Thursday, July 31, 2014

#Trip to the Civic Theatre

37 students had the amazing privilege to go to the Auckland City Civic Theatre. We went to the Auckland Civic Theatre to watch lots of short animations created from people all around the world. As we waited and waited for Mrs Nua to come in the morning She finally arrived. We couldn’t even wait till She got out of the car, we all were chasing her to give her our permission slips. It was so funny.

As we arrive at the Civic Theatre. We entered an amazing room, we were all glaring at the beautiful Designs and Art on the wall. It was just like we were entering a Castle. We were escorted to the main Theatre by a man named Paul. As we were seated we could see lots of other schools entering as well.

The animations then started. It started off with a movie all about numbers. These little creatures were making lots of numbers in a factory. One creature decided that he has had enough of making number. So the five best friends stayed late in the factory, locked the door and started creating. They created the letter A but the didn’t know what to call it. One suggested Z but the others didn’t think it would fit in. So they named it A. They all built the rest of the letters named them their proper names until the letter Z. Then number one creature suggested Z. The letters brought happiness to The Numberville City. My favourite part when it was time to sleep they let out all of the Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzs. I believe that was how we created the Alphabet.

Another one of my Favourite movies were a movie about a Dog whose nose jumped out of the picture of the Dog. So the Dog had to chase and look for the nose. The Nose went to The Circus, Candy shop and all over The World. Finally after searching and searching of the Dogs nose the Dog found it and thaught that The nose didn’t want him anymore but no one would choose over a Dog. At the end of the movie The Dog and The Nose became very good friends and lived happily ever after.

My highlight of the trip was watching the animations and having the young children at the back laughing at every single word. To us older kids we didn’t get how funny it was because most parts of the videos wasn’t funny anyway. I thank the people who gave us this opportunity to take their time and time of others to make this event come possible. The Trip to the Civic Theatre has awesome!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

#Preparing for a Weekend at my Nans!

Preparing for a Weekend at my Nans!

As we arrive at my Nana's house at Mangere I peek outside the window of the car and see a glance of my annoying but funny little Niece Kyan. We park up and enter the room. I see my Cousin and Nana sitting down watching Television. I say “Hi” . They say “Wow you have grown tall”. They say that because I am taller than both of them. I peek into one room I see My other Cousin Sarah and her little 5 month old Baby Retiana. She is so cute. She was crying when I walked in but as soon as I see her she stopped. Something must have happened. Did I do something. Sarah made a milk bottle for her and I held her. Her warm body cosying up to mine felt nice and soft.

My Mum, Aunt (Linda) and Niece (Mya) entered the room. Mya was occupied with my little niece Kyan. I then gave Retiana over to my Mum to hold because I was heading outside to go and get my bags and blanket. My Mum, Aunt and niece had a cup of tea and a very long talk. 3 hours later they left. Normally when it is just my Mum dropping me off she only stays for 1 hour not three but anyway when they left it has nearly 6:00 o clock.

At 7:00 o clock my programme shortland street was on. Then Highway cops was on. So I was booked on the Television. I fell asleep on the couch and nobody woke me up. So I had a very sore neck in the morning.  We then went to the supermarket to by some food. When we got back I played with the Turtles. Oh thats right I forgot to tell you that my Nana had two Turtles.

The two Turtles were so cool. If they bite you it is so sore. They have very sharp teeth. Blood will come out and it will be very painful. I found that out from my Nanna and believe me as soon as I found out I immediately put them back in their homes, washed my hands and played with the cat Pudding.Pudding is a cat that fights back if you irritate her. Pudding likes me because I can hold her properly.  

Ring, ring, ring, ring. My phone went off. I dropped Pudding and left to answer it. It was my Mum on the phone. She just wanted to let me know that she was going to pick me up early in the morning because we were going to go to Ambury farm.

7:00 am in the morning my Mum was here I got my things ready, said my goodbyes and left. On our way to Ambury Farm we were. As we arrived at Ambury Farm we I could see all of the Sheep, Baby Lambs, Cows, Horses, Baby Cows, Pigs, Hens, Chickens and Goats. The best thing about this trip to Ambury Farm is that it is free. I went to see the sheep, Lambs, Cows and Horses by myself alone. Then My Mum caught up with me and went to see the rest of the Ambury Farms.

Finally we stopped at a shop to buy me a loom kit it was so cool. My Mum is so Kind. My Holidays were boring and fun at the same time. I am so thankful that our School has Holiday or else it will make life a misery for me.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Future Aspirations!

Today the year 7’s and 8’s had a wonderful special visit from a few visitors. They came to teach us and inspire us to do what we love the most in life. We were all patiently waiting for the special visitors to arrive. As they entered the room we were all cheering towards them and created a pathway to let them in. We also sang a waiata ( Song ) to them. The fashionable visitors walked in and we all said “Wow” as they all said “ Hello”. The special visitors were Jason Sharma, Andred Faivera, Arizona Leger and Andrew.

Firstly Andrew came to the front and introduced himself. He also told us why they came to visit us. Andrew then introduced Mr Jason Sharma who is a math teacher at Tamaki College. As soon as Mr Sharma started talking he explained a little bit about himself. He also said “ Arę their any Tongans in the house” some people put their hands up and he said “Well im Samoan”. We all laughed. He’s a pretty funny dude. His saying was “Make you and your Parents proud”.

Then Andrew announced a police man his name was Andred Faivera a Cook Islander. His role in the police industry is to make sure that children feel safe in their community. He also came up with the Kids Safety Day down at Pt England Reserve. He explained that no one from Tamaki College work in the police industry ever in history. His saying was “Dont follow your friends if they arę doing something different in life and you want to have a different job” and “To do what you love to do”. Lucky last Arizona Legar. As soon as she came out I knew that she would be cool. She explained how she has five people in her family She is awesome!

After the Future Aspirations visited Rocky Vea Said “Thankyou”. As they left we all sang a song. Just to be nice. We arę very thankful for them to come and inspire us.


AFL stands for Australian football league. It is familiar to the game Kiwi Kick. Class 5 arrived at the field to learn AFL with a person named Tim. He explained himself and what AFL is all about. Then we got started in learning the game. A couple of things we learnt was The Drop Punt, The Speckie, Ice cream cone and a couple of rules of the game.

How to do The Drop Punt.
First you have to hold the football facing laces away from faces and you have to have it aiming in the direction you want it to go. With your thumbs on the ball put them near the laces closest to you and the rest of your fingers pointing towards the ground. Hold the ball up in front of your stomach and move your arms up and down in a robot motion. With power coming down from your robot arms kick the ball away.

Next how to catch a ball.
The speckie is a very good and high catch for your ball. When the ball is in mid air you jump up with your left leg up in the air if you're right handed and right leg if you’re left handed. You jump up in the air with your strongest leg on the ground to jump up and weakest leg up and you catch the ball and put it to your chest.

Lucky last how to pass.
When you arę running with the ball the only way to pass it to others is to do a punt. You hold the ball in one hand and the other hand comes from behind and bumps it off.
You pass the ball back and forth from player to player. I hope you learnt something.

#Term 3 Immersion Assembley!

Term 3 theme Game on was announced by a strong and enthusiastic voice from Mr Jacobson. The basic meaning of Game on is all about the commonwealth games held in Glasgow. Mr Jacobson then showed us a video of two of his close friends Brad and Max that competed in the Downhill male bike competition. When Brad came rushing down the hill he did a cool successful 360 meanwhile when max came crashing down the hill he attempted to do a 360. Was it successful or not. The handles of the bike came off. Max wasn’t really proud, meanwhile all of the kids laughed.

Mr Jacobson announced “It’s time for Team 1”. Everyone started to get excited. They showed us the movie. Representatives of South Africa, Fiji and america had to be inspected by the Queen. Mrs George was the queen. As soon as she came up on the screen everyone laughed because she looked very funny in her costume. Finally the movie finished it was a very long movie. The main picture or image of the movie was to let the audience know how to represent their nation. Afterwards when the movie finished we all applauded and Mr Jacobson announced “Team Two”.

The movie started playing and we all watched the Teachers competing together in the Commonwealth games. Miss Eddie as Valerie Adams. Mrs Mcanley Hope and Miss She as sprinters and Miss Dyer as a javelin athlete. All of this was videod Green screen. Halfway through the film you could see the electronic plugs on the wall. Everyone laughed. After they all individually competed they all had a sprint race. This was also filmed in Green screen. The picture behind them was a few athletes sprinting. The teachers acted like they were beating the people behind them (The Picture). Everyone laughed and clapped as the movie finished.

“ It’s time for Team 3” Mr Jacobson said in a very loud voice. Miss Nalda, Miss King, Miss Thompson and Mrs Barks came out in their beautiful Tutus, Hula Hoops, Bouncey balls and Ribbons. Can you guess what this sport is? Thats correct it’s Rhythmic dancing! Mrs Barks explained what Rhythmic dancing is and to help her explain what the sport is they showed us a movie. Rhythmic dancing is a girls only sport. In the movie had girls our age rolling around with a ball, Athletes Hula Hooping, Girls doing cartwheels and more. We were all very astounded as we watched. After the movie all of the Team 3 teachers came out onto the stage and did a reenactment of what just happened here’s a clue it was unsuccessful. Moving along now it’s time for Team 4. Yeah!

The Movie started and we all saw. Mr Sommerville Mr Goodwin and hey wait up Mr Sommerville is disqualified because he cheated. Red card. Anyway Mr Goodwin, Mrs Garden and Miss Ouano all had a mashed potato competition. I thought in my head what does a potato competition have to do with the Commonwealth games but anyway it’s their movie. Mr Goodwin won the competition they had the sound effects of clapping on and the song called “ We arę the champions” sang By Freddie Mercury / Queen. Great ending for the movie.

Around the world. Miss Paget traveled to Atlanta in the USA, Miss Clarke went to New York, Mrs Nua went to Spain and Mrs Squires went to Chile. They showed us a movie. Atlanta (Miss Pagets Trip) was packed with people on the beaches you could hardly even see the sand. We also saw a picture of a very flash car. New York (Miss Clarkes Trip) Selfies with the Kardashians in New York must of been an awesome experience for Miss Clarke. Next can you guess who went to Spain you right. Mrs Nua. She went to support her nephew in a fast motorcycle race. Mrs Nua explain how she felt and all of the noises and adrenalin around was so fast a speedy. Meanwhile Mrs Squires went to Chile. She visited Machu Picchu in Peru. She also found out that over in Peru their favourite sport is Soccer.

Must of been a busy Holidays for our Team 5 teachers.
We all applauded and listened to the music as everyone started to leave the hall. I was so tired because it was a long assembly. Welcome back Pt England school!!!