Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My grandparents

Last week my grandparents have traveled across the world from the United Kingdom. They arrived in New Zealand at eight o’clock in the morning. There flight was twenty four hours from London to Los Angeles and straight to New Zealand.

My grandparents names are Philip and Jen but I call them “Nany and Grampys”. Me and my sister, brother and my Dad left to the airport at seven thirty in the morning but it was delayed for half an hour. Seeing my grandparents go thru the door I didn't really recognize them and it was the same for them they only notest my dad,The last time I seen them was two years ago so I was happy to see them.

The activities we have done with my grandparents was going to Waiwera hot pools, and this Saturday we are going all the way down to the Coromandel to hot water beach. I am really happy that here for the next two weeks.

Monday, March 23, 2015

traveling around polyfest

The one highlight for Polyfest would be traveling around Polyfest. Traveling around Polyfest I think was my favorite activity, Because it was fun seeing all the stores and some of the performers. Me and my friend Hiwarau were asking some of the performers what cultures their performing in.

I was also fun talking to other schools and seeing some older Point Englanders that have gone to college.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


Kia Ora, talofa lava, malo e lelei, faakalofa lahi atu, kia orana, bula vinaka, namaste and greetings!!  It’s Pasifika week in Aotearoa, this means it’s a week long celebration of all things Pacific.  This includes the birthday dance we had with Mrs Tele’a!  Part of the celebration is the Polyfest!  This Thursday we are planning to travel to Manukau to take part in some workshops and then visit stages.  The two stages we will be visiting will be the Maori and Diversity stages.  Did you know that this event - the Polyfest celebrates 40 years since it’s beginning?  Awesome isn’t it!

I think the young people and their Whanau participate in this event, because there are lots of people that have friends that enjoy and have fun at these events, and it is a good way to participate and interact with others. And show their skills.

Things that I think that the performers have to do to become fit and prepared for the event. What I think they need to do to become ready for polyfest is eat healthy, run (to build stamina) and practice every day.

How this event promotes the different cultures. I think this event promotes other cultures because if you are wanting to dance in the Tongan group you don't need to be Tongan to join so it is multicultural. And there will be a mix of different cultures in the group.

I am looking forward to the Polyfest because I really enjoy events such as Pacifica, and also looking forward to the school trip to Polyfest.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dictation Practise

Once again, pig and wolf came face to face and things aren't looking too good for the pigs. Who will protect the emperor? Is there anyone who will answer his high pitched squeal for help? Anyone at all? Better bang that gong, ping pong!

I am Oinky No-Ho. Adviser to the great emperor Ping Pong, and priest of the monastery of Wu-Da-Ling. I am hear to tell you of the kung-fu pigs, and of how they fought to defend our lands against that most evil trader, the Crimson in Trotter (He who keeps the company of wolves). In this tail you will learn of bandits and our foul play. Of magic swords and evil spells. And so, honorable stranger, let us begin...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Visual Mihi

This is a visual Mihi, Me in the middle and in the top left hand corner is a flag of New Zealand, on the right of that is the one and only Mormon temple of New Zealand. In the bottom left corner is a drawing of a rugby ball because I enjoy playing rugby and playing X-Box.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Conference with students in Hawaii

Today our school had a conference with two other schools in Hawaii. Our purpose was to find out about schools in Hawaii and how they do things that relate to our school in New Zealand.

The two schools that we video called was Kea’au Elementary and Nanakuli Elementary. We conferenced and shared information about our schools. We also taught them how to farewell people in Māori.

The twelve schools in Manaiakalani cluster like Pt England, Tamaki Primary, St Pius X, Glenbrae School, Tamaki College (here are some more that I can't be bother to write down >>>CLICK<<<) are soo lucky because on the 24th of March the Hokulea Crew are going to be sailing to the shores of the Tamaki river, and your school are going to be welcoming them with a chant and a Māori Waiata that the Manaiakalani school have hopefully learnt.

What I found interesting about the video conference is that lots of there nationality are Asian.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

My test writing

One thing that I can think of is a trip to the Coromandel in Waikato.

My family of five decided to go on a journey away from Auckland. “We haven't ever gone on an outing to the Coromandel” my siblings said in a nagging tone my Dad said back in a powering tone “I’ll think about it” when he said that we all thought that the answer was no. But about five minutes after my uncle arrived because my Dad had texted him to find out if he wanted to come with our family outing.

My Dad yelled out get your swimming togs ready I didn't really know what else he said because I too busy running to my room. Me and my brother where the first to get off the game it almost looked like we were racing down the hall but we were just excited. “Brandonnn” my sister whined “what do you want Keyana?” “can you help me find my toggs?” “there right there on the ground” “oh thanks”.

It took awhile for all of us to get the food and accessories ready it was only 10am. Once almost all of us were ready because my sister was still putting her togs on, the car was oiled and the petrol was topped up, the last thing my dad almost forgot to check was the tide and weather, which the tables were turned and it was raining in Waikato and the tide was low, oh well we’ll have to go tomorrow “oww” we said sadly.

The following day we had everything ready from the day before and we even checked the tides and weather and all was good. “Karakia before we leave” Dad said which he done. In the car we were playing a game called cricket which is when you see a white car and then your turn begins in till you see two red cars and how much cars you counted was how much points you get.

Finally we arrived I can't really tell you what happened on the ride there because I fell asleep. We first brought some shovels to dig holes in the sand because there is natural hot water from under the sand.
It was a relaxing time but very hot I burnt myself twice because it was to hot. But thankfully there was a cold ocean in front of us so we could cool of. The time turnt 5 o'clock and that was the time we had to go sadly but thankfully because I was very tired.