Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Future Aspirations!

To Miharo Hoki
You are Amazing
Andrew Patterson
Amelia Unufe - Fashion Label/ I have a Dream
Paula Fakalata - Helps students with problems
Anthony Samuels - What Now Show.

Hook: Today, we had a very exciting surprize for us at school.

At 9.25 today all of the senior school had to assemble in the street because 4 inspiring people were coming in. There names were Paula Fakalata, Amelia Unufe, Anthony Samuels and Andrew Patterson. They were coming in to talk to us about our future aspirations.

First up to speak was, Anthony Samuels. Anthony used to be on the show ‘ What Now’ many years ago. Like in the year 1995 to 2005. He was talking to us about ‘To Miharo Hoki’. Which means ‘ You are Amazing’. Anthony was also talking about 1 phrase and 1 key. The phrase was ‘Your past does not have to determine your future’.   

Next to speak was, Paula Fakalata. Paula was talking about how you should always do your best and never give up. Paula was also telling us a story about when he was a young boy. The story was about him and how he went to a swimming championship and nearly died. It was a really surprising story.

Now it was time for, Amelia Unufe to speak. Amelia is in her 2nd year completing a bachelor of design. She is also majoring in fashion at AUT University. Amelia also was part of the “I have a Dream” programme. When she was there she got a lot of support from a range of different people.

Amelia was also was telling us that we she was in primary people thought the negative side of her instead of the positive side. People were telling her that she wouldn’t go anywhere because she was in the lowest class at school. But now, she is on her way to get a fashion label and a degree.

To end off a great morning, our senior school sang the school song ‘ Mihi Mai ra’ and Isara and Gloria said thank yous to the inspiring people. When we finished singing, the students were sent back to class and the inspiring people left.   

Monday, 24 November 2014

My Wonderful Weekend...!

To end of a great day of the week, our class got the opportunity to go outside for sports on a Friday afternoon. We got to play all types of sports. Like, volleyball, touch, netball and many more sports. When the 3.00 o’clock bell went school was finished and the weekend had began.

On Saturday, my family and I were planning to have a family day out. We decided to go out after my mum had a decent amount of sleep. While she was sleeping, my brother and were playing outside with our next door neighbours. There names are Ethan, Rikki - Jo and Kalani.

When my mum woke up we all went to Onehunga pools. But, unfortunately it was a change for plans. My mum and dad decided not to go to the pools because they were too tired so, we just went back home. When we got home, my mum and dad just relaxed and my brother and I played outside.

On Sunday, my mum had won tickets for a breakfast at AMI netball a few days before and we went to the breakfast on Sunday. When we got to the cafe, we got to choose what we wanted for breakfast. My mum and dad got 2x big breakfast, I got eggs benedict with bacon, and my brother got a scone and bagels with cream cheese and jam. Overall, all of our meals we tasty and delicious.

When that was done, we all decided to go to the markets that was just 2 minutes away for the cafe. My mum brought veggies and my dad brought a load of strawberries. My dad brought 5 bunches and my mum brought 5 bunches so, we had 10 bunches overall.

We finally arrived at home and, my mum had a great idea. She said for my brother and I to wash the car. Wash the car for money of course. I would get $10 from my mum for washing her car and, $5 from my dad for washing his car. While we were out there washing the car, my brother and I decided to get wet under the hose in our togs.

My brother and I, washed the cars. But then, we got to play with water. My mum filled up my brothers little bath and my brother sat in it. But for me, I got wet under the hose. My mum sprayed me with the hose and I was get wet. It was a fun play with the water.

When we finished washing the car and having fun with water, my mum make my brother and I strawberries and cream. My brother and I were just sitting on the front step scoffing our mouth with cream and delicious red fresh strawberries.   

Overall, I had a wonderful weekend (like my title says). I think it was the best weekend I had with my family. My highlight of my weekend was having fun with water.    

Friday, 21 November 2014

Thurday Night Market

Yesterday night was the night that my dad, brother and I went to the Night Markets Underneath Dressmart. If you don’t know what the night markets are well, it is when people are holding stores at night in a car park underneath shops in Auckland suburbs.

When I found out that we were going to the night market I was so overwhelmed and so was my brother. We were going to the night markets with my aunty and my cousins. We were leaving at 8.00pm to go to the night markets and will arrive at 8.30pm.

After we arrived at the night markets, the car park was filled with people and stores. Wherever we looked we could only see people and stores. And smell the different types of food that was there. There was asian food, chinese food, samoan food, sweet food and many many more.

While we were walking around the markets we could smell food, and that was making us hungry. We walked to the best BBQ place there and it smelled delicious. You could just smell the smell of marinaded meat and big beef burgers. My dad and auntie brought to BBQ plates and I brought a lil mama burger.

After all of our food was sorted, my cousin decided to go and play this game where you have to through a ring over a prize and if you get it over, you get the prize. My cousin and I didn’t do that well. I tried to get the head buds and so did my cousin. In the end we both failed and we just got a soft drink each.

When we finished playing the game, we all decided to go back to the car and eat. While we were eating my burger tasted really nice. With all of the bacon, the pattie and the sauces, the burger tasted good. The BBQ also tasted good as well. Especially the potato and pasta salad.

Sadly, the night came to an end and we had to go back home. Overall, I think that night was fun and especially really packed with people. I  think whenever you go to a night market, I recommend to get a churro or try BBQ that you see.     

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


In my family I have one sibling. His name Suade. I also have a mum named Yvette and a dad named Harry. My mum is 42 years of age and my dad is 39 years of age.  My brother is 5 years of age.

In my household I live with my mum, dad, my brother and my papa. My papas name is Liva. He is from Samoa so, that means that my dad is Samoan, so I guess, I am samoan and so is my brother.

Our culture in our family is Samoan and Maori. My mum is Maori and my dad is Samoan. My dad is from Tuvalu and my mum is from Up North.  

Sometimes my cousins come over in the weekends and there names are Tyra and Brooke. They are my closest cousins to my brother and I. When my cousins come over I like to play with them and play different types of games.

In my whole entire family I have a heap of cousins, uncles and aunties. Sometimes, my cousins, uncles and aunties come over for a family lunch or dinner. Or sometimes we go to there homes for lunch or dinner.

Thank - You for Reading!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Athletics Day - Part 2

Our next rotation after relays was The Skipping race. All we had to do was skip to the first cone and back. When that was accomplished, we got to have a little fun with the skipping ropes. We got to do skipping and play over the moon with the ropes.

After The Skipping race we had to do the ladders and hurdles race. When we did the race we had to run through the ladders and the jump over the hurdles. Then, we had to race. The first team to complete the course had won.

When we had finished the ladders and hurdles, our next rotation was Shot Put. When we did shot put there we two male helpers that were helping us to throw the shot put properly and how to throw it. When I through it, I didn’t do that well. In 1st place was Ata, 2nd place Jordenne and in 3rd place was Iron.

After Shot Put it was time for lunch. Lunch was only 30 minutes long so we would have enough time to do rotations. A little bit of time for lunch. When lunch was over the girls and I was going to do High Jump. In high jump I am a right hand writer so I ran with my right leg. Unfortunately I didn’t make the top 3 but, In first place was Jordenne, 2nd place was Asena and in 3rd place was Mua.

When high jump was finished our next rotation was sprints. When we did sprints we had to run 50m and then 100m. I didn’t run because of a knee injury but the other girls ran. Jordenne and Josephine came a placing and so did Janise. I don’t know what placing they got.

Sprints was the last rotation. Today, we are going to be finishing off rotations we didn't do on Friday. I will write about that soon!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Athletics Day - Part 1

Athletics is a 1 day or more filled with sports during that time. If you didn't know what athletics is well, now you know.

On Friday the 14th of November was the day that our School Athletics was held. Every year there is a athletics day held on the field. This year was the 2014 athletics day and I am going to be telling you about the experience.

First, our whole school started the day off with assembly. It started off like a normal Friday. After assembly the school had at least 30 minutes of class time till morning tea. Morning was at 10.30. A little bit earlier than usual.

After morning tea was when athletics had began. The gear was all set up on the field and every student at the school had to make there way to the hard courts. Once everyone was assembled Mr Burt said the prayer and then athletics had started.
All of the students were split into different year groups. So, I was in the Year 7 girls group and I competed with the year 7 girls. And same went for the other students as well.

Our first rotation was softball throw. If you don’t know what softball throw is well it is really simple. You just have to throw a softball a far distance to win. I was up first to throw and I didn't do that well. I only got the ball to the third cone. So……

Next rotation was relays. In relays you had to run with a swim noodle to the first cone and then run back. After we ran with the noodle we had to run with the baton. This time we had to run to the second cone and then come back. The first team with everyone that ran then you would win.

To be continued!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Thank You Shantna!

Dear Shantna,

I would just like to thank you for coming on the trip to the museum. Without you we wouldn’t have gone. You are a very helpful and independent person.  

I really liked you being our groups parent helper. You were very helpful on the trip and you were very very funny. In our group you were the one that made us laugh the most. I know we were on a school trip and we were supposed to focus but can I say you were a funny person on the trip.

On the trip I really liked the way that everyone listened to you, sometimes. Besides the girls running down the stairs and the boys wandering off we were a pretty good group especially with you as our parent helper.

Shantna, for the final time I would just like to thank you again for coming on the trip. You were a very helpful person and again if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have gone to the museum because there wouldn't have been enough helpers unlike you.  

Thank You Very Much!!

Yours Sincerely,

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Very Old Movie!

Hello Everyone, this is a very old movie that was made a very long time a ago. This movie was for the Manaiakalani Film Festival. I hope you Enjoy! 

Click on the link to watch other movies that were produced this year. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Made up Story - Narrative.

Once upon a time there was a girl named Emma and she is a talented story writer. Emma loves to write and to showcase stories to the world. She loves to write stories about adventures and comedies.

One day Emma went to the supermarket and buy some products. Then, she saw a flyer that said “ Looking for a new United States of America, Auditions are soon” the dates were on the bottom of the flyer. And Emma thought to herself “ I could be the president”.

Later that day, Emma was wondering to herself “ When is the auditions?” So, she went to the White House and she said to the guards “ I am here for the auditions”. And the guards said “ Come on in”. So, Emma went in for the auditions.

When she walked into the White House gates she was amazed. She had seen things that she had never seen before. When she enter the White House she was more amazed by the sculptures and statues.

Then, she saw the president. The president was all ill and not feeling well. Emma thought to herself “ No wonder way they are looking for a new president”. The president is sick and might not be able to work anymore.

Anyway, the auditions had began. There was only one more person then it was Emma’s turn to show the president the best of her. She gave the audition her best shot and tried her hardest to get the spot. After all of the auditions they were going to announce the person that got the spot. “ The one that got the spot is Emma” said the president.

Emma was shocked. She thought that she wasn’t going to be president. But, she is. Emma was so happy though to be president. Now that she is president she was so happy. She got to go to meetings with the other presidents  and she was glad that she was the president.

The End.  

Free Blog Writing - Manaiakalani Film Festival

On Wednesday the 12th of November is the day that Point England
School is going to Sylvia Park to watch movies that other schools have produced. Only schools that are in the Manaiakalani cluster off course

Every year there is a Manaiakalani film festival. Till the day schools will be making movies, and they will be shown on a big wide screen at the cinemas.

When there is a film festival schools are go the hoyts cinemas and watch movies that other schools have made/produced. Schools that are in the Manaiakalani trust are Glen Brae, Tamaki College, St Pius and many more.  

When ever there is a Manaiakalani Film Festival schools from different areas in Auckland go to the Hoyts cinemas in Slyvia Park and watch movies from different other schools in the cluster.

Monday, 10 November 2014

How to Make My Own Marinated Chicken!

Chicken Thighs
Soy Sauce
Balsamic Vinegar

Oven Tray

First, you get the oven tray and place the chicken thighs in it one by one. Then, when you have done that you get a cup and pour the soy sauce, honey and balsamic vinegar in it and stir for a little while.

When you have done that drizzle the marinade all over the chicken thighs. After you have done that use your hand to mix the marinade all over the chicken. When the chicken is covered with marinade put the oven try in the oven for 45 minutes on 180c.

While the chicken you can prepare a salad or a drink to go with your meal. You make a tropical drink and eat potato salad with your meal. It is your choice.

When it has been half the time you chicken has been in the oven, open the oven and turn the chickens to the other side of them. That will allow the whole thigh to be covered in marinade and taste amazing.

After the time is up get your chicken out of the oven and let it cool for a little bit till you eat. When you eat it you can plate your chicken up with a beautiful presentation or you can just do it the way you want to do it.
Now, I hope you know how to make/cook Marinated chicken. I hope you make it with your family and enjoy eating it as much as I did.

Writing Test Good Friends 2014 - Unedited

Brainstorm: Good Friends!
Always there for you
Intro: A good friend is a person that is there for you when you are feeling hurt or sad. A good friend is someone that is always there for you when you need them. Good friends should be really caring for you whenever you need them or when they need you.

Para 1: A good friend is someone that is always there when you need them. Good friends should always rely on you whenever you are doing anything with anyone. Good friends are people that should tell you the right decisions and should never tell you to make the wrong decisions.

Para 2: A good friend is someone that you need to trust and they need to trust you. If your friend is someone that treats you like you are nothing to them, they shouldn’t be your friend. You should have friends that be friendly to you and is never mean to you.  

Para 3: In friendship you need to have a friend that is trustworthy and kind. If you have a friend that is  to you, find a different person to be friends with. Your friends should be caring and reliable to you whenever you are feeling doubtful about anything.    

Para 4: Good friends are people that treat you like you are a good friend to them. A bad friend is a person that is just your friend because you are rich and they don’t care about you they just care about your money.  

Para 5: A good friend is someone that is there for you whenever you need them. If you are playing at the park and you see someone that is lonely, you should be a good friend and ask them if they want to come play with you. That is what a good friend does!

Para 6: Good friends are people that are loyal to you and your other friends. You can show that you are a good friendly person by showing them that you care about them and that you rely on them whenever they are doing something.

Free Blog Writing - The Weekend!

In the weekend my family and I just relaxed ar home. All my brother and I did was play outside with our next door neighbours. I played with my friends Ethan, Kalani and Rikki-Jo.

On Friday the weekend had began when the 3:00pm bell went. The weekend had began and I was feeling excited. Not that we were planning anything but my cousin were coming over to have a DVD night. My cousins and I watched pranks on youtube and we watched movies as well. They also stayed the night at our house as well. That was a fun night for all of us.

On Saturday my family and I just relaxed at home. My cousin Brooke and I were just playing outside before her mum had to come and pick her up, as well as her sister. When my cousin and I were playing outside my next door neighbours were outside to. So, we played with them.

On Sunday, My dad, brother and I were just relaxing at home. We were eating, relaxing and watching t.v. When we were watching t.v my dad made tuna and ate it with crackers. That was a delicious snack.

Later that day, my dad went to the shop to get something for dinner. He came back home with chicken thighs. My dad said “ Can you come and marinade the chicken”. And I replied “Okay”. So, I got soy sauce, honey and balsamic vinegar and mixed it all up in a cup. Then, I drizzled the marinade all over the chicken. Then, I put it in the oven. The chicken tasted delicious. It just melted in my mouth.

To finish off a great weekend my dad and I were watching Fast 5 the Netball Series. It was the final day of the competition and my dad and I wanted to watch it. The Fast 5 ferns came 1st in the competition and the Australian flies came 2nd. The Jamaican Sunshine girls came 3nd.   

Sunday, 9 November 2014

What is a Blog?

What is a Blog? Well, a blog is when someone can post anything they would want onto their blog. A blog when you can post things that you did or that someone else. You can just post anything you want to post.

On your blog you will need to create an account. When you make an account you can use Blogger, OverBlog and any other blog that you want to create.

When you create your blog you can discover how many posts you have done over the years. It all depends on when you created you blog though.

On your blog you can also choose the amount of blogs that you want. You can have a blog that is all about your life or you could have a blog that is about the world and what you want to write. It is your choice.

Netball World Series - Fast 5 2014

Right now, there is a netball world series that is happening right this minute. If you don’t know what fast 5 is well, it is like a netball game and basketball game. There are only 5 players on court and there are different shooting sections that you can shot in. You can shot 1 point, 2 pointers and 3 pointers.

In fast 5 there are different countries that are competing in this competition. There are only 6 teams competing in this series. They are England, New Zealand, South Africa, Malawi, Jamaica and Australia.

In fast 5 there is a thing called powerplay. Powerplay is when you get double points when you shoot the ball in the hop. The teams also get to choose what quarter they would want there powerplay in. The teams can choose from the 1st quarter to the 4th quarter.

Once a year there is a fast 5. Every year the games are held in different countries. This year it is held in Auckland - Vector Arena but, next year it is held in Sydney - Australia.

Last year New Zealand won the Fast 5 netball series and got the cup. This year I hope New Zealand wins again. I am not trying to be mean to the other countries. I am just saying that because I live in New Zealand and they are fantastic at netball.