Thursday, 30 March 2017

Why you should join the chess club.
When you play a game of chess there is lot’s and lot’s of rules to the game. When you play you have to use your brain a lot during a game. If you join the chess club and you don’t know how to play then the chess club will be able to help you to play. If you join the chess club we could play a tournament in the school.

If you play chess then your brain will develop massively, because chess is one of the best board games for your brain, because in chess you always have to think a couple steps ahead of your opponent, because then you have lots of other plays you could do.


If you join the chess club it won't be lonely and boring because every once and awhile we will have a inter school tournament. If you win then you will get a prize, the prize might be a piece of chocolate or it might just be well down. If you get really good at playing chess then Mr Fourie will think about putting you into a team, for when we go to a outer school competition.


If you want to join the chess club and you don’t have a clue what to do then, the people that do know how to play chess will try and teach you how to play chess. When I first join the chess club I had no idea how to play chess or where to place the pieces on the chess board. But now I do know how to play chess and it’s a extremely fun game to play.

After reading all of my ideas of why we should play chess, do you want to play chess. It’s a great game for your brain, it’s fun and after a while you get pretty good at it. So come on guys join the chess club.
Why you should join an athletics club!



Image result for junk foodHave you ever thought about keeping yourself fit and healthy? Well, yes there are many ways you can stay fit and healthy such as joining a gym, counting every calorie you eat and so on! How boring, right? If I told you  that there is a way of keeping fit and socializing with your friends at the same time, would you be interested in joining the club? I believe that being a member of an athletics club physical and social needs. Here are my reasons why you should join an athletics club!


Image result for athletics trackFirstly, I think it would be really fun competing against your friends as well as having a great time doing it. Not only that but you could also learn some new skills and tips along the way.  Why be one of those people sitting at home with no friends, eating the biggest tub of junk you could find “ if that was me I would be thinking ‘ WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE’.


Image result for skillsSecondly, think of the new skills you could learn like jumping high, throwing far and much much more. You can also do all of those fun things with your friends and family. Think about how joining this club will impact on your life. If you would only like to do the running part then this can reduce your risk of getting cancer.

Image result for coming lastThirdly, It doesn’t matter if you you come last in every race you race in it’s about having fun and that you have friends by your side and actually being part of it and this can keep you out of trouble and all of those sorts of things. It can also keep you fit and healthy and I know everybody wants that!

So I hope that I have persuaded you to join an athletics club and remember
  • It would be fun competing against friends
  • You can learn new skills
  • And it's just about having fun
So I hope I have persuaded you to join an athletics club.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Owen - Basketball

Why we need new courts immediately!

Why we need new courts immediately!

The current state of our school courts are very dangerous and not suitable for the kids and unexpected weather.Our school courts are very small leading people to crash into each other and we can't have two games playing at once.Plus our school courts are not presentable ether, if a new student comes to our school we want them to see the courts and be like I want to go on that first.We need new school courts and here's why!

Firstly, Our school courts can be very dangerous in our usual Auckland whether making the concrete burn student's feet or causing them to slip and graze there arm and leg. Did you even think about the size of our courts? Exactly we need to upgrade and change the size of our old boring courts. Currently they are very small and not big anuf to have to games playing at once. Also our school equipment isn’t spaced out very good either because when someone goes to shoot a goal and another hop is beside it that person could miss and hit the other ball causing the other team to miss their goal.

Secondly, some kids can’t afford school hats because of the price so how are they going to have their chance of playing on the courts? That is exactly why we should have shade sails over the court. I think that would help a lot for those who have migraines or get sunburnt easy plus it could cool it down when it gets really hot. Another thing that can help our school courts is to have a higher fence surrounding it so we don’t have to worry about throwing the ball over and having to go all the way round to get it.

Finley, we all can't forget about looks because who want a dumb old looking court am I right? I think we need some colour and shape to our courts so if someone was interviewing the school they would think man they have a nice court I might send my child to, Reremoana or if a new kid comes to school they would think I want to go on the court's first because it looks like the boom!

I strongly believe that we need to upgrade our school courts and say goodbye to the past courts and hellooo new courts by the way we could be saving someone's life to sun cancer. Hopefully you have thought about it and made a good decision I can’t wait to see our future courts and what you decide.

Fix the Reremoana school courts



Fix the Reremoana school courts
I strongly believe that the Reremoana school courts need! Changing immediately.They can be very dangerous in rapidly changing  Auckland weather, people running into each other basketball hoop, netball hops and there are even tennis nets.
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The courts can get seriously slippery and wet  
In Auckland whether we can never be sure if it is going to rain or if the sun is going to stay out.Do you know how dangerous it is to run around on wet concrete it is so so slippery and its concrete falling over on it can be immensely painful you could just get a few bumps or buses but if you landed badly you could even break a bone.      here's and idea the B.O.T could get tinted plastic or glass put over the courtsImage result for tinted glass roof it would give them shade and they would get nowhere near as wet and hopefully there won't be as many puddles IMG_20170322_120054.jpg  altho they might need to have some type of wall in cases of side wind.It would be a bit like the hall but better. They could even add thin padded mats over the surface to prevent scratches scrapes bruises and lower the chance of breaking bones.Image result for thin fold over crash mats

 


With poles hoops and nets scattered around the court it has got to be dangerous there is a very high chance you run into one of them especially if you are like me and pay zero attention to your surrounding and just focus on the ball.To prevent people from running into them.First they could have the all of the hops on the side of the court not in the middle.They are pure mettle IMG_20170322_120054.jpg
Running into them is not nice even if they were on the side of the court does not mean we are going to completely  miss them so the B.O.T could put foam around them like this

Image result for netball hoopthen even if you did run into them it would not hurt as much you could also make them fixed our current ones have got wheels which means students can move them around when they want which is why there always in the middle of the court.The tennis nets should either be kept on the side of the court for all the time that they are not being used or they could implant them through the middle separating the netball court from the basketball court.


“Ow careful you be careful”running around on the court can very dangerous with 50 other people on with you the chance of running into anyone very high especially with all the different lines and games.IMG_20170322_120621.jpgThe B.O.T need to make the court bigger we are running out of space that school is getting bigger and bigger and nothing is enlarging.The court is one of our smallest areas to play but is yet one of the biggest to in popularity to play on.if we had bigger courts we could have the basketball and netball team practise at the same time without colliding.    

As you can see the courts as they are now are dangerous and need developing. I would suggest that the BOT should make the courts bigger. Instead of having 3 basketball hoops, 4 netball hoops and 2 tennis nets we could just have 1 set of each in separate to avoid them crossing over. Another suggestion to deal with the court becoming slippery would be to put a clear roof over the courts.
















We need to expand our courts by Mason



All of us need to improve or courts!!!

We need to  Expand our court  Because of the following reasons  
It’s a big safety hazard .  Personally I think it needs more space.

My first reason is that we need to expand our courts so we can play games properly
Let me explain thourgher.  When a group of kids are playing basketBall  and  Another group of kids are playing netball,They well collide  the balls will  get mixed up and throw to the wrong person. so we need to expand  our  courts with different areas for different sports.https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Basketball_court_of_Bitou_Elementary_School_2011-5-29.jpg
Oh and so we can invite  other schools.

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Second reason is  safety hazard if we don’t expand our courts we will have a lot of injuries .  if two games are going on at once  they will collide at have lot’s of injuries and there will be to many people in one place.   

Last of all so we can have fun and enjoy our courts because we will have more space to actually  play games and run around it well make our school a better place https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2015/04/04/19/02/fun-706870_960_720.jpg

in my conclusion we need to expand our courts to play games properly , safety hazard and because we need to have fun so please expand our courts.

Reremoana School Courts --- By Richard

Fix the Reremoana School Court!!

Dear Reremoana Board of Trustees

Reremoana School Court. It’s Terrible. The Courts are Dangerous, people are Getting hurt! This has to change. You Guys need to fix the Courts. Today I’m going to Persuade you why Reremoana has to fix their Court.

IMG_20170322_120621.jpgFirstly, There’s a High Danger of these Courts. School’s supposed to be safe! The Netball and Basketball courts Clash. So when Netballers and Basketballers Practise, there’s likely to be a clash.  Also, there’s 2 Basketball Courts, and and 2 Netball Courts. If we had More Courts, we could Practise, and Improve the Aims Games Teams. Speaking of Aims Games, Hockey is one of the 4 Sports we are doing, and, one of Reremoana’s main Sport. And we have to go all the way to Strathalan, to go Practise. If our Courts had more room, Hockey Athletes could Practise here!

Secondly, The courts are not Waterproof. In Auckland, it’s usually very rainy. That means, the Courts get very wet. This can lead to slips, which causes Kids to get hurt. And when kids get hurt, they go on and on and on. No One wants that! Also, this can’t let people practise their sport, because the surface conditions are bad. The fields are closed and the courts are soaking, so what can you do? Make these Courts Waterproof!                                                      
                                     
My last reason is the Courts are so Small! Again, when it rains, the Fields are Closed. So we have to fit 150 people on to the tiny Court. There is no room for anyone to practise. People are just standing around, doing nothing. Also, if our Courts were bigger, we could host Basketball and Netball Tournaments! Expanding the Courts will come with Major Benefits.

So, do you agree now? Do you now think You Guys need to Develop our School Court? Come on, School is Supposed to be fun. And, the Courts are Dangerous, not Waterproof, too small, and, if they were bigger, we could Host Tournaments. We have to fix these Courts, for Everyone in Reremoana School.

Yours Sincerely,
Richard Fallon

Why we need new courts immediately!

Why we need new courts immediately!

The current state of our school courts are very dangerous and not suitable for the kids and unexpected weather.Our school courts are very small leading people to crash into each other and we can't have two games playing at once.Plus our school courts are not presentable ether, if a new student comes to our school we want them to see the courts and be like I want to go on that first.We need new school courts and here's why!

Firstly, Our school courts can be very dangerous in our usual Auckland whether making the concrete burn student's feet or causing them to slip and graze there arm and leg. Did you even think about the size of our courts? Exactly we need to upgrade and change the size of our old boring courts. Currently they are very small and not big enough to have to games playing at once. Also our school equipment isn’t spaced out very good either because when someone goes to shoot a goal and another hop is beside it that person could miss and hit the other ball causing the other team to miss their goal.

Secondly, some kids can’t afford school hats because of the price so how are they going to have their chance of playing on the courts? That is exactly why we should have shade sails over the court. I think that would help a lot for those who have migraines or get sunburnt easy plus it could cool it down when it gets really hot. Another thing that can help our school courts is to have a higher fence surrounding it so we don’t have to worry about throwing the ball over and having to go all the way round to get it.

Finley, we all can't forget about looks because who want a dumb old looking court am I right? I think we need some colour and shape to our courts so if someone was interviewing the school they would think man they have a nice court I might send my child to Reremoana or if a new kid comes to school they would think I want to go on the court's first because it looks like the boom!

Conclusion, I strongly believe that we need to upgrade our school courts and say goodbye to the past courts and hellooo new courts by the way we could be saving someone's life to sun cancer. Hopefully you have thought about it and made a good decision I can’t wait to see our future courts and what you decide.







School Courts - Caleb


Slipping, sliding, grazed knees and arms, kids getting hurt, the basketball kids running into netball kids. People running into poles.
These are some of the things that happen because of our school courts.
I think that Reremoana School should get new courts. Courts that make sure that kids aren't getting hurt.





The courts are dangerous.
When the courts are wet, students can easily slip over. Just because it is wet it doesn’t mean that it stops people from getting grazed legs. I was playing a game on the courts and they were wet, going around corners on them you have to slow down heaps. There are also lots of poles that don’t relate to the sport you are playing. So If you were playing netball and you had lots of basketball hoops you could run into. At lunchtime, if people want to play netball and some other people want to play basketball, it can’t happen. Why? Because the courts crossover each other. People will be running into each other.

If we get proper basketball & netball courts, we can host proper games with other schools to play against us. No organising cars, uneven numbers, waiting for notices to come back for permission to go. We can play here! Also in summer, the courts are very hot and you need shoes to play on it. There are lots of different confusing lines for different sports and it is hard to keep track of where all the lines are.

A proper court should have an even amount of basketball and netball hoops. We don't! We have an uneven number of basketball and netball hoops. 3 basketball hoops and 5 netball hoops? Confusing! The senior kids like to play games without the little kids in the way, and I’m sure the little kids would not want us to interrupt them as well.  We could have 2 hoops for seniors, 2 hoops for little kids.



In conclusion I think that you guys should add new basketball and netball courts that are roofed, and have wooden floors because I’m sure that nobody wants to have bleeding knees and arms, or bruises from running into poles.

We Need Better Courts!!!




To The Board Of Trustees.


Reremoana school is pretty good in general, but do you think it is reaching it’s full potential? The rugby field feels like hay in the Summer and mud in the Winter, the turf isn’t big enough for a full hockey game and the soccer goal posts don’t even have nets! This is why Reremoana needs some better all weather turf, that can replace the court, so that we can: A)Eventually earn money off the use of the courts. B) Get to know our neighbors. C) Have more opportunities for everyone!!! As Reremoana school has grown, our numbers have increased and it has the opposite effect for our courts. As the popularity of the courts has increased, there's less space for play, and sports teams to train.


Firstly earning money doesn't have to come from the students in fundraisers, it can be made off the courts and our community members. If we extend the courts so will the popularity, do you see where I’m going with this? Probably not. But if we paint the courts to have a netball court, basket ball court and a tennis court side by side, then we can have more games going at once. And this left you thinking, how does this make money? Well it doesn’t. But if you build a fence around the outside and sell keys to the neighbors, you can make money off that, which can go towards putting turf in the courts place.


Therefore the Aims Games will not be a problem. Every year we pay mega bucks to Strathallen to use their hockey turf for training. But if we extend our hockey turf we can do it here, for free! But that’s not all, because we can get other people, e.g schools, to pay us to use our weather turf.


Thirdly, fundraising is a good way to get to know our neighbors and gain more money. Everyone thinks that we should keep it at 4 discos in a year, but disco aren't the only money makers. I figured the reason we don’t do more than 4 discos is because how much we pay the D.J, but this can all be avoided if we do a movie night. This may not sound like the smartest idea, but for a movie night anyone can come along which equals more money which seems way more affordable.


Lastly, if you want more opportunities for the kids, this is the way to go! Everyone is dying to take any opportunities given to them, so why not give them more? With the new courts we can invite other schools over and have our own mini tournament. This way, we will be able to hold more sports events at our school and get to know our neighbors!


With these reasons I hope I have persuaded you that we need better all weather sports fields because the bigger the court, the bigger the bucks!!!
Sincerely, Brooklyn
 

More Courts, More Opportunities

Dear Reremoana Board of Trustees


Reremoana school is known for our amazing success in sports. We need to make sure we keep this title by Having more space to Practice or train! If we expanded the courts there would be not so many safety hazards and more space to play! We are coming home with blisters, sore feet, wet clothes, cuts and scraps! You guys on the board of trustees are not thinking about all of the advantages that we could have if we built more courts.


IMG_20170322_115828.jpgThe courts are just not safe enough for us, the children of Reremoana school to play on! The surface of the courts is one big safety hazard. In summer the black surface of the courts heats up and absorbs all of the heat from the sun. We are getting blisters from the hot surface and when we fall we get cuts and sores because of how hard and rough the courts are. In the winter the courts are slippery and wet. We are more likely to get wet from falling onto the wet courts than getting wet from the rain. The basketball and netball team are having big collisions because the courts are set up in a very wrong way. The basketball games play horizontal and the netball games go vertical. How are we supposed to play or train if we get in the way of each other?


Buses are very pricey these days and we are spending way too much on travelling. All we are doing is putting money down the drain! If we had these new courts we wouldn’t have to pay for buses because we could hold the matches at our school! Other schools would come to compete at our school on our new courts. Parents would be much happier if we expanded because they wouldn’t have to take time off work to help with transport or help on the day. Reremoana is known for our success in sports and I think we need to keep this title. The most Important way to keep this Amazing title is to train and show people what we are made of! We could show people who we really are by holding tournaments at our very own school! We have some amazing athletes at our school and I know how great it would be to Let them show how amazing they truly are!


Teams Don’t have enough space to practice and the equipment is getting ruined because we are playing on the wrong kind of surface! If we extended the courts and make them all-weather courts we could train and keep our equipment nice and clean while having fun! Hockey sticks are scraped and scratched at the end because of playing on the courts, Cricket bats and balls are falling apart because they are hitting the rough surface. We could prevent this happening by building an all-weather court and using astroturf as the base. Teams don’t have enough space to practice and train! We have Two Cricket teams at Reremoana and only one of them can train because we only have one cricket pitch. If we built more courts both teams could practise at the same time. This year we are hoping to take quite a few teams to the aims games. One of these being Netball. With the new courts, there is more of a chance to win games because we would have a great space to train and play games in preparation for The Aims Games.


Overall I Know that expanding our courts will be one of the best decisions you will ever make! Teachers and Parents will be much happier with having more space and don’t even get me started on the how happy the children will be! There will be fewer blisters, Cuts and injuries because the surface wouldn’t be too hot or slippery throughout the seasons. Parents plus children will be generally happier! We will have more opportunities with new courts and more experiences. Expand the courts! You won’t Regret It!


Kind regards,
Tayla Mckinney

Many thanks to Hayley Brown and Google Images for the awesome Pictures!


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Why we should develop the school courts

Dear Board of trustees


We need to make a change to our school courts, because it isn’t in the best condition like it was. That is why I am going to give you some points on why I think we should develop the school courts now.


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My first reason is a big safety hazard, because our netball and basketball hoops are cutting a cross each other and a lot of the times people are always going to bang into each other or, when they do bang into each other it could cause serious injuries. Also some other safety hazards are the fence, because there is some loose wiring and it could potentially go into someone's eye. Plus there are some holes in the court and people might trip over them or even cracks, because there is heaps of them on the court that no one really notices.


My second reason is that there could be more opportunities, because more people from around the community could use our courts and we might even get some money off them for using it. Also The Aims people won’t need to drive to other schools and use their courts, because our court will be in a good condition and it will look like the others schools courts that we have gone to.
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My third reason is that I have some ideas on fundraising so we can change the courts if the school doesn’t have enough money and, my Ideas are a weekend reremoana car wash, movie in the field at Reremoana school and my last one is that we have a adult bingo night at Reremoana School.

My last reason is that will be more enjoyable to play on instead of what we have now because, the condition that it is in, I wouldn’t want to use it at all and it also doesn't really look like a court because, how bad it looks. It actually looks like a place where someone has done a very poor job on it.


So Please Board of Trustees I am begging you to change the courts because of Safety Hazards, there will be more opportunities and last but not least it will be more enjoyable to play on.

Yours sincerely Logan Henry

Develop Reremoana School Courts !!!



The current layout and surface of the school courts are not suitable for playtime or to do PE or play sports on. The current state is dangerous, not suitable to host sporting events on and certainly not suitable to use in the questionable Auckland weather.


The Reremoana school courts are very dangerous, because after a rainy day and you want to play sports on the court you could end up slipping and hurting yourself.
With the current layout of the court, if their is multiple games on, you could have a collusion or possibly run into a pole.


If we upgrade the school courts by adding more basketball, netball and tennis courts. We could host inter school competitions and if we do we would have good relationships with other schools. If we host inter school competitions we might be invited to other inter school competitions.

In Auckland's questionable weather it's not suitable to play on the courts because we could slip and end up in hospital. So we should install all weather terrain so we can play on the courts when it's wet, so we don't slip. If we install all weather terrain we could play on the courts when the ground is hot so that our feet don't get burnt.


So guys do you think we should upgrade the courts, I think we should. Board of trustees I hope you will consider my point and help us upgrade the courts.


By Ishaan Ram

R.7

Why we should extend the courts.


In our school we have a really nice court, we have lots of fun on there but the court should be extended. When we play basketball and netball they can’t play at the same time because the courts cut across each other. We also need a lot more room because of all of the new children coming to the school. Lastly we could have some really cool competitions on the courts.


When we play on the courts there isn’t a lot of safety, because on the courts the basketball and netball courts run across each other. So when we want to play netball and basketball we can't because the courts cut across each other. When we play on the courts, sometimes children run into the basketball and netball poles because they are running but they are not looking where they are going.


When children play on the courts there isn’t a lot of room on there because of all of the new 5 year olds coming into the school. There isn’t a lot of room on the courts because people are running into people because they’re not looking where they are going.


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If we extend the courts with could have a outer school competition with the other schools, we could have a central Counties netball competition, or maybe a tennis competition. By extending the courts we could have so much more fun and so many more opportunities.


After reading all of my points do you want to extend the courts, I sure do. By extending the courts with could have so much more possibilities with the courts. We could also have a fun competition with the other schools. So come on guys let go and extend those courts.

New courts

Dear Board of Trustees
We  Know That our school is in dire need for a new court. Because of these three reasons It's too hot, bad court design and to be able to host competitions.

It's too hot, our courts at the moment is quite hot during lunch and morning tea, because of the sun and the ironic time frames we get to pay on it. The courts can burn people's feet making them trip over resulting in a grazed knee or a bruised leg.
 
Secondly there is uneven amount of hoops and wasted space, because our school  has badly designed the courts you are unable to play more the one basketball/netball game at once, You could try but that would end up with people running and tripping over each other especially with the powerful basketballs running into the netball girls.
bad drainage.

To continue we can host competitions at our school such as the Counties or just a friendly school competition. And the other kids can watch Reremoana school students win all the games, and it will be great to have an all weather turf so whether it's rain or shine we can watch them play.
hole in the fence.

the courts are too small to have practices on, people will get pushed over and everyone knows how nasty those grazes are. I don’t think anyone wants to be getting one of those. I know that this is my last year but I am also thinking about others.
mold


So in conclusion we believe that our school is in dire need for a new courts because of the safety hazards the poor design and The fact that we are unable to play basketball and netball games at the same time and finally we cant have basketball competitions.


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holes in court.


                                                                     sincerely,Matthew