Tamaki Cluster Touch Tournament

On November the 2th our school had a Tamaki Cluster Touch Tournament down at Dunkirk. Our teacher Mr Bell had organized four teams to take down, there was a girls year 7 and 8 team, boys year 7 and 8 team, girls year 7 and boys year 7.

Before the day had come we had some weeks to prepare and train for this tournament. The teams would compete against each other after morning tea and lunch time so we could learn our mistakes on the field and learn good strategies to use when we go to the touch tournament. Mr Bell had given permission slips for the students who will be going to the tournament and who are not going. We had to bring our forms in before the day.

When the day had come we wore our P.E gear ready. Mr Bell checked all the names of the people who were going and checked  them off the list. We had some parents who were supporters and parents who were coaches and supervisors for the teams. We walked down  with the other  parents and teams down to Dunkirk. When we arrived at Dunkirk two families had kindly set up two gazebo and laid out two mats for the students to put on their bags and shoes. The games started after 10.00 am. For all the teams there we could only get to play four games for 10 minutes. Our game started at 10.45 am and we were versing Glen Brae school. When the game was over we had congratulated them for their win of the game, our team was sad but happy to play and have fun with the other team. The day was still going and we had 3 more games to go. At the last game that we played we had versed the other girls team from our school. When the game was finished our team had lost the game but still congratulated the other team for the win. At the end the year 7 and 8 girls team had made to the finals, the rest of the other teams from our school wanted to cheer for them. The game had finished the year 7 and 8 girls team did not win but the Point England girls had won the game and was happy.

The end of the day everyone was tired and drowned but everyone had an awesome day and was so happy to be a part of this tournament and having the opportunity to play. We had a really fun day.

The Greenhouse

Yesterday on the 20th of October our teacher Mr Bell taught us how to lift a line from our writing.What you do first is write a story about something next  identify your favourite sentence copy and paste it into a brand new page and start your brand new story.

Bella could not take the risk of getting terrifying and creeped by someone or something in the dark of the green house. Bella watched over Janice and her other friend Toby; they both wanted to explore the green house and to discover who or what had  abandoned this rusty, dusty old  house. The both of them walked over  to the greenhouse, it took them about three  minutes to four minutes from Bella’s house. 

 While the both of them were walking, people were walking by them but on the opposite side of the foot path. Janice and Toby looked really confused because when they had stopped in front of the greenhouse people were shocked and scared. Janice and Toby had two people walk up to them and they said “ Don’t you know that the green house was abandoned in 1989 and no one knows if someone or something has passed away during that time or inside the green”. 

Toby was getting nervous and anxious at the same time but Janice was feeling confident in herself but when she looked at Toby he didn’t look so good. Toby changed his mind straight away, he really didn’t want to go, Janice didn’t mind because she wanted to go prove herself to Bella and Toby to convince them both it was not that really scary or spoooooky. Janice entered the house  slowly and confident  and looked around for anything that she could use to discover and find objects in different places. While Janice was still in there Toby ran back to Bella’s house and hid under a thick blanket. 

Story about 🐷Oolong finds his parents🧐

For three years Oolong and Puar have been friends. They have been travelling the Dragon Ball world together for three years as well as meeting new friends, Tabasaki Rice and his sidekick Takoyaki Greens. Oolong still acts the same as being a coward and being scared to be in a fight but during his travelling he has learned a lot of good from his new friends as well as Puar. 

One day Oolong decides that he wants to find his parents who raised him. Oolong knew even when he was a little piggy that he was abandoned by them. When he  was just a piglet his family was rich, they had a big house and many maids and butlers. 

This particular night  there was a problem, a group of bad people were trying to steal Oolong and his parents fortune.The bad group of people were trying to use it to make a karate Dojo business only for villains.

This all started when Oolong found a handwritten letter from his parents. In this letter it said:

 “Dear Oolong.”

When you come of age you must read this letter. 

When you were little  your parents were in a bad situation. We could not take the risk of them taking our fortune and taking you as well. We have gone on this mission and we need your help to complete this mission to stop these people from creating this Dojo. We will be waiting for you at your home town, Lockwood Village when  you are in your older years.

After Oolong reads the handwritten letter he feels emotional but feels better when  he finds at the back of the letter an old drawing of a map from his parents of where they are. Oolong, Puar, Tabasaki Rice and his sidekick Takoyaki Greens follow the map to help guide them to  Lockwood Village, for two months on this search they have been into many different places but still haven’t found the place of where Oolong’s parents are.

 After searching for many days they decide to give up until they see something very familiar: two pigs that look the same height as Oolong but a little bit taller, same eyes and similar faces until Oolong realized it was his parents, by knowing that the men looked like Oolong. Oolong was shocked at first but was filled with happiness and joy as well as his parents. His parents explained everything about what happened to him when he was little and told Oolong what is happening to the mission now.  

Oolong, Puar, Tabasaki Rice and Takoyaki Greens finish the mission by moving very fast to catch these bad guys. They search the whole town of Lockwood Village but  still haven’t found these crooks until they see something very bad, a group of people dressed in black and white looking like they are trying to steal from a store called “Treasure Unique” the crooks pop into the store and try and grab everything as they can. Oolong and his friends quickly move fast and use their skills to attack these crooks, after defeating the crooks they get taken into Jail and stay there for 20 years for all the bad crimes they have done during the past. 

Oolong and his friends were very happy and jumpy; they returned to Oolong’s parents and told them what happened. Oolong felt very unhappy till Tabasaki Rice gave Oolong a check with a lot of money, Oolong’s parents were thankful as well as Oolong, Tabaski explained how he got the money off the crooks. Puar, Tabasaki Rice, Takoyaki Greens and Oolong have finished the mission and want to return home, Oolong has his last goodbye but his parents say “ This is not goodbye it’s see you later”, Oolong cheers up and takes off with his friends.

 

 

 

 

Mission Day

On Friday the 23rd of September was Mission Day.  This is a day where we as a whole school fund raise for an orphanage in India called Holy Angels.

In the morning at 9:00am our school and teachers had a morning Liturgy. After finishing our morning Liturgy all the classes got ready for their morning test, this test helps us to learn more about the subject and also get sponsored by our parents or family members to help fund raise for Holy Angels Orphanage. Four students from Rm 8 helped out to sell some raffle tickets for those students who wanted to buy some.

 

Reflection on my learning of the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 

Every four years 56 countries come together and compete in a sports competition at the Commonwealth games, but this year was different because only 54 countries had competed in the Commonwealth games 2022. These countries help each other to become successful athletes. The Commonwealth games this year was held in Birmingham, England. 

What is the Commonwealth ?

Most of the countries in the Commonwealth were once governed by Britain as part of the British Empire. After they became independent many became part of a family where they could work together and help each other.

What happened on “ The Road to Birmingham”

Everyday we would run or walk around the court to do as many laps as we could, some people would do over 20 laps a day or 10. After doing our laps Mr Bell our teacher would put in how many kilometers we did as a class and add them together in total as well as the laps. We had 100 days to achieve our goal to make it to 1653.2km to Birmingham. The first landmark we started at was Stonehenge and we also did a DLO about it explaining interesting facts about. We had traveled on the map to 10 places around England.

Which athlete did you choose ?

The athlete that I chose that had competed in the Commonwealth games this year was Erika Fairweather. She was born in Dunedin, New Zealand 2003. This is her first time competing in the Commonwealth games but she has also competed in the Olympics for 3 years now. Erika was head girl for her school Kavanagh college in 2021. She won the gold medal in the 200 metres freestyle at the World Swimming Championships.

How did we follow NZ during the games ?

Mr Bell, our teacher, had given our class a link to watch and follow the athletes that were competing in the games. We had to find websites or TV shows where we can follow these athletes, we could follow them by TV on Demand, Sky TV, Stuff.co.nz or YouTube.

Summaries

Our class had traveled the map virtually in England because we didn’t have enough money to fly over for the whole class and also because of Covid 19. We had made DLO’s explaining facts about it, making posters to show our understanding and adding detail to it. During this experience and journey has been fun for me because I got to learn many new facts and things about it.

” Swimming Lessons With Swim Magic”

On June the 27th our school got an opportunity to go swimming at Swim Magic. All the classes in the school went at different times after 12:00. When it was time to get changed into our swim suits Mr Bell our teacher had separated the girls and boys to go into other class rooms to get changed in. Some teachers had to go supervised other classes while swimming.

When it was time to go we  hopped onto a bus and went.  Our first instructor was Seb,  she taught us how to float on our backs, do back strokes and some other skills.  We only had swimming for 10 days.  We had learned so many new skills during our time there and had lots of fun. On the last day of swimming we had a fun day. An instructor named Carlos was sitting on the side of the boat and was helping us to get in. Before we got on the boat we had to wear life jackets.  After that an instructor named Paris separated us into 3 teams and got us to lie on our backs and kick with our feet. When we had finished our lesson at the end we had thanked our instructors for everything they had taught us and done for us.

We had an enjoyable and fun time there.