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Friday, 8 December 2017

Click here to view my description of Polyfest!


  • Polyfest is packed with happy, joyful children and adults.
  • The music coming from the Maori stage sounds very alluring.
  • Watching the performances is like sitting in a cinema watching an action movie.
  • The food smells so delicious, just like being in a cafe that is filled with chocolate.
  • The Polynesian students looks very charming and elegant in their costumes.
  • The bright colours of the students' costumes attracts everyone's attention.
  • The sound of children cheering for their friends and families fills the air with joy.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write seven descriptive sentences to describe the  Polynesian Festival.

Monday, 4 December 2017

You can use similes to describe a setting or a character!


  • Daniel is a rugby player who plays for the RLWC Tongan team 'Mate Maa Tonga'.
  • A fit athlete who can run 400 meters without stopping.
  • He is very muscular and strong, so strong that he can lift up a  table.
  • He is as tall as a giraffe.
  • Daniel's voice is very deep and he sounds like an gorilla.
  • A proud Tongan who shows a lot of pride by wearing traditional Tongan clothes (Tau'o'vala.)
  • Daniel shows a lot of commitment to his rugby league team by always turning up for training and games on time.
Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write seven descriptive sentences to describe Daniel Tupou.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Here is a revision of my first week of Te Reo!


Learning Intention: We are learning how to pronounce and understand well-known Maori words.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new vocabulary that I have learnt this week using screencastify.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Save the Children Charity is My Inspiration!


Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of how charities help those living in poverty and suffering from injustice.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record 7 key information about how Save the children charity shows concern for the poor using Screencastify. 

  • Save the children is a foundation that helps fundraises money for children.
  • Save the children helps children in 120 countries including the United States working with Save the children members worldwide. 
  • Save the children believes every child deserves a future. 
  • Save the children does everything that they can do to help children around the world.
  • They put children first before themselves. 
  • The save the children motto is "We save children's lives, fight for their rights, we help them fulfil their potential."
  • Save the children was founded 98 years ago on 15th of April 1919 and they started out helping those in need.



Thursday, 16 November 2017

You can use Onomatopoeias to describe any setting or item!



  • The crystal pool water is like the deep blue sea.
  • The immense pool can be filled with over 67 children.
  • The sound of children's bodies splashing into the water sounds like rain coming down from the sky.
  • The pool water freezes your body like an ice sculpture.
  • The sky is so clear that the reflection from the sun makes the water sparkle as bright as a diamond.
  • As children dive into the crystal blue basin, the ripple of the water gets bigger.

Learning Intention: We are learning to write a description. 
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I write 6 descriptive sentences to describe a pool.

Monday, 13 November 2017

These are the Eight Most Important Events in Mary's Life !


Learning Intention: We are learning to develop our understanding of saint Mary.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I make a timeline of the eight most important events in Mary's life.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Click here for the translation of 'Otautahi'!

















Learning Intention: We are learning how to speak and understand basic proverbs.
Success Criteria: I know I can do this when I record the new proverbs that I have learnt in Te Reo Maori using Screencastify.