Friday, 13 December 2013

Last day of the Year- Secret Santa

Thanks to all the students who have contributed to this blog and those who have viewed and commented. Year 8s I wish you the best of luck for next year. Year 7s I will see you next year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Scaffolding Maths Challenge

In maths today we had a new type of maths challenge, we had to do some practical building involving strength and structure. It was the scaffolding maths challenge, each group had 100 straws to build a scaffold that was 50cm high and could hold a cup of water. The group's scaffold that could take the most water was the winner, we had about 1 hour to create our structure. After lots of hard work and construction the time limit was up and it was testing time. 2 groups failed to make the height requirement and 1 failed to hold the water. The winning group held 250mls of water which was quite a lead over second place which held 220mls.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

100wc Week 14 Emma

...and then the noise stopped....

My heart was pounding against the walls of its cage. It was pitch black. It was like I was in a black hole, a torturous black hole. The noise started again. Click, click, click, the only thing I could picture was a horrifying monster, a flesh eating beast. Sweat was pouring out of me. A long talon brushed against my damp shirt. I could feel a hot breath against my neck. A slimy wet nose tickled my feet. My heart skipped beats. Sharp teeth sank into my neck. Thick warm blood trickled down my pale skin. My eyelids fluttered shut.

100wc week 14 sarah

And then the noise stopped. It was still a curious noise. Because it stopped it meant that I have no chance of finding out what it was unless it started again. Which of course was very unlikely as I was in the middle of a deserted desert. But if the desert was deserted then what was that noise? Does it mean I’m going crazy or does it mean this is not deserted! What else is here lurking in this desert. Is it dangerous or harmless? Is it in danger itself. should I go help it? Of course I should! But what if it is dangerous?

100 WC week 14

And then the noise stopped, I turned around but in the darkness nothing was to be seen.  I continued running the noise started again getting closer and louder and more terrifying, I turned around again but still there was nothing in the cold dark night.  Every time I concentrate the noise stops.  So I continue to run until I got so light headed that I couldn't think, I collapsed looking upwards the blue moon was at it’s brightest, something was behind me, I could hear it and feel it’s cold breath on my shoulder, I shivered in the moonlight and then I saw it...

100wc week 14 - Megan

… and then the noise stopped…
I couldn't hear anything. There were no screaming kids out on the street. There were no birds chirping. There was dead silence. I pulled back the curtains to see what was happening. Everything was frozen. The cars had stopped moving. The people walking their dogs just froze. It felt like the whole world had been muted. I ran out of the door and found a remote on the door step. The remote only had one big red button. I carefully picked it up. I didn't know if I should push it or not, but I did and everything changed.

Friday, 29 November 2013

100WC Henry

Standing in front of them was the ghost of Ricardo Felipe, a pirate from 1950, this was his old house, it was haunted that none has been in for over 60 years. He has been watching people for many years, just sitting up in his lounge, but it was something on this day that made him watch these people more. He had a bad feeling about the three people who outside his house. He didn't know what to do so he decided to go out and follow them. After that day, none knows what happened to the three people……..

Thursday, 28 November 2013

100 WC Week 13


The man darted to the drainpipe and swiftly climbed up. He landed inside the musty room and started searching for the hostage. His boots made loud scraping sounds as he thundered down the stairs, but as soon as he reached the bottom of the stairs, a large blow to his chest flung him back on his feet. He quickly got to his feet and knocked the man out with a single blow, they didnt call him The Monster for nothing. He found the hostage and untied him. The two escaped the house and ran into his car,and drove away.

100wc Week 13 Unexpected

Jims heart sank as he recognized the mysterious man hiding behind the ancient curtains.
“We need to get out of here” explained Jim. Katie glanced at Jim with her alarming eyes. They strolled to their rusty car through the howling wind. Jim opened the creaky door whilst looking at the unknown man.“ The guys name is Toni” announced Jim. “I was friends with him as a child and our parents were friends, Toni was never very fond of Mum though” They pulled up into the driveway. “Mum!” Yelled Toni. He opened the wooden door.This is not what he expected...

By Seyah

100wc Week 13 Mist

Aleesha’s mind frizzled. Her and Mason noticed that the strange figure was travelling swiftly through the trees towards them! They suddenly bumped into someone running the opposite way to them. She seemed as terrified as they were. “Its coming!” she yelled “Run!”. She left in a split second and screamed into the darkness. Aleesha could not think. She suddenly stopped. “Aleesha what are you doing?” Mason shrieked. She reached her arm out slowly and stared at the creature coming fast at her. Her fingers reached out and grabbed at the creatures shadow, only to find it was bone chilling mist.

By Amy.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Indonesian visitors

Yesterday, the 20th November, we had some vistors come from Indonesia to have a day here at Farm Cove. They were called Farrell and Chiko. They were year 5 students, and they were both 10 years old. After showing them around the school it was time for them to go to art with Mrs Jones. In art they painted a picture of a kiwi onto a piece of wood so that they could take it home to show there family's.After art it was time for them to have lunch, for lunch they got hamburgers. After lunch we had assembly we the students form Indonesia preformed and Dane and sang a song. After assembly they came to my area with me and I showed them how everything worked. It was sad to see them go because it was such a great day.

Friday, 1 November 2013

EOTC Day 3 - Sailing

We started off our day with a newspaper boat challenge. We had to make a boat from newspaper. We were marked on appearance, how much weight it could hold and how well we worked as a team.
Here are the finished entries:

And here is the winning boat - it held 500g and we could have got more in.

In the afternoon we went to the local beach and had a go at sailing in Optimist class boats. Most of us were in pairs, whilst some of us took off on our own. Most of got dunked accidentally or were tipped by the instructors!

It wasn't quite Team New Zealand vs Oracle in the America's Cup, but we had a great time!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

EOTC Day 2 - Skating and Bowling

This morning we went ice skating. We had some free time as well as a lesson on how to skate properly. Some of us took up the limbo challenge!
That was followed by bowling...

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Education Outside The Classroom Day 1 - Indoor Rock Climbing

Today we went to an indoor rock climbing centre for the day. 
There were a whole range of walls to climb, from the easy to the very challenging. 
We not only developed our skills in climbing but also in peer support and encouragement to achieve the best that we could.