Thursday, 22 September 2016


You should feel very proud of how well you did in the

Please take the time to collect your sponsorship money and bring the money (with your green sponsorship card in the plastic bag ) to the school office by the end of the first week of Term 4.

Once all the money is in we will be able to work out who our prize winners are.

Maybe you?

Prizes and certificates will be presented at hui early in Term 4.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Challenge Day

There are only seven days until the GREAT GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE Test Day - Wednesday 21 September.

It's great to see so many of you totally engrossed in this learning and fundraising event. It's great seeing have busy practising your challenge using the clues on this blog and other resources. 

  • Have you got lots of sponsors?
  • Are you going to achieve a gold medal result?, 
  • Are you going to win a prize
  • Which whanau house will win the most points

Good luck everyone and thanks for supporting your school. 

Let's hope we meet our target ($15,000) and are able to buy lots of digital devices to support and and enhance learning at school.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Great Geography Challenge 2 - Wellington Region

The 10 places that kids doing Challenge 2 will need to know are:

Kapiti Coast
Kapiti Island
Lower Hutt
South Wairarapa
Upper Hutt

On Test Day you will be given:
  • a list of the ten places (in alphabetical order), and
  •  a map with a number on each place.
You will have to match the name with the number. Please note that the numbers on the map may be different to the numbers on the practise map sent home in the pack.


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Great Geography Challenge 7: And then there were 25 ...

Use the following co-ordinates to work out which 25 flags will be on the Challenge Day test on September 21:

B13, A24, B11, B19, B1, A15, B16, A4, B15, A22, A9, B24, B2, A11, A21, B7, B22, B9, B23, A7, A1, A19, A18, A2, B14. 

Hosts of the the 2020 Olympics
Capital: Nuku’alofa
Capital: Mogadishu
Red and white flag. Won 1 gold and 1 silver medal at Rio
Unscramble: ANABOTSW
Hanoi is the capital city
Unscramble: CCOOORM
Pyramid of Giza located here
Rhymes with ‘guitar’
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Unscramble: ARBAU
The 2016 Olympic Games
were held here
Its capital city is Canberra
Capital: Ankara
Rarotonga is my largest island
Official name: Swiss Confederation
Unscramble: HICEL
Unscramble: AAABHMS
Capital city is Kuala Lumpar
Mt Everest is here
There is a red maple leaf on its flag
Marwa Amir won a bronze medal for wrestling at Rio
Mr Schon’s great grandparents were born here
My citizens are Filipinos
Many of my people are of the Jewish faith
It’s rugby union national team is called is called the Pumas
15th on the medal standings table at Rio Olympics
Unscramble: SURPYC
The late Nelson Mandela’s homeland
Unscramble: ILAAABN
A country of 50 states
I’m pronounced Ki - ri - bus
Unscramble: BODIACAM
Men’s Sevens rugby
won gold at Rio
Unscramble: AEIOGGR
Usain Bolt’s homeland
The Acropolis is found here
Unscramble: KARUNIB SOAF
Unscramble: PUAAL
Used to be called Burma
Unscramble: BARDOSBA
3rd on the medal standings table
at Rio Olympics
Just south of North Korea
Victoria is its capital
The Taj Mahal can be found here
England, Scotland and Wales
Won 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals at the Rio Olympics
Unscramble:  ULACI STAIN
Taken from the Greek words:
small islands

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

GREAT GEOGRAPHY CHALLENGE - Challenge 1 and Challenge 4

Here's a good website you could visit if you are doing Challenge 1 or Challenge 4:

Great Geography Challenge 3

One way of remembering where the different regions of New Zealand are is to take the first letter of each region and write a mnemonic sentence. Because there are 16 regions you might want to write several mnemonic sentences.

Here are mnemonics that Oliver, Lily, Libby and Hannah (all from Room 17) have written. If you want to you can use these, go for it!

North Island (9 regions, starting at the top and left to right):

Naughty animals wildly bite girls horrifically, marking their warts.

Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu, Taranaki, Wellington

South Island (7 regions, starting at the top and left to right):

Wet toilets need many cloths or scrubbers.

West Coast, Tasman, Nelson, Malborough, Canterbury, Otago, Southland

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Great Geography Challenge 6 - CAPITAL CITIES


The following clues will help you work out the 25 capital cities that will be in the Great Geography Challenge test on Challenge Day (taken from the 50 capital cities in your pack):

  1. Canal District
  2. The Beehive 
  3. The White House
  4. Writer Robert Louis Stevensen died here
  5. Mount Ainslie
  6. European Union
  7. Gorky Park
  8. Tian'anmen Square
  9. Connaught Circus
  10. Java
  11. Palisadoes
  12. Parthenon on the Acropolis
  13. Professional sports teams: Senators, Redblacks, Fury FC and Champions
  14. Big Ben
  15. Mutanabbi Street
  16. Colosseum
  17. Blue Area
  18. Bradenburg Gate
  19. Eiffel Tower
  20. Lion City
  21. Chao Phraya River
  22. Palacio Barolo
  23. National Diet Building
  24. Praca dos Tres Poderes
  25. The Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree