Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Every Body Won't You Move Your Body!!

All of a sudden a loud sound of music burst through the crowd and a hairy groovy beyonce
popped out shimming and shining telling everyone to get up and “Move your body”
 I will be telling you about the hairy beyonce with his groovy dance moves and teachers
that went “ALL OUT” and entertained the crowd.

The start of Term 3 was one of the best starts to school you could think of.  Have you ever
walked into the first day of school and dancing and clapping and
just moving  your body? Our school theme was Move Your Body and it was all about
being healthy, active and learning new things that can help you or teach you new things.

Teachers that stood out was the team 5 teachers showing us how to do tai chi an ancient
Chinese form of exercise originally created as a fighting art.  They really made us laugh
and even though it was funny it also had a meaning in it like to never give up when
your trying something new and to just give it your all even though you don’t know how to do it.

Thank you to all the teachers for presenting their items and getting us kids to look forward
to having an amazing term 3. Thank you to Mr.Burt for showing us his beyonce moves and
getting us all up and moving and getting our brains switched on and ready,
Thank you to all the outstanding teachers who took their time to make a video or present
a item for each team.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Ole ala i le pule o le tautua !!

Year 8 leadership camp was by far the best activity for the term. The bus trip was just beautiful it was like diving into nature, the views of mountains were amazing because when you’d thought you have seen the biggest mountain a even bigger one appears.  All i could think of in the bus was getting to the camp.

Arriving to the camp we started to unpack and find our cabins, and all the groups had to sit at one table each and all the groups names were labels on the tables like Cormandle, Kauaeranga, kauri, Thames. We had to get used to this camp and the things around the camp, but i’ll say i felt like a country boy entering a fresh countryside town. the cabin i got put into had 5 bunks and they were all close to each other.

Every night before we had to get our cultural groups to stand up and start a Waiata  and we would all sing before we ate.

The activities were really fun and enjoying.  My all time favourite was paintball and the go cart, but my highlight from camp would have to be the item practice’s because our group became closer and closer every time we practice and worked as a team but sadly we didn’t get the results we wanted for our item but our teamwork and attitude was what mattered.

The main purpose of this camp was becoming a young leader and building up your Self-Confidence, Responsibility and Working as a team. “O le ala i le pule o le tautua”  means “by the path to leadership is through service”.