Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Our teacher Mr Madge has got a Hit List of who he's gonna prank at camp. I'm on his List as well. He's told us, when he went to other camps he put an eel into someone's sleeping bag. He got the biggest one he could find in the river and put it in a potato sack and put it in someone's sleeping bag. He said it would be funny if you wake up with only one eyebrow. That got me really scared. I also looked at his Hit List without him knowing. Now I think I'm on the top of the Hit List. I think I'm gonna get paranoid at camp. Me and my mates are thinking of ways to get him back or counter his pranks when he comes in our cabin.
Also, there's night line. This will probably be one of the most scariest moments of my life. The teachers and parents are thinking of something good to get us. Yes! We're gonna have a laugh at night line. (jokes.)
Oh and I nearly forgot. Mr Chamber's water gun. He's gonna come into our cabins and wet us with his water gun until there ain't no water left. I'll tell you more once I come back from camp which will be not that long away. Please pray for me. Thank you for your concerns.
By Harry and Matt
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The extreme adventures book "Man Eater" Was a book written by Justin D'ath.It is a very extreme and full on book. It has events constantly on and off. This book is about a kid called Sam Fox that goes and explores the jungle but something terrible happens.Fire ants invade his boat so he gets forced overboard and into the dangerous creek! Sam Fox gets trapped in the jungle with a giant Anaconda in the river, and a giant Man eating beast! Will he escape? Well you're going to have to read the book to find out. Poachers, Anacondas, tribes, and of course...The man eater. This is a very interesting book and trust me, you will NOT get bored of it! This book can be read by any old average reader. Recommended for intermediate students. I personally Rate this book a high 9/10.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
My class (room 12) had to do sprint running. We started with a warm up, we had to jog up to the first cone (roughly 10 meters away) then walk back and line up again. Then we started to do some different sprints.
Room 11 had to do high jump and room 13 had to do discus throwing. All the classes are going to rotate events this week on friday. The reason we are doing all of these events is to see who is the best in your gender and age group. The best people in your age group and gender will continue to the run jump throw interschool competition. This competition is between roughly 6 schools competing in long jump, high jump, shot put, discus throwing, 400m, 100m, vortex (sometimes), and then at the end each school gets their fastest runners and they have a relay race. We get a day off school for this event. =^]
To get there, we have to get on a ferry from Picton.
People who are going on camp have to stay in a room with either a bunk beds or single beds with one to four other people.
There is four duty groups, Group A, Group B, Group C, and Group D. Within these groups, there are fourteen supervising groups. Group A Has four supervising groups, lead by Mr Herlihy (A1), Mr Dixon(A2), Mrs Crawford(A3), and Mrs Cosgrove(A4). Group B also has four, lead by Mrs Joines(B5), Mrs Johnson(B6), Mr Stechman(B7), and Mr Madge(B8). Group C has three, lead by Mr Bacon(C9), Mr Harris Ringrose(C10), and Miss Davey(C11). Group D also has 3, lead by Mr Poko(D12), Mr Marlow(D13), and Ms Williams(D14).
Each day, different groups will work together to do jobs to help like cleaning the tables after we've eaten and sweeping the floor. Groups will also help to prepare food, like chopping up vegetables.
The day we leave is planned like this:
5:50am - Meet at school, load bus with parent helpers, go to own classroom to offload biscuits/home baking.
6:25am - Leave for ferry terminal, load gear onto truck, wait outside ferry terminal.
8:25am - Ferry departs Wellington.
11:35am - Arrive in Picton, load launch for Curious Cove.
12:15-1:30pm - Lunch at Picton, catch launch to Curious Cove.
2:10pm - Arrive at the Camp, Children put gear into their cabins and return to the dinigh room. Camp rules and regulations, free time until tea.
5:30pm - Dinner Theme "Mad Hatter's Tea Party".
7:00-9:00pm - Hall Activities for Groups A and C. Outdoor Activites for Groups B and D.
9:00-9:30pm - Supper, prepare for bed.
9:30-10:00pm - Diary entries, lights out.
On Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, we will have the choice to either go for a walk, run, or aerobics. People's cabins will also be inspected. There will be a Camp Concert for parents and pupils.
Some of the jobs that people have to do are:
Clearing breakfast tables
Rubbish and grounds clean up
Morning tea prep (biscuits)
Afternoon tea prep (biscuits)
After dinner clean up
I hope that the weather for camp is good, and that everyone has a good time.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Today the boys played Kapanui. Kapanui are dominated the ‘A’ grade last year. Anyway the boys were training, you could tell they wanted Kapanui to go down.
“Everybody on the court” the refs yelled. 2 minutes later they were basically at each others throats. Throughout the 1st half, Kapiti kept losing the ball and Kapanui kept missing the shots. At this point it was anyone’s game.
Yay! Finally Kapiti got a basket. It took them ages to get it though.
At halftime, the score was 6-8 to Kapiti. Kapiti were getting frustrated because the ref wasn’t pulling up he was supposed to. Luckily there was a more experienced ref coming in the 2nd half. The 2nd half came. Elton and the Kapanui player wnet up I the air and the ball glided over to Johnson. He dribbled it down to his end and scored a basket.
The game was really anyone’s game but by the end Kapiti took it out 22-11. They played good but we’ll see what their game plan is for this week’s game. By Nikitah & Kodie
Friday, October 30, 2009
Since the start of the year the year seven and eights have been going to Paraparaumu college for technology every Wednesday. When we go there we are split into six different groups. Three year eight groups and three year seven groups and each group does a different subject. The six subjects are cooking, sewing, art, woodwork, metalwork and horticulture. We do each subject for six to seven weeks. In cooking we made a different recipe each week. In sewing we made pencil cases. In woodwork we made pencil holders. In metalwork we made necklaces out of pewter. In horticulture we grew a few different plants, and in art we made masks. We asked a few people what their favourite subject was the following people said cooking:
By George, Anahera and Mystery
Thursday, October 29, 2009
On the 29th of October Kaea and Izzy went to interview the Lunch Lady, she was very nice and let us ask her some questions. We found out how she makes her cookies so yummy, she says they need "lots of love". She likes working with her hands in the Kitchen, so the job was perfect for her. She first found out about the job through her children at Kapiti Primary, she has lots of experience in the kitchen at her other job in a Restaurant. She always keeps the Kitchen tidy, so does the nice PTA lady that comes in to help when shes sick. She plans to keep on working as the cool Lunch Lady at Kapiti School.
Special thanks to,
Anna The Lunch Lady.
Kaea the Photographer.
Izzy the Interviewer.
By Izzy and Kaea.
By Harry and George
On Wednesday, the 28th of October, Kapiti Primary school kicked off their first touch game for the season. All of the kids that participated played extremely well and made a huge effort.
The scores were:
Kapiti Motormouths - 9-2 win
Kapiti Hoia - 6 - 1 loss
Kapiti Miharo - 7 - 1 win
Kapiti Whero - 11 - 0 loss
The games that were supposed to be played on the 29th October were cancelled.
A special thanks from kapiti primary school to all the coaches, players and referees and anybody that helped out in anyway, our school appreciates everyone that participated and their efforts. My specials thanks though to Alicia (my coach) who came and coached us in our game.
Note: I will keep you updated on the scores every week.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
In the senior syndicate we move to different classes for mathematics. At the moment we are learning about statistics. This week we have been learning about the following ideas:
Mean=Add the scores together and then divide them by the number of scores.
Median= To find the median you put the numbers in order then start counting from the outside and count in till you reach the middle number. If there is an even amount of numbers you will end up with 2 numbers, find the number in between those numbers for example if you had 6 and 8 the median would be seven.
Mode=The mode is the most common score. If you have 2 most common scores that means they are both modes. If all the scores are different there is no mode.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
It was mint. She gave Matt her number, 96.
She answered all of our questions, and she's pretty cool.
She gave out her Beef+Lamb posters.
She even took a photo with us, Room 12 and she gave Nikitah a high5. She's never gonna wash that hand again, Haha.
She said that she was good at school. And she went out with Chang.....as a joke.
She comes from Cambridge.
She has definitley put New Zealand on the map and she has made us proud to be New Zealanders.
We loved having her at or school. It's not every day you get famous people at our school.
By Nikitah & Miria:)
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
On October 22nd, Maddie, Keelin and others from different classes performed in Kapiti Primary's Talent Quest. We were split up into two different groups and rocked that boat baby! "I thought my performance was so fun to do and show the whole school, there was some funny parts in it too and the judges were very nice about my performance and i sung Hot n Cold by Katy Perry," says Keelin who was singing for the show. "I thought my performance could of been better, but the judges thought i had done well but needed a bit more. I sung The Fame-Lady Gaga and i thought it wasnt the song for me. Next time, I will be dancing." Says Maddie. Next week, five other contestants will perform to the school. Now, the school will have to vote.
The wait is upon us all...
By Keelin and Maddie.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Basketball Thursday the 22nd of October was the Girls ‘A’ team basketball game. They played Kenakena. Everybody knew it was going to be a hard game because in the netball finals Kenakena bet our ‘A’ girls netball team.
“Everybody on court” Mr Vaughan yelled out. All the girls had a smug look on their faces. This game was going to get brutal. ‘Phewww’, the whistle blew. Nikitah and the huge tall Kenakena player both went up in the air. The Kenakena player smacked the ball over to their good player. She went to lay it up but missed. “Yusss” the KPS girls were thinking.
One of the KPS girls rebounded it and dribbled it down to our end. She missed too. “Damn” they probably were thinking. Throughout the game there were heaps of fouls that didn’t get pulled up, heaps of 3 second keyholes, not blaming anyone *cough* *cough* ‘Mr Vaughan’.
The game was starting to get tight and all the girls were getting frustrated waiting for the whistle to blow. Goal after goal, the girls lost track of the score. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 “PHEWWWW” the whistle blew. All the girls were wandering what the score was. “20 all” Ms Williams said. “Wow I thought we had lost” Hayley said.
They did their three cheers and shook Kenakena’s hands. You could tell that both of the teams were out to get each other bythe looks they had on their faces before and after the game. They muscled up to the Kenakena players and put up a hell of a fight. Well done girls, you make KPS proud.
By Nikitah & Kodie
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Room 12 students began their work on putting together their speeches today. Some of the speech topics are:
Should kids have to go to school - Briar
Should Goldilocks have gone into the three bears' house? - Matt
Is music a bad influence? - Nikitah
We look forward to hearing them.
The year 8 students who are going to Paraparaumu College sat their college tests today.
Matt said, "it was all-right."
Keelin said, "I didn't do it because I'm not going there."
Rachel said, "The English one was easy, the Maths one was hard."
Terese said, "It was annoying."
Madison said, "The test was all good."
We wish them well at college.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Written in First Person
Through the Eye's of Pappa Bear
Halloween, our own family Holiday. Well actually it's the only time our family can leave our cold, damp, dark cave because the stupid Humans will never recognize us. To us three Bears its a safe Haven, the only place that the Zoo keepers can't find us. The Zoo was like a jail to me and my family, stuck behind bars all day long. Twelve years ago my Family escaped from that Zoo and thankfully are still safe.
Mamma bear always likes to make mine and Baby Bear's favourite, Porridge. I can smell it from a mile away. She Traditionally makes it on Halloween, for supper, its delicious. We usually go down by the River and play Night Tag for a couple of Hours. Mamma Bear is just Serving up our supper so it can cool down while were out. Well we better head off down to the River.
I'm going to catch you Baby Bear, Tag your it. Baby Bear is in, Baby Bear is in, Baby bear is in the Rubbish Bin, eating this, and eating that, now he's got a hairy back Me and Mamma Bear Sang. Baby bear tripped over an a stone and started crying. Hey there's some small footprints leading to our cave, I wonder who they belong to.
Huh? I don't smell Mamma Bears Porridge. Hey, half of my Porridge is gone, and so is half of Mamma Bears. Woahh, all of Baby Bears Porridge is gone, I wonder whos been eating our Porridge. Hey, my Chair Cushions are on the floor, and so are Mamma Bears. Woahh, Baby Bears Chair is broken, I wonder whos been sitting in our chairs. Hey, my Bed Blankets are all on the floor, and so are Mamma Bears. Woahh, a Trick-o-Treaters asleep in Baby Bears Bed, and she's waking up. What are you doing in my Cave! Get out! Don't come back!
By Kaea, Room 12
Friday, October 16, 2009
In room 12 we've been making calendars. Our teacher has given us free choice on what the image on the front page can be. We could use pens, pencils, felt tips etc. whatever materials we wanted. We worked hard, and in the slide are some examples...
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We also developed some class rules for using blogs. They can be found on the side of the blog page and below:
Bloggers are asked to keep to our rules.
1. Don’t give out your address, phone number or any personal details.
2. Only use your first name.
3. Only use your blog for school related work.
4. Don’t put pictures of yourself or others on the blog without permission.
5. Use appropriate language and pictures.
6. Try your best with spelling, but it doesn’t have to be totally perfect.
7. Don’t be rude or horrible about anyone or anyone’s work.
8. Keep your comments about other's work positive.
9. Respect other people’s opinions.
10. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the Blog.
11. Log off at the end of your session and don't share your log in details with others.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
We will publish some of our writing on our blog soon.