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RAS Community Newsletter: Term 3 Week 10

Thanks for a great Term 3 everyone. Enjoy our last newsletter of the term and have a wonderful term break!

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Term 3 Week 9 Newsletter

by Hilary Elliot

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Principal's Koorero

by Louisa Barham

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

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Video: Kapa Haka T3 2019

Kapa Haka

by Chanel Ruawai

E tū ana a RAS Junior Kapa Haka ki te whakanui i a tātou reo rangatira, kei whea mai!

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Massive Results at North Island Primary and Secondary Schools Snowboarding Champs

by Deane Hishon

Raglan Area School girls cleaned up in the North Island Primary and Secondary Schools Snowboarding Champs. The senior girls took out the top award: the best girls team!

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Media and Animation Videos

by Hilary Elliot

Term 3 video projects from the Animation rotation and Media Studies option.

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E3's Art and Writing

by Amy Haswell

E3 created bird art for the calendar fundraising project and wrote about it. Check out their awesome mahi!

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Video: Science Club

Water Rockets at Science Club

by Alison Hewett

Check out the fun we had at Science Club with Mr C!

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Mega Music Night at the Club

by Hilary Elliot

The recent Mega Music Night at the Raglan Club was a huge success! Thank you to Matua Dave, Matua Nick, Whaea Celeste, Matua Peter, Dave Maybee, Boydie and everyone who came along to support. Video to come soon, meanwhile, check out the photos of the night.

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Beach and Street Clean

by Te Whaiwhaia Ritchie

As part of ‘Keep NZ Beautiful Week’ the Year 9 and 10 classes teamed up with some of our junior classes to clean up the streets and beaches of Whaingaroa.

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Level 1 Food Technology Class Term 3 2019 Preservation, Packaging and Storage of a Local Fruit or Vegetable

by Lucy Carrington

This term we have been learning about the types of decay that can grow on foods and how to preserve fruits in many different ways.

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Should We Have Rubbish Bins at School?

by Steph de Besten

Persuasive writing by E4 students.

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori Paste Ups

by Hilary Elliot

Matua Liam and Whaea Jeanette worked with students accross the school to create and display art for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori across the school.

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Music Show at Assembly

by Hilary Elliot

Following the epic Mega Music Night at the Raglan Club, the Year 7-10 music students performed at a school assembly. Check out the photos!

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Staff Writing Competition

by Hilary Elliot

A writing competition was held at a recent Year 0-10 staff meeting. Two Write That Essay sentence styles were allocated to each group, which they had to incorporate into a six sentence story. Groups had 10 minutes to complete their stories. Competition was fierce... check our their work below!

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Young Entrepreneurs

by Hilary Elliot

Young entrepreneurs in Year 9-10 held a very successful market day at school as part of their Dragon's Den projects.

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Theatresports Team Take Out 2nd Place at Finals!

by Ruth Hare

On Monday 9th September, the Year 9-10 Theatresports team had the honour of competing in the Waikato Secondary School Theatresports finals held at the Gallagher Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton.

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Basketball Success

by Keylin Walker-Pitman

This year the RAS senior Basketball boys team has done incredibly well, under difficult circumstances, to win the Senior A grade division of the Waikato Secondary Schools Basketball competition.

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Gingerbread Men

by Hilary Elliot

Learning Assistant Whaea Nic and Year 6 student Enfys Hewett baked gingerbread men with D-Block students. They were delicious!

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Te Mata School Speech Competition

by Tai Steedman

Last Thursday 19 September, we (Tai and Lily) were lucky enough to be members of a panel invited to judge the Years 5-8 speech competition at Te Mata school.

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Cabins

by Glenn Rangitonga

The Year 13 students close in their 10 square metre cabin.

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Hiikoi

by Te Whaiwhaia Ritchie

The Year 9/10 Te Reo Maori options class joined the senior Te Reo Maori class on a hiikoi from Te Whaanga back to Raglan Area School.

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K3 Fitness and Cooperation Unit

by Adam Crane, Harry Carter & Nevaeh Ringia

Playing games for PE keeps you focused in class because you release energy and stress. It also helps everyone work together and create stronger friendships and bonds.

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2019 Snow Camp

by Sven Seddon and Mr C

In the first week of September, 28 students from Years 11, 12 and 13 attended the annual Snow Camp on the Whakapapa ski Fields at Mount Ruapehu. We scored two epic days upon the slopes, shredding, carving, jumping, spinning and eating snow in fantastic ‘Blue Bird’ conditions.

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Speech Winners

by Adriana, Tilly & Sol

Hello my name is Adriana and these korua are Tilly and Sol and they are our Year 4-6 syndicate speech winners. These tuakanas are gonna be representing our school at Te Uku. Congratulations Tilly and Sol.

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Year 9 & 10 Drama Class

by Ruth Hare

A group from the Year 9 & 10 drama class performed their original work at Te Wiki O Te Reo Maaori end of week assembly.

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SADD week off to a great start

by Ayla Standley

September is the month when SADD students (students against dangerous driving), promote safe driving messages. Our big message is ‘Let’s have a SAFER SEPTEMBER’

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Surf Academy Update

by Taylor O'Leary

Although exams are coming up fast and the year is coming to a close, the surf Academy is nothing but action. Warm water is on its way and there is nothing better to look forward to after suffering winter wrath.

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Year 1 - 4 Miniball

by TJ Pemberton

This term we established at Miniball Competition for our younger students.

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Girls 10-a-side Rugby

by Adi-Grace Mooar

This year Raglan Area School re-started girls rugby and it is becoming a huge success.

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Number Patterns

by Lola Connor

I found a pattern when we were skipping in threes.

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My Awesome Hat

by Jaxon McLean

I made this hat in my creative time with my friend. I love my hat because it’s made out of recycled stuff. We have been learning to reuse materials and Whaea Arlene gave me some old material. I used old cardboard too.

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Tongan Language Week - Lolly Lei

by Jason Engledoe

As part of Tongan Language Week, the Year 4 - 6s had rotations on Wednesday to learn about different activities in the Tongan culture.

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Transformers

by Amy Haswell

Oliver has been creating his own Transformers and we thought they were too great not to share!

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Shared Kai for Te Wiki o te Reo Maaori

by D-Block Teachers

D-block tamariki celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Maaori with bread making, shared kai and waiata... here are a few photos of the students making bread (supported by Learning Assistant Nic Taylor and Year 6 student Enfys Hewett).

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Building Cities

by Hazel March, Thamare Sealock, & Billie Thornley-Murego

These girls have been busy constructing with blocks...

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My Invention

by Johannes Windust

This is a waffle maker that flies. The chef pours to mixture into the wings and it flies to the person who ordered it.

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Bird Inquiry

by Cindy Tedeschi

The Year 2/3s have been busy working on a bird inquiry every Friday with Whaea Cindy.

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Video: Lakey's rubbish idea

My Idea about Rubbish

by Lakey Vink

I think we should have a job every day at school.

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Video: R A S Keep Our Seas Plastic Free

Squawk Squad

by Amy Haswell & Steph de Besten

This is our latest video submission for Squawk Squad - Marine conservation week in E3 and E4 classes.

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Tennis Lessons

by Theresa Pemberton

Tennis will start again in Raglan for term 4 with classes on Wednesday afternoon at the courts by the rugby club.

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Wacky Hair Day

by Hilary Elliot

Pictures from the Wacky Hair Day held earlier this term.

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Zoo Art

by D-Block Teachers

After a trip to the zoo earlier in the term, D-Block students created beautiful artworks and writing about their experience.

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Story Map

by Celia Risbridger

In D1, we loved the story “The Lamb who came to Dinner”. We drew pictures and retold the story to make a wall story for our room. You are welcome to drop in to read it and see our great illustrations. While you are there, look out for our responses to some of the Big Books we’ve read recently for Shared Reading.

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From the Sports Corner

by TJ Pemberton

As we head towards the holidays, it seems timely to take a look at what is on offer in Term 4. So here goes...

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Arts Rotations

by Hilary Elliot

Every Thursday this term, the D-Block students take part in Arts rotations, learning a different strand of the arts with each teacher.

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Maatai's Wallpaper

by Kim Geros

Every so often the students in D2/D2A get to brainstorm ideas for next steps in play or provocations for our breakout rooms. Maatai said he wanted to make wallpaper.

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Kanikani One Hundy

by Hilary Elliot

A few pictures from the Year 7-8 Kanikani One Hundy fundraiser.

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Squiggle Holiday Programme

by Hilary Elliot

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