Friday, December 10, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Lorax and the Oaklands Enviro Savers

What did happen after Dr Seuss's story "The Lorax" ended??
Three of our Yr 7 students Jennifer, Nicole and Caleb created this scenario for our readers. We hope you enjoy their creative ideas.

The Lorax and the Oaklands Enviro Savers

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sarah's Quiz on 'Reading Angels'

Reporter: Sarah

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Community Values At Oaklands School

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Oaklands School Careers Evening

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On Tuesday 3 August the Year 7 and 8s had been working on a project from Term 2. It was all about what career we wanted to have in future years. I personally would be a disc jockey(or DJ for short). Almost all the classes in the school came and the ones who didn't really missed out. It was a great afternoon and I think we all learned something from this experience.

Reporter: Shayden

Monday, September 20, 2010

What makes the best class pet?

Reporter: Demi

Cycle Safety at Oaklands

Reporter: Kate



Reporter: Demi

Canterbury Earthquake 4 September 2010

Reporter: Thomas

Poll: What did you do when the earthquake struck?

We looked at all the different things we had heard of people doing when the earthquake struck - their immediate reactions. Here is the list we came up with. What did YOU do?

Reporters: CommTeam

Earthquake hits Christchurch

Reporter: Isabel

Oaklands helps out

Reporter: Ashleigh

Bully Free Zone

Bully Free Zone

Supernova's Science programme!!!

Get a Voki now!

Isabel's Voki about Trainee Teachers

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ashleigh's Voki about Netball

Reporter Ashleigh

Celebration of Learning

The Celebration of Learning is an event that was held at Oaklands School where the children get a chance to show what they have learnt during the term to the parents, visitors, teachers, and fellow students.
The focus of our Celebration of Learning was how we could make positive change in our school or community.

Celebration of Learning on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Room 1 Year 7/8 Maths

The Year 7 and 8 students in Room 1 is are learning a lot in maths.

Most days we do ten quick questions. We solve problems about Area, Perimeter and Basic Facts. We use the text books and solve the problems on some pages.

Room 1 students do three maths activities each day, either the Cool Maths Games website, a lesson with the Teacher, Board games and Maths Activities e.g. Figure It Out books.

Sometimes the maths problems get so hard that we are allowed to use a calculator. The maths problems are mostly to do with Square Roots, Division and Decimals.

Reporter: Zenith

Mr Wethey's farewell

Unfortunately our Deputy Principal Mr Wethey has left. Mr Wethey was at Oaklands School for 25 years, that's ages!! He was a nice man and he helped me when I was hurt. He used to say "Howdy" all the time. He was funny and he was just one of a kind

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AVAILL Reading Programme

AVAILLL stands for Audio Visual Achievement In Literacy, Language + Learning. AVAILLL is a reading program where we watch a movie with subtitles. When the movie is playing it stops all of a sudden.Then we have to write the subtitles we last saw before it stopped. Year 7/8 do this every morning except on Mondays because we are at tech.

Reporter: Ashleigh

PAL 2010

PAL- stands for Physical Activity Leaders.

PAL is a leadership programme for Year 7-8 students at Oaklands School. We run fun physical activities for students, open up the PE shed for other pupils and work really hard to make our students active!

Reporter: Demi

Monday, August 30, 2010

Book Swap

Book Swap

Reporter: Ashleigh

Jump Rope For Heart

Jump Rope for Heart is a great fitness programme that our whole school has just completed. It began with each syndicate practising in their fitness time and then as a completion of it we had a jump off. Jump Rope for Heart was a really good event and was a lot of awesome fun.

Reporter: Kate K

Inquiry on Change

Oaklands Primary School students from Year 0-8 have been doing an Inquiry about Change. Our big question was "How can we bring about positive change at Oaklands School?"

We have five syndicates at our school: The Sparkles, Curious Comets, Rising Stars, Shooting Stars and Supernovas. In the Sparkles they have been making sand pit toys, the Curious Comets have been making playground equipment and the Rising Stars have made an outdoor classroom. The Shooting Stars have planted trees for the names of our houses (Miro, Rimu, Kowhai and Rata) they have also made friendship seats, healthy lunches and classroom boardgames

The Supernovas have been making new equipment that could possibly be made on the school field or in other places in the school. We have made models, brochures and we have designed models on the computer as a replica of real life objects using a program called Google Sketch-up.

Big Buddies

As a Year 7 and 8 at Oaklands School, we take on many leadership roles. Big Buddies is one of them.

A Big Buddy is assigned to a little buddy to look after. The little buddies are the new entrants in our school. We play games and read books with them and check if they are playing nicely at lunch times.

We take photos and make a folder about our buddy's first year at school! This programme helps the new entrants settle into school.

Reporter: Sarah

Friday, August 27, 2010

Zenith's Learning Motto

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The reason I chose this motto is because we learn like soldiers, fast and well.

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Thomas's Learning Motto

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I chose this motto because at the end of the day you don't want to be a sore loser or a bad winner, plus there is only one outcome.

Reporter: Thomas

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Connor's Learning Motto

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I chose this motto because I think it is true. These words were said by Albert Einstein and I try to use this in my learning.

Reporter: Connor C

Shayden's Learning Motto

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I chose this motto because it represents who everyone is and no matter how good you are at things you're still the same old you.

Reporter: Shayden S

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mrs Dawe's Farewell

Earlier this term Mrs Dawe left Oaklands School to go to Hagley High School to teach. Most kids were upset at the event and Molly (Yr 3) did a Scottish dance at her farewell assembly. We will all miss Mrs Dawe.
We wish her good luck for her new job.

Reporter: Lainie

Demi's Learning Motto

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I think this is a good motto because we should always try our best and aim high!

Reporter: Demi

Sarah's Learning Motto.

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I think this motto is very important because Oaklands School values respect and encourages self-management!

Reporter: Sarah W

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Isabel's Learning Motto

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I chose this motto because it represents life and the way we learn.

Reporter:Isabel VT

Lainie's learning motto

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I chose this motto because...
We are all different than each other, we all look different and we all have different personalities.

Reporter: Lainie

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ashleigh's Learning Motto

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I think this motto is good because it's saying that learning is good for you. If you don't learn you won't be able to read, write, and do important skills like that.

Reporter: Ashleigh M

Kate's Learning Motto

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I choose this motto because it shows that we are always learning and that nothing will come in the way of our learning.

Reporter: Kate K

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mr Woollands Is Leaving Oaklands

Mr Woollands, who has been teaching at Oaklands since 2001, is leaving us for a new life teaching in Oman. We wish him good luck for this journey.

Kids Congress 2010

Kate, Seigan, Isabel and Hunter attended the 10th Kids Congress in Chrsitchurch in May. Listen to this podcast and you will learn about what they did there.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boys Class Boys Education

Oaklands Boys' Class PE Programme

Oaklands School Hangi

Year 8 Wellington Trip 2009

South West Zone Athletics

Book Week at Oaklands School

AVAILLL Reading Programme Year 7-8

The 3 year 7-8 classes at Oaklands School are starting a new and fun reading programme called AVAILLL. The purpose of the programme is to increase students vocabulary and their ability to read.
AVAILLL involves watching movies while reading the subtitles and also focusing on the subtitles to spot certain words or certain sentences. AVAILLL is known for being more successful than most other reading programmes in different ways, and its really enjoyable.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Orton Bradley Trip

On the 5th February our Year 7/8 students went to Orton Bradley Park for a leadership day. We participated in team challenges such as orienteering and low ropes. The orienteering was hard but really fun. We had a great time and I hope we can go there again.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Push Play Filming

This morning, the 30th June, a group of people came to Oaklands School from the Push Play TV programme to film some students. The Halswell School Basketball team came to play against the Oaklands basketball team. Of course, Oaklands won 20/14. That same group of students from Halswell school stayed until 11:30. A group of Oaklands students, including me, had to stand out in the icy cold winds for about 1 hour. It was freezing, so we were glad when it was our turn to be filmed doing one of the three activities. We could choose rugby kicks, soccer target hitting or netball throwing. I chose netball. When it was time to go back to our classrooms, I couldn't feel my fingers!
Watch Push Play on Saturday mornings at 8.00am on TV3.

Watch some of the Oaklands v Halswell Basketball Game here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Welcome to our new Communication Team Blog

In 2010 we are using a blog as a means for sharing our school events through written posts, photos and podcasts. We hope you enjoy seeing our regular updates.