Wednesday, 14 December 2011


What Now - Manaiakalani Film Festival from KPE TV on Vimeo.

Check this video out it is cool because Tamaki Primary was on What Now! Our video was really awesome because every single person tried to put their hardest into the Dance and thats why every school around the Auckland area wanted a piece of Tamaki Primary School. If you think this is an amazing movie you can ask me any questions or tips just by going on my blog.This is the URL:

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Digestive System Explanation

Have you ever heard... that when you do not chew your food it will not digest properly? What I am going to explain to you is how food is turned into fuel so it can be fed into your body organs.

Firstly, when you have chewed the food into small pieces in the mouth it then dives into the oesophagus.

Then the esophagus which is a long crushing tube squeezes the food towards, the stomach where the stomach acids break it down so when the food, reaches the small intestine, the villi will be able to suck the nutrition out of the food and turn it into fuel.

The food that is not ready, is stored in the 3 parts of the small intestine.

When the villi has absorbed all the nutrition from all the food, the waste is delivered out of the small intestine and into the large intestine.

This is because the large intestine can dry out the left over liquid from the waste before it is sent to the rectum to hold.

Sadly it’s time to end this amazing adventurous journey and head back to the reality. I hope you enjoyed reading my disgusting but interesting explanation.

The Grapes' Muscles Presentation

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

My Beautiful Place

In our world there is a secret place far beyond belief where dreams come true....That world is Candy Land. Come come, I will tell you all about my special place.....Just close your eyes and imagine this.....

My special place is full of sweets of every kind. It has little delicious people who are called ginger bread people. They live in ginger bread houses just like the ones that are made on Christmas day.

You can see the ginger bread people running down the chocolate moose mountains which is about the width of Mt Everest. There are some kids who are being chased by the gummy bear monsters, the size of big daddy in the sunny light caramel sun. Whipped cream cars zooming past on the candy way. Marshmallow clouds making way for the chocolate mint moon to shine from where you can see the sunny caramel sun softly fading away to sleep. The shining bright mint moon comes out and shines all over candy land leaving a breath taking view. The moon shines so brightly that it looks like a million light bulbs stuck together.

At night time you can no longer hear voices of ginger bread people crying from tooth ache pain and ginger bread children annoyed from so much candy. Lollie pop trees sighing quietly with exhaustion from so many ginger bread people and gummy bears eating them. Candy canes twitching their lights wildly, trying to get some sleep. Every thing in candy land is now drifting off to sleep.

When the chocolate mint moon is going back to sleep the caramel sun comes out of its shade and the smell of toffee can be smelt in the air. Candy houses are cooking their breakfasts. Gummy bears are searching high and low in their houses for pots and pans to cook their meal of the morning. The smell of dark chocolate fog coming from the peaks of the mountains are very enchanting.

A sweet smell is so delicious that you can taste the sweet toffee air. It tastes so sweet it feels like all the sugar in the world on your tongue. Every melted ice cream flavour breathing into your mouth. Candy of every colour is everywhere which gives you colourful,dizzy pain.

As the sun slows down like a snail the black mint smell falls and you can sense that night is about to fall. I will fade away but this beautiful place will always exist forever in my mind and heart.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Ireland Information Report

Are you aware that the day of January the 6th is ‘’Ladies Night Out’’ in Ireland? Four leaf clovers are rarely found but in Ireland. The four leaf clover is said to give you awesome luck.

Have ever heard that? That the food that is eaten in Ireland is mostly potatoes. They also eat tasty desserts like black pudding which sounds a bit dull but it’s really delicious. Irish people eat a lot of corned beef in their country.

Did you know there were vikings
who found the capital of Ireland? The name of this capital city is called Dublin. Catherine Hayes was a lady who loved singing. She was a very intelligent woman who admired other singers not just her self. She became famous during 1690–1726 for her talent.

I have done my research and found that Ireland has a lot of parks that families and friends visit. There are also days were there is Fat Tuesday and their are heaps of festivals. Festivals such as Pancake festival,The Ice Bowl,Box Tea festivals. There are sports to like hiking,golfing,rugby, singing and Irish dancing.

Finally and lastly my best interesting fact is that Ireland is an amazing country to visit for a Holiday or any day especially on one of the days of the Pancake festival.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Describing Piri Weepu


It was windy as I looked out from the stadium to see Piri Weepu...
Furiously yelling out the Maori Haka to his team mates. As Piri and his friends chant out the haka I can almost hear their hearts pounding with pride. It is amazing to see him poking out his tongue ferociously this way and that way. After the stomping,shouting,thumping and staring it looked like the All Blacks were prepared for their opening match.

As the game was beginning with Piri and his team mates versing Australia. It was a miracle how Piri got the first try like the snap of your fingers.

Piri has handsome black hair as night sky and cute big eyes to scare away his enemies. He is short but is a strong,smiley,cheerful,brave and confident man.
He is a very well known kiwi in New Zealand because he represents his home town proudly. Mr.Weepu has a ta moko tattoo on his right arm. Weepu has a beard that is bushy like forest bushes.

Piri is outstanding when he is on the field. He moves as fast as a cheetah and tackles like the undertaker. Weepu’s steps almost fly over his enemies like monkeys do on tree tops. He is a defensive companion and furious warrior. Piri is always a kind captain in leading the haka with his friends. He is very hilarious and is friendly to everyone like how bunnies are friendly to little girls.

Mr.Weepu is an amazing athlete and is an honest man. He is loyal to everybody, a good citizen, a valuable leader and a really loving person.

The thing I love about Piri Awahou Tihou Weepu is that even if he makes a mistake he never gives up but he learns from what he has done and that’s what makes him a good leader for our country and communities. He also leads the haka like a true warrior. He is the best role model that anyone can look up too.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Alphabet Key

I used the alphabet key to think about words to do with our topic The Rugby World Cup. Can you think of any other key words?

A- Australia
B- Blues
C- Chasing
D- Dodging
E- England
F- Fighting
G- Georgia
H- Hurricanes
I- Ireland
J- Japan
K- King Kicks
L- Live Sports
M- Memorial Memories
N- Namibia
O- Over post bombs
P- Penalty attack
Q- Queen Kick
R- Romania
S- Samoa
T- Tonga
U- United States of America
V- Vicious defences
W- Wales
X- Xtra love
Y- Yelling fans
Z- Zillion hearts

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Buddy Writing-Welcoming Tonga

As I joined the sea of red and white, people were dressed in the colours of Tonga from head to toe. It was really a noisy scene with Tongan families waving the flag of Tonga and people screaming out the language of the friendly Island. The airport was crowded and there were people chanting,singing and dancing around and horns being blowed. As I joined the crowd of Tongan people who were yelling “Mate ma’a Tonga!’’ And boys altogether shouting “Chee-hoo!”

All around me were proud people who had been waiting for a long hot and exhausted day, to meet the Tongan rugby team.So they can came up to the stage right in front of them. At the corner of my eye was the captain of the Ikale Tahi team. The Tongan team had finally landed in the Mangere Airport.

The sea eagle team are on the stage in front of us and are performing a haka tau for their supportive fans. There had been an Item being held to celebrate the arrival of our team. Girls were wearing tapa cloth dresses to perform a tauolunga for the friendly team.

I also saw boys getting into there tauovala so they could also do their own haka. As the Ikale Tahi approached the stage, there was screaming and dancing being held. Fans swishing around the Tongan flags,Tongan t-shirts and bright red faces of pride cheering for the sea eagle team.

When it was time for their item, every Tongan person cheered their hardest. After the ceremony had finished the Tongan team and the rest of the crowds who were at the airport, even me, who sang the Tongan national anthem.

Monday, 29 August 2011

QR code!

What is a QR code?
A QR code is a device that can help people link on to your page fast on their iphones.
Why do we have them?
People can link onto your page and see amazing work that you have done.
Where might we see them?
In magazines,advertisement,outside on light poles and articles.

Friday, 5 August 2011

My Dreams.....

My Dream is to become a Doctor. I want to be a Doctor because I want to heal and help people when they are hurt and badly sick.
I will achieve this goal by staying completely on task.

Also my dream is to travel around the world. I want to travel around the world because it’s fun and it’s a great experience for me, to learn more educational stuff and cool things like visiting other schools nation wide of what differences in teaching.
I will succeed this dream by doing what the teacher says instead of others.

My dream is to also become a netball player and some day play for the silver ferns. I want to be a netball player because I am good at goal keep,goal shoot,goal defence.
I will achieve this goal by listening to the teacher.

My dream is to become DUX in all my studies. I want to be Dux in all my subjects because my dad never got the chance to be Dux so he is pushing me to what he did not achieve and also I want to go to University and make my dreams happen.
I will achieve this goal by understand when people try help not reject them and be grateful to have people who support and encourage me.

Also my dream is to become a rich and good mother.I want this to happen because I want to have well known family and to school my kids in university.
I will succeed this dream by knowing that values are very important and remembering that things doesn't always go my way.

I wonder...Do dreams come true?

My Story....

On Thursday my family and I went to the airport to take my father to the Island of Tonga. The entry to the airport was very busy there was a lot of people at the airport that were going to other places around the world. We finally parked our van and my mother had been into the check in counter with my father’s luggage and the rest of us. It had been sad to see other families crying and leaving one another at the check in and outside in the parking area.

When we entered the huge building we walked straight to the big machine where you weigh your bags. My mum and I carried my dads stuff onto the machine . Finally the numbers on the scaling machine stopped. My dads stuff weighed heaps.

After weighing the bags my family and I went to the MC Donald's to wait until it was time for my dad to depart New Zealand on the flight of the air New Zealand. As we were sitting ,we had burgers,drinks and Ice creams.

It did not last long when the clock struck 6.00 and it was time for my dad to leave. So we headed for the check-in area where we gave the ticket in to the flight assistants so that everything was done and all my dad needs to do is walk into the plane. Suddenly my mother came running and said that my fathers flight is leaving in ten minutes. So we made a pack and hugged each other in tight with the blessings of lord.

Finally my dad had disappeared into the crowd of people who were boarding onto their flights. Not so long after,my mum went to check if my father made it to the plane safely. The assistants said my dad made it safely on board and that he was well packed for his journey. On the way home I cried for the lords mercy upon my father in hope that he guides him on his journey,and also that he does what my dad is there for. Also for GOD to answer my prayers.


The Different Uses key

Find 10 new and unusual uses for a sleeping bag.

1.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a dress.
2.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a basket and stall your food inside.
3.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a net to try and catch fish with it.
4.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a table cloth.
5.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a tent.
6.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a bag for putting your clothes in.
7.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a make up bag.
8.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a chair.
9.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a couch.
10.You can’t use a sleeping bag as a table to put your stuff on.

Monday, 1 August 2011

First T3 Post

I’ve been on holiday and it’s been an awesome holiday for me. Sorry I haven’t been able to post anything onto my blog but I’m back to reality now and I’m waiting to post more fantastic stories on the net.

This term I am looking forward to learning new and amazing things about our new topic the human body and all the interesting facts you can know about your body.

I am looking forward to Graduation this year because I can’t wait to see that Golden trophy inside my hands and every one cheering for me as I get my certificate!

I’ve been on holiday and it’s been an awesome holiday for me. Sorry I haven’t been able to post anything onto my blog but I’m back to reality now and I’m waiting to post more fantastic stories on the net.

This term I am looking forward to learning new and amazing things about our new topic the human body and all the interesting facts you can know about your body.

I am looking forward to Graduation this year because I can’t wait to see that Golden trophy inside my hands and every one cheering for me as I get my certificate!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Author Study Role Play - Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

This week we studied Emily Gravett. She is an author from Brighton. Did you know she used to live on a bus? Emily Gravett writes and illustrates her own stories. Here is a movie of my reading group presenting a role play of Orange Pear Apple Bear. I hope you like it!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Perdiction key

I used the Prediction key to design what a cell phone might look like in 50 years. This is what it might look like.....
The cellphones in 50 years will be touch pads.
A touch pad is something where you touch your fingers on the keys and control the system.
A pad is a medium sized phone which is thin on the top and smooth at the bottom it is very a skinny phone.

Invention key

I used the Invention Key to design a get away kit to use in a natural disaster. In my kit you will find...
  • Water.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Can food with a can opener.
  • Torch with spare batteries wrapped around a plastic bags.
  • Radio.
  • Spare clothes wrapped around hand sanitizer.
  • Matches.
  • First aid kit.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Term 3 Writing Goals

My current level in Writing is:
3B is my level at writing.
Things I think I do well in Writing are:Using amazing powerful words in all my writing.

My Writing goals for next term are to:Use apostrophes and to small letters and not capital letters.

I can achieve these goals by:Practicing writing with apostrophes and not to use capital letters in the wrong places.

My family can help me achieve these goals by:Encouraging me to write more and attractable work.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Earthquake slide show

This is a slideshow to show how to keep safe if an earthquake hits when you are school.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Buddy Writing

Today we did some buddy writing with room 7. We helped them to re-craft their writing samples. This is me and my buddy Lauren . I hope we get to do this again, it was fun!

The cars were smashing together with the boats. Lots of people were praying so that the Tsunami can stop doing damage.

They was sea water charging though the houses and buildings which were making them collapsing down.

People were talking about the the terrible event that had caused a shocking mess. They say that Tsunami's is a devastation weather were people are easily killed.

People were crying and shouting to find there love ones. Some people were yelling to call for there lost. The people of Japan had all been praying. One girl was running for her life but it was too late the salty sea had already torn her out to the underground world.

I think tsunami’s are a dangerous event because it can deadly blow thing away and can cause a lot of damage. People were very sad at how there home town had been destroyed.

Reverse Key

I used the reverse key to think of things a torch CANNOT be used's hard thinking in reverse!

Name 10 things that you cannot use with a torch.
  1. You can’t use a torch to cut pieces of meat.
  2. Also you can’t use it as a heater.
  3. A torch cannot be used for singing with.
  4. Torches are not for hammering.
  5. Also they are not used for Tooth brush.
  6. It can’t be used for eating with.
  7. It can’t be thrown around like a ball.
  8. The torch is not used as a cell phone.
  9. Torches are not to be used to burn things.
  10. It can’t be used as a voice recorder.

Kelenis Writing Sample

Tsunami Description

We are live in Japan in the afternoon 12.00pm is the exact time by the devastating tsunami. The wind is charging though and blowing many roofs off houses. You can see water crashing into houses. Buildings being torn down.

Large power lines smashing into the sea water. Buildings sinking, everything standing is disappearing into the underworld. Water charging upon the surface of the town.

People screaming for their loved ones. Children crying into their mother’s arms. All the town panicking for safety. Assistants are being lost to find emergency exits. School kids leaving school early for shelter and safety.

People running to high hills looking for shelter. Children sucked along with houses and the environment of Japan. Kids being confused where to go and hide. Adults shouting for their lost ones.

Family and friends are being torn out to sea. Wood from houses snapping and shelters crunching down below. People rushing to safety. Cars and roofs floating on top of the salty sea.

Waves are losing now and I can see dead bodies on the road. The tsunami has now cleared away leaving a shocking mess. People rushing back into town to find bits and pieces of their loved ones and houses been damaged.

I can tell you folks that we wish that Japan will one day be rebuilt.

That’s all from here in Japan, I hope you can make this home-town’s dream come true by donating. That’s all from your guideline, Keleni.

By Keleni

Friday, 17 June 2011

Picture Key

I used the picture key to think about what this symbol could be.
To me this sign stands for:
  • Dangerous zone for humans.
  • It stands for ‘’Don’t go further than this point.’’
  • Read rules before entering.
  • The sign stands for ‘’stop.’’
  • No animals beyond this sign.

Alphabet Key of Natural Disasters.

I used the Alphabet Key to think about words to do with Natural Disasters.

B-Bush fire
J-Jagged buildings crushed
K-Kills millions
M-Mud flood
N-Natural weathers
O-Ocean madness
P-Prepared for safeness
Q-Quake emergency
R-Rain clouds
U-Unprepared events
X-Xtra damage
Y-Year of disasters
Z-Zillion torn to sea

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Layers of the Earth

WALT: Make a model of the layers of the earth out of play dough.

So....that when we learn about natural disasters we can use our knowledge of the layers to understand them better. us in topic and science and learn about the earth around us.

CRUST:The crust contains continents as well as the seas.
The thickness of the crust is 15-75km.
The crust is the earth that holds the 7 tectonic plates and is part of land and sea.

MANTLE:The upper mantle is 400km thick.
The lower mantle is 2300km thick. It is more dense than upper mantle.
The mantle is made out of Iron,magnesium and silicates.

OUTER CORE:The outer core is 2300km thick. The outer core is made out of burning liquid and it is really hot. The core holds Iron,nickel and sulphur.

INNER CORE:The inner core is 1200km thick. It contains Iron,nickel,sulphur and it is solid. The temperature is really hot! It is 6650 degrees celsius!

Friday, 3 June 2011

My Diamond Poem

tall, funny
studying, reading, writing

Monday, 30 May 2011

Maori Food Presentation

I researched Maori food from past to present as part of our topic 'Whanaungatanga'. Did you know hangi is cook underground? Neither did I! Check out my presentation below!

Friday, 27 May 2011

Harakeke Information Report

Harakeke Medicine Report

Harakeke is a plant made for medicines(rongoa) to heal many people.Did you know that it was traditional,used by old maori people and is still used these days?


Harakeke is very spiky,long,thick and very strong indeed.It is straight in the middle and is like FAMILY united together,there are small parts but very important.The part began by smallest to the oldest in the generation of Whanau.

What Harakeke Can Heal:

Harakeke can heal many sickness things like boils,splints,burns,blood purifier,tooth ache and wounds.

How to Prepare Harakeke:

Harakeke was only prepared by the (tohunga) doctors and priests because they were the ones who held the power.(authority) The roots were roasted, boiled and mulched. The tohunga would even use the fibres to sew up wounds.


Harakeke is very important to me because it is a traditional medicine in Maori culture and I will always have to respect it as a medicine for my culture too (Tongan).

Thursday, 26 May 2011

My First Movie!

Miss Hansell set a challenge of making our very first movie using iMovie! We had to take the pictures, add transitions, add music and edit it all ourselves! Here is the end product, I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Alphabet Key

I have used the Alphabet Key to think about words to do with our topic Whanaungatanga.

A- Aroha
B- Building Relationships
C- Citizenship
D- Desire
E- Encouragement
F- Friendships
G- Grattitude
H- Honesty
I- Involved
J- Joining
K- Kindness
L- Love
M- Manners
N- Nice
O- Opportunity
P- Perseverance
Q- Questioning eachother
R- Repentance
S- Starting conversations
T- Trustworthiness
U- United together
V- Voting and choosing
W- Whanau
X- Xtra love
Y- You know best
Z- Zig-zag colours of values

Marae Recount

My heart leaped with excitement as we marched to the hall with our own bags and our nutritious lunches that were packed for our amazing trip to Orakei Marae. As we marched down to the hall, all the girls were too busy thinking of what it might be like on the marae and how we were going to be making swaying poi.

When we entered the hall, all classes was lined in girl/boy lines and teachers were seated in their seats near their classes. Ms Hansell was sitting on the stage with her guitar and Mrs Fepuleai and our beautiful teacher Miss Hansell had their guitars too because we needed the extra practise.

When we made it to the bus, all girls burst out about how excited they were. When we made it to the marae, I thought “Wow, this is the most amazing place I’ve ever come to.” As we entered the marae gate onto the atea, I began to become serious. When we were being welcomed in, I bowed my head down with respect to the ancestors of mine.

As we walked in to the the huge whare with amazing carvings on the side and all over, we were greeted by Whaea Celeste, Matua William and their grandchildren that were performing a Maori dance and haka powhiri. As we walked into the marae class by class, we had to take off our shoes and there had to be NO running into the whare. Then after we were inside all students and teachers had to be seated in their places.

As we were seated Whaea Celeste and Matua William talked about their tribe Ngati Whatua and how the marae was made. As we listened to their speeches, very quickly the front row of the kapa haka group did a hongi with the tangata whenua of the marae. Finally it was time to have our morning tea, so that the senior syndicate could have a heap of energy for our shows. After morning tea we had to move in to two groups,the girls had to go with Whaea Celeste and the boys had to go to the little tiny whare at the back to practise there haka with Matua Wiliam.

It was finally time to perform and it was fantastic to learn about a different culture and how it was brought up.

Then it was time that Tamaki Primary had to do our item to show our thanks to the tangata whenua for their gift of letting us come to their marae. We were as great as blue berry pie. The girls’ harmony were a little dodgy, but we were still great! And the boys were just on fire! After our item we finally had to give our koha for the tangata whenua and their mokopuna.

Finally it was time to travel back to school in the bus. Right then I knew that the most important thing to the Maori culture is knowledge, because that’s where we you store our memories. I also learnt that the head is never to be hurt. The really cool thing is that I found out about the marae. It has 5 main interesting parts; the head which is the tekoteko, the middle bit is the spine, the long stick which reaches the ground in the marae is the heart of the body (te pou manawa), the beams going down are the the ribs of the body and last but not least the amo, which are the arms on the body of the marae. That’s how it all ends!

Description of My Grandmother

My Grandma

My Grandma is very old. She has wrinkled skin and pale, soft hands. When I feel her hands, it reminds me of the soft fluffy clouds in the sky. When she smiles it always reminds me of the sun when it shines bright in the morning.

When she is lonely she looks like a baby wanting it’s mother, so I go over to her bed where she always lays and keep her company. When she looks at me, she looks very very sick, so I play with her soft silky greyish hair to make her soften and calm down. She is the best Grandma I could ever wish for.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

This is Me

I am Keleni and I like my netbook because it will help me improve my learning for the future and the netbook will be a success for my education.