Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 Reflection

This year been very crazy from moving to three class to having more children in our class! Overall I have kind of liked our class. The reason why i did not like this year is because it didn't feel like a class because in our last term we combined with another intermediate class and it is way too big! Another reason why i did like it is because I got to be in the same class as my friends.

I think this year I have been alright with working habits but I can do better. Although this year has been crazy I have enjoyed most of the year. I would like to thank my lovely teachers Mr Barks and Mrs Nua!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Athletics 2014

Waking up in the morning, I wasn't sure if athletics was going to be on or not. Until... I was told that it was after morning tea! I was so not ready for athletics! But ... It was going to be the last one for me as a year 8.

Our first event was discus we sat in the hot sun waiting for our turn, meanwhile Ms Tito taught us a dance. It was my turn to throw I slowly but carefully aimed where I wanted to throw the discus, I was focused and ready. I threw the discus, like an olympic athlete about to win gold. My throw was at least 10 meters.

The day continued with lots of events my favorite one was shot put and tug of war. although I was very tired I gave my best effort, and got the results I wanted. I cant wait to get to college to compete with people older than me.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


This year our year eights from Point England school had the opportunity to go to Marsden Bay Christian Camp. On the very first day of camp we stopped for a long hike that took at least 2 hours. Sweat rushing down my face I stopped and admired the beautiful view right in front of me. By the time we finished the hike I couldn't feel my legs at all! we arrived to the camp sight. I was so tired by that time, we finally unpacked everything and headed straight to our cabins Lucky enough I got to sleep with my mates. Overall I didn't really think i was going to like camp. But in the end I did!

The first day ended, In our cabin I couldn't get enough sleep because my friend Jacob was right next to me and we kept talking for the rest of the night. I couldn't wait for the next day.

"Wake up" "Wake up" I heard It was my friend waking me up, I was very tired on the next day. Our first activity was Frisbee Golf we all had three chances to get the Frisbee inside the hoop it took four tries for me to finally get it in. My favorite camp activity was kayaking. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thank you letter

Dear Bruce thank you for looking after our group. It was a great experience to be with you thanks for taking your time to come to camp and look after us. we are very grateful for you. Id like to thank you for waking us up in the morning. I hope that we get to work with you again.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tapa Pattern

For the last few weeks we have been working on tapa patterns. They look really nice we all had the chance to create one. My one is based on a traditional Tongan pattern that was created a long time ago. We got to dye our art to make the effect look original and old. What we used were... Brown paper bags. Brown and black crayons. Brown dye and pencil. Our first task was to find a pattern that we were going to use. The outcome of mine was very good I really liked it I hope we get to create more art during this term.  

Robyn Lamont

Today we have been working with Robyn Lamont she does line art and shapes. We all had the opportunity to work with her. She does amazing work. My friends and I all sat on the same desk where we got lessons how to make our art better.

My artwork was alright I think i couldn't done better with it because I wasn't concentrating. I cant wait till we get another lesson from her.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tangle Art

This week we have been creating a piece. This artwork is interesting because there is no beginning and no end. My teacher chose this particular artwork because this term we have combined our class with another class and it would be a great way to start the term with art.

We first searched up a pattern to draw when we all had a day to finish our paper.

Ms Paget gave each of us a piece of paper that had lines. The only instructions we were given was to create a pattern, it could be any kind of pattern. I have created mine and the outcome of it is very good. I cant wait to learn more and create more of our art.

There was a lot of research that went into the process. Finding a unique pattern was a little bit difficult

Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Wheel

This is my color wheel from primary colors to secondary colors.


This term we have been working on a task to create our own avatar it had to relate to your house colors mine is Matatua (green). I have chosen to create this because it fits the criteria for my house color. I have chosen to put my avatar as level 1 because I still need help with managing myself and trying to sit with the right people.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 1 reflection

What a surprise to the beginning of the term! Our new topic is Art Attack. Our class has now combined with class 5, it has been a very crazy week since there is 60 students in a class!  

The thing I liked about the change would have to be that, the combination of classes. One other thing is that we have most of our friends so we can chill out together. And we have more space to work in.

My reaction to the supposedly good “News” wasn't very excited or happy. Personally I dislike the idea of mixing classes together.
The thing that we didn't really enjoy is that we have too many people in our class. It also is too loud to concentrate.

Walking into the street I noticed there were a lot of tables in the space. After immersion assembly we walked into the street instead of our classroom and sat in in our house lines.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Managing Self

This week we have been working on a task to make a mtv. From my perspective we have managed our time very well we had one week of movie making we finished before the time frame we were given, it was also was a good movie. The thing that wasn't good was our camera had this lagging problem. The thing I need to work on next is contribute more with the boys to help plan. From rate out of 1 to 3 for managing myself I would give myself a 2 because although I was working well I would still muck around at times.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Heal The World

Heal the world from Team 5 PES on Vimeo. My friends and I had a task to complete a MTV video clip here is our version of Heal The World by Micheal Jackson. It was a challenge to see how well we can manage ourselves and the time that we had to complete this.

Monday, September 1, 2014

David Dallas

David Dallas is one of my favourite rappers. He is a new zealander from the south side. He is now becoming famous in America. My favourite song that he has created is southside.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dangers and Effects of Marijuana

For the last couple of weeks we have been learning at the Life Education Caravan about drugs. I have learnt a lot about drugs and what they can do to you. A very common drug around New Zealand is Marijuana it is an easy access for teenagers and adults. Drugs can cause serious injuries, hallucinations, and many other things but a very important thing for teenagers is brain damage. Many teenagers today are now doing drugs, It is very bad for them because it can damage their brain since there brain has not fully developed.

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Mascot

This term we have been learning about mascots and pretended that the next Commonwealth Games was coming to New Zealand and it was our job to create and design our mascot and it had to do with an New Zealand icon. Mascots usually bring good luck to the event. My mascots name is tiki he is from Auckland and is a chief and warrior. He symbolises Good luck and trying your hardest. He has being around auckland since the Treaty of Waitangi. He wears traditional maori clothes. Although he looks very scary he is a nice man whenever visitors come to his village he welcomes them to his village to stay. He wants Visitors before they leave to know that New Zealand is a place to visit again.

Commonwealth Games

This year is the Commonwealth Games in Scotland Glasgow and I have been looking at a particular athlete that is  competing in the games. Her name is Valerie Adams she is a professional shot-put player. She has won many medals and has competed in many events including the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games and many more. In the year 2012 the London Olympics Valerie Adams won a silver medal she was disappointed that she did not win first place, little did she know she was going to be re awarded the gold medal ,because Nadzeya Ostapchuk failed two drug test and was disqualified. This year in the Commonwealth Games she won a gold medal for Nz and many more to come.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Inside The Game

This movie my friends and I have created about a book our group has been reading.
Inside The Game from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

200 Girls Abducted By Boko Hareem

My thoughts on the Abduction is incredibly sad. I think that the government should work harder to find these girls and return them to their family. The only thing the family has been given is a #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS poster and it has not motivated anyone to do anything. 50 have escaped from the boko hareem camp and are still searching for them. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ana Simcic-Forest

Name: Anna Simcic-Forest



Medals:Gold 1990 auckland 200m backstroke
Silver 1990 auckland 100m backstroke
silver 1994 victoria 200m Backstroke
For the last week our class has been going to the gi aquatics center to learn how to swim so I have decided to find a famous swimmer and researched about her this is what I have found.Anna Simcic Forest was a former NZ swimming represent. She represented nz twice winning a gold medal and a silver medal in one event the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Four years later she won another silver medal at the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

Jonathan Winter was born who competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta United states for his Country NZ. At the 1995 FINA World SC Championships he won the gold medal with the Men's 4x100 medley relay team. He competed in a lot of events including the Commonwealth Games. Winter is currently the head coach at Raumati Swimming club in Wellington and Coach for the Tongan Olympic Swimming Team at London 2012.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Facts About Sound

We are able to hear different sound because as the sound enters our ear, the ear also vibrates.

Whales sing so loud that the song can travel 800 km.


This is me and my groups first go at explaining sound
Like many terms in science, Sound is formed from a vibration and from mechanical waves. in everyday use, sound refers to what the ear can hear. Sound can be pleasant unpleasant hard or soft high or low. The scientific meaning of sound is based on an understanding interaction between matter and energy, what the brain hears of sound or interprets gets its start from the energy of moving molecules of air.

when a guitar string  vibrates energy comes from vibrations. these oscillating sound waves can move through substances like water dirt or solid rock.

Energy comes from vibration like a guitar strings.   

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


This term we have been working on ixl what I want to learn more about Integers and numbers. I have learnt lots about integers but there is one activity i would like to know more about this. I have learnt some about it but there is still heaps to learn.

Empathy 2

Untitled from Team 5 PES on Vimeo. This about Empathy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fia Fia

Fia Fia was a great experience for me because it was the first time I was in the Tongan Group. It was very good since we only had 2 practices. We did a very common dance that the tongan boys do which is called the gailau we were very loud. My Friend Jabez were going hard out. I was very nervous my line of boys were all shaking as they about to go on stage we all had a prayer just before we were about to go on stage. “Give them around of applause” the announcer Shouted.

We marched on like soldiers with our spears we standed like soldiers as the little kids performed as soon as they walked the senior boys Performed we were fierce we ended our dance with a Haka “otua mo tonga go hoku tofia” we shouted. I would like to thank our teacher Ivan Mr J Joe and Mrs Hafoka.

Monday, April 7, 2014

March Writing Sample

It all starts in Glen Innes a pretty small community there is lots of very special things in GI but one particular thing for me is Point England School.

it started in the 1950s . To me Point England school is very special to me because it has a because it has been around here for a very long time and it still exist and even our principal Mr Burt.

Point England School also has very smart students.we work with digital learning objects on a daily basis like Ipads Netbooks Imacs you name it and, also very cool teachers. I could go on and on. we a very good at sport 3 years ago our rugby 7s team went down to tauranga to play in the nationals and came first!

This school is no ordinary school we are famous we have had the famous Will.I.AM come to our school who gave us a cheque with lots of money, we have skyped with Will Smith. I think that's why our school is very special maybe you should bring your kids here too.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10 Minute Writing

This morning our class had a task to write something in 10 minutes.

tiaki taonga in English means caring. Our school motto this term is based around tiaki taonga. There is lots of ways to show caring like when someone is sad you can always cheer them up. Our school is full of caring people just like our community and our people eastside. Tiaki taonga is a simple word but can change peoples life.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Empathy is an ability to know how others feel. Empathy is about lots of different experiences. Researchers  define empathy as being able to sense others emotions, and also to be able to imagine If want to learn more about empathy heres a link Empathy

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rocky and Jacob DLO

For the last few weeks we have been working with decimals and fractions first. Jacob is now going to explain how decimals and fractions work. Fractions and Decimals are quite similar. Here is an example, say what is 0.7 equivalent to a fraction? It is 7/10ths we have one more example, 1/4 of 1 is 0.25 stay tuned for more strategies.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Empathy is a word or and action you can show to others. I will be explaining and describing to you how to use empathy in a variety of situations.

It is very important to show empathy because you have to know how they feel if there was no empathy our world would be sad and lonely. Empathy is like when someone is stuck on there speech you can help them and also knowing how they feel

Empathy can be used in many ways. For example I know what you're  going through or I understand. You can show empathy for others by putting yourself in there shoes or knowing how they feel.
Empathy to me means a lot I think that without there would be no love.


On Friday after school our friends had a sleep over at Isaras house it was very fun. We tried to do  alnighterz with the boys Wyatt and me were the first ones to sleep but uili and isara stayed up. The next morning we woke up early and went to Isaras aunties flash house. we spendend most of our time in there pool and spar. Thank you isara and your family for letting us stay at your house.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Algerbra Lesson Part 1

Today we are going to teach you about algebra symbols. Let me give you an example Esrah had b more than Rocky and Rocky had 18 less than Esrah, what is the equation? The easiest way to figure it out is by just simply doing b-18. But you just have to remember that b can be anything.


NRL this year is going to be very epic especially the state of origin. I am very excited for state of origin and I have a feeling that Queensland is going to win. My Favorite team is the warriors I think they will have a chance to make into the grand final this year Although there are other teams that are better then them.

State Of Origin is were 3 games are played between Queensland and New South Wales. Last year NSW had a chance of winning but Queens lands defence were to strong for NSW. 8 years it has been since NSW have lost.

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Goals For 2014

My goals for this year is work hard in class.

Play for a sport team.

Work with my maths and things I struggle with.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Adding detail sentence

yawning as I stepped on the cold firm floor I slowly made my way to kitchen for breakfast I was curios about school. I got ready for school and off I went with a big smile.