Sunday, 31 December 2017

SLJ week 1 bonus day 5

If I had the chance to interview Bill Kini The four thing I would ask him are?

1. What inspired you to join the commonwealth games

2. what position he played In rugby 

3. Do you have any tips on playing rugby

4. And My last question is how did you feel when you won a gold  medal in boxing 
If I went to Waitangi as a visitor the three thing I would do is.

1. Explore the treaty grounds 

2. Go to the Waitangi museum and see the treaty

3. and my last thing I would do is to see the Marae    

SLJ Day 5 week 1 Moari phrases

Nau mai ki Aotearoa. Welcome to NewZeland

Alex is my name. Ko Alex toku ingoa

What is your name? he aha to ingoa

He pai taku ki te takaro i te whutupaoro. I like to play rugby

  Where do you come from? No hea koe?

Saturday, 30 December 2017

SLJ week 1 day 4 Bonus

Every two years there is a big festival called the Te Matatini too celebrate Tikanag and I would rank these performances from 1 too 3.

Tamatea Arikinui  I would rank this performances 1st because there sing is catchy and they used Pio Toa well dancing.

Te PukuO Te Ika I would rank this performances second because I like there costumes but there song is not very catchy.

Te Iti Kahuranagi This last performance I would rank it 3rd place because it has only one person sing but the good thing is that there are a lot of instrument playing in the background like a flute and guitar.

SLJ Week 1 day 4 Activity 2

100 of years ago moari kids were taught to play many games But I have't tried but one of the games I would like to try Is called Whakapapa.

One of the games that they played is called Whakapapa . The aim of the game is to steel the feathers from your opponent mouths without hitting there head. You need to play with two people and a small area is needed. 

SLJ day 4 week 1 My favourite Waiata - A song in your harts

Stan walker- Aotearoa

I like this Waiata because

1. It is catchy and it makes me happy

2. It has the national anthem in it

3. It cheers me up

4. This song is sang by 4 people Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Troy Kingi and Maisey Rika.   

Thursday, 28 December 2017

SLJ Day 3 Bonus Week1 What makes my family Special

What makes my family Special

My family is special

Because we are mixed culture of Samoan and Indian.

The three people close to me is my mum, dad and my brother Aj.

AJ loves to go to the beach. Two fun facts about AJ is that he can wave his tummy and he is a game freak.

My dad loves to travel and go swimming. Two fun facts about my dad he loves to dance and sing.

My mom loves to play volleyball and have a BBQ in the summer. Two fun facts about my mom are she is a great cook and she likes to play on her phone.    

Day 3 Week 1 SLJ

Ko Mt Wellington te maunga   
Ko Tamaki river  te awa         
Ko New Zealand Airline te waka
Ko Vetemouto-Changchreonkul tōku tīpuna
Ko New Zealand  tōku iwi          
Ko Glenbrae School tōku marae
Ko New Zealand ahau I am from…
Ko Lavender rāua ko Paul ōku mātua  
Ko Alex tōku ingoa.

SLJ Week 1 Day 3 Nine siblings

       I would not like to have nine siblings because of these reasons

  • If I have a lot of siblings then no chance to get play station.

  •  It would be hard work for parents and stress them out.

  • In a large family it is hard to do what you want.

  • My last reason is parents would have no time for all and also for themselves so they would get really tired everyday.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

SLJ day 2 Week 1 bonus

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This is my favourite food because it yum but it is also unhealthy. Sometimes my mum cooks this for me and some time I buy from KFC.

I don't know the recipe but when I found it I will be sure too let yous known. 

SLJ Week Day 2 Activity 2

SLJ day 2 activity 1

SLJ day 1 Bonus

I would like to be in the Waka Ama race because of these reasons.

  • It is a fun team work activity

  • It is challenging

  • It is a fun physical activity

  • It looks cool 

And the top of all it looks very exciting and fun

Sunday, 24 December 2017

SLJ Day 1 Activity 2 Week 1 : Dear Friend

To: Max

Dear Max I was traveling from my home land to New Zealand on my waka and I would like to tell you about my story. Firstly I was really very scared and nervous to leave my home but I did it. On my way I was really excited and enjoyed because I saw dolphins jumping and flipping. The water was very clear but the tide was very rough but when I were close to New Zealand the tide calmed down. I also did some fishing and I caught lots of tuna and salmon with my fishing net. My favourite part about my trip was fishing seeing the dolphins jumping. You should also try this one day.

Bey Bey

From: Alex


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

3 facts about Maui SLJ week 1 day 1

Here are 3 facts about Maui.

1. In the story Maui and the giant fish Maui is skinny and in the movie Moana Maui is very strong and muscular.

2. Maui is right in Moari.

3. Maui's brother were fishermen

I also Know the legend of Maui and the sun.

Friday, 1 December 2017

My Great Trip to the Moon

This is my animated digital story Its about, my dream holiday and what I want to do in the holidays.
My dream Holiday is to go to the moon.

Friday, 17 November 2017

My Animated digital story

This my animated story its about two sprites talking about going to the basketball courts and playing basketball. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

DigiTech- Animated Story Persintation

This Abby and Devin presentation includes instructions and screenshots about how to make a animated digital story on scratch.

Friday, 20 October 2017

language week

This week is Niuean language week and we celebrate a lot of other languages during the year.

Why do we celebrate language week?
We celebrate language so we don’t forget our languages and where we come from. We also celebrate it because it's important to know our language and the history of our families. If we don’t speak our languages they might die out or we might forget them. Then children could forget who they are and what language their parents speak.

So that is why we should always remember our language and know where we come from.  Image result for Niuean

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Santa And His Ripped Head

                 Santa And His Ripped Head
Last week on Sunday, Santa came to my house to play with me. We had lots of fun. Santa came in his sleigh with his 8 reindeers and they were all very friendly.
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The first place we visited using santa's sleigh was the candy farm. When we got there we ate lots of chocolate and lollipops and they tasted sweet like honey. When I ate the chocolate it melted in my mouth with joy. Then after eating all those sweets santa got FATTER, His face grew more round, his stomach grew out of his shirt and his pants ripped. I asked him if he was okay and he just replied “Ho Ho Ho”.   
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Then later on after 10 minutes he said to me “let's go to the mythical creature zoo”.
I told him “there's no place like that!!”
He said “hop into my sleigh and I’ll show you.”
So I said “okay”.  On our way I saw lots of lovely pets and animals on the ground.
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When we got there he said “let's go see the reindeers”.
I said no “I want to go see the dragons.”
He said “okay”, so we walked to the dragon cages. The dragons were a bit crazy and acting really funny.
Suddenly, one of the dragons broke out of its cage and flew towards santa. The dragon Grabbed him by the torso and ripped his head off and all the lollies burst out from his stomach.

I got scared and ran to santa's sleigh I didn’t know how to work it so I just  leaned over the sleigh and slapped one of the reindeers karate chopped the reinders butt and then it alerted the other reindeers and they flew off freaking out.

I didn't know how to land it so I looked around for a parachute. When I found one under the seat I saw the candy farm and jumped off the sleigh and pulled the parachute.I landed on a big pile of  candy. Then finally I  ran back home hoping I was not on santa's naughty list for stealing his sleigh.

I had lots of fun with santa, I also got very scared when the dragon ripped of his head.

I recommend this story from 10-25

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time line

This is what I have been learning about the time line of NZ

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Police dogs Recount

Today on Tuesday 26 of september, Constable Jude brought a police dog and two police dog handlers to glenbrae school.The police dog was named Kase and the dog handler's were named Colin and Grunt. The dog's breed is a german shepherd.

Colin the dog hadeler talked to us about tracking and how they train their dogs. There dogs go to a special school in wellington and the get kept there until it is 10 months old. When they are 10 weeks old they get flu over to Auckland and dog handlers train them.

After he explained to us about how they trained their dogs Grunt put a dog sleeve and collins let go of the dog and the dog ran after Grunt. It was cool the do dog kept it mouth on him even when Grunt was spin him around.

After that we got to pat the dog and then we went back to class it was a good experience to get up close with a German Shepherd and I had a lot Image result for german shepherd in actionof fun learning about the dog.


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Bush Craft

Bush Craft

On the 21st August 2017, Year 7 & 8 students had a wonderful opportunity to do bushcraft at Russell, in the Bay of Island New Zealand with our instructor, named Sarah. This was part of Glenbrae School’s camp.

The first thing we did was, we learned how to tie knots. We learnt the Q and P knot, churkers knot and the double knot. We all  practiced until we felt competent with it. After all that hard work we put it to the test. We got a set of tarpaulin, ropes and pegs. First we found two trees to tie our ropes around. We did a churker's knot and then we grabbed the other end of the rope and went under the tarpaulin. When we got to the other side we tied it to the tree. This was helpful for us so we knew how to put up a tent for when we slept in the bush.  

Later on, Sarah taught us how to make a fire. She said to gather as much wood as we could and then bring it back. So we did. When we came back we made a small hole in the ground and put some sticks in a cross formation. Then we put a bunch of dead twigs in the middle and then set it alight with matches. We boiled some water in a billy over the fire and it didn't take long.

It was a great experience I had a lot of fun and I would use life skill when I am older.       

Friday, 18 August 2017

Carving at Tech

Today in technology I finished carving and now I am painting. It was a long process but I enjoy it! I can't wait to see what my art would look like finished.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Fractions with M&M

We Were learning to find fractions of a number or a set. 

Today in room 8 we were doing fractions with M&M.

In this picture we see 4/5 (the four groups at the bottom) of 15 which is 12. 

This is a 1/5 of 15 which is 3 (the group at the top).

In this picture there was 15 altogether 3/15 or 1/5 were red 2/15 were orange 5/15 or 1/3 were blue 4/15 were green and 1/15 are yellow.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

How to make scones

This is very easy to make it goes with tea and they were originally made in Europe.


1. Plain flour for dusting
2. 3 cups of self raising flour
3. ½ cup raisins
4. 80g Butter chilled and cubed
5. 1 cup of milk
6. Jam to serve
7.whipped cream to serve

First add your salt and flour into a large bowl
Then add your butter in the bowl and rub your mixture between your fingers

Now make a well in the middle and tip your milk while mixing
Now knead the dough on a tray with flour and roll it into small circles
        Now put the tray into the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20- 25 minutes.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


  1. Grease is a story about a bunch of boys called the T birds that don’t care about school but there is one girl (Sandy) and one boy (Danny) that like each other.

  1. What was your favourite part of the play? My favourite part in the story was when they started sing Grease lightning.

  1. Why did you like (or dislike) this play? I disliked when some of the parts the mic just crashed and made a very big noise.

  1. Who would you recommend this play to ? I would recommend it for intermediate kids and high school kids too.  

  1. What would you tell people who were interested in going to see Grease? It had great jokes and very talented people

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Land Wars

How to make Takakau

How to make Takakau
We are learning to follow the structure of a procedural text.

Takakau was made in the 1800s. When the british people came to New Zealand they gave them the maori flour and water and the Maori people made Takakau it is maori bread.    

To make Takakau you would need.
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
100ml milk or water.

Step by step insturction

  • First sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl.
  • Make a well in the middle  of the flour and pour milk and then pour the milk in slowly, stirring as you pour.
  • Now knead the dough for a minute.
  • Sprinkle flour onto a baking tray and put the dough onto it.
  • Shape the dough so that it is 2cm thick
  • Put the tray in the oven for thirty minutes at 200 degrees celsius.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Movies

On Tuesday July 25 2017, My brother cousin and I went to the movies to watch a movie called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in 3D.

We all got ready and walked to the movies because it was nearby. When we got in, We payed for our tickets got our 3D glass bought popcorn large drinks and then we went inside.

There weren't much people and when we got in the movie had already started so that was  sad.

When the movie had finished we all got up from our chairs and walked to this man gave him our glass and then walked out and then went back home.

I had a great experience and it was loads of fun.        

Monday, 24 July 2017

The pools

One Wednesday 19th 2017, My Cousin Family and I went to the pools.

First we got ready we put on our swim suits and then left the house the pools wasn't far so we walked.

When we got there we payed and then hoped right into the pool we were having lots of fun jumping off the side of the pool and doing flips.

Later on our mum and dad said we had to go back home so we got out of the pool got dressed bought an ice cream and walked back home.    

We had lots of fun and It was a good experince.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Skate park

On July 18 2017, My brothers cousin and I went to the skate park and mall.

First we got ready and then walked outside of the house to get a taxi so it could drop us of at the train station.

After It took us to the train train station we bought us train cards so we could get in threw the gates. When we got off the we started walking to a skate park that was nearby so we could skate.

Later on we went to buy us some drinks and then go to the mall. When we got into the mall we were just looking around for twenty minutes.

Then after that we got out of the mall went back to the train station it took us back and then when we got off the train. We took a taxi and went back home.

It was a tiring day and we had lots of fun.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

On a Trip

On Monday 17th 2017, My family and I flew to Thailand. Our flight was a 6:00am. We all had to get up at 3:00am to get ready and go to the airport.

When we got to the airport we had breakfast at MacDonald after breakfast we went to find our gate and number. We had to stop a Sydney and then from Sydney to Thailand.

When we got to Sydney we had to wait for an hour because our flight got delayed after an hour then called all the people who is going to Thailand please come to gate 35 so we went to gate 35 and hoped on the plane and had to wait hours it was a long 10 house and I got sick half of the way.

when we landed we got out of the plane went to got our bags and go to my uncle that was waiting for us.    

Thursday, 6 July 2017


            Today In room 8 we made brownies for the last day of schoolImage result for brownies transparent

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Explanation Writing

Explanation Writing
We are learning to follow the structure of an explanation
Write your explanation here. Check that it follows the structure of an explanation.
Introduction: What are you explaining?
School is a place that children between the ages of five and eighteen go to so that they can learn. There is Primary school, Intermediate and High school in New Zealand. There are different for different classes age levels. Classes tend have between twenty and thirty students and they each have one adult teacher.
Paragraph 1 Every Term we have school holidays. What do you do in school holidays? Well you do this you get up have breakfast and then go and watch tv the day or draw game go outside play on a trampoline or swing in you swimming pool.
Paragraph 2  What if you get bored? Well you do some blogging  learn some new skills learn a backflip learn how to run up the wall. You can learn how to do maths or do some reading.
Paragraph 3 Or you can join a holiday program that would be good because you don't have to stay at home and you get to do activities every day and you won’t get bored.     
Conclusion So this is what you can do to survive the holidays.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Today in room 8 we made a replica of Pompeii it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption so we remade that eruption.

The first thing we did was each table group made something from the town and we all used different Items like sand and clay.

It was an disappointment because it did't really flood all the other parts of Pompeii   


What is Matariki

What is Matariki? Matariki is Maori name for the star cluster or pleiades and it is maori new year. Other cultures celebrate it like Samoa Tonga and Hawaii.

Why we celebrate Matariki? We celebrate Matariki because this is the Maori new year in matariki you can see seven stars known as the seven sisters there are more stars than seven but the naked eye can only see 7.

What they eat? They eat seafood birds seals and other seafood they also get together as a family and have a big feast with all the food they gather.

So this is what they do on Matariki.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Sumopaint: Matariki

This is a art piece that I crated about Matariki. 


In Technology this what I made. It was a pattern I carved out painted green and then put it on piece of paper so I could put it threw a machine so it would get printed on paper.     

Friday, 16 June 2017


What is school? School is a place we we come to learn to get skills and to work with other people. All around the world there are schools. You start school when you are 5 then from five you become older as you become older you go thru puberty and then you learn what changes in your body.  
What happens in school? In school we learn Maths, we do Reading Writing, PB4L and topic studies. Some schools do the same thing every day some don’t. In school they have values like respect others learning property and the environment .
Why we need to go to school? We need to go to school to learn so we could get a better education. How? Well we have to come to school everyday and if we don't come to school everyday we will miss out on our learning. If you come to school everyday you get a good job more money so you could have a good future.

In conclusion this why we should come to school.

Monday, 15 May 2017

New Zealand dance company

last Wednesday some people can from New Zealand dance company to perform at Glenbare school and the part that I liked was the fight part because it was cool.    

Saturday, 22 April 2017

My Holiday

On Friday 21st April 2017, I was in Glenbrae Skids. We went to Extreme Bowling.

We went with the Glen Taylor and Glen Innes Skids kids. When we reached there, we were splitted into two groups. One group went for bowling and the other one went to the gaming arcade. I was in the game arcade group. The kids were in the gaming arcade group got a special card. So we could play games for free.

After playing in the gaming arcade for one and a half hour, we went to the bowling and the other group came to the arcade.

After finished the bowling session we had some biscuits to eat and waited for the bus to pick us up. After 20 minutes later the bus came and dropped us off back to school.

Hurray! We had a lot of fun.  

Sunday, 16 April 2017


This is a art that I have created showing how my family celebrated Easter.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Case of The red handle vandal

The Case of The red handle vandal
Main character(s)
Max Nina
Other characters
Justin Trent, Trevor North Nathan Krammer
Backyard on the clothes line
Red blotches all over the clothes
Main Events
Red blotches all over the clothes and Max and Nina went to ask Justin Trent, Trevor North Nathan Krammer.
The fingerprint on the clothes
The found out that Trevor North did because of Mrs Locke complained to his parents