Sunday, 30 November 2014

Mt Robert Tramp

PLEASE NOTE; - YOUR GEAR MUST BE SUITABLE FOR AN ALPINE TRAMP.  A PUFFER JACKET DOES NOT COUNT AS A WET WEATHER JACKET.  THIS SHOULD BE A WATERPROOF LAYER WITH A HOOD.  YOUR BACKPACK MUST BE STURDY ENOUGH TO CARRY YOUR SUPPLIES.  ALL GEAR WILL BE CHECKED ON THE MORNING OF DEPARTURE.  FOR SAFETY REASONS STUDENTS WITH INADEQUATE GEAR WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COME ON THE TRAMP

Gear
It is really important that the students have adequate clothing for the tramp and we have included a gear list to give them plenty of time to organise themselves.  We will not be taking students who do not have the correct gear.  It is also our expectation that all parents are well equipped. 
Day pack - this needs to be a small back pack ( school use back packs are fine)
Wear sturdy shoes/sneakers and socks ( no jandals, sandals, ballet flats or other thin soled shoes)
          shorts or suitable pants to be walking in
          t shirt
spare pair of socks
Also bring polypro long sleeve top
                   polar fleece
                   wet weather jacket
                   sunhat.
                   woolly hat
                   gloves
AND  morning tea/lunch,drink bottle,scroggin or other cereals/high carbohydrate snacks

Not Needed cellphone, ipod,

Christmas Parade

Wow the St Paul's truck looked fantastic today.  A big thank you to all the helpers and parents who did such a brilliant job.  Well done to the Hoiho kids who took part in the parade on the truck or in other floats - you were great!!!







Monday, 24 November 2014

Year 8 Formal

Dear Parents and caregivers,

The end of year is fast approaching and plans for the Year Eight’s end of year social are well underway. This event is scheduled for December 12th and is to be a semi formal dinner followed by a disco.

We are planning on having  a selection of salads, cold meats, savoury items and hot potatoes. We will be providing the desserts and drinks for the night but would really appreciate your offer of help for the other food items.

We are expecting around 34 students to attend so it would be great if you could provide enough food for 6 to 8 people.

Please indicate on the link below which items you are able to supply. It would be fantastic if you could ensure that there is even spread of names for each food type.


If you have any problems opening the link, queries or suggestions please feel free to contact me.  Many thanks for your ongoing support.

Denise Lee
denise@stpauls-richmond.school.nz

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas Hamper Appeal - Sunday 30 November


Christmas Hamper Appeal
The St Vincent de Paul Society is appealing for donations of Christmas themed goods that would assist families in the Richmond area over the Christmas period.
We are asking each family to donate non-perishable food items
suitable for celebrating the Christmas season. (please- no gifts).
The appeal will take place during November and the hampers will
be presented at Mass on the First Sunday of Advent. (30 November)

Some Suggestions: Christmas cake, fruit mince pies, chocolate biscuits, tinned fruit, dessert sauces (chocolate, fruit) savoury sauces (cranberry, apple, sweet chilli) pickles and chutneys to accompany meat, salad dressings, nibbles (nuts, crackers, chips, dried fruit) specialty tea and coffee, fruit juice, truffles, liquorice, chocolate and lollies!

The Penguins New Clothes

Read the following article from Dogo News on Why Little Penguins At Australia's Phillip Island Sport Stylish Sweaters then answer the questions following the story in a google doc.  Share your answers with the members of your oil group.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Diabetes Awareness Week 11-17 November

Go Blue for Diabetes Awareness Week - Mufti Day this Friday remember to bring along your gold coin donation.



Sunday, 2 November 2014

Thinking about dancing!!

Read the following article at Dogonews and watch the you tube clip.  Think about the choreography used in the song and what we are doing in our production.
 http://www.dogonews.com/2014/10/27/video-of-the-week-ok-gos-latest-music-video-will-have-you-twirling-umbrellas

Touch Rugby Tournament

Congratulations to all those participants in the Top of the South Touch Tournament held on Friday.  It was a great day.  A special thank you to all those involved in organising the tournament, providing the food, working in the tuck shop, coaching, the Garin refs, Salisbury School and all the helpers.







St John's Visit

On Thursday Kathryn from St Johns showed us how to administer first aid including CPR for adults, treating breaks and bleeding. We really enjoyed her visit and learnt a lot.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Writing Explanations

This week we will be revisiting writing explanations.  Watch the following powerpoint to refresh your memory about the language features and structure of an explanation.

http://www.slideshare.net/kevcummins/writing-an-explanation?next_slideshow=1


Watch the following video clip  and write an explanation that answers this question 

“Have you ever wondered how NBA players can produce such great vertical leaps? Or why they can sometimes jump so high?”

Remember to check your explanation against the checklist in your writing book.  

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Hoiho Calendar Art for the Amazing Price of $12.50 BUY NOW!!!!!

WOW!! Take a look at the amazing calendar art produced by Hoiho this week.  Order forms should be returned by 17 September.  Take advantage of the opportunity to buy some creative presents for Christmas at great prices.

Starfish by Benjamin Gale
Enjoy the feel of the ocean with this piece of art hanging on your wall all for $12.50





By Emma Flanagan


Kewl Kewl by Tim Fahey
Buy this good looking swag whale to brighten up your walls for the amazing price of $12.50!!



Sea Creatures by Dylan Homesley
Is your wall bland?  Well let me water it up for you! Buy this oceanic calendar for only $12.50 and put some colours on that wall!!




The Thrashing Sea by Logan Ranson
This piece of great colourful art cannot be resisted and should be bought and placed on your wall for the amazing price of $12.50!!





Swimming Seal by Aria Healey
Buy this calendar and your day will not only be a whole lot more organised but brighter for the amazing art hanging on your walls.



Just Keep Swimming by Stella Ferguson
This calendar art will not only brighten up your day but keep you organised for the amazing price of $12.50!!!



By the Sea by Logan McCrae
There is Treasure Island in the background and the ship just stole all the treasure.  This is a unique piece of art by an up and coming young artist who has a family history of art.  Buy now as an investment for the future!



The Fish and a shell by James Norton
Brighten up your walls with this dazzling piece of art.  Think sunny days at the beach for $12.50 the dream could be yours!



Moonlight Help by Heidi Powick
This wonderful piece of work brings brightness to your house and puts a smile on your face.  Buy now for the amazingly cheap price of $12.50!!!




The Coral Reef by Charlotte Hill berg
Three wonderful pieces of art in 1 picture all for the amazing price of $12.50 it makes you want to buy more!!





Yellowfish by Marcus Curry
Buy this fantastic fish and your house will be so much brighter all this for $12.50!!!


The Cool Crab Creation by Brendon Oliver
This bright and breezy crab will stick out on your wall and wow your guests.  So buy now to create a great feature for your walls!!




Ocean Life by Nicole Lam
This Ocean Life calendar will put a smile on your face and brighten up your day - so buy now!!



The Ocean by Alex Spurr
This picture is made around the ways of water.  Buying this calendar art will give you different interpretations of meanings for water.  




Underwater Majesty by Eva McCauley
I wanted to capture the essence of the sea using paint.  It would look great in any room so buy now to change the way your house looks!


Hamish by Conor Davies
Brighten up your day and walls with Hamish the Seagull.  For $12.50 you will have a smile on your face all day, just like Hamish!



Dolphin Diving by Simonne Macmanus
This calendar art will bring joy to any room in your house especially at the amazing price of $12.50!!!!!



The Seagull and the Lighthouse by Laura Davies
This beautiful masterpiece will brighten up your living at the incredible price of $12.50!




Watching you by Ruben Mills
This shark will watch you from the depths of the coral reef at only an incredible $12.50!



The Rock Lobster by Alex Cleary
This fabulous red creation will brighten any wall, in any room, in any house - buy now at this amazing price!




By Georgina Fisk




Spoodermen by James Johnson
This is my sweg fush - you should buy it because it is SWEG!




Underwater Rainbow by Megan Ritchie
This colourful picture will brighten up any wall, anywhere and at $12.50 for 1 calendar it is an absolute bargain.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Persuasive Techniques used by Advertisers

The power of persuasion is a technique used by advertisers.  Check out these links to find out what these techniques are and how they are used in advertisements.  



Visit this link for more ideas of how advertisers plan their ads.

Create your own ad at this site
http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/advertisingtricks/createyouro
wnad_flash.html


Visit this site to check out some ads that made it and some that didn't!








Sunday, 10 August 2014

Watch these speeches

Take some time to watch these speeches.  For each speech make some notes on the structure of the speech and the techniques used.  Did the speaker use repetition?, did they ask questions?, what points did they make?, how did they make them?, did they have a conclusion?, did they use gestures?, did they use facial or voice expressions? Now think about your speech how can you make it just as effective?


Joshua Iosefa's Inspiring Speech - Brown Brother


The Girl Who Silenced the World / 20th Anniversary



Visit this link for ideas on how to use your voice to keep your listeners interested.  
http://www.write-out-loud.com/quickeasyeffectivetipsforvocalvariety.html



Sunday, 3 August 2014

Preparation for Speeches - some fun!

It's speech time - have some fun practising these tongue twisters in the mirror.  Remember to use facial and voice expression.  Read the following article on dogonews 








Remember when making a speech the key is to keep you audience interested and AWAKE! Even President Obama has to work on that!