Thursday, September 24, 2009
This week the seniors have been training for the south zones. The best of the best will be chosen
to go to the caledonian . First we did the sprints there were six people in the race. We ran eighty meters. many people qualified we wonder who.Then we did high jump you had to jump over one meter to qualify.The hard thing was to jump ninety cm and one meter.
There was lots of good sportsmanship like cheering when somebody didn't make it. Next we have to do long jump we think that you have jump almost three meters. It will be interesting to see if the people who can jump high can jump long. Ms Marret will train us the skills.
Next term the south zones will happen everybody is training hard to get in and everybody is excited.
Check out room fourteen doing the high jump.
By Jessica and Michella
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Over the past week, we have been progressing on our art with our issues. There are lots of different mediums, the most popular medium is sculpture with card and paint.
We have been working on these for the last term. We are really enjoying it and we are hoping to get it finished by the end of the week!
Most people had a really fun time playing with format and paint. What we are trying to do with our art is to change peoples minds to stop bad things like littering happening. We are looking forward to getting them finished.
By Rachael and Elise.
These are some examples of wonderful art...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This week our blog has reached a mellinium. That means we have had over 1000 hits since the blog started. The blog has only been running a few months so that is AWESOME. We have also found out that on the blog we have had more hits in the USA than in NZ. After figuring out the hits for the blog we are curious about how many hits our writing wiki has had. Some of the students from the Room 12 maths class are figuring out how many hits our wikis have had since they have been set up.
On Monday the 21st of September St Clair School had sprint trials to qualify for South Zones at the Caledonian the senior team and the eligible middles competed very farley but only if you got through.
For the sprints the under 12 boys went first then the under 12 girls, then the under 11 boys and girls went, then the under 10s and some 9s raced.
Monday, September 21, 2009
At the moment Room 12 has been practicing using writing to show the reader not tell. We had a total of 30 minutes to write a page long, detailed piece of writing about a best day ever, or a argument. Room 12 went all the stages of writing with out even the teacher instructing us! Above is Mitchell and Quinn Shaw having a conference about their recounts. We conferenced so we could share a readers of view of the other persons writing. Then we proof-read our writing so there were mistakes.
By Phoenix and Toby
Friday, September 18, 2009
Today at assembly, we were visited by the new African drumming group called "Shebang!" There were five ladies in the group including our very own Mrs Caldwell and Mrs Amer (Nina and Sofia's mum! They are called "Shebang" because it is an female group and they are banging on their drums. They did three special African songs, which were all folk dancing songs. This was their first ever performance and we would just like to say that they were great!
Toby and Matt
Yesterday our schools Ensemble, Guitar Group, Violin Group and Choir preformed to the Glendale retirement home and also to the Belhaven retirement home. We had Guitars, Cellos, Choir, Piano, Marimba, Xylophones, Chime bars, Percussion, Recorders, Drums, Bodhrun drums, Violins, Electric guitars, Bass marimba and Key boards in our Ensemble. It was at the St Clair School (our school) hall. The O.D.T (Otago daily times) was there and was taking photos for the newspaper, go to www.odt.co.nz. Sue and Kristy , 2 of our school mums organized for the people of Glendale retirement home and Belhaven retirement home to come to St Clair School to hear our ensemble. Jennie and Helen organised the afternoon teas. The senior citizens came because one of our students parents own Glendale retirement home.
by Daniel and Quinn
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday with Miss Sara ( our student teacher). We did drama after lunch. For drama we played a game called count to twenty. What you have to do is get in a circle and try and get to twenty without talking. You have to watch peoples facial expressions. We got to five. After that we got in groups and did freeze frames about an issue , we did cell phones at school. Miss Sara came and tapped us on the shoulder and we said our thoughts aloud.We had a fun day with Miss Sara .
Should we have cell phones at school?
By Autumn & Ashleigh
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Today we have been doing persuasive arguements with Miss Sara. We had to pick a statement out of: Cellphones at school; Chewing gum at school; Swings at school or trampolines at school. Here are our reasons for chewing gum at school:
- Chewing on chewing gum would give me something to do when working
- Chewing gum should be at school because we could have a chewing gum monitor in each class
- You could tell them to have it outside only.
- If some kids have sugary gum, they may get hyper
- Some one might swallow and choke
- People might stick their old chewing gum under their desks
- Kids might not play sport as well as there is a risk of choking
If you have any reasons please comment!!
By Alex and Maddy
Monday, September 14, 2009
Mr Pearce is doing a five-a-side soccer tournament with us. So far the 'No Names' are in the lead and the Penguins are close behind. We get three points for a win and two points for good sportsmanship and two for a draw. So the total points you can score in a match are five points. We are looking forward to our next game between the Penguins and the No Names.
By Tom and Phoenix
On the eleventh of September the top ten girls and the top ten boys from Ariki got into Otago champs. Three boys from St Clair school and five girls from St Clair got into the Otago champs.
It went in this order year 5 girls, year 5 boys, year six girls, year six boys etc.
One of the girls from st Clair school came first another came second and another came eighth, all in the year six girls race. in the year five boys race we only had one person representing our school and he came eighth.The girl that came first was from our school and she is the fastest year six girl in otago. So we had pretty good time at Otago Champs.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
At St Clair school we have buddy classes.
Room 12's is room 4. Over the last few terms we have been putting a wiki space up for them and they didn't even know. So They were writing story's and their teacher gave our teacher their writing.
So we had to put it up on their wiki.
At the start of this term we surprised them and showed them their wiki.
For a while now, we have had Mr Pearce for Thursdays Fridays and occasionally Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He is very good at art, and enjoys playing soccer, he currently involved in a 5-a-side soccer tournament for the Seniors it has been lots of fun and it is improving our soccer skills.
By Toby and Phoenix
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On Friday the Fourth of September We had the Ariki cup (Inter school cross country)
To get into the Ariki cup you had to be in the top Six of your school cross country.
We went and represented St Clair School.
Three boys and Five girls from St Clair got into Otago champs (the top ten from Ariki go to Otago champs. Heres our photo.
Today when Ben came into school he didn't just have clothes... He had a gold medal! The Medal was showing that his Futsal team, had won the tournament! It all happened at 4:30 this Monday when the Vikings Futsal team played a terrific game of Futsal! They are now Futsal champs, 1st on the table!
By Toby and Ben
Sunday, September 6, 2009
As part of our inquiry, the Senior Team hosted a series of visits by local artists. The artists, working in a variety of traditional and electronic media, spoke to the children about their sources of motivation and their experiences. Our thanks to Anthony Ritchie (composer), Parry Jones (animator), Jared Smith (musician), Anna Henare (actress) and Mary-Ann Roberts (painter and sculptor). Watch this space while we work on using the Arts to express our perspective about a current issue...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Well, bloggers... This could be what we have been looking for. It's a way to increase our profile, make new friends and learn how to be a better blogger along the way. Looks like we could learn something and have fun along the way! Starts on the 6th September. We have decided to enter because it will be a great opportunity for all our keen bloggers.