Monday, 4 December 2017

๐Ÿ˜ญ Time Goes So Fast ๐Ÿ˜ญ

It is almost the end of the year and I'm seriously not looking forward to it. I can even remember that first ever time starting school and now it doesn't feel like I'm at that stage to move on. Memories I will cherish, friends I'll never forget and teachers who helped me from Day 1. I am so afraid and anxious about moving on to college because it will be one of my hardest and saddest fears I'll be facing. 

Monday, 27 November 2017

๐Ÿ˜จ Noooo Athletics!!! ๐Ÿ˜จ

I woke up thinking it's just an ordinary Tuesday. Casually strolling to school while the sun is shining bright in the sky and not a thing to worry about. Once I stepped into class I totally forgot it was Athletics. My mind filled with frustration like 'What if I do not come a place?' or 'What if all the girls finish except me?'. I was so terrified that I couldn't even think properly but as I kept telling myself continuously that I can do it, all that frustration just went away like dust. We started off with 400 m, 100 m, 200 m and lastly relay. What a stressful day. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

๐ŸŽฅ Manaikalani Film Festival ๐ŸŽฅ

Yesterday our whole school was lucky enough to attend the Manaiakalani Film Festival. So basically this means a whole cluster of schools in the Tamaki Area created a short film on whatever topic they chose. Our movie was based on Rugby Values. It was all about good manners and what it takes to be a future rugby player. I hope everyone enjoyed our film because I know I did. 

Friday, 3 November 2017

๐Ÿ™… Fitness Was An Epic Fail ๐Ÿ™…

A few days ago we had our normal daily fitness which was fine. Everyone lined up in their dance groups very quietly and found out we were doing relays. 
Once we started the relays, everyone was all over the place: students passing to wrong people, students not knowing who were in their team, students dropping their baton. It was so ridiculous even the teachers were confused.
But as time gradually went by, everyone stated to become familiar with the course and it became easier to perform.  

Friday, 29 September 2017

๐Ÿ–Œ Colour Changing ๐Ÿ–Œ

How do colours change? This week our class was working on an experiment. At first I felt I had no hope in completing this experiment, but as we slowly got stuck in to it I was wrong. We started off by cutting out 3 equal circles that was 1cm apart. After,  we had to colour each side with red, green and blue then punch a hole with a nail. Once we had finished we used some wool to thread through the hole. I was so excited once it finished because I could see the different colours in the wheel and it was that simple. The purpose for this experiment was to find out if colours could change, it certainly did. 

Thursday, 14 September 2017

๐ŸŽ‰ Duffy Role Model Assembly ๐ŸŽ‰

A couple of days ago we had our Duffy Role Model Assembly! I've always enjoyed Duffy Assembly since day 1, because they motivate us to become better readers in the future. Our special guest was Michel Mulipola, a Samoan comic book artist and a wrestler. He shared all his comic books with us that I haven't really seen. I was hoping I could read some of his comic books, but he was really inspiring throughout the whole assembly. I have to say that I enjoyed it anyway.

Monday, 4 September 2017

๐Ÿ˜ž So Much Running! ๐Ÿ˜ž

For the last few weeks rooms 9,10 and 12 have been concentrating on our cross country. I was really devastated even though people say running is good for you in some ways. As we all started running round and round the block, I felt like I was going to collapse any minute but luckily I didn't. Once it was the last lap I thought I should at least put some effort in and so I did. Finally I had finished running. My legs were so numb and I could hardly breathe. But now I know if I just keep running I will be familiar with the routine and should be fit soon. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

๐Ÿ˜„ Orienteering ๐Ÿ˜„

Yesterday I attended my first Orienteering. At first it was kind of nerve racking because I didn't know what to do. Once I received my piece of paper and map I quickly ran around looking for attachments. It was kind of hard to concentrate with the cold air blowing upon my face. After running around it started to ease down and I was really tired but I managed to keep going. As I became more familiar with the course it was like a piece of cake. Finally I darted off to Mr Leon and I was so surprised because I came first. I jumped with joy. Once everyone slowly made there way back and calmed down we all sat their patiently waiting. Overall Orienteering was so much fun. Do you love Orienteering?

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

♬ Our Moana Singing ♬

Yesterday we were preparing for our Pasifika Display. Each class in our entire school had to come up with a song related to the Pacific. There were so many songs to choose from, but the main song our teacher thought of was Moana: How Far I'll Go. Everyone in our class obviously knew the song especially me. Once the song started all of us were so shy to express our voices. But as we started to gain confidence it became familiar and everybody started joining in. It was a different experience and one that I began to enjoy, I hope everyone else felt the same way. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

๐Ÿƒ My Experience At St Kents ๐Ÿƒ

I walked into class and noticed on the board that we have St Kents Day! I jumped with joy, it's been nearly 2 years since I last went there, this was my opportunity to go again. Once the bell rang everyone who was invited to come bolted off like a cheetah especially me. I was glad that I had Tupouseini, Vika and Mary to support me. As we walked to the bus like mature students we quickly seated ourselves and off we went. When we arrived we were so happy that we quickly rushed off the bus and waited in our class lines. We had different but fun activities to do. I'm so excited to see what we'll be doing next.

๐Ÿฅ‡ Our Skipping Improvements ๐Ÿฅ‡

I'm so happy to do skipping. For the past few weeks our class have been doing a lot of practice for our skipping display. Our warm ups have really been helping us to become better than before. After our warm ups we are split into groups of up to 5 or 6.  I must say after all the hard work we've all put in, it actually showed when we were displaying our moves. Everyone had different skill levels with skipping -  some were beginners and others were advanced. During our practice our teachers were choosing people for our skipping competition that will be happening at the end of the term. But I know that if we keep practicing it will all make a change!

๐Ÿ’ฎ Pasifika Study ๐Ÿ’ฎ

For a few weeks we have been learning about Pasifika. I was so excited to learn about the lifestyles that usually happen back in the islands. Before we could start our drawings and designs, we had to create our own piece of writing about the Tongan Tapa. It was so hard to focus because of the noise in the classroom. After all the researching and reading it finally paid off. Since we were writing about the Tongan Tapa we obviously needed a drawing or design with it. I'm very glad that I learnt about the different cultures. 

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

๐ŸŒž What A Beautiful Day To Do Fitness ๐ŸŒž

Today was a wonderful day to do running. Even though it was a bit chilly it still turned out very good. After the long weekend everyone looked shattered and tired. Looking at the sky it was crystal clear and really sunny to at least do some exercise. Once the bell rang everyone walked casually like always and stood in line to wait for Mr Reid. When Mrs Golder started the timer everyone dashed off in a flash. About five minutes into the fitness, everyone was puffed out, but we had fun anyway. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

๐Ÿฅ› National Milk Day ๐Ÿฅ›

Today is an exciting day for New Zealand.  It's National Milk Day! Since it's National Milk Day our teacher decided that we should have photos taken. I didn't know there was a day called National Milk Day, until our teacher mentioned it. I was really confused. While everyone settled down drinking their milk I took pictures of everyone in the class. Milk is very good for our bones, muscles and our health. I'm glad that we celebrated National Milk Day.

Monday, 29 May 2017

⚽ We Won Gold ⚽

I woke up filled with excitement because we had inter-school soccer competition.  I was thinking about the weather but as I turned around all I could see from a distance was a crystal clear sky and the bright yellow sun. 
As we walked casually on the field  we quickly unpacked our equipment and played our first game. It was kind of nerve-racking waiting for the hooter to go. We were actually not that bad, we won most of our games against Glen Taylor, Sylvia Park and Saint Patricks, but we sadly lost to Tamaki Primary. After all the frustration and team work we managed to come first with Stonefields. What a great day!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

๐Ÿด Cooking Class ๐Ÿด

One more week to go of cooking class! Throughout the morning I've been thinking about what we could be making but nothing hit me. Once the bus arrived everyone was so hyped to go to Technicraft. As we slowly walked to our classes I could feel tiny droplets of rain coming down on me. As the rain started to get heavier and heavier we all rushed to find some shelter.  Luckily someone kindly opened the door for us and we were able to enter. As we settled ourselves down, Mrs Tuipolotu told the class ''We're making Blueberry Muffins''. My face literally went red, that's how nervous I was. But I enjoyed it anyway. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

School Begins ๐Ÿ˜

I woke up extremely excited to go to school. I actually thought that 2 whole weeks without any learning and no friends was a bit too long. On the way to school I felt a slight chill heading towards me. As I slowly walked closer to class I spotted all my friends, I jumped with joy. As soon as the bell rang everyone walked casually to their daily fitness. I think that my first day back at school was really fun!!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Lights, Camera, Action ๐ŸŽฅ

For the past few weeks a group of students from Rooms 11 and 12 had the chance to create a slide presentation for Te Oro. Only the best students were chosen,

The students who were chosen were those who showed high standard in art and writing. They were myself, Athens, Katrina, Saluselo, Mika, Min Zin, Jack and Maia. For the first few days we spent time organising our ideas so that we knew what we wanted on the slides.

My plan was to create an inforgraphic about four different pests, around our local area. Our main purpose was to  make it interesting, creative and entertaining. 

Now there is only one more week to memorise and focus on our learning.  

Thursday, 16 March 2017

I Earned My Monitors Badge ๐Ÿ“›

It's not that hard looking after a class for 10 minutes while the teacher is gone for lunch. But it is a huge responsibility to keep the classroom in order, and have the students listen to you. Yesterday I received my monitors badge for 2017. I received one last year but that was when I was kind of a beginner, and I was still learning to be a responsible leader and monitor. 

Anyway I'm proud that after 1 year of learning how to be a responsible and successful monitor, I am finally a real one. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017


We've started the term off with a lot of Maths! But I really love it! Maths is something I love doing at school although it can get a bit tricky most of the times. These last couple of weeks we've been learning about multiplication and division but now we're onto fractions. Our main focus is to use efficient ways to work out our problems that have been given to us. It doesn't really sound hard and they're not just normal equations.  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Teamwork Leads To Success ๐Ÿ“š

This year it's all about Learn, Create and Share! Our class is combined with Room 11, and we're always working together and sharing our ideas with each other when we are learning. We're all preparing and studying for our upcoming tests. Since the year 8 students will  be heading off to college next year there will be more opportunities and challenges to face. Now is the time to set our goals.

Food Tech ๐Ÿณ

This year the year 7 and 8's have been going to Tamaki College every Wednesday for Technicraft. The subjects the college have are Wood and Cooking. The teacher for Wood is Mr Grundy and for Cooking is Mrs Tuipolotu. I have recently been cooking and we've been making a lot of creative foods. My favourite recipe so far would have to be the quiche because it came out how I wanted it to be and it tasted really good. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Surrounded By Pests ๐Ÿž

All the schools in Manaiakalani Cluster except for us is studying about the waterways. Before we started investigating and researching about pests, we wrote down all our prior knowledge on the KWL Chart. This is actually everything I knew. Not a lot of knowledge.

Now after all the exploring and researching, my knowledge about pests has grown.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Where's Mrs Golder๐Ÿค”

I came to school, only to see that Mrs Golder wasn't here today. Where is she? Why didn't she come to school? Why was there another teacher here? Many questions were going through my head. Then that's when I possibly knew, Mrs Golder was probably sick today. I have to be honest I really wanted her to come to school! Now we can't take our Chromebook's home! Aarrgghh I really hope she comes tomorrow.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tests ๐Ÿ˜“

Last week we started another test! It was really complicated. I wasn't really ready but I knew our teacher had prepared us for our test. So I didn't have anything to worry about. We already sat our Vocabulary, Reading and Writing tests. I think I did well. Next to come is Maths. Something that I'm alright at. But fingers crossed that I pass.

The Duffy Play ๐Ÿ“‘

On Tuesday we had our first ever Duffy Play! I've always loved the Duffy Play because they always inspire us to become better readers in the future. The play was about Millicent a superhero from another planet called Zyndax helping Duffy to save global warming. My favourite actor was Duffy because he was really inspirational throughout the whole show. But I have to say I really enjoyed the show!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

First Ever Tabloids ๐ŸŽ‰

Yesterday, we spent our whole afternoon doing tabloids. Although tabloids wasn't the same, as it use to be with our normal groups instead we were split into our houses. My whole school was separated into their houses, then we started our tabloids. Although the activities were weird without our normal groups it was fun as well...

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

It's Time To Start Thinking๐Ÿค”

On Wednesday we started school again for 2017!! It was really nice seeing all my friends and even the teachers. Once the bell rang everyone ran in front of Room 1 waiting for Mrs Vickers to arrive. It was surprising to see only half of the students at school. Once Mrs Vickers came she had a quick talk to us about the holidays and looking after our school. Afterwards we slowly made our way back to class to start our learning.