Monday, 4 December 2017

Athletics Interschool

Yesterday our competitors went to compete in the athletics inter school and I was chosen to be one of them. I arrive to school on time because the van would leave at 9.00 and I don't want to get left out, The track was held at Lloyd Elsmore. When we arrived at Lloyd Elsmore we walk around the whole track so people that had never been here could have a feel of what it was like. The races I competed in were 400m, 200m sprint and 100m for some of the races we had to do a heat because their was so much school that had turned up to the event. Straight after I finished the 400m final race I had to get ready to race in the relay. I was so tired and my ankle was hurting really bad but I still ran the race for the finals we came 3rd,  2nd was Glenbrae  school and 1st Point England School after a hard day I was ready to go home.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Manaiakalani Film Festival

Yesterday Ruapotaka school went to a event that happened at Sylvia park to showcase our films and to see what kind of films the other school produced. Our movie was called rugby values it was based on teamwork and how to be a great rugby players the people from our class that introduced our film were Meafou and Vaimoana. I enjoyed all the films from all the schools in tamaki cluster and I think they all did a fabulous job.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Star Vocabulary Tests

Today we had a spelling assessment, firstly Min Zin, Isabell and I went into room 11 to arrange the desks for the Year 7s. After we finished we went back to Room 12 where the Year 8's arranged their own desks. Then we began our test we only had 25 minutes to finish our whole test. While I was doing the test I didn't know most of the words so I struggled a little bit, but in the end I managed to finish the test. 

Monday, 30 October 2017


Today Room 12 had assessments, everybody had to detached their desks. We started of with our Maths first Mr Reid handed out a piece of paper to the whole class the test was to see if our Maths skills have improved. We had two minutes to complete each task, when I was doing the tests I was nervous because I thought I would of got a low mark. After our test we receive our marks the people that had improved in the maths test moved up a group.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Back At Tech Term 4

On Wednesday the Year 8 & 7's attended Tamaki College for the first day of Term 4.
When we arrived Mr Grundy welcomed us into his workshop he warned the students to be careful. Some of us didn't no what we were doing because some of the students went to cross country for the last week of school. He then helped the students that were not at school to get them on back on track. He showed us step by step how to do the project we were focusing on, and remember to always finish your work on time.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Colour Combination

This week room 12 did a experiment using a color disc. Our focus was to try combined the three primary colors. The circle had to be 10 cm long,We used a string and it was used to spin the disc the colors we used were red, blue and green.  When I spun the color blue and green the color I saw when the disc was spinning at a maximum speed was turquoise. The experiment went well and I managed to see the different colors we would make with the 3 primary colors.  

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Duffy Role Model

On Tuesday we had a visitor called Michel Mulipola who came to our school. His jobs were wrestling and Illustrating. As a young kid he noticed that he was a good drawer so he became an illustrator for books and comics. He is currently a wrestler at Impact Pro Wrestling Auckland. He showed us some of his art work and books he was wrote. Lastly he proudly presented some books to children.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Cross Country Practise

Today for fitness we did some circuits for a warm up before we went running in the streets. After we finished doing our circuits the seniors headed to the streets, the year 4's joined us because on cross country day they were going to run on the streets to, the year 4, 5, and 6 had to do 2 laps and the year 7 and 8's 2 or 3 laps if finished 2 laps quickly. While running my ribs starting hurting and I had sweat dropping down my face but i still kept going when i finished 2 laps I decide I wanted to do another lap so I did I enjoyed street running. 

Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Today we went to Tamaki College for technicraft. When we arrived we had to wait outside the buildings for the teachers so we could find out our classes, The year 8's went to Mr Grundy's workshop and the year 7's went to graphics with Mr Pineda.

 In Mr Grundy's class we discovered that we were doing stain glass. First, we watched a video on what we were doing and how to do it, Later we went back to our desk and we all got a piece of paper for a brainstorming it was then time to go so we went on the bus and went back to school. 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Duffy Assembly

Today we had two students from Tamaki College who where head leaders and used to come to our school. They talked about reading and shared about why reading is good and how it could affect our life in college. After they finished talking Mrs Pedersen glady gave to special books to thank them for coming today. We lastly finished off with a song Duffy song.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


On Tuesday the Year 7 & 8's had Orienteering. First we lined up and started heading to the park. We then were given our map courses and a clip card to make sure we already mark the places. While doing the activity I was confused and things were mixed up I was feeling stressed but later on I managed to finish all of the courses.  

Monday, 7 August 2017

Winter Learning Journey

Today we had a visitor who came to present some awards to the students who contribute in the Winter Learning Journey. This year only 6 people made blogs during the holidays, the prizes that were handed out were New Zealand themed first place was Pupuke, second was Kotipi and 3 place was Riiana the other competitors were Dakbai, Robati and Azahar. 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Movie making

Yesterday the year 8's went into room 11 to discuss some ideas for our Manaiakalani movie. Our movie has to be related to New Zealand history. First we had to research some information on New Zealand. After 10 mins we gathered together and discussed our ideas on what we wanted to do for our movie the most votes were for Rugby World Cup hopefully our movie is good.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Pasifika Study Performance ☺☺

Today at assembly each class had to perform a item based to Samoa & Tonga. First Room 1 performed a traditional Samoan dance called the Sāsā, followed on by 5,6,7,9,10,12 the one that interested me the most was Room 6 there performance was good and their Tongan & Samoan outfits. Then at last it was room 12's turn to perform we sang a song called 'How Far I'll' go from the Moana movie. At first I was nervous but then later I be came confident. I really enjoyed the performances from the other classes today.

Monday, 24 July 2017

First Day Of Term 3

Today our holidays finished and we are now back to school ready for term 3. Once the bell rang, we all lined up outside Room 12 to do our morning fitness. After we finished our 10 minutes of running we all went back to our classroom and carried on with our maths. After morning tea, we did our reading for 25 minutes and then went back to our classroom. Some people received books at assembly and we finished the day of with blogging.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Information about New Zealand

Sunshine - In New Zealand Most of the places Receiver 2,000 hours of sunshine a year the daylight can also last up until 9:30 Pm. New Zealand experience comparison small air pollution compared to many different countries which makes the UV rays in our sunlight very strong. The sunlight In New Zealand can quickly burn your skin from September to April so when your go outside you must stay in shade every time as much as possible. Wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to keep your skin save.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017


Last week Room 12 were studying and learning about Matariki.

The word Matariki is the Maori name for a star cluster, it is also known as Pleiades. Matariki actually means the 'eyes of god' or 'little eyes'. Matariki is celebrated during the winter solstice. When the new moon rises it is a signal of the Maori New Year. On Matariki people come together,  grow crops and some people even attend festivals.    

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


In the afternoon, Room 12 have been practicing our skipping. To start off with our skipping routine, we practice skipping forwards, backwards and side to side. Once we have finished our warm ups we break up into our skipping groups and practice our displays. We are going to perform before the end of Term 2. 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Lotto's first division struck in Cambridge

Lotto's first division was struck in Cambridge on Saturday night the lucky winner took home $1 million. A new world supermarket sold the winning ticket. but no one hit Power ball or Strike. On Wednesday night the Power ball jackpot will be $5 million and Strike $ 200,000. The winning numbers were 3, 5,6, 7 33 and 37 and the bonus number 20. The Power ball number was 9. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Daily Fitness 😫

Every morning after the bell rings all of the seniors have to go and line up for our daily fitness. We usually run around the block for 10 minutes. Most of the time I run with my friend Saluselo.  I enjoy daily fitness.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

National Milk Day

Today is National Milk Day it have been celebrated every year since the 1st of June 2001. World Milk day provides the prefect chance to celebrate all feature milk and dairy products in many countries around the world. 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Martin Guptill leads way for Blackcaps in warm-up win over Sri Lanka

The Black caps have rediscovered their form with the bat in chasing down Sri Lanka challenging 357 in their final champions trophy warm up match at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Kane Williamson's men were set a challenging 357 - run target, following a superb 110 off 104 balls by Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga. Martin Guptill, who made just nine Monday's match against India, stepped up with a powerful century off just 73 balls.


We Made History!

Yesterday The year 5&6 and 7&8 soccer team went over to Point England reserve to play in the Soccer Inter school team we play in the B pool. We won our first 1-0 against glen Taylor and we lost our next match 1-0. From there on we kept a winning streak it and it then was the semi finals this we to go to the finals we bet Panmure Bridge 4-0 It was the last match we played against Stone fields it was a hard and epic match the final score was 0-0 it was equal also so we both came first place.

The MVP was Lupe & the top scorer was me We were happy and enjoyed or day.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thick fog choking Christchurch

A Blanket of thick fog has smothered Christchurch on Wednesday morning and about at least 20 flights have been cancelled at Christchurch International Airport. Authorities have warned drivers to take on the road and to use their headlights. Met Service says coastal areas down east coast of the south Island will be covered with fog .

Monday, 8 May 2017

Tangiwai memorial unveiled for unsung heroes

A memorial has come out for two men whose selfless actions saved 134 lives during the Tangiwai train disaster in the central North Island. It's been 60 years since the crash and Sunday was the first time their actions have been correctly recognized. The families of train driver Charles Parker and fire man lance red man paid tribute to the men at the service along with  survivors of New Zealand's worst rail disaster.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Israeli man missing on West Coast


A search and rescue operation has been launched near west port on the West Coast for a missing Israeli man. The 40 year old was last seen in the Bucklands peaks are of the Paparoa National Park on Tuesday. He was seen wearing dark trousers and a red jacket at the time. Police have care for his safety as weather conditions have been dangerous with high winds rain and some temperatures in the area dropping below 0degC over the last few days.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Cricket: Guptill, Williamson find form in IPL

All bets are off for next year's Indian premier league the playing  slate is wiped clean and fresh contracts will be made.
Black Caps batsmen Martin Guptill

So its not a bad time for players to produce eye - catching form with 2018 in mind. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill cleared his throat for the kings XI Punjab today. He made a late start to the IPL through injury but today slapped an unbeaten 50 off 27 balls to steer his team to a easy 10 wicket win over the hopeless Delhi daredevils who were rolled for just 67.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Plane making emergency landing in Palmerston North


A plane has made an emergency landing in Palmerston North after it was changed from Nelson.
Air New Zealand confirmed the aircraft landed without incident at 4:45pm. A fire service spokesman said the issue was with the plane's landing gear which was reckon unsafe. Seventy one people are believed to be on board the flight which was due to head from Auckland to Nelson. Flight radar from earlier showed an Air New Zealand Plane circling over Auckland Airport.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Robert Rakete

Yesterday we had a Duffy role model come to our his name is Robert Rakete. He is a famous man has been on Mai Fm, Wiggles and the on New Zealand Breakfast show. He told us about how always love to read his favourite book he liked the most was Asterix And The Golden Sickle so came to our school to encroached us about reading books.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Blackcaps finish day four against South Africa in strong position - Third Test

The black caps have smell of blood in their nostrils after a south African second- innings batting collapse has handed them a winnable position for the final day of their test decider in Hamilton. Notching a 175-run lead after being bowled out for 489 on Tuesday, New Zealand went on to limit the Protea to 80-5 at stumps on day four and decimate their opponents' upper order.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hamilton teen Dylan White wins $50k after catching giant marlin


A Hamilton teen has won $50,000 after catching a 203. 7kg blue marlin in the bay of islands. Dylan white was the youngest to enter the Caribbean Zane Grey international game fishing tournament. He was using a 37kg rod and reel when the fish was struck.Hamilton teen Dylan White wins $50k after catching giant marlinHamilton teen Dylan White wins $50k after catching giant marlinHamilton teen Dylan White wins $50k after catching giant marlin Although the rough conditions, he battled the fish evenhandedly  as he would still be disqualified if anyone else touched the rod. The money he will be beside him until he's is older.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Midnight evacuation for resthome residents after mattress catches fire

A fire in a bedroom at an invercargill rest home has forced the evacuation of 29 residents. A dozen firefighters were called to the fire at Waikiwi Garden rest home shortly before midnight on Saturday after a fire started in  a mattress. The fire was extinguished by the building's sprinkler system. (File)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Tawera Kerr-Barlow heads to La Rochelle on three year deal

Chiefs and All blacks half back Tawera Kerr-Barlow has signed for top 14 club La Rochelle on a three -year-deal starting at the end of 2017.


Told by La Rochelle on their official website, Kerr-Barlow will join former all black victor Vito and Jason Eaton who's captain at the club. Currently the all blacks third choice halfback, Kerr- Barlow said opportunity of experiencing playing in a new country was something he couldn't refuse. over the past couple of months I've thought long and hard about going overseas Kerr- Barlow said 

Monday, 13 March 2017

Alleged supermarket toilet paper arsonist gets suppression

An Auckland woman who's accused of setting fire to toilet paper in Hamilton supermarket aisle has had her name suppressed.
A 20-year-old Auckland woman appeared in the Hamilton District Court today charged over the alleged lighting of toilet paper in a supermarket aisle in Hamilton. Photo/Filelink
The 20- year old made a brief coming in Hamilton District Court today and was on hold without plea on a charge of theft of grocery items worth $300 and intentional damage by fire property of Countdown Chart well knowing that danger to life was likely to turn out on January 16. The small fire forced the clearing of Chart well shopping center at 5.48 pm on the day.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Technology At Tamaki College

For Technology at Tamaki College the year 8's are with Mrs Tuipulotu. We have been learning how to cook. Some of our food at Technology have been a success, I enjoy cooking because we create different food that we haven't made before. Last week at Tamaki College we made some kebabs. We used the chicken and we put it through the kebab sticks and then we polished it. After we put it into the oven, we had to wait a couple of minutes for it to finish. After we finished we ate it. So far I have enjoyed cooking!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Everyday Theatre

Today this morning we had two people came from Game. They told a story about T, Dave, Becca, Brian, Maria and Jack. The story was about a boy and his mum getting hit from his father and he doesn't have a job so he kicks the father out of the house. After we listened to the story we played a act game  looking a which word on the piece yellow paper. We then finished and they gave everybody in the class a badge and Game Master card.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Digital Art

For art we had to make a tekoteko using sumo paint after we finished our digital art we had to save it and send it to our teacher. At first when I tried I struggled but I was still able to finish it in time. 


Last week Wednesday we had first ever Tabloids for 2017.

We lined up in our house teams the team colors were Red, blue, Yellow and Green I was team yellow our leader carried a card where they put the points on. Started of with Mr Sok and finished with Mrs Raj My favourite game was soccer after we had to line up and sit and our teams leader called the points and then we went back to our class.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Community battles as fires push crews to breaking point

It was a worst case scenario for fire crews and residents as the two fires merged in to one.

The flames were unstoppable as crews fought hard to save homes and lives in a dangerous battle - and Tai Tapu locals banded together to form their own community defence to the fire. The fire ripped back through Early Valley on Wednesday night, taking out a homestead and wipe out refined land. Strong winds accelerated  the flames overnight. THe blaze moved closer to other houses as it destroyed just under 2000 hectares in its path.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Rugby: ABs sevens rest after 'ridiculously hot' tournament

The All blacks sevens will enjoy a month of rest, recovery, and refresh after the hottest conditions of the season in Sydney wear down their energy.

Vilimoni Kordi of New Zealand races away to score a try during the mens pool match between New Zealand and Australia. Photo / Getty Images.

The temperatures soared on day two and New Zealand's meritorious Cup quarter final win over Fiji cleared took it out of the players who were flatter in the semifinal loss to England be fire rebounding with their second win in two days over the hosts to clinch third place, making their best display of the 2016- 17 world series.

It was ridiculously hot after quite a cool week in Wellington. It's not really an excuse but some of the guys struggled a bit says coach Scott Wald rim. That Fiji game was finals quality and it took a lot out of the going 1m30s over time. We need to be able to handle that and get up for the next game. We let ourselves down against England, but good to see we steeped up in that last game.

Adam Milne ready for return

Adam Milne could be forgiven a few days in the last couple of years when "why me run his thought processes.

His closeness with the medical profession is not borne of affection but rather claim as the young quick bowler has had to bounce back from injury mishaps to test the most secure of mindsets.

So there will be plenty of goodwill towards the Central Districts speedster when he takes the field against South Africa at Eden park tomorrow for the opening game of their New Zealand tour.

He's had a roll of injuries, from shin splints working his way up to the elbow injury in the middle of last year and the side strain picked up while bowling in the nets to the New Zealand batsmen before the Bangladesh test in Christchurch late last month.

Adam Milne could be back in the Black Caps shortly. Photo / Getty