Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cross Country 2012

In week 7 of this term, we held our school cross country at Kensington Park.  We were extremely excited ( and a bit nervous) about the event.  There were high levels of determination and persistence shown on individual faces as they progressed towards the finishing line.   "It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it"  (Arthur Lydiard).  Tino pai everyone!!!  A special thank you to those who assisted on the day.

My Raro Experience (By Imogen)

I went to Raratonga earlier on this term. One Saturday, we went to the market day since I had lots of money.  I bought a flower with a clip on it.  It was the most fasinating thing in my life. I also looked far and wide for a coconut shell which was a purse I really liked.  I mean I loved it!!!  At the airport I got a neaklace with flowers on it and in my head I thought my trip has just begun....... 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Reading does really ROCK!!!

"Reading Rocks!"

Adrian Kirk from Christchurch came to our school and spoke to us about the importance of reading.    He combined his awesome skills as a juggler, unicyclist and comedian with a lively, engaging and hilarious discussion about some of his favourite books.   Adrian spoke about using one's imagination while reading fictional texts.  He also told us about a book on 'juggling.'  Adrian used this information to learn how to juggle, balance balls on his chin, and how to ride a crazy bike (also known as a unicycle) while carrying a small child on his shoulders...thanks Mathew!   The children were buzzing after his presentation and would all agree that..........

"Reading does Really Rock!"