Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ashlee and Lizaras Netball project

The sport Netball was first invented in 1895. If you wondered why the sport is so similar to
Basketball? The answer would have to be before the first game of netball was played, a
few people were playing the sport basketball when they accidentally created a new game
called “Netball”.

There is no explanation for why this game was created. It was just like a few other popular sports that was created by accident. Did you know the first game of netball was played at Madame Ostenburg's College, England.

Apparently a variety of boys and girls created the sport one lunch time when playing Basketball and then it turned into Netball. Through to inclusion the game is one of the must have sports in the commonwealth games.

If you have never played the game netball then don’t fear because we are here to tell you. You must have 2 teams with at least 7 players on each side. You play on a rectangular court with raised hoops on each side. The objective of the game is to see which team has the most goals at the end of the game. They do this by passing the ball down the court to their team members without breaking the rules. 

To see the rules of netball then keep tuned for a movie explaining the rules of Netball.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Our MTV - Lizara, Quasia and Nikki

We hope you enjoy watching our "Amazing MTV" and write a comment
on our blog!!!! Enjoy the rest of your day:)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Weekly Quiz Article - John Campbell

Do you know who John Campbell is? Well if you do not know who he is, this story will tell you who he is and his personality. John Campbell is 50 years old now ( in 2014 ) and was first born in the 1964, February the 10th. His home is in Wellington, in New Zealand (Aotearoa). Did you know that he is apart of the New Zealand 3 News live on Television ( TV ). He is a traditional New Zealand News reporter in Wellington - newsroom, and he has moved political gallery over one year time. And is on TV at 7:00pm to 7:30pm (only on Television for half an hour).

Friday, 5 September 2014

Revolution Tour Writing

Pt England School was lucky enough to be invited to watch an amazing show. The year 7 and 8 students got to watch them perform for us at 2.00pm as a group. And their group name is the “Revolution team” They were on a tour all around the world to tell people a story of what “Tiaki Taonga” means to us and what our school needs to focus on.

The first thing that they showed us when we were entering in the hall, they introduced themselves to us, and then they offered to sing a song to us. The song was called “Roar by Katy Perry”. And they sang it wonderful it actually sounded like they were the real singer, well close very close. After about 10 minutes they finally showed us an important story (Legend) that meant “never ever feel lonely, if you are always ask for help and never be mean or quite selfish to knew people”.

What they did is they went on stage and set up the story, and began to tell the story of when a man first started school. There was a young boy who really hasn’t seen people like this, and he was hoping that it would be a wonderful day of his life. “But” when he arrived at school he got bullied only because he was wearing a pink T-shirt. So these two mean boys came over and “pushed him real hard, and it made him get a bad bruise on his leg”. “This is when the story actually begins, and what you guys should be doing when someone is in trouble”.

Then after a while these two young and responsible kind and generous men, come over and help him up to see if he is alright. “Know I am not alright, I just got humiliated in front of the entire school. “But thank you for helping me guys, I appreciate it”. So they went home and started chatting to each other on facebook, slipping texts to each other on their phones. Now what those two boys did is they texted a message to every single person who goes to his school and asked everyone if they could where a pink T-shirt tomorrow. Then asked the young boy who got humiliated, to wear that pink T-shirt again tomorrow,  just come to school in that pink T-shirt and I promises you will not get embarrassed tomorrow.

That is what the Revolution group arrived to our school for, only to show us what we should be thinking about doing in the future. And I bet today people have realized that what they are doing is not themselves and that they would need to do a big change if they want to go far, in the future. So if you have been bullying people a lot lately don’t blame your self, just ask people for help and you will change. And if you are being bullied just walk away or tell that person for help and you will end up being a hero.

My Kabaddi Research - Writing Explanation

Kabaddi is an amazing and fun game if you get use to playing it. It has a range of combinations like Rugby (tackling is allowed) and a little bit of tag or tiggy. But if you play tiggy, you will only have to touch them to make them in. You will have to tackle them down to the ground and leave them their for at least 10 seconds.  

You will need to have a strategy before you start the game . And agility to run fast like the wind, to get passed them. Or lets just say you need to have speed, but most of all your tackling will need to have aggression, but don’t take it over the mark “okay.” “And when one of your opponents come over to tag one of your team members, try to defend them from tagging you. Or just get ready to run and tackle them down to the ground with aggression and strength.

Before you get into the habit of playing Kabaddi you will first of all need a long rectangular field, not a court because you might gets seriously injured. Then you will need some people to play and you can have as much people as you want but only 4 people can play in each team ( only two teams in this game). A set of cones and a referee or a teacher, who ever can take the game. The set of cones should be laid out in the middle of the rectangular field and your team of four have to be opposite side’s at the end. (So one team will be lined up on the left, or top and the other team will be on the right, or bottom and the cones should be right in the middle between each of the teams).

“This is how you play Kabaddi” In the teams of four you will need to get into a chain and make sure your arms are sealed nice and tight. Because if your team lets go you will be disqualified from the competition. So “lets say the team on the left side, one of there team members will have to tag the opposite team (the other team). And the person that got tagged has to try and tackle them to the ground before they cross over the cones that was in the middle lined up.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Wave: Storybytes 13 -15

The wave which changes the world:
This is a story all about a young and confident boy who lives at a house, near the beach. His name is Paul, and he had always had a dream of being a real surfer and playing in the action of being one. He would always watch the surfers get there surfboards ready and get into the water, and have a race together. “My mum never lets  me go near the water, she would always tell me that the water would be quite cruel these days” But I would always think that it was just an excuse, and I wasn’t aloud to surf until I get me a knew one when I grow older.

Paul made a really, really big mistake! “He decided to go for one last dive into the water, just before his parents would arrive back at home”. Right from the point that he got ready to swim, he finally realised that the power had stretched so far away for such a rhythmic fashion. It was unstoppable for him, it was like a never ending story. The Sun was shining into his blue eyes descending a quickly horizon above the sky. He rushed down to the sand hurtling and jumping of the deck with a sprained of action.

It felt like a challenge to him. just like what those other men were doing earlier. He was fighting the momentum downwards, just beginning his incredible journey. Finally entering the water, his feet getting stuck into the warm sand (similar to quicksand). Out of know where he got trapped and he was feeling so worried and terrified, thinking that he might die to death. His knee was deep into the water so was his waist. “I knew this would be a bad idea, I hope my parents come home soon”.

Now this is a lesson to all of the kids around the world, and the lesson is that you should always listen to your parents and never do the opposite thing to what you are told. And if you do that you will always make it far in your life, and never get into trouble. Like what this young man did in the story. So always listen to your parents.

Recount Writing - Writing Motivation: 3 Paragraphs

Rimu heard a voice saying Rimu. He heard something tap on the window. Rimu rolled over. He still felt sleepy. He couldn’t figure out why he could hear his name. He didn’t think it could be hail because it was the middle of summer.
He sat up, and looked. It was early morning. He could just make out a shadow, which leant forward and raped again, louder this time.
“Rimu! You deadhead. Wake up!”
Rimu groaned. Ollie! He would have preferred hail

One weird night Rimu could hear a strange sound that was calling out his name “Rimu”. He saw a shadow outside of his window and something tapping onto it, he felt really terrified. Rimu rolled over trying not to make a sound, and still feeling tired. He was still wondering why he could hear someone saying his name. He knew it wouldn’t have been hail because it was still the middle of summer, so why would it be. So he went up to the window and looked outside “wow it is early in the morning”. He would have made a weird shadow or raped again, but making it even more louder this time. “Rimu, Rimu wake up you sleepyhead, wake up” Rimu groaned his face and said to Ollie “It is still early go back to sleep please, Ollie” I would have preferred that the hail was making all that racket, but it is all over now.

Never in my life had I faced such a difficult challenge. I stood in front of the cargo net I felt hot.. I would never be ready for this.
It was Physical Education and there was lots of equipment around. The net was something we all had to do and I needed to at least try to climb it. I was not a good climber, and never had been. I wanted to turn away. But I grabbed the net in my hands  and began to climb. I said words to encourage myself as I went. I was worried that I might get a rope burn or splinters.  I tried not to think about feeling scared of heights. I went more slowly the longer I climbed.
I stopped altogether. I felt weak and there was still so far to climb.
I called to the teacher that I was finished. I lowered myself down. I was thinking that I had tried my best. I still most likely cannot climb the  cargo net. But I was pleased I had tried.

I have never ever faced a difficult challenge like this. I went over to the Cargo net and stood near it feeling so hot. But I will never be ready for this day. What we had to do was a Physical Education task where there is lots of equipment lying around. Everyone had to complete the net test and I needed to try and climb higher than anyone else. But the only problem was that I was not a really good climber, and never was. All I just wanted to do is just give up but I couldn’t. So I grabbed the net and began to climb and as I was climbing to net I was saying really nice and encouraging words to myself, to help me not to give up. I was thinking in my mind that I might actually break a rope or burn the entire thing down, and my parents would have to pay for the damage that I have caused. Heights are my fare so I tried to think about something that I really love, like my family. I kept slowing down as I was getting closer to the top of the net. I stopped climbing feeling so upset of my self and still had to climb farer not even getting near the top. “Yea, I finished” I called out to my teacher “I have finished our warm up”. I went all the way back down to the ground and thought that I have done my very best, well tried and made it to the top of the net. I don’t actually like climbing the cargo net, but I am very proud of my self.


The boy is still asleep. He is tucked in his blankets because it was cold last night. He sleeps covered like this because last night was very cold. Also because now that it is summer, the sun shines earlier through his bedroom window. It would  wake him before he needed to. Half past five is early enough to have to wake as it is.
But the morning comes. The sun shines through the tree outside the boy's window and makes  shadows within the room. It shines on a pile of school clothes on the floor.  Then it shines on the pencil marks on the wallpaper. But they don’t rub off.  It shows how tall he has grown in the last five years. The boy is disappointed he hasn’t grown at all in the last few months.. He can comb his hair higher if he wants to or put on his thickest soled shoes, but he will still only be five foot two and a quarter inches tall and he may as well get used to it. Anyway that's tall enough for a thirteen-year-old boy isn't it? 

“Shh he is still sleeping, he was freezing cold last night” He is nice warm tucked underneath his cosy blanket. “Well last night was very cold indeed, but now since it is the start of summer the sun will be shining through his bedroom window”. So he should be nice and warm why the sun will be shining clearly early in the morning. “The sun should be able to wake him up early, lets say about half past five ( 5:30 ).
The morning arrives and the sun is shining nice and bright, through the light blue sky and the bright green trees. His curtains are closed but the sun is shiny enough to get through the young boys window, making a weird shadow shape. It shines through the pile of his school uniform that was left out on the floor and the pencils marks that was left on his wallpaper. To bad the pencil marks don’t rub of, it was left as a stein on his wallpaper. Then it shows them how tall he has grown throughout the last past 5 year. The only problem is that he hasn’t really grown tall enough, and he feels really disappointed and letting himself down real badly.

He was able to comb his hair as tall as the sky tower or he would either sell his thickets shoes, but it wouldn’t change the height that he is now. “It doesn’t matter anymore because, for a thirteen year old boy it just might be tall enough wouldn't it?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Lizara The wave - Storybytes 13 - 15

Weekly Quiz.Article - Daffodil Day

What do you think Daffodil day is all about? Well Daffodil day means a lot too all the people who are in trouble like having Cancer or being really sick. Daffodil was first held and has also been organised by a important lady, for the Liverpool Committee. Which has been held in September in the 1915. And was last held on a Friday of August, last month. Now you will know that Daffodil day has been the day of all times raising money for everybody who has Cancer, and it is working very well. It is always held once a month, each and every year. It helps people beat cancer of them, and live there lives properly.