In the morning we had some visitors to our class. Their names were Kate and Kyla and they came from Auckland Transport. The company is called Bigfoot Adventures. At the beginning of our session we had to line up against the silver fence and they gave us some bikes .
Some of the bikes belonged to our school and some of the bikes belong to Bigfoot Adventure company. Soon Kate and Kyla split us into groups and I went with Kate because I was so nervous. We walked our bikes to the canopy .
At first I got my balance by sitting on the seat and pushing myself along with my feet. Then I got better and I could use the pedals. We were having so much fun that Kate and my teacher were shocked because I rode so long and fast like a machine. It was the best experience for me.
This month we celebrate Matariki on July 14th in mid winter. Matariki is a public holiday for school’s and workers around the country. Matariki is always at this time of the year and means the eyes of god. It is also Maori New Year and my teacher showed us how to make Matariki stars. We used wool, cardboard that’s cut into circles. First we cut out the cardboard and drew short lines for twelve spokes around like a clock. Then we cut the twelve spokes and after that we went around with wool around the circles (like you can see in my photo). Then we went around with a different color of wool to outline the first wool. We went over and over around it to make it really beautiful and cool.
Another thing we learned to do last week was play knuckle bones. We found 5 small stones and learned how the Maori children used to play with these long ago. It was fun and we could make up our own games after that.
I am young and I am carefree. My favourite activity is to be in the cold and puzzling storms outdoors. I cherish going near the shallow and tidal seashore. I find a lonely stick on the wind swept beach and it becomes my friend. I learn about everything I know from Fingerbone Bill, who is my loving friend.
I am …………………………………….. Storm Boy.
Yesterday on Tuesday me and my classmates had a ki o rahi tournament with coach Trey and the other children from rooms 7 and 8. He has been our coach for the whole kia o rah i training this term. We had to be in our house colors the houses are rimu, rata, totara and kauri. I am in Rata. We all got a turn to play and some lost and some won. It was really fun and it is a cool game. It was a great experience and good to watch too.
On Friday our school and parish started to celebrate our 175 jubilee. This means it is 175 years long since we started. Also we had some more celebrations on Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday after we had been to Mass and dug up the time capsule from when the church turned 150 years old, we had morning tea.
Then the principal said come and sit under the canopy so we can play some games. They split us into groups. At the start of the groups, my team was going to vs my brother’s team but he wasn’t here so we just vs his teammates. I had so much excitement in myself that I looked like I was a clown out of nowhere.
After everything was finished the teachers started to hand out ice lollies. I was boiling like I was in a desert. They were very nice to eat then.
On Sunday my mum and siblings came to church with me. When we got there I thought all the seats were taken, but when we got inside I went and sat next to my little brother before Angelina arrived“
We had a long mass but there was lots of lovely singing and it went fast. After that we all went to the hall and did things like singing, dancing and other stuff. It was fun and great to see my friends.