Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#Year 8 Camp!

After weeks and weeks of planning our year 8 camp. Mrs Nua must had been exhausted. We all said our goodbyes and were on our way. The year 8s all went to Marsden Bay Camp. My pockets were  bulging with lollies so as soon as we got in the bus I cracked them open. For the first 30 minutes we all sang songs, then we just zoned out.  

Nearly at our destination we stopped at a track and had lunch. It took us 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the track. It was a unforgettable experience. I had never sweat so much in my life before. When I finally finished the bush walk we had to walk about 1 kilometre to where the bus was. Finally we see the bus knowing that we have reached civilisation.

When we arrived at our Camp base I was so excited to see that they had a Volleyball sand pit,  Basketball court, 60metre water slide, 70metre flying fox and lots of other cool fun activities. As soon as we were settled into our cabins we had a tour with a man named Michael (the manager of the camp). It was getting dark so we had dinner. Yummy potatoes, Peas and Corn and Beef. That surely filled my tummy.

Once our food was digested in our stomachs Mr Samuels (a parent helper) thaught that It would be a great time to play a game called spotlight. I found a great hiding spot underneath a truck. My friends came and hid next to me and made it obvious that we were hiding at that spot. Nice one. We then went to bed. Sweet dreams.

I woke up just before the teachers woke us up. Fed, Showered and ready for a fun exciting day everyone headed to their camp groups. I was in Mr Samuels group KawaKawa A. In my group were Martha, Ashlee, Levi, Sonny and Logan. Most of my friends. Our first two activities were the Confidence course and Archery. For the confidence course we basically climbed on the balancing board and played tag or tiggy. While Archery was a different story. Everyone got a chance to use the bow and arrow to aim at a target. When it was my turn Mr Samuels made a bet with me. Our bet was that if I hit the bullseye then Mr Samuels would have to do twenty push ups. As I was trying to focus at the target Levi and Mr Samuels were trying to put me off. They were saying things in my head oh it was just annoying but funny. You would had never guessed I hit the bullseye. Mr Samuels did twenty press ups. It was so funny.

My group also had a chance to go for a kayak. Knowing the safety rules and what to do if you fall out of the kayak we headed into the water. For the first 10 minutes or so we kayaked in circles just to get the hang of it. Unexpectedly the wind blew me and my kayak tipped over. So I basically fell out of my kayak and ended up in the water. I was a little bit scared because Logan said that there were Eels in the water. I was in shock. I hopped back on the kayak and thought I would be brave and go out further with Mrs Samuels. The kayak experience was accelerating. When we got back to the camp everyone was on the 70m water slide. I thought I might give it a go. Standing In line for about 5 minutes it’s finally my turn. Soaring through the air I landed on my stomach. As I zoomed down the slide all of my friends were cheering me on. At the end I laughed!

The next day we went to a place called “Surf Ed”. Everyone was so excited to hear that they were going to go surf but actually Surf Ed is not for surfing. It is lifeguard safety and what lifeguards do. First they introduced themselves NIck and Chris. Our group got split up into boys and girls. We had a tour around the surf ed place. It was so cool. Finally the moment has come. We got to swim in the water. We did activities in the water. The water was really cold as soon as we got out I had about 100 goosebumps. We said our thank yous and were on our way back to camp. As soon as I got back I raced others to the Bathrooms so I could have a nice hot shower.

My shower was so relaxing so after that we had dinner. “Whats on the menu” I asked Selwyn the chef. He replied with a grumble “Casserole”. My reactions to the word casserole were big. My mouth went up into a smile and I felt so happy. I love Casserole! In a few seconds my plate was empty. I demolished it all.

After that delightful feed we all collected our blankets and pillows and settled in a big room to watch a movie. With the boys on one side and the girls on the other we settled in for the movie “Here comes the BOOM!”. In the first half an hour I watched the movie then I fell asleep I was so tired. I woke up just as the movie finished. We then went to our cabins knowing that this would be the last night sleep.

I heard lots of snoring in the room I couldn’t get to sleep. Bright and early I had a shower and packed my bags ready for a day at the Waiwera Hot Pools. We cleaned the hall, the kitchen and the toilets. Once Marsden Bay Camp was nice and tidy we said “Thankyou” to our wonderful chef Selwyn.

We loaded the bus and were on our way to Waiwera. When we arrived there we were all excited. As quick as I could I got changed in to my swimwear. Me and Htawara raced to the water slide and there was no line. As we were nearly going down the slide we counted down 3, 2, 1 and we let go. Zooming down the slide I screamed. After hours and hours of fun at Waiwera we eventually had to leave.

On the bus it was really loud I just wanted to go to sleep. Finally we arrived at school. Seeing my mum was so excited. I missed her. Camp was an unforgettable experience that I would never forget!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Anameis Avatar

Class 1 and 5 students have joined classes to create a better learning environment. One of our tasks to do is to create an avatar . This avatar must represent you and your house team. At Pt England school we have house teams. Te Arawa (red), Mataatua (green), Tainui (blue) and Takitimu (yellow). I am in Te Arawa and in fact I am a House captain. My role as house captain means I must lead the way and encourage others in your team to do the best they can. This is my avatar. I have included the character from micky mouse club house and a character from the Angry Birds show. Hope you like my picture. That I have created.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

#Kiwi Sport Soccer

Do you have a interest in Football ? Well if you don’t and you think that football is hard to play. Then I am going to explain to you the Rules, Objective of the game and many more. Football is a fun cooperative sport for you, your friends and family. Come along for the ride. You will really want to give it a try.

At Pt England school we have the privilege to learn the skills needed for soccer. Our Soccer teachers name is Sophia, She is from Argentina. When she teaches us we have to correct her for her mistakes as she calls our names out, but thats alright.

On our first two lessons as normal we had to start off with a warm up. After our little run around of tag we learnt the main skill of soccer. Dribble. In soccer when you get the ball you can run with the ball or pass. When you arę running with the ball that is called a dribble. A dribble is when you keep the ball to yourself and not letting any other player intercept the ball. We dribbled the ball around cones as a zig zag. That lesson was fun. As we were leaving the hall we said to Sophia we will see you next time.

The following week we had a competition. We were all split into groups of four. In my group we had Lee, Tyli, Sonny and me. Our groups countrie is Argentina. We all voted to be Lionel Messi. So we all decided that we could all be Messi.
In our first half of the competition we won but as I switched positions we started losing. Maybe im just not the one for goal keep. Anyway we came 3rd. At least we made it to the thirds. We all clapped.

I know no how hard soccer is but I am proud that I have soccer to occupy me.

#The Revolution Tour

Can you guess who came to visit Pt England school Yesterday? Well we have the amazing privilege to have The Revolution Tour come to our school. After waiting and waiting The Revolution Tour finally arrived. They brang happiness to our school. Their message was to try and tell us to stop bullying people or to tell someone when someone has bullied us.

They told us a little story about a young boy who started his first day of College. He looked into his wardrobe and chose a pink t shirt to wear. As soon as he walked into the corodalls of college a group of boys pushed him over and said “If you ever walk in here again with a pink t shirt you will get it”. A couple of people came over and said “Will you do us a favor can you wear that t shirt tomorrow”. The boy said “Yes ok”. The two boys jumped on their phones and told the whole school to wear a pink t shirt the next day. The next day The boy walked into the corodalls and everybody was wearing a pink t shirt.

I learnt that when you bully someone you should tell an adult because that bully shouldn’t be bullying you. We arę all equal. When I heard Jono tell us the story I felt inside me that it is not okay and if anyone does that to me or another person I will stick up for them or myself because they should not be treating people in a way that is not nice. I felt like I could relate to that story because when some people be themselves other people don’t like them. My message to you would have to be (be yourself).

When I wake up every morning I will remind myself that if someone is annoying or irritating me then I will use my W.I.T.S.
W - walk away.
I  - Ignore it.
T - talk about it.
S - seek help.

These four letters help us to remember what to do in a time when somebody is being mean to you. This helps us to prevent starting and argument. I thank The Revolution Tour for coming to visit us and to help us with bullying because some of us really need the talk.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Class 5's Evening Art

Today in my class we are learning all about my Warm and Cool colors. Our task is to sketch a basic outline of a Sea animal, a flying bird or a Native animal. 

We can choose to color the background a cool color and do the animal or creature a warm creature. Or we could decide to do the background a warm color and the animal a cool color. Either way works.

For my animal I choose to draw a basic Jelly Fish. Later we draw designs and patterns on our art work. We are painting our art with either a Primary color , Secondary color or a Tertiary color. We are mixing and combining our colors together on our art. So that it will blend in.  

When I do my art work I hoe that it turns out all right. Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Our Colors!

Arę you a colors person? Do you like colors? Well if you do then thats the Spirit. Greetings my name is Anamei and I am a year 8 student at Pt England school. I love colors, don’t you think colors brighten up your day. To me colors arę everything from the beginning when the only colors were black and white until now when we have all the colors that we could possibly need.

What are the three primary colors? Well the three primary colors are a useful set of colors that you can combine together to create a range of other colors.
The primary colors can create orange, violet, and green these arę called secondary colors.  Red + yellow = orange. Red and blue = violet. Blue and yellow = green.

If you mix these colors together they create tertiary colors. Orange + yellow = yellow/orange. Red + orange = red/Orange. Red + violet = red/violet. Blue + violet = blue/violet. Blue + green = blue/green. Green + yellow = green/yellow. Tertiary colors  arę the colors that has been combined between to of the secondary colors.

Do you know what cold and warm colors arę? Well cold colors arę mainly the dark colors. The cold colours arę purple, violet, light blue, blue, dark green, and green.
The warm colors arę red, orange, orange/yellow, gold, yellow and lime Green.

Here arę some art related words -
Tint - lighten Up
Shade - make it darker

When I was a little kid I always used to draw pictures and paint a lot.  What I need to tell you then is to keep coloring!