Monday, December 7, 2009
Mrs Caldwell introduces us to the Southern Sinfonia, saying what an honour it is to have them with us.
One of the members introduces us and starts us off with a tune from Pirates of the Caribbean™. Then we get introduced to the sections of the orchestra and the players who have come to visit us today.
As the concert proceeds we listens to stories, explanations, and tunes.
They finished with Beethoven’s symphony number nine. We clap and cheer wildly.
In conclusion it was a fantastic performance.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Everybody was squished in the seats trying to keep warm.
The speaker blabbed on as the day
Finally started for us.
Sprints, long jump, relays, high jump
Last of all 800 metres.
The under 12 girls were up first for relays. We came second in the first heat.
We got into the semi finals. In the semi finals we came 4th but sadly, we didn’t get in to the finals. We were happy at where we got though because we had been versing people older then us. The day pressed on with more and events were being called. Finally the day ended. But not for some people because we still had to do the 800 metres.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
“Let the games begin” shouted Mrs Wood into the breeze of the cold wind. Kids were shouting the yelling with joy as they walked to their first activity. Already you could see teamwork everywhere with the seniors leading and helping out the juniors. You could see this was going to be a fabulous day!
The cheering, laughing and support of all team-mates went through all the activities. All sorts of different skills were being used. Long jump, 4 square, egg and spoon race – with small potatoes, three legged race, obstacle course and rob the nest were some of the many activities we did.
By the end of the day everyone was very tired as we walked into the hall to hear the final results. We were all dying to hear the results when the teacher handed us all our participation certificates. The Mrs Wood told us the winners were… team 1. Everyone was happy as they cheered them on. It was the end of a wonderful day.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Ok were here got though all the instructions but were on the bus now about ten minutes later were finally here “what a rush” Now my next event is at 10:15 sprints. “Now could all under 11 boys in 75 meter sprints please report to the sub station immediately thankyou” “well wish me luck”.
Bang were off my feet are squelched on the damp grass but my legs are going as fast as they can like pistons on a speeding cars but my speed up against all the others wasn’t fast enough and across the line fifth place if only it was third next is long jump and relays but that’s another story.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Kaite and I couldn’t wait, we headed straight to the coloured popcorn. Hands full and wanting to dance we stored our goodies under the green chairs. Too soon it was time to leave. Lots of tall adults appeared at the back of the hall, mum included. I sighed and the bright light invaded my eyes as I left.
Yesterday the 21st of October the St Clair 2 team came first in the annual Otago Daily Times EXTRA! Current events quiz. There were 53 teams of three and the team consisting of Braeden, Jake and Luke with 96 points. We each won and ODT pen, a $20 Paper Plus voucher, a gold medal and a certificate. It turns out that all the hard work really paid off, I can’t wait for next year!!!
The hustle and bustle, the scraping of chairs and the loud sound of talking children is what you would expect from over 150 kids in one room for two hours. But there were some quiet moments too. These moments were brought on when we were thinking or the top ten teams were being announced. So overall when your name is called for second place you feel on top of the world. And congratulating your teammates Max and Kea you truly know that you have represented your school in the best way possible. But as well as having the privilege of being in second place you get a $15.00 Paper Plus™ voucher a pen and a certificate. Then when you look at your photo in the paper the next day all the fantastic memories come flooding back.
I was there we were frustrated, a room of madness thinking madness. At the fifth round we were annoyed because we kept messing up. We aimed for in the top ten and we achieved that goal and got better then we expected we almost got in the top three all we needed was two points to get 3rd but in the end we got 4th .
Well done to Braeden, Luke, Jake, Casey, Kea, Max, Josh, Toby and William.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I POD NANO
Today Mrs Faithful received the 8GB I POD NANO that she won at the Conference in Christchurch in the last week of the holidays. Mrs Faithful is over the moon with HAPPINESS & JOY. An I POD NANO can use the Radio, Games, Music, Take Photos, A voice recorder and a video camera. And a special thanks to Edtech and Steve Ford.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The children will be competing in several events including long jump, high jump, relays, sprints and maybe even hurdles.
For high jump the qualifying height for girls is1 metre and for the boys 1.10 metres and for long jump the qualifying length is 3 metres or more for both boys and girls.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Julia ,Jazmin, Jorjia, Riley, Tinnelle, Matt,Taine and Daniel.
The year six girls got very good placings this year with Julia first place Jorjia third and Jazmin fith place. Riley got a credible 29th with Tinelle in front in 20th position. Taine, after a fall, came thirty second with Daniel in front of him at twenty seventh,
Julia Jorjia Jazmin got awards two of the girls got medals and we nearly won the Otago cup.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
New Things Are Happening At St Clair
Things are changing at St Clair!
While we were all relaxing in holiday mode people were hard at work in the school grounds working on a new classroom.
So as well as getting a whole new bunch of juniors to our school another change was in stock for the teachers.
The staffroom they know and love was going to the juniors and they had to move to the lovely tech room which is of course now their staffroom.
So thank you to all the builders that helped this change and a big welcome to all the new juniors in the school who will arrive here in a few days.
Another change is that we have some new playground equipment.
The bridge has been made flat so it is easier to run across when playing games in the playground.
Another big difference is that in the spot where the tyre mountain used to be is now a bigger hut than the ones built last holidays.
Little wooden poles in the ground give it easy access to all the other playground equipment.
So next time your at St Clair feel free to come in and check out all the new things that have changed.
Reporter Casey and Isaac
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
On your marks get set CLAP!!! That was the sound for go then every body in my heat bolted down their lanes I made a good start I started off first then I lost one place it was over, I came second. The second heat was up my friend Matthew was in that heat he sprinted hard and got a solid second. There were three to five heats.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We have many teams and we put them in the tournament. We have 5 teams. They go by the names of Mighty Maniacs, Mystery, No Names, Penguins and the Unknowns. They have all been competing to represent St Clair School. Every week two teams compete in a 5-aside soccer match. On the 17th of September the Mighty Maniacs bet Mystery and set the new score record of 8-0. We haven’t finished the tournament yet but we are up to the semi finals. I’m in the team Mighty Maniacs along with all my friends. We’ve only lost one game and we’ve been scoring high every match. We sure hope that we win the tournament and get to represent our school in a
5-aside soccer tournament.
On Thursday the 11th of August the seniors headed down to Kettle Park for the senior cross-country. When we got there we all sat on the steps and waited for all the seniors to arrive. Once we had all settled in, the Boy’s race was FIRST…On your marks get set GO!!! The battens clapped & the boys were off. We watched them go up the hill but then they vanished. The first boy to cross the finish line was Harry Proctor, second place Matt Horne and third place Daniel Metcalf.
When the girls race started all of the boys were on the steps. The battens clapped again and …on your marks get set go!!! The battens clapped we all started to run as we came past on our first lap every one cheered on our second lap every one was waiting for the first to cross the finish line. And the first was Julia Murphy coming in second was Jorja Casswell and in third place was Jazmin Williamson.
A round of a applause to every one who participated
in the senior cross country
By Julia Murphy and Jazmin
Thursday, September 3, 2009
- inspired by experiences
- they are imaginative
- work for hours on one project
- they love what they do
- need to be in the right mindset to work
- that they all studied their craft
- they put their emotions into their work
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We have made it all the way to the to Cape Regina at the top of the North Island. We have been working so hard on the school’s new fitness track 5km on the journey from Invercargill. It all paid off because we are at the top of the North Island and we bet all of the other Senior classes. On Thursday we compete in the cross country.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The Kahurangi Dance Group
Kiaora everyone. Kiaora.
The Kahurangi Dance Group performed in our school hall this morning. It was an amazing performance. They told us about the beginning of the Maori world and how everyone became to be.
They told us about the poi and rakau, that they used, and the meanings of them. The long poi represents birds and the short poi the beat of the heart - our life force.
The show lasted for an hour and all the school enjoyed listening, watching and learning.