Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness 2017

Horayy! It’s the start of term 4, Today we had an immersion assembly I was so excited because I love seeing our teachers doing an act or a short films. Our topic for this term 4 is “Musical Madness” I could not wait to hear what our teachers have provided for us this term.

Most informative?
The team that I thought was informative was Team 2, They did an act it was so amazing Mrs Gaston had amazing singing. Team 2 is going to be listening to music and finding different emotions that come out of each song. They will also be Trying To create music with their bodies and things that they can find. Isn’t that amazing.

Most entertaining?

I got fulled with laughter when team 4’s short film came up it was so funny when they got parked up right next to Mr Jacobson’s van and they were like dancing so crazy Mr Jacobson wind down his window and started to turn his music up it was hi, la, ri, ous. So this term they will be learning how to play different instruments, how different songs impact on us.

I really want to just find out, How music can affect not just me but others? Maybe they have diffirent emotions, Like if there was a sad song on they might have felt happy or something like that.

I am so excited for this term I really want to learn alot about this term I am so so looking foward fo this term. Someday this term I might answer the question I was talking about.   

How music can affect not just me but others?

Friday, 29 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Delisous flounders ready to get eaten. But this time there are NO eating flounders, We are NOT to eat but to farm. At first I was confused be were we surposs to eat it or to farm it, if we eat it will take a long time because there are alot of people in this school, But if we are to farm it then it would really good. Also we are Partnered up with a school named Kaudi Flax.

The whole school have walked down to see tweleve of our students go floundering also to surrport them by singing a Himene ( Hymn ) at first we started with a Karakia ( Prayer ). As we were singing I was so sad that I have missed out I was so amazed I wonder what they would  look like. Would they be medium or small or even smaller.

As we were walking back I was thinking, how many flounders we would catch? We needed to beat the score of four which is the amount of flounder Kaudi Flax have court but our school had alot of hope in our students. So I know that we would catch more than four more than ten or even more than twenty.

The reason why we were going floundering was because there aren’t many flouders in rivers, oceans and stream we just want to make the flounders healthy and strong and we want to make more of them. We also want our flouders to grow strong, now it’s our responsibility.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Elections 2017

WALT: Reflecting - understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies.

Monday, 25 September 2017

The Problem With Pluto

WALT:Structure: Show a developing understanding of text structures AND meta cognition - the process I take when thinking through things!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Best Comment

Fun Run

When I was sitting underneath the very hot sun the court was filled up with four colors which are our house colors Hine Moana, Hikianalia, Te aurere and Hokule’a, I was thinking about what I was going to be like when I was at the starting line. Later then I heard Mr Jacobsen call out the year 7 girls. I was so afraid that I might embarress myself from tripping over.

When Mr Burt got us ready to run I got even more scaredthan I was before. As we took off I was already tired when we got to the goal post  but I was still running and my legs were burning. As we got out of the gates I slowed down because of the mud it was really hard to lift my legs up. But any way I was running through the park then I was like yay but then I forgot that we needed to go around twice, it was kinda funny.

When I went for another round I got even tired legs that I have ever had in my life, In my head I wanted to pretend to fall but then I might get imbarressed. But When I got to the finish line I was so happy that it was over so I went over to get a drink of water.

When I got home I was exhausted but then I needed to go and do the washing and do the dishes, what a day.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

2D Shapes

We needed to create some clue cards that describes the shape. But we needed to explain it like I have 3 "VERTICES" I really enjoyed it you should try and make it then show your family and Friends.

Quality blog comments

I reckon that this is a quality blog comment because I have started with a greeting , I made a connection , I said something positive and I also ended with a question. Try it out.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Speech Comp

Speech Competition

Last friday we had a speech competition at 12:00pm, each class needed to have three students per class, in our literacy class our three students was Iyvone, Seini and Atareita. They were going to each talk infront of the whole of Team 5, and The Pavilion came to join too.

Out of all the speeches the most appealing one was Roimata, she talked about the legends in Rarotonga and she used alot of  hand actions. The thing that got me appealed was how she spoke about her two legends and my favourite one was when she told us about her two uncles that were going through puberty at the time so their brains were small back then. So there was a sign which said do not go into the river and so they went in, one last thing that got me appealed was when she said you are going to need to try and survive or just die.

The Most entertaining person was Muba because when Mr Wiseman pulled out his name he just bravely put his hands into the air it was really funny almost everyone was laughing. His topic was, If I was President, he said he would give the poor shelter and make them happy.

That’s all from me but I still need to work on my writing if something is wrong please comment down below.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

My Final speech

                       What to do on a rainy day?  

Good Morning Rm 3,

On a rainy day we usualy play board games every time it rain’s. One thing I hate about board games is because when you want to play a game it’s already taken and you like you really don’t know what to do.

So what I was thinking that we should do some arts and crafts that relates to our topic for this term. If we could do arts & crafts, What would  you make? I would make a planet by doing some paper mache, plus if we aren’t finish we could carry on with it during the next wet lunch time. Once we are finish we could hang it on our wall.

There’s just one more issue, while people are watching it’s hard for them to hear, because some people do nothing but talk so I was thinking that if people have nothing to do they could go into a classroom to finish of their work or their DLO so in that way they won’t need to worry about being the last person to finish.

That’s all from me, thanks for listening to my speech, Hope you enjoyed.

I wonder animation

Kerstein's I wonder T3 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
Here is my animation, For our animation we needed to come up with a I wonder question. My question was I wonder why the sun is bright. The answer shows in my animation I don't want to spoil it go and check it out yourself.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Digital footprint

My Poster is about privacy, Things that is private for us is every thing that is on my poster the thing I want to tell you is never tell someone your password because they might hack your a account so my advice for you is to never share your password to anyone.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Converting Mesurements

WALT: Convert between different metric lengths

Speech Reflection

Here is my reflection, In this presentation it has what I was thinking before and during my speech it also explains my feelings and more check it out.

My Speech Draft

                       What to do on a rainy day?  

Good Morning Rm 3,

On a rainy day we usualy play board games every time it rain’s, it sucks because when you want to play a game it’s already taken.

So what I was thinking is that we should do arts and crafts that relates to our topicfor this term. If we could do arts & crafts, What would you make? I would make a planet by doing some paper mache, plus if we ain’t finish we could carry on with it during a wet lunch time.

Once we are finish we couldhang it on our wall. Also while people are watching it’s hard for them to hear. Because some people do nothing but talk so I was thinking rather then talking they could go into a classroom to finish of their work or their DLO.

That’s all from me, thanks for listening to my speech, Hope you enjoyed.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Space Junk


WALT: Connecting: I make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, texts I know and my world 
SUCCESS CRITERIA:  I will know I can do this when I can create a solution to the issue of space junk.   

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Immersion Assembly

School has started, term 3 has came. Today we had an amazing immersion assembly, when everyone was seated the lights went off there were stars on the ceiling ( it was from the projector ) but I thought it looked amazing, Later on Mr Jacobsen and Mr Sommerville started to speak. While they were speaking someone was flying the drone but it was obviously Mr Sommerville who was flying it. Everyone was laughing while the aliens were getting attacked.

Anyways there were movies getting played, Team 1’s main topic is about how the sun, moon and tides affects the earth. Team 2’s main topic is also how the sun, moon and tides affects the earth. Team 3 is something different, they will be learning about time and season, Team 4 has decided to see if people could survive on other planets. Team 5 was the only one who have done an act. Our focus question what impact does the moon have on the earth.

The one that had the most information was team 4, Because in their movie the teachers go to other planets to see if it was safe. It was obvious that they are figuring out if people can survive on other planets, but when they were on other planets they kept on exploding, They also said to try and keep what we already have on earth.

It was such an amazing assembly the videos were awesome team 5’s act was amazing plus they were the only one that had done an act. I forgot to mention that Mrs Judd was singing and she did really well so did Miss Tele’a, Ms Tapuke, Mrs Ilaoa, Mrs Sio and Mr Wiseman, They made everyone smile.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Complex Sentences

Walt: - Use complex sentences in our writing

Recount plan

Walt: - Write an interesting and engaging recount

The Vege Car

WALT:"Summarising - I can locate and summarise ideas e.g. skim and scan, identify key words, topic sentences, key questions, or by using sub headings"  

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cooking at tech 2

Today we went to tech I was so excited to see what we were making, When we got there I saw some pasta. salami, mayo, chicken and some purple onions. Mrs Heka told us to get it all and to get cooking here is an image.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017


WALT: Use MMMR to describe data.

We used the rap to help us you should check it out here is the Link for the video it's so awesome it helped so well. I really enjoyed learning about MODE, MEDIAN, MEAN and RANGE it was so amazing and I can't wait to learn more.


Walt - Read texts out loud confidently to get our message across to our audience

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Making Pizza at Tech

AT tech we made a yummy pizza it was so delicious I ate it all here is an image by the way my teacher was Mrs Heka.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Play and Poetry

As you can see this is a presentation about a play called wildlife, we had to describe our character my character was Hyacinth you can see everything about her in slide two, On the sixth and seventh slide are some people saying a speech about their culture you could watch it if you want by the way enjoy.

Friday, 26 May 2017

3 days with NO yr 8's

Our first rotation was making truffles and we got put into groups, in my was Siokita, Leilani, Faioso and obviously me. There was five groups I was in group 2. We used condensed milk, super wine biscuts, cup of Cocoa, 3/4 cup of choc chips and 1 cup of Desiccated coconut. It looked amazing at the end.
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 The next day we did two rotations my favourite one we did was art with Mr Slade and he said we had to make a phrase so we had to get into groups my group was Aneelis, Amethyst, Anna and myself, the phrase was " CARRY ON AND STAY STRONG" it looked pretty good but we weren't finished that much.

Today we are starting a new day it might be awesome but I don't know so let's see.

Friday, 12 May 2017


Walt: Identify and interpret different graphs

I learnt how to do a line graph by hand is was so amazing in my presentation you will see my picture I took of my line graph. I have leanrt that there is other graphs like: Line graph, Leaf and steam graph, Pie chart, Bar graph and Pictograph obviously Line graph.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What a Disaster

WALT: Summarise information in a text
 Here in my presentation I had to answer these questions about what happens to the Rena. Did you know that birds can die because when they look for food in the water the oil can go on their skin and infect their skin. We had to create a movie which you will see here. The movie is breaking news, that breaking news is about what happens to the Rena and we got that information from an article called What a disaster.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Decimals 2

WALT: Order whole numbers and decimals numbers

this presentation was very pretty easy but the second to last card was very hard because I had to form the numbers from largest to smallest but I did it the other way around so then I had to do it again.


Walt: Read and write decimals

As you can see I am learning how to work out decimals it was so hard until I tried and tried hard. I got help from my lovely teacher Ms. Tapuke. It was hard because I thought my teacher said on slide 4 to write for example 5.7 five point seven but what she actually said was to write five ones and seven tenths.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

My Writing Test

Have you been to the netball courts before? If you haven’t you should go and check it out, It is so amazing I love going to the netball courts. Wait a minute where are my manners  I forgot to introduce myself, Hi my name is Kerstein and I am a year 7 student at Pt England School. I am going to tell you about where my special place is,  as I already said the netball courts.

It is so special because I love to watch and play at the netball courts, I sometimes watch netball on the television but sometimes  I watch my sisters play at the netball courts I play netball to but I only watch when I am on the sideline.

I started playing at the netball courts in year 4 with Mr Jacobsen he was the best coach I’ve ever had he was my coach from Year 4 to year 6 this year he couldn’t be our coach he had to coach another team which was the year 5 princesses. I bet that they will love him.

Last year in 2016 I played in a team called Patriots my coach was Mr Jacobsen again but other people call him Garth, We weren’t allowed to call him Garth we had to name him by his last name. Anyway he was my coach and last year we were in Grade A Section 2 I did not know if we came 1st or second I was very confused. But in 2015 I already knew that we came first because all Mr Jacobsen said was that we came first.

The netball courts are my favourite and special place ever. It's the best place ever I am going to the netball courts again this year.

My test results

Hey readers, Do you remember how I showed you my writing test, well I just got my results today and my highest mark was Ideas, Structure, Organisation, Punctuation and Spelling. My lowest was Vocabulary and Sentence.

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Poly highlights

On Thursday the 16th of March, The whole of Team 5 went to Polyfest in Manukau. We had to sit and wait for the other schools and when the last school came we started to sing songs like our new Maori song “Hutia” and the song “We know the way” in the movie moana. When we finished the songs we met these lovely people from Aorere College. Their were six of them one in each class, One of those lovely people’s names were Sabrina she was our tour guide for polyfest.

The first place we went to was the NZ police station they were talking to us about what they do, They also said that they have guns but they dont use them he also said their main focus they look at is comunication. One of our students asked if they use a tazer gun but  they said no.

After that we went to the ASB stand and inside was these digtal poi’s here is the LINK to the video of people doing the digital poi. It was very cool.

Later on we got split into groups my mum had a group and in that group was Aneelis, Sheales, Angel, Alisha and ME. We went almost every where we went to get a moko and we got free smothies.

After that we all went back to school, Some people were so tired they fell asleep in the bus. When we got to school we sang more songs and then we all went home.


Monday, 6 March 2017

My Visual Mihi

Hi my name is Kerstein and this is my Visual Mihi. As you can see on the top left corner I drew the word family because my family really means a lot to me. In the top right corner you will see that I have drawn a bible because I love Jesus and I also love going to church and learning more about the lord. Next is Sports this is my favourite thing to do when im board plus I play sports here at school I play Cricket, Tag and other sports. Can you see that Nike tick brand well that is my favourite shoe brand I even have a bag with a nike tick but I got a new bag.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Why people need to drink water?

Sometimes I ask myself, Why is water so important? And my answer I kept on hearing was to keep everyone alive but i’m pretty sure that's not all. Water can also keep our body pure and clean.

Did you know that water helps to get almost all of the carbon dioxide out of your body. When you breath out all the carbon dioxide comes out all because you have drunk water. Isn’t that amazing.

Eventually, people use water to clean stuff, like yourself and some dirty laundry there’s loads of things water can clean. Now I think i’m forgetting something that’s right did you know that water can Evaporate.

Evaporate means when ice can turn into liquid then it water vapours. Have you been at a beach? Before because if you have you have just done Evaporation. So when you dry up the water just floats into the air then they gather altogether next it turns into a cloud that’s called Condensation then when rain comes down that’s called Precipitation.

Finally I’m finish talking you guys might be think wow she writes for long well it alright well sometimes I write short paragraphs, So where was I that’s write. So did you like my writing about the water cycle well I hope you did thanks for reading.

WALT - Plan for a  piece of explanation writing.
                  - Use the' Title-Introduction-Information-Conclusion (TIIC)

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Water wise

WALT -   I make sense of new information before, during and after reading by connecting it to myself, texts I know and my world.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

3 Kete of knowledge

WALT: Make connections between our prior knowledge and examples within the text in order to understand more abstract ideas in the text

Here is my poster it tells you what the three Kete's are isn't that amazing. There is a Kete of prayer, A Kete of Mental and Physical challenges and also the kete of emotions.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Immersion Assembly

Immersion Assembly

Monday morning it was a bright and sunny day. We had an immersion assembly, every team had to either have a video or a skit made by the teachers. The video and the skits needs to be about what they are learning or doing in term 2.

First team one made a video. it’s about these four beautiful teacher in team one. They wanted to learn about matariki so they were thinking about what they should do. The first thing in their mind was food lots and lots of food, The second thing was kites and the other teachers thought that it was a great idea. So then they went off to make some kites.  Later on they finished making their kites one was yellow, one was orange and one was even made from flax, plus the last one was made of lollie wrapers that took forever because Mrs Hockley was eating the candy.

The next day they went to go and fly their kites but their was no wind so they tried running with their kites, they even tried cycling with their kites the last thing they tried was sliding down the slide with their kites. Their was no use but the next day the wind crept into the school gates and the teachers kites were moving. So then the teachers kites were flying so high. The teachers were so happy. They told us they are going to be making kites and also flying kites for Matariki.
Next was team two they first explained to us that they were doing the same thing as team one. But she also explained that team two will be going to the Auckland Musem during the term they are going to be learning how to make kites they are also going to be flying kites and also learning about Matariki

After Team two was Team three. They are also going to be doing the same thing but finally something diffrent Team four said they are going to be thinking about what should they do and one of the teachers said that they should make this car thing but the others dd not agree and one of them said “ I wonder what technolgy they used before the paikea’s came “ then one of the teachers said “ Yeah” So they are learning about “what technology they used before the paikea’s came?”

For the final event Team five they were doing a skit and its about bob the builder and Mr Wiseman is bob and Mrs Judd was his pretend wife she said “ there is a big hole” and Bob said “ Barrie the kids” and Mrs Judd said “ Mrs Tele’a wouldn’t like it” so he said to do a garden to block the hole. It was so amazing I wanted it to repeat it again it was so amazing.

Thanks for reading hope you like it.                                                 

Thursday, 2 February 2017

The Number of the week

WALT: think about a number in many different ways.

My number was 451 I had to answer all the question. We had to think very carefully.