Friday, 13 December 2013

Farewell First Fifteen

Today marks some important farewells for the First Fifteen.

 Firstly our Year 7s created a special farewell for our Year 8s that will be moving on to college for next year.


Good luck at college Year 8s we will miss you.

Stephanie is moving to Singapore at the end of the year to take a job at an International School so the Year 7s will have a new teacher in 2014.

 Earlier this week Room 15 moved into Room 2 where the Year 7s will be based next year.

This post marks the end of the First Fifteen's blogging journey. We've had a blast collaborating with classes from different cities and countries.

Thank you to everyone who has read our posts, watched our videos and made a comment over the last two years.

Ka kite ano

Stephanie and the First Fifteen

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Picnic Day

Another tradition we have at Tawa Intermediate is the school picnic. We take the train out to Paekakariki to visit QEII park for a picnic. This year the weather was quite drizzly but the students still had a great time!


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

TIS Formal

As part of the Year 8 farewell, we have a formal dinner for our Year 8s. Here is a photo of some of the boys goofing around with Stephanie image

Monday, 9 December 2013

Our year in Room 15

During 2013 Room 15 students have been interviewing each other about their year and life at school. Over the year I've been editing the responses. The film is long at 18 minutes but the students have a lot of interesting things to say about the transition from being primary students through intermediate and onto high school.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Room 15's money making scheme

Our class came up with a great way to make money - a DVD yearbook. We've had fun putting the yearbook together as well as the publicity.


Some bits still need to be done by hand.

Like putting our covers into our cases.


So far we've sold nearly 50 DVDs which isn't too bad an effort!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wellington in 1966

This video promoting Wellington was made almost 60 years ago.  As you watch it think about:

The different types of technology you see.

The fashion. How are the clothes different from what you see now?

How have the people changed? Can you see people from different cultures? Why might that be?

How has the language in the movie changed? Do people talk differently?

What has stayed the same in Wellington?

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A time capsule - part 1

Over the year Room 15 students have been interviewing each other about how their experiences at school. This first segment is about our experiences on the first few days at TIS.

I look at this footage and can't believe how much you have all changed! How do you think you've changed since the beginning of the year?

 Do you notice any differences between how the Year 7s and the Year 8s come across in the movie? What are they?

If you were to go back in time, what advice would you give your old self?

Having watched the video of the first few days of school this year, what do you think you need to be mindful of when you start school next year?

Friday, 22 November 2013

Finishing the race

I love this story - sometimes showing up is more important than coming first. How have you 'finished the race' this week? What do you think is more important participating or coming first? Why?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Cliques - the documentary

Earlier this year our class went to see a documentary called I Am Eleven which followed the story of 11 year olds in different countries across the globe.

After skyping with the director of the movie, Genevieve Baileyour students made a documentary focusing in on our own stories.

Here is one of the documentaries it's about cliques in schools.

Do you have any cliques in your school?

Why do you think cliques form?

Have you ever challenged yourself to become friends with people you would not normally hang out with?

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Tom makes the case for 3D printers

Tom is trying to get his Dad to buy him a 3D printer. Perhaps if Mr Henderson learns more about them, maybe we could get one for the school!