Sunday, 23 November 2014

Our Population is a Palindrome

Statistics NZ say New Zealand's population hit 4545454 around 3.30pm 23 November 2014.

On their population clock they say New Zealand's population is estimated to increase by one person 
every 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

This is based on the estimated resident population at 30 September 2014 and the following forecasts;

-One birth every 8 minutes and 34 seconds.

-One death every 18 minutes and 16 seconds.

-A net migration gain of one New Zealand residents every 8 minutes and 21 seconds.

-The forecasts are based on recent trends and do not necessarily reflect actual population change.

By Joshua

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Rapid Writing

Today we did some rapid writing. We had to write with three specific language features, a given tense, a topic and, if we wanted, a challenge which involved imagery.

Here are some of our creations.  See if you can name the language feature, the tense and the topic.
See if you can name the sense used for imagery.


The small waves will dance big,
The quiet fish will sing loudly,
The slow clams will beat in time,
and my nose will smell the salt when night falls

Michaela McLister

The water will ripple calmly through the stones, sniffing everything in its way. 
Ella van der Wilt 

Oxymoron, future tense and water.  
The challenge was imagery using the sense of smell. 

Grandma gracefully placed her grey glasses onto her beautiful face.

Ella van der Wilt 

Grandma Grampy knitted a green jumper so bright that even blind people could see a green tint whenever they passed her.  

Amelia Peasey

Alliteration, past tense and Grandma.  
The challenge was imagery using  the sense of sight. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014



Yummy Bacon

Yummy Rainbow Bacon

Yummy Rainbow Bacon Strips

Yummy Rainbow Bacon Strips Slide Down My Throat

Bacon Is Like Food From Heaven When It Goes Down My Throat

If I Was Bacon, I Would Run For My Life!

By Samuel Clark

To find out info on bacon go to:

Happy Poetry Day

Buttery potato
Buttery golden potato
Buttery golden potato bake
Buttery golden potato bake in a pan
A potato looks like a golden oval from heaven
If I were a potato I would hide from people so I don't get eaten

By Georgie

Goey marshmallow
Goey pink marshmallow
Goey pink marshmallow well toasted
Marshmallows look like pink and white clouds
If I was a marshmallow I would toast myself!

By Ophelia

Yummy lollie
Yummy green lollie
Yummy green lollie posing
Yummy green lollie posing superiorly
A lollie looks like god decending from heaven
If I were a lollie I bet I would taste GREAT.


Monday, 26 May 2014

Camouflage Art ..........Bring it on!!

From:  Amy Taylor
LEOTC Education Office
Arrowtown Museum 

Thanks so much for today!
I had a great time working with the kids. It was such a dream working with students who were so keen, interested, and who  love a challenge.

I wrote a blog post about the day and here is the link:

Please encourage your students to read and comment on the blog, would love to hear their feedback!



Hanna C 


Hanna C

Hannah W.









Mrs Kilbride 




Aren't they magnificent - thanks Amy.  We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with you!!  Room 10 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

What Am I?

I am made of metal 
They call me jolt, flat, clout, gang or zed
I am served in grams or kilograms
If I keep my head on I hold stuff together
I always go to work in a belt


Can you guess what I am? 

Joshua Culling