Sunday, December 16, 2012

Leavers Mass!!!!

Leavers mass was an sad moment for me and the rest of the year 8 students from Saint Pius X school.
We started off with our year 8 reflection movie. It was so cute to see all of us on screen when we were little entrance students. The movie went on until it came up to me when I was a little entrance starter in room 1. I was so embarrassed at myself but it was good to look at and to remember the moments I had in room 1 all the way to now.

After the collect prayer Dorothy, A'leina and Rolland stood up and went to the altar and was getting ready to shine. I was up first with the first reading. It was a reading from the book of Ecclesiastes. To me I think I did a really good job at reading the first reading. I had another job it was to sing the Psalm with my other fellow singers A'leina, Angelica and Rolland. We sang "Thy Word".  We sang our heart and soul and actually nailed singing the Psalm.

Once everything was done, we the year 8's of Saint Pius x school was awarded a Bible and a Candle with all our names on it. It looked spectacular. It was made really well . We all stood proudly in front of everyone and held our new bibles and candles. That was over but there was one more thing to do. It was a farewell presentation, to one of our teachers who was leaving to Tonga and was going to be a teacher there. Her name is Miss Oldfield. We sang her a song and also received a bible and a candle. It was to see her go but great to see her start a new journey with the rest of the year 8 students that were leaving.

Mass was over and everything was done. I was so proud of all the year 8's because in everything they participated I they did it really well and I am pretty sure they were proud of themselves too.





Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Acrostic Poem!!!!

M- is for Masala restaurant. Masala is the restaurant is were all the year 8 students all attended to on Tuesday the 11 of December.

A- is a All. All of the year 8 students had a fun time at Masala.  

S-is for Saint Pius Year 8 students mostly had butter chicken.

A-is for Amazing restaurant Masala is. 

L-is for Lovely. Masala has Lovely Indian food

A-is for absolutely AWESOME fun and happy time I had at Masala.

MASALA!!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Reflection

CAMPING AT PIHA!!!. I enjoyed walking to the beautiful waterfall. It was pretty long but it was worth the chase. Listening to the babbling noise of the water flowing down the stream.

I got to shoot a bow and arrow, aiming it to the target in front of me. Shooting an arrow for no reason was nerve racking. But I still wish I could shoot some more arrows. After a while The year 7 & 8 had dinner. MMMM that was a scrumptious Dinner. Having a barbeque and eating the yummy meat on my plate.

The last day came and it was time for me to leave Camp Piha, How sad. I arranged my clothes into my bag  and said “Goodbye” and  moved along to the bus. Looking outside as we went I was Excited and sad to leave. I was excited to leave so I could see my family again and sad because the fun was finish at camp.

Monday, October 29, 2012

FRENCH!!!!

I have 4 lollies- Je suis quatre bonbons.

I have 10 pencils- Je suis dix crayon.

I have 5 French Sticks- Je suis cinq Baguette.

I have six Croisante- Je suis six  Croisante .


Reflection on The Testing Week!!!!

TESTING WEEK!!!!!

Testing week was really challenging especially the writing test. It was OMG hard. From hardest to the Sort of easiest I would say Writing, Reading, Star and then Maths. I am so happy it is over. I hope I get  good marks. Fingers Cross.

Monday, October 15, 2012

French Week 1

Today in French I learnt how to greet other people. To help me I used a site called Babbel.com. From there I learnt new French  words like:
Bienvenue: Which means welcome.

You can go on the site and learn more French words.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

David Copperfield Chapter two

Chapter 2 summarises Davy’s childhood. He talks about his nurse, Peggotty. Peggotty watches over Davy and takes him to church. One night, Davy saw his mother with a gentlemen. The same gentlemen that walked home with them from church last Sunday, Davy didn’t like him.About 2 months later, Peggotty asked Davy if he could spend a fortnight with her brothers at Yarmouth. He was excited but sad at the same time, he didn't want to leave his mother.  So Davy asked his mother if he could go, she was okay with it.







!!Pope Pius the tenth!!

Giuseppe Melchiorre
Saint pius x was born poor, had a humble heart, he was a brave and bold man.
Saint pius x was the eldest of  nine “continued on lives”.
He loved to lead mass.
He needs his family and friends beside him all the way.
Who gives people there first holy communion.
Saint Pius x would like to see Pope Pius the ninth.
Born in Italy
Sarto.

Friday, August 17, 2012

!!!!WHAT I LEARNT IN MATHS!!!!

This week in maths I learnt how to write three ways of a ratio.
For example:
6:7,6 to 7 and 6/7..... 
I learnt how to use two strategies to solve ratio.
Number 1:
2:1 : 10:?
I look at the relationship between 2 and 1. I know that if I divide 2 into 2 groups I get 1. After that I look at 10 and see if I divide 10 into 2 groups I get 2 groups of 5. So it will be 2:1 : 10:5.

Number 2

5:1 : 40:?
Like the first one but instead of looking at the relationship between 5:1 I look at the relationship between 5 and 40. I know that 5x8=40 so I do 1x8=8 and that is my answer. 5:1 : 40:8.

 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

French Week 1

In French this week we are learning how to greet each other in French. Here is a activity Room 7 did. We had to translate the English conversation into a French conversation.

English
Roller: Hello Mimi.
Mimi: Hello Roller.
Roller: How are you?
Mimi: I’m ok, how are you?
Roller: I’m good.

French
Roller: Bonjour Mimi.
Mimi: Bonjour roller.
Roller: Ca va?
Mimi: Comme ci Comme ca, ca va?
Roller: Ca va bien.

Friday, June 15, 2012

In The Forest

Bailey and Samantha were walking together in the forest. Suddenly they forgot their way back. It was getting dark. Trees were rustling .  Suddenly Bailey stands still. “Can you hear that?”. Samantha looked back. She turned to the front. When she looked back Bailey was gone.  “Bailey!” Samantha said.

Bailey jumped out from behind the tree. “BOO!” Samantha jumped with fear . Bailey roars with laughter. “BAILEY!” Samantha shouted with anger .
They continued to walk.  They were getting tired . They found a giant tree to sleep under.

The next morning Bailey woke up and Samantha was gone. She was worried. Bailey got up and went searching. “Samantha!” Bailey cried out, But no answer. Bailey ran and ran but found no sign of Samantha.

Suddenly Bailey heard propellers . It was a helicopter . Someone was looking down . “BAILEY! ITS ME SAMANTHA” She yelled from up top. Workers were running into the forest. Bailey was saved. Bailey and Samantha were taken to the hospital to be checked. They returned back to their families.

Schooling In the 1850's

Friday, June 8, 2012

"JESUS' BAPTISM"....

 My group and I put this newspaper report. This is all about Jesus' baptism. hope you

Friday, May 25, 2012

Week 5 Maths Reflection

This week for maths I learnt how to do 10 and........ like  doing 50+16=66. This is how I did it.I did 50+10=60Then 60+6=66that is how I got my answer 66.I learnt how to use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction problems where common factors can be found...... like for example....e.g. 24 + 27 + 22 + 28 = 4 × 25  20 + 5  x 420 20 20 20 = 4 x 20 = 805 5 5 5  = 4 x 5 = 2080 + 20 = 100 + 1=101.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

!!!!My Soul friend and Me!!!!

This is me and my soul friend Manu. He is in room 5 and is a year 4. Manu is 7 years old and likes to play softball and all kinds of games too. He is my Soul Friend for 2012.
video

Saint Pius X School


Saint Pius X School was built in 1958. It was started by the holy faith sisters. The holy faith sisters was started by Margeret Alyward the founder of the holy faith sisters in 1858. We advance in Faith, Hope and love.
This picture shows a tree with our school emblem inside the middle. The circle represents the earth.
 The little circle represents the sun, the light of faith.
The wavy lines represents the water of life.
The open arms of the cross invites everyone to spread the good news of God. 

Angelica and The Moon

Once long ago, Angelica was asleep in her house with her children Catherine and Dorothy. She was too looking after her nephews david and Isaiah. During the night her daughter catherine started to cried. Her daughter was thirsty so she went off to the kitchen and saw there was no water in the water pot. So she went off to the river.


While she was walking A huge yellow moon was shining so bright Angelica had a better view of where she was going. While she was walking with the water pot under her arm she finally found the river. Down the bank she went, She filled her pot with water. After filling up the pot of water she headed back home. Now Angelica was heading back home. The moon was showing her the way back.  


Suddenly the moon went behind the clouds, Angelica was extremely angry at the moon so she said “ You stupid moon , I hate you!” she said so loud with her fist up at the air the moon heard her. So the moon peeked out from the clouds and saw poor Angelica on the ground, but “Poor Angelica” was a “Angry Angelica”. She shouted back “ You ugly fat moon”. The moon responded back “ You know I dislike people who shout back to me” He said in a angry voice “ You should be punished”, so he reached out to Angelica and pulled her back to him. Angelica was really frightened she grabbed a tree branch so she could stop the moon from pulling her back. When the moon had pulled Angelica back the branch snapped. The huge moon pulled her back into the sky. So there’s is Angelica now, in the moon with her tree branch. 


 THE END

Friday, May 11, 2012

!!!MY SPECIAL MOTHER!!!


My mum is a caring mother. She is warm hearted. She is always there  for me. She watches me when I am on the court playing netball or some other cluster sports. Sometimes if she can’t make to a game she would say that her heart would always be with us while we are playing  sports or performing for assembly. My Mum comes over to school and helps me out when I am fundraising with a group She bakes cakes so we can sell them. I love it when she bakes, I love the smell of her baking, and when she takes it out hot from the oven, I smell the yummy aroma coming through the to the dining room. I just want to eat it straight away but too bad I have to wait till all the baking is done, and that everything is cleared from the table, and that everyone is ready to dig in.  
!!!LAST OF ALL I LOVE MY MUM!!!

!!!!First basketball experience!!!!

“Bounce Bounce Bounce ” went the ball. Room 7 entered the courts with excitement. I was really excited to learn how to play basketball. I ran to the other-side of the court and stood on the yellow line together with my classmates. Our instructor introduce himself, his name was Coach Bruce he said he use to be a basketball player but retired and became a coach. He got us get into groups. Bruce taught us what we are allowed to do on a basketball game. One rule was to never hold the ball and always  bounce the ball with one hand.
We played a game that one of our team mate had to flip the same coloured cone that we received from coach bruce. Running back and forth flipping the same coloured cone. After our basketball lesson I headed off back to class. I can’t wait till our next session.

...............THE END................

Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading circle-week 1

WEEK 1
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Boy From Nowhere
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAngelica, Robertanna, Fatai, Vililatai
ROLES: Angelica(Discussion Director)
Robertanna(Wild and Crazy Word Finder)
Fatai(Summary Director)
Vililatai(Selection Director)
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?


Angelica -

Who are the characters?
John-paul, Claire, Paul, Liz, Stephen, Stephen’s Mum and Granny.

What happened?
John Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft They turn it on and hear different voices speaking. They become suspicious and wonder who’s talking.

How did the characters feel most of the time? Confused, Scared & Curious

Where did the chapter take place or where was it located? Home/ John-Paul’s bedroom/ Kitchen and the loft.

How did this investigation start?
JP &C look around in the loft for things they could sell in their garage sale. While they search they come across this unfamiliar radio. JP turns on the radio and something strange happens. The investigation begins.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.


This is my part I had to find the tricky words.


Vehemently -12
angry manner
“I hate toby” the boy said vehemently
Antique-10
a piece of furniture that will have high values
old people like old things. this might be antique
Vaguely-10
not clearly understood and said.
“OH” said Claire vaguely
Manoeuvring-9
an action requiring physical movement
Manoeuvring it through the kitchen and up the stairs
Dubious- 7
hesitation or doubt
John-paul was dubious
Plaintively- 11
expressing sorrow,mournful
a boy asked plaintively



Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART
Selection Director - Vililatai
Book Title: The Boy From Nowhere, Chapter One.
Pages to read:
Whole Chapter/ Pages 7 to 20
WHY ?
To understand the whole story from beginning to end you must read and understand the first chapter to make your way through the book and to have a fair idea of what the story is about.
Summary Director
Write two to three paragraphs summarizing the chapter or today's reading. Use the chart that guides you through summarizing.
Summary Director - Fatai
Today’s Date: Thursday 26th April 2012
This chapter summarises how John-Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft. When John turned on the radio a strange voice came out. John became suspicious and curious. He wanted to keep on listening, so he hurried to his room with the radio calling his sister Claire to come with him. They listened and listened. More voices came out. A name Stephen was mentioned. Claire was getting abit scared.

Later on in the day John and Claire’s parents arrived back home. John and Claire tried to convince their parents to listen but they’ll just say no. Eventually Liz(mother) tells her husband to spare a few minutes. They all listen. A voice cries out “St-eee-phen, St-eeeeee-phen”! The family becomes scared and wonders who owns this radio and if this is just a game or not one.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Retreat!

Thursday 29 of march was a EXCITING morning. We ran into the car. Off we went . I was getting impatient . “ Are we there yet!’ I moaned . It was a EXCITING morning.


We finally got there. We were greeted by brother Philip and Johanne. I stepped inside . I had to take off my shoes.

One of the activities that we did was “Noah And The Ark”. My partner was Lavinia. We got paper bags with sticks, fake money, twigs...etc. My partner and I put made a ark with our materials.

After making our ark everyone ran to the fish pond at the back. Our ark had to float for 5 minutes. When the five minutes were over. My partner and I were relieved that our ark was still floating. We jumped up and down with joy.


It is the last day of retreat. We had mass. Father Iosefa came . After that it was time for lunch. Sadly it was now time to go. We thanked Brother and went back to school.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Opening Mass

Last Friday was Saint Pius X School’s opening mass. This was a great way to start of the year. I played the guitar with Ofa. I was also the leader for the Prayers of the faithful.

Lavinia read the introduction. After she finished we sung the entrance hymn, and the mass begun.

The special part of the mass was when the teachers went up and did the offertory. The teachers were blessed at the end of the mass. It felt really special.

I learnt from the first reading to never loaf around and to never be a burden.
My goal is to reach the national standard so I could have an awesome future.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

First Tennis Experience

I had an exciting and nerve racking morning last Tuesday. Room 7 were playing tennis. Yay! But guess what? I haven’t played tennis in my life. I think I will stick to netball. But hey I had a go.

I stepped inside the tennis courts and saw our instructor. His name is Marcel. I rushed to the side of the courts and grabbed a tennis racket and a ball. We finally played.

Marcel taught us some of the basic skills of tennis. We learnt how to balance the ball on the tennis racket, I found this quite challenging. I made too many mistakes.

After practising and getting the hang of it, we played a game called “King Of The Court”. We played and played, until our 30 minutes was over. Bad luck I didn’t win but it was great fun.

It was a great experience. I think I will continue to learn how to play tennis. It wasn’t that bad. I am looking forward for next time.