Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Financial Literacy!

This morning room 10 had Financial Literacy session with Rachel. We talked about who we trusted to lend stuff to. I was part of a skit the Rachel asked us to do. Me, Voni, Baden and Alisi were chosen. Voni and I were partners and we did our skit. There were 2 skits, first skit was about actually being responsible and giving the stuff back on the right time, and skit 2 was about being irresponsible and giving it back broken and wrong time. We then focused on credit, bad credit. We talked about it and ways to get your credit back. Then she handed us fill in the black sheets and we done it, She gave us had out sheets, and that was the end of our session, she said she will be back on Friday.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Stardome Trip!

Glenbrae School's senior block visited stardome. Before we left to stardome, the whole senior block had Dance Fever. We had our session together because of the trip to stardome. After Dance Fever we boarded onto the bus, Room 7 and 8 had gone on 1 bus and Room 10 and 9 were seated on the other bus.

It took us a while to reach our destination, Stardome, but eventually we got there. First we all had our morning tea, then Room 7 and 8 went into Stardome first. While they went in my class room 10 and room 9 played outside to build time as room 7 and 8 were in there. We played on the park there, and on the field grass. We stayed outside for a long amount of time until Mrs Raj called us inside.

As we walked inside Stardome, it was very cool and dark, We walked past some cool pictures and displays on the walls. Mrs Raj then asked us students to please place our bags in the the cage. A man named Tim than introduced him self and he took us into the Space room. A whole lot of questions were asked by our students, to Tim. Tim was very smart and answered all our questions - well it's sort of his job to know everything about space.. right? - It went really well inside the space room, and everybody learn't a lot and at the same time had so much fun.

Next Tim said that we could have free time to look around at all the amazing displays. He gave us simple rules to follow and I think we all did great to follow them. Tim then came and opened a door to a room, we were going into the planetarium room to see the show. The show was very fascinating and I had learnt a lot about our galaxy.

I had so much fun at Stardome.


Arriving to school on Tuesday, 13 with all my luggage for camp was tiring, and exciting. Walking through the school gates I was so elevated to be finally going to camp for the first time. Everyone put their bags down in front of the school hall and went inside of the hall. Some of the teachers spoke and then the year 7 and 8 assembled to the bus. As we walked out of the hall we took our bags and put them under the bus. Then we walked onto the bus and were all seated.

The bus ride was very long it took us almost 6 hours to get to Waitangi, although we did take 3 stops so that makes sense. Our first stop was in Whangarei where we took a lunch break and played for a bit. We then were on our way, we drove for about an hour until we stopped in Ruapekapeka, Ruapekapeka is a pa, a maori battlefield with a shattered old cannon. In Ruapekapeka there are a lot of trenches there from when there was war. When we had enough time at Ruapekapeka we left. Our final stop was in Kawakawa where there is a beautiful bathroom there. Then we hopped on the bus and were on our way to Waitangi.

Looking outside of the window driving along Paihia, seeing the beautiful beaches. Once we reached our destination we all were jumping with joy. We all then ran out of the bus and were so excited. We then played on the massive field of waitangi which was awesome. Then we walked to the front of the marae and waited to be welcomed by a lady who took care of the wonderful marae. Once the lady gave a beautiful welcoming we took our shoes off and entered the marae. Then a man, Ti Tiki Wiko said a speech, he told us a bit about himself too. Then Mr Nath, a teacher from our school represented us by saying a few words in his language, Fijian. Once that was all done we walked to the Whare Kai - Kitchen - and they had prepared some snacks for us to eat.

The next day we all woke up happy. We had our breakfast and had gotten changed into our casual clothes. Once we all were finished getting ready we packed our lunch and assembled to the front of the maarae. Everyone was so excited to be going on an adventure to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Once all of us were ready we started to walk - because the treaty grounds weren't so far away from where we were staying -. Finally we reached our destination the treaty grounds. As we walked with a man who was our tour guide we saw a beautiful waka called the Ngatokimatawhaorua which the queen of England calls HMS - Her Majesty's Ship -. We were then welcomed by a lady and man. We then wandered around the place and saw amazing stuff. We visited the Busby Residence, and the Maori Meeting house across from it. I had learn’t a lot about the treaty of waitangi when we visited those awesome places. When we came back from the treaty grounds we had half an hour to play out of the field then have a shower, eat dinner then bed time.

On Friday we went Kayaking. We were all split up in two groups. 1 group was the first group to be going kayaking and the 2nd group was the group that was riding on the boat. I was in the 2nd group so I was on the boat. We went on the boat until we came too Haruru falls then swapped around. Group 1 went in the boat and group 2 went on the kayaks. Kayaking was very fun also very tiring. You had to yous a lot of muscle to row. My partner I went kayaking with was my friend Manuae. We flipped the boat numerous of times, but at the end of the day we got the hang of kayaking. It was a very fun experience and I wish to go back there one day. When we came back to the Marae we had done our daily routine and then headed off to bed.

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early, everyone was so sad because it was our last day there in Waitangi. We packed our clothes and then packed away our beds. Everybody helped to clean up the marae. Students were sent out to clean up the field of the marae. Everyone took the luggage and placed them on the ground next to the bus. Our bus driver then packed it into the bus while everyone was helping to clean. Then we got into the bus and were off.

Our journey back to Auckland had just began! On our way to Auckland we made 3 stops. On the bus our awesome bus driver had played the avatar movie so we could watch it on our way back home. Camp was a very fun and exciting journey for me. I had so much fun, and as Miss Elia said, camp was a trip of a lifetime for me.

                                                       THE END!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Technology Reflection.

We had technology at Tamaki College today. As usual the year 8 were with Mr Pineda in Graphics. Today in graphics we carried on some work we did last week Friday. Mr Pineda gave me a paper with a cut out box on it. I cut out some fruit designs and nutritious facts and stuck it onto my paper. Then I went to the light box and started tracing a cool boarder for my box. After a while Mr Pineda we noticed that Mr Piieda had played our Maniakalani movie. Then the bell went and we were off.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Dance Fever Reflection!

Today after Kiwi can, Room 10 had Dance Fever with lieutenant and Rach. Today in Dance Fever we just went over our Hip Hop and our Samba. We learn't new steps for both the dances. In Samba we learn't new steps called 'The Walt'. It was very fun with my partner. He was really good at dancing. When we had finished we learn't one of lieutenant's favourite move the Barrow Roll.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Kiwi Can Reflection

Today after morning tea room 10 had Kiwi Can in room 11 with Mr Numia and Miss Tuia. Our theme in Kiwi Can is respect. First we started off with our energiser. Our energiser was an instruction game. We were split up in groups of 4-5. One person from a group was a leader, there job was to go up get instructions and tell the group. After our energiser we talked about Respect and what it is. Next we finally did our activity. Our activity was ‘Human knot’. Mr Numia separated the class into 2 groups. Human knot was very fun. My team had untangled ourselves easily. But the other team took for ages to untangle. Finally we were finished. We finished our session off with GKQ. Mr Numia gave us our points and then we said goodbye and came back to room 10.

Friday, 23 October 2015


This morning the year 7-8 from Glenbrae School went to Tamaki College for technology. The year 8 students have graphics with Mr Pineda. Today we drew stencils for our t-shirts! 

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Dance Fever!

After Morning tea, Room 10 had Dance Fever! This was our first lesson in Dance Fever today because we had gone to camp last week. Today we learn't two dances, a Hip Hop dance and a Samba. We had a girl instructor and a boy instructor, Miss Rach was the girl and Lutenist was the boy. 3 girls and boys were picked to go up and demonstrate how to dance with a partner when we do the Samba dance. My experience in Dance Fever was awesome. 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Maths Lesson.

Today we had a maths problem we had to solve. The maths problem was,

 Marilyn needs to fertilise her front lawn. It measures 20m x 35m. Each bag of fertilise that she plans to use covers approximately 200m2. How many bags should she buy?

My strategy was, 20m x 35m = 700m.  In each bag = 200m2. So if you buy 4 bags that is 800m2. But you need 700. If you half on of the bags in the 4 bags. You will have 100. 100 + 600 = 700m. She needs 3 1/2 bags of fertilise to cover her front lawn.

Today I learn't how to solve it with new strategies. Like place value partitioning.

My Nature Poem.

Feel the breeze of the wind blowing my hair everywhere.
Looking around seeing the birds soar through the clouds.
Trees as tall as the sky tower.
Pigeons sitting on the roof top looking down at us.
100 bare skeletons stuck in the field.
Everything so silent, only the sound of nature I hear.
As we lay on the hard blue sea, looking at the sky.
I think, what a beautiful world this is.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Paint your life.

Life is like a piece of art,
It requires lots of heart.
Choose your paint and your brush,
Take your time, avoid the rush.
Before you paint, choose your theme,
Don't be afraid, to follow your dream.
It's alright, to make a mistake.
Your painting is real, it's not fake.
Look at your painting, don't be crying,
Begin again, keep on trying.
Your painting is never fully complete,

Enjoy the process, make sure it's sweet.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My quiz about Tamati Waka Nene.

Hello. I have created a quiz about Tamati Waka Nene. I have put all the information I learn't into this quiz. If you think you know Tamati well. Have a go at my quiz. See what score you get.
Click on this link if you want to try out my quiz -- My quiz about Tamati Waka Nene

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My English Migration quiz.

I have created a quiz about the "English Migration" because in room 10. We have been learning about the English migration to New Zealand. Have a go and see if you can get a high score.
English Migration Quiz

Friday, 31 July 2015

Room 10 opinions on child abuse.

In room 10 we have been studying child abuse. I have gathered students from room 10's opinion.
Here are some of the opinions by students in room 10.














Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Reading Activity.

Today I did a reading activity with my group Crusaders. We read a story about Kehu, Hero of early New Zealand. We had to answer these questions that were basted on the story.

What food did people eat in early New Zealand?
They ate Birds, Eels, Edible Fungus, Dog.
What clothing did they use for the cold?
They used flax to make sandals & they wore normal clothing.
What was the weather like when Kehu and their travel party were travelling?
The weather was on & off. It was mostly raining.
What year is the story set in?
The year that this story took place in was 1847.
What was New Zealand like at that time?
There was mostly land & bush. They were basically in the forest.
What are the two most important things for a bushman to know?
How to travel long distances on foot, carrying loads of heavy stuff & To find food in dense parts if the bush.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Report Writing. World War 1

World war 1.
First world war that happened.

Why did the World war 1 begin?
The beginning of world war 1, was caused by the slaughter of Franz Ferdinand archduke of Austria. The assassination of Franz. F was created by a nationalist of Serbia the 28th of June 1914.

Who was part of the world war 1?
Many countries were involved in the world war 1. Britain fought against Austria, Germany, and Turkey. But Britain needed more help, so they called along the ANZACS to help them push Turkey back. The ANZACS helped because Britain is our mother land.

When was the world war 1?
On July 28, 1914 the world war 1 began. It had finalized on November 11, 1918 when Germany and all allies surrendered and all nations had agreed to stop the war. June 28, 1919 Germany and its allies had signed the Treaty of Versailles, ending war.  
Where was the world war held?
World war one was fought on most of the contents of europe.
The Western Front was where most of the fights between Germany and Allies had happened.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Early childhood centre *Glenbrae kids*

Having the opportunity to go to the Early childhood centre and explore it was awesome. Meeting new children and communicating with them was very fun. In a group of 2, I was in a group with Tauola. We had 2 children in our group. Jay Jay & Logan. I had a lot of fun with them two. Reading books, playing with dinosaurs. They were quite shy in the beginning but once we got to know each other they were fun to communicate. Our time at the early childhood centre was amazing. I hope to go there again next time.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Motat Trip.

Arriving to our destination, MOTAT (Museum of Transportation and Technology) was crowded. Everyone hopped off the bus, smelling that awful gas from the bus. Feeling so excited.

Educator Katherine spoke to us as we arrived. All classes assembled in a little fale/hut. Room 10 then followed our educator Katherine to a room. The room we were in was filled with all sorts of communication stuff that would of been used in World War 1 or World War 2. Katherine then spoke to us about how that kind of technology was used back then. Katherine let us go around and touch the artifacts that were in the room.

Leaving the room in our 4 groups. I was put in a group with Miss Pierce. We wandered around Motat for a while. Going everywhere in Motat and learning about all the wonderful things. We came upon the Challenge Room, where we stopped and had a little play. The challenge room was very fun, all the activities we played was very exciting and educational at the same time.

Morning tea, and lunch time was well spent in the fale/hut. That was our time to chat and eat our lunch before we went off to discover more interesting things about Motat.

My favourite part, Out of the hole day in Motat would have to be the TRAM ride. The tram ride was very cool. We learnt were the Tram had originally came from Melbourne Australia. Riding in the tram was very awesome. We rode from Motat 1 all the way to Motat 2. The tram ride was a very awesome privilege we got.

Sadly our time at Motat was over. I had the most awesome time learning at Motat. I hope to go back there next time.

Friday, 1 May 2015

MADD Diary.

Today, 29.04.15, Room 9, and 10 had MADD program, with Petia. Todays lesson was about “personalities”. Petia  then drew on the canvas, 4 shapes, “ Triangles, Circle, Square, Squiggle, Rectangle”. Everybody had to choose a shape in their head. Then Petia split us up into four groups. I was in triangle, and I was the leader. The people in my group was, Mafua, Manuae, Jayden, Aarmione, and I. First, Petia called up the leaders, and gave us a piece of paper. Then I read the paper out loud to my group, We had to say, what was something, about the triangles, personality. All leaders, stood up with their groups and spoke about their groups, well triangles, personality. Triangles personality was, Leadership. Circle was next, their groups personality, was Caring, then was Squares, their personality was all about, Hardworking, and focused. After Squares, was Rectangle, They were, Experiencing, New stuff, Last but not least, was The Squiggle group, said that their group, was creativity. Then, we finished, and Petia, had finished with a great, chalk art. He had drawn Batman.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015


Arriving to Tamaki College was scary. We waited in front of the tech block until Mr Moses led us to the Tamaki College Library to have free time before we had to assemble in the auditorium. It made me realise that I will soon be here next year and as more and more students from other intermediates appeared I got even more nervous.

All the year eights from Glenbrae and also other near intermediates were seated and we were then spoken to by a lady named Mrs Moore. Everyone was split into groups that had 2 student leaders from Tamaki College for each. I was put in a group named PEM and my leaders were John, head boy of Tamaki College and a year nine named Junior.

My first class was music with Mr Telefoni. We played games about different kinds of sounds. We had to create beats with different genres and using some of the instruments in the class. It was a really good experience in music and made me think of taking this class next year.

For the rest of the day I had more exciting classes such as Social Studies, Science, Maths and English. I also met teachers at Tamaki College that I will probably see again next year.

The Tamaki College Catering class provided us with morning tea and lunch. I also got to socialize with the other students from different schools and I hope that I see them again.

Year 8 open day was a great experience because I got a little understanding of what college is like. It made me realise that I will soon be here next year which frightens me but I am still so excited.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015


Today, I watched a video on the world war 2. The video was a documentary. Just giving us a brief look, on what happened in world war 2. They showed this play, that had been performed, It was about  the pasifika that served in the 28th Maori battalion, It was a story that was inspired from the past. Men who fought in the war, and survived, talked and shared their experience. WW2 was started, by Germany attacking Poland. Britain and France had declared war on Germany, because Adolph Hitler, refused to abort his invasion on Poland.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

My Day.

" Get up, Get up" Yelled Mele. Waking up at 8am in the morning was the worst feeling. I was so, very tired. Trying to keep my eyes open.  Get ready, yelled my mum. I got up. Tried my best to stay awake, Everyone was done, we got into the car. Ti (step dad), Dropped, My mum, Mele, Salote, Moira and I to Aunty, Moira's house, while Ti went to work. We had stayed there for a little while, waiting for our Aunty, Andronicus, Pinomi, and Henry to get ready. Next we all hopped into the big van and were off. First we had made a few stops at some houses, then to the petrol station, but finally, we were off to our Nana's house. 

When we finally arrived to Nana's house, My mum and Aunty, Dropped us kid's off while they went and looked for a present for our new born baby cousin, who was in hospital, (she was born yesterday). 
Us children had stayed here with our grandpa's sister, Telema. We watched T.v, Played outside, well, we did whatever kid's do.

A few hours later, My Grandpa, and Nana had arrived, with a load of shopping. We all helped to bring it inside, and we worked as a team. After we had finished bringing it in, Mum and Aunty Moira showed up. They picked up my oldest sister's Anaise and Tatiana, to go to the hospital, to see the new baby. 

Before, my mum and Aunty left, My mum reminded us kid's to get our clothes ready for tonight, Becuase tonight, were going to a "Hansel and Gretel" play. 
So that has been my day. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


Today, I read an artical, on the Nz Herald.
A auckland women has been sent to jail, for, bringing Thai worker's, to New Zealand, to work as massage therapist, and then she had encouraged, one to becom a prostitute.

Today's Word Problem.

Question: Jeff swims 20 laps every day, How many laps will he swim in six weeks?

Working out: 1.  20 x 7 = 140
2. 20 x 7 = 140
3. 20 x 7 = 140
4. 20 x 7 = 140
5. 20 x 7 = 140
6. 20 x 7 = 140

Add all six of the 140, which equal, 840.

Answer: Jeff swims 840 laps, in 6 weeks.

I felt that this problem, was not that easy, but I liked it, because, it really got my brain working.

Fractions Game.

Today. I played a fraction game, called Fraction Splat. This game is a fraction game, The level I played on was, Simple fractions. This game really helped me to see how much I know my fractions. My score I had gotten was, 70 points, out of 250.\

Here is the link for the game, if you want to play it. I hope you enjoy this movie, as I did.

My Day.


Woke up this morning, feeling very happy, Got out of bed, brush my teeth, had breakfast, and had gotten ready. When we, Mele, Salote, Mum, Ti, and Moira, had finished getting ready, we hopped in the car, and zoomed off. We had arrived at the papatoetoe library. We got out, with excitement, and ran into the library. While we were in the library, my, sister's, had gone off and played with some other children, while I sat and, read.

After, we were finished at the library, we all went back home, and quikly got changed into our swimming togs. We hopped back into the car, and traviled to the paptoetoe pools. We all had a swim, except for my mum. Mele, Salote and I were practicing our, Backstrocks, and Free Styling. 
Then when we had finished, we went to the park and had a little play.
Later on, we went to the bakery, and got some, hot cross bun's, and went home, and had a tea.

When we finished our tea, we, had a little sleep, and then we woke up and watched movies. Then we had mashed potatos, and stir fry for dinner.

Saturday, 11 April 2015


Today, I played a maths game, called STOP THE CLOCK.  There were 4 different clocks, and you had to write what time it said. There was a timer and the time I had got was 12, which was my best score, and best time.

Good Friday

Good Friday.

Good Friday, It was friday morning, Woke up at about 11:00 pm. I had gotten out of bed, First I went for a shower, brushed my teeth and got ready for the day, I went and had breakfast, For breakefast I had scrambled eggs, milo, and toast. When I was finished having dinner I sat down with the family in our living room and watched, t.v. We watched t.v for about an hour or so, when my mother arrived, She arrived with some easter eggs, We were enjoying our easter eggs, when My uncle Tonga came, We played out side, then came in and had a shower, It was about 3:00 and My mother asked if we wanted to go over too her house, so we said yes, But unfortunitly, my mother had a small car, so my uncle said, that he would take some of us.

We were on our way to my mum's house, I was seated in my uncles car, we went to pick up, my odest sister Anaise, who spent the night at her frineds house, When we had finally reached mum's house, we watched t.v all day, untill, we finally went to sleep, at 10:00.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Kiwi Can.

Last week Thursday, room 10 visited, Kiwi Can in room 11, after morning tea. Mrs Tofa, spoke to us before we entered room 11 and told us to try to be on our best behaviour, because it was the last session and we wanted to get the most points to earn the prize.

We walked into room 11 and we were seated in a big circle, we talked about our topic for the day and our topic was “Empathy”. Mr Numia went around and asked us what we thought Empathy was. Some people put their thumbs up, but then after they had finished, Miss Tuia, told us what it meant, It meant “ To feel sorry for someone”. We split up in 4 groups, and Mr Numia asked us to plan a skit, to show how we show empathy for someone, He went around and gave every group a paper that had what we were going to do, He gave us a paper which said, A friend broke her/his arm at lunch time, what can we do to show empathy, Taoula was the one who broke her arm, and everyone in the group had a part to play and showed empathy, When all was finished, we got back into our circle and had a game of GKQ (General Knowledge Questions), When we finished our GKQ, We were down to doing our points. Our total score for our points was 130. So we had one, every one in room 10 was filled with joy, and had smiles.


Yesterday, Triangles had done a maths problem. The Maths problem was, Piri, Maia and Ollie are planning to make pikelets for afternoon tea. The recipe needs 3/4 cup of milk to make a batch of 25 pikelets. How many cups will they need to make 100 pikelets?
This is my working out.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


The brachiosaurus is a herbivore (plant eater) dinosaur. It feeds on plants and tops of tall tree. The brachiosaurus swallows it food whole, without chewing. The brachiosaurus digests its food in its guts.

A brachiosaurus is one of the most largest dinosaurs. It has 4 huge legs. A very long neck, but a tiny head, and a long tail. The brachiosaurus nose is on the very top of it head. It has chisel like teeth and its front legs are way bigger than its back. A brachiosaurus is supposedly 40-50 feet tall, it has a bulky body. The Brachiosaurus name means “arm reptile”.

The brachiosaurus lived way back in the late Jurassic period, It lived on this earth 156-145 million years ago, with other reptiles.

It lived in the in, North America and Tanzania in the USA. A few of the brachiosaurus fossils were found without the head.

The brachiosaurus defended itself by simply smashing its predators with it tail or feet because it had no other way to defend itself. The brachiosaurus weighed between 60,000 and 170,000 pounds, which means it was the largest dinosaur to ever live. Because of its huge size, it was very difficult for other prey or larger predators to attack, even though it was one of the most least intelligent dinosaurs.

MADD Workshop.

Today, we had MADD workshop. The topic we talked about was “ Talents and Skills”. Petia was the only one there, First Petia welcomed us and we started talking about Talents and Skills. We talked about famous people with lots of skills and talents, Like, Paris Global and SBW (Sonny Bill Williams), We talked about their talents, Like what they had to do get where they were, and do what they can do. Petia then showed us some quotes on paper, One of my favourite quotes I saw was “ NO is Knowledge” and “10,000 Hours”. I liked those quotes because, “ No is knowledge” really pushes people, to keep doing what they loved, and 10,000 hours, it took that many hours for the stars to make it, why can’t we?. He then sent us in groups. I was in a group with Fusi, Mata, Kyana, and Manuae. Petia told us to practice a skit/play and perform it in front of everyone. We all did our skits, Moses and his group did a skit about, playing rugby, the message there was, One boy did not train, but when it came to the real thing, he did not know what to do. Then it was our turn. We did a play that was about the quote “ No is knowledge”. We had Fusi audition for New Zealand got talent, and the rest of us were the judges, Fusi first came and was terrible, we said no, The year later Fusi came back and she was, well, the best. When we had finished, the other teams went, Petia said when we all finished, that our team was the best. Then Petia drew a chalk art and it was Wonder woman. I felt that session was really cool, and the quotes were very meaningful.

Term 1 at GBS

Term 1 of school has been a bumpy ride. Good stuff has happened, and so has some bad, and ugly stuff. The topic for this term was Dinosaurs. In term 1 Glenbrae school went on a journey to butterfly creek to learn more about our subject, dinosaurs. We had a great time at butterfly creek and learnt so much. We had came back from butterfly creek and put our information into presentations, so that we could share it with the world and our families.

Some students from Glenbrae School, were very lucky and got chosen to go on Saturday with teachers from Glenbrae to a cricket tournament at Eden Park. It was a match against, South Africa and Pakistan. South Africa was our second team that we were cheering for, after the Black Caps. We travelled by bus to Eden park, where we were dropped off, we had to take a 10 minute walk to get to the station we were supposed to be at. As we were walking, we were surrounded by people in light green t-shirts who were cheering for Pakistan, and others in dark green t-shirts, who were cheering for South Africa. When we had got to our places we sat down. That day was such a blast, some of us even lost our voices, cheering so loud, but at the end of the day we were all happy and so proud of South Africa, Even though we never won, South Africa did their best.

This term hasn’t been all that good, we’ve had some down parts at Glenbrae School, but this term has been o.k. This term the year 7 & 8 had technology at Tamaki College. It’s very useful at technology, because it teaches us how to make stuff. Tech at Tamaki college is awesome because it give us the opportunity to do some things that we are not able to do at our own school. We finish tech at 10:45, and we walk back to school, when we reach school, the bell rings and it is morning tea.

At Glenbrae, we have been doing a MADD (Music - Arts - Drama - Dynamics) Messenger program in term 1, This program has helped us through self confidence, and to believe in ourselves. One day in our MADD workshop there were quotes on the ground and every one had to go read one, and pick out their favourite. The quote that I had picked out was “ put your quote here “ I really liked that quote because, it really spoke to me, It told me to be glad with my failure, I have so much more times to get this right. I felt that it was telling me to be happy, even if I fail, failure is just another step in life. Every time we had the MADD work shop the guy, Petia, would always draw, a chalk art, he would draw a superhero, Superman, Iron man, Captain America.. and lots more. He drew the super heroes to inspire us

Term 1 we had been doing so much fun things, Water fun day, In the beginning of term 1 the whole of Glenbrae School had a water fun day. Kowhai (Yellow), Kauri (Green), Nikau (Blue), and Rata (Red) are our 4 houses. We all split up in our classes, and went to a station, there were stations all around the school, with fun activities, that involved water. Every house was all dolled up dressed in their beautiful house colours, I was dressed in yellow, cause Kowhai is my house. Each house, changed each other and had to collect an amount of water and fill up their bins. The house with the most water in it would be the winners, Eventually, everybody had done all the activities there was, so we gathered around and Mrs Tofa, called out the winners. At the end, we were all proud, even if we never came first.

Term 1 has been awesome, we did much more educational and fun stuff, I hope we can do even more in term 2 at GBS (Glenbrae School).

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Our Culture

Today Wednesday 11th of March 2015 we, room 9 and 10 of Glenbrae School had Pitia and Leah (Caroline was out somewhere so Leah took over) visited us for MADD ( Music-Arts-Drama-Dynamics) messenger workshop. The topic we talked about by being proud of our culture and just being ourselves.

We were split into groups of our ethnicity like Tongans, Samoans, Cook Islanders, Maoris,Niueans, and Africans. I was in the Tongan group, because i’m a tongan. We sat in a circle and Leah came around and gave us a piece of paper and a pen. We had to answer questions like, What culture are you, What's your greeting and other things that important to our culture. When we answered the questions Pitia came and asked all of the groups if we could practice an item to show everyone that represents our culture. We practiced singing a song called Ta Koe Sola.

Then Pitia and Leah called all groups to come forward to the front of the hall.
We sat in a semicircle, first Petia called up south africa, Samuel was the only African so he stood up. When Samuel stood up and read his piece of paper I was very proud of him, because he had the courage to stand up and speak in front of everyone.  Then Petia called up the Niuean. They talked to us about their country and all sorts of gestures and traditional celebrations they do. Then the Niuean boys, Bono, Joseph and Justin did a very cool item which represented their island. Up next was Samoa, they said their part and did the siva tau, a Samoan item, then the cook Islands came up, They talked to us about some traditions about cook island, then, it was Tonga tapus turn. As we were walking up I felt a bit nervous, we walked up stood there and Alisi talked about our celebrations, and traditions that we have. We sang our song Ta koe sola and we were done. Next came the Tangata whenua/Maoris, they showed us what a hongi is and a pukana, which were all part of their culture.

We were finished, Petia talked to us about the meaning of that activity. When we're doing that activity I felt very proud about who I stood for, and what my culture is, I felt very confident about who I was and what culture I am in.  I was also very happy that I learnt about other cultures and what their traditions are. Then Petia did a chalk art for us and he drew Hulk. While he was drawing, a song named “don’t  forget your roots” came on, The song was very meaningful, because the lyrics told me not to forget where I come from and who I am.
When we were finished we went back to class. We really had lot of fun and we learnt about not only our culture but also the culture of others.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Facts about Dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs - Fact or Fiction?
What is a dinosaur?
Dinosaurs were reptiles, most hatched from eggs and none of them could fly or live under water. There are two types, of dinosaurs, Herbals and Carnivals.
When did they live?
Dinosaurs excited long time ago in the 230 - 60 millions of years ago. In a time they could Mesozoic Era before the first humans arrived.
Why can’t we see one today?
We can not see one today because all dinosaurs are extinct and some are fossils.
Did dinosaurs live in NZ?
Yes, some dinosaurs lived in New Zealand, because they found some fossils.
How do we know dinosaurs lived on earth?
They know that dinosaurs lived on earth because of all the fossils that they found.
Who discovered dinosaurs?
William Buckland was the founder of dinosaurs.
What types of dinosaurs were there?
Theropods - which were the types that ate meat and moved only on two legs, eg T-Rex, Sauropods, these types of dinosaurs were plant eating dinosaurs, which also walked on four legs unlike Theropods. Thyreophora was another type of dinosaur, these types of dinosaurs were herbivores and lived from the early Jurassic to the late Cretaceous.
What does the word ‘dinosaur’ mean?
”A person or thing that is outdated obsolete because of failure to adapt to changing circumstances”
What are some movies about dinosaurs you know?
Jurassic World, Jurassic Park, Ice age ( Dawn of the dinosaurs ).
Do you believe dinosaurs lived on the earth a long time ago? Why?
I don’t know if I do or if I don’t, because I'm Christian and my beliefs are that God made this world and dinosaurs are made up. But then on the other hand I kind of do believe that dinosaurs did exist because of all the fossils that were found.
What evidence is there that dinosaurs existed before?
The evidence is the fossils of the dinosaurs that were found.
What does the word extinct mean?
The word extinct means that there are no more living members of that kind.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015


This morning room 10 had our 3rd cricket lesson. Our cricket instructor was a guy named Matt. When we first got there we played a game of octopus. Ilalio was the tagger in our first game of octopus.  Then the first person got out was a tagger with him then the next. So then we had 3 taggers that could move and were the actual taggers. I was one of the last four standing, but then I was tagged by one of the taggers. We had another game of octopus and I got out earlier this time in this game.

Next Bono split room 10 into two groups. Group one, and Group two. I was in group one. Kyana from our team and Alisi from group two played rock, paper, scissors. Alisi won, she had gotten paper and Kyana got rock. So our team was fielding.

We were doing good fielding, and everyone who was batting were very good too. Some were really really good. Then the opposite team, Group one had finished batting. They finished with a total score of 20.

It was finally our turn to have a go with the bat. We all had our turn. It came to my turn I was very nervous. I took the bat and hit it Pewh I hit the ball it never went so far but I got there in time to take another hit. this hit I never got so Matt called out strike one. Then I took another hit and missed again. Matt called out strike two and I was out. I wasn't really embarrassed that I got out because everyone was very supportive against everyone. Then it was the rest of team on to have a go. When we had finished we finished with a total of 19 points, 1 point away from group twos. So we lost and team two had came first. Group two weren't all that mad. We were alright, but we would have been much happier if we won.
Today was very fun and we all worked as a team, and encourage everybody.

Friday, 20 February 2015

I.C.C Cricket World Cup 2015

This year is the year of the I.C.C Cricket world Cup. There are 14 teams from all over the world that is competing in this years world cup. The 14 teams are England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Pakistan, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Uae, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Wish Nz Good Luck.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sri Lanka.

   Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka the current population is 20 927 599. Sri Lanka belongs to the continent of Asia, The currency of Sri Lanka is Sri Lanka rupees. The official languages they speak in Sri Lanka are Sinhala and Tamil.

This is the flag that represents Sri Lanka

In sports Cricket is the most popular game played in Sri Lanka then Football and Rugby Union. Sri Lanka is one of ten teams who participate in the test cricket and is one of the 5 nations that has won a cricket world cup.

Friday, 13 February 2015