Thursday, June 29, 2017


Matariki is an new year for maori people.

An Matariki is an star that has 7 sisters When it is night the the 7 stars will come out it means the day will get longer when they appear at 5:am in the morning.    

The littlest matariki sister is Uru-a-rangi is the smallest.    

A Matariki is a cluster of 7 sisters or the 7 stars of Matariki when each star shines very bright it means we will have a lot of kai ( food ), salt water, clean water, trees planting and goals.     

Rangi has 3 names in Matariki Uru-a-rangi, Wai-panua-rangi and Tupa-a-rangi.

In Japan they only have 6 stars in Matariki but in New Zealand have 7 stars in Matariki

Kites for Matariki is very Creative and there is also a story about the 7 kites and when Matariki happens some people have hangi.    

It happens once a year in New Zealand.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you letter ( from camp Kaitawa )

Room 67                   
Parkvale school
Howard street
Hastings 4122

Dear Nicki

Thanks for cooking our food and taking care of us. Also, thank you for giving up your time at camp kaitawa it was very fun with you and the parents.

My highlight was on Thursday night because the parents were trying to be Michael Noonan. My favorite dinner was the chicken dinner and the mash potato one. Also I liked the ice-cream dessert .

My second highlight was the amazing race it was very fun the most changing part was standing the cards up. My favourite  part of the amazing race was popping the balloon but I actually didn't know how to pop it. The Confidence course was very challenging but the most challenging part was walking in the dark

Fact about camp kaitawa:

In 1939 a school was opened in Piripaua for the hydropower scheme workers’ children, however once Piripaua Power Station was completed in 1944, the workers shifted to Kaitawa.  The school was closed down and the buildings were relocated to Kaitawa where the school remained active until 1957 when it was closed down.

Yours Sincerely



Thursday, March 16, 2017

My special place

My special place by Janice
  1. City
  2. Motel
  3. Sky line
  4. Spa
In the big city filled with beautiful shiny lights
that looked like stars shimmering through the car window. I saw shadows of the tall mountains and hill. At night we went to the motel.

Next morning we went to skyline my aunty was scared to go on it. I went with dad my sister named Hayley went with mum and my uncle went with his son. We went two times but then we stopped and asked if  my aunty would come with us then she came with us and played with us.

When we finished playing and relaxing we went to eat dinner. i only ate buns because it was very yum my Hayley fell asleep when i was eating dinner so mum said that she can eat it when she is awake. we had to go so dad woke up my Hayley and told her that we had to go. so Hayley, me, mum and dad went towards the car but it was very cold outside so we walked faster. when we went back home I felt dizzy because I was very sleepy so my mum told me and Hayley to go to sleep so me and Hayley brushed our teeth and went to sleep. 

By Janice

Monday, February 20, 2017

Visual art

About me

All about me:

Best memory:

My best memory is when I had a pet bird. My bird had orange, red, black and brown feathers.It was in a black cage, me and my little sister named Hayley looked after it.when it was morning time the bird made a noise then I woke up and checked the bird and I fed the bird.When my dad brought a new blue cage. He tried to gently hold the bird but the bird flew away.            

Fact about me:
The fact about me is that I don’t like it when my grandma wakes me up in the morning when it’s School time. The other thing is that I wake up early in the morning when it’s the weekends and when it’s school time I wake late.   

My most love hobby:

I mostly like playing with my little sister. My little sister’s name is Hayley. Hayley and me like playing on our own device. But Hayley like’s to play on my computer more  because sometimes her phone is blurry. My dad has 1, mum has 3, grandma 1,grandpa 2 me and Hayley one device.

What  makes me laugh:

What makes me laugh is when Hayley leans on top of my back. Then she found a clean toothpick on the ground then poked me with the clean  toothpick. Also it tickles me very much too.

Friday, February 3, 2017

All about me

All about me:

 Favourite animal is birds🐦, bunnies,🐇fishes🐠 
 and horse's🐎.

 I like to eat hot chips🍟 with tomato sauce🍅 and with cold drinks🍹 which are L&P🍹 and lemonade.🍹

 My first friend's are Chahat, Lorena, Ruby-Jay and Vanessa.

My favourite colour is light blue🔷 and light purple.💜