Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Week 3, Term 2

This week our artist study was based on Georgia O'Keeffe.  Georgia liked to do charcoal drawings of close up flowers, landscapes and skulls.  On Wednesday Ruma Rima created their own O'Keeffe inspired art using pastels and black paper.  It was very messy, but fun!

Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day!  This is to support anti-bullying.  We want students to speak Up, stand Together, stop Bullying!! The idea is to celebrate diversity, spread aroha and kindness and prevent bullying. Your support means we can make Aotearoa a safer place for our rangatahi (youth).

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Our Loose Parts Journey

Our Loose Parts journey is very close to being up and running . . . wahoo!

Our project managers Oliver, Jet and Cooper are busy organising the roster and fundraising efforts to cover the cost of the shipping container.

Our wonderful Year 6 students visited Dairy Flat School and their "Junk Box".  Their wonderful monitors talked to us about the responsibility of opening the container at lunchtime, solving problems on the spot like sharing resources or behavioural problems.

Watch this space . . . because we are about to get creative!!

Year 6 Students with the Dairy Flat School Monitors

What are the benefits of the Loose Parts programme?  Find out by watching this video.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Welcome to 2019 in Ruma Rima

It's all about CONNECTIONS in 2019!!

And . . . that is exactly what we have been doing for the last three weeks, building relationships and making connections. This has included house challenges, creative curriculum, cardboard cutout deer for the Helensville A & P Show and so much more . . .

Watch this space every Thursday to see what we have been up too!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Production: Roll up, roll up - it's SHOW TIME!

We have been working extremely hard on our original whole school production "World in Union".  Tickets went on sale today at $5.00 a seat.

Performances will be on:

Wednesday, 27th June at 12:30pm;
Thursday, 28th June at 6:30pm;
Friday, 29th June at 6:30pm.

Tickets are likely to sell out faster than Usain Bolt in an Olympic sprint race so make sure you get in quick!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Week Toru

Week three already!  This term has started off very busy . . . Kaipara Triathlon, High Tea for Mothers Day, Production and of course lots of learning in class about CHANGE.

We have also started reading Gathering Blue by Lowis Lowry, a companion novel to The Giver (our Term 1 novel).  We have continued our Minecraft setting using the descriptions Lowry uses.  We are hoping the movie comes out soon.

In Writing we are focusing on Explanations on Science phenomena.  Next week with our buddies we will begin working on a science experiment to demonstrate our understanding of the science behind our explanations.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Camp for 2018

Wow!  What stunning weather, participation, GRIT and teamwork!  That basically sums up our 2018 four day EOTC experience at Piha Mill.

Even tho we attended Piha Mill last year we still found things that challenged us, and experienced new activities like air rifles, Beach Ed with the lifeguards at Piha North Beach, a new challenging bush walk and of course Gaga Ball.

A big thank you to our amazing camp parents who pushed our boundaries, celebrated our successes and were there when we needed them.  Thank you.

 Day 1

  Day 2

 Day 2

 Day 3

 Day 4

 We made it to Kitekite Falls.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Week 5

What a busy week!  We participated in our first tech classes at Kaipara College on Tuesday.  We thoroughly enjoyed the new challenges involved in Digi, Fabric, Food and Hard Tech.  We are looking forward to the new challenges we will face on Thursday.  We managed self well and participated to the best of our abilities.

 Digi Tech - programming with the Micro:bit

Fabric Tech - E-Textiles.

Food Tech - a healthy start . . . fresh fruit salad. 

Hard Tech - building a cell phone holder.

On Wednesday, the weather was on our side as we showcased our swimming skills to our school community.  There was some excellent races and the practice certainly paid off!  Next Friday we will compete against all the Kaipara cluster schools at Kaipara College.  Watch this space . . .