Thursday, 8 March 2018

Welcome to Syndicate Kowhai 2017

Malo e lelei,
It is a pleasure to introduce our Syndicate.

We have 3 teachers in our team. They are:
Mr. Ravinesh Chand - Room 1 - Year 7
Miss Athena Jacinto - Room 2 - Year 7
Mrs. Sela Liu - Room 3 - Year 8

We are also known as the Digital Learning Syndicate.

We are all excited about teaching and learning with the students.
We are also inviting you to be part of this learning journey because together we will make a difference in our children's learning.







Monday, 12 June 2017

Scientists in Room 1

THE WAY A CIRCUIT BOARD WORKS
The way a circuit board works is that it has to be a closed circuit or a parallel circuit.
The way a parallel circuit works is that it’s extended a few millimetres apart with the equivalent length and width.
The way a close circuit works is that it’s either in square or rectangle and has no connections in the centre.

The 21st century achievements are drones, robotics and androids. Drones and android have human intelligence and information from a computer chip and internet. If all data from the internet was on a microchip and put in a human like drone, human lives would be at stake.

As technology begins to grow, circuits are going to be smaller and more advanced with holographic designs and soon cars will have floating tech and astronauts will be in space, discovering new planets, solar systems and galaxies with half of the world’s population. Astronauts would travel to another planet to see if they could neutralise it, and make it their own.

The other population of the world will be in other galaxies to check for other human approximating planets with the use of cyber intelligent ships, rockets and harvesting drones, all from the use of circuit boards and growing advanced tech.



Peni Leka




The Coin and Food Colouring Experiment

Mr Chand, room 1’s scientist found a new experiment for room 1 students to observe and find how it works.
I could see excitement on pupils faces. Well, I was in wonder when Mr Chand said he will remove the blue dot of food colouring from a sliver 50c coin. I thought it was impossible, but at the end it was possible.
Firstly, Mr Chand gathered all the equipment for the magic experiment. He got a bowl to place the candle, coin, jar and water. So he first pour a dot of blue food colouring on the coin, then he placed the candle on. After all, he placed a jar on top of the candle, now he poured water and waited for 1 minute.
Secondly, the water rose up after the candle went out. This was caused by the candle that heated the air and expanded it. This cancels the depletion of the oxygen temporarily and the water level stays down. When the oxygen is depleted, the candle goes out and the air cools. The volume of the air decreases and the water rises.
This is how life is, if we don’t have oxygen we won’t survive and in the jar when the candle is on, here is suction power but when it’s out no suction power to stop the water from coming in.

By: Kashish K. Kumar  

Thursday, 1 June 2017