Saturday, December 27, 2008

honey,honey and more honey!!!!!!!!!! gypsy loves to clean the honey off Dads gummies

Friday, December 5, 2008

Summer is here!!

Today was the first day we could use the pool this summer. What fun! It was definitely warmer than other places we have swum in recently (Cleopatra's Pool and Anchorage). Yay, roll on summer!!

Volleyball action

Last week, Allan Brodie came to teach us some volleyball skills. He showed us how to set, dig and spike. Good skills were learned!

Entertaining the RSA

We were fortunate to be invited to entertain the RSA people at their luncheon recently. We practiced before hand to make sure we were going to be great (and smiling)! The performance went really well, the audience seemed to really enjoy our stuff!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I have just spent 5 fabulous days in Sydney with my sisters and cousins (all girls), so that we could celebrate my Auntie's 80th birthday. This event happened kind of in memory of my Mum who would have turned 80 in November as well.
I did most of the driving in a wicked-as car, a Toyota Aurion. We talked a lot, sang songs together, and ate heaps of food!

The 'white house' belongs to my Auntie, and is right on the waterfront - it's gorgeous!

This was certainly a weekend to remember, and we even got to see the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Whaea Jane

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Split Apple Rock

On Friday we went to Split Apple Rock. We dammed up a small stream. It was really fun. We made about four walls to try and save the Lyttleton family (which were sticks) and their house was a big clump of sand. The amount of water that burst out was huge. We went to the caves onthe other side of the beach. On the way we saw a half dead baracuta stuck under a rock but it wouldn't live long because a hungry looking seagull landed right next to it.
As we left Ancorage, thinking that it would be a hour and a half walk, it ended up being a half an hour walk as we skipped the hill and walked across the Torrant Bay estery. We finilly arivied at Torrant bay as we waited for the water taxi to pick us up. As we hoped on the water taxi we bonced up and down as we came to a sudden hult to find four little blue penguins swimming in the water, looking for food. Then we made it to Marahau.

Art gallery

At camp, we had a activity day, which was wicked!
One of the activity's was biking down the road to the art gallery!!!
My favorite sculpture was maui fishing up the north island!!
I'm sure lots of people liked that art gallery.

Beach walk

We arived at Marahau eager to look around and that night we set of on a beatiful beach walk.

The Great almighty walk!

We enjoyed ourselves loads on camp and the great almighty walk made it shine even more. We went on a long, long, long bridge over the estuary, and trudged through the beautiful native bush. Stopping at a nice clearing along the way for lunchwas a relief! Mmm, mmm, our lunches were deliciosly nice and enjoying it left us in a good mood for the rest of the walk.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

walk to anochorage

On Tuesday the 18th of november the mahana seniors went on a five hour walk to Anchorage from marahau.
i really liked looking a the sea when i was walking.

from rebecca and crissie

The bumpy bike ride

It was a bumpy ride down the hill for the seniors room kids on camp. A crash from the teacher, a nut lost from a bike, a wild sheep trying to run into us as well as sore legs and itchy arms.

Friday, November 14, 2008


The bunnies jumped out of the recycling bin, HOW WEIRD! Then hopped all over the classroom. One left a surprise on the floor I wonder what the teacher was thinking!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Gala

  • The Mahana Seniors were very busy on the 18th of October when they were running every where trying to get stalls working for the Mahana School Gala. Although they were busy, together it was a heap of fun. The stalls we had were: Fishing game, Horizontal bungie, Water baloon throw, Slushie's, Pony Rides and Talent Quest. The weather was definitely on our side as the sun was blazing beautifully. We made $16,000 in the end,Wow! I enjoyed myself loads and the singing and dancing was great.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fishing Time

On our holiday at d'Urville Island my family and I went fishing for blue cod.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Buzzy Bees

Dad recently brought 3 bee hives home. Here they are hard at work!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

crystal caves

hi guys we went to a place could the crystal caves they were man made caves with the worlds biggest crystal collection, here is a picture.The Crystal in the picture is called the Empress of Uraguay-the biggest Amethyst Geode in the world.

Friday, September 26, 2008


We were all playing in the Motueka 7-a-side competition a few weeks ago. Rugby, hockey, soccer and netball were the games on the day. It was a great day out and we played heaps of games, another fun day.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Taylors class studied Ancient Greece this term and the term ended in a culminating day with all the year four classes showing off their work.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hi everyone, We have had a busy week.,the girls Grandparents have been visiting. On monday we visited The Great barrier Reef on a Catamaran called The Passion. We went to Michealmas Cay and Paradise Reef. The Cay is a big sand hill covered in sea birds, it was very calm. The Reef was under water and we had to jump off the edge of the boat with our snorkeling gear and swam out to the reef.We also went on a tour in a glass bottom boat and saw all kinds of coral, turtles and fish, including Nemo.
We went back to Granite Gorge our favourite inland swimming hole.No Crocs-or so they told us! Hartleys Crocodile Farm is another place that we revisited, always good.The drinks are fresh coconut juice( come with there own cup) and sugar cane juice,yum yum.

7-Aside Winter Tournament

On the 16th of September, four sports teams competed against other schools in Motueka. The sports were rugby, netball, soccer and hockey. The rugby people came 2nd overall, hockey people came 3rd overall, soccer people came 4th overall and netball did very,very well against some tall and extremely tough teams. Everybody did really, really well.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Me and Dads project.

Me and my dad for the last few months have been making a rabbit hutch for when I get some rabbits.
I just thought you might want to see what it looks like, so here you go!
By Georgia

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Animals at the Kennedy's farm!

Roman our dog!

Shandy Emma's horse!

Daffy Emma's rabbit!            And Sandy Emma's guinea pig!

The cows!

The Digestive System

The Cairns Dome Zoo

Hi everyone this is a zoo we went to. It is under a glass dome on top of the Casino roof.

This is a photo of me patting a Bandicoot.Bandicoots are Marsupials but they look like giant rats.
There were sugar gliders, which are tiny cute creatures which look like a cross between a bat and a possum. The zoo keeper feeds them large doses of sugar and then the sugar gliders , leap and glide from tree to tree, and can go upto 50 metres. They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
There was a 5 metre croc that had to be lifted into the zoo by a crane!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ski Rainbow

On september 1st mahana school went to rainbow skifeild and had a great alpine day. all our kids did not give up and thay gave it 100%.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hi all going to try to attach a photo of the girls at a place called Babinda Boulders, a granite water way up in the Rain Forest , 1 hours drive south from Cairns. They have a rain fall of 10-12 metres per annum, it rains for 250 days of the year.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Pumphreys in Australia

Hi all, great blog, We tried to attach a picture but our computer has vista and it wont send photos anywhere. We are taking it to the shop next week. Bye for now the Pumphreys

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Truck that got Stuck!

Yesterday at school, the Septic Tank truck got stuck in the mud leaving a ditch that was a scar etched in to the earth.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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