Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Highlights for This YEAR!

Ko Ala toku ingoa, ko Maungarae toku maunga, ko tamiki toku awa, ko Pt England toku Kura. Hi ! As everybody knows my name is Ala . My Highlights through out this YEAR is  performing and taking part in our school production. 

      This year I think that through out this whole year I had performed like a Pt England school kid should have but I have been talking to much in the classroom when I am not supposed too but I think I'll wait for Christmas to see if Santa has put me on the good list!

  I think that I have been a good team member to my friends and to the classroom and especially to my wonderful teacher Ms Squires. Having this experience is really a special thing to me. I also think that it has been a fun ride being a year 5! Thanks allot Ms Squires!!!

Thinking back to term 1 I had finished all of my tasks that we were supposed to do this year for 2009.I feel really proud of my self to actually do these animations and then look back, to see what I have done!

What I need to improve for 2010 is to concentrate more on my exams to try and get a better mark from this year! Improving each day is my goal for next year!!

Even though it's hard and sometimes it is easy we just need to strive to succeed so we can reach for the STARS!! 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Maori Land !

What they have Shared !
Maori people have now traditionally shared Aotearoa in a special relationship with whanau ( land ) from which cultural, spiritual , emotional and physical sustenance is derived .

Maori people define Themselves!

Maori people define themselves by their iwi (tribe), hapu (sub-tribe), maunga (mountain) and awa (river). Whanau is the name given to family - the term embraces immediate family, in-laws and all those connected by blood ties.

Benefit of Maori !

Land (other than Māori customary land) that has not been alienated from the Crown or benefit of Māori shall have the status of Crown land reserved for Māori.

Maori trustees !

Maori people choose trustees to look after the maori land because Trustees are appointed for life or such term as set out in the trust deed. Trustees can apply to the court to be removed - only the court can remove a trustee but it depens which trust it is.

Waiata !
Te aroha , te whakapono, te rangimarie, Tatou tatou e!
Te aroha , te whakapono, te rangimarie, Tatou tatou e!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Sensible and is a great friend!
Effort to do her best!
Interested in things that I have written!
Nice to me and our friends!
Invited Room15 on a class trip
Mouth full of great ideas!
Is really funny
Never puts any one down!
Of course is my best FREIND!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Food Glorious FOOD!

Food glorious food was one of our last topic for this term and it has been a really exciting one ! We had learnt about people celebrating but having a special kind of food like baklava. I have had a really fun time animating my celebration about my neice having her birthday  I hope you like it .

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Movie of the Year!

This year we had to make four movies each term for our topic and this is the movie of the year !It is about me having fun at swimmarama which was the last day of our school camp. So
sit back and enjoy the last movie of this YEAR! 

   I hope you liked it!

Monday, November 23, 2009

2 Lucky People!

 In our class we have been learning about different celebrations around the world. Today I am writing about two lucky people that came from India and from the Congo's , there names are Mubasshira and Jephte. Today as I was trying to answer some question's about how muslims celebrate Ramadan I thought to myself how lucky Mubasshira is to even have a special meaning to Ramadan. For Jephte even he has a special meaning to his own Celebration! 

Even though different people from around the world have special meanings to there own celebration I think that every one is  Lucky!! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Food Glorious Food!!

Hi! my fellow readers. This term we are learning about Food Glourious Food and what people from around the world celerbrate like Chineese new year, Diwali, Eid, Thanksgiving and Carnevale. Room 15 had to do an animation about an celerbration that we have been to.
I hope you ENJOY!!!
Thank for watching !!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Can Children like us Top Tolerance For the sake of peace ?

R.O.W 11 By Ala

Warm Asian Pacific Greetings to you all - My name is Ala and I am here to tell you that YES you can STOP TOLERANCE and in return find, see and feel PEACE.
Should we have to put up with people using bad language that scares you? NO
What about smoking? NO, Tagging in our community NO.
Already people in our community protect us and help to make laws to stop these bad habits and people like the police, nurses, our caretaker, shop keepers, teachers, community volunteers, the government and a whole lot more.
What I have learnt about tolerance is that we all have the power to make this world a better place. Michael Jackson once sang about it (Man in the Mirror) and now Im telling you YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE too. By believing in yourself, talking about it and putting a stop to
things like bad language, smoking because it kills, tagging because it looks horrible and anything else you think is not good for our world.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tortara Springs

BYE! I waved a big goodbye wave to my Dad, as I stepped onto the double decor bus amazed.Once I got upstairs I was so filled of joy that my eye's started to get bigger as well as my pupils. Running around it was to hard to find me and Reina a seat.

"AAH" I screamed, we knocked into a tree that had cracked the window."CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK CLUNK" the bus driver came stomping up top and saw that the window had fractured he said " Move away from that window just in case the window comes flying into your face".
So then they moved.

Just about to fall asleep "Where there Where there" Reina said I took a big stand and watched people waving at as.Walking out of the bus I looked around me. I saw Mr Burt running to me and I started to run away then he caught me saying "Sorry but your pillow got wet" I said in my head "Aw why did I run all of that running" I searched for my bag and went straight to my cabben.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time there once lived a girl called Little Red Riding hood. One day she had to deliver a basket of goodies to her grandmother, her grandmother was really ill. She said " Bye mother" and headed off. She went through the forest and saw birds singing while sun's rays' filtered through trees. As she walked past she saw some flowers. She gracefully picked them up and put them in her red and blue basket. Skipping along out popped a greedy old wolf, " Who are you?" Little red riding hood asked " Ooh I'm a friendly old wolf, What are you doing walking in the forest all by yourself ?" the wolf replied ,"Well I'm just delivering some goodies to my grandmother " she said, the wolf turned around while rubbing his hands together saying "Ha ha " the wolf turned back to Little red riding hood and told her a short cut to her granny's house. As soon as the wolf told Little red riding hood she headed off. " Hahaha! she's heading the long way" he whispered, "I better get to her grandmother's house before she does. Sooner or later Little red riding hood came to a bench, she sat down tiredly and said to her self, " I can't give up" so she stood up like she was singing the national anthem and walked as quick as she could to her granny's house. While she was still walking the wolf was on the move. He sneaked inside like an agent and saw granny. He tiptoed pass the kitchen and got out a rope from the cabbed and shut it quietly but steady. He jumped out from behind granny's chair
(0n which she was sitting on ) and wrapped her with the rope. The wolf quickly put on granny's clothes and lied in her bed just waiting till Little red riding hood came to the house. Still huffing and puffing Little red riding hood reached granny's house quickly as she could thinking that she might die. She tapped on the door. Unexpectedly she opened the door and saw her granny in bed reading the newspaper. She went up close , interupptedly the wolf said " Can you please bring me that basket Little red riding hood" the wolf asked, Little red riding hood put down her basket and said, "What big ears you have" she replied, "All the better to hear little one" the wolf said, "Oh my what big eye's you have granny" she had said, "All the better to see,know give me that basket" he angrily said, " Oh what stink
breath you have granny" Little red riding hood said. "Ok! that's it" the wolf hopped out of bed , took off her mask and " RROOAARR!!! " the wolf roared as loud as a lion and tried to snatch the basket off Little red riding hood but then granny came out with the rope undone, "CAPOW!" granny had hit the wolf right on his nose. " CRASH!" suddenly a woodcutter came in with an ax . The wolf was so frighted that he never went back to the woods again.

The END!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Up Coming Ball !!

On the 24th of September Point England  is having a BALL! to celebrate what we have been learning.If you already don't know we have been learning about the Art in Storytelling. We are having it in a very special place, a CASTLE (which is our hall). For the ball we have to dress up as a character from fairy tales. For the last couple of days I will (or might) think about what I will wear and be. 

A Cinderella Tale!!

For our topic we had to make an animation about Cinderella . If you don't already now, this is about a girl called Ella ,Two evil stepsisters, a malicious stepmother and a prince. Has it have a happy ending or not.Lets find out. I hope you ENJOY!!!

Jack and Jill, The Olden Days Poem?

Hi my fellow readers.I will be writing a nursery rhyme called Jack and Jill.I hope you enjoy!!Jack and Jill went up the hill to catch a pile of water.Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbiling after!! Oh No!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ritchie Valens, A Legened!!

Music was all of his passion,
even when he walked down the street everybody thought he had fashion.
At school he was named high tone,
and had a brother that had a hat shaped as a cone.
He made the crowd go crazy and even sang with a daisy.
His number on hit was "Oh Donna",
When he sang it her mother Connie was a goner.

Which Season Is It ?

While flowers bloom,
the sunshine gloom's.
The rain pours down,
when nothing is in town.
The rainbow appears,
when the sun and rain compeers
Can you guess what this season is ?

If you know comment me and you will win a prize!!

Monday, September 14, 2009


On one hot summer's day, It was scorching hot, like a bowl of boiling pot. People getting sun burnt and people sploshing and splashing, This is a month that we all call pain. People having cancer from a hot summer's day , for not putting on suncream on a beautiful bay. Lying in the sun trying to get a tan, while I fluttered my fan. This is a month that we all call pain. The pool is a great place just to cool off, while eating a New Zealand chip called skoff. As every body now knows this is a month that we all call pain!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fantastic Wordle!!

Today at extension we looked at Wordle with Mrs Burt. There are lots of different words as you can see.Wordle helps you by seeing which words you have used the most and trying to make those words in to an interesting word. You can also read my Wordle that I have done  . Enjoy!!! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Striking That Pose!!!

Walking down the red carpet shining like a star,
looking out of the sun light seeing my limo isn't that far.
Puffy material etching my knees,
and also thinking about my fees.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Reaching For My Goal!!!

When I was little I always wanted to be a netball player but I still do.My Mum started to coach me and train me. Days went by and I started to get better and better.So me and my Mum  decided to make a Team. That Team was called the Funky Ferns.We wore pink to represent us and black to represent New Zealand.In my team was Toreka who was my best friend.

Once we were all trained up we played against the Sparkles. When we saw them we all started to giggle because they were really small."Whooo" the whistle blew and the rain started to pour down on us. Running to defend my player I jumped up and passed it to Cameron another friend of mine.She passed it to another player and passed it to Toreka who shot the first shot and it got it in!!!! 

At last the Game finished and we all shaked hands to the other team.We won 24 to nothing. Looking back to this game I thought I was really proud with myself for reaching for my goal ever since I was 5.     


Light is as bright as a globe of  hot burning fire,
and like a star rolling across the nights sky like a tire.
Melting the wax from a lighten candle,
and airing the house with a pink and purple jandle.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dream World

 Last year for my Christmas's holidays I went to Dream World and it was a blast.
Me and my family went on different kinds of awesome rides.My favourite thing to do is to go BUMPER car racing. Once I got to the Que of the line I had to wait for 10 minuets just to have a turn. Then out of no where I got pushed into the bumper tracks, so the I set off. Unexpectedly I got Bumped by my cousin, so blasted around the tracks and  hopefully tried to  bump into my cousin but I bumped into my sister.I looked around me and it was mostly my family trying to get me so I said to them, " Why me "  and they said nothing but just shrieked.I wanted to try and bump my sister but the car stopped and the announcer said, " Please exit your vehicle and leave please.So we did .I got out and started to run out the exit so they won't run me over.So I sprinted as fast as a cheetah and wondered where my family was."ooh" I said they were right behind me. So after a days of work I decided when I get back I'll have a big sleep.
Good night !! 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What is Pic-lits ?

Well pic-lits is something every kid can try at home.
It is really fun because you can almost write about what you think about the
pictures.It is also cool because every one can read it 
and it helps you learn words that you don't,
now. Well if you click on my pic-lit pictures they take you straight to my picture.
Well I hoped you enjoyed reading my pic-lits and it would,
really be great if you comment. 
Bye for now!!! 
P.S Ala 


PicLit from PicLits.com
See the full PicLit at PicLits.com

The crystal clear water clashes and smashes,
trying to flatten the light house,
while I stand there doing nothing.
The rocks smash and the water spays out like a volcanoe


This is about a light house tumbling down.I hope you enjoy!!!

What is Beauty?

Beautiful colorful feathers just poping out behind,
The peacefully bird glares as his beauty,
While wobbling to get attention.

My First Pic-lit

PicLit from PicLits.comClimbing to the top I look in to the misty clouds and  feel free.
I see leaves and flowers falling of trees.
 Thinking that  this is the country that will keep ME to be.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Since Rover Pasted Away!

Sunshine has turned to darkness,
The sun has turned away,
ever since Rover and Jessie had died,
there is no time to play.

My love has turned to horror,
The flowers smell like mouldy cheese,
ever since my dogs has died,
there is no place to be......

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nursery Rhyme's

Hickory dickory dock the mouse ran up the clock the clock went one the 
   Mouse ran down,Hickory dickory dock.

Humpty dumpty sat on the wall,Humpty dumpty had a great fall,all of kings horses and all of kings men couldn't put Humpty together again.

Eensy weensy spider crawled up the waterspout down came the ran and washed the spider out ,out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain so the eensy weensy spider climbed up the spout again.

Hey Diddle Diddle...

Hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport,
the dish ran away with the spoon.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Go Tainui!!!

As I approach the starting line,shivers pop up. I joslt for position at the starting line."Bang" with a burst of speed I zoomed around the corner while feeling competitive.As I ran out of the gates my heart was pounding and the mud was squelching between my toes.

I looked at the back of me and Selena was right behind me.With a pounding heart I escaped the gates saying ," Ow " as little spiky balls were making marks on my feet.Once I passed Mrs Squires I saw Kiani and Sharen starting to disappearing out of my sight.Trying to catch up to them I started to fail more and more.

Then encouragingly I kept on looking behind me saying to Selena to hurry up. As I started to run faster the cold breeze was holding me back.I quickly passed Dasiy and started to hear a loud crowd cheering for Tainui! I jumped onto the playground saying in my head" Hmm at less I came something.

Crossing the finished line I felt proud of coming third or at least a place.This years cross country for me was pretty long but I am still proud of myself for coming 3rd.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Sunken Ferry

Mothers and children, Fathers and cousins had sadly pasted away from a boat that was thirty years old.

Hi my name is Ala and I will sadly talk about the ferry in Tonga that had SUNK! At around 11.00pm in Nuku'alofa they got up ready to go,the children,mothers,fathers and aunties and uncles. They went on a THIRTY! year old boat and that name of the boat was called princess Ashika. Six people from my part of my family had sadly pasted away.When I had heard about it I was shock but I was even more shocked because one man was going to meet his love life and get married.

When I turned the televison on I was so terrifed that I couldn't bare looking at it at all.my father ringed every part of his family to see if my grandma had died but ....Be Continued.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Candy House

Thinking that this dream would never end I decided to think about it over again. Thinking of wafers,chocolate and more this is a treat for all.

Creamy sparkly cream melting in my mouth with white chocolate buttons starting to dribble on my belt.

 Thank you,  Thank you very much for reading this
with all your heart.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Little Sister


My name is Ala and I am going to tell  you about my little sister. Her name is Maraina (ma-rai-na) and she is 2 years old.In these photos
she looks like a cute and loving  (well sometimes) sister. I had been looking after her ever sense she was 1,but now she has changed to a 2!! year old. She has changed by giving people smacks,punches,spiting and also biting which is a PAIN! But she is still a little cutie and I love her.To all of those people that were reading this.... THANKS oh and please leave a comment!!   


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hansel and Gretal Part 1

Once upon a time there once lived a woodcutter that lived with a cruel stepmother and two lovely children. The two children's name
were Hansel and Gretel.One day a famine hit.  After the famine hit they became really really poor and only had enough food for a couple of days.But one night in their dimly-lit cottage the malicious stepmother came up with an evil plan,clutching each other Hansel and Gretal over heard whisperings from the kitchen.The cruel stepmother said in a growling voice,"Tomorrow at sunrise we will take Hansel and Gretal to the enchanted forest and abandon them for ever HAHAHAHAHA!"she said.  Gretal started to cry and they started to tremble with fear.The father felt shame and remorseful because he couldn't stand up for him self.  In the dark moon-lit night, Hansel jumped out of his bedroom saying,"Ouch Ow"as he walked on the stoned footpath.  He hastily gathered shiny white pebbles and heard a cackled sound,"Who's there?"


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hamish Campbell Conference

Hamish Campbell is a geologist and a research scientist of earthquakes and much more, well actually he is a world WIDE! geologist. He works for a company called The GNS. GNS stands for Geological Nuclear Sciences.
Did you know that an earthquake happens so fast that we don't know when it will come.
In 1976 in Tangshan China near Beijing the earthquake lasted
for about 15 seconds and killed 242,000 people! 

Well this year in Fiordland we had a earthquake and it lasted 30 seconds and killed no one but had injured around  50,000 people. Did you know that it was the biggest earthquake in the world since 80 years and was 7.6 magnitude. Hamish Campbell told us about different things that we all ready knew like a seismometer,a seismometer is a instrument that records the intensity of an earthquake. 

Once they heard about the earthquake they decided to name it Dusky Sound. I have also learnt that the Australian plate went 30 degrees under the Pacific plate!!!
Oh did I also mention that another guest was
joining us... her name was Diana-Grace from the museum of Te Papa.

She had trouble to connect her camera with our camera because we had  called before her.
She is a really funny lady and has a great heart.

 Hamish Campbell also told us that Joan Wiffen had passed away in 2009. This lady, Joan Wiffen, was one of the first woman to find a dinosaur bone. She was a paleontologist and was also a famous scientist for searching dinosaur bones.

If you would like to learn and see more then have a try and click on any of these links:

I would love to thank google images and tepapa.govt.nz for letting me use their pictures and Hamish Campbell plus Diana-Grace for sharing with us their thoughts about the earthquake.


Do you know what a seismometer is? well if you don't then come along and learn what the extension group has been learning about.In my group is Angela, Selena and me. First we had to surf the web to find a website that clearly showed you how to make a Seismometer OH I nearly forgot a seismometer is an instrument that helps in measuring earthquake and ground movements. Secondly we had to get a cardboard box,scissors,a cup and a vivid.If you would like to see how it worked then click play to see how it worked but anyways I think it went OK!! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood

This term at extension we have been making  parts of little red riding hood. In my group was me,Angela, Selena and Blessing. First we had to write a short part of little red riding hood then we had to deiced who was drawing what. I was drawing little red riding hood,Angela was drawing Background,Selena was drawing the mother and Blessing was drawing the Basket and the sandbox.Then we started. They got onto a computer and started drawing,while I was deciding "what should she wear"?I said to myself silently,Then I started.When we  finished we had to put it in a animation.Before we had to  put it into imovie we had  to export it to quicktime.Once  we exported it in to quicktime we dragged it in to imovie and started to edit it."ITS FINSHED" we said happily,now all we had to do now is share it to a .dv TO BE CONTINUED

If you want to find out how our imovie went,checkout triangle tv on Wednesday at 5.45 pm this week.   `

Thank you to Google images and www.encuentos.com for letting me use there picture
                                              KIA ORA                                      

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Michael Jackson King of Pop


Michael Jackson was the KING of pop for decades.He made hits with many other celebrates like Stevie Wonder, Diana- Ross and many other celebrates.

My favourite songs are Man in the Mirror,We are the World,Who's loving you,
I'll be There, Thriller,
Blame it on the boggy, Bad,
I want you back, Heal the World and
The Girl is Mine.

The King of Pop was born in 1958 and died in
2009.When I heard that MJ
died I felt shattered into 100 pieces.


Thank you to Google images and 2.bp.blogspot.com/ _DoGXQN4XNBU/SSuKxGpsrQI/AA..for letting me use you image.THANK YOU

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Part 2 I Love you Jesus

........But all they could see was a bright light it was an ANGEL!!! the angel said to the people"do not worry Jesus has gone to heaven,he has risen from the death" so from now on they new that every time they looked up they new that Jesus was looking down on them.

Thank a lot to google images and www.freewebs.com/catholicweb/ for letting me use you picture
                                                           The END

Roasting Marshmallows

Creamy and mushy,Tangy and sweet,
Roasting marsh mallows is really a treat.
Caremal bit's and black bit's as the other girls were playing sing star hits
Scorching and boiling,puffy and pink,
it was a perfect match to a hot chocolate drink.
 Once it has cooked take a big bite 
then after a few days you will notice you'll be as                                      tall as a KITE!!!

Thank you to www.eatingwell.com and to Google images for letting me use this picture