Courage & Commitment, Kia Kaha, Kia Maia

Hurungaterangi 4 – Stephanie Chand

During term 3 Isaac shaved his hair to raise money for cancer. Within our classroom Isaac is always thinking of others and so it was of no surprise that he was also thinking of ways to help others outside of the classroom. Well done Isaac on consistently showing Respect for Others.

Isaac’s Cancer Fundraiser

October 3, 2017

During term 3 Isaac shaved his hair to raise money for cancer. Within our classroom Isaac is always thinking of others and so it was of no surprise that he was also thinking of ways to help others outside of the classroom. Well done Isaac on consistently showing Respect for Others.

Loud Shirt Day

September 29, 2017

The Cave….. short story writing

September 28, 2017

We have been working on our narrative writing skills over the second half of this term. Today we had certain criteria as we hone and develop our storytelling techniques. Firstly our story had to be about one page long and still tell a story. Paragraphing had to be correct and there were to be no […]

Journey to the 20th Century

September 25, 2017

The 20th-century began with without cars, planes, television, and of course, computers. It also witnessed two world wars, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Holocaust in Europe, the Cold War and the exploration of space. There can be no doubt that the twentieth century is one of the most remarkable in human history for […]

Koru Art

September 14, 2017

The koru (Maori for “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Maori art, carving and tattoos. This week we experimented with pastel shading to create koru masterpieces.

Kiln People

August 31, 2017

Kiln People Written by Amber I would have one attend school for me, and do the working for all my maths, reading and writing work. That leaving 9 copies of myself to do dangerous things. My second one, will jump off a cliff into water, while wearing a GoPro camera. Third one will make cakes […]

Chinese Speech Competition

August 30, 2017

On Friday 25 August we had a couple of students from our class competing in the Chinese Speech Competition. This is an annual event where students from across the Bay of Plenty compete in speaking Chinese. It takes lot of courage to speak in front of a huge crowd, well done Hannah Stanley and Jack […]

Planetary Adventure

August 29, 2017

We used a series of questions to guide the writing of a narrative story, ‘Planetary Adventure’. Students answered each question and these answers created the series of events that would tell the story. Planetary Adventure By Elise Cresswell We have now been on the planet for just over three weeks. Our food and water supply […]

Whanau Day Art Focus

August 10, 2017

This week we had an art focus during our whanau days. In our classroom students from across our whanau created ‘Pacific Coast Regatta’.

H4- Biographies

August 10, 2017

Next step! We took our brace map and bio poem information, as well as other things we found out, to create an A3 poster. The elements required were: · The name of your person in large bold print- Who was (or is) _______? · A picture of your person. · A timeline of their achievements- […]

Journey to the Past- Famous People

August 2, 2017

Our overarching topic this term is ‘Journey to the Past’. We have started by learning about a famous 20th century person, creating a brace map and developing a bio-poem. Here are some examples: Adolf Former commanding officer of Germany during World War Two. Son of Alois and Klara Hitler. Husband of Eva Braun. Lover of […]

Pathways Prizegiving

July 7, 2017

On the last day of the term the Pathways prizegiving took place. This is a bi-annual event in which the top students in each Pathways subject are celebrated. Congratulations to the Hurungaterangi 4 students who were recognised. Camdyn Coombe- Culinary Arts Zoe Kumeroa- Coding Jack Rolfe- Music Performance Elise Cresswell- Culinary Arts Connie Clark- Adolescent […]

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

June 24, 2017

Our overarching theme for the year is ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ Students have just finishing planning a trip to an overseas destination. They had to find out what the capital city is of their overseas destination and how much it would cost to fly there. They had to find and price accommodation as well […]

H4- Volleyball skills

June 20, 2017

Today three students from Hinekaha took us for volleyball skills and drills. We all learnt lots and had a great session- thank you girls!

Authorship H4

June 14, 2017

This week we wrote about our most treasured possession after reading ‘The Blond Guitar’. Here are some examples of our writing: My most valuable possession is my Xbox 360. I got a job for a couple of months to get it and I was so proud when I went to the store to buy it. […]

The RAKE- haka and waiata comp

June 2, 2017

We learnt how to use The RAKE and we used it to reflect on last term’s haka and waiata competition. Together we came up with lots of ideas to examine and analyse this awesome experience in depth. The RAKE Haka and Waiata Comp Touch The firm stem of the feathers scraping against our skulls, flaking […]

Hurungaterangi 4 Authors

May 19, 2017

Today we read a passage of writing and analysed it. We looked at semicolons, dashes, personification, descriptive words and long and short sentences. Together we created a piece of writing that describes our classroom using these things. Afterwards students crafted their own pieces about a chosen room in their own house. Here are some examples: […]

Riding the Starry Night

May 4, 2017

Riding the Starry Night working with pastels Until: Friday, 7 July 2017 Venue: Children’s Art House, Government Gardens A hands-on session using Vincent Van Gogh’s slash method, students will get to create their own dynamic artwork with pastels at the Children’s Art House Swirling colour and movement transforms an artwork into a piece full of […]

Hurungaterangi haka/waiata champs for 2017

April 7, 2017

Check out the Rotorua Intermediate Facebook page to see our amazing Hurungaterangi performance.

Academic Achievement Badges Term 1

April 6, 2017

Congratulations to Hurungaterangi 4 students who received academic achievement badges at our end of term Manaakitanga assembly. Camdyn Coombe, Joshua Smith and Jessica Dudson received these badges for high achievement in all curriculum areas and continually striving for excellence.

Incomplete list of small pleasures

April 4, 2017

We wrote based on the above prompt in Speedwriting, check out Connie’s list of small pleasures (incomplete of course): An incomplete list of small pleasures by Connie Clark Pretending to be a dog whilst playing with my real ones because they tickle me with their paws and I get to show my inner dog! Listening […]

Get New Zealand Writing… H4

April 4, 2017

Our parcel arrived!!! The school we were paired up with were from Christchurch. Their school is very different to ours (less students and a full primary school) and the class who wrote to us was comprised of year 6, 7 and 8 students. We really enjoyed reading their metaphor postcards and learning all about them.

Hurungaterangi 4- coding

March 29, 2017

Below is the link to Amber’s scrolling background game that she created in Coding on pathways days: https://sites.google.com/a/rotorua-intermediate.org.nz/coding-ris/artifact-2/hurunga/scrolling-backgrounds The link below will also take you to other games created by students in Hurungaterangi: https://sites.google.com/a/rotorua-intermediate.org.nz/coding-ris/artifact-2/hurunga

Ko Au, Ko Koe- I am you and you are me in Hurungaterangi Four.

March 27, 2017

Last week we presented our ‘Ko Au, Ko Koe’ investigations to the class. This investigation was designed for us to get to know more about each other and the cultures we affiliate to. We paired up (two different cultures), brainstormed categories, recorded ideas, researched and then compared and contrasted our cultures using a double bubble […]

You can’t tell by looking at me….. Hurungaterangi 4

March 22, 2017

You can’t tell by looking at me…by Camdyn Coombe You can’t tell by looking at me that I’m a really shy person around people I don’t really know. You also can’t tell that I’d rather have a family dinner at my nana’s house than a sleepover with my friends. I like to be around my […]

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