Monday, 12 March 2018


This is a fun problem solving site - cant access it from Chrome though. Mozilla works! (and maybe others?)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Miss O'Connell - Te Araroa Walk

Miss O'Connell (who taught at Hampton Hill last year) is walking the whole of the South Island - on the Te Araroa Trail, raising money for Hohepa Canterbury, a charitable organisation supporting those with intellectual disabilities.

Here is her website - along with blog.

We have been following her and keeping in touch with her. Today we were excited to get a video from her

We sent back a video of us singing Ma te mahi Kaora. Hope she likes it! (Have put this on our seesaw page as well)

Monday, 19 February 2018

Tracking tunnels and bird feeders

We've laid tracking tunnels around the school last Friday to see what pests are out there. These tracking tunnels had an ink strip on them for collecting foot prints and a dollop of peanut butter in the middle.

On Monday we collected them in to see if we had any footprints. They all had some!

We found hedgehog and mice/rat foot prints (Pretty hard to distinguish!)
Next thing to do is set traps in these locations for the mice and rats.

We also hung up our new nectar feeder that has a sugary syrup in it. (Brought it in for the storm passing through, but will have it back out there as soon as it passes.)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

More team building

A windy day for today's challenge!
The quad had turned into a shark infested lake and, using 2 sheets of cardboard, we had to get our teams across it without touching the 'water'!

Great to see the cooperation, patience, thinking skills and teamwork going on here!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Pest Free Tawa

We have become involved in a new venture to make Tawa Pest-free. Today we had visitors form other schools around Tawa along with Darren and a team from Zealandia meeting together and planning how to track, trap, and gather data.
(Click on photo for more images)

Exciting times! We will be laying tracking tunnels around school, seeing what's out there, and then setting traps for rats, mice, and stoats. We will also be putting out bird feeders to encourage more birds to Hampton Hill School.

Data Squares

In Maths we have been learning all about Data Squares - collecting and sorting information.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Under/Over - Team challenge

Here was a fun team challenge. Each team had to get their bucket of water from on end to the other using the cup to pass the water over heads and through legs - great for a hot day!!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Cup Stacking - with a difference

Team work again today! The challenge was to stack a pyramid of plastic cups together, add an upturned cup, and then pour some water in to the top cup - all the while using a rubber band with 4 strings attached to it (no hands!)

(Click on the photo for more - even the teachers had a go after school)

Hillarious and challenging- try this one at home!

Class puzzle!

What a great looking bunch! See how quickly you can put this jigsaw together and post your time as a comment. preview35 pieceRoom 4 Feb 2018a