Monday, 4 December 2017

Holiday Is Ahead Of Us!

Two more weeks till Summer holidays, I'm so excited. I might just sit back, relax and watch T.V or go to the beach if the sun burns me. I think the year 8s are delighted and depressed at the same time, unfortunately we have to leave this school to move off to college next year.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


On Tuesday my entire school had athletics. It was a good day but the sun felt like it was boiling. It was a long event. This year it is a little bit different from last years athletics because the year eights don't have to run 75 metres anymore instead we now have to run a long 200 metres and a very, very, long 400 metre run. First we did the 400 metres, followed by 100 metres then lastly 200 metres to finish it off.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2017!

Yesterday our whole school went to the Manaiakalani Film Festival at Sylvia Park Hoyts Cinemas. First all of us were seated, then we have to wait for the movie to start. After a while, the lights went off and it started "the movie". Our movie was about Rugby Values, it was about being a good sportsmanship, eating healthy food and what it takes to become a future champion rugby player.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Daily Fitness

Every week the seniors block had to get organised into their dancing groups. Our fitness is currently relays. Mr Reid gave everyone a number between 1 and 4. Later on we had to go to our station. Once we arrived four students from each groups had to line up in a row, so that the runner can pass the baton on.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

End Of The Year Tests!

This week we took our test and nearly everyone of us we nervous because we didn't know there was going to be a test. The subjects of the tests were maths and spelling. For the maths test, there were two minutes per sheet. There were four maths sheets but separately handed out. The four sheets were multiplication, division, subtraction and addition but for the spelling Mr Reid just pronounced the word and we had to spell it. I was nervous, but I tried my BEST.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Term 4 Goals

Today we are starting our goals. We had to do a goal for every subject. My aim is to try my best in my exam and at athletics. My Reading goal is to pronounce my words clearly and understand the passage I'm reading. My Writing goal is to use more academic words in my Writing. My Maths goal is to show evidence for the equations and know all of my multiples.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Term 4 Has Arrived 📚

We are back from the holidays and it's time to activate our brain and start learning. This term is going to be the best term, I thought. Until my teacher said that there will be a test next week. I received an message from the college saying that there were be a test on 30th November. It had me worrying for several days. I said to myself that "I have to work twice as hard then I might pass the test". 📚

Friday, 29 September 2017

Colour Change

This week our class did an experiment on changing colours. All of us started of with drawing three circle, then cut them out. After that you have to color the circle the first one is blue and red, the second one is green and blue lastly red and green. We use a nail to poke a hole in the circle and then put the string through the hole. Now you can spin the disc/circle in the same direction. Our class had fun with the disc.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Duffy Assembly

On Tuesday we had a duffy show and the role model was Michel Mulipola. He was an artist and pro wrestler. He illustrated many books for children like comics and school journal, he told us that his favorite superhero was green lantern. He talked about how he became an artist. He showed us some of the drawing. I kind of like him because he is a funny man. 

Monday, 4 September 2017


Everyone was excited to come back from the weekend and do some running on the street. It was amazing to see the year 4s doing running with us. I was so pumped at first then after doing 1 and a half lap I was exhausted, so I walk for a little. When I went around I saw some amazing runners from year 4 right up to year 8. At the end some people went for a drink and some were just relaxing on the ground.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Tech Switch Over

Today was the day that the year 7's and 8's switched over to a different activity at Tamaki College. The year 7 students had Mr Pineda's class 'Graphics' which was our previous class. The year 8's including myself, went with Mr Grundy's 'Workshop' and our topic is currently glass. Before we get started Mr Grundy WARNED us about what would happen if we didn't follow the rules with respect. Mr Grundy has strict rules but are very safe. The first thing was drawing our designs. My favourite sketch was a castle.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


We have orienteering every Tuesday, our guider or teacher, was Mr Leon and he showed us a few symbols on the map of our school. On the first day, Mr Leon gave us all a clip card. All clip cards were unique because they each had different numbers. It was a bit tricky at first because the clippers were not alphabetical order. The same day, we all walked around the school with maps. Sadly people had their maps taken off of them because it was not facing North. The next week, Mr Leon came back and handed us all a clip card and a map. We had to clip the card by using the map to find our destination.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

🌺 Performance: Pasifika Study 🌺

Today after our morning break we had a assembly for the Pasifika study. Each class has their own item to present front of the entire school. Our class persented a song called "How Far I'll Go" by Alessia Cara (from Moana). Some of the other class performance was dancing, singing and Cat Walk. It was great because all of the teacher were there even the teacher aid were there to watch. 

Room 1: Samoa Sasa Dance ( Dancing)
Room 5: Le Aute ( Singing )
Room 6: Cat Walk (Showcase)
Room 7: Coconut Tree ( Dancing )
Room 9: Little Bird On The Tree ( Singing )
Room 10: E Otua ( Singing )
Room 12: How Far I Go ( Singing )

Monday, 24 July 2017

Start Of Term 3

The Holidays are finish and we're back to school. Everyone is working very hard to be better than before. I'm very excited to be back to school so that I can have fun with my friends and learn challenging work. Lunch time is over and people are rushing to assembly. At assembly Mrs Vickers ask us a question she said " Who did reading in the holiday?" Only half of the school stood up.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

♬ Samoa Singing ♬🎤

On Friday Room 12 did Samoan singing with Mrs Folu. The first thing we did was sing some Samoan songs from last year. The first song we sang was AEIOU, then Pepe and Siva Mai. Later on we got split into two groups and have to sing a song. Room 10 and 9 were there and some people had to start the song to give us a tune. Some people got chosen to go up and sing some of the songs.

Monday, 19 June 2017

St Kents

Last week some people were chosen to go to St Kents and I was one of them. When we got to St Kents there were three boys waiting for us. We  followed them to the court.  When we got to the court we were put into 5 groups. Each group, played an activity. At the end of the activity they ask us what do we like the most and why is it fun. When that was finish we all came together. Some boys then thanked us and we thank them back them by singing a Maori song and happy birthday song to Musica. Then it was time for us to go back to school.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


A few weeks ago Room 12 group 1 and group 2 have been doing skipping. We do skipping for at least 15 minutes or 20 minutes. We do skipping 25 minutes before we go home. Our teachers told us to skip as long as we can and if you stop you have to sit down and fold your skipping rope. 5 minutes before home time we have to sit down and wait for the bell to ring and then we get to go home.  

Daily Fitness

Every morning we have to do running as our fitness for 10 minutes, some people just jot it and some people just walk it. We only jog around our senior block. 

Soccer Tournament

Yesterday we had our interschool soccer and it was located at Point England Reserve. The first school we went up against was Glen Taylor and won 1-0. Then the next game started at 10:40 and we were up against Tamaki we lost 0-1. Later on played Sylvia Park, St Pats and Panmuer Bridge. Finally we were in the Final. We played off Stonefields and it was draw and both of the team came first place.

Glen Taylor Won 1 - 0
Tamaki Lost 0 - 1
Sylvia Park Won 1 - 0
St Pats Won 7 - 0
Panmuer Bridge Won 4 - 0

Final Game
Stonefields Draw 0 - 0

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

On Thursday the 1st of June was National Milk Day. While room 11/12 were drinking there milk, Meana took some photo of the room 11 and 12 drinking there milk. National Milk Day to provides the opportunity to celebrate all aspects of milk and dairy products in many countries around the globe.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Kate Rodger reviews Alien: Covenant

Image result for Alien: CovenantNearly 40 years after Ridley Scott released the first Alien movie he's at it again. Alien Covenant is out this week but will it thrill audiences like its predecessors? Entertainment Editor Kate Rodger spoke to Duncan Garner. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Man killed, crushed by truck in Helensville

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A man has died in west Auckland, after being crushed by a truck. Emergency services raced to the scene, just before 8am. Police say it appears a truck collapsed on the man while he was working on it.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Hammer used to threaten store worker

Image result for nz police car 2017Two men, one wielding a hammer, have robbed a store in Tauranga. Police are investigating the robbery at the Carlisle St Convenience store in Greerton at 2pm on Sunday, says Senior Sergeant Steven Shaw. The men threatened a staff member and fled on foot with cash and cigarettes. The staff member was not injured.

Friday, 5 May 2017

NZ wine exports to the US have hit a record high

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New Zealand wine exports to the USA have hit a record high, breaking the $500 million mark for the first time. The wine industry is fast advancing towards its goal of $2 billion worth of exports in 2020. NZ Winegrowers Global marking Director Chris Yorke spoke to Duncan Garner.

Monday, 1 May 2017

One dead in early morning Tirau house blaze

Image result for One dead in early morning Tirau house blazeA house has gone up in flames in south Waikato, killing one person. Emergency crews raced to the Little St, Tirau property around 3:30am on Monday. The single-storey home was engulfed in flames. Crews from Tirau, Putaruru, Matamata and Rotorua were called to help extinguish it. The investigators are at the scene.

Monday, 10 April 2017

NASA postpones Wanaka balloon launch

Image result for NASA balloon launchNASA's super pressure balloon launch in Wanaka has been postponed again. The launch was due to happen at 4:30am on Monday, but conditions in the air and the ground were considered too poor. The wind speeds were above the levels required for launch and weather forecasts showed some chance for rain. The report will be made at 2pm this afternoon as to when the next launch attempt will take place. This is the third time NASA has attempted to launch the balloon from Wanaka.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Robbie Rakete

On Thursday Robert Rakete came to our school. He told us a little story about his son, how he doesn't clean his room. After that he told us how reading is important to us. He showed us his favorite book it was  Astesix and the golden sickle. He said that it was his very first book he ever had.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Cyclone Debbie leaves trail of destruction in Queensland

Image result for cyclone damageCyclone Debbie has been downgraded to a Category One storm, but it's still left a trail of damage acrosss north-eastern Queensland. It is moving slowly toward north Collinsville, leaving behind it wrecked buildings, Infrastructure and 50,000 homes and businesses without power. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk predicted shock and awe in the state when daylight arrived and reveal the full extent of the devastation wrought by the cyclone. The premier, who on Monday warned it would be a "monster" said the state would be dealing with the impact of the "scary" cyclone for up to five days.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Oil drilling in Maui dolphin habitat threatens species - Green Party

Image result for maui dolphinThere are fears a decision to allow oil drilling off the Taranaki coast could spill disaster for New Zealand's rare Maui dolphins. 35% of the dolphins habitat is to be opened up to exploration and Green Party MP Gareth Hughes says it's a reckless move. Mr Hughes says a move away from the finite resource of fossil fuels needs to be made. Only 63 Maui dolphins remain in the wild. Net fishing is likely to be the largest source of Maui dolphin deaths caused by humans. The effects of marine mining, drilling and construction, including seismic surveys also threaten the world's rarest dolphin. according to the Department of Conservation.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Auckland traffic more congested than Hong Kong

Image result for Auckland traffic more congested than Hong KongTraffic congestion in Auckland is worse than Hong Kong, according to new data. GPS company Tom-Tom's latest global traffic index has ranked Auckland the 40th-worst big city in the world when it comes to congestion and four places above Hong Kong, which has a population of more that 7 million.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Auckland water restrictions will last until April

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The storm have passed in Auckland, but residents won't be celebrating yet following  a continued plea to cut back on water consumption. The water clarity in Ardmore, the city's largest treatment plant, is still "100 times worse than it should be," forcing Water care to ask residents cut back by 20 litres a day, until the end of March. The total consumption across the city on Sunday was 382 million litres well below the target of 400 million liters.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Mini Quiche

Image result for mini quiche recipeAt tech we have been making some mini quiche. It's really easy to make. We put some ham, eggs, bacon, onion, cheese, parsley and cream. Then we mix all the ingredient altogether and bake it. When it was done we left it on the table to cool down. Then it was time to eat.


Friday, 3 March 2017

Everyday Theater

Today two people from Everyday Theater came and played a game with us. There were character T, Jack, Dave, Maria, Brian and Becca. Then were split in groups, in my group there was Mika, Azahar, Henry, Jack and Timote. at the end they give us a badge and card.

Monday, 27 February 2017

No one inside Mangakino house fire

Image result for house fireIt's believed no one was inside a Mangakino house as it went up in flames early Monday morning as first feared. Concerns had been mounting for two people thought to be trapped inside the house in the central North island town. The house on the intersection of Rimu St and Rewa St went up in flames around 4:30am. Mangakino is north of Taupo about 85km southeast of Hamilton.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Digital Art

For art we have to draw a tekoteko using Sumo paint or Pixlr. I used sumo paint because it is easier for me to draw. First i started of with the head and eyes then the body and the stick. After that I finished of with the legs and Patterns. After I finished I have to colour it. 


Last Wednesday we had the first tabloids of the year and we had our house flags ready. All the prefect was the leader for each flag. There were four different flags Kikorangi, Kowhai, Whero and I was the leader for Kakariki. Everytime the siren went we had to move a different teacher. Each sport you play you get point for your team. My favorite sport was soccer we played it with Mr Reid.

Hack attack: How to get fresher, cheaper food at McDonald's

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Former McDonald's staff have revealed the best way to save money - and get fresher food - at the burger chain. The restaurant giant has made a fortune by pre-making its burgers and fries to speed up service - but this often results in stale, limp food that's been sitting under a heat lamp too long. For those in the know, there are some tricks to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Richie McCaw: Flying above Port Hills fire

Image result for Richie McCaw: Flying above Port Hills fire 'scary stuffFormer All Black captain Richie McCaw says seeing the devastation caused by the Christchurch Port Hills Fire has been a reality check. McCaw has been flying missions since the fires broke out on Monday, mapping their position and relaying it to those on the ground. He hasn't been entrusted with a monsoon bucket just yet. There's plenty of training needed for that - you've got to be getting up to quite a few hours of experience.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

KFC releasing fried chicken bouquets for Valentines

Image result for KFC bouquetsKFC is providing a delicious, deep fried answer to the age old question: What do you get for your love one on Valentine's Day? The fast food chain claims its new fried chicken bouquet smells and tastes better than any bottle of perfume or bunch of flowers. Bouquets are being made to celebrate Valentine's Day, each bouquet containing a mix of popcorn chicken, crispy strips and original recipe drumsticks. KFC have 20 of the bouquets to give away to lucky KFC lovers on February 14.