Friday, June 22, 2012

TitleThe Baby Giraffe with the Troubled Life
SettingAfrica and Savanna
PlotVicious Lion attacks the Giraffe family while they find a safe place to born the baby giraffe.
ClimaxFather Giraffe fights off the Vicious Lion and the baby giraffe was born safely.
CharactersFather Giraffe
Mother Giraffe
Vicious Lion
Baby Giraffe
ThemeThe theme about this story is that family is very important and when family leaves your side you're lost.

On a blazing and hot day Mother and Father Giraffe found out that they were going to have a baby giraffe.  How excited they were! But there was a problem - they kept moving from place to place and did not have a stable place to have their baby giraffe. They kept on traveling from place to place trying to find a safe place to have the baby giraffe.  They finally came to a safe place and they thought that no one lived there in that cave. The leaves covered the sign that said: Keep out! Vicious Lion! They walked in and no one was in the cave. The Father giraffe went hunting for some food for the Mother giraffe and himself.

While the father giraffe was out hunting the Vicious Lion arrived in the cave. Mother giraffe was taking a nap and the Vicious Lion attacked Mother giraffe! Father giraffe arrived in the nick of time and attacked the Vicious Lion. They had a fierce brawl. Father giraffe told Mother giraffe to go away before she got hurt! Mother giraffe went as fast as she could. There was blood everywhere in the cave, Father giraffe ran as fast as he could out of the cave and The Vicious Lion roared as loudly as he could.

The sun began to set and Father giraffe couldn’t find Mother giraffe. He lay down to go to sleep and Mother lay down to go to sleep but before she went to sleep she prayed and prayed that Father giraffe would find her. The sun rose the next morning and Father giraffe did not give up looking for Mother giraffe. Days went by and Father giraffe still couldn’t find Mother giraffe it was like he lost her and would never see his baby giraffe grow up. He still went looking for her.

Mother giraffe had her baby giraffe without the Father giraffe there.  The baby giraffe was a boy! When the baby giraffe was only two weeks old Father giraffe finally found Mother giraffe and baby giraffe. Two happy months went by and then disaster struck again. Baby giraffe went missing. The Vicious Lion kidnapped the baby giraffe and the baby giraffe had no idea what was going on. Mother and Father giraffe went hunting and hunting and they did not stop looking and searching for the baby giraffe. The baby giraffe was terrified. While The Vicious Lion went out hunting for food, baby giraffe pretended to sleep and The Vicious Lion thought baby giraffe was really sleeping so The Vicious Lion just left him in the cave. Baby giraffe managed to escape from the cave before The Vicious Lion got back home. But he was lost and did not know where to go. He was wandering  through the Savanna. He went to where he got kidnapped and hoped to see his parents there but when he got there his parents had gone looking for him. He stayed there waiting for his parents. Some photographers came to visit the Savanna. They saw baby giraffe and as soon as their cameras started flashing he ran away as fast as he could! Finally his parents found him crying in the bushes. How happy they were to see their baby giraffe again. The hugged and hugged then they all went and hunted for some dinner. They all were happy and their family was complete and no one was missing!

By Salome

Friday, June 15, 2012


On a sunny and blazing  Friday morning the St. Pius X Catholic School Seniors went on a trip to Howick Historical Village! I was so excited. Most kids wore olden day clothes. The bell rang and all the kids lined up. We all walked chatting about what would it be like? On one bus Room 6 and 5 and on the other was Room 3 and 7. I sat next to Siniva on the bus.
We finally got to Howick Historical Village, in Pakuranga. We walked into the entrance. It was like I was in the 1800s. A lady called Mrs White introduced herself and all the other ladies that were going to show us around.  We were going to Howick Historical Village because our Topic was Past Present and Future. All the ladies wore dresses that puffed out at the bottom. Our first activity was Parlour Games, but first we  had morning tea. I had morning tea with my friend Julia. After morning tea Room 6 went to play Parlour Games. We walked over to a big house.  The lady at the activity said in the olden days it was always ladies first so the girls went into the house first. We went into a big room which I think was a lounge. Our first game was we were split into 2 groups and lined up across the room facing each other, each group got given a string that was tied into a circle . Starting from the end you had to put the string over your body and then give it to the next person. The first group to have everybody have a turn wins! Our next game the lady gave each team a cotton ball, then put  it under your chin then the person next to you have to get the cotton ball with under their chin. Our last game was Squeak, Piggy, Squeak . Everybody sat in a circle, a person gets blindfolded and holds a cushion., the lady spins the person around then lets them go, then the person that was blindfolded goes and sits in front of another person  then the person that is sitting behind the person who is  blindfolded says “Squeak, Piggy, Squeak” then the person thats blindfolded guesses who said it. After playing games we were allowed to look around the house, first I went upstairs and had a look at the rooms then I went downstairs. We all lined up outside to get ready to go to the School House. WeSch all walked over to the School House, walking out of the School House was Mrs Mills she was going be our teacher at the School House. The girls went in first then the boys went in. Mrs Mills put us into our seats it was 2 people to a seat I sat next to my friend Deja. First we had to copy something off the chalkboard. I wrote on a slate there was ink too but I wrote on a slate. Next we had a spelling test. It was girls against boys, girls won! After going to the School House we went to build trolleys or some people call it Go Karts. Our teacher there was Mrs White. We were split into 4 groups. Everybody was working as a team except  Zheiyna and David just kept on arguing over who was going to do that and who was going to do that. Unfortunately we didn’t  finish out trolleys. When were making our trolleys it was going jiggly wiggly. After making our trolleys we had lunch. Again I had lunch with Julia. Next we took a tour.

Mrs Moodley split us up into 2 groups. I stayed with Rebecca. Rebecca was the lady that is in charge of taking us around in the Tour. First we looked around the village. Next we had to identify what didn’t belong in the 1800s. In the tent there was a toothpaste that didn’t belong in the 1800s. Awhile after we all met, back at the house we started, my group won! I really enjoyed the Tour. All the seniors met where we made our karts. We said Thank you to all the ladies. We all walked over to the two buses. In the bus I sat next to my friend Dawn. After awhile we got school all tired of walking around. It was great to see what life and schools were like in the olden days!

This term we learned about the Past, Present and Future. Here is my groups presentation, feel free to comment below and I will try to get back as soon as possible.