Friday, December 11, 2015

Final Post for 2015

We have come to the end of our journey here at
 Saint Pius.
 My journey here at Saint Pius X Catholic School has been indelible because throughout the years I have experienced unforgettable events. I will always treasure my time here at Saint Pius X Catholic School.
Here is a short video from our Year 8 Leavers Mass.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Best Piece of Writing 2015

“We will  be going in 10 minutes!” shouted Mrs Tui. She struggled to get everyone’s attention. Her words were lost. “Wait up Sia!” I yelled. My legs tiredly walked until I reached my destination. “Make sure to stay with your group” instructed Mrs Tui. The sun was like an  oven, burning everything and anything under it.

“We are finally here” I thought to myself. The sound of loud engines distracted my thought. “Our train will come in 8 minutes, make sure to stay together” commanded Mrs Tui. “ Are you excited?” inquired Ierei. I cheerfully   shook my head. “Mind the gap” a unfamiliar voice popped up.
“We are now arriving at Panmure” the robotic voice announced. My heart was in my throat.

We walked from the train station to Skate Land. Skateland is  beside Mount Wellington. “It doesn’t look  big” I thought. That thought changed once I stepped into the building. “Wow.” I was astonished.  Their was a big skating rink and spectator seats surrounding  it. “ Welcome to SkateLand” a unknown voice welcomed. “Go to the stand and ask for your size” ordered Mrs Tui.

I stood up cautions of my aching legs, and plodded to the stand. “Size 9 please” I asked. I slowly eased my feet into my shoes and headed to the skating rink. At first  it was hard to find my balance. A hour later I had improved, alot. “Can you help me Ierei?” I cried. I was scared to death. Before I knew it I was lying on the floor helplessly. I had fallen to the ground a couple of times. I had gotten used to it, and it turned into alot of fun. “You’ve got 45 minutes left” declared  Mrs Tui. I sighed.

“We will now be walking up Mt. Wellington” proclaimed  Mrs Tui. I sighed with a horrified expression. I slowly  picked up my feet and  dragged myself up the steep hill. “We’re nearly there!” encouraged  Ierei.  I felt like fainting.
“ We made it !” I screamed in exhaustion.  I sat down and concentrated on regaining my breath. “We have 10 minutes left” announced Mrs Tui.

Walking down the hill was hard. I was extremely tired and dehydrated. “I’ll see you tomorrow Hola” I uttered as I strolled down the hill.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Activity Week Movie

Our task was to create a 3 minute movie based on our Activity Week. We learnt alot from this week, we learnt about different photo shots. I had the help of Salote and Ierei. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2015

My Highlights from 2015

Tumbling Through 2015 by Sonya6djr54f on GoAnimate

Our task was to create either an Go Animate or Animoto. I chose to create  a Go Animate. I have chosen 4 photos or highlights from the year. Enjoy :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Timeline (2007-2015)

Our task was to create a Timeline throughout our years in Saint Pius X School. I have been in Saint Pius X School since 2007. It is coming to the end of the year, and we still have to prepare for much more. I have arranged my year photos from 2007 up to 2015. I have also arranged photos of my last year. I hope you enjoy :-)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cluster Culture Festival

On Friday 6th November 30 of our students including myself here are St Pius X Catholic School had the privilege to represent our school, at our very first Cluster Culture Festival. We had 4 different ethnicity groups including : Samoan, Tongan , Cook Island , and Maori. 

We were all united with the Liturgical Dance. We told the story of our school by dance. Our story commenced when the Holy Faith Sisters arrived into New Zealand and started our school. This is when the Maori people arrived. Our Maori Group performed beautifully. It was a great start to the dance. The dance then concludes onto the Cook Island group (performed by Aurora), The Samoan group, and ends off with the Tongan.

We were all reunited with the Liturgical Dance. I was relived and happy that it was over. All of our hard work and late practises paid off. At first I was definitely anxious. I felt proud of everyone including myself. After performing we all gathered together and watched the other schools perform. I was exhausted and could not believe that it was over.

Sailing .... Have a Go! - Recount Writing

The day of Sailing had finally arrived. We were lucky to receive this grant of having two days of sailing. Since the sailing activity could only take up to 12 people, my class was split into two groups. Fortunately I was in the first group. We had 3 hours of straight sailing. The thought of it sent shivers down my spine.

“Is everyone here Room 7 ?” inquired  Mrs Tui. “ No not everyone has arrived” I answered .   Horror was painted onto her face. “ We will be going very soon!” cried Mrs Tui. I was as worried as a convicted murderer.  “ Everyone hop into the car” announced  Mrs Tui. I slowly dragged myself  into the car, and rolled away.

“I can’t wait!” yelled Seuati. I smiled brightly pretending to act happy. Judging by his tone he seemed somewhat animated. “Whoa these boats are really small!” I thought to myself. For the half a  hour we got prepared and learned about the yachts. Once we had finished we released the yachts into the water and headed off. “ Hold on Aurora, Be careful!” I shrieked.

“Look, Justin’s boat flipped over!” I wailed. We all laughed in response of the incident. “Jump in Sonya” urged Aurora. I was getting ready to run away. “ Come it’s not too bad!”  she squealed with  frustration. I slowing plodded myself on the platform. Off I went. The wind wasn't too heavy. I was eager to reach the deadline, so I went as fast as I could.

“I think that I am going to sink” I thought as I gradually continue. “ I have to get this water out of my boat immediately” I thought to myself. I sigh heavily wishing I’d went with Aurora. “ You have to get the water out as fast as you can!” shouted Reuben as I drifted off. I could feel my face slowly shutting down. “You can do this!” I tried my best to be strong and concentrate . “ You made it!” yelled Aurora as I pulled onto the beach.

Before we could have our lunch, we had to get changed. After getting changed we had our lunch. All of the Sailing had made me ravenous.  “ I wish we could stay for longer” I sighed as we drove off.