Thursday, 17 August 2017

William Pike

A few days ago William Pike came to visit our class for the second time. He Was climbing Mt Ruapehu about 10 years ago. It erupted while he was there, causing 60 olympic sized swimming pools worth of rock and debris to come crashing down onto the mountain. Unfortunately he and his friend were sleeping in that hut at the same time. Their hut basically got demolished by the rock and a rock landed on William's leg crushing it. 

He had to get his right leg amputated. If he didn't get it amputated he would have died. But he survived! That hasn't stopped him living life to the fullest and he still want to climb to the top of the mountain. He hasn't succeeded yet but everytime he is getting further and further up. He has created the William Pike Challenge Award which our classes year seven and eights are involved in. I am excited to do this challenge and hopefully at high school we do something similar.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Author Visit!

Yesterday we had a Author come in to our class. His name is Bill Ngalekerke. He was a cool author, He knew a bit of magic and at the end he showed us his trick. He is Dutch so he is a Dutch writer and translator because he speaks very good kwinglish. But he has written most of his books in english. At first he did a lesson with us about the Greek language and how there sounds for the letters, sound like ours. Photos are down below.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Week 4 Timetable

This is my week 4 timetable. during the week you will see that there will be green, yellow or red boxes. The green means that I have done everything to a high standard. The yellow means that I have done a little bit but I got distracted, and finally red means that I did not do any work.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

My Dream Timetable

A couple weeks ago Rimu made our dream timetables. It was a cool subject to do. Me and Tim made a timetable together. It was a easy timetable which does every subject that you would do, but instead of been spread out over the 5 days of school we did one subject a day except for friday. Here it our video that we made.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Children and Young Adults Book Awards

Today our whole class went to the children and young adults book awards. It was at the St Margaret's College Auditorium. It was a good day and we got to see 6 New Zealand book writers, all of which are finalists in the NZ Book Awards.

The first Author was Tania Roxborough. She lives in Lincoln and she works at lincoln High as a english teacher. She is a children’s writer. One book that i know was 15 minute Shakespeare. Some of her books include Limelight, Space Gum and Banquo’s Son. She has written a 25 books.

My Favorite person was Des Hunt. He is a well respected educationalist who has written a series of environmental adventures. He used to be a teacher but now he just writes stores. Sunken Forest is his book. It is based 60 years ago. It is based on him when he was 13 years. He went to a Summer Camp and Lake Waikaremoana. It is a great walk of NZ (I would like to walk it). The lake itself was formed by an earthquake and so there is sunken forest. There is also eels that come out of the water. They are trapped there, so they come by people bringing them there. He led us through the process he went through and included a balloon to demonstrate tension. It was a good time watching him. He was very funny.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Rugby Zones

Yesterday the Yaldhurst Rugby and Netball teams went to zones. We teamed up with Weedons School and our team had to wear their T-Shirts. It was a good day but closer to the end it started to rain. I wasn't playing though because I broke my toe. Our team did good and we only lost to the Rolleston A team (They never lost a game). I was impressed with the effort my team put in because we came second in the whole tournament so we have a good chance of going to zones.
 Thankyou to the teachers and parents who took time out of there day to come and Support us.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

My School Holidays

My School holidays that have just been, was really fun, (except from the end). Well at the start I went motorbiking which was the only time I went motorbiking the whole holidays. There was a weird hill where I was motorbiking. It went one and a bit meters up then it went almost straight down (it almost made me fall off). But That was a fun day.

Closer to the end of the holidays I was running into the house, slipped a bit and managed to break my toe. I spent 2 hours in the pegasus after hours. It was a long 2 hours too. in the end it was broken and I have to miss rugby for 3-4 weeks.