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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Catholic Schools Day


On a fine weathered day I was thrilled for St Joseph’s from Orakei to come to our school to celebrate Catholic School’s Day. First we had a mass with St Joseph’s and St Pius X’s Parish Priests.

After that it was lunchtime, during lunchtime Room 3 had lunch with Room 2 of St Joseph’s. Each class at St Pius became friends with the St Joseph’s kids. Everyone was running around being happy and making new buddies, some only made one buddy. My buddies name was Sam, she’s a girl.

After when everyone was making new friends it was time for the concert. St Joseph’s and St Pius were going to perform a song or an item for the concert.

When everybody settled sitting on the mats we started. First of all we started with Genevieve introducing why everyone was there and said who would be performing first, which was Room 7. They sang a song “Let It Go” and Julia was their soloist and Room 7 as the choir. It was a beautiful sweet song and when it finished everyone clapped and cheered. The next song was the whole of St Joseph’s singing a song called ‘Count On Me’ by Bruno Mars. They also did actions to the song and 2 of the senior kids from their school were beside the whole school to make sure that no one made any mistakes. At the end of the song everyone was clapping very loudly and cheering. After their excellent performance Sione-Dale announced who was going to be performing next and it was one class from St Joseph school. They were going to perform a kapa haka. The kapa haka was a short performance but it was very good and lively too. When they finished Genevieve introduced a song that Room 7 were going to sing. They were also going to play the ukulele during the song. The song that they sang was ‘ I’m Yours’, on the data-projector was the lyrics to the song so that people could sing along with the musicians. It was a nice song and it was especially nice because other people were singing along too.

After the song when everybody finished clapping and cheering Sione-Dale announced the next performance. The next class to perform were Room 3 and what we were performing was a song that we rewrote from a movie called ‘Pitch Perfect’. We performed this song before at our assembly and now we were going to perform it again. I was really nervous to perform in front of our school and St Joseph’s school, I was so nervous that I was shaking. When we finished I was happy that we got it done and over with and everyone was clapping very loudly for us.

After that it was a girl from St Joseph’s who came up and read a poem. It was a beautiful small poem, it explained a lot. It was very wonderful.

After that was a song that was in Samoan and Tongan. The first verse was in Tongan and it went like this ‘ Malimali mai pea ke fia fia, ‘ we had to sing this verse 2 times. The second verse was in Samoan and it went like this ‘ Pasi Pasi mai pea ke fia fia, ‘ we had to sing that verse 2 times. The second verse was in Samoan again and it went like this ‘Siva Siva mai pea ke fia fia, ‘ but we had to sing this verse 4 times.

After that song the concert was finished, but our Principal Mr Coakley said some words then St Joseph’s Principal said some words. She said that she was glad to have joined us and then she called out for a boy to come up from St Joseph’s and say what he was thinking about the day. He said that it was an awesome day and then he went and sat back down. The Principal then called up two girls to show us a painting of a feather it was very beautiful, they gave to our school to hang up as a reminder of the day.

When everything was finished we sang one more song and it was an African Blessing, it was very beautiful. It was then time for St Joseph’s to go back to their school. We all said good bye as they went home. I felt happy for St Joseph coming to our school because I liked my friend from St Joseph’s, I had lots of fun.

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