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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Jess (The Hip Hop Coach)


On Friday, it was the final day for Jess to teach us Hip-Hop. We went inside and went straight into our final dance. She told us to make our moves sharp and hard. It was hard to move while everyone were in the same spot and it was hard for me to concentrate with all the hands and feet going wild in the air.

After that, we did a game called "Musical Statues" and for me was like trying to relax from all that concentration. The point of the game was whenever Jess told us a dance move, we all had to make that same dance move while the music stopped. If we move or get the dance move wrong then we were out. I came 5th.

After that, we did a couple of pictures with Jess and after that, I stood up to say a thank you speech to Jess for what she has taught us.

Thank you Jess!!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Cooking At Technicraft!!

On Wednesday, we went to Tamaki College for cooking. Today we are cooking Quiche.


Mrs Tuipolotu wrote the steps on the whiteboard and we had
follow her instructions.

  • Step 1 - Cut the pastry into 12 pieces. Paste into muffin tray.
  • Step 2 - Dice Ham 
  • - Add ham + cheese into the muffin tray.
  • Step 3 -Whisk 4 eggs with 1/2 cup of milk
  • - Dip on top of ham + cheese
  • Step 4 Bake for 15mins 18C
It was fun and the Quiche was yummy. I put my Quiche in a foil and I took it home.

Dance Off!!

Today we had hip hop with a professional dancer, Jess. This week we had to get into a 3 to 4 group and start learning a dance routine that is in beat with a rhythm that Jess had prepared for us.

I was with Solomone, Joanlisi, Jessica, Tristan and Riiana. We were competing with three other groups. It was hard to think of a dance that would keep in beat with the rhythm but we had a lot of ideas from Jess. All we had to concentrate on keep in time with the beat and remember that actions.

We all danced at the end and clapped at the same time. It was fun.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Ruapotaka's Manaiakalani Ambassador!!

On Wednesday the 30th of May 2018, Mrs Golder and I went to Somerville School that use to be Tamaki Intermediate for my presentation about Road Safety. The reason why was because I was the Manaiakalani Ambassador for my school, Ruapotaka.

My teacher and I typed a speech on how I made my slideshow and how my learning journey began. I practised first in front of my teacher and a couple of teachers who hosted the programme. I read from another chromebook that they gave to me. 

Finally it was my turn. I was about to shake when I told myself to get on with it and you will feel better when you are finished. At the end of my speech they all clapped as I said Faafetai Lava which means Thank You in Samoan. In the car, Mrs Golder said I am proud of you, you did good.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Road Safety Learning



In the last few weeks, I made a google slide about my Road Safety learning. Learning about this helped me become more aware of the dangers and hazards of roads and vehicles . I enjoyed it because I had help from my teachers and classmates. The more I read and shared my learning  with my classmates,  the more my prior knowledge was extended. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

😫Daily Fitness!!😫

Today we did our normal fitness, running around the senior block and the basketball court.

We lined up in our class lines but Room 12 were separated into year 7's and year 8's. The year 8's went first up the hill, then the year 7's, followed by Room 9 and 10.

At the end, I sprinted all the way back to class. It was fun!(and completely, insanely, extremely PAINFULL!!)😫

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

🏀Commonwealth Games: Tall Ferns Smash Malaysia!!🏀


 In the Commonwealth Games opening, the New Zealand basketball team  started their campaign with an extraordinary 86-44 victory over Malaysia in Cairns.

The Kiwis were superior from start to the end of a  head-to-head Pool B battle, with star participant Micaela Cocks snatching 15 points, as well as Josephine Stockill with 13 points.

The Tall Ferns won all 4 quarters and are now looking to Saturday's match with Jamaica.