Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Hey guys!

Here is our assembly slide from last week! Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks to all the teachers and support staff for allowing us to video them and getting involved in our space theme!

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Hey team, 

Rata class have been working really hard on some two person plays. We are learning about how to use expression in our voice and also how to remember our lines! 

The students have been recorded and here is their one week in rehearsal! What do you think? Some feedback would be great! 

There will be more uploaded later!!! :D Keep an eye out! 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Learning about Space

Hey guys! 

Rata class are into their forth week of learning and talking about space. Our main question is "Could we live on another planet?" 
We have had a fantastic morning reading about the atmosphere of other planets and comparing it to Earth, as well as, watching some amazing videos from Chris Hadfield (an amazing astronaut). 

Emalea and Mikayla K had some really interesting discussions about living on Mercury! 
Did you know there is oxygen on this planet? There was a bit of a problem though... Mercury often gets hit by flying rocks! Do you know what another name for flying rocks are? Read more about Mercury on this link!

Chris Hadfield is such an interesting person. It is awesome learning from his youtube videos about how to do normal Earth things in space! I think my favourite video of his is how to make a sandwich in space! 

It is interesting listening to the news at the moment. President Trump wants us to send another space craft to Mars. We spent some time reading about life on mars... I wonder if it will ever become a reality? What do you think? Read more about it here!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Welcome back to Term 2!

Hey guys! 
I hope you all had a fantastic break and did lots of really interesting things. I am impressed at some of our students who have been blogging throughout the holidays. In particular some amazing posts made by Kareem, Hunter and Elijescha,  as well as, some great comments made by Kay-Lee. 

This term is an exciting one... we are working on our topic of Space and we are learning more about how to create interesting DLO's to share our learning. 

You can see what we have been learning on the Senior base camp site and can see what the students have created on their blog down the side! 

Looking forward to sharing some fantastic work! 

For starters... 
Check out Noah's first screencastify on the Sun, Moon & Earth! Here is the link to his blog 
That's all for now... 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Term One in a Nutshell!

Today we decided to make a cool poem about Term 1 so far - summarising it in a nutshell. We also added slides about what we have learnt so far in each subject. Hopefully the students will have theirs up by the end of the day!

What is the best thing that has happened to you this term? 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

25 Ways to Make Someone's Day

Last week during Kiwican Rata class watched this awesome video about things you should say more often - Here it is
and it got us thinking....

What are 25 ways that you can make someones day? Here are our ideas

Made with Padlet

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Update! Sorry we havn't posted in a while!

Today we are looking at our school values of Being There, Choosing the Right Attitude, Making Someone's Day and Play.

Miss M saw this really cool video online of a teacher who had different handshakes with each student and wanted to try doing this with our class. We are going to do it a bit differently but the idea is that we all have something that makes us special or unique.

If you could do a different handshake - what moves would you want to include? 

We will upload ours at a later date :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Teaching How to Care for our Chromebook

We are learning how to care for our devices. To share what we have learnt we have made slide animations. Here is Miss Morgan's example:

I love doing animations, although they do take a lot of time to get right!!!! 


In Rata we have been learning the definition of new words for Geometry!!!! Here is a slide to help you remember!!!

I like learning new words and making the connection to help me remember!!! 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Miss Morgan

Miss Morgan is the teacher in Rata class.
She really likes emails from students, tidy classrooms, polite children and Gilberthorpe School. She also enjoys spending time at crossfit, dancing around the house, the smell of freshly baked cookies and exploring new places.
She recently got a puppy called Cooper and she thinks he is just perfect! But does not like when he chews on her fingers...
Other things she does not like are killer MOTHS, the sound of people biting their finger nails, boiled veges, and slow internet!!!
Recently Miss Morgan has been spending her time watching endless hours of Dance Moms! She knows that it is not doing much for her education but is mesmerised by the skill of the young dancers on the show!
Her weekends are spent looking after Cooper and Andy and seeing all of her amazing friends.
When she grows up she would love to be fit & active... as well as a traveller of the world!