Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Area & Perimeter

We are currently studying Area and Perimeter in maths. Check out this link to learn how to work them out and to practice!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


What a fantastic day we had today! The day started with a powhiri to welcome visitors from Genesis Energy and Schoolgen. They were visiting us because Muritai School are the first school in Wellington to have solar panels installed on our roof!

Later on in the morning we spent time with Mike and Maggie from Schoolgen who told us more information about the solar panels and how they create electricity for our school.
In the afternoon we checked out the schoolgen website where we could see how much electricity our solar panels were generating over the day. We could even compare ourselves with other schools in New Zealand.
At the end of the day we visited the Senior School to check out the solar panels first hand. We then went into the Enviro Room to check out the hot-e box and inverter that converts direct current (dc) to alternating current (ac).
We sure did learn a lot today. If you would like to know more about solar panels and Schoolgen programme visit the website by clicking on the link in the sidebar.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fabulous Faces

Check out our Fabulous Faces using crayon and dye. We were learning to show tone of skin colour in our drawings. We noticed there were many different shades to our face and we tried to identify these with different coloured crayons. We then used dye to liven up our faces!!

What do you think?

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Our Class Treaty

What a great first week at school! It's been great getting to know everyone in Room 15. Everyone sounds like they have had a fantastic holiday.
On Wednesday we got into groups and discussed how we would like our class to be so we can all learn in the best environment. Below is our class treaty we have made. We have all agreed to try our best to follow these guidelines throughout the year.

What do you think?