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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Hosting Our Classes Movie

  
Yesterday was the Manaiakalani film festival. Meafou and I went on the Tamaki Collage van to the theater. We were one of the hosts for the manaiakalani movies for 2017. Our movie was about rugby values. Most of the teachers thought it was the best movie out of all the movies that was played. We had to go on the Tamaki Collage van with the room 10 hosts to the theater. Hosting our movie to 500 people was scary but it was fun. Running around the movie theater trying to look for our time to shine was tiring. In cinema 3 we were 5th, cinema 2 we were 2nd and the last one we were 8th. I hope you enjoy our movie. 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Our Spinning Wheel

This week our class tried out a Science Experiment based on changing colors. The first step was to trace out three circles  10 cm wide. The second step was to color the first disc red and blue. The second disc was red and green and the third was green and blue. We had to get a string that was 1m long and poke two holes in the circle and thread the strip through the holes. We then had to spin it really fast till you see the colors change.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

📚Duffy Assembly📚

On Tuesday afternoon a visitor named Michel Mulipola came to our school to talk about how he fell in love with comic books. He is the first person I met in real life who draws a lot of pictures for comic books. He is a proud Samoan who is very funny. He has illustrated many comic books and is an experienced wrestler.  

Monday, 4 September 2017

Daily Fitness

Cross Country is coming up and we have already started to run around the streets for our daily fitness. I always huff and puff while I'm running down and up the hills. Whenever I run round the corners and see the teachers staring at the students it just gives me goosebumps all over my arm and at the same time I try my hardest not to stop. We have to run 2 laps around the block. The first lap was not that tiring but my second one was so hard. I am trying to get used to it. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Our New Rotaion

At tech we were rotated to another class which was wood work.The first thing Mr Grundy said before we went in the class was, "This is a dangerous class and we have to act two years older than we are."

We had to sit on a stool and listen to our teacher explain what we were dealing with. It was glass. So he showed us what to not do and what to do. The one thing you should not do is to glide your finger across the side of the glass that you have just cut a minute ago. You'll cut your hand and you  will start bleeding and there will be a big mess.

We  decorated twelve different designs on a piece of paper. We had to finish all the designs before moving on to making our glass project.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Orienteering

Yesterday was a terrific day for orienteering. Even though the weather didn't turn out as I expected I still enjoyed it anyway. Once I collected my piece of paper and map I set off looking for controls. It was so tiring for me because I was running from one control to another. As I was running I felt a slight bit of chill so that slowed me down. As soon as I finished I casually made my way to Mr Leon and waited for the rest of my class mates to finish their courses. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Our Pasifika Study Performance

Today at our special assembly every class performed an item based on Tonga and Samoa. Every class had different performances. Room 1 and 4 performed a traditional Samoan dance called a 'Sāsā'. Followed by Room 5 who presented a song called 'Le Aute'. The most interesting performance was Room 6's. They performed a Catwalk where the students were partnered with each other into girl with a boy. Some of the girls were wearing a puletaha(Tongan), some were wearing a puleetasi(Samoan). The boys were wearing a sote and a tupenu tide with a gafa. 

We sang a song called 'How Far I'll Go' from the movie Moana. I was so nerves that I started to stare at the floor throughout the whole song. I enjoyed every bit from the beginning to the end.

Monday, 24 July 2017

The First Day Back

Our 2 weeks holiday has unfortunately ended and we are back at school. We started off with running for our daily fitness at 8:55 am. It was tiring because it was our first day back at school. But it was worth it because we can become fitter and fitter every day. After we finished fitness we organised our lunch time duties, bell monitor and staff room duties. We then moved on to our maths followed by reading. Straight after lunch we had or first school assembly for term 3. We finished off our day with blogging and cloze reading. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Room 10's Syndicate Assembly


Yesterday after lunch we had to go to the multipurpose room for our syndicate assembly. It was Room 10's turn to host. They had two children from each class who had to go up and answer questions about Tonga and Samoa and they were being quizzed on their knowledge  of Pasifika studys. Mika and Lupe went up to represent Room 12 and Tupouseini and Izabella were representing Room 11. Malia and Liza represented Room 10 and Sione and Kotipi represented Room 9. Mika and Lupe showed a lot of factual knowledge while Room 11 were trying their hardest to answer most of the questions. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

🥛 National Milk Day 🥛


Today is a odd but exciting day for for me it's National Milk Day! Since it's National Milk Day our teacher decided to take photos of all of us drinking our milk. We are so lucky to have milk at school. We get milk from the Fonterra Factory. Sometimes I don't like milk but I drink it because its very good for our muscles, bones, and our health. We should always drink milk.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

🍳Our Last Time In Cooking Class🍳

Wednesday 17th of May was our last day at Cooking class. We then had to move to a different class called Graphics.
For our last day in cooking we cooked blueberry muffins. We had to mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl and the wet ingredients in a small bowl. Then we had to mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
The second to last step was  to pour the mixture evenly into paper muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes.
The last and finial step was to enjoy the yummy and delicious cup cake we made.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

🍴Food Tech🍴

On Wednesday we were going to tech for the first time in term 2. The year 8s had food tech and the year 7s had wood tech. Our teacher for food tech was Mrs Tuipulotu. We made Oreo truffles covered with shredded coconuts and melted chocolate drizzled on top.

The first thing we had to do to make the oreo truffles was to crush the oreos and mix it together with coconut cream. Then you mix and mix until you see that the mixture is hard enough to roll into little balls. After you've rolled it into little balls you then have to cover it with shredded coconuts and pop it in the ice. While the truffles are in the ice you have to melt the chocolate and pour it on top of the truffles.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Our First Duffy Assembly

Today was our first Duffy assembly. Two men came over to our school to talk about how reading is important and how far it can take you. The two men names were Henry and Robert Rakete. Robert Rakete was the person that was talking to us. He asked us if our rooms were clean or dirty. Some people said that their rooms where dirty some people said that their rooms were clean. He told us that he had a son that was year at and was told to clean his room two times. So Robert Rakete went to his sons room and started to clean. When he was cleaning the book shelf he found his favorite book he liked when he was young. He lade back on his sons bed and began to read the book. While he was reading hes son came home and then he told him to clean the rest.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Tabloids Day

On Wednesday the 15th we had our very first tabloids with house colours! There were four teams altogether whero, kowhai, kakariki and kikorangi. I was in team kikorangi. Each team was split into 2 groups, that made 8 groups altogether. We had to get as many points as possible for our team.

One of my favorite tabloids activities was Mrs Holbricks one. She put us into two equal groups, we had to walk down to a hula hoop with a beanbag on our heads and if we dropped it,  we had to start all over again. When we got to the hula hoop we had to throw the beanbag into a bucket 5 to 6 feet away from the hula hoop. If we got it in we got a point,  if we did't get it in then we got no points. The group with the most points won. My group got the most in so we won.
                         

Friday, 3 March 2017

Every Child Has Hopes & Dreams

Today after fitness Rooms 11 and 12 had two special visitors who came from the Everyday Theatre.
They came to our school to educate us about child helplines. The two visitors started off with a little play with six characters. T, Jack, Marea, Beca, Dave and Brian. Only two people acted out all the characters.

When the actressess finished acting out the story,we had different kinds of activityies to do. There was one activity when we had to get into a big donut and talk about the story. The second activity was not that cool but it was fun to play. We had to pair up and the shortest had to be Dave and the tallest had to be T. My partner was Isabell and I was the tallest. There was one activity when we had to pretend that we were pictures by standing still and not moving. My group had to act out when Dave first hit Marea.


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Our Syndicate Assembily

On Wednesday 8th February 2017, It was Room 12s turn to host the senior assembly. Mrs Golder picked out 8 people to plan and host the assembly. I was one of the people who was picked. We started off with a happy song. After we students finished singing the song the teachers gave out the certificate  to the students that were behaving in their best behavior in the school zone. It was finally time for the dance item. 

Room 9 - Diego and Manea Rose

Room 10 - Peni and Dominic

Room 11 - Meafou and Teremoana

Room 12 - Lupe, Mika and Saluselo