Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Duffy Kid assembly

Hello everyone. In the whole of Paihia School we had a Duffy book assembly. A lady came in and her name was Zinkie.  Zinkie is a character who comes from a book called Dream Catcher. We had to sing the Duffy Kid Song. We got the books for free because the school PTA had a fundraiser for it. How we got our books was we chose four numbers three to four weeks before we actually got the books. You only got two books though. The third and fourth numbers were just substitutes if one of your first two numbers ran out. The two books I got was Refugee and I Survived True stories. In each of these books was a few true stories.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Inter school cross country

Some of Te Ngahere and Paihia School got to go to Inter school cross country.  To go you had to qualify by coming first, second or third in your school from your age group.  Inter school cross country was held at Waikare School which took a while to get to and the course was long. My age group had to run across a field a bit. Then turn right run more then turn right again run even more then run around a fence that had been going from the second right. Then we had to go diagonally right and you were at the start of the hill. The hill was steep and a few people were struggling to get up it because they’d used their sprint at the start. Because of that I was coming second, and I didn’t realise until I looked up when I was climbing the hill. Instead of running, I half crawled, half ran because it was much faster and easier. Then there was a flat. Everyone ran down the hill but I walked down even though everyone was overtaking me. There were enough people who rolled down the hill and got hurt. Then at the bottom of the hill there was a turn another turn a whole bunch of mud where lots of people got their shoes stuck in then another turn and out by the carpark. Next you had to run out into the field again sprint and onto the gravel sprint more and finish. I placed 7th and I was proud of it.                                  

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gaming



In Te Ngahere we have been looking at gaming because our teacher Mr Lindsay didn’t know anything about gaming. So he spent 3 hours reading about gaming and how addictive it is. Mr Lindsay the next day came into school with a form about gaming that asked 20 questions that we had to answer truthfully. The next day Mr Lindsay came in with a slide presentation that showed the percentages of the answers with no one’s names on it. Then after that, we did a doc about addiction to video games. Now we did an infographic on a website called Easel.ly. What you do on Easel.ly is you drag a title into a place where you like then you write the title you want. After that, depending what you want, you choose body, head, bullet list, numbers, or letters. In this case I chose bullet list because I thought it would suit for this.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Technology

In Te Ngahere this week we have been doing Technology. We got to choose what group we were in. Our technology was making something out of pallets the maximum amount of pine strips from the pallet was 6. My group had at first thought of a chair bench and we had got all the measurements done when we were then told that it was too complicated. Mr Lindsay said simple is good so we had to scrap that idea and now we’re trying to find another idea. The reason we are doing this is because we’re trying to fundraise for camp. We will be selling our stuff.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kids Can dress up day Fundraiser

In Paihia School this week (for one day) most people have been dressing up as anything they want. They are doing this to fundraise for Kids Can (gold coins only). Kids Can is a charity for Kiwi kids who go without the basics and sometimes they donate raincoats and stuff to schools. Three people dressed up as Māori smurfs. I didn’t dress up because I had nothing to dress up as and also I accidentally forgot about today being the fundraiser. But if I had remembered and I had something to dress up as I would’ve.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Korowai

Last term everyone made a piece of art to show the school. Our class made a Korowai. Our teacher photo copied some paper feathers then our class used a hot or a cold color on it with crayons. With the hot or cold colors we made patterns, then at the back of the feathers we wrote a goal that did not need to be as a school goal but a life goal. Then if you had a cold color crayon you get a hot color dye, dry it, then cut it up. When you have done all of this, then stick it on the cardboard. I just enjoyed making art. My favorite part was  putting the dye on and watching it come off the crayons.




Basketball

In Te Ngahere on Monday we did basketball.Our coach was one of our teachers, Mr Lindsay taught us how to dribble properly there was a rhythm to your feet and the ball. Before the end of the lesson we played Piggy in the middle but you had to move faster .The year 7&8’s got an extra lesson because the year 6’s  where too noisy so Mr Lindsay said he wasn’t interested.