The EPro8 Challenge is a competition, an engineering and problem solving race.
Teams compete to:
- build large sized structures
- solve practical problems
- engineer using pulleys, motors, gears, wheels and axles
- invent machines that can complete simple tasks
- undertake unusual and fun experiments.
- construct basic electronic circuits.
- solve interesting problems using practical maths
We entered two Year 7/8 teams, e=mc2 and Little Einsteins, in the Horowhenua Year 7/8 Competition held at Levin Intermediate School.
Congratulations to Italy, Cody, Paloma and Nikau of e=mc2 who won the competition! Fantastic!
These children will now represent our school and area at the regional finals.
We also entered two Year 5/6 teams, Fairfield Fixits and Fairfield Figure Its, in the Horowhenua Year 5/6 Competition held at Levin Intermediate School.
Congratulations to Callum, James, Emma and Lachie of Fairfield Figure Its who got fourth, which qualified them to go through to the regional finals, well done!
On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March, our school visited Kawiu Marae, of Muaūpoko Iwi. Our juniors visited on Thursday and our seniors visited on Friday.
The visits to the marae provided our children with an outstanding learning experience, where they were involved in powhiri, waiata, hongi and the breaking of tapu, through shared kai.
Our children were outstanding and did themselves proud, with their superb behaviour and respect of kawa.
We are incredibly grateful to Muaūpoko for hosting us and welcoming us onto their Marae. These visits have started our relationship with Muaūpoko and Kawiu.
Ka mau te wehi ngā tamariki!
Precautionary Boil Water Notice for the Levin Water Supply LIFTED
Horowhenua District Council has lifted the Precautionary Boil Water Notice (issued last Friday night) for the Levin water supply as of this morning, Thursday 9 February.
The Levin Water Treatment Plant system is recovering and returning to normal. There is now sufficient storage and this is gradually increasing. The water is clean and is treated, and there are no issues. Based on this, we can lift the precautionary boil water notice.
We appreciate that the notice would have caused inconvenience and even some frustration, however our actions are guided by the need to be always on the safe side. We take no chances when it comes to the quality of the water that is being sent out to the community. The uncertainty around the dirty status of the river required that we stay on the side of caution.
The Levin Water Treatment Plant upgrade is due to be complete at the end of March 2017, and when that upgrade is complete, the plant will be more resilient.
We certainly appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation over the past two days.
Horowhenua District Council