Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Puberty animations!

In the Supernovas team (Yr 7-8)we got to choose what to do for our inquiry around puberty. The choices were: making an animation, a puppet show or writing a song!
Some friends and I created an animation using an app on the Ipod touches! We had to include the changes to us and the social changes that happen in puberty!
We had to make a storyboard which is what you plan your movie on! After that you start making the movie! Its hard to use the app on such a small screen but it got much easier when we learnt how to use it. We took turns animating the movie and it was finally finished! we thought we did a really good job!
Reporter: Cade

Winter Sport 7&8 Hockey update!

This year for winter sport the year 7&8 hockey team have been playing great games, with some games only 1 or 2 goals from a win! And a few times we tied! We won about 3 games and everyone played great! In the winter tournament we were not so Lucky coming 3rd (out of 3 teams) but the year 5&6 team came 2nd! We had to play some really hard teams! Winter sports has finished now. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Winter Tournament

On Wednesday 3rd August the top sports teams from Oaklands School took part in the winter tournament at Hagley Park in Christchurch. The teams Oaklands sent through were Netball A, Hockey A, Soccer A and Rugby A. The Netball A had a really good outcome coming 2nd to OLA. The Hockey weren't so lucky and came 3rd (out of 3). The Rugby team came 2nd and the Soccer team also came (3rd out of 3). These were the year seven and eight teams.

The year five and six teams had good results as well with Netball coming 3rd, soccer coming 2nd and hockey placed 2nd.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Year 5-8 cross country

Reporters: Liana and Lainie

Year 7 and 8 earthquake art

About 2 weeks ago the Supernova team got to choose an art that relates to our earthquake inquiry. There was different types of art, there was drawing and painting before an earthquake, during an earthquake and after an earthquake and the effects on buildings in room 1 Here is a photo of someone's artwork.We made earthquake soundscapes useing garageband which start out nice and calm and then during an earthquake and after in room 2. In room 3 we made interviews and in the interview their was 1 interviewer and about 3 people that explain how and why earthquakes happen. The people that passed are now going to make model buildings useing materials and then they will be put on an earthquake simulator that Mr Brown has made and we will see if the buildings have stood up in a magnitude 7 earthquake!

Reporter: Cade

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oaklands Year 5/8 Cross Country

Oaklands Year 5/8 Cross Country on PhotoPeach

On the 19th of May the Oaklands Cross-Country was held.It was held at westlake park and was a very fun event.Every student that finished got house points for their house, the house that got the most house points on this day was Rata!

Reporters: Kate and Isabel.

Cross Country year 5-8

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Reporters Lainie & Liana

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Staff v Students Rugby League

Wednesday 13 April was Red and Black Day at Oaklands. The mufti day was held to raise money for the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.
Also featuring on this day was the Staff v Students rugby league game. As the photos show all parties were very loyal to their home province as far as colour of uniform goes but that must have proved to be difficult to separate the teams...........or was it not??
As you can see there was a lot of running, passing and dodging in order to score points.
Who won, the staff say they did. The score, that has yet to be determined!!!
Did everyone have fun???? YES.
Enjoy the photos.

Staff v Students Rugby League on PhotoPeach

Reporter: Mrs P

Super novas trip to the red zone!

Next term the Super novas are going on a trip to see the "red zone" in town! The trip is part of our inquiry which is on the Christchurch earthquake and why earthquakes happen. We will be going to the cordon that blocks off the "red zone" so we will have a small look into the red zone and see lots of the buildings that collapsed! We will take our topic books and research why these buildings have come down! Here's a photo of the Christchurch Cathedral because it is one of the damaged buildings that are in the red zone!
I am looking forward to it because I haven't seen the damage yet!

Photo: Creative Commons

Reporter: Cade

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Playground Talk

We went around and asked some students what they do in their lunchtime and this is what they said.

Reporters: Liana & Nicole.
On Wednesday 30th March the year sevens of Oaklands school left for camp . We arrived school at or before 8:30. Everyone met in the hall to talk about rules at nine o'clock and before we knew it we were on our way to Wainui camp. We arrived there at quarter past eleven and had a quick lunch before heading off to our first activity at twelve.
There were four activities that we did at Wainui: High ropes, coasteering, archery and raft building.
On the first night of camp we played spotlight. Afterwards there were two scary stories to listen to.
The second night was the camp concert. There were lots of plays and skits but also singing and dancing. On the very last morning of camp we had to pack up our bunk rooms and while the kids were doing their last activity the parents had alot of cleaning to do!!
Overall it was an awesome camp and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Reporter: Paris

Run, Bike, Run

RUN, BIKE, RUN IS CANCELLED! Mr Brown has decided to cancel this event due to the Halswell Domain being flooded, and the weather forecast not looking good.

Most of us were disappointed to hear.

Reporter: Jennifer

A New Awesome Online game!

Hi! Cade here, I'm new to the Oaklands Communication team! If you read the Press, on Tuesday you might of seen a photo of me in it with my computer, well I did a interview with the press for a new online game made for kids! Here is a photo of the site's homepage

It is a fun game where you can play games, Make online friends, Buy clothes and items and just having fun! The link to the site is and you can earn ranks like "Green banana" "top banana" and "Mini Mod"
Thanks for reading!

Reporter: Cade

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tabloid Sports

Tabloid Sports

The tabloid sports were held on the 10th and the 11th March. They were great fun, there were house points up for grabs and everyone got in on the action. Every teacher ran a different activity like ball games, running games, strategy games. We finished with a tug of war overall, girls v boys and staff v pupils. The girls won most events that day!!
It was a great 2 day event and helped us all get back into the swing of school after the Christchurch earthquake.

Room 2's Class Blog

Room 2 a year 7&8 Class at Oaklands has its very own blog.It is used to publish our work and the events we have been doing and are coming up there is also notices + all the latest news.It has some great games on it and we are trying to get to 5000 hits so we can have a class party, we are very close to getting there.Please vist our blog the link is
Here are two videos of two students in room 2 talking about the blog.

Reporter:Kate K

~ Rock Star Dress up ~

On the 25th March 2011 we had a Rock Star dress up day it was a gold coin donation and we raised a total of $481.40 for music resources .It was a great day some students dressed up like the classic KISS and LADY GAGA. I was the wackiest rock star day and it was loads of fun dressing up.It was a big hit.

Reporter: Liana

~ Room 2 Fitness goal ~

Room 2 has set a goal to run from Christchurch to Brisbane Australia at the start the number of kilometres at the start was somewhere around 2642.087km and on the first day we ran 35.9km and now all in total we have ran 496km the longest run we have ran in one day is 71.o9km and Mr Ladbrook room2`s teacher has promised a class party with games and a shared lunch the same when their blog up to 5,000 view`s. Room2 is still striving to get to Australia and when they do it is going to be a big success.

Reporter: Lainie

Run Bike Run

This year Oaklands School is having another duathlon. The first time it was scheduled for was the 24 February, but it was postponed because of the Christchurch earthquake.
This time we will have another go, however the weather forecast is not looking good because the long term weather forecast is not so good.
We can do the run, bike, run (duathlon) in teams of 2 or 3, or as an individual. The Year 5/6 have to run 1 kilometre, bike 2.5 kilometres, and run 600 metres. The Year 7/8 have to run 1 kilometre, bike 5 kilometres, and run 600 metres. See above for a map. We are training by running laps around the field every day. Everyone is excited about it, and hoping to make it to the next stage!

Reporter: Jennifer

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Earthquake Reflection

On 10th March, the first day back after the 6.3 earthquake, the classes in Oaklands school had a whole class circle time. We did this to talk about our experiences of the Chrsitchurch earthquake and celebrate the different ways we helped other people in need.

New Staff at Oaklands School

We have two new staff in are school in 2011 . Mr Ladbrook is teaching Year 7 and 8 in Room 2. Liana and Lainie think he is a nice teacher because is generous and gives us lots of help with our learning.
Mrs Gatherer is our new Deputy Principal, you probably have seen her in school assemblies sitting up on stage with Mrs Trotter, Mrs Hall, Demi and Thomas.
Mrs Gatherer is taking the Reading Angels club this year. This is a reading club for girls at our School.

Reporter: Casey

Back to School Today, 10 March

Hello everyone.
Oaklands Students have returned to school today following the Christchurch Earthquake that occurred on Tuesday 22 February.
Casey said, "It was fun to come back to school because I wasn't doing that much at home."
Jennifer said, "It was great to be able to see my friends because I was starting to get bored at home."
Paris said, " It is good to get back to normal and see my friends again."
Mrs Patten said, "I have really enjoyed seeing our students again and hearing the wonderful stories of how they have helped others who were in need following the earthquake. We have some great Community minded students at Oaklands School."
Students have been working with their classes this morning trying to get back into a normal routine. We all attended a short welcome back assembly as well. This afternoon all classes are taking part in a school tabloids event organised by our teachers. We are all looking forward to having some fun and fitness out in the playground.

Reporter: Mrs Patten

Friday, February 18, 2011

Running To America

This year Room 3 are running to New York! We are running this far to improve our fitness and to set a goal. The distance to New York is 14650.31 kilometres, so it will be a big challenge. On the first day the class ran 36 kilometres only in fitness time! We can also run in our lunch and spare time. When room 3 gets halfway we will have a shared lunch and when we have run the whole 1465o.55 km we will get a reward.

Reporter: Paris

Oaklands School Swimming Sports

The Year 4 to 8's of Oaklands School held their swimming sports at Jellie Park on the 17 February. There were many events held such as breaststroke, freestyle, butterfly and backstroke as well as a kick-board race. Mr Brown, one of the teachers at Oaklands School, ran the swimming sports. The swimming sports were held from 10 until 2 o'clock. Every one had a great time. Due to the Christchurch Earthquake there are no S-W zones so some Oaklands students are taking part in the canterburys.
We were able to earn house points by being placed in events.
It was great that the Yr 1-3 students were also able to come and have a picnic day at Jellie Park.
We had lots of parents there to share the fun with us.

Reporter: Isabel