Saturday, August 31, 2013

My life update

Hi to all you people in the world. I know I haven't posted In a while, that's just because I've been really busy moving to Australia! I now live in Melbourne, in a two story unit in Water Garden Mews, Sydenham. I really like my new school, friends, teachers, and class mates. Plus I'm going to my first camp in AUS on Monday! Its so exciting! Wish me luck. Until next time readers.

PS : I really miss you NZ, Pt England, and Pt England school! = D


Friday, June 21, 2013

Prospective student - MaryL, Jorja, Jouan

As the young boy gripped tenuously on the unstable rock, it suddenly fell and he was left dangling on the ledge of a mountain. As quickly as he could he reacted and struggled to climb out of the situation he was in. Relieved and exhausted he was glad that he had reached his destination. At long last he had finally reached the dojo and thought to himself “My dream of becoming a kung fu master is finally here”. I hope the sensei accepts me”, hopes the boy.

Anxious and curious he knocked on the dojo door with no idea on what to expect. Suddenly the huge door opened and standing in front of the boy was the sensei. To show respect the young boy bowed, but the sensei pointed directly to his right and slammed the door. The young boy was confused and he thought to himself “What a waste of time”.

By not giving up and losing faith the young boy thought he had to prove himself worthy by meditating all day and night til the morning sunrise. Still deep in meditation, the boy did not realize that the Sensei was standing in front of him. The boy opened one lazy eye and once again the Sensei pointed to his right and slammed the door.

The hopeless boy dropped his head in sadness and walks away. Suddenly he had changed his emotions, from depressed to furious. He stormed back to the dojo and karate kicked the enormous door down. The sensei came out again. “I challenge you to a karate battle!” demanded the boy. The sensei pointed in frustration to his right. Turning his head the boy notice the sign that the sensei had been pointing at. “PLEASE USE THE SIDE ENTRANCE!” said the sign. Embarrassed and feeling dumb the boy curled his arms up like a girl and walked onwards.

Writen by: MaryL, Jorja, Jouan 

Monday, June 17, 2013

The hut

It was a cold, dark, gloomy night. I stumbled upon an abandoned hut deep in the heart of the forest. I was just about to enter the hut when suddenly I heard leaves rustling. I told myself it was just the strong wind blowing the autumn leaves around. But then I saw a dark shadow from the corner of my eye. I ran in the spooky hut, and hid in the dusty corner.

It became silent.... I tried to contact my parents on my cellphone, but there was no signal. I heard leaves rustling once more, but this time it got louder and louder. Then I saw the shadow at the entry of the hut. I grabbed a large stick next to me and shouted “Stay back! Leave me alone! AHHHHHHHHH!!!”

But as the shadow got closer I started to see the face of the mysterious figure. It was one of the policemen trying to look for “the missing girl who had mysteriously disappeared a week ago!” “It’s ok I’m not going to hurt you. Are you Miss Luna?” The officer asked. “YES! YES I AM!” I ran to him and we went back home. One month later... I am now back at school, living my normal life again! Safe and sound with my two bodyguards. And I NEVER went or even thought about going to that horrible forest ever again.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Making Ice Cream!

Can Room 15 make ice cream using 3% fat milk?

Equipment + Ingredients
Equipment -
Small Zip-loc bag
Big Zip-loc freezer bag
Hand towel or Gloves to stop your hands from freezing!

Vanilla essence
Crushed ice


1. Mix 1/2 cup of Milk, 1/2 TSP of Vanilla essence and 1 TBSP of Sugar in the Small Zip-loc bag. Make sure that before you close the bag to take as much air out of it first, then seal tightly.

2. Put 1 or 2 cups of Crushed ice in the Big Zip-loc freezer bag and dust with 1 or 2 TBSP of Salt.  

3. Place the Small Zip-loc bag with Milk mixture into the Big Zip-loc freezer bag with Ice and Salt and seal tightly, also remember let as much air as you possibly can out of the bag before sealing.

4. And now for the fun part. Cover the bags in your towel or put your gloves on. And shake the bags for five to ten minutes. The check your mixture to see if it is ready. If it is no longer a liquid texture and more of a ice creamy one then it is ready, If it is still soft then continue shaking for a little while longer.    

My ice cream went from vanilla flavored milk to... an actual ice cream! Plus it was super delicious! It was just like what an ice cream should be.  
And our ice cream was a lot healthier than the ones you can get in the supermarket shelves!

Further Questions or Research to Do.

What happens if we use different flavored milk?
Why do we need to put salt on the ice?
How will the ice cream turn out if we use a different kind of milk? Like trim and lactose free ext.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Heart Attack Grill

What I think -
I think that THAG (The Heart Attack Grill)  must not be allowed to open in New Zealand! Infact I think it shouldn't be allowed to operate anywhere in the world!!! The world and everyone in it doesn't need that kind of fatty food!

Reason 1 -
The reason I think that The Heart Attack Grill should shut down is because of the amount of fat they have in their food.  
Evidence -
The owner himself said to the world that his food is bad for your health and well being! He knows what the food does to people, but still sells it anyway! Jon Basso is the founder of The Heart Attack Grill said “THIS IS DANGEROUS!!!” And the restaurant's motto is “Taste worth dying for!” Literally DYING  for!

Reason 2 -
You would think that The Heart Attack Grill stops at heaps of fat in their food right? WRONG!!! Their food may also kill people with a very bad case of obesity! Yes, KILL!  
Evidence -
There are signs around the restaurant that says “If you're over 350 pounds... EAT FOR FREE!” So that encourages people that are already overweight to get fatter, which leads to obesity! Recently my grandmother’s brother in-law died because of obesity. And it can happen to one of your family members too. Even The Heart Attack Grill’s very own spokesperson, Blair River, died because of serious pneumonia.

Reason 3 -
Jon Basso is promoting his restaurant using his customers and Blair’s death! He says that his food is telling people that the USA needs shock surgery to cure obesity. And says that people need to stop eating fat full foods.

Counter argument -
Is Jon really spreading the word about fatty foods? Maybe so, but still he is selling food that may kill people. Is he trying to send out an important message or just making money and promoting his restaurant?

I truly believe that The Heart Attack Grill should not be allowed to open in NZ.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Today instead of doing work at school like any other day, my class made fresh bread with Ms King’s mum or as we call her mama king. It was a lot of fun and very sticky. We used this recipe to make the bread: 30 minute bread. Try it at home and I just know you will love it.

When Ms King was just a little girl, mama king teached other adults how to make her delicious fast bread. Ms King told us she would always look forward to wednesday mornings because there would always be fresh yummy bread waiting for her at the kitchen!

I don’t know about the other people in my class but I am very greatful to mama king for taking to time out of her day just to teach us how to make bread. THANK YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH MAMA KING!!! Ms King told us that our class might make... ICE CREAM next week. I hope we will cause I LOVE LOVE LOVE ICE CREAM!

Math baskets

Maths Measurement Movie... TJD from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - that power

The most amazing thing just happened at my school. A super special visitor just came, can you guess who it was???? HINT: the frontman of a band called... BLACK I PEAS!!! Thats right the man himself! The amazing, the spectacular, WILL.I.AM!!! He just gave us an amazing gift. 100,000$ to the manaiakalani education trust!  
Untitled ft justin biber: THAT POWER

Ms.King told us to listen to this song and write down what we thought the lyrics mean.
I think that this song mean’s - never give up, make your dreams a reality and like in the lyrics “I got that power!” Everyone has a chance to make their dream real. So if your chance comes, be sure to take it! I also thought that the song reflects his childhood. Heres the story!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week 1 of the holidays

Hey people,
How's your holiday going? If your a student on a holiday from school, that is. I hope you are enjoying it. You know, the thing I love about holidays is that there is no homework to do. An
d how you can stay in bed and not worry about the time, and lots more.

This holiday I have my brothers and I have been staying home (boring), and almost everyday swimming (not boring!). We are also signed up for swimming lessons at the lagoon panmure. FUN!!! Also just today my family found out our time for our oath taking for my families New Zealand citizenship! I will be a official kiwi! Awesome!!!  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Prince's and princess's

Once upon a time the fairy princess Samantha set off or on an adventure to find her true fairy prince.

Everyday she would slowly pack her stuff for her day. She would save fairy dust that her mother gave her. She was finally ready.

But one day, all the Fairy men died of fairy eating zombies and only lady fairies were left.

Samantha was crushed. Her worst nightmare came to true, her enemy must have made the zombies. Why did they do that?

Because of that, she travelled far far away to find a prince that truly loved her.

She finally arrived at a magical land that had no zombies and had princes and Princesses!

She was determined to find a fairy prince. That land had a Lot of single fairies.

After that she meet up with a fairy prince name. They did something together. Until finally she found her love and they were together for 3 years!

Ever since that, they had a child and have been married for 3 years until they divorced.

The moral of the story is finding your true soul mate who is honest, loving and caring fairy prince and everyone has that some where in them.


Monday, April 8, 2013


Every morning I would take my dog for a walk through the old park outside of town. One day as we walked through the frosty park I noticed a small shimmer of light on the icy ground. First I thought it was just the sun reflecting its light on the frost but as we got closer the light grew brighter. I knelt down to see what it really it was. “A key!?” I yelled, confused. What's this key doing way out here? I thought. “This park has been deserted for years, I wonder who left it here???

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The cup song.

Have you watched the movie "Pitch perfect"? If you haven't then you should totally watch it. Anyway I watched it not so long ago. And since then I was addicted to the cup song.

Beca one of the lead actors in the film made up the "cup song." Now if you look on youtube there are a lot of people that love her song. Most of them even made there own versions of the song or just copied it. Either way I am addicted to the cup song and thought that you might like it too. I hope you do!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spongebob and Patrick Surfing

Today Miss King told us to do that same writing challenge as yesterday. This time we have to add
action and detail to the Spongebob Squarepants Surf Short #1. Again, Hope you like my story...

One beautiful sunny day down in the deep blue sea, Spongebob and his best friend Patrick, were down at the beautiful Goo lagoon. They were working on their surfing skills.
“WooooW!” Sponge bob screamed as he was tumbled over by the huge waves. Patrick shook his head in disappointment “Oooo.” Light bulb/ Idea! Patrick thought. 
Jumping on to his surfboard, he grabbed a bottle of glue from his back pocket and yelled “Apply the sauce!” and he stuck his feet firmly to his board. Once in the water, Patrick entered a huge wave. “I will not be separated from this surfboard” He told himself. 
At the end of the barrel there was a big, sharp rock! Spotting the rock, Patrick panicked “Rock! Separate! Separate!” he screamed in horror. SPLIT! He separated from his skeleton! The skeleton landed on the soft white sand as his skin floated into shore. “I like your sandals,” marveled Patrick’s skeleton. Patrick’s flat skin with the piece of the surfboard still stuck on each foot replied “Thanks we’re inseparable.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dory and Marlin - Just Keep Swimming

Today Miss King gave us a writing challenge. We had to write about Finding Nemo. The challenge is to add action and detail to the speech. Which is when Dory singing Just Keep swimming. Hope you like my story...
Down in the deep blue sea at the edge of a sea cliff, depressed Marlin lay on a rock. He was worried about his son Nemo who had been caught by divers. Swimming up to him, Dory questioned Marlin happily, “Hey Mr Grumpy Gills When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do?” Marlin sadly mumble "I don’t want to know what you gotta do.” “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming What do we do? We swim swim,” Dory sang cheerfully, while pulling Marlin by the fin down the sea cliff. Marlin whispered, “Dory, No singing.” Dory just ignored him and just kept singing “I love to swim. When you want to swim.” Suddenly, “See I'm gonna get stuck now with that song now it’s in my head!” Marlin yelled in anger! Dory stopped singing immediately. “Sorry.” she replied.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wacky Surfing Dog! (story)

“Good morning (woof woof!)” I barked at my master. I am a dog and my name is Rockie. “Hey buddie.” My master replied getting up from bed. “Woof” I barked. “Lets have some breakfast.” He said. So we went down stairs. As a dog you may know we like to howl at the mailman and get the mail, I do that every morning. As I eat my breakfast my master reads the newspaper.

“Hey Rockie, do you want to join the wacky dog SURFING competition this year?!” my master asked me. “Woof! (NO!) ” I answered him. But he doesn't understand! So he believed what he wanted, which is “yes please!” but I said the total opposite. Our entry was the last one to be accepted because the competition was on the next day! So I had no time to practice, I have never surfed my entire life! I was terrified! “Don’t worry Rockie, It’s just like skateboarding and swimming but combined!” my master said in confidence. Knowing that I felt a bit better because I know how to skateboard, not to brag I’m pretty good at it and I LOVE swimming!

The next day, I was in my safety gear and my wacky lion costume ready to surf! I decided to wear my lion costume to the competition, after all it is a WACKY dog surfing competition. Getting to the beach where the big surfing competition was held, I was still terrified. I saw a lot of other dogs of all shape and sizes and all sorts of WACKY costumes. I guess it’s not just me wearing a WACKY/stupid costume, I thought. We got to the starting line, my master strapped me onto the the board, “You can do this, just try not to fall off!” he said. “READY... SET... GO!!!” And off we went. At first I was wobbly but then I remember my skateboarding skills. Suddenly I was balanced and calm, I wanted to stay like that for the rest of the time.

Balancing on my glittering blue, I past all of the other dogs that were in front of me! I thought it was smooth sailing from there but cats was I wrong! It just got harder and harder as the weather got worse. Waves tumbled most of the other dogs behind me. On top of my out balanced board, I gripped on tightly, so not to fall off. There were many rocks poking out of the sea unexpectedly. Carefully passing many obstacles the sea has given me, I saw my saviour from all this madness, the finish line! “You can do this, fight FIGHT!” I motivated myself. In the end I was floating past the finish line. I was #1!!! “You did it Rockie; you're the winner!” Yelled my master. “WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!!!!” I howled proudly. THE END

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs are treats for kids on Easter. But when you think about it How do Easter eggs relate to the Easter story? Well I have been reading some Easter stories for kids and also Easter stories for bigger people. But really how the heck do the Easter stories have anything to do with Easter eggs?

Personally, I believe the catholic version of the Easter story. From my readings I have found out that Easter eggs actually symbolize A new day or rebirth and new life. Also most Easter eggs are hollow because of the tomb that Jesus was buried in. Now chocolate eggs are used for most Easter activities. Such as the traditional Easter egg hunt!   

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Ally Ferguson is a spoiled, vain little girl who loves to sing. But one day she got sick of just singing to herself. Time for the world to hear the voice of Ally Ferguson, thought Ally! “Dad I want to be on X-factor!” She exclaimed. Gently dad answered back “Anything for you princess.” Minutes later she had an audition set for the next day.
Ally got in to her favorite dress and rode off to the audition. Suddenly the car stopped! “What happened?!” cried Ally.”Engine on fire, GET OUT!” yelled the driver. They all ran out. “My audition, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mysterious Black Hole (part 2)

If you had a mysteriously magical black hole what would you do with it? Would you be greedy?
Would you share it? There’s no telling what you could do. Until you do it. I have experienced this before. Hi I’m Jewel, and I am going to tell you all about how I got fired from work because of my temptation from a little piece of paper.

I’m now currently living in with my sister and her son because I am money, no job and nowhere else to go. I am poorer than you can imagine. Now I am relying on my sister to fill all of my needs for me. Until of course she gets sick of me and kicks me out of the house. How did I end up like this you ask, well it was like this...

I was just at the park with my niece, minding my own business (I was doing a favor for my sister.) Then out of the blues, a piece paper landed on my face. I screamed non stop until it fell on the ground. My niece was staring at me like I was crazy then just kept playing. I picked it up from the middle of the paper and my hand went straight through the black hole! Which was illustrated on the paper. Before I could investigate, my niece asked “Auntie I’m bored can we go home now?” “Sure,” I answered back.

“Hi Mummy,” said Analise.(Analise is my niece's name and Joey is my sister.) Joey answered back, “Hi honey”. “Thanks for taking her to the park Jewel, you were a big help,” Joey thanked me. I said back, “Huh ohh it was nothing, I’d better be going home now.” “Ohh ok,” she said.

As soon as I got home I shut all the curtains, windows and doors. I locked myself up in my room to investigated the piece of paper. I put my hand through the black hole again, just to be sure I wasn't seeing things. But I’m sure I was. It happened again, my hand went straight through. Now I was terrified and curious! So I just kept experimenting with it for a few more days and found out it’s true power.

It can go through things! For example: I brang it to work one day to test it out. I used it on the vending machine. While no one was looking I got a picnic bar out for free using the black hole. I got more and more tempted by it. Before I knew it, I stole heaps of things from, I don’t even know where!

One day I did something that cost me my job, my whole life! I was super obsessed that time I didn’t know what I was doing, I just did it. It was way over the top, it was sky high crazy. Did I tell you that I worked at a jewelry store. Can you guess what I did? That’s right I stole all the jewelry in the store! Alarms went off, police came. I was in jail for three years. I never saw the Black Hole again. And I never want to.

Well that’s my story. I know it’s tragic but it had a good ending, sort of. The question still remains, what would you do?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Christchurch and Kaikoura

I'm back! From where you ask. My holiday of course. My family and I went to the airport after school because we were going to Christchurch! But only for the weekend. Do you want to here about my holiday? OK.

After a long hot, painful day at school. I came home hoping to have a nice rest and maybe even have a nap. But that did not happen. I had to dig thought my all of my clothes and pack the in the backpack. Because we had to catch a plane to Christchurch. For a small holiday. It was perfect and bad timing. Because I really need a holiday and I also need a rest. And as you now air planes are not the best place to rest.

When we finally got out of the plane we rented a car. Just  when we thought the long boring trip was over... we still had to drive all the to Kaikoura (Two hours away from Christchurch). To make it clear It is like 11:30 at NIGHT!!!

It was harder for my dad than me because he was the one driving. While the rest of us are have an uncomfortable sleep. Later that night... we finally reached the house we were going to stay in. I was way to tired to change into my PJ's. So I just fell strait onto my bed and slept. In the morning I woke up well rested as you can see in the photo!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rules of capture the flag

Capture The Flag from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This movie up the top is my class playing the game.
Have you ever heard of a game called Capture the flag? Well if you haven’t and you want to know how to play it, then this is the story for you.

There are two teams, each team have a boundary. And in each boundary the is a half circle, contained in the circle is a flag. The taggers job is to obviously protect the flag.Tenacity the aim of the game is to run pass all of the taggers, get into the half circle grab the flag and try to run back to your own boundary, without being tagged on the way there. In the two teams there are taggers and runners rescuers. But if you do get tagged you must sit down and wait for someone in your team to rescue you.Remember this game is all about honesty. So if you get tagged then just sit down. If you do manage to get the flag back to your side then your team wins!

When you have any spare time you should try this game it’s a great way to get your daily fitness and have fun at the same time.

Monday, February 11, 2013


This weekend was the best! Do you want to hear about it? Ok since you really want to know. It went something like this...

On a beautiful saturday morning, I thought I would be stuck inside the house all day, again. “Boring right”. But instead we went Shopping. Totally not boring :D! Did I mention that my grandmother who lives in America sent us a package, a lot of the clothes were mine. So I didn’t by any new clothes only a whole heap of accessories.

 I had 10 dress rehearsals that day. I love going SHOPPING! I hope you do too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

“Lollipop Moment”

What is a “Lollipop Moment”? 

A time when you do something nice to a person and it helps them. Whether it’s a big thing or small.What is the main message behind this story?

What is the main message behind this story?

Make a difference to the world, help out someone in need. No matter how small the act that you did.

How could you help create “Lollipop Moments” in your family or school?

Making Lollipop Moments are as simple as throwing your rudish in the bin.
This is a video called “Lollipop Moments” it is a very interesting. Well at least I think so. The star or the guy telling the story is Drew Dudley. He made a persons life completely change by doing a very small act of kindness. Witch I think is so cool.

Lollipop Moments are most of the time unxpected. They can happen any time and at any place. Sometimes you don’t even know you're having a “Lollipop Moment”. A “Lollipop Moment” can be a small thing or a big thing. It’s as easy as helping a friend in need. Lollipop Moments is basically helping out. As Mr. Dudley said “Everything you do for your self, you do for others around you. Your actions, no matter how small, effects others.”

Monday, February 4, 2013


New Year 2013 Jouan from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

This is a quick movie that I made. It's kind of like a school new year reclusion. But for school. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Holidays are over. NO!

I don't want to go back, not yet! But I don't really have a choice. The holidays have been awesome, I don't want it to end. I guess time does fly when your having fun. I mean look at this photo I am having so much fun.

On the other hand I'm ready for school. Well as ready as I'll ever be. Even if I don't want to go back. But I have to. Well wish me luck, I think I'm going to need it! By the way school starts tomorrow!