Programmes include a weekly maths class run by Mr Richardson, who has been working with selected children from Years 5 to 8. Children work in small groups, with a view of giving them group and individual experience, so that in time, they are confident about tackling the Casio Mathex Problem Solving Challenge, which is held at the ASB stadium in Term 3 each year for Year 7 and 8 students.
Science Extension Days are one of the initiatives that have been provided for the Junior School students. (Years 1-3) These days are taken by Sue Breen from Small Poppies. The activities are very hands on and educational. The children and parent helpers alike, thoroughly enjoy the day.
Our art teacher, Tina Butler, has provided instruction for a small group of students who the teachers recognized as having talent in art. Tina extended these children in print making and painting, using gesso, on a small canvas. The children all benefited from this experience.
|Tina helping Jewel using the printing press
||Sheherezad gets a helping hand rolling out the ink
||Franscesca about to roll out her ink
||Sheherezad displays her final product. well done!
Mrs Debbie Airey, has made her services available to work with a group of children, extending them in the art of card making. This has proved to be a very popular avtivity.
A sample of cards made
Our Geography teacher, Mrs Karen Finn, took a group of four Senior students, who study geography, to compete against 24 other schools in an Auckland-wide Geography Quiz. It was Hebron's first time to enter a team in this event. Johanna and Anthony from Year 13 and Leah and Abhijit from Year 12 represented Hebron extremely well, finishing 6th overall, just one point short of 3rd = and a place in the final. The Geography Quiz is an annual event testing student's general geographic knowledge of the world; knowledge of geographic concepts and skills; ability to recognise country flags, silhouettes and geographic features; and ability to think outside the square by modelling a geographic concept with a playdough.
Writing & Reading Extension
Our librarian, Mrs Lois Huston, has been very proactive in providing opportunities for our budding young writers to be inspired and have opportunities to improve their language skills.
Hebron Wins the National Most Creative Story Writing Competition
The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Writing Competition has just announced the winners of its New Zealand-wide School Story Writing Competition AND...Hebron Christian College was awarded the MOST CREATIVE STORY WRITING SCHOOL IN NEW ZEALAND for the second year in a row!
Wow! Congratulations to the 107 primary Hebron students who submitted 564 stories and poems. The prize....$1,000 worth of book vouchers!
Top Songwriter & Singer
Emily-Anne Muli, a Year 13 student, entered the 2010 National Secondary Schools Songwriter Competition and was selected to be one of 10 finalists. She was eventually judged 2nd. Wow! What an achievement! We are all very proud of Emily's success.
Intermediate Clubs Programme
Every second Tuesday, in the afternoon, the students in the Intermediate area have the opportunity to choose an extension activity of their choice, to do for half a year. This year we are offering: mechanical engineering, quilting, Trash to Fashion, School Art Projects, Wastewise Schools Programme, Chess, BP Challenge requiring innovation and Digital Story Competition with BNZ.. The students love this programme and have begun to produce some amazing results.
The Trash to Fashion students will be show casing their work in late June.
The Digital Story team will submit their creative work in August.
The BP Challenge teams have been judged and Sun Jin, Jayna and Kristiaan won their competition to design an efficient bird feeder for native birds.
The Chess team goes to an Intermediate competition in late June also.
The School Art is appearing in the school grounds and looks fantastic.
The Mechanical Engineering students tuned my lawnmower last week and it runs well now. Thanks boys.
|Chess Club learning new Strategies from Mr Dye
||Stephanie working with our school waste systems to streamline all our bins.
||The Digital Story team dress ready for filming.