Monday, 8 September 2014

Train trip!

On fathers day me, Mum, Dad, Cameron and really half of my family went on a train trip to hebert and back. It was a fundraiser for restoring a train that use to be used in the public gardens!
It took us an hour and a half to get to and back from herbert and at first i was really nervous to go on the train but i guess i worry about everything!( knowing me...)
It was very interesting riding on the railways and looking outside at the land you usually don't see from the road! On the way back it was very bumpy and i got very dizzy, but i really enjoyed it!
I love doing different things with my family because i think its important to do things you will probably remember for ages!
By: Laura:)

Sunday, 3 August 2014

A Dog Called Homeless - Book Review

 Dog Called Homeless

Book Review By: Laura

Cally is a young girl who has gone though
a lot. Her mum died in a car crash on her father’s birthday and her best friend’s mia and daisy just started to make fun of her and leave her out. So Cally decided to
sign up for sponsored silence for a day which means she had to not speak from 9:00am to 3:00pm but Cally decided to take it to the next level and not speak for as many days as she could.

 One day Cally was doing a counselling session with her teacher aid. She happened to look out the window and saw a dog and from then on she kept seeing the dog all the time. It was like the dog was following her everywhere. She decided to call the dog homeless!

The book is a sad book but you will love the ending! It was the best part for me! It is one of those endings when everything finally comes together and makes sense.

The only thing I didn’t like was when the book got a little confusing in the middle. It seemed to drag a bit.  But other than that it is a great and interesting book!

 I think the book is best suited for 11-12 year olds because it is quite sad.
A Dog Called Homeless is Sarah Lean’s first novel. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

By: Laura 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Basketball Tournament

Photo: Congratulations to our basketball girls who played in the Network Waitaki Basketball tournament in the weekend.  They played one game on Friday and 3 on Saturday.  They ended up winning only 1 game but had some tough competition and the grade we were in was won by the North Otago Rep team.  Hugh thank you to Diane Mills for organising the team and also to Claudine Black (coach) and Helen Pope (manager with Diane).In the first week of the school holidays, I was part of the year 7 & 8 Network Waitaki Basketball Tournament held at the Rec Centre.
St Joseph's entered a girls team which I was in.
The teams were all from North Canterbury, Mid Canterbury, South Canterbury, Central Otago and Otago.
We had four games and we won one of them. it was really rough and tough but I learnt alot! It was fun!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My Uncle Neil

Check out my Uncle in the Otago Daily Times! He has just finished his police training and is now a policeman here in Oamaru!
Click on the link below!

Friday, 4 July 2014

St Joes X factor!

On Thursday night the senior school put on a production called the X factor! i was a judge and had so much fun! im sure everyone else did! I loved the meaning of the production and how funny it was! As a judge you are on stage for quite a while because you have to watch all the acts perform. So i have to say my favourite act was the spice girls! as known as the teachers! even though i had to act like i was hating it, i thought it was pretty funny! It was my last production at the school, Which is sad but... I had fun!
see you soon!

Monday, 23 June 2014

The scream painting!
The scream painting
The scream is an iconic painting painted by Edvard Munch in 1893. The point of the painting is anxiety. Anxiety is a thing when a person gets stressed or worried I think… the picture looks like a man with his hands on his cheek screaming!
The painting is very descriptive; it is textured with oil, pastel and tempera. It is painted on cardboard.
I like the scream more than the Mona Lisa because it looks more textured, but that’s my opinion. Even though the Mona Lisa is more famous the scream is more like a book. The painting is on the cover and on the inside there are all sorts of mysteries! I think the scream is a little funny but it still has a meaning.
Edvard Munch died in 1944, at the age of 80. He had more the 1,008 paintings, 4,443 drawings and 15,991 prints! These were recovered in the Munch museum in Norway.
The scream painting was sold for more than $119,992,600 which was a lot back in those days, it still is now too!

Edvard Munch was a strange man, mainly all his paintings were based on death or sicknesses. I’m not saying anxiety is a sickness though! He was never married so he called his paintings his children; he hated to be separated from them.

I love the scream painting because it is much textured and quite cool! It inspires me to paint more and craft as well!

By: Laura Mather :) 

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


Hi guys! We verse OIS (again) and the score was 77-1 to us! 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Hi guys! Today we had basketball, the score was 50-17 to us. I hope we have a great game next time too!
See you soon!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Working on blogs...


Hi guys, my team (the magic) won! The score was 10-71! We versed OIS. I can't wait till next weeks game! I'm a lot more confident now, I got 2 baskets!
See you soon!

Welcome to my blog!

Hi! I'm laura and this is my first blog! I hope you all like it... I will post stuff like: school work, photos of what I've been up to and other things! I will try to post stuff when I can! 
See you soon!