Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Book Fair Week !

The senior roost is transformed into a kiwi country wonderland ! Come and see .... and buy a book for
a Christmas gift or for our school library.

There have been competitions this week. Bookmarks and colouring in activities have heads down and colours flying. There has also been a mystery object going around the classes for children to guess....
Here we are today at the Book Week Parade. What fun! Go Kiwis !

Dissecting a shark by Holly

On Monday Richard dissected a shark. First he dissected the shark by cutting the tummy open with the scissors. Next he opened the heart and the liver. He works as a Marine Biologist. Finally he cut the eyes open and we got to feel the eyes. They felt like a little slimy ball and it was losing the goo in its eyes.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

My Trip to Alaska by Hannah

We left Auckland and we had to sleep on the plane and then we arrived in Vancouver in Canada. First we went to Aunty Eileen and Uncle John’s house, we had tea and after that I went to bed. The next afternoon I met my cousin Eden and Zoe. Once we arrived in Alaska we got on the train we set off for the Royal Caribbean cruise, we had to have a seat pass. The seat pass tells you what room your in, like my room was 3610 and it's also a room key. The first day of the cruise we went for a walk around the cruise boat and we found the kids club. I went there every day and I met a new friend her name is Thea. Thea sat at the table across from us for tea. Once we arrived in Los Angeles the first thing we did was go to Disneyland and get our tickets. The next day we went to Disneyland and went on heaps of rides, my favourite was Splash Mountain. Later on in the week we went to Legoland. In Legoland everything was made out of Lego. We went on heaps of rides. The next day we went back to Disneyland and did some more rides. Then we went to the Lego shop and bought my very first Star Wars Lego set. The next day we went to the Cook Islands. In the Cook Islands we did Swimming, shopping and we went on the glass bottom boat and I learnt how to snorkel. After the Cook Islands we went home. It was a fantastic holiday and I will never forget it!

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Mini Olympics at Saxton Stadium

On Monday 1 August, we entered 4 teams of Year 3/4 children into an inter-school Mini Olympics event, held at Saxton Stadium. The children were in teams representing some of the competing countries. Saint Paul's teams were: U.S.A., Indonesia, South Africa and Argentina. We had to march into the stadium just like the actual Olympic athletes. The events that were organized were great fun. They involved lots of fast running, ball skills and team-work. Some of our favourites were Weightlifting and Equestrian. Although we took part for the fun and friendship, it was a big surprise when the medals were presented in a ceremony at the end. Saint Paul's teams were placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd!