Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Not About Winning !

“SPLASH!” as I slammed the light, soft sponge into the water all I could hear were my team mates telling me to hurry up. I couldn’t help but try and gather as much water as possible. Just so we could win the challenge! The senior block, home to years 7 and 8’s were all competing by classes to successfully earn the title “VICTORY”. Now I was eager to get that name.

With the scorching hot sun, slowly dieing down, all I could feel was the whistling wind blowing the tips of my hair. “Kaloni, pass it already!” forcing my dried throat to scream. Reluctantly throwing it with all her might, all I could feel was the freezing water hitting the side of my T-shirt. “Hahaha” I chuckled, turning my frown upside down. Then I knew it was pay back time.

“Come on guys, you can do it!” Ieremus yelled, but unfortunately I didn’t listen. Instead I slammed two rugby passes to my friends, hoping that they wouldn’t catch it. And, well they didn’t! Their T-shirts wet from dry and warm, to saturated and cold. “Sorry Tina and Kaloni!” I said, making them think it was an accident. “It’s alright!” they replied.

At the end of the day, our team unfortunately lost. We lost by having too much fun as in mucking around and by playing with the water!But I actually learnt something. I learnt that winning isn’t about everything, it’s all about co-operation (which we never used) and also about being a good sportsman. Which is all about having fun.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Our Team, Our Place.

This term we have been putting together a presentation showing other nations what New Zealand is about and who exactly the All Blacks are. The presentation was also suppose to help others , know what its going to be like in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup ! From watching this presentation , I hope that you learn more and become more interested in New Zealand and The All Blacks !

Friday, September 23, 2011

Maths Whizz

This term, we have been working on a new site called Maths Whizz. Its a site where we learn new strategies and become branier at maths !

Firstly, we were having to do an assessment to see where we were at. And I was having to work on my mutiplying big numbers using mental strategies. Over the past few weeks I think I have gained more and become more intelligent by using mental strategies ! I hope that I get to keep the work up.