Wednesday, 10 December 2014


On Athletics day the whole school got to do Athletics. The seniors and juniors both had different courses. For the seniors it was Shot put, Javelin, Sprints, Discus and High Jump. I couldn't remember what the juniors one was though.

When the athletics started I was away. But they didn't get to finish all of it so then they did on another day and that's when I got to do half. He Half that we didn't do was Shot put Javelin, Sprints, and discus.

First was Sprints and for sprints we had to first run 50 meters then it was 75 meters, last was 100. We then moved on to Discuss and had to being in two lines. After that the people in front had to throw the discus in between these two cones that were spread out vertically.

Last was Javelin where we just threw the spear as far as we could. But for shot put we had to do it another time, cause it was already going to home. I wish I could of seen the rest of the athletics activities. Athletics is always good to do so you could be the best you can.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014


On Tuesdays class 5, class 3 and the year 7’s of class 1 go to Tamaki to do Tech. But on Thursdays class 4, class 2 and the year 8’s from class 1 go to tamaki. We are all put into groups that go to three groups.

The three groups are Hard materials, Graphics and Food. The group that I am in is Graphics with Mr Pineda. He is our graphics tutor that teaches us things about graphics. Second was Miss Heka and she was the food tutor. Last was Mr Grundy which is the hard materials tutor.

In graphics we have to plan on how we are going to make a burger box. But first Mr Pineda gave us the basics on the things we need. One of them is lines, second is width, height and length and third was Letters. Then we eventually got to make a 3D shape that was made from paper. All of our practise was done and thats when we planned a burger box and had to form it into proper one.

The tech group that I enjoyed was food with miss Heka cause we got to make different types of food that were nice. Also when we make cake or cookies it taste quite nice. But then in the end we still have to clean up the mess before we eat. The thing that I liked making the most was the enchiladas. It was kind of like a taco on how we made it.

In the end Technology was alright but next year I hope it would be better next year.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Te Tuhi

On Monday 1st of December Class 5 went on a trip to Te Tuhi at Pakuranga, which was near the plaza. When we went in a man name Jimmy came to tour us around the place. He lead us into a studio and told things about Tongan Tapa, Fijian Tapa and Samoan Tapa.

Jimmy told us that we were going to try and make our own tapa on a piece of paper. Before we started Jimmy showed us three types of tapa that he told us before. The first one was Masi which was the Fijian tapa. Second one was the Ngatu which was Tongan tapa. Then the last one was Siapo which was Samoan tapa.

The process on how this started was that we first had to get a red and brown pastel, and put it on side. The paper had four squares and another four squares inside. We had to move the flat bit of the pastel on the four squares back and forward. When that was done we grabbed  a paint brush and dyed the whole paper.

When we were done Jimmy would put it up on the stairs too dry when the other schools do it. We grabbed another paper that had the same thing as what we just did on it, but was made in another school. The next thing we had to do was draw something that related to us, like our culture, home, entertainment and family. Once you we were done drawing you would colour it in and then dye the background.

When everyone was done Jimmy leaded us to a TV which showed water. He told us how important water was cause we needed water to survive. There were only two water places where our water goes into our houses. I couldn't remember the places of where they were though.

We then finished with Jimmy saying a few more things about how good we have being at the gallery. We took our Tapa with us that we made in the art studio. When they grabbed it the tapa was already looking like proper Tapa.