Thursday, 27 November 2014

PES Y6 Kawau Traditions and activities

Last week on tuesday the year 6 children at Pt England school went to Kawau Island. We got split up into eight groups but 2 groups were named the same and just had A and B at the end. So there were actually 4 groups. There are lots of activities and traditions for PES when we go to Kawau.

One of the traditions are that every year all the groups do a special item and there are 2 judges picking who comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. My group did a very short item which the judges didn't really like. So Kats (My team) came 4th, Kawau came 3rd, Mansion came 2nd and Benson came 1st.

Confidence course was my favourite activity because it was pretty easy. It was called the con course or confidence course because it was to show how confident you were. All you had to do was make your way over a obstacle or past it. Ohh yeah I even got a prize for being the best girl to do it, the prize was chocolate.

My second favourite activity was abseiling. Just so you were wondering it is NOT sailing in a boat it is going up a wall then down it. This was my second favourite because I liked it when we came down the wall the tips we  got were to lower your self like a jaw bridge. I was the only one who put thumb to bum in my group, thumb to bum is to help you when you want to stop coming down the wall and to have a little rest.

If I had the  opportunity to go back I would. So you should go to Kawau.

Khaia Kawau from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Wild Life

Tomorrow we are leaving to Kawau Island and we were told to research the wildlife on Kawau Island so we know what web are seeing there. I chose 3 things and here they are check it out.

Here is the history that I found out about Kawau Island:
Kawau Island is one of the largest islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Kawau was named after the Kawaupaka. Did you know Kawau is one of the most beautiful islands of the Hauraki Gulf and one of the richest in history. Kawau Island was purchased by Sir George Grey in 1862. Sir George Grey had an interest in the natural sciences, and was an enthusiastic collector of plants and animals from around the world. At the time Sir George Grey was serving his second term as governor.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Vocab Task

This has some words that I find interesting from the Kawau Island doc that I had to read. If you would like to read it click here.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Kawau Island

Here is an advice column about the activities in Kawau Island.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Isn't KFC delicious? Because I think so and do you chew on the bone after wards. Well did you know Archaeologists used chicken bones to figure out when the polynesian people first arrived in South America.  Oh sorry if you don't know what archaeologists are well they are special scientists that figure out when thing happened using bones, Isn't that fascinating.