Monday, August 19, 2013

Cross Country

Children flooding into the tennis court, some were very eager to get started but others just didn’t want to be at school. Today our school, St Pius X, had CROSS COUNTRY! Cross Country was for everyone, as in everyone has to participate in the race but if you had a good enough excuse then it’s your lucky day! We had some collaborators from St. Mary’s College coming to help with the races (direct us to where we had to go). Moments later they began the races... First race was the students aged 12. Majority of my friends were in that load of racers. After the 12 year olds took off they continued on by age going down, 11, 10, 9 etc. Smiling big and getting ready to be released... “Get your mark, Get set... “ *BANG*

Jogging down the hill with two of my friends Zheiyna and Latanoa, starting to go a bit faster. Later we had gotten in the front of our heap we weren’t exactly in the front but we were in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Three quarters of the first lap and exhausted Zheiyna had gotten so exhausted she sat down for about 20 seconds to catch her breath back. Starting our second round and I was huffing and puffing so much that I had gotten dehydrated. Completed the hill and passing some of the St. Mary girls with one of my other friends, Maxine. Maxine and I had slowed down and walked for a quarter of the race.

Jogging up the hill with Maxine, smiling big as we take our last few steps... ACCOMPLISHED! FINALLY we had accomplished the course for St Pius X Catholic Schools’ Cross Country. Our accomplishment had led us to dehydration, sweating, puffing and huffing but it had also led Maxine into 2nd place for her age group and for myself 3rd place. For my other friends Genevieve had come 3rd after Maxine, Catherine had come first in front of Maxine, Zheiyna had come 5th not far behind myself, and Julia had come 4th after Genevieve. Minutes later the rest of our syndicate had completed the course and now it was time for us to kick back, relax and watch the juniors race.

Again we had heard the words “GET YOUR MARK GET SET... GO!” *BANG* the juniors had sped off to begin their course.Moments after the 5 year olds had left they began starting the 6 year olds then 7 year olds etc. After we had finished all the races we all got straight back to class, tidied up and gotten ready for road patrols.     

Friday, August 2, 2013

Evaluation - Term 3 - Week 1

This week at St Pius I think I have had a pretty good week. Because this week I had learnt how to greet in greek, how hard it is to learn a new language and that if you work hard you can achieve many things in life. Although that’s not the only reason why it was a pretty good week. Happiness was spread across school, How do I know?, because all of the students were smiling plus the teachers (very rare). The downside of this week which was the sad part was that we were losing one of our most awesomeness teachers, Ms. Leaupepe.    

Book Review - The Unknown Zone

Choose a word to describe your book.

Title: The Unknown Zone.  Author: Phil Smith.
Date started: Monday 29th July 2013.   Date finished: Not yet finished.

This book was... Entertaining.

What was the book about?
This book is about a young girl named Hemi Ratana. Hemi Ratana is a fifteen year old girl who was traumatised by a humiliating incident. Climbing a giant Kauri on the Coromandel Peninsula in a do or die test of courage. In the back bending branches of the Kauri, Hemi finds a human skeleton. Around its neck is a key chain, what may the key be for? 160 years earlier, on the West Coast of the South Island was a group of Australian sealers. They are  taken captive by Ngai Tahu, marauders. In a desperate offer for survival one of the captives join up with another Maori group and they all travel to the Eastern Coromandel.  

What did you like about the book?
That no matter what this family did to this girl she never let that over take her.

What was your favourite part of the book?
The little girl falls into the river bank and nearly dies but then she gets saved.

How many stars would you give this book? Colour the stars.
(5 – Excellent, 1 – Poor)
I would say this book is a five star book.