Thursday, February 28, 2013

Swimming Sports
On Wednesday 27 February 2013 Wainuioru, Tinui, Whareama and Mauriceville had swimming sports.  There Were 71 events and the first one was the 100m freestyle open.
After the swimming the 4 schools went over to the park for a picnic.  We played four games.  One of them was where you had to throw 4 objects as far as you can and the fielders weren't allowed to move until you threw all of the objects.  Then you had to run around a cone and a hoop as many times as you can while the fielders had to put the objects back in the hoop.  We all did very well with 11 people from our school going to the inter-schools.
By Isaac Noble


On the  8th of February, 2013 we had our school picnic at the Greytown Park as usual.
First we were broken up into our teams then went over to our first activity. The games were Chinese Walls, Rob the Nest and Non Stop Cricket.  Each team got to play 3 games. It was so much fun because we nearly won all of our games and it was quite competitive.When all groups had finished,  we went over for the races.

The races were sack race, egg and spoon and  3 legged race. I participated in all three races and my favourite one was the potato and spoon because I won that one. Some kids cheated by poking their spoons into their potatoes!

Finally we got to go for a swim in the Greytown Pool. The pool was really cool because it was so deep. The life guard let us do bombs and it was a really hot day so it was nice to cool off. We swam for a couple of hours and Nate and Lachie were one of the last to leave.

I love the school picnic and I can't wait for next year.
By Vania, Nate and Lachie


The Golden Shears

This morning Ngaumu class were invited to go and watch the Golden Shears for an hour at the Masterton War Memorial Stadium.
We were put into three groups and one group at a time were taken to the back of the stadium to see some wool pressing.
In the stadium, the shearers had to shear 5 sheep as fast as they could. Whoever had the lowest score was the winner. Next there were races for people doing hand wool pressing. They had to fill one wooden box and one steel box up with wool and press the wool down as hard as they possibly could. Then they put one box on top of the other and pulled a handle to squash the wool even further. Then they closed up the fadge, weighed it and the fadge closest to the weight was the winner. They also had to do it as fast as possible.
It was our first time at the golden shears and we really enjoyed it. We would like to go again next year. Hopefully the people organising it will invite us again.

By Connor Davidson Yr6 and Josh Norman Yr6

Junior Cricket

For the last couple of weeks, the year 6 students have been teaching the Ngahape class some cricket skills while the year 7 and 8 students are at technology.
Sam Curtis, Daniel and Darren have been coming out on Thursdays to teach the rest of the school cricket and it is the year 6's job to teach the 5 year olds.
There are 6 year 6 students so we have 3 Ngahape students each. Last week we taught them catching and throwing skills and this week we taught them how to bowl and how to hold the bat. We also played a small game of non-stop cricket.
We are enjoying our role as mentors and we enjoy watching the Ngahape students learning new skills and having fun,

We hope to continue teaching them for the next couple of weeks.

By Connor Davidson yr6.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Class of 2013

Welcome to Ngaumu - class of 2013. We have a great class this year with 21 students from year 6 to year 8. We have already had a number of exciting things happen in our school. We had our school picnic in Greytown in week one. It was a beautiful day and everyone had fun playing games, having a picnic lunch and a great swim at the Greytown pool.
We have tennis coaching once a week, cricket coaching, soccer skills and chess coaching. We are looking forward to  swimming sports and our school duathlon later on in the term.
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