July 24

Pandora’s Box

PANDORA’S BOX
I open my eyes. The box is at the foot of my bed. Father told me not to open it but I decide to have a wee peek. The green light I see every night glows from a crack in the box. I place one of my hands on each side of the box and lift the lid. A dark ghostly spirit floats towards me. I scream, then everything goes black. Everything is blurry. My vision returns to normal. Ash and fire float around me. More of the ghostly spirits and other ghastly things scuttle out of the box. Demons crawl around. I don’t know what I have done!
Written by Ethan Cagney (Room 10)

July 3

Choir’s Musical Showcase

‘ISLANDS’ PERFORMED AT PENINSULA CLUSTER MUSIC SHOWCASE

Last Thursday the Tainui Senior Choir performed at Tahuna.  Our choir sang the song ‘Islands’, and we were the last group to perform. Mr. Straight and Miss McCombe taught us the song.  We got really nervous because the other schools were really good. There were hundreds of children watching us as we performed. Wairāmia made a brief speech about what we were going to sing.  We sang our song and it was over in a few minutes. Everyone clapped and cheered as we walked out with our heads held high.  We had an EXCELLENT afternoon.

Written by Morgan and Jessica

June 27

2014 EXTRA Spelling Quiz

 Last Thursday, six Tainui pupils went to Tahuna Intermediate to compete in the 2014 EXTRA Spelling Quiz – Morgan, Amber, Sam, Tamara and ourselves. At the Quiz there were ten rounds.  The hardest one for Merric and some others was Round 8 called, ‘All or Nothing’ because we had to work out what each word was from just five clues!

Sadly, Tainui didn’t get any medals but we tried our best! At one point Merric said, “Want another mint?”  He had brought mints to the quiz to help us relax so we could think and work calmly.

We are very good spellers but not quite good enough to win this quiz.  Spelling is fun!

Written by Merric and Peter

June 12

Scrabble Day

I loved Scrabble for Fun. I did lose both my games but I still really enjoyed it. I hope lots of other pupils get a go at it in the future and enjoy it as much as I did! We are playing it in the library at school on wet days now. We will be ready to win next year!  It will really help our spelling and we learnt new skills to play the game.

Written by Edie

On Thursday 5th of June eight children in teams of four went to the Dunedin Public Library to compete in the ‘Scrabble for Fun’ competition. Each person played two games and each win got the team a point. We won and lost games but still had lots of fun.

Written by Harlan

 

June 12

Tainui Red’s Awesome Weekend

A few weeks ago on Sunday, the Tainui Red Netball team went to the Southern Steel vs. Easiyo Tactix netball game. Pita Pit kindly gave us the tickets. Southern Steel were very good players and we learned lots of new skills from them. The game was very exciting and fast, and we (the Southern Steel) won 64 to 60. Thanks Pita Pit – we all had a great time!

Written by Skyla Diehl, Room 10

June 6

World Athletics Day

On Friday the 30th of May 28 people from the Senior Syndicate went to the Forsyth Barr Stadium for an International Athletics Day. We went there to do different activities to do with jumping, running and throwing. There were nine different activities. There was a prizegiving and dance off. The winners were Anderson’s Bay School. Unfortunately no Tainui teams won any prizes, but we all had a lot of fun. Everyone who participated in International Athletics Day got a Healthy Eating plate, a booklet and an activity book.

By Sam & Kimberley wad