Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Moa Kluster


Credits: Go to Mr Bloor for creating this great video!!

This year the Moa Kluster is held in Opunake Event Centre on the 8th of November and it is a great night, everyone from all the four schools come along! The four schools you ask, well it fits into the name of Moa Kluster! The four schools include Matapu, Opunake, Auroa , and Kaponga. It is an awards night and is great fun to go along to!!
Here are the catagores you can enter in and also the judging criteria:

- Best Student Blog (Intermediate and Senior)
- Best Student Blog (Teacher)                         
- Best Short Movie (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)                
- Best Animation (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)           
- Best Music Video (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)          
- Best Educational Video (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)  
- Graphic Design Poster (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)  
- Best Original Image (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)                                        
- Best Te Ao Maori (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior)
- Best Book Trailer (Intermediate and Senior)

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!