Sunday, 27 May 2018

Student Opportunities

Since the start of Term 2, students in 8Bh have been taking advantage of the many opportunities provided by Hornby High School!

We all attended a trip to the Buddhist Temple in Riccarton to learn more about 3G4G; 3 goodnesses and 4 givings. Students had the opportunity to tour the temple, meditate, learn about how to live a positive lifestyle and meet some of Christchurch's police force. A highlight was getting to try on some police gear and pose for photos!

On Wednesday, students Trisha and Faith attended a special workshop called "She Can Code" which promotes women in the digital and technology sector. The timing of this event lines up with the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand. The girls took a 1 hour course on coding offered for female students at HHS. Both said they enjoyed their time and were selected because of the excellent digital work they have been completing in class!

Also last week Year 7 and 8 students attended the EPro8 Challenge hosted at Cobham Intermediate. 8Bh student Aiden was chosen to participate in this science and technology competition. He worked alongside students in 8Gb and 8Ts to compete in problem solving challenges. All teams worked hard for their success.

Lastly, basketball season is in full swing. Hornby High has 3 Year 7/8 teams - one for the girls, and two boys teams. 8Bh students Sameer and TJ are on Hornby Blue and Eddy is on Hornby Gold. They, alongside their teammates, have been playing hard on Friday evenings and I have been lucky enough to catch their games. These boys have a passion for sport and that is evident on and off the court!

Speaking of sport, all of our students are participating in the Hornby cluster Winter Sport. Students are competing against other schools in a sport of their choice and are being coached by Year 9-13 students from HHS. Winter Sport takes place Friday afternoons both on and offsite. Check in with your student to find out when and where they are playing!

We are already halfway done Term 2! Reports will be live this coming week. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to let me know.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Are You Prepared?

Kia ora everyone and welcome to Term 2! Students have been getting back into the swing of things and we started the term off with a Science Kete. The focus in 8Bh has been on natural disasters and learners have been working on explanation writing using scientific terms and non-fiction texts about our natural world. Science is all around us!

Today we made DLO's using the infographic tool Piktochart. Students were working on completing a task within a given time frame and asked to post their final projects to their learning blogs. First we watched a video about how to be prepared for an emergency and what would be important to include in an emergency kit should a natural disaster hit. Below is an excellent example of student work from 8Bh. Well done Sam, on a great Piktochart!

Student work by Sameer A. 

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

8Bh + 8Gb Musical Theatre Performance

In Term 1 students in 8Bh worked hard alongside students in 8Gb to create a Musical Theatre performance which they shared at the Junior Arts Assembly. Each student had the chance to be part of the performance in their own capacity.

You can see that some students have solos, some are dancing, using props or playing various musical instruments all the while singing along to the song. All children had the chance to perform on a stage in front of an audience and they did so well.

Here is a video clip of 8Bh and 8Gb performing "We Know the Way" from Moana.