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!!! 


  1. You have had a great year and will be missed at Pt England School. I have enjoyed reading your reflections here and love the highlights you have shared. You will have many wonderful opportunities at Tamaki College and I look forward to following your blog there and I know you will continue to make us all proud.

    Mrs Burt

    1. Hi Mrs Burt,

      Thank you for the comment. Yes, I will still be blogging even though I'm not at Point England School. Also I will obviously try my best to make you guys proud at Tamaki College.

  2. Talofa Lava Taunese!

    Wow that is an amazing year you have had! It sounds like you are a top student and good friend as well! It is heartwarming as a teacher to see students try as hard as you do. Please keep up the good work when you move on to college, I'm sure your teachers are very proud of you!

    Now, you don't know me, but I'm Mark, a teacher working for the Summer Learning Journey you signed up for at the end of term. I just thought I would remind you that it still exists for you if you want something to do during the holidays. There are loads of activities and learning opportunities about travel and the world if you are interested. The best part about it is that you get to choose what you learn.

    I'm not going to pressure you into doing it, but you'd probably do really well in it and have some really entertaining posts.

    Anyways, all the best for next year! I'm sure you'll prove to be an asset to your new school.

    Take care,


  3. Hay Taunese I really loved your writing about 2016 Reflection. It is so sad that the year 8s have to live but don't worry jesus will always be with you. Keep up the good work and see you at my b-day From Raewen-eve.

    1. Hi Raewen,

      Thanks for the comment. Also thank you for the positive words you put in there, it made me feel better about leaving. Yes, I'll see you at your birthday!!