Monday, 25 November 2019

Rainbows End with Year 7's

On Wednesday 20th November, the year sevens were fortunate enough to visit Rainbows End. This is a trip that we hold every year, to celebrate the end of year seven, before we come back as the leaders of the school.

We spend the entire day there; we get into small groups with a parent helper and then get to explore the park with them. Here is a promo movie of the trip, we hope it will prepare next years year sevens for the amazing event!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Room 5 presents... GIVE!

Hi everyone Room 5’s movie is based around Stan Walker’s song Give. 

As you’re watching, take some time to think about your family. 

Think about all they’ve done for you

All they’ve given you

The love

From one generation to the next

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Room 1's Siva Samoa

As part of our inquiry, every class who goes through Room 5 will be learning about the beautiful and graceful Siva Samoa. We are very fortunate to have Mr Wright to help us and take the boys through a fa'ataupati which is a slap dance. The girls however, once they learnt about the meaning/storytelling behind the actions, were able to choreograph their own actions for their siva Samoa. Check out the girls and boys from Room 1 in action.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Life's a Stage

Immersion Assembly for Term 4 was definitely an entertaining one with a dance and drama focus. Our inquiry this term is 'Life's a Stage'. Here are Team 5 teachers doing their best to entertain and act coordinated. We are covering dance in our afternoons learning about different styles of dancing from around the world. In our literacy classes we are covering drama in short skits and acting out different fairy tales with our own spin on it. We were quite proud of our team of teachers in Team 5 for getting up on stage and giving it a go.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Looking at cells!

This term Team 5's science inquiry is about Genomics which is biology looking at cell structures, DNA, sequencing and how all living things are connected.
We've finally got up to the part where we learn about human cells and the nerve system. Here is a short video clip that our Team 5 teachers did as part of our immersion assembly at the start of the term. By the end of this term, we hope to know this off by heart.

Monday, 19 August 2019


Walt: Learn about the zebra-fish

Task description: Over the past week we have been learning about zebra-fish and they're very interesting. Did you know that Zebra-fish are the only animal with organs most like humans? Wicked thought right? So although we look physically more like the monkey family, Zebra-fish are the ones who have the same organs as us humans. Check out our slide deck for more information.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Can Science explain the origins of life?

Walt: Can science explain the origin of life ?

Task description: Today we watched a video about the question can science explain the origin of life?