Friday, December 11, 2015
My Journey here at St Pius has been successful because I've succeed improving what I do best which is Math. I have enjoyed spending time here at St Pius with different kind people with different cultures. In Room 7, I has an incredible times helping and getting to know others like my teacher Mrs Tui. She has been an amazing teacher to me and also to others who needed help with there work. I know that I have made progress through out this year and I'm so proud of myself. It is the end of the year for me and for the other year 8's that are also leaving. I had experience a lot of challenging things here at St Pius but I got through it by making my way through and being strong. I will miss all the St Pius students here especially the year 7's in Room 7. I hope for the best next year for them and good luck!
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
“Everyone come here!” our instructor yelled out. So we all went and stood in front of him. He was a good looking guy with brownish long hair, light brown eye colour and his name was Reuben.
Year 6, 7 and 8 at Saint Pius was so lucky to have the opportunity to have a go at sailing for FREE at Kohimarama beach! I was so enthusiastic to have a go because this was my first time. So we stood in front of Reuben while he was telling us what to do next, which was wearing our life jackets and another jacket outside to keep us warm. When I saw the wind crashing onto the waves, I knew that this is going to be fun because the stronger the wind the funnier it will be for us to race. So then we got to the sandy part and our instructor told us the rules. My partner and I were not listening to what Reuben was explaining to us so we just didn't bother.
Later on, we all learned the rules so we dragged and pull our little boat into the water. Lupe was my partner so we got into the little boat together and the race started. Firstly, we were so nervous because first both of us don’t know how to swim, second the sea was so deep, and third we were not sure with what we were doing because we weren't paying attention. However, we tried our best to control the boat and we did a remarkable job because we came first! We were so amused but then suddenly the boat flipped upside down. Lupe and I started guffawing with excitement while we were in the water and also turning our boat upwards. Then we continued sailing to where we raced first then we turned and went to the other end where we started. We went around the Kohimarama beach how many times in a circle and we had a lot of entrainment.
While we were sailing there were laughter and different kind of emotions everywhere. I had so much fun having a go at sailing and I wish to have a go another day when I'm free. My partner and I learned so much things about sailing and it was all from Reuben. Afterwards, we got to have a small amount of time to have a swim. Mr Slade and William helped us organised and clean the boats. We all helped clean the boats and put them gently into the trailer. Afterwards, we got change and headed back to school.
Sailing is a great activity for different kind of people to try out because it is so interesting and you’ll have a lot of enjoyments!
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"Everyone line up outside!" our teacher yelled. Room 7 all went together outside lined up and walked straight onto the field. We got to meet our instructor again which her name is Katie. She is an amazing instructor because she supports us to be good in touch and to try our best efforts. Today as one of the best time at touch. Every and each student in Room 7 got to have a turn being an attacker or a defender. We were split into groups and we all worked as a team. Touch isn't my thing but I tried my best to participate and try my best efforts because I didn't want to let anyone down in my group. We did a lot of running, passing, stepping and many more. "Keep the great work girls!" our instructor stated. We were so proud of ourselves so we kept doing what we did. I can not wait for next week because we will be playing a real game of touch and I will be contributing into different things that us girls haven't done before.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
This morning we had PAT math test. I was so excited about it in the morning, however when I saw the questions I was so lazy to figure out the answer. But I managed to try my best and answer every and each questions. Some of the questions were very challenging for me but I also managed to re-read the questions and answer them. When I looked around the classroom I saw confusing faces and some of the students were distracting the student beside them. I sat by myself on a table which didn't bother me because I didn't got distracted. I tried my very best to make progress and to achieve my goals. We only had 45 minutes to finish our test which was great so I could take my time going back and looking through my answers. "Times up!", our reliever yelled. I was so confident in what I had put down and I am so proud of myself because I think that I've made progress and improved more.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Learn: To Share What I Have Learned This Morning
In this picture, it shows that we were listening to the instructions. Today was a remarkable day trying out an amazing sport call Touch. Behind this picture there were rugby balls and cones everywhere and also everyone had so much fun. I enjoyed playing it and I learned so many things about it. We learned the rules and how to play it. Touch isn't one of my favourite sport, however I got to like it more. This amazing game is very challenging for me which is more better because I love to challenging other people. We were divided into two equal teams and we had to challenge each other stepping them and trying to pass but mostly working as a team or a group.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Did everyone enjoy their school holiday? Well I have and I can't wait to continue studying through out this year! I bet every Primary and Intermediate school is having there reading test this week or the following and I wish you all Good Luck! Also this is why we should have not stop reading during the holidays because the more you practise the better!
What a hilarious time I had with my aunt Rose and her children at the Pool in Papatoetoe, on the 1st of October which was during the school holidays.
In the holidays I felt bored because there was nothing to do at home. One early morning, I woke up and went into the living room and observed T.V. Suddenly, I heard a car engine stopped outside by my house. I was so worried because I didn’t expect anyone to wake up early in the morning and stop by my house. So then I decided to turn off the T.V and the light. Then I walked slowly onto the door, opened it and slightly took a peek outside to check who was there. Just as I peeked outside, I saw a women standing right in front of the door. I was so shocked that I nearly took a leak, but luckily I managed to hold on.
Subsequently, I heard the women outside calling my name, so I opened the door because I knew that the women knew me. Then I ran quickly to the bathroom. When I came out into the living room, I saw the women and it was my aunt Rose. She came to pick me up so her children and I could go to the swimming pool at Papatoetoe. I was so enthusiastic and went into my room and packed my swimming clothes. While I was packing my stuff my aunt asked my parents for permission. Both of my parents agreed that I could go but needed to be back by 5:00pm.
Furthermore, we drove back to where she lived so that her kids could pack their swimming clothes. We also got food and drinks, then off we went to the swimming pool. When I saw the facility of the swimming pool, I was so amazed of how huge the pool was. From that moment I knew that this was going to be fun. The van stopped and we all hopped out and entered the facility. The appearance inside the building was so breathtaking. The entire building was decorated with drawings of the oceans, beach, swimming pools, and many more. It was so colourful and the drawings were incredible and whoever drew it is very creative. Moving on, we got changed we all went into the pool and it was warm and comfortable to swim in. I enjoyed splashing and racing from the other side to other end.
While we were swimming and having so much fun, we saw this huge slide at the back of the building. Consequently, we decided to go onto the big slides and swim there, and we did. We took a lot of turns sliding down and it was amazing. We started swimming from 12:00pm and had a break on 3:00pm because we had to go and eat. The foods that my aunt made were delicious and also healthy for us children. Following on, we went back into the swimming pool for our last swim just before we head back home.
Friday, September 18, 2015
First thing in the morning, we had a Grandparents mass and everyone Grandparents that was invited came but some couldn't make it. We had a wonderful mass and wonderful singing. During the mass Father reminded us to pray everyday and make sure we thank God for this wonderful day that he made for us. Every and each students that were reading was incredible because they read together with their Grandparents.
Later, we invited the Grandparents to join us at the library for morning tea and most of them stop by. The year 8's then asked every and each one of them that made it if they want coffee or tea. The Grandparents had a little chat before our speech competition start. I was in the speech competition and two other year 8's from Room 7. Meanwhile, the bell rang and every Saint Pius students had to go into the hall. My legs were non-stop shaking and I had goosebumps like if it's cold. Following on, the speech started and my legs, hands, mouth, and my body were shaking. From time to time, I practice my speech then I heard my name announced. I got up on my chair went to the front of the school and started speaking about my speech. I was so scared and by body were shaking from the top to the bottom.
Finally, I finished and everyone clapped. So then I went back down to my seat and sat their. I felt so relived that I was finish and Jane Sanalio was next. I listened to her speech and the other year 8 girl which is Aurora Mac Cauley and they were just amazing and fabulous. All the speech competitors finished and the judges turned around and made their decision. Next, our principle Mr Coakley came up and announced the winner from each year and when he announce for the Year 8's, Aurora was the winner.
However, I was still proud of myself because I stood up and speak to the audience and I believe I did really well.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
First thing in the morning today was that every and each one of the students had to make an invitation for their Grandparents to come and join us this Friday which is Grandparents mass. So I decided to write this to my nena back at the Islands, Lea'aetoa. On the front of the paper, I wrote her name, when is the mass, and in the inside I wrote a small prayer asking God to guide her through this year and give her the strength to stay strong. Then on the other side I wrote my name.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Percentages of beads
Instructions to make each necklace
Total of 20 beads of which
Total of 20 beads of which
Total of 25 beads of which
Table to Record Answers
Number of each coloured bead
Monday, September 7, 2015
Learn - While putting these boxes into what I know where they're suppose to be, I learnt that Reconciliation is a Healing Sacrament. I learnt that Reconciliation is a Healing Sacrament because when you confess to the priest about the unacceptable things you have done, then the priest will except your confess and would means that he forgives your sins.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
The group Revolution stop by at St Pius X School! We were pleased because they stop by because they wanted to show us how bullying others feels like and how unacceptable it is. They first set everything in the hall and making sure that they had everything they needed. The bell then rang and all the students entered the hall with their teacher. We sat down on the floor and the Revolution people introduced themselves one by one. One of the volunteers told us that they love to dance and to sing a lot. They all started by dancing to one of my favourite song and it was amazing and incredible to watch them dance. Afterward, two of the volunteers sung a beautiful song and her voice was just astonishing. Following on, this Fijian girl which was one of the Revolution, came up and talked about how she grew up and how the kids at school bullied her. Her parents are Fijian but she was born in New Zealand.I bet that we all know how the Fijian people hairs looks, and it is very bushy. She told us that she was teased at school because of how different she looks. She told us that it doesn't matter what is looks like in the inside, all that matters is what’s inside. She was hurt when she got teased by calling names and many more things, however sometimes she just acts like she didn’t care but really she did. Although she told us that there are three most important steps to do when you're bullied. Firstly ask for help to anyone, you can asked an older person or the teacher, secondly say sorry to that person, and lastly get three or more friends to help you with your situations and hang out with them. Following on, she sung us as song called Read All About it. Her voice was just stunning and the reason why she sung that song was that because of the words. At the end just before it finished, they did a dance to the song called Uptown Funk and it was breathtaking because there moves were really fast and although they were active.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Yesterday, we had a phenomenal day with every student in Saint Pius. We had a school Cross Country and we had to go into our team from last year. There were four different teams and they were called Geckos, Keas, Tuis and also Kiwis and the group that I am in was the Kiwis. Firstly, Mrs Tui taught us the rules and how you can get points for your team. The rules were if you instruct your group and sitting them down, be quiet, listening to what is being said, follow instructions, cheer for the teams, and also who would have the best chant. Although she said that whoever in their Year comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th will get points for their team. The 1st place would be 100 points, 2nd place 80 points, 3rd place 60 points, 4th place 40 points and 5th place would be 10 points. Each and every student attended and was interested about this so they were really taking this serious. Following on, the Year 3 and 4 ran first and the Year 7 and 8 were next. I was so nervous about it but also excited at the same time. The Year 3 and 4 went and Mr Slade announced that it’s time for the Year 7 and 8. All the Year 7 and 8’s stood on the start line getting ready to run. When we heard the noise to start we all ran as fast as we could but some didn’t. When I got half way where we were running I was tired so I started doing power walk. It was so demanding that I could hardly breathe or walk. The Year 7 & 8’s had to do two rounds and a half and I felt like I was not going to make it but I did! Then on my last round I went back and I found out that I came 4th! I was very proud of myself and was happy. Next, each team did there chant and my team went first. We did a really great job and each and every person liked it.Each team did their chant and I was really amazed. Afterward Mr Slade and the teachers organized the points and added them together then he introduce who’s the winner and it was the Kiwi’s! We were really happy and cheerful but we tried to control ourselves not to be cocky about it. By the way it was the first time the team Kiwi had won something in Sports. We were so proud of our selves and so as the others.
It was the 21st of August when the feast of St Pius X was celebrated. My whole school celebrated this special day by going to church first thing in the morning and praising St Pius X and also remembering everything that he had done when he was still alive. St Pius was a person with compassionate, he mostly helped the poor and the sick. Just before he died he said, “I was born poor, I have lived in poverty, and I wish to die poor”. St Pius X was a pope with a great big heart who loved each and every single person. When he was a pope, he then decided that each and every child should receive their Holy Communion because that was the fastest way to be close to heaven. He was a man who wanted peace but not war, he wanted the world to have peace because if we don’t then we would be lost. Although, St Pius X past away during World War I and Pope Benedict was chosen to be the next Pope until the 3rd of September 1922. So we had an amazing mass and ended with a beautiful song.
Later on, we went back to our school and started organizing the chairs, tables and how were going to set the cake. When we finished organizing, we called each and every single person from the school to come and sit in one of the chairs with their classroom. Then we invited the oldest boy which was Oscar and the youngest boy from Room 1 to cut the cake. Following on, we then the Year 8 girls went and helped give out the cake to everyone and wishing everyone a Happy Feast Day. It was so amazing having the mass, celebrating and eating the cake because it was just so enjoyable.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Each and every person in the school were excited and looking forward to explore different kind of sea creatures from deep sea.The whole school entered Kelly Tarlton by walking in a straight line and following instructions to our instructor who works in Kelly Tarlton. Everything was all blue and although pitch black. It was so pitch black that I could hardly not see a student or teacher.
Later on, we entered this old smelling house and our instructor explained to us that this old house is called Scott Huts which is a house located in Antarctica. Everything inside this old smelling house was old and major of the things that were there were every interesting and fascinating. Our instructor explained to us that this is the appearance of how it is in the Scott Huts house in Antarctica until now. I saw a lot of interesting and amazing stuff in this small house and they were a piano, bunk beds, dry clothes, chairs, tables, tin marks, old fashion camera, and many more. She also told us that Scott Huts died in Antarctica, South Pole.
Following on, we went past this blue wall where you take pictures with your friends or families. We took two pictures and then we moved on exploring. Then we went through this swirly thing which makes you dizzy and uncomfortable to see or walk. They made this swirly thing because it relates to how you feel if you walk in the cold snow in Antarctica and when the storms comes. This is also how Scott Huts died was that he didn’t knew where he was going because everything around him was white. He then nearly reach the South Pole but he couldn’t make it. He died just a kilometers away from the South Pole.
Further more, we reached the place where they kept their adorable penguins. There were major or them inside where they were kept and there were different kind of penguins. They were King Penguins and Emporia Penguins. Inside where they were kept, there were ice, cages, ice water and many more that keeps them comfortable, safe and also healthy.The King Penguins mostly went swimming and they were really active. I enjoyed watching them swimming past by but unluckily we had to move on.
From time to time, we met different kind of sea creatures and they were the Giant Squid, Loom Jelly Fish, Sting Ray Bay, then we had morning when it was 10:30 am. Then this women came and feeded the Stingray and she also taught us interesting facts about it. She taught us that this is the largest Stingray in Kelly Tarlton and is also a female. The Stingray is not good at aiming, only tent attack that pray at them, sharks and killer whales are their favourite food, and she also said that Stingrays has electrical impulses which it can see how fast your heart goes and if you're scared, worried and other emotional feelings. If there was a new trainor in Kelly Tarlton that is scared, the Stingray then will splashes the water toward them and they are also quite cheeky.
Next we went down the ramp and went into where the Sharks, Turtles, Puffer Fish and other sea creatures are. My favourite sea creature to see was the puffer fish because it was a long time not seeing it. We went around two times then we went upstairs where the eels, jelly fishes, lionfish and many more. Then we went into this room where this worker in Kelly Tarlton taught us that there are two types of sharks and they are called Shan Shark and School Shark. They are not in Kelly Tarlton and the reason for that is because they have to swim fast because the water has to go fast into her body but if it doesn't they’re going to die. So that is why Kelly Tarlton don’t have any of them and also the other reason is because they grow as long as a bus.
Although, the other sea creatures that I saw were Moray Eels, Blue Tang, Red Moko etc. However we came past this weird sea creature called Wobbegong. It was a sea creature who’s from Australia, and it is very dangerous and cheeky. This dangerous sea creature eats different kind of fishes in the ocean but it mostly goes for the big sea creatures. My highlight in this special event was when I explored different kind of Sea Creatures and how everyone learned new things.