Friday, November 28, 2014


Hook: Athletics is on today Nooo!


Paragraph 1: “Oh no as I said walking to school there is athletics today. When I got to school I saw all the athletics gear on the field. Children were jumping and playing with the gear.

Paragraph 2: As the bell rang to go to morning tea everyone got their bags so they could get change into their house colours. After everyone had played the second bell had rung to go class.

Paragraph 3:  Then we put all our things away and went down to the netball courts where we had to sit down and line in to our lines. It was getting really hot so I had a drink of water before we all do our activities.

Paragraph 4: Waiting and Waiting until we went to do our activities Miss V said” all the year 8’s and 7’s can go do their activities now. We hopped up and started to walk to our activities. First we went to Javelin with our Leaders. Mr Barks was the one who was doing Javelin for us.

Paragraph 5: He had to talk to us about safety rules and also instructions and then we started. When we people in front of us had a turn it looked really easy, but when it was my turn it was a little bit hard because I didn’t know how to hold it. So when we had another turn again I got used to it and I was really happy.

Paragraph 6: Then after we had tried all the other activities it we went to shotput and some other groups where just finishing their turns. Finally it was our turn I got ready to go up but I had to wait for long because people were a little scared to throw it.   

Paragraph 7: Later after all that we went to the courts so we could go class and get ready to go home. We all walked straightly in a line to the courts and sat down quietly. When everyone came and sat down Miss Va'afusuaga told us how amazing we were and told us that we are going to finish off some of our activities on monday Then we all finally went home.

Future Aspiration

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It was 8:34 in the morning when I heard that Visitors were coming over to our school so they could talk about their past and their future. I said to myself “ Oh this is going to be another Future Aspiration talk”. It is when special people come over and talk about themselves.

It seemed like everyone was really excited to see them come because there can be very funny people. So when the clock turned to 9:30 am we all packed up ready for them to come. My stomach was feeling funny because I was really happy and excited.

As I was looking at the door waiting for them to come in hmmmm” I wonder what they are going to look like?. Finally one minute later they came walking inside everyone started to clap and clap happily “Wow with excitement I said”.

Mr Burt said a Karakia for us to start the day. Next Mr Patterson introduced the visitors to us but first Mr Burt introduced his best friend Anthony he is one of our students Dad. Then  it was Mr Patterson’s turn to speak he had first introduced a man named Anthony but he is another man, he works at a place where kids have dreams and he helps them to make it come true.

After Anthony Mr Patterson introduced someone else it was a teenager her name was Amelia she is a fashion maker. Lucky last there was another teenager his name was Paula he is a man who goes around the world and talks about stop bullying people and helping other people to face their fears around their enemies.

When they had all talked about themselves we watched a little video where a boy was talking in front of lot’s of visitors. He was a samoan and he was actually good at talking in front of them. What he had said” is that this is what he was praying for but he was a funny boy.

Later the prefects gave each one of the visitors a present and said” On behalf of our school we would like to thank you for taking some of your time off and coming to talk to us and we all clapped happily.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Meeting Robyn Lamont

On Thursday 13 2014 all the year 8’s met Robyn Lamont. She is an artist that loves to draw pictures and add lot’s of other details that could make her painting look realistic.

When Robyn Lamont came into  the intermediate building everyone clapped with excitement and surprise.  All the year 8’s went into class 5 so we could learn more about her life.

Next we went to sit down and get ready to listen more about herself. We all greeted Robin again so she would feel more welcome into Pt England School.  So Robin Lamont told us a little more about herself.

After that Mr Barks gave us each a paper and pencil to draw with. Robyn Lamont showed us one of her famous pictures that she has drawed. It was so filled with bright colours and beautiful patterns.

Everyone followed her drawing steps so we could know how to draw her famous painting.  First we started with the easy bits and then drawed all the hard bits . Her drawing was really integrate to me because all the shapes that she drawed  came together like a realistic painting.

Then we started on our drawing Robyn came to check around to see if  we had done a good job drawing. Robyn went around and told people about their drawings there were really amazing drawings like Robin’s.

But we didn’t have that much time to draw other things. So we stopped and pasted all the pencil’s and papper’s into a pile. As we finished doing that we sat down quietly and then said “ Bye Robyn see you again on friday. We had finished our first lesson with her so we need 2 more lessons with her Yay!

My Tapa pattern

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This is a Tapa pattern that I drew in my class for art. Everyone in my class room and Class 1 made one of these. We had to draw Samoan patterns on our brown paper bag.

A Tapa cloth comes from the Pacific and other countries like Tonga, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Malaysian Islands of Fiji.

On my bag I have drew a Samoan Fern, Superman logo, flower and another flower on the otherside. I choose these kinds of patterns because it has style and it mean a lot more to me.

All the designs that I have drawed each have meanings. The Fern (Manulua) means bringing two groups and families together. The flower (Taualuga) means a traditional samoan dance. The dance brings other different kinds of cultures together. This is another samoan flower it means that it represents the people that have past away from families. The superman design means representing special people who have saved other people or help them.

Step 1: Get one piece of brown paper bag.
Step 2: Get crayons, pencil and ruler.
Step 3: Find a pattern or design to draw.
Step 4: Use your pencil and ruler to make a frame on the ends.
Step 5: Start drawing you're four patterns or one whole pattern.
Step 6: After drawing all your patterns get your crayons and colour every design or pattern any colour you want.
Step 7:  Then scrunch your paper up to make it look like a real Tapa cloth.
Step 8: Later get brown dye and dye over your drawing.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Year 8 camp

P1: On the first day of year 8 camp we all went for a long walk and also hiking too. What we had done first is we had morning tea when we had got to the beach at Marsden bay.

P2: As we finished our morning tea we had to take our shoes and socks off because we were going to cross the river so we could get to the otherside.

P3: But first we had to line up and sit down so Miss Nua could tell us what to do so we could be safe walking across. So after she had finished talking to us we had to find a partner to come and cross the river with us.

P4:Each of us found a partner and I had my best friend Chloe. Getting inside the river was scary because I thought there would be fish swimming but the water as really clear to see. When Chloe and I put our feet inside the water it was really cold so I could tell that the water was fresh.

P5: Ahhhh I was chilled and relaxed when I got into the river. I thought it would be really cold for me but it wasn’t. It was chilly but good because it was a hot and sunny day.

P6: Finally we had made it to the other side of the river. Everyone of us had to put our shoes back on when we got to the other side. Walking up the hill into two lines was tiring because we had to wait for people who were on top of the hill.

P7: I had to stop lot’s of times to take a breath so I wouldn’t have to stop when people are at the back of me. All of us had to be careful because it was slippery when you go up some hills and down. Some places have holes but we had to be really really careful to not step inside them because you would be stuck all the way down and it would be really scary.

P8: It was getting really hot I couldn’t be bothered to walk any longer I just wanted to jump inside the deep cold water but it was too far and too long.

P9: Waiting and Waiting until we got to the end for a break. I looked all the way up to see what they were doing and they were going to do the hiking. I was scared that I was going to let go of the rope but I didn’t everyone had to do it but some went the harder way which rocks and sea where.

P10: Yeah! with excitement I shouted. We were at the end of walking I was exhausted as everyone else was too. Then later after that we walked all the way to the beach and then went to camp.  

Robin Williams

Robin Williams is a famous celebrity who is a comedian that loves to be on camera. When he first became famous  he was only a teenager. He is also in lot’s of movies because he is a movie star.

There are heaps of interesting things about Robin Williams when he was a little child. Everytime he would always be in a movie he would be positive and happy because he is excited about it.

What I like about Robin Williams is he always entertains people when he is on movies. Also what I love about Robin is that he never get’s tired of being a movie star or being on camera.

But sadly Robin Williams died on August 11th 2014 when he was only 64 years old. He had committed suicide because he had problems. So Robin is now in Heaven With his other families that have past on.  

Thursday, November 6, 2014


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Class 1 and Class 5 have been drawing their own avatar’s to put up. What they have to do is colour their picture their house colour that they are in and they could draw any picture they would like. I drawed a picture of a samoan flower with samoan patterns on it. I designed this picture because it is my culture and my house colour. So after we have finished drawing our avatar we mailed it to our teachers so they could print it out and put it up as our name.  

Colour Wheel

Primary colour is colours that combines together.

Tertiary colour is when you mix a primary colour or two secondary colours.

A secondary colour is a colour made by mixing two or more primary colours in a given colour space.