Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Athletics: High Jump

Well done to the students from Rm 15 who took up the challenge of entering the school high jump competitions:

  • Briar
  • Bronwyn
  • Riley
  • Ethan
  • Chet

Tainui made a great start, with 2nd place in Y7 girls, and winning both the Y8  boys and girls (yay Bronwyn!) competitions.

Check out the competition videos:

Y7 Boys

Y7 Girls

Y8 & 9 Boys

Y8 & 9 Girls

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Lungs and Fish Gills

In science today, we investigated the ways that animals breathe. We looked at both lungs and gills.

Plant stomata

This afternoon in science, we made wet slides so we could see plant stomata through the microscope. Stomata are where the plant breathes. The stomata are black and you can see some are open and some are closed.

Friday, 30 June 2017

21st Century Skills

In my studies, there has been a big focus on what is known as '21st Century Skills'.

In this diagram, there are the skills that are believed to be really important for you in your workplace in the future.  The infographic focuses on what you can be doing in school to develop these skills.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Day one and Two Reflection and Looking Forward

Well...our first two days are done and dusted.  We've done a lot of administration and talking, and a little bit of getting to know each other.  I am really excited about the year ahead, and what we're going to achieve.  In the comments section below, I want to you write your name (only your first name), and answer each question:

1.  'Take up the Challenge' is our motto, and something I actively encourage. What do you want to do outside of the class this year?

2.  What things do you think are important for our class to run smoothly this year, with each person getting the most out of it?