Thursday, 19 October 2017

School holidays - My birthday

During the school holidays on the 7th of October, it was my birthday. After midnight, I decided to open all of my gifts. I got some presents from my Uncle like a Stadium Tour merch shirt that was as red as a fire truck, it had BIEBER written in white on the front of the shirt and on the back, there was a photo of Justin leaning against a motorcycle. I also got some clothing, accessories, decorations for my room and a few more gifts from my Uncle.

My parents also got me a few presents like one Stadium Tour Merch hoodie, it was fully black besides the writing in the front in red that said TEAM and on the back it had a list of countries that Justin took his world tour to all written all in white. It also had STADIUM written between the list in a red but bigger and wacky font. My parents also gifted me three pillows with my idols’ on them, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez.

I spent most of my birthday with my Aunt and my two younger cousins, Paul and Ruthie. Paul is 12 years old and Ruthie was 9. My Aunt took us all for a trip to Sylvia Park to watch The Emoji Movie, I really enjoyed watching that movie, the puns they used were hilarious. I couldn’t stop my laughter, so I slid down in my seat and continued to laugh to myself.

After the movie, we went to have lunch at a cafe called The Coffee Club. When we sat down inside, we met with one of my other Aunties that worked there. We were sitting on a small table with hard chairs, so she was very kind and moved us to a bigger table with soft couches, she also gave us a discount. For lunch, I ordered a chicken, avocado and salad sandwich with hot chips and tomato sauce on the side. For my drink, I ordered a caramel milkshake. I wasn’t feeling all that hungry, so I put my leftover food in a bag and my Aunt put it in her purse for later. While Ruthie and I were still eating, Paul had already gone to line up in front of this blue box Break Free challenge that was placed outside of H&M.

My Aunt, Ruthie and I came up to him and started taking photos of him purposefully to embarrass him as a joke. My Aunt was calling out “Pauly smile!”, and he turned the other way, so we all laughed knowing our plan worked. We walked up to where he was, he was next in line. We had small talk with the worker outside, she was nice and encouraged us to give it a try with him, so we did. My Aunt took a few selfies with us before we entered. Inside the small room, there was a small mirror, toilet (that hasn’t been used), a bunk bed, a desk with newspaper on the wall above it, a bookshelf with a few books on it, a big metal box with chains and three locks around it. There was also a timer.

The worker inside the box told us that we had ten minutes to find clues all around the room to open the metal box. She gave us the first clue which lead us to the tiny silver toilet, inside the toilet there was a clue that then lead us to the mirror cabinet. There were a few things inside there like soap, a toothbrush and a tiny safe, so that meant we had to find the pin. We tried our hardest to beat the highscore which was about 3 minutes, but we couldn’t even make it under the ten minutes.

My Aunt asked if Ruthie and I wanted to go anywhere like H&M or any other clothing shops, but we didn’t. My cousin wanted to go to Typo to buy herself a pencil case for school. I just bought a beanie for $18, and Ruthie bought a book, a pen and her pencil case. After we payed for it, the two of us met my Aunt and Paul at Scoops, the ice cream stand at the food court. Paul devoured the rest of his ice cream in a cup, then asked Ruthie and I if we wanted to play Mini Golf with him. I didn’t at first, but then I agreed to go because I’ve never played Mini Golf before, but I wanted to give it a try.

I’ve always walked past the Mini Golf place, but I’ve never been inside. We payed for our golf club and grabbed a golf ball each, then walked in. When I walked in, I was in awe. There were moving life sized animals, trees, plants, and other decorations like, pyramids, rocks, a small version of the wall of China and much more. It’s like every Mini Golf course we went to, we were in a different country each time. There were even sound effects of the countries and animals, which I thought was incredible . It turned out Mini Golf is super fun and I wasn’t terrible at it.

Next, we went to Whitcoulls so my cousin could buy ‘the diary of a wimpy kid’ book, but she couldn’t find the one she was looking for, and she already had the rest of them, so she just bought a stuffed animal instead. She took forever, but I patiently waited.

We didn’t want to do anything else, so I decided that I wanted to go home. Before we left Sylvia Park, Ruthie and I bought some cupcakes that were pretty good. Ruthie ate one of the chocolate Maltese cupcakes and left the rest of them for my parents and I. Then we finally left, I really enjoyed my birthday with my Aunt and cousins. It was such a memorable day.   

I arrived home, then ate my leftover sandwich. I also gobbled down one of those chocolate Maltese cupcakes, savouring the taste. I had a small dinner with my family, and of course had my birthday cake! My birthday cake was very appetising, it’s like I couldn’t get enough of it. My birthday was enjoyable and I absolutely love the gifts received, I can’t wait to wear my merchandise to more public occasions.  

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Duffy Assembly with Niva Retimanu

Today, Monday 18 September, 2017,  a woman named Niva Retimanu came to our school, Glenbrae, as our Duffy role model to talk to us about her job and how important reading is. Niva works in the radio industry at NewstalkZB and has been since she was 18 years old, she has been in the radio industry for about 30 years now. She is from a Samoan heritage but was raised in Invercargill.

Niva talked to us about her job in the radio industry and how reading was very important to have her kind of job. She said so herself that she wasn’t the best at reading, but she spent quite some time in the library, so her reading skills progressed.

During the Duffy assembly, Niva read us a book called “Kiss, kiss, yuck, yuck”. It was about an Aunt who always kissed her nephew on the cheek every time she visited him, and he would try to hide from her in different places such as under the bed, etc..

Whilst she read the book out loud, Niva told us to yell out “yuck! yuck!” every time the Aunt kissed her nephew on the cheek. After that, we sang the Duffy song and Niva joined in as well.

Thank you Niva, you are an inspiration to many people.

Niva Retimanu

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Grease Performance by AGGS

Yesterday the students from room 8, 7 and half of room 10 were very lucky to be able to have witnessed such an amazing remake of the play named Grease, performed by Auckland Girls Grammar School and students from St Paul’s College. Miss Elia’s niece had kindly invited us to watch their remake of Grease.

We travelled by bus to AGGS, on our way there, we practised singing the songs we were going to sing on camp. A few other school’s were there like Pt England School and more. After we walked in, we were seated on the mat and waited for other schools to enter the auditorium.

My favourite part was when they all came out and when the youngest actor was performing. They all came out in groups and froze in their poses, and when they finally all came out, it looked really neat. I also thought the youngest boy was really good at singing and dancing in the beginning. I really liked and enjoyed the show, they were all such good actors, singers and dancers. Such talented people!

We really appreciate all the time they took to learn this whole play!.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Science Intensive with Mr Nath

Today in Room 10 with Mr Nath, we learned about fire. I worked with my friend, Whitney, together we shared a presentation. On the first slide of the presentation we had to list words that describe fire, fire hazards and what can save you during a fire.

On the second slide we had to read a website about fire, then answer the questions that were on the presentation. From the website, I learned that fire is a chemical reaction and what the 5 stages of a fire are.

After morning tea, Whitney and I had to work together on the third slide to make a rap. We watched a video of a rap on YouTube called 'Fire Safety Rap!' for some ideas. We just had to write our own lyrics for it.

Finally, on our last slide, we had to make posters of a fire safety routine. To make our posters, we used Google Drawings.

Here's a screenshot of my half finished poster:

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Science intensive with Miss Stone

Today my class and I were in Room 8 with Miss Stone for science intensive. In room 8 we learnt about the 3 states of matter. The 3 states of matter are solid, gas and liquid. We also did an experiment with melted chocolate to see how it turned from liquid to solid. We used a piping bag to make any shape we wanted with the chocolate, on a baking paper. We waited a few minutes until it cooled down, then we shared it and ate it.

We decided to make a hashtag (#).

We added more layers to make it thicker
after this photo was taken.

Friday, 19 May 2017

My Maze Game relating to Sustainability

In the context of Sustainability I have designed and produced a Maze Game for 10-12 year olds to be used to a problem that relates to families in the Tamaki Community is family violence, because it makes people feel hurt and scared.

My game works because the sprite (character) is able to navigate through the maze to the love heart at the end.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Glenbrae Kids Visit

Yesterday my class and I walked to Glenbrae Kids, which is a kindergarten named after our School. It was only like a 2-3 minute walk. When we got there, we sat down somewhere and sang a Maori greeting song called "Toro Mai to Ranga" to them. Then we had to choose a little buddy to play with, look after and get to know each other.

I chose a little girl named Madison. She had blonde hair and such beautiful eyes. She was so cute and she liked talking to me about the Elsa and Anna dolls. We played with them for a bit, then we took a little trip outside to play on their playground. I also took Madison for a ride on a bike.

I had so much fun playing with Madison and the other kids there. I hope we go back real soon.