Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Beach Ed Day 2017

Beach Ed Day 2017

On Friday 24th November 2017 Nikau 6&7 Year 4's & 5's went to Westshore Beach to learn how to swim in a beach. I found it really fun and exciting because I love swimming in beaches because they are just so relaxing. But I can't lie, I was a little bit nervous because I thought that there would be sharks in the area. But then the AWESOME SURF LIFEGUARDS came to the rescue to say that there were no sharks in the area that we were swimming in.
 Here are some photo's of what happened.

Connor showing off his cool Surf Lifeguard uniform.

Shay telling us to be cautious in the beach and watch out for rips.

Shay teaching everybody how to come safely back to shore on the raft.

Everybody crowding the I.R.D- Inflatable, Rescue, Device
Ollie holding up a tube

Me getting tagged by Ms Rad

Everybody having fun while playing seaweed

The lifeguards were very helpful and nice and gave lot's of advice. Thank you to the lifeguards Mitch, Makayla & Shay. And also a big thanks to all the parent and teacher helpers for helping us in the water. 

By Riana

Published: 28th November Tuesday 2017

Monday, 27 November 2017




My highlight of 2017 is KAPAHAKA because I love to be singing with such an amazing group of people.I also love KAPAHAKA because it is my passion and I think that it is really fun and anybody who wants to try it should definitely give it a go. My two wonderful tutors are Whaea Lani and Whaea Mali. Also a big thanks to the other teachers who helped along the way.  

By Riana 😀😁😎😃☺

Surf Ed Beach Safety Rules

Surf Ed Beach Safety Rules

5 Rules To Keep You Safe In The Surf

At a patrolled beach Surf Lifeguards have checked the conditions and have put the red and yellow flags into the safest place to swim.

Whenever you are at the beach, river or the swimming pool, make sure you have an adult watching over you who will help to keep you safe and have fun.

The Surf Lifeguards at the beach know all about the beach and the sea! Listen to what they have to say so you can have fun and keep safe at the beach.

When you head into the water, you need to make sure that you have someone with you so you can help each other stay safe in the surf.

If you are at the beach without Surf Lifeguards and you think the water is not safe to go in, stay out.

Those were the top 5 beach safety rules.

And remember everyone stay out!!
By Riana

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

My PBL Volcano Project Report Reflection

My PBL Volcano Project Report Reflection

This is my PBL Volcano Project. I made it out of chicken wire, a piece of cardboard for the surface of the volcano, paper mache, red cellophane, scouring pads to make the bushes, cardboard for the trees, and I also used blutak to stick the trees onto the volcano, pumice and rocks from home for boulders in the water. This was very fun because it looked awesome at the end. 


What impact do volcanoes have on the world?

    My Volcano Report
Do you ever wonder why volcanoes erupt or how they form? Well lucky for you this is a report about how volcanoes are formed, why they erupt and what impact the have on the world we live in. This report has great information and 10 awesome facts. So just sit back, relax and enjoy reading my report.

How Do Volcanoes Form
Volcanoes occur where molten rock from many kilometres underneath the Earth’s surface forces its way out above the ground. When it is underground, the molten rock is known as magma. It is lighter in weight than the rock around it, so it pushes up through the surrounding rock, like a beach ball floating up through water, finding the easiest way to the surface. When the magma reaches the surface, it either flows out as lava or breaks up and cools to form ash and small pieces of solid rock. Volcanoes form only in certain parts of the world. In many places there are no volcanoes at all. To understand why, it is important to know about the internal structure of the Earth. Earth has three layers - the central core, a very thick layer called the mantle, and a much thinner layer, called crust. The crust is between 5 and 100km thick.
Volcanoes erupt because of the density and pressure that builds up under the Earth’s surface. When it’s underneath the surface, molten rock is called magma. When it comes up to the surface, it erupts as lava, ash and volcanic rocks. With every eruption, rocks, lava and also ash, build up around the volcanic vent. The type of eruption depends on the magma viscosity, (how thick and sticky the magma is).  The density under the magma is relative to the surrounding rocks and causes it to rise (like air bubbles in syrup). It will rise up to the surface or to a depth that is determined by the density of the magma and the heavy rocks above it.

What Impact Do Volcanoes Have On The World
  • It's good for Farming because it’s good for soil
  • It’s good for Horticulture because it helps to fertilize
  • It’s good for Stones/Rocks
  • Volcanoes cause destruction and also
  • Damage and
  • Pollution and also they are
  • Harmful to crops animals and oxygen

10 Facts On Volcanoes
The largest active volcano is the Mauna Loa in Hawaii which is over 13,600 feet above sea level.
Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and is also a dormant volcano.
The Ring of Fire is a ring of volcanoes that circle the Pacific Ocean. In order for a volcano to erupt, it must be over a hot spot.
The Earth has over 1500 volcanoes.
Eruptions are what cause a volcano to get bigger.
Over 75% of the world’s volcanoes are located in the ring of fire.
Volcanoes can form over mantle plumes which are areas of hot rock under the surface of the earth.
An erupting volcano causes other natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis.
There are three different categories of volcanoes:

Active, Dormant, and Extinct
Volcano Acrostic Poem      
Volcanoes are very morearea because they have lava roto that spits out when the puia erupts
Obsidian is kotahi of the many volcanic kohatu that is in a volcano
Lava spews out the runga of a volcano when the puia erupts
Chalcedony is kotahi of the rocks that comes out o a volcano
Andesite is te volcanic orite of diorite
Not only is reira lava, but in a volcano reira is magma
Only Pungapunga is made by trapped Hau in lava when it cools

Lava-The name given to magma when it comes out of a volcano
Pehunga - Pressure
Papatuanuku - Earth
Tokawera - Magma
Magma- Hot molten underground rock
Wera - Hot
Puia - Volcano/Volcanoes
Nukuratarata - Mantle
Raro - Under/Underneath
Tephra - is a solid matter, including rocks and also ash, that ejects through a volcanic vent.
Morearea - Dangerous
Roto - Inside
Kotahi - One
Kohatu - Rock or Stone
Runga - Top
O - Of
Te - The
Orite - Equivalent
Reira - There
Pungapunga - Pumice
Hau - Gases

Thank you for reading My PBL Volcano Project Report Reflection. I hope you enjoyed reading it.

Written By Riana Foster

Thursday, 14 September 2017

My Calendar Art Reflection

Calendar Art Reflection

Kia Ora
What is this art?
Well to answer your question this is my Calendar Art.
I put all the things that I like to do and like to watch in my art. I am going to explain the steps that I did to make this fantastic art. At the end I added in what learning muscles I used. Hope you enjoy!!

Step 1 - Get a plain piece of paper
Step 2 - Pick some silhouettes that you like and trace them onto the paper
Step 3Cut the silhouettes out
Step 4Trace the silhouettes onto some black paper
Step 5 - Cut the black silhouettes out
Step 6 - Draw sections onto your background, and then add some patterns. Choose some colors that you like, they can be hot or cold colors. Its best to do a draft before you do the good copy.
Step 7 - Glue your black silhouettes onto your background

Now you are completely finished!

The learning muscles I used where my: Perseverance muscle to keep going and never give up, managing distractions muscle to keep myself focused on my learning and my absorption muscle to stay absorbed in my learning.                                                   
So that was my Calendar Art Reflection
I hope you enjoyed reading it
By Riana Foster

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thank You Murray

Hastings 4122 
Howard Street
Nikau Hub 
Room 6
Date: 24th May 2017

To Murray

Thank you for coming to Camp Kaitawa with Nikau Hub. 
You are a very INTERESTING and PICKY Masterchef Judge.
Thank you so much for using up your time and energy to come on camp with my class.
Thank you for being my taxi-driver, driving me to all the walks, and even to camp and back.

Thanks for guiding everyone through the walk’s and caves. 
One of my highlights were going through the Confidence Course at night. My favourite part in the Confidence Course was doing the wire bridge. It was pretty fun and challenging at the same time because it was night time and I couldn’t quite see, but it was also really fun at the same time because you had to try and feel for the wire. Another highlight of mine was caving. I liked caving because the caves that we had to go through were very challenging. The caves were very narrow and small to go through, but I was AMAZED by when I finally got through I couldn’t believe that I actually did it! 

My last highlight was kayaking because it was super fun and I had a great rowing partner, (Pinenga). We were rowing at the same time, while using teamwork and our collaboration muscle. An interesting fact that I learnt was that the camp actually used to be a school with only 2 classrooms, the girls dorm, and the boys dorm. The school closed down because there were hardly any kids going to the school. That was my thank you letter. I hope you liked it and thank you for coming on camp with room 6 & 7, year 5’s & 6’s.    
Thanks Murray

Sincerely Riana Foster 😀😛😜