Wednesday, 23 September 2020

What Kapa Haka Is Like

Every Tuesday, we have Kapa Haka, for about 45 minutes. During these sessions we learn a haka and a song. We also learn different actions that mean different things.

I have lots of fun during these sessions because when we're not singing or chanting we joke around. But, when we recite the haka I can feel the strength inside me and around me. Every time we say it it's really loud.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Making Banana Pike-lets (Tech)

At tech we made Banana Pike-lets. My partner was Madisyn. I found it very hard to keep the pike-lets round. Some of the last pancakes were burnt because we hadn't realised how fast the banana pike-lets cooked.  When mixing all the ingredients together it was very easy to do. Madisyn and I got it done really quickly.

Self raising flour
Caster Sugar
Vanilla Ice-cream

We served our banana pike-lets with french vanilla ice cream and blueberry sauce.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Cooking Class (Tech, Making hot cakes)

Baking powder
1 egg
Milk (three quarters of a cup)
Sauces (optional)

Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl.
Crack egg in large bowl, add milk and whisk.
Get frying pan ready and heat up on stove.
Get your mixture and add as much or less amount as you would like to.
Cook until you see little bubbles form at the top, then flip.
Add any toppings you like and enjoy!!

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Report Evening

Teachers shouldn't use red coloured pens to mark homework 'because ...

I have been at school for three weeks since the holidays. Last week Thursday we had report evening. My parents had the chance to come into school and learn more about the work I do. 

My dad came to the report evening and first went to my sister's appointment. Meanwhile, my sister and I were playing outside and we tripped and got mud on our clothes. We weren't allowed to play outside but we did it anyways because we're REBELS.                                                                       

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Wairarapa Plane Crash: Aerowork Pilot Dies

Plane crash pilot well known in Masterton community |

A pilot of a fertiliser spreading aircraft has died in the Wairarapa this morning following a crash.

The man was the sole occupant of the plane and died at the scene - Kourarau Hill near Carterton, police confirmed.

The company Aerowork also confirmed it was one of their pilots who had died.

"The team is working closely with the emergency crews and have reached out to the family," they said in a statement.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Rare Birds Given Extra Special Lock down Treatment

Five rare tūturuatu/shore plovers were granted a lockdown exemption this week.

The birds were transported by Department of Conservation experts from Christchurch to Mana Island in Wellington.
DOC were helped by Air New Zealand and the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust.

The birds are part of a critical conservation programme to establish a new population.

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage said that there were just 250 of these birds left in the world. These birds are a critical part of attempts to establish a population on the pest-free Mana Island.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Bumper Feijoa Crops Hit NZ

New Zealand is set to have a bumper feijoa crop in 2020.

As you may or may not know there has recently been droughts in New Zealand. The drought conditions have actually helped produce this delicious green fruit.

Feijoa's are just coming in to season. They will in April and remain in huge supply of June.

Growers has said that this years crop is about 20 percent higher, than last years.

Feijoa's are really rich in vitamin c, so it will be great for our immune system to fight against colds, coughs and bugs, especially in autumn and winter as it is more important than ever.