Friday, December 17, 2010


Just a couple more days until THAT day. You know what I'm talking about, CHRISTMAS!! I can't wait. Just today we bought our Christmas tree and found all of our decorations to put on it. It was very fun decorating the tree. I hope all of you have one too. They make Christmas even more fun than it already is.

I hope you all have an awesome Christmas and a very, very happy new year. See you in 2011!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


As some of you may know we had prizegiving on Thursday the 9th of December. It was awesome and the team 4 girls item was too. Some girls from Rm 15 were told to make an animation called night of my life because the song that we were doing our item to was called "Night of Your Life". I chose prizegiving as the night of my life. This is my animation.


Finally after so much hard training it was time for the weetbix triathlon. I was super, super, super excited. A group of kids from Pt. England got to compete in this event, and I got to be one of them. Lots of people helped us with the triathlon and one of them was Hayley Palmer. That is her in the picture above. She won bronze at the commonwealth games for NZ. She is a swimmer so she helped everyone a lot with that.

In a triathlon you swim, bike and run. I thought the whole triathlon was pretty easy, but if I had to pick the hardest one it would have to have been the swimming.

At the weetbix triathlon there were three celebrities. They were Temepara George , Debbie Tanner and Cameron Brown.


This is our entry in the Manaiakalani Film Festival.
Last term we were learning about Mighty Mariners and our group had to research Leif Erickson and present what we had found out. This is the movie we made about him.
Litia, Rita, Shoal and Vivienne. (Thanks also to Starford for the Eric the Red graphic.

Leif Erikson from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2010 Year 5 Reflection

What have you enjoyed this year?

I really enjoyed camp because I thought it was pretty cool how on the first day we were out of the school grounds and we went to skateland, ten pin bowling and rock climbing. Then on the second day we stayed near school and did orienteering, kayaking and camp cooking.

What have you enjoyed learning the most?

I enjoyed learning about Mighty Mariners. I got to learn about lots of
interesting and brave people from very long ago. But what made this topic even more interesting was that there were still some mariners, like Jesse Martin and Jessica Watson, that weren’t from thousands of years ago. They were just from a couple of years ago so that was fun.

Which things would you have liked to have done more of?

I would have liked to have done a lot more art because I love to draw and paint. Plus I’m sure that everyone else would probably want to do more art as well.

Which things do you think you could have worked harder at?

I definitely could have worked a lot harder at my writing. This subject is one that lots of people struggle with and I want to get really good at it.

What were some of your best memories from this year?

My best memories are from our trips to One Tree hill and the Maritime Museum. Those trips were really fun because we got to learn more about our topic out of school and show what we had already learnt.

What goal or goals have you got set for next year?

My goal is to get much, much better at my writing so I can be the best.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Interschool Athletics

“Take your marks, get set,BANG!,” It was the interschool athletics for 2010. All of the schools from around Glen Innes had gathered at Pt. England to compete against each other in events like high jump, shot put, discus, softball throw and of course running. I was competing in the 75m sprint and high jump. I was very nervous.

First we started with the 400m run. Four hundred metres is two laps around the field. Lucky I didn’t have to do it. On the running tracks every time someone from Pt. England sprinted pass I would cheer so hard for them.Then finally “ 9yr old girls for the 75m heats,” called Mr J on the loud speaker.I walked slowly down to the start of the tracks with Serena, who is another nine yr old. She is really fast.. My heart was beating really fast. “ Please get into the final, please get into the final,” I said over and over again in my head. Finally all of the nine yr old girls got up and sat behind the line at the start of the tracks. In the heats each school is given a lane that all of the kids use from that school. Pt. England people raced in lane 4. “Take your marks, get set,BANG!,”. I was off, sprinting as fast as I could. My heart was pounding as I raced past all of the Pt. Englanders.”Go Litia,” they all shouted. At the end of the race I ended up coming 2nd, but sadly in the finals I didn’t come anything.

Finally it was morning tea time but after it was time for high jump. I hoped that I would come something in this event. The problem was that I was in the relays and that was going on at the same time that I was doing high jump. But luckily it all worked out but I just had to keep going back and forth. In the U10 relays Pt. England came 2nd to Glen Innes primary. Then I went back to the high jump. The other person from Pt. England that was in the high jump was Huelo-ata. In the school athletics she came 1st and I came 2nd but at interschools Huelo-ata came 3rd, a girl from Glen Innes primary came 2nd and I came 1st!! I was extremely happy.

I had an awesome time at athletics getting to compete against other girls my age from around the Tamaki cluster. I can’t wait for next year.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ext Year 5 Girls"Rewind"

Recently we had the manaiakalani film festival. One of the amazing movies that was showed was one called "Rewind" from room 6 at St. Pius. It was a very clever movie that needed a lot of practice. They had to film and do everything in reverse! The extension group at Pt. England, with the inspiration from St. Pius, decided to make a "Rewind" movie of their own. We all got in to groups of 3 or 4 and had to choose one of our korero's and make a movie in reverse. My group was made up of Vivienne, Rita, Shoal and myself. We chose the korero Purua to Potae. Because we wear hats at our school this korero is very important.

Our movie was extremely easy compared to St. Pius. What makes it even more difficult is that you have to do it all in ONE take! We took ages just to make a 30 second movie and St. Pius's one was about 3 minutes. Rita and Vivienne, who are the main actors in our movie, look very funny in our movie because remember they are actually walking backwards.

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