Thursday, November 21, 2013

Maths Strategies For Week 5 Term 4

1. Trevor has to drive 422 km’s. He looks at his odometer and sees he has gone 289 kms. How much further has he got to go?
422kms - 289 = 133
289 + 133 = 422
289 + 1 = 290 + 10 = 300 + 122 = 422
1 + 10 + 122 = 133

2. The shop is selling jandals for $9 a pair.  They have sold $486 worth of jandals so far. How many pairs have they sold?
9 x 10 = 90
90 + 90 + 90 + 90 = 360
360 + 90 = 460

4. The A Softball team has scored 72 goals over the season so far. The is 6 times more than what the B Softball team has scored. How many goals has the B team scored in the season so far?6 x 10 = 60
6 x 2 = 12
60 + 12 = 72
10 x 2
Answer: 12

Maths Strategies For Week 6 Term 4

1. Sammie measure the distance from his bedroom door to the lounge and it was 5.2m.  It was an extra 2.9 to the couch. What was the total distance from his bedroom to the couch?
Answer: 5.2 + 2.9 = 8.1
              5.0 + 2.0 = 7.0
              0.2 + 0.9 = 1.1
              7.0 + 1.1 = 8.1
2. The wooden steps at the back door have fallen apart. The drop from the doorstep to the ground is 1.28m. Tiaki puts a couple of layers of concrete blocks down temporarily to reduce the distance. These layers measure .650m.  What is the drop now?
Answer: 1.28 + .650 = 1.93
              0.28 + 0.65 = 0. 93
              1.0 + 0.93 =  1.93

3. Teams are allowed up to 14 players in the touch competition. If there are 168 players altogether how many teams are there?
Answer: 14 x 12 =168
14 x 10 = 140
14 x 2 = 24
140 + 24 = 168
10 + 2 = 12

4. There are 9 students from our school who made it to the Auckland Champs for athletics. This was ¼ of the number of students who competed at the Eastern Zones. How many people went to the Eastern Zones?
9 x 4 = 36
9 x 2 = 18
18 x 2 = 36

5. There are 21 girls to every 12 boys in the class.  The same mix or ratio of girls to boys are picked to go to a special concert If 11 went how many boys and how many girls was this?
girls- 21/33         boys- 12/33
33 divided by 3 = 11
21 divided by 3 = 7
12 divided by = 4
7 girl and 4 boy goes to the concert

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Friends!!

Well where do I start! My friends are the best, the one thing we all have in common is we all love to laugh and were all funny. I have loads of amazing friends but 6 of them are my favourite friends from school. My six awesome friends are Moala, Britney, Asena, roezala and my best of friends is Andrea and Te Rina.

I’ll start with one of my best friends, Andrea!! Andrea is a friendly outgoing and funny friend. She is really funny, her jokes are hilarious! She is really pretty and smart, she is also really tall, skinny, she has nice hair and she is one of the bestest friend I could ever ask for! One of my favourite memories with Andrea has to be the time we were having the best time at her birthday, that was the day I really got to know her and her family!

Te Rina is sooo amusing! Te Rina is the funniest friend I have, I think the funniest I would ever have. She is so hilarious that she can always make me laugh even the times when I’m really sad. Te Rina can cheer almost everyone up, that’s how kind and loving she is. She has really nice hair, she is the shortest out my friends, she is chubby and she is really pretty. One of the best time we both experienced together is when we went to AGGS for our class tests, it was really funny how she came all the way to the city for the test but was late so she had to go all the way back home!! LOL

Oh my gosh!! Moala, Britney, Asena and Roezala, we are the class clowns!! We would play and laugh all day long! Moala is a funny, outgoing beautiful young women. She is really loud outside of class, she cracks us up all the time. Britney is really quiet and has been since she hanged out with me and my friends! I would say, we changed her from a quiet little mouse to a loud amusing monkey! But most of all she is a kind wonderful friend to me. Asena is the only year 7 best friend I have, the others are just my friends, Asena is really funny and thoughtful. Asena is also my cousin so we probably have been friends forever! Roezala has been a new friend of mine that just came to our school last year, but although she just came, she came and joined in the fun like she’s been our friend our whole life. Our best memories together is every time we are all at school, we have so much fun together that I don’t know which time was the best!!

As I said, most of all we laugh, and we all have one thing in common. We are all funny!! Because were all hilarious, everyday we would have fun and whenever one of us is feeling down we would all cheer that one person up. My friends are like family to me!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mary and Moala Australian Forest Fires

Recently one of the deadliest fires have struck Australia. For two weeks now, the fire has still being going, but that's not the end of it, fire fighters predict that the conditions of the fire will be getting worse. The cause of things getting worse is because High temperatures and increased winds have strongly hit Sydney this week.

A area called Blue Mountains in the west of Sydney have been one of the fires target. Over 200 homes have been awfully damaged, but it doesn't end there, 109 home was destroyed too but these homes were destroyed by friday!

- Bush fires are common in Australia but not at this time of the year.
- Fire teams are continuing to fight dozens of battles in Sydney.
- One man has died while trying to save his house from the fire.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My D.L.O Reflection

Roezala, Mary and Hope and Moala from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Last week at Creative strand was quite enjoyable. At first I pretty much thought that it was going to be boring, but it was exactly the opposite from boring, it was so cool! First I got into a group of three. Roezala, Hope and I. I knew that we were going to work well together from the start and guess what? I was right!! During all the sessions in creative strand, my group and I worked hard and tried hard to finish our movie in time.


Positives: I really enjoyed studying about the twin towers because I learnt more stuff about it especially things about the people that had passed away and the sad tragedies that took place on that exact day. I also liked working on this project because, the Twin Towers meant a lot to the people of America. It brought sadness in America when it was destroyed. Because we were making the movie from the kids perspective, our movie was sad and touching, another reason why I loved making this movie.

Minus/things to work on: Unfortunately, I didn't really like how some of my ideas for our movie didn't happen and some of the effects weren't on the original movie. I also didn't like the times when Roezala and I didn't really work well together, but we kicked that out of the way in the end and made a fantastic movie. We also could've improved in recording our song properly.

Interesting: There were a lot of interesting things that happened in creative strand, like how we learnt a lot of new things about creating a movie. Also we learnt, loads of different ways on making a awesome song together. Another thing I found interesting at creative strand was how much information and  knowledge we gained in just a week. I also found that my group and I really improved in our shooting skills, because our shooting angles were quite cool and it fitted with our movie.

It was really cool and awesome at creative strand, but I will always remember to improve in working together every time we are in Creative strand.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Movie Reflection

Mary V, Roezala, J-Lee Still Into You from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Well for this week I chose The movie making class. It was really cool and fun, I was in a group of three, Me Jay and Zala. Once we sussed out our group we got right into planning. The movie was about a nice girl that goes out with a popular boy. The boy doesn't really like the girl (his girlfriend) but he still goes out with her because her brother is his best mate and he doesn't want to hurt her feelings. So everywhere he goes, she follows him, everything he does she does! The popular boy loves another girl but his girlfriend doesn't know. It must have been really annoying for him.

I think we really worked well as a group if it was easy for us to do everything. Depending on our finished movie, I'm really sure that our finished product was really good, our shooting angles were good, our song was a great choice and the clips we made went really well with the song.  The actors were really good too!

I just think that we could've done the whole song no just only half of the song. But over all I really enjoyed making that movie.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The First Assembly Of Term 3!

As our class and I walked into the hall, I could see different types of drums on the stage. “Yuss!! “The Cook Island group must be performing today,” I said with excitement.

My view of the performance was amazing, I was sitting right in front of the stage cause my name got called out for a caught being good, duffy certificate with the others that was given one.  

After the duffy awards were handed out, I saw Ms Muliaumasealii walking out from the music room towards the stage. I knew it was the Cook Island group’s time to shine! I couldn't wait until it started!
There were about six men on the stage getting ready to start. One man was beating the big drum, another man was beating a piece of wood that somehow was carved into a drum, a different man was drumming on another wooden drum and the others were drumming normal drum’s. The sound of the drum’s altogether was satisfying.
Suddenly four girls came onto the stage doing a cook Island hula. The performance went from awesome to amazing! Kimberley and Turuhira were really brave to show their dance in front of the school along with two other girl's. Good on them.

At the end of the whole performance, everyone in the hall were giving the group  a round of applause. “That must have been one of the coolest assembly's ever!”

Nelson Mandela

The Famous People in the 1960's

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Motivation Rock Climbing

Today my group (B1) was in Ms Squires class. We were given a task which was to write in different purposes. I got into a group with Alexandria and this is what we created.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Presentation Time

Recently the intermediate block has been split into groups of our reading ages, B1, B2, B3, A1, A2 and A3. As you can see B1 and A1 is the highest groups then down to B2, A2..... I am in the group of B1 and today we were with Mrs Langitupu. We were told to get into groups no more than 3 and then  pick a a topic question from the options that Mrs Langitupu made for us. Roezala, Alexandrea and I were together in one group and we chose the question of what is iron and why do we need it?

We done a little bit of researching to help us and then we put all the information that we know about iron and made it into a poster. I was really proud of what we had produced in 45 minutes. Afterwards every group had to present what we have done. As we watched the other groups present their presentation and writing I was getting a little bit nervous, some were good and some were average. 

Suddenly I heard my groups name get called out, it was our turn to present our poster to the rest of the B1 group. "Oh no", I thought to myself!

Should pit bulls be banned in NZ?

Should pit bulls be banned in NZ?
I really like pit bulls and I believe that they should not be banned in NZ! First of all pit bulls are the same as every other dogs and some people really do love them.

Second of all, loads of people have been complaining about pit bulls and there criminal ways but I think they are not criminals at all and the breed of pit bulls should not be extinct. One day people will find out that some pit bulls are kinder than other dogs. They can be vicious at times but that's when they are around people it doesn't know, it just needs to get to know you well and then it won't be scary as you think it is.

I think that the owners are responsible for the dogs attitude if they are aggressive or scary. Some owners are hit or smack their dogs and that activates their violent and defensive
side. If the owners really tried to look after a pit bull pit bulls wouldn't be wondering around causing trouble, it'll  be in full lock at home as a normal dog.

The Strikingly Strong Storm

It was a terrible and chilly Monday evening. The sky was darker than usual. Grey cloud’s were assembling above my head as if a storm was going to strike. The monstrously strong wind was howling as it was blowing the trees until it was stripped. My hair was blown everywhere by the blast of the wind, I  had completely lost control of my own hair! Suddenly I felt a small drip of water on my nose, followed with another drip of water. “Oh no!” I thought to myself. I knew it was going to rain so I rushed inside for warmth.

As the door shut behind me, the rain poured non stop as everyone who was playing outside dashed urgently for shelter. “Pheew, lucky I ran inside,” I said to myself.  “What a grim evening,” my dad said to me while I was making a warm hot chocolate for him. After I gave him his cup of hot chocolate we sat down and watched the increasingly tough wind ruin our garden. The rain was bucketing down which made  the yard muddy and wet.

Watching the rain ruin my beautiful garden was hard and kind of boring so I turned around and switched the channel from rugby channel to disney channel. A few minutes later I fell asleep on the couch with the remote in my hand. An hour went passed until I woke up with a fright because my mum was making dinner as soon as she got back from work, my mum is probably the only one who makes dinner so loud that it wakes me up.

I looked out the sliding door to see if the rain has made a stop for the day. “Yuss!!” It has finally ended,” I shouted.  My dad was outside placing everything to its rightful  place, it was a wreck! The petals of the flowers in my garden was everywhere. Some pots of roses were smashed, Leaves were  covering the amazing path way and some gnomes didn’t survive! “My Garden went from beautiful to junk, how can we clean up all of this?” I said with frustration.

My ego wanted me to stay inside and watch t.v but the other side of me wanted  to go outside and help my dad clean up. I grabbed the rake and started sweeping the leaves and the petals to one place while my dad was getting the old pots in the garage. My hands was where aching because of holding the rake but a little voice swiftly said “don’t worry Mary, once you finish cleaning this mess everything will turn back to normal.” “What was that,” I said out loudly.
My dad probably thought I was on the phone.

I kept on cleaning up everything that needed a fix and before I knew it, everything was spotless. As happy and cheerful as a clown I ran inside and turned on the t.v, I was just in time to watch the movie I've been waiting to watch for weeks.

Fractured Fairytale

Our group were in Ms Langitupu's class on Monday and we had to write a fractured fairytale with a partner. My partner was Rita this is what we wrote.

Written by Mary and Rita

Once upon a time there lived a pleasant, yet kind and graceful girl named Rose. She was an only child, and the only child her father could ever have, since her mother had passed away giving birth to her. She was the most strikingly feminine girl in her town, which caused her to become a main attraction at times. Rose on the other hand didn't like to be noticed. She kept herself humble, and kept her head low, so nobody would see her. But despite this, everyone noticed her.

She attended college and worked at a part time job as a pizza delivery girl. Her life was good. She was grateful for anything that fell her way. And on one specific day, while she was working, she was assigned to deliver to a house where no one hardly ever goes. A house known to be owned by a beast.

As Rose approached the large old fashioned mansion her palms began to sweat. Holding the pizza’s, she clenched one hand and made a fist ready to knock on the dusty door. But instead she used the doorbell. A loud chiming noise came from the inside of the house. Within seconds a beast appeared at the door. She didn't find him as scary as others would describe, instead she felt a warm feeling that she had never felt before. She gave him his pizza and was about to turn away when he spoke and said “would you like to stay for dinner?” She was pleased and decided to stay.

Rose not like other girls, didn't really mind the looks, but took most interest in what was on the inside.

His house inside was very nice. Things were set better than how it was displayed from the outside. Rose sat at the table with him eating. Things weren't as awkward as expected. But instead the both of them felt it, that warm nice vibe. “Well thank-you for coming inside to have dinner with me. My name is Princeton, and I don’t often have visitors.” “Well thank-you for letting me in. Tonight was nice and I had a nice time.”

As soon as she had finished she decided to be heading off. He asked her once again if he could see her for dinner the next day. She gladly agreed and left.

The next day came and she was called in for work again. Rose delivered to a house that was owned by 7 dwarves. Grumpy answered the door and kindly took the pizza’s and paid for them. Then he asked her if she wanted to stay for dinner. She gladly replied with no. Grumpy asked her one more time, hoping she’d say yes, but again she replied no. She was eager to turn and leave when BAM! It was pitch black, her face was covered with a black sock. She was screaming from shock.

‘HELP!” she screamed out once more before she could feel herself being dragged into the house. She kicked, and kicked, and kicked but nothing was useful. She then was slumped in the corner of a room, and given space. The mask was taken off of her and a blinding light was flashed into her face, she screamed, louder than her screams ever were before.

Princeton was dusting around the mansion, getting ready for Rose’s arrival, when he heard a familiar voice scream. He suddenly knew Rose was in trouble. He dropped everything and ran out the door to where the scream had came from. Meanwhile Beauty was still kicking and punching to try and escape, she was trying every fighting skill she knew but the dwarfs were just too strong.

to be continued...

Me And Asena's Storyboard

Friday, June 14, 2013

Prospective Student

With his head held up high, John went on a treacherous climb  up the towering mountains. Muscles were aching, fingers were sweating and legs was shaking, but that didn't stop John from trying to reach the Dojo.  Struggling to hang on tight to the lofty peaks, John felt terrified. He started to doubt taking the journey to his dream, getting taught by the amazing master of Kung Fu. “Should I keep on going,” he thought to himself.

John pulled himself up and carried on with a lot of courage. After dangling for hours John finally made it to the huge Dojo. “Pheew,” he said as he wiped the sweat off his forehead. He made his way to the massive door and knocked twice while his palms were sweating as he really exited to join the crew.

Suddenly the master of the Dojo came out and looked at John with his googly eyes like an owl. John didn't know what to do so he bowed down uselessly. The master pointed to the left and slammed the door with a thump. John’s heart was crushed but he didn't want to leave. He persevered and put everything to the strenuous climb just to reach the Dojo, he wasn't going to leave so easily so he meditated day and night to prove that he’s worthy. During his meditation he opened his eyes, just to see the master standing at the doorstep with his hand out pointing to the left again. John felt very sad so he walked away with his head down, even though John was feeling rejected he was very angry that the master didn't even care about him. He clenched his fist, scrunched up his eyes and walked back to the big door. 

With a lot of anger he fiercely kicked down the door. The master was standing right in front of him but John was really angry. John showed his kung fu skills and waited for the master to strike a punch but the master just stood there and looked at him like John was stupid. The master pointed to the left again but this time John looked to the left only to see that there was a sign saying use the left side entrance. John stood there and smiled at the master like an idiot.

Monday, June 10, 2013

What Is Diabetes?

Well I did't know so much about diabetes until this task was given. We watched a little video about how diabetes develop and how it is managed. Now I know more about diabetes and how serious it can be. 

What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a disorder in which is caused in different ways. One of the ways of getting diabetes is when a person has too much or less  glucose (sugar) in their blood. This happens either because the pancreas can’t make enough insulin or because your body cells don’t respond correctly to insulin.  Insulin works like a key to unlock the body cells so glucose can enter and give you energy.

How is it caused?
Diabetes occurs when you have too much or less sugar in your body, so you have to keep your health level at the right standard. Sometimes people get type diabetes from a family member that has experienced it, so it can run through the family blood.

How is type 1 and type 2  diabetes different?
Type 1 diabetes and type 2 are both bad but type 1 diabetes is the people who have really low blood sugar and type 2 diabetes is the people who has very high blood sugar.

People that doesn't make enough insulin has type 1 diabetes, this means when the pancreas can’t work the body can’t make any insulin and so the body can’t use glucose for more energy. This can make them really thirsty and very tired. They’ll probably lose weight because the body is starving. Their health will become low and it’ll lead them to really serious conditions like death if not treated correctly.

People with type 2 diabetes has too much sugar in the blood, the people who has very high blood sugar. Usually it’s those who are overweight that gets type 2 diabetes easily and it’s caused by eating too much junk especially junk food with lots of sugar in it.

What are the consequences?
There are many consequences to diabetes like heart failure, lung failure, blindness, it can cause a stroke and many more...

How is it managed?
Diabetes is managed by exercising every morning or once a day. Another way is to keep eating healthy food to keep your health at the right standard and there's more things you can do to control your diabetes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The First day Of My Holiday

What a boring opening ceremony it was!
As I started to wake up for the first day of my holiday, my eye lids were forced to shut again, as if I did't sleep at all. My legs felt like I was running non stop all night! I was too lazy to stand up, brush my teeth and have a shower like what I usually do every morning. I was telling myself to stand up like about 10 times and finally I stood up and walked to the bathroom.

Since it was Friday I had to go to church with my parents, we have church on Friday nights and Sunday mornings. It was a really lazy start to my day but all the laziness was about to change. While we were heading off to church I looked at the time on my phone, it was only 5:00 and church starts at 7:00!"Mum, its only 5:00", I suddenly said. "Your kidding", she replied with shock. She turned back on the roundabout and "we'll go and eat at Mc Donald's first and then we'll go to church in time." She crossed over to the drive through at Mc Donald's, we waited there to order our food. Tic tock tic tock, we were there for a long time but eventually we were in the front of the queue ordering our meal. My mum ordered a      and I ordered a big mac combo. "mmmmmmm", after we ate our burger we went to church. No one was there but we waited until our church mates came.

Not long after, my favourite cousin Kamela and her mum arrived and we all went inside the church. Kamela's 14 turning 15, she study's at Auckland Girls Grammar school, the school that I'm attending next year. She's a really cool girl to hang out with and she's very funny, but the best thing I love about her is that we both like to pull funny pranks on our other cousins as well as friends. Kamela and I have many things in common like our family's are both Christians, we laugh a lot, we love eating at Burger King and more other kinds of things.

All through out church me and Kamela were listening to the preacher like we always do ;). "Amen", the preacher said after he said grace at the end of the story he read from the bible. Church was finished and Kamela really wanted me to sleep over her house for the holidays, I really wanted me to sleep over her house as well!! "I told you we had many things in common". I went over to my mum and asked if I could sleep over Kamela's house and she said yes. I was really happy and so was Kamela! So it wasn't a bad start to the holidays after all.

Will.I.Am Was At Our School!

Introducing WillIAm from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Everybody knew that someone very famous that knows about music was going to appear at our school, for a very important assembly, but we didn't know who was the visitor. Mr Burt (our school principal) said it was an anonymous donation so nobody wasn't allowed to know. We were all very curios until Thursday, the day that everyone was waiting for! Ms Squires (my class teacher) told everybody in class that the assembly was going to take off after interval.

Before the special visitor arrived, Mr Burt was going announce who's the guy we were about to see. As soon as Mr Burt pronounced that it's my jaw droped, I  couldn't believe it and I couldn't wait to see him! Now I know why Mr Burt and all the other teacher's didn't tell us, because the hall  would've been full with thousand's of people. 

Not long after, loads of camera's were taking photos of as he entered the hall. Everyone was cheering and taking  photos of him, we couldn't believe our eyes.

The kapahaka and hip hop senior group welcomed him with a performance  on the stage, I really enjoyed watching them. Afterwards he actually awarded every school in the manaiakalani program with 100,000 dollars! That's a huge amount of money, think of how many things we can develop on from now on. Then the manager of Hallenstein Brothers and another women awarded with a  New Zealand green stone witch in Maori language it's called pounamu.

Will.I.Am really inspired me with his strong message that he shared with us. We were really lucky to hear about how he succeeded through all the hard bumps in his life by holding on to his dreams with the help of his best caring friends as well as his family. He persuaded us to reach for our goals and hold on to our dreams to become scientist's, engineer's..... Thank You Very Much WILL.I.AM!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Te Reo Maori D.L.O

Mary and Asena DLO from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Lately we've been given a Te Reo Maori task. The whole senior block at Pt England School had to create a D.L.O (digital learning object) all about our karakia that we've been learning. Asena and I have created this video for the task, we hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Term 1 Reflection

“Wow! Where do I start.” P.E, Tech, Fiafia.....” This term has been amazing.” 1 term down, 3 more terms to go. Time is running so fast, it’s my last year at Pt England School and the time is nearly up!

Fiafia is the best part of this term! We've been having practices every week, getting ready for the big night. I'm in the Tongan group, Our tutor is Cindy Mapapalangi but when Cindy doesn't attend practices Mrs Jarman expects me and Asena to be tutoring our group for that day. It’s a privilege to  be teaching the Tongan group when needed, because I love being a Tongan and that means I love representing my family and culture out and about.

Triathlon! I hated events like triathlon  For P.E  each class in the senior block had to do the triathlon two times, no excuses! That means we had to swim, ride a bike and run around the field. I thought it would be the worst day of my life! I was really nervous as I was waiting with the girls in my class for our turn, all of my friends were telling me that it’s going to be alright. “I hope,” I said. Suddenly I heard Adrian call out for all room 20 student girls to line up behind the water slide, “Oh no,” I said! Because I didn't have a change of clothes I had to do 20 star jumps along with the others that forgot.
“Get ready set go!”Adrian shouted. “1, 2, 3................20.” we counted. then we ran around the water slide to the bikes, we each rode a bike around half of the field towards the end of the track. After that we were huffing and puffing as we ran around half of the field to the finish line. “YUSS!!” I finished the triathlon,” I shouted. I was really proud of myself, I'm glad I done it. I had thought it would be the worst part of the term but it wasn't so bad after all!

My set class for 2013 is room 20 and our beautiful teacher is Ms Squires. Every day we start with Literacy and writing in the morning, every group get given a independent writing and Independent reading task. I loved working on my independent reading task, but the only thing I didn't like is planning,  I just wanted to dig right into it! When I'm in a group with my friends for independent reading, I concentrate on our work, I'm always focused on finishing our task so we can work on  another task. I also love it when I get given an independent writing task, because I like writing narrative stories. Reading and Writing is my favourite subjects ever! I'm really proud of myself this term!

My goals for next term is to take some time to plan my actions before I go and do it, I also need to try and don't get distracted of others but listen to instructions that are told by the teacher or anyone else. Another goal of mine for next term is to try out things I don't like but have never done before, who knows it might be one of the best parts of your term!

Fiafia Is Coming!

"FIAFIA is coming, oh my gosh I can't wait!" On Thursday the 18nth of April Pt England School are having a Fiafia night, every kid that goes Pt England School is performing in their culture groups. Who wouldn't want to perform? Each kid's family will be attending on the big night to watch their beautiful son or daughter shine on the stage. Everyone in the Tongan, Samoan, Niue, Asian, Bollywood,  Cook Island and Hip Hop groups are going to be fantastic. Recently we have been taking practices every week with out tutor's. I believe everybody has been working       really hard for Fiafia night and our family's will be proud of us!  

Friday, April 12, 2013


Were Getting ready for Fia Fia Part 2!!!! from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

As our class and I walked into the hall, I could see different types of drums on the stage. “Yuss!! “The Cook Island group must be performing today,” I said with excitement.

After the duffy awards were handed out, I saw Ms Muliaumasealii walking out from the music room towards the stage. I knew it was the Cook Island group’s time to shine! I couldn't wait untill it started!
There were about six men on the stage getting ready to start. One man was beating the big drum, another man was beating a piece of wood that somehow was carved into a drum, a different man was drumming on another wooden drum and the others were drumming normal drum’s. The sound of the it altogether was satisfying.

Suddenly four girls came onto the stage doing a cook Island hula. The performance went from awesome to amazing! Kimberley and Turuhira were really brave to show their dance in front of the school along with two other girl's. Good on them.

My view of the performance was amazing, I was sitting right in front of the stage cause my name got called out for a caught being good, Duffy certificate with the others that was given one.  

At the end of the whole performance, everyone in the hall were giving the group  a round of applause. “That must have been one of the coolest assembly's ever!”

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Derelict House

There we were, lost in the woods, there was a rusty old house in front of us, it looked scary we didn't want to go near it. We carried on walking but there was nowhere to go, big bushes were blocking the way. “Maybe we should go back to that house and search for help”, Jenny gasped. “ OK but if we get into trouble it’s all your fault”, I replied. As we were walking cautiously along the cracked path to the front door, we suddenly heard something rustling from above. I looked up and noticed a short tail poking out from the tree right next to us. “Phew lucky it’s just a dog”, I said.

Slam! the door shut behind us, as we crept through. Surrounding us were huge old portraits hanging over the fireplace. Stairs that sagged were missing some boards and the wall paper were torn as if a wild animal was once lived here. I told Jenny to look in the living room if anyone can help us while I look in the kitchen. Just when I was about to walk I saw a treasure box sitting at the corner with lots of spider webs on the wall, “Does it have to be over there, I said with a sigh. I went over to see what’s inside. “Oh My Gosh!” My jaw dropped, “Jenny” I shouted, “Jenny!” What happened”, she said as she ran towards me. “Look”. “Wow hhhhow did you-”, Jenny got interrupted. Suddenly we felt the whole house rumble. Lights flicked on and off and Bats swamped around the room. Creek! My heart beat started to increase. “Shh I’ll explain to you after but now we have to get out of here I think the house is going to collapse!” “Hurry let’s go!”................

Mary And Asena 3P's (Participation, Protection And Partnership

Mary and Asena 3 P's from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.
Recently Room 20 at Pt England School have been learning about Participation, Protection and Partnership (3ps). Asena and I have created a movie to show you what we think about the 3ps. Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Stormy Day (Narrative)

 As I was struggling to walk along the sand,  the roaring wind kept on blowing against me as if I wasn't allowed to walk any further. I could feel the sand beating my face, it was stinging me like a bee.  Seagulls were huddling together while their feathers were being buffeted  by the wind. I looked up and noticed that everything was dull like the thunderous clouds in the sky.

Suddenly my hat blew away, I tried to tell my mum to catch it but all she heard was the howling wind snatching my words away. “Hey that seagull’s running away with my green hat,” I yelled. The soaring seagull flew off before my eyes, carrying my hat with it’s beak. “Oh no I've lost my hat forever,” I thought. That wasn't any old hat, it was given to me as a gift  from my best friend that recently moved away to Australia. Now I don’t have anything to remember her by.
Searching through the hazy fog to look for the stubborn seagull, I spotted a glimpse of bright green, floating along with the strong wind in the dark sky. I could see the green circle coming closer and closer. “It’s going to hit me,” I thought to myself. “Wait a minute, Isn't that my hat,” I said to my mum. “Yea It looks like it,” mum replies. It is my hat,” I screamed with happiness! I cached my it and put it in my bag so I don’t lose it again.

Finally we turned to go home. As we walked further to the parking lot we could hear the enormous waves pounding onto the sand. As we hopped in the car my goosebumps started to disappear because of the warmth of the heater. "Now were ready to go home," mum said.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My Poem All About Me!



                 Tall, Careful, Calm and Bright

                   Sibling of Hea, Ilami and Nela

                              Lover of flowers

                                Fears for dogs

                              Needs my family

                   Gives kindness when needed

  Would like to see Beyonce at her latest concert

                          Resident of Auckland 


Friday, February 8, 2013

Mary's Poem

Here's a poem that I created, to tell my Blog viewers more about me.