Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kelly Tarlton's

It was Monday 1st November 2010 at 5:30pm. We arrived at the school and went tearing into the hallway outside our library. Miss Samson was NOT happy with us because she was in the middle of a "whānau hui” about the hikoi to Rotorua she was taking some of the students on. We left our bags in the hall and then gapped it to the shop.

6:00pm we loaded ourselves and our luggage onto the vans.  Mr Kopa-Katene and Mr Furivai drove us to Kelly Tarlton's, then they went back to school and picked up everyone else.

First up was Steve. He was in charge of us.  He told us about the dos and don'ts at Kelly Tarlton's and then he talked to us about penguins.

Next stop, the NIWA Interactive room. We got to look at different animal skins up close with a microsope, get squeezed like we were being held by the tentacles of a squid and play fooseball.

What happened next? We got to feed the fish. I was the first up. The fish came for the food, I got a fright and dropped the fish food. Everyone laughed.

Kelly Tarlton's was really cool. The only thing I didn't enjoy was everyone staying up really late. We were all tired the next day. Miss Samson took us back to school and said we were going to continue with a normal classroom programme because of our behaviour.

Labour Day

Wow! Labour Day! 2010 was the best year for Labour Day for me.  Do you want to know why? ......  Not going to tell you, you'll just have to keep reading to find out.

Monday morning my dad woke me up at 6:00am to feed our dogs.  I got up, but I was really grumpy because I still had a couple hours of beauty sleep to get to.  We had to go allllll the way to Onehunga because the dogs live with my nana.

On the way to my nana's house my sister texted me to tell me that my friend Luana was at home waiting for me.  This was the best thing ever because it meant I could get my dad to take me back home and I wouldn't have to feed the dogs.  My dad turned the car around and then we rushed back so that I could speak to Luana.

I spent the whole day with Luana, just chilling out, relaxing and talking about all the exciting stuff we were going to be doing this term.

Riders On The Storm - Floods

Sophia, Talivaka and I studied floods for Term 3.  Miss Samson gave us 2 weeks to find the information we needed, write a script, sketch a story board, gather and film our video footage and put it together.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Girls Open Grade Representatives

Five Tamaki Intermediate Girls Open Grade Rugby players were fortunate enough to be selected to be in the South-East Auckland Girls Open Grade Representative Team.

On Saturday 11 September 2010 four of us met Miss Samson and Mo at Tamaki Intermediate at 9:00am. We loaded ourselves into Miss Samson's car and then we were all off to Royal Oak Intermediate to challenge the West Auckland Girls Open Grade Rep. Team. (It was just as well that we left early because we got lost on the way.)

We were all eager to play because its been a long time since we've played.

When we arrived both teams went into the hall at Royal Oak. Shawnee (sorry if it's spelt wrong) instructed us what to do, we were given our uniforms and then we went to put them on.

After 15 minutes of hair braiding we went out onto the field. Our coach Craig met us there and started to warm us up for the game.

The game was fast and furious and after 40 minutes neither team scored. We went into over time. Tensions were high because both teams really wanted to win. Within 10 minutes of the over time East scored and converted first. With only 2 minutes to go West scored but luckily for us they did not convert their try.

At the end of the game both teams came together, did one massive cheer, had photos together and then we went into the hall, got changed, got presented with an Auckland Rugby Union t-shirt and had a feed.
We had an awesome time.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Flood Evacuation Plan

Just in case a flood happens you will need to keep calm and have an evacuation plan for you and your family to learn.

First Make sure everyone knows the emergency phone numbers and when to call them,
Second Learn the quickest and safest way from your home or school to high ground.
Third Make sure you have organised housing for you and your family if you need to evacuate your home,
Fourth Make sure everyone in your family knows some pre-arranged meeting places and phone numbers just in case they get separated,
Fifth Teach everyone in the family how to turn off the gas, electricity and water mains.

Fire Evacuation Procedure

There is a fire at your school and you don’t know what to do?
Here is a step-by-step procedure.

Step 1 The fire emergency bell rings.
Step 2 Stand and start making your way towards the emergency exit.
The teacher is the last person out of the classroom and will make sure that all of the windows and doors are closed.
Step 3 When you are out of the classroom make your way down the stairs and head towards the netball courts.
Step 4 Sit down in your class lines when you arrive at the netball courts.
Step 5 Wait patiently while your teacher marks the class roll to ensure the whole class is there.
Step 6 Keep quiet, listen and do what the adults tell you to do.

Do not run. Keep calm.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bob McDavitt - The Best Guest Speaker

We learned a lot of things the day Bob McDavitt came to speak to us about the weather.
When my class walked into the hall and I saw him I thought that it was going to be boring. When he started talking and giving us information that I didn’t know it got more and more interesting.
By the time I left the hall I thought he was the most interesting person I had ever listened to.