Friday, 16 August 2019

The Treasure Box

This piece of writing has come from a book that we are studying in drama. The Book is called The Treasure Box. This writing was captured from an image taken from the book. Keep posted for the rest of the nice story.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Friday, 14 June 2019


Image result for matariki stars with namesMatariki is a Maori name for a cluster of stars also it’s known as the Pleiades.  Matariki means “eye of God” (which is Mata Ariki) or “little eyes” (Mata Riki). According to a myth, when Ranginui (the sky father), and Papatuanuku (The earth mother) were separated by their children,  Tāwhirimātea (the God of winds) became so angry that he tore his eyes out and threw them into the heavens.

The Star’s names in the matariki constellation are Waipuna-Rangi,

Urua- Rangi, Matariki, Tupu-a-rangi, Tupu-a-nuku, Waita, Waiti or 

Alcyone (Matariki) - eyes of Tawhirimatea), 

Atlas (Tupu-a-rangi - Sky tohunga), 

Electra (Waipuna-rangi - Sky spring) 

Taygeta (Waiti - Sweetwater)

Pleione (Tupu-a-nuku - Earth tohunga)

Merope (Ururangi - Entry of heavens)

Maia (Waita - Sprinkle of water)

The way people celebrate Matariki is..

1=Enjoy a mid-winter feast with friends and whanau.

It is to cold for planting (or anything) so it is a time to relax, eat, and enjoy a (very) good company! 

2=Light a candle

Matariki is a time for reflection.  So light a candle to remember loved ones who have passed away!

3=Write down your hopes and dreams for the year ahead

Look up at the stars, Go for a walk in your neighborhood (get to know it's streams, rivers, trees) listen to the birds as well!

4=Also play games and tell stories to people

Matariki is also about having fun with your friends and family, you can also learn to play Maori games or even Maori board games. If not then you can just tell some stories with your whanau!!!

Monday, 27 May 2019

All about me

Talofa lava my name is Summer and I go to Saint Patrick’s school (in Panmure). My main culture is Kiwi, but I also identify as Samoan and I’m also Scottish, German and Chinese. I have 3 sisters, 1 little brother and 1 passed away brother/sister, I also have 2 cats (but 1 passed away :() and 2 dogs (1 also passed away:[ ).

My favourite subjects are art, music and reading. My favourite books are Tom Gates and Captain Underpants, but I like to read anything about space, cooking or animals. I am good at relaxing, making peace with others by being funny and also supporting my friends when they are doing something that’s not what others want. My challenge is to master cooking... especially deserts!

My goals this year in reading is to read more challenging and interesting books.
My goal this year in writing is to write more interesting words to hook my audience in.
My goal for maths this year is to complete harder and more complex math questions.

What I am looking forward to this year is to be successful with all of my my goals. The people who inspire me are my Mum, Dad, Aunty (Aunty Mene) and my grandparents. They all inspire me to keep on trying to cook, learn my Samoan language and to keep practising my drawing!

Monday, 6 May 2019

Manaiakalani Learner Questionnaire 2019

Today in the afternoon, Mrs Collins gave us a visit and even told us we had an Manaiakalani Questionnaire Survey to do. 

We all had finally finished our survey and I found the last question (the culture question) hard for me and the first 4 questions (the simple questions) really easy! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Having fun making green glittering playdough!

2 cups of flour
½ cup of salt
2 tbsp oil
2 cups of boiling water
1 tsp food colouring
1)Mix all dry ingredients
2)add oil and boiling water with colouring and mix well
3)store in airtight container

Having fun making green glittering playdough!

Yesterday my class decided to make playdough for Saint Patrick's Day. We each went into groups to make our playdough. I was with Anamaria, Moonia, Roneeza, and Veronica.

The first thing we did was add the dry ingredients into our pot. Next, we added the liquid
ingredients in including food coloring and glitter. We had to knead it altogether to make a
nice firm green sparkly dough.

Once my group had finished with our playdough we decided to form a spiral with it.
Ms. George then gave us small polystyrene balls and straws to play with the spiral
we made. The next thing we did was to make a parkourplace with our playdough
so we could challenge ourselves.

Roneeza and I make a soccer course with our playdough and straws.
One of the small foam polystyrene balls was the soccer ball.  
Roneeza beat me a lot of times.

Lastly, each group had to grab their playdough and give it to Ms. George to
put into an airtight container.

I enjoyed making Saint Patrick’s Day playdough!