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.