Monday, 17 February 2014

Here we are , at the end of Day 1, Week 3. Swimming is going very well although the pool temperature has dropped a few degrees.  We hope it doesn't drop too much more before our Swimming display on the 28 February!
Today we did a timeline about The Treaty of Waitangi , + before and after and discovered some interesting facts surrounding it...
.eg  * The first New Zealand Company ship , the "Tory", set sail from Britain in May 1839.,
      *  In 1814  Reverend Samuel Marsden preached the first sermon in New Zealand  on Christmas Day and the local chief, Ruatara interpreted the sermon for the Maori people. This year marks 200 years since this happened and throughout New Zealand  there are happenings/ celebrations planned to commemorate it.
We are beginning to draw our portraits too....quite a challenge!

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