Friday, 28 August 2015

How would you rate your technique Rimu?!

We love our annual ski trip!

What a great day for our annual school ski trip at Mt Hutt! After the lesson (and some mumbling and grumbling regarding the fact they had to have their lesson!), Rimu class displayed some spectacular runs, crashes and the ability to eat an exorbitant amount of food throughout the day. Check out the video above of Rimu learning to skillfully turn. 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Should NZ change its flag? We are creating our own persuasive speeches - what a great example!

In Rimu class this morning we took a survey; 6 out of 19 people in the classroom thought it was about time NZ changed its flag. After listening to John Key give a persuasive 6 minute speech he managed to convince 5 of us to change our minds. Now 11 out of 19 want to change the flag. 

Rimu's points FOR changing the flag include: Our flag looks too much like Australia's, people overseas don't recognise it, we like the 'silver fern' and we want to feel proud of our country and that includes our flag.

Rimu's points AGAINST changing the flag include: it costs too much, it's just a piece of fabric - who cares? People fought and died for our current flag. 

What do you think? Should NZ change its flag? Give us your reason/s. We would love to hear them!