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Children have been learning how to make bread using various techniques to present their dough into a stylish loaf.

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Hard Materials – Container products

As part of our Hard Materials Technology program for term 1, we have been making containers.  Our learning was about identifying and describing the attributes we wanted our containers to have.  As part of that we had to draw a working drawing that showed materials we would use, dimensions of the product and even how [...]

Amazing Candle Stick Holders

2014 has seen a really cool development for our Hard Materials Technology.  We have been looking for a way to bring in metal as a material to which we can apply our technological processes.  The answer was COPPER!  Looks great and its easy to work with hand tools. This candle stick holder involves students in [...]

Room 6 Xmas Tree Tech’

Getting our process started.

      Room 6 had a lot of fun working through their Technology process today.  Their goal was to design, cut out and shape a 3D Xmas tree.  Two pieces of 3 mm MDF precut with opposing slots so they fit together. Our learning Intention and success criteria were worked out at the beginning [...]

The technology Centre and Market Day

Lots of rooms have been building products for sale at Hukerenui school’s upcomming “Market Day”.  We used a lot of our scrap materials to make these.  We are hoping that parents and grandparents, as well as anyone who wants to, will buy our products and may even donate them back to the school.  The products [...]

Will we be going to school one day on one of these?

New Zealanders invented the Hamilton Jet Boat, the bungy cord, disposable hyperdermic needles, the electric fence … a kiwi may even have been the first to fly a powered aircraft – unfortunately he landed in a hedge so it is not considered to be a “controlled” flight – minor technical thing really.  Is this the [...]