Friday, December 13, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll.

Brian O’Driscoll?... If you don’t know who that is, he is the outside centre for the Ireland rugby union team and also their captain. He was born in January the 21st 1979 and now he is at the age of 34 and still playing professional rugby for his country. O’Driscoll made his International rugby debut for Ireland in 1999 against Australia in Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.

  O’Driscoll is the second most capped player in rugby union history. He has had 128 games for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions. He holds the Six Nation record with the most scoring 26 tries. This centre is so stunning that he was chose to be the Player of the tournament for the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Six Nation Championship. The Six Nation comp has the 6 teams. Ireland, France, England, Italy, Wales and Scotland.

  Brian O’Driscoll known as the number 1 centre in the world to have ever played the game of rugby union.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Netbook reflection 2013.

 Having this opportunity with my netbook has been significant this year. Connecting to the internet has helped me a lot because it makes things easy to access. This learning tool has also helped me improve in my subjects, especially in maths. Xtramath has got me far in terms of my basic facts. Xtramath?.... If you don’t know what that is, it is a maths programme that can help you gain confidence in your quick basic facts. The fastest time that the question’s will appear on your screen is 1.5 seconds. Without connection I wouldn'’t be able to access maths programme’s and improve in them.

   Math whizz is another math programme that helps me see which things in maths I understand and what I don’t understand. My teacher has made a next step presentation for every student in the class to help them if they are stuck and need strategies. But it is my responsibility to go on and follow the links if I want to accelerate and learn these new strategies.

   Out of class I really love going on rugby sites and just read information about a rugby team or a rugby player. I go on rugby sites because I love playing sport and grew up playing rugby.     

My highlight's of the year.

This year has been a great year for me competing in different sports. Sport’s has been my favourite highlight of the year because I love playing and enjoying sport with my mates. The best sport event that I have competed in this year was the Auckland champs Rugby League tournament in Cornwall Park. Unfortunately we finished 3rd overall but we tried our best.

   Having the opportunity to use netbooks as our learning tool has been awesome. With this learning device I think I have improved in my subjects. I love using this learning tool for maths because it helps me a lot to improve my quick basic facts on xtramath and other things on maths whizz.

    My favourite highlight about camp was going on the Luge rides. It was my favourite because I got to race against my mates and have a lot of fun. Laughing on my way down hill, Starford was trying to ram into me. It ended up the other way around me ramming into Starford and making him crash.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Keswick Camp.

      Tuesday the 3th of December, year 8 student's from Point England School headed off to Rotorua for our camp. It was about a 4 hour drive to our location by bus. We arrived at(Keswick)the camp site at 2 o'clock.

    My favourite highlight about camp was going on the Luge rides. It was my favourite because I got to race against my mates and have alot of fun. Laughing on my way down hill, Starford was trying to ram into me so I can crash. However, it ended up the other way around me ramming into Starford.

  The lowlight for me was going on long walks up the mountain. It was so tiring that I gave up walking. But the only thing I enjoyed about it was walking with my mates, singing songs and telling good riddles.





Monday, December 2, 2013

Interzone Athletics Day.

On Friday the 29th of November, athlete’s from our school and from Tamaki Primary headed off to Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga to compete in the inter zone athletics. The events that I was in was the 100m, 200m and the boys relay.

   We had a few helpers that came along with us to help out. They were (Miss V), Miss Va'afusuaga, Miss Takere, Lorenzo, Ryan and the Tamaki Primary sport co-ordinator. It was going to be a tough day I thought to myself.

   It was about time for me to make my way to the start line as I was getting ready to race in the boys 200m final. In the final I knew a couple of boys that I am mates with from other school’s. READY SET GO! running in lane 1, I was trying to beat my opponents. With 50 meters left I was coming 6th place until 20 metres to go I overtook a Saint Kent's boy and finished 5th place.

   At the end of the day I was proud of my results.

Te Reo Mihimihi.

Kia Ora tatou
greeting to us all

kua tae mai nei
who have arrived here

ki tenei wahi
to this place

ki te kawe mai
to bring

i te aroha
the love

ka nui te koa
great is the happiness

mo to koutou kaha
for your support

ki te aro mai
in attending

ki te awhina
to support/help

i nga korero
the discussions

e pa ana ki tenei hui
concerning this gathering

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Future Aspirations.

Last Thursday there were some special guests who came over to our school to explain what they do and to inspire us. There were 5 guests, Mosa Mafileo, Emma Brown, Tristan Pang, Aysha Hohaia and Caine Warren. Mosa Mafileo the 18 year old inspired me the most out of all the five. His job got me very interested in because he was the Junior adviser for the Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

   My future aspiration is to become a rugby star and to be a mechanic person. The goal I would hope to achieve out of the two would be to become a rugby star but if I don’t make it my backup plan is to be a mechanic person. To achieve my goal of being a rugby star is to work hard and to be determined.

   Waata’s future aspiration is to be a game programmer  His one and only goal is to become a Video game programmer. Waata would like to work for Infinity Ward to make games like Call of Duty. He want to go to university to study computer science and mathematics. Making a game that people can enjoy and have fun on, is what I want to do for others.