Monday, November 29, 2010

My Description Of A Baseball

A baseball is as round as a shooting comet. It is used obviously for the sport baseball.

A baseball is the same colour as Spongebob Squarepants socks, they are both red and white.

If there was no such thing as baseball’s the Los Angels Dodgers would not have won the 2010 Baseball world cup.

So as you can see you can describe a baseball in several different ways.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

From The Little Screen To The Big Screen

Thursday 11 of November a day Saint Pius X students will never forget.

It was Thursday 11 November, which meant it was 2010 Manaiakalani Film Festival. Schools from around the Tamaki cluster were involved with it such as Panmure Bridge, Point England, Saint Pius X, Glenbrae, Tamaki Primary, Intermediate and College.
It was around 11am, when students/teachers of Saint Pius X School arrived at Sylvia Park Hoyts cinema- X-treme Screen.

As the students of Saint Pius X walked into the cinema there was excitement on their faces.
While they were watching the movies, they were laughing and cheering.
At the Film Festival there were a lot of movies that were shown but not all in every session.

If you ask the students of Saint Pius X what was their favourite movie, most of them would say Jandal Man/Jesse.
Why you ask?........well they all say that both films were entertaining and that they both had a meaning to them.
Jandal Man were talking about how useful jandals can be, and for Jesse their movie was based on the movie ‘boy’. But instead of ‘Boy’ being a fan of Michael Jackson Jesse was a fan of Captain James Cook.

Overall the Film Festival was a hit. There was laughter and there were awwwww’s when a movie ended. But besides from that everyone enjoyed the Manaikakani Film Festival.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Auckland Zoo Here We Come

On a very dull Thursday morning everyone from Years 0-6 including me, had big smiles on our faces, like as if we had won $1,0000 or we were happy because the weather was bad....but no we did not win $1,0000 and we all hated the weather, we were all happy because we all knew that we would be going to the Auckland Zoo, to lean more about the animals and their natural habitats.

Once everyone was ready to leave school we all walked down the hill to the bus. As soon as everyone was in their seats the bus driver started driving. We travelled east to west across Auckland. As we past Western Springs we were getting closer and closer.

“Finally” I said, we were here at last. Everyone hopped out of the bus, it was still raining but that didn't stop us, we all walked up the hill and through the puddles.

Soon after all the classes walked off in different directions. Mr Coakley was leading Room 6. He lead us to a bridge where the view was black & white. Before our eyes were some not very cheerful Zebras. We all walked past waving to them hoping that they would come closer to us but they didn’t.

As well as seeing Zebras we also saw scary Lions, playful Orangutan's, Sea Lions that were showing off, Cheetahs that were sleepy and a whole lot more.

We walked and walked around the Zoo. After a while, we saw a little playground with a rock climbing wall so we all decided to have our morning tea.

After that we kept on walking, we spotted a Parrot. We thought it could repeat what we were saying but when we asked a Zoo Keeper if it could repeat our words she said “no”, so we walked away. We saw more and more animals like hungry Meercats. While were walking around we noticed the entry to the Meercat tunnels and so we walked in, then we saw tunnels. We all started crawling through it and it lead us to a semi-circle where we popped our heads through and we saw the Meercats up close. After seeing the Meercats I decided to crawl out of the tunnels, so I did.

Around 1:00pm we had lunch, we also had a little play, then off we went. Our next stop was at a classroom. We were there to ask a teacher some questions about animals and their natural habitats. We asked him questions and he answered them back. We all walked around his classroom looking at the frogs, fossils and reptiles.

After all of that the clock struck 2:30pm which meant it was time to leave the classroom and go back to school.

So as you can see years 0-6 had an awesome time at the Auckland Zoo. My favourite part out of the whole thing would have to be going to the classroom not only because we got to ask him questions (that would help us in our topic work) but we also had a chance to look at a
frogs/reptiles up close.

So if have not been to the Auckland Zoo I recommend you do, trust me you would have an awesome time.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Choco-Mallow Ride

Choco-Mallow Ride was the ice-cream my company ‘Super Billy’ created. It has vanilla ice-cream as its base and different types of chocolate. Well it first looks white but when you put in all the ingredients it then turns into a kind of blue/white colour.

Choco-Mallow Ride also looks like a patch of mud with big chunks of muddy worms.

Even though it sounds yuck it did actually taste good. My groups ice-cream tasted just like it was made for a chocoholic, every time you took a spoonful you would just feel like taking 100 more.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All Saint's Day

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.......

On a nice sunny, 1st day of the month (November) Miss Tui and her class were organising a liturgy for All Saints Day.

As soon as the bell rang the whole school lined up ready to go to the hall. Class by class they walked to the hall ready to start the liturgy.

Finally the liturgy started, first was Isitolo, he said the introduction. Next was Shaianne, she said the Gospel and spoke in a nice reverent voice.

The liturgy went on, even though there were a few technical difficulties (which did hold up the liturgy) but besides from that the liturgy was nice and holy. There was a prayer table at the front with a Bible, a cross and a few candles displayed on it.

During the liturgy there was a power-point about saints and some information about their lives.

Just after that Justice said the sign of the cross (in a clear voice) as it was the end of the liturgy.

So as you can see we had a very peaceful liturgy. Even though there were a few problems with technology, I still think that Room 7 pulled off a a great liturgy.