Monday, 4 December 2017

A Productive Weekend

In the weekends my sister and I went to my dads house. We stayed there till it was dark. While we were there we played outside and went swimming at Glendowie beach. The beach was full of people splashing and bombing. I jumped off the wharf with fear. But as I jumped I got used to it. I also started doing cannon bombs. Later on my sisters and aunties and cousins arrived. It was a hot day but the water was cold and deep. After swimming my dad took us out for dinner and ice cream. For dinner we had chicken and chips at my aunt's house. Then we showered to get the salt water out of our bodies. We rested there and played for a few hours, At approximately 10:00 my sister and I went home. It was a tiring day.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Today early in the morning we received our awards from last week's cross country, relays and sprints. I was given the bronze certificate. I came 3rd in the race. Others also received bronze, silver and of course gold!. The next award was for completing patrols this year

Monday, 27 November 2017

My baby brothers 4th month birthday😍😍

This month was my baby brothers 4th month birthday😍 He was born this year 2017 on the 7th of June. We hugged him and gave kisses. He was so heavy i could barely hold him. His name is Jordan Siunipa SJ Demarco Crichton Taiseni.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Changing Rooms

There are 4 classes at the moment who have already moved. The classes are rooms 4,5,6,7 and 1. They moved because of the roofing and new carpets. Room 5,1 and 6 have moved to the assembly room and room 7 moved to the old room 11 room. A couple of students from room 12 had to help which was hard work. We moved a lot tables,chair, cubby holes and wheelies.

Athletics day at Ruapotaka School

Athletics has been past and im sitting here happy and nervous free. On athletics day the years 1-8 ran on the track and the fastest people did relays. The year 8s and 7s ran 200m and 800m pheww!. It was such a exhausting day. Tired legs and a dry throat. I ran 3 of them and came 3rd. I was proud of myself. It was such a hot burning day.  Here are some photos.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Room 12's Film

Room 12 made a fantastic and fun video on some advice and tips on rugby. The film was called rugby values. Everyone participated in the film. It took a lot of filming and editing. I enjoyed acting. The film was also played at the Hoyts Sylvia park cinema. I had two little kids to look after. I had to take care of them, so that we couldn't lose anyone. I enjoyed acting as a coach/referee.  

Friday, 3 November 2017


Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes was born and educated in York. Guy Fawkes day is a day where everyone spends a heap of money on expensive fireworks and sparklers. They light it up at night time it shoots in the sky at night.🌃

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017


🍬🙈My Halloween Night!🙈🍬

Yesterday after school i ran home quickly full of happiness. As i arrived home my mother was in the lounge waiting for us to arrive. As i came up to the drive way i saw my mum ready with all the carved pumpkin baskets, costumes and candy! As i went inside my little siblings changed in to their costumes. My sisters was a bat and a snow white. I got changed into black widow. Then we went to my cousins house and whited for them. There was a lot of costumes such as ninja, a nun, watermelon and a prisoner. I went to two Halloween night parties. The parties were named trunk n treat and another party at my cousins friends house. It was crowded with people in a tiny backyard. I had so much FUN!😉😌💜

Monday, 30 October 2017

Halloween is right around the corner. Many people spend around 9 million dollars on Halloween in America. Most spend money on  tasty candy, best dressed costumes and very scary decorations.
Here are some safe tips when going trick or treating

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Sunday Afternoon

Last week Sunday was a very special occasion for the people who go to church. This special religious occasion was White Sunday. It basically means everyone has to wear white to church. In some churches kids age 3 years old-11 year old  present their presentations in their white beautiful dresses.

 At White Sunday there were group singing and solo singers. The occasion took 2 hours. It was held at a Mormon Chapel on Taniwha Street. After the presentations were finish the kids and youth went into a room where we could eat and have a big feast. 

The kids had finger foods like hot chips, sausages, nuggets, drinks, fruit pops, fruit sticks and heaps more. My family friends and member had a umu. In the umu it included chicken, lamb, pork, Lu, yams, corn, chop suey and more.

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Yesterday Wednesday the senior block from Ruapotaka School went to Tamaki College for tech (technicraft). For technicraft there are 4 stations with different projects for example wood craft, food craft😋 and drawing craft. There are also 4 different teachers who are Mr Grundy, Mr Pineda and Ms Tuipiulotu. The station im at, at the moment is wood craft. I enjoy making different things. My project right now is making a stained glass blue clear crystal diamond🔷. There are steps to making this. The steps are Cut,Grind,Foil,buff and tin. I really can't wait till my project is finish. 
 Here is an example picture of how my stained glass will look like. 

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

🎈The Holidays🎈

In the holidays I went to my niece and cousins birthday. They both had the same birthday but my cousin had hers a day after my niece. For the two birthdays my uncles and cousins made an Umu a traditional underground oven. Islanders make Umus for special occasions. We put yam and different kind of meats. The food was cooking underground while two pigs were cooked on the top. This is another traditional way of cooking pig. But first of all my uncle took out the guts and the stomach that was in the pig and also cleaned it. While the men and boys cooked the meat my aunties and mum made salads, goodie bags, set up the table and the barberque. At 2:00 pm the party started a lot of family members, friends and church people came to the birthday they brought shoes, clothes more presents, food and a lot of money for my niece and cousin. It was a tiring day but I had lots of fun. The birthday was held at the backyard of my aunties. 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Color changing

How do the colours change when we spin a coloured disc?
The colours change by combining two different colours together and spinning it. Once it spins fast, it changes the colours slightly. When the colours red and green are spun together on a spinning wheel it produces the colour pink. The colours

only change depending on how fast your speed is. If its slow the colours wont change, if its fast the colours will change.  

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cross Country 4/9/17

Last week for cross country we ran around the streets. The year 7's had to do three laps and for the year 8's was four laps🏃. We had ten minutes of time to run. I got a stitch most of the time. I was also told to run most of the time. Some from room twelve ran three laps and a couple ran four laps. I enjoyed running around the block. 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Orienteering 22/8/17😓

Last week we did orienteering with Mr Leon. It was a different task we had to do. It included lots of running and collecting blocks. We were given sheets of paper that had maps around the school. We had to look for the blocks by looking at the map and facing it north. It was really hard because it was freezing out there and also trying to find where the blocks were hidden. Some were on trees and between buildings. We had fun.💖

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

😐NO TECH!!!😐

Every Wednesday the senior students go to Tamaki college for technicraft but today I didn't go because of the slippers I wore to school. They do not allow slippers in technicraft. There are dangerous things in the room like knives and cutting machines. I was put in room 1. I helped the kids with reading and maths. To be very honest I actually had fun in room 1. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

🌴The Pacific Event 🌴

Today at 11:30 our school had a Pacific Event. Students were dressed in Tongan and Samoan clothing and accessories. Each class had to choose a performance to present in front of the school.

 The performance I enjoyed and liked most was Room 6. They wore traditional clothing and did a catwalk. The clothing they had on had colorful patterns. Room 6 also had a partner each to walk with and pose.  

Room 11/12 sang a song called How Far I'll Go by Alessia Cara. We were told to sing with enthusiasm. I think we did good by the way. 
 The event was interesting and fun.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

😄Skipping Demonstration😄😌

 Ruapotaka School had the skip off competition and the demonstration. I felt very nervous and excited at the same time. Parents and families came to watch. The juniors had their skip off first. Reality came 1st place, Otolose came 2nd place and Jacob came 3rd place. After the skip off the juniors went back to the junior block. When it was finally our turn to perform I felt scared that I was gonna mess up but I told myself that I shouldn't worry. As I did the double dutch I failed two times but managed to do it on the third attempt. I was very proud of our group and class. I am relieved and happy that it has finished.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tapa Drawings

On Friday afternoons Room 12 group 1 and 2 did art. For art we drew tapa cloths on paper based on our learning about "The Pacific Study". We used colors and pencils to draw Tongan or Samoan patterns and many island pattern. The patterns I drew was a flower and a traditional Tongan pattern. I used a black pencil to darken the outline and used a pencil to shade the inside of the flower.

😲Skipping Is Coming Up 😮

Next week Wednesday Ruapotaka School will start skipping. There will be competitions on who skips the longest. In room 12 we all split in groups to figure out what were going to do with the ropes. My group and I decided to use long ropes and do double dutch. My groups are Teremoana, Meafou, Vika and Vaimoana. We all have things to do. Some of the other groups have tricks to display. I feel nervous and excited at the same times. Hopefully it all goes well.😳Parents can come to watch..👍

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Syndicate Assembly

Yesterday the senior block had a syndicate assembly. 

The class hosting it was Room 10. 

At the assembly we had songs, certificates and quizzes. 

Tyron and Tupouseini got certificates for reading to a higher level. 

The quiz was about Samoa and Tongan questions and Room 12 answered the most questions so they received a certificate.

 It was fun.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Samoan Singing

Image result for le pua samoaToday at 2:00 the senior block started Samoan singing today. Mrs Folu was teaching us Samoan music. She taught us different songs and the songs we sang were le pua and siva mai. The songs had beats and music to them. The song I liked was siva mai. We also learnt the vows in Samoan language.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Daily Fitness Routine

Everyday, Each morning rooms 9/10/11 and 12  run around the school block for about 10 minutes. It helps us stay fit and healthy, each lap is tiring. The sounds of puffing and huffing is surrounded by me. The Jogging warms us off when it is a cold morning. 

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Convert energy:Science experiment

Last week Friday Room 12 started doing science. The science we worked on was converting energy. We flicked elastic bands to find out the energy. The energy's were kinetic, stored and potential. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

Milk produced by Fonterra farmers is being consumed everyday by people everywhere.
Nutritious  Milk available to all primary school kids national wide . School books, writing pads, wall cladding, and roof tiles are just some of the things that can be made from recycled Fonterra Milk for Schools packs. Students and schools are happy to know that every single milk pack is recycled into new and useful products to be used by someone else around the world
 we celebrate the 16th annual World Milk Day on 1 June 2016.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Inter schools (Soccer)

Yesterday Wednesday the year 7 and 8's and the year 5 and 6 went to the Pt England Reserve to play other schools , we were playing soccer. I was excited and nervous at the same time.We played 5 games and made it to the semi finals. We played Tamaki Primary, Sylvia park, Glen Taylor,St Patrick  and lastly Stonefields. We sadly lost against Tamaki Primary and won all 4 games.  We also drew againest Stonefields. Overall we came 1st place. Our team were very proud of our selves.
Glen Taylor     won 1-0
Tamaki            lost   0-1
Sylvia               won  1-0
St pats             won 7-0
Panmure         won 4-0
Stonefield        D     0-0

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Dallas Fisher: 'Hamilton's very experienced at running large events'

 Hamilton is set to host the Rugby Sevens tournament for the next two years, after the event off long-standing host city Wellington. Dallas Fisher is the managing director of 37 South Events in Hamilton.  He spoke to Duncan Garner about how the event will be different to the Wellington Sevens. The Sevens, which have been held in Wellington for 18 years, have lacked individually and audience for the past four.Next year's event will be held on February 3-4. Hamilton Mayor Andrew King welcomes the news 37 South has brought the event to the city through working with World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby and Hamilton City Council. 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Mother's distress over damage to babies' graves

Related imageFlowers, wooden crosses and other decorations had been broken and strewn around the children's area of the gardens. Mother Brookie Himiona emailed Auckland Council about the damage on Tuesday afternoon after her daily visit to her daughter's grave.  "I went back early [Wednesday morning] and it was still damaged." Brookie said. Flowers and decorations and the most of the other graves in the children's section were a mess. "We do take full responsibility and will work with all our teams to ensure this does not happen again." Auckland Council says. 

    Monday, 8 May 2017

    Joseph Parker outpoints Razvan Cojanu to retain WBO world title

    Joseph Parker throws a full-blooded right hand.
    Parker out-pointed big Romanian Razvan Cojanu in south Auckland in a frustrating first defence of his WBO world heavyweight title. The judges scored it 119-108, 117-110, 117-110 in a fight where Parker couldn't find the knockout blow. Parker out-boxed the big Romanian to win his first defence of the belt                                                          in Manukau on Saturday night. The Romanian           heavyweight didn't take kindly to questions about Parker v Anthony Joshua.

    Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Do Not Feed Birds Bread!!!

    The cost of backyard bird feeding. New Zealanders' passion for feeding the birds costs not only an awful lot of bread, it is not good for our native birds. University of Auckland ecologist Josie Galbraith's PhD research has found that we are feeding the equivalent of five million loaves a year to birds. Her work is one of the first studies in the world to look at the science of bird feeding and the findings have been published in international science journals. People’s kindness could also be killing the birds.  As for feeding our native species, stick to sugar water she says.

    Monday, 10 April 2017

    Air-born: Flight crew helps deliver baby on board

    A pregnant passenger suddenly went into labor at 42,000ft – but fortunately, the cabin crew were all incredible.The crew members all pulled together to help deliver the baby, A little girl who was later named Kadiju. Nafi Diaby gave birth to the girl on a Turkish Airlines flight from Conakry in Guinea to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. Crew on the flight all worked together to help bring Kadiju into the world and once the flight had landed in the West African country the new mum and baby were taken to hospital to be kept under observation. Turkish Airlines later confirmed that the mum and baby were both doing well.

    Kadiju was born prematurely at just 28 weeks, according to The Independent.Mother and daughter are reportedly doing well after the mid-air arrival.

      Thursday, 6 April 2017

      Flood in Orakei cemetery (Submerged)

      More than 150 graves in a cemetery on Tamaki Drive have been submerged. 
      A large flood pool surrounds the Okahu Bay Papakainga Urupa, with only the tallest headstones showing above the flood.  Sharon Hawke, of Ngati Whatua Orakei, said shocked family members had turned up at the urupa all morning. Ms Hawke said they would find out why the pump system had not worked well. 

      Friday, 31 March 2017

      Robert Rakete

      Yesterday afternoon we had some famous visitors visiting our school. They were Robert Rakete and Henry. They both introduced themselves then shared some interesting stories about their childhood. Robert shared about himself as a Tv presenter, Wiggles actor and being on the radio. They both encouraged us to read.

      Wednesday, 29 March 2017

      Giant gold coin worth millions stolen from Berlin museum

      A Canadian gold coin named big maple coin was stolen from a German, Berlin museum. The coin, taken on Monday night, is made out of pure gold, weighs about 100 kilos and has a face value of around C$1 million (NZ$1.06). The coin was stolen last night, it's gone," museum spokesman Markus Farr said.Police said it was probably stolen by a group of thieves who entered the museum undetected through a window. They then managed to enter the building and went to the coin exhibition.
      "The coin was secured with bullet-proof glass inside the building. 
      Picture taken in Vienna, Austria on June 25, 2010 shows experts of an Austrian art forwarding company holding one of the ...

      Wednesday, 15 March 2017

      Shots fired during Mangere dairy robbery

      The men allegedly robbed the Idlewild Superette in Mangere before fleeing from police.
      Several shots were fired during a dairy robbery in Auckland's Mangere dairy. Two men allegedly stole the store's till after firing a firearm at around 2pm on Monday after driving off . The car was later spotted in Manuwera, but a police chase had to be abandoned after the offenders shot at one of the police cars.Three men, aged 21, 26 and 29, were arrested after being tracked down with a police helicopter.The victims were shaken but are being supported by police. The officer who was shot at is also being supported. Police are continuing to investigate the incident that had happend. 

      Tuesday, 14 March 2017

      Shorts or skirts? Dunedin intermediate ditches gender dress code

      For most schools with uniforms it's shirts and ties for boys, skirts or dresses for girls. At Dunedin North Intermediate all students, Boys can choose between trousers, a skirt, culottes, shorts or a kilt. A student at the school, told News hub she thinks it's a great idea. "If you don't feel comfortable wearing a kilt or a skirt, you shouldn't have to," she said. She said the kids have accepted the move, but parents have been a bit more interested.So far no boys have chosen to wear the kilt, but many of the boys are open to the idea.

      Thursday, 9 March 2017

      Adele buys mansion hideaway after Kiwi payday

      It's announced Adele earned around $20 million from just the New Zealand leg of her world tour. But $20 million is nothing to the star that is not only rolling in the deep - she's also rolling in the cash, with an wealth of more than $152 million. Within the days of landing back in the United Kingdom, Adele - along with her husband and son - purchased a new $7 million home in a small town an hour-and-a-half south of London. Now, the small sleepy town will become a destination for a whole new type of visitors for those who are  keen to say hello to Adele. 
      Inside Adele's new house (Supplied)

      Adele's new house