Tuesday, 7 March 2017

What has happened to Omaru Creek.

Omaru Creek

Unfortunately Omaru creek was in bad condition and needed urgent help. The stream was filled with disgusting things and it just looked like a big mess. There was a huge amount of rubbish blockages and sewage overflowing inside of the creek. Because residents from around the area put fat and rubbish down their drains, it has caused huge clogging in the waterway.

Maintenance crews had to take the time to clear both inside and outside of the creek. Shockingly they found rotten mattresses, cans and also kids toys stuck inside of the pipes. They also had to clear the rubbish that was clogging the waterway. After all that, they then flushed the creek with fresh water and tested it for over five days.

It is utterly important for people to think before they put things such as fat and rubbish down their drains, taking the risk and putting such things down the drain can cause horrible things and affect streams like Omaru creek. When fat is put down the drain it hardens which causes blockages.

A few weeks ago my class and I started visiting Omaru creek. We were all shocked to see how disturbing it looked. While we were there we decided to help by picking up a few things like cans and other types of rubbish. We also looked at the water inside the stream and saw how yuck and unsafe it looked.

To improve the stream Glen Innes school would like to make a start by picking up all the rubbish that we can find so that it doesn’t make the place look filthy. We should also pull out any weeds or vines that we see, so that it doesn’t make the place look so messy.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Converting fractions to decimals and percentage.


Today we learned how to convert fractions into decimals and percentages.  I found out that knowing my times tables really help me to do this.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Olympics - A 2016 Manaiakalani Film Festival Entry

Friendship, Respect and Excellence – along with Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality make up the Olympic Values.  We wondered if we could find these values in our class - and by golly we did!  Excited while finding this, we delved deeper and found some amazing facts about the Olympics.  As this inspired us in our reading writing and creativity, we dedicate this movie to the 2016 New Zealand Olympians, who made us so proud.  So watch our movie and relive New Zealand's most successful Olympics. 

Monday, 31 October 2016

Miracle in the sky

He stood there next to his mother, sheltered under a large black umbrella held by the tall woman. The mother and her son were soaked wet as they dragged themselves across the field.
They knew that something strange is happening. The rumble of thunder had been accompanied by a strange wind, almost a whooshing sound. The boy does not remember any time like this in his whole life.
They stared up at the remarkable view above them and wondered what on earth was happening. To their surprise, they saw a shoal of enormous fish swimming across the cloudy sky. The fishes appeared to be thousands, they were moving at a tremendous speed.
The mother and her son were feeling a bit amazed and worried at the same time. The reason is because they can not explain what and why there were fish in the sky. Furthermore, they were more worried than amazed because they could understand what is happening. Nevertheless, they continued on walking home in the terrible weather.
Hours and minutes later they finally got home. They had a warm shower, got changed, had a nice hot cup of milo before falling asleep while watching TV. Although they were sleeping, they were still thinking about what they have seen and realised it must have been a miracle but they were not sure who else has seen what they saw.

Olympic Values

Olympic Values

Respect -
You could show respect by playing fair
You could show respect by respecting others
You could show respect by respecting yourself


To be excellent you should try your best
To be excellent you should not give up
To be excellent you should challenge yourself

To have friendship you should not be a sore loser
To have friendship you should understand the difference in each person
To have friendship you should encourage others

Friday, 4 September 2015

15 words story

Heather and Sarah:

Lion captured Mouse, but he set him free. Later Lion got trapped, mouse released him.
After reading 'The lion and the mouse' we have to try and rewrite the story in 15 words. It was really hard and it took us a while to come up with this sentence because we have to choose the words carefully.