Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Hillary Hub 2020

Welcome to the Hillary Hub Blog for 2020. We are an amazing group of Year 7&8 students who are developing our skills as self-directed learners. We are proud of our school values and we are proud of the work we do in the hub. We want to take the opportunity to share our learning journey with you. Please use the tabs above this post to view our individual blogs. Here is an opportunity for you to see what we are currently learning in class. We love getting feedback on our posts. Please comment on our learning.

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'