Monday, 6 November 2017

Number Ninjas

Weka Hub teachers have been taking part in an inquiry into our mathematics teaching practice. As a part of this we have had our Number Ninjas group running for over a term now. 

Above: Weka Hub's Number Ninjas

Last week the Number Ninjas had a evening where we celebrated their achievement success. The Number Ninjas' whanau came too. We are all very proud of the 'fast learning' they have done over the last term. It was awesome to see Weka students running workshops and sharing their learning!

Here are some photo's from the evening:

Aroha nui

Weka Hub

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Play pod fun!

We are lucky to have the Activation Play Pod at Trentham School for a few weeks! There is a trailer load of equipment for us to explore. Here are some shots of Room 18 playing and experimenting with all the fun stuff!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

WOW - Nature Club's World of Waste tour!

The Nature Club had such a fantastic day on the World of Waste tour yesterday! We started our trip at the Silverstream Landfill to see where all our waste ends up. Then we went to Earthlink and saw all the things that they had rescued from the landfill to be fixed, re-purposed and sold at the Earthlink shop. After that we went to the Dowse Art Museum and learnt about how Maori lived in a sustainable way with natural resources like harakeke clothing and seaweed drink bottles! Our final stop was at the Waste Management Recycling depot where we saw how glass bottles, paper and cardboard were sorted before being sent to Auckland. Thanks so much to Kirsty, Sharon, Star and Jane for coming along and helping out!

Silverstream Landfill


Copper to be sold

Curtains salvaged from the landfill 

The Earthlink shop

Dowse Art Museum

Turning flax into fibres!

Getting weighed like the recycling trucks - we weighed more than a tonne!

Inside a shipping container

What a great day!