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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Room 11 Fair Go entry on YouTube

This year for the Fair Go ad awards we had to find something from the 1970s and make it cool again. Room 11 chose handmade pottery and went to the Nelson Community Potters studio to film their ad.

You can watch our entry here:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Room 11 makes the Fair Go Ad Award finals!

Room 11 has made it to the finals of the 2017 Fair Go Ad Awards. This year students had to make an ad about something from the 1970s and make it cool again. We thought we’d make handmade pottery cool again. Miro, Shanika and Lucy went to Nelson Community Potters to film the ad. They learnt how to make a pot on the potter’s wheel. Miro was the videographer and Matua Craig filmed some extra shots on his phone. We had to make each shot really short to fit it into 30 seconds.

The Fair Go Ad awards with screen on TV1 at 7:30 on 27 November. Good luck Room 11.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Percussion Group video

The Victory Primary School percussion group went on a kindergarten walking tour recently.

Here is short video about the group and their tour.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Room 11 at Garden To Table

For two weeks Room 11 were doing Garden to Table. We did it on Wednesday and Thursdays. On Wednesdays we would do some gardening and on Thursdays we would do some cooking.

The first Thursday we did cooking we made some delicious potato wedges.

The different kind of wedges we made were: Spicy wedges, Garlic and Parmesan, Indian Spices and Herbed wedges.

"Cooking the wedges was my favourite part. My favourite flavour was Spicy wedges," Bailey-Jean said.

"Making food and eating it. My favourite was eating the potato wedges," said Megan. "But my favourite was making the spring rolls out of the rice paper but not eating them"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fair Go Finalists

Our entry made the top ten ads in the Fair Go Ad Awards. Congratulations to everyone who help us make our ad, especially the animal owners!

You can watch our ad here:

All the finalists are posted on the Fair Go Facebook page (scroll down a bit to the Primary Entries). Congratulations to Stoke School whose ad was placed second.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Gavin Bishop visits Victory

Last Friday Gavin Bishop came to our school. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He read us some of Piano Rock which is a book about his life from 3 to 9. Lily recommends this book. It is very interesting in so many ways.

He also showed us his teddy bear which is about 50 years old. Wow! He also made a book about the teddy bears life. He had a great sense of humour and seemed like a very friendly person. He read us another fantastic book called Bruiser.

Gavin Bishop has written so many other great books too.

New fence around our school

There are new fences around Victory Primary School to keep the children safe. The fences are made out of metal and they go around the whole school. The fence is two metres high. All schools in New Zealand have to have a fence now!

Matua Dylan thinks it's making the school bigger, tidier and newer. Sarah thinks it makes the school a safer place for some students because they can't climb over the fence.

The Mask Parade

In Room 11 Ms Duncan our teacher helped us to choose a book for the Mask Parade. People had to choose one character from that book and choose a mould that would best suit that character and that you could make into that character.

The first thing we needed to do was make some paper mache. To make the paper mache we had to rip up a lot of newspaper and put it into a giant plastic container. Then we put it into a container with some warm water and some glue. Next we had to mix it all up with our hands and it got really messy and sticky. We let it sit overnight and the next day we got to make the masks.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Victory Fair Go ad makes top 10

This year for the Fair Go Ad award we had to make an ad with an animal in it. We thought we would put our love of animals and our love of reading together to make our ad.

Rosa brought her guinea pigs to school and we used Spike in our ad. Sarah, Luke’s sister, read to Spike. Maya is one of the dogs from Paw Prints. Piper read to Maya. Van tha bawi read to Xavier, Whaea Lynda’s turtle, and Dawt Ku read to Manu the cockatiel.

We filmed our ad in the school library and in Room 16. Matua Craig helped us make our ad.

Megan was an animal wrangler, gopher, and cameraperson. Gryphon was the guinea pig pooper-scooper, a wrangler and gopher. Luke was an animal wrangler and gopher. Ethan H was our fake dog and a animal wrangler and Rosa was the guinea pig wrangler.

The finals of the Fair Go schools' ad awards will be on TV1 at 7:30 on Wednesday, 4 November.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cultural Diversity Day

Next week on 10 September it is a very special day for Victory Primary School because all the cultures at our school from around the world are sharing their customs.

They will also be sharing these things:

- Costumes
- Foods
- Games

Some students from Victory will be Performing and other students will be talking about where they come from and what culture are they celebrate.

There will be kids that are helping their parents cooking and sharing their items.