Monday, June 29, 2020

Matariki Manaakitanga - it's a new year celebration!

This post is shared with by Zoe. She shares about our school celebration of Matariki. Our school mixed across levels to have a whole day to celebrate this important time of the year. Go here to read more from Zoe.

Last week on Friday we had a Matariki celebration. Matariki presents the 7 sisters or the 7 stars. In Matariki you will be able to see the 7 stars. They are so special. Matariki is all about spending time with your Whanau ( family ). It is important because it's the time of celebrating Maori new year.

The Maori legend talks about 7 starts that needed a role. A job, here are the 7 stars names
1. Matariki
2. Waitī
3. Waitā
4. Waipuna-ā-rangi
5. Tupu-ā-nuku
7. Ururangi,

My highlight from Friday was when Leylani and I baked the cupcakes and we learnt it so fast and made a lot of cupcakes. My other highlight was when we had to make the stars with the paper to decorate our tables. It was confusing at first and then I made more and I even made some during lunch on Friday. My biggest highlight was the whole day it was so fun, we had a lot of fun making the food and it was just a great time on Friday.

Should New Zealand celebrate this? Why?For me I think New Zealand should celebrate this because its a special thing to Maoris and even if we aren't Maoris we should celebrate it with them to get to know Maori culture more, as New Zealanders we should celebrate this it's about our land and people!

Little message to Mrs Tele'a: First I will like to thank Mrs Tele'a for preparing this for us we had a great time with you and I will also like to thank you for teaching me and Leylani to bake the cupcakes. Without your great idea we wouldn't had have the great time on Friday and I thank you for everything you did for us on Friday.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

5 awesome things about my Bubble!

This was a collection of data across our class.  The data shows what things we spent time on during lockdown in level 4.  We used a tally chart we created on our whiteboard to then create this pie graph.

You will notice that the most popular activity for our class was spending time with our family.  They were all times and activities that strengthened our family relationships.
The second most popular activity was learning to cook or bake.   We also agreed that there was a lot of time spent tasting dishes our families made!
The third most popular was sleep!  That's right many of us had more time to rest, some going to sleep late, some waking up late.  All in all we loved our time within our bubble!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Post for week 10! Paige

On Fridays we Point England School always has an assembly and today was a bit different.

As we started off with our normal schedule for assembly something changed and it was a special guest and his name was Joseph Parker, also his sister Elizabeth Parker. Joseph is a New Zealand professional boxer of Samoan Heritage, his sister Elizabeth is like a boss for him because she helps him train and do more things to be the boxer that he is.

Joseph's speech was about two important things that he has used to be a boxer throughout his whole career:

Believe in yourself: This is important because sometimes you need to focus on believing and not listening to what other people say about you.

Nothing beats hard work: This means always having hard work before everything you do and because without it somethings can be possible but sometimes you can achieve in whatever you do.

My question if I was to ask Joseph Parker is,
What was the best thing about being a professional boxer?.

My Message of thanks to Joseph Parker:
Thank you Joseph for coming to our school and to the teachers who has made it possible, you're two special things you’ve said that you used throughout your career was very cool and inspiring because all the negativity out there is wrong and you have said to always Believe In Yourself and that’s a very important thing to remember. The other one you have said was Nothing Beats Hard Work, everything that we do in life to try and achieve is to always do hard work and without it something may not be possible in life, so a very big thanks and God bless.

Go here to see more from Paige!  Well done Paige!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Enjoy being your age! A message from Arthur in Year 8!

Enjoy Being Your Age

                                𝔼ℕ𝕁𝕆𝕐 𝔹𝔼𝕀ℕ𝔾 𝕐𝕆𝕌ℝ 𝔸𝔾𝔼
Enjoy being your age' this is one of team 5 korero 
Za'ravo! I am 12 years old
There are many things I enjoy being this age
  • I enjoy playing sports.
  • I enjoy being with the same students everyday.
  • I enjoy getting to know my teacher well.
  • I enjoy getting to learn about our changing bodies.
  • I enjoy trialing to rep sports teams.
  • I enjoy dreaming about what college we'll go to. 
  • I enjoy getting ready for collage.
  • I enjoy being with my good set of mates.
  • I enjoy being with my teacher everyday.
  • I enjoy sitting in my own desk at school.
  • I enjoy being with my family everyday.
There is no rush of being older, that day will come when you become an adult. Just enjoy being your age.
Go here to see more from Arthur.  Malo Arthur!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Taha wairua - why do we?? A message from Kohatu, Arthur and Jezakaia

Why do we do Mihi, Karakia and Himene

Today Mrs Tele's challenged us as to why we have to d oout mihi, karakia and himene.
We pray because we always have to praise the lord for giving us another chance.
We do our mihi because it makes us think about our ancestors and family and its wakes our body and brain.
We do a Himene because it helps us to not sing to our toes it helps us to sing up and not be shy to sing and to stand up in front of lots of people.
These are a list of some of my class answered to Mrs Tele's challenge
*Connect to god, greater power ssource
*Connect- remember our ancestors, whanau
*kwon where we are from
*Build confidence to speak and represent ourselves and whanau
*To be ready for our day / future of learning