Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Athletics is a sports days that is held in Pt England, every year, just like cross country. For our athletics we had more than 5 events. There were 6 individual events and 4 teams events. Athletics was fun, I had come a place in 4 events. It was softball throw that I came 2nd in, shot put 2nd, high jump 1st and discus 1st. I was really proud because usually I always come a place in one event, which is high jump.

Softball throw was our first event. We (my friends and I) waited at the back of the line, to see how far other girls threw. Nearly all of the girls were pretty good. In 1st place was Allana, then Iron. No one could throw further than them, but when Ata threw she came in 1st place. After Ata was me and I came 2nd place. So Ata was 1st and I was 2nd.

We moved on to other events there were team events, Te Arawa, Mataatua, Tainui and Takitimu. The team events we did were relay, skipping and ladder and hurdles. It was really fun and enjoyable. The next individual event was shot put. We had splitted up into two groups. One group goes to Mrs Lagitupu and the others goes with Tanielu and Caleb. I was in Mrs Lagitupus group. Whoever threw really far moves on into Tanielu and Calebs group because thats where the placings were. I tried really hard to throw far but I couldn’t. But my third try I went real far. So I went into the next group.

When I went there Caleb told me it was my turn. I got the shot put and threw it. Tanielu went and looked and he said 3rd place. I went and sat next to the 1st and 2nd place, which was Ata 1st Iron 2nd. There were lots of people who tried real hard to get a place. When Puawai threw she had beaten me. So later on Caleb called out the people who had the chance to be in the placings. I put my hand up and we got into a line. Again I was last, none of the girls could beat Iron and Ata. But I did, I had come 2nd again and Ata came 1st also again. And the other events that I came a place in was High jump 1st and Discus 1st.

We did not finish all our events because we had started our athletics late. The grass was too wet and we would have slipped. So we did it this week on Tuesday 18th. We only did Discus because we needed to just do the events that is in the inter-zones.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thank you letter

Dear Shannon (parent helper),

Thank you for taking your time off to come to the museum. You have been a real help to us, because if it wasn't for all the parents we would've been at school doing work. So that is a big THANK YOU! Our group had a great time with you because you were funny and also cool. Thank you for making our trip fun and active! Thank you for taking us to volcano to have a little fun even though we were there for art. Thank you Shannon for everything you've done during the Museum Trip. THANK YOU!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Future Focused Student

Why do students need to be future focused?

Students show that they are future focused by listening to the teacher, paying attention to what’s happening and showing respect. They know what to do straight away without asking people. Most teachers love future focused student because that shows them that they are obedient and easy to teach. Kids or even teens should be future focused because that could lead them to a successful life in the future.

How to become one:
To become a future focused student, you need to pay full respect to the teacher. Showing them that you love learning and care about what’s happening. Doing your work is one of the best things you should do, or even better finishing your work at the right time. In Pt. England we have koreros every week. One of the koreros were the ‘Right Place. Right Time. Right Attitude’. I think that is the best way to explain a future focused student. You should always be at the right place, at the right time with the right attitude.

But if you don’t do those things, you’ll not be known as a future focused student. Why? Because you don’t listen, obey and do the right thing. If you’re not future focused, you will not be able to finish your work on time and that will cross your teacher. Also you might want to apply for a good school when you go to College, but they see you with bad reports so they decline you.


So be future focused because your life in the future will be successful. All you need is a good, respectful attitude to be future focused. Be good because you’ll get a lot of opportunities in life. So avoid being naughty and get future focused.