Monday, September 22, 2014

Rugby Tournament

I hope we go hard and enjoy the tournament tomorrow!

Tomorrow our yr 7&8 boys are competing in a tournament at Wesley college. On the 23rd of September we are going to Wesley college to represent the East of Auckland. The bus leaves at around 7:45 am, We have to be at school by 7:00 so we can get ready.

The bus cost $10.We will need all our gear which is our mouthguard, rugby boots and black shorts. We have been training hard for the tournament, especially for us big boys.

Wesley college is providing us with snacks and lunch.There are a few rules that we have learnt. We will be versing heaps of schools from south.

Wesley college is a good college because you can get some good opportunities for your future. I was thinking of going Wesley college but i had already got accepted for Selwyn.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cross Country

Cross country was fantastic!

Last Thursday our school (Pt England) had cross country. Cross country is a big run, especially for the intermediate boys and girls. Teacher’s and children were dressed In their house colours. Almost half the school were wearing uniforms instead of mufti. I reckon this years cross country was the best because the weather was sunny and bright.

Feeling prepared for the run I saw my brother waving at me. A few seconds later Mr Burt said “get ready, set...go!” Then he slammed the blocks together. As soon as I heard Mr Burt say ”go” I was jogging with a steady pace. I realized I was getting better, after all the practicing. My buddy (Howard) and I really wanted to stop for a break but we wanted to catch up with the fast boys.

There were a variety of colours as we were running. So far I was coming a tie with Neo but it was hard to catch up because he started sprinting fast. Huffing and puffing it was very hard to breath and concentrate at the same time.

Running to the finish line I had reached my goal. I had improved my time and had a better placing than last year.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cross Country

On Thursday we had a school cross country. luckily It started at 1pm so we got to go to tech. At tech we switched to a new technology which Is graphics. At graphics we do different types of drawing like horizontal lines, 3d shades and 2d drawing.

When the tech bell rang we walked back to school to change into our mufti clothes for cross country. Almost half the school were wearing school uniform instead of mufti clothes. I was frustrated that I might slip in the beginning of the run.

Under the hot  warm sun I felt a  breeze coming straight past me. A few seconds later Mr Burt said” get ready, set, go” I was jogging with a steady paste as my feet were smashing the ground with the watery mud rising up to my legs.

I managed to jog around the reserve but I made a few stops. As I was finishing the first lap children in the crowd were cheering” go Texas”. Just finishing of the last lap I was desperate for a drink.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Letter To John Key

To: Prime Minister John Key

I am writing this letter to tell you that plastic bags should be banned.

Plastic bags should be banned because sea creatures are dying from eating tiny bits of plastic. Around the world people are littering in the ocean and there leaving a big mess for others to clean.  Around 30 countries have banned plastic bags.

Did you know New Zealanders use one billion plastic bags each year? In NZ heaps of people are use to buying plastic bags for shopping instead of using their own bags. Plastics do not stay how it is in the water, it eventually breaks up into tiny pieces and stays there for about 1,000 years until a sea creature comes along and eats it.

Plastic bags from grocery stores should be banned because people are dumping them in the sea or not using them properly. Sea creatures like turtles think that plastic is food so they eat it. The little bits of plastic can be sharp and pointy. Can you please ban plastic bags?

Yours sincerely