Friday, December 13, 2013

Prize Giving Reflection

Prize giving was really amazing for me. On Thursday night the 12th of November 2013 was my last year of Point England Schools prize giving. Being a year eight student spending my last time at this school will be a really sad moment for my friends and I. Being at this prize giving was to support friends. I was really proud for my best friend Jasmine who won three awards.

Jasmine and I performed in the Kapa haka group just to have a little fun for our last year here at Point England School. The Kapa Haka did a great job of performing with a lot of Kia Kaha. Our Tutors Miss.Tito and Mr.G were really proud of our performances we put out there.

Watching the younger kids dance was so surprising. The surprising moment about it was how they danced and the cool songs they chose. My favourite performance from them will have to be the year sevens dance. What I loved about their performance was their songs and their acting. The song they chose was Will Smiths song “Prince of Bel Air.”

Now it was our time to shine. The year eight girls and boys all hurried to their places. Hearing everybody cheering for us made me have butterflies in my stomach. Then I thought to my head “who cares just try my best for my last year of intermediate.” Dancing with joy I could tell that my friends and I was having fun.

It was coming to the end of saying goodnight to everybody. Mr and Mrs.Burt was really proud of all of us. All of the year five,six and sevens turned around and was prepared to sing the school song. “TO TAKE” we all yelled from the top of our lungs was the ending of our school song. Smiling at everybody my mum was proud of my effort. Prize giving was the best night ever!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Netbook Reflection

Using netbooks for the past three years has been great. Netbooks has helped me in many ways. Such as Maths, Reading and especially my Writing. It taught me how to do maths in easy ways and it also taught me how to pronounce words that I didn't know how to say. It's really great to have my own netbook that'll connect to a wi-fi where I can do my own work in my own time.

The first time when I heard that our school was getting netbooks I was really excited. For the fact the first time was a sad moment for me. A couple weeks after I had my own netbook I dropped it by accident. I had to wait for one whole year for my screen to be replaced. From then and now on I’m being way more careful of where I walk.

Having a netbook is also good for me so I can teach some of my family members how to work technology or how to go on different sites. It also helped my dad how to work his tablet. I sometimes struggle with my learning on internet but I still keep on practicing.

One of my favourite sites will be Math Whizz. Math Whizz is a online site where anybody can sign up and learn many math levels. It taught me how to do Ratios and my Division. Math Whizz has really been a big help in my Maths. I have really shown a big growth from my math level then and now.

I’ll like to give a big thanks to Mr and Mrs.Burt for giving us year eights a wonderful year here at school.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Parade At Papakura

A shining light coming through the window the sun rise woke me up. Waking up seeing my cousin snoring on the bed. Going back to sleep I couldn’t help myself to make breakfast. A few minutes later I heard someone screaming. “Hurry up! Wake up Tui!” my aunty yelled at the top of her lungs. Dragging my feet across the house I accidentally banged my head against the wall.

Getting ready for the santa parade I rushed my way through my clothes. Panicking through my clothes I couldn’t find my blue jumper. I looked to my left and there was a blue sleeve hanging out of the closet. Thinking to myself if I’m getting blind or that I didn’t use my eyes properly.

Walking down to the Papakura town center I saw that some of the floats were getting ready. There were all sorts of floats that I found really interesting. Looking at the playground some of our family members has came to join us to watch the santa parade. A sound of sirens coming from down the road everybody knew the parade was starting. Cheering and screaming the whole family cheered on for all the floats. My favourite one was watching the Police cops.

Scrambling lollies to everyone I caught some for my siblings. Having our rest under the trees I had a little sleep because I was still tired from this morning. “OUCH!” I yelled the rugby ball hit my leg. It was one of the family who accidentally kicked it my direction. So tired I wanted to leave back to my aunt's house. On our way back a group of us decided to have a sing off. We got home and then I went to sleep.

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Friends

First of all shes my best friend. Shes very thoughtful and kind and loves to laugh. Jasmine is tall and likes to have fun. Shes really into music and likes the boy band “The Wanted.” Her favourite singer is Nathan Sykes. My favourite memory with her will be spending my birthday with her. We really had a great time at my birthday especially when it came to dinner. We had MacDonald's and it was really delicious. Jasmine and I were really full but we still ate our dinner.

My favourite memory with Roezala is when I first met her. She was very nice and was really quite. She is a great singer at kapa haka. She really likes to speak loud and be funny. She brings back so many funny memories. She has a bright smile and loves to be happy. I really like spending time with her when ever I’m alone.

Hosannah, he is also my best friend that I love to hang out with. He likes to say jokes which are very amusing. His favourite hobbies will be singing. He has a great voice that everybody likes to hear. Hosannah likes to be fierce and funny. My favourite memory with him will be growing up with him in kindergarten.

Te Rina:
She might be short but also my friend. Shes beautiful and very bright. She likes hip hop music and likes to spend time outside. Shes very happy and likes to run around. Te Rina loves taking photos of herself. My favourite memory with her will have to be at athletics day. She was really funny on the day. We both had an amazing time together.

My lucky last will be one of my favourite friends Ashleigh. I really like how she likes to talk about rugby or league. I really love how she laughs so loud. Shes really fun to hang out with and to talk to. We both like mocking each other and it’s really funny when we go serious on each other. My best memory with her will be spending a fun time with her at our Touch tournament. Ashleigh and I really enjoyed our day playing touch.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Athletics Day

Sun shining into my face I was still half asleep. Waking up with a bright sight from the window my mum told me to get up for athletics. Rushing down the hallway trying to find my stuff for the day My brother hid my socks. Looking around my room there was one place I didn’t check. It was under my bed covered with books.

Walking to school ready to do some challenges. Entering the school with my house colour clothes on supporting team red which was Te Arawa. Walking around school it seemed like our school Point England turned into Rainbows End. Seeing everybody in different colours especially my friends we all had a challenge of who can come a placing in most events. The main events of athletics were High jump, Disc isc, Shot put and Sprints.

Lining up in our year groups I saw that my friends are really competitive on these events. Our first event was Javelin. A lot of girls were trying their best to come a placing.  It way my time to through and I tried my best to come a placing. I threw it and came second. Then I got placed down by my friend Rita, she came first. For the past events it came to my favourite sport which was High jump. I came second place with Andrea.

Heading to sprints I was so nervous that I thought I was going to fail. Lining up with some of the fast girls this was going to be a challenge. Ready...Set....GO! running and running trying to run my fastest I came fourth placing. Walking around after the race I dropped to the ground and had a quick breathe. After my day after school was really tiring. Walking back home with my friends we had a quick feed. Saying our goodbyes before I headed off home.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Show not tell

BOOM! a plane crashed landed and bumped into the ground of a strange jungle. Three screaming voices were heard coming from the plane. Unconscious and wounded, two of the men got out of the flaming plane. They heard a voice screaming “Help! Help!”. They quickly tried to find this strange voice as they looked up into the tall tree. It was a lady who was belted up to one of the branches. Climbing up onto the tree one of the men got a sharp metal that was part of the plane and tried to cut the branch off. A large thud was heard as the lady fell onto the ground. She thanked the men from getting her out of the tree.

Introducing themselves the lady was Kelly she was a explorer. The two men were Jacob and Mike they were doctors from U.S going to help the kids in Africa. Looking around they didn’t know which way was North or South because they were surrounded by tall trees. They all decided to find a way out of the jungle.

Lurking through the jungle bushes moving and leaves blowing everywhere. Tree brunches are falling in nearly every direction they walked. Jacob took a closer look at these trees and saw that monkeys are watching every step they took. Crazy animal noises coming from the trees made Mike scream like a girl and that made Jacob panic. Kelly told them don’t worry they’ll be safe as long as they stay together. To Be Continued


Tetris is a game that involves skill and thought. The object of the game is to make lines with the shapes given to gain points and reach a higher level.  This game is very addictive and really gets your mind thinking. This game also helps with understanding of shapes so it is very good for teachers to let their students play!