Optimist yachting – sort of!

In lieu of sailing on Pandora Pond, we launched the school yacht on the pool.  The children had to work together to successfully navigate the three buoys and complete two lengths of the pool.  It was much more difficult than it looked but all groups managed to perform much better on their second attempt.  Winners on the day were the team of Luca, Charlie, Sinclair and George.

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Shared lunch and pool party

Room 6 children will be having an end of year celebration around the pool this Friday at 12.30pm.  Please supply a simple plate of food to share.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Optimist Cancelled

Thank you to all parents who offered to help with optimist yachting.  Unfortunately, due to health warnings, the yachting has been cancelled.

An email went out this morning through our student management system.  Please let me know if this has not reached you.

 

Joy Cowley Writing Competition

Over the last few weeks, some of the children have entered a writing competition using story starters provided by NZ Book Council.  I have shared two from Sophia and Chloe below (250 words limited)

The building had an elevator that reached the centre of the earth….

I held back the tears as I waved goodbye to my wife and kids. I  stepped into the huge steel elevator. I was completely and utterly terrified, anything could go wrong from here. I shut my eyes as the elevator started to gather speed. All I had to contact the outside world was a walkie-talkie.

The elevator suddenly came to a stop. The lights flickered and then went out. It was like somebody had plunged the whole world into darkness. Everything was deathly quiet. I sat in the corner of the elevator and waited for it to start up again, but it didn’t. After thirty minutes of waiting, a thought occurred to me, the people on the surface of the earth didn’t know how long It would take the elevator to reach the centre of the earth. It could be months before anybody realised that the elevator had broken down!

The elevator suddenly heated up, it felt like I was in a sauna. “Creeeak” went the elevator. ¨That’s strange¨ I thought. “Creeeak…” It went again. The floor beneath my feet suddenly shuddered and with a jolt, it fell away. I was falling… straight into the lava below me, straight into my horrible fate.

Sophia

AND

The building had an elevator that went down to the centre of the earth.

Will Smith had everything he’d ever wanted, he had two kids and a wife. He was also a very famous scientist, so when he was asked to test out the new elevator that went down to the centre of the earth, he was overjoyed but also very worried that something might go wrong.

After much discussion, Will agreed.

The news of the agreement travelled fast, and in less than a few minutes the streets were packed with news reporters and families ready to watch the new project.  Will and another man, who was also chosen to test the elevator, stepped into the small confined space.

3…2…1 the crowd counted down. Will and John (the other scientist in the elevator) braced themselves.  ZOOM !! The elevator shot through the dark tunnel. After a few seconds, the elevator had reached the speed of 750 kph. Everything was going well. They had been travelling for about 10 seconds when the air inside the elevator started to heat up, they would still make it through just as long as they kept up this speed.

Glancing over at the speedometer, Will noticed the speed had dropped to 670 then 600, 500, 480 they were slowing at a rapid pace. SCREECH!!, The elevator pulled to a halting stop. The temperature was so hot that both of the men were unconscious. BOOM the elevator exploded………..

Chloe

 

Triathlon Champs Results

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Congratulations to all the Room 5 and 6 children who took part in Tuesday’s event.  The children have enthusiastically been training for this for the last month or so in their lunchtimes and sometimes skipping the occasional senior singing session.  They have been a delight to work with in achieving a higher level of skill and fitness.

A total of 24 children took part in the event and 19 managed to make the podium with a couple more in the top five as well.  Photos are on the school Facebook page and full results HERE

RESULTS

Year 5

  • 1st individual girl – Olivia
  • 2nd individual girl – Ava W
  • 2nd individual boys – Arki
  • 1st mixed team – Lily, Logan, Tommy
  • 3rd girls team – Chloe, Sophie, Sophia
  • 1st boys team –  Eddie D, Brad, Hagen
  • 4th boys team – Riley, Sean, Archie

Year 6

  • 2nd individual boy – George
  • 5th individual girl – Lydia
  • 1st mixed team – Neve, Maddox, Lenny
  • 1st boys team – Eddie, Dale, James

 

Triathlon transport

Dear Parents

Your child is taking part in the Hawke’s Bay Primary School Triathlon Championships, which take place on Tuesday 4th December at Frimley Park. Access is Frimley Road by the pools.

I will be attending the event with six individuals and six teams (24 children). The race starts at 10.00am. We will leave school by 9.00am. Transport is tight for bikes. Please make sure that your bike is at school early.  I have attached a transport list compiled from the advice notices that I received.

If your circumstances change please contact the appropriate parent and advise me.  Some of you may wish to leave from home and communicate directly with your child’s transport provider.

Full event details – distances, maps etc. are available online at www.trihb.kiwi

 

TRANSPORT
24 children
12 bikes
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Child 1
Bike 1
Child 2
Bike 2
Child 3
Bike 3
Child 4
Bike 4
Bike 5
Clarke
1
1
George
1
Lindsay
4
0
Olivia
Archie
Lily
Neve
Williams
1
1
Ava
1
Nilsson
2
0
Arki
Riley
Gairdner
2
2
Teo
1
Tommy
1
Alebardi
3
0
James
Charlie
Lenny
Holland
4
3
Sophie
1
Chloe
1
Sophia
Deck
4
0
Eddie
Hagen
Brad
Sobkowiak
1
1
Sean
1
Barclay
4
5
Lydia
1
Dale
1
Logan
1
Maddox
1
1