Sunday, May 23, 2010

National Catholic Schools Day

Last Wednesday, the school was host to other Catholic Schools from around Northland. The theme for the day was 'Be the Change.' The challenge was for all of us to go out into the world to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, similar to the message experienced by the apostles at Pentecost. The day also highlighted how special we all are in God's world.

'Balloon Racers' Challenge

The movement challenge for Week 5 was to create a car using any material and be powered by a balloon. Newton's Third Law of Motion states 'as air rushes backward out of the ballon it pushes the car forward in the opposite direction.' The cars constructed were amazing! Well done everyone, especially those who received awards.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Our K'nex Experience

Last week we were sorted into 6 groups. Each group was assigned to a particular K'nex box, which included levers, pulleys, axels and wheels, inclined planes, etc. Our task was to work as a team to construct a machine using the equipment and instructions (if required). At the end of the session each group explained their machine.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Our Swimming Lessons at the Aquatic Centre

For the past four weeks, we have been learning how to swim at the 'Whangarei Aquatic Centre.' Our class was divided into three groups. All in all, we have learnt how to swim streamline, breathe from side to side, and improve our freestyle and backstroke(s). Thanks to those parents/caregivers who came to watch us swim and gain confidence in the water. A special thanks to Jenny (Christina's Mum) for helping organise the children, and for Tania (Kirwin's Mum) who assisted during changing time. I appreciate your help-thank you.