Wednesday, 28 June 2017

🌟🌟🌟 The Return Of Matariki! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

We are currently learning about Matariki and how it is special to New Zealand.

Matariki is a celebration or an event that is celebrated during the winter solstice (Southern Hemisphere only). Matariki literally means the 'eyes of god' or 'little eyes.' When the new moon rises, it is a signal to a new year; the Maori New Year.

The seven stars of Matariki (a.k.a seven sisters) shine brighter and are more substantial than all the other stars in the sky at night. On Matariki day, people grow new crops, or replace the ones that they have already planted.

Some celebrations last up to at least three days or less, possibly more. Many people around New Zealand fly kites, light fireworks, perform kapa hakas and special dances at festivals. Matariki is really an event to be remembered and be carried on in the future.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Practising Our Skipping!

For the last few weeks, Room 12 have been training, to do skipping with each other. To begin the lesson, Mr Reid told us to form rows and columns with Meafou and Isabell in the front facing us.

For warm ups, we skipped ten times forwards and backwards. If we failed in our attempts, then we had to keep going. We then, had to get into our skipping groups. We were not allowed to have all boys and all girls in one team. My team members were Min Zin, Henry and Alexandra.

We are still working on our routine, for the demonstration. There are still a couple of more weeks until the skipping day. After skipping, our energy dropped, because we were skipping for so long.

It was amazing seeing that everyone had worked together in their teams and I am looking forward to the skipping demonstration.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

πŸƒExercising Our Bones!πŸƒ

Every morning, after the first bell rings at school, everyone in the junior and senior blocks get ready to do fitness. For daily fitness, the seniors (rooms 9, 10, 11 and 12) run around the block roughly around ten minutes.

The only times that we don't attend fitness, is on the weekends, on wet days, and if there are important events. The teachers stand at different points.

Mrs Golder = top of the hill

Mr Reid = near the basketball hoop

Miss Misela = near the toilets

Ms Riley = near Room 9

I mostly jog, with Azahar, Timote, Lupe, Mika and Min Zin.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

Today was National Milk Day, for all schools who drink milk in New Zealand. The company who delivers milk to most schools in New Zealand is called 'Fonterra Milk For Schools.' National Milk Day is held every 1st of June.

Our school drinks milk every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are a couple of factories that help Fonterra to deliver milk for students all over New Zealand. The milk is made on farms from around the country.

Fonterra first established somewhere during 2001. Two companies (New Zealand Dairy Group and Kiwi Co-operative Dairies) merged together to make Fonterra.

We are lucky to be one of the Fonterra schools.