Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saving A Humpback Whale

As they were at sea they noticed a whale lying motionless partly on the surface. Approaching it they couldn’t see any signs of life. It was so still. But luckily it blew some water out of its blowhole. Micheal and his family were thankful it was still alive, even though it was still close to death.

Michael dived into the water with his snorkel. He discovered the whale’s body was severely entangled in a gill net. It was so emotional for the family because they could see how the whale was struggling for its life.

With one small knife Micheal found it hard for him to cut off the net. It took 1 hour for Micheal to  work to cut the net. Witch was hard for Micheal to cut it.So the whale could be set free.

Amazingly they finally managed to free the whale. As it swam away it showed a magnificent display of breaching and slapping its tale on the water. It was a great view for Michael's family to see that she was having fun. It showed that she was happy to be free.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Favourite Nrl Players of My friends

My friend Calvin his favorite is Josh Dugan from the Raiders.My friend Aidan's favorite player is Micheal Jennings. Me Shayne has to be Greg Inglis

Monday, September 12, 2011


During the last couple of Thursdays my class has been going to play Badminton, we have been having a lot of fun during our sessions. There were two ladies their names were Lorene and Donna, but Donna was there for only 1 day. Since we’ve been going there we have played many games.

One of the games we played was a game that we all had to line up and each time Lorene served it to us we had to do an over the head hit. As we were focusing on the shuttle we kept on getting it, more than that if we had missed we would have to relinquish (Lose) our racket we were holding. The shuttle had a weighted rubber bottom and when it came down it came down on its weighted side. I was really to excited, even missed it a couple of times. Lucky for me students from my class had to pass it on from the back if we had lost it.

The teamwork was so hard because I was under pressure and I was thinking 'is this a major game we're playing or is it just for fun?'. “Ohhh” were up to our last racket, everybody was jumping and screaming at people saying “come on hit the shuttle”, then it was up to me and thankfully I hit it and quickly passed it on.

After we moved on to our next tutorial. One of my class called Rauf and Lorene showed the class how to hit the shuttle around your leg and back. Rauf made it look easy, even when he closed his eyes to. We had to hit the shuttle twice and hit the shuttle again but the tricky thing was we had to hit it under our legs and I couldn't even get it under my legs.

I wish this could happen every day so I can practice and practice, so I can be perfect at this enjoyable sport.

Cross Country

Waiting with excitement for our cross country race, I was jumping up and down like a crazy monkey in the jungle. It was the 10 year old boys turn to run. Mr Burt said “On your marks, get set go”. I sprinted as fast as I could and I was coming first but sadly Lorenzo and Wyatt dashed past me like Sin Cara from The WWE. I could hardly see them, they were fast.

Eventually I ran on to the bridge where Ms Squires was right in front of me taking pictures of us. I tried saying “Hi Ms” but I was to fatigued to say anything. A quarter of the way I really thought that I was going to collapse. The track was so rocky.

While Anthony was jogging past me he caught up to Lorenzo and Wyatt. As soon as I rounded a corner this man said “Guess what your half way”. I felt like I was blessed.

Suddenly one of the shells nearly tore my shoe at the bottom. Luckily I've got shoes on." I thought to myself. Finally we turned around for the last stretch at the reserve near Tamaki College’s Technology hall.It was so rocky it felt like I was running on a desert.

Coming up through the bush onto our school field Hossana, Marvin and I had a foot race. We were all running as fast as we could but I only came second so I was so disappointed. I said “Flip I wish I came first” Marvin interrupted “It’s not about winning you know, it’s just about having fun and you should be proud that you completed the race”. I could now finally say “Hi Ms”.