Friday, December 9, 2011

Senior school Prize giving

Last night was our Senior school prize giving. I was feeling really nervous because I was going to get a certificate. I was only nervous because there were heaps of parents and also former Point England students. My award for the night was coming to school everyday which is 100% attendance. When I was walking up I was already sweating because it was so hot. As I shook Ms Teleso’s hand I can feel sweat running down my head that’s how nervous I was feeling. But then all of a sudden I wasn’t because Etta joined me in the cue.
My parents were really proud of me so they are going to reward me some other day.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Year 7&8 social

On Thursday night our school prefects prepared a social for us in our school hall. The cost of our social was $10. At our social there were prizes for the best dress and the best dancer of the night. It started at 7:00 and finished at 9:30 but a bit later because everyone were so hyped that they wanted the prefects to play one last song.
During the night most of us year 8’s took loads of photos so that we can keep them for memories since this is our last year. I reckon that we should have another social but with the year 8’s only. One of the things that I liked about this social is how everyone just walked in through the doors glowing. Another thing I really enjoyed was eating sausages and eating desert.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Manaiakalani Film Festival 2011

“Ya” I shouted out loud as we were getting ready to head for the buses.

Last Wednesday our whole school were transported one by one by bus to Sylvia Parks Hoyt's to watch the Manaiakalani film festival movies for 2011.
When we arrived all of the classes that were in the bus I was in all rushed outside very excited and couldn't’t wait to enter Sylvia Park. I was laughing really loudly because I was just so excited. Finally we entered the Extreme Cinemas it was so dark that I could hardly see where I was going.
I was sitting right at the back on the Lazy Boy chairs I felt really comfortable because when the introduction of the movies came up it looked really good because I felt like I was in the middle of the cinema.

My favorite movie that I really enjoyed was Tamaki College’s Rugby girls movie. The reason why I really liked it was because I liked how they made all there tackles and they never even missed one.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Taonga Team

This Term all of Team 5 swapped Taonga Time groups. Last Term I was with Mr Jacobsen and this term I’m with Mrs Telea. I was really looking froward to go to Mrs Telea’s group because she told us from the begining when we first started Taonga time she told us that it would be heaps of fun in her class because we will be able to do filming on our own with our own little group.

Last Week Mrs Telea gave us a Fairy Tale to do, my group did Godilocks and the three little bears. At first I was confused because I forgot all about what that fairytale was about.
In my group was Me Athena, Nathaniel, Annexe and Richard. It was so funny when we were filming because Richard was the big Papa Bear I was Mamma bear Annexe was Godilocks and Nathaniel was camera man and also director.

We went to film our movie inside our school library and we also used the outside field.
When all the groups finished filming we all came back to the ICT room to show our movies.
When it came to our groups movie I was totally sure that the teacher wouldn’t like it because we didn’t really do that much talking and we also didn’t do different angle shot’s.

Friday, November 4, 2011

(Our planet experience using balloons)

I was really looking forward to do the experience that we were doing yesterday. I couldn’t wait to find out more information about our solar system.

Yesterday our class attempted to do a planet experience with balloons outside, but unfortunately it started raining so we just did our experience inside our classroom.

From the experience I found out that everything in our solar system orbits (moves around) in the same direction. During this experience 10 kids from my class were chosen to blow up balloons. These balloons that they were blowing up were our planets so it was pretty cool because we acted the balloons like the planet’s, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the Dwarf planet Pluto.

Sharon had the yellow balloon so she had to stand in the center because the center is where the sun sits in our solar system. Second came Mercury, because Mercury is the closest to the sun it doesn’t mean that it is the hottest . Mercury is actually the fastest moving planet. Second came Venus . If you compare Venus and Earth they are almost the same size. Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system.

Third was Earth, I learnt lots about our earth, Earth isn’t the hottest or the fastest moving planet, I mean this by it moves around slowly so that how I know that it is actually perfect. The reason why people live on earth is because there is air and we can actually breathe in oxygen.

When we finished learning info about Earth we then moved on to Mars. The planet Mars is known as the red planet because of it’s colour. The planet looks like a little rock that has just come flying out of a volcano.

The fifth planet we learnt about was the biggest planet which is called Jupiter. The only thing I like about Jupiter is the colour, It has a light creamy colour.
Our next ballooned planet was Saturn. In our solar system Saturn is known as the only planet with rings around it, The rings are made out of ice.
The planet we last of all spoke all about was the planet Pluto.
The information that I know about Pluto is that in 2006 it was downgraded to a dwarf planet because scientists said that it was too small to be a planet. I reckon Pluto looks a bit like the moon. In our experience Kamire was holding up Pluto.

The experience we had I think should of had a moon because the moon is also in our solar system. Our moon for real it does not have light it is actually our sun that reflects it’s light onto the moon so that the moon can shine when it’s night time.

So from learning about the moon the sun and the planets I’ve known that the sun must be like the most important thing that is out their because if we had no sun our earth will just be cold like Pluto is now and we’ll have nothing to keep us warm, We also might not see anything. I think that if we had no sun on this earth then no one will know when it’s night or daytime.

I really enjoyed this experience but at times it got boring because some people were just making lots of noise.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Facts about our Solar System

In 2006 Pluto was downgraded but now there are four dwarf planets in the solar system.

I was really shocked when I found out that our sun wasn’t that big and that there are other stars which are much bigger than the sun. Some people call the sun the star. That’s why in lots of sayings people and many scientists say that the sun is the closest star to earth. The sun’s surface is called the photosphere. The temperature of the photosphere is about 10,000 Fahrenheit. Did you know that the sun is made out of 92% hydrogen, 7% helium and the rest is other low number gasses.

The moon does not give off light of its own. It is the sun that gives light to the moon. The moon reflects the suns light.

Falealupo in Samoa is the last place in the whole world to see the sunset which I think is pretty cool.

Other interesting facts:
Pluto is about the same age as the Sun which is about 4.5 billion years old.
The clouds of Venus is filled with sulfuric acid.
Venus has mountains that are higher than Earth.One of the mountains names are Maat Mons which is more than 5 miles high.
Scientists have found out that Venus is the brightest planet viewed from Earth.The reason why they know this is because the planet rotates from East to West. The only other planet that does this is Uranus.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Holiday Highlight

Holiday highlight

Wow it was that time again it was the end of term 3 already and we were all off for our two week holiday.

My holiday highlight was the last day which was yesterday even though I had two weeks of holiday I really didn’t do anything at all because it was so boring for the first . The only part I liked for the first week was when it was my birthday.

I really liked yesterday because I went with our church youth to Okahu bay and we played sports like volley and touch. It was so cool and it was really funny.
Apart from all that there was also something else that I really enjoyed. It was our church General Conference which was held at the Lunn Ave LDS chapel.

The conference was so long that it took 6 hours it had started at 9:00am all the way through to 2:00pm. This conference was for everyone in the whole world who were Mormons.
At this conference our leading Prophet and his first and second counsellors spoke to us for at least one and a half hours . There were also some other people like our young women and young men’s leaders.

My favourite talk was when it was our Prophet talking our prophets name is Prophet Thomas s. Monsen he is really funny and he told us lots of amazing things about him that has happened in his life and he also shared with us and the rest of the mormons the great blessings that he had received when he first became a member of the church.

The funniest story he told us was when he was a little boy his older brother took the washing to the Laundry when he had left Thomas s. Monsen just remembered about his five dollars that he had left in the back pocket of his jeans that he wore. So he prayed about his five dollars that his heavenly father can keep it safe. Everyone all started laughing when he said that. I started thinking to myself and thought that his five dollars might get all soggy and rip apart.
But when he heard his brother came back with the washing he sprinted down stairs to go look for his jeans and wow I couldn’t beleive it he had found his five dollars just sitting in the pocket.

When he told us I was totally amazed and now I know that for sure blessings are true and they can happen whenever or wherever.
At end of the conference I went home so tired and sleepy so when I got home I fell into a deep sleep.