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Zones Athletics

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Zone athletics is a competition where we compete against schools in our Bays Cluster.The day started with the roll call at school. It was a very nice day and we all enjoyed ourselves a lot. The competition was at Hanson Park. Athletics included: high jump, sprints (both 100 meters and 60 meters), long jump, and discus. We also had long distance events: 1000 metres for Year 5 and 6 and 1200 metres for the Year 7 and 8. We had some really good results with 21 kids going to the next competition the Canterbury's.

By Harry and Logan

Room 13 Ballads

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Our ballads are now finally published for you all to enjoy. We wrote the ballads about characters from the novels we read in term three. Many were written collaboratively with other students in the class. Click on the image of the book below to enlarge it to full screen so you can read through the pages. We would love to have feedback in the form of comments! Thanks to Sam Deavoll for collating all the ballads and putting the book together.

T@TT Camp at Hanmer Springs

Thursday, 14 November 2013

On August the 26th to the 29th, T@TT went away to Hanmer Springs Campground while we enjoyed the great outdoors and had a wonderful time doing the following activities: Mission Impossible, mountain biking, orienteering, and other cool stuff. We went on lots of walks over there. Some of us were able to “smuggle” lollies so we could eat them. On the first night, we walked to Hanmer Springs Pools. It was really fun to relax in the hot pools and attack the teachers in the wave pool. On the last night, we had the ‘Minties’ awards. Some of us made other people feel silly so we gave them a mintie to make them to feel better. We also had The Talent Show that night. Some of us performed some really awesome acts while some of us were the audience. It was really cool. There were the following acts: The Kapa Haka group, Mrs McQuillan's Juggling Troop, Me (the Amazingly Awesome Ventriloquist) and The Parents and Teachers skit to name a few. On Thursday mid-afternoon, it was a long bus ride back to school. We have created a Voicethread about it and you will see the Voicethread below.

Blog post written by Mitchell Lilly