Monday, 19 December 2016

Moving class ?


The old Edgewater 1 and 2 classrooms are being prepared for transportation to another school. The movers hope to lift the classrooms onto the truck trailers and move them out on Wednesday night.





Friday, 16 December 2016

First wall goes up today



It is all action at Edgewater College.

Excitement builds as the crane lifts the first wall sections of our new learning space building off the truck and into position. 






Blast from the past ...





Fantastic to see our old friend Troy on our last day of term.

Troy has finished his school year in Australia and has come to holiday with his New Zealand family. He visited class to catch up with his old classmates and to wish us a happy holiday.




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas spirit with MOTAT



Come enjoy the Christmas spirit with MOTAT this December where celebrating the gift of giving has become a firm favourite on the seasonal calendar. Meet Santa and his elves and share in the magic of Christmas while experiencing the Museum's heritage buildings, streetscapes and trams beautifully lit up with sparkling fairy lights.
Starting at 8pm each night, there'll be a myriad of things to see and do with live entertainment, outdoor movies*, tram rides, carollers, Santa's grotto and more!
Just $2 per person, with funds raised being used to purchase presents for charities Auckland City Mission and Auckland Women's Refuge.


Monday, 12 December 2016

Headway & Senior Prize Giving



Headway & Senior Prize Giving 




“End of Year” Celebration is tomorrow



“End of Year” Celebration is tomorrow!
and Christmas Games Bonanza.Boy, Children, Drawing, Female ...

WHEN - Tuesday December 13th  10am-1pmish                                                         
WHERE - Edgewater College Gym, 80 Edgewater Drive (back gate entrance)
WHAT - Please bring $2.00 per student for the sausage sizzle/food
(It would be advisable if students can still bring their lunch)

We will have a range of games/activities/competitions to get students active, socialising and having a good time to celebrate the end of their school year and the upcoming Christmas season.

Transition Visits to Edgewater 3

Look who is coming to Edgewater 3 in 2017






Transition to Te Hapori - Community Links Programme




Many of the students from our class are moving to the Te Hapori - Community Links programme in 2017. We visited Te Hapori to see what it is like. We had a fantastic day with our Sommerville friends.

Click here to see the photos

Click here to see Te Hapori  blog http://ssstapara.blogspot.co.nz/


Tryathalon 2016




Tryathalon 2016








Senior Dance 2016



Senior Dance 2016



Wednesday, 30 November 2016

“End of Year” Celebration


It’s the silly season and…..
You are all invited to an
“End of Year” Celebration
and Christmas Games Bonanza.Boy, Children, Drawing, Female ...

WHEN - Tuesday December 13th  10am-1pmish                                                         
WHERE - Edgewater College Gym, 80 Edgewater Drive (back gate entrance)
WHAT - Please bring $2.00 per student for the sausage sizzle/food
(It would be advisable if students can still bring their lunch)

We will have a range of games/activities/competitions to get students active, socialising and having a good time to celebrate the end of their school year and the upcoming Christmas season.


I know it is a super busy/crazy time of the year so it’s just going to be a chilled out day.
Please RSVP with numbers of students and adults attending by Wednesday 9th December and any questions please let me know.

Hopefully see you on Tuesday 13th December.
Season Greetings, Nicola and the Edgewater Sommerville Satellite Team.


Christmas Reindeer          Boy, Children, Drawing, Female ...             Christmas Tree                    

Janet McVeagh -Recreation CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016


CHRISTMAS PARTY...... Christmas PARTY.... 

Christmas PaRTy...2016

Janet McVeagh -Recreation CHRISTMAS PARTY 2016....
 (All Clients, Families, & Volunteer Staff)

Date: Saturday 10th December 2016

Venue:
Icon Trampoline Club, 137 Buckland Road, Mangere

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm (2hours)

Programme:
Performances from Classes - starting at 1.15pm
Creative Dance and Trampoline Classes
Surprise Performance from Staff.....
Prize giving (all classes)  & Costume Prize 
BBQ & Shared Afternoon Tea
Santa Arrives, Secret Santa, & Lollie Scramble


 Please Bring: 
Shared Plate for BBQ
Secret Santa Present (Unisex) - up to $5 only
Christmas Costume - Prizes for Best Costume...


Please Confirm ASAP.... All Welcome!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Yearbook Orders


Yearbook order notice has been sent home.

Please fill it in and return your order and payment to school.




The 2016 Sommerville yearbook has gone to the publishers! Once again we are excited to present a full colour magazine filled with pictures and information for you to enjoy.
Please fill in the form below with your name and $15 for your copy of the Yearbook. It will be sent out to you as soon as it arrives.


Friday, 25 November 2016

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY Bring your swimming gear, a packed lunch and a drink


We have two important trips to get ready for...


WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY   WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY  


Wednesday 30 November Trip 1 = Transition Visit to Te Hapori - Community Links Programme.   http://ssstapara.blogspot.co.nz/

Several students from our class are going to work in the Te Hapori - Community Links Programme in 2017. We are taking them to have a look and to find out what kinds of things people do in the "Life Skills" programme.

After we see the Te Hapori morning programme at Sommerville we will go for a swim with our Te Hapori friends. Then we will eat lunch together back at Te Hapori before returning to Edgewater College for taxi time.

Bring your swimming gear, a packed lunch and a drink.


Friday December 2 Trip 2 = Pakuranga College Tryathalon

All the "Speed and Stamina" training we have done this term will be tested on Friday. We will have a fun day exercising and socialising with our friends at Pakuranga College.

Tryathalon = try running, try cycling and try swimming

Bring your swimming gear, sunblock, a hat, a packed lunch and a drink.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Technology - Life Hacks




Well friend, the people of the internet are about to blow your mind. These 10 life hacks are sure to make you smack your forehead and scream “why didn’t I know this before!?” For example, did you know that if you want to make a bbq and forget your lighting fluid you can use a handful of potato chips instead? Chips have quite a bit of fat in them, making them very flammable. Or did you ever struggle trying to cut open a kiwi? You probably used a knife wasting much of the food, but the best way to do it is by simply using a spoon!
Watch these and many more awesome tricks in the following video. And make sure you watch to the very end to see the plastic bag hack!



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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Eggciting tricks


Here are a few egg tricks to go with Kevin's egg tricks.





Why did the egg cross the road?
To get to the shell station.

What do you call a city of 20 million eggs?
New Yolk City!

Knock, Knock!
Who’s there?
Omelette.
Omelette who?
Omelette smarter than I look!

Why can’t you tease egg whites?
They can’t take a yolk.

At a party, a magician was producing egg after egg from a little boy’s ear.
“There!” he said proudly. “I bet your Mum can’t produce eggs without hens, can she?”
“Oh yes, she can,” said the boy. “She keeps ducks.”

What happens if you play table tennis with a bad egg?
It goes ping, then it goes pong.

Did you hear about the wizard who turned his friend into an egg?
He kept trying to poach his ideas.

What do you call an egg that goes on safari?
An eggs-plorer!

What happens when you tell an egg a joke?
It cracks up!

What day of the week do chickens hate the most?
Fry-day

Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide!

Why does a chicken coop only have 2 doors?Because if it had 4 doors it would be a sedan!

Why did the chicken cross the internet?To get to the other site!



Monday, 21 November 2016

New High Score !




Thanks to all the people who have visited our class blog. 


You have helped us reach a new total of 

70, 000 visitors.





Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Maniakalani Film Festival 2016


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Congratulations to the classes who took part in the 2016 Maniakalani Film Festival. The Sommerville films are fantastic and our student presenters did a brilliant job representing their school.

A huge thanks to all of the students for taking part and to our wonderful staff and families who supported us.

Please click on the links below to check out the Sommerville Special School movies. If you like them please leave a comment to let the students know they have fans.













Monday, 7 November 2016

Maniakalani Film Festival on Wednesday 9 November.

Dear Everyone                     Movie, Clapper Board, Director

Moviemakers, friends and fans from any and all Sommerville classes. You are all invited to come to the Maniakalani Film Festival on Wednesday 9 November.

Yes it’s this week! It’s free … so you can afford it.

Come early and get a good seat. See the cool kids movies in our own special screening at Sylvia Park Hoyts Cinemas. Most of our Sommerville movies are showing in Cinema 3 at 10am.

There is plenty of parking and an elevator for disability access. Fill out your E.O.T.C form, support your school and get out of the classroom for the morning.
Map of HOYTS Cinemas
HOYTS Cinemas
Address: Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, 286 Mt Wellington Highway, Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, Mt Wellington

Have a fun day. Support your school. Come to the movies.

See you in Cinema 3 @ 10am.

Maths thought of the day




The number four is the only number with the same number of letters as the meaning of its name.

Monday, 31 October 2016

SPACES LEFT GIRLS WEEKEND! DON’T MISS OUT………………




Pamper Weekend
o  Making of Facial products
o  Facials
o  footspas and Nails
o  Cooking with Sarah and Rachel Penney
o  DesseRts
o  Big Screen Movie Night



Motu Moana Scout Camp
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th November 2016




Age: All ages (Wheelchair Friendly)


Cost: $349.60 (We do accept Carer Support & ACC as a form of part payment)

Staying @ Motu Moana Scout Camp, (Mowgli Lodge), 90 Connaugh Street, Block House Bay, Auckland
(Please turn Left when you come in entrance at roundabout! Drive up driveway to Mowgli Lodge)

Please have Dinner before you come!...... (Friday Night)

Drop off: @ Motu Moana Scout Camp @ 7.00pm (Friday)
Pick up: @ Motu Moana Scout Camp @ 2.30pm (Sunday)

Please bring;
v Sleeping gear: Sheet, pillow, duvet or Sleeping bag, blanket and hot water bottle
v Toiletries ( Toothpaste,toothbrush,shampoo,conditioner,soap,hairbrush,deodorant etc.)
v Enough Clothes for Duration (Warm Clothes)
v Underwear and Socks
v Raincoat or parker
v Insect Repellent
v Sun block, Sunglasses, lip screen and hat
v Towels  (Showering) & Flannel
v PJ’s
v Medication (Cleary Labeled)
v Plastic bags for Dirty & Wet Washing
v Special equipment e.g.; pull ups, wipes, cups, toilet chair etc.
v Torch
v Makeup, nail polish etc.



Please Confirm ASAP - This is essential to have your space confirmed..

Email to confirm: jm.recreation@ihug.co.nz or Txt Kerrie on 021.2119882

Many Thanks

Kerrie O'Hara

Janet McVeagh - Recreation
Postal:
PO Box 13899
Onehunga
Auckland 1643

Mobile: 021 211 9882 (Kerrie O'Hara)
Email: jm.recreation@ihug.co.nz