Category: Ako | Learn

Year 6 E.O.T.C. Experience!

Kia ora Readers!

What a week it has been. After nearly 3 years our Year 6’s finally get a camp experience. This year we decided to go to M.E.R.C. in Long Bay; a new location that New Windsor has not gone to before.

Our seniors spent their afternoons before camp in their camp groups practicing a skit item to perform in front of each other.

Monday morning:

7.30 we met up and loaded all our luggage onto the coaches for a 8am departure from school. Traffic wasn’t too bad and we managed to get to M.E.R.C. just on 9am. Our students met with their instructors and went straight to their activities.

We had Deep Sea Survival (not as scary as it sounds), Surfing, Bush Survival, Giants Ladder, and Abseiling. Safe to say the students were shattered by the end of day one.

Tuesday:

After a night on some very wobbly and loud bunkbeds our students got to their second day of activities, with the addition of Kayaking and Archery . Tuesday night was our concert where the groups performed their item to much amusement from the parents.

Wednesday:

Our final day at M.E.R.C. The groups did their final activities and then came together for a walk along the rocky shore where they got to look at rock pools and all the little critters that live there.  We gathered one last time for a group photo and then loaded back onto the buses for a very quiet ride back.

Thank you to all our whanau that came with us on the trip and supported us with fundraising throughout Term 3. This would not have been possible without you!

Check out these photos!

Room 24’s Film Festival

Kia ora koutou Readers,

During Term 3, Room 24 (and most of New Windsor School to be fair) participated in the Ako Hiko Film Festival.  Room 24 decided to either work in groups, pairs, or independently on a film of their choosing. Room 24 planned, shot, and edited their films without help from Mr Jones to show resilience, which is the focus for Term 3 at New Windsor School. Week 9 came around and we were able to make several films of different genres and types.

Check out the awesome work below:

Charmy & Diana

Xavier

Ibrahim & Omar

Muzakkir, Ellie, Amelia, Olivia, & Keira

Arin

Grace

Devyn & Mila

Nathan, Noah, Semisi, Spencer, Chloe, Ethan, Rikhil & Elvis

Room 11 and Room 3’s Film festival.

Room 11 and Room 3 spent 4 weeks working on their Film Festival. They came up with a story, wrote their own script, discussed their props and locations and then practiced their parts. After working days and days together they filmed their act and put them together as a movie. Here are some movies for you to watch.

Room 11’s Wacky New Windsor school

What happened to New Windsor School, everything is wacky! Wacky here Wacky there, look at the sky!!! It sure is hot over here, I am sweating! Lets check this school out and see everything. Wait, we were just looking at some slides. Who made these?

 

Oh! Check out Room 11’s magnificent slides on wacky New Windsor School, where Everything is wacky. During Book week Sarah (Faisal’s mum) read to us Wacky Wednesday. So we decided to have our own Wacky New Windsor school.

Please do comment and tell us about our book.

 

Hungerball

Today Room 11 had an opportunity to play Hungerball. It is an amazing fun game. When we were playing Hungerball we had such a good time. I’m sure everyone in Room 11 would agree. Everyone was either playing or cheering on their friends. We were playing in an Inflatable Arena.That was really an Exercise in Disguise.It also tested our Goal Skills.

Room 24 Wonder Project

Kia ora readers,

This week Matamua have been getting into their Wonder Project Rocket challenges.  Over the next 5 weeks all the senior classes will be planning, designing, and launching their very own rockets. Jack, the Room 24 ambassador talked to the class about keeping safe around our launch pad, what hazards we have to look out for, and how to problem solve when something unexpected happens. We also discussed what is going to make our rockets go high or far into the air. In this case, we are using air pressure or PSI and water as our propulsion.

After a rocky start, and with the help of a parent all the crews managed to launch their first rocket from the launch pad. Afterwards the class wrote down what they observed, what they wondered they might do differently, and how they felt about launching their first rocket. Safe to say all the students are looking forward to their next session.

Take a look at the video below to see one of our launches.

Sports & Drama Day

Kia ora readers,

We are nearly at the end of Term 1! This term has gone so fast. To celebrate, the Matamua team will have a sports and drama day on Friday 8th April. No need to bring your Chromebook on this day.

Students will rotate through different sports and a drama session, and have opportunities to put into practice our New Windsor School Values – Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, Creative, Collaborative and Confident.

Your teachers are looking forward to the day as much as the students are!

 

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