Friday, 24 July 2015

Maurice Paykel Centre Ball

Maurice Paykel Centre Ball

Friday 31st July at 11.00am -1.00pm

Get your dancing shoes ready for an action packed day of fun.

Theme: Hollywood

Feel free to dress as your favourite Hollywood star

Prizes for best dressed!!

Food, drinks & sweets provided

Cost: $2 per student

Thursday, 23 July 2015


Uniform Me

We have a school page on UNIFORMME, which lets you buy and sell secondhand school uniform from home. All you need is an internet connection and you are away !

To use the service

1. go to

2. Register – you need an email address

3. Start buying or selling uniform

You can post “wanted to sell or buy ads” free

No fees to advertise


This term we are playing basketball.  

We are practicing to develop our teamwork and ball handling skills.

Basketball Ribbon Day 15/9/15 
The Trusts Stadium Henderson

Friends and Family are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

"Just Breathe" by Julie Bayer Salzman & Josh Salzman (Wavecrest Films)

Emotions - Anger

The inspiration for “Just Breathe” first came about a little over a year ago when I overheard my then 5-year-old son talking with his friend about how emotions affect different regions of the brain, and how to calm down by taking deep breaths — all things they were beginning to learn in Kindergarten at their new school, Citizens of the World Charter School, in Mar Vista, CA. I was surprised and overjoyed to witness first-hand just how significant social-emotional learning in an elementary school curriculum was on these young minds. The following year, I decided to take a 6-week online course on Mindfulness through Mindful Schools (, figuring that if my son was learning about this, it only made sense that I should learn too. Within the first week, I felt the positive effects of this practice take root not only on my own being but in my relationships with others.

As a filmmaker, I am always interested in finding a subject worthy of filming, and I felt strongly that Mindfulness was a necessary concept to communicate visually. Thankfully my husband, who happens to be my filmmaking partner, agreed. We made “Just Breathe” with our son, his classmates and their family members one Saturday afternoon. The film is entirely unscripted – what the kids say is based purely on their own neuro-scientific understanding of difficult emotions, and how they cope through breathing and meditation. They, in turn, are teaching us all ...

Monday, 20 July 2015

Film Festival Plan for 2015 ???

It's that time again...

What kind of movie will you make? 

Kevin's top two choices are a "Stop Motion" movie using the Lego Movie iPad app or a Draw My Life movie. You might have a better idea...

Check out some of the movies on You Tube  and we will have a class meeting to discuss our ideas.

Edgewater 3 Term 3 Art Assignment = Explore Emotions = Expressionism

The Scream by Edvard Munch

"I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous infinite scream of nature."

Click the links below to learn more about the art and the artist.


Google search = the + scream

Google search=expressionism

The Scream made auction history in 2012 when it was sold for $119,922,500. How much will the artworks we make this term be worth?

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Fitness Survey Comments

P.E Fitness Survey By Keenen

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We went  rock climbing at the gym. We met the students in the gym and we said hello to them. I was the first to go rock climbing.

I was climbing up the rock climbing wall because I was not scared. I swung around with the rope when I was coming down and it made me happy.
Michael was second at rock climbing because he was waiting for me to come down.
Brennan was third to go rock climbing.

Jordan was waiting for Michael because he wanted to have a turn and also Joseph was waiting too because he was the last one.

Michael, Brennan, Jordan, and Joseph are watching me climbing up and coming down.

The next team was Bradley, Lauren, Natasha, Finn, and Aidan  
We were playing basketball because we finished rock climbing. We threw the basketball in the hoop. The basketball was fun and we got lots of goals.  We watched Natasha climbing up because she was brave.
She was not scared and she climbed all the way to the top.

We had fun at the rock climbing and basketball.

Fitness Survey by Finn

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I jumped on the blue mat and I was good at jumping.

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I climbed on the climbing frame and I liked it.

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We were tumbling down with Aidan.

I was playing basketball and sometimes the ball got stuck on the hoop.

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I was holding the yellow basketball.

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I could see the orange basketball fly into the air.

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I was with Jordan, Aidan and Naki.

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I was holding the orange basketball and I was ready to shoot the ball.

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I was playing table tennis with Brennan.

Getting Fit by Aidan

Fitness at the Gym

At fitness the girl helped me balance on the rope because  it was hard  for me to stay on the rope. I was  trying to keep my balance and I tried my best and kept going until  I was good at it.It was fun, everyone was watching me walking on the rope. I did a good job and I was surprised that I was able to do it.
All my friends were watching  and cheering for  me.
I was proud of myself.

I went through the ladder, I was trying my best. It was tricky for me to do but I was able to do it.

Fun in the Gym by Brennan


I was excited when I went to the Gym. With my friend and I had fun in the Gym.

I had fun playing table tennis with my friend and I was laugh.


I was scary when they put  the blindfold on and it was  hard for me.


I had a turn jumping over the skipping rope and is was fun.

Fitness Survey By Joseph

Talking About Fitness

Keenen and I taIk about Fitness with the two boys.

I am jumping on the mat.  

I land on the mat.

I am jumping a hundred times.

I cIimb on the ladder.

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I get fit.

Going to Fitness

By Lauren

I was shooting the ball in  the hoop.

I was hitting the ball on the table tennis. I was trying to get the ball into the bucket.

I enjoyed jumping and running onto the mat.

I was swinging on the rope. I hold on very tight. It was fun. Fitness was amazing!