I will endeavor to take 1 amazing photo per day for the WHOLE year starting in January 2013 [already completed 2011 cept missed one day - who knows where? fell short of a few months in 2012]

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cross-country 90/365

Ah the ever delightful cross-country time of year.....where some ch'n scream with glee and others dread it daily and fain illness and injury just to get out of it [think I used to be one of those too]

Hoping the angle of this shot is appreciated.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Taking what we say literally! 89/365

Sometimes as teachers we forget that children take what we say literally - well I did say ' put your name and the word outline' and hey...that's exactly what he did!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Messing about with clay 88/365

The staff mess about with clay during an awesome staff PD session with our resident art teacher.

Love the new invention of using a spongy roll in a take-away dish for a 'just damp your hands option' - just like the stamp wetter gadgets at the post office.

We had to make an animal from our first bit of clay [my pig face] and then a bird using two pinch pots stuck together....ummmm yes......my bird ended up as a deformed platypus kind of shape...and my mate Nuz made a bird that ended up looking like a....umm a scared hedgehog!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Integrity! 87/365

Integrity is about helping each other and taking care of people like saying are you all right. We had to take some pictures of showing Integrity. We first had to got into a group. We had to have four people in our  group and it had to have some girls and some boys. The teachers gave a envelope for each group. Inside the envelope  a list of things we had to take. Each group has different things to take.

By Jasmine

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Is that the King? 85/365

A new experience....GPACH dinner group visits Henderson RSA to see Elvis AKA Andy Stankovich, the Wests scrap metal Elvis guy!

Taken on a friends iPhone

Friday, March 25, 2011

Is that Michael Jackson? 84/365

Is this the man himself? A smooth criminal? Nope it's Kenny Wizz - a fantastic Michael Jackson impersonator.
He sounds like him, he looks like him and he moves like him - very impressive show!
Check him out Kenny Wizz
A most stunning show at Bruce Mason theatre in Takapuna.

Taken on a Kodak HD Zx1

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Friendship at the Friendship seat 83/365

Friendship building at the friendship seat in the friendship garden at school.
Great shot taken by a student using the rule of thirds

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

In heavy disguise 82/365

Nothing to see here, no siree...move along...nothing interesting here....no need to come in after hours!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Artistic viewpoint 81/365

Using the over the shoulder shot to great effect

photo by Olivia

Monday, March 21, 2011

What Does Success look like? 80/365

We have 5 school values - FUN, INTEGRITY, TEAM, RESPECT and SUCCESS - so how can we show these through images....that was our mixed whanau's challenge this afternoon during Apple Bus Tour.[Yr3, yr4, yr5 and yr 6 mix of students]
Students had to work together, take images, everyone needed to be IN a photograph, everyone needed to have a go at TAKING a photograph.

Here is a child image depicting success:

Our planning session can be seen here: Summerland - Values Photo planning

More of our images can be seen here: Summerland - photo fun

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gorgeous flowers 79/365

 Love this stunning plant because it's purple and hairy! It really is stunning all the way over the leaves and stem!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Lying down on the job! 78/365

Ever wonder why it takes so long for builders/road workers to complete their jobs???
Says it all really.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Art of Art 77/365

Room 22 have spent a couple of sessions creating some amazing art with our resident art teacher. We had to learn how to draw faces first using the right proportions. Then we had to sketch some patterns and prepare our art paper.
Mrs Shepherd has some amazing art blogs for teachers to see how to create amazing art with their classes too.

Year 1 and 2 Art

Year 3 and 4 Art

Year 5 and 6 Art

 Photos by Hirad

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Supporting St Paddy's Day 76/365

Supporting St Paddy's day and having fun with an iPad.....a practice run before we get a set twice a week - cool as, can't wait!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Buddies sharing the learning 75/365

Awesome view of two friends sharing during SQUIRT [sustained, quiet, uninterrupted, independent reading time]
Loved the view from my position of the back of them and loved the discussion going on from the front view too!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Edible Art 74/365

Passions, Interests, Needs - PINs

Today was PINs day - we created some edible art.....making biscuits into pictures using lollies!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Making Faces 73/365

We made poses for our art. We had to have pictures of our faces and put them into photoshop to get a sketch outline. This is an awesome shot of Junmin taken by Gabe

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ummmm I want one 72/365

Always fancied a Jeep....possibly one without so much junk in it and one you can get into too...but can dream all the same

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Deserted 71/365

The day the beaches were shut.....no one out on the water after the Tsunami in Japan

Amazing sky though

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stinky feta taste testing 70/365

One of our reading groups read a book called 'Dimitri's Lunch' about a student who had feta cheese sandwiches. Most of the group had not heard of feta cheese.....what else was there to do but get some feta for taste testing!
 Of course .....everyone wanted a taste...but most made an interesting face! Only one student decided he loved feta cheese big time and continued to say so for the rest of the block 'I love feta cheese, I love feta cheese'

photos by Mason

Thursday, March 10, 2011

By the light of the moon.... 69/365

Well OK not quite the light of the moon, maybe the light of the sun! But moonlight sounds more poetic!
Love the line and light here....atmospheric outside the art room

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New headware 68/365

Sporting new headware - Henderson wearing......the beanbag!

photo by Keziah

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dance - Usher and More 67/365

Here we are doing our dance to Usher for assembly! We practiced for 2 weeks. Some of our moves were very tricky to learn.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chilled 65/365

Getting the hang of macro shooting with these water droplets of condensation on a drinks glass

Saturday, March 5, 2011

21st Celebrations! 64/365

Top L to R - the Birthday girl [21] Mickey, Marisa,
Bottom L to R - Gilly, Dolly [Ella] and Rebecca

Friday, March 4, 2011

Support for CH/CH 63/365

Love the stripey red and black socks [left] and bright red hair [right]
Go room 22 with awesome show of support and fund-raising too!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spying 61/365

Taken by Keziah

An awesome shot of Stephanie spying on Captain Jack in a funky spy pen, it captures the fun she was having

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

All on it's lonesome 60/365

Saw this shot and thought - whoops what a shame, some poor student stopped to chat/check bag/tie shoe laces and forgot their drink while moving down the stairs of our pod! Ad rink bottle looking forlorn and lost!