Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Home Blogging: My favourite book

Title: Your Hair Grows 15 Kilometres a Year 
Illustrated by Diana Lawrenson
Pictures by Leigh Hobbs

This is my favourite book in the whole world. To be honest I really like the writer, Diana Lawrenson. When she was young she was called "Golliwog at school because her hair was stuck out. Diana hated people calling her Golliwog. Just as her sister hated her curly red hair. Diana was in her twenties and she saw her hair starting to go grey. She was trained as a nurse at Australia, England and the Solomon Islands. Where she was encountered cyclones and earthquakes. Her other books are Crocodile River, Paraphernalia's Present, "It's true" Your bones are Stronger than concrete and other more.  

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Home Blogging: Showing Kindess

I am learning to show kindness around people every time and day.

Do you show kindness where you are? Well I have made this presentation about things that can help you go in the right track. Even though you did a lot of that it does not mean you have to stop. Keep on doing it and never go off the right track.

Home Blogging: Wheoritia te atawhai

My Beautiful family including me: Halaufia/Laimani

I have created a family together photos using a site called padlet where you can create collaborate around the world. I have used this site because it is really creative. I've did did this because I was bored because their was nothing to do around my house. So i created this to show people that I love my family soo much and that they will forever be in my heart.  

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Recount of Aspiration speakers

Walt: punctuate our sentences so that they are clear and concise

Kenese: Kenese was born in Samoa and raised by his beautiful single mother without a father. He had a twin name Fa’aliga meaning in the bible, Revolotion. His life was a bit of a struggle. He had hard things happening in his life. Kenese’s mother fed him, washed him and also took care of him everytime. Firstly he shared his life struggle and childhood with us at the sametime it was a bit sad. Kenese now works with his tutor Andrew Paddison and in a company called “I have a dream foundation.      
Arizona: She is 20 years of age and working in a radiostation called Flava, living in Auckland with her family. Arizona is Maori, Samoan, Tongan and Fijian. I liked the words she said because it inspires me to keep on going and not to give up. Her full name is Arizona Ariki Nofo’alii.   
Key points from Kenese: The key points of Kenese’s speach is when you see someone who is doing the wrong thing you don’t have to be them. Just be yourself.
Key points from Arizona: The key points of Arizona’s speach was to work hard, share happiness, dream big!!!!!
What can I learn and try and practice from what Kenese shared? The things that I have picked up from Kenese is how he said his life was everywhere. His uncles will always come to his house and drink alcohol, seeing violence and always fighting with their wives. The most important   “If you see it dosent mean you have to be it”.
What can I learn and try and practice from what Arizona shared? Things that I have picked up from Arizona’s story was the 3 words she said. Work Hard, Share Happiness and Dream BIG. Those wrods help me to work hard and not to be lazy all the time like what I do. Because when I come school, I always focus on my work and work hard.
Why are these talks important for us? These talks are important for us because it helps us wake our selves up and to be motivating all the time. The special words Andrew Paddison said were the three key words. The first was Motivation, second Aspiration equals Inspiration. Andrew Paddison’s words made me excited to do more work because it helps me keep up with what I’m doing.  

Just thanking the wonderful man, Andrew Paddison for bringing 2 beautiful speakers to our school. I hope you guys have a wonderful journey in the future and also the work you guys have done for people.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


WALT: Recount key points and facts from a film or trailer with detailed reflections:

My class and I had to brainstorm some ideas and we had to brainstorm it with our creative learning skills. We just watched one part of the movie so we can understand what it is. From now on I can think of many ideas just about this movie. I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

FiaFia 2016

We are learning to: write some reflections about Fiafia 2016 and to use vocabulary in our paragraphs

Have you guys have ever had Fiafia in your school? If you don’t know what fiafia is, it is cultural groups and other groups performing in stage in front of the crowd. We have Fiafia every second year but it is pretty sad because I won’t be here the next year. My school started Fiafia 16 years ago. That is a lot.

Fiafia is all about the children performing on stage with happiness. My first Fiafia was in 2013, my group from that time was the tongan girls, I was so happy to dance because I knew my parents will be proud of me. It was pretty hard but as I kept on going, I had it in hand and just dance to the rhythm. But now I’ve decided to experience other groups like the Samoan group. So that now I’m not in the Tongan girls, I’m in the Samoan girls and boys.

I’ve experience a lot in the Samoan group because the song I am dancing is really calm and just the right type for me (a little bit). Our tutor for the Samoan group is Timmi. She teached us the moves for the song and the tips to smile and  to do the moves properly. I really like the Samoan group because I get to experience the meaning of the song.

We get to show off our dance moves so the crowd knows that we are really good at it. As I am a proud Tongan, I will never let down my culture just because I hate the Tongan group. I like to go and take part to another group because I want to show my Tongan family that I can do the Siva Samoa. As I looked at the beautiful Tongan girls performing, I was so surprised to see them represent their culture and showing off their cool moves.

I am really gonna miss dancing for Fiafia because I won’t be here in the second year since I am going college. Malo LAVA    

This piece of writing I wrote is about this years fiafia. This fiafia has been going on 16 years ago. I hope I make lots of effort this year and to make my family proud. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Out of the Glooming Forest

Walt: make up a narrative using interesting vocabulary

Once upon a gloomy forest. There once was a girl and a boy, their names are Jack and Riley. Tramping around the gloomy, murky forest without anybody with them. Walking in the slimy mud path finding their way to a good camping place. “Are we there yet” carefully whispers Riley, “I think so Rawl” (Riley’s shortname) replied Jack. As they went through the sludgy muddy path, they once saw a big hole, but a big space where they can camp and put up their tent.

“I think this is the spot we are gonna camp in” says Jack.” Okay let’s do this” excitedly replies Riley. They put up their tents and made a fire so that they can keep warm in the night. Once they have finished their tents, Riley made delicious melting lasagna for them to eat while Jack goes and make the beds for them to sleep in also the lights. “Are you finish with the tents Jack” says Riley, “yep, i’m done” replies Jack. They’ve eaten the food. they’ve made their beds, They’ve finished getting warmed up by the fire and cooking marshmallows. The only thing they needed to do is to put the light off and say goodnight to each other. “Goodnight Jack” “Goodnight Riley. Jack and Riley both went to sleep and they couldn't wait till the morning

It’s 6 am in the morning and they are awaken from that scary night they have slept in. Jack and Riley packs up to find another place where they can live forever in there whole lives, wishing they can have childrens. “We are finally finished packing” says Riley, “what about the lights” replies Jack, “Just leave it there” says Riley. So they took off and looked for another place to live in. They both walked, walked, walked and walked again till Jack saw the end of the terrifying glooming forest. Riley looked at the end where Jack was looking. So they ran as fast as they can because they knew they would start a new life together ands so on.” This is so beautiful” says Jack. Riley looked and she found a house that was sold but wasn't used so they went in and started packing all of the stuff they have brought in.

Years past as they lived in their beautiful home. Jack and Riley lived happily and happily ever after, therefore they called it their own home and their own place. “What are day” they tiredly say.


New Spider found in Austraillia

Walt: Critically examine a current event

My group and I had to make presentation and find an article on Kiwi kids News. My article is called "New Spider found in Australia". We had to write about the problems and the situations with the article we chose. We had to write what happen, who was involved and their consequence. I enjoyed reading this article because it is really interesting to me. When I looked at the picture, I thought the spider was poisoned but it was actually not. Hope you enjoy it.