Friday, March 25, 2011

Oceania's Number 1

Last weekend Lachlan won his age group at the the Oceania BMX championships.

Principal's awards

Today at assembly Hozanna, Dan and Jayme got a Principal's award. Well done!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Questions about termites

Last week Nicki and Andrew from Scion came to our school to help us learn about termite communities. We have a few questions to ask our friendly scientists.
Do termites have different jobs?
How long have you been studying termites?
How are cockroaches related to termites?
Is it true that Bees and termites have similar bodies?
What types of wood do termites live in?
How many termites live in a nest?
How can people help look after termites?
What do termites eat besides rotten wood?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dancing day

"Today we had dancing with Dean." Cara

"Today all the middle school had dancing and we had great fun, Dean showed us heaps of awesome stuff." Manjot

"Manjot is awesome at dancing like Michel Jackson."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Words that start with to

Today we were learning about words that begin with to.

Wordle: to

School Athletics sports

"On Friday at the stadiun the school had athletics day." Sarah

"Befor the wekend all the people from St Mary's went to athletics and after we had our sports, at 1 pm the juniors came." by Manjot.
On friday my school went to the stadium and we had athletics sports." Nicole.

"At athletics we had running races and lots of other games."Campbell

"On friday the children went to the stadium number two to do athletics." Brae

"We played lots of fun games and the long jump was my best. "Jayme

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Yesterday morning we went to the vegetable garden to weed our class garden with Mrs Richardson and Mrs McKenzie.
"Yesterday was fun because we got to plant some leeks and carrots."Hozanna and Sophie
"Yesterday morning we went gardening with Mrs Richardson and Mrs McKenzie and there was heaps of plants." Manjot & Laurence.
"My favourite part was when I took a picture of Dan, he looked like a giant flower while holding giant cucumber. " Dan & Hannah

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jessica in Room 9.

Hi I am Jessica from christchurch.

I am in Rotorua because of the earthqake.

The best thing about being here is being safe.

The worst thing about being here is that I miss my friends, my dog and my cat.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pancake day

Today we made pancakes with Sarah's Nan Viv. We did this because Lent starts tomorrow and on Shrove Tuesday we traditionally clean out our pantry in preparation for Lent. Today we also had a promise liturgy in the hall so our promises can be collected and burnt ready for tomorrows Lent liturgy in the church.

Adding by compensating

This was our first go at making a tutorial video. Hexagons Maths group

A visit from the firefighters

"The firefighters go to the airport if there is any accidents there." George
"There are more than one hose on the fire truck." Campbell.
"The firemen have to check that everything is working every day." Harrison
"The firemen can get called out any time of the day." Hannah


Wordle: hozanna

Friday, March 4, 2011

Our school gala

Walht write personal recounts. "I thought that the gala was awesome because I got really soapy." Finn.
"I thought the gala was fun because I liked the bungy." Manjot
"I thought the gala day was good because I had some chips with tomato sauce" Jean-Luc

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Swim IT

" Today people from the Aquatic centre came in for swimming." Brae
"Swimming is awesome." Lachlan
"We learnt lots of swimming skills." Liadhan
"Swimming is tiring." Alec
"Today we swam in the pool." Dan
"Swimming was fun." Angus

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

World Maths Day

"World Maths day is the biggest maths day in the world." Sarah
"Today we are going on the computer to get lots of points for World Maths Day." Liadhan
"Classes are going on the computers to get points for their classes." Jorja
"Everybody who can get on the computer this week is doing it so they can get the most points for World Maths day." Alyssa
"World Maths day is fun!" Jack

Writing factual reports

Today we were learning how to write an introduction for a factual report. We worked in teams on Etherpad to write about the police.