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.

Junior Team Jump Jam

Every morning the junior team participates in a Jump Jam session for their daily exercise. The junior teachers encourage them by leading the dance moves. The moves are simple but yet tiring. Jodie Anne says her favourite song is who let the dogs out. Jump Jam is a fun healthy way for the juniors to play.

Monday, September 21, 2009


On the 10.09.09 the KapaHaka group went to the Edgar Centre to perform their piece, which was between 5-10 minutes duration. We had 120 children in our kapahaka group. First we went to the hall to get changed. We were all dressed in our uniforms and ready to go. We stopped at the back of the Edgar Centre and we got off the buses and got our fore arms stamped with the word paid. We watched one performance before we were called backstage. Our performance is about Tangaroa the sea god. We got in to our positions and waited till we got called to stage. We started our performance and when we finished and we went back to our seats to watch two more performances. And one of them had the same song as us. We got back on the bus and someone came in and said, “We are having a competition between the two buses to sing to the bus drivers. The bus drivers will pick the winner”. We sang The wheels on the bus and Twinkle twinkle little star. We got back to school and got changed back into our clothes. By that time it was lunchtime. It was the best performance ever.

By Matthew.C.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

5-aside soccer

At St Clair school we’ve been making up a 5-aside tournament with one of our teachers.
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.

Senior Cross Country

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

During our inquiry unit 'Is Art for Arts sake?' we had five visiting artists. A Composer, musician, actress, animator and artist. We learnt that they all had seven things in common
  1. inspired by experiences
  2. they are imaginative
  3. work for hours on one project
  4. they love what they do
  5. need to be in the right mindset to work
  6. that they all studied their craft
  7. they put their emotions into their work