Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Check out this episode of our school on what now? Its about the fantastic movies that the Tamaki Cluster has created. You might be in it so take a look!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

My Beautiful Place

Under the moon light, lays my paradise...

Where misty air smokes around the overflowing waters that drip swiftly. Pink skies are blending, mountains get higher as you get closer. The hillsides look as if it has vanished by the gusty atmosphere. H20 surrounds the scene. Terraces look like steps with water. Clouds are dozing off to sleep. My beautiful place is quiet.

Until I heard the plants popping like a jack in the box. The wind was howling against soaking water. Birds were tweeting with amazement, ducks were splashing. I could not hear myself think. The sounds of leaves were falling gently. It made the water look like a pond.
Nature was talking to me.

I felt the calm water brushing against the wind. The breezy air flew pass me rapidly as if there was a tornado. I sensed the sky was dripping bits of rain.

I tasted the opening air dancing on my tongue. Nips of plants levitated lightly into my mouth. The sweet taste of nature was not ordinary.

A fragrant scent flew into my blocked nose and I could smell fog spinning around me. Animals were leaving manure behind so that was not pleasant for me to smell.

I hope you get to visit my beautiful place some day because it was once known for the eighth wonder of the world.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Piri Weepu Description

It was windy as I looked out from the stadium to see Piri Weepu...
The haka was about to be performed by the All Blacks. Piri Weepu came in to lead. I saw how he stomped his legs harshly as he lifted his solid sockets, he slapped his chest like a true Maori warrior. Growling and shouting fiercely like a lion, Piri looked terrifying. Then he bent his knees and that aggressive face vanished into a bright NZ smile which looked similar to his young daughters face.

He grabbed the blue rugby ball and was ready to get into action. Oh how excitement strolled through my spine. The coach blew the loud whistle and Piri Weepu sprinted rapidly straight ahead as if the field was empty. His muscular muscles were undefeatable, no-one could stop him, he was defending aggressively. His t-shirt flew back. His hair brushed foward. I see Mr weepu’s Maori patterned tattoos and the number nine on his shirt smiling because they know they belong to a warrior. Suddenly he sensed the try line was near him. He dived and got a try. Standing up Piri Weepu felt proud. Piri ran as he felt the green grass tickle his classy rugby boots.

I thought to my self and said “Hmmm... it’s the 7th of September, wow it’s Piri Weepu’s birthday, no wonder hes having a great game but he looks pretty young for someone who was born in 1983.”

Mr Weepu made his country proud. He was blessed with strength and speed.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Room 8 Learn about QR codes!

QR means Quick Response. You can take a picture of it with your iPhone and it'll take you straight to the website. We have QR codes so that we can advertise our blogs/websites this way our websites will be famous. You can find QR codes outside of shops, on posters, on websites and anywhere around your cities.

Monday, 1 August 2011

First T3 Post.

I’ve been on holiday and it was relaxing. It felt great to take a break from school, but I was looking forward to coming back to school and using our wonderful netbooks.

This term I am looking forward to studying as hard as I can so in term 4, the end of the year tests will be easy for me, and I hope I get a certain trophy.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Author Study Role Play - Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

This week we studied Emily Gravett. She is an author from Brighton. Did you know she used to live on a bus? Emily Gravett writes and illustrates her own stories. Here is a movie of my reading group presenting a role play of Orange Pear Apple Bear. I hope you like it!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Earthquake slideshow

This is a slideshow of safety instructions just in case an earthquake occurs when you are at school.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Buddy Writing

Today we did some buddy writing with Room7.
We helped them to re-craft their writing samples. This is me and my buddy Marcus.
I hope we get to do this again , it was fun!

Tsunami Writing Sample

Tsunami Report

“Coming live to you in Japan is a rough tsunami which is really dangerous.As the next person was talking I turned to the back of me and saw the wavy tsunami crashing into the buildings together as they collided. The people were horrified, children were sobbing.Furious water was charging through destroying the shiny expensive cars. I could see lost people wondering around the place trying to look for their loved ones.

The water was surging everywhere as stress grew on the people. I could hear the lungs of these criers as if they were going to fall out. The sound of the electric lines were snapping and mixed together with the sound of trees snapping. My ears were opened really wide, as I heard the wind and the waves whispering to each other as they joined forces.

It smelt like salty water after a relaxing swim at the beach.I sensed the grease and the powder blasting out of the factories. I felt the lost hopes and I felt sorry for those who were already gone.

Devastated and afraid we are hoping this city will be rebuild and look happier than ever.

I am Mei Aleva and you are watching 3 news.”

By Mei

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Earth's Layers

WALT: make a model of the layers of the earth out of play-dough.

So...that when we learn about natural disasters we can use our knowledge of the layers to understand them better. us in topic and science and learn about the earth around us.

The Layers of the Earth!

The crust is thickness is 15-75km this is surrounding the worlds. The crust carries the countries and seas.

The mantle is layer below the crust. Did you know there is two of these layers which is called the Upper mantle and the Lower mantle. The Upper Mantle is about 400km thick and the lower mantle is 2500km thick.

Below the mantle lives the Outer Core. The outer core is 2300km thick. It has liquid, nikel and sulphur.

The Inner core however is not liquid, this is solid and contains iron and nickel. It’s 1220km thick and are you aware that the temperature is 6650c. This lies in the middle.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Alphabet Key Natural DIsasters

I used the alphabet key to think about words to do with Natural Disasters.

G-ground shaking
N-natural disaster
O-over flow
P-prepare for injury
Q-quite scary
T-the disasters
X-x-rays of bones that will be broken by these disasters.
Y-Years-that’s how long a disaster can last.
Z-Zones which are destroyed.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

City Description

My plane just arrived in New York city in Times Square. I was ready with my flashing black camera. Times Square was crazy busy with lots of different people and surprisingly less cars. There were advertisements everywhere around the structured buildings. The city lights shone bright and blinded my eyes. I was feeling kind of hungry so I decided to linger over to the fancy restaurants.

I walked into Mc Donalds and the Jay-Z song was booming over the stereo speakers. I was excited to see the plasma T.V that had MySky HDI, and the comfortable million dollar seats that were flasher than the stars that shine through the night.

After my lunch I walked out of Mc Donalds and back on the streets. I heard the paparazzi cameras scintillating. I could not hear my boss tell me my mission because of all the beeping from the cars, the ringing from the phones and the singing from the buskers. So I just decided to work independently.

I breathed in the fresh New York smell. I could sense the different kinds of expensive perfumes especially ones from Paris. As I walked around I sniffed up the rotten smell of the fireworks from last night, so I knew that they had a celebration of the Queen’s birthday.

Am I in heaven? Thinking loudly to myself, I tried to take in the astounding view while it lasted. Just the thought that all of this could be taken away placed disappointment on my shoulders, knowing that every good thing in my life doesn’t last long... But a change had finally occurred.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Bio Poem

Lazy, energetic, tall, Tongan
Daughter of Peni and Milika,sister of Soana,Maria,Afu,Saia,Angelo and Evan
Lover of food,swimming and the internet
Who feels happy about winning competitions,sad for the homeless and excited for the future
Who needs Nikes to wear,strength to run and brain power to work
Who gives money to god(Tithing),smiles to those who need it,and give stuff to my friends
Who fears god, insects and security dogs
Who would like to be a millionaire,own a country and live in a rich house
Who comes from New Zealand Auckland and lives in G.I.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Maori Village Description.

You won’t believe what I have just seen.

As my eyes opened I saw that I was finally here. I opened up the door to the time machine. I stepped out to a muddy ground that surrounded my new flashy boots, I could not stand it.

The houses were made out of wood and the clothes of the people were dirty which blended in with the ground. Although, some were plain white and clean. Maraes were huge with carvings that the ancestors carved. It looked so life like.The marae was full of young handsome boys doing the haka and young gorgeous girls waving their home made poi.

The wind was whispering to me as if it were alive. I could hear the stomping from the boys’ feet and the piupiu swishing. I could not understand the Maori language that I could hear nearly everywhere I went. Poor babies were crying because they missed out on their feed.

I smelt the warm firey smoke cooking the traditional hangi. The fresh air blew my hair away, which really opened up my nose to sniff the medicine plant, harakeke.

At the end of the day I made some new friends and we had a powhiri. The girls and the boys that have been practising and really blew the roof off! It gave me goosebumps. I felt like a part of this village. I would love to come back for my next mission.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Inquiry Presentation - Governance Group

Our group was researching Maori governance as part of our topic Whanaungatanga. Did you know it were the tohunga that upheld Maori laws before the missionaries arrived? Neither did we! Watch to find out more!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My First Movie!

Miss Hansell set a challenge of making our very first movie using iMovie! We had to take the pictures, add transitions, add music and edit it all ourselves! Here is the end product, I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

My Alphabet Key

I have used the Alphabet key to think about words to do with our topic Whanaungatanga.

A- aroha
B- building relationships
C- combining to share feelings about each other
G- gratitude
H- honesty
I- involved
K- kindness
L- love
N-nice to the newbies
Q-questions about each other
S-starting conversations
X-xtra love
Y-year of building relationships
Z-"zap” you are now safe

Monday, 2 May 2011

My Goals for Term 2

My learning goal for Reading this term is:
Too read more in my spare time.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Grab a book when I’m bored or have nothing to do.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Getting me books from the library and putting them everywhere around the house so I can remember to read books.

My learning goal for Writing this term is:
Is to get higher than 3B - a 3A if its possible.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Practice and practise my sentences and my writing at home.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Helping me write these sentences and telling me my mistakes.

My learning goal for Maths this term is:
Learn all my basic facts before next term.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:Practise and practise.

My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Buying me a chart or testing me everywhere we go.

My personal goal this term is:
Too get the highest marks at TPS if not then higher marks than my old ones.
To achieve this goal, I will need to:
Study in the weekends/holidays.
My whanau can help me achieve this by:
Giving me my own space to concentrate.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Marae Recount

It was Wednesday 6th of April and the whole of the senior syndicate took a journey to the Orakei marae (Ngati Whatua) because we were learning about Whanaungatanga. Out of all the maraes we chose this beautiful one that we adored a lot.

When we arrived at the marae I couldn’t stop smiling but I did. We hopped off the bus and into the whare kai (eating house) and we sat there until we were given permission to enter the atea (sacred courtyard). When we did, Whaea Celeste welcomed us in with a Karanga (welcoming call) and Khylie answered back with a Kai Karanga (calling reply). The whole senior syndicate marched inside the whare nui (meeting house) peacefully, but before that we took our shoes off.

So we entered the whare nui or whare tupuna and we sat there whilst Matua William was telling us the rules and the histories behind the maraes. I reckoned it was really cool that we went to Whaea Whetu’s family marae, and I really enjoyed listening to Matua William.
After all that explaining we had morning tea, but it was pretty short.

Whaea Celeste taught the girls a poi dance while Matua William taught the boys a haka that they already knew. The girls did well because we had never learnt our dance before.
After we performed our performances, we had lunch and then we sang some more songs.

At the end of the day we were tired but so happy that we made it to the marae. It was so worth paying for. I learnt a lot of things like the carvings on the whare has stories behind them and I learnt lots more too.

This is Me

I am Mei and I like my netbook because you can learn lots of things from it by going on the internet and it saves more paper.