Monday, 16 December 2013

Our Awesome 2013 Year.....

2013 is coming to a close. The Awesome 1's are packing up and getting ready for Santa. For our Year 6 students, well, this is their last year at Carlton School. Next year they move onto Intermediate (Middle School) for two years then onto High School for five years.

We have had an extraordinary year and I must thank all the Awesome 1's for their commitment  and hard work. Good luck and have a Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Meet the Awesome 1's

After a hard year of learning, working, performing and competing, the Awesome 1's are ready for that well deserved chrissy break. You've probably wondered who these 'Awesome 1's are? You've read about their exploits over the course of 2013 and how busy they are, but now its time to meet..The Awesome 1's aka Room 1, 2013.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Inter-school Athletics

Carlton School competed against 15 other primary schools in the recent Wanganui Contributing Schools Athletics Championships. They were held at Cooks Gardens in Wanganui. Of course the team included some of the Awesome 1's. They were Shiloh, Tyrone, Wiremu, Byron, Sophia and Rebecca. Tyrone did really well picking up a 2nd in the Senior Boys 300m Final and 3rd in the Senior Boys Relay.

The squad did well picking placings in 7 finals. They were:
Mikail - 1st 300m, 2nd 80m, 3rd Senior Boys Relay
Tyrone - 2nd 300m, 3rd Senior Boys Relay
Zhyon - 2nd Javelin
Eugene -2nd Long Jump
Byron -3rd Discus

We had many 4th placings which were soooooo close to a podium finish. The squad were awesome and competed with a great spirit and attitude. Well done Carlton!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Awesome 1s Assembly Item

The Awesome 1's finally did it! They presented their assembly item to Carlton School. They had practiced hard, but were still very nervous on the day. The students of Room 1 had read Chapter 1 of the novel GONE. The lead reading group then re-wrote chapter 1 as a play (quite a challenge!), but they did it.

 The presentation was broken into three sections:

SONG - Adiemus
VIDEO - GONE -The nuclear explosion
PLAY - GONE - The classroom

The Awesome 1's were just that - AWESOME! They performed well and should be proud of themselves.

Seniors and Social Dancing...

The Awesome 1's and the rest of Carlton's Year 5 and 6 students have been given the opportunity to learn how to dance. Not just any dance but classic dancing, the way our grandparents and parents did.

The seniors have 8 lessons in total and are currently up to Lesson 6. They have really enjoyed their time so far and picked up the moves rather quickly. They have learned:

  • Cha Cha
  • Waltz
  • Country style
  • Gay Gordon
  • Disco Jive

What a great way to sign off 2013 and what a great skill to have  -Look out New Zealand's Got Talent, we have a new bunch of twinkle toes heading your way!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Globetrotting with the Awesome 1's....(

One this weeks (week 9) task for the Student Blogging Challenge was to identify places one would like to visit. The Awesome 1's went about brainstorming their idas and gave reasons why. Room 1 is beginning to understand just how big and great our world is and how isolated we as a country are - I mean to say, New Zealand is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean just above Antarctica (or near the bottom of the world).

Enjoy our Photopeach presentation as we globe trot around the world.


The Awesome 1's places and why...

Brazil - Wiremu and Caleb WA (See the statue of Jesus and enjoy carnival)
Antarctica - Natalie (See the wildlife and ice)
Hawaii - Ashan and Chloe (enjoy the warm weather and beaches)
Florida USA - Caleb E (See the waterparks and Nasa)
New York USA - Ilish, Sarah and Katrina (Visit the sights plus the Statue of Liberty)
Route 66 USA - Mr Sager and Dylan (Cruise the great route and enjoy the odd sights)
Edinburgh (Scotland) - Rebecca and Ryan (Visit the castles and family)
London, England - Sophia, Shiloh and Cindy (Visit Big Ben, the Tower and of course, meet 1D)
Leicester, England - Nadine (Visit family and her mum's birthplace)
Paris, France - Rose and Mikayla (View the great art and sample the cuisine)
Spain - Shadae and Josh L (Enjoy the language and art)
Berlin, Germany - Riley (Study it's history)
Egypt - Tyrone (See the great pyramids)
North Pole - Tobias (Visit Santa)
China - Richard (Walk the Great Wall of China)
Hong Kong - Ariana (Go shopping!)
Tokyo, Japan - Josh O and Corey (Enjoy the sights, food and culture)

Wanganui - We all love home!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Senior Camp...

The Awesome 1's,  along with Rooms 2 and 3 went to Raukawa Adventure Camp for 3 days this month. They were well prepared for stepping outside their comfort zone and trying activities such as abseiling, rock climbing, archery, low rope confidence course, the flying kiwi and the hillside water slide.

The food was fantastic and the students were always feeling full from all the fruit and home baking between meals. All the Year 5 and 6 students who attended had a great time and felt they had achieved a lot by the end of the camp. Well done Carlton senior students on performing well and having a good time.

Enjoy some great shots of our awesome camp....