Monday, 30 November 2015

Poetry Writing

Tearing walls ripping down

The smell of mold goes round and round

The taste of black Liquorice  makes everything vicious

Windy sounds come rushing through in different areas of the room
From wall to wall the smell gets stronger
Inside and outside no smell of delight
Trapped all alone and nowhere to go     
But no need to stress it's just a big mess

Walking through the door

we notice the ripped walls

moulded roofs
with rats crawling through
and cockroaches

crawling round and round         

As I arrived in the room I looked down.

And I see Paint falling off the roof and I start to drown

I could smell a Musty smell on the wall.
Than I start feeling small.
When I looked around I can hear the Mouse's footsteps running on the roof.
But I wish it would be soundproof
As I drew the Curtains then I feel goosebumps coming up my arm
As I walk around the room I have this kind of dry taste in my mouth like I want to spew it out.

The room starts to rumble
 The ceiling began to crumble
Smelling mould
I start to get a cold
Everything’s broken
And it can’t be spoken
Disgusting floors
Covered in paint
Broken draws
I wanted to faint

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

Andrew Patterson Speech

On Friday a speaker named Andrew Patterson came to Pt England School in the middle block to come and talk to all of the senior kids about mindset and about time management. We watched various videos, he talked to us about college and what to expect when we get there. One video had a really good message it had 7 effective habits which were Be Proactive, Think Win - Win, Sharpen The Saw, Seek First To Understand, then to be understood, Synergize, Put First Things First, Begin With The End In Mind. I really enjoyed the video because it gave us things to focus on when we head off to college next year, im really glad he came to our school to talk to us about college.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Recount Writing

As my class rushed to the hall to watch The Royal New Zealand Navy Band perform we were all very excited and happy, as we were walking there we could also hear our teacher calling out to us to get us to walk properly to the hall. Once we got there my class and I quickly sat down and gazed at the performers on stage. While we waited Mr Burt came in and introduced the Royal New Zealand Navy Band to us.

Once Mr Burt finished speaking one of the Navy members spoke to us about what they do when they are travelling on the ships and what it feels like to be part of the Navy Band Crew. Once he finished speaking the Navy Band played a few songs to us and we had to guess what songs they were playing on the instruments.

They started off by playing movie title songs and everyone shouted out what they thought the song was once they performed everyone started clapping and cheering for the performers who were performing on stage. As they were starting to play a song everyone had to guess the song, the song they played was Katy Perry Roar, once they played the song on the instruments everyone started calling out the title name of the song.

When the Navy Band performers heard everyone calling out the title of the song they asked everyone to stand up, then everyone stood up and started clapping their hands and moving side to side, looking around the hall I saw so many people smiling and laughing with the people beside them.

Once they finished playing various songs on the instruments one of the members of the band had a big large book that had information about the instruments, he started off reading and while he was reading the band members went one by one and they had to introduce their instrument to the audience there were lots of instruments.

When they finished playing one of the band members had to ask a question and the student shad to raise their a=hands to say the answer, so the band member walked around the hall to the people who had their arm up and he asked them what their answer was and they answered only about 4 - 6 went up including Mr Burt they got told to conduct the navy band.

When they stood at the front everyone started laughing a few moments later it was Mr Brts turn and once he started conducting all the teachers and students started laughing at how silly Mr Burt was conducting, once everyone finished conducting they all were told to be seated and they also got given a CD of all the songs that they play.

I really enjoyed having the Navy Band play at our school because they taught everyone so much about instruments and how to use them properly. I hope everyone enjoyed the band as much as I did.

Fun Time Tuesday

On Tuesday team 5 had the opportunity to do a team activity which included all students, every student was put into a team of 5 or 6. There were various activities that were held in room 1, room 2, the breeze, the hall foyer and the netball courts. All teams were given a little booklet where you had stack your points and where it shows what station you had to go to next.

After we were all put into teams and the teachers got their stations ready we all got to go with our teams to different stations. I had a team of 3 because some people didn't come to school. My team and I first went to room 2 with Miss Clark her station was called brain bust she called it brain bust because you had to use your brain while you were at her station, she gave everyone the same question and we had to figure out the answer by using our brains. My team and I didn't really know the answers to it so we gave it a try along with the help of Miss Clark, each team was given 2 questions and we had to figure them out as a team which meant each team member had to participate. In the end my team got given 20 points for participating in the activity.

Time was running out and we had to go to our next station, each team finished off their last question then we all had to walk sensibly to the street (working space) where Mrs Tele`a held her photo booth station, her station was all about taking photos and participating and just having fun, there were all sorts of costumes that we got to get dressed in and take silly photos. My team and I had lots of fun we all really enjoyed ourselves, there was lots of laughter and smiles, in the end Mrs Tele`a asked for everyone's booklets and wrote down all the points that the team achieved.

Our next station was the cookie face station, Mrs Flavell looked after that station her station was about getting a cookie and putting it on the top of your head then you had to use various facial expressions to try and move the cookie down towards your mouth, the goal for that challenge was to get the cookie in your mouth without letting the cookie fall. 5 people went first at a time, they were told to lay their heads back then place the cookie on the top of their foreheads. “Go” Mrs Flavell said then each person started doing different faces to try and get the cookie in their mouth and if you dropped it you had to pick it back up and wait for everyone to finish.

Everyone started trying and trying but still couldn't get the cookie in their mouth once everyone finished trying they all had to walk at the back of the line and wait for their turn. My team was up next the same thing was repeated “lay your head back and place the cookie on your forehead” then we did what were told “Go!” Mrs Flavell shouts, my team and I were struggling to get the cookie in our mouths, we tried and tried but no one got it in, then we were told to go to the back of the line. The 5 moved up and Mrs Flavell decided that we should altogether try and get the cookie in our mouth we all tried but till no one could get it in some people just took the cookie off their faces and ate it, we were running out of time so we had to move along to the next station.

Our final station was called pea pipes Mrs Hockly owned that station at her station there were little plastic bowls of Peas each team had to get a straw and suck the pea off the bowl into the straw and you had to walk really quick or run to the other side of the court where Mrs Hockly stood with 3 bowls for you to put your peas into. Off we go each team was given straws then we had to all stand up and wait for Mrs Hockly to say go, a few moments later all we hear is “Go!” then 1 by 1 everyone started sucking the peas into their straws and running to the end to Mrs Hockly to drop the peas into the other bowls that were on the other side. My team and I started sucking in the peas into our straws and running to the end to drop them into the other bowls that were on the tables across us, everyone was rushing while time was running out for us so we kept trying “Stop!” Mrs Hockly shouts “its finished” so everyone stopped and rushed to the bowls to see how their group did, my group obviously didn't win, but it was fine with us we just enjoyed having fun with the other students.

That was our last and final station, but I had lots of fun with the other kids of team 5, I got to spend more time with them and not just my own personal friends. My favourite station was the cookie face station because it was really challenging for everyone and I saw that everyone was just enjoying themselves and not worrying about what others were saying and thinking about them, I really enjoyed myself hopefully everyone had as much fun as I did. Overall I think the teachers did an amazing job of preparing this for the team 5 students.