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Here is the first chapter in the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry. Read it and see if you might want to take it out of the library/

Positive Online Footprint

This term we have been looking at different ways we can be cyber smart. One way is to make sure we always leave a positive online footprint. We have made animations to convey this message to others. Here are a few.

SchoolTV Part Three, 30th March 2012 from SchoolTV on Vimeo.


The Amazing Race by Ashleigh

“Ohhh The Amazing Race,” my group said in excitement as we were siting under the Marquee waiting to start our activity. Suddenly Mr Barks announced, "Your first challenge is to get into a group of 4 and make a sling shot out of a piece of wood shaped like a Y, some rubber and string. Also you will need to to make missile out of newspaper and masking tape.”  He then  went on to explain, “Once you finish making it you will have to go to where the buckets are and shoot for points. The further the bucket are the more points you get. If you hit the bucket you get the amount of points on the bucket, but if you get it into the bucket you get double the amount of points. Your time to make the sling shot starts now". 

It sounded like a slingshot was quite easy to make but when you tried, it really was quite a challenge. It took our group a couple of tries to make it but luckily we finally had success. Now we could shoot for points.
I have never really played with a sling shot so it was quite hard to hit the buckets. Also I found the missile was too light to get any points. On my 3rd go I finally got 100 points! "Yes!” I said with joy. After a while it was time to play our next challenge.
We had a map of our school which had things we had to collect to make a hobo stove. A hobo stove is a big empty can upside down on top of a fire. So then you can cook things on top of it.

Once again we had to get into a group of 4.We decided to split up and collect the things we needed. We had to search for signs saying Amazing Race. The places we went to were the office to get matches, all the way down to the reserve to get a bag of wood, the pools to get the fire starter, the trees and the bakery to get a egg. Finally we had to come back and get our    
                                                                          fire started.

It didn’t take long for the can to heat up so we put our egg on the can and watched it cook. It was exciting watching it. A couple of minutes later our egg was cooked. We had succeeded.


Hydroslide- (A Show Not Tell Paragraph)

I rambled about before I walked up the stairs. As I stared down at the people on the ground they looked like ants. “My turn,” I said with a cheeky grin on my face, full of excitement.

I propelled down the dim, dark tunnel full of swirling cold water. It felt as if a river had taken hold of me. Suddenly I heard a very high pitch scream, at that moment I knew it was Selena H (my friend) coming down behind me. The water twisted and twirled me around as it doused my face. Then I saw a light coming towards me, could this be the end of my journey down this tunnel full of water? It was. As I was emerging out, the water greeted me with a smash in my face.

By Mino

Twisting and turning down a pitch black tunnel I was trying to sit up. As I went around a corner I slipped making me slap my face on the bottom. That felt really sore. After zooming and sliding down rapidly I finally made it to the bottom of the slide with an almighty splash. When I opened my eyes all the water was swirling at the bottom.

By Awhina


Warriors on camp... from SchoolTV on Vimeo.

On our final day of camp we enjoyed a great time at camp. As you can see in this video clip the best NRL team showed up to swim-a-rama. Our school was stoked as the didn't leave while we chanted! That was most of our highlights of the camp!