Thursday, October 29, 2009

10 Wg science research

This morning (and for the last couple of days) 10 Wg have been doing research with their science teacher Mrs Jopson in the library.  They are very on task and working studiously on finding out the causes of various diseases.  They need information on everything from Albanism and Cyctic Fibrosis to Dwarfism and Elephantitis.  Here are some photos of them working.  This assignment is an intersting one for them, and some of them have even discovered that in their family history they have genes for some interesting (and not exactly pleasant) diseases.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre

Have you seen the New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre Website?  This is a fantastic resource for anybody looking for poetry from the New Zealand and Pacific region.  Great for students doing wide reading at NCEA Level 1 and 2.  The art on the website is by Richard Killeen and the whole thing looks just lovely.

They feature authors, keep a New Zealand literature file, soundsnz, have a beautiful collection of tapa notebooks you can view, there is a poetry journal, essays and interviews and much more. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

This book has hardly been in the library since it first went on the shelves last year.  It is told in both pictures and story.  It is the story of a boy who lives in a train station - oh but wait, watch the video below and the author will tell you about the story himself.

World Sweet World - new magazine for the library

World Sweet World is the name of a magazine which we have just taken up a subscription to.  It is a beautifully produced magazine and is proving popular with some of the design students and staff.  The website contains lots of information about what is in the magazine but here is preview of some of the things you can find inside.

It has crafty articles, lots of info about new projects for making the world a more userfriendly place. There are projects you can make at home using recycled materials and found items.

The latest issue has information about 350 day which we celebrated here last week by creating a banner to recognise climate change.  Environmental matters are featured often in the magazine.  The latest issue also has information about Sign On day and the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen in December.  The magazine will be useful for many of our senior students studying arts subjects, graphics and technology.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.


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