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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baking ANZAC Biscuits

To celebrate the end of term the junior Esol classes baked Anzac biscuits. We found out that they are a great biscuit for tramping in the mountains and that the ANZAC biscuits were used in wartime(especially WW1)for a healthy snack that would last a long time. Anzac means Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Now they are traditionally eaten on April 25th (ANZAC day).

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup shredded coconut (try the unsweetened variety)
2 Tbs. golden syrup
120g butter
1/2 tsp. bicarb soda
1 Tbs. hot water

1. Preheat the oven to 160 c and grease two baking trays.

2. In a large bowl place the oats, flour, sugar and coconut and mix with a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients.

3. Place the butter and golden syrup together in a saucepan over low heat, and let them melt together.

4. In a small bowl stir the hot water and bicarbonate soda together.

5. Pour the water and bicarb soda mixture into the butter mixture.

6. Pour the butter mixture over the dry ingredients.

7. Mix well using a wooden spoon.

8. Using a tablespoon to measure out the amount place 1 Tbs of the mixture in your palms and then roll together into a ball. Place on the baking trays with enough room for expansion (these do flatten out quite a lot).

9. Bake for between 10-15 min (check after 10min) until they are golden brown.

10. Allow to cool for 5 min and then remove the biscuits and place on a wire rack to cool down completely.

Thanks students they were yummy!!

Friday, July 08, 2011

NPGHS Open Night

New Plymouth Girls' High School held its open day on Wednesday. Well done students, you all looked fantastic in your traditional dress.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Fly away home

In the following essay I am going to describe an important incident of Amy in ‘Fly Away Home’ by Amy when helps them migrate.

Amy Alden is a 13-year-old girl, after the tragic death of her mother, is sent to live with her father Thomas , a sculptor. Amy misses her mother and has never enjoyed a very warm relationship with her father, so the first few months in her new home are very difficult for her. However, one day Amy finds a nest full of eggs,the story begins.....

Amy brings the eggs home and builds a makeshift incubator; a few weeks later, a flock of tiny Canadian Geese are hatched. The geese need to fly north in winter. Amy was thinking about this. Amy tried to teach them to fly. It was so difficult for her, but Amy was not afraid of overcoming difficulties, and with her father she did it. This is shown by : ‘You’re good,’Barry said. ‘I watch a lot of people fly and you can do it.’They tried many machines, showed the geese how to fly with Amy and a microlight plane. This made Amy more close with her father. The dad crashed and hurt his shoulder. So, Amy had to fly alone and the geese followed her. It is a really happly ending.

I really like this story, Amy can do it, It shows that if you never give up and work hard you will succeed. I was loved seeing this movie of Amy. I think Amy is a lucky girl. I hope everyone sees that book or movie. It will teach you lots of things for your family. In this movie I learned one important thing. It is: all the world's people may not be heartfelt, maybe make a false charge against to you, but please remember your family never will be like this with you , because they are your family, they love you.



When I was at Topec, I enjoyed a lot of activities. I really liked rafting and rock climbing. Rafting was a nice New Zealand experience even though it was really freezing. I wore a wet suit. We enjoyed it all day:) I was also excited about rock climbing. I climbed the rock which is called Paritutu rock and famous. It was my favourite activity! I think I became to be closer to my kiwi friends at Topec. So I reckon that Topec was great for me!!!