Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Day We Went To The Past...

When I got to school I was so excited because we were going it Howick Village. We saw people going into the bus I knew I had to hurry. I got out of the car and ran as fast as I could and got into the bus and sat next to David and Sione Dale. As I was waiting patiently in the bus it was time to go. After our long drive we finally reached our destination. We were finally in Pakuranga. All the students was so excited. We were finally there! First we were excited because our class was going first to the Parlour games. We went with Miss Donny. The first game we played was with a string, we had to put the string under our legs and put it over our head. My team was Tiger and the other team was called Broncos. All my group started to say yeah we won! The next game we played was neck to neck. We played it  with a cotton ball. We needed to put the  ball on our neck and then pass the ball to the person next to you neck. We were in the same team. Then Miss Donny said that we can  go look around the house . Then all of us heard the bell ring and Miss Donny told us that we a going to  the schoolhouse next. She told us that the teacher was very strict and all of us were scared.
We also got to write with nib and ink and slates and a slate pencil. It was made out of stone and that was pretty cool. We were excited because we are going to make a trolley. We finished first and could ride on the trolley, but it have to be a girl first.  The visit was fun and and exciting too. I learnt lots about living in the 1800s.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cross Country

On a sunny Friday we had cross country, mass and an assembly. We all had our ages writen on our hand for the cross country in the afternoon. There were races for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
We had mass first for the feast of St Pius the X. When mass was finished we all went to the hall for morning tea, the feast of St Pius the X. I had cake, it was a banana cake the flavor was a banana and a yellow icing on the top.

After morning tea room 6 had a assembly but first we had a rehearsal it was awesome. Mrs Bell rang the bell and all the classes came and sat down on the floor for the virtues song. Some people sang to the song then we started our assembly and a prayer. It was my turn to say my prayer, “for me hope means to never give up even if it is hard but I just do it because I have faith in god”. Then we called the netball coaches to come in to get their awards.

We had a shared lunch. It was cool. The boys had takeaways and lots of other stuff. Then it was time for cross - country. “It was time for some running", I said. We sat in our ages. I sat in the 10 year old boys and girls. When it came I time to run I was excited. We started to run, I was already tired but I came 2nd. Ezra came 1st, 3rd was Justin and 4th was Christopher.