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News from the Intermediate Hub

Alli Williams —

Check out what's been happening in the Hub lately...

Speech Competiton

Hub students have researched, written and presented speeches in their home classes, around the themes #airpollution or #beattheplastic, as part of the  'Speaking 4 the Planet' competition run by Sustainable Christchurch.  Ruby and Freya volunteered to enter this event on our behalf - well done, girls!  

Our annual Hub Speech Competition was judged by Ms Alexander last Wednesday. She was very impressed with the quality of the research and skill with which students presented their ideas.  Our speech finalists were: Year 7 - Jack S, Mia, Brianna, James, Hayden L, Mia and Olive, and Year 8 - Olivia C, Charlotte B, Freya, Ruby, and Jack J.  Congratulations to Ruby (Yr 8 winner), Freya (Yr 8 runner up), Mia (Yr 7 winner) and Brianna (Yr 7runner up).

Hubsters also completed artworks around these themes - congratulations to Bruce and Nina whose works were selected to represent Prebbleton School in the art competition.

Olympia Gymnastics Session

To extend our skills within our gymnastics unit, students had the opportunity to participate in a session at Olympia Gym Sports in Wigram this morning.  With specialist equipment and trained coaches, our seniors enjoyed the challenge offered by the club.  Most seem to agree that the trampoline was the best apparatus.

Hub Visit to Olympia Gym — Allison Williams

Rock On!

We have been learning about the rock cycle in science as part of our schoolwide context, 'systems'.  To reinforce our knowledge of how rocks are formed and rock types, we participated in the Rock On! classroom at Canterbury Museum.  Did you know that greenstone/pounamu is only found in the South Island and that, much to the surprise of European settlers, Maori valued it over gold?  We learnt why New Zealand is able to produce coal but not diamonds and used our observation skills to classify rock samples.  

To make the most of our day in the city, students also competed in a team scavenger hunt, ate lunch and played in the Botanic Gardens, and explored other displays at the museum.  

A big thank you to the PTA for donating sausage sizzle profits to fund our trip.

Team Hub — Allison Williams

Hornby Sport

We've been enjoying our Friday afternoons playing football, league, netball and hockey in the Hornby Winter Sports Competition.  It is fantastic watching our students interact with Year 7&8 students from Hornby High School, St Bernadette's Catholic School and Yaldhurst Primary.  While competitive, the focus is on skill-building and fair play.  Senior students from HHS earn NCEA credits for coaching our teams.

Hornby Sport - Hockey  — Allison Williams