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Academic • 21/09/2018

News from the Maths Room

Algebra, Shape, Otago Problem Solving, Fractions and so much more…

What an action-packed term we have had in maths! Our amazing students have learnt so much, developed some crucial skills when solving problems and learnt valuable lessons in perseverance, resilience and risk-taking along the way.

Our Year 1 and 2 class has been recently learning about place value, fractions, addition and subtraction. Mrs Wyczawski is particularly proud of how her students are able to share materials into quarters and halves.

The students in Year 3 and 4 have been revisiting fractions and exploring finding a fraction of a set in a variety of ways.

In Years 5 and 6, algebra was on the menu! Our students described patterns and continued sequences in shape and number by spotting rules. They have solved equations for unknown quantities with some of our students using a letter to represent a missing number.

In Years 7 and 8, the recent focus has been on geometry. Our students have been exploring pattern, shape and movement, with lots of practical work with various materials and even a treasure hunt!

I am really looking forward to seeing what next terms brings and reflecting on the progress made throughout the course of the year.

Mrs Inman
Maths Specialist Teacher

Academic • 21/09/2018

Rotary Speech Festival

Akshay presented his winning speech at the local Rotary club’s Year 5 and 6 speech festival. Akshay did a wonderful job, presenting his speech on ‘the three most important things in life’ in a compelling manner. Well done, Akshay!

Academic • 21/09/2018

44th Fonterra – Manawatu Science & Technology Fair 2018 

The Manawatu Regional Science Fair was held on the weekend at the Barber Hall on Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August.

Carncot School received many very commendable placings! The achievements of all of our students can be attributed to high levels of focus, motivation and research with their projects, which was evident in the group projects at the Year 6 level and individual Year 7 and Year 8 entries. Several judges commented that they were very impressed with the high standards of knowledge and enthusiasm that the Carncot pupils demonstrated for their projects.

Results:

Science & Technology High Distinction – Alana Smith

Science & Technology Junior Highly Commended – Anna Wood, Ivy Hadley-Jones and Sophia Pinkney

Science & Technology Junior 3rd Place – Allie Booth, Sophie Kirkwood and Ashleigh van Rynbach

Science Encouragement – Jiya Bothra, Thomas Malone

Youth Judged Science & Technology – Amy Macpherson

Special Prize (Australia & NZ Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching) – First Place – Alana Smith

Massey University Internship – Allie Booth, Sophie Kirkwood and Ashleigh van Rynbach

Science Award Trust – Madeleine Hehir, Amy Macpherson

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Technology (Metal contstruction) – Alana Smith

Faculty of Humanities and Business – Madeleine Hehir

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Carncot School Science Fair 2018

The School Science Fair was held on Tuesday 3rd July at Carncot School.

The Senior School, including students from Year 5 through to Year 8, all participated to a very high standard indeed. During Term 2, the Year 5 and 6 classes have worked with Miss Gaelle Stefani, a qualified Science Teacher, and a Parent within our own school community! Miss Stefani led our Year 5 and Year 6 students through the Scientific Research process, and both classes used the Science Laboratory to complete whole class experiments. The Year 7 and 8 team also completed individual projects and a variety of interesting topics were investigated. We were very fortunate to have a highly qualified team of 8 judges, who were able to judge each exhibit and also interview the students about their investigations. Congratulations to all of our students for participating in the Science Fair, and also for completing a very active and hands on term of Science learning!

Christina Haggett
Lead Teacher Science
Carncot School

Academic • 21/09/2018

Nisha Kantanon – Rotary Guest

Nisha was an excellent representative of Carncot school on Monday evening. She was the guest speaker at the Milton Rotary Club meeting, as the special guest of past-principal Lyn Gregg.  Nisha’s persuasive speech certainly convinced a room full of adults that Harry Potter, families and cats were the most important things in life. Well done Nisha!