Thank you to Rachel Tukia who took Rm 6 on Wednesday; the students had a really enjoyable day. Libby Hodgson and I attended a professional development course in Hamilton, which was excellent.
The course was about "Growing a Quality Te Reo Maori Programme in an English Medium School". It was excellent with lots of practical ideas that we can share with Parawai staff and students. Ask your children about "Turi turi - Shh shh!" and keep listening for those useful Maori phrases.
Below are some photos from Rm 12 Art; Picasso Portraits, and our Middle Syndicate Assembly; students presenting their work and winning class certificates.
Which team do you think won the contest? Whose marble went the furthest when they rolled their marble down the ramp onto their wine box ump? What made their jump better than the others, when all the other equipment was exactly the same? Next week each group will be carrying out a different investigation about motion, forces, gravity, and velocity.
Team 4: 2nd = 73cm
Team 1: 3rd = 64cm
Team 3: 4th = 62cm
Team 5: 5th = 57cm
Team 2: 6th = 43cm
Fifteen of our students (in yrs 5 - 8) visited the Thames School of Mines where they ground up rocks to make paint as they did in the past. Then after drawing their Thames heritage buildings, they painted them with their 'rock paints'. Their artwork will be on display in the Thames School of mines on Saturday.
Thank you to the parents who provided transport to and from the School of Mines and to Barry Thomas (Art tutor) and John Isdale (Organiser) for providing this awesome experience for our students.
Check out the slideshow below -