Friday, December 14, 2012

Ripper Rugby

Hooray! Every one was so happy that it was Ripper Rugby

Farewell Mrs Boyer

On Tuesday the 11th of December 2012 there was a farewell assembly for Mrs Boyer. All of the classes participated in the assembly. There were 7 groups dedicating their creative dance or song to Mrs Boyer. Families came to the assembly to cheer for their child or children.

My favourite part was when Salelei was dancing with his group. Mrs Boyer was surprised to see her daughter Renee and her grand daughter Ember. After my group and I finished our performance I gave Mrs Boyer her present.

The Headless Ghost

Title:The Headless Ghost
Author:Simon Cheshire
Photographer: Simon Cheshire
The main thing I didn’t like about the story is when the author said that many people say the ghosts haunt the Tower of London.
The part I liked is when the author used very good punctuation in the story.
I feel frightened because I don’t believe in ghosts.

Inquiry Caring

We have been studying about Caring this term. This slide shows shows some of the ideas we are inquiring about.
Room 10.

Science Trip

On Tuesday 20th November, 40 students form Glenbrae School went to Auckland University to learn more about science. We had people to help us with some experiments.
We learned about, absorption, mixing things together, filtering water and, most fun of all, we made slime.
It was a great experience and made us all realise how important science is to our lives.
Laite and Edwina.

Farewell Assembly

Last week  on Tuesday the 11th of December it was Mrs Boyer’s farewell assembly. I liked room 7’s item and room ten’s item. In Room 7’s item  they were dancing to Azonto music and both of their dances was entertaining and amusing.

The assembly was a total surprise because Mrs Boyer’s daughter Renee came and Renee’s daughter Ember came too. Renee’s daughter wrote some lyrics to a remix version of Count on Me.

By Lennyx W

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Glenbrae Students are Scientists

Yesterday, 36 students from Glenbrae were invited to go to Auckland University to learn more about science. BASF chemicals sponsored our trip and paid for the bus and organised all the materials and helpers we needed to conduct our experiments. We learnt about absorption, floating and sinking, water purification and, best of all, how to make slime. We were given an apron (to keep our clothes safe), some rubber gloves to protect our hands and we wore safety glasses. We used chemicals like alum, charcoal, PVA, crystals and food colouring. We used equipment like beakers, droppers, filters and plastic bags. We learnt that science can be FUN!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tahuna Torea Wetlands

Our next Inquiry  is about caring for the environment. We are researching wetland areas around Auckland. These photos were taken at Tahuna Torea last week. The whole school is walking to this wetland area on Monday 26th November to find information about the birds, reptiles, insects and fish that make the wetlands their home. This video is to ignite our curiosity and start us asking questions. If you know any information that might help us, we'd really appreciate it if you would share it with us.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Kia Ora, In term 3 Room 10 studied Maori culture. We learned about protocol on the marae. We created a wharenui in our classroom and we are sharing our knowledge by making this movie. Enjoy and learn. Ka kite.

Powhiri Glenbrae from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Yesterday Mr Munick came to school to film us doing our powhiri with room 7. First Kyana, Sommer and I had to do the Karanga to call room 7 in to our class room. When room 7 came right into our classroom the boys started to chant the haka called "Toia Mai." We had to chant the haka twice. Then Brandon had to do his mihi in Maori. We had to sing a waiata. We learned a lot about the protocols used on the marae.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lennyx - Room 10

Hi my name is Lennyx and I am 10 years old. I just moved to Glenbrae from Riverina school in Pakuranga.

  • Video Games - I have a Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 which I play on all the time.
  • Animals - I have two puppies and one adult dog their names are Yogi, Boo-boo and Sasha.
  • Sports - I like Rugby and Boxing.
  • Watching Movies - I loving watching movies especially action and comedies like 'The Advengers' and 'Hear No Evil, See No Evil'.

When I grow up I want to be Video Game Designer and Tester or own my own Video Game Company.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fun Waves

Fun waves.
The waves are coming towards the Children.
The kid’s have  toy’s  floating boat. The kids are having fun. It is at the beach. They were playing happily. Waves are fun to play in with kid’s. The children are liking the waves and waves are liking the children. The children like the big waves because they wanna bentend to surf. The caves are crushing on the sand. The sand was being taken of the beach. There are 3 girls and 1 boy.

Museum Trip

Room ten was at the museum. One of the places we visited was the volcano room. In the volcano room there were some kind of different rocks that come out of a volcano. I tried to lift one rock up out of 3. I was trying really hard but it was really heavy. When I lifted the rock up I was sweating. Next, I wrote down facts about a volcano. This is one of the facts: Volcanologists might also use breathing equipment.
Before we started doing those things we went into the volcano house. It showed the news and it showed the ash pouring out of the volcano. Next room ten went out of the volcano house and went to Maori Natural History gallery.

Auckland Museum Visit

On Wednesday the 29th of August 2012 the seniors went on a trip to the Auckland Museum. When I got in to the museum I saw a lot of galleries throughout the whole museum.

After we went through the fashion areas we went to the Volcanic area to look at the different kinds of rocks that come out of the volcano. When I finished looking at the different rocks room 10 went into a room with a big screen. Room 10 had to sit down on the ground and watch the news. On the news there was a lady talking to a man to ask him if he knew that the eruption was going to be true or false. There was a large amount of smoke coming towards us in the screen. The building started to tilt. There was a strange noise vibrating  the whole room. The music was getting louder and louder and louder.

In the afternoon room 10 went into the Maori areas to learn about the things we would need  take on a journey to New Zealand in a waka. We also had to learn about the first person who followed an octopus to New Zealand. Our tutors’ names’ are Awhina and Leanne. Just before we went into the Hotunui Marae we had to take our shoes of, to show respect to the teacher and also to the ancestor of the marae. After that Awhina asked Timote what  his name was and what his father’s and grandpa’s name was. Finally Awhina said to room 10 that its lunch time. After that we had to go to the front of the museum to say bye.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hi Everyone,
All the students at Glenbrae School have created an artwork called "A Strip of Aotearoa". Room 10 students worked very hard to create their unique strips. We had to study Maori patterns, learn what they represented and then use them in the correct part of our strips. We drew our patterns with pencil first. Next we went over them in vivid. Finally, we used bright dyes to colour our artworks. These are only some of our creations. We will load another slideshow with some more soon. Enjoy our art show. We'd love to hear what you think.
Room 10.

Make your own slideshow with music at Animoto.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Label Reading

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.
Last week, Room 10 were lucky enough to go to Pak n Save  in Glen Innes to learn about reading labels on food packaging. Ainslie, from Food for Thought, was our guide. We searched for the healthiest options in various food categories such as breads, cereals, snacks and yoghurts. It was an interesting and enlightening learning experience. Pak n Save also gave our class a $60 voucher so we could choose food to create a healthy lunch at school. We are still deciding on our menu. We will post another video to show you our lunch.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Planting Fruit Trees

Hi Everyone, This is the first movie filmed and edited completely by students in Room 10. We are very proud of it. What do you think? We'd love to know.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Name Stories

Hi everyone,
We have been learning how to make movies with Mr Munnick. We have practised speaking clearly, looking at the camera as well as the tekkie stuff like inserting music, adding and deleting clips and using effects. This is our first published movie. We hope you enjoy it.
Keti, Brandon and Bono.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Koro's Gift

Koro’s Gift

Hooray! I am going on a holiday to stay with my Koro who lives in a house  in a place called Wainuiomata.
Koro said that he has a very special bone carving for me.
This morning dad took me to Koro’s house. Dad and I hopped into the car. Before dad and I hopped into the car I said in my head, ”I am proud of my Koro’s skills as a bone carver I love my Koro very much.”
When dad and I arrived at Koro’s house, I was the first person to jump out of the car. As soon as dad and I jumped out of the the car, I ran up to Koro’s glass door and saw that Koro was sitting in his rocking chair fast asleep and I saw a bone carving resting around Koro’s neck and sitting quietly on Koro’s belly. Suddenly I rang the doorbell. Koro woke up with a fright and open the door.
“Kia ora, moko. How are you? Have you come to stay with old Koro?”
“Yes, I have. I’m staying for two whole weeks!”  
After dad left to go back home,I finally went  to bed thinking how I could ask Koro if I could wear the the bone carving. I fell asleep then in my comfortable sleep I had a dream about the bone carving getting stolen by a burglar. As my dream ended, I screamed out loud, “Aargh!” Koro came bouncing into the room to see what had happen. Later on I saw Koro standing next to me with no bone carving around his neck.  I shouted, “Koro the bone carving has been stolen by the burglars!”
 Koro said, “No no moko I don’t wear the bone carving at night now go back to sleep and have a good rest.”
In the early morning I went into the the kitchen for breakfast with my personal Koro. After I finished my breakfast ,Koro took me down into the basement. When Koro and I got down in the basement I saw some very precious bone and greenstone carvings with beautiful swirls and twirls all over it. Koro gave me one of his bone carving  to keep. I thought, “Was this the bone carving that he was saving for my whole family? I didn’t ask”. I am proud of my Koro’s skills as a bone carver.

By Chanel.C

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On Wednesday 14th of April, Glenbrae students all helped to make a healthy lunch for everyone to share.
Room 10 decided to make healthy pizzas. We made vegetable pizzas because we had been studying soil and plants and vegetables are plants that grow food that is really good for us.
 Here is the recipe. We hope you make your own pizza because they taste so good.

large pita bread for the base
pizza tomato sauce base
sliced mushrooms
sliced green and red peppers
sliced courgette
shredded pineapple
finely grated parmesan cheese
Carefully wash your hands and put on latex gloves.  Spread a generous amount of pizza tomato sauce over the whole base. Add a thin layer of each different vegetables, then add the pineapple.
Finally sprinkle a small amount of parmesan cheese over the top.
Bake in a hot oven ( 190C) for 12 minutes. Remove carefully, cut into slices and enjoy.
Everyone at the shared lunch gobbled up our pizzas very quickly.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Swimming Lesson 9

We have had 9 swimming lessons from our instructors now. The first part of this video is Group 3 and you can see how well their freestyle stroke is developing.
The second part shows group 2. They are getting more confident all the time.
Sadly, we have only one more lesson to go this year but hopefully our parents will take us to the pools so we can keep improving.

Untitled from Glenbrae Room 7 on Vimeo.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Roots of Empathy at Glenbrae School

Hi everyone,
Room 10 is very lucky because we are part of the Roots of Empathy programme. This programme was begun in Canada and is now in many countries around the world. It's purpose is to teach children how to be empathetic to others.

"Empathy is the ability to identify with another person's feelings. The ability to see and feel things as others see and feel them is central to successful social relationships in all stages of life. Children learn to care for one another, their world and their future."

Our tutor is Ally Fulcher (pictured)and she spent 40 minutes with us last Wednesday explaining the programme to us.
We are looking forward to meeting 'our baby' who will visit us with her/his mother nine times this year. Ally will come every Wednesday at 11.30 am to continue the programme with us. We will keep you posted as we go along. Look for reports in the Glenbrae School newsletter as well.

Ka kite ano.
Room 10.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Planting Jacaranda Trees

Click this link to see what our jacaranda trees will look like after they mature

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Swimming Room 10 2012 from Glenbrae Room 7 on Vimeo.
Hi Everyone. Glenbrae School is very lucky because we are having swimming lessons with instructors from the Swimming school at the Glen Innes pools. We have really learned a lot and our swimming has improved hugely. Thank you very much for the opportunity to learn to swim properly.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Flower Pollination

Wind pollinated flowers: the grains of pollen are usually light so they travel by wind.

Animal pollinated flowers: pollen grains are large and stick to insect's,bird's and mammal's bodies.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Basic Facts Achievement

I am really proud of my scores for my basic facts speed tests on this site. I am trying to get all my addition and subtraction certificates before the end of the term.

My maths

All about me

Hi my name is Keti Fonua i am nine years old my favourite colour is black and pink.

Friday, February 24, 2012

My friend Malulu

We all miss you Malulu and if you think we for got you we really miss you.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Celery Surprise Reflection


Celery Surprise Reflection

L.I:To understand the principle capillary action

A glass jar
Blue food colouring
Fill the glass of jar with water
Then add the blue food colouring
Afterwards put in the Celery and wait.

Soon the Celery will turn blue and sometimes it doesn't
After we took the celery out of the vessel the Celery parts had blue spots on it.
Also their was an hole chopped up Celery was blue.

From Apii Pare

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Netbooks in Room 10

Hi To All,
2012 is a brand new year and a mostly new group of bloggers on this blog. This video shows us opening our brand new netbooks. We are so happy and excited that we can't stop smiling. We have been practising our user names and working in google docs during 2011 and now we know the reason why. It is just fantastic to have our own netbooks. We will be blogging on our own blogs soon and this blog will be updated very soon with 2012 students' photos and information. Hope the year has started successfully for everyone out there as well.