Thursday, 14 December 2017

End of the year video

Thanks year 8 for a great year, just a wee thank you and good luck from me. We will miss you all!


We had a great day in Dunedin going to leap and laser force for our celebration for the end of year 8.

Planting Trees

Thank you Karen and Bob for donating trees for us to plant them up at Warren walkway.

Wall Painting

Some children have been working hard painting the wall at school. It will look great when it is done.

Saturday, 9 December 2017


We had a great night on Friday night at the year 7 & 8 social. These are some photos of us in action.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

100 word challenge

This week the children had to include these 5 words into their writing:

sandwich, battery, energetic, white, hurried

I was out in the fields eating my sandwich, when in all a sudden a battery showed up. I picked it up and everything went black for a second, it felt like I was in another dimension everything I could see was grey the birds, the trees, the grass, everything. I tried waiting things out but I saw a white energetic horse galloping in the fields, It stared at me in a deadly way, when it was about to charge at me, there was a shout and a group of people came holding weapons the horse hurried into the distance.  

One day a white boy named Jim was being lazy, really lazy. He sat inside all day watching t.v, his Mum and Dad told his to go outside “O K” he would said. He would go outside his Dad would lock the door but he would get back in throw the window.

After 3 days of this going on and on and on his dad said “You need to be more energetic, eat a sandwich will ya”. So Jim the big slob hurried to the kitchen, made a sandwich and put a battery in it. He died on the spot.

There once was a little girl named Ella, she had long brown hair and when ever you would see her she would be in her her mother's white wedding dress. Everyday little Ella hurried to the store to buy her and her mother each a sandwich. Ellas birthday was coming up and her mum was planning her a surprise party filled with lots of sandwiches and lots of energetic kids running around. But the most important part was that Ella was getting what she has always wanted a remote controlled car with only one battery.

One stormy day I went to school eating my sandwich, the usual. At school I saw a kid trying to devour a battery so i hurried over to him and tried to stop him, but it was too late… He was so young, lively and energetic, a week later I went to his funeral. Everyone was crying and praying for the young, white child, I honestly don’t know why I went to his funeral, I never talked to him and also he was in a different grade. I was at his coffin and he looked at me and spat out the battery.

Their i was getting for work, i was ready but breakfast. when i was gonna make breakfast, a sandwich was on a plate. So i ate it, it made me energetic like batteries are inside of me. When i looked at my watch, i was late for work so i hurried before i get fired. I ran to my car, when i got to my car the keys were not in my pocket,i forgot my keys inside and even worse. I shut the door behind me, how am i going to go work now.

The Giant  Eel Hurried across the ocean floor, as the Great White Shark chased him to the finish line.They were going to see who would win the Mighty Sandwich. First came the Great White Shark and then the Giant Eel, The Shark came across the auto, electric, Battery powered, finish line first and won. The Eel was very disappointed but, he was Still very Energetic and challenged the Shark to a rematch, little did he know the sandwich was gone and it had floated away in the water as a school of fish ate it.

The white fresh aliments hurried towards the surface of the  circular plate.  The mayonnaise leaped onto the bread and spread as if it was a wave. The energetic power of the lettuce dashed onto the stash of heaven and then sat on top of the mountain. Strips of tender juicy chicken relaxed on the top of the peak as a drizzle of sauce coated the top. There it was. “The sandwich!”  When the juicy sandwich flew into my mouth it erupted with flavour and gave me 100% of battery. Then I rapidly sprinted out the gate and hurried to school.  

Walking down a White Snowy path listening to the sounds of nature. Energetic mice running around in the white frosty blanket covering the floor. The Deer Hurried away as a pack of wolves are approching. Half eaten Sandwiches and batteries in the rubbish can. As the wolf's lose the deer the come after you. You know that you may not escape, you will put up a fight! Thats fills you with Determination!

So one day i was walking too the shop too get a sandwich. As i was walking i seen something in the gutter it looked like a battery i picked it up. It was white and had an energetic tingl with it and then it jumped out of my hand and ran down the road so i hurried up to catch it i leaped on to it. I caught it and it started to talk it said it's up to you now and i replied with what's that mean it said i'll show you. BOOM!!! i turned into the little thing and it had my body i yelled and yelled to get him back but he didn't come now i'm the one in the gutter.

It was a cold winter night, and all the robots in tech town were asleep.But little blinky could not get to sleep he would toss and turn in his charger.He felt so energetic so he went to the kitchen to get a snack.This is what he had some bread,batteries and oil (that is some of the things robots eat!) Blinky made a battery sandwich, and hurried up the stairs. On the way he looked at the white snow around the house, it shone in the moonlight.After the battery sandwich, blinky went fast asleep.

Mark is a highschool student that plays for Silver State,  a basketball team for his school. Every saturday he plays and needs to hurry because he does track in the afternoon at 6. As you can see, Mark is very energetic. He is also white. For energy he eats a sandwich in the gym, secretly. After the game he always has 32% or over on his battery life on his phone. He uses his phone to contact his friends every game to take him home. After he gets home he watches Basketball videos and shoe reviews. The End.

An angry white sandwich holding a battery making it energetic. it was chasing me so I hurried and ran away.I had a way defeating it. Make a huge butter knife and cut it in half. I was thinking where  to find materials for it. because it had 2 health bar.I hid in a spot after a few moment  it was time to find materials.  When I found the sandwich I keep hitting it 1 health bar down and I had one more to go and boom, I defeated it was time to leave this world.

It was a cold night, the moon realising white light shone down. this day like every other year this was the day hundreds of thousands of tiny sandwich sized energetic dice turtles would hatch. Hungry birds waited along the small patch of mud where the young turtles would leak out of to swarm the everglade. The first batch of defenceless turtles slid out of the mud and instinctively hurried to the murky water. soon hundreds of dice turtle would slide into the everglade and swim of like battery powered boats, but hundreds more would soon be picked of and eaten.

When I was younger and attended primary school, every morning I would wake up and have a sandwich with my favourite white bread. My mother would always make me walk to school half an hour before school even started, so I was always hurried out of the front door. Majority the kids at school were much more energetic than me, so I was constantly left behind. One of my friends was so slow he convinced himself to eat a battery a day for more energy. We tried to stop him, but we were too late and he already had eaten at least half a dozen.

‘Vroom!!’ went my battery powered race car as it flew over the ramp I made for it to do jumps over. I was sitting on the grass with my energetic little sister behind me yelling as my car jumped into the air like a bird. Once again I turned hurried it back around to jump again; it sailed over the ramp as its black and white pattern zoomed past me. My sister cheered throwing her sandwich in the air as she did so, making it land right on top of my race car. ‘Great’ I thought.

Vince is an energetic boy who wishes he was white. He was at school today and he got quite cut up because his phone ran out of battery and there was no chicken in his sandwich. After school he hurried home and was still annoyed. He then proceeded to play Rainbow Six Siege with his friends, which turned out really well, and made him a happy boy. Playing PS4 with his friends always made him happy, but Basketball made him even happier. He broke Lester’s ankles and made him break his leg, for the second time this year.

Years ago, today, and years to come, people would still be eating the good old sandwich. You just slap jam/spread on the bread and there you go; you have a sandwich! There is all types of bread there is white bread, brown bread, bread with seeds and all sorts of other breads.  When you have no food in the pantry you can count on that sandwich; or for school, you would have to slap together a sandwich quickly, while the bus hurried you. The sandwich would fill up your battery and you will be energetic again!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

100 Word Challenge

This is the picture prompt that the children wrote about:

The moon was out it went quiet one by one the lights turned off “Good night seth.”
“Good night.”...Beep beep BEEP! “Who got me an alarm clock!” “MUM!” There's no answer I look outside and see one sun and two moons! Whats going on I turn around and see that i'm now outside “Seth!”
“who said that”
I turn around and see a man in a big black cloak “Ahhhhh!” I run for ten minutes I stop i’m stuck “seth.” “Time to wake up!” Beeep “school.”
At school “wait the alarm oh no!” I see two moons.

*You look at the mysterious Statue and wonder why is it here?
*You decide you should go.
*You see a long path through a forest.
*after walking for a bit you hear a branch break behind you.
*You Run and reach a gate way and suddenly can not move, and hear something approaching you.
“Don't you know how to greet a new pal?”
“Turn around and shake my hand. . .”
*You turn around and shake the cloaked figure and hear a fart noise?
“The whoopee cushion in the hand trick haha its always funny!”
“The names Sans.”
“Sans the Skeleton.”

A Strange Black Man Approached Me, I Ran Fast But it Ran Faster So I Ran and Hid It Was Searching For Me Little Did It Know I Was Up A Tree, I Knew There Was No Way To Get Down Unless He left. I Waited For Days, Well That's What It Felt Like But In Reality I Was There For About Ten Minutes I Had To Get Out Of Here So I Jumped And Ran As Fast As I Could But He Caught Up Quick And Jumped At Me And… Tickled Me, But To My Surprise It Was Vince

I stare at the dark, mysterious figure that haunts the park, and everybody has ran for their lives, except for me, that is.
The figure just stands there, as still as a statue, except it ain’t a statue.
I then approach it, ever so slowly and I try to make as little noise as possible so that I don’t alert the “figure”
I poke the it’s back, and then I look around the body.
It was a damn statue.
I felt so embarrassed that I never wanted to step outside ever again.

One day a kid named Chase who had a normal life until one day something black came from the sky and said to him, you will be named death the keeper of lifes. And Chase said are you a Grim Reaper, then the thing said yes my name is Forbidden. Forbidden power,dark side as well, the Forbidden died beneath my feet as time went past chase has gone stronger, changed his name to Death then he became more of like a Grim Reaper, then their was a chosen one then Death's job was to kill the chosen one.

Every year he comes back searching for new victims, we don’t know what he does or what it is but when the 1st of October comes around you need to watch out.
It was 3:15 in the morning when my alarm went off and there was funny looking figure standing in the corner of the room, it was breathing heavily, it stood there looking at me. When the clock hit 3:16 it suddenly vanished, I couldn't go back to sleep cause I felt like it was still there watching me. My friends said that it was haunting me.   

Welcome back to the news to day a hot air balloon went missing What happened was… Wait one minute we will get right back to that after this breaking news the moriori sorsara is not died but higheding.
A man went to his mailbox to get the mail when he swer a cloaked figure, he was scared but a sign next to the figure said “hied me from the maori’s. Man know it was a moriori but not what to do. What would you do (no time for the hot air balloon news) see you next time on the news.    

“Hey! Do you want to to come to my house after school?” Yelled Alfred to Aaron.
Aaron replied by yelling “Yeah sure! Do you want to go the long way, through Blacks Park?”
“Yea why not!” Yelled Alfred.
“Not funny…” Said Aaron.
“Aaron, Lets go!”
While Aaron and Alfred walked through Blacks Park they stumbled upon a weird looking statue.
“Is this your uncle Aaron?” said Alfred.
“Yea how did you know?” Aaron sarcastically answered.
“Man you must be stupid, I was just kidding… Don’t take things too seriously.” Said Alfred. ‘
“Uh. You-Yo-you know I was- I was… nevermind…”

Ebony black clock wrapping and draping around the figure. Hood to shield all sunlight and possible glances. Pits of darkness act as eyes, pure white skin from darkness.
Only comes out at night, and at day sleeps in its  coffin. Unknown gender or name we don't even know if it is human. Mostly seen around the graveyard it is a rumour that she brings them to life. The dead get another chance to redeem themselves, to get revenge. They are an army, a troupe of the undead. If you see it do not watch or else, you will be stoned.

The solemn statue of amber black marble stood strong in the small clearing. 200 years ago before this part of the everglades were drained a man stood his last dying breath echoing through this true frontier. The black stone suffocated him like the pythons that hunt in this wilderness, his white cloak bleached black. His sins not repented for the lives he took, the families he separated, the actions he made.

The solemn statue of amber black stood as a reminder of the sins they made of the lives they took the things they had done. The sins he made.

Late last night I had gone for a walk through the park and I had seen a tall dark mysterious figure standing in between two trees. I didn’t think anything of it when when I first saw it but now i want to investigate.
I thought to myself it must have been a statue but now that I think about it how can someone build a statue in under 3 hours . Once I got to the park the figure had gone and it was nowhere to be seen again.

A mysterious figure appeared in the park last night. His shadow made my skin crawl. The figure appeared as a man wearing a long dark coat with a hood, He seemed to hide his face a lot, if he had one, He had very boney fingers they were so white you'd of thought they were glow in the dark. He was a terrifying, towering man but he never harmed anybody, but he seemed to stand and weep all day. His favorite place was under the three macrocarpa trees and the bush.

One cloudy day a group of suspicious, no good teenagers went to steal jewelry from a house that the owners have not been to in 3 days, they suspect they were on holiday. It’s the perfect time to strike! They smashed the window and got in, as they were stealing the jewelry and food they had the feeling they were being watched. They looked back through the window and saw a mysterious cloaked figure…

They suspect the figure saw them so they ran out the house and the figure was in front of them. But it was just a statue...

Bob da Grim Reaper had came down to earth to talk to schools about his story and his experience of how he became a Grim Reaper. How he became one is that he died and was sent to hell and the devil told him that he is the new Grim Reaper. He came down the earth to take the souls of people who died and he also wanted to share about his story of how be turned into a Grim Reaper.

It’s been over three weeks of the mysterious recurrence of the darked dressed figure lurking in an local farmers plantation. Patricia (The Farmer)  has caught one blurry photograph of the figure while exploring for the figure. The photograph shows someone dressed in a black hooded gown. Patricia claims to hear whispering, and occasionally smells incense coming from her plantation.
The peculiar being has been stirring up quite the attention on social media, but only has been seen and photographed once. Police are still undecided about who the person is, and why they have stayed in the plantation for so long.  

Reported last night at 11:11pm on Friday the 13th. Every year on Friday the 13th there is always someone out there doing something mysterious. A team of people search through the city and find these people. BUT! The investigators have been going missing. Some have been reported dead, others have been reported in a net or in a cage. Police have been searching and searching and have found a man that is suspected to be doing these unusual activities in the city. He will be going to court later this  afternoon.

Saturday, 11 November 2017


We had an amazing week at camp, a really challenging experience but a great achievement for everyone! These are some photos of the camp:

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Practice Tramp

Yesterday we went for a tramp in Herbert Forest. We walked for about 3 and a half hours, it was pretty tough. We all did such a great job and should be proud of ourselves. We are definitely all ready for camp next week.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

100 word challenge writing

The prompt was to write a report based on this photograph: (no more than 100 words)

Gary is a simple guy. His day would be like any other normal person. Get up in the morning, go to work, get home, have dinner with his wife and two kids.  He's a really easy going guy and is doing great at his job. For his job he is a Surgeon and is the best in all of New Zealand. But one day his wife and children were killed in a car crash, that left Gary by himself.Gary was missing for 6 months now and finally they found his dead body in a pond very far far north.

        Suicidal or Accidental
A teenage boy named Derek was lost for two days and is now found Dead in a lake at moorebank park. The lake had Electric Eels with razor sharp teeth that could easily make you bleed to death, police are still trying to find out how exactly this boy died. But it’s strange that no one was around at the time to see this life being taken, the boys mum said that’s where her son would wait when she had to pick him up. It’s a big mystery to Derek’s family.

One day a Alex was walking with his mum, it was a rainy day. Rain fell on rocks it made them slippery, and the water raised higher and higher. When the water got higher little fish were swimming so he tried to touch one of them, but something was in water. So he walked  and the thing followed him, so he started to run but the thing was still following him so he was running through the garden jumped over the rocks and slipped,banged his head on the rocks and got knocked out so his legs were sticking out .

The day that he went missing, my neighbor was outside doing things around his house. A man named George had gone missing from his house
At around 10:00pm. police and relatives had been searching for two days. So far all the police have found is a pair of gumboots and jeans sticking up from a puddle police are worried that suspect george has been stabbed then pushed into a deep hole. Once the F.B.I arrive at the scene they begin digging up objects then pull then out  but there is still no body to be found.


Friday 13 November - An unspecified gender human has committed suicide in a pond. So far, we have no clue as to what the reasoning behind his suicide was but it has certainly made waves across the country. There will be a funeral held next week at the city Cemetery and the mayor of the town will be in attendance as well as some representatives from the National Suicide helpline. We have spoken to the person’s family and they are very distraught with what has happened.

Boy has been found in local pond
A boy was was found upside down in the local pond by the gardens yesterday by a crazy lady with cats, They suspected that he was climbing a tree and the branch snapped and he feel in. He appeared to be doing a handstand but he must of been there so long that his head got stuck in the mud. He had denim jeans, black gumboots and shirt. The boy is now dead due to the fact that it seemed he had been there for 5 days.

The kid fell down the hill where the air was fresh and the grass was green. The boy fell he grasping for the light wanting to touch it. Suddenly cloud cover leaving the boy depressed, “come back!” but no he fell into the cold gray muck. As he slowly sank to the bottom. His heart also sinking realizing he was going to die. Then he saw a man heading his way, as he reached for the man’s hand he yanked the boy out the shoved his head under, and that was the end of that poor boy chasing the light.

Once upon a time there was a man he was a very depressed man he was depressed because his wife and children left him why you say? They left him because he was addicted to drugs and gambling he had no friends and his name was KFC one day there was a bad bad flood and in that bad bad flood he got more depressed than ever so he went outside and jumped face first into the water and then he got stuck in some weeds and died this is the end of KFC’S story…      

One day Jay wanted to do something on a tree then all sudden. Someone snuck up behind him and pushed him down into the pond. ,After that the pond was turning red. A few days another farmer found him in the pond then he called 111. when the cops came with the detector The detector tried to find some evidence. A few moments later When he had found enough evidence it was time to search for the murder. one night they found him when they found him they tasered him,and handcuffed him. sent him to prison for murder.

2011, July 13. Derek Hale was found in Beacon Hills Lake. Derek Hale is a Male, and died from committing suicide. His Family said that there was nothing wrong with him and he always acted so happy. Detectives looked around his room and asked his friends how was he reacting when he was still alive. They said he was happy like a bunny with a carrot. There was only one more place they could check which was his phone. They looked at his phone. There was no reason why he killed himself. Then they found the death threats on messages...

One day a normal scarecrow was just chillin’ in the garden doing its job, scaring crows. It started getting cold then it started getting windy, so windy that the crows could barely swoop into the garden. The scarecrow started losing its balance and tumbled over into the little frog’s pond, The scarecrow fell into the pond and landed with its feet sticking out of the water. The family who owned the house and garden were away on a holiday in France. The poor scarecrow rotted away in the water but it didn’t care because scarecrows are not alive.

All that remains of the late Barry Garrison are his signature black gumboots floating in a pond in on of his many paddocks. The murderer's motives are unknown as Barry was known as a generous neighbor and loving father. Barry would often be spotted moving his stock around paddocks. Although the murderer is unknown, doesn't mean that it will always be that way. Private investigators are very determined to uncover the mystery that still remains today. Barry’s family, friends and neighbors are all suspects, due to the sudden death and lack of clues left behind in the murder scene.

FOUND: Black Gumboots
Yesterday a pair of black gumboots were found in a pond at the Oamaru Botanical Gardens by the gardener. The gardener stated that the gumboots looked as though they had been left there the night before. The Gumboots are a size 8 and look as though they have been extremely worn (although it could be because they had been left in the water). There is a small hole in the side about the size of a ten cent coin; the heel also has a minuscule hole. If these are your gumboots please report the Oamaru Police Department.

Dear readers there has been a tragic accident  on wombat lane. Goldfish enthusiast Jeremy Wade was cleaning his Goldfish pond when rouge goldfish Jimmy started the rebellion, he was sick of the abuse (mostly about his memory). When Mr Wade started scrubbing his pond, They attacked pulling Mr Wade pulling him under. The unclean water meant that the depth of the water was an illusion and Mr Wade sunk straight to the bottom and suffocated. Jimmy the fish will be facing the high court tomorrow on account of manslaughter. We will keep u updated on this tragic story.