Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ninja Warrior Finals

Very proud of our Navigator 2 Ninjas! Congratulations to Adelle for her win!  

Blue Planets

 Hopefully your children have been coming home talking about their habitable planet designs. They are working in groups of four currently and great skills of negotiation are on display. Students have been working on a range of designs of what may be included on their planet - things like domes, mountains, rivers, volcanoes, farming equipment etc.

Today we began papier mache on our huge blue balloons. Check out some of the photos below.

Gabriela making changes to her group's design

Different views of designs
Not a Greek God balancing the Earth on his head, but Clem!

Katie and Max working superbly together
No, Maddy is not standing on a desk!

Friday, August 7, 2020


The Year 6s had an interesting discussion this morning about how our class put ourselves out there for every opportunity, and how that is a huge risk as we might fail.
Last week the Year 5s wrote strong poems, today the Year 6s decided to up their game!

As I take a deep breath
Standing on the edge of a dark void
Enveloping the fear
My heart is racing deeply
Realising it could take away everything,
Or stay the same.
Always scared within.

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I glide above an unknown void,
Finally free from my chains.
I dive into the dark abyss,
Fear surrenders to courage.
For if you are without risk,
You are without freedom.

And your existence is meaningless.

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As risks entice solitude
Trying to be free
Freedom fading away
Leaving only realisation.

As hope emerges
Changing the choice
Forcing me to avoid tranquility.

Exorcising everything,
Falling into an abyss
Wondering what is beyond the darkness,
Engulfing nothing
Everything is gone,
Gone forever.

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As I step beyond the valleys of hope,
I have nothing left to hold onto
I venture further into the depths
Creatures lurk in the shadows
Trying to lure me to pain and agony
But that is a risk for me to take.

They who do not try shall never live
I head further into the shadows
I emerge at a clearing
And I realise this is the end
And I plunge into darkness.

Peaks and Valleys – Pure Devotion

To survive is something but to risk is everything.
To hide, to savour
Beyond the earth,
A note of failure,
Crashing down.

Realisation hits me
I clamber over mountains
Reaching for pride
To survive is something but to risk is everything.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020


Congratulations to our certificate winners from yesterday, leading the way!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Hip Hop

Huge congratulations to our Hip Hop team who placed third at the Canterbury Hip Hop champs!

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Habitability Ted Talk

This afternoon we watched an incredible Ted Talk that blew our minds!

  • William was blown away by there perhaps being 100billion planets that may be habitable!
  • Simone was amazed that Mars has changed and perhaps there used to be life there!
  • Samuel found out that there are 8.7million species on Earth!
  • Isabella discovered that a thicker atmosphere means a hotter planet, and a thinner atmosphere means a colder planet - Earth is 'just right'!
  • Georgia found out that there are 200billion stars in the Milky Way.
  • Maddox found out that there are six chemical elements that can be found on every planet.
  • Greta was blown away by every star has at least one planet.
  • Charlie was amazed that magnetic fields might be needed to keep the atmosphere together.
  • Arya wondered that if in the future Venus might cool down and become habitable.
  • Quinn found out that an atmosphere is needed to have liquid water.
  • Did you know that our system is not the only solar system!!!
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Matariki Assembly

This afternoon Simone and Emma represented us during our Matariki assembly. They read their stunning poems in front of a large audience. Congratulations!

If you haven't seen the stunning displays of artwork in our hall at the moment, it is well worth checking them out.