Rememberance Day

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We have Remembrance Day to Remember everyone who died in the war. Every 11th of November at 11:00 we have one minute silence to remember everyone who died in the war I remember My Great Grand Father John because in WW2 he was captured by the Japanese and got out to fight and died in battle.  Lest We Forget.

The tree of hope has poppies of our hopes for the future, I hope for peace and joy across the world.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.*

*This is the Ode.


A Walk Through Gisborne

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Description of John Aitken

Description of John Aitken


Today all the grade fours at NGPS walked to Gisborne! We visited the Pioner Park, the Mechanics Hall, the Court House, the Jail and Howey Reserve. We learnt about the pioneers how landed in Gisborne including William Hurst, Ross Watt and John Aitken. We went into the jail house and heard stories about prisoners (true ones but they made it a bit different) there were no humans just creepy maniquiens. We then went for a walk in Howey Reserve and learnt about Henry Howey and old buildings that still stand today. We went into the Court House that was built in 1859 and had a talk about it and said goodbye to the guides then we went into the Mechanics Hall for lunch. I never knew they thought Gisborne would become a big city! It was so interesting to find out all the Gisborne history, now my feet are killing me after the walk.