Monday, November 24, 2014

Touch Day Out Tournament

Last week on Thursday, our year 7&8 Touch Teams had the opportunity to play mixed touch at the House Park reserve in Mangere. The theme of the Tournament was “ Walk the Talk” Which was part of Cyber bullying, Anti bullying and Bullying in all sorts of ways. It was also held by the  Genesis Youth Trust.

For half of the day, the hosts were always talking about bullying and what it can do to other people. Most of the conversations they had were about Emotional feelings and what bullying people can cause. It was a wonderful day meeting a lot of schools out in the South. We were put in to two different groups which were Whero (Red) and Kahurangi(Blue)

One of my favourite parts of the day, were making it into the Finals with Kedgley. It was quite sad lost our game but then at the end of the day we actually came 2nd!!!!!! But hard luck for the other team they had came 2nd to last apparently.

Near the end of the day, our Kahurangi team had came back with a basketball that they had won. They had won it by a dancing competition that they had attended. There were alot of activities and games that were held. They even gave out free lunch, such as a Sausage sizzle and Ice cream for a treat.

It was an Amazing day, and it also was a good message that they had sent about bullying.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Athletics 2014

Athletics 2014 - By Sela!!

Athletics, Ahhhh!!! Athletics is an yearly event that held at our school.  Our WHOLE school participates in it too!! There are more than 15 events and 6 mains. Which are: Discus, Shot put, High Jump, Sprints, Javelin and Softball throw. 

It was held just last week on Friday!! Because the weather wasn't looking good the year 7&8's had to finish there last three events on Monday. Every year we are put into house colours like, Green (Mataatua), Yellow (Takitemu), Red ( Te Arawa) and Blue (Tainui). And every year I am always put in the color Green!!

Walking to the courts butterflies hit, my legs started shaking. As we sat down in our year groups, excitingly the day got hotter and hotter. Finally, Miss Va'afusuaga called out the year 7 girls to head over to Softball throw. The day went on and on as we got to shot put the day got better. Watching everybody throw the shot put was actually cool, and even for most of my friends coming either first or second in an event.

After most of our events were finished it had finally came to the end of the day, with our last event which was Sprinting. Although it was quite sad I didn't get to run cause of my knee injury. Most of our girls still made us proud, with Mataatua coming first in it. I just can't wait for next years Athletics, so that I can see the improvements that I have made. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Good Friends

Good friends they take care of one another, if one of you are in trouble you all are, you’d always have to put up with their funniness or either their Jokes that aren't funny.

But what really is good friends? People may understand friends as in people that are kind to you or either people that help you out. Well friends are most likely kind, good, amazing and trustworthy people that you have choose to put into your life.  

Yeah sure they can talk a lot but most times they are just the best people to be around with. Good friends help you out with bad things and even in family situations. Most of all friends are just good reliable people that take care of each other 100% a day.

There are types of friends out there that can be differently set. Have you ever heard of a Frenemy? Apparently they are friends that are also enemies. No matter what culture or skin color you are, good friends take you by your personality and mind.

Most likely people need friends that are trustworthy and Reliable. Trustworthy friends are really good people that are to be told anything, and I mean anything. Friends that are trustworthy are most likely the best you’d probably have as a friend.

People may prefer their parents as their Best friends, than other people. Basically its true. Parents are the best to talk to. “ We ride together, We die together” Quoted by Will Smith.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thank You Parent Helpers!!

Last week on Tuesday we had an opportunity to visit the Auckland Museum with our Teachers and our helpers.

Without our Parent helpers I’m fairly sure we wouldn't even go. So I’d like to say a HUGE Thank you to all our Parent Helpers that helped us with our Trip.

It was a great experience having one of our year 8’s parents as our helpers. Thanks for all the activities that you had organised for us last Tuesday. It was a great pleasure having Shannon (One of the year 8’s parents) as our Parent Helper.

So THAAANNNNNKKKK YOOOUUU Shannon for having to put up with us on Tuesday , and looking for me while I was lost. It was a great pleasure having you as our Parent Helper.

Also having other parents was great too. Thank you all for coming with us and for the Teachers who made this happen.

Yours sincerely


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Highlights of our Trip

 I actually lIke this picture, because once we had finished our tasks. We had the chance to have a little Free time while we were outside. 
 This photo is actually a good photo of the types of Building around the Museum.  I've always wondered what this building was. 
I liked looking at this piece of art, because it had a lot of color and texture in it.
I enjoyed looking at this piece carving inside the museum because it represents the maori Culture. 
And at the end it was time leave thats why I like this photo to remember the day we visited the Museum.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Why is it Important to have Sleep?

Why is it important to have sleep?

It is really important to get enough sleep. Actually sleeping can help you in a lot of ways. Getting enough sleep helps with growing and even having a better attitude the next day.

Sleep is allowed for creatures like, Hippos, Elephants Giraffes, Koala Bears, Grandparents, Mums and Dads, and creatures that live in the wild. Sleep is just like eating, sleep is important for survival.

Adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. From the age of 5 to 12 the amount of sleep that is needed, would probably be 10 to 11 hours. Babies also sleep a lot, to grow they also need 14-15 hours of sleep. Some kids might need more then most need less, it depends on the kid.

Sleep is actually healthy for your body. It is actually more important than you think. Sleep isn’t just for your body, its also for your brain too. A average kid has a busy day. Running around with friends, attending sports practices, taking care of your pets and doing your homework. At the end of the day the child needs a huge amount of rest.

Trip To the Museum

As part of having “Art Attack” as our topic, we had the opportunity to go to the Museum. With all the year 7’s. Last week on Tuesday.

By the time I got to school, we were already put into our groups. So luckily I was put into a group with my friends. While walking into the bus we all started to get excited.

Even though we've been to the Museum a lot we still enjoyed our trip. Our year 7’s explored a lot of things around the Museum, most of it was based on art and Culture.  

One of my favorite parts of our trip was exploring the Museum. But one of the best parts were, experiencing a volcanic eruption. Why? Well the best part was being inside a house just watching the Volcano ashes come towards us.

Later on we all had a task that was set for us, which was mainly about taking artistic photos around the Museum. It was quite like hunting but taking very good photos of things. I really enjoyed our trip, because most of the time we got to do amazing Activities.