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I am Principal at St Joseph's School, Oamaru. I believe the impulse to learn and grow is a natural human impulse. My aim is to help my learners stay in touch, or get in touch, with their natural engagement with the world around them and their love of learning.

Thursday, 23 July 2015



Wishes to drive a bright orange lamborghini.
Dreams of going to the moon.
Wants to be a policeman.
Wonders about big black bats 
Fears dieing a slow grossing death
Is afraid of heights. 
Likes soccer.
Believes in big tall spirits.
Loves  big brown dogs
Plans to live in Italy. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

My writing

As I walk a throw deep dark forest  with my recon team looking for survivor that were hiding in a banker that had been attacked by the Japanese  when they got there everything was really silent they saw movement  in the trees the we hid in a bush the Japanese. We just  lay there silently waiting for them to leave then they turned round to make sure. They were not being watched when we checked our backs they seen there were no one they look there were they had a left so we walk in to the banker there were 4 survivors tied to a chair we ripped the rope off and took. Them back to base and reported the damage.   

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Who was Simon of Cyrene

Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus  carry the cross,  he was a trader that traveled a lot and sold things to get money. Simon is carried the cross because Jesus would have died on the way there if he had not helped Jesus carry the cross. 

Something learned from that is to help others as well as caring for others as well as yourself.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Blizs Quick write

It was nighttime when the plane's dropped the bomb's on the town as they flow over alarms started to go off when the planes flew over the house ginet flowed above black.

Clouds formed over the destroyed buildings lights started to flash, on and off for a long, time then it stopped everything was suddenly  quiet For a long time I pecked out off the bunker where we were.

Hiding no planes but flames and people running round in flames screaming,then I saw a man who looked a lot like hitler it was hitler I shout.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Jeremy the Vole

The tale of Jeremy the vole


                                               I read the tale of Jeremy the vole, written by Stephen lawhead this is a fiction book.

This is a story about a vole named Jeremy. (“A vole is a rodent resembling a mouse but with a stouter body, a shorter, hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes, and differently formed molars “Wikipedia)   He lives in a hole in a river bank by himself.  On his way for a swim a great blue heron stops him and gives him a task to warn everyone the worst flood in 100 years is coming and to get to high ground. But after the flood everyone blamed it on Jeremy the vole, when Jeremy the vole was making his home again   a friend a duck come and says sorry about calling him names a yelling at him so his friend gives him a feather from his chest.

I like this story because Jeremy the vole was a good character and a role model. The writer described him well and the other animals suited their roles in the book. The flood was a big bit in the story and makes it adventurous.

I think the message of this book is to stay on task when you are doing something that needs to be done. I felt annoyed with the animals that were calling Jeremy the vole names and would not listen to him during the story  and maybe the message is listen to other people even when what they are saying probably not likely listen to them anyway. I think another message is to realise when you making a mistake and a apologise.

I would tell a friend that I had read that book and I enjoyed it a lot because the writer has a whole series of books and it makes me want to read another book as well.        

Thursday, 12 June 2014

German shepards

German Shepard  life span is up to 9-13 years of age and litter years life span is up to 5-10 years
That means that people live longer than dogs and cats live longer  than dogs too.
The male  German Shepard  is 60-65 tall and female German Shepard are 55-60 tall. 

German Shepard's  have three different names like: Alsatian, (UK) their  nickname is GSDBerger Allemand ,  these are some of German Shepard  names.

German Shepard's work for the military to sniff out bombs  
German Shepard's used during national day in 2007 and 

 they are used for rescuing people from places.