Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Farewell Ola

Well, it was a day to say goodbye to a family member. My cousin Ola. It was her last day in New Zealand as she was off to Australia to settle there with her two older brothers. The purpose of her going was for her to prepare for her mission. A mission is where missionaries are sent to a specific place like Tonga, Wellington or even Auckland and teach people about the gospel. Many Mormons are wanting  to go on there mission. Anyway, back to my cousin. It was sad to say goodbye to her because we were so close. So close she was like my older sister. I know everyone is going to miss her. Its not going to be the same without her. I would just like to say, stay safe Ola. Remember to never give up in anything and to stay focus and I know you will reach your goals. Most of all though, have FUN!!! Farewell from ME....

Sunday, April 28, 2013


KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.... KEEP CALM AND LOVE LIFE..... KEEP CALM AND BE YOURSELF... Keep calm is a poster. Did you know it was produced by the British government. There are many versions, such as the ones above but my favourite one is KEEP CALM AND HAKUNA MATATA. It reminds me of the movie Lion King. If you have seen the movie, you may have recognised the saying 'Hakuna Matata' by Pumba, Timon and Simba. Hakuna Matata means no worries, for the rest of your days... Well, thats what they say! Its such an interesting movie filled with laughter, cartoon images and music. The characters are also hilarious .. Anyway, if you are sad or angry... Just remember to 'KEEP CALM AND HAKUNA MATATA.'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Australian and New Zealand Army Corps other wise known as ANZAC day, is going to be tomorrow 25 of April. It is a national day for both New Zealand and Australia. This is when we honour and thank the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. They fought at Gallipoli during World War I.

People wear a red poppy which is a symbol of war remembrance. It is said that the soldiers died in the fields of Flanders. While thousands of bodies were on the muddy ground, poppies sprang up. I you look around you will notice many people wearing them for ANZAC day.

Thursday morning some people from our church LDS (Latter-Day Saints) are going down to the Auckland Museum to the memorial service. We are going to pay our respect to the people that served our country. We know that they did it well. Everyone please come to honour those people that served our country!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Tragic Day At Boston

The Boston Marathon.... Thats when it happened.... The day that was supposed to be all about celebrating the people that had just crossed the finish line, but no... It was the day when fear had entered the large city.....

"Breaking news... The Boston Marathon has just been bomb!" My attention went straight to the TV. Usually I would take no notice of the news, but a bomb in Boston. That reminded me of a terrible man. I won't mention his name because many people worship him and I think that it might me bad if I do.  Anyway, the bomb.... It was an unusual thing to hear about but, it was true! Three people died and more then 170 people were injured. It was not good.

Luckily, the FBI found out some useful information. On the city cameras they noticed two people with strange bags. It looked similar to the bags that contained the bombs. They knew that they had found there suspects. A father and his son.  The father died because of the bomb and his son.... Well, he survived but was caught in the end which was great news. Hopefully, the FBI can make him spill some useful information.

My prayers definitely go towards the people in Boston. Its not nice what the two suspects did. There are questions in my mind like.... Were these people some how related to Osama Bin Laden? Was anyone else part of the bombing? More questions that hopefully can be answered.... I know its not only me that feel for these people, there are a lot more, even celebrities. I just don't know why these men would do such a thing. Its horrible.... Anyway people in Boston, I have a message for YOU!!! Stay safe and always remember that you are loved by people around the world, and that Gods with you every step of the way. I hope you guys get past this heavy object in your life! Also R.I.P to the people that died because of the bomb.

Another Ordinary Day Created By A Bunch Of Girls In Room 21

This movie was created by Shoal, Ashleigh, Jasmine and myself. It stars a year 6 ambassador named Lesieli. We were given the task to create this movie to show what a typical day might look like for a student here at our school. Because Lesieli is an ambassador she has more responsibilities, so some of the things you saw was what only a Pt England ambassador would do. Most of what you see though might be a typical day for most of our netbook students. Leave a comment on your thoughts. I hope you enjoy.

JASV An ordinary day from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Monday, April 22, 2013

What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

Many teachers ask this question every year... 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' When I was little my answer was to be a princess that lived in a big castle with many rooms in it. Each year my answer became more and more realistic until one year I thought about it more carefully.

So in 2010 I realised that what I wanted to be in the future was a veterinarian. Every year, my answer never changed. I think that this is a sign for me to stick to this idea. When I get to college I know that the grades I need can be A's and B's but most of them have to be A's... The subjects I have to take are chemistry, biology and physics. I can take other subjects but those subjects are compulsory.

If this doesn't turn out well I am going to plan B... Which is, a choreographer. I was told that to be a choreographer you needed to be fit and creative. I think the subjects I need to take is English (this can help me to write some creative titles or blurbs), Maths, also join a musical group (to help develop a beat or just learn to play an instrument). Last of all, I think that I should sign up for sports as well to help me with my fitness. Hopefully in the future, I can make a class where people can enrol and I can teach them a couple of dance sets.

These are two possibilities I can do for the future... I don't know if this will go to plan but I'm going to give it a go... If you have any information about being a veterinarian or a choreographer please leave a comment down below. Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Student VS Wild Competition

Pt England Survivors from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

This is a movie that a bunch of students in room 21 made. Crusader, Darius, Uili, Starford, Kingston, Levi, Ashleigh, Shoal, myself and the help of our fabulous teacher Mrs Lagitupu were all part of this movie. We entered it into a movie competition called Student vs Wild.

The movie had to be about students being locked inside their school for about a week or so... The students had to find a way to survive in the wild. It took a lot of time and effort to plan then film and finally edit our final product. That is what it looks like...

Now everyday we vote for our movie so we can win. The seven winning movies get to go on an outing to Outdoor Pursuits Centre for five days. I know that this will be a great opportunity for all of us students to experience this magnificent outing. I would like to ask if you could vote for our movie please. Heres a link that will take you to the website... CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VOTE FOR US.... PLEASE!!! You might decide to watch some other movies and may notice that some are better then ours but we really want to experience it... So please vote for us!!! Fingers crossed....

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Something this school really needs is . . .

I was on my netbook when all of a sudden the thought came into my head. Pt England School is missing something... At first, it came to me as a stupid idea but now that I mentioned it, what does our school really need?

This is my last year here, then I will be off to college. I am pretty nervous about it. I just kinda want to stay here at Pt England. I know that I am going to miss this school sooo much, that tears might appear. SOOO maybe what Pt England is missing is, a college.

Thats it!!! Out of all the things that our school is missing, I think the most important idea is a college. We are also missing a pool, a roller coaster and many more things but lets not get carried into all the missing pieces. Since I said that I am going to miss this school, the only way to solve that problem is to create a college right next to it. That way, I won’t miss my teachers, my friends but most of all the way that I have been learning for my entire life.

All though this isn't going to happen now, I sure do hope it happens in the future. Its a good idea! Well that's what I think. I know that when I leave Pt England its not going to be over... Because once a Pt Englander always a Pt Englander. So, something this school really needs is a COLLEGE!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Night That Everyone Was Looking Forward For... Fiafia

What if I forget my lines... What if I say a joke and no one laughs... What if I fall of the stage... What if all the things I thought off actually came true... It was so nerve racking. I was standing with my friend Lorenz and all he could talk about was how big the crowd was.  Thats when it hit me, it was like an bunch of butterflies invading my stomach.

We were just talking and having fun, when all of a sudden Mr Burt came up to me and said with excitement "ITS TIME!!!"
"Good Luck" Lorenz said. I quickly went to Gabriel (another MC) and we walked up the stairs which led us into the stage. When I walked into the middle of the stage I found the light so bright I couldn't see anyone's face. It was like the sun shining on us. I looked at Mr Burt and he gave me the look. The look to start my prayer. I took a deep breath and began... "Let us pray... Ke Tau Lotu..."

Fiafia night was the BOMB!!! I really enjoyed watching all the performances.  My favourite performance though was the Niuean group. Why, I hear you ask? Well to me, I think that by looking at all their faces you could definitely tell that they were in the zone but you could also tell that they were all having fun. One thing that caught my attention while they were performing was that the stage looked as if it was going to break. Anyway, back to the night. It was definitely a night to remember.

As you can see you can definitely tell a huge difference in my story. The point of that being is that in the middle of it all, my confidence in being a MC as well as a performer changed a lot. I suddenly forgot about the things I could do to muck up and stated thinking about how being an MC was all about having fun. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time For Me To Reflect On Term 1!!!

Its the last week of school and its time for me to reflect on this past term. I think that this term was good to get to know my new friends and my new teacher. I can’t wait for term 2.

This term I participated in many things such as Softball, Triathlon, Tech, a poem lesson with Joshua Iosefo and soon Fiafia. I have also been responsible for being a prefect and a class captain. One thing that has caught my attention for the whole term has been Fiafia. Even though it hasn't occurred yet, I am still excited for it.

For Fiafia, I had the great opportunity to join in the Tongan girls as well as being an MC. Our tutor Sindy has been great as well as Diana and Mrs Jarman. MC. Being an MC is hard work as well. Believe me, its harder than you think. I thought that it would only be speaking an introducing the next performance but no. Theres a lot more then speaking in front of people. You have to control your voice. Its a bit like dancing, when you control your body to do the right things. Thats like being a MC... You have to make your voice sound really interesting.

Anyway, if I had to rate myself this term I would rate myself 8/10. As I said, my highlight hopefully will be Fiafia. I can’t wait for all the activity next term. This term was fun, meeting my new teacher but most of all just having FUN!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Day When 4 Rugby Balls Got Stuck Up In A Tree Part 2

Ball after ball they finally stopped. They looked up again, and saw 4 rugby balls. Everyone didn’t know what to do. The only way was to tell Mr Malloy. “How is Mr Malloy going to get 4 rugby balls down those trees? They are Massive!!!” Brooklyn said. To Be Continued.....

The next day, the six friends went to the one tree that contained four rugby balls. They all tried to find a different way to get them down... But it was just to hard so they stooped trying and decided to play somewhere else. One day though, they saw a group of boys standing under the tree. They were really suspicious so they went there to have a look. To there surprise the group of boys were trying to get it down. "One down, three to go!" Someone yelled out. Everyone was surprised, even the group of girls.

Ashleigh went and came back with more information. "Somehow, they kept kicking the ball and one just came down." The girls were confused. "So was it just us that couldn't get the balls down?" Brooklyn asked. They were sick of trying so they just gave the job to the group of boys. It was a tough job but the boys knew they had the skills to get it down.

All was left was faith. Day after day the bunch of girls see the boys trying to get it down and the number of balls falling off. They finally made it to THE DAY!!! THE DAY were there were no rugby balls were there. The six friends said thank you. They thought that it might have been a challenge but to them it was like a little game. We were happy that they succeeded as well as them having fun.

The moral of this story is to play in the right place. Even if the best place is the wrong place. They group of girls have definitely learnt their lesson and lets hope that a story like this never pops up in my blog again!!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Day When 4 Rugby Balls Got Stuck Up In A Tree (TRUE STORY)

Once upon a time, a bunch of girls had two rugby balls but didn't know what to do with them. They weren't really into rugby or touch but they did enjoy kicking the ball, so they decided to play kicks with the two rugby balls. The girls names were Shoal, Ashleigh, Rita, Brooklyn, Huelo-Ata and Vivienne. They went to the top field and started their little game. Half of them went to the left and the other half went to the right. As they played they started making up their only rules such as if someone catches it they had to do 1 push up. They were all having FUN!!!

“Lets see who can kick the ball the highest” Rita yelled out. Everyone was keen to show off their skills so they all wanted the ball. It was a bit difficult for most people but a piece of cake for like only two people. It was going all smoothly when.... “OH NOOOOO!!!”

“What’s wrong?” Vivienne and Shoal said with a confused face. They tried to see what the problem was when all of a sudden they saw everyone's eyes looking up. Vivienne’s eyes looked up and saw the problem. The good news was that they had one ball still on the ground but the bad news was.... Yep, you guessed it, the other ball was stuck in the tree. This was really bad. They knew that if they left it up there there teacher Mrs Lagitupu would notice a rugby ball missing. “Who kicked it up there?” Everyone asked.
“Sorry, that was me...” Huelo-Ata said quietly.  They tried to think of a solution to solve the problem.

They knew that they had one more rugby ball still on the ground so there answer to the problem was simple. Throw the other rugby ball up into the tree. Hopefully for them the other rugby ball will somehow fall off. Simple right? Well, you thought wrong. It was really difficult. They tried with all their might to get the ruby ball down but they failed. They were not strong enough so they decided to call a boy name Logan. Logan thought of a strategy to help those poor girls get their rugby ball down. He was given the ball, and everyone was expecting him to do something to get the ball down. He threw it up and it came back down. He kept trying and trying and believe me, his plan was not working. Suddenly... All they see is two rugby balls stuck up in the tree.

Ball after ball they finally stopped. They looked up again, and saw 4 rugby balls. Everyone didn’t know what to do. The only way was to tell Mr Malloy. “How is Mr Malloy going to get 4 rugby balls down those trees? They are Massive!!!” Brooklyn said. To Be Continued.....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fiafia Is Coming

An amazing item is going to happen on the field on 18th April 2013. It is our Fiafia!!! Also on this day it is said that it is the 60th anniversary for Pt England school. If you don’t know what a fiafia item is, let me explain it to you.

A fiafia item is when we choose what cultural group we want to join. There are many groups to choose from like Tongan, Samoan, Cook Island, Hawaii, Niue and many more. There are some additional groups as well like Hip Hop, Singing, Rap, Unicycle, Choir and jump jam. Then we practice and practice until we are perfect. Then on the 18th April we perform on stage where we are able to show our friends and family.

I am in the Tongan girls group and our tutor is Sindy. Mrs Jarman comes to every practice and helps us as well as our tutor.  Sindy taught us a Tongan dance to a song called E Hine E. The song is about a Tongan girl who is beautiful and loves to dance and sing. But everyone finds out that she is actually a witch. Our Tongan girls looked at it on the bright side which was how she loved to dance and sing. In our minds we had to think about how we love our culture and how we love to sing and dance.

I really can’t wait for fiafia. I am looking forward to seeing all the other performances on the stage. I would like to thank Ms M for organising this and for showing us little items in assembly. I know this has inspired people to really get into the culture they are in. I hope that everything turns out well for everyone!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Daylight Savings

What is Daylight Savings?

Daylight savings is when you set your clocks one hour backwards or forward. This is so we can provide extra daylight in the evening for summer. The point of that is so we can use our daylight in good use.

When does Daylight Saving occur?
Since 2007, Daylight Savings commenced on the last Sunday in September when 5:00am becomes 6:00am. It ends on the first Sunday in April when 6:00am becomes 5:00am.

Who was the inventor of Daylight Savings?
A man named Benjamin Franklin. These men introduced this idea around 1784. Benjamin had help but it was said he was the main inventor.

More Facts About Daylight Savings...
If you live near the equator, the hours of day and night are equally about 12 hours each. But, the closer ones that live to the North or South pole, they have longer daylight during the summer. Also, nations close to the equator do not shift their clocks at all.

Friday, April 5, 2013

The True Meaning Of Easter

What did I do in the Easter holiday? Well on Good Friday I did nothing. It was really BORING!!! I tried to make it fun by doing an Easter egg hunt but realised that there were no Easter eggs. On Easter Sunday I went to church and we learnt more about the true meaning of Easter. When I came home I was hoping that there would be some chocolate eggs waiting for me but no... Still no sign of any Easter eggs. Monday. I woke up and found out that we had to go to my cousins house and stay there while my mum goes for a driving course. My brother and I knew that we weren't going to get Easter eggs but a sudden surprise hit us when we entered the house.  We went home and saw lots of Easter eggs on the couch. We did a quick Easter egg hunt and when we finished we ate it. This is when it hit me. Easter is not all about chocolate eggs. Its much more....

People think that Easter is all about Easter eggs and the Easter bunny... But to me I think its more than eating chocolate eggs and stuff. Easter is about the death of Jesus Christ and how he resurrected back to life. Good Friday (29th March) is the day Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He was tortured really badly by people that didn't believe that he was the son of God. While he was being tortured he told God to forgive them. When he died they put him in a tomb inside a cave which was covered it with a big rock. Three days later he resurrected back to life. This is what I think the true meaning of Easter is all about.

In the olden days it is said that rabbits were a symbol of new life. Also eggs. Eggs represent new life as well. Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are commercialised by people just to make money and profit. They use television ads to help them sell there products.

The importance of Easter is that Jesus came back to life. Because of this he is known as the Son of God. Also because of this people think that it is possible to come back to life.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pt England The River Of Success - Poem

This is a poem my brother Jordan and I wrote together. It is about our school being like a river. It took a lot of effort to do and we ended up writing a poem. Take a look and tell us what you think. Hope you enjoy!!!

Pt England is like water flowing in a river.
More and more water joins us.
When they get use to our flow they,
choose whether they want to stay clean or turn into dirty water.
The dirty water is the bad children.
Pt England starts to turn into dirty water so we do something about it.
We stand strong, that's what we do.
Our teachers and sometimes us teach the dirty water how to respect, how to love
and that everything is always better together.
This changes everything back to normal.
Now our river flows within clean water.
This can help us students get a future we deserve.

So now our river which is Pt England,  is a strong school where our kids are on the path to victory!