Wednesday 30 November 2016


This year the year six girls and boys from Dawson school NZ went to the softball tournament at Rongomai Park. First off we had a practise and a warm up so that when we play we will be pumped. First we versed Flat Bush then St Johns after St Johns we versed Rongomai and finally we versed… Bairds Mainfreight we lost against them but we won 3 games. We came second overall.
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By Israr.

This is a photo of me accepting the award!

Concert Practises

Concert Practise

Screenshot 2016-11-24 at 9.39.53 AM.pngToday the whole school got together to practise our concert routine for Tuesday. It was a hot day for us. Everyone was sitting quietly except for some of the year sixes. We had a great  view of every performance that our school did. The first act was the year sixes, the haka. The whole school has great acts I especially like the bollywood dance. The last dance was the year fives. They did a Cook Island dance. Everyone had great dances and everyone was hot so mostly everyone ran to the taps. After we cooled down in our class room with the aircon on.
By Dontay

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The Concert Practice!

On Tuesday the 22nd 2016, all the classes in Dawson Primary were practicing the School Concert.

The practice started at 9:15, Mrs Funaki started off by saying the first group to do their dance was the Year 6. The year 6 did a Maori haka, the next year level was Year 1. One thing that we noticed that the year ones were splited into 2 groups, one was Rm2 and Rm1 and the other one was Rm3 and Rm4. The first group was Rm1 and Rm2, they did a African Dance. The second was Rm4 and Rm3, they did a Maori Dance. The next year level was the year 2, they sang a christmas song and signed language to the song.

The next year level was the year threes, they did a Niuean dance which was actually cool because they used actual things they use to dig. Next was the year fours, they did a hip hop dance called better when I’m dancing by Meghan Trainor. Afterwards it was the year fives did a cook island dance, it was really fascinating.Image result for cook islands words

At the end Mrs Funaki told the children to go back to their teachers. That was the end of our Concert Practice!
By Salarina

Cooking and Gardening

Cooking & Gardening
Every 2nd Wednesday we go to Cooking and Gardening.  Group 2 was in the kitchen with Sera and Miss Zeier and Jack, Kirsty and Cinnamon. They were making Chocolate Crackles, Club Sandwiches and Pesto Salad it was delicious. My group was in the garden, we were watering the gardens and picking out beetroot and spinach to take in the kitchen. The recipes we have cooked: Zucchini/ Courgette Slice, Sweetcorn and Silverbeet Fritters and Flat breads etc. My favourite recipe was the Anzac Biscuits, Crunchy Lemon Muffins and Xmas Picnic in the gardens.

By Fusi              

Sunday 6 November 2016

Cross Country

On Monday 31st of October all the students in the school had to do a run according to their year level. Year one and two’s run started on the field by the gate on the left, (everyone was sitting inside the field) then they had to go out the gate straight down past rm 13, past rm 10, cut by rm 6 then one lap of the field. Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 had one lap of the field, outside the gate up the hill, past rm 10, around Mrs Funaki’s office then one more lap of the field (it was very tiring!).

The crowd was standing up, shouting the kids names and cheering. Everyone got in trouble mostly because they weren’t sitting down, mostly it was year 6 that got growled at. It was an exciting event, everyone got to run and be cheered on.

I was feeling pumped to run in the Cross Country. The thoughts that ran through my head were like get ready to run, don’t use your power on your first lap.

Congrats to everyone who ran.

By Raphael

Wednesday 2 November 2016

App testing

We are testing out an app on our iPads called Mythical Creatures -Eru & Gwaii for Kiwa and Arcania. It is about a New Zealand and Canadian myth or legend.  We have been reading the story and doing the follow up activities. We are really excited to find out more about the mythical creatures and give feedback on the app.

We can't tell you  too much about it just yet as they are still developing the app and we are some of the lucky ones to get a sneak peek!

By Jaydyn

Softball Fridays

                                                Softball Fridays

We all know softball is a sport, well my class (rm15) plays that sport, it’s  fun, hard and it takes  team work. Every Friday my class goes to softball. We met our instructor Josh, he’s  fun.

He taught us 3 moves the monkeydile, alligator snap and butterfly. You have to use the butterfly catch when the ball is in the air and you have to use the alligator snap when the ball is on the ground that is the same as butterfly catch. It was sore because we didn’t have a glove and the ball was hard. After that Josh (our instructor) split us up in 4 teams and we played a game where we had to aim at the ball inside the square.

My name is Reana and I am playing for the girls softball team. I am trying out for pitcher. You throw the softball using a windmill technique and throw underarm. I am learning to throw it hard directly at the bat to strike them out.

By Reana

Tuesday 1 November 2016

Y6 Kapa Haka

Every Monday during school time the year 6 Boys/Girls have Kapa
Haka Practice for our Dawson Primary School Concert. Our practice is after morning tea approximately 11.30 AM. For our practice the boys/girls are doing a song called Kapioio e. Also our leaders or teachers are Demetrious and Kere, Kere is Maori and Demetrious is Samoan. We also have actions to the song Kapioio e. We have another song called He Horene. The boys are lucky we get to do a Haka called Tika Tonu. This link will take you to the song on YouTube called kapioio e hope you enjoy this song. This song has a catchy tune.

By Leon