Thursday, February 23, 2012


“HI Liz” Room 21 said. If you are wondering, Liz is our netball instructor for our class. Every Thursday we meet her on the hardcourt. On the first week we practised the attack position. Liz told us to “get into pairs and start the drill”. My partner was Shoal.

The drill that we had to do was that our partners had to face one another and when Liz said ”field” we had to do three steps to the field and run back to the same spot before our partner does. And when she says “rooms” we do the same thing except we run three steps to the class rooms and back.

After that we played a game of net ball. The teams were bibs and non bibs I was in the bibs. And guess what? We won! I really like netball especially when we win.

As I said before I really like netball. This year I have signed up to play for our school team. The trials are still going on. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Treaty Of Waitangi

The Treaty of Waitangi took days to set up. But on the 6th of February 1840 the treaty was signed by Maori chiefs and the British government. The treaty was needed because there was alot of conflict between the Maori and Pakeha. They all gathered together under a marquee in the Bay Of Islands. Which had British flags every where. About 40 chiefs signed the the treaty starting with Hone Heke. And by the end of the year over 500 other Maori including 13 women signed the treaty.

Henry Williams translated the English version into Maori. The English version stated that the Maori's would keep their leadership and the chiefs would still be chiefs over their lands and toanga under rights of British subjects.

The communication between the English and Maori was difficult. And they didn’t want to risk the treaty. So they made nine copies. Most of them were made by hand.

Protection, Partnership and Participation. Those three words were in the Treaty and to this day at Point England School we follow these three P’s. Protection means looking after each other while Partnership means two people working together as one and finally Participation means joining in and being apart of something.

I am so glad that the treaty was signed because it bought peace to our nation.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Powhiri For A Prince

Powhiri For The Prince is all about a girl who gets ready for Prince Edwards arrival in rotorua but the influenza came and heaps of people caught it. The little girls house had to be turned into a hospital and the rotorua trip got cancelled and she was really looking forward to it. But when the influenza was gone, they had an unexpected surprise. The prince was coming to lyttleton where they lived.

Making A Pie Graph

                                    In room 21 for maths we did graphs. Mrs Lagitupu showed us a website called Create A Graph its a website when you well create a graph. We had a choice for what kind of graph style we would like to do I chose Pie because I love pies and I have never done a pie graph before. The title is Favourite animals Room 21. And as you can see the most common animal is the dog. Thank you for reading my post I hope you liked it.                                   

Going To The Lantern Festival

On Saturday, we went to the lantern festival. I have never been there before. But it sounds fun. When we got there it was packed like cars in a traffic jam (well kind of). Also there was a wonderful aroma coming from one of the food stands. It was octopus cased in a ball of batter. We bought one each and guess what? They were delicious! (I wish I had some now).

After a little snack we had a look at the stands where there were toys and things like that. We even saw these cute little hats. Some of the hats were monkeys, frogs, rabbits and so much more. Then we went to where the actual lanterns are, they were beautiful. Some lanterns were up in the trees some were down on the ground. There was a variety of lanterns some were shaped as boats, flowers, animals and much much more.

After all our sight seeing we came across an activity where you get into a ball and well play in it. Me and my sister went in one each and we kept on trying to bump each other but instead we kept on falling over slamming our bodies on the bottom of the ball. That’s also how we make other people fall over, because the vibrations on the water shakes there ball. Sadly we had to stop after five minutes. When I walked out side I was really dizzy and  I thought I was going to fall over. But I didn't. My dad told us that we looked like little hamsters in a ball.

We were all ready to go home so we went away from the huge amount of people crowding around the food stands, and started to walk to a bus stop. On the way we looked in some of the shop windows to see all the clothes and shoes. After that we went home and drifted off to sleep hearing the fireworks coming from the festival.

I loved the festival it was really really cool. My Highlight was seeing all the lanterns and playing in the floating water ball. I also recommend you go there too.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Having A Sleepover For My Birthday

As I woke up and went into the kitchen, my sister jumped out from behind the corner of the bench and yelled out “happy birthday sis!” It was my eleventh birthday. I was going to have a sleepover with my friends.

Sadly only one replied back. But that was alright, I knew that most of them were on holiday. After we had breakfast, we went to pick up Ashleigh. Then we went back home and relaxed before going to watch Journey to Mysterious Island at the movies.

When we just about to leave we had an unexpected visitor. It was Shoal. We all welcomed her in and told her where to put her bags. Then we left straight away to the movies. The movie was hilarious we just kept on talking about it in the car all the way home. When we hopped out of the car we saw that my nana and papa had put up a tent for Ashleigh, Shoal and I to sleep in.

Us three girls entered the tent and started to make our beds. By then it was time for dinner. We had Spaghetti Bolognese. It was delicious. We watched t.v after that and by the time we all had our showers we went to bed.

The next day all of my friends had to go home but my mum said ”If you girls wanted to, you could ring up your parents and ask them if you can stay another night”. So they did and their parents said yes. So that day we went bowling. It was fun except Shoal isn’t really used to bowling and it was quite hard for her. By the way Ashleigh was the bomb at it.

That night we played Blinds Man Buff we kept on laughing tripping over and even falling on each other. After the game we sat down and took pictures of us. Then we went to sleep.

The next day we went to drop of Shoal at her nana’s house. Over all the sleepover was the best.