Monday, November 9, 2020

Passion Project Update

We have had a solid day creating our passion projects while our athletes were competing at zone athletics.

Check out the phenomenal detail in Georgia's dolls' house
Charlotte is making cat toys
Clem is attempting to create a rocket model to scale
Maniah is making a bedside table
Brodey is making plant pot holders

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Passion Projects

 This afternoon we had our first extended period of time on our Passion Projects. It is so exciting to see the motivation of these students - bringing resources from home, continuing their learning at home, asking for more time on this learning! We have such a variety of projects, check out some below.

Woodworking tools galore!

Tom is creating a battle scene from origami
Learning how to use a saw

Noah is learning to play the drums

Fin is creating a mini skate park
Keep up the amazing learning Team!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Art Gallery and Turanga

 We had a fabulous day at the Art Gallery and Turanga on Tuesday learning about educational minecraft and art appreciation. Check out some amazing Pacific prints created by R14 below.

R14 sitting on the main steps of Turanga

Friday, October 16, 2020

Shakespeare with Year 6s!

 This morning our Year 6s were pushed incredibly hard when learning about the patterns involved in Shakespeare's sonnets. We learnt that they had to have 14 lines, each line has 10 syllables and were also written in an Iambic Pentameter rhythm that has feet! We worked really hard bouncing ideas off each other to try to make sure each line of our shared poem had 10 syllables - this was the hardest - Simone and Rosa got particularly frustrated! But we didn't give up and we wrote this together! Aren't we amazing?

A seed of life is planted in a void

Fragile, innocent, not knowing dangers

Emerging from a cocoon of darkness

A shield is broken, letting the light in

Sprouting petals of colour and beauty

Spreading happiness and joy to the world.

But deep inside a longing grows for more

Joy replaced and greed is released throughout

Nothing stands in its way as it terminates

Emotions wither and fear consumes all

Rapidly increasing, everything wilts

Until all is lost and darkness takes over

A loud cacophony of emptiness

Is silenced by the conductor of death.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Celebration of Learning

A huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who came to our celebration of learning yesterday. Your children loved sharing their planets, their writing, their poetry and their art with you. We appreciate your continued support of their learning this term, we know you are proud of them and they are proud of themselves.

Enjoy your holidays,

Tamara and Alice.