Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our Swimming Sessions

During the last two weeks we have been going down to the Glen Innes ywca pools in the afternoon to have some swimming lessons. So firstly we head in and go straight to the toilets and change into our togs. We dip into the pool and wait for our first instructions. “First you are going to practise your freestyle” and we did so back and forth we practised our freestyle until the swimming instructor announced that we have to do it non-stop three laps without touching the ground. We all looked eager to see who would complete the challenge that was assigned. One by one we all kicked off the wall and started swimming when we reached half the length of the pool you could see that most of us are dying out already. It was like fighting to survive in the water most of us made the first one but by then our legs were worn out but on we went. Ready to make another lap, arm after arm kick after kick our legs got tired but luckily we made it and still most of us never touched the ground.

We all held onto the wall to have a little rest. “Go! go! go!” the instructor interrupted two by two we left one in each lane. Quarter the way we all felt like giving up but no we couldn’t  we kept on swimming and finally we hit the other end of the pool and than we all floated on the top of the water like boats. “twenty minutes left to go” said the swimming instructor. But twenty minutes was not enough for us.

AFL Writing

On a Wednesday afternoon class five always head to the courts for a little afl session. First our mentor Tim would tell us to have a little warm up game we would approximately warm up or about twenty minutes. Until it was time to learn a new skill this session we would learn the hand ball. You had to hold the footy in front of your belly button area and pretend that your were going to scoop ice cream and smash it onto the tip of the ball and that were the basics of the hand ball.  So then Tim challenged us to see how many you could do with your partner but without looking. All you could hear was the ball hitting the ground drop after drop after drop suddenly Tim interrupted and said that he would make it a bit easier. This time he allowed us to see but still some people kept on dropping it. Tim stopped the activity and on with the next the next skill was learning all the different marks such as the chest mark which is just catching it. The high mark is when you jump to catch the ball.

Also the low mark which is catching the ball near your legs and the next one is the speci mark which is making a diamond in between your hands and catch. Tim announced to us that we would be having another challenge to see if you could catch the ball with the mark that Tim had shouted catch after catch drop after drop the challenge got harder and harder as he shouted different marks as the ball was traveling through the air.

Term 3 Immersion Assemby

-Around the world athletes
-Athletes competing in sports.
       - Rhythmic Gymnastics - on stage
- Potato sculpture
- Around the World
   The Immersion Assembly
The first morning back to school and it was off to the hall for the immersion assembly. As we entered the hall we saw all the teachers in their costumes and also on the large projector was the main theme for the term which is Game On. Suddenly Mr Jacobson came out in his mountain bike. Speechless was the reaction from the new entrants. Off he went and up to the microphone and spoke about all the different bikes he had and all the great experiences  he's had with them.  Than he changed the subject to Miss Tito who was on the stage cycling on a bike. Then she introduced us to her weird shoes that had things on the bottom that stuck on to the pedals of the bike so she can't fall off the bike. Then she told us about how long it takes to finish a triathlon, it holds three different challenges first swimming than biking and then running. Than it was time for the first video and act from team 1.

Their movie started off with showing some of th countries that are going to compete for the commonwealth games. Like Canada,New Zealand,Fiji,India,Bahamas,Mozambique and many more countries then a short video of the queen came up she had to evaluate all the different countries that were going to compete. After she had evaluated all the countries she gave a big “GAME ON!”. Then team 1 stood up and gave a big bow as team 2 was getting up on the stage ready for their movie.  Firstly it showed all th different sports that the commonwealth holds like sprinting, boxing, rowing, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics and also other interesting sports. Then on with the movie and it was into some facts about how the games started and the history behind it. Then suddenly another queen popped up and declared that the games were on.

Soon after it was time for team 3 everyone gave a loud cheer as the teachers from team 3 walked up the stage. Firstly Mrs Barks revealed to us that there were going to do an act with a movie about Rhythmic Gymnastics. They danced and they pranced with many different items, the hoola hoop, balls, and long pieces of string with handles on the end. Tumbling and Falling by far team 3’s movie was the most entertaining passing and hitting back and forth to one another. Until they showed a proffesional video of all the different things that the girls do with the four different items. It showed perfected moves and their training had showed off through their performance. The look of trying to keep concentration while doing a frontflip.

During the exit of team 3 the fantastic team 4 came up, each teacher from their team were representing a country and they had to do a challenge which was called potato scalping. They introduced the referee and she pulled out a red card just to show off but suddenly it said that Canada was disqualified. But on with the challenge the referee blew the whistle off they went like mad dogs crafting and twisting and turning then it showed videos of the crowd doing mexican waves trying to encourage all their different teams. After team 4 came up it was off to team 5’s there theme for their movie was about around the world all the five teachers went to different countries far away from New Zealand like Mrs Nua went to spain and showed us photos of all the different experiences she had Miss Clarke went to New York and also showed all her different experiences and Also Mrs Squires who traveled all the way to Chile to see and also went to Peru to see Machu Picchu and Then Ms Paget  went all the way to Atlanta U.S.A .

Future Aspirations

Future Aspirations

P1 Introduce
main goal of this session
who? What?

Choose the one that inspired you the most
What it is that they inspired you with
ome quotes

Take what she said and how will tag apply to you
What are you going to do? How will what she said help you?

Today team 5 were visited by three very special guests who would try to inspire us for our future jobs. These three  special guests were Mr Jason Sharma, Constable Alfred Faireka and Arizona leger and also Andrew. These three people would try to inspire us through their life stories.  First up was Andrew he introduced himself to us and what his job is and to tell us his perspective of the job. So Andrew’s job is talking on the radio he described to us how fun it can be. He started to describe things that he has to do in order to get to work like waking up at four o’clock in the morning and also having to interview more than fifteen people in under one hour. His main two points was to always have fun in your job and prepare yourself for that career.

Then came up Mr Sharma the audience clapped with excitement  as they couldn’t wait for the next future aspiration. Mr Sharma first introduced himself and then gave us a mind boggling question if the electrical train was going left and the wind was coming from the back where is the steam. It took us about half an hour to get it the answer was that electrical train doesn’t make steam. “Math is very important you simply can not run away from mathematics. But his main point for his speech was make yourself proud and also your parents.

Then came up constable Aldred he firstly introduced himself. But he didn’t start off with what he did he started with all the different things that you could do in the police force such as K9 unit, Eagle eye which is flying around in the helicopter and patrol which was driving the car around a certain area and the SQUAD which was holding guns and covering massive cases.