Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Syndicate Relay Cup is still Room 10's

Last Tuesday the syndicate relays were held, points were given for each race and .... Room 10 won again this year 

it's ours!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Garth Lezard - world cyclist

On Wednesday 14th December Mr Garth Lezard came to speak to Rooms 9, 10 and 12 about his journey biking around the world. Garth has biked around 5 of the world’s continents: North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. He is currently riding around our continent, Oceania.
Garth started his journey on 4th December 2010 and has been on a 3 and a half year journey. We learnt that there are many caring people around the world that are willing to help. Garth’s first bike, ‘Craigey’, (not sure how to spell it) helped him until it was ‘Craigey’’s time to retire, but Garth eventually got a new bike.
Did you know that Garth travels on a plane or boat to other countries, so he doesn’t technically bike around the world because you can’t bike on water or else you’ll just sink. 
He told us that he met lots of new people that later on became his sponsors.Garth is cycling to raise money for charity. We wish Garth Lezard the best of luck on the final part of his journey.
By Katie-Mae

he cycled through Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam

Thomas used his ICT skills to show Garth's power point and take photos!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Athletics Sports 2012

After a bit of a chilly start last Thursday, our school Athletics Sports were held. Room 10 students all tried hard and scored points for their Houses.
waiting for the events to begin...

After a long day, Margaret was our most successful competitor and was named Junior Girls Champion.She was placed in the following events:
1st: 300m   2nd: 100m, 200m, 1000m, 1500m, Long Jump    3rd: Cricket Ball Throw   4th: Shot Put

Other Room 10 students to get placed were:
Te Reti McLeod   2nd High Jump   3rd 60m 200m   4th 1500m Long Jump
Cameron Hoskins   2nd  Long Jump,  1000m =     3rd 300m    4th 200m
Lawence Ellis 2nd = 1000m     3rd Long Jump, High Jump
Sheydan Reti   3rd Cricket Ball Throw, Discus

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Timothy (also known in Room 10 as Timo') invited Mrs Puke to South Waikato Diwali Celebrations on Saturday night. Michael and his family also attended, we were entertained by Indian dances and the amazing  Cook Island groups from both Tok' High and Forest View. For those of you who don't know what Diwali is - here is Timo's explantion:

Diwali Namaste and happy Diwali. Now you may be wondering, what is Diwali? Well Diwali is an Indian celebration known as the festival of lights. Diwali is the time to enjoy the delicious sweets, light the bright lamps and to have a wonderful time with your loved ones. The festival of lights has been celebrated in India for a very long time. But do you have any idea of how and when did it first originate?
 It is since ancient times that Diwali has been celebrated. So it’s not easy to say the reason behind its origin. Different people believed different events to be the cause of this festival. There are 10 mythical and historical reasons that are possibly behind the Diwali celebrations. The most well known story behind Diwali is about Ramayana. Ramayana the prince of Ayodhya was ordered by his father, King Dasharatha, to go far away from his country and back after living in a forest for fourteen years. So Ramayana went on exile with his devoted wife Sita and his faithful brother Lakshmana. When Ravana the demon king of Lanka abducted Sita and took her away to his island kingdom of Lanka, Ramayana fought against and killed Ravana. He rescued Sita and returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years. The people of Ayodhya were very happy about their beloved prince’s homecoming. To celebrate Ramayana’s return to Ayodhya, They lit up their houses with earthen lamps. They also burst crackers and decorated the entire city in their grandest manner.
This is believed to have started the tradition of Diwali. Year after year this homecoming of Lord Ramayana is commemorated on Diwali with lights, fireworks, bursting of crackers and merriment. The festival Diwali gets its name, from the rows (avali) of lamps (deepa) that the people of Ayodhya lit to welcome their king.

Timo' and Michael


Michael now knows what "Around the World" is all about!