Wondrous M2A

Wondrous M2A
Here is the wonderful M2A class of 2018.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Creation club

Tuesday afternoon became a construction club. Why? Because construction is about meeting a challenge, thinking creatively, trialling ideas and problem solving. It is STEM in action.

Creation challenges were set by children, some of which involved making the tallest lego tower possible, trying to make rubic cube inspired puzzles out of blocks, and making 3D shapes out of 2D shapes.

To let you in on a secret some of us were also working on finishing up their stop motion video for one of our assembly items.

This was a happy afternoon where the creation imagination got to fly.









Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Patterns (and sneaking in some algebra)


Today we had a go at making a pattern that was cumulative (kept growing). We started the pattern and then invited people in to have a go at continuing the pattern. They also had to identify what the rule was.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

STEAM Bridge exploration

We were looking at the bridge that has just opened between Hong Kong and China and marvelling at the engineering that must be behind such a huge project (it's taken 9 years to complete) and decided to do a STEAM challenge making our own bridges but could only use one sheet of A2 sized paper. We could use scissors and tape.  We tested our bridges with lego cars with mixed results.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Perfectly Polyfest.

Tuesday night all the hard work for our Pasifika and Kapa Haka Groups paid off and both groups did an amazing energetic performance at the Edgar Centre.  It was the 25th celebration for the festival and one that GSNS is proud to be a part of.

You can see our performances using the link below.  Pasifika is on at 40 mins and Kapa Haka on at 2.06. Enjoy.

https://livestream.com/accounts/15197514/events/8363840/videos/180114418

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Full STEAM ahead!

This Thursday night between 5pm - 6.30pm you are welcomed to come and see some of our STEAM projects. We would like to show you how well we use our critical thinking skills from our knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics to solve challenges. 

Here we are working on one of our challenges.  We look forward to seeing you Thursday night.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Lots of learning this week.

For our first week back to school we had a great week hosting our sister school from Gifu, Japan. Nineteen students were hosted between the senior models. Classes had shared experiences with learning about each other's language and culture. We had visits to the art gallery looking at the influence of Japanese prints on Western artists and then created our own pieces, blending kiwiana into a Japanese kimono and face.
A visit to our local Botanical Gardens enabled us to share our local flora and fauna as well as learning about some very interesting plants indeed!
A fun week had by all.







Tuesday, 19 June 2018

SPCA visit

As part of our compassion project we earned some money from our family by doing extra chores at home.  For that week our class earned $60 to donate to the SPCA. We decided on the SPCA because many of the class did their charity research on this organisation.
Marjorie told us about what the SPCA do in Otago and we meet Ralph her dog who LOVED being patted.



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