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St Patrick’s Day

Last Friday Our school celebrated St Patrick’s Day. We all arrived  at school early because we had mass and we all had to have our best singing voices.


After Mass unfortunately we found out that we weren’t doing our St Patrick’s games today but luckily we still got to because it was postponed to Monday due to the wet rain. Instead we did some fun St Patricks Day Activities on our Chromebooks.


We all went home and enjoyed our weekend.I went to Sunday and Saturday mass, Legion of Mary – Curia and had some dinner and had a good sleep before the big day on Monday.


We all came to school on Monday with big smiles on our faces and with our P.E gear. We came to class when the bell rang and started walking to the canopy where room 6 was doing assembly. We sang the national anthem of New Zealand and said prayers before students started receiving certificates. We went back to class and started doing maths on our prime maths books.


The morning tea bell rang and we all started to make our way outside to our bags to grab our morning tea and P.E gear for St Patrick’s Day. When the second bell rang we all gathered under the canopy where Mrs Bullot split the whole school in 10 groups for 5 activities 1 vs 1 in each activity. 


My group first went to Sr Evalesi’s Game which was to jump inside the sash, go to the cone and come back holding a spoon with a plum on top.


We headed our way to the canopy where Mrs Agnew was having her game. She was bowling. It was pretty hard because when we were throwing we could not bend our arm.


Now we were going to the top court with Mr Bell where he was hosting scatter ball. Mr Bell’s game was very fun. We had 3 balls we could throw them anywhere and we would have to run to the other side while the fielders had to get 3 of the balls. One person holds it up and says stop out loud.


After every single game we had Popsicle announce the winners. My team came 4th and we all had lunch. For the rest of the afternoon we watched an anime called Spirited Away and went home and relaxed.


DLO About The Hauraki Gulf

This week we were all excited because our teacher surprised us with two word Virtual Reality also known as VR. We are lucky enough to have Alice From Blake VR NZ to come and teach us about if New Zealand’s Seas are healthy or unhealthy. We said our morning prayers then started walking up to the library to meet Alice from Blake NZ. We entered the library and saw so many Virtual reality headsets laying on the floor. After we all sat down Alice introduced herself to us and she told us why the company name was Blake and told us where it came from.


The name Blake came from a famous sailor Sir Peter Blake he won many sailing competitions and traveled around the entire world 3 times. One day he went to Antarctica with a few crew members when pirates showed up. Sir Peter Blake showed no mercy and stood up for his team but then got shot. The whole of New Zealand was devastated.

After his death that is when the company Blake was made and how they got their name. Here are my facts about the Hauraki Gulf

Mission Charism – Euphraise Barbier

-Mission Charism

Mission Charism – Mission is something to do and assignment or a task to do – Us Catholics mission is to send out the word of God and yell out to the world and spread the good new that’s our mission as Catholics that God send us in the world for to prepare for his second coming. Charism – charisma means talents and our gifts given by God we use the gifts given by God and use it in our talents do get better at something God gives us gifts so we can use them wisely in our life. That’s why we use our talents – gifts given by God to do his work as Catholics and prepare everyone for Jesus is second coming to judge the living and the dead.

-Euphraise Barbier

  1. Euphraise Barbier came to New Zealand with some RNDM sisters also known as the Mission Sisters.
  2. Euphraise founded the Sisters Of Our Lady The Mission in 1861 December.
  3. Euphraise Barbier was born 4th of January and died 18 of January
  4. She was the eldest of 5 children 4 girls and 1 boy and worked at laundromat
  5. She and some RNDM sisters went on a boat and went to many countries one of the countries was New Zealand

-Why shes important to our school

Euphrasie Barbier went on a boat to New Zealand and got to Christchurch and asked the bishop if she can go and fix this school. Euphrasie Barbier came to St Patrick’s School Panmure and the bishop said no but they still went to fix it with her and the mission sisters started running the school she was and inspiration to the missionaries also known as the RNDM


Real or fake

Today our class was learning to use and test our power of observation and also guessing if the photo shown was either real or Photoshop. We asked ourselves if anything stood out. This picture was hard for me to believe that this photo was real especially because you can see the hills and mountains through his body.

Stone Cottage Adventure

Stone Cottage Adventure

On Tuesday Morning my class was excited to hear that we were visiting the old Panmure Stone Cottage across the front of my school. Everyday I come to school and I see the house. I have always  wondered what’s inside. Today was so exciting because the class and I got to see the old famous Panmure Stone Cottage. Two classes went before our class arrived.

Stone Cottage Museum is considered by many to be a jewel of Panmure, because it is so well kept and just like the houses that the fencibles used to live in many years ago. It was built around 1854-1857 and relocated from Mt Wellington to its current site at 1 Kings Road, Panmure in 1971. 

The people who lived in the house were John Herbert Harrison, Phoebe Ellen Dunn,William John Dunn, and Ellen Churches.

It was my class’s turn to go and visit the Panmure Stone Cottage. We walked from my class down the gate to the Stone Cottage. We were met by a lady named Terry And Patrick. They were our guides. Patrick was a historian and he was telling us the background of the old Cottage.

When we went inside we went inside the Cottage and went inside the parlour of the house which in the olden days means living room we were greeted by an elderly lady named Josephine. Terry was showing us all the photos of the previous people who lived in the Cottage. Terry  told us they used to drink beer there and sit near the warm fireplace. 

Then Terry took us to the next Room which was bedroom number 1.

Terry took us to the next room. We entered the room and the first thing we saw was a bed with heaps of old fashioned clothes on it. Terry showed us the clothes first, which were donated by other people. She said they were made with mostly cotton and silk. We also saw a few creepy dolls that looked like we’re staring into my soul.

“Let’s head to the kitchen,” Terry Said. We headed to the kitchen and we saw a sewing machine and a table, more dolls and a cupboard filled with old plates.

We wanted to see the upstairs so we went upstairs.  The stairs were so narrow and my head almost hit the roof .  We went into bedroom number 2. It got turned into an artifacts room that had a lot of cool artifacts in there. There was a typewriter, corset and some more old stuff  from back in the day.

We were heading to the last room which was the kids room. Inside was a bed, a mannequin and some more dolls and old fashioned clothes. Patrick told us more stories about Panmure and the bedroom.

It was time to go back to school for morning tea. We all said our goodbye to Terry and Patrick and our thank yous. It was a nice  trip and I hope we have the chance to find out more about other jewels in Panmure.