Thursday, August 29, 2013

Visit from Marist under 21 NZ Rugby Team

This week we had a suprise visit from Marist NZ under 21 Rugby Team who are travelling around NZ at the moment.  They came and presented our school with lots of new sports gear and gave inspiration to the students about becoming a rugby player.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First day of making Pinata's

Today Room 3 began making their South American Pinata's.  We blew up balloons and carefully did the first layer of paper mache.
 We are making Pinata's because we are turning our classroom into a South American celebration to share with the school our learning about South America.

Check out the photos of us in action.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Feast of St Pius X

St Pius X was born on June 2, 1835. He grew up in a country called Italy. He had 8 brothers and 8 sisters. St Pius. X had a real name and it was Joseph Sarto. Joseph Sarto became a Priest and then a Bishop and then he came to be a Cardinal and then he finished up being a Pope. He wanted everyone to get the Eucharist and to help the poor people. Joseph Sarto died on the 18 August, 1907 and everyone was so sad that he died.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Assumption of Mary

We celebrate the Assumption because it is Mary’s Heavenly Birthday. Mary’s Heavenly Birthday is on the fithteen of August. When Mary died the people couldn’t find her body and her bones so Pope Pius declared to the people that Mary’s body was sent to Heaven. 
When she was sent to Heaven she became the Queen of Heaven. When Mary died the people didn’t know where she went. 

By Annalise

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Badminton is a very simple sport but it has a lot of instructions you have to learn before you play.

In Badminton you have 2 ways to hold the racket. They are called the forehand grip and the backhand grip. Badminton is just like tennis but tennis has a bigger ball than Badminton and a different racket. Badminton was one of the events in the 2012 London Olympics, it was founded in the Olympics in 1992. Badminton has been an Olympic sport with 3 events men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and also mixed doubles.

Badminton was made up in Europe and Asia a long time ago and they used paddles or bats for a racquet. The Shuttle for beginners are made out of plastic and for professionals the shuttle is made out of goose feathers if the shuttle hits you it won’t hurt because it is only a soft item.

Badminton is a very good sport because it is good exercise especially if it is a single match. it is very good for you because you can run around the court. You can hit the shuttle however you like. You can hit it low, high, fast, slow, soft or rough it.

I like Badminton because it is good exercise and it is a simple sport for you to learn.
By Patrick