Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Art Gallery, Museum and Botanic Garden Trip

Another miserable day for our trip this week into town!

Despite the weather Miss Johnson and myself were so impressed with the focus and engagement of all of the students. Excellent questions were asked and it was great to see everything thinking deeply about the art works we were shown. Everyone was also very respectful as we moved around the spaces in the museum and art gallery and in between the two.

It was a great opportunity to be exposed to a variety of Canterbury Landscapes artworks created in very different styles depending on the artist. We then had the chance to create our own landscape using a stencil and water colours. We are looking forward to finishing these and getting them up on display over the next few weeks.

Check out the gallery of photos here!

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

ChildFund’s annual Small Voices Big Dreams global survey

You have the chance to have your views heard worldwide in ChildFund’s annual Small Voices Big Dreams global survey.

We are looking for Kiwi kids aged 10 to 12 years old to take part by answering six questions (see below).

In accordance with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ChildFund is working across borders to ensure that the right to receive a quality education is engaged in a meaningful way. This year's survey focuses on education and schools, especially safe schools.

Last year more than 600 Kiwi kids responded amongst almost 6,000 children in 44 countries and we’re hoping your children will join those voices. The results will be released on 20 November 2016, Universal Children’s Day.

The results of this survey help provide a vital platform for children’s views on important issues.

Click on the link here to complete the survey.

You will be asked the following questions

Q1. If you were president or leader of your country, what would you do to improve education or schools in your country?
Q2. What do you love most about your school? (multi-choice)
Q3a. Is school and education important to you?
Q3b. If you answered Yes, above, why is school and education important to you?
Q4. What does it mean to be safe at school?
Q5. Based on your answer to Q4 above, please rate how safe you feel at school (multi-choice)
Q6. Have you ever had to miss school to help your family with work?

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Groynes Rope Course

Despite much worry about the weather we had an amazing day today at the Groynes Rope Course run by Horizons.

We took part in a range of team building activities, supported and encouraged each other and had the opportunity to step out of our comfort zones on the ropes course.

Miss Johnson and Mrs Cooper organised a lunchtime treat of hot pizza to warm everyone up before tackling the afternoons activities.

Check out the rest of the photos here!