Thursday, 14 September 2017

Duffy Role Model Assembly And Orienteering With Mr Leon

Today was an exciting day because it was our Duffy assembly with a special visitor. Before the assembly we found out some interesting things about our visitor which was Michel Mulipola. I already knew some things like he makes comics but I was amused when he said that he wrestles because I love watching it on T.V. I was all excited to meet him that I forgot we had orienteering around the same time. As Michel was talking about his comic he came across one of them in the school journal that my group and I had read it was about some tips on making a comic. Just about he was going to talk about his wrestling we had to be escorted to room 11 for orienteering.

First we went over the basics which was colors from our previous maps. Everyone had to be divided up into four groups I was in group four. The first activity was we had to pick up the picture and then we had to match it with the word it was the same for the second activity but the other way round. Next was my favourite it was a bit like snap but you had to put your hand by your side and when the teacher called the name the first hand on the correct card got to take it back to their team. That was a fun day!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Practicing For Cross Country

Toady was our first practice for cross country which is coming up and it only happens once a year so we all have to build up our stamina. Running outside of the school grounds was tiring because the distance was much longer than our usual run but I'd rather run around two times then run for ten minuets. After my first run I was feeling exhausted like all my energy had been drained but that didn't stop me I knew I only had one lap left so I used maximum power for the last lap. Finally when I finished my lap I was relieved and I could tell by everyone's faces that they were all tired and ready to rest. That was a good first practice run but I'll keep on trying my hardest and put in an 100 % effort.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Technicraft Rotation

Toady I hopped on the bus excited for Tech rotation. When we had arrived  at Tech Mr Pineda was sadly absent but I was still happy because our teacher was Miss Kasipale. Our task that we were assigned to do was to draw our names and the width had to be approximately 60 mm long which is equivalent to 6 cm. Before we had started our task we had another instruction which was to try and make each letter of our name different and unique. As I looked around at everyone else their drawings were nearly ready for coloring then I looked at mine and saw only three letters and some weird looking shapes. I felt really frustrated because I didn't know what to draw as detail so I remembered our mindfulness secession so I stopped took a deep breath then I carried on. At first I didn't think it was going to work but after I finished my drawing I actually had time to add some detail. After the bell rang for first period a new reviler came in and took over Miss Kasipale. When I was adding my detail I was distracted by Mr Stag. I couldn't help it he was just so hilarious. When i was going to color in my drawing the bell rang for second period we sadly had to go but I had fun for the first time in graphics.  

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Chocolate Cake

Today was the last day of Tech cooking for this year but we will be coming back next year.

We made chocolate cake with whip cream and Hershey's chocolate sauce.
First we began by mixing the dry and wet ingredients in one bowl then we mixed the batter until it was no longer dry. We had to put our cake batter into the cake tin and I was becoming anxious because I couldn't find it. But luckily Mrs Tuipulotu had some extras for us.
Afterwards, we put the cake tin in the oven to bake. I looked at the wooden spoon which had the cake batter - it smelt so delicious and I couldn't help myself, so I tasted the raw batter which was surprisingly not that bad.
Finally, I took the cake tin out of the oven. Mrs Tuipulotu  added the toppings then I sliced it into segments before eating it.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Netball Practice!

Today after lunch the names that were selected for netball had to go to the netball court to practice. Mrs Shortland had the list of names and their positions. The teams were year 7/8 against year 5/6. My position was reserve. As I was watching the teams play even though the year 5/6 weren't the same height as some of the other team they managed to block the ball a few times. When it was my turn to play I had to go as goal defense or GD for short. As I was playing my team managed to get 7 goals then I had to switch back to reserve. 5 minutes later I switched positions with the wing defense. It was only 1 minute and it was time to finish netball. Even though it was a short time I still had fun.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Moana How Far I'll Go

Straight after interval all of the classrooms lined up at the multipurpose getting ready to perform their class item. As room 6 entered the multipurpose room I was curious about what they selected to perform.
The first class to perform was room 1 with a Samoan dance called the Sasa. Once their performance was done the audience were kind enough to give them a round of applause.  Next up was room 5 performing Le Aute which is a Samoan song, I thought that they were all on time and on beat with the music.

Finally the performance that I was curious about was next and it was room 6. When they announced that they were going to model their Tongan and Samoan wear I was so excited because we've never had a catwalk before. At the end I looked at all the costumes and they were all beautiful. Up next was room 7 with a dance routine to the song picking coconuts. I liked their dance because their song was catchy, my favourite part of it was the dab. Room 9 sang a song called little birdy on a tree English and Samoan version.

 They could have sang louder but apart from that they were awesome. Room 10 was next they were singing E Otua acapella which I thought was great but when they finished I was really nervous because we were next. As I was standing in front of the audience I felt nervous but when everyone started singing I managed to get rid of my nerves and just sing. I think we did good and I had lots of fun singing with all my classmates I can't wait till we sing together again.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Chicken Curry Indian Style!

Today for tech Mrs Tuipulotu told us that we were going to be making chicken curry. The equipment we needed was a pot, pan, wooden spoon, metal spoon and a strainer. The first step was to put our chicken the pot and make sure to fill the pot above the chicken. Then set the stove on hi and once it started steaming with air we lowered the temperature to 160 and left it to cook for five minutes. While  the chicken was cooking we made some curry sauce. First we Mrs Tuipulotu tipped the Indian style sauce,black pepper and curry powder then she sent us back to our tables. As we were stirring the sauce Mrs Tuipulotu came around putting a scoop or two in our sauce to make it slightly more sweet or the sourness of the tomato will take over the sauce.

When I took out the cooked chicken I poured it into a strainer to let all the water out, then we set the stove on 180 and poured the chicken into the pan with the sauce. Later when I was mixing the chicken in the sauce the chicken started to turn yellow so I took it out and I grabbed the tongs and put the chicken on the plate with the rice then I scooped the rest of the sauce onto the rice then it was time to eat.