Friday, May 20, 2011

Singing with Suzanne Prentice

On Thursday 12th May 2011 we sang with Suzanne Prentice. She has been singing Kids for Kids concerts for seventeen years and that is a long time. But she has been singing since she was young. These concerts are to raise money for World Vision.

Every day we practiced the songs. My favourite song is ‘Hello Mother, Hello father’. There was one song that we had done last time.

In the morning of the 12th of May we had to be at school by 8:15 am. Then we had to go to Hamilton for rehearsal. First we did the songs without the solos. Then people tried out for the solo, but Fiona and I did not get any parts. Then we did the songs with the solo parts in it.

At night time we had to be at Founders Theatre by 6:45 to get ready. We performed a live concert at Founders Theatre. There were a lot of people there and I was scared to pieces.

I really want to sing with Suzanne Prentice again because I really enjoyed it.

By Renee

Kids for Kids Concert

We got to sing in the Kids for Kids concert with Suzanne Prentice. These concerts are to raise money for World Vision.

It was great fun singing in front of heaps of people at Founders Theatre. Chris from The Funky Monkey's was the pianist, he was funny.

We had a great time at the practice and the night performance.

We can't wait for the next concert in 2 years time.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poems by Jordan

TigersTigers have claws,
Upon their paws,
Listen to their roars.

Lightning can strike,
As quick as you like,
It can even hit a bike.

Clouds are white,
But not bright,
In the light.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Chewing gum is yuck
Chewing gum I hate the most
Chewing gum is really gross.

The sky is blue
The sky is bright
On a windy day you can fly your kite.

In The Holidays

In the holidays I went to the South Island. We went in a car to the Wellington ferry and the car went on the ferry as well. Then we drove to Christchurch to see Nana and Grandad. They don’t live there, they live in Taranaki. On the way down we stopped and saw the seals. We stayed in a motel for the night, the bed was so soft.

Then we went to Aunty Debby and Uncle Nathan’s house. They live in Ashburton. We played with Rachel and Laura Rose. We stayed the night at Aunty Debbies house. We had to share a room Maddy and I slept on the same air bed. The air bed was squishy.

In the morning we went to Uncle Jeff’s house for three nights. He lives in Oamaru. We played with Stellar. She is a miniature pony. We fed her apples and pears. Then we went to feed the chickens and get the eggs, there were four eggs.

After three days we went to Edendale to see the house that we were going to move into and to see the farm as well. Then we went to sign a contract to move into the house. Then we went to Cheviot, it is a little village and we stayed in a motel for the night. The bed was so comfortable.
In the morning we went to motocross because dad was racing. But dad got sore because people stole his donuts for his bike so he didn’t finish the race. After motocross we went to the ferry. We had to wait an hour for the ferry. When we hopped on the ferry we booked a room for us to sleep in.

When we hopped off the ferry we went home and had a big sleep.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Camp to Auckland

Camp to Auckland

On Tuesday the 15th of March 2011 Ngutunui Enviro School went on an exciting trip to many places in Auckland to overcome some of our fears.

At around 9:00am we all gathered at school and placed all of our luggage and items on the bus. 5 or 10 minutes later we left in a bus and a mini-van. It took 2 hours and 15 minutes to arrive at Butterfly Creek.

At Butterfly Creek we had lunch and played on the playground. After lunch we went into a room with around 6 fish tanks full of different species of fish swimming around in the tanks. A few minutes later we entered the Butterfly room, we were cooking like eggs, but we still saw some pretty cool things and read some pretty interesting information off the signs placed around the room. We forgot to fill in our books we were supposed to fill in so we had to go all the way to the beginning and fill in the books. When we finished we rushed through to the extra room and through the door into the crocodile room and we instantly cooled down. Inside we saw alligators, lizards and 2 Salt Water Crocodiles named Goldy and Scar. Goldy and Scar were just lying under the sprinklers and in the miniature pond they had placed in the enclosures. Crocodiles can remain under water for up to 3 hours. After the crocodile room we went into the insect room and the moment you walk in there, there is a doll house full of cockroaches, then we saw a big colony full of bees. We then saw a big tank full of locusts with head shells scattered around the floor. Then we walked over to the tarantula area, we saw many different types of tarantulas. Then we went back to the Crocodile room to watch them being fed.

When we arrived to watch the show the man wouldn’t stop talking until the Crocodile jumped up to grab the food he was holding. Then we went on a train ride around the whole place twice.

Then we went to mini-golf and Lachlan and I won with a tied score of 68.

We went to McDonalds after mini-golf. I had a Big Mac combo and a soft serve with a flake. We went onto the playground and we started playing even though Kohu and I were too tall.

When we had finished dinner we went to Kelly Tarltons. First we entered the education room and Steve taught us about Antarctica. Then we went downstairs to a room full of Antarctic vehicles and little windows that we could see penguins and the temperature the room was and it was -1 degree Celsius. Then we went to stingray bay and we got to feed the fish in the big tank our selves and we got to see the man go into the tank and feed the stingrays. Then we had a competition, we had to hold our hand wrist high in freezing sea water and if we pulled our hand out we had to go run our hand under cold water, Aleisha, Henare and Kohu won. After the competition we went into the tunnel on the conveyor belt, we saw some pretty cool fish including puffer fish, sand- tiger sharks, sharks, eagle rays and lots of other amazing fish. We then went into a room full of eels, crayfish and there was even a Lego display. Then the man told us that we needed to find out where we were sleeping. I slept in the education room. When we all knew where we were sleeping we went to bed at around 11:00.

When we woke up we went into stingray bay and had breakfast. I had 5 Weet-bix and peaches and I had 2 bits of toast. After breakfast we went on snow cats and went for a ride around the penguin enclosure and had to try and find all of the different species of penguins. Henare and I found them all.

After the penguin ride we went to the Sky Tower and we watched a movie until we went up to the main viewing room. While we were up there we saw some interesting things. We also found some interesting information.

When we finished in the Sky Tower we went to 1 tree hill park for lunch. Everyone went and played on the flying fox and swing. When we had played for a while we had to have lunch, we had filled rolls and fruit. After lunch we got to play for another half an hour or so before we went home.

It was a really eventful couple of days. I know lots of people really enjoyed it because I know I did.