Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Sparkle in 2019

Welcome to the Hillary Hub for 2019. We look forward to sharing our learning with you this year. Please make sure you visit our blogs and comment - we love connecting with others.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Cantamath 2018

Cantamath is basically a design competition for static math models, photos etc. The year 8 students formed a group to make a model of a wave, covered in lots of plastic bags to raise awareness for pollution in our seas. Many students spent hours on their project, it looked easy but was really time-consuming. From what I saw, many students were interested in the very visual projects which demonstrated something, such as the "trauma arm". It is really strange without having Cantamath projects to work on now, because they were very important
What did you like and why?

This blog post was written by media team member, Eloise 

Monday, 20 August 2018

Feast Day Mass 2018

Image result for mary pngHello everyone!Thursday was our feast day mass for Our Lady. It is actually Wednesday but teachers went on strike! We came to school in our uniforms but changed afterwards due to our last winter sport games. Many year 8's took part by reading prayers and the bible , although the year 7s a chance to talk infront of 400 people! The PTA donated some very, very yummy chocolate chip biscuits from couplands as a treat! We also do kind deeds on our feast day like
  • Visiting retirement homes for singing
  • Doing yard work 
  • Baking biscuits for some parishioners 
etc :) Special thanks to Mrs G, the school choir and mass readers for really bringing this year's feast day mass together!

This blog post was written by Media team member, Eloise

Monday, 6 August 2018

Air Force Museum Trip 2018

Hello everyone,

On Monday Hillary hub traveled to the Christchurch air force museum to dive deeper into our current atomic bomb research and to visit the Anne Frank Exhibit. Many students didn't know Anne Frank or her story but were interested in her hiding, daily life, and her book... Which some students are interested in reading in the next few weeks. We had some students from Rangi Ruru to escort us around the Anne Frank exhibit after We read out some stories about being an immigrant as Ann was an immigrant herself. Afterward, we went into the classroom to watch a video and discuss our new learnings.
Thanks for reading, there's more history to come!  

This blog post was written by media team member, Erikka.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Paint 'n' Sip

Kia Ora everyone

Last week the Hillary Hub went to 'Paint 'n' Sip' We were all put into two separate groups. Some students went on Thursday the 31st of May and some went on Friday the 1st of June. We were making a copy of famous New Zealand artist Wayne Youle's art. Here are a couple of art that the students have made at 'Paint'n' Sip'

Friday, 13 April 2018

Happy Holidays

We wish you all a very enjoyable two weeks off.  Time to relax, enjoy family time and rest after a busy first term.  We thank you all for the great start you have made to 2018 in the Hillary Hub. 
You now know the routines and expectations and we look forward to starting some new learning in Term 2.

Have a wonderful break,

Mrs. Marston and Mrs. Campbell

Friday, 6 April 2018

Hillary Hub Camp

We had an amazing time on camo - even in the cold and damp weather. Watch our exciting video to get  a little bit of an idea about our camp. Leave us a comment letting us know what you thought about as you watched this.