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Art and Democracy

Today we explored the worlds of art and democracy, beginning with a visit to Seung Yul Oh’s Moamoa exhibition at Wellington’s City Gallery. The theme of this work is expansion and it provoked some wonderful discussion and thinking about art and the meanings attached. We were then lucky enough to have a go at producing our own art in the style of Seung Yul Oh, under the expert guidance of Claire from the City Gallery. Inspired and provoked we then had lunch by the waterfront before our tour of the Beehive. Our timing for the tour was impeccable, as MP for Napier, Chris Tremain, took time out from his last day in parliament to speak with us. We then headed to the debating chamber to watch our MPs in action, which was very enlightening. It was a real privilege to see democracy in action and we would like to thank Ben, our tour guide, for making our visit fantastic. We finished off the day with a quick visit to Te Papa.

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Innovative

Day 1 of Camp Wellington has been fantastic! We had a smooth trip down to Wellington and arrived on time to have lunch at Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s waterfront before each class went to their individual activities. Room 4 headed to the national library for our workshop on Innovation, our inquiry focus for this term.  We discovered a great deal about the work of the National Library, ably guided by Laura and Elton.  We were also lucky enough to try some exciting hands on activities, learn the difference between invention and innovation and have a go at some innovating of our own as we tried our hand at building a working flag pole from the materials supplied.

Tomorrow morning we are off to a fantastic Wellington art gallery before we head to the Beehive in the afternoon for a tour of our nation’s parliament.

Check out the slide show below for a quick taste of what we have been up to.

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Climate Kids

We now have a pretty good understanding of what climate change is and some of the man-made causes.  Our big focus this term is what we can do about it.  The NASA Climate Kids website is a great place to start us thinking and possibly provoke some creative solutions.  Click on the image below to visit the site.

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Here we go!

Welcome to term 3.  We are underway and excited about an action packed and inspiring term ahead.  Get all the information you need on what we have planned in our term newsletter.  Click on the link below to view or download a copy of the newsletter.

Term 3 Newsletter

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Soccer Skills

On Tuesday the 1st of july we played soccer with the Napier city rovers coaches for the last time, as part of our soccer skills training with them. We played small games where we had to combine all the skills we had learned. The winning team was Germany of course.

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It’s a celebration

Team 3 celebrate their hard work and successes this term with a special assembly on Wednesday the 25th of June from 2 pm in the school hall.  We would love to see as many parents there as possible.  Join us for the Term 2 Team 3 celebration next Wednesday.

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Unison Power People

On Friday the 13th of June two people from unison, Bob and Anna, came to teach us to be safe around electricity. First we talked about power line safety and not bouncing on power boxes. Then we were told if we saw a broken or open power boxes that we had to stay away tell other people to stay away and call 0800 2 UNISON. I learnt heaps.

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Celebrating success

Today Jessica got awarded a certificate for excellent persuasive writing. Gus and Sage  also got  certificates, theirs were for reading. Well done Sage, Gus and Jessica.

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The greatest show on Earth

The biggest and most exciting sports event in the world kicks off this Friday morning. The FIFA World Cup 2014 promises action, excitement, astonishing skills, breathtaking goals and the greatest players on the planet. We will be following the tournament with interest as we hold our own mini World Cup tournament on Monday and Tuesday lunch times. To get you in the mood for fantastic football view the video below.