Wednesday, 14 December 2011


What Now - Manaiakalani Film Festival from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Hey ladies and Gentleman check out this episode of What Now? Ronnie is reporting on the amazing Manaiakalani Film Festival that our school T.P.S was a part of. We were so proud to share our flash mob with the community and with YOU! So sit back relax and enjoy.

Monday, 14 November 2011

My Fitness Log

From my data I can see that in the first few weeks I have improved but through out the other weeks I may have not ran as excellent as I may have before

My fitness goal is to improve my fitness data so that it will go higher and higher each week, and also to run more then 10 times around our rugby field for 12 minutes.

Friday, 11 November 2011

My Beautiful Place

Far beyond the sea of the world is my beautiful place, So if you want to know more about my beautiful place then read through these magical paragraphs carefully.

It was one bright Saturday morning, and as I took a look outside my bedroom window I could see the flow of sand drifting through the cute baby's little fingers, little girls dressed in stunning island costumes, as if they were going to dance at a show and old people walking velvetly with their canes and walking sticks.

I heard my mum calling me from a far distance telling me to get dressed. I took one step outside our house door and I could hear the soft voices of old people talking to each other, the happy laughter of the little ones and mostly, the amazing sound of my grandfather and his 6 brothers strumming the guitar, ukelele and the beat of the island drums playing from the heart. It felt like I was at a festival dancing to the beat of the music with my hula skirt, coco nut shells and a manea (pretty or beautiful) tiare (fragipani type of a pretty flower) in my ear. I could hear the strong mighty voice of my family cheering for me with lots pride.

Then suddenly something had caught the tip of my nose so, I follow the tracks of that smell and it led me to Nana's mammoth house which was down the road and she was cooking my favourite... poke (traditional banana or cabbon bread pudding).

When I entered Nana’s house I felt the smoothness of her tall bright green walls. She saw me with happiness as if she had won the lotto so I gave her a big hug and when I did it felt like a big blanket full of love had reached over me. I felt like a really special person who was loved.

The poke was now ready and when I took spoon full of poke it was as if I was in Heaven. It tasted so wonderfully cooked I wanted to have more. But it was now time for me to go, so I touched Nana’s pretty young face once more and left her with all my love.

Have you guessed what my beautiful place was? Well anyway it was Rarotonga which is one of the 15 islands in the country Cook Islands. This is my beautiful place and I will aways treasure my special time that I had there in my heart, soul and mind.

Friday, 30 September 2011

My Interesting Information Report About Ireland.

Did you know that the capital city of Ireland is Dublin? The city Dublin was found by the Vikings.

In Ireland they eat many delicious foods such as roast beef , turkey or chicken on new years eve and many interesting foods such as potato pancakes and soda bread. YUM!!!
Are you aware that Ireland had a Potato famine?

If many of you don’t already know, Brian O’ Driscoll is the captain of the Ireland rugby team and his wife is the queen’s granddaughter. Another famous Irish person that I found out about is Justin Mc Cartney and he is really a good book writer.

In Ireland they celebrate many fun days throughout the year like Girls Night Out on the 6th of January, St Patricks day, Irish dancing and the best of them all is Hold a Leprechaun treasure hunt day.

Finally the last piece of my information that I have for you is that a four leaf clover brings good luck, faith, love and good friendship to their finders.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Using Google Maps

This is a map of where all the Rugby World Cup games have been held. I have mad this map using something on my Google account called Google Maps, these blue pins are where the rugby stadiums are in New Zealand.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Discribing Piri Weepu

It was windy as I looked out from the stadium to see Piri Weepu...
Shouting ferociously “Ka Mate te, Ka Mate Te!” he was as loud as a lion leading the haka like a warrior. “Blaahh!” He yelled rapidly doing the pukana with lots of might and strength showing the other team what kind of a mighty leader he was.

Finally it was now time to start the opening game of 2011 Rugby World Cup. The referee had now blown the whistle that had always started the first game of every 1st opening game of the Rugby World Cup. Mr Piri Weepu’s time to shine like the brightest star in the sky was now here and he ran like a car at 100 meters as if his daughter was about to jump off a reef with a white bright ball in his strong thick hands heading for the try line. “Yeah!” I scream, “Look! He is defending himself now!” 5 steps to go. “Yeeey!, Yea! ” the crowed screams with the most excitement I’ve ever seen. Over the loud roaring speakers I hear “The wonderful number 9, all mighty, the one and only Mr. Piri Weepu has scored us a try!”

As I saw his bright face light up he then waved his arms with a Maori patterned Ta Moko on his right side of his arm like he it was his birthday that is always celebrated every year on 7th of September. He looked liked he wanted to shoot a hoop like he used to when he played for the under 21 netball team.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

As I drove into the airport, I saw thousands of people standing in the hot blazing sun, dressed up in bright red and white clothes waving the Tongan flag and cheering “Cheer-hoo!” As if they had already won their rugby game against the All Blacks.

Then it was just about time when the mighty Tongan team came out dressed in their ta’ovala. The crowd was screaming even louder with alot more rugby fever as the Tongan team preformed a mighty haka tau because they were so glad to meet and see their team.

After that, they went and said Malo e lelei to all of their loved and proud families that came and took the time off work and came out of school just to see them. Now was the to leave and when we left the airport there were even more people standing on the road and waving there flags saying “GO TONGA, YEA!”

Now I would like to wish the Tongan rugby team good luck for all of their Rugby World Cup

Monday, 29 August 2011

QR Codes.

QR means "Quick Response". A QR code is an image that you can find on photo's or posters, and if you have an i-phone you could take a photo of it and it will lead you to that person's blog or web site.
We have QR codes because they are an faster way for people to view our web sites.
You could find QR codes in magazines, posters and outside advertisement.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Summer poem

A time to smile,

a time to laugh, a time to say I had a blast.

A time to share, a time to reflect,

how much sun I got on my trip.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Earthquake slideshow

This is a slideshow that has instructions for you and others to follow when there is an earthquake. We made this slide show in a group by taking photos and adding captions to them on a Google App called Picasa.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Maori Food Presentation

I researched Maori food from past to present as part of our topic 'Whanaungatanga'. Did you know hangi is cook underground? Neither did I! Check out my presentation below!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My First Movie!

Miss Hansell set a challenge of making our very first movie using iMovie! We had to take the pictures, add transitions, add music and edit it all ourselves! Here is the end product, I hope you like it.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Maths ship

In this photo we are drawing a ship with 1 metre rulers and following steps.
We had to draw a 4 metre line, a curved line that went from left to right, a triangle that was 1 metre on each side, another 4 meter line that was on the bottom of the triangle and then ourselves holding a 2 metre fishing line, with a fish on the bottom. We were doing this because we are learning about measurements, for example meters and kilometers.

Monday, 2 May 2011

My Goals for term 2

Term Two Learning Goals

My learning goal for Reading this term is:
To read a chapter out of my book every night to someone at home.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Make sure that I take a book out of the library and take it home every night.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Helping me by reading with me every night and reminding me to chunk, check and cheer when I don’t know a word.

My learning goal for Writing this term is:
To be at a 3a or 3p level by the end of the year.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Try hard in my writing and to practice writing outside of school when I can.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Encouraging me by writing a story with me once and a while.

My learning goal for Maths this term is:
Know all my basic facts and algebra of by heart.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Use some of my spare time learning maths problems and basic facts.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Giving me maths problems to solve and to make sure that I learn something from the basic facts family (eg: Times tables, subtraction or division).

My personal goal this term is:
To make sure that I finish my homework on time so that it is ready for my teacher to mark.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Make sure that I do bits and pieces of my homework every night.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Checking and making sure that I have finished my home work on time.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

My Marae Recount

It was 9:15 when we all got ready to go down to the hall and prepare ourselves for
our senior syndicate trip to Orakei marae. As we were walking down to the hall I
couldn't stop thinking about the fun day ahead of me. When we all got there, we
could see that everybody was excited about our first trip to a marae. Finally the
buses arrived. When we got to Orakei, we all got welcomed on to the marae by Whaea Celeste. After that, we all went into the whare and then kaumatua William said a speech. when he had finshed saying his speech Arapeta said a whaikorero and and we had all gave him all of our totoko. when he finished saying his whaikoreo, we all sang and danced to Mihi Mai Ra.

It was now time for morning tea, so we all sat down and ate our healthy lunches.
Morning tea was over and all the boys went with Kaumatua William to learn a haka
and all the girls went with Whaea Celeste to learn how to use poi, rakau and putting
three waiata together and making them short. We all watched a movie about poi.
When the movie finished we all split into three groups. The first group danced
with poi, the second sang and danced and the last group danced with the rakau.
As we were dancing with the equipment we had, we also sang the three wiataia
at the same time. When we were practicing our waiata a ringa and our waiata
we all encouraged each and every person in the whare.

It was our final break which was lunch time. We all ate and played. When lunch time
was over, we all went back into the whare and showed our items that we
had learnt. Finally it was the girls turn to show the boys our item. My heart pounded
with fear and excitement at the same time. All that you could hear was the guitar
playing and all the girls singing. It was a fun and a great time for me. When we had
finished our performance the boys showed us their mighty haka with kaumatua William.

Our day was now over, so to end off our day we showed the tangta whenua
our own waiata and our waiata a ringa that we had learnt at our marae. When we had shown them our waiata and our waiata a ringa, Whaea Celeste and Kaumatua William
gave us some feed back about our performance. The thing that I enjoyed them saying was that our haka group was great.

Now we had to go back to school, so we waited for the buses inside the
whare kai. When we got back to school I just couldn't stop thinking about
my wonderful day at Orakei marae.

This is Me

I am Faith and I like my netbook because it is a fun and and exciting way to learn.