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Congratulations to the Heaton girl’s cricket team. The final game of the competition was played today against Cobham Intermediate School. Heaton scored 84/8 in 20 overs. Cobham gained 79/8 leaving Heaton with a victory of 5 runs. The girls are becoming a polished unit with strength shown today in the field.
Garden club is off to a great start this year. It is wonderful to have so many new enthusiastic students and a big welcome back to club members from last year. The students are really enjoying planting, sowing and harvesting crops. We have big plans for this year so watch this space!
Last Monday Cultural Club investigated ‘A Taste of Asia’ by making rice paper rolls for lunch. Countries like Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines are just a few of the countries in Asia that have variations of rice paper rolls. Everyone brought ingredients from home including a variety of vegetables, herbs, chicken and tuna. After preparing the vegetables, all ingredients were laid out buffet style in bowls.
Students learnt how to prepare a rice paper wrapper by firstly placing it into warm water. When the wrapper was soft, students could then take it out of the water and choose what ingredients to put in it. The trick was to fold in the sides and roll it tightly.
One of the surprises for many of the students was the dipping sauce that we made. Most of us thought it was delicious! It was a mixture of sweet chili sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice and fresh coriander. Everyone tasted it to check that it had a balanced flavor profile of sweet, salty, sour and spicy. The consensus was that more lemon was required.
As we ate our rice paper rolls, we discussed all the variations that could be made to this
Matthew Rogers, the 6′ 11” import player for the Rams, arrived at Heaton on Monday, 31 March and ran some drills and dunks with a group of basketballers. Basketball is underway at Heaton now so it was a timely visit for our school. The Rams play their first game in their comeback season on 6 April.
On Wednesday the 26th of February, Otahuna House set off on a three-hour bus ride to Raincliff Camp. After a brief stop at Geraldine, we arrived at around 12 o’clock. Soon after, we settled into our bunkrooms and prepared for our first activities.
For Lauren’s continued reflection, see “Life at Heaton” and “Outside the Classroom”.