Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tech Project

This is my truck that I made at tech, at Tamaki College. I think it is cool.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Netbook Reflection 2012

This year was the second year that I had a netbook. I like having a netbook because it is easier to work on, with all the gadgets you need. I have the internet within five minutes that is one of the things I like having a netbook. You can play games in your free time you can download games from ubuntu software, learn from them too. I like playing on tuxmath it helps me to get faster and smarter at my maths. I LOVE having a netbook because I can learn more about the new technology we have here in the 20th century. The internet has been more stronger this year because at my house pretty much anywhere I go I can get TLN Manaiakalani. The only negative I have is the internet because it sometimes plays up and it runs slow for us but at least it’s better than last year!
I like working on my netbook 24/7 because if I haven't finished my work at school I can work on it at home. Also we have got access to find out about the latest news and see when and where an event is happening like, the Panmure Santa parade.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Telecom Event

    On Saturday night some of the students from my school including me went with Telecom to Victoria Park, to see the Christmas Tree light up.  Katherine and Courtney were the ones who helped us find our way from Telecom to Victoria park. As we got there I saw this massive tree made out of lights, in the middle of three phone booths with a stage underneath it. As music played we were allowed to dance on stage in front of everyone.
    There were phone booths and the call line was to Santa. BUT...... You had to wait a while, while Mr & Mrs Clause talked then you would hear a sparkling noise and then you wish. Isara, Darius Kingston and I went into the phone box and we wished for really cool things, the most common wish from us was the Apple Ipad.
    I LOVED it at Victoria Park! THANK YOU  Telecom for giving me the chance to experience such a fun event with you guys. You Guys ROCK!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Writing Sample

   There were, some kids going for a walk one day, exploring the wonderful bush. The weather report was good enough to go hiking on that day. They were going for the walk because they were bored during the holidays, they had nothing else to do.
   They had left their house at 8:00 am in the morning. By time they were deep in the bush it was 12:00 pm. They stopped to have a break and have something to eat. During their lunch Ahsin and Waata asked “mum can we go and play over there please” “yes” she replied and off they went...
   But what their mum didn’t know was that they weren’t just going to stay there they were going somewhere else too. They started playing where their mum could see them and soon had moved away a bit more around a bend. They were playing a game and Ahsin cheated and Waata just hates it when people cheat, so they started fighting over what had happened. Meanwhile on the other side of the bend their mum, dad, brother and sister were still eating almost finished ready to start walking again. Ahsin and Waata were still fighting too. Ahsin and Waata finally stopped fighting when they heard their mum and dad walking over to them. They had to go back and get ready to leave.
   They had just started walking and Ahsin and his sister were fighting this time. their mum and dad said to stop but they didn’t listen so Ahsin had to hold onto his mums hand and Hare had the hold onto their dads hand. They didn’t like that at all. It was starting to get late so they decided to go back home. The time was 3:00 pm. As they were walking home Waata had ran ahead say “I’ll meet you guys soon I just need to go to the toilet” he quickly ran into the bushes and did his business. but as he was about to get out of the bushes he slid down a cliff screaming in fear. His family rushed to the bushes as they heard him screaming. They saw Waata at the end of the cliff and luckily they brought a rope with them just in case. They threw it down down to him and he held on tightly as their dad and older brother James pulled him up.
   It took them awhile before they got him to the top but they managed to keep it together and had done it. They were all happy to see him and his mum had a few tears rolling down her face telling him she loves him. They all went home a bit frightened but they all had a good day.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Where I'm From Poem

    On Saturday Mrs. Squires one of our school teachers took us to the Museum for an
Urbanlife workshop. Grace Taylor who ran the workshop was a great source of  inspiration on writing poetry. I had fun learning about the "spoken word poetry". Grace Taylor recited two of her poems, they were very interesting. 
    One part of our workshop was writing a poem about where we are from. We wrote down words that describe our neighbourhood, putting it into a poem was a bit harder. This is my poem.

Where I'm from all you see people kicking back with friends friends listening to music
Where I'm from you hear birds chirping, seagulls screeching
Where I'm from you can smell petrol from the cars burning down the road
Where I'm from you can taste the salty sea

Grace Taylor encouraged me to write poems. I think you would like the Urbanlife workshops they are really interesting.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Favourite Toy

My favourite toy is a Bike because I can get to places faster than if I walked. I like to ride my bike at the BMX track with my friends. My bike is a mountain bike and its not really good for the BMX track but I still have fun and that’s all that matters. The colour of my bike is green and black. It has gears on it, it goes from 1 through to 6. My bike is like my bestfriend because I ride on it nearly every single day. My uncle was the 1 that gave me my bike. He didn’t give it to me for a present or anything like that he just gave it to me. I like my bike so much, I look after it and make sure that I have the original parts on it.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cross Country

   Waiting anxiously for the sound of a clap. Hearing Mr. Burt saying “ready set”, standing there with butterflies in my stomach. “clap” I slipped having to speed up to keep up with the starting group.. Then I slowed myself down to conserve my energy for the rest of the race.

   I squished through the brown gooey slush barely making it through the massive mud bath that was once a soft green field. My shoes encapsulated by the thickness of the boggy ground. suddenly my sock was drenched in gooey messy mud. I could just imagine what my mum would say to me as soon as I step foot into my house.

   Running through the bush walk with my feet really hurting because I had no shoes on. Trying to run fast, but not being able to because of all the rocks and stones. I was feeling very sore After all of that running. I hope that next year I will do good and maybe come fifth or sixth.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Animators Apprentice

Raenan Animator from Team 4 Pes on Vimeo.

The Extension group of 20 students met three amazing people last week on Thursday, Maka, Ali and Nils. Those three men are from the Animators Apprentice. The Museum runs something called ‘I am making movies’ and they got the three of them to teach us their wonderful skills.

   Maka, Ali and Nils taught us about the History of animation. They had a slide show to shows us with a little bit of fun. We played a game where we had to guess what the picture is. Did you know that the very first sounded movie was ‘Mickey Mouse’.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Life Ed Caravan

​   For the first 3 weeks of school my class went to the Life Ed caravan to learn. One thing that I learnt was that there are 4000 chemicals in a cigerette, that is a lot! Did you know that if you smoke cigerettes and don't give up you could have half of your jaw taken out and you won't be able to talk properly. I am going to make the right choice and not smoke when I grow up because it is very bad for you. Choices have consequences.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Beep Test

Have you ever done a beep test before? On the first week of school I went to the courts to do my beep test. My whole class came with me because it would of been hard to do everyone one person at a time. I went to do my beep test so I can gage fitness level. A beep test is a test, and you have to run to a line that is 20 metres away and back. If you don’t make it before the beep sounds you are out.

   I think I had a great score of 6.3, but I think I could have done better. Before we even started the test I was feeling nervous about it. I had made it to level six and started to slow down which meant that I was just making to the line before the beep.

   The beep test was a challenge for me because it was the first time I had done a beep test. I think that I did good in my beep test and can’t wait for the next one so I can beat my score, I am aiming to get a score of 7.0 in week five when my class goes for the beep test again.

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 London Olympics

   Are you excited about the London Olympics? I know I am. We are one day away from the 2012 London Olympics. The Olympics only come once every four years. I don’t usually watch the Olympics but this year I am going to watch anything I can. Over all the years that the Olympic games have played, London will be the first country to have hosted the Olympics three times, in the years 1908, 1948 and this year 2012.

   In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics Michael Phelps won the most gold medals in one game. Michael Phelps competed in the swimming events and  won eight gold medals, and this year he is going to try and make it sixteen gold medals. I think Michael Phelps will glide through the swimming pool and smash his opponents.

   I can’t wait to see Usain Bolt win. I reckon that Yohan Blake fluked his win in the sprints against Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt will be competing in the 100m sprint, 200m sprint and the 4x100m relay. I will definitely be watching Usain Bolt because there lots of talk about Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt. Who do you think will win.

It’s time to rock and roll with the 2012 London Olympics.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Flag

The new Olympic Flag made its debut at the 1920 games in were held in Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre de Coubertin was the man who designed the new olympic flag.  I wonder how Pierre de Coubertin came up with the idea to make the flag?  He chose the five ring to symbolize five continents. There are six colours on the flag.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Finding Equivalent Fractions

During maths time after interval I learnt a little bit about equivalent fractions.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kicking Painting

The name of my painting is Kicking.
My special place is on the rugby field. It is special to me because it is where I can show my talent.
The artist that I chose for my artwork was Pablo Picasso. His unique style of art is known as Cubism. I chose Pablo Picasso because his style of art stands out from the rest which makes it spectacular.
I tried to create an image using Pablo Picasso’s style in art. Pablo Picasso’s style was a great choice for me because my background stands out from my actual drawing. The hardest thing to do for my painting was the sketch before I could even paint. My legs were the hardest thing to sketch. The easiest thing to do was the painting but doing the outline of my background was challenging because I had to form thin lines with the paint brush. My artwork turned out to be better than I expected. It is my best painting I have ever made.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hendrix Character Description

I have a nephew that has curly hair and chubby cheeks do you? My nephew has this little cheeky smile every morning. His cute little eyes make me feel sorry for him when he’s crying.
   When my nephew and I play he always gets loud and makes every one angry at him. Most of the time Hendrix has lots of energy. When he gets in trouble he hits me as if I was the one who got him in trouble.
   Running around the house with a loud voice could only be one person in my house and that person is Hendrix. He likes playing wrestling with me and if I don’t he’ll start crying. Every time I’m playing with a rugby ball he wants to play with the ball I’m using even though he just had one. My nephew loves rugby so much that he trys to sing the National Anthem all time even when there is no game on, He is actually becoming quite good at it maybe one day he will sing it at an opening match...
   At times it can get annoying having  to play with Hendrix but I do enjoy kicking the ball around with him because he thinks I’m chasing him and that makes him laugh. with Hendrix but I do enjoy kicking the ball around with him because it makes him laugh as he chases it across the yard.  Sometimes we even play rugby in the lounge which my mum doesn’t like, only because she gets worried about us smashing the glass on the wall unit door, but when she hears him laugh she doesn’t seem to mind too much.  On Fridays we either lay in bed or sit on the floor watching wrestling, Hendrix is a big fan of wrestling  but gets scared when undertaker comes out or when his theme music begins to play. I’m not sure why this is but maybe it has something to do with the visual effects because it can be quite scary if you’re  not  used to it.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Character Description

Tall like a tree my wonderful teacher Mrs Nua has blond hair. She has a nice smile on her face every day... But if you do something bad you will see the beast unleashed on the spot. Although Mrs Nua gets angry sometimes she is a wonderful teacher.
Mrs Nua is thoughtful and funny. She likes teaching us new things every day and she does it with laughter and makes it fun not BORING!. But  If you talk and don’t get your work finished you will get the eyes of doom! straight away.
Mrs Nua has coached a variety of netball teams. Mrs Nua should be a netball player herself because she is so  good at that sport. I don’t really like the sport netball but even when Mrs Nua is  teaching her netball, I noticed that she l teams she looks like she wants to play with them on the court.
Even though Mrs Nua growls us sometimes she still gives us the luxury of playing games. I like playing games with Mrs Nua because we get to play a variety of games. When we don’t listen to Mrs Nua we get the big eyes at us and the others laugh when it happens.

This is just a practice of my character description of Mrs Nua. My next character description will be about my Nephew Hendrix so stay tuned.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kiwi Kick

   Filled with excitement I was ready to learn a sport called Kiwi kick or AFL ( Australian Football League), because I saw heaps of other classes playing it and had to do work in class boring! . We had two awesome professional coaches that came to teach us some basic skills, one called Sam (nickname Sandwich) and the other was Mike. After been introduced we had to go over a few reminders about the rules.

   After the reminders we got straight into the games, the first game we played was a warm up game which was called still tag. Still tag is a game of running and flexibility because you need to be able to sidestep people when they try to tag you.

   My favourite thing about going to kiwikick was learning the skills. My favourite skill that I learnt was the drop punt because I enjoy kicking a AFL ball around. The thing that I most enjoyed was been able to learn these wonderful skill with the great coaches we had.

   The skills that I have learnt so far will do good for me as I play sports for the school. To be the first day of Kiwi Kick I enjoyed myself while learning the skills. Learning these skills have been good for me as I am not as skillful as others. I can’t wait to go to Kiwi Kick next week.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kiwi Kick

On a sunny Thursday, room 22 and room 20 went out to learn about Kiwi kick or AFL ( Australian Football League)  where we learn how to play an awesome game and also how to do awesome kicks.

When we arrived to the courts we saw two guys that  were as tall as a tree one of their names were Sam ( Nickname Sandwich)  and the other guys name was Mike, after they had introduced  themselves we had to go over a few reminders about the previous time we had them.

After the reminders we got straight into but first we had a little game just to warm up our legs, the game was called in still tag, the instructions were : Tag anyone, but if you get tagged you have to sit down and watch their every move so when they get tagged you can get back up.

Soon after the game had finished and we were all warmed up, ready to learn new accurate kicking skills, after Sam and Mike talked about the basic skills they had told us to get into partners, each partner had a name I was named the Polar Bear and my partner was named a Penguin.

After a lot of fun kicking the ball around, we got put to the test by Sam and Mike, we had a little challenge between The Penguins vs The Polar Bears, we had to see who is the best kicking skills. The Penguins were the first team up they were pretty good but good enough it was The Polar Bears turn I was Everybody kicked the ball including with luck I managed to curve the ball and hit the pole and with that we had won.

We had beat the Penguins 12 to 16 making The Polar Bears the best, what a awesome day at kiwi kick, “I can't wait until next week.” I told my friends.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Van Goghs style

Vincent Van gogh is a famous artist that was very well known when he died. When he was alive he only sold one of his amazing paintings. His technique when he paints is very rough and has lots of layer. Layers that contain different colours.

Learning About Pablo Picasso

   This term at Pt England school our theme is called Art alive, so during the first week of school we had a rotation around all of the classes in team five to learn about different artists. The artist that stood out for me was pablo Picasso.
   Picasso was born at Malaga Spain 1881. Picasso’s style is referred to as cubism, his work deals with perspectives and angles. in. Also when he paints his painting is random. In the twentieth century Picasso changed his style because he experimented with different techniques and ideas. Picasso was a Spanish painter, dutchman and did sculptures.

Friday, April 27, 2012

First painting sold by Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh was a dutch painter. He was one of the most famous painters in the world... but he had little recognition with his beautiful artwork and only sold one of his paintings when he was alive.
   Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30th 1853, Groot-zUndert, near Breda, The Netherlands. When he was 16 years of age he went to hague to live with his uncle that was a art dealer. His own brother Theo was his art dealer. In 1878 he became a preacher in SouthWestern Belgum.

Vincent Van Gogh was a dutch painter. He was one of the most famous painters in the world... but he had little recognition with his beautiful artwork and only sold one of his paintings when he was alive.
   Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30th 1853, Groot-zUndert, near Breda, The Netherlands. When he was 16 years of age he went to hague to live with his uncle that was a art dealer. His own brother Theo was his art dealer. In 1878 he became a preacher in SouthWestern Belgum.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Where it was heled

Paying respects



We will remember them,
People paying tribute,
Men marching,
A mass of people, gathered together, standing unified,
Prayers and hymns delivered,
Rounds of applause,
Singing our national anthem,
A united country,
Reflecting on a nation,
A mark of respect,
Proud to be a kiwi,

Friday, March 23, 2012

Camp Day 3

On day three of Camp Respect 2012 the year 7&8’s went to Swimarama for the last day of camp. As I was in line for the diving board, it was my turn to go up to jump but as I was climbing the ladder one of the teachers Mr. Harris came and asked me if I watch the Rugby League then I turned around and notice the Vodafone Warriors. I said out loud “forget about the diving board the Warriors are here”!.
I ran over as fast as I could and jumped into the pool cheering them on. The first warrior to jump in was Manu Vatuvei he did a bomb as he came in. The warriors that I saw were Ben Matulino, Shaun Johnson, Lewis Brown and Kevin Locke.
The sad thing about Kevin Locke is that he didn’t come into the pool. We started to cheer Kevin Locke but he still didn’t come in. If you click on this link you will be on the warriors site and you can watch the footage of them. That last day of camp was the best last day of camp ever in my life so far.

Tent Instructions

The equipment you will need:
*Guy ropes*Tent
*Tent Fly
*At least two people

Next step 1: Get your tent out and lay it flat down on a dry surface.
Next step 2: Now Gather all the equipment you will need.
Next step 3:Unwrap the tent and taut it flat on the ground .
Next step 4:Get out your poles and pegs.
Next step 5: Now you need to use a mallet to peg the pegs into the given holes so your tent will stay where you put it.
Next step 6: Connect the poles.Now connect them to the bottom bases.
Next step 7:Clip up the clippers and tie up the tent at the top
Next step 8: you now need to peg all the guy ropes
Next step 9:Put on your fly and peg it down .Now strap up the velcro ties
Next step 10: Tie the strings at the top of the tent to the glass poles securely
Next step 11:Test out your tent.Make sure nothing wrong with your tent.
Next step 12: Now there is nothing to do but to sleep in your tent.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Advance 2012

Vision Boards are things that people want to see in their lives in the future. On my vision board it shows that I want to be a NBA player. My goals for the future are to get fit and believe in God. I am a half filipino and half maori. Vision boards show peoples goals as well.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

4 Symbols Of My Life

Kamusta my name is Raenan and I go to PT. England school. I'm a half filipino and half maori. On the left top is the philippines flag. I've once been to the philippines. My favourite sport is NBA one day I want to become a NBA player. Also I go to church nearly every week.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My goals for 2012

In reading my goal is:
To get better by one year. To achieve this goal I need
to read three times a week and think carefully as I read.

In writing My goal is to:
work my hardest and complete all of my writing tasks, improving my writing.
To achieve this goal I need to use more interesting vocabulary and stay on task

In Maths my goal is to be working in the A.M. level before the end of the year. To achieve this goal I need to practice my decimals and learn more strategies.

Monday, February 20, 2012


Learning about netball is a great advantage for me because I get to learn skills before the game starts. If you’ re not playing this sport I think you are missing out on a hole lot of fun!

My class room twenty two went to netball practice last Thursday and had an awesome time. We were leaning some netball skills with our very own coach Liz. We learnt our skills on our school courts. We learned them during our class time. The reason why we learn these skills is to get better at what we do.

As the sun shone like an oven on fire we stated to play a game learning about our balance. With some thing similar to a hurdle, in the middle of our teams we jumped over the mini hurdle and landed using the correct balance. As well as jumping over the hurdle the team opposite us passed the netball.

Even though it was extremely hot I still had an awesome time at netball for the first in 2012. I can’t wait until next weeks netball I’m so excited! Netball here I come.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Room 22's Favourite Takeaways

Just a bit more than half of room 22 favourite takeaways is Carl's Junior. 1% of my class likes Thai food. Whitch my teacher Mrs Nua

Monday, February 13, 2012


This is what Respect looks like. Wearing a hat is the right thing to do.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

All Me

My favourite basketball stars is Ray allen, Lebron James, Dwyane Wade
My favourite song writer is Bruno Mars
Anther interesting thing about me is I love to eat filipino food.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Even though I had my netbook all holidays I'm still excited to be back at school using it. It has been a long time since I last posted on my blog so here's the start for my blog in 2012.