Saturday, 5 December 2015

Career Week 2015!

This week in Room 7 we had a Career Week. Where each student chose 5 Careers that really appealed to them. Then out of that 5 they choose 1 Career that they really like. For Career Week I have chosen a Journalist. I hope that you will enjoy!


If I could describe my journey here at St Pius in one word it would be Unique. So here are all the different reasons why I say that it has been unique. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Season of Advent!

This is a video about the Season of Advent. I used the app called Stupeflix to create my movie. I hope that you will enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Year 7 & 8 Activity Days 2015!

This is a Animoto video of the Year 7 & 8 Activity Days, I hope that you will enjoy!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Basic Facts Prototec #2

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Today I improved in my time and I got 40/40 correct. Last time it took me 50 seconds and now it took me 48 seconds.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Basic Facts Prototec #1

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I have improved in my Basic Facts. Last time I got 39/40 now I have got 40/40. Next time I hope to improve in my time.

Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry

This is a presentation about Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry. 

Friday, 20 November 2015

SPX Events 2015!

This is a Animoto video of all the different events that have happened this year. I hope that you will enjoy!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

2015 Timeline!

This is a Timeline from 2015! There are different events from each term that are in this presentation. So I hope that you enjoy!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

St. Francis Borgia!

This presentation is about my Saint, St. Francis Borgia. I hope that you have enjoyed!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Recount: My Sailing Experience!

It was a very sunny day, with a clear blue sky. This was going to be the first day of our Activity Days and I was certain to make the most of it. Everyone was so excited. Lucky that there were only 10 people in this group, otherwise it would of never fit in the van. The first group had already had their turn and when we arrived they were their at the Yacht Club.

When we hopped out we were greeted from our other classmates. After our reunion the first group hopped into the van and waved goodbye. When they left we all got prepared. We were then greeted by our instructor Ruben. Everyone got their life jackets and red coats on and then we all walked down to the beach. There were at least six boats waiting down by the shore. Those were the sail boats. We all surrounded the blue boat and Ruben started explaining and showing us how to use the boat.

There were 2 parts in the boat to work. The steering and the sail. The steering was at the back of the boat, it will control where the boat will go. The sail was at the front of the boat. To position it you need to either pull or release the rope. Ruben showed us how to work the sail properly. Soon enough we were all partnered up and we were taking our boats out into the ocean. I was partnered up with Rachel. Catherine was with Lupe, Pepe was with Joshua and Patrick was with Misiotei. I was in the purple boat. When we got out into the water it was so hard mainly because of the sail. We then got stuck for a while but we eventually got out into the ocean.

It felt so great, sailing. I had completely underestimated it. I thought that it would be so tiring and boring. But really it was a great feeling when the boat was going fast. We finally caught up with the other boats and Ruben was in the motorboat, with Oscar and Ierei. Ruben told us where to go and we followed. Surprisingly no one had fell out of the boat yet. Rachel then had to swap with Ierei. Rachel hopped out and Ierei hopped in. It was harder with Ierei mainly because she hadn’t had much experience.

After a long ride in the water Ruben then told us to go back to the shore. I was disappointed at first but then happy because I was extremely hungry, thirsty and tired. When the boats were close enough to the shore we all hopped out of the boats and dived into the water. Everyone was so happy in the water. We then pulled the boats back to shore and started cleaning up. After cleaning up everyone got changed and we ate our lunch. Everyone was silent and just enjoyed their lunch. I was so exhausted but happy at the same time. So all I could say about that day was that it was a really great experience.

Cultural Festival 2015!

Here is a Powtoon presentation of the Cultural Festival 2015! I hope that you enjoy!

Friday, 13 November 2015

Spanish Greetings

In Room 7 we are learning to speak Spanish. So here is a video with 10 Spanish words that will help speak basic Spanish. We hope that you will enjoy!

Spanish Number From 1 - 10

This video shows my partner (Lupe) and I speaking the Spanish Numbers from 1 - 10. At first it was difficult, but we practiced it, it got better and better. We hope that you enjoy!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Recount: Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015!

The bus slowly came to a stop and everyone went quiet. “Now can everyone please leave the bus quietly and behave yourselves,” Mrs Middleton announced to everyone. So everyone made their way outside of the bus and walked to the Hoyts. When we arrived to Hoyts it wasn’t quite as packed as I thought that it would be. One class at a time everyone made their way into the Cinema and sat down. But the problem was that their wasn’t enough seats left for our school. So some students had to go to the top seats. I sat next to Pepe, Valensia and Mrs Mafu. Soon after everyone was settled down the lights went low and a man stood at the front of the Cinema. “Welcome everyone to the Manaiakalani Film Festival 2015!” He announced.

After his introduction the first video popped up. It was a Tamaki College student with information about the Film Festival. “The schools that are attending this year are St Pius X Catholic School, Ruapotaka School, Glenbrae School, Glen Innes Primary School, Panmure Bridge School, Pt England School, Saint Patrick’s School, Somerville School, Stonefields School, Tamaki College, Tamaki Primary and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori School.” The student stated, which were 12 schools altogether. “There were about 100 movies that were submitted this year and two-thirds of them are played during the day.” ‘Wow,’ I thought to myself. After her introduction the films finally started.

One by one the movies played. Some of them were better than others. But I had to admit some of those movies were quite good. Especially since these films were only made from Primary and Intermediate students. The last film to run was surprisingly Room 7’s movie, Faith, Hope and Love. Our movie was about our school song Faith, Hope and Love. Which was composed from Deja and her group last year. So when our movie came up I instantly felt so proud because the film was based on our school motto. After our film the Cinemas light brightened up and the cinema was once again filled with voices. So then one by one each school made their way out of the cinema.

We finally made it to the bus and everyone sat back down and chatting again. But I was too tired to even talk so I just sat and looked out of the window. Personally my favourite movies (besides Room 7’s movie) had to be ‘Stay Young’ by Pt England and ‘Rise Heroes’ by Tamaki College. But I was still overall very proud of our school and their films.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Religious Education: Communion of Saints

Reflection: Kiwi - Sport Week 2

We had Kiwi Sport today again. This lesson was my favourite lesson so far. Mainly because I had fun since the boys and the girls were split up. But we first started off with a passing drill. It was quite complicated though. We get into three lines, then 1 person from each line runs up and passes the ball. Then the second person rolls the ball on the ground and the third person picks it up and passes it back to the first person. Then it repeats again and again, but it has to be at full speed. Then the boys and girls split. We did the same thing that we did last week, but this week our Instructor Kate said that the girls did much better. I really enjoyed this weeks session and I can’t wait for next week!

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Reflection: Kiwi Sport - Touch

IMG_3112.JPGToday in the morning block we had our Kiwi Sport which is Touch. We had drills, like the Grid Game, the Amazing Race and Strike and Pass. The Grid Game it taught us how to work as a team and how to catch the ball. The Amazing Race it just helped us to work on our listening skills. The Strike and Pass game taught us how to pass the ball and how to defend a player. But also how to dummy the ball. At first I was nervous but then the games became a lot more fun once you got use to them.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Reflection: Writing Test

IMG_3096.JPG Today we had a big Writing Test. We had to write about a special family time and I wrote about something very special to me. During the test at first I felt very prepared and comfortable. But until the last bit in the test that was when I became nervous. I think that I got nervous because I thought that it might not be enough.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Recount: An Important Test

The papers were handed out and everyone wrote their names and information down. Mrs Tui started giving us instructions and tips of how to get through the test. But all I could hear was the rough sweeping of the broom from outside and tried to relax. I was just trying to get a clear head. But I couldn’t because my leg suddenly began to shake uncontrollably. I received my test and the test had clearly said to write in capitals, but I wrote in lower cases. I had made a mistake already and the test hadn’t even started!

“Make sure to look at the picture first,” Mrs Tui’s loud voice boomed through the air. In the inside I was just hoping to God to get at least more than half right. I had just seemed to calm down until Mrs Tui said, “I am expecting a 7 from you.” I nodded back and knew exactly what she meant, which was that she expected a Statine 7 from me.

“You have 4 minutes and your time starts now!” Mrs Tui announced. Everyone got their heads down and some just seemed to stare at corners in the class room. My hand seemed to zoom through the pages. Less than an hour later and the test was over. It was over before I even knew it. Everyone finally got to talk and the voices filled the air of the classroom. Again I sat there in silence and was just relieved that the tests were finally over. But then I have the Writing tests to worry about. ‘Great,’ I thought to myself.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Memorable Time: A Tragic Bike Accident

It was a cloudy but windy afternoon and my Dad had just dropped my sister and I off to my Aunt’s house. “Do you have to go to training?” I asked my Dad. “Yes, I have to!” He replied. I sighed heavily and jumped out of the car. “Stay inside the house,” he strictly warned us. “Mm-hm,” the same thing that I always replied. “Bye,” he said and he starting driving off. So I just waved back and watched his small black car fade into the distance.

While I was approaching the front door I noticed something purple out of the corner of my eye. ‘A bike?’ I thought to myself. I gazed at it for a second and had a thought of riding it. This made me excited, but that excitement quickly faded when my Father’s words appeared back into my head. I heavily sighed again and walked inside the house and sat down. I then heard the familiar voices of my older cousins, so in some way it made it less boring.

I tried to get the thought of the purple bike out of my head, but I couldn’t. So I snuck out quietly and saw the purple bike in the same position that I had first found it. To me it had the words ‘ride me’ written on it. So I jumped on it and rode down the driveway. I felt so free and ‘grown’ up, even though I was only like 7 years-old. I made the choice to go to the top of the hill and ride back down, bad choice.

I started riding down the hill, thinking that it was the best feeling in the world. But suddenly out of nowhere I then saw that there was a lady walking up the hill. The first thing that I thought of was that I would crash into her. So then the logical thing to do would be to hit the brakes, right? Wrong, my 7 year-old brain told me to jump off the bike. So that’s what I did, unluckily for me I landed face first on the concrete.

“Are you ok?” She asked me. But I didn’t need to answer that question because of the state that my face was in. “Where do you live?” She said worriedly and I pointed to my Aunt’s house. We arrived there and my Aunt opened up the door. But she was greeted with a random lady and a niece with a bloody face.

She rushed me to the couch and I sat down with my other cousins surrounding me. “Get the clothe, get the first aid-kit!” My Aunt screamed. My other cousins standing there with shocked faces. “Hello, Sonny? I heard my older cousin say on the phone. ‘Uh-oh’ I thought to myself, ‘I’m in big trouble.’ But for me it was the first time that I had ever had a bloody nose, so in some way I tried to see the bright side of it but couldn’t. Minutes later my father drove down the driveway like a crazy person and rushed through the door.

I looked at him and he looked at me with a horrific expression on his face. He took me inside the car and he drove off to the doctors in silence. The doctors took a look at me and said something along the lines of, “ok it looks like she will have to go to the Starship Hospital.” But first my Dad bought some medication for me at the Pharmacy.

During that whole time he hadn’t even said a word to me, so I knew what that meant. “Dad, I am so so sorry for not listening to you.” I said remorsely. “You didn’t listen to me, now look what has happened to you.” He replied.

I regretted picking up that bike and felt like a wall of disappointment had just hit me right in the face. After going to the Starship Hospital I cleaned up and went to sleep. But this was something that was really hard for me to do because I just kept thinking ‘if the bike was never there, this would of had never happened.’ But I knew deep down that the bike wasn’t the enemy in this situation. ‘What’s wrong with you Alecia?’ I kept repeating to myself in my head.

For me even though this wasn’t the saddest event that I had ever experience, it sure did scar me for a long time. I just remembered going to school with people giving me funny looks, which was really hard for me because I knew why. This was a sad event because firstly I was in a lot of pain. Secondly because my face was messed. Thirdly and most importantly I disobeyed my Father’s rules and so he was really disappointed in me.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Holiday Recount: An Exciting Day!

The Cinema went dark and everyone went silent. I was filled with excitement and couldn’t wait for the movie to start. Yes, as you have guessed I was at the movies! I went to the movies with my family plus my little cousin. For me it was a perfect Saturday afternoon to watch a movie. We went to the movies because my parents decided to spend some time together as a family.

Firstly before we go to Hoyts, as usual we had to go to Pak’n’Save to grab lollies and drinks. I ran around the shop wildly trying to find the perfect lolly. I finally came to the lolly aisle and I saw rows and rows of mouthwatering Candy. I finally came to a decision, which were Pods. But now that I think about I probably should of chose a healthier choice.

Following on we then headed off to Hoyts. We were watching the new movie called Pan. It was based on the Classic Disney Movie Peter Pan. I have always loved Peter Pan, so I was sure that I would enjoy this movie.

When we arrived I saw crowds of people lining up with excited faces. But I also smelt the buttery Popcorn that made my mouth water. Finally after the long waiting in line, we got our Popcorn and Tickets and were finally able to go into the Cinema. I was then finally able to sit and feel the comfortable seats, finally able to relax.

In the movie there were magical creatures and interesting characters. Which was what made me love the movie even more. I really enjoyed myself during the movie because I got to get treated with my favourite treats (Popcorn and Pods). I also really enjoyed the movie because it was very adventurous, but there were also some funny parts as well.

There were also some twists in the movie which made it even more interesting. Later after the movie my family and I tried to leave the Cinema. But all I saw were crowds of people blocking our way. At the same time I could still smell the deliciousness of the buttery popcorn. We finally left Sylvia Park, got in the car and drove back home.

After that fun experience I felt really really happy, because I got to eat my favourite treats and watch a fantastic movie with my family.

Friday, 18 September 2015

The Sausage Sizzle

Grandparents Mass, Speech Competition and Sausage Sizzle. Which is everything that has happened today. It was such a busy day. But if I could choose my highlight then it would be the Sausage Sizzle. We had the Sausage Sizzle after the Speech Competition (which I was in.) We had the Sausage Sizzle to fundraised for the Year 7 & 8 Activity Days.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Sacrament Strand: What Reminds Me Of God?

My Learn: To find some sign in nature or situation in our everyday life that  helps you know something about God.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Maths Learning for Today

Today for Maths we learnt how to use a quick strategy to figure out our Percentage Equations.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The Groups of Sacrament - Activity #2

Learn: I can explain the purpose of the 3 different groups of sacrament.
I can name the 3 groups and the Sacraments under each group.

The Sacraments enable people to become full members of the Church, committed to Christ and the carrying on his mission in the world as sons and daughters of God - whanau a Te Atua
These Sacraments consecrate people for the important roles of service in the life of the community.
These Sacraments enable people to meet the Risen Christ bringing them healing - hohou rongo in mind, body and soul.
The Sacraments enable people to become full members of the Church, committed to Christ and the carrying on his mission in the world as sons and daughters of God - whanau a Te Atua
These Sacraments consecrate people for the important roles of service in the life of the community.
These Sacraments enable people to meet the Risen Christ bringing them healing - hohou rongo in mind, body and soul.

The Groups of Sacrament - Activity #1

Friday, 28 August 2015

St Pius X Cross Country!

 We made our way across the road to the Seventh Day Adventist church in our houses. Tui’s, Gecko’s, Kea’s and Kiwi’s. I was in Tui’s with Jane, Frank, Justin, Valensia, Pepe and my sister Sonya. They were all classmates of mine. When we made it their we all sat down. When we were settled Mr Slade finally said with excitement, “Welcome everyone to St Pius X’s Cross Country for 2015!”

I could not contain my excitement! I was very excitement for this years Cross Country mainly because of the route that we were running. There were my Aunty’s family and my Grandpa. Tui’s were red so we wore the colour red. While Gecko’s were green, Kiwi’s were yellow and Kea’s were blue. Each house would get house would get points for organisation and sportsmanship. We would also get points for the best chant and who would come first, second, third, fourth and fifth.

The first group were the Rm’s 1 and 4. Then it would be Year 7 and 8. I was in Year 7 so I was up next. We got our kids organised and they went to the start line. “Bang!” Went the 2 blocks and they headed off. They left and then Mr Slade asked the Year 7 and 8’s to come forward. With my heart pounding out of my chest I stepped up to the start/finish line. “1, 2, 3 GO!” Mrs Tui shouted and we were off I knew that I shouldn’t run too fast otherwise halfway through the race I would be way too tired. So instead I kept a steady past.

We were halfway through the first round and there were only a few people in front of me. I was going for my second round when I heard a familiar voice. I looked around and then there I saw him. My Dad was standing right there cheering me on. At that moment I was very happy because I thought that my father was not going to come. But I guess that he had a chance to come.

I was so excited that it gave me a boost and I was able to go a little bit faster. During my second round I just thought of how proud that I am. But before I knew I was nearly finish
with my second round and going onto my third round. During my third round I was getting a little unstable but was hanging in there. When going down hill I just ran the whole way and eventually I was nearly at the finish line.

When I made it their I was so relieved and proud of myself! It is because I completed the track and nearly jogged the whole way. When I went to Mrs Williams I found out that I came first out of the Year 7 girls! I was so proud of myself and that just made me jump up and down feeling proud. My Dad came up and hugged me. I told him that I came first and he told me how proud he was of me.

Then after that the race was nearly over and everyone just sat down and relaxed. But it wasn’t over yet cause we still had our chant battle left. So how it went was that Mr Slade was thinking of a number between 1 - 20. Which ever house guess the number closes to Mr Slade’s number then they will go first. Then they will pick the next house to go. So kiwi’s went first, I really liked their chant and everyone clapped and cheered.

But next they picked us I was very nervous. We practiced very hard to get it right. When we started I felt myself becoming more confident and didn’t feel nervous anymore. Our chant was over and everyone just clapped and clapped. We then chose the Gecko’s to go next. Then the Kea’s, it was up to the parents to choose who had the best chant.

When they finished voting Mr Coakley rallied up the votes. I was so nervous because I really wanted us to win. The suspense was killing me and I just couldn't wait any longer! He announced it and eventually... Tui’s won the chant battle!! We were so happy and over the moon with happiness. It was the Tui’s who came first, second the Kiwi’s, Third Kea’s and Fourth Gecko’s.

But the house that won the whole thing was the house that had the most points. Eventually that was Kiwi’s! Our buddy house. We were very happy for them. After this the race was over and everyone packed up. Then everyone went to their classes and relaxed.

After that race I felt so tired and sore but very joyful as well! Tired obviously because of the race. I was sore because of all the practise that we had. I was very joyful because all the hard work payed off. My highlight was when I crossed the finish line. This is because I knew that I had accomplished the race and that I had made my Dad proud.
Now I can’t wait for next year!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Kelly Tarltons Interest: Movenote

This is a short movenote video about the picture that interests, me the most. So I hope that you will enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Kelly Tarltons Experience Video

This video is about my experience that I had at Kelly Tarltons. So I hope that you will enjoy!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Recount: St Pius X Feast Day!

I go to St Pius X Catholic School so our Patron Saint is St Pius X. And his feast day is on the 21st of August every year and that was last Friday. So our school celebrates this by having an extra special mass and a cake after that. So that was exactly what we did on friday.

Everything was ready and the mass started, I had a very special part in the mass. I got to tell people about the Life of Saint Pius with my classmate Joshua. I have to say this was a very beautiful mass that was lead by Room 5. When the Mass finished we all packed up and we had to get the cake set up. While we were doing this the rest of the classes were doing rounds around the court just to stretch out a little bit more.

So we set up everything and as a tradition we would always get the youngest and oldest student of St Pius X to cut the cake together. And this year it was Osca a Year 8 in Room 7 and Ana-Seiko a Year 0 in Room 1. When all the chairs were set up and the cake was set up everyone took a seat and Mrs Tui said a few words.

We then got straight into it, they cut the cake and everyone cheered and clapped with joy and happiness. I and a few other girls in Room 7 served the delicious banana cake to everyone and then had a slice for ourselves and the teachers after. I have to say the baker always gets it just right every year. It was very delicious especially the icing! We then cleaned up and after that everyone left to their own classes to carry on their learning.

After this I felt really happy because it was the St Pius X Feast Day and everyone was happy as well. My highlight was eating the Banana Cake because it was delicious and everyone was very happy and it just felt special. Now I can’t wait for next year!

Acrostic Poem: Saint Pius X

S - Showed, he showed love by allowing children to receive Holy Communion at a young age.

A - August, St. Pius died on August the 20th, 1914 with a big heart to everyone.

I - Ignore, he would never ignore a person in need, he even said, I would gladly give my life to save my poor children from this horrible suffering.

N - Never, he never neglected the thought that God wanted him to become a priest.

T - Trustworthy, St. Pius was very trustworthy.

P - Poor, St. Pius said these words, I was born poor, I lived poor, and I wish to die poor.

I - Innocent, St. Pius was a very innocent person.

U - Used, he used everything that he had to give away to the poor.

S - Spiritual, St. Pius cared about every single person's spiritual needs.

X - Tenth, he was the tenth and one of the greatest Popes of all time.

Recount: The Revolution Group!

While everyone gathered into the hall I looked around and saw speakers and a mac computer. There were also people standing there. But 2 were standing there at the door exchanging high fives and making us feel very welcome. Finally after all the hassle of everyone settling down they introduced themselves. They were the Revolution Group. They were at our school to talk about anti-bullying.

They were also going to sing and dance. There were 2 people speaking a girl and a boy. Then moved onto their Dance group. I instantly knew that it was going to be a great show because the beginning was great and welcoming. They then moved onto singing. A boy who was playing a guitar and a girl who was singing. She was singing, ‘I know i’m not the only one,’ by Sam Smith. Also ‘thinking out loud,’ by Ed Sheeran.

2 of my favourite songs. Then at that moment I was very entertained. Then after this was the serious bit. A woman came up and started talking about her experience with bullying. She said that there were 3 things that we can do to prevent bullying. Step 1 was that we should get help. There are a lot of people out there that we can get for help. Step number 2 was to say i’m sorry. Those 2 words are one of the most strongest words. Step 3 was that if we ever see someone getting bullied, then we should get 3 or more friends and ask that person if they want to have lunch with us.

This is because it can make the person feel alright and that he is included and not excluded. I thought that these were very important and steps to do when someone is getting bullied. After this we had a dance competition and some people got some free stuff. Like lollies and tickets. After they left we all went back to class,

After this experience I felt fortunate. This is because lucky enough I am not a person who gets bullied. My highlight was when the woman were telling us how we can help bullying. This is because it helped me to do something about bullying.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Recount: My First Experience at Kelly Taltons!

We walked through the door and we all stepped down the stairs and all lined up. There was a very excited vibe around the room and everyone stared in amazement. The lady said a few instructions and rules, but then said, “but other than that, Welcome to Kelly Tarltons!” So yes, as you have guessed today we went to Kelly Tarltons.

I really wished that the trip would of had been on Friday to put the cherry on the top of the cake for the week. But tomorrow is the St. Pius Feast Day so we decided to have it on Thursday.

When we finally got inside, our first experience was a place called Scott’s Hut. This was a Hut that a man called Scott lived in. It was based in Antarctica and everything in the prototype hut was exactly the same, as the hut in Antarctica.

After that was the photo experience, the white out, the Antarctic ice Adventure. Which was when you put your hand into extremely cold ice for 30 seconds. After that my hand was very numb for like 5 minutes. It was one of the coldest experiences that I have ever had. I also really liked the photo experience because the whole class was in the photo.

So that was pretty cool, we then moved onto the Penguins. I was so, so excited for this, it was because this was going to be the first time seeing a real live penguin. I have to say the penguins were so cute! They would just stare at you, walk around or swim around. They were one of my favourites.

Then was Scott’s Base and the NIWA Southern Oceans. Which was something that we have been reading about in class, so we could relate to it. We then made it to the Shipwreck Shores Play Zone which is basically the Cafeteria. This is where we had morning tea. Since we were underground we saw the waves come and flash up against the wall from the outside, while we were eating.

We then got to watch a Stingray Bay. Which was where the Stingray and Hapuka lived. Hapuka is a type of Fish. After morning tea a lady came out and went in the water with the Stingray, she then fed the Stingray, but at the same time she talked to us about the Stingrays. She told us important information about the Stingrays, like their predators were sharks and orcas, all Stingrays are females and they are very shy.

This was one of my favourite experiences at Kelly Tarltons because we got to learn and at the same time watch the Stingrays. We then moved onto my favourite, favourite part of the trip. Which was the Shark Zone and the Shipwreck Discovery. Which was a little escalator that goes around in a shape of a hourglass. But it goes through a tunnel and we get to see all kinds of fish there. Like crabs, fish, sharks and sea turtles! There was a Sand Tiger Shark, School Shark, Wobbegong Shark and a Broadnose Sevengill Shark.

I went around 3 times and got to read the Facts and see the Sea Turtles. Which was pretty cool. We then moved onto the Seahorse Kingdom. The Seahorse Kingdom was very dark inside, but still an amazing experience. This is because their were 2 different kind of seahorses there. A Spiny Seadragon and a Big Bellied Seahorse. They were amazing species and I would definitely come back again just to see them again.

We then got to go to our class lesson. Which basically was talking about all the things that we have experience at Kelly Tarltons. Our educator talked about Sea Turtles, Common Clownfish and Pollution too. She said that throwing rubbish into the ocean will just be killing the fish even more! Which really made me realise how much we need to look after our environment. We also got to touch some artifacts that were, a shark jaw, Shark Skin, a dried Seahorse and the place where Baby Sharks live also known as ‘Mermaid’s Purse.’ After our Class lesson we all walked out and unfortunately that was our last experience at Kelly Tarltons for the day.

So we all ended up on the other side of where we entered from so we headed to our buses and headed back to school. On my way back to school I just thought about everything that happened today and just recapped about it. But again we all had to squash in the bus, again.

Today I felt really happy and educated because kelly Tarltons really made me fall in love with the Sea and Sea Creatures also because it gave us facts and information about the Sea Creatures. My highlight of the day was the Shark Zone and the Shipwreck Discovery. This is because this is the part that mostly made me fall in love with the Ocean.

So know I can’t wait for the next time that I get to go to Kelly Tarltons!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Language to Go: Week 4

Find 3 Examples
Antisocial, Antidote,  Antibullying
Automatic, Automobile, Autodynamic
Bicycle, Bimonthly, Biweekly
Cohesive, Coordinate, Cooperate

Come Visit Me At Home!!

This presentation is about a fish that I have chosen to explain about. Then during this presentation you can guess what fish that I have chosen. I have also explained about the fishes habitat so that is why it is called, Come Visit Me At Home! Hope that you will enjoy!!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Expressive Writing: Shark Finning

Sean saved a lot of sharks. He stopped shark finning by putting a law out there. Shark finning is when you cut the fin of a shark and then just dump the body back in the ocean. Then people just leave the sharks to die and suffocate. Sean was able to ban Shark finning in his home state. He did it because he has watched Shark Week since he was 3 years-old.
What I think Sean was doing was something very caring and thoughtful. This is because he is thinking about the sharks and their lives and how it can affect their species. If I was talking to Sean then I would say thank you for saving the Sharks and stopping Shark Finning.

But now I want to know why were people killing the sharks? What did they need with the fins and the bodies?
This is the link to: Sean's Shark Week

Friday, 7 August 2015

Recount: The Netball Tournament!

We were practically jogging to the school. My sister said that we were “late”. She has always had a weakness for being late. We finally made it to school and since all the other girls were ready we quickly got changed as well. I rushed as fast as I could so that I was in time.

We all gathered outside of Room 7 and Mrs Tui put me into a group with Rosrine and Faleaka. Who were 2 very close friends to me. But I was sort of not sad because we were having technology which is usually on a Tuesday. There were 2 teams, the Year 8 team and the Year 7 team

Then Pola asked us all to just go onto Court 1 and then just practise some drills. While Mrs Middleton went to go get our draw. When she came back it turns out that the Year 7’s first game was at 9.30 at Court 14.

“When it hit 9.30 both captains from each team had to play rock, paper, scissors and whoever won had to choose either the ball or the goal.

We got the right goal. For this game we were versing Glendowie and I was playing as GK (Goal Keep) and GD (Goal Defence.)  During the game I was doing my very best to play as these positions because I haven’t played as this in a while. Sadly we lost but I didn’t mind because it was only our first game.

Then our next games were Parnell and a few other teams that I can not remember unfortunately. After our 4 games we had won 1 game, 1 draw and 2 loses. So we just watched the Year 8’s play, they were versing Parnell. During their game I was screaming my lungs out. Trying to encourage them. They played really well, getting their goals and a lot of interceptions as well!

After our games were finished we all walked to the cars and there we all agreed on buying a $1 Frozen Coke from McDonald’s for everyone! But first of all we changed into our school uniforms and waited for Rosrine’s Mom to arrive. She was running a bit late so we had to wait.

When we finally arrived at school all the girls headed into Room 7 and was just buzzing at how fun and exciting the day was. So Mrs Tui quickly informed us about the game later on that night. Which made me want to just collapse on the floor right there and then. This was because I was already tired enough!

My highlight of that day was being able to play against Parnell because they were really fun to play against.
That day I also felt exhausted and happy.

I was exhausted obviously because I had been running around all day. Secondly I was very happy because I got the chance to be a part of a tournament playing one of my favourite sports.
Now I can’t wait for the next tournament to come up next!