Monday, December 25, 2017

2017 School Production

A highlight during 2017 was the school pproduction of "Believe in Me", written and directed by the school's Dance and Drama teacher, Mrs Dione Sasso. The production featured many of our class in lead roles and a number who were in the choir or were part of the dance groups. The production was double cast and a number of our students featured in different roles in different performances. The show which featured many pop songs, dance groups and a concert, was produced by Room 8 teacher Mr Metcalfe.
Heather and Niwa


Thomas B


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Graduation Social 2017

The end of year Graduation Social for Year 8 students saw the majority of Room 8 students attend and enjoy the evening of dancing, fun and food!
Back row- Niwa, Johanna, Heather, Gina, J'arne, Emma, Gia
Front row- Vishaarn, Mac, Campbell, Jaedyn. 

Zonta Scholarship winner 2017

The winner of the 2017 Zonta scholarship was announced at a full school assembly with the winner from the six finalists coming from our class, and a very proud J'arne-Arlee Smith fully deserved the honour. We are proud of you J'arne.
J'arne-Arlee after the announcement.

Marae Visit

The Kahikatea team visited a marae for the day and went through the marae protocols with Christian and J'arne leading the way with speeches and waiata. The group experienced flax weaving, haka lessons, stick games, and a marae history talk.
Bella and Cailyn select their flax for weaving.

Kaylah and Bastion weave their magic.

Bella and Johanna start their weaving.

Cole and Mac get involved.

Wellington Trip 2017

This year saw 19 students accompanied by teacher Mr Metcalfe and 3 parents, spend 5 days in our nations capital. We stayed at the YHA and visited Te Papa (including viewing the Gallipoli Exhibition), spent two sessions at Capital E's OnTv studio making news programmes, visited Parliament and experienced Question Time, as well as having a visit from our MP Mr Tim McIndoe, had a tour of the WETA Workshop Experience, visited the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary at Karori, went back to Capital E for a 2D Animation session at their Media Centre, and experienced the National War Memorial at Pukeahu, laying a wreath at the evening Last Post Ceremony, with students also reading the ode in English and te reo. An awesome week!

Gia and Cole prepare for their news reading duties.

The crew in action at Capital E.

View from the control room.

Gina fronts the weather forecast.

At Te Papa

Bastion and Mac prepare dinner.

Chaise stirs the mince while Cole supervises.

Ashton gets into the evening challenges.
The studio crew in action at Capital E in the 2nd show "Alien Invasion".
Typical bird viewing at Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary.
In the foyer at the WETA Workshop Experience tour.
The group before heading into Parliament.
In front of the British "gift" to NZ at Pukeahu National War Memorial.
Inside the War Memorial at Pukeahu.
Harry and J'arne prepare to read the ode at the Last Post ceremony.
Dinner at the Genghis Khan on the last night.
Niwa looking forward to her dessert.
R 'n R time at Ferg's Rock Wall.
Gina gets to the top.
Cole works his way to the top.

Johanna and Chaise lay the wreath at the Last Post ceremony.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Maeroa Twilight Market

Students from Room 8 in the DLU participated in developing business plans and creating products to sell at the Maeroa Twilight Market with proceeds going to charity and to pay for buses for the Marae trip next month. The class created 6 businesses, selling Ice Cream Sundaes, Cheese Cake, Bath Salts, Scented Candles, Balloon Balls, Lava Lamps, and produced Art works on canvas and framed from the "Artists Co-operative". All businesses made substantial profits. 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Class Sporting Endeavours 2017

Many members of the Room 8 DLU Class are involved in sporting endeavours during the week playing a variety of sports. Pictured below are many of the class in action.

                                        Cole- Maeroa Basketball team - Tuesday nights

                                       Bastion- Maeroa Basketball team- Tuesday nights

 Anaru- Frankton Rugby Club
 Bastion- Frankton Rugby Club
Cole- Frankton Rugby Club


Ashton- Saturday Soccer team

Dani- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Emma- Saturday Maeroa 8A Netball team

Johanna- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Kiana- Saturday Maeroa Netball team

Riley- Saturday Maeroa Netball team
Thomas B- Saturday Soccer player