Monday, June 11, 2018

Te ao Maori - The creation myth

This afternoon in Room 21 we explored the creation myth. First the students used their prior knowledge on what they already knew about the myth.
We looked at key people involved; Ranginui, Papatuanuku, Tane Mahuta, Tumatauenga etc.

Next we watched the story on the creation and used our note taking skills to bullet point the key points of the story.

After we had bullet pointed the key points of the creation myth, students had two options, they could either make a movie reenacting the story where they had to use key te reo phrases or they could make a poster documenting the key moment of the creation myth.

Most students chose the poster and they were encouraged to think of different ways they could represent their key moment through images. The end result showed how different students represented their moment (for most it was Tane pushing Ranginui and Papatuanuku apart).

Below are some of our finished results.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Room 23 Samoan Language Week

Room 23 celebrate Samoan language week - here is the art which we created along with our own Sasa... 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Maths - Escape Room in Room 21

This week Room 21s learning focus in maths has been using place value to split double digit multiplication equations. To put their learning this week to the test, they entered an escape room.

The objective was to  escape the classroom which they had been locked in by the mad mathematician! Students had to complete three levels of two digit equations, which would give them three different codes.

Once they had cracked the codes correctly, they were given an escape code, which they had to put in online to officially escape!

It was great to see students put their knowledge of place value partitioning into practice as well as their problem solving and teamwork skills and the majority of the teams escaped within the hour!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mayor Ray Wallace comes to Muritai

On Monday afternoon Mayor Ray Wallace kindly came to visit our school.

Well done to our school leaders who organised an afternoon tea and tour of the school!

Many thanks to all the teachers and students who represented our school so well.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths - An Action Packed Day!

Today Team Kāhu had a truly STEM - packed adventure!

First we visited the Roxy Cinemas in Miramar courtesy of the Docs4Schools program which offer free screenings of documentaries from the DocEdge Film Festival for primary schools.

We watched Point of No Return (click here for trailer) and were treated to a Q&A session with the directors to follow!!

Hopping back on the bus, we raced to Weltec for a rotation of incredible demonstrations and 'hands on' activities in their laboratories - with the focus being exploring how testing materials relates to engineering in 'real life'!

Enormous thanks to our wonderful parent helpers; Mary, Dechen, Emily, Sarah, Kathryn, Hayley, Jo and Mel and the incredible team at Weltec who made such an incredible day possible!

Some photos of the action.... (more to be added as we receive them!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What we have been up to...

Well done to our Charity Group & community for providing 15 boxes of clothing to support those who are in need in Lower Hutt!

Our second Tech rotation is half way through and the team have been cooking up some delicious treats!