Sunday, 19 October 2014

Calf and Lamb Day 2014: Digital Photography

As part of Calf and Lamb Day 2014 we have four artistic activities for our students. One of these was the photographic competition. This involved students taking a photo with the theme of 'A moment in time'. This slideshow is of the Room One students entires into the competition:

Monday, 22 September 2014


As we walked into the arena you could see bright wonderful colours! Reds and blues but the things that were underneath those colourful outfits were our opponents. But our opponents for what? The NZ AIMS GAMES basketball tournament.

So many teams. Which teams are easy? Which teams are hard? So many questions were popping into my mind but once we entered the gym all my questions were answered.

Over the next few days we played game after game after game. We won some and also lost some but we kept on playing to the end.

Now the final game... well for me of course. This was the game to find out who got 13th or 14th. The points were going crazy! We passed them then they passed us. It was like a running race! Quickly Izzy got the ball. She dribbled, shooted and yes! A score!!!

It was so sad to leave Tauranga. I really loved playing basketball with my friends but at some point you have to finish the game.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Friends Test

Me and My Friend Meg

If you were killed, I wouldn't be at your funeral... because I'd be in jail for killing the person who killed you!!!! We are true friends. We ride together, we die together. Send this to everybody you care about, including me if you care. See how many times you get sent this. I want you to know that you are an amazing friend till by death and forever. If I don't get this back, I understand, but I have a game for you. Once you read this letter, you must send it to fifteen people including the person who sent it to you. If you get at least three back, you are loved. Nobody knows how important some thing is until they lose it. Tonight, right at 12:00, the person you love will realize they love you. Then at 1:00 to 2:00, something is going to happen to you so be ready for the shock of your life. If you break this cabin you will have bad luck. With love copy and send this to the 15 prettiest girls or nicest guys you know. If you don't you will turn ugly in one year (Just kidding your always pretty). If you get three back, then dang your cute :)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Methanex Maths Spectacular 2014

Our Methanex Maths Team (Keifer, Joe, Meg and Kaiah).
On the 29th of August it was the Methanex Maths Spectacular. There was lots of different schools competing from all around New Plymouth.  In the first 5 minutes it was a very tight score. Our team was coming 2nd and only 10 points away from 1st. After another 5 minutes we were coming 3rd and slowly becoming in last place. But we kept our hopes up and made our way back up the ladder. In the end we got 10th. Sadly 10th doesn't stand for 1st, 2nd or 3rd but I'm still glad that we had fun and enjoyed ourselves.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Missing Kayak

Kizoa slideshow: Kayak2014 - Slideshow
Yesterday afternoon thanks to a big supporter of our school, Sanfords, Auroa Primary School students were able to view the 'missing' trans Tasman Kayak of Scott Donaldson.   Scott Donaldson attempted to solo Kayak from Australia to New Zealand, however sadly after 83 days at sea he had to abandon his attempt.   Since then he's been looking for his Kayak, including searching for it extensively, but being unable to locate it.  Yesterday it was found, close to Auroa Primary School.  It was recovered yesterday and brought into the school for everyone to see.  

AKO Currency

This is a slide show of our AKO currency questions. There is a different variety of questions about currency like... different symbols, who uses peso and many more. I made this slide show with Dayna and Leila. I hope you enjoy our slidshow.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Sport, Sport, Sport!!!

Sunny weather shone over the Auroa School courts on Sunday. A very short game of tennis was displayed by Kaiah and Durann. They were so evenly matched that during the whole game on one got any points at all. But on the basketball Side of things Kaiah got a few goals and so did Durann. They practiced passing, dribbling and everything in between but after a while the whole family played the game around the world. There was so much suspense in the air that everyone could have won. Until Lee passed the whole family and won the entire game.

Friday, 8 August 2014

What to do when it's Raining

It was raining one day and we had nothing to do. So we made a video on what to do when it's raining. I hope you enjoy it!

Goal Setting Term 3

-Try to get all of my keys.
-Get a stage 11 in writing.

-Get to know the new office lady.
-Get to know my Basketball teamates better.

School Wide
-Keep my blog updated and try to post once every week.
-Practise my music more to prepare for the recital.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Water Filled Fun

The camera is flashing in my face, wind blowing in my hair, suddenly water splashing on my arms.  Can you guess what we are doing?  Only throwing water balloons.

I know throwing squishy, cold, water filled balloons doesn’t seem like much fun, but for our family it was.  We were missing the board and making water fly everywhere.  The balloons were bouncing all over the place!  It was like we were inside of a washing machine.

While Durann was getting balloons thrown at his face, I was planning a very icey plan.  I filled up the bucket with water and you can guess what happened next.  Yes I poured the water all over him.  He was completely saturated.  But all fun comes to an end.

We had fun making the video and used our creative minds to make it, create it and edit it.  I can’t wait until we make another video.

By Kaiah

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

My Mihi

Here is my mihi on audioboo, hope you enjoy it.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Bum Race

My brother and I thought it would be cool to have a race. But instead of running we did stop motion. It was fun to do and we put in a great effort towards it. Hope you enjoy.

Durann's Blog

My Mihi

This is my Mihi.

Friday, 25 July 2014

AKO Presentation

This is a slideshow of all our finances for our AKO presentation.

Mr Chittendens Feedback:
-Don't hide costs.
-Can't use your parents or home as an excuse.
-Our product is exciting.
-Think about straws.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Disco Sneak Peek

Last night my Dad, brother and myself tested out our lasers and lights for the disco. My Dad usually DJ's all the discos for our school. The discos are full of lots of fun and excitement. I cant wait till the real thing.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Me, My Friends and Robots.

All I knew was that I could feel everyone shaking and shivering, feeling nervous, just waiting for it to be over and done with.Do you know whats happening? Only the cut off for Robotics…our worst nightmare.

“Ok everyone get prepared…he’s coming!” said Mrs K in an excited yet terrified voice. Hmmm? What to do, What to do. I’m jumping out of my skin! So nervous I’m even shaking in fear. But while I’m in a major panic attack my team mates Brylee and Meg have luckily set up everything into place…Perfect.

“So tell me about this?” He says. Meg steps up, to me I think she’s nervous but I know for sure that she’s not. 3,2,1, GO…“Um why’s it not working?” We all say together. He says just carry on. So we turn on our robots and start it. A few seconds later it turns into smush...a complete failure.

Lunch passed by...My teacher Mr Webb pulled out groups one by one. Looking like torture but for some treasure. As other groups walked out you see glittery shimmery eyes, others balling into eachothers arms. Finally he calls us to go outside. At the start it all sounds like misery but turns into pure gold.

After we got told the good news I felt very relieved. Looks like our hard work and dedication paid off.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Pom Poms

Pom Poms
Goal: make a pom pom.
- Card
- Skissors
- Two circular objects (one big and one small)
- Pencil
- Coloured wool (any colours you like)
Step 1- Get your card and trace two large circles with one smaller circle in the centre.
Step 2 - Cut your pieces out.
Step 3 - Get your two pieces of card and start wrapping your wool around it.
Step 4 - Keep adding more wool to give your pom pom moree colour.
Step 5 - You'll know your pom pom is finished when your finger ca'nt fit through the hole.
Step 6 - Cut in between the two pieces of card.
Step 7 - Put a piece of wool inbetween the two pieces of card and tie it tight.
Step 8 - Leave ecses wool for a piece to hang with.
Step 9 - Cut off the card.
Step 10 - Give your pom pom a hair cut.
Step 11 - Enjoy your new pom pom!
By Kaiah.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The 1st Chapter

Wow term one has gone past me as quick as the speed of light! I havent relised all the things that have happened during term one.

Hmmm? I wonder what has happened this term? lets see Swimming Sports, Athletics, Basketball, Tryathalons, Making it o the student council and lots more! I especilly liked getting put forward to student councilnand honour my spot at the front of assembly.

I also get to have my own blog where everyone all over the world can see and enjoy my work online.

This term Ive tried to push myself to do more sport. I have done Tennis lessons, Bball, Swimming Sports, Athletics and the weet-bix tryathalon as well as the school tryatalon. After all this sport I knew I had lost my marbles!

This term has been different for me because I'm on the student council and I have many fun responsibilitys. I'm also looking forward to the Fair go add awards, Tech, Easter, Robotics, Electives and more upcoming sports evets.

I've liked this term. I did many fun things but this is still only the 1st chapter.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Blood Moon

A blood moon is when the Earth, Sun and Moon are lined up in the most perfect position to make the moon look the colour blood red. The Moon looks as if it was red but the sun is actually reflecting its light onto the Moon making it a blood red colour. This is a very special moment for our time since a Blood Moon only ever comes out every 500 years.

There are also many story's that the Blood Moon was on the same night as the Passover. The Passover was many years ago back in BC. Passover is an important biblically derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

Blood Moon (taken on our front lawn).

In this picture it took us 30 seconds to take because of how dark the sky is and our camera couldn't process this quick enough. Also during the 30 seconds it took to take this picture it was just enough time to make the world spin just slightly and make the stars turn into lines.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Harry and the Anzac Poppy

Tittle: Harry and the Anzac Poppy
Author: John Lockyer
Illustrator: ???
Summary: A boy called Harry goes to his great-grandmother and asks her "what's in that small box"? She pulled the box out and it was full of letters from Harrys great great grandfather who fought in WW1. Each letter let Harry know a bit more about his great great grandfather. In the end he found out that he got an infection in his chest and sadly died. The next day they visited his tombstone.

Butterfly Battle

Tittle: Butterfly Battle
Author: Joanna Cole
Illustrator: Bruce Degan 
Summary: Mrs Frizzles class can't think of a topic for their play on butterfly's so the friz takes them to butterfly land for inspiration. They learn lots of things but one of the students opens Mrs Frizzles necklace and pink powder flys everywhere! They all turn into butterfly's but not enough goes onto Ralphie and he turns into a caterpillar! So the class sets of to find him.

Meet the Wizardsons

Tittle: Meet the Wizardsons
Author: Knife and Packer
Illustrator: Knife and Packer
Summary: A family of wizards plan to have a BBQ but find that their dragon doesn't have a big enough flame to cook the food. Wendy their daughter writes a script for her schools annual play, but fame academy loves her script so they take every single copy. In the end Wendy and her brother ambush them and make them confess what they had done.

Sydney- The hidden Treasure

Created with Haiku Deck, the free presentation app

The Quest for Paradise

Tittle: The Quest for Paradise
Author: Geronimo Stilton
Illustrators: Francesco B, Silvia B, Frederico B, Lorenzo C, Michele D, Andrea D, Valintina G, Blasco P, Vittoria T, Anne Z and Piemme A.
Summary: One night Geronimo got a visit from the dragon of the rainbow. Together they gathered some friends and took them all on a journey to find the heart of happiness. But queen Cackle gets in the way and tries to fight them.

Junk Food in School

Over the years I've known myself for having junk food every once and a while but junk food in schools is a serious problem. In 2008 30% of children in New Zealand are obese, who knows what the percentage could be now?

If you have to much junk food every day of the week you'll start to become obese. More people are overweight today than ever before. Experts are calling it an "obesity epidemic." Obesity is when you start becoming fatter and fatter every day. You would not be exercising or playing any sports. You would be a lazy couch potato that eats junk food all day. It's bad enough sitting around all day let alone if your eating.

Too much junk food can cause health problems. Health problems would be bad for children, they will have no physical education and would be sick all the time. They could get 2 types of diabeties, heart disease, asthma and much more. They would have to visit the doctors all the time. We don't want kids to have any health problems especially if their only young.

If children go to school when they have too much junk food and are obese they could be teased and bullied. They would have a lack in confidence and wouldn't stand up for themselves. Most kids will lose their friends from skipping classes and even dropping out of school. Altogether they will have a big emotional toll.

Everybody likes to have a treat sometimes but don't let that treat follow you and take over your life. So try to listen to what I say, stop having so much junk food in school!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Tape Anyone???

For my latest math project I had to use tape. Sadly our class didn't have any tape so I had to improvise. First I cut out small strips of paper. Then covered it with glue. Lastly I stuck to the pieces I had to stick together 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bike 4 Life

Stomp, Stomp, Stomp, Feet racing along the ground. The suspense is killing me! Where is she? She should be here by now. Where are we you ask? Only the Weet-Bix Tryathalon at Ngamotu Beach.

Finally, she's here! Tag!!! Ok now I have to run as quick as the speed of light to go grab my bike, First lap. My body's jumping out of my skin. I can't even feel my legs! I literally had to walk my bike up every single hill. There's so many people passing me but I feel confident that I can finish the first lap.

I've been biking for over an hour already. Now I'm super worried that everyone's already finished but I'm still biking, I'll just have to find out for myself! I'm dying of thirst, I'm sweating like a waterfall but at least I'm almost finished.

Yay! I've made it back, now I just have to go through the finish line. Yay!!! I got my gold medal. Now that I've finished there's so many cameras all over the place. Luckily my friend Meg got an interview and I got to be in it. Hooray!!! 

I had an awesome time at the tryathalon. I got a gold medal and heaps of signatures. Afterwards when we got home I thought to myself... It felt like I've been biking for my whole life!

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Japanese Candy!!!

My older cousin went to Japan for a whole month to learn Japanese and explore what it's like in Japan. While she was there she got my younger cousins, Durann and I all big bags of candy! Most of this candy I haven't tried yet but I'm just waiting till the right moment! I got strawberry flavoured kit kats, gummy strawberry's, chocolate, small gummy's, cider lollies and much much more!
If you know anything about all this candy or know what it tastes like then leave a comment down below.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Swimmers Luck

Hot steam rising up to the roof like a hot sauna. Small waves flowing through the water. Can you guess where we are?... only Stratford pools for one of the biggest events for our school called swimming sports.

My first race is coming up. Now I've majorly got butterflies. It's only a 25 metre race really just one length of the pool. "The 25 metre freestyle race" Mr C said through the noisy speakers. I'm to much of a cry baby to dive in so I may as well just start in the pool. On your marks, get set... Errrrr! Off goes the buzzer. I'm stroking as fast as I can, everyone's cheering for me then I touch the wall Finished. I came 4th, not to bad for my first race.

"Ok" I said to myself. I did fine in my first race but hopefully I'll be a bit better. 3,2,1 Go Go Go! My friends are in my race so I feel like I'll get a good placing. "Come on Keep going" said mum. And once again I got 4th.

Now I've got my breaststroke race. There was a lot of pressure on me cause we've got to do a two hand touch and no freestyle or butterfly kicks otherwise we'll get disqualified. Also on top of that I promised my friends that I'll try to do a dive. 3,2,1 Go!!! First I do my dive then make sure I don't do the wrong kick. I'm racing ahead getting close to first, then my two hand touch. Yay I got 2nd place hooray!!!

I enjoyed swimming sports, one second placing and two fourths. It must be swimmers luck!

 I would also like to give credit to my dad for making this amazing video.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Over 500 Pageviews!

On my blog I have recently just hit over 500 Pageviews! And only in the first few weeks of my blog I only had almost 100. For me this is amazing and can't wait till I hit 1000! For me to try and reach this goal of 1000 you'll all have to tell your friends and family to check out my blog even if its just a quick look. Thank you. 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Birthday Fun

Recently my younger brother Durann had a birthday and invited a few of his friends to have some fun and celebrate his birthday. For one of the fun things we played was making up our own funny Cadbury add. My friend Meg and myself both paired up together and made our own funny cadbury add.

 To see all three of the videos we made go to Durann's Blog.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Silver Rods

Bang!!! The gun shot up into the air. People racing along the track. Where are we you ask, only athletics day in Kaponga. To try and win the shield.

"11 year olds off to the marshaling tent" the lady up on the roof said on the distant speakers. As those three fatal numbers were called out i knew ill only get in last place. I ran as fast as I could. I passed the school tent where everyone was cheering for me I feel so happy that I end up passing someone. Finally!  Now I get a silver rod and put it in our schools points.

Now we're going to high jump and long jump. Here I go first attempt for long jump, Yes new high score (for the girls of course). Now Jessica's turn. Noooo! My heart collapsed she bet my record! Maybe something will be better on the high jump. This wasn't regular high jump but sudden death. We only get one go, so I better get over. Crash!!! You probably think I knocked it and I did. Hopefully Jessica doesn't beat me again. And she beats me and gets 2nd place.

Now my 200 metre race. This race I know I'm going to lose because last year I came last and started crying but that's another story.  I'm huffing and puffing, I try and keep the same pace the whole way. I end up passing the line getting last place, and what colour rod did I get... a silver rod again.

I enjoyed athletics... apart from the silver rods! But I tried my best and thats ok. By the way did I tell you that we won the shield?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Whanau Leaders 2014

Congratulations to Heavenlee, Logan, Gemma and Liela for getting places for the Whanua Leaders for 2014.

Student Council for 2014

Congratulations to everyone who got onto the student council for 2014!
Emily (head girl) 
Tom (head boy)
Riley P
Kaiah (me)
And also good job for the rest of room1 for tring to get in as well!

About myself

Hi i'm Kaiah. I have a younger brother Durann and two cats. I like basket ball, tennis and other sports. I also enjoy various art projects and video games. I dislike spiders and other creepy disgusting creatures.

Friday, 7 March 2014


1.Land area-262,017 miles.
2.During its history Texas has had eight changes of sovereignty and six flags have flown over the state.
4.Texas is the second largest state in America.
5.Texas is the only state that was a Republic before joining the union.
6.Texas is the third largest populated state in America.
7.It occupies 7% of the total land and water areas.
8.70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin.
9.Texas has about 14 million cattle.
10.It is home to 213 species of reptile.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Selwyn House Quiz

 A quiz all about Selwyn House school in Christchurch. To make your own quiz go to Quiz Revolution.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Auroa School Triathalon

As the cool summer breeze blew into my face I was sitting there just waiting to hear the sound of thundering feet racing along the wet muddy ground.

"Ok" my race. One lap of the field seems easy enough. 3,2,1, GO!!! I started off with a slow jog, 'I feel pretty confident' I say in my head then I realise everybody's in front of me. So I caught up and tried to pass a few people.

I ran into the transition. I grabbed my bike, put my helmet on and started biking. Since I just finished the run I was so tired and slow. It was'nt any help with all the hills. All together we had to bike 3.8 km. As I was getting back to school I had to stop by the hall because we have lots of gravel so there ends up being a accident.

After I park my bike I run to the pools dive in and swim 2 lengths of the school pool. By now I couldnt even move. When I got out of the pool I'm huffing and puffing. I get an iceblock and some tokens to put in my whanua.

I had a fun time at the triathalon and I cant wait till the next one.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

About Auroa

Auroa is a small local community located in south Taranaki, New Zealand.

Auroa Primary School might sound like a small country school but is full of life and soul. Its been open since 1891 and is still open to this day. The population of Auroa would be around 200-300 people. Auroa school is involved with lots of sports like athletics, cross country, swimming sports and triathalons. Auroa is also in lots of creative things like robotics, lots of arty type things and many more. The school has a keys program where you gain credits from lots of different subjects and earn a key. There are five keys arts, sports, service and academic. You must complete all four keys then go onto the digi key. If you complete the four main keys you will get on the honours board.

Auroa is known for dairy farming. Some people from overseas will think we farm sheep but farm cows. We have also got some near by towns like Manaia which is the bread capital and makes bread for the well known store called subway, And also eltham the cheese capital. We've also got Opunake which is well known for surfing.

Auroa is a amazing place. Its got beautiful lakes, rivers but the best thing is the school.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Goal Setting Term 1


  • I want to improve my stanines to 8s and 9s.
  • I want to improve my writing to stage 10.

  • I would like to get into the basketball team.
  • I would like to try and digest into the netball team.
School Wide

  • I'd like to get into the student council.
  • I'd like to get all my keys.