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Activities - Tech Challenge, Netball

Two Year 9 students give reports on activities they have been involved with recently.
Technology Challenge - Kimberley Zhu 9TW On Thursday (the week before last week) Reagan, Jake, Katie and I went to Hutt Valley High School to compete in the Epro 8 competition. The competition was based around engineering and problem solving. We were given 5 problems and  in the problems were smaller challenges that gave you points. To win, we had to try and earn the most points. One of the challenges was about making a bed. We managed to complete a few of the tasks in it - like building the structure of the bed and making a light using solar panels. We were even able to reuse the bed’s structure to help us make a miniature fire truck(which was another task). We were able to complete around 3 out of  5 of the problems and came 3rd out of, around about, 10 schools. So, we will be going to the grand final at Onslow college in 2 weeks time. 
Netball - Shannon Rangi 9TW
I just finished with my netball team a…

Year 9 Writing Week

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A couple of weeks ago, all of the year 9 English classes had to write a story and then put them into a display referencing a genre of writing or a movie/book. Now these had to be created in complete secrecy, none of the other classes knew what the other classes were doing unless you had spies who went and asked friends what they were doing or looking through cracks in blocked up windows. Anyways the English teacher picked two people to be presenters. What their job was to do was be there at lunch and describe to the judges what your display was about and those presenters had to be there that same night to present to parents and read out two pieces of writing. At the moment all the displays are in the library to look at.

By Ryan Charman 9ST
Here are the displays the different classes came up with: 9BU: Expectation vs Reality
9MW: Fright Night
9SO: High School Stereotypes
9ST: What's lurking in your cupboard?
9SY: The Enchanted Enemy
9TW: Death Sentence
9WI: Journey through Dreamland