Monday, 24 November 2014


I Woke up knowing that it was the film festival day. I got up and got ready and went to school and made sure I got everything, once I arrived I went to the breeze and walked around slowly thinking when the bell was going to ring, as I was walking around I forgot to bring a gold coin for the film festival. I went outside the school gates and just waited until my mum came. When she arrived I opened the door and told her I forgot to bring a gold coin, so we went to the dairy and brought something and got one dollar each from the change. I came back to school and I almost forgot the gold coin in the car again, but luckily
I remembered.

I went to class and handed in the gold coin. We were told that we were going after morning tea and the juniors are going first. We had a early morning tea because it started at 11:30.
The school we partnered up with was Sommerville school. Once it was our turn we went to class and made sure we were all ready. We headed over to the bus and made our way to Sylvia Park to watch the film festival. Once we arrived we lined up in two lines and made our way into the Manaiakalani. It was really dark when we went in but luckily there were lights on the side, the other school was there before us. They were all sitting in the front so we sat at the back of them. I sat down and waited till it has started. Once everyone found a seat and was quiet it started. When it started I felt excited, each person from each school had to introduce what their film was about.

The first film that came on was our one, it was nice watching it on big screen as well. After our film it was the next school film and then our school so it was like a pattern. I thought it will take for ever but it was nice and short. I didn't have a favorite but all the films were nice. Once all of the films were played it was finished, so we stood up and made our way to the bus, and went to school.  

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Immersion assembly

On the first day of school, term 4 team 1 to 5 each performed a show about art and facts about art as well. My favorite one was team five how they were painting Mr Burt, Mr Jacobson, and Mrs Jarmarn upside down. When it was upside down it was hard to tell what they were painting but once they flipped it over it was amazing. But all the other performances was cool as well.    

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Stop the bull

Yesterday a group of people from the Revolution group came to Pt England to send a message about stop the bull which means stop the bully. We all had to stand up in 3 seconds and see if we all agree to stop the bully and we all stood up. Stop the bull.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


3 x 36 = 108

3 x 6 = 18
3 x 30 = 90

18 + 90 =  108
4 x 84 = 480

4 x 4 = 16
4 x 80 = 320

16 + 320 = 480
3 x 47 = 147

3 x 7 = 27
3 x 40 = 120

27 + 120 = 147
4 x 28 = 112

4 x 8 = 32
4 x 20 = 80

32 + 80 = 112
6 x 42 = 252

6 x 2 = 12
6 x 40 = 240

12 + 240 = 252
7 x 42 = 294

7 x 2 = 14
7 x 40 = 280

14 + 280 = 294
6 x 35 = 210

6 x 5 = 30
6 x 30 = 180

30 + 180 = 210
9 x 81 = 729

9 x 1 = 9
9 x 80 = 720

9 + 720 = 729
4 x 39 = 156

4 x 9 = 36
4 x 30 = 120

36 + 120 = 156
8 x 36 = 288

8 x 6 = 48
8 x 30 = 240

48 + 240 = 288
5 x 65 = 325

5 x 5 = 25
5 x 60 = 300

25 + 300 + 325
7 x 47 = 339

7 x 7 = 49
7 x 40 = 290

49 + 290 = 339

7 x 28 = 196

4 x 19 = 76

8 x 55 = 440
7 x 56 = 392

8 x 34 = 272

6 x 38 = 228
7 x 24  = 238

9 x 53 = 477

8 x 46 = 368

6 x 43 = 420

6 x 26 = 68
8 x 48 = 348
7 x 94 = 970
8 x 39 = 950

8 x 43 = 344

8 x 24 = 192
9 x 52 = 468

9 x 21 = 181
4 x 88 = 352

Friday, 15 August 2014


Referring to the title of the text what do you think the article is about? A football game that is named red and they train and practice every Saturdays.

Why do Saturday’s start early for Alice? Because she has a football with her team.

What does Alice enjoy being a part of, for what reason do you believe she enjoys this? She enjoys being part of the backline. I think she likes being part of the back line because she gets to have a rest and she also gets to do nothing.

What does the goal weigh? A ton.

What do you think Ashleigh is doing when she says this. Think about if the goal were to literally weigh this, would it be even possible for Ashleigh to lift it? It depends if she is able to do it. I thinks when she says it she will be confident and try her hardest to do it.

How do you think the girls are feeling prior to their game? Puffing but they are still trying their hardest.   

Put yourself in their shoes, how would you feeling/ how do you feel before playing a netball or rugby game? I will feel nervous before getting ready but at the same time I will feel exsited.

“Jessica jumps high and deflects the ball” what does this mean? Change direction after hitting something.

What are the girls doing prior to their game starting?  They line up and jog around the field and the ball come in different direction during the football game, so they practice dodging the ball forwards, backwards and sideways.

Refer to the images at the top of page 6. For what reason are they doing this? Because maybe that is just how they play it and those are the rules.

Frank urges the girls to not give up, what does it mean when you urge someone to do something? Force the team to play and don’t give up.

In most sports games there is always a referee, what is the role of the referee? Why is a referee so important? It is so the other team won’t blame this team for doing this and so the other team won’t do the same thing so thats why the referee is there so none of the teams will be able to cheat.

What are three very important characters a person needs to have to be part of a sports team. So everything will be easy and so each person knows what they are to post to do instead of doing anything.

Who is Cara Telea, state five facts about her. She is the team captain, She is a friend of alice, she plays football, Her team is red, she never gives up.

From reading the text, do you think soccer is a difficult game to play? Why/why not. No because all you have to do is kick the ball to each other.

Why do you think soccer is more popular in some countries instead of some others? Because some countries don’t play soccer.

Who is a famous soccer player, state five facts about them. cristiano ronaldo. He is famous, He has black, He is small but sort of tall.

From reading the text we know that different soccer players have different positions, what do you think would be the most difficult position to play and why? Goalie Because it is hard to kick the ball back

Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw

Sepak Takraw was designed by the royal family of malaysia 500 years ago. The name of the game is from to languages. Sepak is “kick” in Malaysia, and Takraw is “ball” in Thailand. Sepak Takraw is very similar game to the Japanese traditional game Kemari. The game is created with a volleyball style in it and international rules.

You can use your head, your back, legs, anywhere except for your arm from the shoulder to the point of your finger if you are a server and if you server you have to stand in the service circle.

When the ball comes to you instead of using your hands you have to use your legs to kick it over the net. You can’t keeping kicking the ball by your self your have to share it with your team. There are only three people in each teams.

Sepak Takraw is not played in New Zealand It is only played in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Laos.


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Life Education

This term class three went to life education and learnt about the different kind of drugs that can kill you. Learning about drugs was scary and hearing other people taking it and ending up being dead because of it and some of them were lucky enough that they survived from it. Also for some young teenage taking drugs when they had goals and dreams. 

Quote: You just can't live in that negative way.... Make way for the positive day.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth games is held in every four years. The first Commonwealth games were held in 1930 in Hamilton and Canada. The difference between olympics and the commonwealth games is that the olympics is held every four years
is the same as the commonwealth games but the olympics

The Commonwealth games often referred as the friendly game. It is made up by 53 countries as in 2012 there were 54 countries in the commonwealth games. Jamaicans hold four commonwealth games records and three world records also 20 countries have yet won a commonwealth medal.

New Zealand joined the commonwealth games in 1931 under the statute of Westminster. The countries that will always come is Australia, Canada, New Zealand, England. People try their best so they will win for their country and also because they want to win and get a gold medal or a silver, bronze medal.



S.J Story Library
Triathlete Sam
By Ailsa Newton
Answer the following questions in red:
Are the following statements true or false - you need to give evidence from the text to support your answer.

Sam joined the running team when he started university. False
The world championships were in Cancun.  True
Triathlons consist of swimming, cycling and long jump. False
The day before the race Sam injured his big toe. False
Sam found reading and writing difficult at school.  False
A wetsuit is a cotton suit for wearing in the rain. True

What do the Greek words tri…meaning three……………………and athlon………………… mean.
(2) Name the 4 things that make a good athlete (pg 14). Now explain
what each word/term means. Use a dictionary/thesaurus for help
1. Fitness - Being physically fit and healthy
2. Confident - Feeling or showing confidence in oneself
3. Don’t give up - Pushing yourself
4. Train - Get prepared for what you are going to do.

The underlined words in the following text are either nouns or verbs. Verbs are doing words, Nouns are naming words like things, people, and places. Write each underlined word/s down and next to them put what they are. For example Sam –noun.
Bike - Noun
Helmet - Noun
Cycling - Verb

First, Sam and his supporters take his race bike, helmet, cycling shoes, and running shoes to the rack in the transition area. He then pumps up the bike tyres and shakes talc into his shoes so they’ll be easier to put on later

What makes a triathlete? Think about this question in regards to their personality, their mind frame, their strengths, and their weaknesses.

Participating in sports and don’t give up in what you are doing or playing and try your very best. Also being physically fit and healthy and felling or showing confidence in yourself. 
Get well prepared and practice heaps so once the time has come to show your talent you you be well ready and prepared.

World War One

Today Commemorate the hundreds year since our soldiers went to WW1 "lest we forget".