Friday, September 30, 2011

Aussie rules

When I did the drop punt the ball flew over Hope and whistled like a bird, happily singing. We have been learning the skills required to play Aussie Rules.

The equipment used in Aussie Rules is a Kiwi Kick/Aussie Rules ball, four posts and an oval field. These tools are essential in this game.

In Aussie Rules you don’t throw the ball instead you punch it out of your hand like in volley ball. I said to myself “Well that was unexpected.” When I tried it, it was unpredictable where it was going to go.

Aussie Rules is kind of fun but hard at the same time. My favorite part of the game is the pass and the drop punt. I thought they were the coolest skills in the game.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cross Country

Guess what our school did last Wednesday? Yup, we did cross country. Cross country is just a running race but every year we get longer tracks to run. I was in Takitimu.

This year our track is a little bit dangerous, I was absolutely terrified when I saw it. The track was very rocky and shelly. Most of all it had lots of calm shallow ponds and crocked bridges.

I was very nervous and scared, I wondered if I can even finish the race. When we got to the starting line I was shacking. When Mr.Burt clapped his hands we started to run, pass the first seniors and on the shelly paths. Zigzagging on the bridges and sharp paths, I was finally close to the finish line, I never thought that I could get this far.

Passing the fence and running to the finish, I was just relived that I made it. When I crossed the finish line I was huffing and puffing, inside I felt proud. When I looked back at what I did I felt like I had just finished a mission like in mission impossible

Mesmerising Australia

It’s only a short hop skip and a jump across the Tasman Sea to Australia, but there is a world of difference in what you will find there.

Australia has indigenous people too, just like some other countries in the world. Their indigenous people are the Aborigine’s.

The most unique/native animals in Australia are Kangaroo’s and Koala’s and they can not be found in any other place in the world. Australia is famous for them too.

In the deserts of Australia it is predominantly arid, which means dry and hot. Australian coasts have different climate’s to the deserts. The coasts are tropical and moist, instead of dry and arid.

So if you are fortunate enough to make the journey, you will need to allow plenty of time to explore all that Australia has to offer.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Spectacular New Zealand

The Rugby World Cup is bringing lots of tourists to New Zealand, but there is more than just a cup!

In New Zealand we are multi-cultural. Our indigenous people are called Maori, they are very in portent to our country.

We have lots of native animals in New Zealand. Most of them are birds our most unique animal is the Kiwi, they can not be in any other place in the world.

So if you are here to see some the 48 World Cup Rugby Games, remember to also take time out to inspect more of our stunning country.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Every term room fifteen has a sport to play. Can you guess what sport we were playing this term? It’s Badminton. Badminton is one of my favorite sports.
We had two coaches one of them was called Lorene, she was usually our coach. But last week we had Donna, she filled in for Lorene because she went to a tournament in Hamilton. When Lorene came back she had two silver medals.

In Badminton you use a racket and a shuttle almost like Tennis. Only that a shuttle has feathers and has a weighted rubber end. A Badminton racket has a long stem but some have short ones.

We also played different games like the rotating game, which is basically not too hard to play. There are four Badminton nets and they all have different labels on them. For example there is the backhand one, backhand means that you're thumb is at the back of the stem.