Ben: Down in front
James: Fee Dee--What a whammo!
Tamoe: What a mana muncher
Amy: Mmmmm Michael.....Yum!
Lisa: Oh true!
Alice: What a cutie!
Tiffany: What a heki!
Ellen: Oh yep
Pania: Kao (cow) bro!
Heidi: Oh man
Steph: Calm down
Blake: That ain't cumfs.
Krystal: Pepe C
Steven: I don't know.
Daniel: Hi I'm Daniel the delightful donkey
Dunja: If you love someone then let go of them if you know thats going to make them happy
Na-Tarn: Oh man
Form 3AP, 1997, Otumoetai College
Ko Nadia Lydon toku ingoa Ko Eugene raua ko Emeri oku Mătua. Kei ______, toku Kainga noho. Tahi toku waea, ko te wha, wha, wha, kore, waru, rua. No Kawerau, Whakatane ahau. Tekau ma toru oku tau. Ko Tuwharetoa toku iwi. E haere ana ahau ki te Kura yuarua o Kaiptiki.
Ahau (me) - Junior Maori student tracing their Whakapapa, explaining who they are and where they come from. 1997, Glenfield College
Sniff. Sigh. Sniff. "That smells so nice!"
"Courtney, you're so weird."
"She's not smelling the books again is she?"
"So what if I am? You don't know what you're missing out on." I put the book down and looked at my friends. We were sitting in the old school library, and I was looking at a large, glossy new book. My friends thought I was weird because whenever I found a new library book, or brought a new school book, I would open to the middle pages, and take a huge big whiff of the book. I only liked to do this with new books, because they were so nice and glossy. When I inhaled the smell, I felt like a little kid who had just been given a new colouring book, or a new picture book, and I can just remember how a new book used to smell. "Go on, try it," I egged my friends on. "It's weird, honestly." They shot each other a nervous glance, and my best friend took the book from me. She opened the book to the middle, put her nose to the pages, and squealed.
"Egh, it smells like plastic mixed with some sort of poisonous chemical," she said as she dropped the book.
"Well I'm definitely not smelling them then. Don't you know that plastic fumes are bad for you?" said my other friend.
"Oh don't be so pathetic. Just give me the book back, okay?" They handed the book back, and saw that I was hurt. My friends really thought I was weird.
"Sorry Court. We were only kidding."
"Yeah, I know. I'm not weird though, it's just one of those things."
"Yeah, I know," said my friend, as she started to chew her nails.
"Oh gross! Chewing your nails is so unhygienic," I said to her.
"Well, I suppose it's just one of those things," she said smiling.
"Yeah, I suppose it is," I said returning her smile. "I suppose it is."
Courtney Houston Form 4 Palmerston North Girls' High School, 1997
We have got 40 pupils in this school and 33 pupils go on the bus. 82% go to school on the bus. From Esta.
There are good things and bad things about going to a small school. The good things are there are less people so we have more opportunitys to get into things and there is lots of room. A bad thing is that there is not as many people to play with. From Joshua Leckie
I like Hedgehope school because it is small. Hedgehope has got a big playground and a field.Hedgehope school has a pie warmer and we play sports.there are not many children that go to this school there are 40 children. I like Hedgehope School because the people here are friendly. From Jenna.
I like Hedgehope School because it hasn't got many students,it has a big playground and heaps of space. It's in the country and we have our own pool. Also it is quiet. From Sarah
There are 40 people in Hedgehope school it is quite a big playground for 40 people. Most people come to school on the bus. The bell which we use is in a wishing well. We have a solar heated swimming pool which is not very deep. Got to go now. From Taryn Hamilton
Hedgehope School is really cool because there aren't many people so everyone gets along. The teachers are really nice. From Merrin Diack
Hedgehope School, 1997
A match played on a narrow pitch and just as usual Wellington College was tough as nails. They combined skill with physical toughness and through midfielder Simon Elliot, proved a handful. PNBHS took the lead after 35 minutes when Keith Findlay scored in a goal mouth scramble with the cowering Wellington College goalkeeper (who plays for National Mutual Miramar!) The crowd provided atmosphere as they rang out the Wellington College haka and this seemed to spur Wellington College on as they hit an equalizer that brought the house down. PNBHS were frustrated a being pinned up in their half for so long. In the end a tough draw was a fair result. The last three encounters have now ended in draws showing how hard this fixture is fought.
Palmerston North Boys' High School, "Footprints"1991