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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Learn, Create, Share


Sumo Paint Creation

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This is what I created using sumo paint. Sumo paint allows you to create anything you imagine So this is what popped up into my mind “RUGBY”. So if you got something creative you want to do, just head straight to https://www.sumopaint.com/home/#app and you can create anything.

By Loto

Monday, 29 August 2016

Glenbrae Cultural Festival

Glenbrae School's Cultural / Music Festival

During the night of Thursday 25th of August 2016, Glenbrae School presented their performances based on music and culture to everyone who came, including parents, family members of ours or maybe friends of staff. Everyone and anyone was invited to come and watch.

All classes took part in these performances. We had a lot of rehearsals as each class, and groups such as the Kapa-Haka group, the Samoan group, the Tongan group and the Cook Island group had to perform. Then we had two rehearsals with the whole School, so we knew what to do and say. The Kapa-Haka group kicked off the festival with their amazing performance. Then the Juniors performed their cute and funny dances. 

Finally, it was  our class's turn to perform. Our class played the  drums, tambourine's and shakers. The drums we used looked kinda of like the  Djembe Drums from Africa. 

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The drummers sat in a semi-circle formation, while the shakers and tambourine players stood behind them. Mr. Nath (Our Teacher) also played the drums. I played the tambourine. One of our class members played the bass and kept everyone in the correct beat and rhythm.  The students playing the shakers just hit them continuously against their own hand. The beat was magnificent to my ears. 

As we got into it and started to have fun, our teacher started to dance causing other teachers and parents to dance as well. One of the staff members came up on stage and started dancing with Mr. Nath, while everyone  laughed their heads off. 

After all, we had the last group to perform, which was also the biggest.. The Cook Island group! First, the smaller children performed their Cook Island dance. A lot of people were cheering them on. Then the older classes came on stage and showed us their fantastic dance. There were also Cook Island drummers which made the dance more exciting!

We had this festival so we could raise some money for our own outfits. The ones we were using weren't ours. There were a lot of parents who donated some money for our cultural costumes and that was great! We're very thankful. That night was  definitely a night to remember. It was super fun to experience watching different dances from different cultures and some of us weren't even a part of that culture, so I'm super proud that we gave the dances a try and entertained others.

By Shannon

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Olympic Poem


The Olympic Game Poem

Standing and waiting for the race to begin,
I’m getting quite nervous,
Am I going to win?

Crouching down low, I wait for the gun,
Bang! There it goes,
We’re starting to run.

My heart is pounding, I’m going to burst,
Come on legs keep going!
I want to come first.

Just one last effort, I pass the line
Am I first, last, where am I?
What’s my time?

I stand on the podium, proud and bold,
I’m wearing my medal,
An Olympic gold!

By Shannon

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Kiwi Can

Kiwi Can

WALT: Create simple action plans to help us achieve our goals.

On Thursday, the 4 of August we had Kiwi Can lesson  and the theme was Resilience which  means :  the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.

Next we talked about  topic goal setting which means: is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life.

Then at the end we talked about the catch phrase. A goal is something you want to achieve, if you work hard and just believe.  

By Salesi

Fair play - What does it mean to me?


What does fair play mean to me?

It is fair to expect me to:

  • Learn the rules and follow the game.
  • Respect my teammates and equipment.
  • Work together as a tem and share the equipment.
  • Be a good winner and  no put downs in the game.
  • Play your best and no showing of and play fairly.
  • Listen to the coach and follow instructions given by the coach.  

     By Salesi