Thursday, September 4, 2014

 Hi I'm Quillan and I'm Archie and we are your blogga logas for this week.
Now for what's happened for the last 2 weeks.                                                                                                                                                                                        Last Friday,sports teams had their last game, good results for some teams, bad for other teams.The teams that competed follow  . Soccer A, Soccer B, Netball A, Netball B, Hockey A, Hockey B, Rugby, they all played their last game on Friday.                                                                                                 On Monday Quillan Dextar, Jake Dickey and Joshua Kitchingham did kapahaka at the cultural festival. We had practiced all Friday morning and all Monday.Now it was time to go home for 2 hours.When we came back to school at 5 'O' Clock we came inside to get in our Kapahaka uniform, the boys had to wear skirts (well that's what it looked like to me)and ear rings and the girls wore dress's, 2 ear rings feathers and belts. I had a late but great night.We watched" Bridge to Terebithia" for A.V.A.I.L.L.L. and we have just finished it . Hi I'm Kevin and I'm the new pupil.I arrived here last Friday from Blenheim it rhymes with lemon are so so sour, let's get to the point. Kevin's  already made 2 friends and he's already been  on a trip Ice skating. Talking about Ice skating that's next.
ICE SKATING!                                      ICE SKATING!                                            ICE SKATING!       On Thursday we went to Alpine Ice,  when we got there it took ages to get our ice skates on and skate because there were two other schools there too. During the 2 hours we played 2 games one was spin the bottle and the other one was a dance party that was fun .One helper gave out free b's so you collected  a small coke.  The parents who helped are Marina's daddy, Archie's mummy, Will's mummy Eden's mummy and Max's mummy. Casey,   Elena and Harry all skated really well and showed lots of skills. Quillan fell over the most.  What a hero!!           

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hello there I am Josh and I am Leia.And we are this weeks Blogga loggas. our first topic is VERY SAD !!!
Mr Williams did NOT come to school for about ONE AND A HALF WEEKS!! There was water up to our knees with tears. And screaming children bouncing wall to wall. Well it wasn't too bad because we had Mrs Glasson for about a week,because he couldn't find his voice. It seems to be back to full strength now!!

Next we will talk about the Winter Tournament. Well the netball A&B team went,the B team wasn't too bad and the A team was AWESOME !! Because they are going to the Canterbury's for the netball tournament . Now for the soccer A&B team. Congratulations on the A team for also going to Canterbury's . However the soccer B team did not do so well. They had to play some A teams and which was difficult, so they didn't win many games and they came 7th out of 8th. The rugby team  tried hard and came 4th in their grade. The hockey team were fabulous and won so they are going to the Canterbury's too.

Last Friday the soccer B team played Cotswold B. We had 3 players away and 3 who forgot thier gear, so we weren't feeling very confident! Beau, our regular goalie was away, so although Josh said to put Shayan in goal, Mr W tried Quillan. He did his best , but Cotswold were really skilled, and by half time it was 5 - 2. Gulp. Thankfuly Mr W put Shayan in goal.And their best player broke through our defence and took a high powered shot and Shayan jumped up high, and flicked it over the bar. He was diving, kicking and jumping on the ball and was brilliant! They only scored one more goal. Josh scored both our goals but  Shayan got player of the day.And there is a picter of shayan at the bottom.

Our next topic is poetry competition.We still have about 2weeks. And we will just tell you that Leia is doing one called Cat and Josh is doing one called, I think I'm related to Big Foot. We are practising lots and lots. Some of us already memorised our poem!! Emma, Isaac, Marina, Will has and a few more people have. They have to be 12 lines long, and the class competition is in week 5.

YAHO!!!! Casey & Elena are back in our class for maths again. they are using a red text book which is a stage 5. Eden, Beau still goes to Ms Wakefeild. Also Shayan started to go. I (Leia) think Elena & Casey are great at maths.

 Our next topic is about the postcards that Rm 24 is writing.We had to do a draft in our draft writing book.We had to make it up all by yourself . You had to choose where your'e going to send it from and where your going to send it to. It could be from Japan to China or France to Canada it could be anywhere you want.I (Leia) enjoy making the postcards so I think everybody else does too.

Our next topic is AVAILLL.It is sort of like a movie but with subtitles on. The movie was  "Hook"The first time that we did is surprise subtitles, the second was another word hunt and the 3rd was take a dictionary to the movies.
For the surprise subtitles while we watch the movie Mr W will stop the movie and we have to write
 the last subtitle we read.The next word hunt is where there is a word and ours was with and every time you see the word with on the subtitles you have to see what the word after it and write it down.Now for take a dictionary to the movies it is where Mr W puts us into groups of 3 or 4 and numbered us off  and gave us dictionary. He stopped the movie on a really hard word and we would have a competition to see what page in the dictionary it was on. Great fun! The next movie will be tomorrow, we can't wait!

That's all we have time for today, next week we will include a photo of world famous goalie Shayan. Bye for now.  Leia and Josh, (with help from strong silent Will).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The yearly catch up

We haven,t posted something for a while.So far we have had water treatment station here are some pics of it

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bloggers loggers for today are... Jade and Luseta!!And we are going to be writing about what has been going on lately.


Congratulations to Heathcliff Fitzgerald-Magee and Julius Hlavac for coming 1st place in the year 5-6 speech competition.And well done to Samantha Goddard and Lydia     



11 talented pupils from rm 24 went to the Zones athletics at Rawhiti domain in New Brighton to compete against other schools in different events. 6 pupils made it n to the Canterbury Athletics in Ashburton.They were, Brydie, Luseta, Teariki, Jack, Kai, Xavier. Congratulations.

                                   Choir Festival

13 class members took part in the Festival Choir at CBS Arena. Unfortunately they didn't crack any windows or scare any old ladies in fact they did very well thanking Mrs Emeleus for the singing practices.

                                     Guy Fawkes

Sparklers,dogs barking
People trying to get sleep
Children's excitement

                                           Zones Athletics

11 people from room 24 went to Rawhiti Domain in New Brighton to compete against other schools in different events. Some of them even made it into the Canterbury Sports which is held on the 4th of December in Ashburton.


Some scary reports have been written already by teachers. Bribery is an absolute MUST at this time of the year if you're worried about your report.
Mr. Williams is waiting for some chocolate eclairs!!!!
                                       BEACH ED

The year 5's went to Beach Ed on Tuesday the 19th. Everyone had a great time even though the weather was terrible. They started by doing some activities and learning about the 10 beach rules then they had a great time outside. Thankfully none of them died of hypothermia.

                                      MUFTI DAY

St Albans school had Mufti day to donate money to the Phillipines, our school raised $1,295.90.Wow!!!!

           Thank you for reading thats it for today.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Athletics day 2013!

Hello everyone,
Yesterday we had the senior team athletics day. The class had some very great results like: Heathcliff got his first 3 in long jump, 11 girls achieved a 3 in shot put including, Gyda who got second place and Luseta who got 1st place! Proving that rm 24 is filled with muscly girls! Yuki had his first sports day at St Albans and achieved a 3 in 3 events! Also Kai, Teariki, Samantha, Brydie, Lydia, Xavier and Tane all received a 3 in every event! Here are some photos of the event.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

the weekly catch up 13

Hi, it's Jake and Anastasia and we are your bloggaloggas. Today we will type to you about well balanced children, speech reminders and food for thought etc.

   First up is speeches.Remember on Tuesday 29th the Prepared Speeches competition for each class will begin. So get out that pencil, grab some paper and start writing. Our class has been practising our speeches, some are finished and some need more work and practising done, so start to practise.

 Next up well balanced children. Mr Williams thought we could not balance a book on our head and walk across the classroom but most of us proved him wrong. This was to meant to make us think about our posture and our spines! There will be photos at the bottom.

And now the Super market trip. Yesterday we went to the Super market and we looked at the contents of food per 100g. We looked at snacks, drinks, breads, milk and dairy, breakfast cereals and had to find an everyday example(healthy) and an occasional food(unhealthy). It's very interesting  to look at the contents of food.The drink lemon lime and bitters has more sugar than coke!?!?!?!? Coco Pops are full of sugar! We also got a free lunch box and also an apple snack for our hard work!

On Thursday the 24th {yesterday}Tanē Norton returned to room 24! All of us were happy to see him {sort of}:-}! Tanē has been away in Japan for a few weeks.

On Wednesday the 23rd we moved our beautiful murals to the hall walls. If you want to go and check them out go to the hall!

On Tuesday the 22nd we began myths, legend and fairytales. We have a new story book about legends. It is called...  Just So Stories. The stories include...  How the camel got it's hump, How the rhinoceros got his skin and How the whale got his throat etc.We are also writing our own legends
explaining how an animal got it's own unique features.

In maths our three groups are called the Elderly, because they use an old textbook, Smurfs-blue textbook and Orange, orange text book. We say orange  in a funny way.

This is Jake and Anastasia typing out!!!!!!!! Have a great Labour weekend.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

the weekly catch up 12

Welcome back to terrific term 4! The blogger loggers for this week are Emma and Emily. This   Monday we arranged our desks to look like Parliament, with the front benches and backbenches.Mr Williams says he's the Prime Minister! Most of us think it's lots of fun for a change.

Yesterday we went to the hall to see the Kids can cook seminar, with the amazing Emily as the sous chef. The chef demonstrated how to hold your fingers in the crab position when you are cutting something with a sharp knife, he also talked to us about gluten [the sticky stuff that holds your food together] and gelatin [ the stuff in your milkshakes that comes of cows back skin and their feet].  A big thanks to Mrs Bateman  and Mr Williams for letting her be the sous chef she loved it.

The big day is coming up and by that I mean Athletics and by the big day I mean the 30th! Room 24 has been practicing hard out every Tuesday and Friday. We can't wait until the big day!

We have finished our new book Somuch2do we all loved the book, but the next book might be from a different author. We are so excited to read the next book!

 We have started two new maths topics fractions and decimals. We are in groups the floorers the smurfs and the elders. To determine who is in what group we did a test a very hard test. Mr Williams thought that most of us would get in the high 20s low 30s mark [by the way there were 57 questions in the test] but most of us got in the high 40s and even low 50s! The highest mark in the test was made by Teariki and Byrdie with both of them getting 56 out 57!

Now on to my favorite thing food for thought [our topic for this term] It is all about healthy eating and environmental health. Next Monday a lady from the supermarket is coming round to St Albans and talking  to us about healthy eating and our trip to the New World supermarket and a lot more. 

Continuing with the food for thought  theme, every school day Mr Williams makes us get out our lunchbox before morning tea and write down how many processed foods and  natural foods we have, as well as packaged and for next week, a sandwich survey!

Now completely changing the subject to summer sport trials! We have already had all the trials for touch, softball and cricket and the teams will be announced next week!

Thanks for reading the weekly catch up 12! And now for some photos.


       Photo editing by Samantha Goddard.