Monday, 25 December 2017

Famous Cathedrals

Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph.jpg

There were so many Cathedrals to choose from but I had to choose St Patrick's in Auckland. It was built on 1848 until 1845. If my calculations are correct than it would have taken 33 years which seems like a lot of hard work if you ask me. I hope you've learned more about St Patrick's Cathedral.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Would I Participate In The Waka Ama Race?

Well yes because it would help me to work in a group and get over my fear of the sea. I know this sounds silly but I'm scared that I'm going to either drown or sink. Also rowing is a good arm workout and I like a little competition. Over all I think that I would like to join because it is a fun sport!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Journey To A New Territory

Dear reader

It's been hours of sailing but still no sight of land I have mixed feelings in my head like anxiety, nervousness and I feel sea sick. All we could do now was follow the clouds because where there's clouds there will likely be land. Sailing all day had me thinking  how will we survive in a new territory but luckily we remembered our lessons back home on how to plant make shelter. I hope we find land soon or I'm going to be sick.Finally after sailing on the vast ocean we found land and I can't wait to tell you more.

Monday, 18 December 2017

3 Facts About Maui

The first fact is that Maui is a demigod who has the ability to shape shift with the magic from his fish hook.
Did you know that Maui slowed down the sun? Well there are many legends that were told of Maui like fishing up New Zealand, how he stole the fire and heaps more.
The final fact that I will state is that according to google the meaning of Maui is unknown. This is possibly because he is a trickster and you never know what Maui is going to shape shift into next.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Summer Learning Journey

On Friday Rachel Williams came to Ruapotaka School to talk about the Summer Learning Journey. Rachel said that this year's theme is based on New Zealand.

This year she was lucky enough to have a team of bloggers to help comment on each student's blog from different clusters. I knew that as soon as she started talking about it I wanted to register and the prizes would relate to the theme.

The reason why I want to participate is because when I come back next year I will be ready for my tests that I have to sit. And because I want to make more progress and be better than before. I can't wait until I'm registered and ready to blog.

Also it begins on the 18th of December and ends on the 26th of January 2018. If you haven't registered then register now so you can start blogging.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Last Day of Technicraft for 2017!☹

Today was the last day of Tech at Tamaki College for this year. I was so devastated when I heard the news but in a way I was happy because we were going to be coming back next year. I finished all my art works and I wrote my summary about what I have learnt at graphics and my favourite things about it. In the end we all achieved our goals which was to finish all our art works and be better than before in art. Leaving was sad but I'm excited for the new year to come.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Athletics Day

Today we had athletics and it was a hot sunny day with only a few clouds in the sky and nothing but a calm chilling breeze. As I looked at the track, butterflies started to fill my stomach but I tried not to think about it. First was the years 7 and 8 girls including me running the hardest race of all the 400 meter races.  The next race was the 200 meter race. We were each running in our own years.

Finally when the juniors had finished all of their races it was our turn to run the last race which was the 100 meter race. While I was walking to the track I forgot about everything and focused on the race. I was running down the track as fast as I could and I caught a glimpse of one of the girls that I had just passed. When I reached the finish line I was surprised because I received a brown block which meant third. I was so proud of myself for what I had achieved.  Next time I will set my goal higher so that I can be better than before.