Friday, December 2, 2016

Statistics and Graphing

December 2 Helpful statistics tips from Morgan and Khaya. Well done girls on clearly displaying your knowledge.

Statistics Learning

December 2016 Ruma Tahi have been busy learning all about the range of different types of graphs used to display data. Belle's done a great job of showing her understanding of these on her DLO. Well done!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Slice of Life - Yr 5 and 6 Camp to Woodend Camp - Canterbury

11 November 2016 - This year the senior camp was held at Woodend Camp in Canterbury. The weather favoured us and everyone challenged themselves. By clicking on to each of each of the links you can read about individual highlights.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Over the last week Ruma Tahi has been learning about empathy and how 'putting yourself in other people's shoes' can help everyone. We are all practising doing this on a daily basis. Read the comments below to see the differing viewpoints as to what empathy is.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Science In Schools

5 September 2016 A different start to Monday morning today. Richard Scholes - 'The crazy scientist' is here presented is show entitled 'Wild Weather'. Ruma Tahi students - add your opinion of the science presentation using the comments bar. Richard seemed to have a magic way when pulling metal rings apart. Can you see how he does it? Richard ended his show with the smoke machine - the smoke rings flew over everyone!

Science In Schools

5 September 2016 A different start to Monday morning today. Richard Scholes - 'The crazy scientist' is here presented is show entitled 'Wild Weather'. Ruma Tahi students - add your opinion of the science presentation using the comments bar. Richard seemed to have a magic way when pulling metal rings apart. Can you see how he does it? Belle realised the protective qualities of blubber when she inserted her hand a blubber glove!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Perspective Art

September 4, 2016 Learning to put depth into art work and creating the illusion of objects disappearing into the distant horizon is not an easy task! However, as you can see from these slides Ruma Tahi students are really getting the idea well. Check back in a few days to view some of the completed artwork.

Friday, August 26, 2016

What Would You Do?

26 August - The Race Last week in class we watched footage of the race where Nikki Hamblin and Abby D'Agostino supported each other when they collided in the 5000m race at the Olympics. After discussing all the different points of view everyone gave their own opinion as to how they would have acted. Enjoy reading the range of views. Please comment and tell us what you would have done in the same situation.

Mahe Drysdale Comic

Cameron and Cody have done a great job writing a comic form script of Mahe's race. They have expressed their thoughts as to what their fellow Olympians may have been thinking.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cupcake Day for the SPCA

17 August 2016 Cupcakes poured into school this morning - much to the delight of the many students who ordered them. Thanks to all those parents who baked, decorated and purchased cupcakes. They were delicious! Room One iced and decorated their own cupcakes. Some of the techniques were certainly interesting!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Working out Area

Jimmy has been working out to learn how calculate the area of circles and triangles. Check out his slide so that you can learn too.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Maths in Action

The Multipliers group had great success solving equations using tidy numbers on a number line this week. View the slides and watch the attached link.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

West-a-Maths Victory!

Wow - we are hugely proud of Tom, Jimmy, Ruby and Morgan who travelled to Westport today to compete in the Year 6 category of West-a-maths.  They came 2nd with a score of 19/20 points!!
A huge congratulations to you all!

Jimmy, Morgan, Tom and Ruby looking pretty proud of their second place awards!

The Olympics - Our Opinion

Click on the padlet link below to see what each student's opinions are in regards to the founder of the Modern Olympic games is.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Rippa Rugby - Paroa

In bone chilling conditions this morning the Rippa Rugby team played 4 games against other West Coast Schools. We had two brilliant wins and 2 losses. The whole team played their hearts out. Watch out for their reports of the game shortly. Here are a few photos of the action.
Go Team Kaniere!

All lined up for the first tap off in game one.

Charlotte getting set to take another rip.

George sprints down the field headed for another great try. Tom's right there to offer support.

. . . and Tom scores another try!

A tired team at the end of our four games - they deserved the rest!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cross Country Photos

A fantastic day for our whole school cross country today! We had a great turn-out of parents and family members. Check out the great action shots that Mrs Long took at this link.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Symmetry DLOs

Over the last 2 weeks the class have been learning all about symmetry and scale factor. Check out the individual blogs as well as some that will be shared here. We hope you learn from them! Riley's presentation is very clear to follow.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Our Poetry Recordings

The class have recently learnt how to use Screencastify and have had lots of fun recording one of their favourite poems with you.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Ruma Tahi has had a bit of fun with poetry this week and written poems based around a book called 'If' by Sarah Perry. Jimmy has made a great job of selecting and making images to match his writing. Happy reading!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Georgia and Charlotte lead the actions for our new waiata at kapahaka this morning.You have to be fast to keep up!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Rippa Rugby

Nobby came in today to help with rippa rugby training. Here are couple of clips of the training.

Friday, May 20, 2016


For those of you who weren't able to make it to assembly today here is a small clip of our class item "Island Beauty". We hope it helps the sun to find us again!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016


Last term the class all wrote their own mihi and here is Morgan's mihi with her visual interpretation in the background.

Kapahaka with Paula

Rooms 1 and 2 learning new waiata with Paula.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Jared - Keywords

Jared's put good thought into selecting keywords that are important to him to help summarise himself. His google drawing is pretty clever too.

Key Words - Reading

Everyone has been working really hard to locate keywords in texts they read to summarise the main ideas. To help understand what a keyword is everyone brainstormed keywords about themselves and used these in mini summaries. Esther has summed herself up well!

My Place in the World

6 April 2016 - Over the last few weeks the students have been learning to write in formal report style to present the country of their origin to others. They have had to learn how to write in the third person, include topic sentences and how to write supporting sentences. Their writing has needed to be correctly punctuated and presented in paragraphs. They are now sharing their learning with you and are looking forward to reading your comments!

Poetry by Renee

Renee has used excellent language and descriptive language in her three poems. She has shown she understands just how to use similes to create good effect. Well done!

More Poetry . . .

Charlotte has worked to hard to use descriptive words in her winter themed poetry.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


We have started off this term learning to add precise description and language features to poetry. Ruby deserves to be very proud of her writing - it really makes you think!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Parachute Designs

Wednesday May 4 As part of the class Creative Maths in term one everyone designed a parachute with the aim being to see who could design one with the slowest descent time. The class had a heap of fun learning to use google slides at the same time.


Charlotte P's ancestors come from France. Read on to find out about her country.

Grace's Last Day

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

My Place in the World Writing

6 April 2016
Over the last few weeks the class have been researching one of the countries their families have come from. This has seen students learn how to correctly write a formal report and produce a "My Place in the World" piece of writing. Writing formally has helped the class learn how to correctly construct topic sentences and group their ideas into paragraphs. Watch out for regular updates to this post and enjoy learning about the range of countries that Ruma Tahi students come from! Aotearoa written by Riley Jimmy's ancestors homeland is the Land of Bagpipes!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book Day

22 March 2016

There are all sorts of book characters roaming around in Rūma Tahi this morning! We have been celebrating the opening of the library with a couple of book quizzes and writing to describe our favourite book characters.

Mary Poppins joined in with lessons today.

Pippi Longstockings come to school!

Vicky Wilson left her horse back on the ranch! 
Out of the pages of American Sniper . . . 

Monday, March 21, 2016


21 March 2016

Making Parachutes

As part of our maths and technology learning the class has been learning to design, make and modify parachutes. The next step will be to record the descent times on a table and compare these with other groups. Students need to think about how they will take accurate measurements and ensure that 'flights' are conducted in a fair manner. The photos show the creating stage. The designs were drawn using the Google drawing tool. 

Good use of recycled materials.

Some serious concentration at the create stage!

Jimmy - getting the weight for his parachute prepared.  

Monday, March 7, 2016


7 March 2016 PE

A wet Monday morning saw us move desks in the class to carry on with our Kiwisport lessons.
The focus this term is striking and fielding games. Throwing and catching are the important skills the students have been focusing on. Today we used tennis balls.

Swimming Sports

7 March 2016

Last week Rooms 1 and 2 headed to the town pool to compete in the senior school swimming sports. We had a great crew of parents time us and take the results. Thanks for all your support. In total 14 swimmers qualified for the District Sports to be help March 9th. Look out for more photos!

The keen competitors! 
Waiting for their race.

Half-length backstroke.

Waiting for the starter's whistle. 

Our fantastic timers! 

Jackie did a great job starting all our races - thanks!

 . . . and they're off!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Buddy Interview - Take 2!

3 March 2016

The buddy interviews are almost now completed. We have begun to record these on the i-pad using the Explain Everything app so watch out for the uploads of these very soon. In the meantime enjoy reading about the amazing talents in our class.
Scott is certainly the star of this interview.
Sam - great choice of layout and colours. 

Ruby - thanks for teaching us about Morgan's many talents.

5+ a Day

3 March 2016

Fresh fruit and vegetables were the name of the game at Kaniere on Monday morning as we celebrated healthy eating and 5+ a day. After getting together in house groups for some fun games everyone loaded up their kebab sticks with their own personal selection of goodies.

Tom gave his selection the thumbs up!
Georgia's already got her eye on those yummy strawberries.
 Krista's having fun . . . but as for Mikayla?
Lots of healthy eating in Ruma Tāhi.
Jimmy is keen for a few more bits.

Cameron doesn't look quite so sure about his choice!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Rippa Rugby

29 February 2016

Ruma Tahi, along with all the other classes have been really lucky to have Nobby come in to build on our rippa rugby skills over the last two weeks. We've learnt how to pass the ball while moving, move into spaces and how to work as a team. Ka pai Nobby. We hope you can come back again soon!

 . . . and this is how it's done . . .

Cameron running in to rip the tag.

A chance to use those new skills and tips.

Team talk!