Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Where do our whanau come from?

Where are our family from
Make yours @

We have used an interactive map on Big huge labs to show where our families come from.
Make yours @

We have been finding where other students at St Mary's come from. We have also been learning to use out class Flip video camera.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Why you should come to Rotorua.

We are writing persuasive letters to tell people why they should come to Rotorua for a visit. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit our great city.
"You can do whitewater rafting." Nicole
"It's quiet here in Rotorua, you can even hear the birds." Hannah.
"You can go fishing on one of our many wonderful lakes and catch a big rainbow trout." Angus
"You can go mountainbiking in in our clean forests, within five minutes you will tearing down the best single tracks in the world - and it's free!" George.
"You can do lots of fun adventure activities." Sophie.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poetry finalists

Tomorrow we have the Middle school Poetry recital finals. We have all written our own poems and tonight we will be practising.
Our class will also be reciting 'Bedtime Cat' by Joy Cowley.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lachlan - Our very own World Champ

Yesterday we had a camera crew from Close Up in our class filming Lachlan. We already know Lachlan is great but next week they will tell the whole country.
Today we had wheels day to help clelebrate Lachlan's big win and he rode through all the students at school so they could show appreciation for his win.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Can you believe it snowed in Rotorua today?

This morning it snowed, it was windy , freezing and icy.
We missed maths because we got to go out to play in the snow.
It was a light flurry of snow and we had great fun playing in it although it felt freezing.

I wish it would snow all day "Ryleah"
It did not last long "Finn"
We loved playing in the snow "Angus"
Why could it not last all day? "Nicole"
The snow tasted like foam. " Lachlan"
I didn't like it when it went in to my eyes "Alyssa"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

An Olympic champion visited us yesterday.

Rob Waddel, an Olympic Rowing champion spoke to the school yesterday. Rob told us about his life and how hard he had to work to achieve his goals. He said that he rowed over 15,000,000 strokes during his training for the Olympics.
Hannah thinks that she couldn't row that fast.

Monday, August 8, 2011


We have been learning about the Sacraments.
Wordle: Sacraments

Thursday, August 4, 2011