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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Future Aspirations

On the 26th of november we had special guests attend our intermediate. The people who came were Andrew Patterson, Anthony Samuels, Paula Fakalata and Amelia Nufe.

Anthony Samuels speech was about “To miharo hoki” that means “You are awesome” He was telling us about his past when he was producing What now, he was doing that job for a very long time! Mr Samuels also said to believe that you are awesome so you can be awesome and never let your past defeat you future.

Paula Fakalata was talking about how people laugh when he says his name because his name sounds like “Ebola”. When he was younger his teachers would always mispronounce his name. He asked us “which story do you want hear, the story where I almost died or the story where I almost made it.” “THE STORY WHERE YOU ALMOST DIED!!!” shouted everyone. He then told us about a story where he almost drowned.

Amelia nufe’s dream is to have her own clothing line. When she was younger people would always judge her because her brothers are in gangs, they would always think that she’ll follow their tracks and drop out. Amelia is now in university studying fashion, in her class she gets assignments to design clothes for events.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Friends

Nothings more important than friends, right? Friends are awesome because you can always count on them through the hard times because they can always cheer you up and they can give you advice about everything!

Friendship is when two or more people start socialising, playing and doing things together. Its very special because they’ll always be right beside you through thick and thin. There will be some arguments but in the end good friends always make up! You can also learn more about their culture (that’s if they’re a different culture).

Friendship is important because they’ll always back you up if you’re in trouble, they’ll always cheer you up in your darkest moments and they will always keep your secrets safe. Its very important to grow up with friends because you can always count on them to help you with things, like advice and many other things!

You can make good friends by treating someone with respect. You can also request for them to play with you at playtime. When they’re sad have enough courage to cheer them up by telling jokes!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lydia ko

Bo-Gyung Lydia Ko is a 17 year old professional kiwi golfer. She was born in seoul, south korea on the 24th of april 1997. Lydia has been the top ranked women amateur golfer in the world for 130 weeks. She began playing golf at the age of 5 when her mother took her into a pro shop at the pupuke golf club. At the age of 7 she competed in the New Zealand national amateur championships.

Lydia became the youngest person to ever win a professional golf tour event, when she announced she was turning professional on 23 october 2013. In august 2013 she was the only amareur to win two LPGA tour events. She was named as one of times magazine’s 100 most influential people

Jo May

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

La Luna

Here is my writing about the opening scene of a short pixar animation called La Luna.


One peaceful night the shimmering stars were  reflected in the calm ocean like a mirror, It was still with only a few gentle waves. The sky had a tint of purple, the glowing moon was creating an ombre effect in the sky.

A bulky man rowed the boat with strong strokes through the water leaving foamy bubbles behind. It pushed through the smooth water causing ripples to form. A little boy on the boat peered at the oars mesmerised by each stroke.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lollies

Who loves lollies?! I do of course, I mean seriously who's crazy enough to write a story about lollies! Sugar is obviously the main ingredient in lollies and chocolate. Even tho it tastes great its pretty dangerous, If you eat too much you might get ill. Before sugar lollies used to be made with honey.

My favorite lollies are gummy worms, m&ms, hard fruit candy, eclair lollies and raspberry licorice. My least favorite lolly is black licorice. What lollies are your favorite?!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sarah Potts

The shortland street episode that aired on the 20th of august has broken many hearts. With Dr. Sarah Marjorie Potts passing. Her cause of death was the contagious virus going around ferndale.


She was finding a cure for virus, but then she saw a little blood on her knee. She had all the symptoms of the virus and then told her assistant to leave the room. She then locked herself in the room to finish finding the cure. A few minutes later she collapsed.

She was then rushed to the hospital. Her assistant finished the medicine for the virus, and was sent quickly to shortland street hospital for the patients with this sickness. The medicine was given to Sarah, and Rachel Mckenna. Sadly Sarah didn't make it due to all her sicknesses.

Diver explanation

The diver was balanced with concentration, focus and steady with accuracy ready to jump off.

Tiptoeing to the edge of the diving board the diver balanced with confidence, the audience were all anticipated waiting her to dive.

The magnificent diver balanced steady with determination she then jumps off with plenty of twists and turns and somersaults.
breathing in and out calmly the diver balanced on the platform with peace she dives down into the water with a minimal splash.
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The diver was shaking with nerves as she climbed the ladder to the top of the platform, She started to balance with concentration, focused and steady. ready to jump off. The audience were all anticipated waiting for the diver to dive, with confidence and her body taut she dived into the water with a minimum splash With a lot of accuracy
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Diving is an international sport in the Olympics, diving has been part of the Olympics since 1904, Diving includes Acrobatics skills and diving skills, This is a well recognized sport, The way to get points you will need a lot of flexibility and flips they make sure that there body is taut.
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When the divers jump off the platform they twist, turn and do somersaults. The more flips they do above the water, the more points they will get, and if you dive in the water with a minimal splash. Your toes have to be pointed straight and your feet need to be touching.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My instrument.

Myas instrument: Guitar
Equiptment
Steps how to make it
small rubber bands.
1.First get an empty container/cardboard box.
cardboard box / container box
2. put the small rubber bands around the box. Place as many rubber bands you need.

(optional) A cardboard tube (from the glad wrap roll)
3. If you want you can attach the cardboard tube on the box.

Explanation: If you strum a string on the guitar it will vibrate against the wood of the guitar, this creates sound waves. The sound waves ricroche inside the guitar through the hole. When the guitar strings vibrate against the guitar the sound will be louder.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Myas book review of: This totally bites


Book Title: This totally bites
Author: Ruth Ames
Reviewer: Mya class 4
Grand total of books read this year: 4
Book Genre: (Highlight)

Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other (state)

Non-Fiction
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other (state)
Insert photo of book cover here:

Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced
Rating:
(Leave how many stars you rate it.)
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Review:


Excerpt: 
Twelve year-old Emma-rose paley has always felt very different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, she prefers gray weather to sunshine, and she hates the taste of garlic.

When Emma-rose's great-aunt Margo comes to visit from Romania, Emma-rose uncovers a dark family secret an had a sudden revelation. Could Emma-rose be a real live vampire?


Monday, June 9, 2014

Mya Wellington Town Hall

Psy gangnam style


Psys gangnam style is blowing up with views on youtube! Gangnam style has over billions of views on youtube, but its not just gangnam style. He has another catchy song called “gentleman”. 

In the gangnam style MV psy is doing a horse dance.
Did you know Gangnam is actually a building in seoul city?

Psys real name is park jae-sang. He was born on december the 31st 1977. In 2001, PSY debuted with his first album, PSYcho world.

Psy is a kpop artist in the yg entertainment music industry. YG in in the capital city of korea, Seoul. In Yg there are many kpop artists/groups like 2ne1, lee hi, bigbang and many others.







Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Nigeria


Many girls are getting kidnapped from their families in nigeria. They were kidnapped by a group called “Boko haram.” They have kidnapped over 250 girls last month. The leader of ‘Boko haram is using the girls for slaves.

The leader of the group Abubakar shekau recently recorded a video of him talking. He said “I abducted your girls, I will sell them in the marketplace.” Then he starts shooting in air chanting “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great!”

Many celebrities like Anne hathaway, Michelle obama and many more have been taking photos of them with a piece of paper that says “#Bringbackourgirls.

Alexander Graham Bell

Monday, May 19, 2014

Nectar-eating bats

Hope, Mya, Javana and Sapphire's Movie

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What is echolocation?


Echolocation is used by many marine mammals, bats and humans. They use this technique to see throughout their ears.

How do they use echolocation?
Non-human animals emit sound waves to navigate their way and to locate prey. After they emit sound waves, The sound waves ricochet against objects and animals. Humans use echolocation quite differently from animals. Humans use sticks to click on the ground. Some people use their mouth to make clicking noises

Ben Underwood
Ben Underwood is known for “the boy who can see without eyes” He uses echolocation with his mouth so he can navigate throughout the world.  In his past he was Diagnosed with retinal cancer at the age of two, his mum had to make a hard choice to Let the cancer spread or to remove his eyes. At the age of 3 his eyes were removed.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Term 2

Oh my gosh the holidays went by fast! Today is the first day of term 2, which is exciting because we get to learn new things. This term we are learning “I like to move it, move it.” At first I thought we were learning about dancing! But it turns out we are learning about science.

Everyone was walking in their class lines to the hall for Immersion Assembly. Our class had to be in boy girl boy girl because we were too noisy. When we arrived at our seats we sat down in our class lines, waiting for all of the classes to arrive. When Mr burt picked up his microphone and started talking he introduced the team 1 teachers for their item. Their item was an amazing movie about going to the zoo to see all the animals.

After team 1 Mr Burt welcomed the team 2 teachers, Their item was about planes. The teachers were wearing plane costumes and pilot costumes. But Mrs she was wearing a fairy costume. After them the team 3 teachers came on. Their costumes were amazing! They were the colours of the rainbow. Their item was pretty interesting because they were telling us about light. They were saying “light is faster than anything”

So now I think you know whos next. Team 4! They put on a movie about floatation. Then after the movie they were asking us questions like “which one will float, which one will sink?”

And now for… TEAM 5!!!! This item is about making music out of instruments they made. after they played their instruments their music video came on. This item was my favourite out of all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My strategy

Waitangi movie by MADS


M,A,D,S from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This video is made by MADS (Mya, Ashlee, Dhara and Sapphire)

Mya and Sapphire show not tell.

After rugby practise Chloe walks home alone “Man I live far! Good thing this alleyway is here!” while Chloe was walking she heard twigs snap behind her, as soon as she heard that she had chills down her spine. she looked back but saw that no one was there so she kept on walking. then suddenly out of no where She heard footsteps walking closer to her.“OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH” she said in her head, she was too frightened to turn around. Her legs started wobbling every time she took a step It felt like they were going to snap.

“Gosh this alleyway takes forever!” She starts running as fast as a cheetah, Panting like she had run out of air her palms sweating hard. She soon gets the feeling that the person is catching up.

She finally has the courage to turn around. But then.. The person covers her eyes!! “AAAHHHHHH!!!!” Screamed chloe. She snatched the persons hands off and quickly turned around. “EMILY! Oh my goodness you scared the living lights out of me!!” “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY GOSH! I thought you would've noticed it was me!” Replied Emma.

My review of: Ivy + Bean: Doomed to dance


Book Title: Ivy + Bean: doomed to dance.
Author: Annie Barrows
Reviewer: Mya Class 4
Grand total of books read this year: 2
Book Genre: (Highlight)

Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other (state)

Non-Fiction
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other (state)
Insert photo of book cover here:

Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced
Rating:
(Leave how many stars you rate it.)
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Review:
(Optional - Give a brief review of the book)

Excerpt: 
(Optional - Find a good quote from the book that might make people want to read it)


My book review of EJ12 girl hero: Kimono code


Book Title: E.J12 girl hero: kimono code
Author: Susannah Mcfarlane
Reviewer: Mya class 4
Grand total of books read this year: 3
Book Genre: (Highlight)

Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Mystery
  • Horror
  • Comedy
  • Series
  • Fantasy
  • Other action

Non-Fiction
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Historical
  • Instructional
  • Other (state)
Insert photo of book cover here:

Reading Level:
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Advanced
Rating:
(Leave how many stars you rate it.)
✩✩✩✩
Review:
This book is about a girl named Emma Jacks. She is apart of a secret spying facility named SHINE. There is a evil spying facility Named SHADOW. A agent from shadow is destroying the cherry blossom trees in japan. She is doing that because she doesint want anything to be more beautiful than her.

Excerpt: 
Evil agent Kuramiko Kitsune is trying to sabotage the traditional japanese cherry blossom festival. But why and how? Special agent EJ12 needs to stay calm and keep her mind focused if she is to stop them in time. That's the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. So why does she find dealing with mean-girl Nema so hard?
Perhaps she doesn't at all....


Fia fia 2014

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On wednesday we had a big event called the Fia fia. We have fia fia because it for a celebration. This is a huge event for the point englanders because this is a once a year occasion. Its just like the polyfest but we do our fia fia at night.

As I walked through the breeze I can smell the year 9s cooking the sausages on the bbq. I can see people buying all kinds of food and drinks. “Hey Mya!!” Said Sapphire and dhara. “Hi guys” I say awkwardly. “Lets go get some food” I say “Yeah alright

‘ sapphire says. Everywhere I look I see people with baby carriages! And cupcakes!! I kept on walking around the food stalls because I didn't know what to buy! I finally came to my senses and bought a sausage for 2 dollars! I kept on walking around to see more of my friends but then BEEEEEP “alright everyone go to your changing rooms” Mr burt said into the Mic.

“Oh my gosh! This happened so quickly” I thought. I was in the samoan group which means I had to class 13 to change. When I arrived I went straight to the bathroom to change into my black t-shirt. I quickly ran back into class 13 to get my lava lava and do my hair. A parent put my hair into a tidy bun and I was obviously thankful, next I went to mose so he can put lipstick on my cheeks. We were all ready to go outside and sit on the field.

The first group was the senior kapa haka. My favorite part was when they used their pois. After the Kapa haka finished My friend sapphire came to sit next to me after she put on her samoan costume. Mrs Wild was sitting in front of me and sapphire and then suddenly sapphire said “Im so bored I need to take some selfies, does anyone have a camera?” Mrs wild laughed and said “I have a camera but its old fashioned” I bursted out laughing at sapphire. But then suddenly The senior samoan group had to go to the stage to get ready while the asian group were performing.

My heart was pounding, my palms were sweating. I was so scared and excited at the same time. “And now for the senior samoan group” “WOOOHOOO!” shouted the audience

As I walked on the stage my legs started shaking. The music came on and we had to do our Siva (dance) after we (the girls) Finished our dance the boys had to do their haka.

Then the azonto. And finally Rowana and christian had to do their solo in our semi circle.

After rowanas solo finished we all stood up and said “tofa soifua samoa, CHEEWHOO!”I was sad that this was our last performance of the samoan group but im glad I did it!
Thank you Timmi, Mose and Mrs Nua for teaching/helping us with the samoan siva. 

Lorde quiz writing

Teen pop star sensation, lorde has done it again! Lordes team had sold 2 million copies in USA today. Her hit song team made it to number 1 on the billboard of adult pop songs. It has passed many successful singers like Katy perry, Pharrell Williams, Miley cyrus, Beyonce and many more!

Her debut album The love club was the best selling album on the market. Her song Royals made it to the top of the top charts in itunes. She has been nominated 4 times at the 2013 grammy awards. She eventually won 2 awards. The total times she's been nominated for was 48. throughout the nominations she has gotten 9 awards.

Her real name is Ella marija lani yelich- O connor. She was born in Takapuna, auckland on the 7th of november 1996 (17 yrs old). She was raised in devonport new zealand by her mother Sonja yelich and her father Vic o’connor. She has three siblings. A older sister named jerry, a younger brother and younger sister named Angelo and India. Did you know lordes mother is a poem writer?
She is a huge inspiration to many teens in new zealand, USA and many other countries around the world. She is my idol because she is different to many other singers. Ans mostly because she is born in auckland!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rachel Smalley


Rachel Smalley is a newstalk ZB. She has been in the news lately because she said something in her mic during a tv break, she thought her mic was off. So now people think different about her because she said that.

So she said something rude about kiwi women. The things she said in the mic were and I quote “That NZ women's average weight of 72kg makes them 'a bunch of lardos” Her comment has upset many women around NZ. She admits that she left the mic on but her convo was meant to be off air.

She soon made an apology on air to all women she upset. She said “ “I deeply regret the comments. My comments were offensive. I'm sorry. It was a genuine mistake. " She bursted out crying while her live talk.

Many people say “Why should she apologize!? If she believes women over 72kg are heifers and lardos why should she say sorry!” Well I think she should apologize because she said something bad about many other women. She should think about putting herself in their shoes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Show not tell setting

My teeth start chattering “I'm bundled up in 3 blankets and I'm still freezing!” I say repeatedly. . I hear the wind howling, soaring and crickets outside suddenly a big gust of wind sends my curtain up touching my ceiling revealing the bright moon. “UGH my window's open, I'm too cold and too lazy to handle this.” My body feels stiff , it feels like its going to break.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mya and Sapphire show not tell


ANGRY
Emily wants to go to the shopping mall with her older sister (laura)
but Laura says no because Emily is too young and embarrassed by her acts.
“Im going to the mall Mum!” shouted Laura with a smile “Ok honey just be back by 3:00’ answered Mum, “OH MY GOODNESS can I come!! said Emily. Umm no thanks I don't want my friends to see you loser”. Emily clenched her fists and started turning red with rage she stomped as hard as she can.“THIS IS SO UNFAIR! YOU AND YOUR LOSER FRIENDS ALWAYS DO NOTHING!!! I'M WAY MORE COOLER THAN YOU!!, AT LEAST I PLAY AROUND WITH MY FRIENDS INSTEAD OF YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS SPEND YOUR TIME ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!! “shouted Emily. “Emily can you keep your voice down your baby brother is sleeping. said her mother while she was sitting on the chair watching her son for safety,“No one ever listens to me!” shouted emily. Emily kicks her bathroom door open and cries in the corner.

NERVOUS
My heart Is pounding with fear, my legs start trembling while I walk towards the stage, If I make a mistake everyone will laugh.. Finally on the stage it felt like I had just climbed the wall of china.
“t-t-to-to-th-th-the” I stutter while saying my first word into the microphone. My palms start to sweat, my audience starts making snoring sounds. I'm embarrassed, I run ofF the stage and into the bathroom tears start running down my red face Locking the bathroom doors and windows covering my eyes with embarrassment. While i'm crying I think of all the opportunities that I will miss so with bravery I stood Up flung the door open and went back on stage. The audience were confused because they thought I wouldn't last. But I came back and finished my speech just then I heard cheering and clapping I was proud of myself.

EXCITED
“Oh hey Uncle” while holding the phone, “Hey Tame what are you doing today “Oh nothing much just lying around and cleaning the house why do you ask uncle” Oh it’s nothing you wouldn't be interested” “Interested in what?” “Fishing, of course im a seafood person shouted his uncle. Ah no thanks uncle sorry I asked “Chloe’s gonna be there"
“Um Uncle I change my mind can I come” I don't know aye” Please please can I uncle Can I” “I love how you cry like a little Girl ok you can come.
Sprinting to his room as fast as a cheetah “What should I wear What should I wear his heart pounding with

FRUSTRATED
“Hello? Its Lauryn  yeah Its been forever!” “LALALALALALALALALALALALA” Emma sings while banging Lauryn's door. “Ugh! hold on kaitlyn, Emma you lost child be quiet! Emma continues singing, but louder! “ Sorry kaitlynn its my little sister being a giant pest, yeah yeah my little sister isn't like you're little brother!” Lauryn starts to get a headache from emmas singing. “MUM!!! Can you tell Emma to be quiet!” “ Emma be quiet!”
“Yeah...nah” Emma whispered, she continues to be a pest. “Lauryn starts getting mad but she starts to calm down “MUM!” “Emma can you please stop! youre sister is trying to study!! ” “I dont care!” Thats it you're grounded!” “thanks mum” she chuckles.

Mya's DLO

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ohope Beach.


Ohope beach is the top ranked beach in new zealand. This is located in the eastern Bay of Plenty, on the northeast coast of the North Island of New Zealand, six kilometres east and over the hill, from Whakatane. It is a popular holiday destination during the New Zealand summer.

There is a primary school near the ohope beach, named The Ohope Beach Primary School They have 12 classrooms and Tennis courts. There is also the soccer pitch which is used by the school and clubs on saturday mornings. 

The soccer pitch is a community hall that hosts many events such as a craft market and it is available for sports and private functions. The ohope Craft Market is held every second Saturday over summer and once a month over winter and offers local crafts including pottery and home crafts  plants, fruit and vegetables, preserves and wine

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My bio poem

I am annoying
Loud
Funny
I love basketball
Food
Rugby
Volleyball
Animals
Family & friends

Mya
Child of Vasa and Bule
Who loves shouting, food, animals, basketball, friends and family
Who hates being cold, waking up early and heights
Who wants to go to samoa
Who wishes he/she could’ve met My dad before he passed away.
Who is scared of spiders, dogs and flying in airplanes
Who dreams of meeting lorde
Who is determined to make the basketball team
Who values God
Who is proud of my mum because she went through alot raising me.
Who graduated from reading
Who lives in panmure
Mya

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Waikato River.

In New zealand we have many long rivers like the clutha river, whanganui and many more.
But the waikato river is the longest river in New zealand, running through the north island. The name Waikato comes from the Māori language, it means flowing water. Waikato River flowed from Lake Huka (the ancient lake) in the centre of the North Island.

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Treaty Of Waitangi by Mya and Sapphire.

On February the 6th 1840 there was a contract between the maori and the british people. William hobson brought the contract from britain on behalf of Queen Victoria. One of the maori chiefs signed the contract.

What it was like when the treaty was being signed?
before the treaty was signed people were arguing about what will happen in the future, and what the treaty will bring. It took months for the moari chief to decide if they sign it

What the treaty means for us at school?
Without this treaty pakeha and maori will start a war. but don’t forget there's more different kind of cultures out there who knows what will happen this might be the time for a catastrophe.



The Point England Way.


The Pt england way is our main quote, besides better together and tiaki taonga. it means to be kind, safe, happy and to learn. Its a way to say that we always do the right thing!

it was created in 2001, which was about..13 years ago! Miss meleisa helped alot with writing that quote. many other teachers that I don’t know helped to write the quote.

The purpose of it is to always do the right thing, like chucking your trash in the bin, treating everyone with respect and playing in the right place. It helps everyone learn, behave and it makes everyone happy.