Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Goodbye and good luck

What a busy last week it has been.
We got the chook run finished thanks to Mark Just and his father coming in each week to run the project and letting the kids help. Today the Guardian newspaper came to take photos so look for us in the news.
Yesterday the Manawatu Skating club brought their skates and some enthusiastic and patient helpers so each of the senior classes could try skating. Lots of falling over and laughing ensued (only a couple of bandaids needed...!).
Isn't Fyfe amazing!!

And then it was the end of the term. I have had a wonderful year with the monkeys in Ci7cus. Everyone has made great strides either in their academic learning or in learning how to get on with life. I am very proud of them all, and of what we have achieved together this year. The chicken project will be a lasting indication of their ability to see ideas through to the end. Congratulations kids...,have a wonderful holiday and best of luck next year.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

End of year treat at the Lido

What a great day we had today. The kids were fantastic and played together beautifully. The weather held for us and we swam in thress pools and played on the Aquaplay machine. The grown ups caught up and set the world to rights. Thanks to all the parents who gave up their morning. 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Thursday Inquiry group

A mixed group of students from across the senior school have chosen to do science and envrironment for their Thursday Inquiry. We are learning to design our own investigations. Our focus has been on learning about what happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda. We have been trying all sorts of mixtures and then using them to blow up plastic bags and today we had to make fizzy paint.
We have to think about what we know and what we want to know. We have to plan the steps to run the investigation. Then we have to watch what happens and try and decide why it happened. 
A puffed up bag...didn't burst tho!!


Chicken project week 7

We are making great progress in the creatuon of the chook run. Yesterday Mark Just came and worked from 9 until 1pm with two groups of students to get half the rails up. Leanne came and helped a group of girls to paint the walls of the chook house . Joy and another group had dobe the roof on Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Fabs reading - Wonders of the world

Click on the right link to have a look at your place in more detail.

Stonehenge                                Statue of Liberty

Easter Island                              Space shuttle

Pyramids                                    Voyager 2

Great wall of China



Taj Mahal