Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement
We are an active globally-minded group from Remuera Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand, that are concerned about the important issues of today. We align ourselves with the values program of our school and endeavour to make a difference to our school and our community. We will organise special days throughout the year to build awareness of global issues such as the environment and peace. We will concentrate on service and being of benefit to others. Our time to change the world is at our Monday lunchtime meetings with Mr Zemke.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Awesome students from RI giving service in different ways

Year 7 student giving to others that need it more than her

Students from our school are thanked for their service.

Dear Mrs Miller and RI students
What a wonderful group of young ladies! Thank you all so much for helping to create more awareness in our community of Assistance Dogs and for helping to raise funds. Todays raffle ticket selling efforts came to $142!  Thats amazing in under one hour and I felt shoppers were definitely more stressed today. Well done to you all.  Have a relaxing holiday break and wishing you all the very best at your new schools in 2016. Keep an eye out for us mid year during appeal week.

Kind regards

Birgitte and ADNZ Nellie

Keep up that wonderful attitude of service and kindness to help make the world a better place

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sayonara 2015. With love from The Social Changency

The final post for 2015...

As it is the end of our school year and the students that are member are now leaving to go to many different secondary schools; this will be our last post for the 2015 Social Changency group.  

We would like to thank each and every one of you for helping and supporting us from the start and now to the end, even the people that just looked at our blog for a little peek. Every little view helps us out. We are happy to hear any suggestions from you to help our blog improve.

Our Final Meeting.
Also to the students of Remuera Intermediate (our school), each and every one of you have also been a great support and have inspired us to keep spreading positive messages. Its been gratifying to know that people are out there to support what we believe is important for the social issues in the world. And also a big thanks to everyone who participated in any one or more of our activities or challenges throughout 2015. 

Social Changency Yearbook Page

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Oprah soon to come to NZ

Inspirational interview with Oprah Winfrey

Special mentions are given to education, giving and values.

Watch the interview from TV3

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Yay RI! Putting Service into Action


We started on the 23rd of November with 28 classes at our school brainstorming ideas. Each class had to think of an act of service they could do to benefit others at home, school or in the community during the two weeks until the 4th of December.

Room 3 made coupons to give to their parents. 
When your parents want a job done they will give you a coupon and you then do it immediately.

                                            For Room 17, we picked up rubbish around the school. 
There were hundreds of cigarette butts, bottles, and even a dead rat! 
                             We also kept a log of service we would do at home. 

Room 24

We went around the school and gave each 28 teachers flowers with a lolly to every teacher we loved seeing the smiles on their faces when they got their gifts.

Mr Whitehouse Room 5

 Room 11

Room 17

Ms Lynch from Room 3

Room 26
On the 2nd of December, the 33 kids of room 26 held a very successful market day. They sold burgers, sundaes and even slushies. The teacher felt it was important for the students to independently market their own business as they were studying financial literacy. The students started from planning on paper to building their own stalls. They donated $746 to Starship Hospital.


Ice blocks


Thursday, 12 November 2015

X Factor Contestants Visit & SPCA Fundraiser

Hi! We're back.

We want to tell you about a couple of things that happened at our school yesterday.

First of all, it was Mufti Day which is always fun. Any day without uniform is well appreciated. Our Mufti Day was to raise money for the SPCA. We were allowed to dress up like animals if we wanted so we had many students wear onesies. We even had a Piglet! I don't know how they survived. It wasn't exactly cold yesterday!

Added onto that we got a visit from some very special guests.

In Year 8 Assembly we got a performance from......


They were contestants on past New Zealand X Factors. They came to our school to perform some songs for us but also to talk to us about following your dreams and bullying.

Sarah Spicer
If you didn't know, Joe Irvine was bullied on X Factor by two of the judges. The woman claimed that he had no creative integrity and was copying her husband's 'look'.

He was wearing a suit by the way.

Her husband then said that it was as if he was going to stitch someone's skin to his face and murder everyone in the audience.

Overall, it was completely unprofessional and uncalled for and the judges were later fired.
Joe Irvine
Joe's experience was international news and basically the entire of New Zealand got behind him. He even got cupcakes from Lorde!!!

So there you go guys. If you get bullied on live television you WILL receive baked goods from a celebrity.

Just kidding. One can dream though. Fingers crossed.

They also talked to us about following your dreams. They said that you should do whatever you want with your life no matter how many people tell you you can't. They'd both wanted to be singers all their lives and look where they are now! It just goes to show you that dream really do come true.

It was a great talk and I feel that everyone enjoyed it. There was even an opportunity to get autographs and photos afterwards.

So Wednesday this week was an eventful day for our school.

That's all for now. Keep checking the blog for more updates and posts.

Bye for now!

Friday, 30 October 2015

Later in 2015 our school will participate in 'Service Weeks' over two weeks

Service Weeks 2015

Our latest video introduces service to our school. It explores what service means and why it is important.

From 23 November until 4 December classrooms at Remuera Intermediate School in Auckland New Zealand will be performing service projects.

Get involved. 

Service gives us purpose.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Live for Awesome

Dream Big, Achieve More

Cam Calkoen

On Wednesday last week we were lucky enough to have Cam Calkoen visit the year 8s at assembly.

It was incredible, Cam gave a very life changing speech which was AWESOME!(awesome is Cam's favourite word). It was very motivational and Cam told us to dream big, achieve more unless you really don't believe in your dream then you may need to find one you do believe in. 

If you don't know already Cam has Cerebral Palsy and doctors told him he was destined for a wheelchair. Day by day he improved and upgraded to support walkers. No one ever thought he would be able to walk alone with no support but he did it.

Not only that he was one of the worlds top 10 athletes with Cerebral Palsy which is AWESOME!! Over the years Cam has achieved many things like giving speeches all over the world and he is also an Ambassador for Toyota New Zealand.

Cam is a very inspirational person and somebody who we should all admire. 


Check out these videos and Cam's website!


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Happy Teacher's Day

In honour of World Teachers' Day yesterday, here's an article celebrating education

5 quotes praising teachers

... and an inspirational video about teachers

Monday, 28 September 2015


This is really amazing news that should be shared and spread


Also, the Global Citizen Festival was recently held

And of course there's a new video from our friend Kid President

A new pep talk for the World!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Peace Cookies Fundraiser

Peace Cookies

Today, was our peace cookie sale and it went amazing! Yesterday a team of 6 people spent the afternoon baking the cookies.

This morning we iced the cookies with help from Mrs Zemke (Mr Zemke`s mum she even taught us a service song.)

Finally it was time for the sale and we sold out in 3 minutes flat,  in total we made $315.30 yay! Thank you R.I for your help.