Thursday, 29 August 2013

Eastwood Hill and Museum visits

Senior Syndicate Trips in September
The 5 classes from the senior syndicate have been studying Conservation. They have been writing reports about endangered species. To extend and enrich our learning, they are going to the Museum and Eastwood Hill Arboretum. Read this newsletter with details of the 2 excursions.

 Dear Senior Syndicate parents/caregivers, As part of our integrated studies on Conservation we have planned 2 learning experiences.
9th & 10th September: Tairawhiti Museum for Art
16th September: Eastwood Hill Arboretum

Both excursions should be powerful experiences to extend and enrich the learning we have undertaken this term. We need to pay for buses for these trips. Please send $5.00 to the school office. This will cover both trips. Would you like to come to Eastwood Hill Arboretum with us? We need the assistance of 3 adults for each class to meet the Board of Trustees adult:child ratio for excursions such as this. Please fill out the form below. If we get more than 3 for each class we would love you to come. There is limited space on the buses, so if we get more than 3 adults, some would need to bring their own vehicles. Details of what to take on the 16th to the Arboretum will be given closer to the time.
Yours in learning Cheryl Torrie DP & Syndicate Leader


Friday, 16 August 2013

Master Chef Challenge

We also got to view the chefs make food with ice and fire and then taste it.
I loved the liquid nitrogen ice-cream and caramelized bananas!

Mara Kai Master Chef Challenge 2013

Thursday the 15th of August four brave student chefs entered a master chef challenge using ingredients grown in our school garden. They worked as a team, they managed their time, they cleaned up as they cooked and they presented their dish and explained it to the celebratory judges. Well done Bella, Ngahuia, Faith, and Taylah!











Friday, 9 August 2013

Mara Kai

We are learning about healthy eating and recipes we can make using produce we have grown. In order to conserve our earth we want to create our own source of kai rather than buying pre packaged goods.

Here is some pictures of our first creation - Grapefruit Splash!











Here is our second creation.

Spinach and Cheese Fritters






Friday, 2 August 2013

What creatures live in our school environment?

This term we are learning about conservation!

First we found out what creatures share our school environment everyday.











We collected a tally of the creatures we observed in four places in our school over a period of three minutes.
We then went back to class and turned our tally graphs into big graphs. We had to come to some conclusions about what the data showed us. Some people were surprised that we did not see many different types of birds.

Mrs Aperahama then asked us how we think our tally charts may have looked if we did this 500 years ago. Our environment has changed so much and many of the birds and creatures that used to live here do not anymore. Sadly many of these are now endangered or have become extinct.


Term 2 Mosaics