Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Welcome Jordan

Welcome to Edgewater 3 Jordan

Jordan has enjoyed visiting Edgewater College

Jordan will be in Edgewater 3 next year.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Welcome Finn

We welcome Finn to Edgewater 3

Nice news Finn!

See you in class.

On Monday I went to Edgewater College. I looked around at school. I looked at my new school. The students are friendly. I am excited about the big library. I played basketball outside.

by Finn

Friday, 5 December 2014

End of Term Trip

Wear Mufti for your last day at school.

On Friday 12 December we will have a fun day to finish the year. Students can wear mufti and bring their togs and towel for swimming.

(All students will return home at the normal time in their normal taxi.)

First we will go to.... Jungle World Golf

Jungleworld is one of NZ's most exciting new sport facilities and it features amazing tropical forest environment complete with lush vegetation, a river flowing into a spectacular waterfall, a creepy glow-worm cave and a challenging 18-hole mini-putt course!

Adults and children alike will find themselves transported to another world complete with lighting, sounds and evocative special effects that make Jungle-world a truly unforgettable golf experience!


Then we will go to.... Llyod Elsmore Pool

Then we will go to.... Wendy's Botany.

Wendy's Hamburgers

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sommerville Senior Graduation Party

Come to the Sommerville Senior Graduation Party

Sommerville Leavers Graduation

Tamaki Hall
80a Tripoli Rd

Thursday December 4th
6-7pm Graduation
7-8pm Disco dancing

SPEC Graduation Practice

Senior and Sensory Cluster Spec Graduation 

is this Wednesday 11.15am at Tamaki.

Fun at Tamaki

Today we went to Tamaki. When we got there we went inside and Donna showed us where we were to sit and we sat down.We listened to Lesley talking.We went up to the front to get our certificates and we shook hands,then we went back to our seats. Aidan

Spec Practice.

Today, we had a practice rehearsal at Tamaki Hall. The rehearsal was for the Spec Headway prize giving ceremony that is going to be held this Wednesday.

For the rehearsal, we had to practice sitting properly on our chairs, with our backs to the back of the seats. We then walked as a group to the front of the hall to receive our certificates.

At the Prize giving ceremony, we will be meeting people from other classes at Sommerville who have done Spec Headway as well. Some of the classes we will be seeing are Tamaki 1, The House and Room 7.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Disco Fever Hits Tamaki

Hot Dancing at Tamaki Social

It was a fantastic social at Tamaki Campus. Cool Dancing, lots of friendly people and prizes.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Making Music

We are looking for interesting music to use for 
soundtracks for our iMovie projects.

We also look for trending music on soundcloud.

Monday, 24 November 2014

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New money is on the way to a shop near you.

If you want to find out more click the hyperlink below.

In class we have been adding and subtracting money for maths activities. We have also been using play money to pay people for their work. 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Water Safety

Water Safety

Today we had our second life jacket lesson.

We had to find a life jacket that fitted.

Put it on correctly.

Float for ten minutes at the deep end.

We also practiced being rescued by a rope and staying afloat using a ball as a flotation device.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Social event this Wednesday

What? Senior Schools Social

Come and meet your Sommerville friends and lots of friends from other schools.

When? Wednesday 26 November

Wear? Wear your dancing clothes.

Come to school in Mufti on Wednesday.

Students will travel to and from Edgewater in their normal taxis. Edgewater 3 staff will transport students to and from the Tamaki Campus for this daytime Social.


We have been practicing our balancing skills all week.

We have been doing activities with ropes to improve our balance.

Now we are so good we can do them blindfolded.

We work together.

We help each other.

We practice to improve our skills.

Monday, 17 November 2014

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Search RToday we learnt how to insert a hyperlink into our blog. Check out our students Film Festival blog posts to see if the hyperlinks work.

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Water Safety Training

Today we learnt about water safety.

I can wear a life jacket to help me float. 

I can rescue a person with a rope. 

I can get into a rescue boat.

Gymnastics @ Edgewater

Edgewater Classes Learn Gymnastics

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Our Class Entry In The 2014 Manaiakalani Film Festival

In Term 1 we planned our Brad Choice movie.  

In Term 2 we made dance videos to use in our movie. 

In Term 3 we filmed our Brad Choice movie.

In Term 4 we were film stars!

Our Senior Entry = Brad Choice

Our Primary Section Entry = Thriller

Our good choice dance = Good Times

Our bad choice dance = Bad To The Bone

Our consequences dance = Bad Boys

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Forces Gym Challenges

In science we are learning about forces. 

Today's lesson is in the gym. Watch these videos to give you some ideas about today's challenge.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Swimming Sports

Swimming Sports

Yesterday we went to our swimming sport day When we got there we got changed into our togs. Before we went into the pool we had a quick rinse in the shower.

I waited until it was my turn to race. I listened out for my name. 
When I heard my name I went into the pool.

I waited until it was my turn to race. I listened out for my name. When I heard my name I went into the pool.

It was fun. I liked the kick board race. I like lying on the kick board, kicking and making splashes with my feet.

I was trying to come first. I did well.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Centrifugal force

Centrifugal force (from Latin centrum, meaning "center", and fugere, meaning "to flee" is the apparent force that draws a rotating body away from the center of rotation. It is caused by the inertia of the body.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Fantastic Concert

Outing to the Concert

 Yesterday  we went to the Kiwi kapers Concert  in Auckland. When we got there the people showed us where to sit  before the show started.

The MC was dressed up as a duck and he sounded like a duck.It was funny and we all started  to laugh. The concert was about the orchestra playing and the Firebird Dance.

I enjoyed it very much.



Firebird Concert

Yesterday we  went to the kiwi
Kapers  Concert. A man was making 
duck noises and the kids were dancing, The lights  were changing and the stage was red. The dance was called Firebird.  I enjoyed the concert.


A Fiery Performance.

Yesterday, we went to the Aotea Centre in Auckland. While we were there we watched the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra perform for the Kiwi Kapers Concert.

When we arrived and took our seats inside the building, we saw a slideshow at the front of the theater. The slideshow showed a variety of questions relating to music. Whenever the slideshow gave the correct answer to the question that was shown, everyone in the audience would start shouting because they got the answer right.

As soon as the show started, we listened to the Orchestra play a couple pieces of music. One of my favourite pieces of music was called Hedwig’s Flight, not only because it was the Harry Potter theme, but it also had a very nostalgic feel to it, combined with the uplifting music.

One of my favourite instruments was the violin, because it is one of the main instruments in the orchestra. When a number of people gently play the violin, the sound is a bit muffled, but it still holds a beautiful tone.

There was also a major performance at the end of the show called The Firebird. It consisted of many people from different schools dancing to the music.

Some of the music at the end of the performance was so beautiful that I nearly cried tears of joy.

Overall, it was a very awesome experience at the Aotea Centre. I would love to go listen to the orchestra again, if it is going to be on next year.