Thursday, 20 October 2016

Calf and Lamb day 2016

Today Thursday 13th of October was Auroa a Primary Schools annual calf and lamb day! Unfortunately I was not able to compete in the competition this year as we have been very busy with our hockey tournament as you can see in my previous post and would not have been able to feed and look after our animal. But we still came along to the day as it was great to see everyone and their animals.Instead of a animal I was inside helping my mum or in her words (nagging at her for some more money!) There are three different categories you could have entered in including: 
1) Calves,leading and rearing 
2) Lambs, leading and calling
3) Most loved pet!
Everyone who competed in the day got a pack of stuff with a drink bottle, notepad, pen and got a calcium milk drink! Also everyone got a participation ribbon for competition get in the day!! The year ½ were first and they went up from there. Well done to everyone who got ribbons! Everyone done great! There were many other things there on the day as well in the hall they were selling: cakes, tickets, lollies and many food selections.

 Also at lunch rabo~bank ran the BBQ (the sausages were good!) Among all the shops there was also some games running including guess how much lollies are in the jar, can you win it, and many more, they were great fun! Also Auroas school PTA gathered lots of prizes together and sold them for an auction and also leftover spot prizes for the lucky names shown up on the T.V. It was a great day and perfect weather. I can't wait till next year!!!

Also this week at Auroa Primary School every classroom has been working on art based on the calf and lamb day projects. We had to make, A 3D animal background, A farm landscape drawing, A tinfoil farm object and a photo that was taken by ourselves. It was great fun and I fortunately won both of my 3D animal background and my photo! Also check out this great video Mr Webb has created!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Rawleigh under 13 girls hockey tournament

This week from Monday the 3rd to 6th on Thursday we had a whole week of hockey. We had one game on Monday, two games on Tuesday, two games on Wednesday and on Thursday our team had our last game of the Rawleigh under~13 girls hockey tournament. There were eight teams in the competition overall including our team Taranaki among the teams were. Wanganui, Wellington, Wairarapa, Rangitikei, Poverty~Bay, Hawke's~Bay, Manawatu and our team Taranaki! It was a hard week of games and unfortunately I was not allowed to play in the last two games of the season as I was sick! But as it was the last time our team will see each other until two months when we get all the teams from hockey Taranaki and have a big prize-giving. Do you play hockey? Have you been in a tournament/competition? Let me know in the comments below!!

For our Rawleigh hockey tournament this week we also got eight ribbons, one from every team! The ribbons were great! All of the eight teams had a ribbon ceremony on Monday day one of the huge week of games, it was in the afternoon after all the games had finished. How the ribbon ceremony worked was that every team lined up in a circle and we all gave each other one of our teams ribbons! In the end we all finished up with eight ribbon’s! All very different ones. Each team had the option to decorate their own ribbons and a couple teams did putting lollipops and stickers on them! Here are a picture down below of the ribbons.


Friday, 7 October 2016

Dehorning the calves

Today the 28th of September the calves had their most likely least favourite day of the year, dehorning day, dehorning is when the vet comes in burns all the calves horns off with fire! (OUCH) To get the calves ready for dehorning we had to put every calf mob into a shed/shelter because they were not able to eat/drink that morning when they were getting dehorned!

When the vet arrived they heated up the fire tool and get the anesthetic ready which will numb the calves so they won’t feel the burning! First the vet had to move all the calves into one corner and then the vet jabbed the calf in the tail and spray-painted it so she knew they were done. It looked like a painful job as there were some big ferocious calves in there that liked to bunt! Once the anesthetic kicked in they fell to the ground in a deep sleep and the vet came around and gave them another jabb by their horns so it would work twice as good and they won’t feel a thing she also spray painted them so she knew she had finished that already, that bit was a piece of cake as they were all drowsy and asleep.

Once each calf had been given both jabs the two vets came around and burnt their horns! They wore face masks as it was very hot and made lots of smoke. It took the vets thirty minutes for each mob and there were three mobs to do so overall it took one hour and a half! Once the job was done the vets went off back to work and we had to wait another two hours for the affect to wear off and the calves to wake up! At the end of it the calves came our colourful from all the spray paint that they had put on them, they were blue purple and orange!! At feeding time they made the most of the milk they got as that was their first drink. Are you a farmer? Do you live on a farm? Have you dehorned your calves before? Let me know in the comments below! P.S all these calves are alive!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Harry my cat!

This is my very big fluffy cat, his name is Harry and he is currently nine months old, we got him last christmas. He loves to play and especially his favourite thing to do is annoy me and my family!! He loves playing outside and is very active. He is a ragdoll cat, ragdoll cats are so fluffy just like Harry. Harry's nickname is Big fluff-ball and suits his name as he is so soft and fuzzy!! We have three cats in total, including Harry. Do you have pets? What are their names? Comment below and let me know!

This video I created on iMovie and shows some things that my cats likes to do including. Playing, Eating and Sleeping. These are among the many things Harry enjoys.

This photo I edited and designed from an original picture and turned it into a canvas piece of artwork.

Thursday, 22 September 2016


The whistle squealed go a sudden urge for energy hit me I bulleted down my lane my heart pounding the smell of victory lingered in the air.

Two more lengths to go the water was steaming. I was going as fast as my legs would take me my arms thrashing against the water.

Back in the pool I jump and rotating my body it was time for my next event backstroke my knees bent ready to race my feet pushed against the wall gathering momentum going full speed through the calm,cool water.

Taking the lead the lead 1st place was only an arms reach away my enemy's lurk behind me greedy for victory Kyah was in the lead she touched the wall before I could even say a word second place will do but I will have to see if my next race will give me any glory.

Receiving my token and racing to my last event so far I wasn't the only one that did good that day it was a team event and even though we came last we gave it our all.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Mt Spa Cross-country

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On the 16th of September the Mania golf course held the annul cross-country competition where all the schools from around the area come and compete including- Opunaki, Mania, Rahutu, Matapu, Kaponga, St Josephs Kaponga, and our school( Auroa Primary School. We left school in the morning at 10:30 am and arrived at the Mania Golf Course where the event was being held at 10:50am. The races started at 11:15am with the first race starting from the younger kids Ages nine and under up-to ages twelve and thirteen!

My race was the 5th race so I had plenty of time to warm up! Eeeeh!! The siren sounded it was time for my race 11 year old girls, I reckon there was over 20 people competing in my race, so that's when nerves began to get the me!! The horn blew and we were off the first lap down of our 3-kilometer race, In 10th place so far so good, my heart racing, the slightest thought popped up into my that I might be lucky enough to go to the Taranaki cross-country. 1-lap to go, I picked up my pace passing three people it was now down to the final sprint myself(Jorja) against Charlotte another friend of mine from school, unfortunately she got away from me at the end. The final score Lexi-5th from Auroa, Charlotte-6th from Auroa, and myself (Jorja) from Auroa.

The was a great turnout and the races were very difficult, fun and enjoyable!! My little thought that I may make it into Taranaki came true, YAY, also the top-ten from all the races also go, I cant wait till next Wednesday for the Taranaki cross-country! Do you compete in cross-county? Have you ever made it to Taranaki cross-county? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun coming up from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

The sun going down from Jorja Symes on Vimeo.

One million Earths could fit inside the Sun. The Sun’s surface area is 11,990 times that of the Earth’s. The Sun contains 99.86% of the mass/size in the Solar System. The mass/size of the Sun is approximately 330,000 times greater than that of Earth. It is almost three quarters Hydrogen, whilst most of the remaining mass is Helium. The temperature inside the Sun can reach 15 million degrees Celsius. At the Sun’s core, energy is generated by nuclear fusion, as Hydrogen converts to Helium. Because hot objects generally expand, the Sun would explode like a giant bomb if it weren’t for its enormous gravitational force. The temperature on the surface of the Sun is closer to 5,600 degrees Celsius.  

How did I create these videos?
These videos I have created by having my iPAD on a stand while videoing, I used a videoing/photo option on Camera called time~lapse! I decided to base my videoing on sunrise/sunset because it plays a huge part in our everyday living and in the solar~system.