Monday, March 31, 2014

Netball- Grace

Netball is a very physical, hard working game. When you play netball you sweat, you get tired, you can hurt your self by jumping up high and you might hurt your knee. Netball is very hard to learn because we are not allowed to step.

]Wing attack, wing attack feeds the ball into the oval. But wing attack can not go everywhere on the court. Wing defence, defences the ball from getting to the other side. There's a lot more positions like gold shoot, gold attack, gold keep, gold defence and more.   

Last week we had netball trials. I got change into my P.E and waited for our coach. Once she came we had put our pips on and got into positions. I really wanted to get into team one. Sweat coming down my face as I was running for the ball. I got nervous when I was shooting the ball.

I love netball. last year I went to A.M.I. unfortunately I didn't make it to the next trial. My goal is to try hard and practise to get into a.m.i. Last year Porscha, Mary I, Mary L, Jaylee, Hope and Mel had trial with me.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sports at Tamaki College-Grace and Porscha

Well, Every Fridays classes, 2, 4 & 5 go down to Tamaki College. Well, Tamaki College is located in this little part of Auckland, called Glen Innes. We go to Tamaki College for Physical Education/PE. My experience from going to Tamaki has been AWESOME!

The Yr 7 & 8 Students have been put into groups of 10-12. There’s lots of activities to play like, High jump, Chain tag, relays, amazing race, rope jump and more.  

There are several reasons why fitness is important. Such as, losing weight, having fun or just having exercise. Can fitness be fun? Yes, of course fitness can be fun. We all play tag/tigy right? Well, that awesome game can help us lose a bit of weight.

Porscha and I think that going to Tamaki College is awesome! We both think going to Tamaki is good for our fitness. Also, to gain more confidence:)

Friday, March 14, 2014


Yay! Fiafia is coming up. Fia fia is a performance that the whole school learns. We can pick what group we would like to be in. We have a lot of groups like, bollywood, Kapa Haka, Samoan, Niuean, Cook Island and more.

Para 2: We have practices on thursday in the afternoon. We pick up little kids so they don’t go to the wrong class. We practices for an hour, we sing and learn hip hop moves, also we sway in some groups.

Para 3: I am in the niuean group. Its really cool learning the dance. I like it how my friend is in the same group as me, she really enjoys being in the niuean group. I was in the niuean group last year because my form didn’t submit, so I got put in the niuean group and I enjoyed it.   

Para 4: Fia fia is amazing because last year we had food stores, parents selling their food and lollies. I hope that it could be the same this year. I love how the stage is so big.

Para 5: Last year we had Fiafia night on our school field. So I think we are going to do it again. There was lots of parents, kids, grandparents, friends in the audience.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sketchup (Explanation Writing) Week 5

Class two has been designing and using a 3D digital programme called Sketchup. Sketchup is a 3D drawing tool where you can design 3D objects. Sketchup is special because you can create anything in 3D and print it out as a 3D object.

You can download sketchup on a Netbook, computer or imac and you can also play it on the internet. Sketchup it used for creating. Also its for building, making and learning.

Mainly anyone can use it. Your teacher can use it, also students, parents and designers. There are lots of tools to use. Like a pullout box that can pull out your designs that can make it taller or smaller. There’s an eraser so you can rub out your mistakes.

Also there’s a pencil, shapes you can use and much more. My favorite things about Sketchup is that we can create things in 3D. I like using Sketchup in my freetime. I have Sketchup on my netbook so that’s even better.

I think that Sketchup is an amazing programme. I love it how it has so much tools to use. Our class would be making toys for little kids from Sketchup, then we would be making it a 3D toy in real life. I would consider using Sketchup and not any other programme.