Friday, 28 July 2017

🏆School Sharing Assembly For Pasifika Study!!🏆

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

Room 1 did a Sasa which is one of three Samoan performances. After a entertaining performance by Room 1, the students went off stage and Room 5 came marching in. They started to sing "Le Aute" which was enjoyable. 

Room 6 came up next. For the first time in Ruapotaka history, we had a cat-walk. They showed off their amazing Tongan and Samoan clothes. 

After, Room 7 came up next. They also did a dance. It was cool to watch because some of them danced a solo.

Room 9 sang a Samoan song called "Si Manu La'ititi" meaning Little Bird. I felt inspired by the students the bird in the song touched my heart. 

Room 10 sang a Tongan song called "E Otua." It was awesome to hear them sing. 

Room 12 finally went up on stage. We sang a "How Far I'll Go." Mrs Golder said that we sounded beautiful.


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

🐔Chicken CURRY!!!🍛

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

🎤 Samoan Singing!! 🎶

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