Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Sunnyhills Colour Run

The teachers had a fantastic time getting bombed by all of the students present at the colour run!
We did a run with obstacles, had food trucks, photographers, dance parties, lively music, bubble machines, and hoses out and went crazy bombing each other with colour!
Miss Fullard and Mrs Cometti covered in colour at the Bomb the teacher station!

 Obstacle Course #1

 Team Ruby and Shaye!


 More Bubbles

I spy with my little eye someone starting with J!!!???

What a day!
If you missed out you better come next time. 

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Congratulations Mia!

Mia, you so deserve this principals award for showing perseverance and persistence in all areas of your learning. It always makes me happy to hear how you practice skills you have learned at school at home too! 

What a shining example of what it means to learn for life 
Well Done!

Bye Mrs Cometti

Mrs Cometti is going to leave our class for Italy on Sunday. We won't see her for at least 4 weeks! Which is going to be really sad because she always helps us and does a lot of fun things with us! Meanwhile, Miss Coffer will be teaching us which is probably going to cure us of our 2-week sadness (because the next 2 weeks are the holidays!) We hope Mrs Cometti will have an amazing time in Italy! Ciao and tread lightly!

By- Abinash and Jaime!  (^_^)

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Science Van

Last week was a very special week. It was Science week! We did a whole bundle of experiments in class and in the hall!
We had some people from the 'Science Van' come to our school who travel all across New Zealand. They teach kids experiments like the bed of nails (when you hear that you might think OUCH!). It actually doesn't hurt... each nail is supporting your weight. If you were sitting on one single nail it would definitely hurt! A LOT!
But that's not all, there was another experiment called the waterfall effect. It plays a trick on the eyes and brain. If you focus on the center of the video attached, no blinking, no looking away, for 20 seconds, you will see. It supposedly used to hypnotize people, which I don't know if that works or not. What happens is your eye muscles start to freak out because they are working so hard to focus, your brain gets confused. Try it out then look at someone's head! We did, it was hilarious!

We also learned about Isaac Newton's 3 laws of motion and did some experiments around these! But that's a story for another time!

Remember science can be done everywhere, anytime and is all around us! We learned a lot of things about science and it was a blast! I hope I can go to the science van again one day.

Homemade Lava Lamp

In science week, people can do safe experiments inside the classroom!

One of the people who volunteered to be a science teacher for a day was Elise. She showed us how to make these amazing lava lamps which should be in our class forever because they look amazing!
She starts by adding water, then added cooking oil on top. The oil floats because it has less density than the water, its the same thing that makes the water strider floats!
Then she adds food colouring which sinks to the bottom of the oil layer but NOT the water because it has more density than the cooking oil, and it cushions on the thick layer of oil at the bottom, how amazing!
But that's not all, she adds a tablet that dissolves in the water (like Berocca), the tablet takes the dye with it, and when it "teleports" to the water (along with the surrounding colouring) it dissolves and makes the water blue, including blue bubbles that rose to the top! Everyone was wowed by this.

By Wilmer

Love from your MC Riley


On Friday the 7th of September it was the Sunnyhills speech competition. I was the MC/Announcer of the comp along with Rebecca. All the speeches were brilliant. Luckily we didn't have to judge the competition, because I wouldn't know who to choose!
The winner of the competition was Jake Foster with his speech about Devices vs Sugar. The students from our class Auralie and Mia did amazing. Mia came 3rd! They all did a phenomenal job, all of the time practicing paid off.

This post was written by Riley Saunders 

Mentos and Coke

Image result for coke and mentos experiment
At the beginning of science week, Room 1 & 2 did the classic Mentos in a coke bottle experiment. The carbon dioxide in the soda (coke) reacts with the mentos very suddenly, shooting up into the sky and drenching anyone within range of the bubbly, volcanic-like soda. When the mentos was dropped in, using a very clear contraption, the coke came funneling up instantly. It was huge! 
Click on the link to watch the video :)

Quote "Taller than Mrs. Cometti"

By Emma & Elise

Traditional Korean Clothing

An amazing activity during our time with the Korean Teachers was the traditional clothing station. We got the opportunity to try on different traditional Korean clothing, mostly worn at festivals, the clothes were so soft and very comfortable!

By Kees, Ashton and Jack!

Sunnyhills speech Final!

Congratulations Mia for getting 3rd place in the finals! Congratulations Auralie for competing in the speech finals!
Mia and Auralie did an awesome job with their speeches we all enjoyed listening to them. Mia's speech is about <<why Zoos are bad>>. Auralie's topic was on littering and the negative stigma around rubbish.
You should have been there! Their speeches were EPIC!

By Donnacha, Heath, Jamie,
   Tim, and Andy

Korean Archery


On Thursday 13th we had an exciting Korean experience, doing fun activities native to Korea. This included Archery. We used small bows and arrows to hit targets. It was difficult for some of us to hit the targets, but some found it easy. We all loved the Korean experience. How lucky are we?

By-Abinash, Mia. & Noah.

Sunnyhills Colour Run

The teachers had a fantastic time getting bombed by all of the students present at the colour run! We did a run with obstacles, had food ...