Sep 21, 2017

Kids' Voting 2017


On Tuesday we hosted our very own General Election polling booth for the Invercargill electorate - we had issuing officers, a class roll, voting forms based on the actual forms our parents will use, and a ballot box.



Teams Kahu and Kereru were invited to vote - check out the results at the bottom of this post - we look forward to seeing if our results match what happens for the adult voters on Saturday!










At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Sep 14, 2017

The NZ General Elections

Our new DRIVE Inquiry is about how society makes rules and law - perfect timing with NZ having its General Elections on September 23rd...



Your vote, your voice - what is important to you?


An overview of the major policy "promises" released by the political parties - put together by the NZ Herald.

At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Sep 11, 2017

Sun and Moon artworks - warm & cool colour study


Here are a few of our awesome sun and moon drawings, using warm and cool colours to represent each of the two characters from the Filipino (Visayan) myth of the sun and moon.








We think these will look fantastic as calendars, diaries or cards for the Home and School fundraiser!

You can see the story of the sun and moon at our original blog-post here.

At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Sep 7, 2017

Where should the swing go?

We have been learning about perimeter and area with Mrs Shepherd.  Today we used these skills to measure out where we think our new swing should go.







Sep 5, 2017

First Aid with St John

We learnt about DRSCABCD today with Felicia from St John. Rayden is a St John Cadet so he already knew this stuff and was able to help Felicia by demonstrating what to do and help us when we were trying it on the Little Anne models.



















At Edendale Primary School we are...confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Some algebra thinking for our Maths Pitstop activity today.


We looked at and talked about this puzzle in our pit-stop teams of three...across the classroom most teams used one method of naming five, one pit-stop team had another way to name five, while Mrs C had a different rule altogether! We then used our rules to identify the answer for the three-by-three grid.




Next we thought about what the answer would be if we applied our rules to a four by four grid and a 5-squared grid.

After that we looked for patterns to help us predict the answers for a 6-squared grid and a 7-squared grid without having to draw them - it was a lot of fun to use what we know about numbers and facts to help us see the patterns of the rules.