The day started with a frost but ensured that for our annual School Cross Country we had a crisp and blue sky afternoon to hold the event.
Thank you to all Room 7 students who helped with setting up the course, marshalling and went as a runner to guide the younger students around their course.
It was fantastic to see all students doing their best and for some of them this meant completing the course non-stop for the first time ever.
Congratulations to Bridget, Thor and Jonty who came first in their group. A group of very strong runners it looked like you could have continued to run for double the distance.
To all students aiming to compete at the South Taieri Cross Country and are hoping to qualify for the Otago Cross Country use the school holidays to maintain and increase your fitness and also train on different terrains including hill work to help with your preparation.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Thank you to the Extra Spelling Quiz Team who put on a great event yesterday at Tahuna Intermediate. St Mary's entered three teams this year in each of the sections. Thank you to all the parents who assisted with transport and support.
Well done to our teams for their effort and enthusiasm at the event.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
During our first sessions with Pip we focused on our nutritional needs and how our body uses energy.
Our final session in the Life Education Bus involved us working in groups to create healthy menus for the day which incorporated the appropriate serving amounts people our age require for optimum health and growth for the food pyramid.
We then looked at some pictures of meals where we had to come up with ways to make the meals we were presented healthier by changing the cooking method, adding necessary food groups or replacing items with a healthier option e.g. changing chips in a lunch to air-popped popcorn, rather than frying fish grilling it, making homemade wedges rather than having fries.
This was a great way to consolidate all of the information we had acquired over all of our sessions.
Now for us to put this into practise when we cook and prepare food for our family.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Welcome back to St Mary's Pip. It is great to have you back to help with our learning in the health curriculum.
This morning we focused on our WOF for ourselves when it comes to our bodies.
Key learning was about the three A's.