Friday, 7 November 2014

Oaklands School 1964-2014

Oaklands school had its 50th Anniversary this year.It opened in 1964.The first principal was Mr. Anderson.For the 50th Anniversary Oaklands school had new gates that had written on them 1964-2014.

There was  a production called Who Cares We Do put on for the was based on Oaklands school in 1964 one charecter was the first caretaker Mr Mcseveny,and the first prinicipal mr Anderson.the production told the story of how they were looking they were looking for the 4 discs if they did not find them would be a curse put on the school for a hundred years.luckily they found 3 discs and the last one was found in someones belt.they sung some very good songs.Joshua in my class sang my way is apathy,he sung very well.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


We are learning about measurement is maths at school.I am learning about the perimetre,area and angles of shapes.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

100WC Week#8

Since ancient times the elderly man had stood between the same two trees. No one knew the truth about him and his burnt charcoal cloak.
So one day a curious little boy decided to find out the truth, but when he arrived he discovered a statue. Puzzled, he tapped the statue's eyes to find them starting to blink.

"Aaahh,'' shrieked the little boy.
He ran away stunned at the sight of a blinking statue.

That night he saw someone peeking through the window.
"Go away and don't come back," yelled the frightened little boy.
"What was that?"asked his Mum.

Thursday, 25 September 2014


There once were two boys who were both 12. There names where Bob and Elvis. They were both adventurous. They decided to visit Satin beach one misty day.

When they arrived there they saw a old wooden cart and a cart track leading out to sea which they had never seen before. Since they were adventurous they decided to go on the cart for a ride. So they hopped in but they could not see in the distance because it was misty.

The cart rolled automatically down the track.

"STOP"Yelled Bob. 

"Why"Asked Elvis.

"Because there is a tiny puppy on the track"Answered Bob.

When they got closer to the puppy they discovered it was crying."

It is crying because it is lost"Elvis told Bob.

They hopped off the cart to help the tiny puppy. Then the puppy rose off the ground.The sky suddenly lit up and thunder and lightning appeared scaring us. Straight away the puppy came down and the thunder and lightning stopped. The thunder and lightning started again. An old bearded wizard appeared in front of them.

"YOU THIEVES"shouted the wizard.

He threw a red fireball at them. The fireball killed Bob and Elvis. The old wizard took his puppy back home to his magical palace underwater.

By Jack

Thursday, 18 September 2014

O.A.K.L.A.N.D.S Acrostic Poem

Ordinary super learners
Amazing work
Kindness is awesome
Learners rock
Amazing to others
Nice to others 
Daily learning
Super learning

By Jack

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


CLICK HERE  if u want to go to a awesome maths site called Studyladder.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Be a nice kind and caring friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Made with "ComicBook!" iPad app

Ballantynes Fire

In 1947,on the 18th of November there was a big fire at Ballantynes. This is important event in Canterbury history because 41 people died.


At 3:31 the fire started in the cellar.One of the salesman was told by an woman employee there was smoke coming up the stairs.They made a 2 calls to the fire brigade one at 3.31 and another at about 
3.45.The fire brigade arrived at 3.47.A civic Funeral was held at an Anglican Church on the 23 of November 1947.


In 1854 Ballantynes was founded by Mr Davidson and purchased by John Ballantyne in 1872.In 1883 A Timaru branch was opened Then it moved to its current place in Timaru in 1913.


Ballantynes was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake.But no one died in Ballantynes.They close the store but reopened it on the 29th of October 2011 after many $1000's we're spent modernizing the building.


The Ballantynes fire was one of the worst fires in NZ history but they have rebuilt and still got a very nice and successful store.

By Jack
Room 11

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The New Cathedral.

Rebuilding and repairing the original (A) would cost between $104 million and $221 million and take 6-22 years to do so.

The traditional building(B) would cost between 85 million and 181 million and take 5-22 years to do so.

the modern choice(C) would take only 4-9 years and cost between 56 million and 74 million.                                           .
Which one do you like best?                                                                                                                                  A.                     B.                        C.

Monday, 9 June 2014

On the 29th of May 2014 the year 6's of Oaklands school went on a Rebuild tour

I really enjoyed the rebuild tour.

On the Friday the 6th of June I had my first game of winter sport

We played at Nunweek Park.My team lost 10-nil but we played really good.I was right forward in the first half and left forward in the second half. I didnt actually change postions I changed from left to right because at half time we changed direction.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Ballantynes Fire

My class got to choose what Canterbury history event from 1850-2014.I choose The Ballantynes fire & history.      Above:the video of the fire.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


My goal last term was to write a decimal as a % and a % as a decimal
Here is the evidence that i achieved my goal.


Friday, 9 May 2014

Winter sport

I made the Hockey B team.Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the giant sequoia tree

this photo 126 photos joined to make 1.It's called the president.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Winter Sport

On Tuesday the YR 5-8 from Oaklands School trialed for a Winter Sports team.I trialed for hockey.I hope I make a team.Tomorrow the teams are announced.

Cross Country at Westlake Park

Today we had a cross country at Westlake Park.I came 9th out of about 30 Yr 6 boys.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

My highlight of the term is............................................................

.......................Balanz bikes at living springs camp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Writing Goal

WALT:To use more interesting words

How did I achieved this?

By using interesting words likes

  • Scrumptious
  • Relieved
  • Revive
  • Narrow
  • Tearing

Now what?

To use interesting words more regularly

Monday, 14 April 2014

Top Town

This is me doing Question of Balance we had to walk of these stools then over a blank about 10cm above the ground then around poles. Here is a picture below of the course.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Wanted Poster


DO NOT call the number on the photo 
I do not know what will happen if you do

Top Team Poem

This is the Top Team Poem I wrote about Top Team.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Communication Team.

This year I am part of the Communication Team.The Communication Team has its own Blog.CLICK HERE for the Link to the Blog.The Communication Team Meets Every Monday at 12:40pm.We take photos and Videos around Oaklands School.

Wet day monitors

Joshua and I are wet day monitors in room 18.Wet day monitors are children who look after the junior classes during wet morning teas and lunchtimes.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

E tour Nga mea

this is a maori song we sing in class time

E toru ngā mea        There are three

Ngā mea nunui       Great things

E kī ana                  That are spoken of
Te Paipera              In the Bible
Whakapono            Faith
Tümanako              Hope
Ko te mea nui        And the greatest of all
Ko te aroha           Love

Tihei mauri ora

This is a maori song we sing in class time.

Tihei mauri ora            Let there be life!
Tihei mauri ora            Let there be life!
Ngä iwi o te motu e     To all the tribes of the land
Tü ake, karangatia       Stand forth and be welcomed
Tü ake, manaakitia      Stand forth and be hosted
Ngä iwi, kia ora rä       To all the tribes, greetings to you
Ngä iwi, kia ora rä       To all the tribes, greetings to you


Friday, 4 April 2014

Living Springs Camp Photos!!!

                        This is me on the monorail at living springs.It was quite bendy but it was really fun.

This is me on the bouldering wall at Don's shed.It was really tricky because we had do this around the world activity and I went quite far.Living springs was really fun.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Living springs camp

       Living Springs Camp

   Balance bikes at recreation

Balance bikes leaning side to side

      Difficult to balance

    One front,Two rear tyres

    Wide backs,Narrow fronts

        Tearing around


Thursday, 27 March 2014


Today we had a Run/Bike/Run at Westlake Park

It was very fun. I came 5th.

Thursday, 13 March 2014


Here's a link to a online reading log we use at school.

Wet day games

Some fun wet day activities

  • Uno
  • battleship
  • Cluedo
  • chess
  • Rubik's race
  • sorry
  • drawing
  • trouble
  • read a book
  • go to the library

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Choose your culture treat it four ways.

Hi,Welcome to my learning blog.This is my blog where i will show all my learning.

We are learning about the elements and techniques of painting.
We are able to share cultural identities through the arts.

Step 1. We chose what we wanted to draw (eg.Koru) and planned it.

Step 2. We painted our draft copy with primary,secondary and complementary colours

Step 3. We outlined our drawing  on an A4 piece of paper. Then we put it on one of the four squares and drawed on the other side then we  repeated it 3 more times

Step.4 We then painted our painting with,Black and White with coloured or grey background,complimentary (eg. yellow and purple) Analogous 3 colours next to each other on the colour wheel. monochrome 3 different shades of the same colour (eg. light green,green and dark green)

Step.5 We then outlined our drawing with black vivid and black paint.