I am very proud of the experiment I did with Kawana and Pippa. We had to go online to find out why our rocket boat wouldn’t work. We kept trying until the boat moved in the sink. Hunter

Science Fair


For the Science Fair, the judges said, “Great idea and good photos. Your idea needs a little more work to get results that we can test. What happened with the drink test? A little more detail would have been good.”     Keeva




When we went to the Science Fair we saw heaps of cool science projects. The judges commented on our science.

They said, “Great problem solving going on here. You figured out the problem you had and came to a logical conclusion. Your photos show a great process and teamwork. Well done.”  Kawana






On the day the science fair was on, we looked at all the projects. The project that Kawana, Hunter and I did was called “Rocket Boat.”

The judges’ comments were, “Great problem solving going on here! You figured out the problem you had and came to a logical conclusion. Your photos show a great process and teamwork well done!”




The Science Fair was on Monday the 25 of June 2018. I read the judges’ comments. It said, “Great idea and good photos!

Your idea needs a little more work to get results that we can trust. What happened with the drinks test?  A little more detail would have been good.”

Keeva and I forgot to do the drink test – one of the most important tests.

We had lots of fun.    Tor



For the Science Fair, the judges commented on my work and they said…..

“Gosh, you had to work hard to fix these problems. Good on you for not giving up and continuing to research instead. Your results are a little confusing so more detail would have been good.”

I wasn’t actually there, but the Science Fair sounded fun!      Isla.



For the Science Fair, the judges said, “A good idea for an investigation. A simple method gave you a clear set of results. For next time think about a graph of your results and evaluating your experiment.”

At the Science Fair, there were lots of cool experiments. The one I liked the most was the growing gummy bears. All you need is:

16x gummy bears. 

4 containers.




White vinegar.

Lemon juice.


Red wine vinegar ½ cups.

Even though I didn’t win. I loved that we got the chance to participate in the Science Fair.    Tiana


Zero Waste


On Monday Mrs Goodall came and showed us how to make little pets out of cans. I made a chicken with eyes and a beak.


On Monday the 18th Mrs Goodall came to teach us about reusing, recycling and compost. Once she had finished talking to us about it we made our own recycled pencil holders! I tried to make a ladybird it didn’t work out how I wanted it to. Once we all had finished we learnt about water. It was really fun


On the 18th of June Mrs Goodall (from Zero Waste) come to our school. She told us how to make pencil holder. I made a bunny. Two people made a bunny.


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First Aid Course

Kawana: When Sandra got here, she talked about what she does. Then she showed us how to leave your patient while you are ringing 111. When the patient is about to spew, you turn them. We did CPR on the mannikin babies and toddlers.

Pippa: When Sandra got to Pukeokahu, she showed us what to do when someone is vomiting, what to do when someone has a broken arm or leg and what to do when a person has a cut in their head.


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Farewell to the Moyes

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One day when I went to Bayden’s house we were playing halo and we did a trick on Lochy. We built a house  and there was a hole in our house. So we pretended to put a bomb down there and then Lochy pretended to explode.


Bayden me were playing on the tramp with Boomboom and Boomboom was knocking over all the shoes. Bayden made Boomboom do a flip and it was big. Then we went down to get the shoes and put them back on the tramp. Boomboom went wild – he is so good at knocking off shoes.


I remember on Kawana’s birthday, Bayden and Kawana went on the  tramp and they were rolling around. Then when they came inside they both had black noses. Kawana or Bayden put two hand prints on my door and it is still on there.


I remember Bayden when he always was nice and kind to all of us. I also remember on Bayden’s birthday, when we had a crazy Nerf gun fight and a lolly scramble after that. I really miss Bayden.


When Pippa and I played on Bayden’s Xbox with Lochy, I always lost in one of his zombie games. I always got shot by Bayden.


I will remember Bayden and Lochie because they are fun to play. I still remember playing on the xbox and I always lost and Bayden always won. At school he was so funny.


One day when I went to Bayden’s house. We went on the xbox 360 and we played Halo. Then we went on the tramp with Boomboom.


I know I am going to miss the big grin, your great writing and our discussions on life.


😭 😭 gonna miss them!! Jenna

We are blog explorers


This week we started to set up our own blogging websites with Papanui and Mangaweka schools. We were messaging each other for practise, using the new site, before we started to write to the other schools. We learnt about FaceTime, hangouts and blogger. Our next step will be to start an online book club with the  pupils at Papanui and Mangaweka.

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Isla and Keeva’s Japanese Meal

On a bright, blue, sunny morning at Pukeokahu school Isla and Keeva brought some ingredients to make some curry from Japan.

First we………..

  1. Cracked four eggs in a bowl and whisked.
  2. Poured some flour on a plate.
  3. We placed some bread crumbs on a plate.
  4. We opened some chicken pieces,  then we placed one piece in the flour then in the whisked egg and then it was into the crumbs.
  5. While the chicken was getting crumbed we put the rice in a pot to cook.
  6. Then we made some sauce to pour on the rice.
  7. Then we cooked everything up.
  8. Then yum, yum, yum eating with our Japanese chopsticks.

It was delicious

Isla and Keeva

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On the 28th of March 2018 we went on the Rangitikei River. In my team was Pippa, Hunter, Bayden and I. Bayden’s mum came too. The guide was Justin. He made us stand up and hold hands. We almost fell out of the boat. Near the end Pippa did fall off the boat. We were laughing so much. At the end we walked up a big hill and Mrs Casey got a ride with Justin.

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We went rafting on the Rangitikei River. It was fun. We went over a little waterfall and we all got wet except for Bayden’s mum and the guide. The front was very wet. At lunch time Janey made a video of us and I always fell over in the grass. Bayden and I sat in the front on the way back. The fast bits were the best.

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On the 28th of March 2018  Pukeokahu did a rafting trip.  Isla, Tor, Bayden, Keeva, Hunter and I did it. We got dressed into the wet suit, helmet, life jacket, bootees. Then we went to the river and put the rafts in the water. Then we set off. On the way Keeva and I were in the front. We went down a big rapid and  it was a fun rapid. We stopped to have lunch. Then we hopped into the raft and went to the place were we had to hop out and then we walked up the hill. It was raining a little bit.



The Amazing Raft Trip     

On Thursday the 28 of March of 2018  our school went rafting. First we had to put on wetsuits and our bootees too. We all had to get a helmet to put on our head. Then we all went to the rafts at the Rangitikei River bank. The rafts were waiting for us. We all put on a life jacket and then we pushed the rafts into the water. The first rapid was sloppy. The second one was really on a corner and we crashed. The third rapid was scary – the water was white and there was like a little waterfall at the end of the rapid. It was crashing in between on the rocks!!



In 2018 some of Pukeokahu school went on the scenic rafting trip! First we had to drive down to River Valley Lodge We had to have a briefing about what was going on and some things we had to know. Then we had to put on our togs but most of us had them underneath our clothing. After that we had to get a wetsuit that fitted, we also had to get a helmet, life jackets and also some bootees. Before we left we had to have something to eat. When it was finally time to go everyone was getting really excited. The first rapid was fun the second rapid was the scariest part on the whole scenic. It was like a mini waterful that we went down backwards! The view from the raft was amazing with all of the nature and the mini waterfalls. It was fun at the end of some of the rapids because the rafts banged into the cliffs and made a huge impact on the people inside of the raft. Soon after twelve o’clock we had some lunch at Rangitikei beach. We had for lunch….. sandwiches, hot chocolate and other drinks. “Lunch was delicious,” I said when I had finished. When everyone had finished their lunch my mum videoed us by the lupins. It was really funny! When we finished rafting we had to walk up a really big hill to Tarata Lodge. Tor and I walked together up the hill. Then we had to get dressed but I could not because they forgot my bag!



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