Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Subway Softball


School has started for the year and even though we’re only into the second week our first inter-class sports’ competition has started.
Our first competition is Subway Softball. You can see some pictures above of our class trialling and practising to get ready for our first game tomorrow.
We call this sport Subway Softball because if your team is the overall winner, you and your class receive prize money to buy Subway for lunch. Subway Softball is played in three pools. There are 12 students to a team and each team represents a class. 


Do you have inter-class sports competitions at your school?  If so, what are they?
Does your school have house/team/syndicate competitions?  
Are there any original or unique games that are played at your school?

41 comments:

  1. Miss T - We have an Inter School Competition but in Touch in Term One, because that's the first Sport that we play in Hamilton (or the Waikato Sport that's played first) we don't play Softball until Term Four and we don't have a class competition just a Inter School one. I really like the idea of Subway Softball. I think its a really good way to get the students involved and I am sure the winning class would be very happy with the prize.
    Mr Webb and Room 5, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato.

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    1. Dear Mr Webb and Room 5

      Thanks for posting on our blog. We play interschool touch in Winter, but not as a class competition.
      As well as Subway Softball we have Fish 'n' Chip Footie and Heavenly Netball. This year we have a new game called Quicket. This game is a fun and active game. You hit the ball as far as you can and try getting a 1,2,3 or 4 by batting it out to that zone. There is eight to a team.

      Your blogging friend from Room 24

      Brooke

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  2. Good luck with your softball competition Room 24!

    Our school has interclass sports games. At the moment the students are getting ready to play nuke'em ball which is a little bit like volleyball except students throw and catch the ball to each other.

    Stephanie and Room 15 @ Tawa Intermediate School in Wellington

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    1. Hi Miss T
      Thank you for commenting on our blog. Our class is getting really excited about Subway Softball and competitive as well. Unfortunately we lost our first game 9-2 but getting ready for the next one. We're really interested in the game Nuke'em Ball and I'd love to play it someday.
      Good luck with your interclass games.

      Thanks again
      Your blogging friends Aimee and Ashleigh

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  3. Hi Room 24 - I am the DP at a small Hamilton Primary school and we are about to have a tabloids day this week with interclass tug-o-war! The children have all been practicing this week and working on their techniques - we can't wait to see how much fun everyone has! Good luck with your softball competition. And enjoy the challenge ahead.

    Mrs Paton Vardon Primary

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    1. Hi Mrs Paton,
      Thank you so much for commenting on our blog. Unfortunatley we did not win our first game but we will keep trying! Your tabloids day sounds really fun! We have a tabloids day once a year but not until term 4, we don't get to do tug-o-war though! I hope you have lots of fun on your tabloids day.
      Thanks again
      Your blogging friends,
      Ashleigh and Aimee

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  4. Hey
    You hit that ball and get a home run 10x so we can win!!
    Yours
    Cody

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    1. Dear Cody

      Way to go! I love your enthusiasm. Let's hope it's fine on Thursday so we can get more practice in.

      Your teacher

      Miss McLeod

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  5. Hey
    Miss McLeod later on in the year can I please get my own blog.
    And my coment came up on pinkmathmatics

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    1. Well done. I'm pleased for you that your comment has been posted on Pink Mathematics.

      Student blogs will be earned later on the year as students show they are committed to posting on our class blogs, commenting on others' blogs, and ensuring their comments use the correct guidelines including being edited so they are error-free.

      I am impressed to read you're already aiming for your own blog. Well done!

      Your teacher

      Miss McLeod

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    2. Hi I'm from Texas and we have a lot of school sports. First when we have to select our courses for the school year we either pick P.E., off season, or athletic which I am in. In off season you would miss first or seventh period so that you can go to a gym or something to do a sport that is not included in a sport that you can do at school. P.E. is where you do stuff like dodgeball and fun stuff like that. In athletics we do sports like volleyball, basketball, cross country, and track and field. I personally am in volleyball which is a cut sport, basketball which is also cut sport and I'm trying out for track and field. I hope I make it bye.-Elizabeth

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    3. Dear Elizabeth

      Thanks for commenting on our class blog. We also play a lot of sport; I really enjoy playing hockey. Also does cut sport mean to try out for that sport? In our P.E at the moment we are practicing playing softball because we are having a school competition where we face other classes in the school.

      Your blogging buddy

      Alexandra

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  6. Hey, we do stuff like athletics in the morning which is sports for an hour... We don't have any special sports...

    And do y'all have like 7 class periods a day? Cuz we do and they are 55 min each

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    1. Dear Coleyville student

      In NZ we have 3 periods except we call them blocks. Block 1 is 2 hours 15 minutes long, block 2 is 1 hour 30 minutes long, block 3 is 2 hours 5 minutes long.

      Athletics every morning sounds like a lot of fun because I'm quite sporty. How about you?
      How long do you go to school for?

      Your blogging friend

      Briney
      Room 24, Taradale Intermediate

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    2. I wish we had that. Sports every moring wow?!
      Yes we have 6 lessons per day and they each last 1 hour.
      haha we only have about 2 hours of PE a week and at the minute we are doing football or dance.
      Greetings from Toulouse

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  7. I think it is cool that the New Zealand schools are just starting their school year because here in the United States (TX) we are preparing to end our school year! What days of the week do you go to school? Please respond to my comment!!:):)
    -your buddy from the US :-)
    :o)

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    1. Hi,
      Thank you for commenting on our blog. It's really interesting that you are ending your school year and we are just starting. We go to school on a Monday to Friday. Our weekend is Saturday and Sunday; do you have weekends? And how long are your holidays?

      Your kiwi friend

      Aimee

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    2. Hello,
      I think that your blog is really cool, I love all the activities you do at your school.


      Your American Friend

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    3. Yes, we have weekends. Our school week is the same as you. We have a summer break for about 3 months. Winter break for 2 weeks.band thanksgiving for 1 week.

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  8. Well, actuallly, we have about 100 days left. We have some holidays, depending on how important they are. For example, Winter Break is two weeks and Spring Break (that's going to be coming up soon) is one week. Our school is Mon. thur Friday

    You friend from the U.S! :)

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  9. That is really cool, I wish up school had a softball team. I think it's a really great way to get together with your fiends and classmates.

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    1. Dear Sydney

      It is really cool to have a softball team but unfortunately our class team hasn't won any games yet. Every class at our school has a softball team and we play each other. What are some of your sports that you play at your school?

      Yours sincerely

      Lisa

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  10. I think that playing softball is really cool. I wish we had a softball team at our school.

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  11. We have weekends too Saturday and Sunday just like you. We also go to school from Monday to Friday but our school year is a few months from ending when yours is just starting. Pretty cool how that works. I think that it would be fun to play Subway Softball, we don't have that here.

    - Hannah from Texas

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  12. We have weekends too, we also have spring, winter,and thanksgiving break and sometimes we have 3 or 4 day weekends

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  13. So this subway softball is basically like the American baseball... How are any of the rules different?

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  14. Is that the only sport you do?

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    1. Hi Anonymous

      No Subway Softball is not the only sport we do. We also do sports like Heavenly Netball, Fish n Chip Footie and BK Basketball as an interclass competition. We also have other sports including Hockey, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cricket, Triathlon, Canoe Polo, Rugby, Gymnastics, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Cross Country, Athletics, and Orienteering.

      Your Friend

      Arielle

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  15. Jaxson- Room 6 Halcombe SchoolMarch 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Hello,
    My school has inter school house compitetion's. The last one we had was Flippa ball in our school pool. I want to thank you for comenting on our blog. The houses we have are Totara, Rimu, Matai and Kauri. I am in Totara.

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    1. Hi Jaxson

      Our competition, Subway Softball, has started. We have lost two games and won one game. We also have Quicket which is quick cricket. You have four zones; zone one is worth 1 point, zone two is worth 2 points, zone three is worth 3 points and beyond zone three is 4 points.

      What colours are your houses? Our house (learning team), Kaweka, is yellow. Mohaka is green and Takitimu is blue. Did your class win Flippa Ball?

      From your blogging friend

      Kadin

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  16. Hey! Here is Lukas from IST Toulouse in France.
    We don't have any inter-class sports competitions but i think this is a very good idea. We don't have any team competitions but i think that could be a amazing idea to do that in our school.

    What are the rules of subway softball?

    I realy like your blog!!

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  17. Hi im from IST Toulouse in france and i really like the idea of subway softball and the design of your blog is super

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  18. I really like your blog guys and I like the idea of inter-class competitions. We do not have any but I think they would be an amazing idea. To win prize money to use a Subway seems, for me, a very good incentive to play well :)

    Your friend from the International School of Toulouse.

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  19. Christian - ToulouseMarch 7, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Hello from Toulouse,
    My school has yet to have introduced inter school house competitions, but I for one would love to see something similar occurring here. Do these competitions occur on a annual basis, or do they continue throughout the school year? If so, do they comprise of multiple activities?
    Good luck with the Subway Softball!
    Christian GH - International School of Toulouse

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    1. Hi Christian

      Thanks for commenting on our blog. The softball game is really fun and cool for the whole class.

      Thanks for the good luck we needed it. Subway softball was fun but we didn't win any of our games. As for Quicket it is fun and we've had 1 game so far and we lost but we still get to play because the first game didn’t count for much.

      Your Kiwi friend
      Arielle

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  20. Hello,
    My name is Enrique, I'm a student from the Toulouse International School in France. I read about your inter-class competitions and they seem very fun. I would like to know how to start and organise it . Competitions like the ones in your school could be very good experiences for our school.

    In our school we do something similar, but it only lasts a day. We mix the students from different year groups into teams and we play sports.

    P.S How big are your school houses?

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    1. Dear Enrique

      Thank you for your comment on our blog. At our school we have student leaders that help organise the competitions and other sporting activities and we also have a few teachers that mainly do the organising.

      Do you have different houses at your school? We have 5 class rooms in each learning house so that is about 150 kids.

      What kind of sports do you play when you have the sports day?

      Your quad blogging friend
      Aimee

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    2. Hello Enrique

      Our school has over 450 pupils and about 150 in each learning team. Our class (room 24) is in Kaweka. The other two teams are Mohaka and Takitimu. Kaweka's team colour is yellow, Takitimu is blue and Mohaka is green. They are all of my favourite colours! Our school colours are red, white and black. What are your school colours?
      If you want to start organising class competitions you could talk to your principal and suggest class competitions like softball, netball, cricket, and basketball. It's lots of fun!

      Your kiwi friend,
      Molly

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  21. This is Jim Noble - The maths teacher from Toulouse! I think you might have inspired us to organise some houses and similar competitions! Thank you. As a maths teacher I am looking forward to getting students to think about scoring and record keeping systems. How do you guys do that?

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  22. Hi my name is Lindsey! I'm a student from ohio. I was reading your blog and how you have sports and things! DO you have summer sports at school or winter sports?? and you can visit my blog here >http://lindseyh3le.edublogs.org/ Hope you will visit and answer my questions!!!

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    1. Hi Lindsey
      Thank you for your comment. We play both summer and winter sports at our school. To name a few, we play cricket, basketball and volleyball in the summer. Then netball, soccer, canoe polo and rugby in the winter.

      Do you play sport in both seasons?

      I will be sure to check out your blog.

      From your blogging friend
      Aimee

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