Friday, August 12, 2011
Tuesday the 2nd of August 2011 the actual year when our school finally gets a swimming pool. Today is a very special day for the kids at St Pius X because we actually get to go for a swim at school, most of us have been waiting for this moment! When it was 8:30am before school started Miss Oldfield told some of us that we are going swimming at 9:30am,9:30am it was so we all got separated into 2 groups. When we are in the pool we get into groups called Dolphins and Sharks and I was in Dolphins.First group-A went for a swim, when Group-B went (that was the group I am in.) to get changed we found some of group-a over there and they told us in a shivering way that “When you get out of the pool it is freezing!!” Later when we had finished helping each other girl with our swimming caps, we walked into the tent that was so warm for me that I did not want to walk out! When we all settled down in the pool a guy who was teaching us our lessons was named Mr.Burton,first he told us to put our hands on the side and arms straight out,so we did,then we played a little game called Captains coming. We had directions the right side of the pool was called port? and the left side was called Starboard?. Later on we had to swim back and forth, then we played another game called Salmon says.(Its mostly like Simon says.)After we had finished we said thank you to Mr. Burton and walked up the stairs and when we were walking down the other stairs we had to walk down backwards.When us girls had finished drying our hair and getting changed we we back to class......
Monday, August 8, 2011
It was pitch black outside I couldn’t see a thing, it was the first day of the holidays and it was 1:30am, very wrong way to start the holidays. My Mum pulled the blanket right off, she said that I was being fussy for about 10min, (because I did not want to wake up this early!) when I got to the airport there was like about nearly a thousand tears coming right at me! It was so sad to see all these people crying because they were saying goodbye to their love ones, I only had five tears coming down my face. Later on when we had arrived we had to grab our luggage and go through security, when we walked out we had all these people rushing at us and by us I mean my mum’s best friends sister and her son ,two teenagers, one elderly and two young ladies. After a week we all rushed to the cars and set off to Dream World! On our way there you can see a MASSIVE TOWER OF TERROR it is four times bigger than the fear fall here in New Zealand! The Tower of terror takes you up and you will never know when it is going to drop you.There is so many rides I can’t remember them all! Next day, we went to White Water World! There is a Massive ride that is like a big green Cyclone but it is called The Green Room, I went on it it is outrageous. A few days later we went to the city and the place we went to was called Kangaroo point, we went there in the night time, the views over there are gorgeous, I am positive that everyone would have loved it, after we took lots of photos we headed back home. When it was our last day over there we had a lovely barbecue, later when we all, (well most of us) had desert and in our desert we had yogurt,grapes,pineapple lumps,marshmallows and I think some milk. (I forgot the name of it so I just told you what was in it.) After we had our lovely desert we all went to bed. Well our two weeks was finished, it was a very sad departure because we had so much fun and the holidays came by so fast but we had a great time and a lot of fun. When we said our good byes and then left. When we arrived back here in Auckland everyone that was there was so pleased to see us so we went back home had a rest and spent the rest of our holidays with our family.