Tuesday, 6 September 2016


Families took up the maths challenges about Eggs and Rabbits.

Here are the problems:

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Mr Greenwill looked out on his Otago farm and saw rabbits everywhere.
“Why”, he said , “I reckon there are about 1280 rabbits in that paddock.
They’ve been doubling in number for the last 7 years.” So how many rabbits were in the paddock 7 years ago?

640 after 1 yr
320 after 2 yr
160 after 3 yr
80 after 4 yr
40 after 5 yr
20 after 6 yr
10 after 7 yr


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Henrietta Fowler sells fresh organic eggs every
Saturday morning at the market.
One Saturday morning, she has only 1 egg left,
after serving 8 customers.

Her first customer buys half her eggs
Her second customer buys half the remaining eggs.
Her third customer buys half of what is left.

Her egg sales continue in this way until Egbert, her ninth customer, buys the last egg. No eggs are broken.

1. How many eggs did each customer buy?
2.     How many eggs did Henrietta start with? Show your working out.

1. Working Backwards.
9th customer 1
8th customer 2
7th customer 4
6th customer 8
5th customer 16
4th customer 32
3rd customer 64
2th customer 128
1st customer 256

2. Since the first customer bought half the original amount then we need to double 256 so it would be 512.

Congratulations to the McDonnell family for

getting both the questions correct and

showing how they solved it!

Monday, 5 September 2016

More Book Week Fun!

Hannah had the smallest book! 

and Bruno (180 years)and Alice (297 years)had the oldest books,


and Elijah, Bruno, Scarlet and Ben had the biggest books!

Kea Class Visited St Vincent de Paul

Kea class visited the Richmond St Vincent de Paul shop. 
We saw how the clothes and household items are sorted,  priced and prepared for sale.

 We were amazed at the variety of things for sale. There was jewellery,  clothes,  kitchenware, toys, bedding and furniture.

We were told how St Vincent de Paul has people coming into the shop asking for help. They are gently interviewed and asked how best St Vincent de Paul can help them. They help with school fees,  some power bills, petrol or things that will help families.

The men showed us how the van was used for picking up furniture and dropping it off to people who needed it.

Look at the extra supplies that St Vincent de Paul has for helping out people when they are in need. Toiletries, meat, tinned cans, spreads, cereals, bread and baking things are stored here.

St Vincent de Paul does mighty work. They are an example of how to carry on Jesus' work of serving and loving others. 
At present they are asking earnestly for donations to be brought to the shop. With roadworks in the driveway, not much has been dropped off lately. If you have anything to donate please take it there and use the entrance off the carpark at the back. THANKS!