Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Year 8 camp

Last week on tuesday the year 8’s arrived at school bright and early to leave for Ngaruawahias Christian Youth Camp. When we left on the bus the journey wasn’t too long but as the bus pulled up at the camping grounds, we unloaded the bus and we looked ahead to miss Nua awaiting further instructions. She noted that we had to find your own bags and take to the cabin with your name on it and then meet back up at the park at the front. After some more words from mrs nua we took off for a long walk up the mountain. Walking up was hard and exhausting and the part when it was time to come back down the hill was a big mission as well because the hill was very slippery and steep. When we got back to camp after hours of tramping it was time for dinner.

Munching back dinner and dessert we were instructed to go back to our cabins and get into your pjs and we weren't allowed to bring a pillow although we were allowed to bring a blanket for the movie that they were preparing. As I slowly strolled into the games room where the movies was going to be held I sat down with some friends and waited for the movie to start. Sadly the sound wasnt working but the teachers had a back up tv in the tv room upstairs, so everyone walked up the stairs into a little room. The movie was Nacho Libre and it was funny. After halfway through the movie, the teacher stopped it because it was late and we had to go to sleep.

Day 2 at camp and we did a couple of activities before we had a morning tea break. After that we had more lunch and it was pizza. Later on we went down to the gym me and my team and we played some basketball. Then once again it was time for dinner and soon it was time for bed.

Days 3 and 4 kinda turned out the same the only difference was that we had to come home back to Auckland, but before this happened the year eights went to Waingaro hot springs and had a swim and a turn on the hydroslides.

back in Auckland and I thought that camp was cool. I like Ngaruawahia and I would like to go back there one day to the campsite.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Pt England along with other schools went to Sylvia Park to watch the films that
they have made. When we got into the Cinema I looked around at the people seated. As I continued up the stairs I managed to find an empty row of seats so me Toko, Matthew and Aidan walked along towards the end and waited patiently as the films began.

The lights dimmed and the introduction began. It informed us about what the Manaiakalani Film Festival is and what it means. After that finished Tamaki College presented us with a funny and hilarious movie about the One Direction Eastside Styles. Laughing, cheering and whistling was the sound after the movie finished, a sign of congrats from the crowd. Us Pt England School was up next and Toreka and Makerita presented us with a movie called Pick A Path. A movie made by the year seven and eight extension group. At first I didn’t get the point of the film but when I watched it again today I got it and I think that it had a good meaning to it.

After like heaps more films this exhilarating festival was over for us. The lights brightened and Pt England stood up and left the Cinema leaving Tamaki College to watch the rest of the films. We exited the mall and we rustled through the carpark trying to locate our classes. After reconnecting with my class we boarded the bus awaiting the journey back to school.

After having a good day out I think I liked the The Room 18 Test movie the best because it was funny and I liked the way they didn’t talk throughout the movie. The Manaiakalani Film Festival was cool and I liked it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Athletics Day

On Thursday the 8th of November Pt England School had our annual Athletics day. Getting ready for the day my legs start playing up and straight away I knew that it wasn't going away anytime soon. I was in Mrs Tele’as group and our first event was high jump. When we were lining up we had to line up on two sides.

I waited in the line to jump over the bar and then it quickly got to my turn. I ran up to the mat and leapt over with ease. Then as I lined up again the bar shot up high, and in my head I was thinking “aye that went up high straight away”. As I attempted to jump the bar a second time I luckily got over. But as I tried to do it again I failed with my last attempt following the same way.

Our 12.9+ team moved to the next event, the sprints. As we were told what to do we all lined up in a line with each boys and girls having two heats before the semi finals. “On your marks... set.... Bang!” was the last thing I heard as we sped off down the tracks. Running with a sore leg I looked to the left and was surprised to see that there were 2 people behind me. I finished the race and while limping off to the side I tried to not race again but I had to.

After that we did a couple more events. Before I knew it the day was over. In my head I was saying to myself “why did you run so much yesterday?” but even with sore legs I thought that the day was good and I still liked it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

What if I was poor

Aye mate how's it going, been quite a while since I as last managed to get in a house. So I as went to me mayte yeah and he has hooked it up wit box that he lives in. But the greedy chap got greedy yeah so I as to give him a hiding. So yea me did, an aidan walses over like he is the man, so me gives him a wallop round the head. But it all good coz da fulla yea, reckons it didn't hurt so yea me goes for a little stroll to da cuzzy matty ew is also a poor hara, ohh my bad where is me manners love, me forgot to mention we're all poor in da story. Den as I was told, dah cuzzy toko ew I as just met got hit by a truck that me dad was apparently driven. Anyway back to da cuzzy matty ew is in a little gang called da duck quackers yea, so I as gave him a korero bout dat love. After explaining um self I reckons it is all good yo coz them duck quackers are me mates to. Anywho I visits the cuzzy toko in hospital he was all good so me gapped it.

A couple of months have past now love and as I caught up with some of the homies all three of them. Aidan, Toko and matty all went to jail so I is all by me self out here and I is starting to cry.
So yeah the bros get out a couple of months later and me is so happy about it that me starts bawling me eyes out. But before all this poorness we were billionaires believe it or not love. Then the idiots get us into a stupid fight with the three top dogg gangs around, the warriors,Hi Hats and Baseball Furies. Anyway matty grabs a 12 gauge shotgun and shoots chatterbox the leader of the Hi Hats yeah and he drops down. So everyone gets all angus and we the boys or bros as one might prefer, goes home and that is the end to our saga.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cross Country

Friday the 17th of August a normal day of boring writing, reading and maths work... NOT!. Today was the day Pt England School were participating in the annual Cross Country.

Anticipating the race I gradually walked around as if I was listening to no one then “Shawn sit down” the teacher Ms M said killing my buzz. I took a seat and observed the little kids run their race and I saw a little kid in my house Tainui come 3rd. All the house captains of Matatua, Takitimu, Te arawa and Tainui started doing their chants. It was almost like they were all going to have a massive scrap (fight) because they were all screaming at the top of their lungs. Filled with confidence and excitement I stood up and did some stretches with the boys.

Before I knew it my age group 13 got called up to compete. Our race just a heartbeat away began with  “On Your Marks...Set...GO..!”. We took off some of us, I stayed behind jogging with some of my friends coming last. Then as I rounded the corner my house captain Tokorima said “hurry up Shawn” as he waited for me at the 3rd bend. We jogged together on the grass/mud and we trailed behind some people and eventually ran past them. As we went past the 6th corner I was kind of amazed because we had only been running for what seemed like 5 minutes. I was covered in mud as high as my knees.

After getting past the mud and wet stuff I thought that was the worst the dirt was going to get, but this was not to be. My jogging partner Toko kept on running as I stopped and urged him on. After leaving the grass for the gravel my pace started to pick up as I found that it was easier running on concrete than grass. I also found out that the mud and muck was nothing compared to the big puddles that lay upon the track.

Running on the footpath and walking through the puddles, trailing the leaders I managed to catch a glimpse of the watery scenery amongst the hills. Finally overcoming the stoney footpath I boosted it into the bush walk. I started running fast and I bumped into two 12 year old girls. Then as I looked back and positioned my head back to the front I hit face first into a tree ricocheting into another one. Whilst rubbing my head I continued running and found myself halfway through the bush walk by Tamaki College. Mrs Squires told me to go that way pointing to the 2nd part of the bush’s.

I ran for what seemed like my fastest until I finished the bushwalk. Mr Barks was waiting at the end of the bushwalk as a marshall directing me around the corner to do 1 final lap of the field before hitting the home straight and running past the finishing line, stopping the torture.

As I stopped and walked over to the hard courts for a drink and to wash my shoes my body felt like I didn’t run anything it just felt heavy and lazy. The school cross country for me wasn’t too bad just the tree hitting part of my adventure I didn’t like. After running 3.5km I liked my position of 7th overall.



Monday, August 20, 2012

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is a legendary living olympic athlete that every one knows and loves. The 25 year old races in the 100 and 200 metre sprints representing his country Jamaica. In 2008 he competed in the 100 metre sprints and smashed the world record and replacing it with his new one of 9.69s. He is known for his upset world record breaking win in beijing, propelling him to the title of “Fastest man in the world”.This year the olympic games were held in London england.

In London 2012 he raced his heats and won the rights to compete in the quarter finals, he continued his roll and moved up to the grand final for 100 metre and 200 metre. He once again won the 100 metre race and 200 claiming the gold medal.

Usain Bolt ran with the Jamaican team for the 4x100 relay. They broke the world record.




























































Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Archery and Wrestling

Title:Archery
Brainstorm:,Strong,Focused,Stiff.bow and arrow.
Sentences:
1.The man precisely aimed at the target trying to get it.

2.As he puts his bow up the archer is trying to make his arrow soar through the air to get the target.

3.The archer is trying to win if not a gold then a medal.

4.The man is closely targeting the board.

5.The look on his face shows he is not playing around.



Title:Wrestling

Brainstorm:Strong,
Sentences:
1.The chinese man with his big muscles got the Albanian man into submission hold.

2. Meanwhile the other man is trying to escape from this submission hold.

3.Their expression on their face shows that this was hard.

4.The man in the red clearly looks like hes is the dominant wrestler.

5.As they clinched their teeth this close battle still continues.