Friday, 15 April 2016

My Best R.E Work

Wednesday 09th March 2016

Fr Francis Vernon Douglas

Fr Douglas was born on 22nd May 1910 in Wellington. He attended all his school sports, the sports he played were rugby, cricket, handball, and boxing. After he finished school he worked at a post office, he worked there for a while and then he felt the need to become a priest. In 1938 he sailed to the Philippines and arrived in his new parish of Pililla in July. He preached good news about God in the Philippines.

In 1941 the Japanese invaded the Philippines, Fr Douglas he could’ve ran away, but he stayed with his people knowing what was going to come. The Japanese integrated him because they thought if he was a priest he would be a spy. They thought he knew where the Philippine Guerillas where, Fr Douglas did know but he didn’t tell them.

He was water tortured and had a big piece of wood on his stomach and the soldiers would jump up and down on his stomach. Fr Douglas was last seen being dragged out a church and into a military truck. They believed he died because when the truck came back his body wasn’t in it. It is believed he was put to death in 10 July 1943.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Best Writing in Term 1

Thursday 14th April 2016

Best Writing

Narrative Writing

In the holidays me and my family went to Kohimarama beach so we could swim.

It was a hot day, we had nothing to do, my dad asked me and my family if we wanted to go beach, we said yes. So we packed our bags and went to the beach. When we got to the beach it was packed.

We found a spot where we could put down our things, after when we got changed into our swimming togs, me and my nephew had race into the water. When we got to the water we saw our family already in their, the water was very cold, we struggled to get in the water, but we finally got in there.

While we were playing in the water my brother came in and he started putting our heads under the water, it was very fun because we had a competition to see who can put most of the heads under what, my big brother won because he would always put 2 heads down all the time.

Overall I thought that was a fantastic day, and I hope we do something like that again.