Tuesday, 28 November 2017

The Hero Within

Last week we had to complete this task. Our focus is " we are learning to look for clues provided in the text to help us make meaning when we infer. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AIM for success

AIM for success !!! Do you know what the secret formula to success is, i do its A+I=M. A for Aspiration, I for Inspiration and M is Motivation. Aspiration means to achieve something or achieve goals. Inspiration can mean two things intrinsic which means to achieve something within and extrinsic which means to achieving bigger goals like owning your own car or a house.

Be a giver not a taker !!! Uili at the age of 11 years old turned a homeless mans life around. Uili saw the homeless man crying outside the dairy so he stopped and gave the man a pie his lunch and money and started talking to him everyday Uili would stop and do the same thing. Uili did this for two weeks. The homeless man didn't expect Uili to give him anything. The man walked Uili to school and had told Uili teacher about Uili giving him things.
Generous boy, 11, gives lunch to homeless man every day for two weeks.

Friday, 27 October 2017


This is a presentation about the parts in a Orchestra. There is a strings family and a Brass family.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Steps on how to be a good role model.

Steps on how to be a good role model.
What is a good role model, is a good role model someone who skips school or is it someone people looks up to for help. My role model is Fiao'o Fa'amausili when it comes to sports and my mum is my real role model.
1st idea
What my role models sound like. My role models always sound encouraging and happy, My mum is always positive towards my school work and sports. To me, my role models should always sound like this.
2nd idea
How does your role model act ?, what does a role model do? Role models consistently act there age and they are always kind to one another. They show a good example to the younger ones. They are proud to be who they are.
3rd idea
Role models are constantly generous to others and always keep their promises. Role models learn over time to overcome obstacles. Role models learn to accept other people and their differences.
There are many role models within Pt England school. My role models at school are Mr Somerville and Whaea Kelly. Writing these simple steps have made me become a better role model.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Musical Madness YAY!!

                                              Musical Madness YAY!!

This morning we walked into the hall for immersion assembly with different music playing in the background. It all started with our senior management team who sang a song created by them called Musical madness, our theme for this term is Musical madness. My favourite teams to watch was 3,4,5. Team 3 made a movie were there teachers used music to talk to each other, their aim for this term was to tell stories using music. Team 4 teachers created a movie of them in a car singing to lots of music, their aim was to make their own music. The final team was team 5 they did an act about music in videos, the main idea was how do composers use music to evoke an emotional response in an audience . I hope that this term goes well because I am a year 8 and will be leaving to college.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Floundering Project!!!

Floundering Project!!!!!!!

Image result for FlounderI had no idea what flounder was except that you could eat it and that it was a type of fish. Flounder has spikes around the edges of its body and has a mouth bigger than it's eyes and has spots all over it's body.

Today our whole school went down by the Wai o Taiki Bay which is by our local beach. We had 12 kids from year 7&8 to try and catch at least 4 Flounder. We caught more than 20 baby flounder fish. We sang a few waiata and said a karakia to catch flounder

Monday, 4 September 2017

Happy Fathers day to all the fathers

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY. Happy Fathers day to all the fathers, I hope you had a great day yesterday and that you go spoilt. I celebrated fathers day two time I celebrated it on both Saturday & Sunday. On Saturday I gave my dad a lotto ticket pack. On Sunday I cooked lunched for my dad and family, I cooked mince and then I went out and got KFC. Happy Fathers Day!!!!!! Image result for happy fathers day quotes

Saturday, 2 September 2017


For the past 5 weeks team 5 have been looking at speeches and persuasive writing. During the 4 weeks we had to write a speech for a class competition. We had three people from our literacy class compete against 3 other people from 4 different classes.

Some of the contestants.

We have our three speech winners that will be giving their speech at our school assembly.
1st place - Danielle
2nd place - Seini
3rd place - Venetia
These three will give there next week Friday at assembly.


This week we learnt all about 2D shapes. We learnt how to identify and describe it's shape.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Disco Poster

This is a poster for our school disco that will be held in our school hall TONIGHT @ 6 - 7.30 for Pt England learners in team 4 & 5 ,the theme is glow in the dark, hope to see you all to night.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

My Speech

Why should we have to stay in school? Well what would you rather be educated or be like those hoes who just sit around at home, roam the streets all day committing crimes and smoking weed. If you picked sitting around at home and roaming the streets, this explanation should help you want to rethink.

Stay in school!!  It’s good to stay in school because you learn more and you’ll get greater grades than those people who drop out of school because it’s boring or they simply just don’t want to learn. Most kids drop out because they’re bored and they would rather roam the streets committing crimes. You could improve your education by staying out of trouble and crime and to learn more different things.

The key to success in life is to have a good education while you’re young and to stay in school. Kids drop out because they don’t see their future going anywhere or they don’t want a job in the future. Kids like me see their future going somewhere, somewhere good where they’l have a good job.

Having a good education leads up to having a good job like maybe being a lawyer where you earn heaps of money, with that money you could buy you and your family a house a car and some other things. Money is a key part in life look at all those people on the streets all the homeless people they are homeless probably because they didn’t have a good education but most of them didn’t expect to be homeless.


Today in Literacy class we were given the task to post our advertisement poster plan on to our blog. We were spilt into groups and given different posters. Our task was to state down the things that were good about the poster. Each group presented there work to the class and told stated what they all wrote down.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Neil Armstrong Researsh

WALT - Gather, evaluate and Synthesise information across a range of text

My Winter Learning Journey Prize pack for 3rd equal.

Prize Pack.
Guess what? I just won a prize and certificate for participating. I came 3rd equal with Mitchell in the Winter Learning Journey, which was created by Rachel Williamson from the University of Auckland. 
Big thanks to Rachel and her helpers Willy, Nicky and Jacinta for making this fun activity programme enjoyable.

I won
A packet of Pineapple Lumps
A cookie time Biscuit - Which I ate for lunch sorry
A pack of Milk Bottles
A Big Ben pie
Butterscotch candies
a Lorde Cd
a Pink scarf
and a pack of all blacks tattoos
a picture of a kiwi and a Certificate of Achievement
A Message from Rachel.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Let's Rock Term 3

Let's Rock Term 3 as it has just started. This terms topic is  "Guardians of the galaxy" which is based around space and the solar system or like we say Planet earth and beyond. This is the first immersion assembly I have been excited about.

It all started when Mr Somerville drove the drone in the hall as if it was a UFO it landed on the stage. When two look alike aliens came from know where and were saying harsh things they could do on earth. Mr Somerville and Mr Jacobson came with their lightsabers and fought the aliens.

Team 1's is looking at planets in space the three planets they showed in there video was the Moon, Sun and mars. Team 2's item was a remake of David Bowie's song written by Ms Gaston they will be focusing on space. Team 3's item was a video about days in there lives from Monday morning meetings to having fun in the weekends, there main focus is about days in their lives.
Team 4 made a video about there version of the Mars one project how they had kids work as if they worked for NASA, they sent all their teachers to space and apparently they all died while making there way to Mars. Finally Team 5 "THE BEST" did a live item were Mrs Judd sang a space version of Moana "How far i'll go".

My favorite was team 4 and 5 because they had interesting facts about what they are focusing on.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Day 7, Bonus Activity

After a long soak in the natural hot pools, it is time to get back home. Your family and friends can’t wait to see you and they can’t wait to hear all about your adventures. Take a moment to think about what you have seen and done over the past week.
On your blog, post a video or write a description about your week. What have you learned? What did you like about the trip? What didn’t you like? Was there anything that surprised you?
Winter Learning Journey 2017.  I have to admit when my parents said they were going to make me do the Winter Learning Journey, I was not happy.  It’s the school holidays!  I really wasn’t looking forward to doing any “school work” over the holidays.  My parents thought that it would be good for me to participate because I have a love-hate relationship with writing.  My parents promised that they would help to achieve learning journey activities.  
Reluctantly, I began the learning journey expecting that my parents would just forget about it.  You see we don’t have the internet at home, and we have to go to the local library or to my dad’s work and use the WIFI there.  I knew that my parents were helping out at my brother’s rugby school holiday program, so I wouldn’t have to do anything.  Yeah right!
My parents had actually read a lot about the weekly activities for the Winter Learning Journey and had planned for us to do things in and around Auckland.  In my video you will see that we actually visited a few places in Auckland, and tried to make paper mache ”Moa Eggs”, that didn’t really work out.  We are going to SkyTower this Sunday for my brother’s birthday, and we have a few more places to visit planned for this term.

What did I learn?
I want to go to Owhango to visit the Blue Duck Station
Having my family help me makes it FUN and less like schoolwork
New Zealand is an amazing country, and I get to live here
We all need to do our part to keep Aotearoa clean and beautiful

What did I like about the trip?
I got to visit places in New Zealand that I haven’t visited before, but am excited about visiting.
I liked seeing other people's learning about other endangered native wild-life
It didn’t cost a lot of money to visit the South Island
Was there anything that surprised you?
The Winter Learning Journey has been an experience that I have loved being a part of.  I was surprised how involved I became.

A huge THANK YOU to Rachel and the team for working really hard to put this all together.  I know it has helped me with my reading and writing.  But most importantly, my family have spent time together doing things we wouldn’t normally do.  We made some great memories and plans to make more.

Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou, ka kite ano...Na Olivia

Day 7, Activity 2

After you have finished up in Taupo, it is time to hop back in the car and head for Rotorua – a town where will have the chance for some much needed rest and relaxation. In fact, you will visit the Tarawera Bush Pool – a geothermal hot pool that is located in the middle of a forest. The warm water in the pool comes from underneath the ground. After a few hours in the pool you feel really relaxed.
On your blog, post a picture of yourself doing something relaxing.

Now this is my idea of relaxation...feet up and listening to music.  Ok and then drifting off to sleep.


Day 7, Activity 1

While in Taupo, you go for a walk around the lake and you notice pieces of rubbish floating in the water. You also notice that there is rubbish on the footpath. As you know, it is really important to put rubbish in the bin and keep New Zealand clean and beautiful for generations to come.
With that in mind, it is time think about what you can do to keep New Zealand beautiful. Use your imagination and come up with three things that you could do to make your neighbourhood more beautiful. Post your list on your blog ☺

How can I make my neighbourhood more beautiful?
  1. Daily Exercise and Rubbish Pick-Up - as my family and I go for our morning exercise around our neighbourhood, we could pick up rubbish as we go and see who collected the most, gets out of dishes duty for the day.
  2. Monthly Yard Help - My family and I could help the elderly people on our street with any yard work, rubbish collecting around their yards that might need doing.
  3. I would really love to have a doggy do-do bag dispenser and doggy do-do bin set up somewhere in our neighbourhood.  This would help with doggy do-do we have on people's’ lawns.

I think that if I did these things this would help my neighbourhood look more beautiful.

Day 6, Bonus Activity

As part of the Matariki festival, there is a two day Kapa Haka competition. The haka is a traditional war dance that Maori performed before going into battle. The haka is now performed by children/adults in the community and by professional sporting teams, including our national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks.’  The All Blacks have performed various haka over the years. Watch the following three haka videos (1 – 3) and, on your blog, list the haka videos in order from best (#1) to worst (#3). There are no right or wrong answers ☺
#1. World Cup 2015 – All Blacks vs Argentina result 26-16 (RWC 2015 Match)
#2. All Blacks vs South Africa 2016 ( 41-13) ABS Win
#3. Rugby World Cup 2011- All Blacks vs France (RWC 2011 8-7) ABs win! Piri

I think I have mentioned before that my family is RUGBY MAD!  So I felt it only right to invite my family to watch and rate the 3 haka performances.  We all agreed that every haka is special, amazing and powerful, but some haka were that much more special because they helped to set the tone for the All Blacks and go them hyped up.   
1st Place
(Piri Weepu, Ali Williams, Richard Kahui were awesome in this haka)
2nd Place
3rd Place

Day 6, Activity 2

After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.
Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.

Wow!  Te Papa celebrates Matariki in a big way.  Not only are they doing lots of things here at Te Papa, but all over Wellington.  I have picked 3 events I would really loved to have gone to.

  1. Nga Kai o Matariki: Celebrating Maori Cuisine - Food!  Food!  Glorious Food!  I love food and so does my family.  I would have loved to have learnt how to make some traditional Maori kai as well as taste test some as well.  I did see that Sarah and Jay from My Kitchen Rules were going to be speaking as well.
  2. Star Weave Jam - This was an event where people could join in and make an 8 point star out of ribbon, to raise awareness about domestic violence.  Lots of people from around the world, had joined the project and sent stars that they had made to join with those made during Matariki here in New Zealand.  I like to do arts and crafts, but also this would have been for a good cause.
  3. Kaumatua Kapa Haka - how awesome to watch kuia and koro perform some old waiata.  My grand-uncle, Michael and his wife were part of this event.  I would have loved to have watched them.

Day 6, Activity 1

Let’s imagine that you were on the first waka to arrive at Shag Point. You had never been to New Zealand before and you had no idea what to expect. Write a poem describing how you would have felt when you arrived in New Zealand. Would you have been excited or scared? I would have felt pretty nervous, I reckon…
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We came from afar
All I see are ngā kapua ma (white clouds)
What if the people are freaky
In this whenua kakariki (green earth)
Hey wait we are the only ones here
There really is no need to fear
A beautiful home we will make
Aotearoa is ours to take

*Thanks for the help Mum and Dad

Day 5, Activity 2

After the adventure at The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve, you are pretty happy to get back into the shuttle van and continue with your road trip. Over the next few hours you travel up and over the Southern Alps, arriving in the city of Christchurch to eat lunch. You have a delicious meal at a café downtown and then hop back into the van to travel to Twizel, a small town at the base of Aoraki-Mt Cook. Mt Cook is the largest mountain in New Zealand. It is also the mountain where Sir Edmund Hillary trained for his climb up Mt Everest the tallest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary is very famous because he was the first person to ever reach the top of Mt Everest!

Now it is your turn to learn about a famous New Zealander. Use Google to research one famous person from New Zealand and then create a DLO (Digital Learning Object) and post it on your blog. Be sure to include: 1. The name of the famous person, 2. Where they were born, 3. Why they are famous, and 4. Two other interesting facts about them.

Day 5, Activity 1

After a few hours in the car, you, your group and Curious Kiwi arrive at your first stop – The Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve. It is a beautiful, regional park located at the base of the Southern Alps. You and your group get out of the van and follow Curious Kiwi. He is going to lead you on a short walk through the park. As you start walking, you notice a really cool looking tree on the side of the trail and you stop to take a closer look. When you turn back, the group (and Curious Kiwi) is nowhere to be found. Eek! You are all alone in the middle of a strange forest.
For this activity write a short story (8-10 sentences) about what might happen next. Please be sure to include lots of details about what you might be feeling, seeing and doing after you realise that you are all alone in the forest...

No way!  It can’t be…
Hey guys, look at that tree over there, it looks just like Bruno Mars...only greener, and more wood-like.  Guys?  Hey guys?  
I turn back to see that no-one is behind me.  I can’t even hear any other voices, no footsteps.  Surely, I can’t have moved that far from the group.  I was just excited about this tree.  Actually, the more I look at it close up, it looks just like every other tree here.
My heart starts to beat a little faster, my eyes flit this way and that, hoping to catch a glimpse of Curious Kiwi’s hi-vis vest.  I am surrounded by the sounds of the bush.  I am starting to panic.  I hate being alone in the dark.  It feels cold here in the forest, I don’t like the idea of staying here in the dark forest, alone.  I begin to cry.  I don’t know what else to do, if I try to walk back the way I think I came, I could get more lost.

I say a little prayer hoping that someone will find me soon, I don’t want to be stuck here.  As soon as I finish my prayer, I begin to feel better.  I know that I am going to be fine.

Day 4, Activity 2

After a morning of learning about beached whales in Golden Bay, you and your group are driven to a nearby town, Nelson, to watch a special movie calledWhale rider.’ It is a famous movie about a young girl who was born and raised in New Zealand. Watch the following movie trailers for Whale Rider: Whale Rider trailer #1 and Whale Rider Trailer #2 and then write a summary of the movie on your blog. What is it about? Be sure to also give the movie a rating out of 5 based on the trailer [1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].

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Name of the Film: Whale Rider
Based on a book “The Whale Rider”, written by a famous New Zealand author, Witi Ihimaera.
Where is it set?
The movie is set in beautiful New Zealand, in Auckland and a place on the East Coast of New Zealand called Whangara.  Interesting fact: My grandfather lived here when he was a little boy, before moving to Gisborne.
What is the movie about?
This movie is about a girl named Paikea.  The name of an old Maori tupuna of hers, that arrived in Aotearoa on the back of a whale.  The name was handed down to firstborn boys only.  

Paikea’s naming causes disagreements in her family.  Her koro (grandfather) claims that because of Paikea, their family has experienced hardships and trials.  

In an attempt to make things right, Paikea’s koro tries to train up the other firstborn boys in the area.  Paikea is left out and is then taught the skills that all the boys are learning by another man, her uncle perhaps..

I think this movie teaches about the traditions of Maori, love and courage.

Who are the stars?
Keisha Castle Hughes, Cliff Curtis.  Witi Ihimaera was an Associate Producer

[1 = bad movie, 2 = okay movie, 3 = pretty good, 4 = good movie, 5 = excellent movie].
I would rate this movie a 4=good movie.  

I think my family and I will try and watch this before the holidays finish.  Will keep you posted.