Sunday, 18 March 2018

Day of the dead, All Souls Night

All souls night is a night/day when people part of the roman catholic church have a feast and pray for the souls of the faithful departed people still suffering in purgatory. Its a religious holiday on November the 2nd. Most worshippers, that attend the church all wear black to this advent. They light candles  for the returning souls of the dead. They also light candles in the cementries.Image result

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Storytelling: Children of wax


       Goals


2.3 Accurately punctuate a variety of sentence structures, including direct speech.

3.3 Use interesting vocabulary

Monday, 12 February 2018

Shrove Tuesday

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Today 5 classes joined together for Shrove Tuesday. We had a pancake race, with buddies from Inaka. My buddy was Lilybelle. We were given a pancake in a pan, and we had to run to the 4 hoola hoops, flip the pancake and run back to the start to pass the pan to the next person. It was a pancake relay. We had to start behind red cones, then reveron Ben called out, 1,2,3 GO! Me and Lilybelle ran very fast and did a great pancake flip, She looked very happy. Some people dropped the pancake when they flipped it but then they just tried again. I think everyone had a great time. We all cheered for each other and worked together. I definitely had a great time. I cant wait to eat some!

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

SPCA new world

On Saturday 11 of November students from st marks school went to the st martins new world to funraise for the SPCA. I saw them funraising and i donated some money, they did a really good job and would have helped the SPCA a lot.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Horizons leadership course

On November 28, The year 7 students at Saint Marks went on a leader ship camp, at the groynes.
We were put in teams, for the challenges because they required team work. One of my favorite group challenges was the titanic and the marble challenge. We had to communicate and share each others ideas to see if they worked. Communicating  was one of the most important things that we used in our team, as well as listening. At the start my team was working together but during the afternoon we became more of a team.

After lunch we went on to the low ropes and high ropes. First we did the low ropes, which was where did the titanic and the balancing challenges. Then we moved onto the high ropes. We had to climb up a giant ladder in threes, but i only made it up to the sixth step on it. We had harness on for it so that when we came down it would be safe for us. The others in the my team would be down the  bottom  holding the ropes tightly so that we  didn't fall. My favorite thing overall was the flying kiwi. We were tied to a rope well the others heled the end of the rope and ran the opposite way of us and so when we ran we would go flying up in the sky. It was so amazing! i had an amazing time

Thursday, 23 November 2017

St Marks school church service



Today at our school church service, we celebrated the year 8's that got their choir medals for participating In our school choir. We also celebrated others success with certificates.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The four dragons published story

My Published Story


Once long ago there was no rivers in China. There lived  four brave, kind hearted dragons. The black dragon like a shadow , the yellow dragon which had scales that shined in the sunlight, the long dragon which slithered like a snake and the pearl dragon, which had majestic scale of pearls.

All four dragons were playing hide and seek, until they heard a cry from below. ´´What is that? said the yellow dragon,’’ I don’t know ‘’said the black dragon. ´´ Well let’s go down and take a look ´´ said the long dragon ‘’ ok ‘’they all  replied.

When all four dragons had arrived at the village,  they saw the people crying in demolition. The people looked anxious confused and worried. The crops were dying, the people in the land were starving they had no food to eat and no food to feed their children. ´´What’s happened?´´said the pearl dragon. ´´ It looks like it has not rained in a few days.´´ Said the black dragon. We  should help them, said the pearl dragon let's go to the emperors palace said the black Dragon and see if he can help.´´ Entering the palace gardens the clouds settled onto their wings and  turned into dew. The Emperor's Palace had a lovely garden with very luscious flowers. There were sprinkles on the grass watering the plants and flowers.The the doors to the Emperors palace were huge. “Well?” said the  yellow dragon, ´´should we go in?´´The four dragons entered the emperor's castle. Hello said the long  dragon ,well what do you want asked the emperor in a questionable voice,your people are suffering what people said the emperor confused. Your people below us, oh those people said the the emperor. You need to make it rain said the black dragon otherwise the people will starve and die. Ok, ok said the emperor i'll make it rain, now go said the emperor I’m very busy. The dragons left the emperor's dragon and flew to there home.

A week past but it still hadn’t rained. Another week past but no rain had fallen. The crops were now dry the people were crying, they were starved, the people had to eat clay and grass, they were so miserable. The dragons flew over the land looking at what had happened. ‘’ It hasn't rained said the long dragon, look at all the people.’’ we need to help them or they might die ‘’ said the yellow dragon, we have whole sea of water so we can make it rain. ’’yeah let's do that said the pearl dragon.so the four dragons filled up buckets of water and flew high in the sky and threw the water over the land. The people looked up, it’s raining shouted a man from the village.

The people in the villages started to cry and cheer in delight. The dragons felt proud and courageous that they helped. The emperor saw that it had rained and had a very big outburst! ´´ Who has made it rain, That is my job! ´´ go and find whoever did this.´´so the emperor's guards found out that the dragons had made it rained, and banished the four dragons under the mountains.  While the dragons were under the mountains they said ´´ I don't regret helping the people in the village because then they people would have perished and suffered, so i think it was the right thing to do.´´dragons didn't regret it because they were happy that they helped the suffering people in the villages.So the four dragons became the four rivers of China.
  • Heilongjiang(black dragon)
  • Huanghe(yellow dragon)
  • Changjiang(long dragon)
  • Zhujiang(pearl dragon)

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

My draft

My Draft
Once long ago there was no rivers in China. There were four , the black dragon, the yellow dragon and the long dragon.

All four dragons were playing hide and seek until they heard a cry from below. What is that said the yellow dragon,’’ I don’t know ‘’said the black dragon. Well let’s go down and take a look said the long dragon ‘’ ok ‘’they replied.

When they arrived they saw the people crying. The people looked anxious sad and worried. The crops were dying, the people in the land were starving they had no food to eat and no food to feed their children. What’s happened said the pearl should help them let's go to the emperor palace said the black Dragon. On the way to the Emperor's Palace The clouds rose above their heads Turning into dew. Finally they reached the emperor's palace.The Emperor's Palace had a lovely garden. The the doors to the Emperors palace were huge. “Well?” said the  yellow dragon should we go in? The four dragons entered the emperor's castle. Hello said the long  dragon ,well what do you want asked the emperor in a questionable voice,your people are suffering what people said the emperor confused. Your people below us, oh those people said the the emperor. You need to make it rain said the black dragon otherwise the people will starve and die. Ok, ok said the emperor i'll make it rain, now go said the emperor I’m very busy. The dragons left the emperor's dragon and flew to there home.

A week past but it still hadn’t rained. Another week past but no rain had fallen. The crops were now dry the people were crying, they were starved, the people had to eat clay and grass, they were so miserable. The dragons flew over the land looking at what had happened. ‘’ It hasn't rained said the long dragon, look at all the people.’’ we need to help them or they might die ‘’ said the yellow dragon, we have whole sea of water so we can make it rain. ’’yeah let's do that said the pearl dragon.so the four dragons filled up buckets of water and flew high in the sky and threw the water over the land. The people looked up, it’s raining shouted a man from the village.

The people walked out of their villages and started cheering in delight. The dragons felt proud and courageous that they helped. But then the emperor saw that it had rained and got very angry at the dragons, and so he banished them under the four  mountains. But the dragons didn't regret it because they were happy that they helped the suffering people in the villages.

dragon. The land is drying up said the yellow dragon, there is no rain.

So the four dragons became the four rivers of China.
  • Heilongjiang(black dragon)
  • Huanghe(yellow dragon)
  • Changjiang(long dragon)
  • Zhujiang(pearl dragon)

Day of the dead, All Souls Night

All souls night is a night/day when people part of the roman catholic church have a feast and pray for the souls of the faithful departed pe...