The children of Kea have created portraits of their ‘royal’ selves. In the planning stages the children looked at the symmetry and portion of their faces using a mirror to determine the position and shape of their own facial features. They also considered what would make them ‘royal’ – the clothes they draw, a crown […]
Our senior student observations of Mt Carmel, displayed in the admin entrance during Term 1, 2019.
As part of their Sustainability and Technology unit, Tui class have been learning new skills to create a Wall Hanging art piece made out of recycled fabrics. The process began with a concept drawing where each child drew their own unique design. These designs were then cut out of recycled fabric, and sewn onto a […]
Hihi class have been having lots of fun exploring the world of science. Last week they made a Lemon Volcano! This involved students getting the citric acid in the lemon to react with a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate to create a foaming chemical reaction that was cool to watch. Firstly, they cut a V in the […]
As part of this term’s topic ‘Trash to Treasure’, Pukeko class have been learning how important it is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle by learning how to make their own recycled paper. The class had fun ripping old newspaper and old photocopy paper into small pieces. After leaving the pieces of paper to soak in […]
Mt Carmel turned into a sea of green on Tuesday for Mt Carmel’s Nude Food Day. You are no doubt aware that this term’s topic, throughout the school, is Trash to Treasure/Sustainability (We use the Earth’s resources with respect). Nude Food Day seemed to be the perfect way to kick things off, showing how easy […]
Our Mt Carmel students have had lots of fun getting familiar with control technology with the use of Bee-Bots and Sphero. It is a great way to encourage students to use directional language and to introduce simple programming. Thanks to the PTA for funding the purchase of these floor robots.
The Room 8 children used their Yearbook page as an opportunity to do good. The children thought about good deeds that they could do for others and talked them over with Miss Prendergast. Each child chose a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ and then set about making it happen. Every ‘RAK’ was different and the children […]
Election Frenzy at Mt Carmel School! Seven top ‘parties’ made up of Room 12 children battled it out to see who would earn the popular vote of Room 11 & 12! The Freedom Party promised ‘less fossil fuels’. The Future Party said they would tackle the housing crisis. The NZ Ferns promised to look after […]
As part of our study into Maori Culture, Room Five and Miss Massey have been busy making Taonga. Firstly they decided whether to make a Necklace or an Ornament, then they formed their treasure in air drying clay. Once the children’s work had hardened they painted them, and after the paint dried the taonga were […]