Thursday, 2 April 2015

Congratulations to our Room 14 Black Caps!

Today the Year 6s had their Black Cap ceremony. They were really proud of themselves and had to work very hard to get their Black Caps.

Some of their jobs included: Road patrol, trialling Black Cap duty, gate duty, shop lunches, welcoming guests into our school, wet day monitors, emptying bins, and P.E shed monitors.

Take a look at these fabulous Black Caps below!












We are all very proud of you Black Caps!

Congratulations to our Room 14 PAL leaders

In Room 14 we have 4 very special students that were awarded with PAL certificates at our assembly today. Here's what they have to say about their new role at our school.





A PAL is someone that is trustworthy and responsible. PAL stands for Physical Activity Leader. At lunchtime there will be groups of 2 or 3 people and they get to choose a class to play a game with. The PAL leaders get all of the gear they need to set up a successful game for children to play during their break times. 

We went to the Pettigrew Green Arena to train and learn how to sort out problems and learn new games to play. 

We are excited to start our new role next term!

From your new Room 14 Leaders

Esther, Deluca, Tyler, and Cole

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Mahora Magic

Over the term I have been playing Miniball for Mahora Magic. We had our last game on Tuesday and we played against Te Mata. The score was 34-33 to us!

At our assembly today we were presented with our certificates for winning the Year 5 and 6 Miniball Division.

Cole Whateley

I have been playing Miniball for the past 4 years and I really enjoy it. I cannot wait to play again when the next season starts.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Interschool Swimming Sports

Did you go to the inter-school swimming sports? Because we did. Tuhourangi, Tyler, Esther, and Reef got to represent our class. We got our awesome yellow and black Mahora t-shirts fitted and we were off, ready to represent our school. 

They gave us yellow swimming caps and some goggles for us to wear when we raced. The swimming caps made you go faster in the water. We got firsts, seconds and thirds. Tuhourangi, Esther, and Reef got into the finals and placed. 

It took so long for us to get called up because there were heaps of races. We heard lots of cheering while we were there. After the races we had some relays, there were 5 people in each team. Each school had a different place to sit. They had paddles with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 on them and when you won a race you were given one. After all of the races were finished we had a photo with all of the Mahora inter-school swimmers, hoped back in the cars and we were on our way back to school. 

It was so much fun and we were all really proud of ourselves. Hopefully we get to do it all again next year!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Team 3 Swimming Sports

Today was swimming sports and you could even feel excitement in the air. Everybody was rushing around putting chairs in their places for parents to sit on. Mrs Pearse had chosen a couple of people to help put everything in place. Everyone seemed pumped for it and by it I mean swimming sports.

I put my bag away and slowly walked down the steps, I took in the atmasphere then decided to look for my friends. I went back to the pool to check if they were there, they weren't but somebody that I knew was, I said 'hi' to Manu.

I walked off and thought why did I even go there ahhh! Thats right my friends. I went out to the playground and found Grace playing with her sister Bailie and there brother rhyln I played with them for a while and then the bell rang we went back to class and lined up. By this time Tamsyn and Kalia had turned up to school they seemed really excited.

Miss BT turned up we did the roll and daily notices. Miss BT asked if any of us had forgotten our togs a couple of people had but they went to the office and got some togs from the lost and found then we all headed of to the toilet to get changed and go to the loo. We all did just that and returned to get some sun-screen on. The teacher said we should have some early morning tea, we all ate then Miss BT said to get going to the pool. We all seemed nervous but I reminded myself that you get energy from it.

When we got there everything was set up. There were balloons showing were the houses sit and all the chairs where the parents sit were set up. People were rushing around setting things up. We were told to sit down were are houses were, a couple of people were already there we rushed to our places and sat down. I was in green most my friends were in blue but one of my friends was there, Deluca sat down with me.

Now was the waiting time. Deluca was in the noodle race, swim to the middle and pick up a object and free style width. The widths were up first. Deluca was in the width races. I was in the lengths so I had to wait a while. There were 10 width races and 3 lengths. The lengths had finals though.

I was in free-style, back-stroke and breast- stroke lengths ...30 minutes later...finally we lined up in groups the year 4 boys were up first then girls and then boys...and then ME I stepped on to the platform and heard the gun shot go, next minute I was in the pool swimming my heart out. Next thing I remember I was standing in the 1 place position! Then I was being high fived by people in green! A few races later I was being called up for backstroke and then breaststroke. 

I really enjoyed the Mahora School swimming sports. Everyone really got into the chants and were very supportive. I can't wait until next years swimming sports.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Monday, 2 February 2015

Our Class

Room 14
Welcome to our blog for 2015. We cannot wait to share our learning with you.

 Our class it made up of 13 lovely girls

Grace, Kaila, Deluca, Jorja, Krystal, Kaitlynn, Esther, Kadence, Ishtar, Megan, Tamsyn, Ana and Shayleah

 and 13 awesome boys

Joel, Tuhourangi, Reef, Cole, Nikora, Jett, Daniel, Oscar, Henry, Vaughn, Tyler, Jack and Hayden