Chess and leadership occupy Nikao students

Saturday May 25, 2019 Written by Published in Education
These keen students are learning to play chess on their lunch break. From left: Maiata Forsyth, Mii Rairi, Rennie Tamangaro, Pakai Movingi, Tevaerangi Takaiti, Bazil Sanderson, Peter Toru, Aryan Singh and Purotu Ngatokorua. 19052405 These keen students are learning to play chess on their lunch break. From left: Maiata Forsyth, Mii Rairi, Rennie Tamangaro, Pakai Movingi, Tevaerangi Takaiti, Bazil Sanderson, Peter Toru, Aryan Singh and Purotu Ngatokorua. 19052405

Apii Nikao Year 7/8 students were busy researching an ‘international leader’ of their choice on Thursday morning for a school project.

 

Students who are interested in learning the art of playing chess during their lunch break on Thursday mornings now have the opportunity with Gerard and Liz Akers who began chess lessons at the school last week.

A few of the pupils were brave enough to talk about why they decided on the person they have chosen to study.

Research on Leadership

Joeina: King Solomon – I feel like kids these days are turning their backs to God. I want the kids to be more like King Solomon and keep their trust and faith in God.

Reanna: John Kennedy – His death was mysterious, I’m interested in how he died and his career is interesting.

Avey: Lady Diana Princess of Wales – I’m interested in her childhood, she was so beautiful and nice and good.

Naomi: Bill Gates – He’s the person who created Microsoft. I love computers, I admire what he has done.

Troydin: Nelson Mandela – Because he is interesting. He is a great leader, he has experiences, being in prison, being a president, politics, his family and his wife.

WALT: Write a six sentence story using commas and apostrophes.

Dom

Dom didn’t want to do his homework.

Dom lived in a rusty shack, full of sheep.

He was good at playing rugby but he wasn’t good at running.

Dom didn’t like going for a shower.

Dom felt terrible especially when he was in the public.

Dom learned it’s important to have a shower. – Year 7

Mark who loved soccer

One day there was an old man named Mark, but he didn’t like his wife.

He lived in a big country called England, far from the country-side.

He was good at hunting, eating fast, sleeping and he loved soccer.

But one day while he was watching the television, he found that there was going to be a soccer tournament, so he decided to go, but he didn’t have a ride to get there.

He felt lonely and sad at the same time, but he never gave up, because he loved soccer, he’s good at soccer.

He called the police to come to his house so he could get to the soccer tournament, but they didn’t come.            

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