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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Nachos!!

On Wednesday for tech, the year 7's are going to make Nachos. If you don't know what a nacho is, I will explain it too you. It is a dish tortilla chips but we used Doritos topped with melted cheese and often with other savoury toppings. It is originally from Mexico near Texas. 

 First we crushed two pieces of garlic by putting them in a towel and smashing them with the roller. It smelt like onion put very strong and powerful. We sprinkled it into a pan and poured in canola oil. I put on the oven and stir it until it was brown-ish and crispy. After we put in the mixture, we put in a quarter of mince in the frying pan and combined it with the garlic by mixing them until the mince was golden brown. Then we put in a mixture of baked beans, spaghetti, tomato paste and graved cheese. I mixed and mixed until it was well combined. 

 I wanted to take it to my dad so I covered it with foil. It was yum!

Banana Muffins At Tech!!!

This present day, we had tech at Tamaki College and it was about cooking. We were going to make Banana Muffins with Mrs Tuipulotu. 

First we had to get the equipment to get ready for Mrs Tuipulotu's instructions. She gave us two bananas and we were instructed to slice them into a bowl. After we mashed the bananas until it was so slimy that it felt like saliva with squishy lollies in it. After that we put in all the ingredients and finally we get to eat. It was yum!

Friday, 28 July 2017

๐Ÿ†School Sharing Assembly For Pasifika Study!!๐Ÿ†

Today, we had a school sharing assembly where each room had to do their performance in front of the whole school for Pasifika study.

Room 1 did a Sasa which is one of three Samoan performances. It was really cool watching them do a Samoan dance. After an considerable entertainment from room 1, they went of stage and room 5 came marching in. They sat down and waited for the song to come up. First I didn't know the song they were singing, but when they started to sing, I instantly knew what they were singing. They were singing Le Aute. They sang beautifully. Room 6 came up next and for the first time in Ruapotaka history, we had a cat-walk. Room 6 showed off their amazing Tongan and Samoan clothes. After room 6, room 7 came up next. They also did a dance. It was awesome!


Room 9 did a Samoan song called "Si Manu La'ititi" meaning Little Bird. Room 10 sang a Tongan song called "E Otua." And last but not least, room 12 had finally went up on stage. We sang a song from the Moana "How Far I'll Go." We sang with all our hearts. Mrs Golder said that we sounded beautiful. It was great.

Netball

On Tuesday, Mr Reid had chosen 10 really good netball players to represent the school in the year 7 and 8 netball tournament. Four boys and six girls had been chosen. One of them was me. Mr Reid also chose 10 students from the years 5 and 6 level to be in the same netball tournament.

We practiced with Mrs Shortland and the years 5 and 6. It was really fun. The first three points had been earned by the year 5 and 6 netballers. They were on a roll until we started to close the gap.

I played goal attack and goal keeper. The final score was 16 to 10. It was a great practice.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

๐Ÿ”Chicken CURRY!!!๐Ÿ›


On Wednesday, the year 7 students went to Tamaki College to do some cooking with Mrs Tuipulotu.

Our cooking today was Chicken Curry on rice. First I was excited to make it but when Mrs Tuipulotu said that it is not the chicken curry that is made island style, I was disappointed. She said that we were going to do the Indian style.

We used an Indian style curry sauce for the base. Then she put tomato paste into the curry sauce to combine the two flavors. We stirred and stirred the mixture until Mrs Tuipulotu said to stop. She came around with brown sugar and a butter knife. She scooped up a few spoons into the bowl and moved on to another table. After that, she carried a large tray of frozen chicken for us to cook.

After we cooked the chicken and the sauce, she came around with rice. We put the chicken on the rice.  Then we put a few teaspoons all over the chicken and there you go. It was yummy!

Monday, 24 July 2017

First Assembly For Term 3!

Today, we had a whole school assembly. 

Mrs Vickers asked the students if they read some books in the holiday and to be truthful about it. I was among one of them. I read a book called "Dragon Knight: Joust" and "Spirit Animals: Fall Of The Beasts: Broken Ground", which is one of my favourite books.

Mrs Vickers also had some "Caught Being Good" books for the people who had been good for the rest of the day. Tyron and Tupouseini were two pupils who had been chosen by Mrs Golder. It was a great start to term 3!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

๐ŸŽค Samoan Singing!! ๐ŸŽถ

Last week on Friday afternoon, we had Samoan singing. We lined up into a single line and made our way up to the multipurpose room. We waited for a while, because the juniors were still singing a Samoan song. After two or three minutes, the juniors slowly strolled out of the room. After that, we went in the room. Mrs Folu was waiting for us at the other side of the multipurpose room. We sat down and we were ready to lift our voices.

Our first song we sang was Le Aute and I started it off with a tune. Tasi, Fa! We sang with our hearts. After we sang, Mrs Folu started to clap. "You sang beautifully!" Mrs Folu spoke as she smiled. We did a couple more songs. My favourite song was the Samoan alphabet. It was the best singing that I have ever done.
AEIOU Alphabet Samoan
Vaai I Le Pepe Samoan
Siva Mai Samoan