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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bacteria Investigation!

Hi Everyone!

This term we have been learning about oral hygiene and how important it is to brush our teeth! Many people think that brushing your teeth twice a day is enough to combat bacteria so we decided to put this theory to the test!

We worked in teams to take a swab of someones mouth, and added the swab to a petrie dish. The same person then brushed their teeth and took another sample to add to the dish.

When this was done, we talked about other places around the school and collected some more samples - some people even swabbed the toilet seat!
Our samples are tucked away in a warm spot so that the bacteria can grow - stay tuned to see the results....


Thursday, August 3, 2017

MERC Camp - 2017


Kia ora!
Last week our year 5 and 6 students travelled to the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre (MERC) in Long Bay for three days.

While at camp we were lucky enough to participate in activities such as a rocky shore exploration, dune planting, sailing, raft building, archery, the giant's ladder and stack'em. 

We all had an amazing time and have developed lots of new leadership, communication and cooperation skills. Some of us faced challenges when participating in the activities but with lots of perseverance and resilience, we achieved some pretty amazing things!


This trip wouldn't have been possible without the help of our parents and whanau - Thank you all for your support.