Month: December 2022

SLJ – Kick Start: Smart Chips

One of the tasks I chose from this week was called Smart Chips. In this task we had to fill in the blanks/choose the correct word for the song Pukeko in a Ponga Tree (aka) 12 Days of Christmas. This seemed like a literacy and musical activity. I found this pretty chill and fun. Please leave a positive comment on my blog

SLJ – Kick Start: My Summer Tiki Tour

This is one of the tasks for the SLJ last week. It was fun and probably my favourite one from last week. In this task we had to write different places we would like to visit or do visit during the holidays. My family and I don’t travel out of Auckland that much (only Hamilton) but it’s still very nice. I worked on this task with my younger sister Catherine. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

SLJ – Kick Start: Arts for Arts Sake

Today I chose the Arts for Arts Sake task from the Summer Learning Journey week two. I thought this would be very fun and interesting, indeed it was. For this task we had to create a silhouette with our family on it. Since I’ve made a silhouette it was pretty easy. This photo was from a couple of years ago. It was my family and I at the Hamilton Temple museum. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.


(original photo)

Term 4 Highlights!

Term 4 is officially over. It was quite a big shock to everyone because of the short term. We all tried to make the best of it and enjoyed it. We had many events that happened which I’m very grateful for and enjoyed. Thank you to everyone who helped out this term to make it another great success.

At the start of the term we had our Immersion Assembly where the teachers had to perform or share a movie. We had our second KPMG trip which is quite rare and we were super stoked about it. We loved the food, the lessons we learnt, and the activities we played. Our School Athletics day was very fun. I enjoyed spending time with all the year 8 girls (team challenges were so funny).  Later in the term we had our school Prizegivings and Year 8 Graduation. It was a joyful time where most of us received awards, I did which I was proud about. And all year eights dressed up beautifully and had our pictures taken.

I absolutely loved this term. It is so sad and fortunate that I’m leaving. Thanks again to everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Year 8 Graduation 2022

Last week Monday we had our year 8 graduation for 2022. I was super excited and happy. When I arrived with my parents I greeted my friends and teachers. We next took photos infront of the photo place. Then we had a light supper and got started.

The prefects shared their speeches which was lovely. One or two students had to introduce their teacher. I did it with my classmate Aaron. My class was second to last. It was nice hearing speeches from students and teachers. It was also very, very, very nice seeing many year 8s dressed up nice and semi-formal. I loved that day so much and enjoyed it.

Thank you to parents, families, supporters, teachers, and year 8 students for attending and making it a wonderful night. I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Prizegiving 2022!

Today we had our school Prizegivings. I really enjoyed and loved my last senior prizegiving (which was in the afternoon). Many deserved people received great awards such as, class awards, PENN awards, sport awards, scholarships, and much more.

I received many awards but one of them was the ‘Takoha Pay It Forward’ award.  I was so very happy and super proud of myself. I wasn’t expecting to get it but I did. Thank you to those who have helped me this year!

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SLJ – Toa Samoa

The Summer Learning Journey is coming up very soon. If you want to participate you had to register, once I registered I did one of the prep activities. One of them was the ‘Toa Samoa – wave that flag’ activity. We had to make a poster full of facts about the Samoan flag. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Writing – Where Angels Fear To Tread Y9

Task 3:

Where angels fear to tread

This task is about reading to find information and make inferences.

Read ‘Where angels fear to tread‘, then answer the following questions.



How old is Ngorongoro Crater?


Two millions years old




What word does the writer use in the middle of the story to indicate that he wasn’t scared of buffalo?


“But they weren’t lions, only buffalo”. This probably means if you met or saw a buffalo he wouldn’t be frightened. He referred it as it only a buffalo and he didn’t  know the danger of that animal.


c) What would have been a useful item to take on the walk to the lodge?
Flashlight because it was dark and they couldn’t see much…


d) Explain how the saying in the final line, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread”, goes with the story.

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” refers to a person who behaves impulsively; they don’t think before reacting. The saying goes with the story because a group of people, Halina and the speaker travel to Africa before knowing very little about it e.g. dangers, animals, people.


(my explanation) This line goes with the story “I waved my arms at them, and they moved out of our way”. The author and Halina were foolish because they walked into a random place not knowing where they were. They do know that wild animals roam free, especially at night. They waved at the animal as if it was a flock of NZ sheep but they didn’t know how dangerous that animal was.

e) What two lessons could be gained from this story?       i. Think carefully about where you are going and what you are doing (if you don’t know the place).

Ii. To always stop and think before you do something, especially when you encounter a wild animal.