In term one, people were able to join Jrock. Jrock is basically an acting and dancing performance, where whoever joins it from reremoana will perform it in front of a crowd. The main Jrock teachers that helped us create jrock this year, are Rachel Belve, Sophie Glenn and Mel Notley. In total, we practised mostly two times a week, for nine weeks.
The first thing we did when we arrived was start learning the end dance, which was a mix between 'I'm Only Human', and 'Chained To The Rhythm'. In about four weeks, we started splitting up to create our own scenes. My main scenes were the Buisness scene and the Homeless scene.
So, on the 5th of July, we were ready to preform. We got on the bus to get to the Aotea Thetre. When we arrived we put our shared lunch on the table, ate a bit, then went out to see other schools practise. After their three performances, we all got suprised with two people behind the camera of... The Edge!! They had a little talk to us, then we had to go.
We all got out our money from our school bags, and went to the food courts for lunch. I bought Burger King, and also some lollies from the dairy. We ate there, I accidentally signed up for yoga, then we left! We did our three practises, then at 7.00 sharp, ( to the show) we preformed in front of the massive audience. The show went great!! Since Lucy, Hannah, Chloe and I were the Reremoana School Rep's, we had to go on stage and get asked a couple of questions.
Towards the end of Jrock, the Reremoana School Rep's went on stage again to do prise giving. Reremoana got eight out of ten certificates, which was the highest for this year. (Compared to the other schools).
So in the end, Jrock 2017 went pretty well 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Even though term 2 was fun but there were some hard times like speech and tests. We went to the Marae and Motat towards the end of term 2. But I think the best thing in term 2 was Jrock. Mrs Notley, Mrs Bellve and Miss Glen worked really hard on it, thanks to them for making this happen. We did get a really good result. We got 8/10 rewards which is really good, I think our school got the most rewards.
Term 2 was really fun, I hope Term 3 & 4 can be just as interesting. I am sure it will be because Mrs Notley is really funny because she is funny looking!!! Get it?
Term two has been full of hard work and lead ups it has been all about ,J Rock and cross country training
We have been practising every wednesday lunch and friday lunch and afternoon for our J Rock performance. It is not just something that comes together in 1 week, we are talking about all Term (8 weeks). Chloe, Scarlet, Ella and I got chosen to trial for the two main parts, which were the Evil queen and Snow white. They had made their choice and they let us know The Evil Queen was…….ELLA!! Snow white was……..KENDYL!!. We started from the end dance and worked our way through that first, we then moved onto getting into our scenes we all got told what scenes we were in and got told what our scene is about and what you do in your scene then we all practised our own scenes seperate to the other scenes. Once we had all nailed our scenes we put them all together and took it from there. We just keep practising and practising and we finally got there.On wednesday night we all were so very nervous we all got there and went and watched the other schools rehearse, they were amazing. When we rehearsed not many people were watching so we had no audience for our first and second rehearsal but for our third one two schools came and watched us.I think we did three amazing rehearsals. There were a few things we needed to work on but that was fine because it was not our real one it was only our rehearsals. We were performing third out of 6 schools.We went back to our dress room and got all our makeup and hair done and got all of our costumes on.We were then all called onto stage we had to quickly get into our curtains and get ready to start. When I performed it made me feel so happy and so relieved that I didn't make a mistake and it made me feel so glad that I got to do it with my family watching me and my friends in the curtains.I loved being told afterwards “I’m so proud of you, you did so well you're amazing” by my family, friends and teachers. I think the J Rock team gave it their all in every scene. I couldn't of been able to do it without all the amazing J Rock people so thank you so much to all the J Rock students that performed and helped back stage, and thank you to all the teachers and parents that came to help and put the effort and your time into making the J Rock night happen and thanks to the supporters in the audience.In the end we won eight awards out of nine. WE DID SO WELL. GO REREMOANA!!!
Cross country training:
Every Monday,Wednesday and thursday morning I have Cross country training with other students in keraru and the tui team. Some days we get timed other days we don't. We do 1 km,1.5 km,2 km,3 km and sprints(100 m,200 m and 300 m)We work so hard every morning and we use all that we have got. "I'm always better than I was before I came to training". Thank you Mr.Fourie for running this program for us and giving up your time to do this.
Summary of term 2
TERM 2 WAS AWESOME!!!
I loved term 2 because we went on so many trips this term like for some people Jrock,Marae,MOTAT and that's all I can remember. Jrock was awesome because I liked how everyone did it right and my favourite scenes were the opening scene and the Glamorous scene. Because in the opening scene Kendyl and Ella and the animals were awesome at acting and especially Kendyl and Ella because they were the main character. Kendyl was Snow White and Ella was The Evil Queen. My scenes were Business and Homeless. We practised J Rock for 9 weeks and it took a lot of time and hard work and did it every Wednesday and Friday at lunch I think I did good in Jrock when we all did the end dance it was a very long and stressful day for everyone.
My Marae trip was good because I got to learn a song and a few people got to do a play about brothers (I forgot what is was about). When we had lunch there was nothing to do so me and my friends just played Banana Split and walked around. We also did a game with a lady (forgot her name) I got out like always on the middle of the game. It was really fun on the bus I think I sat next to Delilah sorry if i’m wrong.
MOTAT was amazing as ever because my dad came and I love spending time with them. My group had Delilah,Hemisha,Natalie and William my group had William so my dad wasn’t stuck with all girls. My favourite part was the trampoline and the VR the trampoline part was cool because you got to jump on this really big and bouncy tramp and you had to jump in the spot where the balloon is on the screen but you couldn’t jump on the black balloon because that would mean you lost all your points. But we didn’t lose any points. Me and my dad loved the tram ride because we did it together.
I had real fun this term with everybody. Everybody was nice and kind to me they did good learning and hopefully they all tried so hard to achieve things like J Rock because we were all nervous because there were so many people. AIMS people tried hard to get there spot. Also what I liked about this term was the learning because I got to achieve all my times tables and gotten better at spelling. But next term in term 3 I need to try hard to achieve my Writing by getting better ideas and structuring it better and Cross Country. I liked the novel reading studies that Mrs Notley planned for us all and measurement for math and mathletics.
HOPE EVERY HAS A SAFE HOLIDAY AND GREAT TERM 3!!!
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
What I have been up to in term 2
What I’m writing about : J Rock
This term I have been up to so many things but I am just going to explain about one, it is J Rock. This term and last term some of Reremoana school have been practising dances and scenes to show at J Rock. In each of our scenes we were trying to explain something to the audience. Our seven scenes were Opening scene then animal cruelty than Processed food than men getting paid more than women, People using their electronics too much, People caring too much about their looks than it was the homeless scene and lastly it was the war scene that is about too much war happening. After all the scenes we did an end dance with everybody in it. The names for the scenes are Circus scene, Produce scene, Business scene, Social media scene, Glamorous scene, Homeless scene lastly war scene. Overall I had a great time doing our performance at J Rock, I enjoyed practising the dances and learning them and I liked watching the other schools perform their dance. We won 8 awards out of 9. Our dance was about seven wrongs with the world and we performed at Aotea centre.
Monday, 3 July 2017
Hello i am Lucan and these are the things we have been doing in my class (room 5) i'm gonna list the trips that i can remember Motat um... that's the only one i know i went to. for Reading i have been doing a novel study so we read the book that Mrs Notley has given us and i have a list of things i have to do every time i read 2 chapters i have finished the book and i am working on my storyboard. For writing i have been doing an ''Identity'' which is about ur culture and where your family originates from and also u have to make a family tree. For maths i have been in quick 60 with Mrs Ledou (idk how to spell her name) and we started doing things i know then it started getting harder and harder for now were doing times (by times i mean the clock time) Inquiry i haven't done a life hack cause i couldn't think of one Well... Thats term 2 -Lucan
Sunday, 2 July 2017
What we have done in term 2
In term 2 we had gorn to motat and in class we did innovation and we could make our own life hacks and we also had speeches but I never got into the speech finals but at least I did a speech.Technology was fun too and I was in electronics and we got to make a battery tester and a shocking device and that was Most of the fun things we did in class and don't forget Mrs Notley she was always there to support us throughout the term. By Rayhaan
So far in term two I have been the host for the Kereru speech finals and that was pretty cool, because I got to announce all of the people that made the speech finals and it also gave me a lot of confidence. I have also been to motat with the Kereru team and that has help mainly everyone learn about people that invented helpful things. We also went on tram ride but unfortunately we did not go into the historical museum were the NZ planes were that they used in war. We learnt all about what the Maori people used to survive in their day like the shell to call on the tribe and what the European weared when they arrived in New Zealand. We also did technology and I did photography and it was awesome because I got to learn about how to use a camera properly and also how to make your picture stand out or making the person looking at the photo guess what they are looking at. It was really fun because we had time at the end to play a game that we had to take photo’s around the school in alphabetical order it could be a letter or something that starts with the letter.
Term 2, one more week till school is finished I am excited for the holidays but things that I liked about term 2 that we did a lot of sports and they were fun but the downer I did not get to play in the counties netball :(. There was the speech finals but I did not make it in but I am still glad I did a speech.The cool thing that we get to do as a class is a shared lunch and I love food. Technology I was in photography with mrs fothergill and it was super fun I loved it. Work the best thing that I liked for work was time we are still doing it but since my mum taught me how to read a clock I was pretty much an expert so that was super fun. Now term 2 is about to end but I can’t wait to see what happens in term 3 and 4 super excited. But wait there is one more thing mrs Notley has made me really happy this term that is why I always have a smile on my face.
Posted by Jamie at 16:56
Term 2 Summary
For term 2 techology I was in the beginners sewing group which was with Mrs Notley in Room 5. On Wednesday we made tea towls, but before that we learnt about all kinds of fabrics and how to use a sewing machine. It took me a while to figure out how to use the sewing machine, but once I got the hang of it, it was easy to sew patterns onto my tea towl. On Thursday we made we made hacky sacks and something else that I forgot. Emilz and I finished making our hacky sacks early, so we made another one. Before we were released to go home we had a competition who could do most tricks with their hacky sacks.
On Thurday we had Jrock dress rehersal for the whole day, and I was in the back stage group. In the morning block the teachers were getting our clothes ready and doing the finishing touches on the props. In the middle block we rehersed the dance from top to bottom, and the back stage people were figuring out where to put the props and when we should move them. For the last block packed the props away, then we went through the dance a few more times and then we packed up for the day.
On Friday there was a netball central counties tournament, and I was going. There were 4 teams from our school the yr 7 girls team, yr 7 boys team, yr 8 girls team and the yr 8 boys team. Only the top 4 yr 7 & 8 girls teams could make it into counties, and only top 2 yr 7 & 8 boys teams could make it into counties. We the yr 7 girls team was winning all our games until we vs St Annes. Everyone on the team got so depressed afterwards because we lost against St Annes. But we made it into the semi final, but sadly we lost. After that we had our match for 3rd and 4th place, and we won that game. So the yr 7 girls team from our school got 3rd place and made it into counties. The yr 8 girls got 3rd place as well, the yr 7 boys got 1st place and the yr 8 boys got 1st place too. So all the teams from Reremoana made it into counties.