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RAS Newsletter: Term 3, Week 6

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Video: Basketball Finals

Basketball Finals

by Ashton Bicknell & Braedan Rossiter

On August 28, Raglan Area School played an outstanding game against Tai Wananga in the finals of the Waikato Junior A grade competition.

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Iemaja and Matilda Discuss Matua Malcolm's Poroporoaki.

by Hilary Elliot

Wondering what’s happening for Matua Malcolm’s poroporoaki this coming Wednesday? Maybe these two can enlighten you.

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What's Coming Up...

by Quenten Browne & Aroha Hohepa

What's happening in the coming week as of Thursday, August 30.

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Invitation: Whanau Hui - Restorative Practice

by Aroha Hohepa & Quenten Browne

Please join Quenten and Aroha on Tuesday, August 28 from 6-7 pm for a whanau hui on Restorative Practice. This hui will be led by Sheridan Gray, a former staff member of RAS who is now part of the Restorative Practice team at the Institue of Professional Learning. What is restorative practice? Restorative practice restores relationships, builds accountability and empathy, and works towards building a healthy, safe environment. Come along and join the discussion.

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Video: Jay Piper-Healion

Jay Piper-Healion

by Larry Fisher & Deane Hishon

Jay Piper-Healion, a Year 13 Surf Academy student, surfing Ngarunui Beach and Manu Bay.

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Pajama Day Sparks Student's Creativity

by Ayla Standley

I2 agreed that the best way to fund raise for their upcoming camp was to hold a school pajama day.

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Quenten Browne and Aroha Hohepa

A Word from the Principals...

by Aroha Hohepa & Quenten Browne

Often we hear sport is character building, perhaps though one could argue it is more character revealing...

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Key Dates

Key Dates

by Hilary Elliot

Whats coming up in Weeks 7-10

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Body Data in Mathematics

by Hilary Elliot

The students in M1 and M3 have been gathering body data to use in statistical investigations.

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Marble Madness

by Joseph Rao

Divergent thinkers using creativity, communication and teamwork to complete the problemsolving task with Matua Joe.

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Video: Bird feeders

Bird Feeders

by Jane and Charlotte Edgar

The students of D1 have been making bird feeders during discovery time out of pinecones and string.

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National Poetry Day

by Reuben Hassell, Mana Waterhouse, Shanice Hishon, Isa Dobbins,, Heiana Maeva Ralaimihoatra, Latrell Tipene

National Poetry Day was on Friday, August 24th 2018. As part of National Poetry Day, students in E2 and I2 wrote their own poems. The nation-wide poetry initiative Given Words provided five words from a poet's work which students had to first of all study and explore and finally incorporate into their own poems. The words were decrepit, cast, snow, window and nest. Here are a selection of their poems.

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Video: Pop Up Book

Creating Pop Ups

by Hilary Elliot

One day last week, I visited Matua Pete's room, and found an amazing pop-up book called 'Swell - The Art of Judy Millar'.

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Year 10 Speeches

Year 10 Speeches

by Joseph Rao

Year 10 students delivered powerful speeches on a variety of topics including, social media, consumerism, child abuse, the future, drug laws etc. There were also some funny topics also! Public speaking is an important part of our Year r9 and 10 programme as its an essential skill for the future.

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E4's Waka

by Esha Glynn-Harder

E4's classroom has a new artwork waka about cooperation. Each person in E4's classroom is in it. Our waka has artwork on it and paddles that are about cooperation as well. We all paddle together in the waka.

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Miniball

Miniball

by Joseph Rao

Miniball for Year 5-8 is an exciting event on a Tuesday evening. We have over 100 students play with strong competition. We have a variety of Year 9-10 students offering coaching sessions during lunchtime and awesome senior students refereeing. A massive thank you to Dirk De Ruysscher for his support with this event.

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A Visit from Mike King

by Quenten Browne

We are excited by the opportunity to meet and hear from Mike King on Monday September 17 at 1 pm in the school hall. His kaupapa of well-being is currently being toured around the country. We have invited our local schools to attend this event for Years 7-13. That evening, Mike will present to the general public at the Raglan Club on Bow Street at 6:30pm.

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Papamoa Soccer Tournament

by Jade Camenzind-Clarke & Tilly Abrams

On Sunday 26th of August, the Raglan Seastars U-10 travelled to Papamoa for a soccer tournament.

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Toby and Sking

by Alaia Hewett

Once upon a time living in a cave which was really a secret laboratory was an evil scientist that had black scruffy hair. He could see lots because he had big eyes. He was called Sking. A mile away lived a robot that the evil scientist had made. The robot’s name was Toby. He was very very handsome. He was kind.

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Video: Tower to the Sun

Tower to the Sun

by Hilary Elliot

Last Friday, many of the students in E3 and E4 were away at the Western Cluster Soccer event. Us leftovers decided to get together and get creative.

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RAS A TOI

Invitation to 'RAS A TOI 2018'

by Kerry Arlidge

We invite you, the parents, the caregivers, the community, to gather for an evening to celebrate the arts and creativity within Technology, Science, Literacy, Numeracy, Graphics and the Visual Arts in a creative context.

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Invitation to Mega Music Night

by Dave O'Loughlin

Come along to the RAS RAS Mega Music Performance on Thursday, September 13th at 6 pm at the Raglan Club. The night will feature a mix of group and solo performances by Year 9-13 Music students. Entry by koha.

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2019 Year 9 Information Evening

by Year 9 Teachers

Please come along to our Whakawhanaungatanga evening at 5 pm on Thursday, September 6 to check out what is happening in Year 9.

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Recycled Planter

by Keisha Willoughby

One day before school my Mum and me were by the rubbish bin. My mum spotted a pie box in the rubbish bin so she grabbed it out from the bin and used it to make a pot plant.

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Bridge Jump

Senior Writing

by Anon

Audience: Adults; Purpose: To describe Kopua in the summer compared to the winter

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Get 2 Go Challenge

by Joseph Rao, Pete Maloney

Some of our Year 9-10 students took part in an exciting event organized by the Hilary Outdoor Pursuits Centre involving orienteering, mountain biking, rock climbing and problem-solving. Sixteen students competed against other schools in terrible weather conditions but had a lot of fun!

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Snapshots from around the Kura

by Hilary Elliot

Snapshots from Week 5 and 6 - click on each image to read the captions.

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Reduce and Reuse Inquiry

by Olive Peart

We have been learning about reusing and reducing our waste pile with Lady X. I reused a jar to make a candle holder and a tin to make a money box. This was so much fun I hope she comes back soon.

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Passion Project - Riding for the Disabled

by Rosa Jowsey

On Sunday the 26th of August me and my sister Lucille went to where some pine trees were being logged on our farm, to collect the pine cones that were laying on the ground.

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Picasso Art in E5

by Sheree Gibson

Earlier in the year, E5 stuents were inspired by Pablo Picasso to create their own abstract self-portraits. Check out our work!

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Pinhole Cameras

by Liam Coulden-Lavers

Come and read E1’s Zine on the camera’s they made and see their final photographs. Copies available to read at reception.

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Satire, Sarcasm, and Mockery

by Pete Maloney, William Millward, Iemaja Hassell, Ayla Standley

“Writing is boring!” this is a pretty common statement bandied around intermediate classrooms. So our Year 7-8s have been having some fun with crafting satire, sarcasm and mockery by writing about teachers. Our favourite victim of late has been Matua Liam. Enjoy.

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Video: Skate Ramp

Passion Learning

by Gabrielle Williams

Some of the students in I2 (Year 5/6), engrossed in passion learning.

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Girls Social Basketball League Training

by Te Whaiwhaia Ritchie

Lunchtime drills with the Girls Social League.

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Wai Ariki on Guitar

by Hilary Elliot

Last week, Wai Ariki played guitar for the first time during kapa haka, and did an amazing job! We are so lucky to have so many talented students at our kura, and are very proud of Wai Ariki for getting up in front of everyone and sharing his talent. See the video below for shots of the students singing along to Wai Ariki.

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Drama Trip to Indian Ink's Professional Touring Production

by Ruth Hare

Mrs Krishnan’s Party was just that - a party!

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A Victim of Zoochosis

by Sol O’Loughlin

Cowering timidly, the orangutan lies low in its barren enclosure. Distant memories of swinging high in the treetops, picking the ripest, juiciest berries without a care.

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Video: BMX School SD

BMX

by Hilary Elliot

Ray Diprose of Living Productions (and husband of our counceler Whaea Betty) recently shared this amazing video he made of the Lewis Jones assembly and pump track workshops.

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Skate Poster

Positive Skate Slogan

by Joseph Rao

Two awesome students, Eli O'Conner and Linkin Hetherington, won our 'Create a Positive Skate Slogan' competition. This competition was run as part of our ongoing support for RAS students to make respectful choices at the skate bowl. These students won a 50 dollar Wrong Skate Shop voucher, sponsored by our school.

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Naughty Donald

by Natalia Meek

E1’s Funniest Quick write this week.... the criteria for this piece was: 15 mins, three sentence styles, 3rd person.

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Horticulture

Ghost Droppings

by Angela Prain, Lizzy Glynn

During Horticulture class on Tuesday, August 21, students found basket fungus. The Māori name is tuutae keehua (ghost droppings).

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Science Club

Science Club - Light and Waves

by Lee Copson

Science Club is about to travel at the speed of light - approximately 300,000 km per second - the fastest you can go!

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Chris

A Word From the Board

by Chris Banks

As you will all know by now our principal Malcolm Cox has retired. We, the Board and school, invite whanau, school and community to poroporoaki/farewell to celebrate Matua Malcolm’s contribution to our kura/school during Wednesday 5th September. The details and times are available via our Facebook page, school app, website and newsletter...

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Year 5/6 Camp Fundraising

by Oli Ryks

There will be a food stall on Tuesdays at Mini Ball this term. Some lovey whanau of our Year 5 and 6 students will be selling hot food as well as baking on Tuesday nights to help fundraise for the Year 5/6 camp in Term 4.

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Shave for a Cure

by Angela Massey

Shave for a Cure September 5 Lolly Guess Fundraiser.

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Project Energise Nuggets

by Project Energise

This fornights Nutrition Nuggets from Project Energise.

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Mock Exams for NCEA

by Lee Copson

Mock Exams for students studying NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 will take place on Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September - Week 9 of this term.

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After School Care

by Erin Crawford

Opening 3rd September, 2018.

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Parent-Run Agricultural Day

by Sue Brown

Amber Hartstone (RAS) & Phil Shea (Te Uku) are parents interested in pursuing a combined Agricultural Day.

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NZQA Fees

by Pauline Sweetman

Kia Ora whanau of Level 1, 2 and 3 NZQA students. Fee payments are due on the 6th of September. They can be paid at the office. If you are a beneficiary or a community card holder, you could be eligible for financial assistance. See the office for forms and more information.

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