Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Mrs Trotter visits to talk about E.O.T.C

Today we invited Mrs Trotter to come to our room to talk to us about what is involved in planning a visit to somewhere outside of the school.

Many of us want to visit somewhere outside of school in connection with our Passion Project.

We learned that we need to put in a proposal for a visit as well as a Risk And Management (RAMs) plan detailing who will take us, how we will get there, what the risks are in going and how we will manage these.

Our next step is to take a look at the proposal document and a RAMs form so that we can complete one and learn about the procedure as we will need to complete them, with a little help from Mr F.

Student of the Day, Leah, welcoming Mrs Trotter and explaining why we had invited her to Room 9.

Cormac explains to Mrs Trotter about our SDL programme in Room 9.

Beau explains that he thinks going to the beach entails more risk that going to the shops and some of the reasons why.

Monday, 20 July 2015

What did you do during the holidays?

I was building a fence with my brother-in-law who is a landscape gardener.

Bronze certificate recipients

Congratulations to Jessica, Louise and Lily on receiving their BRONZE certificates at today's Welcome Back assembly. Way to go, girls!

team collaboration


Today we started our first Collaborative challenge. We will be focusing a lot on this in term 3. Students were able to choose their groups - later on they won't!!

Our first challenge was a NZ geography challenge.

Country Challenge
Resource - Blank NZ map

  1. City location
Locate these cities, mark with an ‘X’ and write the name of the city / town
  • Kaitaia
  • Auckland
  • Napier
  • Palmerston North
  • Wellington
  • Nelson
  • Kaikoura
  • Christchurch
  • Greymouth
  • Queenstown
  • Invercargill
  • Dunedin

2. Province location

Draw the outline of each region in NZ, label them  - rule a line and label, use coloured pencils to shade each province

What skills did you use to make your collaborative activity successful?

* Shared out the tasks (looking up in the atlas, writing down the name, colouring in the provinces) - Lily
* Talked positively with each other - got on well and that made it quite easy - Beau
* Used resources to help - Alissa
* We all knew different parts so we shared together - Ngakau
* We all worked as a team and we had turns naming the city and where it was. Each person had a job so no one was just sitting there watching - Josh
* We had a book that didn't show the regions and we asked the other group for a resource - inter-group co-operation - Cormac
* We were collaborating together - we were just getting on with it and worked well together - Leah

What did you find challenging?

Monday, 6 July 2015

Singapore Airlines - constructed of lego pieces

Hi all. Logan sent in this amazing photo of a Singapore Airlines plane made of lego. This is topical as Sophie, who resides in Singapore, has been in our class for the last two weeks, and also because many of you have been using the flight tracker website. Thanks for this, Logan.