Sunday, December 6, 2009

Seminar Marking Rubric

We having been researching for 8 weeks on our seminar. On week 8 room23 presented there seminar. I presented my seminar on Wednesday and my seminar was on Medical Receptionist. I got the class to get involved by going on tying sense to how many word s they can type per minute. My presentation last 10:48. This rubric shows my seminar marking and how well I have done.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Our mural is finally completed and we would like to thank Vanessa Graham for this.
Room 23 has also done a huge job of having this mural and making a diffirence by adopting a dolphin. This mural is showing people not to litre near the sea and to help make a difference. Theres aproximently 111 Maui's Dolphin left.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Party & Secert Santa

On 8th December, room 23 is having a Christmas party held in room 23. Students from our room will be decorating the room will Chrismas colours and a student bringing in a Christmas tree. Our theme is Kiwi Christmas. We will be having food, drinks, cake competition, deserts and farewell speeches to others. We are also having Secret Santas.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Super Touch

Every Friday after school 5:30 to 7:30, a group of girls from Pukekohe Intermediate attend the super touch for the girls team. Jack and Mrs Pearson is our coach. The games is held at the Collin Lawrie Fields. We have consistently won all our games and we have had alot of fun challenging and meeting other teams from different schools.

Steps & Year 8 Leavers Social

This year, the year 8 students are having a year 8 leavers social held in the hall on Wednesday 2nd December. We practically been practicing our steps with Simon with a different year 8 class every step lesson. We learn' t nine songs to dance to and my favourite song to dance to is Grease Lighting. It has been a wonderful time learning steps and we year 8's are looking forward to the year 8 leavers social.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Island Style

On Friday 20th November, Pukekohe Intermediate dressed for an island style mufti and a one dollar donation to go towards Samoa for what happened with the tsunami. Teachers and students looked amazing with lavas, lays, dresses and flowers on their hair.

Careers Day

On Thursday 19th November, room 3 organized a careers days for the year 8 students. People from different careers came to talk to us about their careers. They talk about what they do, payment, what they use and more. It was held in the hall, room 12, room 28, room23 and other classes. Here are some of the careers: Loss Adjuster, Police, Army, FM, ECE Teacher, Student Nurse and more. We year 8 students learn't a lot about different careers.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Viewing the keyboard and Touch Typing

Touch Typing
Viewing the keyboard

Room 23 has recently been practicing their typing speed and typing skills on Typing Sense and Dance Mat Typing. Every day, before inquiry we go on Typing Sense or Dance Mat Typing. On Wednesday 11th November, Room 23 had a typing test and my result for touch typing was 12 words per minute and my result for viewing the keyboard was 53 words per minute.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Girls Touch

On Thursday 5th of November, a mix of year 7 and 8 girls went as a team to the Girls Touch Tournament held in Papakura Pulman Park. Each person needed to bring along eather a bread or some meat for the BBQ. Our coach was Jack Mateaha and we travelled by bus. All our games were tough an hard playing in the rain. We played a number of games against Manurewa, North Counties, Mansell, and Weymouth and we came out 2nd place. After all our hard work we had a nice hot BBQ and hot chocolate.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This Term room 23 is doing a research on their careers about what they want to be when they are older for their seminar in week 8. Everybody came up with lots of good ideas on what they want to be when they grow up. In our seminar we need to have three questions and relevant information to support their question. We can present our seminar on a slide show or using a science board or any equipment we want to use. For some of our careers we are shadowing and emailing people for more information, what skills we need, what subject do we need to take to get that career. My career is a Hospital Receptionist and i have been doing a lot of research on what skills i need, what subject i need to take when im in college and more. We are all excited about our seminars.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Girls Basketball

On Thursday 13th August, a mixed team of year 8 and 7 girls represented Pukekohe Intermediate at the Girls Zone Volleyball Tournament held in Papatoetoe. Our coach was Jack Mateaha and our transporter Mrs Marks. All members of the team played outstanding showing sportmanship and fair play. Our team played a total of five games against Manurewa, Rose Hill, Wey Mouth, North Counties, Green Meadows and game out with 4th place. We lost two games and won three games.

Girls Volleyball

On Thursday 17th September Mrs Gibson and The volleyball girls went to their games. The volleyball games were held at Papatoetoe. Our coach was Jack. There were 5 different schools there to compete. We played against Manurewa, Weymouth, Green Meadows, Rose Hill, and North Counties. We lost 2 games and won three games. We had a really tough day but we played well.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Website Design

Room 23 have created their own website as a music artist.
The website design was our music authentic challenge.
We created our own website on Weebly and Webs.
Most websites were sent to the Net Guide Schools Multimedia Challenge.

The Criteria
Create a music website to promote yourself as a recording artist.

Must Have
  • An image gallery
  • Playlist of your songs
  • Lyric from one of your songs
  • Poster advertising and up coming CD release
  • Blog
  • Biography
Check out Lil RiRi at

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Google Doodle

Our classroom has been working on our google doodle competition. We had to have New Zealand icons on our Google Doodle to represent New Zealand. Eight entries have been picked to send to the Google Doodle competition.
Key Dates

School Registration Deadline

March 17, 2009

Doodle Entry Deadline

March 31, 2009

State Finalists and Regional Winners Notified

May 8, 2009

Online Public Vote

May 11-18, 2009

Awards Ceremony and National Winners Announced

May 20, 2009

Winning Doodle on the Google Homepage

May 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Science Fair

Me and Brooke worked together as buddies on our science board. We decided to do our topic on fingerprints. We had less then a week to finish our science. We worked very hard on our science and it turned out great. We have found that there are nine different types of fingerprints. We also found that fingerprints are mostly used for identification of crime.

Science Fair Roadshow

On Monday 20th July, Room 23 attended the science fair roadshow in hall.
The main topics we were learning about were Planet Earth (matter energy and life) and Sound Out Waves (the science of sound).

The science roadshow taught us about sound waves, volume, and pitch. They some sounds which tells us which is the the low pitch and which is the high pitch.
We also learnt that living things of stuff are part of the Web Of Life. We also learnt the scientific word for stuff is matter.

Science Fair Assessment

On Monday 29th June, Week 10 of Term 2, Brooke and I worked together as partner on our Science Fair Project. We chose to do our project on fingerprints. On Monday 20th July, Brooke and I received our Science Fair Assessment sheet. Our overall score was 70/100. This is a screen capture of our finished science fair assessment sheet.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Week 1, Term 2 Pukekohe Intermediate School held a Tapuae competition.Mrs Hancook from Room 45 was the teacher that was organizing the Tapuae competition. Every teams were entered as buddy classes for the competition, and a maximum of 16 team players were able to take the court at once. Our buddy class was Room 36. Lupe Soapi from Room 23, and Abi Chapman from Room 36 were our team captains. We have been winning since our first Tapuae game. We had a game with Room 13 and Room 45 and we won, which took us into the Semi-finals. Our first semi-final game was on Tuesday 16th on June and we versed the same 2 classes. We had a really tough game in the rain, but even though we had to put up with that, Our class Room 23 and our buddy class Room 36 still came out with a win. Then it came to the finals we versed Room 3, it was a tough and a hard game but we won. On the 25th of June, at the assembly winning buddy class was Room 23 and Room 36. We had alot of fun playing Tapuae and I would like to thank Mrs Hancook for this.

Food Technology

Half of Room 23 attend food technology with Mrs Garrett each day 5 during period 3&4. Our fisrt day at food technology we made milk shake and the week after that we dicided to make our own drinks. At Food Technology we have been learning alot on how to cook. On the past few weeks we have been cooking apple and cinnamon, any muffins we like, different type of biscuits, potatoe with mash potatoe inside. Before we start to cook we have to wash our hands for 20 seconds, dry our hands for 20 seconds, put on aprons and get out equipment needed. On the last few weeks we had to choose any type of food and each week we have to make it healthier than the week before. My partner was Fatai and we chose to cook Kebabs. Me and Fatai first cooked chicken kebabs and the next week after that we made fruit kebabs to make it healthier. For the last lesson me and Danielle Moore chose to make Macaroni Cheese, it was delicious. We have learnt that we always have to wash and dry our hands for 20 seconds before you start cooking.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Exposition


Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast is bad for your health and you are more likely to have an unhealthy lifestyle.

A good breakfast provides the nutrients that you need to start your day off right.
Weather you work at home, on the farm, at the office, at school, or on the road it is not a good idea to skip breakfast.

Eating breakfast every morning increases your ability, to focus on tasks at school and at work. A good breakfast gives you the energy you need to get through your day.

A healthy breakfast might be something simple like a hard boiled egg, toasts, and a bowl of whole grain cereal with low fat milk. Stay away from the sugary cereals, pastries and white bread because they are digested quickly.

Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day but should not be the only meal for the day.

Leota Inoke

Coca Cola Netball

On Wednesday 20th May we had Coca Cola Netball Tournament. The Coca Cola Netball was held at Papakura Pulman Park. It was raining all day but all teams did there best to win. All teams had a really game. The toughest team we play was Kedgely. We won five games and we lost one. Pukekohe Platinum was my team and we came 2nd place.

Above, is my speech assessment. I did really good on my speech. Teachers Assessment: Well done Leota! A well- paced speech. Information was relevant for all members of the audience to think about.


On Thursday 25th June I was the last person present my speech to the class. I was assessed by Mrs Pearson. My speech was about skipping breakfast and how breakfast can effect you. My time was 2:40. I think I did really good on my speech.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mathletics Bronze and Silver Awards

Room 23 are lucky to have mathletics. Room 23 have been working on Mathletics for 2 years. Mathletics has help me alot to improve on maths. Above, are some sliver and bronze certificates I recieved on Mathletics.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Buddy Class

BubbleShare: Share photos - Play some Online Games.

On Wednesday 8th of April we had a shared lunch with our buddy class Room 36.
Room 36 was hosting it.
Before we had our shared lunch with our buddy class we had a game of Dodge Ball with Room 36.
After our game of Dodge we all ran down to Room 36 where we had our shared lunch.
Fatai, Charlotte and I started off with a short prayer before we ate.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maths Poster

Lupe and I created a maths poster for the maths week competition at Pukekohe Intermediate School. The competition will be held on the May 11th to May 15th. It will be held on lunch time.
Here are some of the Maths Week competition:
Basic facts Championship
Interactive Whiteboard Class Challenge
Daily Class Challenge
Individual 5 Day Challenge

Matariki Fact Recall

We have been learning about Matariki and the constellation. Matariki is a small cluster of stars and it is also known as Plieades.
There are several hundred stars but only seven of them can be seen.
Matariki is a traditional Maori New Year. Matariki is celebrated with education and sharing ideas. Matariki is a time for remembering people you've lost.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Girls Rugby

Pukekohe Intermediate Year 8 and 7 Girls Rugby teams have an up coming Counties Zone Tournament game.
It will be held on the 10th of June at Bruce Pullman Park in Papakura.
We will be travelling by bus at 8:45am in the morning and will return at 3:00pm in the afternoon.
After the rugby games both year 7 and 8 girls rugby teams will held a BBQ at school.
All girls will have to bring a dish to share with the team.
We have been training and training hard every lunch time with our incredible coaches Jack and Isi.
We would like to thank our coaches very much for helping our team play hard.
We hope to win all our games at the Counties Zone Tournament.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Graphic Organizer

Room 23 did a Graphic Organizer on What Things We Have Choices About for D.A.R.E.
We had to buddy up with a person and we had to think carefully about what things we have choices about. Some of my choices were weather I would fight or not, my dream job when I finish school and choosing what friends to go with to special events.

Decision Making

Room 23 created a comic life about How Can Decisions We Make Impact On Our Lives And The Lives Of Others. Me and my buddy Fatai decided to do ours on Saying No To Smoking. We had to take pictures of our self in an action to show what we are doing. We have done this to encourage people not to smoke and the bad things it will give you, it gives you rotten teeth and other bad effects on your body. Room 23 have learnt alot from D.A.R.E.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Digital classroom 2009

Room 23 is back to school at Pukekohe Intermediate School as a year 8. We are very lucky to in this digital classroom and having Mrs Pearson as our teacher again. In our classroom we have 18 flash Apple Mac flat screen computers. We have 27 students plus three new students in our class that we would like to welcome, they are Jamie, Harrison and Steven. We have two buddys on each computer and 7 individuals. Our computers have the 2009 programs.

GOALS 2009



Pukekohe Netball Trohy

Contribution to Choir/ Orchestra
Owen cusack cup
Wild cup for excellence in I.C.T
Class Prize for room 23
Principal prize
P.T.A effort and attitude