Month: August 2022

Persuasive Speech – Why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination

Task Description: Over the couple four weeks my literacy class (and the other literacy classes) have been learning about persuasive writing/speeches. We first started by making an ad. Soon after that we chose a topic and then made a persuasive speech about it. My topic was “Why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination”. My writing is below this task description. Today I shared my speech with my literacy class. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Writing: Do you want to feel the aloha spirit? Come visit Hawaii. Surfing was invented in Hawaii. The people treat tourists kindly and you can really feel the “aloha” spirit. In my essay I will be stating why Hawaii should be your number 1 travel destination. I will also be sharing Hawaii’s amazing food, their lovely culture, and beautiful nature. 

Hawaii has many fresh fruits that I bet you’ve never had. They have freshly squeezed pineapple juice that I definitely recommend, you might have it every meal of the day. Shaved Ice is one of the many things that you should absolutely try. It’s really good for those hot days. Hawaii has a lot more treats than this. One of my personal favourites is the Mauna Loa Chocolate.

They have a wonderful culture. The Luau is a traditional party or feast that everyone always enjoys. They will usually greet you with a lei which is a symbol for love and for warm greetings. They also have very interesting curses and legends that may fascinate you.  

LEGEND/CURSE: Pele is a Hawaiian goddess who controls fire and volcanoes. She curses and punishes thieves. People who steal from her, they take sand, rocks, shells, anything that is natural from Hawaii. She will punish you by making everyday life difficult. 

Hawaii is home to the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Their native flower is the Yellow Hibiscus which you can only find in Hawaii. They have many beaches with a variety of sands that are different colours (white, red, black, and much more). There are volcanoes scattered all over Hawaii and some of them form islands. Mauna Loa known for being less active for over 35 years. 

In conclusion here are my three main reasons why Hawaii should be your number one travel destination or in other words, your number one place to visit. Their amazing food, their lovely culture, and beautiful nature.  Thank you!

Tech@Tamaki – Hard Materials

Today for tech we switched groups. Now we are in Hard Materials. This was my/our first time in hard materials because last year we were in lockdown. Our teacher is Mr Grundy. Our first session was pretty nice and I enjoyed it. We went over rules and what we were gonna do over our sessions. We are making pendants out of metal (last year we focused on wood). I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

(ideas for my pendant)

End of netball season!

Last week’s Tuesday was the last netball game for the season. It was my team and my last time playing for Pt England. My team consisted of Fifita, Mele, Melemanu, Lesiali, Mariko, Paula, Jayla, and myself. Our team was called the “Warriors”. I’ve really enjoyed my time playing for PES and especially with my own team. We’ve won some and lost some, but overall we did a great job. I’m also grateful for my coach, managers, and family/supporters. We came 5th in a grade which is a cool result. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.


HW W5 – Advertisement

For this week’s homework (literacy section) we had to recreate a well know brands advertisement. We also had to include a text or phrase that would persuade people to buy the brand. I decided to do mine on KFC. I’m really happy with how it turned out and it was also fun to recreate. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

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Inquiry – Graffiti Art

Today for our Inquiry rotations we learnt about Graffiti. We were in room 5. They have learnt about graffiti. Graffiti can be an art form and a type of vandalism. We had to write our names as bubble letters/graffiti and put patterns in the name. I added Tongan patterns. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

House Captain Chants

Last week I filmed and edited the House Captain chants. I filmed all the House Captains chanting their chants. This is because we have upcoming sport events and each house needs to learn their chant. We share this on PENN every day (except Friday) so that everyone can learn their one. I had fun and enjoyed it. I’m in Blue Hinemoana. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Team Challenges!

Today for home class we are discovering our treaty ideas. We first shared and talked about all values we all value the most. Respect was one of them. Next we were put into groups. My group consisted of Aaron, Tumanako and Amira. This was so that we can work together and do our team challenges.

Our first challenge was a paper bridge, where we had to balance a squishy dice on the bridge. We made two triangles as the base and stacked two pieces of paper on top of it. It was a success and we were happy about it.

Our next challenge was to build the tallest tower out of straws. My entire group had different ideas and went our separate ways (not really). After we saw how good all our ideas were, we decided to combine them together. Together we made the tallest tower which I thought was impressive. We added too many straws and our tower ended up falling down. Overall it was still fun.


Our second to last challenge was a cup game. We had to tie four pieces of string to the rubber band. Each of us had to tug on one end and make a tower of cups. My team was very excited and steady while we were doing this activity. We were the quickest team to finish which made us absolutely thrilled.

Our final challenge was to make the tallest tower out of cups the quickest. We decided to do one upside down and the other upside up and keep on stacking. It was unbalanced and fell so we went with stacking the cups in a pyramid form.

 I’ve learnt quite a lot about teamwork, communication, listening, participating, and so much more. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.