Thursday, December 19, 2013

Year 8 Graduation 2013 - Future Aspirations

In this video our Year 8 students this year will share with you their future aspirations.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where is the Love? by The Black Eye Peas - My speech presentation by Misimoa

This is a presentation I have created that analyses my song I chose that represents peace called 'Where is the love' by the Black Eye Peas. 

The Start of a New Journey - another poem by Deandra

                                             The Beginning Of A New Journey:

The journey of a thousand miles only begins when you choose to make a change or a difference in your life for yourself,
Though remember that you have family and friends who will support you through the difficult times,
You rule your life like how you see it fit,
No one can tell you where or when you shall change your bad ways,
But they can guide you through the darkness of depression and urge you to head into the bright light of positivity and change,
Your life long journey is one you will never forget because it goes on throughout your life and through the afterlife,

This short paragraph sums up the idea of a new journey . . .

The road can go ever so long until there is no road to follow,
But luckily you have a longer road ahead of you because the road I speak of is one that can lead you to your future destination whether it is good or bad it doesn’t matter as long as you start a new journey no matter what happens to you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Unpacking the Lyrics - Lean on Me - Lyrics Analysed by Deandra

Lean On Me By Glee

WALT use our analysing skills.

Part of the song
What is the main idea(s) in this part of the song?
Give an example from the text that supports this idea.
Give another example from the text that supports this idea.
Express your viewpoint by synthesising what you have analysed.
-Do you agree with this part of the song? Why/why not?
Verse 1
The main idea in verse one is that in everyone’s lives we all suffer pain and we all grieve with sorrow, but we also are wise enough to live until tomorrow.
“ Sometimes in our lives, We all have pain, We all have sorrow. ”
“ But if we are wise we know that there is always tomorrow. ”

The first verse expresses how life is cruel in serious matters but in return we state our position, and make certain that we have a wise choice in our good fortune and fate.
The main idea in the chorus is that no matter what the problem is you will always have someone to lean on, like taking a friend of a family member for example.
“ Lean on me!
When you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend,
I’ll help you carry on . ”
“For it won’t be long till i’m gonna need somebody to lean on.”

The chorus states some sort of comfort and empathy for the person in need of comfort or sympathy, but though we all have that kind of nature buried within us we all express it everyday in all that we do whether in motion or words.
it somehow the emotion of need is always there.
Verse 2
The main idea in the second verse
is that you should just ask and your friends will help.
Please! (please)
swallow your pride (pride)
if I have things
you need to borrow
“(For) for no one can fill
those of your needs”

The second verse has a meaning of providing and giving which is repaid through an emotional debt of guidance, tolerance, listening, and helpful kindness.
Verse 3
The main idea in the third verse is to let your troubles free, so you may breathe easily.
“ So just call (call) on me brother (Hey)
When you need a hand (When you need a hand)”
“When you need somebody to lean on
(I just might have a problem that you’ll understand)”
The third verse has a moral of lending a caring ear to the one who needs to let the tormenting bird of troubles out to catch the first essences of freedom and fresh air that calms and soothes us when we have just let out a heavy burden that clung to our shoulders.
Verse 4

The main idea in the fourth verse is that if we have a load of burdens to be rid of, all we need to do is let it all out.
“ Lean on me If (If) there is a load (there is a load) you have to bare (you have to bare) that you can carry, I’m higher (Higher ) right on the road and I’ll share your load.”
Call me (I'm calling)
Call me (when you need a friend)
Call me (call me)
Call me (call me) (when you need a friend)
Call me (when you need a friend)
Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me (any time of day
Call me. ”
The fourth verse expresses a lot of encouragement, comfort, and love through words that can only be expressed through feeling and emotion like how we all have pain in our lives and how that pain turns to sorrow and regret.

Though we have many things to discover in life we are always in the presence of comfort and encouragement from our family and friends.

Unpacking Lyrics of One of my Favourite songs - A Speech by Lua

This is my speech presentation for Term 4 that I have created. 
My speech is about people selling drugs and people dying from gunshots. I hope when you
read this that you see the clear message that I have stated in the text. Hope you enjoy viewing.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drink Driving and Peace by Mavis

In class throughout the week we wrote poems and created raps. As a group we made a rap called "If You Drink And Drive" a topic given to us by our teacher but influenced by the truth of the reckless results of drinking and driving. 
Drink and Driving.
If you drink and drive you might as well die,
Cause you can’t hide from the truth and build on the lies
Cause your test will decide weather drinking was yo CRIME.
Now you're feeling pretty pitty laying cold in a hospital bed
Busted car, busted head
You had a friend but now he’s DEAD

Get this message through your head:

For my individual poem I wrote the poem below



In the breezes of the street
defining the term free
It’ll come to be
what we want is peace

In the path of the sun

lays what’s done.

The past’s craft

the futures draft.

While the blood is red

with the war creating dead.

people losing their heads

cannot rest on their beds.

Enjoy the hours,
the sun setting with the flowers.
As rain pours down
creating showers.

Fall and Die

leaving someone to cry
death never lies
so no one denies
don’t fear death
fear being alive.
but peace is what we realise

What is mine
will define.
That I want peace
sprouting between the trees.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Misimoa's Attempt at Rhyming


I run like the wind at every game I win.
When I kick the ball it fly’s into the air,
when I come back down I look like Chase blair.

Mate Ma’a Tonga and Toa samoa are hungry for some moa.
Be scared because we own a chicken store.
I’m the new samoan thor
I’ll take down your front door
There’s gonna be war.
You're gonna hear me roar.
There’s a new law
Bump off’s and fights,
You’ll be out the door,
I’m one of  Fantastic 4,
who does not snore.

One day I’ll play for samoa,
and you’ll be in the crowd cheering “Misimoa.”
I’ll be under the goal post getting a big score.

I’m not a simile because it’s just me,
I’m flash like Bolt fending off trouble going to achieve my goal.
That’s my future, I don’t wanna be a tutor and the names not Misi it’s Freddie Kruger.
Don’t call me a loser because I got all the fame.

you should be ashamed because your skills are lame.



We were all given it for a reason.
To live or to die? or just live your life like a lie.
At points you can be sad or others even more bad.
You have family that care,
Friends that are rare
So live your life and ignore all this strife.
You’ve been through alot
So leave this all behind
And take control of what's going through your mind
For I am too kind.
To commit any sort of crime.
Life could be hard sometimes.

So be yourself because an original is worth more than a copy. 
I say, Live life to the fullest.

Friendship Til The End of Time by Deandra

Our inquiry topic this term is about Rhythm, Rap and Rhyme - Creating Peaceful Times. This week we are required to write a poem related to the topic about peace. I have decided to write my poem about peaceful friendships. This is my own original ideas and I'm very proud of the poem I have written. Enjoy reading my craft.

Friendship, bent and twisted to create the forming sources of love and care,
That of course is what all friends share,
Competitive behaviour, secrets, and scandals,
Cause chaos between two bountiful friendly souls, and twist their emotional handles,

False Love, Guys, and money,
Play with the friendship of many who find their life within friendship as sweet as honey,
Tolerance, Peace, and Empathy is important to those who are not vulnerable but approachable,

Today friends all over the world whether black, white, tan or brown have been known to watch each others backs,
To help their friends in their needing of times when they are too busy building up their stacks,

Nobody, not a single soul would leave a good friend to fend for themselves in the battle against people and the cruel world,
But for those to just throw away that precious friendship into the trash,

Well they certainly will have no one to turn to in their need of help or comfort when their life ends with a flash,
Remember your friend is like your sister or brother and you will do anything to make sure they are in safe hands even if you have to break their fragile trust.

By Deandra

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our 2013 Manaiakalani Film Festival Presenters

Thank you to Mavis and Misimoa for being fabulous presenters at the Manaiakalani Film Festival. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Finders Keepers

Sometimes you lose things and gain things but at the end of the day its is important to take care of your belongings or else it will be the finders keepers game.


Manaiakalani Film Festival 2013 - Our School Movies - Movie Trailer

Click play to view the trailer of the movies our school have made for the Manaiakalani Film Festival this year. 

Manaiakalani Film Festival Trailer - Tamaki Primary School Movies from Tamaki Primary on Vimeo.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Halloween by Mavis

Ola! For writing this week me and other students my years had to write a narrative as practise for our assessment next week. I,along with other students discovered we all shared a desire to write a narrative based on the theme horror. Here is my story.

Two girls fell into the depths of the dark water that lay waiting in the centre of the coal mine.Then as the eclipse dawned on the water. Two girls

Crawling out of her split open stomach, invading the ebony ground, gorged out poison infected by blood and spewing with maggots. They dig deeper into her flesh biting harder into the bone. Guts trickle out of the corner of her sewn mouth. Her chest wide open infused by the anguish of her revolting and grotesque death is pounding with dead centipedes flinching and crippling with vomit.She dips her finger into her chest and shoves it into the space big enough to fit it. She smears it around the inside of her mouth enjoying the taste.

She drives herself deeper into the heart of the coal mine vomiting and groaning.
“Muere’s here  Muere is starving”
Screams ripped through the coal, sending ancient bone rattling around the tunnels. Her eyes flicked around. Foot steps stumbled forward. Haunting screams of pain,disdain and disgust ruptured her decaying ears. Into the mouth of a girl. Digging deeper into her flesh, thirsty for more lay an Asesino Bug (killer bug) it lept up further and further. Tripping over exploded intestines,shrivelling kidneys,drained livers and a cracking heart the bug fell into the eye socket shoving the eyeball out as it made itself more visible to the dying eye as a bug drenched with blood.

Another child ran forward unaware of the dangers that would befall him. He yelped as he came upon the bodies.
“Oh mother of satan”
The two girls latched onto his scent chasing him through the tunnels wondering why their prey was running. Denahi threw his backpack down onto the ground he cried out
“Somebody help me!Please!”

At the tunnels up ahead he saw one of the tunnels were pitch black while the other was illuminated by the glory of light. It filtered through the tunnel and bursting with happiness. Autumn leaves lay crinkled down the path. Sounds of the wind running past the cracks whispered into his ears. Pulling him closer to the exit, closer to dreams.He slithered into the tunnel, the two girl were following behind him unaware that their hideous mutations were fading..fading into the dark.

He clambered up the whole he found up ahead he. Thinking he escaped horror he started slipping to a slower climbing pace. He felt something scratching at his legs. Finally that something had a grip on his leg. He turned down to find Muere and Ariana-Blue grinning foolishly. He heaved himself to the top  finally he felt the hard skin start to soften under the daylight. He turned around to see the girls that went missing 5 years ago at the age of 10. They were his sisters. They grinned from ear to ear and sighed in unison
“We do belong here”
Muere stated
"People called my Muere so I got a liking to it and adapted to it oh but seriously guys my name Nina"

Muere - Death
Asesino - Killer
Ariana Blue & Nina my own characters

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Year 8 Camp TERM 4, Week 2 2013 - By Lua

Year 8 Camp Term 4 2013 - Tupou

This is a presentation that I have created. It has all theinformation that the year eight's done at camp piha. Hope you enjoy viewing.

Monday, October 21, 2013

I'm Excited about this week's camp with my Year 8 peers.

What I am looking forward to for the year eight's camp is having fun with all of friends before we all go off to college next year so I want to try make memory's with all of them in our last year in intermediate.
I feel excited that we are going because of all of the fun activities that we are going to do and all of the team building. I look forward to going camp with friends Misimoa and Tim because I get to have fun with them for one week and we get to fun activities with each other so we can have memory's when we are all separated next year.

Bongo Time by Caprice

This is my Bongo's presentation. It is about the performance and fun we had as we watched the performers use different and weird looking instruments to create an amazing beat with lyrics. Basically, a song! Be sure to leave me some comments which include FF and FB for my next blog post!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holiday Description by Mavis

During the holidays I took what I would describe as a rather interesting trip to me favourite food place. We were given the task of describing  something exciting that happened in our holidays and in my world getting food is exciting! I hope you enjoy reading my description.

Ice erupted in my spine poisoning my body with goosebumps infecting every inch of my body. My heart advanced to a pounding pace. Blood flooded my ears, clogging them and preventing any proper words crawling into my ear. The wind bit at my skin but the warmth of the sun overpowered this frigid bite. My stomach  was a pit of hunger, tempting me to scream. Desperation for food thundered through my stomach inspiring another wave of sadness to roll over me. The hairs on my neck crawled to a standing position as we drove further up.

My eyes flickered over the site in front of me. The charcoal black road,the lush green of the towering trees, the blinding strips of white dividing the cars from each other.The velvet coat of the seat, swinging around as the wind ran through it causing a disturbance in its perfectly fine condition. Then a wave of colours sprinted past as strangers strolled past waving,pointing and messaging each other. I rolled my eyes...I thought we ALL had lives to live...apparently not today. Dropping their wrappers carelessly into the open environment.

Laughing and tapping crept into my ear chasing away the easy going swoosh of the car. The screech of another car coming up behind me scarred my ears. It haunted me, poking and teasing me as it hung around. It was followed by an impatient bark of a the man behind me. Anger hissed inside my head. The pavement crunched under numerous shoes.Nike's,Puma's and there was the occasional pair of high heels. I absorbed the sounds savouring how naturally it belonged in Glenn Innes.

Spices hit my nose like a round house punch leaving me begging for another sniff. Then it was quickly smothered with fried potatoes, people sweating and even milkshakes. I caught a whiff of perfume. My sister just had to. The car smelt normal aside perfume but it was perfectly normal. The carpet smelt like you're average home carpet, the coated seats smelling like everyday seats.Oh well.

Then came the magical moment the lady handed over what we wanted. Our prize of the day. My sister's friend handed it over to the back. We gave our thanks and drove home satisfied of what we scored. We took it to the kitchen. I took a big,loud slurp savouring the flavour. I took a bite of chicken. My favourite types of chicken. Goodness. It tasted divine,sublime,beautiful it tasted like my favourite meal. KFC was a pleasant start to my afternoon