Courage & Commitment, Kia Kaha, Kia Maia

Hurungaterangi 4 – Stephanie Chand

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Ton Schulten- inspired Cityscapes

February 20, 2017

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Arty Hurungaterangi 4

February 16, 2017

Today we got arty, creating geometric cityscapes with a range of tints and colours. Check out our next blog post to see the end results!

Hurungaterangi 4 at Pathways

February 15, 2017

Today I went to check out what was happening at some of the Pathways classes. There were lots of happy students busy building in Minecraft and playing music in music performance. Pathways is definitely a highlight for many- a chance to explore different areas and to learn and develop new skills.

Learning about the 3R’s

February 10, 2017

This week we looked more closely at the school values of Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Responsibility for your Actions. Students worked in small groups on one of the values. They created a slide show to give examples of how the value could be shown at school, at home and out in the […]

Hurungaterangi 4… who are we?

February 10, 2017

Continuing with thinking about ourselves and what makes us who we are, we used ‘Tagul’ to create digital self portraits. Students thought of 10- 20 words to describe themselves. These could be adjectives to describe personality or the names of things that are important to them. Check out the results:

Self portraits- Fractured Faces

February 2, 2017

This week we created fractured faces. Using two photos of ourselves, we cut, stuck or weaved ourselves together to make self portraits.

First Day…… tick!

January 31, 2017

The first day of school is always the hardest. What will my class be like? Will I know anyone? Will I make friends? Will I be ok? And that applies to the teacher AND the students! We have ticked off our first day and it was a goodie…. onwards and upwards for us in our […]

The Last Post

December 13, 2016

Today we celebrated our class with a lunch out at Gourmet House. It was a delicious meal and a chance to talk and enjoy each others company out of the classroom. We have had a great year. The last week is always somewhat sad for me, like the end of a very special journey. Thank […]

Poetry Portfolios

December 11, 2016

Over this last week or so we have been putting into practice what we have learnt about different types of poems. Each student has chosen a theme or topic for their own poetry portfolio. They are currently working on developing this portfolio to include at least 8 different poems all based around the theme. Check […]

Celebrations on…. Sports Prizegiving

December 9, 2016

Congratulations to our award winners at todays sports prizegiving. Koan Hemana- Most Improved: Waterpolo and Most Valued: Touch Atiria Stanley-Hardiman- Most Improved: Netball Tayla Hewitt-Miller- Most Improved: Netball Elijah Beckham- Most Improved: Touch and Most Improved: Basketball Te Koha Jansen: Most Valuable: Hockey Rico Kidwell: Most Valuable: Netball and Year 7 Netball Player of the […]

Pathways Bands and Badges

December 7, 2016

This week Pathways bands and badges were awarded to students who have excelled in their Pathways subjects over terms 3 and 4. Twelve students from Hurungaterangi 4 received bands and badges; congratulations to you all. Tyra and Lilli were absent when the picture was taken…. over at Culinary Arts competing in Masterchef which might be […]

What is a typical year 7 student?

November 30, 2016

Over the last week we have been conducting a statistical investigation- What is a typical year 7 student? There has been a lot of learning along the way; such as how to pose questions to gather interesting information, what is a reasonable sample group, and the best method to gather data. Two different types of […]

Athletics Day Placings- H4

November 24, 2016

Today at assembly certificates were given out in recognition of place-getters at last weeks athletics day. Dean gained 3rd place in year 7 discus and Pania was 3rd in high jump, 3rd in discus, 3rd in shotput, 2nd in 100m sprints, 2nd in long jump and 2nd in 200m. Cameron was 3rd in 200m, 2nd […]

Frozen Worlds… creativity abound

November 24, 2016

There are all sorts of unusual, creative things happening in our room this week as we work in groups on a range of tasks to do with ‘Frozen Worlds’. It has been fantastic to see how students have thought outside the square in regard to how they are going to approach the tasks. We have […]

Hurungaterangi Clean Up at Athletics Day

November 19, 2016

We had a great day at the stadium on Friday participating in the various events that make up athletics day. As well as the traditional events for the serious athletes, events such as sack race, three legged race and piggy back races kept everyone busy and laughing. Overall our house did really well winning most […]

Student Led P.E.

November 8, 2016

Each week two students run what we call ‘Student Led P.E.’ This week it is Pania and Ashleigh’s turn and today we had a great session. They started with a run and then some relays which included wheel barrow races and piggy back rides. They finished the sessions off with dodgeball. Good times!

Clinton or Trump?

November 8, 2016

We have examined some of the events around this weeks U.S. presidency election. With just a day to go until voting closes students used a prediction map to consider the question; Clinton or Trump? This involved finding five evidenced reasons why each candidate would win and five reasons why they wouldn’t. Each group then weighed […]

Camp Experience- Team Rescue

November 3, 2016

Team Rescue By Alexa Harvey Our plane had plummeted to the ground. We had landed in a swamp. All we had was 3 planks, ropes and a first aid kit. Our pilot Roy, flew out of the aircraft when we crashed. We didn’t see the point in trying to save him, seeing as he had […]

Camp Experience- abseiling

November 3, 2016

We reached the abseil tower, I didn’t think it was as tall as it was before me. I gulped at the large tower. The instructor was on top and he introduced himself and told us he would demonstrate how to abseil. I was freaked. I had gone white with fear. I already didn’t want to […]

Totara Springs

November 2, 2016

We have just been to camp at Totara Springs and had a fantastic time. There were lots of activities designed for students to enjoy, to work collaboratively and also be challenged by. Check out some of the pictures….    

Hurungaterangi 4 novel study posters

October 17, 2016

At the end of last term we read novels as part of our reading programme. One of our novel study tasks was to create an A4 poster. It had to be original, creative and include criteria such as information about character, vocabulary, plot. mood and theme. Check out some of the end results from Damian, […]

Celebrations in Hurungaterangi 4

October 13, 2016

Lots of celebrations today! In assembly students were presented with Pathways bands for term 3. These bands are awarded as acknowledgment to students who have worked hard and/ or achieved to a high standard in their Pathways subjects. In addition Autumn was presented with an academic badge for placing in the top 3% internationally in […]

Hurungaterangi 4 visit the museum

September 6, 2016

Today we visited the Rotorua Museum to view the Walter Bakkenes exhibition. (  This was a really interesting experience as students learnt about art elements such as line, shape, and colour. One of the activities involved a partner being blindfolded and a buddy describing the artwork in order to build a picture in the listeners […]

Alma- a chilling doll story

September 3, 2016

This week in class we watching a short film which is in ‘The Ghostly Shed’ on ‘The Literacy Shed’ website. We brainstorming the main plot events and then each student wrote the story of Alma. Here is Autumn’s version… ALMA- a chilling doll story It was the middle of winter, and frost littered every path […]

High Diving Giraffes

August 5, 2016

We watched High Diving Giraffes, a very clever short film. The task given to students was to tell the story using show not tell, describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe. Here is Autumn’s story: My feet clomp against […]

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