Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas Room 16!

To all my amazing Room 16 students,

I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year with your fiends and whanau.  

2012 has been a very busy year and you have been a wonderful class.  I have enjoyed having you all in my class.

Good luck for Year 5.  Stay safe and enjoy your holidays.

See you next year :)

Mrs Melville

From Millan.Net

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shared lunch and Secret Santa

Well the End of Year Assembly is over.  

Three people in our class got Excellence Awards...
Ka Rawe to AM (Sport and Reading), BW (Reading) and ET (Reading and Maths).

HN and MN got book awards from the PTA for being great school citizens.

Now it's time to enjoy the last few days of school, have our shared lunch and give out the Secret Santa presents.  

Christmas kupu - Meri Kirīhimete

Here are some Christmas words in te reo Māori for you to use:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tornado warning in Auckland

Warning there has been a tornado in west Auckland.Three people have died and many injured.
It is very rare in NZ, we havn't have one in ages.


Here some stuff About tornadoes.


A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of 250 mph or more. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long.

Tornado Event Date Area Tornadoes Casualties Notes
Frankton (Hamilton) tornado 25 August 1948 Waikato, New Zealand - 3 fatalities, 80 injuries F2 damages; 163 buildings and 50 businesses[citation needed].
Halswell tornado 19 January 1983 Halswell, Christchurch, New Zealand - 0 fatalities, unknown injured Part of a severe storm to strike Christchurch. Authorities didn't believe reports made by citizens. Few buildings were damaged.[citation needed]
Albany tornado May 1991 Albany, New Zealand - 1 fatality, unknown injured Local church destroyed. One man driving a bulldozer was killed by flying debris.[73]
Waitara tornado [1] 15 August 2004 Taranaki, New Zealand - 2 fatalities, 2 serious injured The casualties occurred when a farmhouse was demolished by the tornado. Several power lines were taken out, affecting 6,662 consumers. Media reports included debris ‘spread over an area 400 metres long by 50 metres wide’, although other media outlets described the track length as being greater than 1 km.
New Plymouth tornado 4 July 2007 New Plymouth, New Zealand
0 fatalities A series of tornadoes ripped through the New Plymouth district of New Zealand, damaging 50 homes and rendering 70–80% of them uninhabitable. One person was injured, and several were trapped inside vehicles by powerlines.[74]
Auckland tornado 3 May 3, 2011 Auckland, New Zealand - 1 fatality, 14 injuries A tornado struck the Auckland suburb of Albany, killing one person, and injuring many others.[75][76
New Plymouth tornadoes 19 June 2011 New Plymouth, New Zealand 2 confirmed
1 unconfirmed
0 fatalities Two tornadoes struck New Plymouth damaging businesses in the Central Business District, St Mary's Church Hall and a hotel.[77]

 by BW & AM


We have been learning about Kiwi Conservation over the last few weeks.  We went on a LEARNZ field trip and learnt lots of interesting facts about Kiwi.  We wanted to share what we learnt with others so we designed some posters to teach others about how to care for Kiwis.

Here they are...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Poi E girls

R20 and 16 Poi Girls wow the crowd at the Celebration Concert on Friday night!