Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The long distance run was a run twice around the field. It certainly wasn't just a run for fun! We were all puffed by the time we had finished!
Once all the classes had completed the long distance run, Room 5 started the beep test. All you had to do was this. You had to run from one line to the other before the machine went, "beep". Sounds easy doesn't it but the beeps get closer together and so you have to run faster and faster. You stop when you don't reach the line before the beep and Megan recorded which level you got to.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Birds calling from above.
From shadow to light.
Leaves dance around me.
I hear the rushing of the river and the crash of the waterfall.
The wind blows me about as though playing with me.
I run about and sing along with the birds.
I run up the winding staircase.
I look at the fish in the river as they look up at me curiously.
I run to a tree and tell it all my secrets while it listens patiently.
The trees bend close to me to listen to what I say.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
This is Georgia's persuasive writing about Bus Vests
Have you ever had a child that goes on the bus but they don’t wear a bus vest? If I had the power I would make sure that all children wear a bus vest going to and from school on their school bus.
Children are not safe if they don’t wear a bus vest on their bus. Bus vests have special reflector bands on them so that if the children are not easy to see car lights will shine on then and it warns car drivers that kids are around and they will slow down.This is especially helpful on wet and misty days when visibility is poor.
If your child’s bus comes home late and your child doesn’t have a bus vest on cars will not see them and you could have a child badly injured, or even worse, killed. But if you have a child that wears a bus vest you will know that they are going to come home safely.
On my school bus, some older childrenand some younger ones are constantly being told by teachers that they have to have a bus vest on.They just don’t know that one day when they have just got off their bus and start their walk along the road in the dark without a bus vest on that they might not make it home as safely as they thought.
Once a boy who lived in the Selwyn District got off his school bus on Collins Road and got hit by a car coming round the back of the bus.That is why Selwyn was one of the first places to get bus vests for school children. If I had the power I would make sure that all children wear a bus vest coming to and from school.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
by Alice T
For example Whina Cooper.
Whina Cooper and the maori land hikoi marched from Te Hapua to Wellington crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Whina an 80 year old marched all the way to Parliament protesting against the use of maori lands. Whina and the protest movement presented a petition signed by 60,000 to Parliament.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Springston School has had the privilege of having Mr Ian Jones coach tennis for the last 13 years. This year Ian has very kindly donated tennis rackets to Springston School enabling the sport to carry on after his lessons.
Ian has also arranged donations of tennis balls from The Frontrunner (Bush Inn Centre) and two anonymous donors as well as portable nets from Ellesmere and Canterbury Tennis Associations.
“Today we had great fun learning new skills and playing tennis but what is even better we can now keep practicing at school.” Alice Thorp.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
On Tuesday the 13th of September most of the senior school went to Mount Hutt on a skiing trip. It was an awesome view on the way up. When we got to the car park we got our gear on then we went inside to get our boots and our skis and our poles then we all headed off to our lesson. Every lesson went for an hour and a half. Then we got to do anything we wanted, go skiing when we wanted and get food and drink when we wanted. I learnt in my lesson to stop and to turn.
Overall I really enjoyed it.
- Hamish T
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is a form of Japanese poetry which has only three lines.
The form of haiku we have been writing is
1st line has 5 syllables
2nd line has 7 syllables
3rd line has 5 syllables.
We hope you enjoy our poems.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Last Friday children from Room 5 and 6 went on a Rugby Fun Day. We left before lunch and had to play 3 games.
For the Year 6 - Our first game was against Kirwee - we won 32 to 0. Our second game was against Bromley the score being 50 to 5. Our last game was against Leeston which we won 79 to 0 which was our best game. In the Year 6 Rugby team were Taine, Hamish T, Hamish A, Harry, Callum S, Callum V, Rubi, Jack M, Jack T and the whole team would like to say a big thank you to Anton and Craig who were our coaches and another thank you to all the parents who took us all to the Rugby.
Taine, Hamish and Harry
Our Year 5 team was Cameron M, George, Jack B, Jack G, Macaulay, Hamish, Ethan, Ben, William, Jackson, Sam.At the rugby we played Leeston, Harewood and Fernside. We won one, drew one and lost one. We had a great time and got a chance to practice our skills. At the end of the day we got a crusaders flag and poster. A big thank you to all the practice coaches - Anton, Alistair and Mike. Also a special thank you to Alistair for coaching on the day and thanks to all parents who helped transport and support us.
Macaulay, George and Jack B
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
We also used some real equipment to investigate circuits.
After the experiment we learnt the symbols for equipment used in science.