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KPMG Trip! (2)

Today some of the extension students and other students from Pt England got to have another trip to KPMG. Our wishes came true, we wished to come back and visit. This trip was based on the topic for this term (Term 4 Mana Tu, Mitey You).

The helpers introduced themselves and then we had our delicious morning tea. When we finished eating we went on a tour of the building. My group consisted of Kahzyilou, Paula, Nora, and myself and our helpers were Luke and Anyah. The building has 5 massive floors with heaps of people doing work, etc.

When we came back we had a mental health lesson with Amber. It was such a good lesson that really helped me and others on how we feel or when we need help. Soon we wrote letters to someone but I really enjoyed this certain card making session then all my other ones. I wrote my one to my sister Catherine. Lunch was up next which we were all truly excited for.

After lunch we learnt Tai Chi was very interesting and entertaining to do. Finally we got a lolly pop each and gave one to someone in the building as a act of kindness. I gave mine to one of the guys we met on our last trip and one to the bus driver. I felt very happy and joy came across me.

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Mitey – Characteristics

This whole week we have been doing Mitey. Mitey is a home class activity we do which is based on something important like ourselves, culture, friends, etc. This Mitey lesson was based on a book called ‘Mophead’. For this activity we had to choose one feature about ourselves and write a metaphor/simile about it. I chose my freckles. I really enjoyed this lesson. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

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Term 3 Highlights!

Term 3 has been a fun and interesting term! We’ve had language weeks, sports, prize giving, art expo, classroom trips, etc. I’d like to give a big thanks to everyone you helped and supported to make this term another success. I will share some highlights.

We had a celebration for Tongan Language week. We shared a movie on PENN and shared our performances at assembly. Our extension class and a few other kids went on a trip to KPMG. We learnt about photography and photo editing, we also had very nice food. All art that the children from PES made this term was displayed at our Art Expo. There were clay models, paintings, songs, drama, etc. We had our cross country which we didn’t have last year (due to lockdown). It was a success because we had a lot of kids who gave it a go/ran. Tech was something that that year 7&8 usually do (I’m in Hard Materials). Lastly our netball prize giving which was a blast. I have really enjoyed this term.

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Extension T3 Project – Cultural Art

This term for Extension we have been focusing on Photopea and cultural art. Photopea is an online photo editing software where you can edit photos and draw different art pieces. I chose to do France and draw the many unique things about France. I really enjoyed drawing this and using photopea. I also enjoyed learning new facts based around France. The second photo below is my research about France and what my art might look like. We are displaying our art at our school art expo. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

(art piece)

(art research plan)

Writing – Earth Introduction

Task Description: Last week and this week my literacy class is learning about explanation writing. We were put into groups and had to write an introduction based on planet earth. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Earth the blue planet. It’s the 3rd planet from the sun. In this essay we will be talking about earth, its place in the solar system, humans and species and the structure of earth. 70% of earth is made up of water.

Tech/Hard Materials – Making the shape

Today for tech/hard materials we were choosing which design to cut out. I chose to cut out a turtle (which is my favourite animal). I had to trace it on a small square flat cardboard. Once I traced it i went to the machine and cut it out. I only did the body and a flipper. I enjoyed my second session and learnt something new. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

Speeches – Self Reflection

Task Description: Last week I shared my speech with my literacy task. For this we had to write a self reflection about ourselves and our speech. My speech was about Hawaii and why it should be your number one destination.

Self Reflection: I think that my speech turned out really well. I think it was a success. I was clear with my voice and I was loud enough that others could hear. I tried to make contact which was quite easy and difficult at the same time.

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!