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RAS Community Newsletter - Term 4 Week 10

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Raglan Area School introduced to Te Atai o Rongo

by Lakey Vink, Aria Miller, Lucia Quilter, Hawaikii Gibson and Indie Heasman

On Friday, November 22, Year 2 and 3 students, teachers and whānau visited Paihakena Marae for a special reason.

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Principal's Koorero

by Hilary Elliot

Teenaa koutou e te whanau o te Kura A Rohe o Whaingaroa

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The Great School Clean Up!

by Lucia Quilter

On Thursday the 28th of November, E3 class picked up rubbish.

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Making Better Choices

by Joaquin Master, Valentin Gadras, Tristan Ellison

One of the biggest problems in New Zealand - even the world - is Climate change.

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Western Cluster Athletics - in the big smoke!

by TJ Pemberton & Jason Wairepo

On Monday 2nd December we took a number of Year 3 - Year 8 Students into Porrit Stadium to represent RAS at the Athletics Champs.

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Year 11 Social Action - Mental Health Awareness Week

by Jahli Waititi

For the past month, the Year 11 Social Studies class has been targeting a large social issue, in hopes of making a change. Our social action was supporting Mental Health Week, and addressing the discrimination towards people dealing with mental health.

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Year 13 Social Action - Housing Affordability in Raglan now and in the Future

by Lily Bradley

The social issue we have chosen of housing affordability in Raglan is a very relevant issue in our town and has the power to impact my generation in the future.

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Year 9-10 Fibre Technology and Visual Arts

by Hilary Elliot

Photographs of the Year 9 and 10 exhibition of work from the Fibre Technology and Visual Arts options.

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Race Track Construction

by Jason Engledoe

E2 student building their own town with a race track using their knowledge they are learning in class about measurements.

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Papahua Beach Day Picnic

by Hilary Elliot

A few snapshots of the Year 0-3 Papahua end of year beach day picnic.

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Ngaa Reo Rooreka News

by Esme Koning

In choir we’ve been singing songs from around the world. This song is from Samoa and it’s called O le Pepe. In choir is so fun to learn new songs and make new friends.

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Oscar the Duck

by Lucien Kite

My mum came home one day and had a duck in her jacket.

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Western Cluster Athletic Results 2019

by Jason Wairepo

A few shots from the recent Western Cluster Athletics.

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Whenuapai Airforce Base Visit

by Te Whaiwhaia Ritchie

A select group of keen Year 9-13 Raglan Area School students had the privilege of going for a day trip to the Whenuapai Airforce base North of Auckland last week.

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Imploding Can

by Lucy Ladyman

I1 was lucky to be invited by Whaea Ang to conduct an experiment.

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Tabloids at Te Uku

by Alison Hewett

On Friday 2 November, 40 students from Raglan Area School attended Tabloids Sports at Te Uku School.

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Music with Whaea Celeste

by Celeste Cleason

E5 has been getting creative and exploring text improvisation and movement for the song One Potato. Check out their creative and unique potato ideas!

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Rhythm and Rhyme - Dr. Seuss Style

by Leon, Ayla, Lola, Kish, Isla

We are learning about rhythm and rhyme - Dr. Seuss style

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Photos from the Year 11-13 Prize Giving

by Hilary Elliot

Photos courtesy of Margaret Dillon.

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Sue Brown

by Hana and Metua Herbert

After attending Group Day with their lambs, hosted this year by Waitetuna School, Hana and Metua Herbert of Meremere, Te Roopu Aroha ki te Reo, interviewed Whaea Sue Brown who has been the Raglan Area School Rep on the Raglan Girls’ and Boys’ Agricultural Group Committee for some 20 years, taking over from former staff member Vicki Johnstone in the 1990’s.

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Year 11-13 Final Drama Performance of the Year

by Ruth Hare

The year 11-13 drama class finished off their performing year with an afternoon showing their final performance assessment to a group of parents and students. They have been working on devising which is a collaborative process in which their group creates an original piece of theatre based on a specific starting point, eg. a theme or a newspaper article.

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Year 9 & 10 Drama Trip

by Ruth Hare

A few Fridays ago the Year 9 & 10 drama students headed up to Auckland’s Q Theatre to see NZ’s acclaimed devising and physical theatre company, Red Leap Theatre, perform Owls Do Cry.

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Year 3s in the Lab

by Hilary Elliot

Thanks, Whaea Ange for having the Year 3 students in the lab for some imploding can science!

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The Monsters in the Dark

by Sage Bennett

A story by Sage Bennett.

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Intertidal Explorations

by D-Block Students

Recently, the Year 1 students headed down the tidal pools adjacent to the jetty to discover what lives in the intertidal zone. Here is what some of them had to say about the experience.

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Junior Athletics

by Jason Wairepo

Recently, we held the Junior Athletics for 8-12 year-olds. Click through the photographs for the results.

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World Junior Surfing Championships

by Larry Fisher

Five students from Raglan Area School returned safely back home mid-November from competing at the World Junior Surfing Championships held in Huntington Beach California, U.S.A.

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Cheerleading Competition

by Rita Gomez

Mackenzie and I went to a Cheerleading Competition. There were over 100 teams in the competition, we felt very overwhelmed but excited.

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Big Day Out: Pizza

by Hilary Elliot

Year 4-6 students made pizza as part of their Big Day Out... Check out what they had to say.

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Western Cluster Cricket Festival

by TJ Pemberton

On Friday 22 November, RAS hosted the Western Cluster Cricket Festival for years 5 - 8.

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Big Day Out: Rockets

by Otto Leigh and William Coleman

Rocket Acrostic Poem

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Big Day Out: Paddleboarding

by Olive Peart

The Year 4-6 Syndicate went paddleboarding as part of their big day out excursions. Olive Peart wrote a poem about the experience.

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Patterning

by Liz McCauley

Look at the fun we are having learning about patterning in D1 with Whaea Celia, Whaea Cindy and Whaea Liz.

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Robots

by D-Block Students

D2 made robots...

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Pancakes

by Jojo Bourke

Matua Jason got the portable stove out. Jade and I went to the staff room to get the egg flipper, bowl and a pan. Neveah mixed the egg, flour, and sugar. After we finished mixing all the ingredients together, we cooked them in the pan. We ate the pancakes. Then we had to clean up. Then we went outside with Whaea Tracy.

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Big Day Out: Surfing

by Isobel Peart and Miko Hutt

The Year 4-6 Syndicate went surfing as part of their big day out excursions. It was super fun and we wanted to thank Raglan Surfing School for getting the kids out surfing safely!

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Snapshots of Year 0-3 in Term 4

by Hilary Elliot

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Waikato District Sports Awards

by Hilary Elliot

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Sports Awards

by Hans Geursen & TJ Pemberton

On Friday 8th November, RAS celebrated the achievements of all our students who played Sport for the School in 2019.

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Year 9/10 Passion Learning - Fishing

by Te Whaiwhaia Ritchie

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Gymnastics

by Ania and Neave

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PTA Report

by PTA

He mihi nui ki a koutou e te whaanau o te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa

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Huge Thank You to our 2019 Senior Sports Sponsors - Ray White

by TJ Pemberton

Ray White have been massive this year supporting our Senior School Sport and we just want to say Thank You very much!

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From the Sports Corner

by TJ Pemberton

It has been a busy couple of weeks with our Summer Codes and the Senior Sports Awards.

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Christmas in the Park

by Deane Hishon

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