Thursday, 13 July 2017

🤝🏻 The Maori Tradition Greeting (A.K.A Hongi) 🤝🏻

In New Zealand When someone famous or important visit us or when we are doing a ceremonies we have a special Maori tradition greeting called Hongi. The Hongi is presented by pressing one's nose and forehead at the same time to another unexpectedly. In the Hongi the breath of life is exchanged.
The breath of life can also be information as the sharing of both people's souls. The tradition of  sharing the breath of life is something to have com directly from the God.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

🌠🌠🌠Matariki 🌠🌠🌠

Last week, Room 12 were learning about Matariki and how it is special to Maori people. Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. Matariki rises in mid winter (during late May or early June.) For many Maori, it heralds the start of a new year. Some celebrations last up to at least three days or less, possibly more. Many people around New Zealand fly kites, light fireworks, perform a kapa haka and have special dances at festivals. Matariki is really an special event to be remembered, carried on in the future and to be celebrated.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

🏃Our Daily Fitness 🏃

Every Morning after the first bell, all the seniors have to line up for our daily fitness. Our fitness is running, and we have to run around the senior block for at least 10 minutes.  

Sadly I can't run with my friends because it's Ramadan and I have a month of fasting.

When I'm not fasting I usually run with two of my friends, Jack and Mika. We always run on the left because we don't want to slow down the people that are overtaking us. 


Thursday, 1 June 2017

🥛Special Milk Day 🥛

Today was a special day for all the schools that drink milk because today at our school we have a day called National Milk Day. It's all about supporting and helping student who never drink milk or who can't afford milk. That's the reason the day is important. 

Thursday, 25 May 2017

😼New Term New Tech😼

On Wednesday we had some changes at Tech about what we were going to do for Term 2. There were 3 classes and only 2 of them were available because there were a small people of Year 7's and 8's. 

The two classes that were available were cooking and graphics and the year eight's were in the Graphics class, so that meant that the year seven's were in the cooking class.

Our teacher's name is Mr Pineda and he's a professional artist. We were working in this class for a pretty long time because our teacher Mr Pineda told us that we are working with him for the next 13 more. 

For our first task we had to create a design for our juice boxes and it was really hard thinking of a design because there were a lot of good ones. I had a good time at Tech and I think this Tech is going to be the best of all. 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

🏫Back To School Term 2🏫

School has started. It was exciting at first until my teacher asked us to use our Chromebook for work. Our 2 weeks of holidays brought us down to not using our brain and not feeling like doing anything but sit in front of the television and be lazy. Well, today has kind of been fun before starting our learning. We had running and assembly.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

🍳Cooking Class 🍳

Every Wednesday Room 12 and Room 11 go to Tamaki College for Tech. This term we are doing cooking and our teacher's name is Mrs Tuipolotu.

We train to be high quality chefs. We partner up every week and my buddy is Jack. On the first week we made cupcake donuts.
Last week we cooked a pizza wheel. The pizza wheel was my favourite so far.

                                                                                    I'm enjoying my cooking class this year.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Game Master😎

Today two special visitors from Game Master came to visit our school. They told us some stories and did some plays. The story was about Dave, Meria and T and they always like to fight. All the students had to present a play and we did the part where Becca and Brian moved in to the house. At the end of the show Room 12 and Room 11 earned a badge and a card.  

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


On Wednesday after lunch Ruapotaka School had Tabloids. There were four houses and the names of the houses were Kikorangi, Kakariki, Kowhai and Whero. My house team was Kowhai. Kowhai means yellow in Maori. We lined up in our houses to get ready for the sport events. My favourite sport was soccer because that's the only sport I know how to play.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

2017 Assembly

After the Waitangi weekend we had an assembly on Tuesday. Room 12 had to host an assembly. We did a dance competition for the assembly and me and Lupe had to go around the senior block to get two dancers from the classes. When we finished we went back to Room 12 and put the dancers name into a document. Vaimoana chose two songs called 'Be Happy' and 'Lean On Me'.