Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Trip to Australia

Have you ever been to Australia? Well it is so cool. There is heaps of fun things to do, like going for a swim or play outside or even go to the movies. You can do all those kind of stuff at other countries all around the world too. Here is how my trip went. 

As soon as I got off the plane I saw my uncle. I knew here was here to drop me and my family off to his house. Before we got to him I said to myself, this is a really cool place. 

Just as we arrived to my uncles house, I was so tired I needed to go to sleep. So when I hopped out, I could barely move my legs. I was so tired. 

The next morning I woke up and looked outside the window and it was morning. Before I went back to sleep I saw a kid walking to school, and that made me want to go to school as well. "Mum Mum" I shouted.
Can  I go to school mum" I said to her. "You have to wait" My mum replied.

I went to my cousins house after a while. I stayed there for the rest of the day to play. It was so cool there.

Finally I went with my mum to enroll for a school. I was so excited as soon as I went. It was the first time going to a school in Australia, so I was looking forward. 

Sadly the day ended. At least my Birthday was coming up very soon. I could not wait.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Today we practised re-crafting a piece of writing. The first one belongs to Aldora and the second is mine.

“Oh my god” I said, I never knew cross country was going to be so hard and long. When I got half way I started to sprint so I could catch up to some girls but sadly I didn’t. I was getting closer to the finish line and I was so proud of myself.

Approaching half-way, I began to sprint. I felt exhausted , but I kept on running because I wanted to catch up to the other girls.Feeling gutted, I made my way closer to the finish line. I just wasn't fit enough to keep up with them. How fit do you think you are?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Liu Xiang

Sprinting down the track as fast as I could, I finally I came to the first hurdle. “Boing, I jumped over the hurdle but........Nek Minute,I crashed and I hurt myself.

Ouch, My achilles tendon were hurt really badly. “NOW, MY COUNTRY IS GOING TO KILL ME”, I said in my head. Getting ready for action, my country wanted me to win. “GO”. Off I ran. “Oh man they're gonna kill me if I don’t win this race, I have to win this“Come on Liu xiang you can do it” I said to myself.

Sitting on the track, I went hopping out the track with embarrassment. As I went inside, someone came to me and said, “You are not allowed to go in the tunnel Liu Xiang”. I turned around and hopped back down the track.

Can I make it to the end? As I was nearly there, I stopped and kissed one hurdle. Making it to the end, two of my competitors came and helped me. Finally a rest. “I think I should retire”, I said to myself.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This is my movie of an a olympic sport, Boxing. The aim of boxing is to hit your opponent with your fist. I hope you like it
My Great Movie from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Olympics Sentence Builder

Celebrating enthusiastically, the talented athlete was proud of himself.

Enthusiastically celebrating, the athlete was very talented.
When the talented athlete won, he enthusiastically celebrated.

My Presentation

Shalom Pentathlon Presentations from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This is me and my friend Sosaia's presentation. It was about the Modern Pentathlon. In our classroom our teacher told us about the modern pentathlon so we had to present to the class what we have found out. Hope you enjoy it!
Modern Pentathlon from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Usain Bolt

After years of training, it was Usain Bolt’s time to shine. Could he win? Waiting to dominate the race, Bolt was ready for action.

The naturally gifted athlete, Lightning Bolt, outran all the others. Speeding down the track with great strength, the world’s fastest man finished powerfully. Will he win the gold?

This superstar athlete is the world’s fastest man of all time. He is a deserved winner. Will he return to the track?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thanks Panasonic

At assembly today on Friday, Paul from Panasonic came to Pt England and presented to us a camera and also two microphones because room thirteen won and had worked hard to make a storyboard for a competition that panasonic runs every year and it’s called Kids Witness News. Since we have the camera we now have to make the movie, so that means we have not won completely. I hope that we win next time so that some of us can go over seas.

Panasonic is a cool company.. If I had to choose the best company in the world, it would be Panasonic. I mean there aren’t that many companies that would be generous. (There are some companies that are kind like telecom)

Thank you Panasonic for the camera and the equipment. You are so generous. Thank you very much.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cross Country Training

Walking down to the corner of the court, I felt like not doing the cross country training. Teachers are so mean. Every minute I was just hoping it would rain. Why oh why?

Sprinting down the path and struggling to breathe, I began slowing down. My legs were aching and they were filled with pain, but I did not want to give in. As I started to get closer to the finish, my heart started to beat faster and faster. I started to think about what the real cross country would be like.

I was filled with joy as soon as I finished. And although I was a little bit exhausted, I was pleased at the same time. I hope that next time I do this I will just jog and not sprint. My goal for cross country is to win.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Flame

The Olympic Flame is ignited by the sun in Olympia, Greece. The Olympic Flame must keep on burning until the closing of the ancient Olympic games.

The tradition still continues to these days. The Olympic Flame is lit by a curved mirror that reflects the heat of the sun onto the Olympic Flame. It is performed by a woman dressed in ancient style robes.
The lighting of the flame is a very important event at the Olympic stadium. It keeps alight until the games are concluded.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shalom Ordering Decimals

Decimals Shalom from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

In room 13, we have been learning about decimals. This is a movie about ordering decimals from smallest to largest. Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oscar Pistorius

Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius

Birth of Date: Oscar was born on the 22nd of November in 1986

Age: 25 and a 1/2

Culture: South African

Facts: Oscar has participated in many events of the Olympic games. His talent is to run. He is representing his country, South Africa in the Paralympic events. He is competing in the Paralympics because the Paralympics is only for disabled people. Once, Oscar competed in the abled athlete races. Oscar is known as the “Blade Runner”. If Oscar was in the Olympics than I think that he will have an advantage because he has fake legs that look like robot legs.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Olympic spirit.

Olympism is a life philosophy which draws together sport, culture and education. The Olympic movement was originally promoted by Coubertin. Excellence, friendship and respect is a essential part of the Olympic movement.

The Olympic ideal refers to not only winning, but also about giving your personal best on
the field and in daily life. The values of excellence are participating, giving one’s best and striving to complete your goals.

Men and women are the centre of the Olympic movement. The Idea of team spirit is to build a new bond and friendship with both your teammates and opposition, encourage your opponent and to also despite the difference of culture and their religion.

The Olympic spirit is to respect one’s self, one’s body and one another. It is also to take part, have a positive attitude, play-fair and to follow rules. Every athlete should be inspired by the Olympic spirit.

The Olympic spirit, is all this, and more


Sport: Equestrian

What is Equestrian?
Equestrian is a sport that is played in the Olympics.

How to play Equestrian?
The objective of Equestrian to make your horse jump over objects to earn yourself points. If you get enough points then you can move up another class.

What are the rules for Equestrian?
You are only allowed to participate if your horse is 9 years old. You usually do this sport on a dirty court.

Monday, July 16, 2012


This term I think we a really going to find out more about the Olympics because this term our topic is Go for gold. I really hope that I could learn about my favourite sports, boxing and running. We might even be able to find out more about famous olympians like Peter Snell, Jesse Owens and also Usain Bolt.

I am really looking forward to learn about the olympics. I wonder what’s still going to come this term. Maybe we would get a chance to try out and experience more things about the Olympics.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The big spider.

Imagine having a big black spider in your classroom or house. Do you think that will be scary? Well I think it will.

“Ok kids it’s time to take the fabrics off the wall” said Miss King. As we took it down the spider suddenly moved all around and went somewhere else because we had disturbed it. It was angry at us.

The spider in our classroom looked really scary and huge. I felt like it was going to bite someone, but it didn’t. Luckily no one was hurt.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

De bono's Thinking hats

What did I enjoy?
I enjoyed painting my artwork because it was fun.

Things I didn’t enjoy
I really didn’t enjoy waiting for my artwork to dry.

What did I learn?
I learnt how to draw abstract paintings.

How do I feel about my term overall?
My work has made my term really cool.

What did I find most interesting?
When I painted I found out that when I blended my colours it looked interesting.

What could I have done better to help my learning?
I should've learned how to blend like an artist. I need to practise to master that.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Art Reflection

brandon and shalom and sosaia from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Art Gallery

OK we are going to go to the Art Gallery” Miss King said. “Hooray! I shouted. I have never been to an Art Gallery before so this was my first time. Off we went.

The first second I stepped into the Art Gallery Place at our school, I was amazed by the amazing artwork we have all done. These piece of art were really cool and really. That’s the thing that caught my eye.

My favourite piece of art was Mikaiah Hopani’s artwork, he did a picasso style but drew bruno mars. As I walked towards the stage I stopped and looked at this cool picture that had a tree in it. It displayed lots of colours that stood out.

It was the last minute to have a look around and I went to look at our classroom’s art work. I was proud of my artwork. We sadly had to go when time was up.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Last night PEPA performed to us. If you do not know what PEPA is it stands for PT England Performing Arts. The time Hip Hop had started I was so excited. Hip hop was my favourite item out of every performance. I really liked their dance because there was this super move that Samson and Cruz did. It was really cool. I really enjoyed watching it. Thanks to the PEPA group for performing to us. You really did a good job.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Hooray today is the day to go to Youthtown! The reason why we went was because we had a trip organised. Actually we usually go on trips every year and I just knew this was a fun trip.

Ring ring, went the to bell. “ Hooray it’s time to go to the trip “ I shouted with joy. As I got prepared I asked my buddy if he was eager to go on the trip. He was really eager and so was I. I was just dying to go to Youthtown.

As I hopped out of the bus I said to my buddy “Finally we're here aye Iisa”.
“Yeah” Replied Iisa.
Entering this wonderful place, we met two ladies named Georgia and Sue. The air was filled with the smell of chlorine.

The art room was right ahead so soon then I knew we were going to go to there. I was right, we had entered the art room, so I found a seat that was next to my mate. I wondered what were we going to make. The second Sue had said we were making a bowl with glass in the clay that’s when the fun started.

I started by making coils and adding them to my squared clay like a rim. It was fun. Now was time to hatch cross my designs(Hatch Crossing is like doing x’s). When I had finished my last design I then moved onto putting glass on my bowl. By the time I had finished I was proud of myself.

This was easily the best activity we had done. ‘Swimming Time’ Swimming was the thing we
were waiting for and finally we had the chance to go swimming. Off we went to get changed.

I leaped into the pool like a frog and it gave a big, huge splash. When I hopped into the pool I had noticed that it was really warm and I mean really warm, it was like a spa pool but colder. The water moved back and forth and back and forth because we were having lots of fun playing tiggy.

It was time to get changed and go play mini soccer. We had a challenge against the girls and we planned that whoever loses has to be dared. Guess what, the boys won. The girls were so angry at us cause we won.

Sadly the day ended. It was the best time we had ever had at Youthtown. My favourite thing was swimming and playing mini soccer. I’m going to have fun daring those girls. I hope we can come here next year. I don’t even know if we will. Do you think we will?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


This is a movie of me painting my name. The reason why I did this is because we are learning about, and our topic at school is Art Alive. Thr whole classroom of Room 13 had done one. I hope you enjoy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Snow In Christchurch

Light snowflakes tumbled lightly down like a feather. Settling on the fluffy tree tops and covering the landscape. Brrrrr, it was freezing.

Skidding and sliding on the icy roads, people were urged to exercise caution. The severe storm has affected many people and made them freeze. The temperature plunged overnight to  -7*C.

Snow Day from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

Monday, May 28, 2012

What do you think this painting?

Composition IV displays mixed swirling colours and soaring lines.

The painting is strongly divided by two black thick swords in the centre. On the left hand side you will notice that there is violent motion expressed by sharp and jagged lines, and on the right it is calm.

As you can see in the middle you will spot red hatted cossacks that stands before a blue mountain holding black swords. Next to them a third white bearded cossack leans on his purple sword.

The lower left depicts a boat and a rainbow and on top is a battle of two cossacks on a horseback. On the lower right two cossacks lie on a hill while two priests watch on.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Abstract art

Abstract artists changed the normal idea of art. These artists were rebels. They changed the pieces of real art and was judged by with the whole world.

Artist now began to care about the process of art. They soon then experimented with the way of how abstract paintings had used the paint, canvas and tools and paid close attention to the texture, colour and shape.

Abstract paintings contains very different shapes, of colour and designs that are not very similar to real objects. When people look at the paintings of abstract, they would have no idea or could not understand what they are seeing.

Abstract art seems to be about the way of emotions that the person has felt about the colour and design that displays in Abstract painting and it opens up yourself and lets in energy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Robyn Kahukiw (Hine or Waihine

In extension we have been working on a project which is called Waihine or just Hine. Our teacher had found a picture and shared it with the whole class. So then we had to draw the image that was shown on the whiteboard. I knew I had to finish immediately. At the end I actually did. Before time had run out I was panicking. (OMG I am never going to finish in time) If my movie was bad then I think i should work harder next time and I mean really work hard by focusing and paying attention. My favorite bit during the session was drawing the picture of Hine. I wanted to find out why every feature on Hine is so big. 
Hope you Like my movie
Sit back and relax.

Making A movie

This movie was created By Shalom at PT England School. Garageband is what I used to make the music. Garageband is an application which helps you make music. You can do a whole lot of stuff in it.

How I made the movie with the music:

Well I first used a picture from the internet and then added the music.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What a day at the swimming pool.

Have you ever been to the pools? Room thirteen has. The moment as it was twelve o’clock we had to get changed into our togs and leave immediately.

Off we went to the Glen Innes Pools. “Hurry up you lads, we are almost going to be late” Miss King shouted. Skipping along the grass, I was so eager and filled with anticipation.

Finally we had arrived. Entering the entrance with excitement, I just thought about the big pool because it is usually cold. We I just have to see for myself.

Splash I hopped into the cold water. The talented instructor told us to do backstroke. (Backstroke is a stroke used in swimming) Furiously paddling across the pool, I was afraid that I might sink where the water rises up.

Sadly swimming time was done. “Why does it have to be the end” I sadly said. I jumped out  and sighed.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My own little poem

Swimming time

As we got to the pool with our togs
we leaped into the water just like frogs

Jumping into the water we thought we would crash
But instead we gave a great big SPLASH!!!

Running  out of air and starting to freeze
I lifted my head so I could breathe

Iisa overtook me in the big pool
And I gave a loud shout “ come back here you fool

Near the end where the water rose up and was high
“Why does it have be deep” I shouted and cried

Swimming time was over, finished and done
But the weather was still cold we just needed the sun

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spinning disk

This movie is about a spinning disk that looks like a magnet. The spinning disk wasn't what I thought it was. I could not believe how long it could spin for. It was like a coin spinning and spinning.

Tissue Paper Flower Artwork

Intensely painting my background, I patiently waited for my artwork to dry.

Creating each shape with the tissue paper, that was strewn across the classroom, I finally made each flower shapes.

Step by step, we glued each part of the flower onto our background.

Tissues were lying everywhere after I had finished painting my artwork with vibrant colors.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Shalom Art Alive, Melted Crayon Art Work

Art Alive is our topic for this term, so that means we learn about artists and everything about Art. “ Do you know anything about art? “ Well we just experienced a little bit about it yesterday, I mean we created art. . Creating art is fun!

To create our drippy art work, the first thing we did was to glue each crayon onto the cardboard we had been given. In the meantime, I painted the stencils. Trying to get my group to stop arguing about turns, I ignored them and kept on going with the work. “ Can I have a turn, Nah don’t give it to him Shalom “ Paula argued.

Melting the crayons on top of the canvas was the best part of the activity. Making the crayons drip, ( By using a hairdryer) we soon noticed that the crayons colors had hardened. The colors had mixed together to form blended colors..  

Melting crayons was my favorite bit of making the drippy artwork. It turned out well in the end and so colorful too.
It was fun.                                                 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Origami, Paper cups

These paper cups are made from origami. Origami is a japanese art. It mainly contains paper folding in it without using scissors to cut the shape. I can't believe people know how to make things with paper

We made some paper cuts that were useful to use if you had no cup. But it got soaked anyway. It was really cool discovering how to create things.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

What a day at The Blues Vs Sharks game

Have you ever been to a rugby game at EDEN PARK? Well I have, I mean me and my family  actually went to the Blues and Sharks game. It was my second time being to a rugby game because the other game I went to was the Crusaders and Blues.

As foot just stepped on board I squished my way through each little gap. The train was crowded with people everywhere. "Move Please"

Just before we got off the train at Kingsland I told my dad if we were almost there. " It's just across the road " My dad replied. Yes.

Finally we had got there, so we took a seat after searching for where we sit. Wow. If you had stepped inside Eden Park you would of been amazed.

As the game started I cheered GO THE BLUES!!! Screaming loudly, the crowd got wild for the blues. This was cool.

Every point was to make blues win. Who wouldn't like that team. LET'S GO BLUES LET'S GO!!!

At the end my team had lost by a 23 to 29. Just one more try and they would of won.

My favorite part of the game was when we cheered and cheered.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Don't Worry Be Happy

This is a movie that was made by Shalom, Paula, Leka and Tryone. The song in the video has a good message. Don't worry be happy is what it is about. I think that that is a good message for all of us.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A book I have been reading.

My best book of

The weather can affect our daily lives, so we are told what what it will be like in the time ahead of us. This is called weather forecasting. Weather forecasting is the same thing like what we see on 3 News.The study of weather is called meteorology, and the experts who does this are known as Meteorologists. Meteorologists uses tools such as a thermometer, anemometer, weather aeroplanes, and weather stations that can help them study the weather or you could say weather forecast.

Saturday, March 31, 2012



Xtramath is a really cool website to visit if you do not know your maths. It helps you know your maths fast and quick. If you have not been on it you should try xtramath out.

It has helped me with my basic facts and addition. Xtramath is now helping me learn subtraction. Who ever made xtramath is so cool because I can’t wait to be brainy.  

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sand Flea

This is a movie about a kid controlling this some kind of weird car. When I watched it I said " Wow" I thought it was impossible. Well I guess this kind of trick isn't.

I wonder how this kid does it. It is like this thing can jump over anything except Mount Everest. Cool Thing aye  .


What did I enjoy?

This term I really enjoyed Badminton. The reason why I liked Badminton is because I learnt new skills.

Things I did not enjoy?

I really did not like cross country. This is because I always get tired on the race.

What I learnt?

I learnt equivalent fractions. It was cool learning to do fractions.  I learnt how to share and write fractions.  I enjoyed working with materials as it helps me to understand them properly.

How do I feel about my term overall?

I feel very proud of myself for getting into Extension.  This class has helped me learn many exciting facts about Ireland.  I feel very happy and excited because it is the end of term.  

What did I find Interesting?

I found Maths Whizz interesting because it teaches me strategies.  It helps me to learn more with my maths.  

What could I have done better to help my learning?

I could have study more often at home or at school.    I think my goal can be to learn exciting things to help me in my work.   

De Bonos Thinking Hats

What did I enjoy?

This term I really enjoyed Badminton. The reason why I liked Badminton is because I learnt new skills.

Things I did not enjoy?

I really did not like cross country. This is because I always get tired on the race.

What I learnt?

I learnt equivalent fractions. It was cool learning to do fractions.  I learnt how to share and write fractions.  I enjoyed working with materials as it helps me to understand them properly.

How do I feel about my term overall?

I feel very proud of myself for getting into Extension.  This class has helped me learn many exciting facts about Ireland.  I feel very happy and excited because it is the end of term.  

What did I find Interesting?

I found Maths Whizz interesting because it teaches me strategies.  It helps me to learn more with my maths.  

What could I have done better to help my learning?

I could have study more often at home or at school.    I think my goal can be to learn exciting things to help me in my work.   

Trip to One tree hill in 2011

The sun shone on me as I walked towards One Tree Hill. “Really, do I have to climb that mountain?”. Finally, I managed to get to the top. Wow this is a beautiful view of Auckland.
Sliding back down the mountain felt like sliding into a enormous black hole. Scary!   

ROW (Rock Our World)

ROW (Rock our world, It was made in 2008) has a focus on poetry. This is our intro to it, a Haiku about Mrs Tele'a. Rock our world was made so that schools around the world can particapate to share their work with Rock our world. I think that is why. Carol Anne McGuire is actually the one who made up or say created this. It is a Global kind of thing.

And this a Haiku and how you actually how you create one.

First five syllables
Second seven syllables
Third five syllables

A Haiku has five syllables in the first sentence and seven in the second. For the last one it has five syllables. And that is what you call a Haiku.


Mrs Tele'a
A yellow watch hangs on her
And she’s a teacher

Chocolate is brown
Though it has sugar
I will never frown

Word Find

This is a word find I have done that Sosaia has made. It was not that tricky when I did it because he had easy words to find. That is how I did it.

Manukau Intistute of Technology

Manukau Intistute of Technology from SchoolTV on

This is a movie about what had happened when some of our year 6 students had gone to visit M.I.T University. Even though I am a Yr 5

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Amazing Mobius Strip

As the Mobius strip little film had finished we thought it was magic. We tried to do the experiment ourselves all together. Watching Miss King doing an example, I had the feeling that I could do that too. Wow! I was amazed by the Mobius strip but it looked complicated too.

As I twisted one half of my paper I taped it together. Cautiously drawing a line to my paper, I finally reached the end. After I had done all of  it I had a funny looking paper, I finally made a interesting circle. Even though the Mobius Strip looked so complicated, I was determined to finish it.

At the end it turned out to be a circle that was loopy. If only we had the chance to do lots, I could experiment more.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Warriors Vs Sea Eagles

  "Guess what happened during the cool weekends on Sunday night"? The Warriors played against the Manley Sea Eagles. It was an interesting game. "Let's go and see what happened"

Once the referee had blown the whistle for the game to start I shouted " GO THE WARRIORS " The game had started. "I hope it is a good first half".

"Manley has scored the first try of the game" Shouted the commentator. I really did not expect this to happen but any ways this is just the first half. The warriors will catch up.

" Hooray" I jumped go warriors. YES,YES, TRY!!!!!

It's the final phase and it is only 26-20. Pass the ball, Ohhhhhh. The Warriors have lost to the Manley Sea Eagles.

What a close match between two good teams. Hope Warriors win there other game.