Friday, December 13, 2013

Netbook reflection.

This year I have learned a lot of cool stuff on my netbook like Maths, reading, writing etc.. you can say I can do anything on my netbook!... But no I cant!

Most of the things I learned was from my netbook, but also from my teachers. I recently learned Inverse from mr barks. Inverse a opposite strategy. I cant explain it very well because I just learned it! So what im saying is that if you have a ½ you do the opposite which is 2/1. That is all I remember.

The sites I go on to learn is Maths whizz, Xtramath and kiwi kids news. Maths whizz is a site that we go on to learn fractions, decimals and other things. Xtramath is for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Kiwi kids news if filled with news all around new zealand.

I love my netbook because:
We dont need to worry about sore hands and paper.
We can learn anything online.
We can also play games!
We can listen to music.

Things i think need to change:
A bigger screen
Better sound quality
Longer battery life
and space between the keys of the keyboard.

My highlights of the year

The year 8 camp because they left school and I was in room 19, it was really fun in room 19. We were painting, making movies and cooking truffles. The year 7s also got to go to action world on friday.

My other highlight of this year was improving my math strategies. When I was in math club I have learned a lot of strategies, decimals and fractions. The best part of math club was making things out of styrofoam, first we would cut them in half or in quarters and then we paint them.

My last favorite highlight was going to tech every tuesday, because we get to cook, make things out of wood and do art. But we have to walk to tamaki college to do all that! I mostly like it because it is fun and because we don't do work.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Jamie Curry aka (Jamies world)

Jamie Curry
She a kiwi entertainer, she is 16 years old. She is really funny because she does all these crazy stuff in front of her camera. Did you know she is best friends with Jamie Mcdell! Crazy right!!!
Jamie curry is best known for her role in Massad's Girl next door as the main girl.
Every Time in her videos she always does her shark face. She inspires me to be brave to be different, and to be crazy.

My favorite video by her was this video with her trying to walk in heels, and this video called “my mum on my drivers test”

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Action World.

On Friday the 6th of December we (the year 7 kids) went to action world (action world is in Henderson). But we had to meet in the street for the roll, I came late because I was looking for everyone but they were gone! Until I saw someone go into room 20 I went in there. When I went inside everyone was inside staring at me. My heart was pumping really hard when I entered. But everything went well after that moment.

Finally we were allowed to go outside and wait for the bus, I think the bus took half an hour to arrive. I was so glad when it arrived. We entered the bus and I sat with Dhara at the back, And Javana and Yixin were behind us. It was really noisy at the back because of the boys were listening music on their speaker. The bus trip took a really long time to get their.

We’re here! Finally! I was soo happy to see action world, it was filled with blow up platforms and some trampolines. When the workers introduced them to us we were split into groups of our class, for example people in room 22 has to be in 1 group.
Our first activity we did was the crazy ladder. I thought it would be easy to go up that ladder but it was very tricky because every time you pass the 6th step it wiggles and flips, which causes you to fall. Our second activity was the jump n slide, this was my favourite activity. I only went on the jumping part but not the slide because I was too scared!  Our third activity was the free climb, Okay this one was my least favourite one because I couldn't even make the first rock! And now the last activity we did was the jungle swings! I was too scared to go on because I thought it was really high, but it wasn't…

After we went on those activities we get to have free time. Most of the time I was recording people, but I had 1 turn on the jump n slide. When I was on the jumping part I was scared because It was very high, but then I decided to jump. When I landed I was stuck in the air pillow.

When we heard the horn we went to the benches and sat down to put on our shoes, miss samuels gave us 1 gummy worm. We went to the bus to go back to school, It took longer than the first trip! But we saw two puppies playing in long grass near the road. Most of the people were sleeping. FInally we were at school eating and playing at lunch time.

Monday, December 2, 2013

My swimming reflection.

During our swimming lessons I learnt how to swim on my back straight

I think I improved back stroke

In the future I need to work on my diving.

School life in Malawi by sapphire and mya

Intro: This week we are comparing our lives with a girl named Omar. She is a primary student who lives in Malawi. We recently watched her video about her life., and her school life at Mwaya.

I think we have differnt school lives, because she wakes up at 6:00 to walk to school. We wake up at 7:00 am and some people go to school at 8:00 or 8:30. She walks 6 kilometers to school on the rocky dusty ground with no shoes., we drive to school.

At her school students are 12-16 years old , everyone has an exam at the end of the year. If they fail they stay at the school until they pass it , If they pass it they move to secondary school. They have 2 breaks at 8:40 and 10:40 each for 10 minutes.

Some girls stay home to learn how to cook and farm from their mothers, that means they don't have time to study for exams. Its not just the girls its most of the children. They fail because they help their families

Omar's life at home is really frustrating because her mother and father died when she was young.She and her brother and sisters has to sleep on the floor while the grampa sleeps on the only bed because he sick.Omar has to do chores she walks to the well and collects water for her family that is used for bathing,cooking and cleaning

Some students go to the school at night time to study for the exam. When its 9:00 they stop studying and sleep at the school. 


We have comfortable shoes unlike Omar she has bare feet and has to walk on a rocky dusty road . She has to clean her school every time she gets there.

we have the contrast things as Omar here in NZ that we both clean and do chores. But her chores are more difficult than ours. some students study at school unlike people in NZ they can just study at home because they have time.

Similarly to Omar we both sing our own national anthem and we study. We also have chores to do everyday. We also do exams when were in college.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

I heard a whisper

“Okay the party is ready, but we need some music” sapphire says to herself, while she was thinking her lights turned off. There was a soft whisper in the kitchen. “you are going to die” “Whos there!” shouted sapphire. Step by step she walked to the kitchen then grabbed her kitchen knife and waved it in the air. Suddenly the power turned on and everything went back to normal.
Two days later.
She was all rolled up in bed, too scared to go anywhere. But she was thinking “Was that all in my head?” “yeah it must of been fake!” she says. Sapphire gets out of bed and does her usual morning routine, she walked slowly to the kitchen. A shiver went down her spine. “Its all in my head” sapphire says while shutting her eyes. She takes a peak. “phew nothings there” she says happily.

Sapphire comes home from work and jumps on her couch. She closed her eyes for a bit then her t.v started turning on and off, she was freaking out. She ran to the door but the door wouldn't open. ”You are going to die” whispers the ghost. “AAAHHHHH” Sapphire screams with horror. Everything started flying in the air, all of her water taps turned on and her lights were going crazy yet no-one heard her scream.

One hour later…
She was lieing of the floor crying with fright. “will it come true?” sapphire says softly. Later on the police came and investigated. “Miss are you alright” a police man says “does it look like i'm all right?!” answers sapphire with rage. “where were you an hour ago!?!!?” Sapphire shouts “We were investigating some donuts at dunkin donuts” the policeman said. After all her anger she calmed down and sipped some water” And she suddenly forgot everything!

One day later sapphire was having a great time after what happen and everything went back to normal… FOR NOW :]

My first day at point england school.

My first day at point england school was a disaster! I was expecting it to go well then… Well I suppose you have to keep on reading to find out what happened..

So on a Thursday I was getting ready to go to school, I was really excited because I thought it would be just like kindergarten. I was walking with my mum to room 4 I saw kids writing in their books, suddenly my mum looked at her watch. OOPS! Looks like I was late! I was sent to a table with my friends from kindergarten and I was talking for the whole time for writing.

So you might be wondering “since when was talking was a disaster?!” Well you have to wait to find out what the disaster is! Ok so i was talking and talking and then things were getting over hand. I was running around the classroom and I was screaming and shouting. Then other kids started running, and then suddenly… I got sent to Mrs jarman's  office. Luckily I didn't know where her office was so i was sent back to room 4, that was the most awkward 2 hours of my life… :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Lorde aka Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor is new zealand singer and songwriter. Her song royals was the number 1 hit on the top charts of USA,she even passed Miley Cyrus wrecking ball and Katy Perrys Roar! Oh and did I mention shes 17? Well she just turned 17 last week, her first album was when she was 16. So she went a long way in 1 year! My favourite song is “The love club” From her album The love club.

She has her own unique style, she has a wicked personality and she has amazing hair. I should get some tips! She is my most favorite kiwi singer and i would love to go to a concert of hers. :]

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rainbow warrior bombing

It was a really peaceful night on July 10th 1985. the greenpeace crew were having a party on their yacht, the rainbow warrior. While they were enjoying themselves little did they know there were two french spies in scuba gear in the ocean. They were attaching two limpet bombs under the yacht. When they successfully planted the bombs on, they fled off stealthily.

BOOM! Went the bomb, blowing pete willcox off his chair with ultimate force. He investigated the basement, there was water oozing in the yacht causing it to sink. “ABANDON SHIP ABANDON SHIP!” Pete willcox yelled. Everyone escaped except for one man, Fernando Pereira. Unfortunately he died minutes later.

Luckily the president arrested the two french spies for ten years.
When the french government found out he demanded the nz president to bring the spies back to france, or they won't buy anymore dairy products from nz . So nz gave the men to the government to put them in a french jail. But they only let them in jail for two years.

Friday, August 9, 2013

T,M,S I have a dream.

Hook: Standing amongst the huge crowd I could sense hope. In 1963 August 28th Martin Luther King (aka MLK) made his speech to try and unite all of us together, and try to make it equal for the black and white people of the United States Of America.
DESCRIBING- All black people were there to support each other and make a change people were trying to make the country a better place for all people. Martin luther king tried to make equal rights for everybody so that all the states could come together and make one safe and happy country.

EFFECTING US- If we were black kids it will affect us in so many ways such as, being slaves for white people and they don’t pay you. using the public toilets when you need to go to the toilet, using different water fountains, segregated and many things that black people can’t do.

The white people demand all black people to sit at the back of the bus. White people get 10x more funding than the black peoples school.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Prospective student

Prospective Student T.M.S from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.


Yellow Hat - The things I enjoyed
Making a movie with my friends, the experience of making movies and filming. I also like when we finish our movies.

Black Hat - Which things didn’t I like.
wasting time talking and laughing. I also didn't like starting all over on filming, because the next day we couldn't find the camera that we were using

Green Hat - What was something interesting about this week.
   Many interesting things happened. The most interesting to me was camera angles.

White Hat - What did I learn.
I learned how to use different angles on filming. I learned how to edit a movie properly.

Blue Hat - What can I do better next time.
Voice over. Because I don't think we did much recording on our voices.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Unexpected Arrival

“Walking into the hall, being surrounded by cameras, T.V presenters, and what not”. “We immediately thought that it was someone very special”. We sat down, then Mr Burt asked us, “So, is anyone familiar with the band, The Black Eyed Peas?” Everyone started chanting, “then I clicked, its WILL.I.AM!!!”

Due to the traffic, he was a bit late. So we practiced our school song... “to taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake” next we practiced how we were going to welcome him.... WELCOME WILL.I AM, yep, we're ready. Mr Burt Agreed

WILL.I.AM, dashing through our very own school hall. You could just hear everyone whispering, “ why us?”. As our very own mysterious V.I.P guest, we welcomed him with a very huge, enormous, CHEER!! “ Welcome WILL.I.AM”

“My heart was beating a hundred times a minute”, as soon as he sat down, Vivienne started the day off with a prey in tongan, then Patrick, started saying his prey in maori. Then Kapa Haka got welcomed onto the stage, to capture the audience, once again... “HE”, woohoo :D

There was a little break, then Hip Hop took the crowd by storm.

Everyone thought that this special moment was coming to an end, then WILL.I.AM, walked up with a $100,000 cheque. He told Pt England School his very own personal childhood story. Then he handed the cheque to the adult, Patrick. The way he said thank you is called a Hongi.

After that a member of the hallenstein brothers, came and presented him a Pounamu, they said a very long speech, that i’m surprised that I understood. After a very long time, we finally sung our School Song. Then we got sent to class.
The End

Friday, April 5, 2013

Camp argument

In the year 7 & 8 camp you can learn loads of things, you can have lots of different experiences In your team and make new friends because every team have partnership, participation and they protect each other.

We believe that having a yr 7&8 camp isn't a bad idea, its just that our parents think its too much to pay. I can't argue with that but they know it goes on a good cause. Like when you get older you can learn new things that helps you.

Our parents think that the price should be put down at least $15 dollars, so that we can be allowed to go and some fun. $15 should be fair for three days. Some people believe that the money is worth it because we are paying to learn new things that can help us when we get older.

So you don't have to agree to any of these suggestions but just think about the kids.:) And the most fun part of camp is that we can get into our PJs and get ready for a SENSATIONAL MOVIE with everyone.

Camp is a really good opportunity for skills, fun and new friends. The bad thing is that you are away from your family for almost a week. And if it rains the fun turns into inside games!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Character Description about Sarona

Today I am going to be writing about my best friend Sarona. Me and her met when we were 3 years old and we were besties at that age! Our families are very close. They started to be close before me and sarona even met!

She looks like a normal girl because she has short light brown hair, brown skin and she is short. She is different to other people because she is funny, energetic, helpful, caring and nice. She enjoys playing music, smiling and playing with kittens. I enjoy talking to her everyday because I like keeping in touch I also like laughing at her jokes.
If there was no such thing as school me and sarona wouldn't of met she is that kind of person that never gets mad and that is always happy.

Monday, March 11, 2013

When I was young...

I remember when I was young I did a lot of stupid stuff. Like when I was 4 years old I cut a long piece of my hair off and the next day when I got in trouble I blamed the shampoo. I don't know what I was thinking when I said that.

And I also remember when I was 4 years old I was looking in the mirror in the bathroom and grabbed one of my brothers razors and started to shave everywhere around my face but I wasn't touching my face with the razor. I started being silly and started to pretend to shave my eyebrow but then I bumped into something and shaved most of my eyebrow off! I didn't noticed because I didn't feel anything! I got into big trouble because there was only a quarter left of hair!

On that year I did a lot of stuff to my hand. One night the stove was turned off by my sister and it was still hot. So to solve my problem I got a plastic bag and covered my hand with the bag. I banged my hand on the hot part of the stove and I burned my hand!! I was thinking that the plastic bag would stop my hand from burning but it made it worst!

And when I turned 5 my cousins came over and celebrated. When they were leaving my family went outside to say goodbye while I was inside planning on doing something that my mum does. I ran to the sewing machine and turned it on, I put my hand under the needle by accident and the needle went through my nail! I was crying hard out because the needle was still in my nail.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A very hot day

“waiting in line thinking if I was ever going to get my ice-cream before I burn to death”. The sun was boiling and everyone was at the beach in the soothing COLD water, While i was standing in line I was jealous of their luxury. I was up to the last person in front of me, I could just smell the ice-cream.” My mouth was all dry from waiting for a LONG time, I was excited until the unthinkable happened, they RAN OUT OF ICE-CREAM!!! I just froze there in line... As soon as I got a hold of myself I immediately ran into the ice cold water. it was Very very soothing... If only I had my ice-cream I wouldn't of been wet!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Digital footprints

Online you have to leave a positive footprint. That means you always have to be nice commenting, even though you think you're alone online doesn't mean no ones watching. If you wrote a negative comment in the future it will haunt you. Every time I go online I make sure i post positive comments on blogs.

Monday, March 4, 2013

the weirdest day of my life!

This morning we all completed our first writing sample for 2013. I have it just as I wrote it in the 40 minutes the ive been given, so that throughout this year I will be able to look back and reflect on the progress I have made in my writing I will post my goals from this soon.

I was walking around school, past some classes. It was a very weird moment so I went and walked on the field. I soon decided to just sit down onto the grass and just watch kids play. As I watched I noticed something very strange... I looked beside me and a tree disappeared. It was weird because I saw it just 30 seconds ago!

As I was staring in that spot my friend called me but I didn't answer. Then she came to me and asked “Why are you staring at the grass..” I ignored her. She started getting my attention by shouting, throwing grass and pulling my hair! “WHAT!?” I answered. She looked furious when I looked at her. I asked her “Do you even notice there is no tree here?”. “No” she replied.

“Hmm I could've sworn there was a tree here..” I said suspiciously “Well maybe they cut it down when you weren't looking!” she shouted. “But when I took a seat down I didn't see anyone cut a tree down!!!” I yelled out. “well it was a little tree so someone must of......WAIT A MINUTE! you're lying! You just don’t want to play with me!” She yelled suspiciously. “No.. thats not it... It really disappeared!!” I said slowly “Yeah sure.. trees just randomly disappear.. YEAH THATS RIGHT!” She answered furiously.

I tried to calm her down but she just doesn't like being wrong! My friend turned around and walked away. As she was walking the tree that she passed disappeared. “ Another tree disappeared!” I shouted “YEAH YEAH” she answered. I was so mad that she didn't believe me! I shouldn't tell anyone else this or they might think i'm crazy!

Friday, February 22, 2013

I am great at

I am still learning


We were playing touch. I was running, puffing and sweating. I was really sweaty in the hot weather. When someone passed me the ball I ran. As I was running I was panting but I caught a nice cool breeze. As I passed the ball to another person I couldn't bear to run anymore!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am

My Bio poem

I am a child of vasa and pule.
Who loves Music, Games and Talking!
Who hates Cold mornings, Waking up early and Spiders!!
Who wants to go to Korea (seoul city), Australia (melbourne) and America (New york)
Who wishes to meet Park bom of 2ne1!!
Who is scared of Bugs, sharks and snakes
Who dreams of going to a 2ne1 concert
Who is determined to make awesome things happen in the future
Who values Loud, fun and angry!
Who is proud of my mum because she does alot for my family!
Who graduated from reading
Who lives in New zealand

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My portrait

My learning goal in the classroom this term is my writing. To achieve my goal I need to improve my vocab, by improving I need to learn new interesting words from a dictionary or a hard book.