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Monday, November 21, 2011

Honda MotorBike

On Thursday Honda Motorbike came to our school.
Quinn and Richard were our instructors.
They brought 6 bikes,two 70's for the learners with no clutch,two 80's for the learners who want to step up to the challenge and two 100's for the experts like me.
Watching everyone putting their helmet on all hyped up, scared to ride, yelling and laughing. It was a big experience for a few people.Riding two different tracks on the field was fun because the first one was for bike safety  and the second one was for fun.
When the learners finished, well learning on the 70's they moved onto riding the 80's and 100's.

The big motorbike day was full of laughter and reving motorbikes.Excitement running through peoples veins.Watching two people fall of was funny and showful.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Star In THE Night Sky

It was a tepid and beautiful Sunday night so my dad decided that me Kohau , mum and George should go to Aunty Judys for dinner. When I arrived I could hear steake sizzling on the BBQ and eggs and potatoes frying in the pans. Next I helped set the table so we could have our yummy dinner. My billie was full so I undisputed to do some workouts by shooting some hoops . While  I was shooting hoops I sore the most stunning star up in the night sky.It was the most sensational star I have ever seen,so I told everybody to come outside to look at the star up in the night sky. We all watched the star for 2 minutes than we went to bed.

The Great Sunday Afternoon

It was a very hot Sunday afternoon When Madison and i.Decided that we would go outside and look at the garden. First me and Madison went to go outside and put on our shoes so we don't get clay mud feet.Then we walked around the house to the garden .After that Madison wanted to play in the water but mum said no baby might get sick. Next we ran back into the house just in time for mum to say lunch was ready we had meat with vegetables sandwiches .

Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Rugby World Cup Dream's Coming True!

All Blacks taking out the RWC
Balls kicked high into the air
Countries from all around the world
Defensive tactics used
Events held all around NZ
Fullback Cory Jane racing up the side-line
Goal posts standing like the letter H
Haka - "Ka Mate" performed 
Injuries to mend
Jerseys of all colours are worn
Kicking tees for goal kicking
Loud music and fans shouting
Mascots running around the sidelines 'rarking' up the crowds
Numbers on the backs of jerseys
Opposition vs opposition
Penalty kicks for head highs
Quit - Never give up!
Rugby supporters by the thousands
Spectators dressed in their favourite team colours
Try scoring stars 
USA the team with the stars and stripes flag
Victory winning teams 
Whistles blowing
X-rays looking for broken bones
Yelling fans waving flags
Zig-zagging wingers scoring tries


Monday, July 11, 2011

Perfect Winter Storm

Water, rain, snow, hailstones, wind, grey clouds, lightning and thunder, all of these things working together to make the perfect winter storm.  Has anyone counted the number of lightning strikes or thunder claps that have belted out over the top of us?  Winter is definitely here, and we can't wait for the Perfect Summer Heat...  bbbrrrr...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Matariki me To Matou Tainuitanga

Exploring Waikato Museum was a new and exciting experience for our tamariki. We learnt about Matariki, her sisters, her parents Tangotango and Wainui, and how nga atua Maori put Matariki in the skies. Learning who Tangotango and Wainui were, was something special because we didn't know about them.
Nathan, our education guide, took us through our Tainui display, 'Nga Pou Whenua'. There are four pou (posts) that mark where the boundaries of Tainui waka are.   There are some precious taonga in the Museum.  Some of them are in glass cases so that they can't be ruined or broken.  Our Tainuitanga is very important to us because we need to know where we came from and who we are.  It is part of our identity as Maori.  
Our parents who came with us, had a great day at the Museum too.  Thanks heaps Nathan and Waikato Museum for teaching us about Matariki and Tainui.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Using Glogeter

We've been using glogster to help us with our learning about Matariki.  Here's my Glogster poster.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ta Matou Maangai Tautoko - Lion Foundation

Ko te Lion Foundation he roopu kaiarahi e awhina i nga Kura me nga roopu kaiawhina.  Nui ake i nga tau 25, ka whoatu te Lion Foundation he maha o te moni ki nga roopu kaiawhina kia tautoko i nga tikanga o nga tangata kei Aotearoa. I tenei tau kua tautoko te Perry Foundation i te Lion Foundation ki te awhina  i nga kura me o ratou tikanga. A, i tenei tau kua whiriwhiria matou Te Kura o Tahaaroa i te Lion Foundation mo ta matou maangai tautoko.  Nga mihi nunui ki a koutou, Lion Foundation mo ou koutou kaha ki te hapai te mahi a Duffy Books in Homes.

Matariki The Seven Stars

Matariki marks the Maori new year. Matariki means little eyes of God. Matariki is also called The Seven Sisters.  These stars come out when it is a new moon around the 5th June.  It is also a good time to start planting seeds. The names of the stars are Waiti, Waita, Waipuna-a-rangi, Uru-a-rangi, Matariki, Tupu-a-nuku, and Tupu-a-rangi. Other cultures like Japan, Greece, Hawaii and Cook Islands also celebrate Matariki.   

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Our New Duffy Sponsor - Lion Foundation

The Lion Foundation is one of New Zealand's most popular foundations. For over 25 years Lion foundation has given millions of dollars back to communities around New Zealand.  Recently the Lion Foundation became our new Duffy sponsor. 

 This video shows some of the work that Lion Foundation have done for young people like us.
They are a great sponsor and we'll be glad to have them provide books for Duffy Books in Homes.

Sun Spots

Who knows what a sunspot is? One interesting fact about the sun are the sunspots. Sunspots are areas where the magnetic fields are about 2,500 times stronger than the earth's magnetic field. These fields are much higher than anywhere else on the sun. Because of the strength of the magnetic field the magnetic pressure attracts when the surrounding atmospheric pressure decreases. Which to me says that the Sun pulls all the other magnetic fields towards it. Sunspots only last for a few days then burn out.
A sunspot is the size of planet earth so think of how big the sun is.

A photo of a sunspot

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Sad Two Weeks

Sadly our school has had two tangi that have affected the tamariki at our school.  We had Koro Trevor's tangi just over a week ago, and now Koro Dick has also passed away.  We are really sad for Aunty Yvonne, Te Ao and Nga, and also for Aunty Kimi, Aunty Mona, Jayden and Awatea. It has been a really sad time for all of us.  Today was meant to be a good day for us to go to cross-country at Piripiri School and have fun playing in the mud.  But because of the tangi there are lots of kids who can't be there.  Hopefully that will be the end of the tangi for all our kaumaatua.  Fingers crossed.  Tomorrow we join all our whanau at Maketu Marae in Kawhia to farewell Koro Dick. Moe mai Koro Dick, Koro Trevor, and Koro Bill at Marokopa Marae.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fit For Skipping

Yesterday seven-time world champion skipper Peter Nestler had a workshop showing kids from around Waikato schools some awesome skipping skills. Here we are learning some warm up drills, and having 'time out' - we're tired but still smiling. We learnt how to hold a rope properly, how to turn a single, and a double dutch rope. We skipped alone, in pairs, and in big groups. Here are some more learning points:
- if you are the rope turner:
*in double-dutch make sure your turning hand goes up as high as your nose to make
sure the rope goes up high and around properly
*keep the rope turning to a steady beat
*turn the rope so it goes up higher than the skipper
*stand close to the turner to get in and out better

- if you are the skipper:
*take one step in before you jump in
*make sure the rope is your height
*stand close to the turner's shoulder when you go into and out of the rope
*jump in when the rope goes past your nose

Monday, May 30, 2011

Taku Hokinga ki Tahaaroa

I tetehi ra, i hoki ahau ki Tahaaroa ki te whakauru ki te kura o Tahaaroa. He pai te kura nei. Ia ra ka taakaro kemu whutupaoro, te tenehi me te hoki. I takaro ahau hoki ki runga i te papa takaro. Kei roto i te akomanga, i mahi matou i te Pangarau, te tuhituhi, me te tuhituhi i runga i te ipurangi, ana, ko tenei taku blog. He mahi uaua ki te ako i te reo Ingarihi na te mea kare au e taea te korero ki taua reo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFj1Zy_3AIc

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Good Decisions, Good Choices

Julia Bloore: To Be Motivated

· Get out there and have fun.

· Be enthusiastic.

· To explore a new place.

· Be involved in a team.

Leadership Values

The word TRY means TRUTH, RESPECT and YOU.

Respect your friends.

I learnt that if you respect yourself first, then you know how to respect others. If you show respect to your friends

then hopefully they will show respect back to you.

Don’t put people down.

I learnt that if you put people down your not being a good leader and your not respecting the person right

Be kind to people.

I learnt that you always have to be kind to people and then they will respect you and be kind to you.

Pick the right Friends.

I learnt if you pick the right Friends that be kind to you that’s good but if you have the wrong friends that make you

want to steel that’s bad.

Be brave.

I learnt that you can be brave if you want to protect your friends.

Give it a go.

I learnt that you give stuff a go and don’t go back home just try it and you will feel great.

Make sure that people are OK.

I learnt that you make sure your friends are ok making sure they are not being bullied.

Cheek up on your friends.

Make sure you check up on your friends that they are doing the right stuff.

Making the right choices.

I learnt that make sure you and your friends are making the right choices.

Enjoy being a kid.

Have fun being a kid don’t let other kids control you just listen to yourself and what you have to do.

My Values

Being honest, Look after your friends, Be kind, Do the right choices.

Monday, May 16, 2011

National Young Leaders Day 2011

On Monday our school attended the National Young Leaders 2011 Conference in Rotorua. There were loads of kids from other schools from around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato who were there with us. These are some words of wisdom that speakers shared.

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Pat Buckley - a drug cousellor and St John's attendant. He and his wife started Amped4Life. His words of leadership wisdom were:

1. Enjoy life because when you grow up you stay as an adult

for the rest of your life

2. Don't be afraid to ask for help

3. Don't let your past shape your future - what you do now in your life could shape the way you live in the future4. You are influenced by the choices you make in life - make good decisions.

Nick Tuitasi is an ex-policeman. His leadership word was TRY.

- T is for truth - tell the truth all the time.

- R is for respect - you should be the one to respect others first.

- Y is for You - try something before anyone else does, step forward and give things a try.

Nick's message was to give anything a TRY, even if you think you're not going to be good at it.

Young Leaders Conferencing Together

Pat Buckley: Make Choices. Training For Life.

· Choices – make choices, these determine your future

· Decisions – make a decision that will make future a better one

· Don’t get involved with drugs as they lead you down the path of destruction

· Do the right thing – make the right choices

· Enjoy being a kid because you’ll be an adult for the rest of your life. Enjoy everything in life.

· Keep your humour – keep a smile on your dial.

· Help others when they’re down and out.

· Take care – look after one another.

Nick Tuitasi: Stick to your values. T-R-Y

· T-Tell the Truth, Leaders are always truthful

· R-Respect people first before judging, Pay respect

· Y-You always will be you, never change. Be yourself.

Dave Atkinson: Genes, Environment, Choices.

· Who are you? Whose genes do you have? Do you want to be like your friends, or your friends like you?

· Do you want to look like your friends? Exactly like them?

Andrea Deely: Keep safe online

· Don’t go on advertisements.

· Don’t go on inappropriate sites.

· Don’t give anyone you’re, Email-address, Number, House number or where you live, your name and other things that describe what you look like.

· Inspired by her son

Julia Bloore: Be Motivated

· Be green by walking as much as you can.

· Don’t sit around.

· Play sports

· Get out there. Be a outgoing person.

· Have Dreams.

· Be inspired.

· Save money by doing sewing classes.

· Main influences-Parents and Husband.

· Be enthusiastic.

· Have fun.

· Explore the world.

Be involved in sports team.