Monday, February 15, 2016

Leadership Camp

We have returned from a successful Year 8 leadership camp, held at Akitio.  The Akitio Community Centre is a fantastic resource for the community and only 80minutes from our rural town of Dannevirke.

This years Year 8's had a fantastic attitude towards camp and they mostly all gave all the activities 100%.  I was super impressed with how they worked together in the afternooons to solve the team building problems and on the whole got along with one another (as expected there were a couple of exceptions to this).

There are some real leaders in this group and I look forward to developing these skills further and building on those who are still to mature and recognise their leadership potential.

Below are a few pics of our week at Akitio



Arapata & Manaaki


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Auckland 9's Investigation

First week back at school and we have been involved in an investigation based around the Auckland 9's this weekend. We used previous & current results & rankings to make predictions about who would play in the finals of the 2016 Auckland 9's. Below are some of our predictions & why

Tamati thinks; The Rabbitohs will be in the finals because of their win last year and they will play the Sharks who have played in both a final & a semi final previously.

Daniel & Jaden think, The Broncos will play the Cowboys. The Broncos have two runner ups to their names, one for the 9's in 2014 & one for the Premiership in 2015, while the Cowboys won the 9's in 2014 & the Premiership in 2015.

Cortez thinks, the Warriors will play the Rabbithos. The Rabbitohs won the Auckland 9's in 2015 & the Warriors are his local favourites (probably not based on past results, more loyalty!)

Samuel has the Rabbitohs in the final because they wond the 2015 tournament. The Rabbitohs will play the Cowboys because they wond the 2014 tournament & the 2015 Premiership.

Chisora thinks; The Rabbitohs will play the Cowboys because both teams have won the 9's tournament previsiouly & the Cowboys also won the 2015 Premiership.

Aaron thinks; The Rabbitohs will play the Cowboys. He has them playing ion the final instead of the Warriors & Broncos because both the Rabbitohs & Cowboys have won the tournament previously.

Manaaki thinks: The Rabbitohs & the Cowboys will play in the final because they have won a tournament each and the Cowboys won the 2015 Premiership. He is leaning towards the Rabbitohs winning the tournament because in the last 2 tournaments they have won 5 of the 6 pool games.

Anna thinks: The Rabbitohs will play the Cowboys in the final. I have the Rabbitohs in the final because they won last year & they should win their quarter finals. I have the Cowboys in the finals ahead of the Warriors because the Warriors have never played in the final of this tournament. But go the Warriors!!

So what are your predictions? Lets hope we are celebrating a Warriors win (although the statistics don't suggest this will be the case). Anything is possible though!!