Wednesday, 30 July 2014

My Hoilday Recount ^.^

During the school holidays my family and I went to Tonga to attend our Family Aholelei Reunion that happens every 2 years. When I got there It was steaming hot. If you just sit there doing nothing, sweat will be running down your whole face.
Our reunion runs for a whole week. On Wednesday it was a day to celebrate all the Nana’s that are part of the reunion’s birthdays.

All the young children performed an item or a dance to celebrate their birthday’s. Next it was time for me, my item I performed a Tongan dance taught by a good friend. The name of the song I was danced to is Fisí To Toa 2 verses and a chorus. It was a nice fast and simple dance to do. It was good to be performing in front of the whole family because I’ve never done this in years since I was little. And so the day ended with a little surprise with a fruit cake eaten by the whole family.

When It was time to leave tears were running down everybody's faces. It was sad to watch saying goodbye because everybody got along. When we returned back Aotearoa it was freezing cold. I mean going outside was colder, letting the cold breeze go pass you;( it was really cold. The weather here was way different to Tonga. I can’t wait for the next reunion.

卐 Taekwon Do Lesson .1

Yesterday morning room 10 met a Taekwon Do instructor called Yu. We first had begin with taking off our shoes so that we don’t fall over. We learnt these moves so that we can use it for self defence, whenever were in trouble.

We began with learning how to punch,differently but with a little bit of force into punching.Our fingers were tighten up into a tight ball with our thumb closing it at the outside.After, she taught us that we moved onto walking forward and changing our hand movements while we punch. We then learnt how to kick. When, we kick we kick with our heel not with our toes, but with our heal going forward into kicking.

At the end we all finished off by playing a game of tag. Whenever you get tagged you have to stand like a banana with our hands pointing up to the sky and wait for someone to put your hands down called the banana split. In between the lessons Yu talked about the history  of Taekwon Do. It was fascinating learning about it, actually Taekwon Do is best known for their fast,strong kicks.We really enjoyed our first lesson with Instructor Yu.  

Museum Reflection

The senior classes of Glenbrae School were learning about Natural Disasters at the Auckland Museum. The thing I found the most interesting was the type of ways how a volcano can explode. They can explode many different types of rocks. Something I learned was that volcanoes are everywhere, and to be specific there are 55 volcanoes in Auckland. Mount Wellington is known as the most visited mountain in Glen Innes. I’m lucky because I could see Mount Wellington from my house.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Hangarau - Technology

On Fridays our class go to Tamaki college to learn digital Technologies. Hangarau is the maori word for technology.When we are in class, we have to use the Kiore and the Papa patuhi to log into the Rorohiko. On the rorohiko we have to use the ipurangi to log into the pae tukutuku for digital technologies. Every week we access the maramataka to know what task we have to do. Sometimes our teacher will send us messages to our imera. Sometimes our teacher will send us dojo points from her Waea Pukoro, or she might also use her waea pukoro to take photos of us working. At school or at home some of us use our rorohiko ponaho to do our work.

Nga Kupu hou-New words

  • rorohiko-computer
  • rorohiko ponaho-netbook/laptop
  • kiore-mouse
  • waea pukoro-cellphone
  • ipurangi-internet
  • imera-email
  • maramataka-calendar
  • papa patuhi-keyboard
  • pae tukutuku -web sites

Friday, 4 July 2014

M Daily Exercise ✌

Today at Technology ICT block I have learnt why is a daily exercise important to the human body. This presentation here explains it all, why is important and how it could be done. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Badminton Reflection

My favourite thing about badminton is being the first person to start off the game. It was fun learning all the kind of techniques that are used to play badminton. I found nothing hard playing badminton because it was a pretty basic sport to play, similar to tennis. I wish we have another session of Badminton so that I have more skills in playing badminton.