The Secondary Experience Project

Day 1 of my secondary experience

My group and I did Science and Mathematics today. We are called the ‘Rockstars’ and we are the best!

In Science, we did an experience on bases and acids.

In maths we had to make a tunnel to get a marble from one cup to another. It was the best! I love Secondary  School!!

QUESTION:What does learning look like in secondary?

Secondary school is very different to primary. In secondary, you learn more advanced skills and lots of different subjects. In Science, we do lots of fun experiments and in Maths we learn harder things like geometry and calculus. I can’t wait for secondary school.

2 stars of the day:

  1. Doing the science experiment

  2. Making the tunnel

1 wish for the day:

    1. We did more science

Day 1 , Day 2 & Day 3 Secondary School Experience

It was so fun, Mr Hazelton made science really fun, we made paper change colour. It was my favourite part of the day. We also had maths, pastoral care, and peer support. Secondary school is so much different to primary but way more fun. I like change and secondary school is a big change but that is good.
*star* science
*star* maths
*wish* I could have participated better in maths.

Day 2 PDHPE was the best subject we got fit and active and we got to talk a lot. Peer support was good to we got play a ball game.

Today was the best so far we got to draw with robots; it was amazing. Also in art we got to make cities with paint. Peer Support was also good. I got to learn a lot more about high school.

Over all reflection: High school is amazing. I’m so glad I got this experience to learn more and talk to high schoolers. I can’t wait until high school because Science, Maths and Tech. I hope one day I will get to do this with other kids when I’m in year 11. I loved secondary school I hade so much fun this week I can’t wait till I’m in secondary school.

Furious Four- day 1


Olsen 1. Day 1

Day 1 Science was different because we used special stuff that we haven’t done before.
It was different because we used cool jars and wire.:) Secondary school was fun it was good that we could experience what it is like.

Day 1 Scarlett

Day 1 of our secondary school experience was awesome.  We did lot of fun subjects such as Science, Math , and Pastoral Care . My favorite subject was Math because we got to build a structure out of paper, tape, 2 cups and a marble . The construction was meant to be a structure to get the marble in to the cup. I think there are many classes and opportunities in secondary school.  The class are different because you are not in the same room like primary school.  You have to move around to all the different classrooms for different subjects.

Day 1 Snigda

Our first day of the experiencing secondary school was interesting and fun. The classes we took part in were different but in a way still similar.The teachers who supported us in Math, Science and Pastoral Care were very helpful and kind. In Math, half the stuff I learnt I didn’t know one bit about.  Science made me curious about what we would do in Year 10,11 Science.  We worked with tumeric. My favourite subject I did today was math.  The teacher, Mrs Huntley, was entertaining and supportive. My understanding of secondary so far is that it is not as bad as I thought it would be.  It seems exciting…..apart from homework.  Pastoral care was a bit boring (sorry to those who love it).  In PC we did a few surveys and watched a few videos of worries of high school. 🙂

Day 1 Ethan

Science is different in high school because we get to use chemicals. Maths is great because we were doing maths when we didn’t even know we were.

Rainbow turtles

Rainbow Turtles


Today in art we did some cool paintings of a deserted city.  Personally, I’m  not the biggest fan of art.  But today it was intersting.

And I had fun.

I reckon a lot of people liked Peer support – In Peer Support, we did a good activity. It was really fun and everyone liked it. We had to make a sculpture made out of playdough and our team had to guess what it was.  It revolved around teamwork.  It was hard but heaps of fun.  Our team ended up coming 2nd.  It made everyone really happy (year 5 boys).

Today we were in groups of our age group. (Year 5 girls, Year 5 boys, Year 6 girls, Year 6 boys) We all had a go at making something out of play dough. We all had someone guess our play dough creation really fast. It took no one more than 1 minute to work it out.


Today in tech we played with these little robots called spheros. They are controlled by iPads on an app.We put cups on them with a pen attached. The whole aim of it was to draw a picture by coding – the best lesson so far.


In Maths today we had to make a marble go down a construction (ramp) and land in a cup.  It was hard, but fun.  Our group did not make it work.  I was sad but it was fun still.  We had a future  engineer in our group called Noah!


In Maths, we did an experiment to see what we had to do to make a marble go slower and quicker through a tunnel. We also decided to put this on the wall because was easier to demonstrate and was much easier to create. The difference between secondary school maths and primary school maths is that in secondary  you do a lot of experiments and learn things that you had no idea existed, even though it happens in primary the things in secondary are so different and amazing in a way. Here is a video of us makings the tunnel. 014A3765-0BED-4250-B3F3-78BA96145965

Secondary School Experience – Day One

Day one of the Secondary School Experience was great! I really enjoyed the classes, my favourite part was Science with Mr Hazelton. We put turmeric and methylated spirits on toilet paper and saw what colour it turned in an acidic mix, and a based mix. We also did Peer Support, Maths, and Pastoral Care.

In pastoral care we where put  in to groups and we sat in a circle, we chose one person to get to shape or object from Bronte and they had to make it with play dough, their teammates had to guess what they where making, and the first group finished got to go out to out to recess first.

In  Maths we made a paper tunnel in our groups to carry a marble from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’. We made the marble travel slower and faster, using only 2 pieces of cardboard, sticky tape, scissors, 2 cups and the marble.

In pastoral care we filled out worksheets asking us if we feel safe in the social media community, which social media sites we use and why.

The classes are much different in secondary school than in primary school in regards to classwork, you get more of an opinion during discussions, and  you have different classes in different classrooms, rather than in the one classroom.