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Room 13 2022

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Welcome to Room 13s Class Newsletter!

by Jess Lang

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R13 goes Rock Climbing!

by Jess Lang

By Zariah Mcleod

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Otago Museum Visit

by Jess Lang

On Tuesday 16th of August, Room 13 and Room 14 went to Otago Museum to visit their exhibitions and learn some tips and tricks on how to make a great exhibition.

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Peninsula Art Exhibition

by Jess Lang

On Thursday, Team 5 went to visit the Peninsula Art Exhibition at Bayfield. It was great to see such amazing artists on display. Congratulations to the students in Team 5 who were selected to be shown.

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Cross Country 2022

by Jess Lang

Well done on the students who took part in either the competitive or noncompetitive races in our Cross Country last Friday. A special mention to Gregor Watts who placed 8th and Iris Felthman who placed 6th in their competitive races.

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Puppy Visits!!

by Jess Lang

Isla brought her gorgeous chocolate lab puppy Milly in to visit this week. R13 was very excited and so was Milly! She helped vacuum up the classroom and gave everyone kisses!

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Tupaia the Master Navigator

by Jess Lang

This term we have been focusing on Kaitiakitanga and learning that we are all kaitiaki of the past (guardians)

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Spelling Champions!

by Jess Lang

At the end of last term Isla and Gregor competed in the Extra! Spelling Quiz.

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Monohulls vs Double Hulled Waka

by Jess Lang

Last week we began looking at the different ways navigators were able to discover different countries. We looked into the different ships, we analysed the different key aspects of Viking ships, Monohulls and traditional Double Hulled Waka.

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Sir Ian Taylor Webinar

by Jess Lang

This morning we were lucky enough to attend a webinar with Sir Ian Taylor.

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Badminton for P.E

by Jess Lang

For the rest of the term we are practising our Badminton skills in our P.E sessions.

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Oobleck!

by Jess Lang

This week we have been learning about Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Liquids. Today we made Oobleck!

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Gregor the Brain Buster!

by Jess Lang

Earlier on in the year, Gregor went up to Christchurch to compete in the TV2 show 'BrainBusters'. His episode aired on Friday. It was a nail biting episode but we were very excited to see Gregor come out with the win! We are all proud of the way he handled himself under the stress of the competition. He even scored himself $189 prize money!

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Periodic Table

by Jess Lang

This week in R13 we have been learning about the periodic table. Each student choose an element to research. Each student had to research and find the atomic number and mass, its origin, physical properties and more. Check out their creations!

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Ice Ice Baby

by Jess Lang

For our Chemistry unit we have been looking at changing states. Today we made ice cream to look at the chemical reaction and changes of state between liquid and solid

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Scientist Research

by Jess Lang

This week we began our Chemistry topic for the term. Our homework task was to choose one scientist and research interesting facts about them. We had Albert Einstein, Nano Girl and even local scientists to Otago. Have a look at what we came up with!

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Kings Coaches for Football

by Jess Lang

This week we were lucky to have two football sessions from some Kings Coaches who taught us some football skills and tips! Thanks boys!

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The Big Debate

by Jess Lang

In each months Extra Magazine, there is a Big Debate. This month was focused on, Should Western Countries send troops into Ukraine? Here are some of R13's thoughts...

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How do Jellyfish sting?

by Jess Lang

In Writing, we have been looking at explanations. This week we were learning about how do Jellyfish sting? Read some of our explanations below..

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Bronze Reading Badges

by Jess Lang

Congratulations to Isla, Camille and Iris who all earnt their Bronze Reading Badge over the few weeks.

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Hells Reading Challenge

by Jess Lang

This term the class have been working towards completing their Hell Reading Challenge Wheels. Children need to read seven chapter books each and at the end of the term, each student who completed their wheel gets a free pizza!

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Using drama in our reading programme

by Jess Lang

Performing and learning a play, was part of our literacy programme this week. In groups, childrens practiced and then performed to the class. We definitely have some future actors and actresses in R13!

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Hockey for P.E

by Jess Lang

For the last fortnight we have been focusing on Hockey skills in PE. For our first sessions we had our student teachers, who both play premier hockey, take us for a skill session. This week we had Evan and Flynn who play for the Tahuna A Team teach us some more skills.

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Rory's Piping at the Highlanders!

by Jess Lang

Rory has been selected to Pipe for the opening home games for the Highlanders this season

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

by Jess Lang

Every month R13 receives the Extra! ODT Magazine. In this months issue, some of R13s star writers were published!

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Isla the gymnast star!

by Isla Ludgate

On the 9/10 of April and the 23/24 of April I was competing for GGI Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

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Gregors time at Brain Busters

by Jess Lang

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R13 and R17 Visit Rongo Stone

by Zariah Mcleod

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Who let the dogs out?!

by Jess Lang

On Friday we had a furry visitor in R13.

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Triathlon Troopers!

by Jess Lang

On Monday 28th March, Leila and Gregor competed in the Otago Virtual Triathlon. Leila did the rowing in a team of three and Gregor competed individually.

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Surfs up 🤙

by Jess Lang

Last week Keo Morrison attended two surf competitions in the South Island.

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Bounce, Catch and Pass!

by Jess Lang

For P.E this term we have been practising our catching and throwing skills. This week we have been playing using the crazy catch which has really tested our reaction times as we move quickly on our feet!

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Problem Solving and Puzzles!

by Jess Lang

This week in Maths we have been practising our problem solving skills!

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R13's School Leaders!

by Jess Lang

A massive congratulations to Gregor who is a House Leader for Takaroa and Flint who is a Sports Leader!

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Putting our maths skills to the test!

by Jess Lang

This week in maths we have learning about adding decimals and bigger whole numbers together - with the context of shopping for the family!

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Ki o Rahi Fun!

by Jess Lang

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Using music to help our critical thinking and comprehension skills

by Jess Lang

In our reading sessions we have been focusing on music lyrics. We have been listening to different songs and using critical thinking skills to delve into the meaning behind the lyrics.

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Diary of a Room 13 Camper

by Gregor and Iris

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Scavenger Hunt

by Mana and Jackson

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Waterhole

by Brodie and Hazel

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Camp Day One

by Hikari and Zariah

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R13 and R17's Camp Concert

by Flint and Rory

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Waterslide Fun!

by Leila and Isla

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Camp Day 4: Activity Day

by Banjo and Riley D

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Cooking at Camp

by Camille and Hannah

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Tenting!

by Evan and Nate

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Tramp Day!

by Jess Lang

Our on second day of camp.. we completed the infamous tramp!

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P.E - Ball Skills

by Jess Lang

This week in P.E we are focusing on our ball skills. We are practising our dribbling and passing. Room 13 love a competitive game!

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Camp First Aid Sessions

by Jess Lang

This week we were lucky to have a First Aid session around injuries at camp from St John.

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Room 13 Class Councillors!

by Jess Lang

A big congratulations to Rory and Leila who have been elected as Room 13s Class Councillors. Also a congratulations to Flint and Stasa who are our deputy councillors.

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A great start to 2022!

by Jess Lang

Although school looks a little different in Red Light, we have had a great start to 2022 in Room 13.

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Getting our bodies moving!

by Jess Lang

Room 13 is very competitive and loves getting outside and playing different sports.

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Literacy Reading Contract

by Jess Lang

This week we have begun learning the routines and expectations in our Literacy time.

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Basic Facts Fun!

by Jess Lang

Each week we have a Basic Facts day.

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