On September 4th all seniors had the choice of doing Rippa Rugby, Soccer or Netball.  By having to small of a Soccer team we had to make two Rippa Rugby teams. With two teams of Rippa Rugby and two teams of  Netball, we were all ready to compete.

Rippa Rugby Team 1;  For our first game, it turned out we had to play Touch.  Because Raumati Beach had forgotten there Rips/tags.  Winning the first game everyone was feeling good about this next one.  Once we had versed everyone we has lost 2 games,we made it into the Semi Finals!! Which was against Raumati South(Who we previously lost against.) Unfortunately we didn’t win.  Getting prepared to leave we suddenly found out that we had one last game against Kena Kena for 3rd place.  Not winning that and coming 4th place wasn’t disappointing.

Rippa Rugby Team 2;  Being the ones who wanted to play soccer, Did not do bad at all.  They came 4th the same as us Team 1.

Netball Team 1;  Playing all there games team one managed to win one game by Default, which ended up them playing in the play-off.  They didn’t win but they felt proud that they had made it to the play-off.

Netball team 2; Once they had played all there games they had won one of them which was the very last game. 9-11 was the score.  Having team one get to play in the play-offs when they only won by fault annoyed team 2 but after they didn’t mind it was only one game of course.

Senior Winter Tournament is great fun, but you also have to remember after all this had work and running around, it does take its toll on your body!

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My Calender for 2013 is about my home country New Zealand.  In this picture I have some of the some of icons of New Zealand, Kapiti Island, a Sheep,Jandals,Buzzy Bees, a Fern and half a Kiwi Fruit.  And in the back round I have the New Zealand colours, Black and White. With calendars you can really let your imagination go wild but I chose to keep it simple and do something I love.  Doing calendars is really fun and you can get really creative, some of the outcomes of the drawings are amazing.

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I like making Origami, so I decided to make a short slideshow of some of my favourites that I have made before.
In this slideshow I have a Heart, Boomerang, Butterfly, Water Balloon, Chinese good luck box, A bird and a Rose. Hope you enjoy.

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

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Today I have just finished the book Super Finn by Leonie Agnew, so I thought I might give it a book review.

Finn is always getting into trouble and doing silly things.  His teachers let him off sometimes because his father left, but now he is so far behind in his school work that he might have to repeat the year. The thought of being separated from his best friend Brain is enough to make Finn want to try harder in school.  He has one chance to do this.

They get a project about what they want to be when they are older, Finn decides that he would like to be a superhero. He and Brain make a list of things needed to be a superhero, a costume, superpowers and saving someone’s life.
When Finn’s mother tells the family they can no longer pay for their World Vision child Umbaba, Finn decides that as a superhero, he must take over the payments. But the thing is they don’t have any money!! 

 
But they do have good ideas.  The two boys then begin doing dares and stunts for money, they also begin to sell junk food at their school, which is strictly not allowed, But Finn doesn’t have to worry about being in Brain’s class, because he may have to go to a different school anyway.

 

I think that Super Finn is a good book, I would definitely recommend this book to people who like humors books and who want to have a laugh. I would rate this book out of 5 about a 4. Super Finn also has a very clever ending. I would also recommend this book to boys or girls aged 8-12.

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Last term I worked with Antonio, Vicky and William, in making a video about a consumer problem.  Our learning for this video was, what to do when buying faulty goods.

 

We all played an important role in this video, Vicky played the mother and created the props, Antonio filmed, edited, published and directed, William played the main child and gave ideas and I played the Shop Assistant and gave ideas also.

 

One of the questions after we made the video was, Did we achieve the learning objective?  I think our team did.

 

Video pros, some of the good things about the video include, we explained clearly how to approach the consumer, the video was clear and not wobbly and we used clear voices.

 

Video cons, the improvements we could have made in this video, was that we could of changed the volume settings and have a better filming location.

 

I think our team worked really well with each other, we got down to work and got it finished on time.

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Today I have just finished reading a book called Wonder Struck and I decided to do a book review.

 

Ben is deaf in one ear, his mother has also died.  He is feeling very alone even though he lives at his aunt’s house. One stormy night he sneaks out.  Eighty three steps away is his house, the one he and his mother shared before the funeral.

Then he finds a book called Wonder Struck with red ink inside the front cover. It says,  for Danny, Love M. Ben also finds a book mark with a phone number on it and he wonders if it might be a link  to his long lost dad, who he never knew.

Ben calls the number as the storm is outside, lighting strikes the house and sends Ben to the ground.

He wakes up in hospital realizing he is deaf in both of his ears.  Ben wonders about the history of his dad and so he escapes and travels to New York where he meets a friend called Jamie.  Jamie’s dad works at the American Museum of Natural History – and this is where Ben discovers some  links to his dad.

Rose is deaf and lives with her father and mother, movie star Lillian Mayhew, life is sad for Rose because she never gets to see her mum and she’s locked in her house, unable to life a normal life.

Like ben, she also runs away to New York where she meets an old friend at the Museum of Natural History. His name is Walter and he takes Rose to his house and takes care of her.

This book is over 400 pages, but it took me one day to read it because it has quite few pictures.  Out of 10 I would rate this book 8-9.  I would defiantly recommend this book to people who are  9 and up.

 

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Here are some brain teasers!

1) What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps??

2) What is light as a feather, but even the strongest man cannot hold it more than a few minutes?

3) Imagine you are in a sinking rowboat surrounded by sharks. How would you survive?

4) You are driving a bus. Four people get on, three people get off, then eight people get on and ten people get off, then 6 people get on and 2 more people get off. What color were the bus driver’s eyes?

5) Johnny’s mother had four children. The first was April, the second was May, and the third was June. What was the name of her fourth child?

6) Eskimos are very good hunters, but they never hunt penguins. Why not?

7) How far can you walk into the woods?

8 )  How can you use the letters in NEW DOOR to make one word?

9) Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

10)  Why are 2007 pennies worth more than 2006 pennies?

Well  there they are, I will write the answers of these questions in about a day or two.
please leave a comment and have a try!

 

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For my  Homework our teacher said that we had to write a post on something with our opinion so I chose Why children should play sports.

Firstly,  Self-Esteem, playing sports can have a positive reaction on a child’s confidence, because being praised by the team coach or parents can help them build self-confidence.  They also push and trust their own abilities .

Secondly,   Playing sports can also help them to socialise though out the rest of their lives and they learn how to interact with people similar to their age.

 Lastly, Sports is a great way to promote your heath though Childhood.  There are a lot of sports to chose from here are some for example,    Swimming,Hockey,Netball,Rugby,Golf,Bowling, etc.

Here are some of my pointers on why children and adults also should play sport.

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Queenstown is a place in the south Island that you have to visit.
These three places are well worth visiting in Queenstown.

1.   The are a huge selection of walking,biking tracks in and around the alpine town. You can walk along the shores of  Lake Wakatipu or if you want a leisurely stroll close to the city Centre.  There is also the Queenstown Gardens.

2.  You can take a Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the “Lady Of The Lake,” the last remaining coal-fired passenger vessel,in the southern hemisphere.  This cruise can be combined with the Walter Peak High Country Farm where you can experience farm life from watching shearing demonstrations to horse treking.

3. The Skippers Canyon is an adventure of white-water rafting,bungee jumping and jetboating, it is New Zealands most spectacular Canyon.

One Activity I would encourage visitors to see in Queenstown is the Kiwi Birdlife Park. There is of course Kiwis and other birdlife veiwing. The conservation department also put their own shows on. You not only get entertainment but it is also very educational, there is also a Maori Hunting Village and Native forest and trails to be seen if you would like to learn more about this activity click here > http://www.kiwibird.co.nz/

To find out more information about Queenstown click here > http://www.queenstown-nz.co.nz/information/thingstodo/

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What is my favourite food? Well I will tell you.  When it comes to food I have a lot of favourites but my most favourite is CHOCOLATE, who doesn’t like chocolate, it is literally impossible to not have a craving over this delicious,creamy,block of wonderfulness that just blows up in your mouth after one bite. Just writing about this is making me drool all over the keys.

chocolateWith chocolate there are a lot of flavors,Turkish delight,bubbly,dark,milk and many more, with all these flavours there has to be one that stands out for me and I think I know what that one is!  Definitly Bubbly  Mint.

people normaly call me a Chocoholic because I am in love with chocolate(you can probably tell in the story.)

What is your favourite type of food? and why I would love to know.

Photo by Dark Ritter Photo from http://flickrcc.bluemountains.net/flickrCC/?terms=Chocolate&edit=yes&page=1

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