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Kind, awesome and smart.
Money, food and prizes.
Who is able to go shopping.
Who fears sharks and yucky spiders.
Who wonders if my brother is going to come back from Christchurch.
Who feels happy, friendly and hungry.
Who would like to travel the world.
Who dreams of being a mermaid with magic powers and a millionaire.
05 July 2011
16 May 2011
04 May 2011
Class gets time with a Warrior for story win
Eight-year-old Khodaysa Rajabi had never heard of the Vodafone Warriors before she moved to Auckland.
But the Panmure Bridge School student's short story about a young boy's discovery of rugby league was the standout story in the League for Libraries programme.
It won her a signed Vodafone Warriors shirt – and player Jerome Ropati gave it to her himself.
Mr Ropati visited an unsuspecting room 7 on April 14 to congratulate them on being one of eight Auckland schools selected to take part in the Konica Minolta League in Libraries programme.
An excited and attentive class listened as he reiterated the importance of reading and writing no matter what career path you choose.
"The stories this year were all really good, a lot of thought and heart was put into each one," he says.
"One of the most important aspects of my job is reading and writing for game plans, schedules and even nutrition and diet plans," he says.
"Reading and writing is a valuable life skill to learn and enjoy for your future and chosen career."
The League for Libraries initiative invited years 4 and 5 students from Auckland to put pen to paper and write an illustrated short story or poem that creatively included their favourite Vodafone Warriors player.
Khodaysa's story was selected from 350 entries.
It tells of a young boy called Steve Price and his discovery of rugby league after he couldn't watch his favourite game – basketball – on television. He and his friends Simon, Stacey, Sam and Manu secretly join a rugby league team and come to love the game.
Khodaysa was inspired by her personal interest in basketball. The year 5 student is new to the school after recently moving from Christchurch.
Mr Ropati also presented room 7 with a signed poster and tickets to a home game.
East And Bays Courier
02 May 2011
14 April 2011
Well done Room 7 for all your hard work and creative writing. Four weeks ago all Room 7 children worked hard to write and illustrate a short story incorporating their favourite Vodafone Warriors Player.
Not only did our class win some amazing prizes, Khodaysa had the overall best story and was so lucky to be given a Vodafone Warriors Jersey signed by JEROME ROPATI!
We were all so excited to have Jerome Ropati along with Representatives from Konica Minolta visit our class and present us with our wonderful prizes.
For the fourth successive year, reading is top on the Warriors’ ‘cool list’ with the Konica Minolta League in Libraries initiative. The League in Libraries principle is that if the Vodafone Warriors say reading is cool, their fans will think so too. High on many kids’ wish lists is a chance to meet their favourite rugby league stars. To get this opportunity, children are asked to put pen to paper to write an illustrated short story or poem that creatively incorporates their favourite Vodafone Warriors player.
The best classroom entries will be judged by Konica Minolta as well as Vodafone Warriors NRL Reading Captain Jerome Ropati. There will be two winning schools from each of the four geographic regions within Auckland. The winning school will be invited to join the Vodafone Warriors players at a local library for the League in Libraries afternoon. Schools will also be assisted by Konica Minolta to transport the students to the library.
One overall winner will be selected and as a special reward, the child’s class will receive a surprise visit by a Vodafone Warriors player to announce their achievement and present them with a signed Vodafone Warriors jersey. All eight winning classes will receive tickets to a Vodafone Warriors home game following their library visit and a laminated poster signed by Vodafone Warrior Jerome Ropati to hang in their classroom.
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29 March 2011
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24 March 2011
April June and November.
All the rest have thirty-one,
which has twenty-eight
(most of the time),
But in leap year has twenty-nine.
In Room 7 we are learning this poem to help us remember how many days are in each month.
typed by Khodaysa Rajabi
23 March 2011
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03 March 2011
We all had a fun day at Eastern beach. We built sandcastles, went swimming, played games, had a treasure hunt, climbed trees and had a really yummy lunch!
Thank you to all the parents, friends and family who came to visit us. We loved sharing the day with you.