Thursday, March 2, 2017

Snippets of Writing

Today, we listened to a voice clip of various screams.  Some made us laugh and others sound like pure terror.

Our task today was to write a short paragraph that captures that scream in a moment of time.

Here are some of our efforts:

It was a dark and stormy my night (strangely), I was out getting wood. Then.... a fire ring went around me....... PIGS!  Lots of evil Pigs, then chickens, so I ran for my life.  I tripped.  Heroine showed up.  He nearly killed me when ... I screamed, I screamed like a girl!  Then I awoke, it was all a dream, or was it.

I was sitting down on the chair, all of a sudden, someone was standing behind me.  Something was breathing on the back of my neck.  I started screaming. Gone!  Running down the street!  Escape!
Dylan W

Last year I went to a gaming place.  We went into a game, suddenly the game started.  I screamed and screamed, people poppe bout of the doors, another popped out.  I didn't know what to do, I opened my mouth and then AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! The game finished.

I was running down the road when I saw a big beast chasing me.  Suddenly I stopped, I ran round the corner, into an alleyway.  It stopped to look for me, it kind of looks like the monster off Stephen King's IT.  It found me....AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I yelled, I wasn't thinking so I ran out and punched him in the face.  I got away.... barely.

I stand there, waiting,  It had been 5 minutes and they still haven't arrived. Then, all of a sudden, it's there.  I freeze, trying not to move.  Slowly, it starts to move towards me.  It's eyes glow red.  It stares right at me.  I couldn't bare it ...... AAAAAHHHHHH!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Our Class Motto - The Chuken and the MELONS

We had many discussions about the expectations of our class this year..... there were so many great ideas from amazing seniors.  We had two stand out ideas.

One was 'the Chuken' (yes, it is spelt like that LOL) - this was a mascot that was designed by Toby and Braxton.  He is a crazy little character that is not afraid to challenge the norm.  
Jack came up with a great catch phrase for our Chuken - BE THE HERO OF YOUR OWN STORY!
We decided that the chuken could be our mascot - we have many great plans for merchandise (watch this space).
However, we needed a bit more meaning behind our Chuken - Cearna and Manaia came up with MELONS (as pictured below) this will give everyone something to hang their expectations on, sort of our Senior code.  
After much laughter and some rather crazy suggestions, we decided that we will be the melons and the chuken will be the leader of the melons.
It all sounds rather confusing but we get it.

Managing Self, Encouraging others, Learn as much as you can, Organised, Never give up, Successful

We all used our maths skills to create a 3D melon - WE ARE THE MELONS!!!

Here are our Chukens that we made with Miss Gloyn - We are going to be the Heroes of our own stories!!!
Riki-Lee has fully committed to be one awesome MELON!!!

My Story - By Kate

This is my first effort tin writing for the year.  It is still a work in progress, so it has mistakes.
I am aiming to make a podcast of this story so keep an eye out on our blog, next week.

Click on the link below to read my writing:

Kate's Writing - Click here

On the island part 1-Ryan

I was on a boat with a crew at hand then a tsunami crashed into my ship making the ship turn turtle. The crew sadly got killed by sharks but I survived swimming for days punching sharks in the face then, there it was a little island I swam to it immediately then I found that I was now STRANDED!!!!

I tried to calm down then I realised I can’t so I…
Ran around in circles screaming my head off then I crashed into a tree. Then when I woke up I found a crab on my face pinching my nose that woke me up ow,ow,ow,ow,ow get off me you crabby craberson.

My second day on the island no drinkable water for miles then when I thought I lost hope I saw a,a,a water bottle on a desserted island then I had no choise then I realised it was my fav drink it must have fallen from a plane or a helecopter or something like that.

Day three I was still stranded on the island then I saw a chopper then I signeled it and I was safe from the terable island

The end???

Makayla&Aimee work in proggress.

This week my neighbour's cat had kittens and gave them to me. One was ginger and white the other one was light brown and shaded white. I called them Griffins and Cupcake.
Griffins was the ginger one, and Cupcake was the light and shaded white one. They were so small and cute and cuddly.

One afternoon I said “come on Griffins and Cupcake let's go outside for an adventure!” But as soon as I opened my door all I saw was a miniature cat . I felt so sorry for this cat so I adopted her I named her mittens now I have three cats.

Mittens, Griffins and Cupcake decided to go out for a walk they hopped on the bed but they  just made it. they jumped on to the window cell. Luckily the window was just tilted open! Mittens jumped off of the window and followed the trail. Griffins and Cupcake followed the trail into the darkness. It was very difficult to find Mittens though because she blended in with the darkness. But luckily cat’s have night vision! Griffins, Cupcake and Mittens, are now lost they don’t know where to go, what to do, or where to go next. They followed the track that they went down.

Then after a big adventure they finally found home. But before they went inside they wanted to go to the store. You would be thinking. Wait what? Cats going to the store at 1am in the morning now that is weird. Well these cats aren’t normal cats they are..Robbers! Thats right they are robbers. They mostly like stealing fish. They have to be undercover otherwise people will be suspicious about them. They also have to be very cute for it to work. That’s the best thing for them, since they can always be cute! Cat’s are one of the cutest animals ever invented!

Cupcake sprinted down the street, she could smell the greatness of the fish! But there was one problem they didn’t know how to get inside without breaking the window. Then Griffins saw a cat entrance around the back. This shop owner must be crazy. They must not know the secret about all the cats! Mittens, Cupcake and Griffins entered the cat door. Inside it was a pig sty. It was disgusting guts on the ground also a knife that had been cutting up a… Fish, finally a nice cut up fish, there was three pieces cut up perfectly! Mittens rushed right up onto the counter she was really hungry. So were Griffins and Cupcake. ‘Weep’. They paused for a moment… The door just swung right open.  Someone must’ve entered the room. They quickly tried to run out the cat door until it swung right open. The owner just opened the door and just noticed that the fish was missing. The cats had to hide.

They saw a clock and they looked at the time it was boom 6am! Already they couldn’t believe it. Griffins was to scared and ran right out the door and the others grabbed the fish quickly then ran straight out the cat door. And didn’t even look behind them to see if the owner was following them.They did the exact same thing as they did to get out the window when they arrived home. They were hoping that their owner wasn’t awake. Luckily they were just in time because their owner was waking up. They made it look like they were asleep. But first they had to crunch down the fish. Then they accidently fell asleep. That was their little adventure!

Thanks for listening

By Aimee and Makayla

Tiopira & Olivers Story

                     Tiopira & Olivers

Bing bong! The bell rang, Shawn’s first day at his new school. His teacher Mr Hawking welcomed him to his new classmates, he made his way to an empty desk, BAM! Someone tripped him up.
He got up and he sat at his desk at the back of the room, he got his phone and headphones an listened to his mashup.
After class he went to the have some lunch but then some people named Bruce and Rex went up to him and he said, “What are you doing at my school nerd!”.
Shawn whispered, “I don’t care”.
Then Rex yelled, “What was that Loser?”.
and then they walked off.
The next day Shawn went to the principal Mr Goodman, “Mr Goodman I am having a bad time here at this school’,
Gasped Shawn.
Mr Goodman replied, “What Is Your trouble?”
Then Shawn screamed out, “Some of your students are being mean.” Mr Goodman was surprised, “What are their names?
” “Bruce And Rex”  Shawn whispered,
“Well then I will ask them to stop if they don’t I will put them in detention.” screamed Mr Goodman. “Okay”,shrieked Shawn as he walked away.

The next day Rex and Bruce went up to
Shawn and said, “Why did you snitch on us loser?”
Shawn replied “Because you’re being mean!” “Shut up nerd!” yelled Rex.
Shawn started to cry he ran to the bathroom and wiped up his tears and went to class.

After school he ran home and locked himself in his room and he looked under his bed and grabbed something… he grabbed his launchpad and made some music. Suddenly someone came crashing in through his door and it was his mum saying, “ get out of your room now!”
“But why mum?” Yelled Shawn.
“Just get out!” screamed Shawn’s mum”. Shawn left his room.

After that Shawn found out that Bruce and Rex were outside on his porch.  “No mum please tell them to leave!” Yelled Shawn
“Okay!” Yelled Shawn’s mum.
Shawn’s mum opened the door slowly and said
“Sorry boys but you have to leave because I have heard you have been bullying my son, so on your way come on keep on moving.”
“But we are here to say sorry to Shawn.” exclaimed Rex.
“Oh okay” said Shawn’s Mum.
“Sorry for being losers.” cried Bruce
“It’s okay.” said Shawn as he went to give them a handshake.

                    And That is why   
                     You don’t bully
                 Because it’s not nice
                    And then you have
                     To go to the principles
                            Also when you
                               Get bullied,make
                                   Sure that when
                                    The bullies
                                        Apologise that
                                         You forgive

The End!


I was in the middle of the seat, then all of a sudden it hit me. I can’t believe I have been in a car accident, This is horrible… “HELP!” Someone runs over to try and help but it’s too late, I was the last survivor. Now susie, that’s the last story for tonight, Bed time now...        

I wake up, Walk out to grab some breakfast  and I see a black figure, standing there, I stay as still as a statue. It starts to move closer to me, The closer it gets the farther I move away.
Then suddenly I fall over something being sucked into the ground next thing I remember was
Waking up in my bed all alone... Alright that's enough stories today Lucy, Now go play with your     Friends.  

I wake up, wondering how I fell asleep. I stand up in my pyjamas, Waiting for something dramatic to happen. Then, Nothing. I have an aching urge to go outside, But my gut refuses. “Is this a dream?” I begin to feel a slight dizzyness, Slowly I manage to make my way to Lucy’s room. Wait… Whos Lucy? Do I know her? Then it hit me. “Oh my god, She's my daughter, I have to find her!” A voice starts to moan from the dining room, I go to check it out and there she is, Singing a lullaby to her doll. Out of nowhere, Darkness.

Is this dream going to go on for ever? When will I ever really wake up? Is my daughter ok?

W3T1 Published Writing

~ Logan and Shay

Competition day by gina

Image result for surfing photography tumblr

It’s competition day,  I jump on my board, started to swim out to the waves, there was only little waves.

I was in first place , but as I looked out a big wave hit me, i fell off my board and hit the water,  I was trying hard to get back to my board. Getting back up on my board I saw I had fallen to third place. Looking around searching for that BIG wave I could only see little baby ones that wouldn’t put me back on the leader board. Then out of the corner off my eye I saw the beginnings of the wave that was going to have my name on it….left, right, left, right paddling as hard as my arms would take me….the wave was MINE…...I turned my board and stood just as the wave carried me to 2nd place…

I went home wet and cold, happy to be in the the finals then went with my friends swimming.   I got my board and went surfing we had fun.

Packing to go to Australia for the races, I have one more day in New Zealand, so packing all my staff in my bag needs to get done now. I got on the plane and had 5 hours to get in a nap. Getting off the plane and booking into to my hotel, I was looking on google maps for a good beach to go surf at……. I found a good beach to surf  that is nice and close and looks pretty safe, shoving all my things quickly into my bag grabbing my board I ring a taxi.   After paying the taxi 5 dollars  I run down to the sand and into the water. The waves were clean but big, a lot  bigger than the ones in  New Zealand.

IT’s competition day, the big day, the day I have been waiting for  my whole life, the day I have worked so hard for….I have dreamed of this day.
I wake up and feel the butterflies in my tummy, I try to calm them by brushing my teeth and going through my morning routine. Not that it works….

Once i get to the beach the crowed of people is thick and the talk is a buzz of who will win. I look at the leader board and see Ionly have to get that one perfect wave to win this whole thing.

I grab my board and head out into the waves...feeling the water between my fingers as i push under the waves to get out to the back.

I close my eyes and feel the energy from the water and the sun I feel it calling my name..Just as I open my eyes I see my wave, turning my board and letting the wave pick me up and carry me I feel at one with this it is apart of me. The butterflies have gone and it is just me and the water….the wave flips me and I flip back….the wave shakes me and I shake back….I jump the wave jumps….we are one… I reach the sand and hear the screams a crowd of my friends rush to hug me…….I have WON…..

Stranded Island By Taylor and Dylan

The island

One day I was on a cruise ship going to my friends private island for a party/auction. He was auctioning some hyper cars that he had lying around collecting dust. I am going to the giant water slide when the boat starts to suddenly sinking downwards. I sprint as fast as possible to the to the life raft and buy the look of it I am the first one to get to the life rafts I launch the life raft off the boat and start floating alone.

After a few hours I see land within swimming distance but I see shark fins in between me and the island. Whoosh whoosh whoosh as I start to paddle so I can get to the island. After 5 minutes I finally get to the island and see some banana trees and I climb up and grab a ripe bunch. I look around all I can see is an endless
amount of water surrounding me and a large island with boats and floating planes surrounding it. Miraculously I find a hatchet.

I walk over to the banana trees I cut them down and put them together with seaweed, I launch it into the sea and start paddling with my hands.Once I get to the bigger island I see my friend and tell him to hire better boats that don’t sink under water. I end up buying a car and get it transported to my house on a stronger and  better boat. When I get home I test drive my new car It’s top speed is 250 which is very fast.

A Story of a Player - By Andrew

Herobrine battle part1

It was a normal day except for the fact I was being chased by at least 15 zombies in the northern stronghold in the plains biome. But I was lucky to find what I was looking for.THE END PORTAL!!!.Where it all ends. I have had an epic battle against the wither in the nether and dealt with multiple mobs and conquered every dungeon and abandoned mineshaft in my land.

So I blocked the door and walked towards the end portal and grabbed twelve ender eyes from my inventory ”finally my mission will be complete” I said, but then as quick as a pig something killed me!  My health was at full and I was full so how did I die . so I was determined to find out who or what killed him so for many days I studied all the mobs until.”Oh no””not him not . . . HEROBRINE!!!”.

The next day I left in search for Herobrine it was dangerous I had to go past deserted villages through deadly mines and narrow mountains to find Herobrine but only to find myself right back where I had started . . .or was I. I was actually at a fake trap house designed by Herobrine .Then as I stepped in a creeper spawned then a zombie which just burned “whew thank you for my glass roof”I said as I shot an arrow right into the creeper.Then I ventured further into the copy of my house being attacked from side to side.

Then as I found a room different from the rest I opened the door to see a figure with eyes as white as the sun tattered clothing like mine except ripped it was the master of destruction the destroyer of worlds  Herobrine. . .

To be


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Maths Challenge - Marble Maze!!!

As part of our B.U.I.L.D maths this week..... we had a challenge to make a marble maze that had three layers and the marble travelled for 1m.

Soooooo much creativity and determination to succeed in this challenge.  Fantastic teamwork and repeat for each others ideas!!!

These ladies needed to think about how they slowed  a fast paced marble to it doesn't fly across the room.

DeShontay showed great commitment an creativity with her design.  It worked so well!

Andrew and Ryan managed to find the exact props they needed to help their idea be successful.

Taylor and CJ needed to think about the strength of their design.  The holes did make the cardboard weak but they managed to reinforce them to gain success.

Such great teamwork and discussions had by this group, an interesting and very effective design.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

First House Meetings

This afternoon, there were nerves and anticipation for our first house meetings.
Toby is Hammond Leader. James is Hartley and Taylor is Raikes.

All leaders did a fantastic job, introducing themselves, expressing expectations and talking about up coming house events.

Well done guys, it is a hard thing to put yourself out there, especially in front of your peers and people you don't know so well.  It will get easier, the more practise you do.

Thanks for our senior students for leading by example and supporting their peers in their new leadership roles.

Super proud of you all.

Toby had a great plan, he asked the group questions while he address his connection issues.

Toby had his house hanging off his every word.

James was so nervous at first, his hands were literally shaking.

James managed to get some great ideas from his house about this terms challenges.

Taylor was cool, calm and collected on the outside but nervous on the inside.

The Raikes house listened well to everyones ideas about teamwork.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Our Leaders

I am super proud to introduce our leaders for 2017!

From the left:
Taylor - Raikes House Leader. Toby - Hammond House Leader, Braxton - Head Boy, Gina - Head Girl and James - Hartley House Leader.

What a wonderful opportunity to grow your talents and your leadership skills.  Looking forward to a great year of you all sharing your skills and being fantastic role models within our school.

People are Awesome!

At the end of the day we spend five minutes watching how people challenge themselves and their boundaries......

We may not be as extreme when challenging our boundaries but we will continue to take risks with out learning and build our confidence.
A great role model for people of all ages!!!

New Students

We would like to welcome Andrew and Ryan to our awesome class!  Hope you guys have a blast at this fantastic school!


Welcome back and we are looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you.

We are a wonderful bunch of year 6-8 students, with amazing attitudes and great senses of humour!

This blog is to share our learning, we can share many types of things - images, stories, videos, links etc.

We hope you enjoy this space.