Sunday, 30 November 2014
In the Minecraft competition, organised by the Interface Magazine, Leila was a runner up in the ‘New Zealand Building’category. Evidently, there were some great entries this year! She should be very proud of this achievement. http://interfaceonline.co.nz/2014/11/28/minecraft-maestros-competition-winners/
A silent fairy tale set in a quaint village in the dead of night. While everyone sleeps, shadows come alive and dance and play in the moonlight. But one shadow longs for something more meaningful. While walking across the rooftops, he spots a light in a distant window...
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Innovators Fair Tuesday the 2nd of December: 6:00 in Mahutonga Matariki
We are really excited to Invite parents of all students in Matariki Mahutonga and parents of our transitioning year 3s to an evening of Invention and Innovation.
To conclude our year of Inquiry, we will be presenting the wonderful creative thinking of our students, sharing Fish ’n’ Chips and discussing the kids’ work, their ideas and the creative process they have all been through.
Year 3 students and their parents are invited to join us for the evening and be part of some of the initial planning taking place for 2015.
This will include:
- Viewing and contributing to the initial planning for 2015
- Adding thoughts about our theme Connecting and Relating
- Contributing to the PADLET so that we have a heads up prior to the meeting (please include any questions that you might have)
- responding to interview questions delivered by students
- creating a directory of parents skills and areas of interest which might potentially lead to parent driven workshops.
At 9:00 on Wednesday morning 26th of November, Asha, Chanel, Gretel, Eloise, Frankie and Maya went on a inquiry trip to the ‘Cancer Society’ We asked some questions and we found out that the most common type of Cancer is Skin Cancer (In New Zealand). We got a photo with the staff members beside the Cancer society sign. We found out a lot while asking our questions:
Next we went to the Wellington hospital, we looked at the x-ray rooms, Chemotherapy room, operating room and the radio therapy room.
After that we went to the Hospice and made a gold coin donation, we talked about why people come here and when.
We got an ice-cream on the way back! (Yum)
By Asha, Frankie, Maya, Eloise, Gretel and Chanel.
Gretel: What types of Cancer are there?
Answer: Breast, lung,
Chanel: What is the most common Cancer?
Answer: Skin Cancer (Wellington)
Maya: Has medicine changed and helped Cancer?
Answer: “I have been working here for 30 years and I have definitely seen some changes in the medicine and technology”
Eloise: Has there been anything different that you have found out in Cancer over recent time?
Answer: : “Yes there is a new technology being tested by doctors and nurses that they think will be new and will help”
Frankie: To treat patients are there different technologies/Medicines that you use?
Answer: “Yes there are different types of Technology that we use here. There is usually pes of Cancer for the individual”
Last: What can we do to help?Answer: You can participate in fundraisers, organise a fundraiser or donate to the Cancer society.
SPCA Trip - We saw these puppies!On Tuesday the 25th of November Josie, Betty, Meg and Danielle went to the SPCA! We saw puppies, kittens, cats, a goat and bunnies! We asked lots of questions like “Who inspired you to choose this job” or “What do you find challenging about your job” - we had to stay positive with our questions. We also needed to stay quiet so we didn’t spook the animals. Before we entered each enclosure we had to put on hand sanitiser. We had lots of fun and can’t wait to go again!
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Today me (Jude), Burton, Jack, Tom and Adam went to the University of Architecture and Design. It was really fun, we got to see big 3-D printers and funny chairs. We met up with a designer and senior lecturer Ross Stevens, he was funny and very intelligent.
The best parts of it was going into his room and seeing all his prints and also seeing the big printers in action.
The University was really big and had lots of offices, it was a big red building on the top of Cuba street. It was very deep and the staircases went on forever, but we weren't allowed to go down because of the earthquake strengthening.
We all thought that it was very cool and we really liked it.
After that, we went to subway and had a good lunch, everyone said it was the best trip ever.
Another cool thing was seeing the students in action and watching all of the meetings live and in person.
Ross' workshop was so cool, it had a really cool chair that lit up when you sat on the tubes, all of his products were on his desk and he had all sorts of things like plastic bird heads, metal tubes, mini houses, moulds and heavy battery things. But what caught our attention most was the big Wellington model on his wall all made from 3-D print, nearly every building in Wellington could be seen on it.
It was amazing- Jude
It was good- Burton
The TVs were huge- TomIt was amazing how many different materials they used to make things- Jack CC
Today we had two people from the Sustainable Coastlines come in and talk to us about our coastlines and how our coastlines are really messy with rubbish.
They showed us a slideshow of beaches and explained how the rubbish got there the one that I found really interesting was drains, the rubbish gets dropped or blown into the drain and that then washes out to sea. They took the lid off one drain and looked inside it and took all the rubbish out and counted 130 pieces of rubbish.
The year 5’s then when down to the beach and did a beach clean up.
"We are picking up plastic and other rubbish on the beach!"