Saturday, November 3, 2018

Halloween Descriptive Writing

The Haunted House

I don’t know why I’m here.On a dark and misty night,terrified of what lays before me. A huge mansion, wielding gigantic thorns across it’s outside walls,cracked earth laying before it. Cursed trees surround the area, like ghosts haunting people before their life is officially over. Their gnarled fingers reach out to me, warning to turn and run.I don’t.
The haunting crows perched on the branches, reveal their chilling laugh, making a fool of me for coming here. Their laugh turns into a frightened alert call,warning me to turn and run.I don’t.
A skinny cat slinks past,and runs away when bats erupt from the crooked mansion. The enormous moon shines brighter than before in the pitch black night sky. A happy laugh comes from inside the house, I slowly walk toward it………

Carmen Marks

I was wondering if this was a decisive decision, but the cacophony of crows took over my mind.  the moon, brighter than the Sun, stole my gaze from the haunted house. I peered back at the house terrified to see what was coming my way. Suddenly…

The ground shattered into a million pieces. I sprinted to the house and climbed up the tangled vines.  I fell...
I woke up like I just did a marathon trying to catch my
breath. it was just a dream.
it was Halloween. I got ready and started trick or treating until I found a house. I wondered if I was being decisive.



Crow’s Mansion
I bend my wrinkly knees in anticipation to take off. The branches wobble about in a ripple as I bounce into the sky. Wings outstretched, soaring through the night. I screech at the glowing moon as it shimmers in my eyes. Suddenly, something catches my attention, a glorious mansion standing tall, dimly lit by the moonlight. Dark tentacle like branches loomed over the establishment in a menacing fashion. Cold grey walls stand stationary. Vines crawl up the building, strangling the walls till they weep. I perch on the damp roof, gazing into the bright moon. The soft breeze ruffles through my feathers. I calmly smile, “What a beautiful night!”

By Hailey

Stolen lollies
Scrumptious lollies are left alone on the marble bench as my pixelated shadow leads me to the shower. I grab it. The damp moist towel and bath mat gives me the craving to begone all my halloween makeup. I open it. The slippery wet shower door welcomes me into a drench puddle. The gorgeous gentle tapping of the shower water fills me with delight. The shower suddenly starts turning black, purple and red that’s how I know that my makeup is gone and it’s time to hop out. I turn the shower off. The water comes to a halt. As my wrinkly feet direct me to the living room…….. I spot it. My silly black and white cat slopped and hunched on the shiney leather couch, with all (yes you read that correctly all!) my hard working treats placed on his short fuzzy little body. He gives me a cheeky grin. I smile back, but all (again you read that correctly all!) of my delight is drowned with anger. He is going outside!

By Eva Josephs

Halloween Hangover
My mind was completely shut off to the world while I was looking at the humungus mountain of candy staring at me.

I took one candy and unwrapped it and slowly placed it onto my tongue as I smelt the whiff of smooth chocolate and creamy caramel. My taste buds exploded and I unwrapped more and more candy and chocolate until there was nothing left.

I feel queasy, my body not letting me get up. I managed to get up with some help but I fell straight back to the floor my face landing in the crumbly candy wrappers.

Next year I think Iḿ going to just stay home with a SMALL bag of candy.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

African Animal Art

Term 3 was about Individualism and Tolerance. We performed in the Zany Zoo production.

For Visual art we created African Animal art, using our individual Kente Cloth designs and decorating our animals with creative patterns. This became our Ag Day art. The students created outstanding art. Many of us had our art put onto t-shirts too!

We began by drawing our chosen animal, then cutting it out in layers to create an almost three dimensional representation.
Next we painted the blended background, in warm African colours. Then we attached strips of our kente cloth pattern to the top and bottom of the paper.
These are the beautiful results!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Welcome back to term four!

Tēnā koutou katoa!

Welcome back everyone. 

We have a really busy term ahead of us with lots of great learning and fun.

Not only do we have Ag day coming up in less than two weeks (on the 27th), but we are hosting the Tū Māia Kapa Haka festival on the 30th of November. On this day, we will have hundreds of Kapa Haka students and their whanau visiting our school. It will be amazing!   

Before then, remember that this is a 'hats on' term - if you do not have a hat on you will be expected to stay in shaded areas during breaks.  

This week we have Photolife Portraits on Tuesday - so don't forget to spruce up if you are having your photo taken. 

On Thursday we will be participating in the annual Shakeout and we will be doing activities connected to this throughout the week.

Next Monday is Labour Day so we have a short week in week 2

We have a welcome on Tuesday morning of week 2 for ERO who are in school during the week

Ag day is coming up on the 27th 

Chicken diaries are due in at the end of this week!  

Lets get into it ! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Zany Zoo Notice

The Zany Zoo
Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Our production is in full swing.  The children are performing in 3 shows.
  • Wednesday 26th at 1pm
  • Wednesday 26th at 7pm
  • Thursday 27th at 7pm
Children will need to come to the performance with foundation makeup on.
Children need to arrive at school no later than 6.30pm.  LZ1 to Rm 1.
The main cast will need to be at school at 6.00pm at the latest.
On the nights of the evening performances, students should have a book to read,
a game and snacks and a drink of water (no lollies please).
Children can be collected from their rooms after the performance.
Show finishes at approximately 8:30pm.

Tickets are for sale at the School Office.
$15 adults, $10 child/senior citizen, preschoolers free.
See you all there!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

EPro8 Challenge

Congratulation to the Year 5 & 6 EPro 8 teams they have come first equal in the challenge today and
now go through to the semi-finals in November. The EPro8 Challenge is a competition, an engineering
and problem-solving race.

Circuit Breakers Team: Oliver Prowse, Troy Win, Hailey Li, Cole Hampson-Tindale

Electric Jolts Team: Kayden Lu, Lucy Kim, Caitlin Woollett, Mina Judd

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Home learning Wk6

Already we are half way through the term!

We had a great day at the cross country with lots of school spirit on display. 

This week we are working hard on production, preparing our speeches, and working hard on our Ag day art. 

On Thursday afternoon, we have a visiting production performance of Red Riding Robyn Hood .  

We also have Interschool cross country on Thursday and Epro8 on Friday for those who have been selected. 

Please remember to bring along some more additional pens for stationary.  

We have a maths problem this week that is based around helping out with the Zany Zoo production construction. Enjoy!

Have a great week !