Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Writing Competition

Over this summer, North & South and Libro International will be running a competition for school-age writers, inspired by the November release of Out on the Water: Twelve Tales of the Sea, by Tessa Duder. 

Young storytellers aged 15 and under are invited to submit stories about the sea of up to 1000 words, for a chance to win a school visit and writing advice by Tessa, along with signed copies of Out on the Water

Please encourage your child to participate over the summer - entries close on 16 February 2015. Full details about the competition and the book are found in the links below.

Out on the Water Competition

Out on the Water Series

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rocket Pinwheel

Today we made pocket pinwheels to show how wind turns a turbine on a windmill.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Competition

Click on the link below to find out more about a competition that involves taking a photo, drawing a picture or describing your favourite outdoor spot.

Top Outdoor Spot Competition

Monday, November 24, 2014

White Ribbon Rolling Haka

Te Roopu Patu walked to Fergusson Intermediate this morning to support the White Ribbon campaign- anti violence towards women. Our Mahi Toi boys led a haka.

Pencil Sketching

This was the best profile sketch from Room 6 this year. We'll done Jessica!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Tunnel Gully

Travelling on the bus...

Walking through the bush...

Taking time for a break...

Preparing to build shelters...

Enjoying the finished product...

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today we researched how yachts work and what parts of a yacht are named, then we designed and made one using ice cream container lids, straws, plastic bags, tape, blue tac, newspaper, string and BBQ skewers. We tried sailing them in the school pool.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BP Technology Challenge

Here's the competition!

And here's the groups...

And the winning team...

Making Porotaka

This week is EOTC week- Education Outside the Classroom. This morning we made windmills out of flax. It was hard to weave the flax and to put the pin in the BBQ skewer.