Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MERC Camp!

Year 7 & 8 Camp

On a still sunny day the St. Pius X School Year 7 & 8 students went to MERC. The unbelievable year 7 & 8's went to school with funky geats. All of them were ready to take on activities that most of them never did in their lives. MERC was all the way at Long Bay and had some outstanding views. Most had no experience but they were fascinated by every activity.

The people that travelled with them were Pam, Una, Mike, Lio, Mr and Mrs Benade, Miss G and Mrs Tui. The adults were proud of the students for taking on all the activities and fo not giving up. The students were very impressed with themselves.

They went because they wanted to take part in Outdoor Education and wanted to learn more about other things that they don't know. Another reason that they went were there was to co-operate with one another and to encourage others.

The things they did was eat. The food was miraculous and was creative too. Suddenly they were called to go to the meeting room and were told that their activity was in 5 minutes. Some of the activities that they students participated in were Abseiling, Canoeing and Orienteering. The intelligent instructors took the students down to the beach for their first activities. After each activity they came back for a feed.

They came back to school exhausted and feeling amazed with themselves. Everyone was proud of themselves and were all happy to be back.

By Michael

Making Clown Biscuits!

In A World of Clowns!

Anxious but excited were the students of room 6. The moment had arrived on Monday the 20th of October 2008, for room 6 to finally start their experience. With question marks floating around in their heads the students happily waited in silence for Miss G the teacher of room 6 to return.

She finally returned one step at a time to her desk and finally picked up the plastic bag packed with the equipment and ingredients inside. Some students joyfully gave out the equipment and ingredients to each student. The equipment included for this experience was a plastic knife, spoon, a plastic plate and multi coloured paper towel. The ingredients the students got to use were a little bag of lollies (2 snakes, 2 fruit rings and 2 jubes), white powdery icing sugar, food colouring, biscuits and water.

Yes! time to finally start!

The room 6 students gathered their equipment and made their way to the front desk of their classroom. Digging in their plastic spoon in a bowl full of icing sugar....IN! it drops down on to the plate, next pouring in the two teaspoons of water then finally ready to mix together to combine all the ingredients. DRIP! DROP! two drops of food colouring crashing down to the mixture making it a colour of the students choice.
Finally ready to spoon on the coloured icing onto the crunchy biscuits. HOORAY!! time for the fun bit of this experience. The students cut, stretched and twisted the lollies to make different shapes and then layered them onto the biscuits. With laughter all around the students got to make funny clown faces or happy faces, but with creative minds the students created monsters and one eyed cyclops'.

The experience then came to an end, the students placed their biscuits on a tray, the trays got transferred to the fridge in the hall. Giving the biscuits 2 hours to set the students cleaned their untidy class and got ready for lunch.

2 hours pased by and the biscuits were ready, 3 students got the biscuits and gathered back to the class. Miss G called each student to go up and collect their biscuits. YEAH!! munch time 1,2,3, and down the black hole. The biscuits are now safe and sound and comfortable in a new home.

By Viola

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Room 6 Keeping It Reel!!

We were very excited that we had been chosen to be the 'Class of the Week' in the East and Bays Courier. Check out the article all about us!!!