|Yesterday JH1 learnt about wind energy|
So far there has been an overwhelming vote for "respect" as one of the qualities you wish your child to have.
|Some of our juniors enjoying their visit to the Community Gardens last week|
The year 7 & 8s have been doing art with Mrs James. The year 8s have also had a day learning with Elizabeth King from the Forrester Gallery, organised by Mrs James.
Here's some of their artwork. The year 7s were painting in the style of Kandinsky and the year 8s were experimenting with primary and secondary colours to celebrate Matariki.
Last year we further investigated skills students need in order to be able to investigate, theorise, process information, and draw conclusions in the way real scientists do. We tested our year 4-8 children on Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs). These are external norm-referenced tests of what children are expected to know and do in science at their age level. 82% of our children were at or above the norm for their age level. Of these 34% were above the norm for their age. This is very good science achievement.
Next week the senior and intermediate classes will all be paying visits to the local library. Please support them by making the library a feature of your holiday or weekend outings. Books are cool and reading expands our horizons.
Congratulations to Annalise Kilgour. Last weekend in Timaru, she was placed 1st in 3 of her 5 classes in the South Canterbury Drama League and was awarded the Lowen Family Cup for overall most points in 10-12 age group, a sash and $50.00. Well done Annalise.
God Bless and Aroha
Lorraine Frances Rees