Sunday, 19 March 2017

Monitors Badge

We finally have this year's monitor badge. I still have mine from last year. It sounds like an easy job but it's not as easy as you think it is. You have to make sure the kids listen to you, you have to make sure no one's doing anything you wouldn't want them to do and if something does go horribly wrong it would come back to us and it'll be our fault. 

I think it's a huge responsibility to look after the class especially if the teacher isn't in the classroom with you. Everyone has a chance to become a good monitor. I am proud to say that I am a 2017 monitor!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Everyday Theatre

On Friday two actresses from the Everyday Theatre came to our school to educate us a little bit about child helplines, abusive relationships, cheating, etc.

There were 6 characters and they were T, Jack, Dave, Marea, Becca and Brian. T was the child of Dave and Marea. Jack was T's bestfriend. Brian was Becca's dad but she didn't mention her biological mother in this play. Marea and Brian were currently in a relationship and they were also living together. 

Dave was very abusive and had hit Marea at least 5 times before. He also hit T to discipline he because he was raised that way. Dave and Marea were married before Dave caught Marea cheating on him with Brian. We had to ask Dave and T questions, we had to help the actresses roleplay, give advice and many other things. We earned points from that.

We did a bunch of activities to reach at least 10 points but we ended up with 12 points!

Thursday, 2 March 2017


On Wednesday the 15th we had our very first tabloids with house colours! There were four teams altogether Whero, Kowhai, Kakariki and Kikorangi. I was in team Whero. Each team was split into 2 groups, that made 8 groups altogether. We had to get as many points as possible for our team.

One of my favourite tabloids activity was Ms Riley's one. She made three rows and three coloums with hola hoops, and had them lined up together. The point of her game was to run back and forth with a dice and put it in one of the hula hoops. The first team to get a tic-tac toe three in a row wins. My team ended up winning and we also scored 3 points from Ms Riley.

At the end of the day our team had 35 points in total, Kowhai received a winning 37 points, Kakariki tied with us and received 35 points as well and lastly Kikorangi received a sad 19 points.

Pests Are Yucky!

Unlike all the other schools in the Manaiakalani Cluster,  our inquiry topic for this year is about Pests. Before we started researching and looking up information we had to write our prior-knowledge on a KWL chart. This is everything that I knew. I didn't have a lot of knowledge.

Now after researching this is, my knowledge has increased by so much.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Singing Competition

On Monday there was a singing competition! I'm not the best at singing so I didn't volunteer but Lupe and Mika did volunteer. I was really excited for this, I couldn't wait to hear their singing voices.

Things didn't really go as planned. In the beginning of the assembly Mrs Pederson walked in and said that we had a murderer amongst us. Someone killed all the caterpillars and the chrysalises. After that happened we went straight into the singing competition. 

Tyrese and Manea Rose sang for Room 9. I'm not quite sure what they sang but it was really good. Lisa and Tyra represented Room 10 and sang 'How Far I'll Go' from the movie Moana. Izabella and Tupou went up for Room 11 and they sang the same song as Room 9. Mika and Lupe had a job to do so they couldn't sing but Vaimoana ended up representing our classroom and sang 'E Otua Tataki Au'. We ended up winning because of Vaimoana's beautiful voice.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Global Girl And Duffy

On Tuesday we had our very first Duffy Show. Cool right? I was very excited for this. I always enjoy Duffy Shows. They put their time and effort into this for our enjoyment. I can see they get tired but they keep on going. There were beads of sweat on their forehead. One of them had to keep on changing their character and their appearance. How exhausting. 

The show was mostly about global warming and reading. Global Girl has dyslexia which meant that she has always had a very hard time reading and pronouncing words. Duffy ends up helping her once he finds out about her condition and together they helped change the world.

This is probably on top 5 on my list of The Best Duffy Shows! 

Friday, 10 February 2017

First Syndicate Assembly

On Tuesday we hosted a Syndicate Assembly. It was the very first one of the year. We didn't have much time to plan but we managed to sort to out a dance item so everyone could at least have some fun and not get bored.

I think the dance competiton was the highlight of the assembly. Everyone was laughing and they seemed like they were enjoying it. I for sure enjoyed it.

Manea Rose and Diego danced for Room 9, Dominic and Peni from Room 10, Teremoana and Meafou represented Room 11 and Mika, Lupe and Saluselo danced for fun. Room 10 ended up winning and I think they deserved that win!