Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Reflection 2012

2012 Reflections

What an exhausting year we have had in 2012, the Terms are going by really fast and days even faster, 2012 was just a hard working year.

Term 1 2012

During the beginning of term 1 we had Swimming then we had Y7 Cricket. After Y7 Cricket we had Trikids with Mark. I competed in Swimming and in Trikids, I came 2nd in all my races for swimming.  

Term 2

In Term 2 10 people tried out for Rippa Rugby, I was one of the 10 people. Our Rippa Rugby trainer was Alex, he is from the Auckland Marist Team. A Few weeks went by and there was Netball. A Lot of people tried out for Netball, but sadly a few people did not make it in. Mr. Hendricks introduced a new sport to us. That sport was kind of an adventurous sport and that was Orienteering. Once G.I School had training we all competed around the school, that was fun and TIRING! Rugby was up and the Y5, 6 and 7’s tried out for rugby and trained. We trained almost every day our team, the ten aside, sadly the whole competition was cancelled.

Term 3

Term 3 arrived and we trained for Cross-country and Football. I was one of the people who participated in Football. It was held at Pt England Reserve, and Cross-country was held at Bailey Road School. There school is HUGE! When all the sport events were done we were going to get our FABULOUS Netbooks. When we got our netbooks the school had a rumor about the Blue Light Disco. We had our Blue Light Disco and it was LOUD, CRAZY AND LOADS OF FUN.

Term 4

During the beginning of Term 4 a few people were making a film for Manaiakalani Film Festival. The Film Festival was held at Hoyts in Sylvia Park. 16 movies were going to be shown out of 70. Glen Innes School’s movie was the 14th one out of 16. Our film was pretty good, but we only had 1 film from Glen Innes. After the film festival we had Touch training, I was in one of the Touch teams. My group won our pool but sadly we lost the Finals so we came 2nd. Pt England beat our group. When touch was over G.I school was training for Athletics. The events in Athletics are Long Jump, High Jump, Softball, Shot Put and Discus. The running events are Relay, 100 metres, 75 metres, 50 metres and 400 metres. The event that I took part in was Discus. Sadly I came 4th. Now we are practicing for Class Items and Culture Groups. The Concert is tomorrow, I can’t wait until the Concert. After the Concert on Thursday the 2012 Patrol Group are going Breakfast at Mcdonalds and there is also Prize Giving on that day.

2012 was a hard working year and there were lots of sports events. I am glad that we got our netbooks because we can work on technology almost every single time of the day. Next year will be even better because we get to take them home!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Making yummy SANDWICHES!

Today we made delicious sandwiches with lots of healthy vegetables, ham and tuna. Our healthy vegetables were lettuce, carrot and cucumber. The last ingredient was cheese. I put all the ingredients in my sandwich.
My first vegetable was lettuce, then Mrs. Barry put some tuna on my other piece of bread. The second vegetable I put in my sandwich was the cheese, thirdly was the carrot and then cucumber. Lastly Mrs. Ramkolowan had handed out ham to my table. I put the ham in my sandwich and finally put the other piece of bread on my sandwich.

It looked really nice, and BIG.
After I put my sandwich together I had took a bite, it was delicious but really BIG. When I took a bite I could see all the 5 + a day colours, it looked amazing. I hope that we do sandwich making every day and get healthier.
Remember when you eat; eat healthy and try all the 5 + a day colours as they are really delicious.  

Distracted Athletes

My Speech

Having two or more events running at the same time, (for example the Javelin and the hurdles) is distracting for the athletes and therefore they can not focus and do their best.
 The Olympics should have only one event at a time like all the swimming events and no diving. I strongly suggest that when people compete in the Olympics they should only have a game at a time because if they have a long jump event they should have all jumping events to allow athletes who compete, the opportunity to win. 
  If the organisers don’t organise  the same events, athletes will be distracted by the other events and will possibly lose and when athletes compete they should get a better chance to WIN medals for the country they're representing.

Firstly, when athletes compete in the Olympics they want to win but when they challenge their opponents they might lose because they are not focused on their own event. I know athletes want to win, so the organisers should put all the same events together to allow athletes to try and get GOLD medals for their country.

Secondly, when athletes compete in their event they lose track and focus on the other events and also when athletes cheer they might get distracted by the loud noise or they might LOVE it when athletes give the competitors a loud cheer “go go go”.

You will notice in this photo that Usain Bolt is focusing on something else, shouldn't he be concentrating on the finish line? What has he been distracted by?
Lastly, athletes want to win when they have a competition, they all want to win and beat their competitors, so when they compete in the Olympics they can have a better chance at winning, also NEW ZEALAND has a better chance at WINNING and getting lots and lots of GOLD medals.  

In Conclusion, I strongly say to let the Olympic games have one game at a time. So when athletes compete they should just focus on the one event because they lose track and focus on the other games. Also athletes who compete get a better chance at winning, especially NEW ZEALAND.

Thank-you for listening to my speech and I hope you enjoyed it.

Friday, 27 July 2012

I couldn't even describe it!

Kia Ora, on the 25th of July Room 9, 11 and 12 got their netbooks. I was so excited that I got my amazing netbook. The feeling I had was brilliant, I couldn't even describe it. 

During the ceremony for the netbooks a lovely teacher aid called Miss Lammas read out letters from Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Valerie Adams and the Royal Queen

I will remember that I have an amazing netbook everyday for me.