Monday, December 1, 2014

My Tattoo Designs

This term we have been studying symbolism. We had to create our own two tattoos one is to represent our culture and one to represent ourselves. Go to the link below to see me designs.  


Incase of an emergency and the presentation does not work here is what is in the presentation.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Tatau

 In year 7/8 extension we have been investigating the art of tatau. Tatau is a Samoan tattoo which men get. The tatau starts at the waist and stops at the knees most of the time. It is supposed to be a symbol of strength and pride.

Last week we were privileged to have Mr Tele'a come in to our class and show us his tattoo. He came in and answered our questions that we had about the tatau. He was very helpful giving us a lot of information.

We now have to create our own two tattoos one is to represent our culture and one to represent ourselves. I have currently only completed one and i'm working on my culture one. keep posted to see my tattoo design 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fire Pit Cooking

Last week all the year 8s went to camp in rukaka at Marsden Bay Christian Camp.
I am going to explain how to do one of our camp activities which was cooking eggs on a fire.

Step 1. Find an orange and 2 eggs.
Step 2. Cut the orange in half.
Step 3. Scoop out all the orange so you end up with two empty halves of an orange ( you can eat the orange if you want).
Step 4.Empty the eggs into each half of the orange.
Step 5. Wrap it up with aluminium foil.
Step 6. Place the package on the fire. The ideal place to put it on is in bright orange embers.
Step 7. Take it off the fire. If you want the yolk runny you can leave it on for 3 min or if you want the yolk hard leave it on for 5 min.

Unwrap the egg and if you want you can eat it straight out of the orange. Serve with salt and pepper. ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Future Jobs

In the future I think there won't be as many jobs left for people as they might be all be taken by robots. however that  means that there will still be jobs as people still need to make the bots. new zealander craig nevill manning , Google's engineering director once said “if you had asked me when I was a teenager what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would not have said helping to build a search engine because the web did not exist then. For every new internet application, there will be a whole new set of associated jobs”.

Did you know many jobs are already being replaced by bots such as surgeons, weighters, security guards and even human like robots, but obviously there are some jobs that are irreplaceable such as Police, doctors, builders, vets and many more

Friday, October 17, 2014

My Avatar

Tangle pattern

As apart of our topic (art alive) we created a piece of art known as a tangle pattern. a tangle pattern is an endless knot .

first our teacher gave us a piece of paper that we had to draw a pattern on. For my piece I grabbed a compass and drew awhole lot of circles. We now only need a few more people to finish their bits and then we can connect them.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hexoganal learning

We had to connect hexagons with words on them and they had to relate.Here is mine

First day

Yesterday was the first day of the term and what a shock it was when we arrived at school and our class had doubled. Our class (class 1) had joined with class five so now our class has more than 60 kids.

I think it wasn't really a big deal because everything just felt normal.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Heal The world

A couple of friends and I made this movie in four days to show our self management skills see how we did.I think I did well because I acted in the movie and I also helped edit. If i were to do this again i would probably change the scene of the war.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Storylines Tour

The bus was off ,we were on our way to the storylines tour at the Vodafone events centre. We arrived at the events centre and there was already  a whole lot of schools there. We waited and ate our lunch in the hallway until we were escorted into the room where all the authors were.

My favourite two authors were Jill Macgregor and Cath Mayo. The reason I liked Jill was because I could kind of relate too her because when she was younger she did not like writing. But it wasn't until ten years ago. She went to the islands and took a lot of photos she came back too NZ and showed her friends. Her friends suggested that she wrote about the photos so she did. Funnily enough her writing and her photos were published in school journals.

I also liked Cathrine because she told stories about ancient Greece  and in an interesting way aswell. She was the only one who bothered to use the projector to show pictures. Did you know that she actually went to Greece, she even went caving and incorperated it in her stories.

Overall I think I learnt alot of stuff from the trip. And i would like too thank all the authors that were on the storylines tour.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Storyline Tour

This week on thursday 28th of august 2014, our extension group is going to the Vodafone events centre to attend the storyline tour. We will be listening to a variety of authors but I will be focusing on one particular author named Catherine Mayo. Cath writes books for a wide ranged audience 13+. Cath was born in a  Catholic maternity hospital in Auckland. She is also a musician able to play violin playing in a band called Gentle Annie.

If I were to ask her a few questions they would be
  • When you first started writing what kind of genre did you write about.
  • If I wanted to get into writing professionally what would be some good advice
There will also be other authors like Paula Green who focuses a lot on children's poetry. She was also born and raised in west auckland.

Another author that will be there is Jill Mac Gregor who focuses on different cultured kids books. Jill lives in the Kapiti coast where she was also a teacher for many years.

Juliette Mc Iver will also be attending the tour. Juliette tought english in between jobs in wellington.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


In life education my class learnt about drugs here is just a bit of what we learnt.

Drugs, one of the most common crimes in the world. But there is one particular drug that is extremely common. Marijuana also known as tinies, weed or pot. Marijuana is a gateway drug meaning its what starts the use of drugs. Drugs can create hallucinations, altered state of mind,brain dysfunction and in extreme cases death. So always remember that drugs don’t choose people, people choose drugs make the right choice!

My Mascot

A mascot is any person, animal, or object that is supposedly supposed to bring luck or anything used to represent a group with a common public status , such as a school, professional sports team, society, or brand name. Mascots are also used as not real , representative spokespeople for consumer products, such as the thistle used in this years commonwealth games.

The Thistles name is Clyde a girl named Beth Gilmour designed him. A thistle is a type of flower which is covered in Prickles. The mascot has been on tv many many times.

I have made a mascot for if in the future the commonwealth games come to New Zealand. His.His name is ferny the kiwi. He is a native bird called a kiwi and he has the NZ flag attached to his back.

Monday, August 18, 2014


On Astria Iisa and I have finished the game meaning we have picked a solution to stop the asteroid from hitting the planet. We have decided that the best way to do that was the solar sail. which was a machine that uses the suns rays and directs them towards the meteorite disintegrating the rock.

After giving our decision to the council we had discovered a bug in the game it was that the game froze completely as we nearly finished.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Today we trialled a game called astria countdown to impact. This game was no ordinary game but a literacy game. The game was an educational and fun game. The aim of the game is to pick a solution to save astria from being hit by a meteorite and you have 99 2minute days.

We had to gather information to help us make our decision between 3 different solutions. We now have 70 days to save astria from imploding. I cant wait to see what solution I will think is the best.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Commonwealth Games

The All Blacks sevens had never lost a game in the commonwealth games until 2014 when they face the south African springboks. At 8:35 New Zealand time 28/7/14 was the the start of a devastating game.

New Zealand was receiving at the start but not for long as the south Africans put their heart and soul into the game. it was a tough game both for the NZers and the Africans.

but unfortunately New Zealand came out second best as the whistle was blown. The score was New Zealand 12 – 17 South Africa the streak was broken.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Marcus Carney

Marcus Carney in a 125kg-wrestler and this is his first commonwealth games that he will compete in.Due to a lower back injury did not compete in the Oceania Championships this year (2014). Marcus came fourth in the Commonwealth Championship in South Africa last year

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Black Mamba

The Black Mamba,arguably one of the deadliest snakes in the world are known to be very aggressive and strike with extreme accuracy. Being the fastest land snake in the world must be an awesome advantage. People say that the Black Mamba is capable of reaching speeds of up to  20kmph.

This snake is found in many parts of Africa and populates a lot of sugarcane fields. The reason they are found in sugarcane fields is that they like to climb the canes to sit and bask at the top, maybe even wait for prey.

If you were to be bitten by this snake an adult Black Mamba can deliver up to 120 mg of venom in one bite, which can kill you as fast as 20mins. Without applying a special anti venom within 10 mins ,100% of the time the bite is extremely fatal usually ending in death.

Although not many animals dare to face the Black Mamba there are still few that are able to compete with them. For example the Snake Eagle and some other birds occasionally kill them. Even Mongoose are a predator to the snake as they are somewhat immune to venom ,and mongoose are extremely fast.

Aren’t we lucky they are only in Africa. Overall I think that the black mamba is the deadliest snake in the world.Not only are the extremely venomous but they are also the fastest snake.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Today we did one of the thinkers keys. It was the bar key B stands for bigger ,A stands for add and R stands for replace. So here is my starting image
Then I made something bigger.
then I added something
And then someone replaced the ranch slider with a window.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Smart Footprint

Your future Lies before you like a fall of driven snow be careful where you step for every step will show.

Friday, June 13, 2014


An Echolocation, also known as Biosonar is mostly used by animals. Animals such as Bats and Dolphins .These animals all send out a certain frequency which rebounds off objects and  echoes back into their ears this way they can see how far away objects are.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My Writing Sample

The Black Mamba ,arguably one of the deadliest snakes in the world. These snakes are known to be very aggressive and they strike with extreme accuracy, and being the fastest land snake in the world must be an awesome advantage. People say that the black mamba is capable of reaching speeds of up to  20kmph.

This snake is found in many parts of Africa and populates a lot of sugarcane fields. The reason for the sugarcane field is that they like to climb the canes to sit and bask at the top, maybe even wait for prey.

If you were to be bitten by this snake an adult Black Mamba can deliver up to 120 mg of venom in one bite. This can kill you as fast as 20mins. Without applying a special anti venom within 10 mins ,the bite is extremely fatal 100% of the time usually ending in death.

Although not many animals dare to face the Black Mamba there are still few that are able to contest with them. For example the Snake Eagle and some other birds occasionally kill. Even Mongoose are a predator to the snake as they are somewhat immune to venom ,and Mongoose are extremely fast.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Point Of View To The Nigerian Kidnappings

200 hundred girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram (a terrorist group believed to be located in Nigeria)  its all over the news ,it’s the headlines on all the top newspapers, but what are we really doing besides educating.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Swimming In NZ

Did you know that there were 81 drownings in NZ last year? Statistics say that drowning is the third most common cause of unintentional deaths in New Zealand.
So it is really important that everybody in NZ can swim 200 metres to be safe.

In New Zealand no one can live further than 80kms away from water. Many people drown in ponds, rivers, lakes, streams and did you know that even creek’s can be hazardous.` If you get caught in a rip current (a flow of water pushing away from land ) you just need to go with the flow until you stop and then you need to swim back to safety.

In conclusion water safety is very important in New Zealand.So make sure you can swim that 200m to be safe.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


This is my attempt at explaining sound.

Sound is simply vibrations, sound is started by energy or moving molecules. Sounds can be pleasant unpleasant, high, low, soft and hard. We use sound everyday for example we use sound to communicate, listen to music, or even stay safe(alarms).

How Does Sound Work

Sound travels in waves and the faster the waves the higher the frequency. You cannot see sound waves. But you can picture what they look like. Sound waves look a bit like waves in water. What happens when you throw a stone into a pond? Waves go out in circles from where it hit the water. Sound waves also go out in circles too. They can go out of a drum, a guitar or even a car. They go out from whatever is vibrating.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Inference is reading between the lines. So if I said "it was freezing outside but when I got home it was toasty warm"  you would assume that I had a fire going on inside, a heater going or just really good insulation. So inference is just assuming basicly.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


In maths I have been learning about pythagoras theorem. This is an example of a question that ixl (our maths program) gave me.
To solve this you just need to use this equation A squared + B squared = C squared. I now have this as a new strategy . Next I am going to be learning how to do monomials and polynomials.


Isara empathy from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.This is my attempt to show what empathy is.

Monday, April 14, 2014

FIa Fia

I waited at the steps ready to go on stage and start of our 2014 FIA FIA night. I was extremely excited when the lights went up. Tyla , Gloria, Wyatt and I walked onto the stage and opened up the night. As we were the MC’s for the evening.

There were many other performances before our one. Because I was a MC I was not as shy as the other performers so I just felt extremely excited. But for the other performers the tension was building as they watched others.

We were next ,we rubbed oil on our bodies made sure our lava lava were tight and readied ourselves. Waiting next to the steps my friends were nervous and I have to admit I got a little fright when Wyatt (the MC for our performance) said “take it away senior samoan group”. I walked up the stairs and was blinded by the shining lights on my face .We did our performance and it was over in a flash.

If I were to sum the whole night off in one word it would be Fun. I had a great night that day and to finish it off MCDONALDS for dinner mmmmmmmmm delicious.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fat Piggy

Once upon a time, there was a fat pig called Mr Bing.

He lived in a stinky sty in the zoo with piglings.He was able to fly although no one even knew.

But the zoo keepers would give him bad food which would made him do a runny poo.

He was very embarrassed about his problem ,so he flew away and became baalim.

He met a female goddess named Pigthena and had all the food that you could ask for. The End.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cyclone Lusi

Amazing nots today it is 50 knots and the forecast is very nasty . The cyclone is category 1 and the winds are making the most of it and some houses are down .
Where did this strong wind come from ,reporters all around new zealand are saying it came from the north pacific where fiji and tonga is around there.

They say it hit the north island first before it started to come down . Cyclon lusi is second tropical cyclone rains and winds .On that weekend it was pouring with rain the wind was extremely strong. Flipping over trampolines and basket ball hoop lusi was ruthless. Even though the winds were not as strong as expected.

Speed Writing

This morning we completed a speed writing challenge in ten minutes here is the result. 

Our school term inquiry is Tiaki Taonga. Which means care for our treasures .Our treasure is our people our community our most treasured and  our school. The motto is basicly just caring.

We made a korero about this and we had a whole week of fun doing random acts of kindness . To finish r.a.k week off ,we put on wigs and gave out lollies and balloons to the kids of point england.

Tiaki Taonga is a great motto because it covers everything that you will ever need in life.

Monday, March 24, 2014

A Day In A Life Of A New Zealand Soldier At The Boer War

Sounds of gunshots echoed around me as I woke up at four o’clock in the morning. “Neigh” the horses heard it too. We began our daily trek across the veldt, mostly on the back of a horse but also leading a horse by foot. We don’t wake up and have breakfast ,as there is little amounts and it has to be rationed out evenly.  

Not only do we have to worry about our allies and enemies ,but also the tough climates and the rough landscape of africa. My feet were frostbitten from the night as the climate dropped to -9 degrees. So most of the time I was riding my horse.

Conditions were hard no food which means no energy but we still had to walk for 30km a day I was exhausted . My day was over and i had a can of bully beef and army biscuits at the end of each day it is what i look forward to when i’m traveling

I fell asleep on the solid ground. With no cover besides my clothes I was starving and i had no energy .Goodnight

Me and my horse Major.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Enormous waves huge rocks and huge amounts of people can u guess what I'm talking about.
Piha - world famous in New Zealand for its huge waves, and guess what I went there. Not by myself of course I went with my uncle and my friends, Rocky,Wyatt and Uili.

We went to Piha on Sunday morning and it was awesome .While we were there we watched a dog dig up a hole and a gigantic wave came and smashed it, it was funny. There was one wave that was about 2 meters tall, the hooter went and we all ran up the beach. It just about pushed me over but I stood my ground as the wave went back out and it looked like I was surfing. So overall that was an awesome day.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Goals

My Personal Goals - 2014
My achievement I was most proud of  last year  in the classroom was

The thing I was most proud of last year outside of the classroom was my movie making

In reading my learning goal is to try and read more for pleasure

To achieve this goal I need to find out what type of books i like

In writing  my goal is to learn to come up with better ideas

To achieve this goal I need to think more before I write

In Maths my goal is to get better at algebra

The learning area I think I need to improve in most is definitely writing

My goal for this year around the classroom is to manage my time wisely

My goal for this year around the school is to be a good prefect

My parents goal for me this Term is to get better at writing.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Adding to a sentence...

Feeling extremely exhausted I dragged myself out to the kitchen for some brekky. I pulled out a bowl ,seized some weet-bix ,drained the milk bottle and bam brown soggy weet bix.