Month: June 2022

Healing into the New Year

Names: Kaedyns, Morgan

Monday 2 May 2022

Heading into the New Year

Fact 1: Matariki is a small cluster of stars that marks the Maori New Year


Fact 2: Waita is a star linked with the ocean and food.


Fact 3: Matariki is the star that reflects hope and people.


Fact 4: All of the Matariki stars are 6 sisters which is Tupu-a-nuku, Tuarangi, Waiti, Waita, Waipunarangi and Ururangi.


Fact 5: Hiwa-i-te-rangi  the star that relates to dreams and aspirations for the coming year


Fact 6: Some Iwi’s believe there are 9 stars in Matariki and some believe there are 7. The 2 extra stars are known as Pohutukawa and Hiwa-i-te-rangi.


Ping Pong ball Experiment

Title: Having Fun With Hair Dryers



The purpose is to understand the air pressure.


Hypothesis/Prediction (What I think will happen and why?)


M: I think that the ball will fall off every time you tilt or move the hair dryer.

K: I think that the ball will lose balance (fall off) at times.

J: I think that the ball will float higher and higher.




  • Hair dryer   –  Ping pong ball




  • First you want to plug in your hair dryer and turn it on. 
  • Secondly you want to place the ball on top of the hair dryer.
  • Next you just want to turn it on and see what will happen.
  • Then check your prediction and see what really happened




K: The ball did fall off because we couldn’t keep the hair drier still. So the air coming out of the hair drier was moving in a different direction. 



K: To keep the ball up in the air, the hair drier must be kept in one place. 

Glass and candle experiment

Glass and Candle Experiment

My prediction is that the flame will just blow out

Equipment you will need:

  • Glass Cup   – Glass Plate   – Candle 
  • Matches   –  Warm Water / Color Dye


  • First you want to grab all of the equipment you need: Cup, Plate, Candle, Matches, Warm water and Color dye.

  • Secondly you want to grab the plate and the candle, what you want to do with that is to light the bottom of the candle so it sticks to the middle of the plate.

  • When that’s done you want to put warm water or dye on to the plate.

  • Next you want to use the matches to light up the candle.

  • Genuinely put the glass cup over the lighted candle.

  • Then see your prediction and see if you were right.

Polyline Art

Polyline Art

This week we planed on doing some polyline art. There were 5 polyline art we were suposed to do Self portraits, Animae, flower, supervillan and super hero. Overall I was really proud of the effort that I put into these masterpieces. I really hope you enjoy.


Samoan Umu

Samoan Umu


Taro: $7.00                                     

Breadfruit: Unknown

Green Banana: $3.10

Lu’au: Unknown

Breadfruit: Unknown

Coconut Milk: $3.00