Thursday, 8 December 2016

Taranaki Survivor: 2016 - Seven Days to Go...

The greatest online blogging students competition of all time has only seven days left to run...

In the next week there will be three more episodes culminating in the grand final next week.  

There are currently only five contestants remaining, two each from the original Whero tribe Durann and Astin, two from the original Kikorangi Joe and Bethany and the wildcard - Jamesen.

During the next week four of these players have to fall - three to elimination and one will come as near as possible without being able to win the final vote... many questions still remain unanswered... where are the missing immunity idols? Will the 'alliance' of Room One students remain in place? Has the fabled 'Super' Immunity Idol been located? What blindsides are still to come? Someone is poised for a major move - have they left their run too late? Who is the person who is lurking in the background with a huge amount of power - coiled ready to strike? 

It would appear that the remaining route to the final is straight forward and that means nothing is ever as it seems in Taranaki Survivor! There are twists and turns aplenty just around the corner...

Can Jamesen the wildcard pull off the greatest triumph of all? Can Joe emulate his brother and win the grand final? Beth is the only Girl left in the competition and last year left after receiving only a single vote - can she pull off a major reversal of fortune? Both Astin and Durann were part of the 'Whero' team that lost six episode challenges in a row are they about to pull back a victory of epic proportions? 

In the end only one player from the remaining five can ultimately triumph and join the elite of challenges who have defeated all comers and are the sole survivors... and in seven days all will be revealed...

Note: the entire 2016 series can be located in the tab above on the header for this blog - every episode in detail

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Science: Project Hotspot

Room Three have been very lucky to be involved in Term Four with a program run by the Taranaki District Council, Project Hotspot.  This is an amazing resource that allows the people of South Taranaki including our students, to record sightings of endangered species from our area.   You can click on the link to the project here.

All of our work for this amazing project can be located from the 'Project Hotspot' tab on this blog.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Year 6 and 7 Camp 2016

Waterslide@APS 2016

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To celebrate the end of the school year - which finishes in two weeks the student council at Auroa Primary School used the money that they had fundraised during the year to put on a special event for the students - a Tsunami Waterslide! The students were able to spend time during the day riding on this wonderful action pack ride.  Photos by Jackson M and Cory from Room Three.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Taranaki Survivor: Episode 14

The greatest internet classroom blogging competition of all time is drawing to a conclusion... it started in April... twenty competitors this week the final five contestants are revealed...
whose game was about to end... who would make it through a step closer towards the grand final...

In a shocking twist this challenge was filmed straight after the vote from the previous episode- this meant the teams had not chance to converse or plan who to vote for, who could be trusted? Would the group of students from Room One stick together again?

What of the immunity idols? Where are they? Has the super immunity idol, the fabled horse of power, been located? Someone is playing their cards close to their chest - will it be revealed this episode? Who is the person who is secretly hiding power waiting until the moment they strike? Someone is biding their time until a move is made - will it be too late? Has the moment passed or is the biggest blindside in the game just about to happen...  Someone is smiling - will it turn to a frown this episode?

Is another blind-side on the cards? Who would YOU trust? All these answers and some more are about to be answered in Episode 14 of the Greatest Classroom Blog Challenge of All time!

All competitors had to do this week was stack ten blocks end on end - in twenty five seconds, of course it sounds easy but everyone was desperate for immunity to advance to the next round.  No-one wanted to go home and someone was about to have to.
TaranakiSurvivor14 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Mangahume Project - Rock Pools Group

Foxy Jack at Aroha's House

We've got a special guest in Room Three this week - all the way from Mrs Monaghan's Class in the UK in England - Foxy Jack, whose a visitor here at Auroa. As part of his adventures Aroha, one of our students took him home for the afternoon and took a series of pictures with Foxy Jack at her house and farm. She then created an imovie

Foxy Jack from myles webb on Vimeo.

Taranaki Survivor: Episode Thirteen

Its nearly the end of the school year and the Classroom Blog Competition of 2016 is drawing towards a close - after nearly a year of competition the final seven competitors this episode competing in their first individual immunity challenge - with three competitors left from Room One, three left from Room Three and a solitary competitor from Room Two (who is the best performer remaining from the 2015 season!) this vote and episode was going to give someone a crucial advantage... would the students from Room One stick together again? Would the students from Room Three take the advantage?

TaranakiSurvivorEp13 from myles webb on Vimeo.

Whose game would end sending them to the jury? Would another immunity idol come into play? Who has located the super-immunity idol?

With both sides making promises to those in between there was about to be an important double cross - who would be its victim?

All these answers can be located by watching the 13th, unlucky for some episode of the greatest online classroom blogging competition of all time - Taranaki Survivor!

Please Note: This episode centers around a 'Kahoot' with the questions relating to all the previous episodes of competition.  You can click on the link to the Kahoot here - search for the NZWaikato (username) Taranaki Survivor 2016 Kahoot (as shown above)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Foxy Jack has arrived!

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We were very excited today when we received a parcel from Mrs Monghan in the UK as we thought that it would be 'Foxy Jack' a toy that was part of a series of exchanges going on with classrooms around the world and it was! Aroha, Tiani, Ashley and Kadian took Foxy Jack for a tour of Auroa Primary School and took these photographs!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Paige's Amazing UK Adventure!

Not all of Room Three are currently in the classroom - and at the moment not all of Room Three are even in New Zealand.

Paige from Room Three is currently having an amazing experience where she is staying with her Grandparents in London in England.
She has just posted on her blog a series of photographs and posts about her adventures! You can click to see her on the London Eye, London Aquarium and the London Underground here!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Jamesen's Bald Eagle Research

As part of our #Global Pals project we've been looking at studying several different countries and animals for our friends from Mrs Monaghan Class in the UK, Miss Crowther and her class in Australia and Mrs Yollis and her class in the United States.  Jamesen (who is 'half' American) has been looking at the Bald Eagle.  Our favourite fact and one we didn't know was that its proper name is the 'Pie Bald Eagle' which means 'white' (in old English) and its name has been shortened to 'Bald Eagle' which is why a Bald Eagle isnt bald!  We are really excited to be part of this project and looking forward to can't wait for the arrival of our first visitor!