"Do what you like and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Suess

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

End of year Evaluations

Reading Evaluation:

Writing Evaluation:

"My Time at NPS"

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Year 8 Dinner

Last night was the year 8 dinner, and it was AMAZING! We spent the whole day setting it all up, putting all the decorations around the hall, including paper flowers in the entrance way which took FOREVER to put up! The archway looked awesome- it had leaves, ferns and branches twisted into it, and also fairy lights!
The night started at 6:30, all the girls had dresses and hair done up, and the guys wore tuxes. It was a really fun night; getting heaps of photos taken, watching everyone's year 8 videos, and listening to Jude, the guest speaker's, inspiring speech. Mitchell and Charlotte did a good job hosting the night and telling us funny stories from when we were younger.
It was heaps of fun, a truly amazing evening, and I can't wait for college next year!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Year 8 Dinner Preparations

We have been busy preparing for the year 8 Dinner, which is this Thursday! As I'm on the committee, I've been helping make the decorations, which are different shaped bottles with wool around them, and flowers and pom pom's in the bottles. We have also been organizing photos, and practicing the year 8 Song. I can't wait for the Dinner, but we have to finish heaps of preparations first!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


We have started swimming this week at the Ngatea Pools. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is my swimming times. Yesterday I had my first session because on Monday it was athletics. It was great to dive into the pool again, as I haven't been swimming is ages! We did a few lengths of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and even dolphin dives; then we had free time. It is a great way cool down in the New Zealand summer sun, and a great way to end Primary school...almost! 

HP Athletics

On Monday I had Hauraki Plains Athletics which was held at he Hugh Hayward domain. I competed in the 80m, 200m and 800m.  It was a very hot day, and full of enthusiasm! In the 80m I came 4th in the finals, for 800m I came 6th, and the 200m finals I finished up 3rd :)
I also competed in the relay for Ngatea Primary school 12+ girls, along with Sophie.M, Charlotte and Jesse, we won our relay, and Ngatea also won every other relay!
I am really proud of my efforts, and all the other Ngatea students too!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NPS Athletics!

On Monday we had our Ngatea School athletics! It was sunny day for it too.We started the day off with high jump, but because it took so long we couldn't finish and had to go to our next event. I cam 4th in  the 80m sprint, and 4th in the finals, 4th in the 800m, 1st in the 200m heat and 4th in the final! So i will be going to Hauraki Plains Athletics for those events!
I was in our Kapui house relay, we came 2nd, in I also was in a mixed group with Sophie.M, Jesse and Sam Harvey against the teachers and parents, where we came 1st!!
It was a good day!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MADE Awards

Last night was the Made Awards Ceremony, (Movie And Digital Excellence.) Because our group's film  came in the top 7 for our category, we went to the event to see who was the overall winner! There were heaps of people there, and some people had entered from all the way down in Invercargill!! The categories were; Storytelling, Documentary, Commercial, Music Video, Static and Manipulated image. Our film was in the year 7&8 Storytelling category. It was awesome to see snippets of all the other films, and we ended up coming Runners up for our category! We won a $100 gift voucher for Noel Lemmings! It was an awesome night and we are all so proud for coming 2nd!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Today for Impact we filmed our third cooking show- Kiwiana Pavlova! It turned out really well, and tasted delicious too!
We just have to finish editing our Sushi Cooking Show, and then we can put that on our blog!
If you want to check out our first show, have a look on our blog: DD's Blog or our youtube channel: DD's Youtube

Monday, November 4, 2013


My Writing group, the Oreos, are writing a picture book for years 4 up. It's about a girl and boy who go on an adventure through a forest, discover a glitter pool, meet a mermaid and some pirates, and battle a friendly crocodile!
Here's a sneak peak of it, a paragraph that I wrote when they discover the beautiful 'Glitter Pool'

How much could small Bob and Jill hold?
But before the pair could grab it all,
Bob heard a scream, and saw Jill fall.

Into the deep dark pool she fell
So Bob took a breath, and followed as well.
Where was Jill? Bob was afraid,
but soon he found her talking to a mermaid!

She had golden hair and big blue eyes,
A shimmering tail, oh what a surprise!
She greeted Bob with a friendly smile,
and said “Why don’t you stay here for a while?”

We have almost finished it, and we will be able to start the illustrations soon!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

We have put our first cooking show onto youtube! Check it out using this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGJMOcHF-2M

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Calf Club

Yesterday was calf club, since I didn't have an animal, I helped in the tuck shop with Sophie Mischefski, Aimee Harris and Sally Barrier.
It was busy all day, but heaps of fun! Lots of kids and adults bought lollies, chocolate, drinks, juices and even coffee and tea! We made heaps of money for kids first!
There were heaps of lambs, goats and calves to look at, and everyone had a fun day out in the sun.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


For the past few weeks, we have been going down to the college to learn volleyball skills, with some of the year 12 students. We all got put in groups, with 1 or 2 college students. My coaches were Kyle and Sarah. I learnt heaps of new volleyball skills, I learnt how to dig, serve and set, and I learnt the rules of volleyball. On Wednesday, it was our final day, so everyone competed in a tournament. I had so much fun, and I improved heaps!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our Made Awards!

Our group, the Oreos, made a short film based on the book 'The End of the Alphabet, by Fluer Beale' to send into the Made Awards. We are all very proud of it, and it turns out we made it into the top 6 for all of the short films! So in November, we will be going over to the Mount for the Awards Ceremony, and hopefully we win! Here's our short film:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Term 3 Writing Evaluation

My Writing Evaluation for Term 3.

What writing Level are you at? Level 5
What level should you be at? Level 4
What goals have you achieved this term? -Be used as a proof reading expert- I achieved this because I became one of the writing mentors, to look over other children's writing in the school.
- review my writing to ensure that it meets its purpose.
use a range of strategies for editing and proof-reading my text to check meaning, accuracy, legibility- I think i have achieved this because I have gotten better at proof-reading my writing, but also editing my writing as I write.
What goals do you want to try and achieve next term?I want to try and achieve all of level 5, so some of the goals are...use vocabulary that includes subject –specific and/or technical terms.- I need to use more advanced vocabulary, so use vocabulary.com more often to help!
And I also want to achieve- use my writing to explain concepts, processes, theories, beliefs and opinions relevant to my purpose across the curriculum.


This term we focused on Lino Prints. Here is my self assessment, and also a photo of my finished product!

Printing Self Assessment

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Investigate and discuss printmaking processes.

To research artists and complete an artist study to enhance understanding of printmaking.  (Art Analysis)

Use line to create shapes and convey tone on their images.

Use tone to show light in portrait drawings and polystyrene prints and lino prints.

Use the printing process to produce a clear print.

To learn how to use printing tools.

Understand the importance of line, contours and texture to create a successful print.

Summary of my Lino Print
Making the Lino Print was harder than I expected it to be! I learnt how to use the Lino Cutters properly, (All though I did cut myself once, the very first time...!) I learnt how to properly cut the lino, using different strokes to give shape. While cutting my portrait out, I made sure that I left places un-cut around my face, to show positive and negative areas. If I were to do another Lino Print again,I would cut my hair out better, using a smaller blade, and add more finer strokes to better show which way my hair goes.  I would also try and leave the frame of my print clean, because it has ink all over it.

My Print

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Speechs and Arts festival.

Tuesday Night was the Hauraki Plain's Speech Finals! Oscar and I represented Ngatea for the Seniors, and Zoe and Tom for the juniors. There were 24 speeches, and lots of them were really interesting! I was nervous to present mine, but once I got into it, I was fine!! Tom came third for his division, Oscar came third for ours, and I came first! 2 years in a row, I am so proud! Everyone said that they loved my speech and it was very entertaining! I won a certificate and a $30 book voucher to Carsons.
I also had to say my speech at the NPS Art's Festival last night, and I performed in Jazz Band, Choir, and Luke.D and I hosted the evening. It was a really good night, Only a few things didn't go to plan, but I think everyone enjoyed it!
It has been a very busy week- I also found out that I came 3rd in the NIE Poetry competition, throughout the whole of New Zealand!!! For my Poem "The Face of Confusion!"
Next week is the last week of school, Disco, Pet Day and my Birthday! Can't wait!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Impact Update

An update on my impact progress- Last week we filmed our very first cooking show, along with Rose Douglas! It was a great success, and we made some delicious pizza in the process! We started editing it yesterday, it is taking longer than we expected, and we are about half way through. I can't wait to see the finished product, so make sure you check out our blog- http://deliciousdiners.blogspot.co.nz  when it comes out!!


On Thursday, I said my speech in front of Marama. My topic is "The Evolution of Language." It has the different 'Slang' language that each decade used commonly. My speech starts of with my generation, and how use use the word 'like' a lot and also text language. It then goes into the 90's, and also the 70's. I then go all the way back to the Shakespearean era! I am really proud of my speech, because it is informative, but also humorous! I made it into the Hauraki Plains speech finals, as well as Oscar!
Mr Fraser also got me to say my speech in front of the school at Assembly, which was nerve wracking, but I managed to get through it!!
I can't wait until the speech finals which is on Tuesday!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Paeroa to Thames Fun Run

On Sunday, I  participated in the Paeroa to Thames Run, for my school. There were loads of other primary and collage kids, and also a few adults. Our school entered 3 relay teams, a year 7&8 girls, a year 7&8 boys and a year 5&6 team. The total distance of the run was 30km, but we broke it up and did about 4-5 KM's each. Some adults ran the full 30km by themselves!
I ran about 4.5 k's, but it felt much longer! We ended up coming 4th out of all the primary schools, which is still pretty good!
It was a nice sunny day, and I had heaps of fun participating!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Daffidol Day

On Friday it was Daffidol day for our school. We all got dressed up in yellow, and enjoyed the sunny day outside with the 'Blokes' competing in different challenges. One was a stretcher challenge, where we had to make an able stretcher out of paper, tape and string that could carry some weight, through and obstacle course. Sophie and I raced our stretcher, even though we thought it would break! Our time was 19 seconds.
We also played the annual Staff VS Students Netball game! The students have only one once, in 2008. Since I am in Ngatea 1, my team played the staff. Us, the students, broke the tradition- we won the game, 16-5!
I am so proud of my Ngatea 1 team, and it was such a fun-filled day!

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Young Achievers Award 2013

Mr Fraser nominated both Sophie.M and I for the 2013 'Young Achiever's award. Around 15 others from  the Hauraki District also got nominated. The award ceremony was held in the Waihi Town Hall on the 4th of September. We accepted our award from the Mayor! We got nominated because of all the presentations Sophie and I have done throughout the year, to various schools, principals and community. Also for showing general leadership through the school. It was such an awesome night!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Made Awards

The Made Awards are coming around soon, so we have started to film! I am making a movie trailer on 'The End of the Alphabet' with my Literacy group- the Oreos. We started filming last week on Friday, and we will be continuing to film this week!
Here's Jesse, Yvonne, Sophie.M and I in a tree- We are playing a group of friends!


This term for art, we are doing 'Lino Prints.' We have started practicing our printing, carving a fish into polystyrene, and printing onto a coloured background. Here is my fish!