Friday, July 25, 2014

Commonwealth Games Facts

5 Facts that I already know about the Commonwealth Games:

If you come 1st,2nd and 3rd you will get a medal.
The countries that are competing are New Zealand, Australia, Cook islands, Niue, Tonga, jamaica
Commonwealth games Is about sports.
There are heaps of sports like boxing, swimming, rugby, shooting, weightlifting, cycling and running.
Instead of commonwealth they also call it “Glasgow.

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10 new facts that I found out about the Commonwealth Games: (include a link to the site where you found your information. Your information needs to be in your own words)

71 Countries Participating
6,500 athletes are participating in the commonwealth games.
In 1930 The first commonwealth games were held In Canada.
The Queen’s heir may not be the head of the commonwealth games
Valerie Adams took part of holding the New Zealand flag at the open ceremony.
Eric Finau is part of the commonwealth games and also came to Pt England school.
For the New Zealand team, Valerie Adams Is one of the best female shot put players.
The next Commonwealth Games will be held in the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.
The Commonwealth is made up by 53 member countries.
Boxing, archery, judo, weightlifting, swimming, long distance, javelin are some of the sports in the games.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Immersion Assembly

Term 3
Welcome back Point England, it is now term 3 which means the theme for this term is different, it is called” game on”. The theme game on is part of commonwealth games, commonwealth games is about sports like boxing, cycling, running, weight lifting, shooting and more.

It was great to my friends walking through the gates just in time for class, also i seen some of them at the matariki lights in Glen innes near the library. This morning we have a team assembly which means our topic is different for this term. As we got to the hall all the teachers had a costumes or something thats part of their team, Every beginning of a new term the teachers perform  on the stage or show a movie that's made over the holidays.

In the assembly almost our whole class was here but some of them were away and they are going to miss out on the performances and movies but they can always see some of it on the school news. We started the day of with a karakia then team by team will show us their performances and movies.

Team 1 was first but instead of going on the stage to perform something they made a movie. The movie was about the Olympics, The beginning of the video was showing  people supporting their country and cheering. As the video was nearly done teachers and children were laughing.

Mr J is like a back up principle when Mr Burt is gone to somewhere far or a meeting. since Mr Burt was gone Mr J had to say who's next and everything else Mr Burt usually says. It is now team 2’s turn to show us what they have made. Team 2 Had a movie about the Olympics to. They were dressed up and had funny looking.

It is now team 3’s turn, the teachers did a wicked performance dancing and acting. Mrs barks was the talking person.Now its Team 4’s turn, they also did a movie. They were dressed up as they’re colors from their country’s. The star of the movie was the jamaican guy.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Aussie rules is another name for AFL. AFL originates in Melbourn.
AFL is named from Australians and The first match was played in the year 1858 and has now spreaded as a common sport in most nations such as New Zealand.

This term class 2 has AFL sessions, today was our last session but we still had fun. Each week we learn different skills to play AFL like the punt, passes, handball and kicks. Today Tim was our instructor and he taught us some skills that we know and a few we don't know.

In the real AFL if you get the ball through the middle goal post you get 6 points(for children you'll get 2 points). What are the positions?Each AFL team starts a match with 18 players on the oval, and four interchange players on the bench, who can be changed as many times as desired.