Sunday, 17 March 2013

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Day 1 at Otumoetai Intermediate

Welcome to Ruma 25's 2013 blog!

Here you will be able to see what has been happening in our class and the events we participate in around the school.

February 4th marked the first day of school at Otumoetai Intermediate. We started the day off finding our new classrooms and learning about the expectations Miss Puke has for us for the year.
We did some activities to get to know each other, like the toilet paper roll and Human Treasure Hunt.
We also began our korowai feathers which will be put together to create our class korowai.

Pop Quiz - Are you able to remember one of Miss Puke's expectations for 2012? Leave it in a comment on this post!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Grandparent's Day

On Friday 1st June, Otumoetai Intermediate held its very first Grandparent's Day!
Students were encouraged to invite their grandparents along to school to spend the morning in their classroom and visit the specialist classes in action.
Room 25 was lucky enough to have 17 grandparents attend. 
To begin the day, we warmed up their math skills by playing a couple of rounds of multiplication bingo (with help from their grandchild if needed), followed by a BP Challenge.
The challenge was to create an outfit completely out of newspaper and sellotape - top, bottoms, shoes, hat or head piece and any accessories scored extra points.
The grandparents were very creative and some even became the models!
We had some lovely outfits that walked our catwalk, such as the suit made my Thomas Conder, Keenan and his grandparents. Jodie even dressed her Grandmother up as the Queen!!
An excellent effort was made by all. Casey's Gran even held a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.

During interval, the Grandparents were able to have a cup of tea and treat themselves to some home baking in the hall.

In second block, Grandparents were given the royal tour of Otumoetai Intermediate, shown around the specialist classes and watched the Kapa Haka Roopu perform.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Revolution Tour Group

For Monday assembly this week, we were lucky enough to have the Revolution Tour Group visit our school!
Revolution Tour is a large group of young people who desire to inspire and encourage youth to become influential ‘world changers’ in a positive way. They do this through dance, music and testimony.

If you want to know more, you can like their Facebook Page, or visit them at Baycourt this Thursday!

Cross Country

On Friday the 11th of May, Otumoetai Intemediate held their annual Cross Country.
There were two groups - the competitive, and the non-competitive. All Sports Academy students were to run the competitive and the majority of Room 25 did!
It was an awesome effort and we had a lot of competitors place highly - and a few injuries too!
We are even prouder to have the first place winner in the Year 8 boys section, Rowan Martin, in our class!!

Monday, 30 April 2012


We have begun our study on the ANZACs.

Post a comment under this post, posing a question that you would like answered during our study.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Paula's Memoir

I sat there, arms crossed, head down. Loud cries and sobbing filled the room. Out of the corner of my eye I saw the long, wooden coffin being carried out by 8 broad men. Tears filled my eyes.
I knew it was time.

That cold, icy school morning was the day. My bother Rhys, Mum and I were having breakfast when the phone rang. We were all half asleep so we jolted at the ringing sound. Mum answered with a polite 'Hello?'. I could hear murmuring in the background but nothing else. Slowly, my Mother's eyes began to puff up like a pufferfish. I knew something was terribly wrong. As we gathered around our kitchen to hear the news, shakily Mum announced, "Paul's dead. Kate just rang to say". 
Kate is Paul's daughter and Paul is Mum's ex-partner.
We were all devastated.

A week later was his funeral. it was at a church somewhere in the country. A lot of people were there, I was very suprised.
Everyone made their was in as slow as a snail and sat down on the long wooden chairs. A few people said a speech; his best friend, sister, god daughter and daughters. After the funeral everyone placed beautiful shells on top of his coffin.

Whenever I look through my Facebook and see his name, I think of him. When I look through old family photos and videos I remember all the great times we have had together.

A day to sadly, never forget.

Paula Whiting.