Tuesday, 31 October 2017

St John Visit

We learnt about becoming first responders. How to keep ourselves safe in different situations we face, using DR ABC's, the side stable position, how to treat deep cuts and also how we would handle one of our class members if we went tramping and they got hypothermia.
We had a lot of fun and we learnt a lot! Thank-you Kirsty and St John for such a great program!

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Critical thinking in Maths

Using information we are given we can create further 'wonderings.' Our final equation... "I am building a fence it has a total length of 48m - what does my fence look like?
How could we should this with materials?
How can we create a system to show all possible solutions?
What shapes could the fence be?
How do we need to use proportions and ratios to make statements true?

Touch Rugby

Otago Touch Rugby came in to teach us ball skills, dodging, space, running straight and how to work together as a team. We had a lot of fun and learn a lot in a short amount of time!


We have studied Countries looking at water, food, education and gender equality. We wrote our speeches together and then presented these to the class so they were able to learn more about what life is like in each others countries.
Here are a few photos of us presenting

Monday, 16 October 2017


This term we are looking at 'Change'. Things that have changed over time, changing our persepctive, change in mathematics, change in technology and more. "If you want to make the world a better place- take a look at yourself and make that Change." Change has come from people or a person who stood for something or invented something- change is a positive thing! We can be the change we want to see in the world. Have a look at our amazing topic table!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Maori Art

With Maori language week last week, we looked at a wharenui meeting house. We had a look at the different aspects of the meeting house and what they represent. In particular we focused on the tekoteko or the head of the house. From this we created these pastel and dye drawings which look amazing! Everyone produced a great piece and we were able to see how Maori use lines, shapes, symmetry and patterns to create drawings and impact.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Our Great Southern Land.

Here is the youtube clip we used in morning prayer last week thanking God for his wonderful creation of the South Island. An Otago University student took time lapse photos during Winter and put together in the remarkable short film. More information can be found on stuff- south-island-like-you've-never-seen-it

Here is a prayer that families can prayer together thanking God for the gift of the wondrous creation of our Earth :-

God of the universe,
We thank You for Your many good gifts -
For the beauty of Creation and its rich and varied fruits,
For clean water and fresh air, for food and shelter, animals and plants.

Forgive us for the times we have taken the earth's resources
for granted
And wasted what You have given us.
Transform our hearts and minds
So that we would learn to care and share,
To touch the earth with gentleness and with love,
Respecting all living things.

We pray for all those who suffer as a result of our waste,
greed and indifference,
And we pray that the day would come when everyone has enough
food and clean water.
Help us to respect the rights of all people and all species 
And help us to willingly share your gifts

Today and always. Amen.