Friday, 23 November 2018

film festival

So next week Wednesday the whole school is getting on a bus to go to silver park to watch our films that we have created on the big screen at the theater.  This is what we do every year because we are a manaiakalani school. We're not only going to watch our films but other manaiakalani schools. Then once we have finished watching the films we will be on our way back to school.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Tennis with Pete

Today was our first day of practice for tennis, so we went down to the courts to have practice with coach Pete. He teaches us how to play tennis, his first instruction was to practice some drills. Then we had to stand near a racket and practice hitting the ball towards our  opponent, then when he says switch! we change to give the other person turn. After all that practice we start playing a game of tennis. It was coming towards the end of our session so once we finished we said good bye to coach Pet, and looking forward to seeing him next Tuesday.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Skip Off

On Monday 24 September all of Ruapotaka school had gone down to the courts to watch each class perform their skipping  display that they've been practicing for weeks. When we arrived there I saw a of couple parents sitting down to support and watch their their child perform.

When it was our turn we had to hurry because it was going to rain. Luckily we had enough time to do our display before it rained but the sad part is when we didn't have enough time for the skip off.

It was a fantastic day, I was happy that Pupuke represented our class in the finals and how he came second place.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Duffy Awards

On Monday we had two special Duffy role models. They came to talk to us about reading books. Once they introduced themselves they started talking about how they were interested in reading. One of the role models said his teacher told him that he should read books about sports because he loved playing it.   That's how he got involved in big events. Then at the end specific people were called up to receive their Duffy books from the two Duffy role models. After that we sang the Duffy song.

Friday, 7 September 2018

The last day of Volley ball

Last day of volley ball. 
This Tuesday was the last day of our volley ball lesson. We had a lot of fun.

Since it was the last day, Renee gave us a choice. We could either do girls vs boys, elimination or tournament so we selected all  of them.

First we started with elimination. It was fun until I got eliminated. Then we played tournament and then, girls vs boys. My favourite part about girls vs boys is when we won but, when it came to the end we had to say our goodbyes to coach Renee.

Wednesday, 5 September 2018


When we are skipping we have to start off with a warm up. Once we've finished that, we get into our
skipping groups. When we practice our first display we practice it three times to get it right. After we have finished deciding what the next display is going to be we add all the items together to make a skipping display. Once we have learnt the routine we are ready for the finals.

When we've practice all the skipping moves we show our demonstration to the other groups, but when it's the finals the whole school will be watching, including the parents.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Volley Ball

Every Tuesday we have volley ball practice. A lady named Renee started teaching us the easy and simple moves. First we had to find a partner to practice with.

When we finished practicing we headed over to the net and started using the techniques we've learnt. After a few games we sadly had to say goodbye to coach Renne. Luckily enough we will see her next Tuesday.