Monday, December 16, 2013

Farewell 2013

Kia ora, I am a year 7 student at Pt England School and looking forward to being a year 8. This year, I have made heaps of new friends and but the sad thing is that most of them are leaving at the end of the year. This year as been awesome, mostly because I had a really awesome teacher (Ms Tito).

Because the year 8's are leaving, I just want to say goodbye to my friends Andrea, Te Rina, Hosannah, Richard, Zion and all the year 8 extension group. I'm going to miss Andrea and Te Rina's buzzing laughs, Hosannah and Zion's funny personalities, Richard's kick back personality and the year 8 extension groups awesomeness. And to all my year year 7 friends who are also leaving, just want to say "See Ya" and wish all of you the best for the future. 

I just want to say "BYE" to Ms Tito because I may not be in her class next year. Thanks for all the awesomely fun times and the inspirational growling's and lectures. Thank you for teaching me how to be a "PURPLE COW"and not an ordinary brown cow. Those are things I will remember forever, because I know it will help me next year in my new class and in the future. 

Besides from not having this years year 8's, I am looking forward for next. I am looking forward to being a year 8 and leading by example to the little kids. I would really like to achieve being in at least one sport team next year. 

I have really enjoyed being in Room 19. I really don't want to leave Room 19's dramas, fun times, awesome teacher, students and over all AWESOMENESS!! I hope next year will be as awesome as this year. 

Friday, December 13, 2013


Big Question:
Having a netbook that is connected to the Internet has really helped me this year. Like in literacy, Mrs Lagitupu would say all these intelligent words I didn't understand or haven't even heard before. So I typed them into Google and it came up with the meaning.

Something I Discovered/Learnt on My Own
This year my little sister wanted a bracelet for her birthday, but I didn't have enough money to buy one. So I grabbed my netbook and searched up "how to make an awesome bracelet that's cheap", and a whole lot of different websites came up. I ended up making a really cool bracelet that I wanted to keep but had to give to my sister.

Something Special My Teacher Taught Me 
This year my teacher (Ms Tito) taught me to be a "PURPLE COW". Being a "PURPLE COW" is thinking outside the box, standing out and not being shy to be different. This has helped to sign up for choir/band and now I am known as a singer and not just a normal brown cow. I will remember to be a "PURPLE COW" forever.

Something Significant I taught Myself
One day when I was at the with my family, I nearly drowned. I first read on how to swim. But that wasn't enough, so I searched it up on the web and taught myself. The next thing I knew, I was swimming just as good as a dolphin.

Something My Friend Taught Me
My friend taught me how to take a screenshot on my netbook after it got re-imaged. I was in a hurry and really needed the photo for my writing. Now I know that you take screenshot by pressing SHIFT + CTRL + PRT SCREEN.

How I Helped Other Kids Learn This Year
Earlier this year, our class did Tuakana Teina (little brother/sister Big brother/sister) with a junior class. I helped my partner to read by telling her to spell out the words she didn't know.

How Have I Grown my Key Competencies through Using Digital Tools this Year?
I think it has helped me a lot. Because when I still had pencil and paper, it was hard for me to manage myself because my hands would always get sore. It has also helped me in my thinking too because most of the time when I have pencil and paper I think more about my hands and how they hurt so much.

You would probably think there is no down side of having a netbook that is connected to the Internet.... BUT, there is. The down side is that there are a whole lot of temptations to stop you from doing your work. LUCKILY, we have WATCH DOG.

Monday, December 2, 2013

3 Favourite Highlights of the Year

My top 3 highlights of the year were ....

1. Making Koauau With Miss

Early in the year, Ms Tito treated all the 'STARS' in our class to an awesome experience in making koauau. This was one of my favourite highlights because, I got to try something new. I also liked shining it up with the spoon at the end. 

MKTO Classic from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.                                                                                         2. Making a MTV for "Classic" with Gloria, Kaycee, Isara and Tyla
Making this movie was very interesting. I enjoyed it because there were really funny bloopers, but we didn't show them. Plus, I got to do it with my friends.But the coolest thing was that in our movie making time, we filmed random things but it ended up really useful in the end.

3. Swimming
Recently, the year 7 and 8's of P.E.S, went down to the Glen Innes Aquatic Centre to have some free swimming lessons. I was in Group 1 and we did heaps of fun games. I enjoyed the last day the most because we had races and relays. Even though my team lost, I still enjoyed it.