During term 1 our class had good, bad, and ugly times we started of the term with a familiar teacher Mrs Tofa.
Our class were going to M.A.D.D workshops where we learnt about our cultural beginnings and how everybody is unique in their own way. Mr Petia, who was one of the teachers at the M.A.D.D workshops donated his art work, which he would draw after the workshop. He drew Superman, Hulk Flash, and Captain America and today he drew our first female character - Super Woman.
We also had our last ever Life Education session in the Life Education Caravan we learnt about how drugs and Alcohol can affect puberty. We also learnt about the 5 body systems which are the Respiratory system, Digestive system, Circulatory system, Nervous system and the other system.
After our lunch breaks we would then go to the pool and swim when we were swimming some of the class learnt new swimming styles and improved on Freestyle and Backstroke like Butterfly and Breaststroke. After we had done our swimming exercises we would get free time to play in the pool.
This year Mr Nath picked 16 players to go the Tamaki Cluster Cricket tournament. During our lunch time we would play cricket and he would coach us on what we need to work on. We won all our games except one against St Pius. But our team still came first out of the whole Tamaki cluster. It felt pretty cool to win the tournament.
The senior school also participated in the welcoming of two waka that came from Hawaii using the same tools that the Maori people used to get to New Zealand. We had to walk to the Point England beach and sit on the grass only a few meters away from the shore of the beach. After about 5 minutes of sitting and looking around we started to see another boat coming around the corner. We were watching the waka and the people come off it using a little boat carrying the people in about groups of four, soon after all of the people were on land all the school, which was most of the ones in the Tamaki cluster stood up and did a haka and repeated it about 8 to 10 times. Once we finished our haka we sang some songs and listened to some speeches. After everybody had finished speaking we stood up in lines and went down to meet the people that sailed here from Hawaii.
The term has been a busy term and a good start to the year. Next term will be another busy term of learning, having fun, working together and growing up. Now we will go and have a good break and prepare our minds for what Mrs Tofa has in store for us next term.