Tuesday, 21 November 2017

100 Word Challenge


This is the picture prompt that the children wrote about:

The moon was out it went quiet one by one the lights turned off “Good night seth.”
“Good night.”...Beep beep BEEP! “Who got me an alarm clock!” “MUM!” There's no answer I look outside and see one sun and two moons! Whats going on I turn around and see that i'm now outside “Seth!”
“who said that”
“Me.”
I turn around and see a man in a big black cloak “Ahhhhh!” I run for ten minutes I stop i’m stuck “seth.” “Time to wake up!” Beeep “school.”
At school “wait the alarm oh no!” I see two moons.
Seth

*You look at the mysterious Statue and wonder why is it here?
*You decide you should go.
*You see a long path through a forest.
*after walking for a bit you hear a branch break behind you.
*You Run and reach a gate way and suddenly can not move, and hear something approaching you.
“Human.”
“Don't you know how to greet a new pal?”
“Turn around and shake my hand. . .”
*You turn around and shake the cloaked figure and hear a fart noise?
“The whoopee cushion in the hand trick haha its always funny!”
“The names Sans.”
“Sans the Skeleton.”
Josh

A Strange Black Man Approached Me, I Ran Fast But it Ran Faster So I Ran and Hid It Was Searching For Me Little Did It Know I Was Up A Tree, I Knew There Was No Way To Get Down Unless He left. I Waited For Days, Well That's What It Felt Like But In Reality I Was There For About Ten Minutes I Had To Get Out Of Here So I Jumped And Ran As Fast As I Could But He Caught Up Quick And Jumped At Me And… Tickled Me, But To My Surprise It Was Vince
Corbin

I stare at the dark, mysterious figure that haunts the park, and everybody has ran for their lives, except for me, that is.
The figure just stands there, as still as a statue, except it ain’t a statue.
I then approach it, ever so slowly and I try to make as little noise as possible so that I don’t alert the “figure”
I poke the it’s back, and then I look around the body.
It was a damn statue.
I felt so embarrassed that I never wanted to step outside ever again.
Vince

One day a kid named Chase who had a normal life until one day something black came from the sky and said to him, you will be named death the keeper of lifes. And Chase said are you a Grim Reaper, then the thing said yes my name is Forbidden. Forbidden power,dark side as well, the Forbidden died beneath my feet as time went past chase has gone stronger, changed his name to Death then he became more of like a Grim Reaper, then their was a chosen one then Death's job was to kill the chosen one.
Sepeti

Every year he comes back searching for new victims, we don’t know what he does or what it is but when the 1st of October comes around you need to watch out.
It was 3:15 in the morning when my alarm went off and there was funny looking figure standing in the corner of the room, it was breathing heavily, it stood there looking at me. When the clock hit 3:16 it suddenly vanished, I couldn't go back to sleep cause I felt like it was still there watching me. My friends said that it was haunting me.   
Zeth

Welcome back to the news to day a hot air balloon went missing What happened was… Wait one minute we will get right back to that after this breaking news the moriori sorsara is not died but higheding.
A man went to his mailbox to get the mail when he swer a cloaked figure, he was scared but a sign next to the figure said “hied me from the maori’s. Man know it was a moriori but not what to do. What would you do (no time for the hot air balloon news) see you next time on the news.    
William

“Hey! Do you want to to come to my house after school?” Yelled Alfred to Aaron.
Aaron replied by yelling “Yeah sure! Do you want to go the long way, through Blacks Park?”
“Yea why not!” Yelled Alfred.
“Not funny…” Said Aaron.
“RING!!”
“Aaron, Lets go!”
While Aaron and Alfred walked through Blacks Park they stumbled upon a weird looking statue.
“Is this your uncle Aaron?” said Alfred.
“Yea how did you know?” Aaron sarcastically answered.
“Man you must be stupid, I was just kidding… Don’t take things too seriously.” Said Alfred. ‘
“Uh. You-Yo-you know I was- I was… nevermind…”
Lester

Ebony black clock wrapping and draping around the figure. Hood to shield all sunlight and possible glances. Pits of darkness act as eyes, pure white skin from darkness.
Only comes out at night, and at day sleeps in its  coffin. Unknown gender or name we don't even know if it is human. Mostly seen around the graveyard it is a rumour that she brings them to life. The dead get another chance to redeem themselves, to get revenge. They are an army, a troupe of the undead. If you see it do not watch or else, you will be stoned.
Cushla

The solemn statue of amber black marble stood strong in the small clearing. 200 years ago before this part of the everglades were drained a man stood his last dying breath echoing through this true frontier. The black stone suffocated him like the pythons that hunt in this wilderness, his white cloak bleached black. His sins not repented for the lives he took, the families he separated, the actions he made.

The solemn statue of amber black stood as a reminder of the sins they made of the lives they took the things they had done. The sins he made.
Fergus

Late last night I had gone for a walk through the park and I had seen a tall dark mysterious figure standing in between two trees. I didn’t think anything of it when when I first saw it but now i want to investigate.
I thought to myself it must have been a statue but now that I think about it how can someone build a statue in under 3 hours . Once I got to the park the figure had gone and it was nowhere to be seen again.
Aria

A mysterious figure appeared in the park last night. His shadow made my skin crawl. The figure appeared as a man wearing a long dark coat with a hood, He seemed to hide his face a lot, if he had one, He had very boney fingers they were so white you'd of thought they were glow in the dark. He was a terrifying, towering man but he never harmed anybody, but he seemed to stand and weep all day. His favorite place was under the three macrocarpa trees and the bush.
Ayla

One cloudy day a group of suspicious, no good teenagers went to steal jewelry from a house that the owners have not been to in 3 days, they suspect they were on holiday. It’s the perfect time to strike! They smashed the window and got in, as they were stealing the jewelry and food they had the feeling they were being watched. They looked back through the window and saw a mysterious cloaked figure…

They suspect the figure saw them so they ran out the house and the figure was in front of them. But it was just a statue...
Ash

Bob da Grim Reaper had came down to earth to talk to schools about his story and his experience of how he became a Grim Reaper. How he became one is that he died and was sent to hell and the devil told him that he is the new Grim Reaper. He came down the earth to take the souls of people who died and he also wanted to share about his story of how be turned into a Grim Reaper.
Carlin

It’s been over three weeks of the mysterious recurrence of the darked dressed figure lurking in an local farmers plantation. Patricia (The Farmer)  has caught one blurry photograph of the figure while exploring for the figure. The photograph shows someone dressed in a black hooded gown. Patricia claims to hear whispering, and occasionally smells incense coming from her plantation.
The peculiar being has been stirring up quite the attention on social media, but only has been seen and photographed once. Police are still undecided about who the person is, and why they have stayed in the plantation for so long.  
Georgia

Reported last night at 11:11pm on Friday the 13th. Every year on Friday the 13th there is always someone out there doing something mysterious. A team of people search through the city and find these people. BUT! The investigators have been going missing. Some have been reported dead, others have been reported in a net or in a cage. Police have been searching and searching and have found a man that is suspected to be doing these unusual activities in the city. He will be going to court later this  afternoon.
Molly

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Camp

We had an amazing week at camp, a really challenging experience but a great achievement for everyone! These are some photos of the camp:













Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Practice Tramp

Yesterday we went for a tramp in Herbert Forest. We walked for about 3 and a half hours, it was pretty tough. We all did such a great job and should be proud of ourselves. We are definitely all ready for camp next week.







Thursday, 19 October 2017

100 word challenge writing

The prompt was to write a report based on this photograph: (no more than 100 words)

Gary is a simple guy. His day would be like any other normal person. Get up in the morning, go to work, get home, have dinner with his wife and two kids.  He's a really easy going guy and is doing great at his job. For his job he is a Surgeon and is the best in all of New Zealand. But one day his wife and children were killed in a car crash, that left Gary by himself.Gary was missing for 6 months now and finally they found his dead body in a pond very far far north.
Josh

        Suicidal or Accidental
A teenage boy named Derek was lost for two days and is now found Dead in a lake at moorebank park. The lake had Electric Eels with razor sharp teeth that could easily make you bleed to death, police are still trying to find out how exactly this boy died. But it’s strange that no one was around at the time to see this life being taken, the boys mum said that’s where her son would wait when she had to pick him up. It’s a big mystery to Derek’s family.
Madison

One day a Alex was walking with his mum, it was a rainy day. Rain fell on rocks it made them slippery, and the water raised higher and higher. When the water got higher little fish were swimming so he tried to touch one of them, but something was in water. So he walked  and the thing followed him, so he started to run but the thing was still following him so he was running through the garden jumped over the rocks and slipped,banged his head on the rocks and got knocked out so his legs were sticking out .
Sepeti

The day that he went missing, my neighbor was outside doing things around his house. A man named George had gone missing from his house
At around 10:00pm. police and relatives had been searching for two days. So far all the police have found is a pair of gumboots and jeans sticking up from a puddle police are worried that suspect george has been stabbed then pushed into a deep hole. Once the F.B.I arrive at the scene they begin digging up objects then pull then out  but there is still no body to be found.
 Aria

A PERSON COMMITS SUICIDE

Friday 13 November - An unspecified gender human has committed suicide in a pond. So far, we have no clue as to what the reasoning behind his suicide was but it has certainly made waves across the country. There will be a funeral held next week at the city Cemetery and the mayor of the town will be in attendance as well as some representatives from the National Suicide helpline. We have spoken to the person’s family and they are very distraught with what has happened.
Vince

Boy has been found in local pond
A boy was was found upside down in the local pond by the gardens yesterday by a crazy lady with cats, They suspected that he was climbing a tree and the branch snapped and he feel in. He appeared to be doing a handstand but he must of been there so long that his head got stuck in the mud. He had denim jeans, black gumboots and shirt. The boy is now dead due to the fact that it seemed he had been there for 5 days.
Ayla

The kid fell down the hill where the air was fresh and the grass was green. The boy fell he grasping for the light wanting to touch it. Suddenly cloud cover leaving the boy depressed, “come back!” but no he fell into the cold gray muck. As he slowly sank to the bottom. His heart also sinking realizing he was going to die. Then he saw a man heading his way, as he reached for the man’s hand he yanked the boy out the shoved his head under, and that was the end of that poor boy chasing the light.
Kurt

Once upon a time there was a man he was a very depressed man he was depressed because his wife and children left him why you say? They left him because he was addicted to drugs and gambling he had no friends and his name was KFC one day there was a bad bad flood and in that bad bad flood he got more depressed than ever so he went outside and jumped face first into the water and then he got stuck in some weeds and died this is the end of KFC’S story…      
Lucas

One day Jay wanted to do something on a tree then all sudden. Someone snuck up behind him and pushed him down into the pond. ,After that the pond was turning red. A few days another farmer found him in the pond then he called 111. when the cops came with the detector The detector tried to find some evidence. A few moments later When he had found enough evidence it was time to search for the murder. one night they found him when they found him they tasered him,and handcuffed him. sent him to prison for murder.
Carlin

2011, July 13. Derek Hale was found in Beacon Hills Lake. Derek Hale is a Male, and died from committing suicide. His Family said that there was nothing wrong with him and he always acted so happy. Detectives looked around his room and asked his friends how was he reacting when he was still alive. They said he was happy like a bunny with a carrot. There was only one more place they could check which was his phone. They looked at his phone. There was no reason why he killed himself. Then they found the death threats on messages...
Lester

One day a normal scarecrow was just chillin’ in the garden doing its job, scaring crows. It started getting cold then it started getting windy, so windy that the crows could barely swoop into the garden. The scarecrow started losing its balance and tumbled over into the little frog’s pond, The scarecrow fell into the pond and landed with its feet sticking out of the water. The family who owned the house and garden were away on a holiday in France. The poor scarecrow rotted away in the water but it didn’t care because scarecrows are not alive.
Ash

All that remains of the late Barry Garrison are his signature black gumboots floating in a pond in on of his many paddocks. The murderer's motives are unknown as Barry was known as a generous neighbor and loving father. Barry would often be spotted moving his stock around paddocks. Although the murderer is unknown, doesn't mean that it will always be that way. Private investigators are very determined to uncover the mystery that still remains today. Barry’s family, friends and neighbors are all suspects, due to the sudden death and lack of clues left behind in the murder scene.
Georgia

FOUND: Black Gumboots
Yesterday a pair of black gumboots were found in a pond at the Oamaru Botanical Gardens by the gardener. The gardener stated that the gumboots looked as though they had been left there the night before. The Gumboots are a size 8 and look as though they have been extremely worn (although it could be because they had been left in the water). There is a small hole in the side about the size of a ten cent coin; the heel also has a minuscule hole. If these are your gumboots please report the Oamaru Police Department.
Anika


Dear readers there has been a tragic accident  on wombat lane. Goldfish enthusiast Jeremy Wade was cleaning his Goldfish pond when rouge goldfish Jimmy started the rebellion, he was sick of the abuse (mostly about his memory). When Mr Wade started scrubbing his pond, They attacked pulling Mr Wade pulling him under. The unclean water meant that the depth of the water was an illusion and Mr Wade sunk straight to the bottom and suffocated. Jimmy the fish will be facing the high court tomorrow on account of manslaughter. We will keep u updated on this tragic story.

Fergus

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Inquiry Presentations

These are some photos of us sharing our amazing inquiry presentations.








Thursday, 21 September 2017