Sunday, 18 December 2016

Thank you for your support

Many thanks to you all for your support during the year. It has been wonderful that your children have been able to begin bringing their Chromebooks home with your support. Your children can continue reading and writing over these long holidays through the Summer Learning Journey blogging programme. I look forward to reading any posts that they publish.

If you were unable to make it to prize-giving on Thursday, here are some clips from the day: 

As you know, I am moving to Point England next year but will be able to keep in touch with your children's learning through their blogs.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and relaxing holiday!

Ka kite ano!
Mrs Buchanan

Monday, 28 November 2016

Come and find out about the Summer Learning Journey!

It is nearly time for the summer holidays - and your children can carry on reading and learning over the summer by getting involved in the Summer Learning Journey!

You are invited to come to Room 10 to find out all about it - at the same time as your children - from Rachel Williams, the lady who runs this holiday blogging programme.

When: Thursday, 1st December, at 11:15 am

Where: Room 10 @ Ruapotaka

Morning tea will be provided.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

TLN Student: a new system to access wifi outside school

As you know, it has been difficult for some of your children to connect their Chromebook to the internet at home using the Tamaki Learning Network (TLN).

A new network, TLN Student, has been created to make things easier for everyone.  TLN Student has been set up on your child’s personal Chromebook - but only for your child’s school email account.   Your child does not need a password to access TLN Student on their own Chromebook.

We will try the new system today.  At home - after 3:00pm - your child will need to:

  • Shut down their Chromebook and then turn it on again
  • Log into their school Google account
  • Select the wifi network TLN Student

If there are any problems, I will find out from your children!

Whakaritenga New mō te whakauru TLN

I mohio koe, kua reira kua uaua hoki etahi o koutou tamariki ki te hono to ratou Chromebook ki te ipurangi i te kāinga mā te whakamahi i te Tamaki Learning Network (TLN).

He whatunga hou, TLN Student, kua hanga ki te hanga mea māmā hoki te katoa. Kua TLN Student kua whakaturia ake ki runga ki Chromebook whaiaro o tou tamaiti - engari anake mo te pūkete īmēra kura o tō tamaiti. E kore e tau tamaiti Me he kupuhipa ki te uru TLN Student runga i to ratou ake Chromebook.

Ka tamata matou i te pūnaha hou i teie mahana. I te kāinga - i muri i 3:00 pm - Ka hiahia tō tamaiti ki:

  • Whakaweto iho ratou Chromebook me ka tahuri ano ki runga ki
  • Takiuru ki to ratou pūkete Google kura
  • Tīpakohia te whatunga wifi TLN Student

Ki reira ko tetahi raruraru, ka kitea e ahau i roto i a koutou tamariki!

Faatulagaga fou mo le faaaogaina TLN

pei ona outou silafia, ua faigata mo nisi o lau fanau e fesootai latou Chromebook i le initaneti i le fale e faaaoga ai le Network Aoaoina Tamaki (TLN).

O se fesootaiga fou, TLN Student, ua foafoaina ina ia faia mea faigofie mo tagata uma. Ua faatuina TLN Student i Chromebook tagata lava o lau tama - ae na o mo teugatupe imeli le aoga a lau tama. E le manaomia lau tama se upu faataga e maua TLN Student i latou lava Chromebook.

O le a tatou taumafai le faiga fou i aso nei. I le fale - ina ua mavae le 3:00 pm - O le a manaomia lau tama ina ia:

  • tapunia latou Chromebook ma liliu ona toe i ai
  • laau i le latou aoga tala Google
  • Filifili le wifi fesootaiga TLN Student

Afai oi ai soo se faafitauli, ou te iloa ai mai lau fanau!

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Latest news from Room 10

It has been a very exciting and busy week in Room 10!

Firstly, we had a wonderful trip to Sylvia Park on Wednesday to watch the 9th Manaiakalani Film Festival and our own class movie, Gotta Read 'Em All, on the big screen. A great adventure! Thank you all for continuing to support your child's learning by leaving positive comments about our movie on the class blog. Ka mau te wehi!

Also, our Year 5 students in Room 10 now have the opportunity to learn at home using their personal Chromebooks. Thank you to our whānau who visited during the week to make this happen and to check out what Cybersmart learning looks like in action.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Thank you for your positive, thoughtful and helpful comments

Thank you for writing such positive, thoughtful and helpful blog comments on your child's blog last week as part of their homework.  It has been awesome to read your quality blog comments.  Here are a few examples:

Please feel free to comment about your child's learning at any time on their personal blog!  If you would like to know more or have any questions, please ask through your child or by leaving a comment on this whānau blog.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2016

Do you want to come and watch the evening showcase of the Manaiakalani Film Festival?  It's happening next Wednesday, 9th November, at Hoyts Sylvia Park from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Our Room 10 movie, Gotta Read 'Em All, will be shown at this event.

Your children will watch one of the daytime sessions as a school group. However, the movies at the evening showcase are a selection from all the Manaiakalani schools.  If you would like to go to this event, please book tickets through this film festival information page. The tickets cost $2 each.  If you call your group Ruapotaka, we will be seated together.  You will need to make your own way to Sylvia Park and back home again.

Separate notes will go home to the families of our two presenters.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Quality blog comments

Your amazing children are creating short videos using their Chromebooks to share why and how blog-commenting is important to them. Here are two finished examples.

As part of their learning at home next week, they will ask you to check out their blog and write a quality blog comment about one of their blog posts.

There are still opportunities for you to do some Chromebook training with Yayleen, Manaiakalani's Whānau Learning Kaiarahi, if you would like your child to bring their Chromebook home more often.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Further whānau training!

Two more families have taken the opportunity to do some whānau training with Yayleen to learn more about Chromebooks and support learning at home. Fantastic!

Pupuke and Solomone are really excited that they can take their Chromebooks home more often.

There is a little bit of a problem with Chromebooks coming home at the moment, however. Although we are now back at Ruapotaka and working out of the library, the Chromebook cases are in Room 10 and will have to stay there until the asbestos risk is removed.

Monday, 5 September 2016

School closed tomorrow!

I am really sorry that your children couldn't bring their Chromebooks home today.  We want to keep them safe while we are out of Room 10.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

A blog is like a diary or a journal!

In this short screencast you will be introduced to the basic idea of a blog. Of course, the screencast is being shared on our blog!

Saturday, 20 August 2016


Thank you for coming along to watch our Mini-Olympics yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful to see so many parents and whānau enjoying this special event on such a beautiful afternoon. Whether running with an egg and spoon, throwing a gumboot, jumping, playing badminton or kicking a soccer ball, everyone had fabulous time and showed outstanding sportsmanship.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Our first whānau training session

Alexandra was really excited today when her mum came into school for some Chromebook training with Yayleen,  Manaiakalani's Whānau Learning Kaiarahi. Now that her mum has learnt a bit more about the kawa of care, Alex is able to take her Chromebook home more often.

Friday, 1 July 2016

What is a Chromebook?

A group of students created a screencast to tell you a little bit about a Chromebook and why we use these devices rather than another kind of laptop or tablet. If you want to know anything else, please leave a comment!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Holiday Blogging Programme

Rachel Williams from the University of Auckland is running an online holiday blogging programme for learners in the Manaiakalani area from Saturday 9th July until Sunday 24th July. There are daily activities about the Olympic Games. Rachel has talked to your child's class at school so they know where to go and what to do on her website if they want to get involved. If your child blogs after completing an activity, they can earn points. Prizes will be awarded in Term 3 for the most active bloggers!

 Although your child will not have their Chromebook at home during the holidays, they can join in the blogging activities on the computers at the library or on a tablet or smart phone at home.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

How to get the Chromebooks home more often!

You can be proud that your children are being responsible with their Chromebooks at school. Ka mau te wehi! They have quickly got into the routine of taking their chromebooks home twice each week to keep learning at home. They are remembering to bring the Chromebooks back to school the next morning.

Now there is the opportunity for your child to bring the Chromebook home more often.  For this to happen, you will need to meet with Yayleen Hubbard, the Manaiakalani Whānau Learning Kaiarahi, to have some whānau training. This is the training that we talked about at our chromebook celebration. This training will last for about one hour and Yayleen can come to your house, or meet you at school or at the library. It is your choice! Here are Yayleen's contact details.  She would love to hear from you, and your children would love to bring their Chromebooks home more often!

Taea e koe te hunga whakakake e te koutou tamariki kawenga ki a ratou Chromebooks i te kura. Ka mau te wehi! Kua hohoro eke ratou ki te mahi o te tango ratou Chromebooks kāinga rua ia wiki ki te pupuri i ngā akoranga i te kāinga. E mahara ana ratou ki te kawe mai hoki ki te kura te Chromebooks te ata i muri mai.

Na reira ko te whai wāhi hoki tō tamaiti ki te kawe i te Chromebook kāinga ake pinepine. Hoki tenei ki te tupu, ka hiahia koe ki te whakatau ki a Yayleen Hubbard, te Manaiakalani Whānau Learning Kaiārahi, ki te whai i etahi te whakangunguwhānau.Ko te whakangungu i korero matou e pā ana ki i to tatou whakanui Chromebooktenei.tenei whakangungu Ka murie pā ana ki kotahi te haora mo a taea Yayleen mai ki tou whare, ranei te whakatau koe i te kura ranei i te whare pukapuka. Ko to koutou kōwhiringa! Tenei he taipitopito whakapā oYayleen. E aroha ia ki te whakarongo i a koe, me a koutou tamariki e aroha ki te kawe io ratou Chromebooks te kāinga ake pinepine!

E mafai ona e mitamita o loo avea ma a outou fanau e nafa ma o latou Chromebooks i le aoga. Sekia! Ua latou taunuu vave atu i le masani o le aveina o latou Chromebooks aiga faalua i vaiaso taitasi e tausia le aoaoina i le aiga. O loo latou manatuaina o le aumaia o le Chromebooks toe foi atu i le aoga i le taeao na sosoo ai.

O lenei o loo i ai le avanoa mo lau tama e aumai le Chromebook fale soo. Ona o lenei mea ina ia tupu, e tatau ona e feiloai ma Yayleen Hubbard, le Manaiakalani Whānau Aoaoina Kaiarahi, le i ai o nisi whānau. aoaoga  O le aoaoga lenei o le a tatou talanoa e uiga i lo tatou faamanatuina Chromebook. O leneiaoaoga e mafai ona mauao le a tumau mo e uiga i le tasi le itula ma Yayleen i lou fale, po feiloai ma outou i le aoga po o le potutusi. O lau filifiliga! O auiliiliga e faafesootai a Yayleen.Sa ia te fiafia e faalogo mai ia te oe, ma lau fanau o le a fiafia e aumaia i le fale tele o taimi latou Chromebooks!

Temou fiefia he oku tokanga ho’o ki’i tama kihe ako mo ene chromebook. Awsome! Kuo nau osi mau vave pe routine kihe ene alu atu mo ene chromebook ki api tuo ua he weeke ke fakamalo ni’i ene ata atamai kihe ako. Oku nau osi manatui ke omai ene chromebook he aho hoko atu.

Koeni oku ngofua ho tama pe ko ta’ahine ke alu atu mo ene chromebook ki ho’o api. Ihe hoko atu a eni, oku mau fiemau keke hau kihe fakataha mo Yayleen Hubbard, koe manaiakalani whanau learning kaiarahi, ke iai ha ki’i whanau training. Koe training a eni nae mau osi talanoa fekauaki moe chromebook. Koe houa pe e taha pea e alu pe a Yayleen ki ho’mou api o kapau oku kai keke lava o ha’u. Ko ho’o tui peia! Koeni koe Yayleen's contact details. Tene fiefia kapau teke ha’u mo ho ki’i tama pe ko ho ta’ahine o talanoa mo’ia, ke lava Ke lava ho kiti o alu atu mo ene chromebook!

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Gladiators of change

Next Wednesday, 1st June 2016, Gladiators of Change are holding a free event for parents from 6pm-8pm at Glenbrae School.  There is a free sausage sizzle that begins at 5.30pm.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Whānau Hui

Thank you to our families and whānau who visited Room 10 yesterday afternoon for our Chromebook celebration to find out about our digital learning and how we use our Chromebooks. It was fantastic to meet so many of you as your children prepared to take their Chromebooks home for the first time.

I am sorry to hear that some of your children had issues connecting to the TLN wireless network last night. We will investigate!

Faafetai lava! Malo homo hau! Thank you again! Ka mau te wehi!

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Kawa of Care

When we use our Chromebooks at school, we are responsible and do the right thing. These are the things that are important to remember:

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

You are invited to a Chromebook Celebration!

To our family and whānau
We are holding a Chromebook celebration in Room 10 at Ruapotaka School on Thursday 26th May between 1:30 and 4:30 in the afternoon.  We would love you to come and visit the classroom to find out about your child's digital learning.  If you can pop in, you will be able to sign the letter that allows your child to begin bringing the Chromebook home to help their learning.
Audio of English

Ki to tatou utuafare e te whānau
e pupuri ana tatou i te whakanui Chromebook i Room 10 i Ruapōtaka Kura i runga i Rāpare te 26 Haratua i waenganui i 1:30 am 4:30 i roto i te ahiahi. E aroha ana tatou ki ki mai koutou, ka tirotiro i te akomanga ki te kitea i roto i pā ana ki te ako mamati o te tamaiti. Ki te taea e koe pakū i roto i, ka e taea ai te hai na i te pukapuka e taea tō tamaiti ki te haemata i te mau mai i te kāinga Chromebook ki te āwhina rātou akoranga koutou.

I lo matou aiga ma whānau
lo tatou uma a faamanatu a Chromebook i le Potu 10 i le Aoga Ruapotaka i le Aso Tofi 26 Me i le va o le 1:30 ma le 4:30 i le aouli. Matou te alofa ia te outou o mai ma asiasi i le potu o le vasega ina ia iloa ai e uiga i le aoaoina faafuainumera o lau tama. Afai e mafai ona e oso i totonu, o le a mafai ona saini i le tusi e mafai ai e lau tama e amata ai le aumaia o le aiga Chromebook e fesoasoani i lo latou aoaoina.

Oku mau puke ae Chromebook Celebration e hei kalasi hongofulu pea oku fai ia ihe Tua’pulelulu he 1:30 kihe 4:30 pea oku fai ia he Ruapotaka Ako. Te mau fiefia kapau temou  hau sio kiho ki’i tama pe koho ta’ahine,  keke sio ki hene mea oku fai ihe ako. O kapau oku ke lava o hau, teke lava o sign ae tohi ke ngofua ke alu ho ki’i tama pe ho’o ta’ahine o hau mo ene chromebook ki api ke support  ene ako.