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Netball Prize Giving 2022

Last week Thursday, PES had our first netball prize giving in two years. This was my sister and I, first netball prize giving. We first had an afternoon tea that I really enjoyed. next some netball teams were called up to get their awards and share their team cheer. My sister’s team went up (year 4 Gems). She got MVP and I was proud of her. Soon my team was called up, second to last (year 8 Warriors). I got MVP fro my team. I was very grateful and proud of myself. All netballers got goodies bags. Thank you to all the coaches, managers, and family for coming out to help and support. I had a great season! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

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)

Cross Country 2022!

Last week Friday our school had our Cross Country run (last year we didn’t have won). We got dressed in our house colours Hikianalia (yellow), Hokulea (green), Te Aurere (red), and Hinemoana (blue). I’m the house captain for the blue house. The house captains shared their chants which we all enjoyed doing. After that we went in random order of age groups to start the run. I came 4th which I’m quite proud of. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.


Tongan Language Week 2022

Last week was Tongan Language Week. The theme for this week/year was “Ke Tu’uloa ‘a e lea faka-Tonga’ ‘i Aotearoa”. That week was so packed with fun and exciting things (mostly to do with Tonga). On Friday we did our Tau’olunga and shared it with the school. The boys also shared their dance. I had so much fun that week and really enjoyed it. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.

(Malo Melemanu, Cherish, Khalia, Maria, and Lesieli for making and helping out with this movie)

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!

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.

Korero – Give It A Go!

This week’s korero was “Give It A Go”. The prefects and house captains made a movie for the korero. I filmed some parts and edited the movie. We also had some help from other people and kids. I really liked the way the movie turned out and I’m quite proud of it. I hope you have enjoyed this post. Please leave a positive comment on my blog.