Friday, December 14, 2012


Last Week, Tuesday the year 8’s went to Ngaruawahia.  It was a pleasure going to Ngaruawahia Christian Youth for our final Year 8 camp.  Three nights and four days is how long we got to stay there for.  

We had a variety of activities and our first activity was a hike walk.  Walking for about one hour my legs were aching and I was boiling hot I couldn’t walk anymore I thought to myself.  It felt like I had been walking for a day or more.

It was our last day so we spent our time wisely at Waingaro Hot Springs.  There were hot pools more hot pools and waterslides.  And first I headed off to the ultimate water-slide, it was awesome and I had a great time.

Things I liked about camp was everything but mostly to me was that we were all together as one.  Things I didn’t like was the horrible weather and the early fitness workout.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day Of Disaster

Exploring the Pt England reserve every Saturday was our daily thing.  We would make adventures up and went for dips.  But one day we found ourselves in a lot of trouble.

Hello my name is Kelly and this is my brother Jack.  Today its the first day of holidays go on an adventure down at the beach and I also brought my camera with me to take interesting photos.

Standing on the edge of a cliff I saw something bizarre in the corner of my eye.  My brother was having a lot of fun so, I took a few photos of him and this is where all the trouble happened.  The flash from the camera had made him feel a bit dizzy, he fell of the rock into the water and smacking his head onto a massive rock, then out of the blues a crowd of sharks surrounded him.  What do I do?

He woke up panicking “HELP”.  As the day was getting darker I was becoming more afraid of the dark then I was of the sharks, so I came up with a solution I told him to calm down and I threw my long black hair into the water using it as rope.  The sharks looked hungry so I reached for his hand and I finally got him to shore.

She wondered aloud what happened to you my dear?  So we told her everything we could possibly remember with a huge smile on my face.  She laughed as hard as she could, yeah right:).  No but really mum and then I shut my mouth close and said " Haha yeah just my imagination.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Higher Hill's Palace

One hot sizzling summer’s day, it was the perfect day to go on an adventure.  There were two sheep’s Clumsy and Cheeky sheep.  They were both exploring the outdoors but one day they find themselves in double trouble.

The Higher Hill's Palace if was the most dangerous place in the village where goblins, dragons and even talking ogres live.  There were signs to warn them but no they didn't take notice of the signs and kept on walking.  Suddenly one goblin stopped them in their tracks and said “I sure do love sheep's” they ran as fast as they wasted no time, Clumsy falling in a ditch and Cheeky climbing the rocks not remembering Clumsy was even where.

Clumsy cried for help ”HELP ME PLEASE”.  Cheeky glanced back at him and in the corner of his eye he saw a huge goblin with his tongue hanging out of the side of his mouth.  Cheeky give Clumsy his hand and in no time they find each other landing face first into a stone hard road.

They had been out on that adventure for seven hours and a half.  They never ever ever stepped foot on Higher Hill’s Palace again and told mum everything but, she did not believe at all.  And one day mum went on an adventure to Higher Hill’s Palace...... TO BE CONTINUED  

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Waking up to a brand new season, no cloud in site and flowers suddenly appearing “Yes” its Spring I exclaimed.  Looking out the window birds were singing lovely songs and chirping on the trees I knew this was going to be a peaceful day.

Oops I almost forgot to introduce myself, hello my name is Shaunie  .  Today would be magnificent day to take a walk through the Rainforest don’t you think?  Chucking my sandals and sun screen on I am ready to go.   My friends Katrina and Dallas were scaring me like crazy but, suddenly stopping at the entrance of the Rainforest I felt fear running down my spine and me entering a black hole.

We were walking so quickly my legs were aching, in no time I was back on my own two feet.  I happened to spot something very unusual in the corner of my eye and that’s when I stopped and said to myself is that a.... “TIGER”.  It was approaching us, we ran for our lives there was no time to look back, we found ourselves climbing the highest tree and thinking what are we going to do?

I suddenly just remembered I had fresh meat packed in my bag.  I had to be brave and face a fear so, I through the fresh, bloody meat down to the tiger and again we ran for our lives.  In no time we were out of danger and back at our checkpoint I cried with relief.

So today ended up being to worst day of my life, getting chased by a tiger wasn’t in any of my plans.  I'm more afraid of rainforests then I am of tigers so I highly recommend you to never ever ever step foot in a rainforest.

Monday, October 15, 2012

                                                Toy Story...

This is a brand new start to the term and we are also focusing on a new creative topic called Toy Story.

Throughout life everyone has their own special toy and every toy has their their own story behind it.  When I was two-three my first toy was Banana one from Bananas in Pyjamas but that wasn't my favourite toy. My all time favourite toy is my two teddy bears their names are Chocolate cupcake and Chunky Bear.

So what you're Toy Story?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Social (Take Two)

This week I am writing about our school social we had last week.  We had a social because we were fundraising for the year 8’s camp.

Fist pumping in the air, music and bizarre dancing“Yes” you may be asking Pt England’s very own social.  Last Thursday night, there was a school social held for our Year 7’s and 8’s in the hall.

Things we did at Social were awesome competitions, wicked dancing, extremely loud music and delicious food.  My favourite out of all of them was The Dougie Showdown it was Nezinli and Mary but, unfortunately there could only be one winner and that winner was... Nezinli.

Social’s are absolutely good moments be cause for some year 8’s we won’t all be going to the same college and it might be the last moments we will all cherish together.  Like me most of my friends are moving to Australia and only two of my best friends are staying.

I liked every single moment about the social it was absolutely fun and I highly recommend you to create your own social one day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Xtramaths (Take Two)

This week we have been assigned to write about something so, I'm writing about Xtramaths.  Well, if you want to know more about Xtramaths or perhaps want to learn more about it read on PLEASE!

Xtramaths, is an online program that Room 18 has been using since the beginning of this year.  It was extremely difficult when I first started using it, however I am now (8 months later)experiencing the benefits of this challenging program.  I'm now on my third account and am able to recall all of my basic facts in 1.5 seconds.

Xtramaths has helped me an incredible amount and I’m absolutely positive that it will help you too.  It starts off with 3 second Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.  Then a little bit faster with 2 seconds and then extremely hard with 1.5 seconds but, in no time you will finish it thats a promise!

One thing I like about Xtramaths is that is has helped me so much. I highly recommend that Xtramaths will help you like it's helped me and I think it's really fun too!