Monday, 30 October 2017

Friday, 27 October 2017

Mathematics is exciting


Earths Systems

Walht:  Identify and explain Earth’s Systems
Earth’s system:

There are four systems existing on earth which include Hydrosphere which is the study of water involving precipitation (rain), rivers, beaches etc. The second system of Earth, is Biosphere which explains the interaction of living things such as humans, plants and trees. Next incorporates, Geosphere justifying Earth’s creation as land ,soil and rocks. The last element or system of the earth involves the atmosphere that indicates the oxygen and/or air surrounding earth.

A diagram of Earth’s system:

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Wow it has sprouted!


Wow, it has sprouted!

Planting a Seed: 21.9.2017

  • Find a yoghurt pot or a ordinary container
  • Using a sharp compass, place holes on the bottom of the yoghurt pot or the container
  • Then test your yoghurt pot under water
  • Add one layer of the stones into the yoghurt pot/container
  • Add into the yoghurt pot, fertilizer soil.
  • Poke a hole in the centre of the soil and add in your seed (make sure the hole in the centre so it doesn't grow crooked.
  • Cover it up with the soil that you've pushed to the side, gently but not hard.

29 Sep 2017 12:31:10.jpgOne week later!

Geo Doc


Do you Know what a Geologist does?


Rock Doc

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Mini Billard - Advertisment

Advertising for Mission Day

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Try your luck with our lucky dip!
Location: Outside Room 6

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Planting Procedure



Advertising for Mission Day.


Come and get lucky! Advertising for Mission Day

As a Mission School, every year we set aside time to run a variety of activities to raise money to support the Mission Sisters who run the Holy Angles orphanage in India.  We set up several fun stalls and there is lots of eating, laughing and fun.  Part of this involves advertising and managing a stall.  It is great fun and its also for a great cause too, It is one way we reach out to help others.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Computer programming at Technicraft

My Hour of Code

This term at technicraft our class was based on computer coding.  It has been very interesting and also lots of fun. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Human Rights

Human Rights Speech

As part of our classroom learning we have presented and shared our speeches based on a topic I have personally chosen.

For my Speech I have chosen the topic Human Rights, which links to our Religious Education strand.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Staying in touch with what's happening in the world.

As part of our independent reading programme we use Kiwikidsnews to learn about news in New Zealand (national news) and around the world (international news).
WALHT: Read closely to analyse an article and to think critically about the messages within them.

1. Find a quote from the main person in this news article?
The quote is, 'Computers in have been locked by a programme, WannaCry, the demands $300 ($NZD430) in bitcoin currency.
2. In your own words describe what happened in this news article.
In this article, various hackers decided to hack the systems around the world to gain money called bitcoins. (300 bit coins = $782,147.06 NZD) This affected many people around the world and governments are now trying to find a solution of protecting the country's' systems.

Image result for hacked computers

3. Find out where this event took place and include some information about this place.
This prominent event took place from around the world, where everyone lives in peacefully with mostly no harm intended.
4. Tell us when this event happened and explain what might happen in the future.
This event occurred in the 14th of May 2017 and personally think that governments from around the world are going to protect their systems to defend any cyberattacks in the future.

5. Explain in your own words why this event took place.
This event took place for hackers to gain and steal money from other people through technology.
6. Use the Dictionary in the bottom right hand corner to find the meaning of 3 words from the article.
demand - strongly request for something
infection - the contamination involving germs, diseases or viruses

deliberately - purposefully or intentionally

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Mission Day 2017

Mission Day is an annual event held by the Saint Patrick's Students. This is held to make money for those in need in India. The money is specifically raised for the Holy Angels Orphanage in India.

To raise money, students from the whole school and some teachers had stalls either selling goods such as food, candy and a range of other activities that target and invite students from 5 years olds through to 13. There were also students who made activity stalls with a variety of games children could choose from. All these activities and stalls were all around 20-50c each.

Activities like this are, Karaoke, Face painting, Selling Sweets, Dance Competition, Lucky Dip, Plants and selling Cakes. Other foods such as Popsicles, drinks and chips were sold to children to help make money for the Holy angels orphanage.  

Another way the students give to the Holy Angels Orphanage is that the students give food baskets or bags of food in. These food consist of canned food, sweets, packaged food and other food sources.

Mission Day is all about Saint Patrick's Charism where the students learn to give and help the people who are in need. Mission Day also is a way to show one of the most important Charism of Saint Patrick's School which is Community and Service to Others.
How to take a core sample of the Earth

You will need:

  • A wooden Dowel
  • A pipe( with cap)
  • Sledge Hammer


  1. Place the the pipe with the capp facing upwards and hammer the pipe into the ground.
  2. Once you think you have filled the pipe hammer the sides of the pipe so that it would be easier to pull out.
  3. When you have pulled the pipe out, take off the cap and use the wooden dowel to push out the contents out.
  4. The soil will then show the different layers and colours of the soil based on how old the soil is.