Thursday, 17 August 2017

Richie Patterson at Edgewater College

Thanks you to the New Zealand Olympics Ambassador Richie Patterson.

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On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we went to see Richie Patterson at Edgewater College hall at 11.45am to 12.45pm. Richie Patterson is a New Zealand Olympics Ambassador. He is the weightlifter. He won his gold and silver medal on commonwealth game. The Te Tapori community class came to watch with us. I enjoyed seeing him on that day.


Yesterday Richie Patterson came to Edgewater College hall. He showed us some of his videos. He is a weightlifter. l like his gold medal.  He showed us how to weightlift. He signed some of his Olympic Ambassador cards that he give us.


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This is a picture of Richie Patterson at my school doing his talking to the audience.

He is talking about his life story as a weightlifter and he's really fit and strong. He has won a gold medal and a silver medal. He's good and the best weightlifter that's all I say.


On Wednesday Richie Patterson came to my classroom and some of my old friends came from Sommerville School. After morning tea we went to the hall with 3 classrooms and we sat down on the chairs to listen to Richie.

First we watched the video of the Rio Olympic Games 2016 and Richie talked about weightlifting. When he first started weightlifting he was trying to lift this weight up but he was too scared to do it and he came 4th place. In 2014 he had to do the 3rd attempt for the weightlifting and he did lift up high because he was so brave.

At the end I gave Richie a pen for the iPad and I spoke really clearly.


Today Richie Patterson came to visit our school.

He is an Olympic Ambassador and a weight lifter.

He has been to the Olympic Games.

I liked listening to Richie Patterson.


On Wednesday  Richie Patterson came to visit our school. He talked about the three values and what he did at the Olympics. He won a gold medal for weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games. Richie gave out cards to some of the audience. I liked that he didn’t give up.


Yesterday Richie Patterson came to school hall at 11.45am until 12.45pm.

Richie is a weight lifter. He talked and showed a video. I enjoyed it so much because He won a medals for weight lifting at the Commonwealth Games and Olympics.

I saw my friend from Community class Te Hapori. It was a fun day.


Click here for more photos of Richie's visit

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Voice Search anywhere is here ...

We are learning how to use 'Voice Search" to help us find information on the internet.

Ask your questions out loud and get answers spoken back whether you are out and about or sitting at your desk. Just tap the mic on the Google search bar and speak up.

This works on the Google app for iOS, Android and Chrome browsers for laptops and desktops.

Want to take it for a ride?

Say something like, “How tall is the Sky Tower?”

Friday, 11 August 2017

Sommerville’s Edgewater Satellite Basketball Teams 2017

Wild Cats
Team Manager = Sharnel



Team Manager = Shyma



Sommerville Thunder
Team Manager = Naki


Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Movie Night Invitation

Thursday 17 August  5 pm - 7pm 

Edgewater Satellite Students are invited to attend the Sommerville Movie Night. Students that are responsible able to manage themselves and their behaviour are welcome.

Students must be dropped off at Sommerville School and picked up after the movie. We must also have a contact number and a signed permission form before students can attend.

Look our for more news, the permission slip will be sent home soon.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Olympic Values

Ideas for Te Oro Water Art

Edgewater 1 & 3 are going to make a shared art installation for the Sommerville Te Oro Art Show based on our Water Environment theme. This week we will be starting to share ideas and begin the planning for our art installation

Monday, 7 August 2017

So who is Richie Patterson?

Something to look forwards to ...

Olympic Ambassador, Richie Patterson will visit us on Wednesday 9 August to teach us about his history, personal goal setting and the Olympic Values. 

Richie will arrive in time for a start after interval in the Edgewater College Hall at 11.45am.

Families, supporters and our Sommerville friends are all welcome to attend the presentation. 

Keep reading this blog for more details.

How is your filming going?

Film Festival is happening ...

How is your filming going?


Keep it simple.
Keep it short.

You only have 3 minutes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Kevin is going to a teacher lesson on Friday

Kevin is going to a lesson on Friday morning to learn about 

Sensory Learning Spaces and Strategies

Prepositions of Place English Grammar Rules

Prepositions of Place Grammar Rules

The chart demonstrates some of the most common prepositions of place in English.
Prepositions of Place are used to show the position or location of one thing with another.
It answers the question "Where?"
Below we have some more examples of Prepositions of Place:

In front of

  • A band plays their music in front of an audience.
  • The teacher stands in front of the students.
  • The man standing in the line in front of me smells bad.
  • Teenagers normally squeeze their zits in front of a mirror.


Behind is the opposite of In front of. It means at the back (part) of something.
  • When the teacher writes on the whiteboard, the students are behind him (or her).
  • Who is that person behind the mask?
  • I slowly down because there was a police car behind me.


Between normally refers to something in the middle of two objects or things (or places).
  • There are mountains between Chile and Argentina.
  • The number 5 is between the number 4 and 6.
  • There is a sea (The English Channel) between England and France.

Across From / Opposite

Across from and Opposite mean the same thing. It usually refers to something being in front of something else BUT there is normally something between them like a street or table. It is similar to saying that someone (or a place) is on the other side of something.
  • I live across from a supermarket (= it is on the other side of the road)
  • The chess players sat opposite each other before they began their game.
    (= They are in front of each other and there is a table between them)

Next to / Beside

Next to and Beside mean the same thing. It usually refers to a thing (or person) that is at the side of another thing.
  • At a wedding, the bride stands next to the groom.
  • Guards stand next to the entrance of the bank.
  • He walked beside me as we went down the street.
  • In this part of town there isn't a footpath beside the road so you have to be careful.

Near / Close to

Near and Close to mean the same thing. It is similar to next to / beside but there is more of a distance between the two things.
  • The receptionist is near the front door.
  • This building is near a subway station.
  • We couldn't park the car close to the store.
  • Our house is close to a supermarket.


On means that something is in a position that is physically touching, covering or attached to something.
  • The clock on the wall is slow.
  • He put the food on the table.
  • I can see a spider on the ceiling.
  • We were told not to walk on the grass.

Above / Over

Above and Over have a similar meaning. The both mean "at a higher position than X" but above normally refers to being directly (vertically) above you.
  • Planes normally fly above the clouds.
  • There is a ceiling above you.
  • There is a halo over my head. ;)
  • We put a sun umbrella over the table so we wouldn't get so hot.
  • Our neighbors in the apartment above us are rally noisy.
Over can also mean: physically covering the surface of something and is often used with the word All as in All over.
  • There water all over the floor.
  • I accidentally spilled red wine all over the new carpet.
Over is often used as a Preposition of Movement too.

Under / Below

Under and Below have a similar meaning. They mean at a lower level. (Something is above it).
  • Your legs are under the table.
  • Monsters live under your bed.
  • A river flows under a bridge.
  • How long can you stay under the water?
  • Miners work below the surface of the Earth.
Sometimes we use the word underneath instead of under and beneath instead of below. There is no difference in meaning those they are less common nowadays.
Under is often used as a Preposition of Movement too.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Whanau Spelling Bee

Bradley entered the Edgewater College Whanau Spelling Bee. 

The heats were held on Monday.

The final was today ...


came ...

second in the school!

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Monday, 31 July 2017


This Week We Are Learning About Prepositions Of Movement In Our Oral Language Games 

Across / Through

Across is movement from one side of an area, surface, or line to the other side.
Prepositions - Across
I drew a line ACROSS the paper.
Through is movement from one side of an enclosed space to the other side.
Prepositions - Across and through
The baseball went THROUGH the window.
Sometimes, either ACROSS or THROUGH can be used for areas:
  • We walked across the park.
    = We walked through the park.
  • They drove across the city.
    = They drove through the city.

Along / Around

Along is to follow a line.
Around is to go in a circular direction around some obstacle.
Prepositions of Movement in English: Around and Along
Difference between ALONG and AROUND

Into / Out Of

Into is to go from outside a space to inside a space. 
Out of is to go from inside a space to outside a space.
Prepositions of Movement in English - Into
The cat went into the box.
Prepositions of Movement in English - Out of
The cat jumped out of the box.

Onto / Off

Onto and off refer to surfaces, differently from into / out of (which refer to enclosed spaces):
  • The dog jumped onto the table.
    The dog jumped into the table.
  • I took the picture off the wall.
    I took the picture out of the wall.

Up / Down

Prepositions in English Up Down
Going up the stairs / Going down the stairs
Go up and go down can also be used for “increase” and “decrease,” in addition to physical movement.
  • The price of food has gone up in the past two years.
  • The number of children per family has gone down.

Over / Under

To go over is to pass above something.
To go under is to pass below something.
Prepositions in English - Over and Under
Prepositions in English – Over and Under

Towards / Away From

If you go towards something, you get closer to it.
If you go away from something, you get farther away from it.
Prepositions of Movement in English - Towards
The dog is running towards me.
Prepositions of Movement in English - Away from
The boy is running away from me.

Back To

“Back to” is movement of return to a place you have been before:
  • He went to Italy.
    (maybe for the first time)
  • He went back to Italy.
    (it is the second time, or he is from Italy)
  • He went back Italy.(this form is incorrect)