Monday, 23 July 2018

Term 3

We hope you've all had a good break and got to do some things you enjoy!  We've got a bit on this term like skiing, Hockey, Netball, Bush skills, Wheels Day and a few other events as well.
We'd like to welcome Victor to our class as well.  Victor is a Year 7 and he's fitted right in (it was his birthday today too and he brought CAKE which is always a winner for us).
Let us know what things you're doing at your school this term.

Thursday, 14 June 2018


Well last term we did this art with tints and shades and WALA how we can change colour with white and black.  We had to use 4 scoops of an ice cream to show the different colours.  Our second from the bottom had to be our main colour, then we did 1 darker and then it was tricky but we had to mix 2 lighter shades for the top two but they had to be the lightest one at the top.  We had hole punched paper for the sprinkles and then our teacher gave us a cherry to stick on the very top.

We've FINALLY finished our Art

Last term we started learning about TINTS and SHADES which is when you change colour by adding only white or black.  The Year 4 and 5's did Ice-cream Art and the Year 6-8's used paint charts to help them create a mosaic fruit which we framed up and we think they're really awesome.  Let us know what you think in the comments : )



Rock climbing with Tai Poutini Polytech

Last week we headed off to Punakaiki with TPP students doing Outdoor Recreation.  We get to go with them for their practice with Clients days.
It was an awesome spot for Rock Climbing.  Some of us had done it before last year at Charleston but some of us hadn't done any before.  We climbed pretty hard out for the whole day and there were a few sore muscles the next day.  The next day we watched this video about Alex Honnold the American climber who Free soloed up El Capitain, and we were like Oh Wow!  We had these big holes and we felt like we didn't have a good grip then you see him and he's just got his finger tips in this tiny wee dent in the rock face!!! AMAZING!  A HUGE THANKS to TPP as well!

Friday, 13 April 2018

We've been away...on Camp

Last week the Year 5-8 students were at Arthur's Pass Outdoor Education Centre for our
We filled our three days with some awesome challenges:
  • Overnight tramp and tenting at Anti Crow Hut site
  • Search and Rescue
  • Orienteering
  • River Crossing
⏪ Check out our blogs for our Awesome Reflections on Camp
We worked in 2 groups of 18 and swapped being out in the bush tramping for a night in the Lodge and the 3 activites with APOEC.
Here is Group 2's tramping trip...