Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Can you say 'Zentangles'?????

Here are a few examples of our second Zentangle art piece.  This time we had to explore a variety of repeating patterns which had to appear in all four sections of the paper.

Friday, March 14, 2014


We had a stunning day for our Athletics!  This photo is of some of our Year 8 boys during their sprint race.  The other events were: hurdles, long distance, shot-put and discus.  We held the high-jump event the next day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting to Know........

Here is another instalment of fabulous poetry from our class.........

Getting to know Janae

Jolly Janae loves to play,
Active and ready for my sports,
Noisy and nice,
Achieving my work,
Enjoys eating.

Getting to know Jared

Jabber box when I get too excited,
Active and always works hard,
Really excited about Stockcars,
Enjoys driving the hay truck and tractors around the farm,
Drove my Mum's car through the fence.

Getting to know Joshua

Jovial over everything,
Outstanding public speaker,
Social bug,
Has a passion for fashion,
Usually wears a jersey,
Always has a soft side and very empathetic.

Getting to know Heath

Has an extensive family
Eats delicious caramel chocolate
Always competitive in all sports I play
Thoughtful and kind
Hopes to be a Corporate Lawyer.

Getting to know James

Jelly-Tip ice cream YUUUUMMMM
Awesome at playing Black Ops
Master at playing soccer
Eats chocolate endlessly
Shooting targets in the bullseye.

Getting to know Henrietta

Hungry for hamburgers and ice cream
Enjoys climbing up trees and swinging down branches
Noisy and destroying little sisters' rooms
Running up and down in a friendly forest
Including people in interesting games
Enjoys cycling around town
Trying hard at everything
Totally not tall
Annoying my Dad to the limits.

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Twist on Spelling

To keep our focus on Spelling interesting, our class explored writing a piece of poetry about things that we liked or loved.

We looked at an example first and identified how adjectives and verbs were used to make the things described in the poem seem more real and believable.

Then we had a go at writing our own and tried to paint a picture with the words we used.

Here are four examples from the class........


All of our Art this term is going to be based on Zentangles.  A Zentangle is an abstract drawing created using repetitive patterns.  It is usually constructed within a certain shape.

Our Art folders have been transformed with a very basic Zentangle that has helped to highlight our colourful name.  Here is a small sample of our finished pieces..........

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

National Young Leaders Day

During June, four of our class attended the National Young Leaders Day in Palmerston North and had the fabulous opportunity to meet Billy Graham, Cam Calkoen, Charlie Laumatia and Sam Johnson.  They were also treated to a performance by Jamie McDell.

Here are a few photos with Billy Graham......

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Our Student Council Representatives

We'd like to introduce you to our Student Council Representatives for the year..........Kaleb, Joshua, Brie and Jenna.  They join students from two other senior classes to form our Student Council for 2013.