race in vivid detail. Read about it here and leave a comment!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Netball World Cup by Sophia

    Here are some highlights from Sophia's amazing Netball Inquiry task. Her chant is super cool!

    My chant supporting the Silver Ferns.
    We are we are the silver ferns silver ferns
    We have girl power to the limit nobody is better than us
    We we rule the court like our fans get off your feet and clap your hands
    We are we are the Silver ferns Silver ferns

    All of the Silver Fern’s players and one of their main positions.
    GS Bailey Mes    Image result for bailey mes
    WA Grace RumessenImage result for Grace ramessen
    GD Casey Kopua
    Image result for casey kopua
    GS Malia Paseka Image result for malia paseka
    WA Shannon Francois Image result for shannon francois
    GD Katrina Grant Image result for Katrina grant
    GA Jodi Brown Image result for Jodi brown
    C Laura Langman Image result for laura langman
    GK Phoenix Karaka Image result for phoenix karaka
    GA Maria Tutaia Image result for maria tutaia
    WD Kayla CullenImage result for kayla cullen
    GK Leana Image result for leana de  2015
    De Bruin

    My NWC Artwork

    New Zealand Vs Uganda Report (written by Sophia)

    The game is under way with New Zealand starting with the ball and straight away it is a turn over. It gets to the Uganda goal GS, shot and GA got the rebound and stepped out, so it was NZ ball. After NZ shooting a few goals Shannon Francois made a excellent intercept, delivering a great pass into the goal circle, with Malia Paseka shooting a great goal.  After these first few minutes of the game Uganda has had great defence keeping the shooters out of the way for NZ.  

    Down the other end Karaka has made a lovely intercept leading to a great goal being shot for NZ. NZ having great teamwork with Jodi Brown making the ball stay on the NZ side. There has been nice pressure by the silver ferns making Uganda struggle and go off side.  There was a lovely save by the Uganda C but NZ still manage to get the ball with 2 nice strong passes down the court to the NZ shooters.  There has been great defence by both teams with a injury time out in the middle. Uganda have been doing some risky moves by shooting and passing with one hand.  What a great pick up by Laura Langman! At the end of the first quarter New Zealand came out winning 20-3.

    Uganda have came back on the court really strong ready to play another quarter.  Uganda has a new GA on and that has made a big difference by shooting more goals and straight away. After that Uganda have the ball with a 2 -0 start in the 2nd quarter.  Uganda had a very unlucky step but a nice pick up by Uganda after.  There were lovely passes by NZ making Jodi Brown shoot an amazing goal. Uganda centre pass went right into the hands of Malia Paseka and a centre pass does not normally go into the opposition GS hands. At the end of the 2rd quarter 39-16 with NZ leading and Uganda having a better quarter than their first quarter.

    There was a short pass by Uganda so it was a turn over to NZ which went out of court. Then Uganda stepped so it was NZ ball again. A lot was going on! On the Uganda side they had a lot of stepping in the circle and NZ was hustling.  There was lovely passing by Uganda but WD on their side got a warning by the referee. At the end of the 3rd quarter, New Zealand was still leading 56-24.

    Maria Tutaia is coming onto the court to play her 100th game for the Silver ferns.  Great ball by Maria Tutaia shooting but the ball fell out of the hoop but rebounded, making a quick pass to Malia Paseka. Great intercept by the Uganda GK but she was unlucky and it was NZ ball. GK for NZ, Karaka, made a big pass to Laura Langman who just missed it. There was a nice rebound by Leana De Bruin making the ball go down to the NZ shooting circle with a goal on its way. The final shot was by NZ.The final score was 76-33 to New Zealand at the Sydney Olympic park. Both teams had never met before.

    To see all of Sophia's post, visit here. She would love a quality comment.

    Wednesday, 19 August 2015

    Rugby - Karl Lowe Boots Game

    Parkvale School now has the Karl Lowe boots back!

    Pre-game: with our Number 1 Supporter!
    Recently, there was a great effort from the Parkvale School 1st XV in the annual Karl Lowe Boots Game. They had a tough game against Te Mata School (as always) and this year Parkvale came out on top, with a score of 27-22.

    Well done to all the players who put in the hard yards and showed Parkvale PRIDE in the game. They made their coaches and their school very proud!

    A huge thank you to all the supporters who braved the cold and wet to cheer us on.

    Post game - Winners!

    Here is a much appreciated letter from our inspirational leader, Hugh:

    Good Sports

    Dear Mr Moriarty, Mr Dickson and Mr Gifkins

    On behalf of the 1st 15 

    I would like to thank you for your efforts and the time you guys gave up to get this team together and to train us. As myself I think you guys have made me a much better player than I was before. As the team I am sure we all appreciated what you guys did for us.

    To conclude I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you for all the years I been in the 1st 15. You guys are amazing. Once again thank you.

    Kind Regards 


    The Karl Lowe Boots

    Friday, 14 August 2015

    Blogger of the Week: T3 #1

    Blogger of the Week returns again! This time we celebrate with a new logo. What do you think?

    Blogger of the Week Logo

    Hugh's well presented Lorde poem for Literacy / Arts
    The first Term 3 Blogger of the Week goes to Hugh. Hugh has been getting more creative with the "create" part of Learn, Create, Share!

    Kia kaha, Hugh!

    Please give Hugh a quality comment. He deserves it!

    Our proud Blogger of the Week!

    Thursday, 13 August 2015

    Postcard T3 W2

    Rimu MLE's Term 3 Postcards (Learning All-Stars #2)

    Emma- for being a well-manned student who enjoys her learning.
    Kiana - for being an inspirational leader in Rimu and across the school.
    Brayden - for managing his learning well and sharing it confidently with others.

    Well done, you three learning all-stars. You are role models to Rimu MLE!

    A-Z Advice


    Act like each day is your birthday

    Believe in yourself

    Creativity is a wonderful trait to life

    Don’t worry it will be fine

    Enjoy what you have before it disappears

    Family before friends

    Great things will happen if you believe

    Happiness is an inside job

    Imagine you're a star

    Just think that no ones watching

    Knowledge is helpful

    Look at the bright side

    Make wishes
    Never give up

    Open your eyes to change the world

    Push yourself even though it's hard

    Quotes are inspiring

    Race to your wonderful place

    Stay in your happy place

    The best is yet to come

    Under the moon is like spotlights shining on you

    Views can be the best sight you could ever see

    Wrong things are better than right things.

    XOXO is love

    Young, wild & free

    Zipping your mouth is a good way of getting yourself out of trouble