Friday, August 18, 2017

Room 9's Suter Trip was amazing

The exhibition called Tamatea is a celebration of art and conservation in Dusky Sound.  In the deep south, Dusky Sound is one of New Zealand's most precious, remote areas and DOC has a vision for it to become one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth.

26 artists were invited to discover Tamatea for themselves and, through art, connect people with this special area.  Room 9 students enjoyed making a visual diary, sketching things they saw in this artwork.

Esther took the students through the printmaking process in the Suter Art Gallery's classroom.   There, the children created art representing the wonderful places we need to protect.  Thank you to all the parents who came along to help us on this trip.  Check out our video and remember, the Suter is "our place" so visit it when you get a chance over the weekend.

Tamatea, the Dusky Sound from Kathryn Robertson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Room 9's Calendar Art ... Our Taniwha

Check out our Taniwha Art, created by Room 9 students by clicking on the link below.

Please support our school's fundraiser and order a calendar, or one of the other options on offer.  The order form will come home with your child in a few days.   The orignial art can be seen in class.  Orders need to be returned by Friday, 8th September.

Calendar Art

Thank you for your support!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Enviro Agents' initiative - Bees Wax Lunch Wraps

Today, Room 9 was a 'hive' of activity for Fun Day Friday!

We had some wonderful parents give up their time to help each of the students make their very own lunch wrap.

We followed a simple procedure - cutting out our chosen material before sprinkling it with bees wax and then melting the bees wax by ironing the material between greeseproof paper.  We can't wait to use them in our school lunches to keep our food and environment safe.

Thank you to the parents who came to help, especially Andrea, Naomi and Helen who are running these sessions throughout the school this term.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Science theme for fun day Friday

Last Friday Room 9 carried out some science experiments.  We observed "mooving milk" and "walking water".  

Our walking water predictions were proved correct when the kitchen paper absorbed the primary coloured water and mixed together to make secondary colours.  We found it interesting that the level of water went down in the original cups and every cup ended up holding about the same amount of water.

Mooving Milk
We were fascinated with the beautiful patterns that were created when we dropped a little bit of washing up liquid into a bowl of milk.  We were left wondering what it was in the washing up liquid that could make the milk do that.

We believe Room 9 students have very inquisitive minds!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great start to Term 3

We started the new term by welcoming new students to Nelson Central School with a Mihi Whakatau.

In Room 9 we welcomed our very own new student all the way from Sri Lanka.  We know he will settle in wonderfully.

In maths we are exploring different types of transformation.  Here we are exploringthe number of lines of symmetry these shapes have, using mirrors.

 We're pleased to have No Child Left Inside return for another term.  We practised our skills with a pentanque ball, throwing underarm and releasing the ball at the right point so it didn't roll along the ground.

On Thursday we popped across the road to NMIT and were very impressed with the art exhibition by Rose Shepard and NCS students.  Room 9 students really enjoyed seeing the art pieces and explaining their reasons for their choices.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Room 9 Assembly Stars

At the end of last term we celebrated at our Syndicate Assembly, recognising students in Pohutukawa who have achieved in some way.

Well done to these three students from Room 9.  Ki Runga Rawa - Aim High!!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hāngi for Matariki - yummy

A lot of hard work went into the preparation of the Matariki fundraising event for Tamariki Toa.  300 tickets were sold ahead of time and the fire was lit at 4.30a.m.!!  We all gathered at 12p.m. to celebrate the raising of the kai with waiata.

Well done Matua Huhu and all the helpers.  It was a massive success.

I think you will agree, everyone enjoyed eating it too!

Matariki Hāngi from Kathryn Robertson on Vimeo.