Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This website has a wealth of information about the worlds most famous number pi. How many decimal places can you memorise?

Book Lamp

Struggling to find a book or author that will be as good as the last one you have read? Or as good as your favourite? The booklamp website will come up with suggestions for books with similar themes or writing styles. Well worth a visit!

Flags of the World

via With the world cup on I have learnt some new flags. Hover over the countries to learn some more.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Black Caps Come to Town!

It's not every day that our idols/heros come to teach us a bit about playing cricket, and then to be on TV too!

Ukulele Time

What an amazing time we had with the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. They played a song for us, taught us a song (in parts) and then performed with us on stage to the whole school. It was an extremely uplifting experience, well done to everyone involved.

Rugby Team @ Canterbury Winter Tourney

Well done to our rugby players. As Sam said not bad for a bunch of skinny white boys! I was impressed how you bounced back from a first up loss and scored a couple of good wins and draws to place fifth overall. Huge effort, well done!

Rugby Fever

We were lucky to have a show called Rugby Fever (as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival) come to perform for us.

Rock Band Practice

It's great to see (and hear) our rock bands (yes two this year) practicing. Can't wait to see you perform!

Stunning Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our three (not one, not two but three!) students who won prizes at the recent Canterbury Westland Science and Technology Fair! A great recognition for your abilities and efforts!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Here are some more ski photos (from a wee bit further down the slopes).

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ski Trip 2011

What a huge pleasure it was to spend the day at Mt Hutt with Team One. Thank you Mr Ryan for organising everything and thank you to the wonderful parents who joined us and helped with supervision. And some of us even got to do some learning games in a farm paddock on the way home:)

How efficient is a candle flame?

On Thursday of last week some of the Year 8 students conducted an experiment to work out the temperature increase of water per gram of candle wax. They then repeated their experiment to see who could get closest to their original findings ... mmmm