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 […]
At the end of Term 2 our Room 3 and 4 children enjoyed making Poi with the help of Mrs Mary Lo and Parent Helper, Mrs Vicki Rutter. Once the Poi were made the children had great fun trying them out – check out our little videos below.
Mrs Masters and Room Two have been busy making Ti Rakau Sticks as part of their study into Maori Culture. The children had lots of fun designing their sticks, making them and using them! The process – Designing, Creating the Art, Making the stick, Putting it Altogether.
Miss Rojos and Room 7 have produced some beautiful Stained Glass Window Art for their Classroom using black card, cellophane and tissue paper with the finished ‘windows’ encapsulated in laminate. These stunning images of Our Lord were created as part of Room 7’s RE study into the Ascension. We are all very impressed with how […]
Room three have been busy hard with Observational Drawing of the autumnal leaves in our school environment. First, every child went into the grounds to find and choose 4 leaves to study. The children initially sketched the leaves and wrote a short description of them. Once the preliminary sketches were completed the children moved on to […]
In Term 4 our Junior School took part in a very enjoyable Ugly Bug Ball. All the children dressed up as their favourite ‘bug’ and danced their hearts out on the stage. Afterwards the children ate some creepy crawly treats that they had made in the classroom: butterfly cakes, ladybug cookies, fruit caterpillar kebabs – […]