Friday, 23 December 2016

2016 Reflection

 Year 8 2016 farewell movie
What a year I've had! 2016 was my last year at Point England School before I move on to college. Anyways I was glad to enjoy every step or part of the year, I wouldn't forget the wonderful moments I had. Throughout the year, the teachers and us students got along with each other so well that formed a big family. In the beginning of the year, Mrs Tele'a said that we are a big family and so it was. This made myself think that team 5 was my second home. Yes, 2016 was like a long bumpy ride on a roller coaster. There were times we all enjoyed as well as times where everything goes down. But everything turned out good. 

I learnt a lot of new things from my teachers this year. Not only we learnt about school work but we also learnt how to be a team and be the best we can be. One of our saying's is "TEAM". TEAM is a short quote or saying of "Together Everyone Achieves More". So when one person mucks up, our teachers say those simple words to us, to remind us that we are all in 1 team or 1 family. This was a quote that one of our teachers found on google and thought it would match our team. This quote was said in the beginning of the year right to the end. 

In the beginning of the year, I never wanted to come to school because most of my friends were off to college. But then everything changed, I would always get ready for another fun day of school. When I arrive at school, my day starts of with hugs, handshakes, and greetings from my close friends. That was one thing I really appreciated from my friends. Anyways, every morning we have a year 7 & 8 assembly in the senior block known as the "street" or the "senior common room". This is where we do our karakia/mihi and himene to prepare for a great learning day. 

Year 8 Leadership Camp
As the year went past I'd say everything were my highlights because I felt like I was included in everything I participated in. But if I had to choose 4 highlights, I'd probably choose our year 8 leadership camp,  our riverside camp, my sorority netball highlights, and when the year 7's left off to Rainbows End.  
Friends @ Riverside camp

Why those highlights you may ask? Well the year 8 leadership camp was a fun learning camp. We learnt about team work, obviously leadership, and more. Also all the year 8's had 

the opportunity to get along with each other which was pretty cool to see. Our riverside camp was also fun but this time we learnt about Christianity. We had heaps of fun activities such as foam fight and many more. This was the time where I got to spend days with my old friends since year 3. I also made new friends with the leaders which was awesome.   It was the best holiday camp I've attended so far. 

Sorority with Sky City Mystics

Netball sorority highlights. Our Sorority netball team has been together for 3-4 years. 2 players has been changed every year but 7 (including myself) has been together. This year we entered a competition and won overall. Our prize was pretty big, meeting the sky city mystics (our team dream), a night at the sky city hotel, watching a game of the mystics and dinner at Andy's burgers where we met the sky city warriors. It was a lot of fun for us all. It was also a chance for us to go to places where we've never been which was quite cool. #Foreverasororitymember

2016 Year 8's combined
Lastly, my most memorable moment was when the year 7's left of to Rainbows End with the year 8's remained. This was a happy time for us year 8's because we hardly spent time together since the year 8 camp. I enjoyed the day with the year 8's before we split of to different colleges. Most of the year 8's will be attending Tamaki College like myself. Otherwise the other year 8's will be attending Auckland Girls Grammar, Wesley College, St Paul's and many other wonderful colleges. 

Thank you from Taunese 2016
The last day of school came by and I was sad. My time here at Point England School has come to an end. It was a great experience to be around such amazing, intelligent students and staff.  I just want to thank all the teachers that taught me throughout my journey here at this school. Thank you  for being there for me and my friends. Thank you for teaching me everything that I am able to do now. I will take everything and show it in college and hopefully I'll make you proud where ever I go. I will treasure and keep every single memory I had here. THANK YOU POINT ENGLAND SCHOOL FOR EVERYTHING!!! 

Thursday, 22 December 2016

2k16 senior prizegiving

Year 7 & 8 Sports Award Squad
“Let the senior prize giving begin!!” Mr Burt said with enthusiasm. It was the Point England School senior prize giving for 2016. The parents and families gathered around to support their child receiving an award. Or some supporting their child's year item. My family was also there. The kapa haka finished their emotional item so it was time for awards to be given out. First was year 5 & 6 class awards, then it was the year 5’s item. I think the year 5 item was cool because everyone moved together and their moves matched the song that was playing.

It was time for the team 4 sports award which was one of the highlights I enjoyed. 5 of the team 4 students had 2 or 3 awards with trophies included. When it was time for the sportswoman and sportsman nominees movie, I thought it was a close match because the nominees were all good. But for the sportswoman, Faioso was the overall winner. For sportsman, Javan was the winner. It was time for the year 6 item. There item was the same as the year 5 item. I think it was better than our item.

It was time for the team 5 class awards. “For 100% attendance Sulieti Rautiti” “WOOHOOOOO SHOT SULI !!!!!” My friends and I yelled. We were so happy for Sulieti so we screamed out loud. As the classes went by, my friends and I were the loudest audience whenever our mates names are called out. “For citizenship, Promiseland Ulipa” Once again we yelled our heads off. Then… “For best effort, Taunese Leitufia” As I got up, I felt proud to receive the best effort award because all year I was putting 110% effort in everything I participated in. But before I could get to Mrs Tele’a to receive a lolly-lei, I heard Mr Burt say “for 100% attendance, Taunese Leitufia and Shelford Reihana”. I was getting 2 class awards which was a lot of improvement for myself. Because I always get sports awards. At the end I was even happy to stand with some of my close friends on the stage with the lights shining on us.

Myself receiving Intermediate female MVP rugby award
“Let’s give it up for the year 7 item” Mr Burt announced. “LET’S GO LANI!!!” I shouted as they made their way up on the stage. They were dancing to DJ bravo Champion. There item was also better than ours but I think team 4 was better. It was the last bunch of awards which was the year 7 & 8 sport awards. “Most valuable player Intermediate female....Taunese Leitufia” I received a small trophy that had my name and a big trophy which had the names of previous girls that received the award. Temauri was the winner for sportsmen and Elizabeth U was the winner for sportswoman which I thought she deserved well.

It was a long award session. At the end I my hands were full with trophies and awards. Mr Burt called up Mrs Moore who was the deputy principal for Tamaki College just down the road. They were announcing the Manaiakalani school scholarship awards. There were only 5 scholarships and they were Marilyn, Elizabeth U, Promise, Elizabeth G, and myself. My family was proud of me. It was the last performance of the night and that was us the year 8's. It was our last prize giving dance so my friends and I made the most of it. At the end we sang our school song "strive to succeed".

My total awards

heaps of awards was awesome for me on my last year. I received best effort(class award), 100% attendance(class award), MVP female rugby player, netball team spirit, MVP female cricket, House captain, and Manaiakalani scholarship.

I'd just like to thank Mrs Tele'a for always being there for me during my learning. I think I wouldn't get any class awards if it wasn't for you helping me with my learning. Thank you Miss Va'afusuaga for another amazing year of sports and also to my coaches for helping me be active at my sport AND my learning. I never thought I'll get this much awards if it wasn't for you guys so thank you. To Point England School students and staff, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a house captain. I was able to show leadership around the school. It was useful because I received a scholarship and I think I'm ready to show leadership at college as well. Lastly I'd like to thank my family for always having my back during my schooling and sports. I hope I made you guys proud!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Print making techniques

Film Festival @ PES

As we were seated in the hall, we were waiting for the Point England School film festival to begin. This is where everyone could get the chance to see movies that they haven't seen at the Tamaki cluster film festival. The film festival has started. Up first was room 3, this was our classes movie. It was about the messages we always hear elders say at home. Well our movie is about us delivering our love for they have loved us in our lives. As the film festival went by, I pretty much enjoyed all the movies but the movie I mostly enjoyed was the BMG (Big Manaiakalani Giant). The camera shots was professionally done and the animation of the giant looked real. I also like the way the BMG delivered a message to the students saying make use of your digital learning. This film was like a trailer movie. My friends and I thought it was a real good movie to present at events like movies in the park. Anyways I was happy to see movies improve over the years. This year was my last year making film festival movies in Point England School before I move off to college. I was glad to be part of a school that had digital devices to use for there learning.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hamilton Girls High School

Photo with the Hamilton Girls High School
Terina Te Tamaki(far left)

When the Variety Christmas party had finished, families started to make their way home. Well my 2 friends Lani, Ashley and myself were still playing on the obstacle bouncy castle. Just on the field outside of the school library and office. My friends and I went to get a drink where we saw tall teenage girls in our school library. Then I remembered that they were from Hamilton Girls High School. Miss Va'afusuaga told us they were staying over for the weekend so they can compete in the New Zealand Rugby 7's tournament held at Sacred Heart College. 

Terina Te Tamaki
Silver Medal
My friends and I stopped by and introduced our selves to the aggressive looking players. We made friends with the team, but I only remember Lina because the other players names were too hard to remember and pronounce. They said they won there last 2 games and they will be playing Southern Cross Campus at 4:05pm. The good news was that Miss Va'afusuaga was taking us to watch some games including there game. Anyways Lina introduced her friend Terina who I saw somewhere but couldn't remember. But sadly she left us quickly. A while later Terina came back holding a silver medal with an angel on it. It seemed familiar to my eyes. But when I took a closer look I was shocked to see a Rio Olympic silver medal. Then again I finally noticed that it was Terina Te Tamaki who played for the New Zealand women 7's that came 2nd in Rio Olympics. 

My friends and I couldn't believe that we were holding an Olympic medal because we have been learning a lot about the Olympics. We didn't want to leave but we had to do some work before we leave. The team seemed happy to meet us. We were overwhelmed so we told we would be back for a photo. As we were helping out we couldn't stop thinking about the silver medal and the friendly team. Before we left to Sacred Heart College we were forced by one of the player to go inside the library. We didn't want to because they looked scary. Lani and Ashley pushed me in the library first so they can behind my back. I than had the courage to say a few words about there up coming game and wished them luck. Lani and Ashley just wished them luck. 

After watching 2 games of the boys grade, it was the last game which was Hamilton Girls High School playing against Southern Cross Campus. We cheered on the Hamilton Girls as they entered the field. As the game went through, Southern Cross was winning by 1 try. The final hooter went and Southern Cross won the game but it wasn't the end for Hamilton Girls because there having a game the next day. Ashley, Lani and myself wanted this to be the best memory so we went down and took photos with the team. Terina gave me her medal to wear and it felt nice. 

Meeting Terina Te Tamaki was one of the best highlights of my life. She has helped me choose what I want to become in the future and that would be a rugby player. She inspired me to continue playing rugby and that one day I would be in her shoes playing for Black ferns or the New Zealand women rugby 7's. Thank you Hamilton Girls High School for being so friendly and for visiting our school. Also thank you Terina for being an inspirational person to my life and encouraging me to play rugby. THANK YOU!!!!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sentence Strutures

This presentation is about me learning simple, compound, and complex sentences.
This is for myself to improve in my writing stories.