Thursday, December 13, 2012

Description of Elizabeth

She is a very talented outgoing friend, her name is Elizabeth. She likes to take risks and likes to give everything a go. Elizabeth is been a very encouraging friend, she has taught me to try things out even if I don’t like what we are doing.

Elizabeth had a very distinctive characteristic personality. She always has to be correct before the conversation finishes. Sometimes if we are joking she takes it for serious. (SERIOUS GUY)

One of her favourite movies are Men In Black III, her favourite food pizza and her favourite sport is Rugby league. She has a dog named simba and he is very lazy. Now we go on to the siblings, she has 4 brother and 2 sisters.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012 reflection

Well, it's been a pretty busy year, this year. I have loved being in Ms Squires's class and meeting new friends like Sylvia and Mino. One of my highlights this year was becoming a house captain for Te Arawa. One of my lowlights was not having a senior kapa haka group, but we had the opportunity to join with the junior ponamu.

Maybe one of the things I could of done better this year was being a better role-model and inspiration to  others. One of the things I did achieve was getting a award at prize giving, I don't know what i'm getting but I know I deserved it. I can not wait till next year, 2013. I can't wait to start my new school, One Tree Hill. I have always been nervous to go to college but I know it would be welcoming and interesting meeting new people.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dog gone lost.....

“Come back Rolly, come back” Monica yelled out the window. Rolly the dog had jumped out of the car window as they were passing a barn. It was old and rusty and it looked like it wouldn’t hold for long. We stopped the car and Monica quickly jumped out to look for him. Monica ran to the old barn and yelled “Rolly, Rolly, where are you”. No reply.

Teeth Chattering, she started to shiver and goose bumps appeared. Rolly’s probably wondering around somewhere, he will be back in no time. While Monica walked into this smelly, old rugged barn, she sat down for a rest opposite a stack of hay. “POO! what’s that smell, Ewwww, it’s poo,” Monica said with a scrunched up face. She had sat on poo, and it was all over her pants.

A few hours later she got worried, about Rolly because he hadn’t come back yet. She started to regret those words she said earlier about Rolly. Monica panicked and panicked, she didn’t what to do. She called out his name “Rolly where are you” no reply. So all she could do was go out and look for him. Monica searched and searched, but she still couldn’t find him. Then she heard this yelp, she ran towards where it came from, and it was Rolly tangled up in a electric fence. So I called out to my father Roy and told him to helped me untangle Rolly, it was so hurtful to see him like this.

As soon as they got Rolly untangled they quickly rushed him to the veterinarian, to get him fixed up.

Bush walk....

“T-t-t-t-t-t” my teeth started chattering, while goose bumps appeared on my body, so I whined my window up. The trees started rustling in the sky, birds were chirping but there was no sign of anybody else on the bush walk besides us.

Suddenly, we hear a “BOOM” a big, huge, gigantic pine tree just fell before us. Everyone got a huge fright, especially me. “Damn that tree looks old and rotten, it looks a bit like a old and rusty car” My brother said to me in a shocked way.

“ FI, FIY, FO FUM, who dares to cross my path”, a tremendously big, disgustingly smelly and fat monster says to us. He had warts all over his face, smelly breath, ripped clothes and he was green.
“ Well we just wanted to pass through and look at all the amazing stuff here” I squeaked. “ GET AWAY FROM HERE, GET!” the monster yelled. “Aaaaaaaaarh” they start running away, being followed by the monster, my brother Mark always kept something helpful in his pockets. “Mark” she yells, “ Do you have anything helpful in your pockets”
“Umm, I will have a look” Suddenly I hear Mark throw something, it was a net. The monster landed on it and fell right down, the others just kept on running until they got farer and farer away.

“ Help me, help me and I will help you find your way to the others” the monster says.
“Okay” I said. So they helped the monster out of the net, and the monster lifted them up in the sky to see where the others had gone. As quickly as he could, Mark scanned the bushes to see if he could spot anyone. “There they are” he yelled trying not to look down. The monster runs to where the others are and drops them off. “ I promise I won’t try to disturb or hurt anyone when they walk through this bush walk” the monster said to Mark and I. We went home and told all our friends what had happened that day, and guess what there are heaps of people who go through the bush walk now.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Senior Social

With a fun and inviting entrance I was ready to get my groove on. Mrs Tele’a and the prefects of our school had put together a yr 7 & 8 social. It went from 6pm to 8pm. The theme was black and white.

As I walked into the hall I saw flashing lights and a great atmosphere to be around. Everybody was having fun, dancing around and being crazy. I was shy to dance, but when everybody enthusiastically invited me to dance I started to dance crazingly. We had a dougie contest, Mary represented the girls and Nezinli represented the boys. They were OUTSTANDING dancers. At the end of all this Nezinli had won the dougie contest, but Mary never left empty handed.

The best thing I liked about the social was that I got to spend time with my friends. My bestie Brooke is going Australia soon so I wanted to spend as much time as I could with her until she leaves. I took lots and lots of photos and danced with people who were exciting and fun to be around. Then one of my favourite songs played, Party and bull. Every single person I look at was up on the dance-floor doing their thing. You could see the glow-in-the-dark bands waving in the air and heaps of people jumping up and down.

I had the most amazing time at the social all thanks to Mrs Tele’a, the prefects, Sylvia, Seini-Mino, Selena, Toreka, Samson, Joe and to Mr Tele’a and Tanielu for the the BBQ. I wish this wasn’t my last year at Pt England School, But sadly it is. The positive side is that I get to start college and meet new friends. Anyways thanks again to those people who made this social happen.

Olympic Day........

“Yay!” people said as they sprinted towards the hall, getting saturated in the rain. It was for our senior olympic day where we got to do some activities for the first bit of the morning while the teachers were having a look around at the junior area.  As house captain of Te Arawa I was already in the hall giving out the papers and getting my group sorted.

Well one of my favourite activities was when our group went to Mr J (tall) to watch movies. “We are gonna go back in time to 4 years ago and watch a movie” Mr J said in a commentator voice. I was wondering what we were gonna watch then he mentioned the toy shop. While we were watching the movie I could see myself on the projector, and so could everyone else. I was so embarrassed.

Another one of my favourite activities was when we went to the other Mr J (short) in the staff room. We did singstar, my favourite thing to do at home. I had a turn singing with Toko. When I won they were saying that I won by humming because they never heard me singing. I had won by miles and our group, Te Arawa 1 scored 75 points against Tainui 1 scoring nothing. I was very happy with my group and all the effort they put into winning.

At the of the rotations I was very happy with my group. I think they had done really well and can’t wait till we spend the next morning together as a group.

Tommy Kapai Wilson...

“Kia ora bro”  Tommy said in a funny version. The first thing that made me interested in his story was when he was talking like a maori and saying kik bak words.  He was a very interesting guy and straight up.

One of his dad’s rules when they were little was they had to make 10 people happy a day, and that there wasn’t allowed any violence in the house or around them. Nowadays Tommy still goes around with his little 7 year old daughter and goes in the supermarket and tries to make 20 people happy. If they don’t make the counter person happy they go back around the supermarket until they make him happy.

One of his first jobs that he ever started was a dishwashing job in Mt Ruapehu. He washed over 300 peoples dishes.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Olympic Morning...

"Yay!” people said as they sprinted towards the hall, getting saturated in the rain. It was for our senior olympic day where we got to do some activities for the first bit of the morning while the teachers were having a look around at the junior area.  As house captain of Te Arawa I was already in the hall giving out the papers and getting my group sorted.

Well one of my favourite activities was when our group went to Mr J (tall) to watch movies. “We are gonna go back in time to 4 years ago and watch a movie” Mr J said in a commentator voice. I was wondering what we were gonna watch then he mentioned the toy shop. While we were watching the movie I could see myself on the projector, and so could everyone else. I was so embarrassed.

Another one of my favourite activities was when we went to the other Mr J (short) in the staff room. We did singstar, my favourite thing to do at home. I had a turn singing with Toko. When I won they were saying that I won by humming because they never heard me singing. I had won by miles and our group, Te Arawa 1 scored 75 points against Tainui 1 scoring nothing. I was very happy with my group and all the effort they put into winning.

At the of the rotations I was very happy with my group. I think they had done really well and can’t wait till we spend the next morning together as a group.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Neil Armstrong...

Neil Armstrong passed away August 25 2012 at the age of 82. He died from complications with his heart following surgery. America had known him as their American hero but he was always reluctant in being this. If you are wondering who Neil Armstrong was, he was the first person to step on the moon.

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, In 1969 the commander of Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong, said these words while he was stepping on the moon. Along after him became his partner Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Treacherous Track...

With a determined look on my face I was ready to start the race. “CLAP” everybody started to sprint off in a rush, some just jogged.

Huffing and puffing I got to end of the field, leading us into a big muddy patch of grass. Mud splattered everywhere on me it was hard to maneuver along the treacherous track.

As I got to the bush walk my muscles were aching and I was dreading to go the rest of the way. There were hanging over trees, steep steps I fell on because they were muddy and slippery. The bush walk wound, up and down, wound until we got to the end.With determination and perseverance I was able to carry on with the race. “OMG have we got far?” as I said with exhaustion.

As I passed people on the way I was quite embarrassed. I thought that I was one of the last people to arrive to the finish line.  As I got the near the finish line I gave it a big finish “Wooah” I go as I slipped and slid over on to the ground face flat. Everyone was laughing and I was too. I finally made it over the finish line. Yay! I go as I passed the finish line!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Running animation...

In our class our teacher set us a task. We had to create a animation with someone running. This is my animation.

Monday, August 20, 2012

What are the harms of smoking...

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It is really not a good idea to start smoking at a young age or even ever start smoking. Smoking can cause multiple health issues,  can affect your appearance and is a total waste of money. My advice to you is don’t even think about smoking.

Smoking can cause heart disease. The chemicals in cigarettes block your arteries because the blood isn’t flowing through all of the body properly. Later in life it can cause heart attacks. Most parents regret smoking after all the disasters happen, they want to see their children grow up and see their children’s children grow up, but for some it’s been too late.

Smoking can also cause damage to your face. Skin often becomes wrinkled, teeth turn yellow, fingers get stained, and you will have Bronson breath. If you start smoking you would probably look older than your age.

To save money for you and your family the best idea is to not smoke or if you do, quit smoking. For smokers you spend 14-15 dollars a packet, so $105 dollars a week if you smoke a pack a day. You are actually wasting money on something that could cause your death so basically you’re buying death.

If I had a chance to go back in time and stop my family from smoking I would, especially now that I know what happens to the human body when all the 4000 chemicals, in every cigarette,  go in it. So my message is to you to don’t ever start smoking.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Last minute Excitement...

With a last minute excitement Valerie Adams had won her gold back. The other competitor had a drug test and found out that she was using drugs to help her win. They found out and Valerie adams won the gold. Yay!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Valerie Adams A disappointing loss...Awhina & Aliza

With a very disappointing loss Valerie Adams came in with the silver medal competing in the shot-put. Unfortunately she was defeated by Nadzeya Ostapchuk. Valerie’s personal best was 21.34 which didn’t match Nadzeya Ostapchuk’s winning shot of 21.36. Following the competition she had a personal interview which she was visibly upset and had an emotional evening. All though she came back with a silver medal all her family were proud of her achievements.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Brown Brother...

At Mount Roskill Grammar all the prefects and to present a speech for the school. Instead of presenting a speech a prefect Joshua Iosefo delivered a poem, “Brown Brother”.  His friend Rashad had posted it on youtube where it was noticed by Campbell live.

The message that Joshua was trying to give was don’t listen to stereotypes and don’t be afraid to change. Don’t limit yourself from what other people think because you know you can do better. Ptengland school had a korero this morning about how to herenga ki te whetu “Reach For The Stars”. A korero is a motivational message that needs to be highlighted or focused on at school. Well with this you're reaching to the top to succeed which is exactly the same message that Joshua was trying to give.

The first thing I said to myself when I heard this was “That is true”. What I have learnt from this was not to believe in stereotypes, believe in yourself that you can reach to the top and succeed. It really makes me set a really high goal.

Here is the link to his video:

Osana&Awhina Weightlifter Precious Mckenzie

Holding the weights on his chest, the weightlifter imagined what it would be feel like doing his final move to win the gold.  The crowd went silent for a minute or two waiting for his final move. With a sudden move he raised the bar of weights above his head. The crowd went wild and cheered him on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My highlight for this term...

This term was an amazing term. I had lots of fun with my classmates and our teacher Mrs Squires. She is a very creative, funny teacher.

My highlight of this term is doing art. We had lots of fun painting, drawing, and sketching. We learnt about all sorts of artists, for example, Daniella Hulme is a figurative painter who using oil paint. She also does smooth strokes with her paint brush.

Next term I hope it was as fun as this term. I hope we do lots of arts and crafts and still learn more about artists.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My mihimihi...

Awhina mihi mihi from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.
In our class we got set to do our mihimihi. This is my mihimihi I done around my background and me. Hope you like watching me mihimihi.

Character description...

                 This is mrs Squires description

Ella looked at the names on the board. She turned around looking happy and said that her name was on the board. She had made it into the team.

Ella was really good at netball. She was very fit and coordinated and always represented the school in just about every sport possible. But she also lacked confidence in her abilities so was surprised to see her name there at the top of the list.

                     This is my description:

Ella is a young 13 year old girl. She has long dark brown hair. Ella looks at the names on the board anxiously, scrolling her finger down the list, finally she sees her name, she turned around swishing her hair in the air with a smile on her face and said to me “my name’s on the board, I made it into the netball team.”

Ella was a really enthusiastic and good at netball. She was very fit and coordinated. Sometimes I watch her play netball and when the other team has the ball they throw it and she does this high jump, just and catches the ball and passes it. She always there to defend her opponent and there for her teammates. She plays center in netball. She also represented the school in just about every possible sport. But lacks confidence in her abilities to shine. We were both surprised when we saw her name at the top of the list.

Monday, June 25, 2012

PEPA night...

All thanks to Miss Muliaumasealii we had a great time performing on the stage on Wednesday night. As some of you know PEPA was on. It was from 7-8pm

At we all had to be at changing rooms aswell as the holding rooms. I arrived just about that time I got changed quickly so that Whaea Sophie could put mokos on our face, it was really cool. “Kapa haka your up” mrs Nua said in a whisper. Standing backstage, getting all pumped up, ready to karanga. Then I started and everything in me just exploded like it was never there. We had done our haka and karanga it was time to leave the stage but we left the stage the same way we went on the stage, with kia kaha and pukana.

I really loved it, all thanks to Miss Muliaumasealii she knew we had talent and she let us show other people. Everybody else were amazingly cool. I can’t wait till next term.  

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kiwi Kick...

As we arrived I was shivering anxiously, then goose bumps slowly appeared on my body, Finally we got started. Our coaches were sam (sandwich), Anita (butter chicken) and Mike (milky). They told us a little about themselves and also bits pieces about the game. "Yay I can't wait till I start playing" I said to myself thoughtfully.

“Tag” Elizabeth said loudly. We played some warm up games like continuous tag. We had to tag somebody without them tagging you first, if you got tagged you had to bob down. The only way to get back up is if someone tags the person who tagged you. It is a really fun game, you should try it!

Our first skill we learnt was the drop punt. The motto for this game was ‘laces away from faces. Basically a drop punt is when you hold the ball and flick your leg lightly to kick the ball.  “Ohh that was a epic fail Awhina” Stephanie yells from a far distance.

I hope from my story you get a idea of what kiwi kick is all about and what some of the skills were.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pablo Picasso And Henri Matisse Comparison...

Have you ever seen Pablo Picasso or Henri Matisse’s paintings?, Well, we analysed a painting of ‘Weeping Woman’ by Picasso and ‘Woman with a hat’ by Matisse, comparing and contrasting them. Henri Matisse was born on October 25 1881 and Pablo Picasso was born December 31, 1869. Henri and Pablo became lifelong friends after they met in Paris. Henri was most known for being the pioneer of fauvism whereas Pablo was most known for the style of painting, cubism.  

Even though Picasso and Matisse have both painted a woman they have different themes. Picasso’s theme was to convey a woman suffering from war. Matisse’s painting on the other hand doesn't really have a strong theme. It’s a portrait that is expressionless, not really showing any feelings. He was really experimenting colours, the style of art that is called fauvism.   

Picasso and Matisse have some similarities with their use of bright, vibrant colours, however they have some important differences. Picasso has analogous colours like yellow, red, orange but also complementary colours like, blue and green. He also has shadings of yellow and orange. These bright, but contrasting colours evoke intense emotions. Matisse has shading but by using completely different colours.

When looking at perspectives, lines and shape you can see that Matisse and Picasso don’t have any similarities. They both have different techniques. For instance Picasso used sharp jagged lines. They are clearly delineated which highlights bold, dark, black outlines. This helps convey the horrors of the war. He also likes to see things from different view point, side on or front on. Matisse does have some clear outlines but most were blurred. He defined his shapes through his colours. Most of the colours were mixed and smudged.

Although there are many differences between Picasso and Matisse there were some similarities. I hope you got a glimpse of what the two paintings looked like and how they painted them.

Monday, May 21, 2012


As some of you know, the 20 hour famine is on again. Out in the open there are children and adults that are sick and dying from rubbish that they are eating. This year I have joined team blue. GO TEAM BLUE!

Today Ido Drent had come in and talked to us about the famine, and what his inspiration was to becoming a leader in the famine. He talked to us about how the children are eating one piece of cassava, that lasts them the whole day. Their was particular family that was suffering. They had 5 children and only 1 parent. The mother died after she gave birth to her youngest child. Once I heard that I felt so pumped up to do the famine.

If you want to know more about the famine go on to

Friday, May 11, 2012

Raining, show not tell...

Splash, Splosh, Splash! Torrents of water, were pelting down like a tsunami. “Sssssss’, hissed tyres on the slimy wet road as cars swished by. My clothes were smelling all damp and yuck.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Daniella Hulmes Life time...

Daniella Hulmes is a lady who loves painting, and they had a tradition. Many years later she was trained as a nurse.  When she was young she always wanted to become a painter but her parents were not supportive of her work and they had a tradition. Her husband got sick of her saying “I want to buy this painting I want to buy that painting” so he bought her an easel and paints. He also enrolled her into art classes. Her tutor taught her all sorts of techniques to use oil paint and her brush strokes. Daniella Hulmes didn’t like the way her tutors style was so she had her own style.

Daniella’s motivation is to make people’s lives happier and to feel joy because there was so much unhappiness and sadness in the world. She always liked to use bright vibrant colours. Her medium is to use oil because of the texture, smell, feel, depth of colour, she also like using acrylic paint because it dries slower and she has more time to work on it.

Her inspiration is her husband's culture, Samoa. The predominant theme is the pacific islands and she likes to use pacific iconography. Her influences are Mondrian and Rousseau.   

Abundance Awhina, Aliza

Daniella Hulmes painting “Abundance”evokes a sense of happiness. She is  a figurative painter who uses smooth strokes with her paint brush. Her medium is oil paint and she likes to paint things or people in the islands. Her style is simplistic, her artwork looks stylistic - not quite realistic.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Amazing Race...

With great excitement I was eager to hear what challenges Mr Barks had for us. "Welcome to the amazing race point england, i'm am your host Mr Barks," Mr Barks said eagerly. "Yay" our group said as we were cheering for Mr Barks. We found out that their were 3 challenges in line for the amazing race. The first one was the slingshot that was all about making a slingshot and scoring points the second challenge was when we had to make a hobo stove and the last challenge was when we had to take photos of ourselves spelling respect.

"Ready set go"

The first challenge was the slingshot. He gave us some rubber, string, a stick shaped like a Y and some newspaper. The first thing we did was we split things into groups so that each group could do one thing each. Our group was in charge of measuring the rubber. “Finish” we said happily. “Yay Mr we've finished our slingshot.” We were ready to go and score our group some points. David was the first one to score us 20 points. By the end of game we scored 110 points.

This was one of my favourite activities we done at camp. I hope when you go to camp you do this activity too. I had a great time and thank you for reading my story.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



Twisting and turning down a pitch black tunnel I was trying to sit up. As I went around a corner I slipped making me slap my face on the bottom. That felt really sore. After zooming and sliding down rapidly I finally made it to the bottom of the slide with an almighty splash. When I opened my eyes all the water was swirling at the bottom.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ben Carson...

Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan. His mum Sonya dropped out of school at the young age of 8 or 9 hardly being able to read. A few years after at the age of 13, she was married. Unfortunately Sonya and her husband divorced when Ben was 8 and left Sonya to raise the boys on her own. Sonya worked 2 or 3 hobs to provide for her boys.

In school the boys were going father and father down in their school work. In the fifth grade his classmates called him a dummie because he never answered any questions. When his mother saw his grades she limited his T.V times and didn’t let him play outside until he finished his homework. She made him read two books a week and have him write a written report. After doing this is turned his life around.

In science class one day his teacher brang out a rock that Ben had been learning about at home. The teacher asked anyone who knew what it was called and Ben put his hand up and astonished his classmates. He realised that he wasn’t dum. At the end of the year he was at the top of the class. He was determined to become a physician but he had to learn to control his anger.

On Tuesday 7th March we went to telstra clear to see him and from his photos he looked different. He was much older. He was the first person successfully to enjoin to babies and they were still alive. He was a very good inspiration to us and the little ones.

Always leave a positive footprint online...

At the start of the year our class looked at leaving a positive footprint online. Our teacher decided for us to do a animation of leaving a positive footprint. I had put a lot of effort in to this. This is my movie:

Friday, March 2, 2012

What a scary day!...

With great trepidation, I was carried out of the doctors and into the ambulance with my dad and the paramedics. I didn’t know what was happening because they put me to sleep. Once I got up I was at the starships children’s emergency department waiting to go into my operation because I had a bad infection going through my body. This was at like 6 o’clock pm but my operation wasn’t until 10 o’clock at night. It was for 1 hour. That was pretty long.

“Dear Lord I hope that my operation goes smoothly and fine, Amen”, I prayed before I went into surgery. It is good to pray to God when something bad happens. At that time it was round about 8 o’clock, I had to go somewhere and get this needle put in one of my veins in my left hand. It was so this tube to put my medicine in could get through to my infection

“Now it’s time to go through to surgery Awhina” said doctor Ben. I started getting goosebumps and getting nervous. A nice doctor named Grace kindly calmed me down and said to take the sleeping pills so I wouldn’t feel anything in  the operation. “Good night everyone” I said as I dosed off to sleep.

Early hours in the morning I hear these little voices in my ear and I look to see who's there and all my brothers and sisters are there. “ Hi Fina, are you alright?” said my brothers and sisters “Yes,” nodding my head. My stomach was about to explode because I hadn’t had any thing to eat in so many hours, so I ask my mum if she could make me some migoreng noodles. 

In comes the breakfast “delicious.” The others were like “Ohh how come we never got any!”
“Was it scary Fina?” my oldest sister Courtney said to me. “Nope” I said. I asked her, "Why did you ask me that? Was it scary when you came in?" She had come in to have her new baby boy named Tamihana (guess what I’m the god mother!) And she said “Yeah.” 
After I finished breakfast I was just waiting for a checkup from the doctor. Then I was allowed to go home. Yay!

Going to the hospital was really fun but at the same time very sore. I thank God for guiding all of us through this and helping us out and I also would like to thank the surgeons who did the surgery on my infection - Ben, Grace, Chelsea, Ashley and Yen. If you ever go to the hospital don’t be scared, be tough cause the doctors are only trying to help.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cold at the beach-Awhina Aliza

As I was walking down the beach my teeth were chattering and my body was shivering like no body's business! I quickly wrapped myself in a nice warm blanket, huddled down and tried to warm myself up.“ Brrrr”,my lips turned purple while I walked down the beach.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A poem about me...

I am a mokopuna
Child of my kuia

I am a kapa haka leader
Loud and Proud

I am a netball player
Love playing goal center

I am good at maths
I love to play around with numbers

I am a family member
The youngest and a twin

I am good at writing
I love to write stories