Thursday, 25 April 2013

Acrostic, Simile Poem

            This is A poem About My Cousin Faith


Happy 7th birthday Faith.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Fiafia Niue 2013

One dark black evening my whole school
had a fiafia night. We do fiafia every 2 years. What do we do at our fiafia night?  Well the students perform a routine in front of the school, friends and family.

There are a variety of groups to join such as Niuean, Tongan, Samoan, Cook Islands, Asian Pacific, Jump Jam, Hip Hop and many more. Only stink thing you can only perform in one group.

The group that I chose was the Niuean group because that’s the group I’ve been in every fiafia night since I started at Pt. England School. Usually we have our fiafia inside our school hall but this year they took this cultural event outside.

Before starting, at 6 o’clock we had to go to the holding rooms and get changed into our costumes. My group wore sisi’s and lava lavas, we also had our hair coloured.
After getting changed we went to our sitting area. I was shocked to see that thousands of people showed up.

We watched other groups and waited for our turn. This was very boring an exciting at the same time for me. I could not wait until it was our time to shine.

When we started I was pretending to blow the conch shell and the warriors were sneaking out from the crowd. When I finished blowing the conch shell the intermediate boys shouted “The people are coming the people are coming!,” in Niuean. Then the girls replied “Tell them to come tell them to come!”. They repeated that twice. After that our tutor played the drums while the intermediate boys came onto the stage. When the drumming stopped my cousin Kingston did a Niuean speech. After that we did a Niuean dance called the Hopo. Then we sang and did actions to a song which was called Ka Fisi Niue. After that we did a Niuean haka which was named the Takalo. When our fiafia performance finished I felt incredibly awesome.
Performing in the fiafia night was spectacular. Thanks to the tutors Miss Lavakula and Mrs Lagitupu.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Niuean Group Performance Fiafia 2013

Niue Fiafia 2013 from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This is the group that I performed in at Pt. England School Fiafia night 2013. I am blowing the conshell and my cousin Kingston is doing a Niuean speech. Over three thousand people came to watch our show. Hope you enjoy.

What The...?

My friends and I were looking up in the sky. We could see an elephant up so high, high high high way up in the sky. Thinking what the heck is it doing up there? So we talked about some ideas asking why is the elephant up there?

Well he must of had super powers to fly up there to chase bees. Why would he chase bees? He couldn’t of, he must of been chased by chimpanzees.

Nahh, it looks like he is a statue because he is just staring at us. It also looks like he might get electrocuted because he is nearly touching the power lines. Far this is a big investigation. What the... where is the elephant? Have we just been imagining that an elephant has been in the sky this whole time? “Guys look the elephant is behind you”, “Ahhh!” they screamed. So we have? Dahhh, obviously because he is on the ground. Oh well lets go home our work has finished. “Hooray!!,” they all cheered.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Competing In the Soap Box Derby Nationals 2013

On a beautiful sunny day I went to an annual event called Soap Box Derby nationals. This event was held in Whangaparaoa Brightside Road on April the 7th 2013.

Soap Box Derby nationals was for the top 24 drivers in New Zealand and I was one of them. This opportunity was awesome as I got a chance to compete for the big prize to go to Akron Ohio USA (United States Of America). How could you win the prize? Well I'll tell you, obviously you had to come first.

Before any races started we had to do a parade. While i was walking in the parade I felt shy because the entire crowd was watching me.

After the parade finished I got ready for my first race against a driver from Whangaparaoa. “READY! SET! GO!”, the race officials screamed loudly. When I was racing down the steep hill it felt like the trolley was going at the speed of lightning. Also I was driving near the barriers so that the trolley would go even faster.

As soon as I came to the curve that’s when trouble started. I almost hit the barriers and the crowed took a deep breath and shouted “OOOMMMGGG”. 

But then I did a sudden  movement which made me turn to the opposite side next to the centre line and almost crossing it which I didn’t want to do because if I did then I would of got disqualified. After all that chaos I got back on track and came first.After finishing my race I waited for my second. This time I didn't win. 

Later that day I went and checked the notice board to see if I got through to the top 16 drivers. Unfortunately I didn’t make it through and got eliminated.

Competing in the Soap Box Derby nationals was a great experience. Thanks to Mrs & Mr Jacobsen for all your help and support getting me to the nationals. Also thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the driver for Pt England School. Thanks girls in the pit crew Puwai, Ana and Khaia for supporting me too. You girls are the best crew in Pt. England. Lastly thank you to my beautiful mum Wylma my aunties Sandy, Stephanie and Missy, my uncles Peter and El- Shadan also to my cousins Faith, Jordan, Kingston, Juliana, Kristopher, Elijah, Liam and Khaia's whole family for coming to Whangaparoa to cheer me on.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Why Easter Is Celebrated

Easter is a day of celebration. This was when Jesus died on the cross. God sacrificed Jesus so he could wash peoples sins away. When he died he was resurrected on the third day. That means he came back to life.