Monday, 16 December 2013

My Netbook Reflection 2013

This presentation is a reflection on how my netbook has helped me this year. We were given specific questions and answered in our own words what the questions mean to us. Being apart of Manaiakalani was a blast.
 If you are wanting to know more about it check out the Manaiakalani website:

Please leave comments below, thank-you.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Bush

This term we had a writing test, which is where we were given either a phrase or photo to write about. This term we got given a photo with a bush, down below is my narrative story that I have written for my writing sample.

Analysing A Song About Peace

This term we have been studying Rhythm, Rap & Rhyme. We have analysing a song of our choice and then we presented our speech to the class. Here is my presentation below with my speech and pictures included.

Don't forget to leave comments below. Thank-You

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Key Factors Related To Decision Making.

For this task my reading group had to point out what factors contributes to decision making. Here are a few that we came up with...

Rhythm, Rap & Rhyme.

This term for inquiry our main topic is Rhythm, Rap & Rhyme. It is all about pronunciation, music, lyrics, oral language and peace.

War In Waihi, Tic-Tac-Toe Chart

Our group 'Chapter 7' has read a text called "War In Waihi" which was written by Mark Derby. 
For this task we had to use the text to analyse each part of the text in our own words.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

TPS Room 7- Finders Keepers

Sometimes you lose stuff and gain stuff but at the end of the day its is important to take care of your belongings or else it will be the finders keepers game.


Manaiakalani Film Festival Trailer - TPS

Click play to view the trailer of the movies our school have made for the Manaiakalani Film Festival this year. 


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

My Name Is Mina

For the first few weeks of this term my group for reading 'Chapter 7' got given a novel called My Name Is Mina Which is written by Davis Almond. 
For this task (Tic-Tac-Toe) we had to take specific notes of key ideas, events , settings or main characters expressed in the text. 
Don't forget to leave comments below. 

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

This is my final presentation of the book 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. For this task we reflected on the last few chapters 17-20. 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Tuakana Teina Day With Room 4

Samuels procedural text on: How to make a material flower.

You Will Need:
* A sewing needle
*A round piece of material of your choice
*Wool/thread or string to sew around your material
*A clothing button of your choice
*A older buddy

Step 1:
Firstly we chose a piece of material that we liked that was pre-cut buy our teacher.

Step 2:
Secondly, we got our needle threaded our string through the hole of the needle.

Step 3:
When we had sowed our piece of string right around our chosen material we pulled the string tight until our material closed in and formed a bubble type.

Step 4:
We placed our button right in the centre of our material and loped in and out until we thought our button was secure.

Our teacher made a wall display in our class room using the flowers that us and our buddy's made. 

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas

This is yet another presentation on the book ' The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. For this task we reflected on chapters 13-16.

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas

This is another presentation on 'The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas'. For this task We reflected on chapters 9 - 12.

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas

This is another presentation about the book 'The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas. For this task we reflected on chapters 5-8.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Boy In The Stripped Pyjama's

This is my Boy In The Striped Pyjamas Presentation. We reflected on it from chapter's 1 to 4. 

What Is Literacy?

For this task myself and my partner Misimoa ( have created a popplet and stated what Literacy is/means to us. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A Tale Dark and Grimm - Novel Study

Me and my buddy Mavis worked together on a novel study about a book written by Adam Gidwitz . We spent weeks on this so hopefully it is up to your quality standard. 
I hope you enjoy viewing the presentation

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Prefix Hunt.

I am learning to develop my vocabulary knowledge of words that have the same prefix. For this task I have chosen a prefix of my own choice, found words that begin my prefix and also made sentences using the new prefix word I have discovered.

Thank You for viewing and remember to leave comments.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

My Tongan Language Week Presentation

If you didn't know already it's this week is Tongan Language Week. 
In class we all took the time to learn a bit about the Tongan culture and language. Here is a presentation on Tongan a few things I have learnt.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Comparing - Reading at School and at Home

For this task we had to identify the differences between reading at school and at home. I have noticed that there are different environments, but also the changes of mind sets we have.
Here is my comparing doc that I have created below.
Please leave comments below. (: 

My Term 3 Goals

Like any other term we set goals.
 This term I have set new goals and possible ways on how I can achieve them. 

Please leave comments on your opinion below (: 

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Personal Goal - Term 3

It is week one of term two and like other terms we set goals that we would like to achieve throughout the term. Down below I have created a short animation clip on what my 'Personal Goal' is for term 3. 
Enjoy & remember to leave comments. :)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Paper Inquiry Reasearch Projects.

For the past few weeks of this term, we have been learning about our given topics. My group was  given the topic 'paper' we gave interesting facts about how we could recycle paper effectively to assist our environment in becoming a better and child friendly area for the future generation following. I hope you enjoy reading our presentation which we presented to the class.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Waste Management Plan

Today we buddied up with other students in our class and created a presentation about what we think is the most sustainable way to reduce the rubbish we make at school, but also ways we could save and decrease the amount of money we spend each year just to get rid of our rubbish. 

Down below is the presentation me and my partner Misimoa ( have completed.

Tuakana Teina Day With Room 4.

Room 7 and Room 4 worked together this week. Press play to find out what tuakana/teina day is all about. 

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sustainable Ways To Dispose Rubbish At T.P.S

This week we have integrated writing and inquiry together, so we were put into groups and given projects to complete related to our new topic focus 'Rubbish'. 
In this task we all had to find out what ways we could make disposing rubbish sustainable.
Here is my idea and also steps on how it may be completed.

Having Colour Coded Bins In Our School

  1. Firstly we will need to find out how much it will coast to buy the types of rubbish bins we need e.g recycling bin-green, paper bin -red. etc. 
  2. Then we will also need to find suitable ways to fundraise (if need) the money needed to purchase the rubbish bins that we are most likely to use in our school.
  3. When we have fundraised enough, we will need to order the bins and then find places to place them. In this case I believe that they should be where people seam to litter the most.
  4. Finally, when our bins are placed where we have decided to place them, we should have an announcer who speaks over the speaker reminding/telling the students 5 minutes before the bell rings, to use but also pick up the rubbish around.

Tuakana Teina

During our day being budded up with younger students from room 4, we wrote a poem together about  recycling. 
Here is the poem that me and my buddy Adien have written.

R-educing rubbish
C-an harm
Y-ours and My lives, SO
L-less rubbish and SAVE our 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tuakana Teina

Today is Tuakana Teina day with room 4. This means coming together and working with a student from another class. The buddy that I am writing with is Aiden. 
Aiden thinks that its exciting & cool because he gets to work with a buddy who has a net-book.
Left: Faith, Centre: Adien, Right: Devine. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Being Cyber Smart

Cybersmart as we all know is being smart and responsible online not everything on the internet is real. Our teachers taught us all about cybersmart we gathered enough information to create a cybersmart brochure. 
(click on the image for a better view)

Lost Through Wonders.

This week we had to sit a writing sample test. We were told by our teacher to finish it of and blog our writing sample. Here is my finished product. I hope you like reading my writing sample

I heard scratching but I couldn't see through the darkness...

Nothing but the stars and the moon that shone in the night. Taking each step which we hoped led us to our destination my back aches while holding our supplies which I call our survival kit.
“Ahhh I'm so tired can we stop now?” Cecilia mourns, her eyes which look like they could shut any minute now
“No we must keep going and we’ll be there soon.” I say it with regret knowing that I didn't know my way around here, I just made a promise that was about to be broken.  
Lifting up each boot which protected my feet, I look around and there is completely nothing I can see. Nothing but Trees, leaves, rubbish and the sound of birds and owls howling in the dark night. I glimpse around and all I see is a great big field filled with grass ‘Yay!’

We finally decide to stop, we pitch our tent and off we doze with a dreadful sleep. With only our jackets and the picnic cloth to cover us, I could feel the breeze of the wind glide through my clothes and push my skin which was now covered with goosebumps, we close our eyes and off we were in a world of peace and silence.

Being interrupted and woken up by an unusual sound I get up and notice that Cecilia isn't there. I panic, my heart skips a beat and my mind goes on multiple journeys on 5 different planet.
“Cecilia, are you there?” My voice cracks, it sounds as if I were trying to squeal.
9 seconds later there's still no reply so I call out to her again
“Cecilia, are you there?”
15 minutes and she's still not back so I fetched for the torch that hung from the side of my backpack and off I go on a hunt for Cecilia.
‘I hope she's alright’
‘I wonder where she is’
I start to panic even more and now my heart feels like its skipping two beats. My ears lift a little hearing that weird, strange sound again and as every step I take I the noise gets louder and Louder and LOUDER! I heard scratching but couldn't see through the darkness...

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Rubbish In Our School

In our school our topic for inquiry is now based around rubbish, our class has done a small experiment by picking up rubbish around the school and using this presentation to explain to others what rubbish is like in our school.
-Be Clean and Green 
-Leave Positive Comments with F.B & F.F

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Soda Pop Experiment

TThis is another experiment myslef and my class did. In this experiment we were learning about 'Gas'.  We wondered what and how the salt or baking soda affected the gas inside. We used a balloon to trap the gas but that resulted in it expanding.We shared our hypothesis and began the story.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

6 Hats Current Events

This is a presentation based on a article I have read on the New Zealand Herald ( I have used the 6 hats to help me think and summarise on what I read about. Hope you've learnt something new while reading this....
Don't forget to leave your comments below!

Blog Commenting

This is a presentation of all the positive comments I have left on a few blogs. Custer blog, class blog and a friends blog. I hope you enjoy this presentation and don't forget to leave positive comments for me as well! 

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Three States Of Matter

For science today we went deeper and further in our studies about the 3 states of matter withch are 'Solid, Liquid and Gas.' I hope that you've learnt something...Remember to leave comments that include F.B and F.F!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Making Scones.

Today our experiment for topic was making scones and seeing the changes that happen while its made, we as a class had a go and here is a few photos and the steps we used to get to our finished product. This is my procedural text on how to make scones. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My Maths Group Goals for Term 2

After sitting our e-asTTle test this term we analysed our groups pathways which helped us identify our group reading goals for this term. Here are my maths goals:

  • WALT explain the meaning of digits in 2- or 3-digit whole numbers

  • WALT order decimals and fractions up to equivalent of 3 decimal places

  • WALT classify numbers by factors and multiple, including primes

  • WALT solve fractions, using activities/models if needed 

Blog Commenting

This is my Blog Commenting Presentation, I have left positive, Thoughtful And also Helpful comments on a Friends blog, School Class Blog and a Cluster Blog. Check out our classroom blog to get through to our students in Room 7. TPS Room 7 Blog. Anyway. Be sure to leave me some comments just like I did to these people's blogs in my presentation. 

Monday, 13 May 2013

Meeting Will.I.Am - Reported By Faith and Mavis

Mavis,Taylor,Jayden, and I got the chance to experience another way of  learning with the Manaiakalani. A fantastic piece of news which came to us as "Someone donated some money to the Manaikalani education trust" Well we found out that someone was Mr Will.I.Am
I hope you enjoy reading my awesome experience below 
Please leave a comment!!!

Thursday 6 May 2013, was well... the best day of our life!!! I’m not being dramatic or anything but a group of students got the chance to see that Mr.William James Adams,otherwise known as Will.I.Am . He has donated $100,000 to the Manaiakalani Education Trust. We were told at first that it was an anonymous donater but when we arrived we got the news that it was Will.I.Am himself who had donated the money.It was something worth experiencing.

When the cheque was presented we were thankful and honored for his helpful donation towards the Manaiakalani Education Trust. His inspirational words motivated us all as students to keep moving forward in life.

The words that he preached today was "My mission is to help transform disadvantaged youths, and I hope my donation to the Manaiakalani Trust will help these young people gain the skills they need for tomorrow's job market."

We acknowledged that fact the he shared a small portion of his life with us about growing up with  only his mum to raise him and about the fact that music and arts literally saved his life. He told us that his dream was to look after his mother and siblings.

When he told us what his dream was we felt like we could do something with our life. Meeting or hearing him wasn’t just hearing or seeing him as a celebrity but we got to hear and see him as a person who motivated himself to succeed in life.

We came back to school feeling glad we got to be part of something worth remembering, we got to be part of something we could tell our friends with pride and experience.

My Reading Group Goals for Term 2

After sitting our e-asTTle test this term we analysed our groups pathways which helped us identify our group reading goals for this term. Here are my reading goals:

  • WALT locate specific information by using the skills of find, select and retrieve. 
  • WALT I identify word classes to help us understand the meaning of unknown words.
  • WALT think about the way the text is written (structure) to help us summarise the story in order using grammatically correct language and sentence structure. 
  • WALT use inferencing skills at a level 5 standard. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Motivation Topic Experiment.

This is a presentation that myself and my group did about our motivation experiment we did today.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

How To Make A Birthday Invitation.

This is what I need to do, to complete a quality piece of work, to be successful at  completing my work to a high standard. 

This is my procedural text and my group success criteria.
Success Criteria: Procedural Text
Method- Instructions/Steps
    - Listed- Bullet Points
    - Numbers

Each sentence begins with a imperative 'VERB'.
Imperative- Bossy 'VERBS'
- Steps need to be clearly written and in "ORDER!"

My Fractions Popplet

This is my Popplet that I created by using a website called I have added videos to explain what fractions are and also pictures of some simple fractions.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Fractions Vocabulary

This is my wordle I have created on my own which has different
vocabulary linked to fractions. 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ancestors Within

This is my Ancestral Poem about my ancestors and myself. Please leave comments and also include F.F and F.B about my work!

Hekia Parata Visits T.P.S

On Friday 12th April the Honourable Minister of Education - Hekia Parata visited our school. Press play and to watch our special assembly featuring Hekia Parata. 

Friday, 5 April 2013

My Poems

These are poems that I have created, I hope that by reading my poems you will feel Inspired and encouraged while reading them. I have accssorised them both while using a website called  It would be a pleasure if you would please leave a comment (F.B and F.F) so that I will know what I'll need to work on and take my work to the next level 

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

My Autobiography.

This week I presented my autobiograpgy in front of my class. There are some personal information I have deleted beacuse I'm being cyber smart.

Who am I?
My name is Faith...
Faith, As we know ‘Faith’ comes from the bible, it means to believe, trust and also to have  confidence in yourself.

Background Information.
I am Cook Islands, Samoan but born in New Zealand, Auckland, and my nationally is New Zealand.
I believe in our heavenly father and his son Jesus but I also believe that, you don’t have to go church to believe in our heavenly father, all you need to do is pray, read the bible and believe in him through 
your heart.
My likes and dislikes... Well to tell the truth I like all the people who dislike me because they show me what NOT to be and that I can be better than them. Number two I LOVE, ADORE and HONOUR our dare Heavenly Father and his son our saviour because they are the the to main people in my life that help me through my ups and downs. My dislikes I don't like small spaces and I am scared of death, and also family DRAMA!

I am the eldest child of three and also the eldest
grandchild on my fathers side and second eldest mothers but first female grandchild on my mothers side but the first female.

I only have two siblings Bruce and Eve and my loving parents who look after me, care for me and support me.
My family is a legacy, miracle a gift from god

2000 - I was blessed with a life and brought into this world by my two parents.
2001 - Just spent a whole year of my life being spoilt, loved and cared for.
2002 - When I was 2 years of age I started growing my first set of teeth and also saying my first few words.
2003 - I attended Kindergarten at the age of three
2004 - 12 January, 2004 I was blessed with my one and only brother: Bruce. 
2005 - I had just turned 5 and started my first year in primary... at Pt.England
2006 - I moved schools and attended Bailey Road School in Mt.Wellington
2007 - 2007 for Christmas I went to Rarotonga with my mum, Nana and her partner. 
2008 - my mother gave birth to my youngest sister: Eve 
2009 - my parents got married. And at the end of the year I moved to Tamaki Primary School and my teacher was Ms.Wareham
2010 - My love and passion for food has began. I Know I want to be a chef. 
2011 - was my last year of primary. also I achieved an award for excellence in writing in our yr 6 prize giving 
2012 - Last year I attended my first year in intermediate and I was one of the very first yr 7 students at T.P.S
2013 - I am currently at my last year in intermediate, in the best class with the coolest prettiest teacher... MY ADOLESCENCE BEGINS.

Education history.
When I was at the age of 3 I attended Kindergarten. At the age of 5 I started my first year in Primary at Pt.England, than 2006 We moved schools and attended Bailey Road School in Mt.Wellington. And now I am attending T.P.S 

When I grow up I would LOVE to become a head chef of my own restaurant, run my own business. Why? well because I am always eager and passionate about cooking and experimenting with food. I want to look after myself financially, have the money to look after myself and to be able to cook for others. I strongly believe that when our parents are older their children should look after them, pay their bills, cook their food and clean their house, because when we were young they did the same for us... 

Steps on how I will achieve my future aspirations.
2013 - Complete my last year in intermediate.
2014-2017 Start my first year in college... Subjects that I will need to take are; home economics, culinary arts, science, mathematics and English.
Finish my last year in college, graduate and leave with high marks.
2019 - enrol in university... And study, study, study!
I predict, pray and have my fingers crossed that I will at least be a chef that I wanted to be. even though I might not have my own restaurant but I will keep working on it.

My inspiration is my mother and also my family, they are the superheroes to my comic book, they encourage me to keep striving for what I, want and always tell me that I can achieve the impossible.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Room 7 Netbook Learning.

Press play to find our how netbook learning looks like in our classroom with the use of our classroom site. We hope you enjoy our movie!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

John Pule

For reading this week, our task was to create a popplet about an individual.
Our individual was an artist of the pacific, better known as John Pule.

Friday, 8 March 2013

My Four Walls Of Self

For two weeks my class has learnt about Masion Duri's theory and model about 'Te Whare Tapa Wha'. We were required to come up with our own symbol and use this as a metaphor to describe our four walls of self. 

Here is my presentation about my four walls. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

My Seasons Poem

We had to write our own metaphor poem own seasons metaphor poem, describing a tree going through each season.
Here is the one that I have created...

Sunday, 3 March 2013

My Poem

We had to write an inspirational poem about someone in our community. Take a look at mine...

Saturday, 2 March 2013

T.P.S News 2013!

Our T.P.S Media team have completed their first T.P.S News for this year. Press play and enjoy.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Back To School By Room 7

This is a video about what our class think back to school means.
Hope you enjoy! 

My Learning Goals For Term 1

These are my goals for ter one that I want to achieve throughout the term/year.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My-Self Description.

Talofa Lava and Kia Orana my name is Faith and this is my story about me. I am the eldest child of three, I am a mixture of Samoan, Cook Island and I am proud to be both of these cultures. I see myself as an open and self-independent person when needed, I have respect for my elders and everyone who I know and don’t know. I can be curious when I think something is wrong or something is suspicious because all I want is peace and happiness for all my friends and family. I believe in our heavenly father because if it wasn’t for Him I wouldn’t be here today.

My family are honest and truthful with everything that is good or bad, they own some of the biggest hearts, they are always there for me to lean on and they always they give me brighter day. They are all that I’m grateful to have. My family are also gifted with talent (e.g home chef’s, voices/singers, dancers, culture performers and they can play instruments.) My family has always been there for me and I’m proud to have a family like them. I would say my family is like a tree that keeps on growing and growing and growing.

I come from a community that is made up of Panmure and Glen Innes, and our community is called the Tamaki Community. In our community we are surrounded by loving and caring people who run our community and also take part and bring new things to our community such as fun day, santa parade, library activities, youth town and so much more so that families like mine can join in and participate. I love the community I come from because it is filled with so many things and so many people who are bright with smiles, laughter from children, yawns from hard working people. We might not have the best community in the city but I’m proud to be a part of it.

If I haven’t already told you but I have a lot of interest in where both sides of my family come from. I love hearing the stories of the olden days because it tells me a story of where I come from. The main things that inspire me most is the interest and eager that everyone has in culture dancing (such as the hula), playing musical instruments (island drums, guitar, ukelele...) but one of my favourites are the costumes and quilts that our Mamas/Grandmothers/Aunts/Mothers make by hand, they are the most beautiful pieces of clothing I’ve seen. Also the cooks which I like to call my island chefs in my family that make astonishing dishes, and that is where I think I get my love and passion of wanting to become a head chef.

My hopes for 2013 is to achieve above the standard in everything I do and not let anyone stop me from achieving my goals. I want to finish off my last year at intermediate feeling proud of all my hard work but also to be a good person in myself. This means to be the bright and intelligent girl I want everyone to see, have respect for everyone, be kind and accept everyone for who they are and to always be positive about the future that I have ahead of me. Did I tell you? Well there is a little dark, black and ugly cloud inside of me that I’m scared of and that is my fears. I’m scared that this year that I will lose another loved one, change into someone I don’t want to be, but most of all to let everything I worked for so hard go down the drain.  With positive thinking I know I can achieve the impossible with my learning this year. This is me, Faith!

Friday, 15 February 2013

My Learning Goals For 2013

My Writing goal for Term 1 is to automatically use the right language that is connected with the writing genre. I will achieve this by using deeper thinking and understanding what the author is trying to put across to their audience.  

My Reading goal for term 1 is to read more sophisticated books suitable for my age and also to read fluently. I will achieve this by reading more books that challenge my mind in my own time.

My Maths goal for term 1 is to be above the national standard. This means to know how to understand maths language and to also be able to revise over my maths skills. I will achieve this by listening and taking in what the teacher says during our maths sessions.

My Personal goal for term 1 is to join into sports with confidence. I will achieve this by not being shy and giving it a go! This means having self-confidence.
These are my learning goals for this term and I am willing to every thing I can possibly do to achieve them.

My Metaphor Poem.

  WALT use metaphors to create a metaphor poem about someone in our family .This is my metaphor about my Mum.