Friday, December 11, 2015
This is the end of my journey at Saint Pius X Catholic School. My journey here at St. Pius X has been unforgettable for me, everything I've done at St. Pius will be memorable and I'll never forget it.
This year has been an incredible year for me because through out these 8 years at St. Pius X it has been more than happy, its has been a special time, a time I'd never forget.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Our class was separated into 2 groups because there were only 5 yachts. The first group went in the morning and the other group went in the afternoon. Everyone was excited to go sailing. It new to everyone. Our class and Room 6 had the opportunity to participate in Sailing.
When we arrived at Kohimarama beach the other half was wandering around eating and laughing. It looked like that they had so much fun, I saw 5 yatch lining up on the shore with different colours. I was itching to get into the yatch . The first group went back to school and we stayed back for our activity. Everyone got changed into their swimming gear. Reuben showed us how to prepare the yacht. It seemed easy. Reuben was our instructor for the session.
We were joined with a partner and headed off into the sea. The yacht went extremely fast. It was scary at first but I got used to it. I had fun because some of us were fighting, laughing and talking. I and my partner Catherine enjoyed every single moment of sailing. Some of the groups were troubled. So Reuben went back and helped them.Catherine and I went so fast that we couldn’t handle the rope. While we were on the yacht we started to relax and just touched the water.
I’ve experienced a lot during our session. “Turn it the other way” shouted Reuben. Catherine and I couldn't hear him so we were trying our best to turn the flag over but it wouldn’t turn so we didn’t bother. Mr. Slade and William helped us cleaned our boats and helped us put them back in the trailer.
After we got changed Reuben handed out our certificates and we sat down and had our lunch. At the end of the day I had learnt how to control the rope and the 5 rules of using a yacht.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The yr 8’s got seperated into 2 groups because there were only 5 boats on the beach, so the first group went in the morning and the other half went in the afternoon. Everyone was excited to go sailing and the best part was that it was FREE! We were all lucky that it was free thanks to Mr. Coakley.
When we arrived at Kohimarama beach the other half was wandering around eating and laughing. It looked like that they had so much fun, I saw 5 boats lining up on the shore with different colours. I couldn’t wait to get on one of the boats. The first group went back to school and we stayed back for our activity. Everyone got changed into their swimming togs and were ready to go. Reuben showed us 5 steps which who our instructor was. We were going on a yolk boat we all got into partners and we went off the boat went really fast.
It was kinda scary but I got used to it, it was fun that because some of us were fighting,laughing and talking. I and my partner Catherine enjoyed every single moment that happened, we were leading the way and the others were a bit troubled. So Reuben went back and helped them, Catherine and I went so fast that we couldn’t handle the rope. While we were on the boat we started to relax and just touched the water.
I’ve experienced a lot when we were there. During our sailing my partner and I were leading but then suddenly we turned around and saw Misiotei and Patrick catching up. “Turn it the other way” Shouted Reuben. Catherine and I couldn't hear him so we were trying our best to turn the flag over but the boat won’t turn so we didn't bother.
From time to time it was time for us to go back to school, we jumped off our boats and went off for a little swim, the water was warmish and it was fun.
Mr. Slade and William helped us cleaned our boats and helped us put them back in the trailer. After we got changed Reuben handed out our certificates and we sat down and had our lunch. I've learnt how to control the rope and the 5 rules for using a yolk club.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Tuesday 10th November 2015
-Kiwi sport Touch
Today we had our 3rd session of Touch. We got into 2 groups, boys and girls. We have improved a lot and we had a lot more effort than last week.
The girls were very competitive, and had good strategies. Next week we are going to try something different. I enjoyed playing with the girls because we worked as a team, I enjoyed it.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Learn: I am learning to share what I did today.
This term for kiwi-sport we are playing Touch. Touch is a simple game with alot of thinking. It gets harder once you get use to it. I experienced that no matter how fast they are, you still can get a try by thinking and using strategy and it's kinda similar to Riper. I enjoyed playing touch with Room 7 because I have learnt alot from other people that played touch before. Today's session I have learnt how to defend the ball and to play proper touch. Our instructor is currently playing for the New Zealand's team and she showed us other tricks for getting a try.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
LEARN: to share my experience about my holidays
Saturday 3rd October was a sunny and relaxing day for me. But in the evening we decided to have a BBQ to celebrate my sister’s birthday. I was happy because it's our first time having a BBQ this year.
Usually everyday everyone in the house is always busy and we don’t spend a lot of time together. But it was a great idea for us to come out and have dinner together. But on Saturday evening on October 3rd. We were all busy cooking and setting out the things. My dad and brother cooked the food. We made the drinks and the other things. I was happy, very happy because we actually had the time come out and eat together and hang out as a family. While we were having dinner, we played an quick game while we were waiting for desert.
AFter we had dessert, it was nearly 7:30, we decided to go inside the house because it was getting a bit dark and it was windy. We all packed up and went inside, following on we watched movies, We got a bit tired so we went to bed early that night. I had so much fun that night. I was glad that we all had a BBQ together as a family. I also enjoyed every single moment that has happened. My favourite part of the night was when I was playing with my brothers and sisters. I hope next time we will do the same thing together.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Grandparents mass, Speech competitions and Sausage sizzle. Three things had happened today. Today was so busy and exciting. We started the day of with attending grandparents mass. It was so cute watching grandparents and grandson reading the gospel together it was very touching. The mass was beautiful and even the grandparents got their blessings from father, students and the teachers. Today was a happy and funny day to me!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Learn: I can find some sign in nature that helps me to know more about God
This rainbow reminds me of Noah how he built the ark. I see god in these beautiful colours that are shining in the sky.
The sky is a beautiful image, I can see God’s image on the sky like he is protecting this world.
I see God in my family’s eyes. I can see loving,caring and kindness in them.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
This week Room 7 have been working on Sacrament strand. We all had to pick one of the sacraments and explain what do we know about them. I picked Eucharist because I didn't know much about the Eucharist. By reading more about the Eucharist I got to know what is means.
Here is a Google draw that I created.
This week is Tongan language!
I was so fascinating to see other kids in our school to wearing Tongan clothes.
Tongan language week is important to us Tongans because we are celebrating a wonderful week.
It also comes once a year!
Friday, August 28, 2015
Cross Country Writing:
We had cross country after lunch time, during lunch time the Geckos went inside the hall for to practise our chant. But at the same time Tuis were there, so we decided we will go in the hall & they will go in the kitchen.
I was panicking because the time was ticking & not that much work has been done, I was nervous because we won’t be able to learn our chants in time. Suddenly the bell rang, everyone lined up outside in their house colours. Seeing them in their house colours are cool, you can tell which is which & it's bright. We walked down the hill and we went and sat down next to SDA church. When we went down we all sat down in our house colours.
Next up was the Room 4 & 3’s. We were all cheering for them, it was cool watching them run. Mr. Gaffney was taking them so they know where to run or else they will be lost. “On your marks, get set go!” Said Manu.
When the little kids were running, Mr. Slade called out “ Year 7 and 8’s”
I was nervous & I had butterflies in my stomach. Everyone was behind the line I could just imagine me falling straight away. “On your marks, get set go” said Manu.
I raced in the front, I was stucked at the back. When we went passed the rocks, I started running in the front, I saw supporters cheering and screaming “ Go Geckos” I smiled back, I had a stitch straight away.
I didn’t feel like stopping so I keep on running, went passed Mrs. Middleton near the alleyway, my throat was dry and I needed some water.
While I was running, I saw Claudia she had a asthma attack, I wanted to help but I needed to run, so I called out to Joseph for help.
I didn’t feel like running but I had to keep on going. When we came down the hill on the last round, I heard the kids cheering I was relieved that I have finally reached the finish line. At the end of the day we sang our chant.
Kiwis and Tuis and Keas chant was great. As we sang our song we were a bit shy and unorganized. I was embarrassed because we didn’t know what to sang.
When we finished our chant, the teachers add up the points and they announced the winner, “The winner is Kiwis” said Mr. Coakley. I was so happy because they did deserved it and it is there first time on the shield. Even though we came third but atleast we had fun.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Thursday 20th August, Saint Pius X went on a trip to Kelly tarltons. We all saw different sea creatures, some of them were small and big. I was amazed looking at the sharks jaw it was huge and wide. It was cool because we learnt different facts about different sea creatures. We also got to take some photos on the Blue screen.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The weather was 50/50, suddenly it was rainy and then it stopped.
But the exciting thing was that the whole school had a school trip to Kelly Tarltons!
How fun is that? I’ve always wanted to go and look at the sea creatures, today we all had the chance to go and seek new things about sea animal & sea life. Everything was organized and we were ready to go.
On the way there I was thinking about the sea creature that I don’t know about?
Maybe there aren’t any new sea creatures? Maybe they don’t have all of the sea creatures. Too many questions & the time is ticking. I was so excited to go to Kelly tarltons like no words can explain how I was excited to be there. Everyone was happy and pleased that we have reached Kelly Tarltons.
Seeing Scott's hut was pretty cool, looking at all those things was kinda weird even though it was only one person. There were a lot of things didn’t looked like one person was living in the hut but like 5 people because of seeing the stuffs inside. There were bunks beds, television, teapots, shovel and other equipments that he survived with in Antarctica. Our first creature that we saw was the Penguins. There were a lot of Penguins & I also saw King fish they looked quite similar to the penguins but they were hairy.
Seeing the penguins walking and sleeping was cute, when we were walking there were some hints hanging on the wall, I was surprised looking at the first hint it said “ There are only 17 species of Penguins in this world today”. I didn’t count the penguins because we had to go. I even saw the Giant squid!! It was disgusting looking at. I even saw Jellyfish, I thought that they never existed until I saw them with my own two eyes.
Later on we went inside this room “ Education room”? There was a staff there, she presented to us about sea animals & other creatures that got sick. I’ve learnt a lot about sea creatures that she told us about, some of them was good and some of them was sad news. I think everyone did learn something from Kelly tarlton's & the presentation that she presented. Later on we saw some sea horses, they were kinda creepy, they were skinny & the funny thing is that the father gives birth to the child instead of the mother seahorse. Like it's kinda weird, because us humans it's a female that gives birth.
Seeing the seahorses appearance was cool too, they have no scales either stomach.
We also saw Sea dragon they kinda looked like seahorses but they were different I don’t know what are the difference between them. After the presentation we had a chance to touch 4 incredible things that I’ve never touched in my whole life. Which was Shark skin!, dry dead seahorses, Megalodon the jaws & shark egg! Touching them was kinda weird the shark sin was pretty cool because I’ve always wanted to touch a sea creature like the actually skin & I did get the chance.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Wednesday 13th August 2015
Sean is that type of kid who wants to save the sharks.
He is going to have a better future.
I think what Sean is trying to say is to stop cutting the shark's fin.
Finning is when you cut the shark's fin and you throw the shark's body in the sea so it can die.Then the shark won’t be able to swim because they can only swim with their fins.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
06/08/15 : The Rainbow Fish
I think that Rainbow fish took the right decision to share his scales among his friends, even though he was happy with his scales but you always needs to remember to think about others before yourself.
Even though Rainbow Fish was proud with the way he looks, but he gave them to his friends and he was still happy.
- Rainbow fish took the right decision to help his friends.
- He had the virtue of Love, he felt sorry for his friends, so he decided to share what he has to make his friends happy.
- Rainbow fish choose that no matter how he looks he should at least share what is important to him.
Rainbow fish did a good thing by giving some of his scales away. Not only he made his friends felt good, but also felt good too. Sometimes it not all about having a beautiful body, it's about sharing and giving it to others and also having a good personality.