Optimist Yachting Experience By Parris

On the 10th of September to the 14th of September The Seniors from Parkvale School, Hawkes Bay went to Pandora Pond for Optimist Yachting and kakaying.

I decided to make a movie from the photos Mr.M  took. I wanted to share this movie because it was a fun experience.

Why We Liked Optimist Yachting from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

This is a link to my blog, make sure you check it out.

By Parris

New Zealand


This is my video about New Zealand. I made this video because I think the  world should know about New Zealand. New Zealand is in the South Pacific. New Zealand has two big Islands and one small Island. The North Island is where I live. The South Island is a big one. Below the South Island is Stewart Island.


By Amy

Amy, NZ from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

What Room 20 likes by Zeb

Katherine: Gymnastics, drawing, dolphins, zebras, penguins and koalas.
Kharn: Zombies, Chocolate and Pokemon.
Sam: I love Minecraft so much, I also like Star Wars and playing soccer!
Stefan: Xbox, Minecraft, Strawberries, Boysenberry jam on toast and reading about Guy Gibson.
Hannah: Chocolate, Reece Mastin, Gymnastics, Dancing, Singing and writing.
Parris: Volleyball, Dodgeball, Swimming, Netball, T – ball, Rippa Rugby, Chocolate, Pizza and Strawberries.
Jake: Minecraft, computers.
Amy: Skateboard.
Casey: I love Lizards,Frogs,Chickens,Salami,Cheese,Crackers,Ice Cream, Chocolate, Cows, Music, Friends, Family, Peacocks and much much more..
Felicity: Peacocks, COWZ, hanging with my friends and family, soccer, Animals, shopping, soccer, dancing, gymnastics, swimming, ice cream, chocolate, Roise  and much, much more!
Natasha: Netball, soccer, volleyball, COWZ, cats and dogs, animals, Chocolate, friends and family, BELLA (my cat) and much more!
Jacob, I like soccer having run dogs rugby FOOD!
Tyler/Monkey man: I love Minecraft and watching T.V.
Samilaw: Football Minecraft reading tv monopoly computers.
Brody: Football ps soccer Guitar.
Rhys chocolate, rugby, digi class
Eden:soccer singing digi class chocolate hanging with ma mate dancing being annoying and bashing my brother and playing with ma puppie STEVE xbox 360 ps 2 KFC Macazzie family
Bianca/Bank:dancing, singing,  T.V, Digi class, animals.
Alex/Lexi I love horses! so much Yeah.
Charlotte/Lotty I like Animals mostly Dogs and Cats.
Teva/T-Dog I love to play dodge ball and shooting games as well as Mineworldcraft.
Courtney-I love animals and playing outside.
Reuben– I like pizza & macaroni & cheese & don’t forget I like drawing. My favourite thing to do is play my ps3 and psp and that is a true fact.
Katrina– Love playing hockey, playing minecraft and having fun!
Lachlan– I like art, KFC, minecraft, pizza.
Joshua– I like rippa rugby, fishing, cricket and McDonalds.
Seth: Scootering.
Daniel: rugby, pizza, McDonalds, fishing.

Zeb/creator I like Star Wars.

Metal tubes Season 1, chapter 1 Stone age

This is my writing that I made with inspiration from the Hunger Games. Metal Tubes has: Adventure, Murder and Hide-and-go seek (portals). Enjoy!

The Metal Tubes, Season 1, Chapter 1

Three days ago I had started a time race, when you go through the the turning portal with nine other people. There are two people chosen from each continent. The time race is like a reality tv show that no one wants to win. When you go through the portal you go back in time to the dinosaur age. There you must search for the next time portal. The next time portal in the dinosaur age only allows nine people to enter so 1 person will be left behind in time. You must find the next portal but at the same time you must fight against the locals. You are allowed to be helped by the locals. You can use any type of transportation from riding on a Stegosaurus to a big heavy tank. There are ten time portals (Including the starting portal) so that means only one person shall win the time race. These are the nine ages that the winner would have had to go through. Dinosaur age, Stone age, Ice age, Dark age, Medieval age, Industrial era, Modern era, Space age and the Robot era before returning back home.

So now to me. I’m in the stone age. All around me are cavemen and cavekids playing. I can hear the cave kids screaming and running around. I’ve got a gash across my leg. I got the gash from a clash with an aleptiosaur back in the dinosaur age. I can smell a rotting bull around 10 meters away from me. I see a mango on a palm tree, I haven’t eaten anything besides a plesiosaur which tasted like cocoa beans in red pepper inside some steak. I stand up and limp over to the palm tree. I hit the tree with a stone (something not hard to find) and the mango falls down. I pick up the juicy orangy yellow fruit and stuff it in my mouth.

A palm leaf came down with the mango which gives me an idea. I scrape some bark off a pine tree mush it up with two rocks and gently pat down my wound with the mushy bark. Then I pick off some sticky resin on the palm tree and pat it around the edge of the palm leaf then I stick the palm leaf to my leg to stop any bugs from reaching my wound. the palm leaf feels gentle on my leg it is as soft as silk. The palm leaf reminds me of back home, when mother would always let the cat into my bed and the cat would always crawl around at night. My daydream was interrupted with a loud grunt from a barbarian looking person. “yabadabadoo!” and the barbarian thing laughs and runs away.

I look around, it looks like it will be dark out in no time so I find the cave that I came through from the dinosaur age. I see that the portal had disappeared while I was out exploring. Then a big picture forms in the sky showing a picture of the time trap mug shot. It shows a picture of the person stuck in the previous age and their name and continent. This guy was from Asia and his name is Jwut Geehern.

That night while I was lying sleeplessly on the ground of the cave and I recognised a slight light coming from the mountain at the horizon then I see it flicker… It must be the next time portal!
So that night instead of sleeping I was looking for food and resources for my trip. It would be a long way probably 100 km away. I needed lots of water and food. I started to get slow with my produce because of my leg. I sat down and leaned against the tree where I got the palm leaf from. I peeled off the palm leaf which caused a bit of pain. Like when you peel off a bandage that you’ve had on for a few days. I saw that the mushed bark didn’t heal the wound that much. I wiped off the sticky resin and the overflowing mushy bark. I saw that the gash had swollen a bit. I lean back on the tree and look up to the stars.

I think I might be crazy but the stars seem to form an arrow I look at the place where the arrow was pointing and I see a little tube poking out of the bushes I crawl over to the bush being weary of my wound. When I reach the bush I see that the tube was bigger than I thought it was. I look at this case I read what it says press to open. I press the case and it opens there is a button under the sealed case I press the button and the front of the tube opens. I peep in and I see a medicine pack. I rapidly open the lid and pad down my wound and it heals instantly! I look at the back of the metal tube I crawl in and find a teleportation device I press the teleport button and I teleport to the next time portal. I take a deep breath and step into the time portal…



By Stefan

If you enjoyed this you might enjoy the Metal Tubes series!

How to make a Fotobabble with Katrina

How to make a fotobabble.

  1. First you take a picture of what you want to talk about.
  2. Next you can take the photo again if you need to. Or make effects.
  3. Now you are ready for recording. The idea of this is to explain about the photo.
  4. Once you have recorded your voice you can listen to it.
  5. You can add a theme to it if you want to.
  6. Now you go to the fotobabble website get the embed code and then you can blog it, or do whatever you want to do with it.
  7. Well done you have just made a fotobabble.
Here is a fotobabble about (How to make a fotobabble)

The Wall

The wall from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

We made this trailer to represent our Wall Of PRIDE. Our Wall Of PRIDE is where we nominate someone’s fantastic work, print out a picture and a sentence about it and stick it on the wall. It is to show our Parkvale PRIDE.


Personal Best

Respect and Responsibilty




By Jacob, Teva and Tyler.

Room 20 Avatars Speak!

Kia ora!

Soon, there will be an explosion of posts from the Tree Of PRIDE students on this blog! Sorry for the delay. Here is a video about our avatars. Create your own avatar by using the links on this post. The music was remixed (with my added “vocals”) from the free and legal music site UJAM. Have a go yourself!

Mr M 🙂


Tree of PRIDE Avatars Speak! from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Being in a Digi class!

This is a Tagxedo I created about being in a digi class. In a digi class all students have their own netbooks(small laptop) that they take home to charge every night. We use our netbooks instead of school books, e.g. for writing we have Google documents. We also have our own blogs that we put all our work on. We comment on these blogs all the time.

 Our class blog.

By Jake


Team 5 Production Video by Felicity

Production Team 5 from Johnstones on Vimeo.

Night Number One

The excitement is running through the air, I can feel it running up my spine. It is going around everyone.
Well tonight is our first performance in front of a live audience. I am so excited, I have all of my costumes here in room 3. All of the Kapa Haka group are playing hand games, getting their makeup done. Then Mali our instructor and Teeps the guitar player walk in and say that they could hear us from the hall, which is bad because our audience were entering the hall. I was so eager to start.

Then it was time. Time to line up outside in the cold, with wet puddles and the slight sign of grey rain clouds in the night sky. My feet were frozen, my toes were like icicles. As for the rest of the group, I think they were cold too. Then the door opened all I could think of was. “ Time to go on stage. “ But sadly no we were getting told off for being so loud. Then at long last the door swung open and nearly hit me in the face. It was time. Our time to shine in front of everyone. Once we had gone through our three songs and one Haka, we left the stage to get into our next costumes. I had to get into my white top and black shorts, with makeup all ready for my Locomotion dance and Wearable Arts.

So there I was waiting behind the curtain. Then it was the Green Is Gold play. They finished with a rap/song. That was when all of the wearable arts people went to go and get changed into our costumes. Then after waiting for the third dance group, we all entered the back of the hall ready to ‘ strut our style ‘ down the aisle and around the stage. It was so much fun showing off my costume to the audience. Next I had to take my wearable arts costume off. Then Erin and Thea come rushing in to make sure that Thea can get dressed and get all of her makeup on ready for our Locomotion dance. Once Thea was dressed and had all of her makeup on we were out the door rushing over to the door that is behind the curtain. Just as we arrive we had about 3 minutes until we were on. Doing Locomotion was awesome, the group had so much fun. Then Erin, Thea and I all run off and get our leggings and Rock ‘n’ Roll skirts on all ready for our time to boogie on stage.

Wow, I was getting tired by the time we were arriving at the door ‘AGAIN. ‘ Now that we are doing our Rock ‘n’ Roll in front of everyone with the choir singing all over the place, I think that I am almost ready to call it a night. But sadly no I still have Choir Number Two that I have to perform in and I also have another three nights. Along with the rest of team 5 students I have a feeling that we are very excited to finally have this show up and running, but by the end of the week I am sure that we are going to be very, very, VERY tired!

Here is a link to my production label on my blog!


Here is a video that I made for Pass the Blog!

It is based on Parkvale School’s senior production,’ Parkvale Live’  

It has videos from different parts of the production. I made it on Movie Maker.

The videos were filmed by The Techie Team and Mr.M!

The diary above is from night number one of Parkvale School’s team 5 production!

Here is the link to where I made my music from:) 

Pass the blog is a blog that classes from all around the world can post something about what their class has done through out the week!

From Monday the 24th – Friday the 28th Room 20 have had the chance to put some of their work up!

Above is a video that I chose to do, with a diary from night number one for our senior school production!

Room 20, Parkvale School, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Kia ora!

We are Room 20 and we feel pretty lucky to have a go on Pass The Blog. Natasha and friends created a quick trailer to show you all something about our class. We’re not too geeky! Really!

Our class blog is the Tree Of PRIDE and we all have our own individual blogs linked from there.  Now we get to be superhero bloggers to a new audience for one week on Pass The Blog. It is our last week of term and it is filled with assessment but  stay tuned, there won’t be any scanned test sheets.

Anyway, here is the trailer. Enjoy.

The 30 Techie Geeks from Kieren Moriarty on Vimeo.

Mr M 🙂

First Draft

We are learning to produce video texts as a way of sharing our news. Ms B was so excited when she found this video that the boys made during lunchtime. Please view it as a first draft and give them some valuable feedback… They have one very proud teacher who is hoping her neinsteins can develop their own next steps…

Can you, our readers help us to develop our Vlogging Skills by giving us feedback?

Neinstein News #2 from Super7Scoopers on Vimeo.

Cheers to Water!

On Monday we began to tune into our new inquiry… We launched our cups of knowledge by sharing in a cup of water and thinking about water and how it fits in our daily lives. We have put a sample of our current knowledge into our cups and will add to them as we learn more. This term, we will watch our learning grow by asking ourselves “So What?” on a daily basis. Watch our cups of knowledge fill up and flow over…

I liked having time to think about what I think I know and think about what I don’t know. It was fun having time to present our cups of knowledge, drink water and take photos.