Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Art Gallery Trip

All 5 of the Tōtara classes have visited the Art Gallery over the last week. We learnt about drawing techniques and applied our new knowledge and skills into a pastel art piece.

Some of us also visited the Botanical Gardens while we waited for our session. For many, this was a first visit!




Thursday, 23 November 2017

Week 6 in Room 18 and 19

It's been a busy week with Beach Ed, the Cultural Celebration and the final 3 Peaks challenge.  We are looking forward to our trip to the art gallery on Monday, the Performing Arts evening and Golfing at Kaiapoi Golf course next week too!
Today we looked at Stained Glass Art by Dale Chihuly and were inspired to make our own bowls.  They turned out great!  We also learned to play a game called 'Dama' and used our bowls to keep the counters in.














Monday, 13 November 2017

Golf in Schools

We enjoyed the opportunity to learn a new activity this week when 'Mr B' from Kaiapoi Golf Club came to teach us Golf.

We look forward to developing our skills over the next 2 sessions.
                                     
 





Thursday, 26 October 2017

Constable Ken - Cyber Safety


Constable Ken has spent the morning speaking to our Year 7 and 8 students about cyber safety. Did you know that the legal age to own a Youtube, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook account is 13 years old?  Our students felt really informed as they found out some laws and rules they didn't know about. The main thing is to think about what we are posting online because it never goes away!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Fletch and Jayden's Fundraiser Run

Fletcher and Jayden created a relay run to fundraise money for outdoor furniture for the new tōtara buildings. They gathered a strong team of year 7/8 students from each house to run a relay for 6 hours around our school reserve. We were so proud of the student efforts!


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Term 4: Week 1 & 2 - Completing Tasks!

Focus: Completing tasks in a timely manner and to a personally high standard
How:
Teacher lead - Working hard and focussed
Teacher lead - Hand in things on time
Some student led ideas from in class.

Art Gallery Trip

All 5 of the Tōtara classes have visited the Art Gallery over the last week. We learnt about drawing techniques and applied our new knowledg...