Monday, 4 December 2017

๐Ÿ˜” How This Year Is Coming To An End! ๐Ÿ˜”

Finally no more tests and no more frustration for these last two weeks. As soon as I thought that this year was coming to an end and how everything has gone by so quickly I really feel depressed and happy at the same time. Half of me feels sad and the other half of me feels happy. I am really looking forward for next year as I am turning into a Year 8. 

Friday, 24 November 2017

๐Ÿ˜จTired From Doing Athletics๐Ÿ˜จ

This week we had athletics, I was very scared at first but once I finished my run, all my frustration was gone. We were all training up for it.  All year 7's and year 8's had to do 100, 200, 400 metres. First we had to do 400 m since it was stupendously hard, we had to do two laps around. After that we did 100 metres, it was fun doing that one because all you have to do is just run straight. My legs was pumping constantly, as I was running. The 200 metes was kind of easy and hard because you have to sprint the whole way round. I am pretty happy with myself of what places I came when I was doing athletics. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

๐Ÿ˜€ My Achievements At Athletics ๐Ÿ˜€

Today certificates was handed out to the people that tried there best at athletics. I was one of them, I came Second for 100m and Third for 200m. I tried  my best at every single one but I was proud of myself. Even thou it was tough I still believe in myself that I can make in the athletics team.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

๐ŸŽฅ Maniakalani Film Festival ๐ŸŽฅ

Ruapotaka School was very lucky to go to Sylvia park, because we had an opportunity to be apart of the Maniakalani community. Every schools from the Tamaki area, made a movie for the film festival. Maniakalani is an every year celebration for all schools in this area to make a movie. Our movie was about Rugby Values, it was all about how you can corporate with others and have teamwork with others. We had two people that had confidence from our class that represented our movie who were Vaimoana and Meafou. 

My favourite movie was Tamaki primary, because they had inspirational people that could sing and dance. 

Hope you enjoy our movie  !    

Friday, 3 November 2017

Finally Our Last Test For The Week !

Today we had our last test for the week, which was reading, we had to replace words with a similar one. We had academic words that, we didn't know. The meanings of the words can be similar to words that we dont know. Also I felt very pleased about doing it, and hopefully I get a better result.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

๐Ÿ‰Scotland vs Tonga ๐Ÿ‰

On Monday night , there was a game between Scotland vs Tonga. Tonga started off with the kick off and, Scotland when up running to get a try. Tonga went up to them and started to tackle really hard. Scotland had really fast runners to run up to them, but the thing about Tonga was that they had really good players from the rugby league and new players too. The total score was 4 - 54 to Tonga, for over all the winners of the game was Tonga. Congratulations to Tonga !

Friday, 27 October 2017

๐Ÿ˜€First Tests For Term 4 !๐Ÿ˜€

Today we did, tests. We did our "MATHS" and "SPELLING". For maths we did our basic facts, which was addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. For spelling we spell't year 3 - 9  words and, I spell't most words all right to year  3 and 7 but it just got harder when it got to the year 8 and 9 words. I feel most confidence in my spelling but not so much on my maths . I hope my results, becomes better than term 2.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

๐Ÿ˜Designing Food Boxes !๐Ÿ˜

On Wednesday we went to tech and made take way boxes, we had to design it so that we can make our own restaurant. We designed it by during pictures relating to the topic of our restaurant. I dured a burger and fries on it so that people notice that there food are in it. I like designing food boxes with Mr Penida.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

๐Ÿ“šFirst Week Of Term 4 !๐Ÿ“š

We are back from the holidays, and we are ready to learn about amazing subjects. First day wasn't to bad, I liked the first day because it was a new day and a new start for term 4. We did our original routine, and had our first school assembly. Mrs Vickers was so proud of people coming back with there uniforms and ready to learn new things. 

How Do Colours Change ?

This week our class, did a science experiment based on colour change. By combining two or more colours can change into one different colour. To make the change of the colour you need it to be placed on a spinning wheel. You need two different types of colours to make the two colours into one. The result of the science experiment will be one colour when it turns out right in the end. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Today With Mr Penidea

Today at tech we were learning about food and shapes that would takeaway or dine in like MacDonald or another idea. We had to do a survey, based on how much you know on food and some of us know our food quite well. Our boxes have to stand so of course it had to be 3 dimensional shapes. This was our last class with Mr Penida and it was so fun.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


 Today we did "Orienteering", inside because we had to use our brain to match up the symbols on the map. We had to get into groups of 4, so we can play relays with each other. First we had, two groups on one side, and the other two groups on the other side. From each two groups from each side they had to go against each other. The game we were playing was matching up the symbols. Who ever wins goes again, until theirs an a official winner.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

๐Ÿ“‘Duffy Assembly๐Ÿ“‘

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On Tuesday a visitor Micheal Mulipula came in, and talked about how he fell in love doing comic illustrating. He talked about how he was drawing these amazing pictures. He drew wonderful pictures of himself to illustrate the facials in a journal school book. He has been illustrate in many comic books, and has experience himself as a wrestler.    

Monday, 4 September 2017

Cross Country Running

 This morning everyone from the senior block had to do running around the streets including some year fours this was because it was our practice for cross country. When we first started I felt like my legs were going to fall but I still carried on running with my buddy Meafou. We had to do 2 rounds, when I did my first round I started getting tried in my second. When we stopped I was so happy and exhausted. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Our New Rotation

At tech we rotated to another class which was art. I felt really excited about our new class because I heard we were doing art. We were told to draw our names in different letter writing. 

I started off using some block wirting for my first letter of my
word. I felt really happy with myself when I drawled the first letter of my name. Once I finished my first name I moved on to my last name, I started my last name with some bubble writing. When I finished I coloured everything in.

When I finished my whole name I showed everyone and they said it looks incredible. 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Last Day At Tech

 On Wednesday the 16th of August,we cooked nachos with Doritos, spaghetti, baked beans, tomato paste, cheese, garlic, sweet chill sauce, mixed herbs and thyme. First we cooked the mince with the garlic which smelt very strong. Once it was brown we added the nacho sauce into the frying pan, so we can mix it altogether. Once it was well combined together, I had a taste of it and it was really delicious!!!

Friday, 28 July 2017


Last term from Monday to Friday, Mr Reid had sorted out the netball team for this year. Some players are new and some are old who played last year. This week we started our netball practices. So far our practices has been fantastic and everybody is starting to play with their skills also having to play with speed. I enjoyed our practices. 

Our Pasificka Study Performance

Today at our assembly every class performed an item relating to the traditional of Samoan and Tongan. The performance started off from room 1. Followed by 5, 6, 7, and then finally the seniors room 9, 10, and 12. My favorite performance was room 1, they performed an traditional Samoan dance called the Sฤsฤ. There actions that they performed was very active to the Samoan dance that they were doing. When it was Room 12's turn we went up and sang HOW FAR I'LL GO. I thought it will be hard because there was a whole lot of people staring at me, but when I stood up I started to become less scared and more confident. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Chicken Curry And Rice

Today we went to tech and we made chicken curry and rice.What we used to make was chicken,curry powder,black pepper, tomato paste and brown sugar to make the sauce sweet. First what we did was to boil the chicken with cold water and when that was cooking,we could put the sauce in. When we were doing the tomato paste sauce we had to add it into our pan and stir it. After we mixed it we drained the water from the chicken so we can add with the source. After cooking it we place the rice into our plate and put our chicken and our sauce in then after we ate some. 

Monday, 24 July 2017

The First Day Of School

Today was our first day of term 3, we had learned alot from coming back from the 2 weeks holidays. When I first came to school I was keen to start learning more and becoming better than before. What I've learnt from the past few hours and minutes was maths and reading.  It was cool to finally get the day that we were learning because now that I think that it makes me want to read more and do more maths.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Daily Fitness๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

Every week we always do circuits and running for our daily fitness. We do all kinds of fitness, at each station when we do our circuits like one of them are called static stretches. 

When we do our running we always get timed 10min run. When I run I felt tired and sweaty also when I do my circuits. When I do circuits my buddies in my group help me force myself to do every station. 

What I think about daily fitness is quite hard and focusing. When you do fitness you really have to think about focusing on what you are doing to your body and if you want to get fit or not.  

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Samoan Singing

Every Friday's we go to Samoan singing to learn the songs of Samoa. We sang a couple of songs, but the first song we sang was Le Aute. Then we sang the same version but a different song which was Le Pua. The teacher that was teaching our Samoan songs was Mrs Folu. When we were coming back to class I learnt how to sing the songs of Samoa and I learnt there language.  

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tapa Cloth During

                                     What did we do for art ?
For art we drew a Tapa cloth to create the patterns of Tonga, we used our imaginary mind to thing what we might do. For my art I dured a big flower in the middle and small flowers in the four corners. Also I did patterns in the outsides of the flower and the outsides of the paper. I used a black pencil to darken the flowers and the out lines so that it can stand out , I also shaded the flowers in so that you could see the darkness more. 
Why did we have to draw a tapa cloth ? 
The reason why we had to draw a tapa cloth because it was Tongan language week.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Every afternoons we do skipping practice to get better at it,we practice doing forward skipping, backwards skipping,zigzag forward and zigzag backwards, every each of them we do 10 times first round and 20 times the second round. We have been doing good at those moves lately. After that we go get the long ropes to practice our display with our groups. Each one of our groups will be presenting there display in front of all of the audience. Wednesday 5th June 2017 is when we are going to do our skip off and that is when we are going to present our display with our

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Having Fun At Sanit Kentigern College

At Saint Kentigern College a part of Ruapotaka students went to play some games. When we got there we had to get splinted into groups. First I was in group 3. I went with 2 girls and 1 boy to start off with. First they said that we had to run around the court so that we can get warmed up, after that we made a small group so that they can discuss what we are going to do for our first official game. So first what we did was play a game called bang then after that we went into a different game. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Daily Fitness

Every morning ,Rooms 9,10,11 and 12 will do daily fitness. Daily fitness is what we do every morning to keep us fit and healthy as we grow older. Our daily fitness is running around the block every day so we can stay fit. Running makes us get use to the cold.

We Won Gold !

On Wednesday the 24th, 12 students from year 7/8 went out of school to represent Ruapotaka in the soccer tournament. The schools that we were playing against were Glen Taylor , Tamaki Primary, Sylvia Park,  Saint Patricks and Panmure Bridge. It was at P.E reserve, when we first had our game we played against Glen Taylor also had a pretty good stack of people but we played as a team and won our first game the score was 1-0. In the finals  we played aganisted Stone fields and we drew against them. So each of the teams that were played spent the rest of the day happy. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Milk Day

Thursday 1st June 2017 is a special day, which is milk day.  Milk is good for kids so that our bones can stay healthy and we can grow taller. Milk helps our health for our bodies. Schools should be grateful when they have milk because, I think it is really great. It is a real pleasure that milk helps us energies us after playing. I feel lucky about having free milk given out to us.       

Friday, 12 May 2017

Central Pulse vs Northern Stars

Central Pulse went power on with Northern Stars, scoring was 55 to pulse and 37 to Northern Stars. Tiana Metuarau had out standing shooting at attack had scored 31 from 36 attempts. The key figure was Katrina Grant captain of the Central Pulse. Bits and pieces needed to be worked from  Northern Stars but they still played well and played strong. It was a strong take from the Central Pulse, well deserved to them they played very well also defence were very on to it. Northern Stars vs Central Pulse was a very tough game to Northern stars but they took it strong, well deserved Central Pulse hard work nice and strong. Well done to defence and shooters outstanding for Tiana Metuarau and Cathrine Tuivaiti also well done to Katrina Grant and Phoenix Kata. Central Pulse well deserved game.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Light quake hits Blenheim

On Saturday night just before 8pm more than 3000 people,knew that a earthquake hit Blenheim they said that the had felt the. The magnitude earthquake was 4.5 also it was centred 10km northeast of the town 37km deep. 

Friday, 5 May 2017

110km/h speed limit rule open for feedback

Parts of New Zealand has had speed limits over 110km/h,this is the draft speed limit rule.
Roads that are safely are for a higher speed 
limit. Also other roads don't have the risk to 
go up to speed limits because some are not
the same.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Milk delivery truck accident in Wairau Valley

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On Saturday there was a accident that happened with a Anchor truck,the accident had been involved with the driver .  The truck had crushed into a brick war which compared to be in a bad place. The truck was parked at a BP car park on target road in Wairau Valley. As the truck had crushed  milk was dripping at the back of the truck.  

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Adele Concert

Adele broke her record, in her Auckland show which had crowd cheering up for her. She sold out nearly 40,000 tickets, in Auckland. This was her first concert on the March the 23th. She had a very  good performance the songs she sang was Hello, Send My Love, Don't You Remember and Make You Feel My love.   

Friday, 31 March 2017

Robbie Rakete

Yesterday a visitor came to our school to tell us why reading is important. His name was Robbie Rakete. He had been  in some TV channels. Also he is in the TV show wiggles. He encouraged us to read, and he is a famous man. His favourite book was Asterix And The Golden Sickle. He encouraged me to do lots of reading so that I can be better than before. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

10-car pile-up delays Auckland airport-bound traffic


In New Zealand there has been packed of traffic on the Southern motorway, that an major accident happened in yesterday 27/03/17. The accident was between Southbound where Mangere Bridge is on Rimu Rd & Walmsley Rd. When the passengers were heading down to Auckland airport there were 10 piled up cars that were stacked up in traffic,where the accident happened.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

'No survivors' From Car In Fiery Southland Crash


There was a big car crash in South land on Tuesday night,
with a car and a bus. As soon as they bashed into each other
there were fire with flames on the top and it was smoking.
It was a big car crash the fire trucks and ambulance were there
to help.There were injuries with the passengers so they had to get rushed to the hospital.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

'Thousands' of Dunedin homes to be lost to rising sea

In the past few weeks ,the water from New Zealand had been rising up .The water had been rising up to sea levels since 2007,the sea water had been one of the most things that New Zealand needs to keep in the world. We need to save our water so children can stay healthy as well. Water is another thing that New Zealanders need to keep so that the water can be still rising up. Seawater is one and only thing that we need to keep and also to make our water rise up.

Monday, 13 March 2017

We've got to plan for a more resilient Auckland - Goff


Around New Zealand there has been a terrible fluid,also it has affected roads and has threaten
cars and sighs. The rain has travelled to towns stores and down the streets,recently people have
been trap form driving because the fluid had spreaded all over. New Zealand had bad rain coming through houses streets also roads,it has been terrible.The weather has to change and get really better.New Zealand had fluids through this quarter of the year and I think it is time to change!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017


At tech I was building a wood horse,how I started was I had to draw it so Mr Grundy's know what it
looks like and where the joint goes so in the front of my wood horse is that I have a horse in the front.
It looks like a horse wagne like there is a little string where you can pull it so it has wheels so I can drag it .What was on my wood horse was horse and wheel also a big space where a person or a doll can fit in and enjoy the ride.

Friday, 3 March 2017

EveryDay Theatre !

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First thing when we finished fitness we went into room 12 to do EVERYDAY THEATRE .What we did was acting play. It is when we do act but it is like actors but where going by a story,so we were splitted into groups.We had to do, The First Time Dave Hits,my act was being the neighbours watching Dave hit Maria and T .The first time we had to do our act we had to stay in a perfect picture.Then second time we did our act we had lines to say my part was I thought Dave was going to hit Maria.The people that I was with Vaimoana,Julianne,Izabella,Tupouseini and Vika.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Art !

We had to draw a taniwha with patterns at the back of it,first off we had to pick a website to do our digital art and I picked sumo paint. I started with the eyes then going down to the nose and head then the tough.When I finished with the taniwha body  I went down to the patterns which I did last,when I started the patterns I started with some straight lines and then I went to the pukeko which is 3 lines which looks like triangles.So this is how it turned out.

Duffy Show !

It was first time that Ruapotaka school, had the Duffy theatre,When we sat down we said
a couple of songs then they went right in to it.First off Duffy went to a planet and he met a girl hero
and when he met the girl hero told the girl hero said ,the girl hero said lets sing a song,and Duffy went along and sang with her.After they sang the song they had to save other planets,then after they saved the plants the girl hero thinked in her head that she did everything wrong so Duffy thought her how to read and it made every thing better.So the girl hero gave Duffy a cape because he told the girl hero how to read.So Duffy was the hero of the day .

Friday, 17 February 2017

Richie McCaw: Flying above Port Hills fire 'scary stuff'

Captain Richie MCaw says that the Christchurch Port hill was filled up with flames and fire burning through the grass on the top of the hill in Christchurch.Richie Mcaw has missions since the fire on Monday broke
out ,Richie Mcaw hand over with monsoon bucket just yet.There are plenty training's needed.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

New Auckland-Northland motorway route revealed

On the motorway there have been some traffic lately, As North and Southbound together also the traffic must be safe at all times and there must be safety around that area . The transporter Minister Simon Bridges has said that the traffic had gone good and also showing progress in this situation.The straighter road must be reduce so that the high crash weight is in this area.The motorists that often gets stuck is the heavy moving vehicle.The proposed route to be shared with public for their feedback.The motorway has had progress of traffic but also heavy vehicles had some issue's which was that they go slower than smaller and easier cars. The traffic around North and South has had good progress around those area's sometimes there have been some issue's with the traffic around that area because the traffic too some vehicles go slow and also it depent's on how many car's and how the traffic light's are going.The motorway has been busy alot and also not busy but most times there has been alot about traffic going around in Auckland.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

England Squds Series

This years first ever game in 2017 from start to finish New Zealand Silver Ferns went up against South Africa in the England squad series. The score was outstanding, Silver ferns 70 - 39 South Africa.
(Vice) Captain Maria Tutaia was impressive with her shooting, at long range .

Well deserved win sliver ferns. Good luck for the rest of the squad series, hope use take it out and bring that trophy home.