Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Perspectives and Opinions

WALT -  "Justifying - I can discuss and justify my responses across a small range of texts (thoughts, feelings, ideas and understandings)"

If you would like to watch my VIDEO click on the link.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Your Personal Best

Did you try your personal best on your Athletics day?

Well I’m here to tell you how to do your personal best with 3 simple steps. First of all this is to prepare you for your next event.

Step 1: Train hard then give it all on the day,
If you trained and you got got all pumped up that's when you use all your effort you’ve done in training at your athletics day. But that's not just it there’s more remember there is 2 more steps to do your personal best for your next event.

Step 2: Just be yourself,
This is the easiest step to do because all you need to do is just be yourself by believeing and trusting your own self. Don’t try to be somebody else. It’s not just about winning its mostly about how you do it, all you’ve got to do is just
  1. Beleive in you own self
  2. Last Trust
These are the things you really need to focus on.

Step 3: Never give up,
Don’t give up on yourself think about you future, think about your family and what you get, do and earn to make a lifetime you should never give up. If you lost it doesn't matter at least you have tried plus there are other events.

There you have it 3 steps of doing your personal best, so 1st Train hard then give it all on the day, 2 just be yourself and Never give up.
I hope you guys and ladies follow these steps to doing your personal best.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Guy Fawkes

WALT:connecting and comparing.  I relate information and ideas from texts to my own experience to form an opinion.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

AIM for Success

This Morning we had a great talk with Mr Patterson, About our future he also taught us a formula A + I = M Which stands for not just AIM but A for Aspiration, I for Inspiration and M for Motivation. So right now I really want to “AIM for success”.

Motivation means two words Intrinsic which means within and Extrinsic which is like for example: half a million dollars, A new house or even a flash new car. To do that I need to read more books, Train hard for sports also Try your hardest to achieve your goals for 2017. Motivation is what I need it’s what you need it’s what life needs. Andrew Patterson

The meaning of inspiration to me is being a role model. My inspiraton is my family because they give me the ability to be myself rather than being a different person. Who are you inspired by? Is it your family, your best friend, your teacher or a famous actor you pick, Just be yourself and follow your role model’s footsteps!

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Do you want to achieve? We have got to Achieve our goals and also hope for things that we want to do in life. If you want to do than do, I really want to try and achieve my goal which is to try hard to improve my learning and become a leader. But I still need to work on it I really hope that I can achieve my goals for 2017.

The last thing he told us about an 11 year old boy named Willie who helped a homeless man. He had no job his wife had just broke up with him and he also have gotten kicked out from his house. When he saw the man he was crying infront and he told Willie what happened. So Willie gave him his lunch and his lunch money he has been doing that for 2 weeks.

He was a good boy he had done a good thing so a good thing came back to him he got to go down to Wellington. Now when you do something great, something great will be coming for you.

Thursday, 26 October 2017


Walt:multiply in parts 
Today I have learnt a lot I have gotten use to this strategy. I really enjoyed this task so much. 

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Labour Day

Workers Day
Hey! I’m here to tell you what Labour Day actually celebrates? First of all the word “Labour” is another word for “Work”. We are not celebrating for the labour party or giving birth it’s all about working and a man named Samuel Parnell.
1st idea
He was the man who made and started Labour day because he decided that he would only take his new job as a carpenter if he could only work for 8 hours he was willing to fight for the hours he wants for a new job. From then others were asking to work for the same hours as Sameul did. Thanks to him people can work for 8 hours a day.
2nd idea
Before then others worked longer than just 8 hours. If the boss was exhausted he could just tell one of the workers to take over for him he’d need to work for the whole 24 hrs. If he was tired he would still need to do as he was told. He couldn’t go home, he couldn’t go anywhere.
3rd idea
The first Labour Day was in 28th of October 1890, From now on Labour day is every fourth Monday of October. This year we had it on the Monday 23rd of October. I think this year was better than other years but we never know back in the days might have been better than how it is today.
So there you have it Labour day isn’t celebrating for the labour party we are giving men and women a break from the jobs. Remeber the man who has started Labour Day was Samuel Parnell. I f you want to learn more than go on Our Pt England Website Click any class and click individual the classes who talk about labour day is mostly Room 1,2,3,4 and 5.

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.