Thursday, 26 November 2015

Similes and Metaphors

To help improve our descriptive writing we have been learning about Similes and Metaphors

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Make a Flag Choice

Over three million voting papers mailed out as first flag referendum begins 

The five alternative flags to be ranked in the upcoming referendum. Kiwis will receive voting papers in the post from Friday.

If you were eligible how would you vote?

Click the link below to find out more and to complete the survey.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Electric Toothbrush Research Project

Electric Toothbrush Research Project Report #1 2015

Heidi our dentist has done the second plaque test and the great news is that all of our plaque scores have improved! Students will bring their plaque score report home on Monday.

Well done Edgewater 3!

Keep up the good brushing.




Check out for information on oral health.

What is lightning?

Lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. 

What causes lightning?

Lightning is an electric current. Within a thundercloud way up in the sky, many small bits of ice (frozen raindrops) bump into each other as they move around in the air. All of those collisions create an electric charge. After a while, the whole cloud fills up with electrical charges. The positive charges or protons form at the top of the cloud and the negative charges or electrons form at the bottom of the cloud. Since opposites attract, that causes a positive charge to build up on the ground beneath the cloud. The grounds electrical charge concentrates around anything that sticks up, such as mountains, people, or single trees. The charge coming up from these points eventually connects with a charge reaching down from the clouds and – zap – lightning strikes!

Find out more ...

Friday, 20 November 2015

Which flag do you like?

Go to the NZ Flag Tab above to look at the flag alternatives.

Here are the five flag designs that eligible voters will rank in the first 
binding postal referendum this year, between 20 November and 11 December.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Swimming Certificates

We were presented with our 
Swimming Sports Certificates today.

I presented all the certificates to the class. I was proud of you all. Natasha

I felt very proud of myself. Brennan

I feel good when I got my certificate. Aidan

I though that getting a certificate was something different to getting a ribbon. Bradley

I am happy I like getting certificates for my swimming race. Lauren

I felt excited because I got three certificates. I am good at freestyle. Keenen

I was excited to get two swimming certificates. Michael

It was fun getting a certificate. Joseph

I felt happy getting my certificate. Jordan

I  am happy I got first, third and fourth place. Finn

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Water Safety & Swim Training

We have been learning water safety skills and practicing our swimming at the Llyod Elsmore Pools every Thursday. We practice getting into and out of the pool, rope rescues, kick board rescues and how to get in and out of the boat.
We pretended that we had fallen out of a boat. We had to go under the boat and then swim to safety.

Friday, 13 November 2015

ITM 500 V8 Supercars Students on Track Comments.

ITM 500 V8 SuperCars in Pukekohe By Natasha


Last Friday Nicola, Elly and Naki took us to the ITM 500 V8 SuperCars in Pukekohe to watch the racing. We were trying to look all around for a parking and we finally found one.


I saw lots of racing cars going very fast around the track. There were also lots of other schools there.

We walked through a noisy bridge over the track to where the cars were in the pits getting work done to them. I thought it was cool when we got some good photos of the racing cars up close. We saw lots of T.V cameras filming the racing cars getting different work done.

We sat in one of the stands and watched the racing. We saw a safety car going around the track with its lights and sirens on.

After that we saw some more different cars, a fire engine, ambulance and some trucks. We watched a cool performance from Star Jam.

I got a sticker and a V8s poster. It was my first time going to the V8 SuperCars and it was really cool. 


Lauren V8 Super Cars By Lauren

The car was really  fast. I feel happy and  nervous at the race track.

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We saw lots of car race around the runway. They are superfast. We have lunch and watch cars race.

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We saw student from another school. We went over   the  bridge to see cars  get ready. We got poster to take home. It was  a long   long drive.

ITM 500 By Finn

On Friday 6 of November my class went to the V8 Supercars in Pukekohe. I went with Nicola, Elly and Naki. I saw lots of V8 Supercars and the helicopter. I felt happy because the cars are in the pitstop. I thought the supercars go very fast. I sit in the fanstand to watch the cars race and I have some lunch before we get off.

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ITM 500 By Jordan

On Friday 6th Nov Our class were going to Pukekohe RaceCourse .First we droved to Pukekohe  to watch the V8 supercars. We arrived at Pukekohe it was very busy we couldn’t  find a parking spot . Then we had morning tea while the Race cars  Racing  very loudly . After we had morning tea we took some photos . We walked into the there were stairs going into the  bridge it was very loud inside the bridge. After we left the bridge we took a class photo with V8 supercar. Then we taken photos of the pit crew they were changing  the tires  and refueling the cars and took some photos of the cars stopping .Getting ready for practicing we sat down had some lunch. After we had lunch we have taken some photos . watched a performance and a singer the performers were dancing very well. The singer was loud then we watched cars on the track racing very loud. and we walked back to the vehicles. We drove back to school   
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Joseph V8 Supercars by Joseph
I saw fast cars last Friday.  It was fun and I was happy.

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This is my favourite car.

Elly took a picture with me and Keenen at the truck.

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We sat down and Iooked at the cars.

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I felt good watching the cars because they were really fast and they quickly got fixed by the pit crew.

V8 Supercars by Brennan
On Friday I went in the car to Pukekohe to the v8 Supercars.I took lots  of photos of the cars.I saw the cars go fast and it was noisy.I liked it because I wanted to see the fast cars at the V8 Supercars.I wished I was in the car so I could go fast.I was happy to go with my friend. I want to go back again to see the V8 Supercars nextime.


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We went to V8 Supercars by Aidan

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I  saw lots of race cars go past really fast.  I thought it was excellent. The cars were cool and I like  the paint on the cars. It  looked nice on the race cars. the Supercar racing.
We went as a group. We stayed together.

I like the race I want to go back to the V8 super race next year.

I felt sleepy on our way back to School.
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The V8 Supercars By Michael

On Friday

To watch V8 supercars


Naki Elly Nicola Keenen Joseph Finn Bradley Lauren Aidan Brennan Natasha Jordon

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We want to watch the V8 Supercars racing.  I felt great about the race.

ITM 500 V8 Supercars By Keenen.

I saw those racing cars driving around the track. They were racing fast.

I thought some of the race cars needed some fixing.

I felt excited because I had a fun day at the super race cars.

Who was driving you all there? Nicola, Elly and Naki took us to the Supercars.

What We went to Pukekohe Raceway to look at the V8 Supercars.

Why we are looking at the racing cars.

Where The Supercars were at Pukekohe Race track.

When We went on Friday to look at the racing cars.

How long did stay there We stayed there in the most of the day.

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This is Keenen. I’m having a photo with the big truck.

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This is Keenen, Michael, Natasha, Lauren, Joseph and Aidan they are standing by the truck.

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This is the Edgewater 3 and we all take a photo of us standing by the supercar.

Bradley’s ITM 500 V8 Supercars Report 2015.


Last Friday, we went to the ITM 500 Racetrack in Pukekohe to see the V8 Supercars. It was a really sunny day, and there were a lot of racecars racing on the track. Personally, I thought the cars were really loud because of the engines they ran on.


While we were at the racetrack, we walked around the pit stops where the cars entered. Some of the pit stops looked a bit like flats and were a bit comfy, but at the same time the pit crews got into action when the racecars entered their garage. As soon as the crews started working on the cars, they changed the tyres, hydraulics and even filled up the fuel tanks to the brim.


The supercars weren’t the only vehicles we saw at the racetrack, as there were also a couple of races involving sports utes too. Unlike the supercars, the utes weren’t as noisy, but they were still pretty fast.


Overall, it was a very awesome day out, and we got to take a couple of souvenirs home. The souvenirs were a big poster and a sticker. It was really good of our teacher to take us out on a special trip like this because it will probably be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the drivers up close.