Friday, July 20, 2012

Joshua Iosefo "Brown Brother" Poem

Joshua Iosefo did an amazing poem called “Brown Brother”. He is a year 13 prefect at Mt Roskill Grammar School, and all of the prefects had to do a speech in front of the whole school. Everyone did a speech but Joshua decided to do a poem. He delivered his poem so well his friend posted it on Youtube, which brought it to the attention of Campbell Live.

The poem “Brown Brother” is about stereotypes. Stereotypes are a judgement of a person’s race and Joshua’s message in his poem was to not listen to them, and to don’t be afraid to be the change. His message was similar to our school korero, “Go For Gold”. A korero is a message that Mr Burt gives to us every Fridays at assembly. This usually motivates us to do or not to do.

This poem inspires lots of people especially me. My favourite part in his poem was when he said “Brown Brother do not be afraid to be the first.” His message can change many lives and can help them as well. I look up to him not just as a prefect but as a person.

Precious McKenzie The Weight Lifter

With veins bulging as he balances the weight upon his chest, Precious the weight lifter had determination written all over his face.  He was prepared. With a huge heave, he lifted the enormous bar over his head for all to see. This was a great achievement.

By Vivienne and Ashleigh and Chante

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

A True Friend

As Litia turned back to see me, her brown hair flicked across her face. “Owwww” She said to me. It was easy for everyone to hurt her, not like they would though. I asked if she was o.k and she said yes with a big smile.

Litia was always cheerful. Her smile would brighten up my day and even my friends as well. But when it came to netball that happy face was washed away with an attitude, and because she was vice captain, she knew most of us were counting on her to defend the shooters. As I said off court was a different world with Litia but she was still the same talented girl everyone knows.