Friday, March 13, 2020

PROBLEM SOLVING

In maths we have been working on our problem solving with additive and multiplicative questions. Each student was asked to choose 2 questions as a part of their contract and film themselves solving the problem and explaining their thinking. If you would like to check out our mahi try this link or try the QR code. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

MAHI TAHI - Week 5

This week for mahi tahi we decided to put our communication and critical thinking skills to the test. We were all put into groups and then began a task called Quizletics. This was a quiz with 20 questions that ranged from general knowledge, to maths, NZ history, literacy, RE and brain teasers. We had to collaborate together and use our 21st century learning skills to solve each question then run them to the teacher to be checked. 

All students worked together well and collaborated to make use of each others strengths. As a teacher I was very proud to see the students 21st Century skills in action. 
Well done seniors! 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Scriptures that relate to Lent

For RE we have begun our LENT unit, today we looked at different scriptures that relate to the pillars of lent and discussed the lessons we have learned from each reading and what the challenges we may face could be. 

How do these readings explore the possible challenges that people face and overcome in today's world? What lessons could be learnt from these readings? 


MATTHEW 18:23-35--> FORGIVENESS 

LESSON: Forgiving others as God forgave you. Everyone deserves a second chance. 
CHALLENGE: Forgiving others when they break your trust. 

ACTS 7:54-8:3 --> BELIEVING/ FAITH 

LESSON: Keep your faith. Think about WWJD? Always believe. 
CHALLENGE: Still believing even when other people don't. 

LUKE 16:19-31--> GIVING 

LESSON: To always help and care for the poor. 
CHALLENGE: To give to others that don't have much. Give something up of your own. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

MAHI TAHI - Week 3

Marshmallow Spaghetti Towers 

This week for mahi tahi we built towers using marshmellow and spaghetti. We had to channel our inner engineer, mathematician and architect to make sure that our towers were stable and had a good foundation. The tallest tower made today stood at 69cm, such a good effort made by everyone. It was awesome to hear all of the technical math language being used by everyone and to see that some teams had reflected on last week and decided to plan before creating. Fantastic job team! I am loving seeing you all become one big whanau.


Monday, February 17, 2020

First Mass- 2020

BEGINNING OF YEAR MASS 

On Friday the 14th of February we had our beginning of the year mass held in the church. It was also our first mass with Father Larry. He shared a message about love for each other and love for and from God. Well done to all those students who stepped up and took on responsibility to serve in the church. 

SCIENCE- week 2

SCIENCE

This term in science we are looking into the natural world and how Gods creations work around us. This week we are focusing on plants and how they absorb water. 
The students had to do an experiment write up and carry out an experiment showing how plants absorb water. We decided to do the celery in water experiment to show how water travels through the roots. We will keep you posted with updates on this experiments results. 

UPDATE: here are some updated photos from our observations made in science.