Friday, 27 September 2013

Greek Pots and Vases

This term we spent some time looking at Ancient Greece to tie in with our production, 'Young Hercules'.
We made Greek style pots using papier-mâché and by investigating some of the traditional patterns used.
Greek pots often showed scenes of daily life or parts of traditional Greek myths.














Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Kids vote Auckland

All across the nation kids everywhere are voting for the mayor and the councillor for their area. In our class we voted by sitting in a quiet, confined space and went on the kids voting site and put in our choice of mayor and councillor.  We interviewed a few people. First we interviewed Rishika,
she said " it's very good because it's gives you a say in the nation." Lupo said " I don't think kids should vote because we might follow and copy peoples perspectives on our choice." 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Voting for Auckland Mayor

Groups have been working as PR companies to promote one of the candidates for Auckland mayor. 
Below you can find some of our findings and promotions.

Len Brown (by Henry, Jordan and Lupo)

Susanna Kruger (by Daniel and Jayden)

Wayne Young (by Alex and Janakan)

Matthew Goode (by Freyana, Shanna and Rachel)

John Palino (by Lewis, Matthew, Joshua and Luke)

Uesifili Unas (by Akshat, James and Paolo)

Emmett Hussey (By Amy, Seyah and Olivia)

Reuben Shadbolt (Emma, Joy and Megan)

Penny Bright (Sarah, Bailey and Emily)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Young Hercules

Brad in our homegroup played a major part in our recent production of Young Hercules. Here he is (Bottom right) in the local newspaper this week.

Spend, Spend, Spend

In a few weeks time New Zealand will be holding local council and mayoral elections, including for the Auckland Supercity. Kids are going to be able to hold a mock election and so we have been studying the role of councils and councillors.
Each group in the class was given  a virtual $20,000 to spend as a council group to improve our ward of Te Irirangi. Here are our ideas:

Megan, Rishika, Seyah, Emily and I have chosen to spend our $20,000 on the Highland Park Community House. With the money we are buying a new sign, redoing the paintwork, donating some money and are putting an advertisements in the local newspaper. 
Our group (Rachel, Amy, Caitlyn, Claudia and Joy) decided to upgrade the Lloyd Elsmore pool. We have  added a slide and a wave maker to the pool and also made all the bathroom facility's cleaner. We have put better signage in as well. 

Our group decided to change half of the upstairs area of Howick library into an arts and crafts area.
Daniel, Janakan, Jayden, Alex.

Our group has decided to use are $20,000 on replacing bark with rubber mulch on playgrounds. 
Josh, Akshat, Matthew, Paolo, 

 Picture by szczel

Our group of Ajay, Henry, Brad, Lupo and later Olivia and Sarah decided to add signs all along the Bucklands Beach Boardwalk.  The signs would teach people all about the Hauraki Gulf and sea life around Auckland.

Tour of Paris

Our task was to make a presentation of tourist attractions and use our knowledge of French directions.

Our tour starts at the Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) 

3 facts about the Eiffel Tower 
~ The Eiffel Tower is one of the most well known structures in the world.
~ The Eiffel Tower was originally built as the entrance arch for the world's fair in 1889 and was not going to stay standing because of protests. 
~ The Eiffel Tower is 320 meters (1050 feet) in height and was the tallest man made structure in the world for 41 years before being surpassed by the Chrysler building in New York. 

Picture by Sebastien Barre. 

Première toured à droite sur Quail Branly et quand vous arrivez à le romd-point tout droit Quai d'Orsay et le second pont est le pont Alexander III.

The with its beautiful Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs, and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900.
 It is named after Tsar Alexander III.

Taken by: Gavin Hellier