Great to see you all this year. All that sleeping in, playing video games and relaxing is officially over! We have some wonderful things planned for you in the coming months.
You have been very good with returning information to me so far so I hope that continues. Look after your planners this year – try not to “decorate” them too much and remember their true purpose – to help you organise your school life.
Did you receive my email this week about activities? If not, maybe you need to check your email address. If you haven’t checked your school email since last year, please do so regularly!
New year = new start – let’s make sure you all perform at your absolute best this year. If there is anything I can do to help you out – just ask.
See you in Home Base #41.
P.S. Please think about names for our group – I’m not sure that “Jost’s Apes” is going to work for me.
How is Kabaddi Played?
- Two teams of seven members each occupy opposite halves of a field of 12.5m × 10m (roughly half the size of a basketball court).
- Each has five supplementary players held in reserve.
- The game is in 20-minute halves, with a five-minute half-time break during which the teams switch sides.
- Teams take turns sending a “raider” to the opposite team’s half, where the goal is to tag or confine members of the opposite team before returning to the home half. Tagged members are “out” and sent off the field.
- Meanwhile, defenders must form a chain, for example, by linking hands; if the chain is broken, a member of the defending team is sent off.
- The goal of the defenders is to stop the raider returning to the home side before taking a breath. If the raider takes a breath before returning, the raider is sent off the field.
- A player can also get out by going over a boundary line or part of the body touches the ground outside the boundary, except during a struggle with an opposing team member.
- Each time a player is out the opposing team earns a point. A team scores a bonus of two points, called a lona, if the entire opposing team is declared out. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.
Two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and take turns sending a “raider” into the other half, in order to win points by tagging or wrestling members of the opposing team; the raider then tries to return to his own half, holding his breath during the whole raid.
Be ready to play this Friday! Check out the video link below to see how it’s done.
Click here to see a kabaddi game!
Thanks Ninjas for all the donations you made to the various sites with our CWW program. Whether it was giving food, painting walls, brick making, dancing and playing with local children, it all goes towards making the Philippines an even better place to live. Listening to your reflections has been really interesting. I hope you enjoyed getting out of our classrooms here at ISM.
And another fabulous Ninja “just dancing” with some of the Love 2 Learn students.
Please Ninjas, let’s really try hard to support the drives coming up in the next week or so.
We need canned food, rice, school supplies, used or new clothing, shoes and toys. Dig deep guys!
Attention Chiara, Saran and Krishna!
Please return your materials and pay your fines.
Please come and get your permission slips from my classroom if you are interested in going.
You must have the slip if you want to buy a ticket.
Tickets are 100 pesos, available at lunchtime all this week.
Are you all looking forward to Sports Day? Naturally
BAGUIO will win, but good luck to all the other
teams and bravo for trying. 🙂
Sadly we will soon be saying au revoir to one of our Ninjas – Vicki. Don’t
forget to wish her well as she heads off to KL. Vicki, you can keep in touch
with us on this blog!
Happy Holidays and Joyeux Noel (if it is your thing) to all NINJAS!!!
Keep safe and we will see you after the break.