Friday, June 17, 2011
My name is Benjamin and I am in Room 22. Guess what? Its my Birthday today because it is Friday the 17th June 2011. When I get home me and my mum is going to go shopping at pack n save. We are going to have chips and fizzy drink for Dinner to night. I am 12 years old today. I love being in Pt England school.
Its my birthday today and its also Miracles birthday too. He wore a black wig and a purple necklace.
we both stood up on the chair and my teacher played the song happy birthday. We both laughed with joy and I can’t wait until after school.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
This year every Friday for an hour and a half the year 7 and 8 students have Taonga time with different teachers in different classes. Taonga means treasure in Maori. Why do we do this you may ask? We do this to learn about the different passions of our teachers. For instance one of my teachers passions is kapa haka.
We have a number of groups that we split up for Taonga time and they are; kapa haka, sport, music, science, and team building. The group that I am in at the moment is kapa haka. We learn new songs and new actions. We are performing for a powhiri in a couple of weeks.
I feel very pleased to be in kapa haka. We hope we do well at the powhiri and impress the teachers. I really liked kapa haka in the last session!
On Thursday the 5th of May, Room 22 had their very first netball session with one of the netball helpers called Emma. We have it every Thursday after lunch from 2 o'clock to 2.40 at our school netball court outside the stuff room.
Our first netball session, we did a whole lot of dynamic stretches. We did bum flicks, high knees and also the grapevine. After learning all these dynamic stretches I can now use them when I’m getting ready for my netball game or when I’m training.
To finsh of our session we had a good game of corner ball. Corner ball is smiliar to netball but instead of 7 players we split into two teams of 16 players. Also to score a goal, a player from each team had to jump into the corner that was surrounded by small cones and catch the ball. The game was fun and it also went well.
Our session went well and I also enjoyed it. I really can’t wait for our next session.