Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Welcome back.

Welcome back, room 8-ians. <------(courtney is lame) To start the term we have a new curriculum, including some of the topics you guys wanna learn. Main topic: IMPACT Sub topics: English, Teo reo Maori, science, i.c.t, community, ASPIRE, social studies, health (+ pubery, Yeah boy, jokes) the arts, physical education, maths and the visual arts. 1st week back at school: personal comments, Hannah: Courtney: " Are you enjoying school so far?" Hannah: " Yeah, i guess".

Courtney:" What are your thoughts on our topic IMPACT?" Lauren:" Yes, because we are leaning about the enviroment and we can help it, and i like the idea of the argument because we get to learn what we want to learn."

Riley: Courtney:"What are your thoughts on our main topic this term IMPACT?" Riley:" Its good because you get to learn what you want"

Liam: Courtney:" Are you enjoying school so far?" Liam:" No school is bad. (joking), but i like the topic."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Room8 Camp

Room 8's Awesome Camp

On Monday the 26Th April 2010, room 8 set of to the wonderful camp that is Berwick Camp.When we arrived we had time to find our cabins settle in then we got ready to go for a bush walk.We went through bush and got cover in scratches and I was poked in the eyes by a stick at least 5 times.That night we had a game of spotlight and since it was still wet we got soaked but it was still fun.

Next day after a nights rest,well half a nights rest,we have our first 3 rounds of our activities,then after lunch we have the last two before we got ready for the most muddy,most dirty part of the whole camp.THE ASSAULT COURSE!

At the very start of the assault course everyone was dreading it but for some of us at the end it was start to get kinda fun.

After a nice shower or sauna or both we had dinner the have a few and inside games night before getting off for a good nights sleep.

Next morning after breakfast we went into the forest to for the Bivouac building challenge.Then after some yummy lunch we had our search and rescue and one of the poor groups,(my group)had to take Mr Herden down and hill and then he come back and then we had to take Rachel back to the abseiling base!When we got back we all had some dinner then had fear factor and poker night before hopping off to bed.

Thursday morning we got up and we had the Group initiative tasks.One group had banana and chocolate making on campfires which they had to make themselves.The other group had the confidence course.It was fun and the bananas tasted great.

Then after lunch everyone was busy doing prep for the camp concert that was on after dinner.

The camp concert was great and there were some pretty great acts.After that we had the secret Santa and everyone traded their presents and everyone(most)made a pretty good effort towards their gifts.

After secret Santa since it was the last night we all got to stay up and watch a movie that we had to bid for to choose.Highest bid got to choose.

Last day we got to sleep in then there was the big clean up before we had lunch then the last auction.After the auction we had free time before free time well we waited for the bus.

We had lots of fun were really sad to leave.But here are some photos we took throughout the week.

Room 8s Camp memories

Riley gets a surprise

Ashleigh room 8s sleeping beauty

Some random cows.moo!!!!!

Room 8 take one

Room 8 take two.

Ash very scary mad face.

Best friends forever

The walk view

Jamie takes the lead in the walk.

Dylanz looks serious

Courtz isnt joking around

Ashleigh!Looking super

We have heaps of fun and these are only some of the adventures we had.We had many and hope we have heaps more.

Elz. Room 8

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Week 8 Home Work

Kia Ora

After much tutuing around, I finally got the post up so here it is

Follow this link

Below is the exact web page if the link isn't working. You will have to select this web address and copy and paste it into youe web address bar.


Read the article and answer the following questions.

1) Why was it believed that there was no life at the bottom depths of the pacific ocean.

2) Who was the explorer who came up with the theory from question 1 and how did he come up with it?

3) How many new species of marine life were discovered around the world by Challenger?

4) Who is Richard Baxter and what didi he achieve?

5) When was the first Colossal Squid found and where?

6) Make a list of the 5 different zones and draw the depths on a line in your book.

7) What is so special about the epipelagic Zone?

8) What do you think would happen if the epipelagic Zone became polluted beyond repair, and why?

9) What was descovered on Morse's invention that made them think twice about the sea life at the bottom of the sea?

10) Write down 5 adaptations that a deep sea creature would need to survive down in the dark, cold, depths of the deepest trenches in the ocean.

Good luck this homework should only take you 15 minutes max! It is due in on Wednesday.

Matua Kopua

Thursday, March 11, 2010

AqUaRiUm ☺ ☻


On March the 11Th Room 8 went to the Portobello Aquarium to find out more about some of the rocky shore sea creatures.We had so much fun and saw some cool and some not so cool creatures.We even got to dissect a squid.Some found it fun and others, like me (Eleanor) found it totally gross.We took lots of photos of all the cool things we did and here they are.


Dylan's meal wont stay still.

Kapura eats the insides.Yum yum (not)

Inky hand moisturiser

C.j takes a fishy meal break

squid from the inside,out

Josh is going to be sick.Dylan on the other hand is as happy as can be.


Room 8 food chain

the class crabs

Reuben and kapura get mucky.

Ohhh its all slimy

The amazing squid dissection

A look at a hermit crab throw the telescope.


Ebz checking out some rocky shore creatures

Nicky is all good while she has a look at some sea life

Sam checks out the starfish

The squid in its grave

Nicky checks her new squid scented hand moisturiser

Sea anemone


The amazing seaweed

A zoo plankton

Matuas ultimate pukana (Bleh)

Matua looks the part.

Sam your meant to be scared.

Room8 people become dead shark din din

The weird legged crab

Um,nice lips.

A fish.What more can i say.

Courtneys starfish incounter

starfish.Moveing or not.

the touch tank.Da na na na!


Pretty fishys.☺♪

♫Spider crab,spider crab.Does whatever a spider crab does.♫

Courtney the shark.

Ahhh!!A crayfish.

The amazing giant squid gets stuffed.


Um, I thought whales very vegeterians

The room 8 food chain.

Um,nice look Llyod. not

Boys go shy for the camera

Oooooo Sam, brush ya teeth! Your scaring me!!!

Sally the seal gets her close-up

Marama lieing on the shark?not a good idea!!

Matua becomes dinner