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Friday, 18 September 2015

Koru Games Reflection

Over the last three days we have had a year 7/8 sports tournament called the Koru Games. I participated in the Oaklands girls basketball team. We played at Lincoln University. I really enjoyed the Koru Games because it challenged my height for I am quite short and we played against very tall teams and it gave me experience in playing against other teams. I enjoyed the Koru Games experience very much and cannot wait for next year. Some things I will remember from this tournament are that other teams are very competitive and some like us are here for the participation not so much to win.

Overall I loved Koru Games and can't wait for next year.

Monday, 14 September 2015

CHOIR

  On Friday i had choir. for choir we are practicing for the music festival that is coming up soon. we     have to be in the music room ready to start at 8:45 every Friday.sometimes people are late other         times people are quite early and have some down time. once choir starts we do some warm ups           some of the warm ups are complicated others are very simple. once we have finished our warm ups   we start with the first song in our music festival song book which happens to be the national anthem.   we do about to complete run throughs of the national anthem then we move on to some of the other   songs in the song book. next we sang ring of fire we went through all the different parts and went       through some quite a few times before doing the whole song once and moving on to a different           song. we then started to practice american child which took about ten minutes. The teacher made us sing the song so we sounded very posh and the way we sad Alaska was hillarious. after American child we sang an old Japanese song called Murasame. The majority of the song was i n Japanese apart from one small verse that was in English. after practicing that song for about fifteen minutes it was nearly time to go back to class.We decided to do a very quick run through of this very cool new song we are learning. the music is awesome but the words are in gibberish because the person who wrote the piece wrote the music then made up some random words that sounded good with the music. after we had our run through of that song we had to go back to class because choir was officially over. i think that choir session went very well and the teacher did not have to remind us to be quiet to much.

peer mediation

     on Friday my group was on peer mediation. we had a very eventful lunch with many,many,many,        many problems. most of these issues were very small but we had to solve them anyway. most of          the problems were caused by a group of girls who were poking there tounges out at a little boy and       some other kids. after they apologized to most of the kids they decided to do it again and        got        in even more trouble which caused even more issues.we ended up solving all of those issues.              we then ended up with three problems at once so we split up Mollyanne and Emily went to one            problem while Lauren who decided to help and i went and stopped some kid who was spitting at          and pushing kids of the jungle gym. after i had finished fixing the issue we went over to the                others and we solved the third and final problem.we had some other very very minor problems          then after that the bell rang signaling the end of lunch so we made pour way back to class. i think        we did a very good job solving all of the problems in the junior area and making it back to class          on time too.