Thursday, 16 August 2018

Maths Week

In both Tōtara hubs, we have been busy doing many different, fun activities and tasks including designing the town of Kaiapoi out of blocks, drawing geometric shapes from chalk, a scavenger hunt around the school, tessellations, reflection and symmetry, designing marble runs, online games and much more. 

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Term 3 - Week 2 Newsletter

Kaiapoi High Coffee and Cake Evening

This evening we had a great group of parents and some students come in to meet with KH Principal, Bruce Kearney, and head students, Ben & Destiny,  to talk about transitioning to high school.

Remember, regardless of what high school your child is going to, you need to enrol them for next year now. Please let your child's home class teacher know what school you have selected.

Tōtara Teachers

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Welcome Back - Science!

Everyone seems to have a good break and has come back to school quite refreshed. This term is a busy one so please make sure you have got the school app and keep up to date with everything being sent home.

This term and next term, students music sessions each week are replaced with science. We have set up a variety of experiments and activities around the nature of science for students to work on. This will give them a base understanding for when they move onto high school. 

This week and next week classes will be focusing on:
Room 22 - Floating Ice predictions (Global warming)
Room 21 - Dancing Raisins
Room 20 & 19 - Oil Pollution
Room 18 - Why does popcorn pop?

Some great discussions we had during our first sessions around fair testing, variables, and hypotheses.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

A Frosty Morning

This morning we took the opportunity to practice our photography skills
in the cold, frosty weather. Here are the photo's we took:

Helena looking into the distance.

Another grass picture.

Another group photo.

Group photo.

A picture of the frosty grass and a view of the backfield.  

A long-distance photo of the sun over the horizon. 

Lauren doing the splits.

Close up in the frosty grass.
By Sophia, Lauren, Hayley J and Helena.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

What is this thing?

Today we had a bit of a laugh when cleaning out some cupboards. We found a stereo and the kids were asking where the Bluetooth button was!

Look at their fascinated little faces?

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Fish Crime is SOLVED!!!

After a thorough investigation by our Tōtara students, lot's of debating and some strong cases being presented, we have finally nailed the KNS criminal. Mrs Anderson was guilty of stealing Miss T's fish from the creative cave over the Term 1 school holidays.

We are super proud of every student who was brave enough to present their speech to their class and to the 10 students who made the finale and presented to our syndicate.

Maths Week

In both Tōtara hubs, we have been busy doing many different, fun activities and tasks including designing the town of Kaiapoi out of ...