Category: Ako | Learn

Our ki o rahi tournament

Yesterday on Tuesday Mr Bell set up a ki o’rahi tournament. We had to be in our house teams which are Rimu, Rata, Totara and Kauri. I was in the kauri team.  There were 6 rounds and first was kauri vs rata and my old coach, coach Trey was  the referee. He told each team the rules of the ki o’rahi game. There has to be two guardians to protect the tupu  – tupu means the rock and two teams are called Taniwha and Komai. I was not playing in the first game  but at least my other team mates got to go.  So after coach Trey said the rules to each team they were getting ready to play ki o’rahi each team were doing so great me and Theo were cheering so loudly. We were doing the Russian dance for the kauri team.  After the first game it was time for the second round until all the teams had played one another. After we had finished the game the ref counted the points and the Kauri team won. We all jumped up and shouted ‘hooray.’ Then after that Mr Bell told the  house teams to  come to the canopy  so Coach Trey could give fake money to my brother and his team.out of his pocket.

Our 175 year Jubilee

On Friday when I woke up my Mum reminded me about St Patrick’s Jubilee for 175 years. So my siblings and I were getting ready and then our Mum dropped us off at school. Then we went to our classes followed by walking up to mass. After that Ms Kyle said that we could read or we could draw because it was nearly morning tea. I was about to read but….. RING! RING! RING!!!!!!! The bell rang and I was shocked. So I put my book down and I got my snack and went outside. 

After morning tea, all of the students came out to the canopy so Mrs Bullot could call out the teams which were all Irish names. My team’s name was Apricots. After that we rotated between all the teachers who had prepared different games for us to play. 

Then the next day was another celebration at school. My family was too busy to come but I could only come at the end.

On Sunday we all got ready for the big day. I was excited. We went to mass and the Tongans, Samoans and Filipinos had prepared amazing rituals and it was so amazing. After that we went to  the hall so we could sing and entertain the guests as a school and different ethnic communities. There was a delicious lunch too. Happy 175 years, St Patrick’s School and Parish. 

 

 

 

We are learning to learn how to use a touch pad

In the morning at 9.00  Mrs Grant showed us how to use a touchpad  properly and to do shortcuts on a keyboard   or a chromebook.  Then she did some slides for us to do and there was one for the years 4  and one for the year 5   but  Mrs Grant said some of the year 5’s can do the Year 4’s task too. So me and Tuakalau picked the first one. Then we needed to write a blog about our learning. And I can’t wait for Mrs Grant to come again. Here is a picture of the slide that me and Tuakalau  did:

Preparing for athletics day

After morning room 6 and I  were going to play with coach Bart. First we had to run fast and we could run anywhere we liked to run.  After that we were warmed up and then we could play a game called sheepdog.

So two sheepdogs have noodles and they have to catch the other sheep. So when we started it, some of the people were caught and I was caught too .

After we played sheepdog all of us raced to the hedge so we could practice our running. “On your marks, get set, GO!!!” Then  Coach Bart gave us toys so we could measure our height. Then we had to jump over it. Some of the people jumped over theirs and some people jumped much further than their toys.

After that  our lesson was finished. Coach Bart our PE teacher was so proud of us doing  our  athletics skills so well. Even our teacher Mrs Agnew was so proud of us. Then  after that  all of us went back to class and we went back because we were so hot!

Then we started to write a blog about what we had learned at athletics. Here is a picture of us doing athletics skills.

 

 

basketball

Every Monday our class goes to  the court down near room 7  &  8   to play basketball. Coach Tray teaches us

how to play basketball  and he has taught us how to dribble, do an over head pass, three point shot, chest pass, bounce pass.

All of our classmates were having fun.  We played some games,  shooting hoops dribbling back and forth.

We had to bounce the basketball to the other person. It was great and we got to wear our PE clothes and

we got to have some time to play basketball with everyone in our class. Here is a picture of us playing basketball.