Friday, April 19, 2013

Fiafia Night.

Well, to be honest I really wanted more time to practice the Tongan groups, Kailao. The Kailao is an war dance made from the warriors who fought against other's for their freedom. Let's talk about the dance now, The dance had took place On the field just where people play rugby and other sports, also we had an big Marki just that if it rains there would be a protection. The courts was where the audience and  all the other groups sat, they also had carpets so that it could be comfortable, plus there were food stands around the entrance.

As soon as the bell rang we all got to our changing room's, and the costume was a red hula skirt with a necklace kind of thing which was made out of leaves, they were special leaves because they were rare to find around NZ, we lastly wore a red fluffy string on our left side of our heads. When we had to leave we lastly done a Tongan prey so that our Tongan dance would be fierce and scary. As we walked out around the Audience we heard voices going "CHHHEEEHOOO GO TONGA!" around the corner. when we sat down I felt like I was next to an Iceberg and in side a fridge too. I said to my friend " Ghee aren't you cold" then he replied "Yeah, I,m a Tongan Warrior though", Then I laughed.

Watching all the other groups was awesome but I loved the Drumming at the end of the show, also the Kailao Of course. When we watched Bollywood then they rocked it, also when they played an old song I loved called "Jale Ho" sang from Nichole Schlesinger. When it was our turn I gave it all I had and I went 110 percent., my brother was the leader and also called all the word's. When we got to the middle I done a mistake and dropped my spear and I picked it up and kept on going till it was finished.

Looking back at that day I was really Impressed with all the groups, also our one. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Brief reflection On Term 1

I think I’ve achieved being a good student and that I must still focus on my behaviour and attitude when it comes down to learning and listening to the teacher. I have achieved doing my work when I have time to and also when its the time when we read our book’s.

Next term I must still need to focus on being a helpful, wise, intelligent and also work on my behaviour in class. I must still focus on my learning and my listening, I also have to finish my work in class instead of staying in class and finishing my work.

I think that this Term has been an awesome opportunity to see new people, see who our teachers would be, also to have a fresh start and become an good boy in my Class. I think the best thing this term was going tech, this would be good and would help us in the future.

Next term Im looking forward to meeting new kids and focus on my behaviour also to be a better person writer, reader and math Kid. Also to be in the PEPA Rap group like last year and to verse other schools for rugby and other sport’s.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Camp Argument, Xavier/Jacob/Antonio

In my opinion, I think We should have a Year 7 and 8 camp. I think that Is an awesome opportunity to have more experience at learning new stuff that we could use for the future. For example The thing about camp I like is kicking it with the boys and doing sport, archery and all kinds of stuff. It’s also a good chance for people to take responsibility and take charge of things and of others as well. at our school , but that’s only if there would still be Camp. It gives us an chance to do stuff we didn’t know we could do.

Another good reason to have camp is take charge and take responsibility at camp you must behave and take leadership at camp. it is great getting out of the classroom and enjoy the fun and kick back. Another good reason to have camp is to have a chance to get to know more people and to meet new people and explore other places.

Furthermore I think camp gives us the time to kick back and have fun with our mates. Also its great to get out of the classroom and get fit,  active and healthy.
Its also a time when we can meet peoples parents have fun and be able to have an go on thing we didn’t know we could do. Performing for the other teams on the stage shows that you have courage and confindence.

This year I think that we should of had a camp for the year 7 and 8’s should of had a camp. Now we miss out on kayaking, going to the beach and going to the pool.

Seeing the little kids have fun and talk about how cool it was made me kind of sad. After they went to the pools I was kind of jealous.

As the little kids walked to go kayaking I felt like they were better than us. Because they get to have fun while we are in class. You get spend more time with your friends and make new ones.

Swimming at the beach is fun it teaches you that its different then the pool because there is a current that can pull you out to sea. You get to jump of the rocks at the pt england beach.

Next year I hope that the staff members and parents will think about this when they have another home-school-partnership-meeting and consider having a year 7&8 camp next year.