Friday, December 20, 2013

Farewell Year 8's and teachers

On Thursday it was the last day of school for 2013 and it was also the last day of our year 8’s as they head off to their colleges. I’m really gonna miss the year 8’s because of what they have put allot of effort in our school. Also leaving our school is Mrs Blake, Mrs Moala, Whaea Rawen, Mr Marks, Mr Slade and Mr Kaitley.
My Highlight for the year 8’s is challenging you guys in games and for being awesome. I am going to miss your sense of humour and your growling from the teacher. I am also going miss your craziness and you kindness to me.

My highlight for the teachers is everything helping me be better at my work, and being better at talking to other people without being shy. Thank you for everything you have done I’m really really missing you so much.

I am really going to miss everyone of you year 8’s and teachers, Thank you teachers for all the effort you have put into us and for helping us with our work and our behaviour, Thank you year 8’s for being the best and for being good classmates. I am going to miss you guys so much.

          Thanks for Everything
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Year's Reflection

This Year I’ve had some bad times earlier on the year but now I have thrown away my Bad luck out of me. I have got to say 2013 is one of the best year in school.Not only it was the best year I’ve had I also learnt new things from my teacher.

Math and writing are my FAVOURITE subjects. At the beginning of the year I concentrated on my reading first then after approving reading I decided also to be better at my Math and writing.

My Highlight this year is going to tech because we do all sorts of stuff there like cooking, graphics and Hard Material. And my favourite one is all of them because they are fun.

Next year I am going to be a year 8 and it is going to be my last year at pt England School and last year of spending time with my friends.,I have had a amazing time at Pt England School and I don’t want to leave Pt England School.

P.E.S for Life.

Friday, December 13, 2013

My 2013 Reflection

Having a netbook this year has been really helpful when it comes to my learning. After getting a netbook I have been improving lately in my work during the year. I am most proud of the work that I was struggling with before and now I know it and getting better at it..

My Highlight this year would have to be creative strand because I have been creating my own art work and own movies to share on vimeo. I really enjoyed working with my friends and it is really fun. Having our netbook is helpful to me because when I am making a movie I search up the lyrics for the song and art patterns.

When I connect to the internet my goal is to not do other stuff that I am not supposed to do. My Favourite subjects is Math and Writing, when I do my writing I use a website called Google Docs I can also create my own presentation and own form. When it is Maths time I get really excited because I really enjoy math and I use Xtramath and Math Whizz. Those two math sites had helped me since I was year 5 and I’m still loving it.

What I have learnt online is technical skills, Learning how to play Guitar and Piano of youtube. Everytime I play Guiter or piano I get this nice musical note and I have been playing Piano since I was 6. I also love listening to music while doing my work so it can keep me on track.

I have learnt this year to behave more better and quite chatting cause now I know how big you can get into trouble. I have learnt a faster way of time tables and divide a bye. I also learnt how to make movies. When it comes to free time I try to get all my work finished before I play games.

What I have learnt from my teacher is to improve in my Reading, Writing and Math. I have also learnt how to share my work to other people. I have also learnt how to use my cyber smart when I do my homework online.

I think having a Netbook is cool and fun because I can do anything online. When I go College I’ll always remember how having a netbook was truly amazing.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Backing Truffles

Today the year 7s were making a scrumptious and yummy type of sweet called truffles. I was so happy with a delicious feeling because I really really love truffles like a baby getting it’s first chocolate ever.

First we got split up into four groups so lucky I got in the cooking group. My team mates were Helen, Sapphire, Mya, Serenity and Shanika. Our first ingredients was biscuits so what we had to do first is to put the biscuits in the bag and smash it till you see the crumbs and we all had turns punching it.

Then we got given some marshmallows and chocolate chips for the sweetness, so shanika was the one to chop the chocolate in to pieces and Serenity was dicing up the marshmallows. Then Mrs king came with the cocoa powder and added 2 scoops of it in the container. Last of all we added classic condensed milk. The we mixed all of the ingredients together.

After all the tiring and hard mixing we all waited for the truffle to set. After 5 minutes later it was time to eat the truffle. After one bite I tasted a rich flavour which made me eat more. So at the end of the day I went walking around with my team sharing our wonderful and tasty snack to heaps of people.

plain round biscuits
(Roll with rolling pin)
container or bowl
10 Marshmallows
10 chocolate chip
Classic condensed milk

1) Put the Plain round biscuits in bag, roll with rolling pin or punch it till biscuits fully crushed.
2) Add the crushed biscuits into container or bowl.
3) chop up the 10 chocolate and 10 marshmallows
4) add in to bowl of container
5) add the classic condensed milk and stir in circles.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Math strategy!!

1. Sammie measure the distance from his bedroom door to the lounge and it was 5.2m.  It was an extra 2.9 to the couch. What was the total distance from his bedroom to the couch?
2.9 + ____ = 5.2
2.9 + 1 = 3.
3. + 2.2 = 5.2
2.2 + 1 = 3.2

2. The wooden steps at the back door have fallen apart. The drop from the doorstep to the ground is 1.28m. Tiaki puts a couple of layers of concrete blocks down temporarily to reduce the distance. These layers measure .650m.  What is the drop now?
.650m + 5.38= 1.28m
-  1.28
 5 . 3  8

3. Teams are allowed up to 14 players in the touch competition. If there are 168 players altogether how many teams are there?
168 ÷ 14 = 12
14 x 10 = 140
14 x 2  =   28

4. There are 9 students from our school who made it to the Auckland Champs for athletics. This was ¼ of the number of students who competed at the Eastern Zones. How many people went to the Eastern Zones?
1\4 =  9 =
4 x 1\/4
5. There are 21 girls to every 12 boys in the class.  The same mix or ratio of girls to boys are picked to go to a special concert If 11 went how many boys and how many girls was this?
33 divided by  = 11
21 divide by 2 = 7
12 divide by 4 = 4
Answer: 11

My writing story! :-)

It was a breezy cold night when 3 boys Jake, Leon and Tom all went Trick or Treating, their bags were full with delicious and Yummy Candy and Chocolate Mmm!!!. When it was about to hit nine o’clock they went to a street that was completely silent the boys were getting scared, walking slowly and cuddling to stick together “Guys where are we?” Leon said in a frightened voice to the boys” I have no idea” Tom whispered to Leon.

As they were walking slowly past the spooky houses there was one house that the boys were completely scared of it was 42A Hosea ave. As they heard the Door squeaking, the window opening and shutting. “AHHhhh” Tom and Leon screamed in fear and slowly ran away “But wait, what about Jack” Tom and Leon said, so the tip toed their way to Jake and quickly grabbed him but Jack said” Noo we came to get candy or lollies so lets get it”. “But let’s just go we have heaps already” said Leon “ Noo I won’t leave until I get my Last one said Jack in a Strong voice.

As soon as Jack entered the Horror house he heard someone whispering “Shhh stop whispering” Jack said to Leon and Tom “ No we weren't whispering” Replied Leon who was filled with Terror. Bamm!!!! the door shut so did the windows “ahhh Tom what is going on” cried Jack”. “I’m not sure”.  

“Whoooo whoooo” the mysterious whisper said “Did you guys hear that” Tom whooped “Yes we did, Yes we did” Jake and Leon gushed. The boys walked up the steps and went inside a room that had Broken glass, Broken Beds and a chimney “Whoooo whoooo” there it goes again. “Ahhhh guys said Leon while looking at the side of the chimney when blood was rushing it’s way down. Bammmm!!! the Room door slammed tom went running at tried to open the door but I won’t open. Then a few seconds later smoke started to come out of the chimney, Big stomping from the living room. The boys started to get scared but Tom went closer to the Blood running down first he smelt it, Then touched it and he said” Wait!! This ain’t real blood it’s just jelly”. “But who lived here? and why would they use jelly as blood said Leon. “ Ohh!! I remember they are doing the same thing on that movie that we watched on Tuesday” said Tom “Ohh yeah it was called umm ummm Horror for you Mwahahaha!!”. “ But remember what happened at the end they boy went and looked through the chimney then he saw who was whispering” said Leon “So Jack why don’t you look through the chimney and see who is whispering” whispered Leon. Slowly Tom went towards that chimney and looked inside and “Trick or Treat” “Ahhhhhh” Tom screamed like a girl “O hey boys Mrs Miller said to Leon,Tom and Jake”. “ So it was you who was doing the whispering said Jake” Yes indeed” replied Mrs Miller. Then the boys finally got their candies the end.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My Mihi Mihi

Greetings to you all
Who have gathered here
to this school
to bring the good thoughts
great is the love
for your strength
in attending
to uplift
the maori language
concerning this school.

Ki ora koutou
Kua hui mai nei
ki tenei kura
I nga whakaaro pai
Ka nui te Aroha
Mo to koutou maia
ki te aro mai
ki te hapai
i te reo maori

e pa ana ki tenei kura

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's raining Diamonds on Jupiter

Huge diamonds could be raining down on Saturn and Jupiter, US scientist have calculated.
New data for the two huge gas planets indicate that carbon is abundant in it’s dazzling crystal from.
The scientist said that turns they all believe that lighting storms tune methane into soot Carbon witch into diamonds as it falls harden.
But don’t think there are going to be real diamonds coming down on earth. Diamonds just on the surface of the planet as these diamond “hail stones” eventually melt into a liquid sea on surface.
The biggest Diamonds would likely be about a centimetre in diameter and about 1,000 tonnes of diamonds a year are being created on Saturn.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Labour Party


Did you know The Labour Party has announced it is adopting a new rule at least 45% of their MP’s Women after the next election and 50% by the 2017 election?.

The Labour Leader David Cunliffe says it won’t be very hard for labour to reach its newly adopted target.

Other announcements at the labour conference some of them wants to build 10,000 new homes in Canterbury.

Women In Parliament

There are 39 women in the Parliament or 32.5 per cent. Labour had 13 women out of 33 MP’s or 39.39 per cent 41 Per cent if it’s women candidate wins Christ Church East. National has 15 out of 59 . The Greens have 8 out of 14 MP’s or 57.14 Per Cent.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Kiwi Kids News

Wins 6 straight NPC title
October 26th
Because it was the final and Canterbury won
They bet Wellington to 29 - 13
Rewrite the article in your own words

The Canterbury team won 6 straight NPC title. They won their 6th against wellington.
Canterbury had to beat both Wellington and the wild weather that hit the stadium during the game.

Opinion and Why:
What do you think about this news and why
I think this news was interesting and it loved it because they won 6 straight NPC title in a row.

What are some questions this article has prompted that you may like to find out the answers to
There were no questions in the article but if their was it would be How are they doing this? Because They train heaps and they practice, Practice and Practice

What happened in my life

“ Announcing who came a place in New Zealand was awesome”. When they called my name I was filled with joy because I came  2nd in New Zealand with 98 marks. I was also happy because it was my highest marks that I got and it was my first time coming a place in New Zealand.

After the rev finished announcing who came a place in NZ my family came up to me they said” Good Girl Raeleen” and gave me a big hug. Later on that day heaps of family members gave me money on behalf of their congratulation to me. I was so so so Happy because I couldn't say a word.

Arriving at the most beautiful pace which was my house I said to my mum with excitement” When is the Prize giving? and where is it held”. So my mum replied” It is on this Saturday and it is held in Avondale P.I.P.C.

After waiting for 5 straight days it was time for prize giving, So I dressed up my nicest and hopped in the car waiting for my family to enter the car so we can go to Avondale. When we arrived to Avondale P.I.P.C it took 20 or 30 minutes to get their.

When they called my name I walked up the steps and heaps of my family members and church members gave me loads of lollies necklace and lei they even gave me an envelope. When I sat down with my friend who also got 2nd in New Zealand for grade 2 we opened our envelope and it had 85 dollars.

When the Prize giving finished we went back home and we had a big feed. We had KFC and Chinese food. That was one of the best days that had happened to me.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

First day of school

                                                               2nd story 
Today we had 40 minutes to write about our first day of school. From looking at our writing we are going to set some goals for the term.

It was a bright sunny day when I said my goodbyes to my family, I took a big deep breath and walked through the Big fence with my Mum.I was sad when I had to say my goodbyes to Pt England Kindergarten but I was also excited because I heard School was cool.I was feeling a bit nerve racking and really shy. So my mum said to me” Don’t be shy” My first teacher was Mrs George she was pretty like a daisy growing, and really kind like a person helping you.The topic was the Pt England way. I was filled with excitement like the All Blacks winning the World Cup.

As soon as me and my mum walked through the wooden door to enter room one I was getting nervous even more. When I sat down there was a girl name Gianna who said” Hey!! What is your name and I replied in a soft voice my name is Raeleen”. After 10 or 20 minutes it was time for the parents to leave so everyone ran to their parents crying like a baby starving for food.

When it was morning tea I saw my cousins Rasil and Vanilla So I yelled out” Hi Rasil and Vanilla” and they were shocked because they did not know that I have already started school and Rasil replied” Oh Hi Raeleen!!!!”. Then me and my two cousins went to the junior playground and played games with my friends Gianna,Mele, Sisilia, Taamai and Anamei.

After morning tea had just finished it was time to learn more about Maths. I love maths because it is really fun and you can learn more. After our maths finished their was a teacher called Mrs Riley she scary when we all met her but as she kept on coming into our classroom we all got use to her.

When the Lunch eating bell rang i quickly ran with my friends to find my cousins so we can play games on the field or on the playground. Lunch time is really cool because you get one whole hour of playtime. After lunch it was SSR sustain Silent reading, we had to do SSR for 10 min after that ten min me and my friends will pretend to go to sleep and the boys will always try to wake us up and it was funny.

Ring ring as the last bell rang and we all knew it was time to go home. I had an awesome first day at my new school pt England School because it is a lot of fun hanging out with my friends and learning new things you did not know. When my mum came to pick me up I ran as fast as I could and I gave my mum a big hug.

I had an awesome first day and I love school ever since I started.

As soon as I said my goodbyes to my family I took a big deep breath and walked through the Big 
fence with my Mum. I was so excited because I heard School was cool. That moment when Mr Burt Introduced ourselves to our new  teachers and  I was so excited. My first teacher was Mrs George and the topic was the Pt England way. So I said to myself” Wow I love this school”

As soon as me and my mum entered the classroom I was a bit nervous because I did not know anyone. Mrs George was kind. When all the parents had to leave even my mum I was crying because I was scared but luckily I had my 2 older cousins who looked after me when i started.

After that I made some new friends they were Gianna,Sisilia,Anamai and taamai they were really good friends and every time we work we will always sit next to each other and each other out.

When it was Morning tea I had a sandwich and a lesnak, after I ate my morning  tea I went to play with my cousin and we played tiggy. After that Morning tea bell We had  heaps of worksheets to finish off.

When the day was finished I was so happy because I had a really fun time during school.

Monday, October 21, 2013

What I want to be in the Future :-)

If I had an opportunity to pick what I will be in the future It will be:

Own my company:
I picked this because I really like cars, When I own my own company I will sell flash as cars.
My cars will be Holden,Ford,BMW and Mini. And I will like to be the boss of the company.

I like travelling places because it is fun when you go somewhere you have never been before.My favourite Island I have been to is Samoa,Fiji and Rarotonga.

I like cooking because I like to make heaps of food and I love eating. When I started cooking with my aunty Lama, and showed me how to cook cupcakes and it was yummy so I want to cook heaps of food for other people.

I like acting because I like being on short movie film and I also like talking to other people and sometimes I talk to my self.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Raeleen And Asena Four Shot Movie

Our for shot movie is about a Girl who draws Chocolate and then she looks away then the chocolate becomes real..

Monday, September 23, 2013


 As you are evaluating each of these categories think about which elements were the strongest in the movie - (made it the most effective). What were the main things that detracted (made it less effective)


1. Planning/Reflection
How well did you plan your movie? Our plan was alright because all of our animation and filming was not shown. Did you storyboard it well with enough detail to follow it? Our storyboard was good but we just didn’t use it.
Did you reflect throughout the process and make changes to improve it along the way? We tried to make our animations and filming improve but we couldn’t.

2. Message
Think about what the message was/should have been. Our message was about the Blacks and whites to come in equa. What was your purpose? The purpose was to make it better. How did you try and convey it? we tried to strive in our drawing so we just used pics How well do you think you achieved this purpose? I think we did our best even though we didn't do it well

3. Filming techniques
Angles/Shots No filming
Steadiness/Use of tripod No tripod
Sound quality Our sound equality was not good.

4. Acting
Use of expression to convey different emotions NO
Convincing interaction between characters (if there is any) NO

5. Graphics
What is the quality? Not sure Are they detailed? No Do they include detailed backgrounds
Have they been drawn not traced? No

6. Animations
Are the animations realistic/smooth? Are they complex? No
Did you use a variety of viewpoints angles or perspectives to add interest? NO

7. Flow
Do the scenes progress logically? I am not sure Does the movie connect well from one scene to the next? Yes

8.  Key Competencies
How well did your group work together? Not bad Did everyone contribute effectively and do their share? I don’t know Were you able to work through disagreements when they arose or did they become an issue? No
Did you manage your time well? Sorta If not what do you need to do differently next time?Yes i’ll work harder next time.

My movie was alright but now I need to work harder every time I work on a movie because I was not happy of my movie because my voice over was no good and I have to get all my filming and Animations done. I also need to work on my timing to get my movie done.

Next time I work on a movie I have to get nit done and not get distracted. I also need to work on my drawing to make my animations better.