Thursday, November 26, 2009

Curious Cove Exercise Morning

Mr. Madge's Christmas Present List

I'm sure you've asked yourself, "What can I get Mr. Madge for a Christmas present?" Now he's helped you out. View his Christmas list below.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Curious Cove's best looking student

Tanelle wins the prize for best looking student at Curious Cove

Friday, November 13, 2009

Curious Cove Camp '09

Next week is camp. Its gonna be pretty exciting but then again pretty scary because of the teachers.
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 Dylan

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is about a china rabbit called Edward Tulane who belongs to a ten yeard old girl called Abilene. Edward is a very vain rabbit who is very up himself. He has a whole wardrobe of silk clothes and gold pocket watches. When the Tulane family are leaving their home and moving Abilene's grandmother reads them a story about a princess who never loved just like Edward. When the Tulane family is on board the boat two boys take Edward and throw him overboard. While Edward was sinking to the bottom of the sea he has time to think about what sort of life he has lived, and that he has never loved anyone. Through Edward's journey he learns to love and hate and meets a variety of people including; a sailors wife, a hobo, and he has a variety of different jobs including; puppet scarecrow and many others. During his journey of around seven years he learnt one important lesson it is better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all. Edward Tulane is a wonderful book about love and loss and out of all I would rate it a seven out of ten.

By Harry and Matt

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Year 8 Ball 09

Every year, Kapiti Primary School has a ball for the leaving Year Eight's, which is a night of thorough enjoyment. The Year Eight students have a chance to say goodbye to the school and their friends who are going to different colleges. People have to dress up in smart, formal clothes. The Ball is on the 10th December, see the counter on the side. The Year Eight Ball happens every year and is a very special occasion for all of the Year Eight's. The venue is the school hall, which is decorated by volounteering pupils from the school.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Boy Who Lost His Face - book review

The Boy Who Lost His Face is written by Louis Sachar. This book is about David Ballinger's life. It starts off when David is trying to impress the cool kids by helping to steal an old woman’s cane. when the boys took the cane David flipped the old lady off and she put a curse on him "Your Doppelganger will regurgitate on your soul!” David first thought this was nothing but when he was going through his everyday life everything that the boys did to the old lady started happening to him. When David asks for her too take the curse off him she demands her cane back. If you want too know what happened in the rest of the book you have too read the book. Overall I would rate this book a six out of ten. It wasn't as good as previous Louis Sachar books I've read but I would recommend it for people who like reading chapter books that aren't to long.

By Harry and Matt

Extreme adventures: "Man Eater" book review

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.

Written by Matt.T, Harry.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Skullduggery Pleasant - book review

Skulduggery Pleasant is a great book written by Derek Landy. It is the first in the series. While you are reading the book you follow the story of Stephanie Edgley as she learns that there is another world inside her own. The story begins when Stephanie's uncle Gordon dies just after finishing one of his novels. Stephanie learns soon after about this strange new world when she is attacked by a mysterious creature looking for the key. While this creature is trying to kill Stephanie the doors of the house blow off and in comes Skulduggery Pleasant. Stephanie finds out about Skulduggery the dead Skeleton detective and becomes his partner to held find the sceptre of the ancients and stop Skulduggery's arch enemy Nefarian Serpine and save her world from the magical gods the Faceless Ones. Skulduggery Pleasant is a funny, horror, Sci - Fi. Abook that just wants you to keep reading. I suggest this book for advanced readers who enjoy a good book. I would rate it a seven out of ten and say I can't wait to read the next one.

By Harry and Matt

KPS run, jump, throw build up.

The Senior Syndicate Had sports on Friday. Instead of the usual dodge ball that we play every Friday, we tried something new. Athletics!
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. =^]

Written By Harry , Matt.T

Camp 2009

This year, the Year Sevens and Eights from our school are going to Curious Cove. This is in Marlborough Sounds in the South Island of NZ. Everybody is looking forward to going but we have to be at school by 5:50am! We are leaving on Monday 16th November. Everybody is hoping for fine weather so that we can enjoy our many superb activities we have planned. On Thursday we climb Mount Kahikatea, on top of which, is a viewing point. Some people who aren't able to climb the mountain, or are scared of heights will stay at the camp with some of the parent helpers who are also staying behind. The participants will be split up into the groups for the speed of the climb. The groups will be Slow, Medium, and Fast. There will be many activities you can do like Kayaking, Fliying Fox, Confidence Course, Bush Swing, Orienteering, Sports Activities, Fishing, Art, and many more.

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:
Breakfast Setup
Clearing breakfast tables
Peel Veges
Clean Bathrooms
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.

By Jo

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boys basketball 30 October

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