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.

Monday, 20 October 2014

I am a movie star so I will be late home from school on Wednesday 12 November 2014.

Edgewater 3's entry "Brad Choice" has been accepted for the Secondary School section and will be premiered at 
Hoyts Sylvia Park Cinema on Wednesday 12 November. 

Edgewater 3 Students will be going to the Secondary Schools 
2 pm - 3 pm Screening and will be late home from school on Wednesday 12 November.

No afternoon taxi's on this Wednesday. 
Teaching Staff will drive students home on this day.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Sommerville Saturday School

See you this Saturday at the
Saturday School

Sommerville Tamaki Campus - Tripolli Rd entrance

Saturday 18 October 2014

Starts at 9.30am finishes at 1.30 pm

This is classed as a school day. Our Edgewater 3 Students will be based in the Tamaki 2 Class. They will share their blogs and show people how to use the Study Ladder learning programme. 

InterACT Friday 24 October 2014

InterACT  Friday 24 October 2014

Edgewater 3 will also be going to the Interact Festival at Henderson on Friday 24 October. Bring your lunch, a drink and be ready to have lots of fun. 

InterACT 2014 is shaping up to be an amazing festival with Caitlin Smith performing at the Gala, TAPEART NZ joining us in the Opunuku room for some fabulous creations, dance from Touch Compass and music from The Mutes plus circus, clowns, face painting, non stop performances on stage and much more!

Founded in 2011 by festival director Paula Crimmens, InterAct Festival offers an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of disabled people in the arts and creates a pathway forward toward a thriving and vibrant future for Disability Arts in New Zealand.  Through live performances, wearable arts parades,  drumming, singing, and creative workshops, InterAct fosters the talent of people with disabilities and provides an environment in which everybody can thrive.
InterAct values:
Inclusive and participatory- to promote participation in the arts by disabled people and to highlight the contributions that disabled people can make to the fabric of the local community and the wider Auckland region.
Engaging – to engage the local community in an inclusive arts and social experience that leads to a greater understanding and acceptance of disability.
Quality – to create a well organized festival with participants and content that reflect quality, integrity and ‘shine’.

Kiwi Kapers Concert

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Kiwi Kapers Concert 

Te Manu Ahi – The Firebird

Wednesday 22 October at the Aotea Centre.  

We will be going to the 11.30  performance 

Cost per students is $5 (subsidised) 

Please bring your money to school now.

A modern Maori fairytale that fuses the power of live orchestra with the spectacle of dance.

Magical and mythical creatures combine in a contemporary Maori fairytale, inspired by millennia of myth, a Russian ballet, and the possibilities of youth, imagination and friendship.

Danced by a cast of over 150 school students from across Auckland, to Stravinsky’s score for the ballet The Firebird with a full live orchestra and enormous stage set, Te Manu Ahi is presented in just one public performance. It shows what can be created when two of New Zealand’s leading arts companies collaborate to create a brand new work.

Experience this spectacular theatrical event with family, colleagues or friends all in the space of a single lunchtime.

Prepare for an uplifting hour of music and dance, which also includes short favourite orchestral works including Flight of the Bumblebee, ‘Hedwig’s Flight’ from Harry Potter and more.

Te Manu Ahi is a collaboration between Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Atamira Dance Company.

Wednesday is Library day.

Wednesday is Library day. 
This week we got some new books.

Nathan got a book called Autos with attitude. It has pictures of cars.

Aidan got a book called Tintin America. It has an Indian man holding an axe.

Bradley’s book is called “From The Two Rivers” it is similar to The Lord of the Rings.

Allan’s book is called Pirate Attack. It is about people who go sailing and their boat gets taken over by Pirates.

 Natasha got a book called “Rotten School” It sounds funny and is about Joe who has a secret. He is terrified about ghosts.

Vikki’s book is about a girl called Emmily. She can’t walk. She is in a wheelchair. No one listens to her. It looks like a sad story. It is called Without Speech.

Brennan’s book is called The Robber and the Millionaire. It’s about a robber who robs all the houses in the town where he lives.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Balloon Car Challenge Ideas

Science “Balloon Race Car” Team Challenge #3

Make a balloon powered race car to compete against the other science team.

Race cars will be given points for how fast they are, how far they go and how funny they are. 

Here are some examples to give you some ideas.

Start collecting materials to make your car.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Make a Hovercraft Science Challenge #2

Cool CD Hovercraft Ideas

Idea #1

or try idea #2

We worked in our Science Teams to construct a hovercraft.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cool Chrome Kids

This term Fiona taught us about having a positive digital footprint.

We also made new blog backgrounds from our artwork.

Check out our blogs!