Open Minds Winners!

Congratulations to the year 9/10 science challenge winners from Open Minds. Theirs was the only cloning machine to actually work and anyone who has a flowchart of disease symptoms starting with Dargarea, moving through Whangarabies, onto Gorestones and ending in Invercardiac arrest deserves their win. Well done!winner 2013

Congratulations also to the Year 7/8 second place getters in the science category – very well done!

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Open Minds Tournament

Open Minds is a competition between the 4 local high schools for year 7/8 and 9/10 GATE students. See below the busy preparations. It’s a lesson in group roles, leadership roles, self – managed learning, resilience, creativity and adherence to the task. It’s a great indicator of how far the HDS students as a group have come since the start of the year.

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Doodle 4 Google Finalists!

Congratulations to Jenema Palencia and Sam Kaufononga for reaching the finals of the Doodle 4 Google competition. Out of 4500 entries, Jenema and Sam made it to the top 100 in the country. Students were asked to create a Google doodle on the theme “if I were an explorer I would…”. Judges wrote to Jenema and Sam saying they were impressed with their ideas, explanations and artwork. The eventual winner will get their design hosted on Google for 24 hours.
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