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Thursday, 2 November 2017

NEUROPLASTICITY

The brain is an important and powerful part our our bodies. It controls our muscles so we can move and speak. It enables us to create, invent and think. It also allows us to feel, laugh and dream. It really is a hard working mechanism and each of us carry them in our heads. 

This week we learnt about neuroplasticity. It refers to our brains having about 100 billion neurons which travels around our brains helping us to think and make decisions. Can you imagine 100 billion? That is a huge number and that is roughly how many neurons we have in our brains. 

One of our activities was to make our own model of neurons. We had fun using the play doh to create our individual neurons.

We would like to thank Mrs Turner for coming in to Room 7 and teaching us about neuroplasticity. 


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

School holidays

Wishing all the students of Room 7 a safe and happy holiday. Do not forget your reading logs and to continue working on your Wonderings. Looking forward to reading all your blog posts about your adventures in the holidays. 

See you all on Monday 16 October.


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

An experience of a lifetime

Our camp this year was an amazing experience. We can not stop talking about our experiences and the fun times we had while we were away for camp. A full 5 days of challenges, laughs, struggles, learning and sharing. 

The activities we took part in were:

  • Bushcraft
  • Sleeping outdoors over night
  • Kayaking
  • Kerikeri Stone Store
  • Kemp house
  • Rewa's village
  • Pomapplier Mission house
  • Flagstaff hill
  • Sailing
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
As you can see from the list above we were very busy during our time in the Bay of Islands. We also had opportunities to view penguins and dolphins. Totally unplanned for but such an amazing experience. 

As well as extending our learning about early New Zealand history, we have also learnt so much more about how beautiful our country is and what it has to offer. All the people we met in the Bay of Islands were so kind and welcoming. We also became closer as friends and as a team. 

The staff who attended camp with us did a great job looking after our safety, guiding us when we needed guidance and also ensuring we were fed and prepared for lunch. Our special thanks would have to go to the staff of Adventure for Good. They were so knowledgeable and helpful to us. 

A special mention also goes to the parishioners of the St Ignatius church who donated so much money for us to go on this camp. We are so grateful for your kindness.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Yera 7&8 camp 2017

Week 5 is just around the corner and Room 7 are excited to be going on camp next week. We will leave on Monday at 9 am and return on Friday around 4 pm. 

We will be learning about the history of New Zealand, Maori culture and taking part in physical activities such as kayaking, sailing and much more.

We will be staying at a camping ground in Russell and we are excited to bond and share this wonderful experience with our peers and teachers. 

So many people put in their help either financially and through volunteering their time to help us with this camp. Our special thanks goes out to the St Ignatius church who donated so much money for us to go on camp.