Thursday, March 28, 2013
Today we celebrated the Passion, the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. In our celebration today we had a drama through our liturgy. It was a group of students and they were re-enacting the Passion of Jesus. During their act in we had another few students narrating the story and for the rest of the school they had to sing. The audience enjoyed the liturgy very much and is looking forward for next year.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ash Wednesday is a day of Almsgiving, Fast and Pray. Ash Wednesday had come up and that day was today, St Pius X Catholic School was celebrating it with the community. We first started the mass off with the sign of the cross then moved to the 1st reading that was read by one of the students and her name was Genevieve.
Later On it was time to be blessed with the ashes on our forehead then we moved on to Prayers of the Faithful next, some of the students brang up their class’s foot that had what they would do during lent as a class. After that we had communion and had a blessing for the teachers then finished off with our final blessing.
The sun was beaming down early in the morning while Room 7 and 6 dashed their way to the field. (This term our school had Triathlons as our kiwi-sport but it was only for three days, for this term.) The classes were dashing their way to the field because we were all very excited to try out triathlons. If you try out triathlons then you might be doing swim, bike and run. Triathlon is an event with three continuous sports. First we started off with running before we began we split up into two teams, team 1 and team 2 (awesome names I say sarcastically in my head.). When we began we had to do this course, I can’t remember how many times but I think it was around 5 times and 10 star jumps in between.
Later our time was up we moved on to biking. If you ask me it was like head, shoulders, knees and toes but with a helmet and star jumps mixed together. After we finished our drill we had to run down to a tree turn back around and run back to the bike that we had chose. Later that same week on Wednesday we had a slightly different routine, because on Monday and Tuesday we only did bike and run. Room 7 and 6 new routine began with slide (our way of swim), bike and run! But it was also a race.
When everybody had a turn we went back to our classes with exhaustion, sweat, soapiness it was not pretty to see a form 1 and 2 class in such a mess.
Today we had two events going on our the feast of St. Patrick's also containing the celebration of our Soul Friends Mass and Athletics. Later mass had finished and this is how I remember it starting, "Get your mark get set go!" screams Mr. Gaffney, and off goes a heap. Today is a very nerve racking day for all four teams Keas, Tuis, Geckos and Kiwis! The sun was up and was BURNING down on us but some us hardly realised because they were blazing across the field from one event to another. The first event that I went to for photography lesson was the obstacle course. The obstacle course involved running, jumping, weaving and skipping. Next I moved on to bean bag race, later shot put/softball throw, later on high jump and lastly track. I say that my favourite event for photos was high jump especially how I got action shots in the air.
Later I had finished my photography lesson we had lunch, well some of us did because others we and practised and practised their speed on the tracks. When lunch was over we had races for each age group. Overall when the day ended everyone had a good time especially the "MIGHTY GECKOS!" says Mr. Coakley with a big cheer in his voice, so yeah that was our Athletics for 2013! Be ready for next year!
On the feast of the St. Patrick's day we had a mass and my soul friend, Tiano, and I read a prayer at mass. It was nerve racking at mass when we had to read because we had got the prayer at last minute. But on the other side of that it was a great experience for Tiano and I.